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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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Where this Lake is

Jeff Lodge - Fiction - 1997 - 183 pages
...day. "Sorry." "Oh," she said. I think it crushed her. Here, from my namesake, is a verse, a sonnet: "Not, I'll not, carrion comfort, Despair, not feast...these last strands of man In me or, most weary, cry, I can no more. I can; Can something, hope, wish day come, not choose to be. But ah, but O thou terrible,...
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The Language of Poetry

John McRae - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1998 - 156 pages
...just compare the first line and the last line, before you read the whole text. Text: Poem (ii) (ii) Not, I'll not, carrion comfort, Despair, not feast...can; Can something, hope, wish day come, not choose to be. 5 But ah, but O thou terrible, why wouldst thou rude on me Thy wring-world right foot rock?...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - Reference - 1999 - 1136 pages
...priest 1 Ten or twelve, only ten or twelve Strokes of havoc ˙nselve. 'llinsey Poplars' (written 1X79) 2 Not, I'll not, carrion comfort, Despair, not feast...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. 'Carrion Comfort'...
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A Queer Chivalry: The Homoerotic Asceticism of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Julia F. Saville - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 240 pages
...expressed is more profound and the degree of equilibrium attained in the closing lines more stable: 17 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-earth right foot rock? lay a lionlimb...
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The Poem as Sacrament: The Theological Aesthetic of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Philip A. Ballinger - Religion - 2000 - 260 pages
...Comfort, expresses Hopkins' state as the Dublin years trudged on and the end of his life approached: 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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The Routledge Dictionary of Religious & Spiritual Quotations

Geoffrey Parrinder - Religion - 2000 - 218 pages
...with him in the gloom, Hoping it might be so. Thomas Hardy, The Oxen (1915) 16 Cry / can no more. 1 can: Can something, hope, wish day come, not choose not to be. Gerard Manley Hopkins, Carrion Comfort (1889) 17 Because 1 do not hope to turn again Because I do not...
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Speak What We Feel: Not What We Ought to Say

Frederick Buechner - Religion - 2009 - 176 pages
...that macabre image that he begins what Bridges believed to be the second of the two "bloody" sonnets. Not, I'll not, carrion comfort, Despair, not feast...these last strands of man 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...
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The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

Ronald Carter, John McRae - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 570 pages
...rather than indulges in, the negative emotion of despait: Not, I'll not, cartion comfort, Despait, not feast on thee. Not untwist - slack they may be - these last strands of man In me or, most weary, cty I can no more, (Cartion Comfort) Hopkins rejects an ultimare despait, because he continues to believe...
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Aesthetics in a Multicultural Age

Emory Elliott, Lou Freitas Caton, Jeffrey Rhyne - Philosophy - 2002 - 320 pages
...emerges as illustration and earnest of that hope, form and function fusing into an ecstasy of language: Not, I'll not carrion comfort, Despair, not feast...these last strands of man In me or, most weary, cry I can no more. I can. . . . Harper's discourse is, of course, quite different: it is oral, instructive,...
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Poetry and the Fate of the Senses

Susan Stewart - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 447 pages
...Ignatius's spiritual exercise (VIII) on patience. In "Carrion Comfort" the exact repetition of "not" ("Not, I'll not carrion comfort, Despair, not feast on thee; Not untwist . . . not choose not to be") produces a pattern of negatives and positives ensuing from double negatives...
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