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" And when the ground was white with snow, And I could run and slide, My brother John was forced to go, And he lies by her side". "How many are you, then, "said I, "If they two are in heaven? "
The Silent Pastor: Or, Consolations for the Sick - Page 25
by John Fothergill Waterhouse Ware - 1848 - 186 pages
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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Volume 1

William Wordsworth - 1859
...was the little Maid's reply, " O Master ! we are seven." " But they are dead ; those two are dead 1 Their spirits are in heaven ! " 'T was throwing words...would have her will, And said, " Nay, we are seven ! " XI. THE IDLE SHEPHERD-BOYS; OK, DUNGEON-GHYLL FORCE.* A PASTORAL. THE valley rings with mirth and...
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English Romantic Poets: Modern Essays in Criticism

M. H. Abrams - 1975 - 496 pages
...speaker of the previous poem, he remains unregenerate, and his final words ironically indict him: 'Twas throwing words away; for still The little Maid would have her will, And said, "Nay, we are seven!" (11.67-69) He confidently assumes the support of his reader, who nevertheless perceives that he has...
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The Alabama Folk Lyric: A Study in Origins and Media of Dissemination

Ray Broadus Browne - 1979 - 480 pages
..."How many are you then?" said I, "If they two are in heaven?" 11 Which was the little maid's reply: "O, master, we are seven." "But they are dead, those two are dead; Their spirits are in heaven." 'Twas throwing words away, for still The little maid would have her will And said, "Nay, we are seven."...
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A Promise to Catie: A Novel

Judd Holt - 1992 - 242 pages
...William Blake "How many are you, then," said I, "If they two are in Heaven?" The little Maiden did reply, "O Master! we are seven." "But they are dead; those two are dead! Their spirits are in heaven!" Twas throwing words away; for still The little Maid would have her will, And said, "Nay, we are seven!"...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 pages
...lightly draws its breath, And feels its life in every limb. What should it know of death? (1. 1-4) 156 y thing that pretty is, My lady sweet, arise! Arise, arise! (II, iii) 'Twas throwing words away; for still The little maid would have her will, And said, 'Nay, we are seven!'...
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Selected Poems

William Wordsworth - 1994 - 587 pages
...side.' 'How many are you, then,' said I, 'If they two are in heaven?' Quick was the little Maid's reply, 'O Master! we are seven.' 'But they are dead; those two are dead! Their spirits are in heaven!' 'Twas throwing words away; for still The little Maid would have her will, And said, 'Nay, we are seven!'...
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Wordsworth and Feeling: The Poetry of an Adult Child

G. Kim Blank - 1995 - 269 pages
...counting seven—and oh, the difference to him! In the end, he realizes he is wasting his time: '"Twas throwing words away; for still /The little Maid would have her will" (lines 68-69). He too does not get his way. The irony in these two poems is that although the child...
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Continuing Bonds: New Understandings of Grief

Dennis Klass, Phyllis R. Silverman, Steven L. Nickman, Steven Nickman - 1996 - 361 pages
...siblings: "How many are you," then said I, "If they two are in heaven?" Quick was the little maid's reply, "O Master, we are seven." "But they are dead; those two are dead! Their spirits are in heaven!" 'Twas throwing words away; for stilt The little maid would have her will. And said. "Nay, we are seven!"...
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Continuing Bonds: New Understandings of Grief

Dennis Klass, Phyllis R. Silverman, Steven L. Nickman, Steven Nickman - 1996 - 361 pages
...Master, we are seven." "But they are dead; those two are dead! Their spirits are in heaven!" 'Twas throwing words away; for still The little maid would have her will, And said, "Nay, we are seven!" The grave does not obliterate the place of the sibling in the family. Hogan and DeSantis introduce...
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McGuffey's Third Eclectic Reader

McGuffey - 1997 - 208 pages
...I, '•If they two are in heaven?" Quick was the little maid's reply, "0 master! we are seven." 16. "But they are dead; those two are dead! Their spirits are in heaven!" 'Twas throwing words away: for still The little maid would have her will, And said, '' Nay, we are...
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