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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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Elements of Rhetoric and Literary Criticism: With Copious Practical ...

English language - 1860 - 366 pages
...good example of the chaste severity of Wordsworth's loftier style : SONNET. LONDON, 1808. MILTON ! thou shouldst be living at this hour England hath...of thee ; she is a fen Of stagnant waters ; altar, sworci, and pen, Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and bower, 'Have forfeited their ancient English...
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Modern Literature & Literary Men: Being a Second Gallery of Literary Portraits

George Gilfillan - 1860 - 386 pages
...sincere, and so gifted, as his ! and who will not join in the language of Wordsworth? — " Milton ! them shouldst be living at this hour. England hath need of thee. She is a fen Of stagnant waters. We are selfish men. Thy soul was like a star ; and dwelt apart ; Pure as the naked heavens, majestic,...
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A book of English poetry; ed. by T. Shorter

Thomas Shorter - 1861 - 438 pages
...commander's claim, With honour, honour, honour, honour to him, Eternal honour to his name. TENNYSON. MILTON ! thou shouldst be living at this hour : England hath...power. Thy soul was like a star, and dwelt apart : Thou hast a voice whose sound was like the sea : Pure as the naked heavens, majestic, free, So didst thou...
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Macphail's Edinburgh ecclesiastical journal and literary review, Volumes 31-32

1861 - 858 pages
...monuments and their memory." Or listen to the noble Apostrophe addressed to Milton : — " Milton, thou should'st be living at this hour : England hath...dower Of inward happiness. We are selfish men. Oh I raise us up, return to us again ; And give us manners, virtue, freedom, power : Thy soul was like...
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English ...

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1861 - 356 pages
...idolatry ; and these we adore : Plain living and high thinking are no more : CCXIII THE SAME 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 Poetical Works of William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - 1861 - 662 pages
...peace, our fearful innocence, And pure religion breathing household laws. \'xrv. LONDON 1802. MILTON ! thou shouldst be living at this hour : England hath...sword, and pen, Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and Dower, Have forfeited their ancient English dower Of inward happiness. We are selfish men : Oh ! raise...
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Poets and Preachers of the Nineteenth Century: Four Lectures

Alexander Simpson Patterson - 1862 - 236 pages
...Sonnet occasionally, but not often, gives a tnunpetsound. Here is one example : — " Milton I Hi on should'st be living at this hour : England hath need...dower Of inward happiness. We are selfish men ; Oh I raise us up, return to us again ; And give us manners, virtue, freedom, power. Thy soul was like...
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Training school reader. [Ed.] by W.J. Unwin

William Jordan Unwin - 1862 - 300 pages
...post o'er land and ocean without rest ; They also serve who only stand and wait." — Milton. Milton! thou should'st be living at this hour; England hath...sword, and pen, Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and Dower, Have forfeited their ancient English dower Of inward happiness. — We are selfish men; Oh,...
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Selections from the prose writings of John Milton, ed. with memoir, notes ...

John [prose Milton (selected]) - 1862 - 396 pages
...leaders at the present day, Wordsworth might well write, — and we may echo his words, — " MILTON ! thou shouldst be living at this hour; England hath...is a fen Of stagnant waters: altar, sword, and pen, * Andrew Marvell, in WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR'S Imaginary Conversations. MEMOIR. 11 Fireside, the heroic...
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The Afternoon Lectures on English Literature, Delivered in the Theatre of ...

Robert Henry Martley, Richard Denny Urlin - English literature - 1863 - 304 pages
...fliouldft be living at this hour : England hath need of thee : . . . . . . We are felfiih men j Oh ! raife us up, return to us again, And give us manners, virtue, freedom, power. Thy foul was like a ftar, and dwelt apart : Thou hadft a voice whofe found was like the fea. Pure as the...
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