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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 murmurings... "
School and Home Education - Page 288
by George Pliny Brown, George Alfred Brown, William Chandler Bagley - 1899
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The Excursion,: Being a Portion of The Recluse, a Poem

William Wordsworth - 1814 - 447 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...and his countenance soon Brightened with joy ; for murmurings from within Were heard, sonorous cadences ! whereby, To his belief, the Monitor expressed...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1815
...example of his success in subduing a most untractable thought, and enriching himself with its spoils. * I have seen A curious Child, who dwelt upon a tract...and his countenance soon Brightened with joy ; for murmurings from within Were heard, sonorous cadences ! whereby, To his belief, the Monitor expressed...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 3; Volume 21

William Hendry Stowell - Literary Criticism - 1815
...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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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 53

1843
...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

1847
...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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The Forest Sanctuary: And Other Poems

Felicia Dorothea Browne Hemans - Poetry - 1825 - 205 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 Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Volume 5

William Wordsworth - 1827
...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...and his countenance soon Brightened with joy ; for murmurings from within Were heard, sonorous cadences ! whereby To his belief, the Monitor expressed...
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The forest sanctuary, and other poems; Records of woman, with other poems

Felicia Dorothea Browne Hemans, Andrews Norton - 1827
...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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Poems ... Reprinted from the American Octavo Edition, Volume 2

Felicia Dorothea Browne Hemans - 1827
...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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Poems, Volume 2

Felicia Dorothea Browne Hemans - English poetry - 1827
...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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