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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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Anglia, Volumes 42-43

1918 - 868 pages
...den in die prosa eingestreuten versen (Pr. II 212) steht das neutrum im Wechsel mit dem masculinum: Like a sea-beast crawled forth, which on a shelf / Of rock or sand reposeth, there to sun himself. (Statt "himself" steht VJ 22, 62 "itself".) Neutrum: Pr. II 213, 1. 3. Bird (173) masc., fern.,...
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The Major Works

William Wordsworth - 2000 - 788 pages
...then I drew; He being all the while before me full in view. As a huge Stone is sometimes seen to lie0 Couched on the bald top of an eminence; Wonder to...shelf Of rock or sand reposeth, there to sun itself. 70 Such seemed this Man, not all alive nor dead, Nor all asleep; in his extreme old age: His body was...
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Revenge of the Aesthetic: The Place of Literature in Theory Today

Michael Clark - 2000 - 272 pages
...comment on the following passage in "Resolution and Independence," as he cites it in the Preface: As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the...sense. Like a sea-beast crawled forth, which on a shell Of rock or sand reposeth. there to sun himself. Such seemed this Man; not all alive or dead Nor...
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The Victorians and the Visual Imagination

Kate Flint - 2000 - 450 pages
...in their origins as Wordsworth's Leech Gatherer: As a huge Stone is sometimes seen to lie Couch 'd on the bald top of an eminence, Wonder to all who...same espy; By what means it could thither come, and whence.31 Such a mixture of types of rock can be seen in the foreground of John Brett's The Glacier...
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Others

Joseph Hillis Miller - 2001 - 300 pages
...comment on the following passage in "Resolution and Independence," as he cites it in the Preface: 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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In Proximity: Emmanuel Levinas and the Eighteenth Century

Melvyn New, Robert Bernasconi, Richard A. Cohen - 2001 - 460 pages
...Gatherer in "Resolution and Independence" is presented in the doubled simile of "a huge stone" that is "sometimes seen to lie / Couched on the bald top of an eminence," speculation on whose origins makes it seem "a thing endued with sense: / Like a sea-beast crawled forth"...
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Robert Frost and the Challenge of Darwin

Robert Faggen - 1997 - 380 pages
...come, and whence, So that it seemed a thing endowed with sense: Like a sea-beast crawled forth, that on a shelf Of rock or sand reposeth, there to sun itself: — The analogies between the leech-gatherer and inorganic or subhuman objects capture nineteenth-century...
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Poems of Faith

Robert Blaisdell - 2003 - 116 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...endued with sense: Like a sea-beast crawled forth, that on a shelf Of rock or sand reposeth, there to sun itself; X Such seemed this Man, not all alive...
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Lyrical Ballads and Other Poems

William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 2003 - 356 pages
...eye of heaven I saw a Man before me unawares: The oldest man he seemed that ever wore grey hairs. 9 Wonder to all who do the same espy, By what means it could thither come, and whence; 60 So that it seems a thing endued with sense: Like a sea-beast crawled forth, that on a shelf Of rock...
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Arbitrary Power: Romanticism, Language, Politics

William Keach - 2004 - 216 pages
...100-102) ... ye who pore On the dead letter, miss the spirit of things; (1850 Prelude, 8. 296-97) As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the...whence; So that it seems a thing endued with sense: (Resolution and Independence, 57-61) No mate, no comrade Lucy knew; She dwelt on a wide moor, —The...
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