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" Did both find, helpers to their hearts' desire, And stuff at hand, plastic as they could wish, — Were called upon to exercise their skill, Not in "Utopia, — subterranean fields, — Or some secreted island, Heaven knows where ! But in the very world,... "
The Living Age - Page 112
1908
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The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature

Elizabeth Kantor - 2006 - 278 pages
...stuff at hand, plastic as they could wish; Were called upon to exercise their skill, Not in Utopia.... But in the very world, which is the world Of all of...where in the end We find our happiness, or not at all! As Hillary Clinton put it, speaking for her generation at Wellesley in 1969, "We're searching for more...
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William Wordsworth's The Prelude: A Casebook

Stephen Gill - 2006 - 417 pages
...verse-paragraph) within some of the most touching lines he ever wrote:24 Not in Utopia, subterraneous Fields, Or some secreted Island, Heaven knows where,...very world which is the world Of all of us, the place in which, in the end, We find our happiness, or not at all. (The Prelude, X, 724-8) Within the sequence...
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Romanticism: Romanticism, belief, and philosophy

Michael O'Neill, Mark Sandy - 2006 - 362 pages
...throughout Europe: for the century that followed, the brief glimpse of the possibility of happiness "in the very world, which is the world of all of us," the brief appearance of what Hazlitt called "romantic generosity" dominated politics and art. In this state...
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The Crisis of Action in Nineteenth-century English Literature

Stefanie Markovits - 2006 - 268 pages
..."A tale of tears, a mortal story!" (336). After all, he is the poet for whom happiness must be found "in the very world which is the world / Of all of us, .../... or not at all" (Prelude X.726— 28), who wishes to show his readers how the "Love of Nature"...
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The Dictionary of Alternatives: Utopianism and Organization

Martin Parker, Valerie Fournier, Patrick Reedy - 2007 - 356 pages
...enable those who hoped for a better world to find it - 237 ROMANTICISM Not in Utopia — subterraneous fields, Or some secreted island, heaven knows where...very world which is the world Of all of us, the place in which, in the end, We find our happiness, or not at all. (X, 723—7) Many observers understood...
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Joys and Sorrows of Imaginary Persons: (on Literary Emotions)

Donald Wesling - 2008 - 221 pages
...point in Wordsworth's Prelude he speaks of "the very world, which is the world / Of all of us,~the place where, in the end, / We find our happiness, or not at all!" The World's pervasive in thought and literature, where the concept stands as one of our primary examples...
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