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(This appears to be a reference to God's talks with Adam and Eve, the
How often, from the steep
Of echoing hill or thicket, have we heard
(Wordsworth's "Self-reviewed, self-catechised, self-punished, ib. vi. 386–
That mixture of earth's mould.
Can any mortal mixture of earth's mould.
(Of a person in each case.)
Light... Whose sacred influence.
But each instinct with spirit.
Ib. vi. 273.
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.:
A many-windowed fabric huge.
Strains that call forth upon empyreal ground
Immortal Fabrics, rising to the sound
Of penetrating harps and voices sweet.
Anon out of the earth a fabric huge
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].
P. L. i. 710-12.
Excursion, viii. 331.
Duddon, xx. 4; cf. iv. 7.
(Wordsworth also speaks of the lapse of water in three other places:
Their human form divine.
Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine.
They know if I be silent, morn or even.
Excursion, ix. 151.
P. L. iii. 44.
Ib. ix. 750.
Thus was a Brother by a Brother saved;
With whom a crown (temptation that hath set
Thus was a Brother sav'd by a Brother, to whom love of a
Bisect her orbed shield.
Gripe fast his orbed shield.
But with majestic lowliness endued.
Your once sweet memory, studious walks and shades!
Deaf was the Sea;
Her waves rolled on. . . .
Then Canute, rising from the invaded throne . . .
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.
Into the "abrupt abyss."
History of Britain, book vi.
"A little onward lend,” 1-2.
P. L. ix. 452.
(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.
Who on their plumy vans received Him soft. [Of angels.] P. R. iv. 583.
A Book came forth of late, called PETER BELL;
P. L. iv. 680-4.
'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
The sweet Bird, misnamed the melancholy.
To Enterprise, 14-15.
(Of the nightingale in each case.)
We feel that we are greater than we know.
That Roland clove 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
After-thought (Duddon), 14.
Tour on Continent, Dedication, 14.
P. L. vi. 250-1.
Our Lady of the Snow, 26.
Eclipse of the Sun, 55-60.
P. L. x. 21-4.
P. L. iii. 352-3.
"amaranthine wreaths". "When the soft hand," 50; "garlands .
of amaranthine bloom"-"On to Iona," 13; "amaranthine crown"-
Fetch, ye that post o'er seas and lands.
O whither with such eagerness of speed?...
Thousands at his bidding speed,
And post o'er land and ocean without rest.
As the dread Voice that speaks from out the sea.
Springs from the ground the morn to gratulate.
Elegiac Stanzas (Goddard), 44.
To the Clouds, 4, 9–10.
Sonnet on his Blindness, 12-13.
At Dover, II.
Eccl. Sonnets, II. xiv. 2.
(Of birds in each case. Wordsworth uses some form of "gratulate" in
Not Iris, issuing from her cloudy shrine.
Met by the rainbow's form divine,
Issuing from her cloudy shrine.
Gales sweet as those that over Eden blew.
Fanning their odoriferous wings, dispense
More sweet than odours caught by him who sails
As when to them who sail ...
Sabaean odours from the spicy shore
Of Araby the Blest.
Ib. xxii. 9.
The Triad, 84-5.
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.
Heart-thrilling strains, that cast, before the eye
And bring all Heaven before mine eyes?
Ib. xliv. 13-14.
(Of organ music in a church in each case.)
(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,
All beasts of the earth, since wild. . . .
With copious eulogy in prose or rhyme.
Russian Fugitive, 15-16.
Egyptian Maid, 322-3.
P. L. iv. 340-49.
Elegiac Musings, 1.