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" In body, and become a living soul: While with an eye made quiet by the power Of harmony, and the deep power of joy, We see into the life of things. If this Be but a vain belief, yet, oh! how oft. In darkness, and amid the many shapes Of joyless day-light;... "
Lyrical Ballads,: With Other Poems. In Two Volumes - Page 202
by William Wordsworth - 1800
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Lyrical Ballads: With a Few Other Poems

William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Poetry - 1798 - 240 pages
...deep power of joy, We see into the life of things. If this Be but a vain belief, yet, oh ! how oft, In darkness, and amid the many shapes Of joyless day-light...my spirit turned to thee ! •And now, with gleams of half-extinguish'd thought, With many recognitions dim and faint, And somewhat of a sad perplexity,...
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Lyrical Ballads: With Pastoral and Other Poems

William Wordsworth - 1802 - 282 pages
...deep power of joy, We see into the life of things. s If this Be but a vain belief, yet, oh ! how oft, In darkness, and amid the many shapes Of joyless day-light...has my spirit turned to thee ! And now, with gleams of half-extinguish'd thought, With many recognitions dim and faint, And somewhat of a sad perplexity,...
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Lyrical ballads, with other poems [including some by S.T. Coleridge]. From ...

William Wordsworth - 1802 - 356 pages
...deep power of joy, We see into the life of things. If this . . Be but a vain belief, yet, oh! how oft, In darkness, and, amid the many shapes Of joyless day-light, when the ftetful stir Unprofitable, and the fever of the world, Have hung upon -the beatings of my heart, How...
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The Annual Review and History of Literature, Volume 2

Books - 1804 - 994 pages
...strong charm Of Nature." Bajley, 53, 54. 49. Compare these passages with Mr. Wordsworth's " Wye." " When the fretful stir Unprofitable, and the fever of the world Have hung upon the heatings of my heart, How oft m spirit have I turn'd to thce ! # • • nor the sneers of selfish...
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Lyrical Ballads,: With Pastoral and Other Poems. In Two Volumes, Volume 1

William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Ballads - 1805 - 284 pages
...deep power of joy, We see into the life of things. If this Be but a vain belief, yet, oh ! how oft, In darkness, and amid the many shapes Of joyless day-light...have I turned to thee, O sylvan Wye ! Thou wanderer thro' the woods, How often has my spirit turned to thee ! And now, with gleams of half-extinguished...
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Lyrical Ballads,: With Pastoral and Other Poems. In Two ..., Issue 356, Volume 1

William Wordsworth - 1805 - 284 pages
...deep power of joy, We see into the life of things. If this Be but a vain belief, yet, oh ! how oft, In darkness, and amid the many shapes Of joyless day-light...have I turned to thee, O sylvan Wye ! Thou wanderer thro' the woods, How often has my spirit turned to thee ! Andnow, with gleams of half.extinguished...
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Poems by William Wordsworth: Including Lyrical Ballads, and the ...

William Wordsworth, Dorothy Wordsworth - 1815 - 416 pages
...deep power of joy, We see into the life of things. If this Be but a vain belief, yet, oh ! how oft, In darkness, and amid the many shapes Of joyless day-light;...have I turned to thee, O sylvan Wye ! Thou wanderer thro' the woods, How often has my spirit turned to thee! And now, with gleams of half-extinguished...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Wordsworth - 1815 - 416 pages
...deep power of joy, We see into the life of things. If this Be but a vain belief, yet, oh ! how oft, In darkness, and amid the many shapes Of joyless day-light...have I turned to thee, O sylvan Wye !" Thou wanderer thro' the woodi, How often baa my spirit turned to thee! 75 And now, with gleams of half-extinguished...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 44

England - 1838 - 884 pages
...deep power of joy, We see into the life of things. " If this Be but a vain belief, yet, oh ! how oft, In darkness, and amid the many shapes Of joyless daylight...fretful stir Unprofitable, and the fever of the world, Has hung upon the heatings of my heartHow oft, in spirit, have I turned to thee, 0 silvan Wye ! Thou...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 88

Scotland - 1860 - 796 pages
...deep power of joy," and seen beneath a ruffled surface an inner life of peace. And even now, for us, when " The fretful stir Unprofitable, and the fever of the world, Have hung upon the beatings of the heart — How oft, in spirit," may we turn to pictures such as these by Scheffer, and find a blessed...
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