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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 99
by William [poetical works Wordsworth (selections]) - 1880
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The Romantic National Tale and the Question of Ireland

Ina Ferris - Literary Criticism - 2002
...the poem repeatedly deploys the motif of incommensurability: "Thee, neither know I, nor thy peers"; "thoughts that lie beyond the reach / Of thy few words of English speech." Standard narratives of relation also fail, as he tries out a series of possible roles: pastoral lover,...
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