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" WHO says that fictions only and false hair Become a verse ? Is there in truth no beauty ? Is all good structure in a winding stair... "
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A Selection of Metaphysical Poets

Virginia Graham - English poetry - 1996 - 246 pages
...endeavour? We count three hundred, but we miss: 30 There is but one, and that one ever. Jordan (I) Who says that fictions only and false hair Become...stair? May no lines pass, except they do their duty 5 Not to a true, but painted chair? It is no verse, except enchanted groves And sudden arbours shadow...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 625 pages
...Porch," st. 1, The Temp/e(1633). Repr. in The Works of George Herbert, ed. Helen Gardner (1961). 36 Who says that fictions only and false hair Become...they do their duty Not to a true, but painted chair? GEORGE HERBERT, (1593-1633) British poet, clergyman, "lordan (I)", st. 1, The Temp/e(1633). Repr. in...
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The Spirituality of the Diocesan Priest

Donald B. Cozzens - Religion - 1997 - 192 pages
...dwelt. Again the poet George Herbert provides some basic questions: Jordan (I) Who says that fiction only and false hair Become a verse? Is there in truth...their duty Not to a true, but painted chair? Is it no verse, except enchanted groves And sudden arbors shadow coarse-spun lines? Must purling streams...
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Making Your Own Days: The Pleasures of Reading and Writing Poetry

Kenneth Koch - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1999 - 320 pages
...of alternating lines give more the pleasure of surprise and of satisfaction after a little suspense: Who says that fictions only and false hair Become...they do their duty Not to a true, but painted chair? (GEORGE HERBERT, "Jordan(I)") In the old English ballads, only the second and fourth lines of the four-line...
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Possible Pasts: Becoming Colonial in Early America

McNeil Center for Early American Studies - History - 2000 - 417 pages
...(I)" by Williams's contemporary and fellow Cambridge scholar George Herbert: Who says that fichons only and false hair Become a verse? Is there in truth...except they do their duty Not to a true but painted chair?39 Herbert's allusions to the false fronts of hair and painted inventions and the way he links...
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Structure: In Science and Art

Wendy Pullan, Harshad Bhadeshia - Science - 2000 - 203 pages
...theories also relate the structuring of the universe: apparently from out of nothing, something. In asking 'Is there in truth no beauty? Is all good structure in a winding stair?', George Herbert typified the seventeenth century in marking the passing of the understanding of the...
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The Complete Works of W. H. Auden: Prose. 1939-1948

Wystan Hugh Auden - Literary Collections - 1996 - 556 pages
...no beautie? Is all good structure in a winding stair? May no lines passe, except they do their dutie Not to a true, but painted chair? Is it not verse, except enchanted groves And sudden arbours shadow coarse-spunne lines? Must purling streams refresh a lover's loves? Must all be vail'd while he that...
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Wallace Stevens and the Seasons

George S. Lensing - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 392 pages
...himself to efface or disfigure his goal as he returned again and again toward it. Like Herbert he asks, "Who says that fictions only and false hair / Become a verse? Is there in truth no beauty?"" Consequently, he had to be ever on his guard to suppress any proclivity to pollute the real by personal...
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Outsiders Looking in: The Rossettis Then and Now

David Clifford, Laurence Roussillon - Literary Collections - 2004 - 284 pages
...of verity in artistic creation. The same issue is dealt with in the opening lines of 'Jordan (1)': 'Who says that fictions only and false hair/ Become a verse? Is there in truth no beauty?' 18 Yet, there is a consistent difference between the two poems. While Herbert uses the antithesis I...
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Codes: The Guide to Secrecy From Ancient to Modern Times

Richard A. Mollin - Computers - 2005 - 704 pages
...can be chosen for an appropriate, arbitrarily high, value of n. 6.2 Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI) Who says that fictions only and false hair Become...beauty? Is all good structure in a winding stair? George Herbert (1593-1633), English Poet and Clergyman A public-key infrastructure, or PKI, consists...
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