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" MILTON ! thou should'st be living at this hour ; .England hath need of thee : she is a fen Of stagnant waters : altar, sword and pen, Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and bower, Have forfeited their ancient English dower Of inward happiness. We are... "
Poems - Page 212
by William Wordsworth - 1815
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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century: On the Plan of the Author's ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1857 - 800 pages
...trumpet, whence he hlew Soul-animating strains — alas, too few ! MILTON. Milton ! thou shouldst he living at this hour ; England hath need of thee ;...sword, and pen, Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and hower, Have forfeited their ancicnt English dower Of inward happiness. We are selfish men ; Oh ! raise...
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Characters and Criticisms, Volume 1

William Alfred Jones - American literature - 1857 - 306 pages
...patriot, and evince a noble sympathy with political liberty and individual greatness : XIV. Milton ! thou should'st be living at this hour; England hath...waters; altar, sword and pen, Fireside, the heroic wreath of hall and bower, Have forfeited their ancient English dower, Of inward happiness. We are selfish...
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Characters and Criticisms, Volume 1

William Alfred Jones - American literature - 1857 - 312 pages
...patriot, and evince a noble sympathy with political liberty and individual greatness : xrv. Milton ! thou should'st be living at this hour; England hath...waters ; altar, sword and pen, Fireside, the heroic wreath of hall and bower, Have forfeited their ancient English dower, Of inward happiness.. We are...
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Characters and Criticisms, Volume 1

William Alfred Jones - American literature - 1857 - 310 pages
...patriot, and evince a noble sympathy with political liberty and individual greatness : XIV. Milton ! them should'st be living at this hour; England hath need...waters ; altar, sword and pen, Fireside, the heroic wreath of hall and bower, Have forfeited their ancient English dower, Of inward happiness. We are selfish...
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The Rifle, Axe, and Saddle-bags, and Other Lectures

William Henry Milburn - Blind - 1857 - 308 pages
...their words, we are strongly tempted to join in the grave reproach of Wordsworth's sonnet: "Milton! thou shouldst be living at this hour: England hath need of thee; she is a fen Of stagnant waters;—altar, sword and pen, Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and bower Have forfeited their...
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Writings ...

Bela Bates Edwards - Theology - 1858 - 516 pages
...yet how compact the whole great effect! Listen to the following noble apostrophe. " 1802. " Milton! thou shouldst be living at this hour ; England hath...English dower Of inward happiness. We are selfish men ; O, raise us up ; return to us again, And give us manners, virtue, freedom, power! Thy soul was like...
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The Pioneer Preacher, Or, Rifle, Axe, and Saddle-bags, and Other Lectures

William Henry Milburn - Blind - 1858 - 314 pages
...their words, we are strongly tempted to join in the grave reproach of "Wordsworth's sonnet: " Milton! thou shouldst be living at this hour: England hath need of thee; she is a fen Of stagnant waters;—altar, sword and pen, Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and bower Have forfeited their...
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Lectures and Addresses on Literary and Social Topics

Frederick William Robertson - 1859 - 366 pages
...which he had described Milton might with great truth be applied to Wordsworth himself: — > " Milton I thou should'st be living at this hour: England hath...stagnant waters : altar, sword, and pen, Fireside, _the heroic wealth of hall and bower, Have forfeited their ancient English dower Of inward happiness....
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Lectures and Addresses on Literary and Social Topics, Volume 2

Frederick William Robertson - English essays - 1859 - 372 pages
...which he had described Milton might with great truth be applied to Wordsworth himself:— " Milton! thou should'st be living at this hour: England hath need of thee : she is a fen Of stagnant waters: a)tar T sword, and pen, Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and bower, Have forfeited their ancient...
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Rifle, Axe, and Saddle-bags

William Henry Milburn, Thomas Binney - Blind - 1860 - 384 pages
...are strongly tempted to join in the grave reproach of Wordsworth's sonnet : " Milton ! thou shonldst be living at this hour, England hath need of thee...English dower Of inward happiness. We are selfish men. 0 raise us up ; return to us again, And give us manners, virtue, freedom, power. Thy soul was like...
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