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" Bright Star! would I were steadfast as thou art — Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night, And watching, with eternal lids apart, Like Nature's patient, sleepless Eremite, The moving waters at their priestlike task Of pure ablution round earth's... "
A Book of English Sonnets - Page 51
1906 - 167 pages
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Simple English poems, ed. by H.C. Bowen

Herbert Courthope Bowen - 1879
...solitary worshipper in a wilderness. Cf. — " Bright star 1 would I were steadfast as thou art — Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night, And watching,...apart, Like Nature's patient, sleepless Eremite." KEATS'B Last Sonnet. P. 40, 1. 270. Doth ache = doth suffer pain without intermission. Keats is especially...
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A Treasury of English Sonnets

David M. Main - Sonnets, English - 1880 - 470 pages
...seeing I fast and pray. cccxi F> RIGHT star ! would I were steadfast as thou art,1795-1811 •*-' Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night, And watching,...ablution round earth's human shores, Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask Of snow upon the mountains and the moors : — No — yet still steadfast, still unchangeable,...
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John Keats: A Study

Frances Mary Owen - English poetry - 1880 - 183 pages
...all we have a. wonderful parting thought of it. Bright star ! would I were steadfast as thou art. Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night And watching,...lids apart Like Nature's patient sleepless eremite, A STUDY. 175 The moving waters at thfir priest-like task Of pure ablution rounJ cariffs human shores,...
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Work and Leisure, the Englishwoman's Advertiser, Reporter and ..., Volume 9

Louisa M. Hubbard - Volunteers
...ceases ; it is like the tides, and may, in its constant efforts to remove impurities, be likened to ' The moving waters at their priestlike task Of pure ablution round Earth's human shores.' If hospital work is done in this spirit Sunday will not be less sacred, but each day will be equally...
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Treasury of English Sonnets. Ed. from the Original Sources with Notes and ...

David M. Main (ed) - 1881
...fast and pray. cccxt "DRIGHT star ! would I were steadfast as thou 1795—1821 •*-' art, — Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night, And watching,...ablution round earth's human shores, Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask Of snow upon the mountains and the moors : — No — yet still steadfast, still unchangeable,...
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The science of beauty

Avary W. Holmes-Forbes - 1881
...the seas it looks down upon, lapping the coasts, are like priests washing the feet of pilgrims — " The moving waters at their priest-like task of pure ablution round earth's human shores." To Wolfe, in his " Ode on Sir John Moore's Burial," the moon struggles to send her light down to earth,...
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The Literary History of England in the End of the Eighteenth and ..., Volume 3

Mrs. Oliphant (Margaret) - English literature - 1882
...trembling voice between heaven and earth — " Bright star ! would I were steadfast as thou art, Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night, And watching,...ablution, round earth's human shores ; Or gazing on the soft new-fallen mask Of enow upon the mountains and the moors ; No ! — yet still steadfast, still...
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The Literary History of England in the End of the Eighteenth and ..., Volume 3

Mrs. Oliphant (Margaret) - English literature - 1882
...trembling voice between heaven and earth— " Bright star! would I were steadfast as thou art, Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night, And watching,...ablution, round earth's human shores ; Or gazing on the soft new-fallen mask Of snow upon the mountains and the moors ; No !—yet still steadfast, still unchangeable,...
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English Language and Literary Criticism: English poetry

James Baldwin - English language - 1882
...few! [Keate's Last Sonnet.'] Bright star! would I were steadfast as thou art— Not in lone splendor hung aloft the night, And watching, with eternal lids...ablution round earth's human shores, Or gazing on the new sofi fallen mask, No—yet still steadfast, still unchangeable, • Pillowed upon-my fair love's ripening...
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song: Selected from English and American ...

Charlotte Fiske Bates - American poetry - 1882 - 882 pages
...COMPOSED ON LEAVING ENGLAND. BRIGHT Star! would I were steadfast as thou art,— Not in lone splendor hung aloft the night, And watching, with eternal lids...patient sleepless eremite, The moving waters at their priestlikc task Of pure ablution, round earth's human shores, Or gazing on the new soft fallen mask...
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