Nature Knowledge in Modern Poetry: Being Chapters on Tennyson, Wordsworth, Matthew Arnold, and Lowell as Exponents of Nature-study
Longmans, Green, and Company, 1906 - 132 頁
This 1906 volume offers an analysis of nature references in the work of Tennyson and other eminent poets.
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allusion ANDREW LANG autumn Aylmer's Field beautiful bees bird blackbird bloom blossom blue bobolink botanical botanist breast breeze buds buttercup carpels CHAPTER charm chestnut close clouds colour creature cuckoo describing dragon-fly dwell earth epithet familiar favourite feel felicitous flower fresh garden gentian Geraint Geraint and Enid grass green happy heart Illustrations knowledge leaf leaves lesser celandine light Locksley Hall LONGMANS Lowell Lowell's MACAULAY'S MATTHEW ARNOLD Maud millstone grit Nature nest never o'er observation oriole passage picture plant poem poet poet's poetic poetry primrose Princess purple quivering quoted R. A. PROCTOR R. L. STEVENSON reader redbreast references RIDER HAGGARD robin rook scientific fact seen shade shining simile sing song spring stock-dove stream summer swallow sweet Tennyson thee things thou thought thrush tions tree verse voice vols WARREN HASTINGS Willows wind wings wood Wordsworth Wordsworthian
第 46 頁 - THERE rolls the deep where grew the tree. O earth, what changes hast thou seen ! There where the long street roars, hath been The stillness of the central sea. The hills are shadows, and they flow From form to form, and nothing stands ; They melt like mist, the solid lands, Like clouds they shape themselves and go.
第 82 頁 - THERE was a Boy; ye knew him well, ye cliffs And islands of Winander! — many a time, At evening, when the earliest stars began To move along the edges of the hills, Rising or setting, would he stand alone, Beneath the trees, or by the glimmering lake; And there, with fingers interwoven, both hands Pressed closely palm to palm and to his mouth Uplifted, he, as through an instrument, Blew mimic hootings to the silent owls, That they might answer him.
第 70 頁 - Leave to the nightingale her shady wood ; A privacy of glorious light is thine; Whence thou dost pour upon the world a flood Of harmony, with instinct more divine; Type of the wise who soar, but never roam; True to the kindred points of Heaven and Home...
第 6 頁 - Why lingereth she to clothe her heart with love, delaying as the tender ash delays to clothe herself, when all the woods are green!
第 58 頁 - The stars of midnight shall be dear To her; and she shall lean her ear In many a secret place Where rivulets dance their wayward round, And beauty born of murmuring sound Shall pass into her face.
第 65 頁 - The moment was important in my poetical history ; for I date from it my consciousness of the infinite variety of natural appearances which had been unnoticed by the poets of any age or country, so far as I was acquainted with them ; and I made a resolution to supply, in some degree, the deficiency.
第 70 頁 - ETHEREAL minstrel ! pilgrim of the sky ! Dost thou despise the earth where cares abound ? Or, while the wings aspire, are heart and eye Both with thy nest upon the dewy ground? Thy nest which thou canst drop into at will, Those quivering wings composed, that music still ! To the last point of vision, and beyond, Mount, daring warbler!
第 72 頁 - Cuckoo ! shall I call thee Bird, Or but a wandering Voice ? While I am lying on the grass Thy twofold shout I hear, From hill to hill it seems to pass, At once far off, and near. Though babbling only to the Vale, Of sunshine and of flowers, Thou bringest unto me a tale Of visionary hours. Thrice welcome, darling of the Spring ! Even yet thou art to me No bird, but an invisible thing, A voice, a mystery...