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" Ocean and earth, the solid frame of earth And ocean's liquid mass, beneath him lay In gladness and deep joy. The clouds were touched. And in their silent faces did he read Unutterable love. Sound needed none. Nor any voice of joy ; his spirit drank The... "
Blackwood's Magazine - Page 248
1819
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Reading Romantics: Texts and Contexts

Peter J. Manning - Religion - 1990 - 326 pages
...his absence, the voice whose affect the Pedlar "cannot tell," are counterparts of his great vision: "The clouds were touched / And in their silent faces did he read / Unutterable love" (MS. B, 126-28).20 The comments already suggested by the oral imagery of the entire passage are extended...
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Selected Poems

William Wordsworth - Fiction - 1994 - 587 pages
...mountains he beheld the sun 220 Rise up, and bathe the world in light. He looked; The ocean and the earth beneath him lay In gladness and deep joy. The clouds...Unutterable love. Sound needed none, Nor any voice of joy: his spirit drank The spectacle; sensation, soul, and form All melted into him; they swallowed...
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Wordsworth's Counterrevolutionary Turn: Community, Virtue, and Vision in the ...

John Rieder - Poetry - 1997 - 273 pages
...of "love of nature leading to love of man" in the pedlar's biography in 3a: The Ocean and the earth beneath him lay In gladness and deep joy. The clouds...And in their silent faces did he read Unutterable joy. (Ms. B 9r, 157) Peter Manning, who reads "Incipient Madness" as the "germ" of The Ruined Cottage...
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Biographia Literaria: Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Criticism - 1834 - 351 pages
...his, when on the tops Of the high mountains he beheld the sun Else up, and bathe the world in light 1 He looked— Ocean and earth, the solid frame of earth,...read Unutterable love. Sound needed none, Nor any voice-of joy : his spirit drank The spectacle ! sensation, soul, and form, All melted into him; they...
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Metaphysical Hazlitt: Bicentenary Essays

Leverhulme Special Research Fellow Uttara Natarajan, Uttara Natarajan, Tom Paulin, Duncan Wu, G M Young Lecturer in English Literature Tom Paulin, Professor of English Language and Literature Duncan Wu - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 188 pages
...not the Unitarian God, then at least the 'living God' encountered at epiphanic moments by the Pedlar: The clouds were touched, And in their silent faces...Unutterable love. Sound needed none, Nor any voice of joy: his spirit drank The spectacle. Sensation, soul, and form, All melted into him; they swallowed...
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Emerson, Romanticism, and Intuitive Reason: The Transatlantic "light of All ...

Patrick J. Keane - Literary Collections - 2005 - 555 pages
...growing Youth What soul was his, when, from the naked top Of some bold headland, he beheld die sun Rise up and bathe the world in light! He looked — Ocean...the solid frame of earth And ocean's liquid mass, in gladness lay Beneadi him: — far and wide the clouds were touched, And in their silent faces could...
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Mystical Discourse in Wordsworth and Whitman: A Transatlantic Bridge

D. J. Moores - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 248 pages
...mountains he beheld the sun Rise up, and they die world in life. He looked; The ocean and the earth beneath him lay In gladness and deep joy. The clouds...Unutterable love. Sound needed none, Nor any voice of joy: his spirit drank The spectacle; sensation, soul, and form All melted into him; they swallowed...
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William Wordsworth's The Prelude: A Casebook

Stephen Gill - Literary Collections - 2006 - 406 pages
...(halfmoon). A matter of weeks later Wordsworth was to write of the Pedlar's universe of blessedness and joy, The clouds were touched, And in their silent faces did he read Unutterable love . . . (Pedlar, 99-101) but at this point feeling is not yet identified with perception of the One Life....
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Wordsworth et la marche: parcours poétique et esthétique

Florence Gaillet-de Chezelles - Walking in literature - 2007 - 423 pages
...s'accoler les unes aux autres : He looked, The ocean and the earth heneath him lay Ingladness and deepjoy. The clouds were touched And in their silent faces did he read Unutterable love. Sound he needed none Nor any voice ofjoy: his spirit drank The spectacle. Sensation, soul andform Ail melted...
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