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" I falter where I firmly trod, And falling with my weight of cares Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope through darkness up to God, I stretch lame hands of faith, and grope, And gather dust and chaff, and call To what I feel is Lord of all, And... "
Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature - Page 355
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Alfred Tennyson

Reader in Literature Elaine Jordan, Elaine Jordan - 1988 - 191 pages
...with guilt. In LV 'lame hands' that fail like Nature and Sorrow to hold anything 'grope' and crawl Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope through darkness up to God. These lines affirm the God which they fail to believe in securely, but in LXXII, which records the...
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Creation and Redemption

Gabriel Daly - 1988 - 248 pages
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Poetry and Phantasy

Antony Easthope - 1989 - 227 pages
...often brings but one to bear, I falter where I firmly trod, And falling with my weight of cares 15 Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope through darkness up to God, I stretch lame hands of faith, and grope, And gather dust and chaff, and call To what I feel is Lord...
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English Literature, 1832-1890: Excluding the Novel, Volume 10

Paul Turner - 1989 - 522 pages
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Victorian Doubt: Literary and Cultural Discourses

Lance St. John Butler - 1990 - 222 pages
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Strong Representations: Narrative and Circumstantial Evidence in England

Alexander Welsh - 1992 - 262 pages
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Anglo-American Antiphony: The Late Romanticism of Tennyson and Emerson

Richard E. Brantley - 1994 - 352 pages
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Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1909-1917

Thomas Stearns Eliot - 1998 - 428 pages
...The Dark Night of the Soul and The Ascent of Mount Carmel. Compare Tennyson, In Memoriam LV 15—16: Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope through darkness up to God, 13 pot: OED ra: 'Often with defining word, as glue-pot'. 14 clippings: OED ib: 'A press cutting, orig....
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English Victorian Poetry: An Anthology

Paul Negri - 1999 - 230 pages
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The Best of English Literature

Jean Briat, Annie Lhérété - 2001 - 444 pages
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