The May Magnificat – Gerard Manley Hopkins

The May Magnificat May is Mary’s month, and I Muse at that and wonder why: Her feasts follow reason, Dated due to season- Candlemas, Lady…

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May Magnificat – Gerard Manley Hopkins

May Magnificat May is Mary’s month, and I Muse at that and wonder why: Her feasts follow reason, Dated due to season— Candlemas, Lady Day;…

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What Being In Rank-Old Nature – Gerard Manley Hopkins

What Being In Rank-Old Nature What being in rank-old nature should earlier have that breath been That hére pérsonal tells off these heart-song powerful peals?—…

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The Blessed Virgin Compared To The Air We Breathe – Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Blessed Virgin Compared To The Air We Breathe Wild air, world-mothering air, Nestling me everywhere, That each eyelash or hair Girdles; goes home betwixt…

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Henry Purcell – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Henry Purcell The poet wishes well to the divine genius of Purcell and praises him that, whereas other musicians have given utterance to the moods…

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The Woodlark – Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Woodlark Teevo cheevo cheevio chee: O where, what can tháat be? Weedio-weedio: there again! So tiny a trickle of sóng-strain; And all round not…

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Patience, Hard Thing! The Hard Thing But To Pray – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Patience, Hard Thing! The Hard Thing But To Pray Patience, hard thing! the hard thing but to pray, But bid for, Patience is! Patience who…

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Ash-Boughs – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Ash-Boughs a. Not of all my eyes see, wandering on the world, Is anything a milk to the mind so, so sighs deep Poetry to…

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The Loss Of The Eurydice – Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Loss Of The Eurydice 1 The Eurydice—it concerned thee, O Lord: Three hundred souls, O alas! on board, Some asleep unawakened, all un- warned,…

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Let Me Be To Thee As The Circling Bird – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Let Me Be To Thee As The Circling Bird Let me be to Thee as the circling bird, Or bat with tender and air-crisping wings…

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Tom’s Garland – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Tom’s Garland upon the Unemployed Tom—garlanded with squat and surly steel Tom; then Tom’s fallowbootfellow piles pick By him and rips out rockfire homeforth—sturdy Dick;…

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The Alchemist In The City – Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Alchemist In The City My window shews the travelling clouds, Leaves spent, new seasons, alter’d sky, The making and the melting crowds: The whole…

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Felix Randal – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Felix Randal F{‘e}lix R{‘a}ndal the f{‘a}rrier, O is he d{‘e}ad then? my d{‘u}ty all {‘e}nded, Who have watched his mould of man, bigboned and hardy-handsome…

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The Wreck Of The Deutschland – Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Wreck Of The Deutschland [[A-text]] to the happy memory of five Francisan nuns, exiles by the Falck Laws, drowned between midnight |&| morning of…

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Peace – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Peace When will you ever, Peace, wild wooddove, shy wings shut, Your round me roaming end, and under be my boughs? When, when, Peace, will…

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Carrion Comfort – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Carrion Comfort Not, I’ll not, carrion comfort, Despair, not feast on thee; Not untwist — slack they may be — these last strands of man…

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The Lantern Out Of Doors – Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Lantern Out Of Doors Sometimes a lantern moves along the night, That interests our eyes. And who goes there? I think; where from and…

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Love Preparing To Fly – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Love Preparing To Fly He play’d his wings as tho’ for flight; They webb’d the sky with glassy light. His body sway’d upon tiptoes, Like…

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To What Serves Mortal Beauty – Gerard Manley Hopkins

To What Serves Mortal Beauty To what serves mortal beauty ‘ —dangerous; does set danc- ing blood—the O-seal-that-so ‘ feature, flung prouder form Than Purcell…

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Strike, Churl – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Strike, Churl Strike, churl; hurl, cheerless wind, then; heltering hail May’s beauty massacre and wispèd wild clouds grow Out on the giant air; tell Summer…

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For A Picture Of St. Dorothea – Gerard Manley Hopkins

For A Picture Of St. Dorothea I bear a basket lined with grass; I am so light, I am so fair, That men must wonder…

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The Windhover – Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Windhover To Christ our Lord I CAUGHT this morning morning’s minion, king- dom of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding Of the rolling…

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Penmaen Pool – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Penmaen Pool For the Visitors’ Book at the Inn Who long for rest, who look for pleasure Away from counter, court, or school O where…

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As Kingfishers Catch Fire – Gerard Manley Hopkins

As Kingfishers Catch Fire As king fishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame; As tumbled over rim in roundy wells Stones ring; like each tucked string…

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The Handsome Heart – Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Handsome Heart at a Gracious Answer ‘But tell me, child, your choice; what shall I buy You?’—‘Father, what you buy me I like best.’…

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It Was A Hard Thing To Undo This Knot – Gerard Manley Hopkins

It Was A Hard Thing To Undo This Knot It was a hard thing to undo this knot. The rainbow shines, but only in the…

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To R.B. – Gerard Manley Hopkins

To R.B. The fine delight that fathers thought; the strong Spur, live and lancing like the blowpipe flame, Breathes once and, quenchèd faster than it…

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St. Alphonsus Rodriguez – Gerard Manley Hopkins

St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Laybrother of the Society of Jesus Honour is flashed off exploit, so we say; And those strokes once that gashed flesh or…

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Duns Scotus’s Oxford – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Duns Scotus’s Oxford Towery city |&| branchy between towers; Cuckoo-echoing, bell-swarm{`e}d, lark charm{`e}d, rook racked, river-rounded; The dapple-eared lily below thee; that country |&| town…

