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" As Heaven and Earth are fairer, fairer far Than Chaos and blank Darkness, though once chiefs; And as we show beyond that Heaven and Earth In form and shape compact and beautiful, In will, in action free, companionship, And thousand other signs of purer... "
Works - Page 114
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
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Apocalypse and Millennium in English Romantic Poetry

Morton D. Paley - 1999 - 334 pages
...the aesthetic to the realm of the political in a sort of epic parallel to the 'Ode on a Grecian Urn': So on our heels a fresh perfection treads, A power...strong in beauty, born of us And fated to excel us ... . . . for 'tis the eternal law That first in beauty should be first in might. (212-14, 228-9) It...
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The Cambridge Companion to Keats

Susan J. Wolfson, Wolfson Susan J. - 2001 - 272 pages
...compact and beautiful, In will, in action free, companionship, And thousand other signs of purer life; So on our heels a fresh perfection treads, A power...strong in beauty, born of us And fated to excel us. (Hyperion 2.206-14) If consciousness is shaped by the organic structures that support it - as suggested...
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American Educational History Revisited: A Critique of Progress

Milton Gaither - 2003 - 205 pages
...English-speaking mind well before Charles Darwin put pen to paper. Here is John Keats, for example, in 1819: So on our heels a fresh perfection treads, A power...to excel us, as we pass In glory that old Darkness. 46 We have seen how the evolution and progress of material institutions were the hallmark of the Enlightenment...
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A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on the Poems of John Keats

John R. Strachan - 2003 - 198 pages
...companionship, And thousand other signs of purer life; So on our heels a fresh perfection treads,106 A power more strong in beauty, born of us And fated...to excel us, as we pass In glory that old Darkness: nor are we Thereby more conquer'd, than by us the rule Of shapeless Chaos. Say, doth the dull soil...
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Endymion and the "labyrinthian Path to Eminence in Art"

Christoph Loreck - 2005 - 231 pages
...expresses is that history follows a law of progress, of upward development. These are Oceanus's words: 'So on our heels a fresh perfection treads, 'A power...beauty, born of us 'And fated to excel us, as we pass [...] '[...] for 'tis the eternal law 'That first in beauty should be first in might.7' In September...
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Power, Plain English, and the Rise of Modern Poetry

David Rosen - 2008 - 224 pages
...compact and beautiful, In will, in action free, companionship, And thousand other signs of purer life; So on our heels, a fresh perfection treads, A power...to excel us, as we pass In glory that old Darkness. . . . (II. 205-215) Keats's myth begs to be read allegorically, and of course has been from the start....
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