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" How should I gauge what beauty is her dole, Who cannot see her countenance for her soul ; As birds see not the casement for the sky ? And as 'tis check they prove its presence by, I know not of her body till I find My flight debarred the heaven of her... "
Poems - Page 23
by Francis Joseph Thompson - 1893
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The Nineteenth Century, Volume 35

Nineteenth century - 1894
...astonishing fidelity reproduced. Take, for instance, such a passage as this from ' Her Portrait ' : How should I gauge what beauty is her dole Who cannot...the casement for the sky ? And as 'tis check they provedts presence by, I know not of her body till I find My flight debarred the heaven of her mind....
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The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

Mottoes - 1896 - 1178 pages
...divinely tall, And most divinely fair. /. TENNYSON A Dream of Fair Women. St. 22. How should 1 1 MI. FRANCIS THOMPSON Her Portrait. St. 9. Whose body other ladies well might bear As soul, ...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 183

Sydney Smith, Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey, Macvey Napier, William Empson, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Henry Reeve, Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot (Hon.), Harold Cox - 1896
...with evidence sufficient of the poet's capacity to sing his own tune, and in a noble style too : ' How should I gauge what beauty is her dole, Who cannot...her soul ; As birds see not the casement for the sky ? ' Then, after a few lines in which this fine idea is amplified, the poet is nevertheless drawn back...
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The Masters of Victorian Literature: 1837-1897

Richard D. Graham - Authors, English - 1897 - 494 pages
...outward beauty, so directly and intensely does it gaze at the pure spirit within. Francis Thompson 397 1 How should I gauge what beauty is her dole Who cannot...her soul ; As birds see not the casement for the sky ? I know not of her body till I find My flight debarred the heaven of her mind.' In the fine Poems...
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Impressions and opinions

Walter Lecky, William A. McDermott - Literary Criticism - 1898 - 180 pages
...his longer poems, grouped as "Love in Dian's Lap." The key to these verses is found in these lines : "How should I gauge what beauty is her dole Who cannot...I find My flight debarred the heaven of her mind." And yet by "The loom which mortal verse affords, Out of weak and mortal words," he will weave us some...
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The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (Rev. C.L. Dodgson)

Stuart Dodgson Collingwood - Authors, English - 1898 - 448 pages
...personal beauty of his heroine ; he might have asked, with Mr. Francis Thompson How can I tell what beauty is her dole, Who cannot see her countenance for her soul ? So entirely occupied is he with her gentleness, her pity, her sincerity, and her love. Again, the...
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The Century, Volume 57

1899
...the personal beauty of his heroine; he might have asked, with Mr. Francis Thompson : How can I tell what beauty is her dole, Who cannot see her countenance for her soul? so entirely occupied is he with her gentleness, her pity, her sincerity, and her love. Again, the reality...
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Poets of the younger generation

William Archer - English poetry - 1902 - 564 pages
...strife would to the vanquished laurels yield, Against her suffered to have lost a field. How shall I gauge what beauty is her dole. Who cannot see her...I find My flight debarred the heaven of her mind. These (and especially the second) are admirable ecstasies ; yet we cannot but feel that the simple,...
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