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" Action is transitory — a step, a blow, The motion of a muscle — this way or that — 'Tis done, and in the after-vacancy We wonder at ourselves like men betrayed : Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity. "
Recreations of a recluse [signed F.J.]. - Page 143
by F. J - 1870
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Eclectic Museum of Foreign Literature, Science and Art, Volume 1

John Holmes Agnew - 1843
...this way or that — 'T is done, and in the after vacancy We wonder at ourselves likt men betrayed : Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity. Truth— and I feel it. OSWALD. What ! if you had bid Eternal farewell to unmiogled joy And the light...
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The British and Foreign Review: Or, European Quarterly Journal, Volume 14

1843
...this way or that — T is done, and in the after vacancy We wonder at ourselves like men betrayed : Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity. MARMADUKB. Truth-and I feel it. OSWALD. What ! if you had bid Eternal farewell to unmingled joy And...
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The Poems of William Wordsworth ...

William Wordsworth - Authors' presentation copies - 1845 - 619 pages
...this way or that — 'Tis done, and in the after-vacancy We wonder at ourselves like men betrayed : Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity. ┐far. Truth — and I feel it. От. What ! if you had bid Eternal farewell to unmingled joy And the...
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The Poems of William Wordsworth, D.C.L., Poet Laureate, Etc. Etc

William Wordsworth - 1845 - 619 pages
...this way or that — 'Tis done, and in the after-vacancy We wonder at ourselves like men betrayed : Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity. Mar. Truth — and I feel it. Ото. What ! if you had bid Eternal farewell to unmingled joy And the...
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Progressive exercises on the composition of Greek iambic verse

Benjamin Wrigglesworth Beatson - 1847 - 123 pages
...this way or that-—' 'Tis done, and in the after vacancy we wonder at ourselves like men betrayed : suffering is permanent, obscure, and dark, and shares the nature of infinity. B. Truth— and I feel it. A. What ! if you had bid eternal farewell to unmingled joy and the light...
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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Volume 6

William Wordsworth - 1849
...muscle—this way or that— Tis done, and in the after-vacancy We wonder at ourselves like men betrayed : Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity. Truth—and I feel it. MARMADUKE. x 2 OSWALD. What! if you had bid Eternal farewell to unmingled joy...
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Life of Dr. John Reid, Late Chandos Professor of Anatomy and Medicine in the ...

George Wilson - Anatomists - 1852 - 316 pages
...this way or that — Tis done, and in the after-vacancy We wonder at ourselves like men betrayed : Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity." WOEDSWOETH.— The Borderert. DR. REID'S father died in the summer of 1846, leaving his son some property....
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The National Review, Volume 3

Richard Holt Hutton, Walter Bagehot - 1856
...transitory—a step, a blow, The motion of a muscle, this way or that— 'Tis done; and, in the after vacancy, We wonder at ourselves like men betray'd : Suffering is permanent, obscure, and dark, And has the nature of infinity." The mind, however, has a very natural repugnance to the sustained contemplation...
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LECTURES ON ENGLISH HISTORY AND TRAGIC POETRY

HENRY REED - 1856
...this way or that — 'Tis done, and in the after vacancy AVe wonder at ourselves like men betrayed : Suffering is permanent, obscure, and dark, And shares the nature of infinity. Yet through the darkness (infinite though it seem, And irremovable) gracious openings lie, By which...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 54

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - Literature - 1863
...Action is transitory — a step, a blow, The motion of a muscle — thu way or that — 'Tit done, and in the after-vacancy We wonder at ourselves like...thus touches on the contingencies of criminal action — What ! feel remorse, where, if a cat had sneezed, A leaf had fallen, the thing had never been Whose...
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