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" Then, sometimes, in that silence, while he hung Listening, a gentle shock of mild surprise Has carried far into his heart the voice Of mountain torrents ; or the visible scene Would enter unawares into his mind With all its solemn imagery, its rocks,... "
Lyrical Ballads,: With Other Poems. In Two Volumes - Page 15
by William Wordsworth - 1800
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The Laureates of England, from Ben Jonson to Alfred Tennyson

Frances Louise Morse Howland - Poets laureate - 1895 - 459 pages
...concourse wild Of mirth and jocund din ! And when it chanced That pauses of deep silence mocked his skill, Then sometimes, in that silence, while he hung Listening, a gentle shock of mild surprise ffas carried far into his heart the voice Of mountain torrents ; or the visible scene Would...
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The Laureates of England: Ben Jonson to Alfred Tennyson

Frances Louise Morse Howland - Poets laureate - 1895 - 459 pages
...redoubled—concourse wild Of mirth and jocund din ! And when it chanced That pauses of deep silence mocked his skill, Then sometimes, in that silence, while he hung Listening, a gentle shock of mild surprise Has carried jar into his heart the voice Would enter unawares into his mind With all its solemn...
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The Unremarkable Wordsworth

Geoffrey H. Hartman
...into the mind that it is lodged as deeply as the dead mother, the "one dear Presence" in hiding: ... in that silence while he hung Listening, a gentle shock of mild surprise Has carried far into his heart the voice Of mountain torrents; or the visible scene Would...
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Scenes of Nature, Signs of Men: Essays on 19th and 20th Century American ...

Tony Tanner - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 288 pages
...ears', 'I heard among the solitary hills / . . . sounds / of undistinguishable motion', 'Then sometime, in that silence, while he hung / Listening, a gentle shock of mild surprise / Has carried far into the heart the voice / Of mountain torrents' — these examples from...
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Rivermen: A Romantic Iconography of the River and the Source

Frederic Stewart Colwell - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 220 pages
...awareness of his patrimony. ... in that silence, while he hung Listening, a gentle shock of mind surprise Has carried far into his heart the voice Of mountain...unawares into his mind, With all its solemn imagery ... (5.406-11) Derwent, as father, tempers infant waywardness and those troubled impulses belonging...
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Robert Frost: The Work of Knowing : with a New Afterword

Richard Poirier - Poetry - 1990 - 349 pages
...concourse wild Of mirth and jocund din! And, when it chanced That pauses of deep silence mocked his skill, Then, sometimes, in that silence, while he hung Listening, a gentle shock of mild surprise Has carried far into his heart the voice Of mountain torrents; or the visible scene Would...
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Romantic Revisions

Robert Brinkley, Keith Hanley - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 368 pages
...distinctive character of Wordsworth's imagination in the 'blind beggar' passage. Writing of the lines a gentle shock of mild surprize Has carried far into his heart the voice Of mountain torrents . . . De Quincey says, This very expression, 'far,' by which space and its infinities are attributed...
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Selected Poems

William Wordsworth - Fiction - 1994 - 587 pages
...concourse wild Of jocund din - and, when a lengthened pause 380 Of silence came and baffled his best skill, Then sometimes, in that silence while he hung Listening, a gentle shock of mild surprise Has carried far into his heart the voice Of mountain torrents; or the visible scene Would...
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Wordsworth and Feeling: The Poetry of an Adult Child

G. Kim Blank - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 269 pages
...hung Listening, a gentle [sudden] shock of mild surprize Has carried [Would carry] far into his [my] heart the voice Of mountain torrents, or the visible scene Would enter unawares into his [my] mind With all its solemn imagery, its rocks, Its woods, and that uncertain heaven, receiv'd Into...
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Wordsworth's Pope: A Study in Literary Historiography

Robert J. Griffin, Robert J. (tel-Aviv University) - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 190 pages
...in which the natural world no longer reinforces the child's desires, and the owls cease to respond: Then sometimes in that silence, while he hung Listening, a gentle shock of mild surprise Has carried far into his heart the voice Of mountain torrents. (lines 406-409) In Pope's Aiessiah,...
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