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Gerard Manley Hopkins
(1844-1889) born on
Jul 28
English poet, religious leader. He was Jesuit priest and one of the most individual of Victorian writers whose work influenced many leading 20th-century poets.
Look at the stars! look, look up at the skies!
O look at all the fire-folk sitting in the air!
The bright boroughs, the circle-citadels there!

The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
The poetical language of an age should be the current language heightened.
Towery city and branchy between towers;
Cuckoo-echoing, bell-swarmèd, lark-charmèd, rook-racked, river-rounded.
What would the world be, once bereft
Of wet and wildness? Let them be left,
O let them be left, wildness and wet;
Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Starlight Night."
R: "God's Grandeur."
A: Letter to Robert Bridges, 14 Aug 1879.
N: "Duns Scotus's Oxford," st.1.
K: "Inversnaid," st. 4.

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