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" Listen! the mighty Being is awake, And doth with his eternal motion make A sound like thunder— everlastingly. Dear Child! dear Girl! that walkest with me here, If thou appear untouched by solemn thought, Thy nature is not therefore less divine: Thou... "
Essays and Reviews - Page 253
by Edwin Percy Whipple - 1851
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Choice Literature, Volume 5

1880 - 420 pages
...Thy nature is not therefore less divine : Thou liest in Abraham's bosom all the year, And w rship'st at the Temple's inner shrine, God being with thee when we know it not." Now, there can be no doubt that this sonnet has that impressive unity which, as we have said, the form...
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Wordsworth to Dobell

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1880 - 650 pages
...Thy nature is not therefore less divine : Thou liest in Abraham's bosom all the year ; And worship'st at the Temple's inner shrine, God being with thee when we know it not. (1802.) COMPOSED UPON WESTMINSTER BRIDGE, SEPT. 3, 1802 [? 1803]. Earth has not any thing to show more...
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The English Poets: Wordsworth to Dobell

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1880 - 648 pages
...Thy nature is not therefore less divine : Thou liest in Abraham's bosom all the year ; And worship's! at the Temple's inner shrine, God being with thee when we know it not. (1802.) WILLIAM WORDSWORTH. 83 COMPOSED UPON WESTMINSTER BRIDGE, SEPT. 3, 1802 [? 1803]. Earth has...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 128

1880 - 812 pages
...nature is not therefore less divine: Thou liest ' in Abraham's bosom ' all the year; And wprshipp'st at the Temple's inner shrine, God being with thee when we know it not." Henry. Do you like " not" rhyming with "thought"? Geof. I cannot say that I do. But then one cannot...
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Treasury of English Sonnets. Ed. from the Original Sources with Notes and ...

David M. Main (ed) - 1881 - 496 pages
...sound like thunder—everlastingly. Dear Child ! dear Girl ! that walkest with me here, If thou appear untouched by solemn thought, Thy nature is not therefore...inner shrine, God being with thee when we know it not. CLXXXIX THE world is too much with us ; late and soon. WILLIAM WOEDSWOETH Getting and spending, we...
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Favorite Poems

William Wordsworth - 1889 - 308 pages
...that walkest with me here, If thou appear'st untouched by solemn thought, Thy nature therefore is not less divine : Thou liest "in Abraham's bosom" all...shrine, God being with thee when we know it not. THE SUBJUGATION OP SWITZERLAND. 91 THOUGHT OF A BRITON ON THE SUBJUGATION OF SWITZERLAND. | WO voices are...
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On Symbols and Society

Kenneth Burke - 1989 - 348 pages
...Thy nature is not therefore less divine: Thou liest in Abraham's bosom all the year; And worship'st at the Temple's inner shrine, God being with thee when we know it not. By selecting a religious image in which to convey the purely naturalistic sense of hush, the octave...
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The Poetics of the Mind's Eye: Literature and the Psychology of Imagination

Christopher Collins - 1991 - 226 pages
...Thy nature is not therefore less divine: Thou liest in Abraham's bosom all the year, And worship'st at the Temple's inner shrine, God being with thee when we know it not. Here Wordsworth imitates direct present-tense perception and asks us to pretend we are with him on...
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Mind in Creation: Essays on English Romantic Literature in Honour of Ross G ...

Ross Greig Woodman - 1992 - 200 pages
...deliberate contrast to Wordsworth's hope-filled sestet, addressed to the "Child" - his daughter Caroline: Dear Child! dear Girl! that walkest with me here,...inner shrine, God being with thee when we know it not. Following the same structural pattern, Arnold addresses his "love" in the final stanza, but only to...
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Wordsworth, Dialogics and the Practice of Criticism

Don H. Bialostosky - 1992 - 336 pages
...sound like thunder - everlastingly. Dear Child! dear Girl! that walketh with me here, If thou appear untouched by solemn thought, Thy nature is not therefore...inner shrine, God being with thee when we know it not. Brooks begins with these poems, because Wordsworth - poet of direct self-expression and simple poetic...
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