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(This appears to be a reference to God's talks with Adam and Eve, the
visit of Raphael, Michael, etc., in Paradise Lost. Lines 634-7 seem to
refer to the passages,

How often, from the steep

Of echoing hill or thicket, have we heard

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(Wordsworth's "Self-reviewed, self-catechised, self-punished, ib. vi. 386–
7, seems made by analogy to this line of Milton's and similar ones: e. g.,
P. L. ii. 185, iii. 372-5, and particularly iii. 130, "self-tempted, self-

That mixture of earth's mould.

Can any mortal mixture of earth's mould.

(Of a person in each case.)

Light... Whose sacred influence.
The sacred influence Of light appears.

But each instinct with spirit.
Itself instinct with spirit.

Ib. vi. 273.
Comus, 244.

Ib. vii. 482-4.

P. L. ii. 1034-5.

Ib. vii. 509.

P. L. vi. 752.

(Wordsworth also has "instinct with" music, freshness, malice, etc.:
Morning Exercise, 29; Duddon, iii. 13; Eccl. Sonnets, I. vi. 2; etc.)

A many-windowed fabric huge.

Strains that call forth upon empyreal ground

Immortal Fabrics, rising to the sound

Of penetrating harps and voices sweet.
Rising like an exhalation.

Anon out of the earth a fabric huge
Rose like an exhalation, with the sound
Of dulcet symphonies and voices sweet.

Ib. viii. 169.

Cathedral at Cologne, 12-14.

The Waggoner, 689.

(Of a building in every case but the third.)

Or lapse of liquid element.

The liquid lapse serene [of a river].
And liquid lapse of murmuring streams.

P. L. i. 710-12.

Excursion, viii. 331.

Duddon, xx. 4; cf. iv. 7.
P. L. viii. 263.

(Wordsworth also speaks of the lapse of water in three other places:
"Never enlivened," 14; Prelude, iv. 383; Excursion, iii. 93.)

Their human form divine.

Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine.

They know if I be silent, morn or even.
Witness if I be silent, morn or even.

Excursion, ix. 151.

P. L. iii. 44.

Ib. ix. 750.
P. L. v. 202.

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Thus was a Brother by a Brother saved;

With whom a crown (temptation that hath set
Discord in hearts of men till they have braved
Their nearest kin with deadly purpose met)
'Gainst duty weighed, and faithful love, did seem
A thing of no esteem.

Thus was a Brother sav'd by a Brother, to whom love of a
Crown, the thing that so often dazles, and vitiats mortal
men, for which, thousands of neerest blood have destroy'd
each other, was in respect of Brotherly dearness, a con-
temptible thing.

Bisect her orbed shield.

Gripe fast his orbed shield.

But with majestic lowliness endued.
With lowliness majestic.

Your once sweet memory, studious walks and shades!
Her sweet recess . . . studious walks and shades.

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Deaf was the Sea;

Her waves rolled on. . . .

Then Canute, rising from the invaded throne . . .
Said... "He only is a King, and he alone

Deserves the name (this truth the billows preach)

Whose everlasting laws, sea, earth, and heaven, obey." Fact and Imagination, 6–14. The Sea, as before, came rowling on. . . .

... Wher at the

King [Canute] quickly riseing . . . [said] that none indeed deserv'd the name of a King, but he whose Eternal Laws both Heav'n, Earth, and Sea obey.

"A little onward lend thy guiding hand

To these dark steps, a little further on!"

A little onward lend thy guiding hand

To these dark steps, a little further on.

Thy nymph-like step swift bounding o'er the lawn.
If chance with nymph-like step fair virgin pass.

Into the "abrupt abyss."

History of Britain, book vi.

"A little onward lend,” 1-2.

Samson, 1-2.

Ib. 18.

P. L. ix. 452.

Ib. 31.

(The quotation is apparently a confusion of "the vast Abyss," P. L. i. 21,

and "the vast abrupt," ii. 409.)

Where ravens spread their plumy vans.

Ib. 32.

Who on their plumy vans received Him soft. [Of angels.] P. R. iv. 583.

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A Book came forth of late, called PETER BELL;
Not negligent the style; - the matter? - good.

P. L. iv. 680-4.

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'As the cold aspect," 3. P. L. vi. 69.

"On the Detraction which followed the Publication of a certain Poem," 1-2.

A Book was writ of late called Tetrachordon,

And woven close, both matter, form, and style.

"On the Detraction which followed upon my writing certain Treatises," 1-2.

Bold Spirit! who art free to rove
Among the starry courts of Jove.
Before the starry threshold of Jove's court
My mansion is. [Of the attendant Spirit.]