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The Times Are Nightfall – Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Times Are Nightfall The times are nightfall, look, their light grows less; The times are winter, watch, a world undone: They waste, they wither…

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Part The Second – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Part the second ———————————– —————————————- < br> “Some find me a sword; some The flange |&| the rail; flame, Fang, or flood” goes Death on…

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Andromeda – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Andromeda Now Time’s Andromeda on this rock rude, With not her either beauty’s equal or Her injury’s, looks off by both horns of shore, Her…

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The Half-Way House – Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Half-Way House Love I was shewn upon the mountain-side And bid to catch Him ere the dropp of day. See, Love, I creep and…

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Inversnaid – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Inversnaid This darksome burn, horseback brown, His rollrock highroad roaring down, In coop and in comb the fleece of his foam Flutes and low to…

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To Seem The Stranger Lies My Lot, My Life – Gerard Manley Hopkins

To Seem The Stranger Lies My Lot, My Life To seem the stranger lies my lot, my life Among strangers. Father and mother dear, Brothers…

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Spring And Fall To A Young Child – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Spring And Fall To A Young Child Margaret, are you grieving Over Goldengrove unleaving? Leaves, like the things of man, you With your fresh thoughts…

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Easter Communion – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Easter Communion Pure fasted faces draw unto this feast: God comes all sweetness to your Lenten lips. You striped in secret with breath-taking whips, Those…

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The Starlight Night – Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Starlight Night Look at the stars! look, look up at the skies! O look at all the fire-folk sitting in the air! The bright…

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No Worst, There Is None – Gerard Manley Hopkins

No Worst, There Is None No worst, there is none. Pitched past pitch of grief, More pangs will, schooled at forepangs, wilder wring. Comforter, where,…

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A Vision Of The Mermaids – Gerard Manley Hopkins

A Vision of the Mermaids Rowing, I reach’d a rock – the sea was low – Which the tides cover in their overflow, Marking the…

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The Furl Of Fresh-Leaved Dogrose Down – Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Furl Of Fresh-Leaved Dogrose Down The furl of fresh-leaved dogrose down His cheeks the forth-and-flaunting sun Had swarthed about with lion-brown Before the Spring…

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In The Valley Of The Elwy – Gerard Manley Hopkins

In The Valley Of The Elwy I remember a house where all were good To me, God knows, deserving no such thing: Comforting smell breathed…

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What Shall I Do For The Land That Bred Me – Gerard Manley Hopkins

What Shall I Do For The Land That Bred Me What shall I do for the land that bred me, Her homes and fields that…

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Spring – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Spring Nothing is so beautiful as spring — When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and…

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Cheery Beggar – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Cheery Beggar Beyond Mágdalen and by the Bridge, on a place called there the Plain, In Summer, in a burst of summertime Following falls and…

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The Soldier – Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Soldier Yes. Why do we áll, seeing of a soldier, bless him? bless Our redcoats, our tars? Both these being, the greater part, But…

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My Own Heart Let Me Have More Have Pity On; Let – Gerard Manley Hopkins

My Own Heart Let Me Have More Have Pity On; Let My own heart let me have more have pity on; let Me live to…

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The Habit Of Perfection – Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Habit Of Perfection Elected Silence, sing to me And beat upon my whorlèd ear, Pipe me to pastures still and be The music that…

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In Honour Of St. Alphonsus Rodriguez – Gerard Manley Hopkins

In Honour Of St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Laybrother of the Society of Jesus Honour is flashed off exploit, so we say; And those strokes once that…

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To His Watch – Gerard Manley Hopkins

To His Watch Mortal my mate, bearing my rock-a-heart Warm beat with cold beat company, shall I Earlier or you fail at our force, and…

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Spelt From Sibyl’s Leaves – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Spelt From Sibyl’s Leaves Earnest, earthless, equal, attuneable, ‘ vaulty, voluminous, … stupendous Evening strains to be tíme’s vást, ‘ womb-of-all, home-of-all, hearse-of-all night. Her…

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Epithalamion – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Epithalamion Hark, hearer, hear what I do; lend a thought now, make believe We are leafwhelmed somewhere with the hood Of some branchy bunchy bushybowered…

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The Silver Jubilee – Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Silver Jubilee To James First Bishop of Shrewsbury on the 25th Year of his Episcopate July 28. 1876 1 Though no high-hung bells or…

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Moonrise – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Moonrise I awoke in the Midsummer not to call night, in the white and the walk of the morning: The moon, dwindled and thinned to…

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The Leaden Echo And The Golden Echo – Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Leaden Echo And The Golden Echo (Maidens’ song from St. Winefred’s Well) THE LEADEN ECHO How to kéep—is there ány any, is there none…

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I Wake And Feel The Fell Of Dark – Gerard Manley Hopkins

I Wake And Feel The Fell Of Dark I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day, What hours, O what black hours we…

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To A Young Child – Gerard Manley Hopkins

To A Young Child Margaret, are you grieving Over Goldengrove unleaving? Leaves, like the things of man, you With your fresh thoughts care for, can…

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St. Winefred’s Well – Gerard Manley Hopkins

St. Winefred’s Well ACT I. SC. I Enter Teryth from riding, Winefred following. T. WHAT is it, Gwen, my girl? why do you hover and…

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Brothers – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Brothers How lovely the elder brother’s Life all laced in the other’s, Lóve-laced!—what once I well Witnessed; so fortune fell. When Shrovetide, two years gone,…

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The Shepherd’s Brow, Fronting Forked Lightning, Owns – Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Shepherd’s Brow, Fronting Forked Lightning, Owns The shepherd’s brow, fronting forked lightning, owns The horror and the havoc and the glory Of it. Angels…

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