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" I have seen A curious child, who dwelt upon a tract Of inland ground, applying to his ear The convolutions of a smooth-lipped shell ; To which, in silence hushed, his very soul Listened intensely ; and his countenance soon Brightened with joy ; for from... "
A Collection of Familiar Quotations: With Complete Indices of Authors and ... - Page 109
by John Bartlett - 1856 - 358 pages
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The Work of Mrs. Hemans, Volume 4

Mrs. Hemans - 1842 - 372 pages
...birthplace moan, as moans the ocean-shell. Such a"shell as Wordsworth has beautifully described : "I have seen A curious child who dwelt upon a tract...ground, applying to his ear The convolutions of a smooth-lipp'd shell ; To which, in silence hush'd, his very soul Listened intently, and his countenance...
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The works of mrs Hemans; with a memoir of her life, by her sister [H.M. Owen].

Felicia Dorothea Hemans - 1845 - 360 pages
...birthplace moan, as moans the ocean-shell. Such a shell as Wordsworth has beautifully described. " I have seen A curious child who dwelt upon a tract...ground, applying to his ear The convolutions of a smooth-lipp'd shell ; To which, in silence hush'd, his very soul Listen'd intently, and his countenance...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 2

1843 - 602 pages
...Landor. I have written some worse myself. L. So has Wordsworth. Attend to the echo in the Excursion : " I have seen A curious child, who dwelt upon a tract...ground, applying to his ear The convolutions of a smooth-lipp'd shell, To which, in silence hush'd, his very soul Lbttn'd intensely, and his countenance...
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Eclectic Museum of Foreign Literature, Science and Art, Volume 2

John Holmes Agnew - 1843 - 612 pages
...Landor. I have written some worse myself. L. So has Wordsworth. Attend to the echo in the Excursion : " I have seen A curious child, who dwelt upon a tract...ground, applying to his ear The convolutions of a smooth-lipp'd shell, To which, in silence hush'd, his very soul Listen'd intensely, and his countenance...
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Sights in spring (summer, autumn, winter).

Sights - 1844 - 104 pages
...all of which deserve examination. A single shell may afford much pleasure. Wordsworth says : " I have seen A curious child who dwelt upon a tract...and his countenance soon Brightened with joy, for murmurings from within Were heard sonorous cadences ; whereby To his belief the monitor expressed...
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The Poems of William Wordsworth ...

William Wordsworth - 1845 - 686 pages
...By the inferior Faculty that moulds, With her minute and speculative pains, Opinion, ever changing ! I have seen A curious child, who dwelt upon a tract...soon Brightened with joy ; for from within were heard Munnurings, whereby the monitor expressed Mysterious union with its native sea. Even such a shell the...
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Echoes of Nature

Edward Brown - 1845 - 154 pages
... / , ECHOES OF NATURE. NATURE. I have seen A curious child, who dwelt upon a tract...and his countenance soon Brightened with joy; for murmurings from within Were heard, sonorous cadences! whereby, To his belief, the monitor expressed...
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The Poems of William Wordsworth, D.C.L., Poet Laureate, Etc. Etc

William Wordsworth - 1845 - 660 pages
...ever changing ! I have seen A curious child, who dwelt upon a traet Of inland ground, applying to hia ear The convolutions of a smooth-lipped shell ; To...within were heard Murmurings, whereby the monitor expressedMysterious union with its native sea. Even such a shell the universe itself Is to the ear...
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Maro; Or, Poetic Irritability. In Four Cantos

Samuel Bailey - 1845 - 104 pages
...adamant. Lured by the beauty of the night to roam, With sauntering steps young MARO left his home ; * "I have seen A curious child, who dwelt upon a tract...ground, applying to his ear The convolutions of a smooth-lipp'd shell ; To which, in silence hush'd, his very soul Listen'd intensely ; and his countenance...
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Echoes of Nature

Edward Brown - 1845 - 152 pages
...3 3433 07581022 0 ECHOES I OF NAT 'TJ K E. I have seen A curious child, who dwelt upon a tract...ground, applying to his ear The convolutions of a smooth- lipped shell ; To which, in silence hushed, his very soul Listened intensely; and his countenance...
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