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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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Selected Poems

William Wordsworth - Fiction - 1994 - 587 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 it is not...
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The Green Studies Reader: From Romanticism to Ecocriticism

Laurence Coupe - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 315 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 it is not...
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The Green Studies Reader: From Romanticism to Ecocriticism

Laurence Coupe - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 315 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 it is not...
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Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

John H. Cartwright, Brian Baker - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 471 pages
...craving for extraordinary incident, which the rapid communication of intelligence hourly gratifies. . . . Nor let this necessity of producing immediate pleasure...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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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 26

1829
...physician, a mariner, an astronomer, or a natural phi. losopher, but as a man ;" and he goes on to say, " Nor let this necessity of producing immediate pleasure...sincere, because it is not formal, but indirect." This being the case, surely the poet of nature more especially must be under the necessity of giving...
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Coleridge Biographia Literaria

...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...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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Educational Review

Education - 1912
...ever 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 Poets Defence

...the passions. The soul hangs on the natural scene. The key to Wordsworth's thought here is the claim, Nor let this necessity of producing immediate pleasure...degradation of the Poet's art. It is far otherwise. It is an acknowledgement of the beauty of the universe. In thus setting the soul under the natural world, Wordsworth...
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