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" There was a time when, though my path was rough, This joy within me dallied with distress, And all misfortunes were but as the stuff Whence Fancy made me dreams of happiness : For hope grew round me, like the twining vine. "
The Poetics of Disappointment: Wordsworth to Ashbery - Page 3
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Christabel and the Lyrical and Imaginative Poems of S.T. Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1869 - 150 pages
...: For hope grew round me, like the twining vine, And fruits, and foliage, not my own, seemed mine. But now afflictions bow me down to earth : Nor care I that they rob me of my mirth, But oh 1 each visitation Suspends what nature gave me at my birth, My shaping spirit of Imagination. For not...
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Memoir of Mrs. Mary Reynolds Page

Mary Ann Reynolds Page - Europe - 1873 - 183 pages
...with distress ; And all misfortunes were but as the stuff, Whence Fancy made me dreams of happiness. " But now afflictions bow me down to earth, Nor care I that they rob me of my mirth ; But O, each visitation Suspends what nature gave me at my birth, My shaping spirit of imagination." But...
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Our Poetical Favorites, Second Series: A Selection from the Best ..., Volume 2

English poetry - 1876 - 543 pages
...stuff For hope grew round me, like the twining vine, And fruits, and foliage, not my own, seemed mine. But now afflictions bow me down to earth ; Nor care I that they rob me of my mirth. But O ! each visitation Suspends what nature gave me at my birth, My shaping spirit of imagination. For...
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The Church Quarterly Review, Volume 37

Arthur Cayley Headlam - Religion - 1894
...increasing estrangement from his wife ; and in it he laments the decay of his poetic faculties : ' But now afflictions bow me down to earth : Nor care...me at my birth, My shaping spirit of Imagination.' It is a melancholy poem, and still more so when we remember that the remainder of his life only proved...
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Confessions of an English Opium-eater, and Kindred Papers, Issues 1-4

Thomas De Quincey - Opium abuse - 1876 - 615 pages
...the beautiful though unequal ode entitled Dejection, stanza six, occurs the following passage : — " For not to think of what I needs must feel, But to be still and patient all I can, And haply by abstrute research to steal From my men nature all the natural man, — This was my sole resource, my...
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Literary Reminiscences: From the Autobiography of an English Opium-eater

Thomas De Quincey - Authors, English - 1876 - 712 pages
...profoundest abstractions, from liib Ľnd human sensibilities. ' For not to think of what I needs most feel, But to be still and patient all I can; And haply by abttruse research to steal, From my own nature, all the natural man : This was my sole resource, my...
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The poetical and dramatic works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge [ed. by R.H ...

Samuel Taylor [poetical works] Coleridge - 1877
...: For hope grew round me, like the twining vine, And fruits, and foliage, not my own, seem'd mine. But now afflictions bow me down to earth : Nor care...For not to think of what I needs must feel, But to be^still and patient, all I can ; And haply by abstruse research to steal From my own nature all the...
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The Household Book of Poetry

Charles Anderson Dana - 1878 - 28 pages
...happiness. For hope grew round me like the twining vine; And fruits and foliage, not my own, seemed mine. But now afflictions bow me down to earth, Nor care I that they rob me of my mirth ; But oh I each visitation Suspends what nature gave me at my birth, My shaping spirit of imagination. For not...
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The English Poets: Wordsworth to Dobell

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1880
...: For hope grew round me, like the twining vine, And fruits, and foliage, not my own, seemed mine. But now afflictions bow me down to earth : Nor care...must feel, But to be still and patient, all I can ; yAnd haply by abstruse research to steal From my own nature all the natural man — This was my sole...
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Seven Lectures on the Doctrine of Positivism: Delivered at the Positivist ...

Joseph Kaines - Positivism - 1880 - 122 pages
...intellectual analysis had brought him : the moral as well as intellectual collapse which ensued. When— Not to think of what I needs must feel, But to be...all I can, And haply by abstruse research to steal, This was my sole resource, my only plan ; Till what befits a part infects the whole, And now has almost...
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