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" I kissed the rod, Hand rather, my heart lo! lapped strength, stole joy, would laugh, cheer. "
Speak What We Feel: Not What We Ought to Say - Page 28
by Frederick Buechner - 2009 - 176 pages
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Gerard Manley Hopkins

Frank Raymond Leavis - 1973 - 144 pages
...he becomes a mirror of Christ, flashing goldvermilion: I kissed the rod, Hand rather, my heart lot lapped strength, Stole joy, would laugh, cheer. Cheer...heaven-handling flung me, foot trod Me? or me that fought him? The crucial ambivalence which Hopkins stresses is owing to the double mirror image which he keeps always...
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In Extremity: A Study of Gerard Manley Hopkins

John Robinson - 1980 - 192 pages
...about to confirm the suggested explanation, to make his mind up about its significance, he falters : Nay in all that toil, that coil, since (seems) I kissed...lo! lapped strength, stole joy, would laugh, cheer. 'Nay in all that toil' signals the arrival of some affirmative statement, but this positiveness evaporates...
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A Queer Chivalry: The Homoerotic Asceticism of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Julia F. Saville - 2000 - 240 pages
...might fly," his "grain lie, sheer and clear," is reinforced by the pleasurable release that follows: "Nay in all that toil, that coil, since (seems) I...lo! lapped strength, stole joy, would laugh, cheer." Notable here is the displacement of homage from the rod to the hand that wields it, as if Hopkins dramatizes...
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Paranoia & Contentment: A Personal Essay on Western Thought

John C. Hampsey, Professor John C Hampsey - 2004 - 216 pages
...eyes my bruised bones? and fan, O in turns of tempest, me heaped there; me frantic to avoid thee and Nay in all that toil, that coil, since (seems) I kissed...fought him? O which one? is it each one? That night, 138 that year Of now done darkness I wretch lay wrestling with (my God!) my God. Composed after the...
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Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word

Charles Bernstein - 1998 - 400 pages
...person and so throws light (itself described negatively as "now done darkness") back upon the question "Cheer whom though? The hero whose heaven-handling flung me, foot trod / Me? or me that fought him?" Here Hopkins uses interpolated utterance (as he had in the famous "fancy, come faster" of "The Wreck...
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Cambridge Book of English Verse 1900-1939

Allen Freer, John Andrew - 1970 - 220 pages
...there; me frantic to avoid thee and flee ? Why? That my chaff might fly; my grain lie, sheer and clear. Nay in all that toil, that coil, since (seems) I kissed the rod, 10 Hand rather, my heart lo ! lapped strength, stole joy, would laugh, cheer. Cheer whom though ? the...
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