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" WHEN Ruth was left half desolate, Her Father took another Mate ; And Ruth, not seven years old, A slighted child, at her own will Went wandering over dale and hill, In thoughtless freedom, bold. And she had made a pipe of straw, And music from that pipe... "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 259
1819
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Feminine Influence on the Poets

Edward Thomas - English poetry - 1911 - 351 pages
...clothes. Wordsworth's Ruth, when not seven years old, went wandering "in thoughtless freedom bold," and Had built a bower upon the green, As if she from her birth had been An infant of the woods. So when the grown woman was deserted by her husband and she went mad, even in her prison cell she "nor...
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Poems by Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats

James Weber Linn - 1911 - 215 pages
...OR THE INFLUENCES OF NATURE WHEN Ruth was left half desolate Her father took another mate; And Ruth, not seven years old, A slighted child, at her own will Went wandering over dale and hill, 5 In thoughtless freedom, bold. And she had made a pipe of straw, And music from that pipe could draw...
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Poems by Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats

James Weber Linn - 1911 - 215 pages
...thoughtless freedom, bold. And she had made a pipe of straw, And music from that pipe could draw Like sounds of winds and floods; Had built a bower upon the green, 10 As if she from her birth had been An infant of the woods. Beneath her father's roof, alone She seem'd...
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The Golden Treasury: Selected from the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the ...

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1912 - 466 pages
...thoughtless freedom, bold. 10 And she had made a pipe of straw, And music from that pipe could draw Like sounds of winds and floods ; Had built a bower upon the green, As if she from her birth had been 1 5 An infant of the woods. Beneath her father's roof, alone She seem'd to live ; her thoughts her...
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The Leading English Poets from Chaucer to Browning: Ed., with Introduction ...

Lucius Hudson Holt - English poetry - 1915 - 918 pages
...wind. RUTH [Pnbl. 1800] WHEN Ruth was left half desolate, Her Father took another Mate ; And Ruth, nd % 7= $ W $ ߨ W @vwĹ e΀ k 2&{ s o %y music from that pipe could draw Like sounds of winds and floods; Had built a bower upon the green,...
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The Leading English Poets from Chaucer to Browning

Lucius Hudson Holt - English poetry - 1915 - 918 pages
...thoughtless freedom, bold. And she had made a pipe of straw, And music from that pipe could draw Like u too and pray, And tell thy brother knights to fast and Pray ra As if she from her birth bad been An infant of the woods. Beneath her father's roof, alone She seemed...
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Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Volume 40

Science - 1908
...gallop of verse "), as — When Ruth was left half desolate Her father took another mate ; And Ruth, not seven years old, A slighted child, at her own...over dale and hill, In thoughtless freedom bold. And again, both halves of such a stanza may further be resolved into four-syllabled leonines, as — With...
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Wordsworth and the Poetry of Human Suffering

James H. Averill - Poetry - 1980 - 291 pages
...one might say, the "moving accident." From the beginning, Ruth is a child of the English countryside: And she had made a pipe of straw And from that oaten...she from her birth had been An Infant of the woods. [11.7-12] To this girl steeped in the natural comes "a Youth from Georgia's shore" (1. 13). He uses...
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Robert Southey and the Contexts of English Romanticism

Lynda Pratt - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 267 pages
...wanders over 'dale and hill/In thoughtless freedom, bold' (lines 5-6). A Rousseauesque native, she: Had built a bower upon the green, As if she from her birth had been An infant of the woods, (lines 10-12) In her harmonious relationship with the land, she is self possessed - 'Pleased with herself,...
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Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute, Volume 40

New Zealand Institute - Science - 1908
...gallop of verse "), as — When Ruth was left half desolate Her father took another mate ; And Ruth, not seven years old, A slighted child, at her own...over dale and hill, In thoughtless freedom bold. And again, both halves of such a stanza may further be resolved into four-syllabled leonines, as — With...
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