Gerard Manley Hopkins Quotes

It is the blight man was born for, It is Margaret you mourn for.
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), British poet, Jesuit priest. Spring and Fall: to a young child (written 1880), published in Poems (1918). Last lines.
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Margaret, are you grieving Over Goldengrove unleaving?
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), British poet, Jesuit priest. Spring and Fall: to a young child (written 1880), published in Poems (1918).
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Ah! as the heart grows older It will come to such sights colder By and by, not spare a sigh Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie; And yet you will weep and know why.
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), British poet, Jesuit priest. Spring and Fall: to a young child, written (1880), published in Poems (1918).
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Wild air, world-mothering air, Nestling me everywhere, That each eyelash or hair Girdles; goes home betwixt The fleeciest, frailest-fixed Snowflake; that's fairly mixed With, riddles, and is rife In every least thing's life.
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), British poet, Jesuit priest. The Blessed Virgin Compared to the Air We Breathe, l. 1-8 (written 1883), published in Poems (1918).
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Repeat that, repeat, Cuckoo, bird,
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), British poet. The Cuckoo (l. 1-2). . . Gerard Manley Hopkins. Catherine Phillips, ed. (1986) Oxford University Press.
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Give beauty back, beauty, beauty, beauty, back to God, beauty's self and beauty's giver.
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), British poet. The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo (l. 34-35). . . Gerard Manley Hopkins. Catherine Phillips, ed. (1986) Oxford University Press.
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Ask of her, the mighty mother: Her reply puts this other Question: What is Spring?— Growth in everything.
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), British poet, Jesuit priest. "The May Magnificat," st. 4.
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I consider my selfbeing ... that taste of myself, of I and me above and in all things, which is more distinctive than the taste of ale or alum, more distinctive than the smell of walnutleaf or camphor, and is incommunicable by any means to another man.
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), British poet, Jesuit priest. Comments on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. The Poems and Prose of Gerard Manley Hopkins, ed. W.H. Gardner (1953).
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Look at the stars! look, look up the skies! O look at all the fire-folk sitting in the air!
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), British poet. The Starlight Night (l. 1-2). . . Gerard Manley Hopkins. Catherine Phillips, ed. (1986) Oxford University Press.
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This piece-bright paling shuts the spouse Christ home, Christ and his mother and all his hallows.
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), British poet. The Starlight Night (l. 13-14). . . Gerard Manley Hopkins. Catherine Phillips, ed. (1986) Oxford University Press.
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