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" MILTON ! thou should'st be living at this hour ; .England hath need of thee : she is a fen Of stagnant waters : altar, sword and pen, Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and bower, Have forfeited their ancient English dower Of inward happiness. We are... "
Poems - Page 212
by William Wordsworth, Dorothy Wordsworth - 1815
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 11

1808
...bower, Hnve forfeited thfir ancient Englifl) dower Of inward happinefs. We are felfifh men ; Oh ! raife us up, return to us again ( And give us manners, virtue, freedom, power. Thy foul was like a ftar, and dwelt apart : „ Thou i.ji.1'. a voice wltnfe found was like the fea ; Pure...
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Poems,: In Two Volumes,

William Wordsworth - 1807
...peace, our fearful innocence. And pure religion breathing household laws. 139 14. LONDON, 1802. Milton ! thou should'st be living at this hour : England hath need of thee : she is a feu Of stagnant waters: altar, sword and pen, Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and bower. Have forfeited...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 76

England - 1854
...translator : — •' Milton ! thou shouldrt be living at tliis hour ; England hath need of the* ; she is a fen Of stagnant waters ; altar, sword, and...men : Oh ! raise us up, return to us again, And give ui manners, virtue, freedom, power. Thy soul was like a star, and dwelt apart ; Thou hadst a voice...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 26

England - 1829
...still it is also true, that the common people of England are neither prosperous nor happy. " England is a fen Of stagnant waters: altar, sword, and pen,...dower Of inward happiness — We are selfish men." Simplicity, and goodness, and comfort, are ebbing away from our shores — on the one hand we find...
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The Quarterly Christian Spectator

Theology - 1836
...give one as a specimen : 'Milton ! thou should'st he living nt this hour: England hath need of thce : she is a fen Of stagnant waters: altar, sword and...Oh ! raise us up, return to us again ; And give us mii1iners, virtue, freedom, power. Thy soul was like a star, and dwelt apart; Thou had'st a voice whose...
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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - Fore-edge painting - 1828 - 340 pages
...household laws. LONDON, i8oa. MILTON ! thou shouldst be living at this hour : England hath need of ihee : she is a fen Of stagnant waters : altar, sword, and pen. Fireside, the heroic wealth of ball and bower, Have forfeited their ancient English dower Of inward happiness. We are selfish men...
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The British poets of the nineteenth century, including the select works of ...

British poets - 1828
...household-laws. xiy. MILTON ! t linn shouldst be living at this hour : England hath need of t lice : she is a fen Of stagnant waters: altar, sword and pen, Fireside, the heroic wealth of hnll and bower, Have forfeited their ancient English dower Of inward happiness. \Ve are selfish men;...
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The Quarterly Christian Spectator

Theology - 1836
...one as a specimen : ' Milton ! thoti ahould'at bę living at this hour : England hath need oftbee : she is a fen Of stagnant waters: altar, sword and...happiness. We are selfish men ; Oh ! raise us up, return tn as again ; And give us manners, virtue, freedom, power. Thy soul was like a star, and dwelt apart;...
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The Methodist Magazine and Quarterly Review, Volume 10

Methodist Church - 1839
...that we have stated, but also as a splendid tribute to the greatest of bards : — " MILTON ! them should'st be living at this hour : England hath need...stagnant waters; altar, sword, and pen, Fireside, th' heroic wealth of hall and bower Have forfeited their ancient English dower Of inward happiness....
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Southern Review, Volume 8

1831
...great part of liberatress of the world, which be predicted she was to play. He fondly complained that altar, sword and pen, Fireside, the heroic wealth...forfeited their ancient English dower Of inward happiness. If each single word of this complaint be well meditated, it opens nll the characteristic glories of...
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