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" O Attic shape! Fair attitude! with brede Of marble men and maidens overwrought, With forest branches and the trodden weed; Thou, silent form, dost tease us out of thought As doth eternity: Cold Pastoral! When old age shall this generation waste, Thou... "
The Christian Teacher - Page 248
1839
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Red-letter Poems by English Men and Women

English poetry - 1885 - 648 pages
...Why thou art desolate, can e'er return. O Attic shape I Fair attitude ! with brede Of marble men and maidens overwrought, With forest branches and the...pastoral ! When old age shall this generation waste, Thou shall remain, in midst of other woe Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say'st : " Beauty is truth,...
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Red-letter Poems by English Men and Women

Thomas Young Crowell - English poetry - 1885 - 648 pages
...return. O Attic shape! Fair attitude! witl brede Of marble men and maidens 0ver wrought, sell! 4Ó7 With forest branches and the trodden weed; Thou, silent...pastoral ! When old age shall this generation waste, Thou shall remain, in midst of other woe Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say'st : " Beauty is truth,...
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New Englander and Yale Review, Volume 44

Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight - United States - 1885
...we keep among our immortal treasures. " O Attic shape ! fair attitude ! with brede Of marble men and maidens overwrought, With forest branches and the...us out of thought As doth eternity : Cold Pastoral 1 When old age shall this generation waste, Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe Than ours, a friend...
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The Poetical Works of John Keats

John Keats - English poetry - 1885 - 310 pages
...of thought As doth eternity : Cold Pastoral ! When old age shall this generation waste, Thou shall remain, in midst of other woe Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou gayest, " Beauty is truth, truth beauty "—that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know....
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The Living Age ..., Volume 166

1885
...stanza of the " Ode on a Grecian Urn " — U Attic shape ! Fair attitude 1 with brede Of niarbie men and maidens overwrought With forest branches and the trodden weed ; Thou, silent form 1 dost tease us out of thought As doth eternity : cold Pastoral ! When old age shall this generation...
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Bryant, and His Friends: Some Reminiscences of the Knickerbocker Writers

James Grant Wilson - American literature - 1886 - 443 pages
...AND HIS FRIENDS. it, the spectator may fitly recall those noble lines of Keats upon a Grecian urn : " When old age shall this genera'tion waste Thou shalt...remain, in midst of other woe Than ours, a friend to men : to whom thou sayest, ' Beauty is truth, truth beauty ; that is all Ye know on earth, and all...
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Coherence in Thought and Action

Paul Thagard - Psychology - 2002 - 312 pages
...fact. In the poem "Ode on a Grecian Urn," John Keats even goes so far as to identify beauty and truth: When old age shall this generation waste, Thou shalt...man, to whom thou say'st, "Beauty is truth, truth beauty,"—that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. Without going that far, we can still...
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Styles of Radical Will

Susan Sontag - Literary Collections - 2002 - 274 pages
...sole occasion for coming to the end of mental activity, which means interminable, unanswered questions ("Thou, silent form, dost tease us out of thought/ As doth eternity"), in order to arrive at a final equation of ideas ("Beauty is truth, truth beauty") which is both absolutely...
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Close Reading: The Reader

Frank Lentricchia, Andrew DuBois - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 391 pages
...arose. We turn now to the closing stanza: O Attic shape! Fair attitude! with brede Of marble men and maidens overwrought, With forest branches and the...say'st, 'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,'— that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. In the third stanza we were at a moment of heat, emphatically...
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The Bhagavad Gita

Juan Mascarů - Religion - 2003 - 85 pages
...of Keats on a Grecian urn we find Greece: O Attic shape! fair attitude! with breed Of marble men and maidens overwrought. With forest branches and the...Pastoral! When old age shall this generation waste, Thou shall remain, in midst of other woe Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say'st 'Beauty is truth,...
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