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" My former thoughts returned : the fear that kills ; And hope that is unwilling to be fed ; Cold, pain, and labor, and all fleshly ills ; And mighty Poets in their misery dead. "
Macmillan's Magazine - Page 218
1886
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A Book of English Literature, Volume 2

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - English literature - 1916
...some far region sent, To give me human strength, by apt admonishment. 113 My former thoughts returned: the fear that kills; And hope that is unwilling to be fed; Cold, pain and labor, and all fleshly ills; And mighty poets in their misery dead. Perplexed, and longing to be comforted,...
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English Poetry of the Nineteenth Century: A Connected Representation of ...

George Roy Elliott, Norman Foerster - English poetry - 1923 - 825 pages
...far region sent, To give me human strength, by apt admonishment. XVII My former thoughts returned: the fear that kills; And hope that is unwilling to be fed ; Cold, pain, and labor, and all fleshly ills; us And mighty poets in their misery dead. — Perplexed, and longing to...
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William Wordsworth

Geoffrey Durrant - Literary Criticism - 1969 - 161 pages
...situation in it, he must pay an increment of anxiety and pain. The very capacity for joy brings with it 'the fear that kills; And hope that is unwilling to be fed'. The knowledge of good and evil, the capacity to foretell the future, brings with it a sense of all...
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George Eliot's 'Daniel Deronda' Notebooks

George Eliot - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 524 pages
...moveth altogether if it move at all. [Resolution & Independence, 74-7] My former thoughts returned: the fear that kills, And hope that is unwilling to be fed; Cold pain & labour, & all fleshly ills; And mighty Poets in their misery dead. Resolution & Independence [1 13-16]...
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The Fireside annual [afterw.] pictorial annual [formerly Our own fireside ...

Fireside pictorial annual - 1883
...him that he lives by gathering leeches. Then the poet continues : — " My former thoughts returned : the fear that kills, And hope that is unwilling to be fed ; Cold, pain, and labonr, and all fleshy ills ; And mighty poets in their misery dead. But now, perplexed by what the...
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Wordsworth

Frederic William Henry Myers - 1925 - 189 pages
...actual experience. Wordsworth, walking on the moors, and suddenly depressed from the summit of joy to "the fear that kills, and hope that is unwilling to be fed ", meets an old man gathering leeches from the pools : neither age nor toil can force bitterness or...
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