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" NOT, I'll not, carrion comfort, Despair, not feast on thee; Not untwist — slack they may be — these last strands of man In me or, most weary, cry / can no more. I can ; Can something, hope, wish day come, not choose not to be. "
Secreted Desires: The Major Uranians - Hopkins, Pater and Wilde - Page 136
by Michael Matthew Kaylor - 2006 - 457 pages
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Graphic Worlds of Peter Bruegel the Elder

H. Arthur Klein, Pieter Bruegel - Design - 1963 - 288 pages
...and hope are confronted in the opening lines of Gerard Manley Hopkin's great poem, "Carrion Comfort": Not, I'll not, carrion comfort, Despair, not feast...these last strands of man In me or, most weary, cry 1 can no mere. I can ; Can something; hope, wish day come, not choose not to be. So even in the ultimate...
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Poetic License: Essays on Modernist and Postmodernist Lyric

Marjorie Perloff - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 352 pages
...The allusion is to Hopkins's "Carrion Comfort": Not, I'll not. carrion comfort, Despair, not least on thee; Not untwist — slack they may be — these last strands of man In me or, most weary, cry I can no inure. I can; Can something, hope, wish day come, not choose not to be. Here, in the final...
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Benedetto Croce: Essays on Literature and Literary Criticism

Benedetto Croce - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 244 pages
...strong mind that repulses the raging, menacing, seductive desperation: In me or, most weary, cry I CAN NO MORE. I can; Can something, hope, wish day come, not choose not to be. But ah, but O thou terrible, why wouldst thou rude on me Thy wring-world right foot rock? lay a lionlimb...
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Transitional Objects and Potential Spaces: Literary Uses of D.W. Winnicott

Peter L. Rudnytsky - Psychology - 1993 - 315 pages
...in the poem recalls this patient's struggle — in her life and within the analysis: Carrion Comfort Not, I'll not, carrion comfort, Despair, not feast...something, hope, wish day come, not choose not to be. But ah, but O thou terrible, why wouldst thou rude on me Thy wring-world right foot rock? lay a lionlimb...
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Transitional Objects and Potential Spaces: Literary Uses of D.W. Winnicott

Peter L. Rudnytsky - Psychology - 1993 - 315 pages
...in the poem recalls this patient's struggle — in her life and within the analysis: Carrion Comfort Not, I'll not, carrion comfort, Despair, not feast...slack they may be — these last strands of man In me ór, most weary, cry / can no more. I can; Can something, hope, wish day come, not choose not to be....
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...like this, and their scourge to be As I am mine, their sweating selves; but worse. CARRION COMFORT Not, I'll not, carrion comfort. Despair, not feast...these last strands of man In me or, most weary, cry 1 can no more. I can; Can something, hope, wish day come, not choose not to be. But ah, but O thou...
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"God's Grandeur" and Other Poems

Gerard Manley Hopkins - Poetry - 1995 - 54 pages
...Despair, not feast on thee; Not untwist—slack they may be —these last strands of man In me 6r, most weary, cry / can no more. I can; Can something, hope, wish day come, not choose not to be. But ah, but O thou terrible, why wouldst thou rude on me Thy wring-world right foot rock? lay a lionlimb...
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Sound and Form in Modern Poetry

Harvey Seymour Gross, Robert McDowell - Poetry - 1996 - 348 pages
...combes, vales, All the air things wear that build this world of Wales. "In the Valley of the Elwy," 1877 Not, I'll not, carrion comfort, Despair, not feast...man In me or, most weary, cry / can no more. I can. "Carrion Comfort," 1885 Earnest, earthless, equal, attunable, vaulty, voluminous, . . . stupendous...
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Kierkegaard Revisited: Proceedings from the Conference Kierkegaard and the ...

Conference Kierkegaard and the Meaning of Meaning It, Conference Kierkegaard And The Meaning Of Meaning - Philosophy - 1997 - 508 pages
...unlike that terrible sonnet of Gerard Manley Hopkins: Not, I'll not, carrion comfort, Despair, not feed on thee, Not untwist - slack they may be - these last...something, hope, wish day come, not choose not to be.12 I return, then, in order to feel the shock of sincerity and directed force, to the dramatic opening...
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The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

Ronald Carter, John McRae - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 584 pages
...worst, there is none. But Hopkins rejects, rather than indulges in, the negative emotion of despair: Not, I'll not, carrion comfort, Despair, not feast...these last strands of man In me or, most weary, cry I can no more. (Carrion Comfort) Hopkins rejects an ultimate despair, because he continues to believe...
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