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" For the discerning intellect of Man, When wedded to this goodly universe In love and holy passion, shall find these A simple produce of the common day. — I, long before the blissful hour arrives, Would chant, in lonely peace, the spousal verse Of this... "
The poetical works of William Wordsworth. New and complete annotated ed ... - Page 18
by William [poetical works] Wordsworth - 1870
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Dante, and Other Essays

Richard William Church - 1888 - 260 pages
...s!iĞll find tfieie A rimple produce of the foninum dag. — I, long before the blissful hour arrives, Would chant, in lonely peace, the spousal verse Of this great consummation : — and, bg word* Which speak of nothing more than wluti we are, Would I arouse the sensual from their sleep...
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Life of Sir William Rowan Hamilton: Knt., LL. D., D. C. L., M. R ..., Volume 3

Robert Perceval Graves - 1889
...Wordsworth in the lines which form part of what he calls the Prospectus of his poem, ' The Recluse ' : — ' while my voice proclaims How exquisitely the individual Mind (And the progressive powers perhaps no leas Of the whole species) to the external World Is fitted : and how exquisitely, too, Theme this but...
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The Nineteenth Century, Volume 26

1889
...discordant passions of humanity, but striving to ' win the vacant and the vain to noble raptures,' while he proclaims — How exquisitely the individual Mind (And the progressive powers perhaps no loss Of the whole species) to the external World Is fitted : and how exquisitely, too — Theme this...
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The Unseen Friend

Lucy Larcom - 1892 - 217 pages
...Him as the Only One. Wordsworth's purpose bears witness to the truth of his spiritual insight : — " By words Which speak of nothing more than what we...and win the vacant and the vain To noble raptures." 1 Stopford Brooke. He knew that the love of nature and the love of humanity are underneath, at their...
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The Makers of Modern English: A Popular Handbook to the Greater Poets of the ...

William James Dawson - 1892 - 375 pages
...common day. I, long before the blissful hour arrives, Would chant, in lonely peace, the spousal hour Of this great consummation : — and, by words Which...are, Would I arouse the sensual from their sleep Of Denth, and win the vacant and the vain To noble raptures ; while my voice proclaims How exquisitely...
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Natural Religion in Sermons

James Vila Blake - 1892 - 228 pages
...blissful hour arrives, Would chant, in lonely peace, the spousal verso Of this great cousumatiou ; and, by words Which speak of nothing more than what...are, Would I arouse the sensual from their sleep Of dtath, and win the vacant and the vain To noble raptures I" It will not be astray if the growth of...
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The English Poets, Volume 4

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1893
...arrives, Would chant, in lonely peace, the spousal verss Of this great consummati: n : — and, by word* Which speak of nothing more than what we are, Would...the sensual from their sleep Of Death, and win the v.1cant and the vain To noble raptures; while my voice proclaims How exquisitely the individual mind...
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The English Poets: Wordsworth to Dobell

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1894
...chant, in lonely peace, the spousal verso Of this great consummatien: — and, by words Which *{eak of nothing more than what we are, Would I arouse the...proclaims How exquisitely the individual mind (And the proyres-ive powers perhaps no less Of the whole sp.-cies) to the exteraal world Is fitted : — and...
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The English Poets, Volume 4

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1894
...chant, in lonely peace, the spousal verso Of this great consummate n : — and, by words Which i/wi of nothing more than what we are, Would I arouse the...proclaims How exquisitely the individual mind (And the progres-ive powers perh.ips no less Of the whole sp ciesl to the external world Is fitted : — and...
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions, Volume 4

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1894
...peace, the spousal verto Of this great consummat1 n :—and, by words Which sfenk of nothing more lhan what we are, Would I arouse the sensual from their...proclaims How exquisitely the individual mind (And the progres-ive powers perhnps no less Of tlie whole sp.-cies) to the external world Is fitted :—and...
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