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" It is an acknowledgment of the beauty of the universe, an acknowledgment the more sincere, because not formal, but indirect ; it is a task light and easy to him who looks at the world in the spirit of love... "
The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time - Page 3928
edited by - 1900
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Wordsworth's Prose ...

Florence Bartling - 1901 - 60 pages
...expected, of him as a man. . . . Not let this necessity of producing immediate pleasure be considered as e. degradation of the poet's art. It is far otherwise, it is an acknowledgement of the beauty of the universe, an acknowledgement the more sincere because not formal,...
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Wordsworth's Literary Criticism

William Wordsworth - Criticism - 1905 - 260 pages
...no object standing between the Poet and the image of things ; between this, and the Biographer and Historian, there are a thousand. Nor let this necessity...degradation of the Poet's art. It is far otherwise. It is an acknowledgement of the beauty of the universe, an acknowledgement the more sincere, because not formal,...
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The Poems of William Wordsworth, Volume 3

William Wordsworth - 1908
...no object standing between the Poet and the image of things ; between this, and the Biographer and Historian, there are a thousand. Nor let this necessity...acknowledgment of the beauty of the universe, an acknowledgment more sincere, because not formal, but indirect ; it is a task light and easy to him who looks at the...
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Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books

James Spedding - Literature - 1910 - 462 pages
...is no object standing between the Poet and the image of things; between this, and the Biographer and Historian, there are a thousand. Nor let this necessity...degradation of the Poet's art. It is far otherwise. It is an acknowledgement of the beauty of the universe, an acknowledgement the more sincere, because not formal,...
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College English: A Manual for the Study of English Literature and Composition

Frank Aydelotte - English language - 1913 - 150 pages
...produced anything better than toys." Another from Wordsworth's " Preface " to the Lyrical Ballads : " Nor let this necessity of producing immediate pleasure...universe, an acknowledgment the more sincere, because not formal, but indirect; it is a task light and easy to him who looks at the world in the spirit of...
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The Art of Versification

Joseph Berg Esenwein, Mrs. Mary Eleanor (Roberts) Roberts - English language - 1913 - 311 pages
...give pleasure. " Nor, " says he, "let this necessity of producing immediate pleasure be considered a degradation of the poet's art. It is far otherwise....is an acknowledgment of the beauty of the universe. "3 And Landor writes that "all the imitative arts have delight .for their principal object; the first...
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892)

John Matthews Manly - English literature - 1916 - 792 pages
...is no object standing between the Poet and the image of things between this, and the Biographer and `y / ik spirit of love: further, it is an homage paid ;o the native and naked dignity of man, to the grand...
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William Wordsworth, His Life, Works, and Influence, Volume 1

George McLean Harper - 1916
...irradiated with mystical faith. " Nor let this necessity of producing immediate pleasure," he says, " be considered as a degradation of the poet's art....universe, an acknowledgment the more sincere, because not formal, but indirect ; it is a task light and easy to him who looks at the world in the spirit...
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The Spirit of Man: An Anthology in English & French from the Philosophers ...

Robert Bridges - English literature - 1916 - 336 pages
...restriction only, namely, the necessity of giving immediate pleasure. . . Nor let this necessity ... be considered as a degradation of the Poet's art....universe, an acknowledgment the more sincere because not formal, but indirect ; it is a task light and easy to him who looks at the world in the spirit...
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English Poetry and Prose of the Romantic Movement: Selected and Ed., with ...

George Benjamin Woods - England - 1916 - 1432 pages
...Kinds of wine. 1 Poetics, 9 :3.— "Poetry Is more philosophical and more serious than history." tion not formal, but indirect; it is a task light and easy to him who looks at the world in the spirit of...
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