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" Gainst graver hours, that bring constraint To sweeten liberty: Some bold adventurers disdain The limits of their little reign, And unknown regions dare descry: Still as they run they look behind, They hear a voice in every wind, And snatch a fearful joy. "
The Works of Thomas Gray, Esq - Side 369
av Thomas Gray, William Mason - 1827 - 446 sider
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Two Poets of the Oxford Movement: John Keble and John Henry Newman

Rodney Stenning Edgecombe - 1996 - 296 sider
...Keble remembers the "fearful joy" associated with illegitimate adventure in Gray's "Eton College Ode" ("They hear a voice in every wind, / And snatch a fearful joy"), 136 but in his adaptation, the fearfulness functions much more as an index of awe than of guilt: It...
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Fernando Pessoa and Nineteenth-century Anglo-American Literature

George Monteiro
...business bent Their murmuring labours ply' 'Gainst graver hours, that bring constraint To sweeten liberty: Some bold adventurers disdain The limits of their...They hear a voice in every wind, And snatch a fearful joy.3 Pessoa's "fearful joy" is not quite a schoolboy's "fearful joy," but it is a "scholastic" philosophers....
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Blake's Water-colours for the Poems of Thomas Gray: With Complete Texts

William Blake - 2000 - 128 sider
...: Some bold adventurers difdain The limits of their little reign, And unknown regions dare defcry : Still as they run they look behind, They hear a voice in every wind, And fnatch a fearful joy. Cay hope is theirs by fancy fed, Lefs pleafing when pofTcft ; The tear forgot...
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Memoirs and Letters of James Kent, LL.D.: Late Chancellor of the State of ...

James Kent, William Kent - 1898 - 341 sider
...the recollection of his mother, but — "Gay hope is his by fancy fed, Less pleasing when possessed ; The tear forgot as soon as shed The sunshine of the breast." On Saturday in the afternoon I took him and Bess over to Bath for a little sail. Yesterday he went...
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The Best Days of Your Life

2004 - 224 sider
...business bent Their murmuring labours ply 'Gainst graver hours, that bring constraint To sweeten liberty: Some bold adventurers disdain The limits of their...Gay hope is theirs by fancy fed, Less pleasing when possessed; The tear forgot as soon as shed, The sunshine of the breast: Theirs buxom health of rosy...
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Lyric Generations: Poetry and the Novel in the Long Eighteenth Century

G. Gabrielle Starr, George A. Starr, Seryl Kushner Dean of the College of Arts and Science and Professor of English G Gabrielle Starr - 2004 - 298 sider
...which might be seen but are not, we find emotion imagined, desired, but not attainable or even pure: "Still as they run they look behind, / They hear a voice in every wind, / And snatch a fearful joy" (11. 38-40). The final movement includes the pageant of horrors. These personifications are the province...
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The ABC of Lit Crit

Frank H. Ellis - 2005 - 234 sider
...imagine formae. Gray increases the excitement by narrowing the focus onto "Some bold adventurers" who disdain The limits of their little reign, And unknown...hear a voice in every wind, And snatch a fearful joy. (35-40.) Suddenly we recognize that the dangers are not behind, but ahead. The truants are running...
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Toby Potts in the Temple of Gloom and Other Adventures of Our Intrepid Hero

David Osborne - 2006 - 301 sider
...conspiracy theories were never heard of again, but for a while, Toby kept looking over his shoulder: Still as they run they look behind, They hear a voice in every wind, And snatch a fearful dread. It was as if they had never been, but there was a respectful gait to Mike's tread Toby had never...
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The Child Figure in English Literature

Robert Pattison - 2008 - 208 sider
...business bent Their murm'ring labours ply 'Gainst graver hours, that bring constraint To sweeten liberty : Some bold adventurers disdain The limits of their...hear a voice in every wind, And snatch a fearful joy. (3 1-40) The first four lines of the stanza give us the picture of youth aiming at adulthood, "graver...
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