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" Soft smiles, by human kindness bred! And seemliness complete, that sways Thy courtesies, about thee plays; "With no restraint, but such as springs From quick and eager visitings Of thoughts that lie beyond the reach Of thy few words of English speech:... "
Poems, selected from the best eds - Page 101
by William [poetical works Wordsworth (selections]) - 1880
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Brief Literary Criticisms

Richard Holt Hutton - English literature - 1906 - 417 pages
...overspread ! Soft smiles, by human kindness bred ! And seemliness complete, that sways Thy courtesies, about thee plays ; With no restraint, but such as springs...thy few words of English speech : A bondage sweetly brook'd, a strife That gives thy gestures grace and life ! So have I, not unmoved in mind, Seen birds...
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Palgrave's Golden Treasury

1908 - 551 pages
...overspread, Soft smiles, by human kindness bred ; And seemliness complete, that sways Thy courtesies, about thee plays ; With no restraint, but such as springs...thy few words of English speech : A bondage sweetly brook'd, a strife That gives thy gestures grace and life ! So have I, not unmoved in mind, Seen birds...
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The Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics, with Notes

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1908 - 437 pages
...overspread; 35 Soft smiles, by human kindness bred; And seemliness complete, that sways Thy courtesies, about thee plays; With no restraint, but such as springs From quick and eager visitings 5 Of thoughts that lie beyond the reach Of thy few words of English speech: A bondage sweetly brook'd,...
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The Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics, with Notes

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1908 - 437 pages
...Mountaineer: A face with gladness overspread; And seemliness complete, that sways Thy courtesies, about thee plays; With no restraint, but such as springs From quick and eager visitings 5 Of thoughts that lie beyond the reach Of thy few words of English speech: A bondage sweetly brook'd,...
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The Poems of William Wordsworth, Volume 2

William Wordsworth - 1908
...restraint, but such as springs From quick and eager visitings Of thoughts that lie beyond the reach 40 A bondage sweetly brooked, a strife That gives thy gestures grace and life ! So have I, not unmoved in mind, Seen birds of tempest-loving kind — Thus beating up against the...
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The Book of Georgian Verse

William Stanley Braithwaite - English poetry - 1909 - 1313 pages
...overspread ! Soft smiles, by human kindness bred ! And seemliness complete, that sways Thy courtesies, about thee plays; With no restraint, but such as springs...brooked, a strife That gives thy gestures grace and life I So have I, not unmoved in mind, Seen birds of tempest-loving kind, Thus beating up against the wind....
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Narrative and Lyric Poems: For Students

Samuel Swayze Seward - American poetry - 1909 - 512 pages
...overspread; Soft smiles, by human kindness bred; And seemliness complete, that sways Thy courtesies, about thee plays; With no restraint, but such as springs...thy few words of English speech: A bondage sweetly brook'd, a strife That gives thy gestures grace and life ! So have I, not unmoved in mind, Seen birds...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 41, Page 2

Literature - 1910
...overspread, Soft smiles, by human kindness bred; And seemliness complete, that sways Thy courtesies, about thee plays ; With no restraint, but such as springs...thy few words of English speech : A bondage sweetly brook'd, a strife That gives thy gestures grace and life ! So have I, not unmoved in mind, Seen birds...
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Selections from Byron, Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats and Browning

Charles Townsend Copeland, Henry Milner Rideout - English poetry - 1909 - 311 pages
...Soft smiles, by human kindness bred; 691: And seemliness complete, that sways Thy courtesies, about thee plays ; With no restraint, but such as springs...eager visitings Of thoughts that lie beyond the reach 695 Of thy few words of English speech : A bondage sweetly brook'd, a strife That gives thy gestures...
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English Poetry: Volume 2

English poetry - 1910
...overspread, Soft smiles, by human kindness bred; And seemliness complete, that sways Thy courtesies, about thee plays ; With no restraint, but such as springs...thy few words of English speech: A bondage sweetly brook'd, a strife That gives thy gestures grace and life 1 So have I, not unmoved in mind, Seen birds...
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