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" Therefore am I still A lover of the meadows and the woods And mountains, and of all that we behold From this green earth, of all the mighty world Of eye and ear, both what they half create And what perceive ; well pleased to recognize In Nature and the... "
Every Saturday: A Journal of Choice Reading - Page 21
1867
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Discipline, and other sermons

Charles Kingsley - 1868
...mighty world ; Of eye and ear, both what they half create And what perceive ; well-pleased to recognise In nature and the language of the sense The anchor...guardian of my heart, and soul Of all my moral being.' * * Wordsworth's 'Ode on Tintern Abbey.' R 2 ' Of all my moral being.' Yes; of our moral being, our...
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English Spirituality: From 1700 to the Present Day

Gordon Mursell - Religion - 2001 - 580 pages
...mighty world Of eye, and ear, - both what they half create, And what perceive; well pleased to recognise In nature and the language of the sense The anchor...the guardian of my heart, and soul Of all my moral being.51 It is vital to note the connections here between beauty and morality, between feelings and...
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The Poetry of William Wordsworth and An Imaginary Life by David Malouf

Emma Driver - English literature - 2001 - 144 pages
...youth. The real meaning in nature is now fully revealed and we find out what the speaker sees in God: The anchor of my purest thoughts, the nurse, The guide,...guardian of my heart, and soul Of all my moral being. (109-11) Lines 111-59 The final section is addressed to a specific person — the speaker's sister....
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Wordsworth in His Major Lyrics: The Art and Psychology of Self-representation

Leon Waldoff - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 180 pages
...Another indication of the psychological content of the intensity is the figuring of Nature as maternal, "the nurse, / The guide, the guardian of my heart, and soul / Of all my moral being," and as a presence that "never did betray / The heart that loved her" (109— II, 122—23). When the...
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Poetic Gesture: Myth, Wallace Stevens, and the Motions of Poetic Language

Kristine S. Santilli - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 160 pages
...if they were the gestures of his own body. Wordsworth refers to this source of his personal being as "the anchor of my purest thoughts, the nurse, / The...guardian of my heart, and soul / Of all my moral being" t100-01). But when he sees "into the life of things" during his epiphanic return after five long years,...
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Healing Places

Wilbert M. Gesler - Medical - 2003 - 131 pages
...and mountains of the countryside. In Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tmtern Abbey, he wrote, "[I am] well pleased to recognize / In nature and the language...guardian of my heart and soul / Of all my moral being" (Wordsworth 1975, 41). Many people feel that they can attain physical, mental, and spiritual healing...
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Trees: Woodlands and Western Civilization

Richard Hayman - History - 2003 - 261 pages
...mighty world Of eye, and ear, both what they half create And what perceive; well pleased to recognise In nature and the language of the sense The anchor...the guardian of my heart, and soul Of all my moral being.4 Wordsworth's use of authentic everyday language in Lyrical Ballads was an attempt to strip...
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Environmentalism: Critical Concepts, Volume 2

David Pepper, Frank Webster, George Revill - Environmentalism - 2003 - 608 pages
...mighty world Of eye and ear - both what they half create. And what perceive; well pleased to recognise In nature and the language of the sense The anchor...the guardian of my heart and soul Of all my moral being.'8 Nature had become something we communed with, something we yearned for. Emphatically separate...
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Nature by Design: People, Natural Process, and Ecological Restoration

Eric Higgs - Nature - 2003 - 341 pages
...half create, And what perceive; well pleased to recognise In nature and the language of the senses, the anchor of my purest thoughts, the nurse, the guide,...guardian of my heart, and soul Of all my moral being. 44 This power to "half create" suffuses the modern era and inspires a fundamental ambiguity on which...
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Lyrical Ballads and Other Poems

William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Ballads, English - 2003 - 312 pages
...mighty world Of eye and ear, both what they half-create,* And what perceive; well pleased to recognise In nature and the language of the sense, The anchor of my purest thoughts, the nurse, 1 10 The guide, the guardian of my heart, and soul Of all my moral being. Nor, perchance, If I were...
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