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" As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the bald top of an eminence ; Wonder to all who do the same espy, By what means it could thither come, and whence; So that it seems a thing endued with sense : Like a sea-beast crawled forth, that on... "
Poems - Page 30
by William Wordsworth - 1815
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Select Poems of William Wordsworth: Edited, with Notes

William Wordsworth - 1889 - 284 pages
...picture compared with that produced by their being thus connected with, and opposed to, each other ! ' As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the bald top ot an eminence, Wonder to all who do the same espy By what means it could thither come, and whence,...
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Tintern Abbey; Ode to Duty; Ode on Intimations of Immortality; The Happy ...

William Wordsworth - 1892 - 60 pages
...heaven I saw a Man before me unawares : The oldest man he seemed that ever wore gray hairs. 65 1X. As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the...endued with sense : Like a sea-beast crawled forth, that on a shelf Of rock or sand reposeth, there to sun itself ; 60 Such seemed this Man, not all alive...
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Prefaces and Essays on Poetry: With a Letter to Lady Beaumont

William Wordsworth - 1892 - 214 pages
...compared with that produced by their being thus connected 5 with, and opposed to, each other ! < As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the...espy By what means it could thither come, and whence, 10 So that it seems a thing endued with sense, /Like a sea-beast crawled forth, which on a shelf '...
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The Romantic Age in Prose: An Anthology

Alan W. Bellringer, C. B. Jones - 1980 - 176 pages
...connected with, and opposed to, each other! — 'As a huge sione is sometimes seen to tie Couched on ihe bald top of an eminence. Wonder to all who do the...By what means it could thither come. and whence So thai ii seems a thine endued with sense. Like a sea-beast crawled forth, which on a shell Of rock or...
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Preromanticism

Marshall Brown - 1991 - 516 pages
...picturesque; see Hussey, The Picturesque 109. 52. "Resolution and Independence," stanzas 9-10: "As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie / Couched on the bald top of an eminence; . . . / Such seemed this Man." 53. Cf. the parallel phrase in The Prelude 1.77-79: "a higher power...
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Wordsworth's Vagrant Muse: Poetry, Poverty, and Power

Gary Lee Harrison - 1994 - 250 pages
...the inanimate and animate, natural and human worlds: As a huge Stone is sometimes seen to lie Couch'd on the bald top of an eminence; Wonder to all who...seems a thing endued with sense: Like a Sea-beast crawl'd forth, which on a shelf Of rock or sand reposeth, there to sun itself. Such seem'd this Man,...
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Selected Poems

William Wordsworth - 1994 - 628 pages
...of heaven I saw a Man before me unawares: The oldest man he seemed that ever wore grey hairs. IX As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the...of an eminence; Wonder to all who do the same espy, 60 By what means it could thither come, and whence; So that it seems a thing endued with sense: Like...
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A Defense of Poetry: Reflections on the Occasion of Writing

Paul H. Fry - 1995 - 276 pages
...elaborating that its true function is to collapse and fuse apparently hierarchical orders of being: i As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the...on a shelf Of rock or sand reposeth, there to sun himself. Such seemed this Man; not all alive or dead Nor all asleep, in his extreme old age. Motionless...
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Wordsworth and the Geologists

John Wyatt - 1995 - 300 pages
...in the first sighting of the 'Leech-gatherer' in 'Resolution and Independence', composed in 1802: As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the...means it could thither come, and whence; So that it seemed a thing endued with sense: Like a sea beast crawled forth, that on a shelf Of rock or sand reposeth,...
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Disowned by Memory: Wordsworth's Poetry of the 1790s

David Bromwich - 2000 - 204 pages
...described will take us back to the stark surroundings of Michael in the vale above Green-head Gill: "As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie / Couched on the bald top of an eminence" — so, the poet says, this man appeared to him. The weight and durability of that thinglike man or...
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