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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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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...were stedfast as thou art — Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night And watching, with etemal lids apart. Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite,...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 stedfast, still unchangeable,...
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Selected Poems and Letters of Keats

John Keats, Robert Gittings - English letters - 1995 - 301 pages
...as a truth — ... Bright Star Final Version 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, 5 The moving waters at their priestlike task Of pure ablution round earth's human shores, Or gazing...
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How to Travel with a Salmon: And Other Essays

Umberto Eco - Literary Collections - 1995 - 256 pages
...beyond its boundaries, and he therefore assumes full responsibility for a metaphor, even a daring one: "The moving waters at their priestlike task / Of pure ablution round earth's human shores." Everyone agrees that Keats has allowed his fancy to soar, but at least he makes no apology for that....
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How to Travel with a Salmon: And Other Essays

Umberto Eco - Literary Collections - 1995 - 256 pages
...beyond its boundaries, and he therefore assumes full responsibility for a metaphor, even a daring one: "The moving waters at their priestlike task / Of pure ablution round earth's human shores." Everyone agrees that Keats has allowed his fancy to soar, but at least he makes no apology for that....
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Making Your Own Days: The Pleasures of Reading and Writing Poetry

Kenneth Koch - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1999 - 320 pages
...get more, the reader goes on with the poem. Bright star! would I were steadfast as thou art — Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night And watching,...priestlike task Of pure ablution round earth's human shores — As soon as Keats says "not," the situation becomes more complicated: he wants to be like the star...
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Rules for the Dance: A Handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse

Mary Oliver - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1998 - 194 pages
..."Eremite" in the following lines is an example: Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art — Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night And watching,...Eremite, The moving waters at their priestlike task. . . . ("Bright star, would I were stedfast . . .") In order for the allusion to work, the reader naturally...
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On Love/Psychological Exercises: With Some Aphorisms & Other Essays

A. R. Orage - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1998 - 121 pages
...never flnd my grave, To weep there. Shakespeare 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...
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Keats

Andrew Motion - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 636 pages
...Keats had used in his recent letters to Fanny: 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 new soft-fallen mask Of snow upon the mountains and the moors — No -yet still steadfast, still unchangeable,...
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The Discovery of Poetry: A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems

Frances Mayes - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 494 pages
...at hand. BRIGHT STAR (John Keats, 1795-1821) Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art — Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night And watching,...eternal lids apart, Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite,1 The moving waters at their priestlike task Of pure ablution round earth's human shores, Or...
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The Major Works

William Butler Yeats - Literary Collections - 2001 - 572 pages
...poetry; in Keats's 'magic casements opening on the foam of perilous seas in faery lands forlorn';0 in his 'moving waters at their priest-like task of pure ablution round earth's human shore';0 in Shakespeare's 'floor of heaven,' 'inlaid with patens of bright gold'; and in his Dido standing...
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