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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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Poems

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1888
...vine, And fruits, and foliage, not my own, seemed mine. But now afflictions bow me down to earth : Xor care I that they rob me of my mirth, But oh ! each visitntion Suspends what nature gave me at my birth, My shaping spirit of Imagination. For not to think...
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The Collected Writings of Thomas De Quincey, Volume 2

Thomas De Quincey - 1889
...his own soul ; burying himself in the profoundest abstractions from life and human sensibilities. " For not to think of what I needs must feel, But to...And haply by abstruse research, to steal, From my oum nature, all the natural man; This was my sole resource, my only plan ; Till that, which suits a...
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A Third Poetry Book

Children's poetry, English - 1889 - 517 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 O, each visitation Suspends what Nature gave me at my birth, My shaping spirit of imagination : For...
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The Household Book of Poetry

Charles Anderson Dana - American poetry - 1890 - 862 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 roi) me of my mirth ; But oh ! each visitation Suspends what nature gave me at my birth, My shaping...
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Volume 1

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - English poetry - 1890
...so good English as reccus caspcs is good Latin. 2 Shaping, $c.] Compare Dejection : an Ode : — " What Nature gave me at my birth, My shaping spirit of imagination." 3 Morning's feverous doze.'] Compare The Pains of Slrtp. Is this l piled earth our being's passless...
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De Quincey Memorials: Being Letters and Other Records, Here First ..., Volume 2

Thomas De Quincey - 1891
...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...me at my birth, My shaping spirit of imagination." And then follow the lines which De Quincey has quoted, which are imperfect and less emphatic without...
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De Quincey Memorials: Being Letters and Other Records, Here First ..., Volume 2

Thomas De Quincey - 1891
...; For hope grew round me, like the twining vine. And fruits and foliage not my own seemed mine. Hut now afflictions bow me down to earth, Nor care I that they rob me of my mirth ; Hut oh ! each visitation Suspends what Nature gave me at my birth, My shaping spirit of imagination."...
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1893 - 667 pages
...80 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...me at my birth, My shaping spirit of Imagination. [The Sixth and Seventh Stanzas omitted.] 0 wherefore did I let it haunt my mind This dark distressful...
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The English Poets, Volume 4

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1894
...happiness ; For hope grew round me, like the twining vine, And fruits, and foliage, not my own, seemed But now afflictions bow me down to earth : ^Nor care...Imagination. For not to think of what I needs must feel, Bill to be still and patient, all l can ; And haply by abstruse research to steal From my own nature...
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions, Volume 4

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1894
...seemed umęs. But now afflictions bow me down to earth : Nor care 1 that they rob me of my mirth, I!ut oh ! each visitation Suspends what nature gave me...shaping spirit of Imagination. For not to think of what 1 needs must feel, B;it to be still and patient, all I can ; And haply by abstruse research to steal...
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