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Lyrical ballads,: with pastoral and other poems. In two volumes - Page xv
by William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1805
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Lyrical Ballads,: With Other Poems. In Two Volumes, Volume 1

William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1800
...combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor. The...national events which are daily taking place, and the encreasing accumulation of men in cities, where the uniformity of their occupations produces a craving...
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Lyrical Ballads, with Pastoral and Other Poems: In Two Volumes

William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1802 - 250 pages
...combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor. The...national events which are daily taking place, and the encreasing accumulation of men in cities, where the uniformity of their occupations produces a craving...
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Lyrical ballads, with other poems [including some by S.T. Coleridge]. From ...

William Wordsworth - 1802
...force to blunt the discriminating' powers of the mind, and by unfitting it for all voluntary exertion, to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor. The...National Events which are daily taking place, and the encreasing accumulation of men in cities, where the uniformity of their occupations produces a craving...
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Lyrical Ballads: With Pastoral and Other Poems, Volume 1

William Wordsworth - 1802
...combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor. The most the style, and raise it above prose. I have proposed to myself to imitate, and, as far as is possible,...
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The poetical works of William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - 1828 - 340 pages
...discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion, to reduce it to 3 stile of almost savage torpor. The most effective of these...daily taking place, and the increasing accumulation •' men in cities, where the uniformity of their occupations produce*; a craving for extraordinary...
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The British Critic, Quarterly Theological Review, and ..., Volume 16

1834
...discriminating powers of the NO. xxxn.—OCT. 1834. DD mind, and, unfitting it for all voluntary exertion, to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor. The...craving for extraordinary incident, which the rapid commniiication of intelligence hourly gratifies. To this tendency of life and manners the literature...
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The Poems of William Wordsworth, D.C.L., Poet Laureate, Etc. Etc

William Wordsworth - 1845 - 619 pages
...it for all voluntary exertion, to reduce it to a state of ahuost savage torpor. The most effeetive of these causes are the great national events which...accumulation of men in cities, where the uniformity of then- occupations produces a craving for extraordinary incident, which the rapid communication of intelligence...
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The poetical works of William Wordsworth ...

William Wordsworth - 1859
...mind, and, unfitting it for all voluntary exertion, to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpgr. The most effective of these causes are the great national...craving for extraordinary incident, which the rapid conmilri'''gt'"rl of intelligence hourly gratifies. To this tendency of life and manners the literature...
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The poetical works of William Wordsworth ...

William Wordsworth - 1859
...force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and, unfitting it for all voluntary exertion, to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor. The...daily taking place, and the increasing accumulation, pf men,. in cities, where the uniformity of their occupations produces a craving for extraordinary...
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The Complete Poetical Works of William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - 1869 - 704 pages
...force to blunt the discriminating powers of the min. 1, and, unfitting it for all voluntary exertion, to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor. The...accumulation of men in cities, where the uniformity of HUT occupations produces a craving for extraordinary incident, which the rapid communication of intelligence...
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