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" As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the bald top of an eminence ; Wonder to all who do the same espy, By what means it could thither come, and whence; So that it seems a thing endued with sense : Like a sea-beast crawled forth, that on... "
Poems - Page 30
by William Wordsworth - 1815
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Health and Education

Charles Kingsley - Education - 1887 - 411 pages
...let a great poet testify ; for the fact has not escaped the delicate eye of Wordsworth : " As a hnge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the bald...endued with sense ; Like a sea.beast crawled forth, that on a shalf Of rock or sand reposeth, there to sun itself." To the civilised poet, the fancy becomes...
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The Scenery of Scotland: Viewed in Connexion with Its Physical Geology

Archibald Geikie - Geology - 1887 - 481 pages
...of till will be found with their scattered boulders sometimes many tons in weight. In such places ' A huge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the...thither come and whence, So that it seems a thing indued with sense, Like a sea beast crawled forth, that on a shelf Of rock or sand reposeth, there...
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Selections from Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - 1888 - 309 pages
...heaven I saw a Man before me unawares : The oldest man he seemed that ever wore grey hairs. IX. As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the...endued with sense : Like a sea-beast crawled forth, that on a shelf Of rock or sand reposeth, there to sun itself ; X. Such seemed this Man, not all alive...
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The Letters of Charles Lamb: Newly Arranged, with Additions, Volume 2

Charles Lamb - 1888
...by him in the Preface to the 1815 edition of his Poems : — "Like a sea-beast crawled forth, that on a shelf Of rock or sand reposeth, there to sun itself." It is perhaps impertinent to call attention to the exquisite allusion to the poet having "ever beeu...
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Selections from Wordsworth

William Wordsworth, William Angus Knight - 1888 - 309 pages
...come, and whence ; So that it seems a thing endued with sense : Like a sea-beast crawled forth, that on a shelf Of rock or sand reposeth, there to sun itself; X. Such seemed this Man, not all alive nor dead, Nor all asleep — in his extreme old age : His body...
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Select Poems of William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - 1889 - 258 pages
...picture compared with that produced by their being thus connected with, and opposed to, each other ! ' As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the...on a shelf Of rock or sand reposeth, there to sun himself. Such seemed this man ; not all alive or dead, Nor all asleep, in his extreme old age. Motionless...
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Early Poems

William Wordsworth - 1889 - 256 pages
...of heaven I saw a Man before me unawares : The oldest man he seemed that ever wore gray hairs. IX As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the...come, and whence ; So that it seems a thing endued wuh sense : Like a sea-beast crawled forth, that on a shelf Of rock or sand reposeth, there to sun...
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Selections from Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - English literature - 1889 - 434 pages
...eye of heaven I saw a Man before me unawares : The oldest man he seemed that ever wore gray hairs. As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the...espy, By what means it could thither come, and whence ; 60 So that it seems a thing endued with sense, — Like a sea-beast crawled forth, that on a shelf...
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Selections from Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - English literature - 1889 - 434 pages
...eye of heaven I saw a Man before me unawares : The oldest man he seemed that ever wore gray hairs. As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the...espy, By what means it could thither come, and whence ; 6 So that it seems a thing endued with sense, — Like a sea-beast crawled forth, that on a shelf...
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The Complete Poetical Works of William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - 1889 - 928 pages
...eye of heaven I saw a Man before me unawares : The oldest man he seemed that ever wore grey hairs. As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the...an eminence ; Wonder to all who do the same espy, P>y what means it could thither come, and whence ; So that it seems a thing endued with sense : Like...
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