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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 specimens of the English poets, ed. by A. De Vere

Aubrey Thomas De Vere - 1858 - 298 pages
...of heaven, I saw a man before me unawares ; The oldest man he seemed that ever wore gray hairs. As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the bald top of an eminence ; Wonder to all that do the same espy, By what means it could thither come and whence, So that it seems a thing endued...
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Twelve lectures on the connection between science and revealed ..., Volume 1

Nicholas Patrick S. Wiseman (card, abp. of Westminster.) - 1859 - 386 pages
...verify the beautiful description of the poet, — " As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couoh'd on the bald top of an eminence, Wonder to all who do the same espy, * Saussure, "Voyage dans les A Ipes," tom. iv. p. 414. Ure, "New System of Geology :" Lond. 1829, p....
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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - 1861 - 662 pages
...saw a man before me unawares : The oldest man he seemed that ever wore grey hairs. As a huge atone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the bald top of...thither come, and whence, So that it seems a thing endned with sense : Like a sea-beast crawled forth, which on a shelf Of rock or sand reposeth, there...
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The British Poets, Volume 2

1865 - 448 pages
...had striven, I saw a Man before me unawares : The oldest man he seemed that ever wore gray hairs. 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; — Such seemed this Man, not all alive...
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A Selection from the Works of William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - 1865 - 316 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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A Selection from the Works of William Wordsworth, Poet Laureate

William Wordsworth - 1865 - 318 pages
...eye of heaven I saw a Man before me unawares : The oldest man he seemed that ever wore grey hairs. 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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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth: With a Memoir, Volume 5

William Wordsworth - 1865 - 386 pages
...compared with that produced by their being thus connected with, and opposed to, each other ! " As a hnge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the bald...Wonder to all who do the same espy By what means it conld thither come, and whence, So that it seems a thing endued with sense, Like a sea-beast crawled...
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The Scenery of Scotland Viewed in Connexion with Its Physical Geology

Archibald Geikie, Sir Roderick Impey Murchison - 1865 - 398 pages
...thither come and whence, So that it seems a thing indued with sense, Like a sea beast crawled forth, that on a shelf Of rock or sand reposeth, there to sun itself." 1 Unhappily, the progress of modern agriculture is inimical to the preservation of these stones, and...
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The poetical works of William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - 1866 - 508 pages
...a man before me unawares : The oldest man he seemed that ever wore grey hairs. As a huge stone that is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the bald top of...sea-beast crawled forth, which on a shelf Of rock or sand repoeeth, there to sun itself; Such seemed this man, not all alive nor dead, Nor all asleep ; in his...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 4; Volume 67

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1866 - 818 pages
...the fact has not escaped the delicate eye of Wordsworth : "As a huge stone is sometimes seen to He Couched on the bald top of an eminence, Wonder to...endued with sense ; Like a sea-beast crawled forth, that on a shelf Of rock or sand reposeth, there to sun itself." To the civilized poet, the fancy becomes...
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