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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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Selections from the poetical works of William Wordsworth, ed. with notes by ...

William [poetical works Wordsworth (selections]) - 1874 - 96 pages
...of Wordsworth. Cf. a still more powerfully imaginative passage in Resolution and Independancc. " 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. " Scattered stones in \\iltshire are...
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Geological Stories: A Series of Autobiographies in Chronological Order

John Ellor Taylor - 1874 - 336 pages
...age, of which we Crag-beds are the English representatives. CHAPTER XIV. THE STORY OF A BOULDER. ' As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie. Couched on...endued with sense, Like a sea-beast crawled forth, that on a shelf Of rock or sand reposeth — there to sun itself." WORDSWOKTH. EW of my fellow story-tellers...
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The Cornhill Magazine, Volume 29

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1874 - 802 pages
...further on is a symbol of a different kind. On the top of a rounded knoll lies a monstrous boulder— Like a sea-beast crawled forth, which on a shelf Of rock or sand reposeth, there to sun itself. A noble chair it would make for [a professor of geology. To me it recalls an eastern legend which I...
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Aesthetical and literary

William Wordsworth - 1876 - 366 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...could thither come, and whence, So that it seems a tlling endued with sense, Like a sea-beast crawled forth, which on a shelf Of rock or sand reposeth,...
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Aesthetical and literary

William Wordsworth - 1876 - 364 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 of au eminence, Wonder to all who do the same espy By what means it could thither come, and whence, So...
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On Poetic Interpretation of Nature, Volume 28; Volume 381

John Campbell Shairp - 1877 - 296 pages
...when, caring little enough for scientific theories, it shaped them into this human phantasy— ' As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the...Wonder to all who do the same espy By what means it hath hither come, and whence ; So that it seems a thing endued with sense; Like a sea-beast crawled...
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On Poetic Interpretation of Nature

John Campbell Shairp - 1877 - 294 pages
...when, caring little enough for scientific theories, it shaped them into this human phantasy — " As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the...eminence ; Wonder to all who do the same espy By what meaus it hath hither come, and whence ; So that it seems a thing endued with sense ; Like a sea-beast...
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The Congregational Quarterly, Volume 19

Joseph Sylvester Clark, Henry Martyn Dexter, Alonzo Hall Quint, Isaac Pendleton Langworthy, Christopher Cushing, Samuel Burnham - 1877 - 676 pages
...present sea level ; how came the huge bowlder, and whence — " Like a sea beast crawled forth, that on a shelf Of rock or sand reposeth, there to sun itself" ; a how came Castle Rock in Minnesota, and the Matterhorn, in Switzerland, sculptured by water ? The...
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The Congregational Quarterly, Volume 19

Joseph Sylvester Clark, Henry Martyn Dexter, Alonzo Hall Quint, Isaac Pendleton Langworthy, Christopher Cushing, Samuel Burnham - 1877 - 642 pages
...present sea level; how came the huge bowlder, and whence — " Like a sea beast crawled forth, that on a shelf Of rock or sand reposeth, there to sun itself" ; * how came Castle Rock in Minnesota, and the Matterhorn, in Switzerland, sculptured by water ? The...
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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - 1878 - 1112 pages
...compared with that produced by their being thus connected with, and opposed to, each other ! " As !x huge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the...By what means it could thither come, and whence, So thnt it seems a thing endued with seu^e, Like a sea-beast crawled forth, which on a shelf Of rock or...
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