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" I have seen A curious child, who dwelt upon a tract Of inland ground, applying to his ear The convolutions of a smooth-lipped shell; To which, in silence hushed, his very soul Listened intensely ; and his countenance soon Brightened with joy ; for from... "
The New-York Review - Page 40
edited by - 1839
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 3; Volume 21

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - English literature - 1815 - 702 pages
...thought, and enriching himself with its ppoils. ' I have seen A curious Child, who dwelt upon a tract Oi' inland ground, applying to his ear The convolutions...and his countenance soon Brightened with joy ; for nmrmurings from within • Were heard, — sonorous cadences ! whereby, To his belief, the Monitor...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 12

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - English literature - 1815 - 558 pages
...To which, in silence hush'd, his very soul Listen'd intensely, and his countenance soon Brighten'd with joy ; for murmurings from within Were heard —...sonorous cadences ! whereby, To his belief, the monitor express'd Mysterious union with its native sea. Even such a shell the universe itself Is to the ear...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 53

England - 1843 - 844 pages
...have written some worse myself. Landor. — So has Wordsworth. Attend to the echo in the Excursion. " I have seen A curious child, who dwelt upon a tract...ground, applying to his ear The convolutions of a smooth-lipp'd shell, To which, in silence hush'd, his very BOU! Listen'd intensely, and his countenance...
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The Youth's instructer [sic] and guardian, Volume 9

1847 - 648 pages
...deserve careful examination. A single shell may afford much pleasure. A celebrated poet says, — " I have seen A curious child, who dwelt upon a tract...ground, applying to his ear The convolutions of a smooth-lipp'd shell ; To which, in silence hush'd, his very soul Listen'd intensely ; and his countenance...
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Forget me not; a Christmas and new year's present. (Ed. by F. Shoberl).

1842 - 418 pages
...had foretold ! THE SEA-SHELL'S MURMUR, BY R. SHELTON MACKENZIE, LL.D. . I have seen A curious child, applying to his ear The convolutions of a smooth-lipped...and his countenance soon Brightened with joy ; for, murmuring from within, Were heard sonorous cadences ! whereby, To his belief, the monitor expressed...
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The Forest Sanctuary: And Other Poems

Felicia Dorothea Browne Hemans, Mrs. Hemans - English poetry - 1825 - 224 pages
...birth-place moan, as moans the ocean-shell. Such a shell as Wordsworth has beautifully described. " I have seen A curious child, who dwelt upon a tract...ground, applying to his ear The convolutions of a smooth-lipp'd shell; To which, in silence hush'd, his very soul Listen'd intently, and his countenance...
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The Forest Sanctuary: And Other Poems

Felicia Dorothea Browne Hemans, Mrs. Hemans - English poetry - 1825 - 222 pages
...convolutions of a smooth-lipp'd shell ; To which, in silence hush'd, his very soul Listen'd intently, and his countenance soon Brightened with joy ; for...sonorous cadences ! whereby, To his belief, the monitor express'd Mysterious union with its native sea. — Even such a shell the universe itself Is to the...
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The Monthly Review

Books - 1826 - 568 pages
...mystic murmur of a sea-shell : " his very soul Listen'd intently, and his countenance soon Brighten'd with joy ; for murmurings from within Were heard —...sonorous cadences ! whereby, To his belief, the monitor express'd Mysterious union with its native sea. — Even such a shell the universe itself Is to the...
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Monthly Review; Or Literary Journal Enlarged

1826 - 570 pages
...mystic murmur of a sea-shell : 1 his very soul Listen'd intently, and his countenance soon Brighten'd with joy ; for murmurings from within Were heard —sonorous cadences ! whereby, To his belief, the monitor express'd Mysterious union with its native sea. — Even such a shell the universe itself Is to the...
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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Volume 5

William Wordsworth - 1827 - 456 pages
...the inferior Faculty that moulds, With her minute and speculative pains, Opinion, ever changing ! — I have seen A curious Child, who dwelt upon a tract...cadences ! whereby To his belief, the Monitor expressed i 5 Mysterious union with its native Sea. Even such a Shell the Universe itself Is to the ear of Faith...
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