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" Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird! No hungry generations tread thee down; The voice I hear this passing night was heard In ancient days by emperor and clown: Perhaps the self-same song that found a path Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick... "
The Oral Study of Literature - Page 312
by Algernon de Vivier Tassin - 1923 - 431 pages
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The Long Schoolroom: Lessons in the Bitter Logic of the Poetic Principle

Allen R. Grossman - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 213 pages
..."Ode to a Nightingale" as the high requiem that constitutes the unity of history: Thou wast not horn for death, immortal Bird! No hungry generations tread...amid the alien corn; The same that oft-times hath Charmed magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn. This invariable...
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The Classic Hundred Poems: All-time Favorites

William Harmon, Professor William Harmon - Poetry - 1998 - 360 pages
...ecstasy! Still vvouldst thou sing, and I have ears in vain— To thy high requiem become a sod. VII Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird! No hungry...hath Charm'd magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn. VIII Forlorn! the very word is like a bell To toll me back from...
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Hazlitt: The Mind of a Critic

David Bromwich - Literary Collections - 1999 - 456 pages
...Philomel." In Keats's mind these two passages had now joined. Thou wast not born for death, immortal Birdl No hungry generations tread thee down; The voice I...hath Charm'd magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn. Listening to the "self-same song that found a path / Through...
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The Masks of Keats: The Endeavour of a Poet

Thomas McFarland, Murray Professor of English Literature Emeritus Thomas McFarland - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 244 pages
...poignancy may not even be the most wonderful thing in the stanza! Look at the full ten lines: Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird! No hungry...hath Charm'd magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn.85 Perhaps the most appropriate musical correlation with those...
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Victoria, May Blossom of Britannia

Anna Kirwan - Juvenile Fiction - 2001 - 219 pages
...same week I was born. But I do not have it by memory yet.) However, I read it with good feeling. Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird! No hungry...amid the alien corn; The same that oft-times hath Charm 'd magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn. London talks...
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 636 pages
...foam. L, spume, pumex. pumice; pounce: powder. Gcfeim, foam. The nightingale, in Keats' Ode, sang: Perhaps the selfsame song that found a path Through...amid the alien corn; The same that oft-times hath Charm 'd magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn. ?(s)pong: sponge....
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Soundscape: The School of Sound Lectures, 1998-2001

Larry Sider, Jerry Sider, Diane Freeman - Performing Arts - 2003 - 242 pages
...colour photographs or on supermarket shelves. Next, from the closing stanzas of 'Ode to a Nightingale': The voice I hear this passing night was heard In ancient...hath Charm'd magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas in faerie lands forlorn. Forlorn! The very word is like a bell To toll me back from thee...
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Fantastic Literature: A Critical Reader

David Sandner - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 357 pages
...subsequent printings of the book and in the meantime extend their apologies for any omissions. Thou wast not born for death, immortal bird! No hungry...amid the alien corn; The same that oft-times hath Charmed magic casements, opening on the foam Of Perilous seas, in fairy lands forlorn. — .John Keats,...
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Every Man an Artist: Readings in the Traditional Philosophy of Art

Brian Keeble - Art - 2005 - 253 pages
...true or false, tell us of music, of inspiration, of human experience? Keats's words still remain true: The voice I hear this passing night was heard In ancient...amid the alien corn; The same that oft-times hath Charmed magic casements opening o'er the foam Of perilous seas, and faery lands forlorn. The nightingale...
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Immersed in Verse: An Informative, Slightly Irreverent & Totally Tremendous ...

Allan Wolf - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2006 - 112 pages
...poem in which the poet addresses a person, animal, object, or thing. from Ode to a Nightingale Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird! No hungry...hath Charm'd magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn. —John Keats 20 from Ode to a Fetal Pig* O fetal pig! O wond'rous...
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