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" Milton! thou should'st be living at this hour: England hath need of thee: she is a fen Of stagnant waters: altar, sword, and pen, Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and bower, Have forfeited their ancient English dower Of inward happiness. We are selfish... "
Sabrinae corolla in hortulis Regiae scholae salopiensis contexuerunt tres ... - Page 266
edited by - 1890 - 473 pages
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 214

1911
...incredible abundance of men of genius. In 1802 Wordsworth gave vent to the same sentiments : ' Milton ! thou shouldst be living at this hour : England hath need...English dower Of inward happiness. We are selfish men. . . .' In 1807 he lamented again : ' Great men have been among us ; hands that penned And tongues that...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 11

1808
...bower, Hnve forfeited thfir ancient Englifl) dower Of inward happinefs. We are felfifh men ; Oh ! raife us up, return to us again ( And give us manners, virtue, freedom, power. Thy foul was like a ftar, and dwelt apart : „ Thou i.ji.1'. a voice wltnfe found was like the fea ; Pure...
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Poems,: In Two Volumes,

William Wordsworth - 1807
...fearful innocence. And pure religion breathing household laws. 139 14. LONDON, 1802. Milton ! thou should'st be living at this hour : England hath need of thee : she is a feu Of stagnant waters: altar, sword and pen, Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and bower. Have forfeited...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 76

England - 1854
...translator : — •' Milton ! thou shouldrt be living at tliis hour ; England hath need of the* ; she is a fen Of stagnant waters ; altar, sword, and...men : Oh ! raise us up, return to us again, And give ui manners, virtue, freedom, power. Thy soul was like a star, and dwelt apart ; Thou hadst a voice...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 26

England - 1829
...still it is also true, that the common people of England are neither prosperous nor happy. " England is a fen Of stagnant waters: altar, sword, and pen,...dower Of inward happiness — We are selfish men." Simplicity, and goodness, and comfort, are ebbing away from our shores — on the one hand we find...
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The Quarterly Christian Spectator

Theology - 1836
...give one as a specimen : 'Milton ! thou should'st he living nt this hour: England hath need of thce : she is a fen Of stagnant waters: altar, sword and...Oh ! raise us up, return to us again ; And give us mii1iners, virtue, freedom, power. Thy soul was like a star, and dwelt apart; Thou had'st a voice whose...
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The British poets of the nineteenth century, including the select works of ...

British poets - 1828 - 788 pages
...household-laws. xiy. MILTON ! t linn shouldst be living at this hour : England hath need of t lice : she is a fen Of stagnant waters: altar, sword and pen, Fireside, the heroic wealth of hnll and bower, Have forfeited their ancient English dower Of inward happiness. \Ve are selfish men;...
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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - Fore-edge painting - 1828 - 340 pages
...household laws. LONDON, i8oa. MILTON ! thou shouldst be living at this hour : England hath need of ihee : she is a fen Of stagnant waters : altar, sword, and pen. Fireside, the heroic wealth of ball and bower, Have forfeited their ancient English dower Of inward happiness. We are selfish men...
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The Quarterly Christian Spectator

Theology - 1836
...one as a specimen : ' Milton ! thoti ahould'at bę living at this hour : England hath need oftbee : she is a fen Of stagnant waters: altar, sword and...happiness. We are selfish men ; Oh ! raise us up, return tn as again ; And give us manners, virtue, freedom, power. Thy soul was like a star, and dwelt apart;...
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The Methodist Magazine and Quarterly Review, Volume 10

Methodist Church - 1839
...that we have stated, but also as a splendid tribute to the greatest of bards : — " MILTON ! them should'st be living at this hour : England hath need...stagnant waters; altar, sword, and pen, Fireside, th' heroic wealth of hall and bower Have forfeited their ancient English dower Of inward happiness....
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