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" THREE years she grew in sun and shower, Then Nature said, 'A lovelier flower On earth was never sown ! This child I to myself will take ; She shall be mine, and I will make A lady of my own. 'Myself will to my darling be Both law and impulse ; and with... "
The Beauties of the British Poets: With a Few Introductory Observations... - Page 265
by George Croly - 1849 - 395 pages
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sesame and lilies

john ruskin, M.A. - 1866
...will read the introductory stanzas, but the last is the one I wish you specially to notice : "Three years she grew in sun and shower, Then Nature said,...She shall be mine, and I will make A lady of my own. u Myself will to my darling be Both law and impulse; and with me The girl, in rock and plain, In earth...
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1867 - 332 pages
...the last green field That Lucy's eyes survey'd. W. Wordsworth CLXXIX THE EDUCATION OF NA TUBE Three years she grew in sun and shower; Then Nature said,...in glade and bower Shall feel an overseeing power To kindle or restrain. ' She shall be sportive as the fawn That wild with glee across the lawn Or up...
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Sesame and Lilies: Two Lectures Delivered at Manchester in 1864

John Ruskin - Books and reading - 1867
...will read the introductory stanzas, but the last is the one I wish you specially to notice: " Three years she grew in sun and shower, Then Nature said,... Both law and impulse; and with me The girl, in rook and plain, In earth and heaven, in glade and bower, Shall feel an orerseeing power To kindle,...
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William Wordsworth

Geoffrey Durrant - Literary Criticism - 1969 - 161 pages
...which this beauty is achieved. As in 'Strange fits of passion', Lucy is thought of as a flower: Three years she grew in sun and shower, Then Nature said,...shall be mine, and I will make A Lady of my own.' 64 There is perhaps no need to make an elaborate mystery of Nature's choice of Lucy. It presumably...
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Theology in the English Poets: Cowper--Coleridge--Wordsworth and Burns

Stopford Augustus Brooke - Literary Criticism - 1875 - 339 pages
...and make beautiful one little maiden : Three years she grew in snn and shower ; Then Nature-said — "A lovelier flower On earth was never sown : This...in glade and bower, Shall feel an over-seeing power i To kindle and restrain." There is no need to quote the rest, it is well-known ; but nothing can be...
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Literature and Life

Edwin Percy Whipple - Authors - 1899 - 344 pages
...has nothing like it in the language r — Three years she grew in sun and shower, Then Nature said, e lovelier flower On earth was never sown ; This child...make A lady of my own. Myself will to my darling be th law and impulse ; and with me The girl in rock and plain, In earth and heaven, in glade and bower,...
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The Venerable Bead

Richard Condon - Fiction - 1992 - 308 pages
...stared into the beautiful face which had been William Wordsworth's as he softly spoke the poetry. Three years she grew in sun and shower, Then Nature said,...shall be mine, and I will make A Lady of my own." He mooned up at her, his eyes as pleading as a dachshund's. "Wordsworth certainly wasn't much of a...
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Strange Power of Speech: Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Literary Possession

Susan Eilenberg - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 302 pages
...of allegory, greatest of ventriloquists.27 He is also King of the Underworld, his opening words — A lovelier flower On earth was never sown; This Child...She shall be mine, and I will make A Lady of my own — suggesting echoes of the Persephone myth, filtered perhaps through Paradise Lost: Not that fair...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1132 pages
...GTBS; GTBS-P; NOBE; OAEL-2; OBEV; OBNC; TrGrPo IV. Three years she grew in sun and shower 48 Three (1. 1 -4) POETRY QUOTATIONS V. A slumber did my spirit seal 49 She seemed a thing that could not feel...
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Selected Poems

William Wordsworth - Fiction - 1994 - 587 pages
...mercy!' to myself I cried, 'If Lucy should be dead!' 'Three years she grew in sun and shower' Three years she grew in sun and shower, Then Nature said,...impulse: and with me The Girl, in rock and plain, 10 In earth and heaven, in glade and bower, Shall feel an overseeing power To kindle or restrain. 'She...
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