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" BRIGHT star ! would I were steadfast as thou art— Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night. And watching, with eternal lids apart. Like Nature's patient sleepless Eremite, The moving waters at their priestlike task Of pure ablution round earth's human... "
John Keats: A Literary Biography - Page 205
by Albert Elmer Hancock - 1908 - 234 pages
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Keats: Selected Poems and Letters

John Keats, Robert Gittings - English letters - 1995 - 301 pages
...Bright Star Final Version BRIGHT star! would I were steadfast as thou art — Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night And watching, with eternal lids apart, Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite, 5 The moving waters at their priestlike task Of pure ablution round earth's human shores, Or gazing...
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How to Travel with a Salmon & Other Essays

Umberto Eco - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 256 pages
...beyond its boundaries, and he therefore assumes full responsibility for a metaphor, even a daring one: "The moving waters at their priestlike task / Of pure ablution round earth's human shores." Everyone agrees that Keats has allowed his fancy to soar, but at least he makes no apology for that....
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How to Travel with a Salmon & Other Essays

Umberto Eco - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 256 pages
...beyond its boundaries, and he therefore assumes full responsibility for a metaphor, even a daring one: "The moving waters at their priestlike task / Of pure ablution round earth's human shores." Everyone agrees that Keats has allowed his fancy to soar, but at least he makes no apology for that....
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Making Your Own Days: The Pleasures of Reading and Writing Poetry

Kenneth Koch - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1999 - 320 pages
...reader goes on with the poem. Bright star! would I were steadfast as thou art — Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night And watching, with eternal lids...priestlike task Of pure ablution round earth's human shores — As soon as Keats says "not," the situation becomes more complicated: he wants to be like the star...
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Rules for the Dance: A Handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse

Mary Oliver - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1998 - 194 pages
...following lines is an example: Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art — Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night And watching, with eternal lids...Eremite, The moving waters at their priestlike task. . . . ("Bright star, would I were stedfast . . .") In order for the allusion to work, the reader naturally...
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On Love/Psychological Exercises: With Some Aphorisms & Other Essays

A. R. Orage - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1998 - 121 pages
...— Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night. And watching, with eternal lids apart, Like Nature s patient sleepless Eremite, The moving waters at their priestlike task Of pure ablution round eartns human shores, Or gazing on the new soft fallen mass Of snow upon the mountains and the moors:...
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A Century of Sonnets: The Romantic-Era Revival 1750-1850

Paula R. Feldman, Daniel Robinson - Poetry - 2002 - 304 pages
...you. (1837) 522. 'Bright star! would I were steadfast as thou art' Bright star! would I were steadfast as thou art — Not in lone splendor hung aloft the...ablution round earth's human shores, Or gazing on the new soft fallen mask Of snow upon the mountains and the moors — No — yet still steadfast, still unchangeable,...
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Acquainted with the Night: Insomnia Poems

Lisa Russ Spaar - Poetry - 1999 - 183 pages
...through his blinding reign, And only wake with you! JOHN KEATS Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art — Not in lone splendor hung aloft the...night And watching, with eternal lids apart, Like natures patient, sleepless Eremite, The moving waters at their priestlike task Of pure ablution round...
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The Discovery of Poetry: A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems

Frances Mayes - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 494 pages
...STAR (John Keats, 1795-1821) Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art — Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night And watching, with eternal lids apart, Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite,1 The moving waters at their priestlike task Of pure ablution round earth's human shores, Or...
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The Major Works

William Butler Yeats - Literary Collections - 2001 - 572 pages
...poetry; in Keats's 'magic casements opening on the foam of perilous seas in faery lands forlorn';0 in his 'moving waters at their priest-like task of pure ablution round earth's human shore';0 in Shakespeare's 'floor of heaven,' 'inlaid with patens of bright gold'; and in his Dido standing...
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