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" Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird! No hungry generations tread thee down; The voice I hear this passing night was heard In ancient days by emperor and clown: Perhaps the selfsame song that found a path Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick... "
Time's Telescope for ... ; Or, A Complete Guide to the Almanack - Page 43
1823
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Leaves from the Poets' Laurels

American poetry - 1869 - 220 pages
...Perhaps the self-same song that found a path Through the sad heart of Ruth, when sick for home, She stood in tears amid the alien corn : The same that oft-times hath Charm'd magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn. Forlorn ! the...
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The public school speaker and reader, ed. by J.E. Carpenter

Joseph Edwards Carpenter - 1869
...Perhaps the self-same song that found a path Through the sad heart of Ruth, when sick for home, She stood in tears amid the alien corn ; The same that oft-times hath Charm'd magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn. Forlorn ! the...
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Favourite English poems and poets

English poems - 1870 - 672 pages
...Perhaps the self-same song that found a path Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick for home, She stood in tears amid the alien corn ; The same that...a bell To toll me back from thee to my sole self! Adieu ! the Fancy cannot cheat so well As she is famed to do, deceiving elf. Adieu ! adieu ! thy plaintive...
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A Household Book of English Poetry

Richard Chenevix Trench - English poetry - 1870 - 438 pages
...Perhaps the self-same song that found a path 65 Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick for home, She stood in tears amid the alien corn ; The same that...hath Charmed magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn. 70 Forlorn ! the very word is like a bell To toll me back from...
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The Discovery of Poetry: A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems

Frances Mayes - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 494 pages
...quickly identify the hallmarks of his style. Through the sad heart of Ruth," when, sick for home, She stood in tears amid the alien corn; The same that...a bell To toll me back from thee to my sole self! Adieu! the fancy cannot cheat so well As she is famed to do, deceiving elf. Adieu! adieu! thy plaintive...
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The Cambridge Companion to Keats

Susan J. Wolfson - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 272 pages
...stanza seven, forlorn concedes that fancy's quest has failed. Resounded at the start of stanza eight - "Forlorn! the very word is like a bell / To toll me back from thee to my sole self!" (71-72) - the word becomes semantically opaque; visionary imagination shuts down. Like the passing...
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Victoria, May Blossom of Britannia

Anna Kirwan - Juvenile Fiction - 2001 - 219 pages
...Perhaps the self-same song that found a path Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick for home, She stood in tears amid the alien corn; The same that oft-times hath Charm 'd magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn. London talks...
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 636 pages
...Perhaps the selfsame song that found a path Through the sad heart of Ruth when, sick for home, She stood in tears amid the alien corn; The same that oft-times hath Charm 'd magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn. ?(s)pong: sponge....
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Poetry as Survival

Gregory Orr - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 235 pages
...ecstatic state of being "up there" with the bird ("thee") and plummets him back into his embodied self: Forlorn! the very word is like a bell To toll me back from thee to my sole self! (11. 71—72) He's then lett with a question that haunts him in other poems also: Was it a vision,...
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Interkulturelle Kompetenz: Konzepte und Praxis des Unterrichts

Laurenz Volkmann, Klaus Stierstorfer, Wolfgang Gehring - Cross-cultural orientation - 2002 - 248 pages
...die Ernüchterung, wenn der Dichter wieder auf sein eigenes, begrenztes Selbst zurückgeworfen wird: Forlorn! the very word is like a bell To toll me back from thee to my sole seif! ("Ode to a Nightingale", viii.lf.) > Identitätsverlust: Dadurch verändert sich jedoch dieses...
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