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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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Practical Phonics: A Comprehensive Study of Pronunciation, Forming a ...

Esmond Vedder De Graff - 1881 - 108 pagina’s
...random spoken May soothe or wound a heart that's broken, — Scott's Lord of the hies, 5: 18. 20. 1 sometimes hold it half a sin, To put in words the...nature, half reveal And half conceal the soul within. — In Memoriam. 21. Language and thought are inseparable. Words without thought are dead sounds; thoughts...
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The British Quarterly Review, Volume 73

1881
...passion into words for the unfeeling world. Tennyson justified his verse by the assurance that— ' For the unquiet heart and brain, A use in measured...mechanic exercise Like dull narcotics, numbing pain.' It may have been so here, but Mr. Noel's profound and intense emotion breaks through every line. There...
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The works of Alfred Tennyson. With 25 illustr

Alfred Tennyson (1st baron.) - 1881
...darken'd eyes ; With morning wakes the will, and cries, ' Thou shalt not be the fool of loss. V. 1 sometimes hold it half a sin To put in words the grief I feel ; For words, like Nature, half rereal And half conceal the Soul within. But, for the unquiet heart and brain, A use in measured language...
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Introductory Hints to English Readers of the Old Testament

John Adam Cross - 1882 - 336 pagina’s
...elaborated his work, until it became one of the most finished poems of the English language : — ' ' I sometimes hold it half a sin To put in words the...mechanic exercise, Like dull narcotics, numbing pain." These elegies dwell upon the sorrowful fate of the fallen city, and recall, as with the accurate memory...
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Authors and Authorship

William S. Walsh - 1882 - 258 pagina’s
...never had a sorrow without seeking relief by turning it into a poem. Tennyson has a similar thought : But for the unquiet heart and brain A use in measured language lies, The dumb, mechanic exercise Like dull narcotics soothing pain. George Eliot, also, speaks of " that stage...
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Authors and Authorship

William S. Walsh - 1882 - 258 pagina’s
...never had a sorrow without seeking relief by turning it into a poem. Tennyson has a similar thought : But for the unquiet heart and brain A use in measured language lies, The dumb, mechanic exercise Like dull narcotics soothing pain. George Eliot, also, speaks of " that stage...
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Development of English Literature and Language

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1882
...fixed in the popular memory: "Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all/ ' For words, like "Nature, half reveal, And half conceal, the soul within.' 'There lives more faith in honest doubt, Believe me, than in half the creeds.' 'Kind hearts are more...
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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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