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A hut, by tufted trees defended.

Upon a rising ground a grey church-tower,
Whose battlements were screened by tufted trees.

[A chapel] tufted with an ivy grove.
Towers and battlements it sees

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!
The mountain nymph, sweet Liberty.

For they have learnt to open and to close
The ridges of grim war.

Expert... to... open when, and when to close
The ridges of grim war.

Like the bright confines of another world.
Of those bright confines [heaven].

I sing: "fit audience let me find though few!"
So prayed, more gaining than he asked, the Bard
In holiest mood. Urania, I shall need
Thy guidance, or a greater Muse, if such
Descend to earth or dwell in highest heaven!
Descend from Heaven, Urania. . . .

.. Still govern thou my song,
Urania, and fit audience find, though few.
Under the covert of these clustering elms.
Under the covert of some ancient oak.

That left half-told the preternatural tale.
That left half told The story.

Commenced in pain,

In pain commenced, and ended without peace.
Though fall'n on evil days,

On evil days though fall'n, and evil tongues.

Yet cease I not to struggle, and aspire.
Yet not the more

Cease I to wander where the Muses haunt.

Who dwell on earth, yet breathe empyreal air.

I have presumed,

An earthly guest, and drawn empyreal air.

White Doe, vii. 142.

Excursion, v. 80-81.
Peter Bell, 855-

Allegro, 77-8.
Penseroso, 73.

Tyrolese Sonnets, ii. 2-3.
Allegro, 36.

Spanish Guerillas, 3-4.

P. L. vi. 233-6.

View from Black Comb, 27.
P. L. ii. 395.

Excursion, preface, 23-7.

P. L. vii. 1, 30–31.

Ib. i. 51.

P. R. i. 305; cf. ii. 262-3.
Ib. i. 179.
Penseroso, 109–10.

Ib. iv. 2-3.

P. L. vii. 25-6.

Ib. iv. 126.

P. L. iii. 26-7.

Ib. iv. 231.

P. L. vii. 13-14.

("Empyreal air" occurs again in Epitaphs from Chiabrera, viii. 20, and "empyreal" in five other places.)

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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.

Ib. vi. 273.
Comus, 244.

(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. 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.

Artegal and Elidure, 234-9.

History of Britain, book i.
"Who rises on the banks," 27.
P. L. vi. 543.

Dion, 14.

P. L. viii. 42.

Ib. 44.

P. R. iv. 242-3.

Her waves rolled on....

Deaf was the Sea;

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. . . . Wherat 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.

"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, dis pleased
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.

Three Cottage Girls, 70.
Eccl. Sonnets, I. i. 14.

Bright Spirit, not with amaranth crowned.

Immortal amaranth.

Their crowns inwove with amarant and gold:
Immortal amarant.

P. L. iii. 352-3.

(Wordsworth also has "amaranthine flower"-"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.

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.]

Ib. xxii. 9.

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

Eccl. Sonnets, II. xxiv. 14.

P. L. iv. 156-9.

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