Modern Language Notes, Band 23

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Johns Hopkins Press, 1908
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Seite 7 - a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma or a hideous dream: The genius and the mortal instruments Are then in council, and the state of man, Like to a little kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection.
Seite 63 - Three poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. The first, in loftiness of thought surpassed; The next, in majesty; in both, the last. The force of nature could no further go; To make a third, she joined the former two. ‘Mr. Malone,
Seite 4 - Who can be a companion of thy course? The oaks of the mountains fall: the mountains themselves decay with years: the ocean shrinks and grows again: the moon herself is lost in heaven; but thou art forever the same; rejoicing in the brightness of thy course. When the world is dark with
Seite 132 - of children, warning them at the same time against thistles and thorns. And I leave the children the long, long days to be merry in, in a thousand ways, and the night and the moon and the train of the milky way to wonder at, but subject nevertheless to the rights hereinafter given to lovers.
Seite 88 - Shelley seems to liken the spirit of Milton to one of the heavenly bodies: but his clear Sprite Yet reigns o'er earth; the third among the sons of light.. Somewhat similarly, at the end of the poem, he declares The soul of Adonais, like a star, Beacons from the abode where the Eternal are. This description of Keats reminds one of Wordsworth's apostrophe to Milton (London,
Seite 23 - Thou art a symbol and a sign To mortals of their fate and force; Like thee, Man is in part divine, A troubled stream from a pure source; And man in portions can foresee His own funereal destiny; His wretchedness, and his resistance, And his sad unallied existence:
Seite 64 - I have preserved even the measure, that inexorable hexameter, in which, it must be confessed, the motions of the English muse are not unlike those of a prisoner dancing to the music of his chains; and perhaps, as Dr. Johnson said of the dancing dog, the wonder is not that she should do it
Seite 8 - 0 gale, it seems to say, I am covered with the drops of heaven ? The time of my fading is near, and the blast that shall scatter my leaves. To-morrow shall the traveller come, he that saw me in my beauty shall come: his eyes will search the field, but they
Seite 13 - By heaven, I had rather coin my heart, And drop my blood for drachmas, than to wring From the hard hands of peasants their vile trash.
Seite 141 - simile: So the pure limpid stream when foul with stains Of rushing torrents, and descending rains, Works itseLf clear, and as it runs refines; Till by degrees, the floating mirror shines, Reflects each flower that on the border grows, And a new Heaven in its fair bosom shows.

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