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" Inland, within a hollow Vale, I stood, And saw, while sea was calm and air was clear, The Coast of France, the Coast of France how near! Drawn almost into frightful neighbourhood. I shrunk, for verily the barrier flood Was like a Lake, or River bright... "
Poems, selected from the best eds - Page 77
by William [poetical works Wordsworth (selections]) - 1880
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Towns of New England and Old England, Ireland and Scotland ..., Part 2

State Street Trust Company (Boston, Mass.), Allan Forbes - Cities and towns - 1921
...France, and on a clear day the coast is clearly discernible, as Wordsworth described in these words: — "And saw, while sea was calm and air was clear, The coast of France! the coast of France how near!" It was from Dover that the first successful start was made to cross the Channel in a balloon, on January...
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British Poets of the Nineteenth Century: Poems by Wordsworth, Coleridge ...

Curtis Hidden Page - English poetry - 1924 - 458 pages
...exultations, agonies. And love, a><'l man's unconquerable mind. 1802. 1803. NEAR DOVER, SEPTEMBER, 1802 INLAND, within a hollow vale, I stood ; And saw, while...calm and air was clear, The coast of France — the ooast of France how near I Drawn almost into frightful neighborhood. 1 shrunk ; for verily the barrier...
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Selected Poems

William Wordsworth - Fiction - 1994 - 587 pages
...friends are exultations, agonies, And love, and man's unconquerable mind. September, 1802. Near Dover Inland, within a hollow vale, I stood; And saw, while...and fair, A span of waters; yet what power is there! What mightiness for evil and for good! Even so doth God protect us if we be Virtuous and wise. Winds...
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The Theory of Inspiration: Composition as a Crisis of Subjectivity in ...

Timothy Clark - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 312 pages
...glamour of invisible multitudes, however, becomes sinister once it is a matter of the opposing side: 'The Coast of France, the Coast of France how near!...Drawn almost into frightful neighbourhood. / I shrunk . . . yet what power is there! /What mightiness for evil and for good!' ('September, 1802. Near Dover').21...
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The Irish Monthly, Volume 9

1881
...even to the ultra-national, had it not been that France was then the representative of infidelity : " Inland, within a hollow vale, I stood, And saw, while sea was calm, and sky was clear, The coast of France — the coast of France, how near ! Drawn almost into frightful...
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