The sweet Bird, misnamed the melancholy.
Sweet bird... Most musical, most melancholy!

To Enterprise, 14-15.

Comus, 1-2.

Ib. 145.
Penseroso, 61-2.

(Of the nightingale in each case.)

We feel that we are greater than we know.
And feel that I am happier than I know.
Shall lack not power the "meeting soul to pierce!"
Such as the meeting soul may pierce.

That Roland clove with huge two-handed sway.
The sword of Michael smote, and fell'd
Squadrons at once: with huge two-handed sway.

Down the irriguous valley.

Some irriguous valley.

Thus after Man had fallen...

Throngs of celestial visages,

Darkening like water in the breeze,

A holy sadness shared.

Soon as the unwelcome news

From Earth arrived at Heaven gate, displeased

All were who heard; dim sadness did not spare
That time celestial visages.

After-thought (Duddon), 14.
P. L. viii. 282.

Tour on Continent, Dedication, 14.
Allegro, 138.

Aix-la-Chapelle, 12.

P. L. vi. 250-1.

Our Lady of the Snow, 26.
P. L. iv. 255.

Eclipse of the Sun, 55-60.

P. L. x. 21-4.

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P. L. iii. 352-3.
"Weak is the will," 11;

"amaranthine wreaths". "When the soft hand," 50; "garlands .

of amaranthine bloom"-"On to Iona," 13; "amaranthine crown"-
"The vestal priestess," 7.)

Fetch, ye that post o'er seas and lands.

O whither with such eagerness of speed?...
.... thus post ye over vale and height
To rest?

Thousands at his bidding speed,

And post o'er land and ocean without rest.

As the dread Voice that speaks from out the sea.
The dread voice is past.

Springs from the ground the morn to gratulate.
To gratulate the sweet return of morn.

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Elegiac Stanzas (Goddard), 44.

To the Clouds, 4, 9–10.

Sonnet on his Blindness, 12-13.

At Dover, II.
Lycidas, 132.

Eccl. Sonnets, II. xiv. 2.
P. R. iv. 438.

(Of birds in each case. Wordsworth uses some form of "gratulate" in
seven other cases - there are two other instances in Milton-and has
"gratulant" once, perhaps by analogy to Milton's "congratulant,"
P. L. x. 458.)

Not Iris, issuing from her cloudy shrine.

Met by the rainbow's form divine,

Issuing from her cloudy shrine.
Transplanted from her cloudy shrine.

Gales sweet as those that over Eden blew.
Now gentle gales,

Fanning their odoriferous wings, dispense
Native perfumes, and whisper whence they stole
Those balmy spoils. [Describing Eden.]

More sweet than odours caught by him who sails
Near spicy shores of Araby the blest.

As when to them who sail ...

Sabaean odours from the spicy shore

Of Araby the Blest.

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Ib. xxii. 9.

The Triad, 84-5.
P. L. vii. 360.

Eccl. Sonnets, II. xxiv. 14.

P. L. iv. 156-9.

Ib. xxxix. 9-10.

P. L. iv. 159–63.

Ib. xlvi. 1-5.

P. L. i. 6-13.

And the sword stopped; the bleeding wounds were closed;

And Faith preserved her ancient purity.

How little boots that precedent of good!

Ib. III. vii. 1-5.

(Probably a reference to Milton's Piemontese sonnet, with a borrowing

from it and one from Lycidas:

Even them who kept thy truth so pure of old.
Alas! what boots it with uncessant care.

Heart-thrilling strains, that cast, before the eye
Of the devout, a veil of ecstasy!
Dissolve me into ecstasies,

And bring all Heaven before mine eyes?

Sonnet, 3.
Lycidas, 64.)

Ib. xliv. 13-14.

Penseroso, 165-6.

(Of organ music in a church in each case.)

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(This seems to be a reference to the hymns of the angels at the completion of God's "six days' work, a World," in Paradise Lost, vii. 557-634. The account in Genesis contains no hymns and no seraphim.)

Nor stopped, till in the dappling east

Appeared unwelcome dawn.

Till the dappled dawn doth rise.

And their necks play, involved in rings,
Like sinless snakes in Eden's happy land.
About them frisking play'd

All beasts of the earth, since wild. . . .
close the serpent sly,
Insinualing, wove with Gordian twine
His braided train.

With copious eulogy in prose or rhyme.
Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme.

Russian Fugitive, 15-16.
Allegro, 44.

Egyptian Maid, 322-3.

P. L. iv. 340-49.

Elegiac Musings, 1.
P. L. i. 16.

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