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" To suffer woes which hope thinks infinite ; To forgive wrongs darker than death or night ; To defy power which seems omnipotent ; To love and bear ; to hope till hope creates From its own wreck the thing it contemplates ; Neither to change, nor falter,... "
Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book: Containing the Inspired and Inspiring ... - Page 111
by Elbert Hubbard - 1923 - 228 pages
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Emerson, Romanticism, and Intuitive Reason: The Transatlantic "light of All ...

Patrick J. Keane - Literary Collections - 2005 - 575 pages
...circumstances we are, to cite the future imperatives of Shelley's Demogorgon, in act 4 of Prometheus Unbound, To defy Power which seems Omnipotent; To love, and...creates From its own wreck the thing it contemplates. (572-74) its grave," until awakened by Italy's regenerating spring wind. (As Wordsworth himself would...
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Creativity: Theory, History, Practice

Rob Pope - Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) - 2005 - 328 pages
...this stage Prometheus has become a symbol of resilient life, not simply a figure in an archaic myth: 'To defy Power, which seems omnipotent / To love,...creates / From its own wreck the thing it contemplates' (IV.572-5). On a specifically historical note, it should be added that Shelley was writing in the wake...
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Biting Tongues

Tim Bragg - Fiction - 2005 - 242 pages
...carefully than ever before.' The doctor nods. 'Okay?' Jackie insists. 'Okay,' the doctor agrees. 40 "To suffer woes which hope thinks infinite; To forgive...or night; To defy power which seems omnipotent... " (Shelley) "To sleep: perchance to dream... " (Shakespeare) The hospital ward has been "modernised"...
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Landscapes in Music: Space, Place, and Time in the World's Great Music

David B. Knight - Music - 2006 - 264 pages
...statements from literature. That for the first movement, "Prelude," is from Shelley's "Prometheus Unbound": To suffer woes which Hope thinks infinite; To forgive...death or night; To defy Power which seems omnipotent . . . Neither to change, nor falter, nor repent, This ... is to be Good, great and joyous, beautiful...
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"You Factory Folks who Sing this Rhyme Will Surely Understand": Culture ...

Wes Mantooth - American fiction - 2006 - 246 pages
...control to avoid. Likewise, to restore earthly perfection once again, humankind only needs to passively "love, and bear; to hope, till Hope creates / From its own wreck the thing it contemplates" (4.573-4). The rhetorical message of Prometheus Unbound, with or without its veil of supernatural allegory,...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shelley

Timothy Morton - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 188 pages
...as well. Back in the world not of Titans but of humans, to rebuild not escape the human is the task: 'to hope, till Hope creates / From its own wreck the thing it contemplates' (Prometheus Unbound 4.573-4). This activity can look depressingly repetitive, as it does at the end...
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Romanticism and Religion from William Cowper to Wallace Stevens

Gavin Hopps, Jane Stabler - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 284 pages
...Shelley that identifies hope with creativity, the need, in the face of Jupiter's potential return, 'to hope, till Hope creates / From its own wreck the thing it contemplates' (Prometheus Unbound, IV, 573—4). Shelley criticises Christianity for its deferral of hope to another...
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Shelley and the Romantic Imagination: A Psychological Study

Thomas R. Frosch - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2007 - 368 pages
...Jupiter does break loose, These are the spells by which to reassume An empire o'er the disentangled Doom. To suffer woes which Hope thinks infinite; To forgive...free; This is alone Life, Joy, Empire and Victory. (568-78) On the notebook draft of the Ode to the West Wind is a Greek line pointed out by Neville Rogers...
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Coleridge and Shelley: Textual Engagement

Sally West - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 222 pages
...words to Maria Gisborne, elaborate upon this notion in Demogorgon's final exhortation to humanity: To suffer woes which Hope thinks infinite; To forgive...creates From its own wreck the thing it contemplates. 'Prometheus Unbound' (IV, 570-74)30 Whether it is possible to detect the direct influence of Coleridge...
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Vaughan Williams on Music

David Manning - Music - 2007 - 304 pages
...Landscape, Intermezzo and Epilogue. Each movement is headed by an appropriate quotation. I. PRELUDE To suffer woes which hope thinks infinite, To forgive...death or night, To defy power which seems omnipotent, Neither to change, nor falter, nor repent: This . . . is to be Source: Programme note for first performance....
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