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" Peace, peace ! he is not dead, he doth not sleep ! He hath awakened from the dream of life. 'Tis we who, lost in stormy visions, keep With phantoms an unprofitable strife, And in mad trance strike with our spirit's knife Invulnerable nothings. We decay... "
The Clintons; or, Deeps and shallows of life - Page 18
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The Cambridge Companion to Shelley

Timothy Morton - Literary Criticism - 2006
...turn to consolation in Shelley's poem is highly qualified, for in fact it converts life into death: We decay Like corpses in a charnel; fear and grief...cold hopes swarm like worms within our living clay. (348-51) Milton's Lycidas famously concludes with its speaker acknowledging the dawning of a new day,...
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Humans and Other Animals in Eighteenth-century British Culture ...

Frank Palmeri - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 217 pages
...chains of custom" that both language and thought create. "We decay," Shelley writes in Adonais, because "fear and grief/ Convulse us and consume us day by...cold hopes swarm like worms within our living clay" (348, 349-51). Fear and grief, he indicates, are self-consuming, and it is especially his references...
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Easter: An Introductory Reader

Rudolf Steiner - Religion - 2007 - 152 pages
...here is a wonderful invocation of the resurrected god uniting fully with nature and human destiny. Peace, peace! he is not dead, he doth not sleep ...cold hopes swarm like worms within our living clay. He has outsoared the shadow of the night; Envy and calumny and hate and pain, And that unrest which...
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