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" And bared the knotted column of his throat, The massive square of his heroic breast, And arms on which the standing muscle sloped, As slopes a wild brook o'er a little stone. Running too vehemently to break upon it. "
Idylls of the King - Page 5
by Baron Alfred Tennyson Tennyson - 1859 - 261 pages
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The New Englander, Volume 18

Social sciences - 1860
...coverlet aside, And bared the knotted column of his throat. The massive square of his heroic breast, And arms on which the standing muscle sloped. As slopes a wild brook o'er a little atone, Running too vehemently to break upon it." Grazing thns admiringly, she sorrowfully reproves...
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The Universalist Quarterly and General Review, Volume 17

Universalism - 1860
...weakness. Mr. Tennyson's force of simile and expression is strikingly shown in such passages as these : "And arms on which the standing muscle sloped As slopes...little stone, Running too vehemently to break upon it." But while the sun yet beat a dewy blade, The sound of many a heavily galloping hoof Smote on...
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Edinburgh Review, Or, Critical Journal, Volume 110

English literature - 1859
...beside the couch, admiring ' The knotted column of his throat, The massive square of his heroic breast, And arms on which the standing muscle sloped As slopes...little stone Running too vehemently to break upon it,' she began to upbraid herself for not having had the courage to reprove him for his idle and effeminate...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 48

Language Arts & Disciplines - 1859
...beside the coach, admiring " The knotted column of his throat, The massive square of his heroic breast, And arms on which the standing muscle sloped As slopes...little stone Running too vehemently to break upon it," she began to upbraid herself for not having had the courage to reprove him for his idle and effeminate...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 48

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1859
...beside the coach, admiring " The knotted column of his throat, The massive square of his heroic breast, And arms on which the standing muscle sloped As slopes...little stone Running too vehemently to break upon it," she began to upbraid herself for not having had the courage to reprove him for his idle and effeminate...
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The North British Review, Volume 31

Allan Freer - 1859
...Arthurian knight, " The knotted column of his throat. The massive square of his heroic breast, And arras on which the standing muscle sloped, As slopes a wild...stone, Running too vehemently to break upon it," even when glorified by Mr Tennyson. Mr Henry Kingsley's worship of the flesh is no feigned idolatry...
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New Englander and Yale Review, Volume 18

Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight - United States - 1860
...coverlet aside, And bared the knotted column of his throat, The massive square of hia heroic breast, And arms on which the standing muscle sloped, As slopes...little stone, Running too vehemently to break upon it." Gazing thus admiringly, she sorrowfully reproves herself for lacking in the courage to speak out and...
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Glencreggan; or, A Highland home in Cantire, by Cuthbert Bede

Edward Bradley - History - 1861
...muscular development. You will remember Tennyson's beautiful simile, where he speaks, in " Enid," of " Arms, on which the standing muscle sloped, As slopes a wild brook o'er a little stone, Bunning too vchemently to break upon it." This Glencreggan burnie shows us the justice of the simile...
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On Translating Homer: Last Words : a Lecture Given at Oxford

Matthew Arnold - Greek language - 1862 - 69 pages
...and blew. . . or He bared the knotted column of his throat, The massive square of his heroic breast, And arms on which the standing muscle sloped As slopes a wild brook o'er a little stone, Eunning too vehemently to break upon it ... And this way of speaking is the least plain, the most unHomeric,...
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On translating Homer, last words

Matthew Arnold - 1862
...blew. . . or ' He bared the knotted column of his throat, The massive square of his heroic breast, And arms on which the standing muscle sloped As slopes a wild brook o'er a little stone, Eunning too vehemently to break upon it ... And this way of speaking is the least plain, the most unHomeric,...
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