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" I sometimes hold it half a sin To put in words the grief I feel; For words, like Nature, half reveal And half conceal the Soul within. But, for the unquiet heart and brain, A use in measured language lies, The sad mechanic exercise, Like dull narcotics,... "
Works: The princess. In memoriam - Page 137
by Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1904
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The Living Age ..., Volume 26

1850
...language lies ; The sad mechanic exercise Like dull narcotics, numbing pain. In words, like weeds, I '11 wrap me o'er, Like coarsest clothes against the cold...which these enfold Is given in outline, and no more. Soon after the poet alludes to the well-meant common-places by which it is so often sought to console...
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In Memoriam

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - English Literature - 1850 - 210 pages
...language lies ; The sad mechanic exercise Like dull narcotics, numbing pain. In words, like weeds, I '11 wrap me o'er, Like coarsest clothes against the cold...which these enfold Is given in outline and no more. v. ONE writes, that ' Other friends remain,' That ' Loss is common to the race ' — And common is...
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The Prospective Review: A Quarterly Journal of Theology and Literature, Volume 6

Literature - 1850
...language lies ; The sad mechanic exercise Like dull narcotics, numbing pain. In words, like weeds, I '11 wrap me o'er, Like coarsest clothes against the cold...which these enfold Is given in outline, and no more." — P. 5. In another place, he says that his spirit can find relief in words only when the tides of...
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In Memoriam, Issue 1

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - Grief - 1850 - 210 pages
...language lies ; The sad mechanic exercise Like dull narcotics, numbing pain. In words, like weeds, I '11 wrap me o'er, Like coarsest clothes against the cold...which these enfold Is given in outline and no more. V. ONE writes, that ' Other friends remain,' That ' Loss is common to the race ' — And common is...
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In Memoriam

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1850 - 216 pages
...language lies ; The sad mechanic exercise, Like dull narcotics, numbing pain. In words, like weeds, I '11 wrap me o'er, Like coarsest clothes against the cold ; But that large grief which these infold Is given in outline and no more. VI. ONE writes, that " Other friends remain," That " Loss is...
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In Memoriam

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - English Literature - 1850 - 210 pages
...language lies ; The sad mechanic exercise Like dull narcotics, numhing pain. In words, like weeds, I '11 wrap me o'er, Like coarsest clothes against the cold ; But that large grief which these eufold Is given in outline and no more. ONE writes, that ' Other friends remain,1 That ' Loss is common...
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In memoriam [by A. Tennyson].

Alfred Tennyson (1st baron.) - 1851
...language lies ; The sad mechanic exercise, Like dull narcotics, numbing pain. In words, like weeds, I'll wrap me o'er, Like coarsest clothes against the cold;...which these enfold Is given in outline and no more. TI. ONE writes, that ' Other friends remain,' That ' Loss is common to the race '—• And common...
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The American Whig Review, Volume 13

1851
...language lie» : The sad mechanic exercise, Like dull narcotio, numbing pain. " In words, like weeds, I'll wrap me o'er, Like coarsest clothes against the cold ; But that large grief which these infold Is given in outline and no more." That is a sort of apology for writing his thought«, and bathing...
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The Broken Bud: Or, Reminiscences of a Bereaved Mother

Meta Lander - 1861 - 325 pages
...language lies ; The sad mechanic exercise, Like dull narcotics, numbing pain. In words, like weeds, I'll wrap me o'er, Like coarsest clothes against the cold ; But that large grief which these infold IB given in outline and no more." THIS simple Tribute to tho Memory of a beloved child, was...
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The Sunday at Home, Volume 35

1888
...comforter represents to the survivor that it is the common and inevitable lot for the old to pass away. One writes, that 'Other friends remain,' That 'Loss...common-place, And vacant chaff well meant for grain. Eeal unselfish sympathy will usually engender tact, even in the blunt and unrefined when they stand...
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