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" THE fine delight that fathers thought; the strong Spur, live and lancing like the blowpipe flame, Breathes once and, quenched faster than it came, Leaves yet the mind a mother of immortal song. Nine months she then, nay years, nine years she long Within... "
Secreted Desires: The Major Uranians - Hopkins, Pater and Wilde - Page 402
by Michael Matthew Kaylor - 2006 - 457 pages
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The Poets and the Poetry of the Nineteenth Century, Volume 7

Alfred Henry Miles - English poetry - 1906
...left, O let them be left, wildness and wet ; Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet. VIII.— TO THE fine delight that fathers thought ; the strong...years she long Within her wears, bears, cares and moulds the same : The widow of an insight lost she lives, with aim Now known, and hand at work now...
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Arbeitsbuch Lyrikanalyse

Hans-Werner Ludwig - Lyrik - 1979 - 272 pages
...Beispiele: For thee watch l, whilst thou dost wake elsewhere (Shakespeare, Sonnets, 61 ) Nine years she then, nay years, nine years she long Within her wears, bears, cares and combs the same: [combs = stores, matures as in honeycombs; zugleich Binnenreim] (Gerard Manley Hopkins, "To RB") 4.3....
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Benedetto Croce: Essays on Literature and Literary Criticism

Benedetto Croce - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 244 pages
...and insight of a Shelley. His last verses, addressed to his friend, the poet Robert Bridges, declare: THE fine delight that fathers thought; the strong...came, Leaves yet the mind a mother of immortal song. cease to feel and to conceive poetically, and to increase and refine his experience of art, so that...
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"God's Grandeur" and Other Poems

Gerard Manley Hopkins - Poetry - 1995 - 54 pages
...eunuch, and not breed one work that wakes. Mine, O thou lord of life, send my roots rain. 51 ToRB. The fine delight that fathers thought; the strong...years she long Within her wears, bears, cares and moulds the same: The widow of an insight lost she lives, with aim Now known and hand at work now never...
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Ariadne's Thread: Story Lines

J. Hillis Miller - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 280 pages
...Manley Hopkins, for example, describes the "mind . . . mother of immortal song" as a gestating weaver: "Nine months she then, nay years, nine years she long /Within her wears, bears, cares and combs the same."4 The other sexual figure for writing is brought to the surface, for example, not only in a crucial...
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The Poem as Sacrament: The Theological Aesthetic of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Philip A. Ballinger - Religion - 2000 - 260 pages
...aesthetic' is a vision of poetry as 'sacrament'. Hopkins opened his last complete poem with the stanza: The fine delight that fathers thought; the strong...it came, Leaves yet the mind a mother of immortal song.30 So Hopkins has fathered thought through the inspiration of his vision of reality, expressed...
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A Queer Chivalry: The Homoerotic Asceticism of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Julia F. Saville - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 240 pages
...aftereffect, and even the lengthy gestation of the "immortal song" is envisaged as painstaking domestic work ("Nine months she then, nay years, nine years she...Within her wears, bears, cares and combs the same"). Beginning the sestet with a succinct reiteration of his lack, Hopkins delays the volta until the last...
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Voice, Text, Hypertext: Emerging Practices in Textual Studies

Raimonda Modiano, Leroy Searle, Peter L. Shillingsburg - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2004 - 439 pages
...This conciliatory letter survives, but Bridges burnt the two "bitter" ones before it.) 5' To R, B. THE fine delight that fathers thought ; the strong...faster than it came, Leaves yet the mind a mother of immort.il song. Nine months she then, nay years, nine years she long Within her wears, bears, cares...
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Pragmatism, Critique, Judgment: Essays for Richard J. Bernstein

Richard J. Bernstein - Philosophy - 2004 - 379 pages
...more," then, while affirming personal identity as the locus for an inspiration that leads to poiesis (the "fine delight that fathers thought; the strong/ Spur, live and lancing . . ." as well as months or years of gestation),17 alludes not only to an articulate, organized language...
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Spelling Love with an X: A Mother, a Son, and the Gene that Binds Them

Clare Dunsford - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 203 pages
...months and even years before, nascent in the wayward nucleotides that danced in my family's blood. ("Nine months she then, nay years, nine years she...Within her wears, bears, cares and combs the same," Hopkins wrote of his mind, the fertilized "mother of immortal song.") JP was coming to being in my...
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