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" But now I only hear Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar, Retreating, to the breath Of the night-wind, down the vast edges drear And naked shingles of the world. "
Matthew Arnold: Poet and Critic - Page 30
by Arnold Schrag - 1904 - 94 pages
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The Living Age, Volume 228

1901
...the The Armleiuy. one thing worthy to be talked about. Matthew Arnold, in his most unman poem cried: The sea of faith Was once, too, at the full, and round...Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furl'd. But— There is no but in the domestic novel, nor even the 6«f sense, the vague, troubled apprehension of...
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The Churchman's shilling magazine and family treasury, conducted ..., Volume 27

Robert Hall Baynes - 1880
...Syrian town ; And on his grave, with shining eyes, The Syrian stars look down. Elsewhere we read : The sea of faith Was once, too, at the full, and round...shore Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furl'd J Bat now I only hear Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar, Retreating to the breath Of the night...
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New Poems

Matthew Arnold - 1867 - 208 pages
...flow Of human misery; we Find also in the sound a thought, Hearing it by this distant northern sea. The sea of faith Was once, too, at the full, and round...earth's shore Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled; But now I only hear Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar, Retreating to the breath Of the...
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The Free Churchman and Christian Spectator, Volume 1

1868
...Crucified, "Thy kingdom come," there is far other hope. And what of Mr. Arnold's despair for the world ? The sea of faith Was once, too, at the full, and round...vast edges drear, And naked shingles of the world. A picture sad enough, if true ; but is it true ? Whatever be the faults of our age — and we do not...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

1868
...name for despair. Writing on Dover Beach, and naturally meditating on tho sea, he thus mourns : — " The sea of faith Was once, too, at the full, and round...earth's shore Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled ; But now I only hear Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar, Retreating to the breath Of the...
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Narrative and elegiac poems

Matthew Arnold - 1869
...flow Of human misery; we Find also in the sound a thought, Hearing it by this distant northern sea. The Sea of Faith Was once, too, at the full, and round...vast edges drear And naked shingles of the world. Ah, love, let us be true To one another! for the world, which seems To lie before us like a land of...
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Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country, Volume 80

1869
...flow Of human misery ; we Find also in the sound a thought, Hearing it by this distant northern sea. The sea of faith Was once, too, at the full, and round...I only hear Its melancholy, long withdrawing roar Betreating to the breath Of the night-winds down the vast edges drear And naked shingles of the world....
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The United Presbyterian Magazine

1870
...bring The eternal note of sadness in.' And in that he hears a type of departing faith, for he adds : ' The sea of faith Was once too at the full, and round...earth's shore Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled ; But now I only hear Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar, Ketreating to the breath Of the...
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Christus Consolator: The Pulpit in Relation to Social Life

Alexander MacLeod - 1870 - 304 pages
...bring The eternal note of sadness in." And in that he hears a type of departing faith, for he adds : " The sea of faith Was once too at the full, and round...earth's shore Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled ; But now I only hear Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar, Retreating to the breath Of the...
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Sermons, Volume 1

Octavius Brooks Frothingham - 1871
...celestial oil no longer consents to burn even in the temple lamps. The sea of taith Which once was at the full, and round earth's shore Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled, Now only Itts us hear Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar, Retreating to the breath Of the...
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