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" He looked — Ocean and earth, the solid frame of earth And ocean's liquid mass, beneath him lay In gladness and deep joy. The clouds were touched, And in their silent faces did he read Unutterable love. "
Biographia Literaria: Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions - Page 246
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1834 - 351 pages
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The Faith of Robert Browning

Edward A. G. Hermann - Christian poetry, English - 1916 - 49 pages
...goes a step farther than Shelley and sees through nature's loveliness the spirit of nature's God: " The clouds were touched And in their silent faces did he read Unutterable love! " It is the mature man who is speaking in " Tintern Abbey ": " I have learned to look On nature, not...
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Readings in English Prose of the Nineteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English Prose Literature - 1917 - 695 pages
...mountains he beheld the sun Rise up, and bathe the world in light! He looked — Ocean and earth, the solid frame of earth, And ocean's liquid mass, beneath him...In gladness and deep joy. The clouds were touched, ' That is, Jeffrey, iu the Edinburgh Review's account of The And in their silent faces did he read...
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Studies in Idealism

Hugh I'Anson Fausset - English poetry - 1923 - 278 pages
...eternal sea and the eternal man. Far and wide the clouds were touched And in their silent faces could be read Unutterable love. Sound needed none, Nor any...The spectacle : sensation, soul, and form All melted in him; they swallowed up His animal being; in them did he live, And by them did he live; they were...
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Natural Supernaturalism: Tradition and Revolution in Romantic Literature

Meyer Howard Abrams - Literary Criticism - 1971 - 550 pages
...tend his father's sheep, he beheld the beauty of a mountain daw0. He looked. The ocean and the earth beneath him lay In gladness and deep joy. The clouds...in their silent faces did he read Unutterable love. . . . His mind was a thanksgiving to the power That made him. It was blessedness and love. (lines 106-41)...
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English Romantic Poets: Modern Essays in Criticism

M. H. Abrams - Literary Criticism - 1975 - 496 pages
...but this is mere poeticlsm beside the living and sharing world of The Pedlar: The ocean and the earth beneath him lay In gladness and deep joy. The clouds...his spirit drank The spectacle. Sensation, soul and fara1 All melted into him. They swallowed up His animal being. In them did he live, And by them did...
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Biographia Literaria, Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life ..., Part 1

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Literary Criticism - 1984 - 409 pages
...earth, And ocean's liquid mass, beneath him lay In gladness and deep joy. The clouds were touch'd, And in their silent faces did he read Unutterable...spirit drank The spectacle! sensation, soul, and form, 1 The Quarterly Review was first editor was William Gifford founded in Feb 1809 by the pub- (1756-1826),...
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William Wordsworth: The Pedlar, Tintern Abbey, the Two-Part Prelude

William Wordsworth - Literary Collections - 1985 - 84 pages
...mountains he beheld the sun Rise up and bathe the world in light. He looked, The ocean and the earth beneath him lay In gladness and deep joy. The clouds were touched, And in their silent faces he did read 100 Unutterable love. Sound needed none, Nor any voice of joy: his spirit drank The spectacle....
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Reading Romantics: Texts and Contexts

Peter J. Manning - Religion - 1990 - 326 pages
...his absence, the voice whose affect the Pedlar "cannot tell," are counterparts of his great vision: "The clouds were touched / And in their silent faces did he read / Unutterable love" (MS. B, 126-28).20 The comments already suggested by the oral imagery of the entire passage are extended...
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Wordsworth's Counterrevolutionary Turn: Community, Virtue, and Vision in the ...

John Rieder - Poetry - 1997 - 273 pages
...of "love of nature leading to love of man" in the pedlar's biography in 3a: The Ocean and the earth beneath him lay In gladness and deep joy. The clouds...And in their silent faces did he read Unutterable joy. (Ms. B 9r, 157) Peter Manning, who reads "Incipient Madness" as the "germ" of The Ruined Cottage...
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The Time of Unrememberable Being: Wordsworth and the Sublime, 1787-1805

Klaus P. Mortensen - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 200 pages
...Wordsworth makes it clear that at the same time a transformation is taking place in the receptive mind. Sound needed none Nor any voice of joy: his spirit...All melted into him. They swallowed up His animal being;29 (PWVp.382 11. 128-1 32) As almost always with Wordsworth, the transition takes place in a...
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