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" In spite of difference of soil and climate, of language and manners, of laws and customs: in spite of things silently gone out of mind, and things violently destroyed; the Poet binds together by passion and knowledge the vast empire of human society,... "
Poems - Page 381
by William Wordsworth - 1815
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Lincoln Literary Collection, Designed for School-room and Family Circle

John Piersol McCaskey - American literature - 1897 - 592 pages
...and love. In spite of difference of soil and climate, of language and manners, of laws and customs; in spite of things silently gone out of mind, and...over all time. The objects of the poet's thoughts are everywhere : though the eyes and senses of men are, it is true, his favorite guides, yet he will follow...
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Poems

William Wordsworth - 1897 - 648 pages
...of all knowledge, it is the impassioned expression which is in the countenance of all science . . . the poet binds together by passion and knowledge the...is spread over the whole earth, and over all time." But the poet does not create with the deliberate end in view of moving his fellows ; he creates because...
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The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Volume 10

David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler - American essays - 1900 - 644 pages
...and love. In spite of difference of soil and climate, of language and manners, of laws and customs, in spite of things silently gone out of mind, and...over all time. The objects of the poet's thoughts are everywhere; though the eyes and senses of man are, it is true, his favorite guides, yet he will follow...
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A Little Book of English Prose

Annie Barnett - English prose literature - 1900 - 1060 pages
...difference of soil and climate, 1 Cf. Shelley, p. 266. of language and manners, of laws and customs ; in spite of things silently gone out of mind, and...over all time. The objects of the poet's thoughts are everywhere ; though the eyes and senses of man are, it is true, his favourite guides, yet he will follow...
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The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Volume 10

David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler - American essays - 1900 - 578 pages
...is spread over the whole earth and over all time. The objects of the poet's thoughts are everywhere; though the eyes and senses of man are, it is true, his favorite guides, yet he will follow wheresoever he can find an atmosphere of sensation in which to...
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Wordsworth's Prose ...

Florence Bartling - 1901 - 142 pages
...things silently gone out of mind, things violently destroyed; the poet's mind binds together by passions and knowledge the vast empire of human society, as...is spread over the whole earth and over all time." It this is his relation to the world, what subjects may the poet deal with? Manifestly, human passions,-...
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Crowned Masterpieces of Literature that Have Advanced ..., Volume 10

David Josiah Brewer - English literature - 1902 - 566 pages
...and love. In spite of difference of soil and climate, of language and manners, of laws and customs, in spite of things silently gone out of mind, and...over all time. The objects of the poet's thoughts are everywhere; though the eyes and senses of man are, it is true, his favorite guides. yet he will follow...
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Wordsworth's Literary Criticism

William Wordsworth - Authors, English - 1905 - 292 pages
...and love. In spite of difference of soil and climate, of language and manners, of laws and customs : in spite of things silently gone out of mind, and...over all time. The objects of the Poet's thoughts are everywhere ; though the eyes and senses of man are, it is true, his favourite guides, yet he will follow...
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The Greater English Poets of the Nineteenth Century

William Morton Payne - English poetry - 1907 - 404 pages
...and love. In spite of difference of soil and climate, of language and manners, of laws and customs, in spite of things silently gone out of mind, and...is spread over the whole earth, and over all time. . . . Poetry is the first and last of all knowledge — it is as immortal as the heart of man." Turning...
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The Poems of William Wordsworth, Volume 3

William Wordsworth - 1908 - 640 pages
...and love. In spite of difference of soil and climate, of language and manners, of laws and customs : in spite of things silently gone out of mind, and...over all time. The objects of the Poet's thoughts are everywhere ; though the eyes and senses of man are, it is true, his favourite guides, yet he will follow...
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