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Dim religious groves embow'r.
Casting a dim religious light.
Etrurian shades High over-arch'd embower.
Desc. Sketches (1793 ed.), 124.
P. L. i. 303-4.
(Wordsworth also has ten cases of "embowering" and "embowered,"
usually of trees.)
His larum-bell from village-tow'r to tow'r
Swing on th'astounded ear it's dull undying roar.
The solemn curfew swinging long and deep.
I hear the far-off curfew sound ...
Swinging slow with sullen roar.
Through his brain
At once the griding iron passage found.
The griding sword with discontinuous wound
When I behold the ruins of that face,
Those eyeballs dark - dark beyond hope of light.
Above them all the Archangel; but his face.
Without all hope of day!
But, oh the heavy change!
And partner of my loss. — O heavy change!
But, O the heavy change, now thou art gone!
Suffer my genial spirits to decay.
Could Father Adam open his eyes
Ib. (1793 ed.), 778-9.
Evening Walk (1793 ed.), 318.
Guilt and Sorrow, 492–3.
P. L. vi. 329-30.
Borderers, i. 135-6.
P. L. i. 592-600.
Simon Lee, 25.
Mother's Return, 53.
Tintern Abbey, 113.
Redbreast chasing the Butterfly, 12-14.
(A reference, as Wordsworth pointed out, to P. L. xi. 185–90.)
Thou art... a thing "beneath our shoon."
The dull swain Treads on it daily with his clouted shoon.
To the Small Celandine (2), 49–50.
(Of a flower in each case.)
The beetle panoplied in gems and gold,
Up rose the victor Angels, and to arms
The matin trumpet sung; in arms they stood
He, in celestial panoply all arm'd
Of radiant Urim, work divinely wrought.
Stanzas in "Castle of Indolence," 60-61.
P. L. vi. 525-7, 760-1.
(Wordsworth also has "whose panoply is not a thing put on"-"Who
To overleap At will the crystal battlements...
O'er Limbo lake with aëry flight to steer,
And on the verge of Chaos hang in fear.
Departure from Grasmere, 5-12.
White, black, and grey, with all their trumpery. ...
The sport of winds: all these, upwhirl'd aloft ...
Stern Daughter of the Voice of God!
God so commanded, and left that command
A watchful heart Still couchant.
Changes oft His couchant watch.
(Wordsworth also speaks of a "couchant" lion, fawn, doe: To Enterprise,
35; "Long has the dew," 5; White Doe, i. 203.)
Alas! what boots it? — who can hide?
"What boots," continued she, "to mourn?"
Alas! what boots it with uncessant care?
The gift of this adventurous song.
Invoke thy aid to my advent'rous song.
The earth is all before me.
The world was all before them.
Thoughtfully fitted to the Orphean lyre.
With other notes than to the Orphean lyre I sung.
Hence life, and change, and beauty, solitude
Her pealing organ was my neighbour too.
The Waggoner, 702.
Tyrolese Sonnets, iv. 1.
Egyptian Maid, 97.
Excursion, vi. 615.
The Waggoner, 784.
Prelude, i. 14.
Ib. i. 232-3.
Excursion, vii. 535-6.
To the Clouds, 60-61.
Prelude, i. 511.
Ib. ii. 294-5.
A pensive sky, sad days, and piping winds.
That seemed another morn Risen on mid noon.
The mountains more by blackness visible
Lead his voice through many a maze.
Tract more exquisitely fair
Than that famed paradise of ten thousand trees,
Or Gehol's matchless gardens.
Spot more delicious than those gardens feign'd
And boon nature's lavish help.
Of mountain-quiet and boon nature's grace.
But Nature boon
Pour'd forth profuse on hill, and dale, and plain.
(Of the supernatural in each case.)
The mind of Adam, yet in Paradise
Ib. viii. 658-64.
From the pure Empyrean when he [God] sits.
Ib. x. 522-3.
P. L. iii. 57.
(Wordsworth also uses "empyrean" twice as an adjective; Milton has
it five times as a noun and once as an adjective.)
And thou, O flowery field Of Enna!
Not that fair field
Of Enna, where Proserpin gathering flowers.
That broods Over the dark abyss.
Hence endless occupation for the Soul,
Whence the soul
Reason receives, and reason is her being,
Discursive, or intuitive.
And substitute a universe of death
For that which moves with light and life informed.
A universe of death.
All alike inform'd With radiant light.
And sought that beauty, which, as Milton sings,
Not terrible, though terror be in love
Methought I saw the footsteps of a throne.
Ib. xi. 419-20.
(Of clothing in each case. Wordsworth also has "encincture": Source
of Danube, 8; Excursion, v. 159; Eccl. Sonnets, III. xli. 9.)
A hut, by tufted trees defended.
Upon a rising ground a grey church-tower,
Bosom'd high in tufted trees.
On a plat of rising ground.
Dear Liberty! stern Nymph of soul untamed;
Sweet Nymph, O rightly of the mountains named!
For they have learnt to open and to close
Expert... to... open when, and when to close
Like the bright confines of another world.
("Empyreal air" occurs again in Epitaphs from Chiabrera, viii. 20, and
Upon the breast of new-created earth
Man walked; and when and wheresoe'er he moved,
Alone or mated, solitude was not.
He heard, borne on the wind, the articulate voice
Of God; and Angels to his sight appeared
Crowning the glorious hills of paradise;
Or through the groves gliding like morning mist
Ib. iv. 631-9.