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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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Voices of Nature to Her Foster-child, the Soul of Man: A Series of Analogies ...

George Barrell Cheever - 1852 - 480 pages
...nature is weak or wanting. D I have seen A curious child, who dwelt upon a tract Of inland-ground, applying to his ear The convolutions of a smooth-lipped...To which, in silence hushed, his very soul Listened inlently; and his countenance soon Brightened with joy ; for murmurings from within Were heard, sonorous...
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The Christian Parlor Magazine, Volume 8

1852 - 302 pages
...worth a thousand. You may find it in " The Excursion," if I am iiot mistaken : "I hare seen A ourious 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...
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Heaven, Or, An Earnest and Scriptural Inquiry Into the Abode of the Sainted Dead

Henry Harbaugh - 1852 - 314 pages
...btimnn 13 nm nnit "I have seen A curious child, that dwelt upon a tract Of inland ground, applying lo his ear The convolutions of a smooth-lipped shell,...To which, in silence hushed, his very soul Listened intently ; and his countenance soon Brightened with joy; for, murmuring from within Were heard, sonorous...
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An Excursion Among the Poets

H. C. Foster - 1853 - 378 pages
...In the sublime attractions of the Grave. 1 84 WILLIAM WORDSWORTH. THE RESPONSES OF EXTERNAL 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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A Commentary on the Song of Solomon

George Burrowes - 1853 - 542 pages
...words of Wordsworth for expressing nobler emotions than they seem to have been intended to embody: "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 Excursion: A Poem

William Wordsworth - 1853 - 716 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...very soul Listened intensely ; and his countenance sewn Brightened with joy ; for from within were heard Murmurings, whereby the monitor expressed Mysterious...
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Heaven: Or An Earnest and Scriptural Inquiry Into the Abode of the Sainted Dead

Henry Harbaugh - 1853 - 314 pages
...to everlasting ruin ! CHAPTER IV. tottnnu IBunBti unit <0uitlj. " I have seen A curious child, that dwelt upon a tract Of inland ground, applying to his...To which, in silence hushed, his very soul Listened intently; and his countenance soon Brightened with joy ; for, murmuring from within Were heard, sonorous...
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Complete Works

Mrs. Hemans - 1853 - 666 pages
...birthplace moan, as moans the ocean-shell. Such a shell as Wordsworth has beautifully described. " 1 have seen A curious child who dwelt upon a tract Of...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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Poems from the Poetical Works of William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - 1853 - 298 pages
...Philadelphia, December I, 1841. * JfLlus CHARLES HARE: see dedication of ysES AT TRUTH, by Two Brothers.' I have seen A curious child, who dwelt upon a tract Of inland ground, applying to his car The convolutions of a smooth-lipped shell; To which, in silence hushed, his very soul Listened...
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Proceedings of the Literary & Philosophical Society of Liverpool, Volumes 8-10

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1854 - 630 pages
...remembers its august abodes, And murmurs as the ocean murmurs there." Wordsworth also ( in his "Excursion," Book IV. " I have seen A curious child, who dwelt...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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