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" At his own wonders, wondering for his bread. *Tis pleasant through the loop-holes of retreat To peep at such a world ; to see the stir Of the great Babel and not feel the crowd ; To hear the roar she sends through all her gates At a safe distance, where... "
Journal of a Tour and Residence in Great Britain, During the Years 1810 and 1811 - Página 25
por Louis Simond - 1815
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The Cornhill Magazine

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1904
...time — in the metaphorical roar of London, that is, if not in its literal noise. As Cowper writes : Tis pleasant through the loop-holes of retreat To...Babel and not feel the crowd. To hear the roar she sends through all her gates At a safe distance, where the dying sound Falls a soft murmur on the injured...
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Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society of London, Volume 22

Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain) - 1899
...is a wide difference of opinion. In closing the first part of this brief sketch, I might say: " Tig pleasant through the loopholes of retreat, To peep at such a world as this." PART II. HORTICULTURAL INTERESTS. California is the greatest fruit-growing State in the Union,...
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John Clare and the Bounds of Circumstance

Johanne Clare - 1987 - 217 páginas
...world" where "rumour of oppression and deceit, / ... Might never reach me more."10 At Olney he was able to see the stir Of the great Babel, and not feel the crowd; To hear the roar she sends through all her gates At a safe distance, where the dying sound Falls a soft murmur on th'uninjured...
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Wordsworth's Vagrant Muse: Poetry, Poverty, and Power

Gary Lee Harrison - 1994 - 237 páginas
...important footnote to the surveying eye of his narrator as opposed to the sympathetic eye of Wordsworth's: "Tis pleasant through the loopholes of retreat / To...stir / Of the great Babel, and not feel the crowd" (Task 4.88-90). 13. In Landscape and Ideology, Bermingham describes a "project of knowing the countryside"...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - 1999 - 1136 páginas
...peaceful evening in. The Tusk 1 1 78 s I bk. 4 The Winter Evening' I. 34; cf. Berkeley h 7:19 32 "Fis pleasant through the loopholes of retreat To peep at such a world; to see the stir 241 242 1 I crown thee king of intimate delights, Fire-side enjoyments, home-born happiness. The Task...
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Romantic Genius: The Prehistory of a Homosexual Role

Andrew Elfenbein - 1999 - 262 páginas
...newspaper, he feels how fully his "other views" separate him from the public world that it represents: Tis pleasant through the loop-holes of retreat To peep at such a world ... Thus sitting and surveying thus at ease The globe and its concerns, I seem advanced To some secure...
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Symbolic Loss: The Ambiguity of Mourning and Memory at Century's End

James S. Hans - 2000 - 253 páginas
...writes that the phrase "loophole of retreat" is "a reference to William Cowper's 'The Task,' IV. 8890": "Tis pleasant, through the loopholes of retreat, /...stir / Of the Great Babel, and not feel the crowd." Yellin notes that "Jacobs was not the first Afro- American to use Cowper's phrase." In 1838 the phrase...
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A History of Pre-cinema, Volume 3

Stephen Herbert - 2000 - 142 páginas
...(Engraving after a painting by JB Schénau from Pugin's Dictionnaire du Théâtre) Peepshows and Panoramas To peep at such a world — to see the stir Of the great Babel, and not feel the crowd. COWPER THE aerial images projected by magicians with the aid of concave mirrors, and the phantoms flung...
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Going Shopping: Consumer Choices and Community Consequences

Ann Satterthwaite - 2001 - 386 páginas
...William Cowper, an eighteenth-century poet who extolled the countryside, is printed on this poster: "Fis pleasant, through the loopholes of retreat To peep...Babel, and not feel the crowd; To hear the roar she sends through all her gates At a safe distance, where the dying sound Falls a soft murmur on the 'uninjured...
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Time Stands Still: Muybridge and the Instantaneous Photography Movement

Phillip Prodger, Tom Gunning, Cleveland Museum of Art - 2003 - 310 páginas
...Romantic poet William Cowper (1781— 1800). In the fourth book of his epic poem The Task, he wrote, "Tis pleasant, through the loopholes of retreat /...stir / Of the great Babel, and not feel the crowd." In 1851, commenting on the potential of Talbot's new amphitype process, one Dr. Clavel inexplicably...
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