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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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The Theory of Inspiration: Composition as a Crisis of Subjectivity in ...

Timothy Clark - Art - 2000 - 322 pages
...and manners, of laws and customs: in spite of things silendy gone out of mind, and things violendy destroyed; the Poet binds together by passion and...is spread over the whole earth, and over all time. (Prose, I, 118-88, p. 141). This is an audience considered so much in the abstract as to become almost...
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Communications with the Future: Matthew Arnold in Dialogue

Donald David Stone - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 234 pages
...life." (Arnold's argument is clearly inspired by Wordsworth's famous description of the poet, binding "together by passion and knowledge the vast empire...is spread over the whole earth, and over all time." Poetry, as Wordsworth argues, connects; science individuates.)'' And Greek culture, for Arnold and...
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Rudyard Kipling: The Critical Heritage

Roger Lancelyn Green - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 440 pages
...question: 'He is a man speaking to men . . . carrying everywhere with him relationship and love ... He binds together by passion and knowledge the vast empire of human society.' And this vast empire of society includes the mean and the vulgar no less than the noble and the refined,...
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The Hidden Wordsworth: Poet, Lover, Rebel, Spy

Kenneth R. Johnston - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 1018 pages
.... the rock of defense of human nature . . . carrying everywhere with him relationship and love ... in spite of things silently gone out of mind and things...passion and knowledge the vast empire of human society. (Preface to Lyrical Ballads, 1 802) We, 'ell before the actual publication date of the two-volume second...
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Libertinagem: Estrela da manhã

Manuel Bandeira - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1998 - 868 pages
...in spite of things silendy gone out of mind, and things violendy destroyed; die Poet binds togedier by passion and knowledge the vast empire of human...spread over the whole earth, and over all time». Paixào e Sabedoria — os sinais distintivos de toda a grande poesía, maior ou menor. TRAJETÓRIA...
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Time, Conflict, and Human Values

Julius Thomas Fraser - Philosophy - 1999 - 330 pages
...1 798. "In spite of differences of soil and climate, of language and manners, of laws and customs: in spite of things silently gone out of mind, and...as it is spread over the whole earth, and over all time."74 I conclude that the power of the letters resides in the generation of feelings rich enough...
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Semiotics of Language, Literature, and Culture

Vennelaṇṭi Prakāśam - Culture - 1999 - 186 pages
...person or story he elevates to a higher level by universalising the subject. According to Wordsworth, "the poet binds together by passion and knowledge...is spread over the whole earth, and over all time." KSS blends with his emotions the philosophy of the land he belongs to and makes his compositions very...
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Studies in Criticism and Aest

Howard Anderson - Aesthetics - 1967 - 429 pages
...visible friend and hourly companion." Moreover, "The objects of the Poet's thoughts are everywhere," even "though the eyes and senses of man are, it is true, his favourite guides." The man of science, Wordsworth implied, is absolutely confined to the understanding and senses. Unlike...
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Psychoanalysis and Culture: A Kleinian Perspective

David Bell - Psychology - 1999 - 248 pages
...companion ... 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. (Wordsworth, 1988, p. 292) In our own century the search for poetic truth has been couched in the language...
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The Major Works

William Wordsworth - Poetry - 2000 - 788 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 things...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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