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" SOMETIMES hold it half a sin To put in words the grief I feel; For words, like Nature, half reveal And half conceal the Soul within. "
Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature - Pagina 209
1850
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Progress

James Platt - 1882 - 208 pagina’s
...to the manufacturing interests of 'a district like Bradford ! To use Tennyson's beautiful couplet, " For words, like nature, half reveal And half conceal the soul within." Such actions reveal the ignorance we are skilful enough by words to conceal. But nature is not to be...
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Development Lessons

Esmond Vedder De Graff, Margaret Keiver Smith - 1883 - 301 pagina’s
...leading thought the force of words ? The Poet, by Tennyson. Can words fully express the meaning? " I sometimes hold it half a sin, To put in words the...nature, half reveal, And half conceal the soul within." "To those who know thee not, no words can paint! And those who know thee, know all words are faint."...
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Life of Edwin H. Chapin

Sumner Ellis - 1883 - 332 pagina’s
...saying of Donne: " He tames grief that fetters it in verse;" or with Tennyson he may have found that " For the unquiet heart and brain A use in measured...mechanic exercise Like dull narcotics numbing pain." As by instinct he allied pathos with poetry; and many of his songs begin in the minor key, but sing...
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A Hand-book of English and American Literature: Historical and Critical ...

Esther J. Trimble Lippincott - 1884 - 518 pagina’s
...long result of love, and boast, " Behold the man that loved and lost, But all he was is overworn." v. I sometimes hold it half a sin To put in words the...Nature, half reveal And half conceal the Soul within. xxvn. I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and...
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The Poetical Works

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1884 - 398 pagina’s
...the darkcn'd eyes; With morning wakes the will, and cries, "Thou shall not be the fool of loss." V. 1 SOMETIMES hold it half a sin To put in words the grief...For words, like Nature, half reveal And half conceal tiic Soul within. But, for the unquiet heart and brain, A use in measured language lies: The sad mechanic...
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The Sunday at Home, Volume 31

1884
...round and round, using every sharp point as a facet to reflect some ray of light ; he says indeed, "I sometimes hold it half a sin To put in words the grief I feel." And he speaks, in some of those fine wordpaintings in rich frames, of "darkening tho sanctity of his...
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Our Great Writers, Or, Popular Chapters on Some Leading Authors

Samuel Andrews (M.A.) - 1884 - 275 pagina’s
...to be utterly unable to understand this. We next see the Delicacy of true sorrow, when he says : ' I sometimes hold it half a sin To put in words the grief I feel.' Words do it wrong: they only 'half reveal' while they 'half conceal' it. Shakespeare has a similar...
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The Poetical Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson: (poet Laureate) from ..., Volume 2

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1885 - 933 pagina’s
...below the darkeu'd eyes; With morning wakes the will, and cries, " Thou shalt not be the fool of loss." I sometimes hold it half a sin To put in words the...language lies ; The sad mechanic exercise, Like dull narcoties, numbing pain. In words, like weeds, I'll wrap me o'er, Like coarsest clothes against the...
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Red-letter Poems by English Men and Women

Thomas Young Crowell - 1885 - 648 pagina’s
...fail in truth And in thy wisdom make me wise. / SOME TIMES HOLD IT HALt A SIN. [/ Memorial*, V.] I SOMETIMES hold it half a sin To put in words the...for the unquiet heart and brain, A use in measured langnage lies; The sad mechanic exercise, Like dull narcoties, numbing pain. In words, like weeds,...
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A Popular Manual of English Literature: Containing Outlines of the ..., Volume 2

Maude Gillette Phillips - 1885 - 1150 pagina’s
...man. he knows not why. He thinks he was not formed to die, And Thou hast made him ; Thou art just !" "I sometimes hold it half a sin To put in words the...reveal And half conceal the Soul within." "... but what am I ? An infant crying in the night ; An infant crying for the light ; And with no language but...
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