10th Class English Language: 3 Interesting Summaries

10th Class English Language: 3 Interesting Summaries

Try Again

W.E. Hickson

William Edward Hickson (7 January 1803 – 22 March 1870), commonly known as Richman Hopson and W. E. Hickson, was a British educational writer. He was the author of “Time and Faith” and was the editor of The Westminster Review (1840–1852). He wrote part of the Official Peace Version of the British national anthem, approved by the Privy Council, found in the 1925 edition of Songs of Praise and, with one line changed, in the 1933 edition


W.E. Hickson’s piece, “Attempt Once More,” serves as a capable update on the significance of tirelessness and versatility. It emphasizes that difficulties ought to not dishearten us but instead ought to move us to undertake once more. The sonnet underscores the idea that accomplishing victory regularly requires different endeavors and difficult work, encouraging us to hold on indeed within the confront of misfortune.

Through its illustrations of exceptional people who experienced disappointments but continued in their endeavors, the sonnet rouses us to stand up to challenges with mettle and assurance. It reinforces the thought that exertion is crucial within the interest of our objectives and disappointment ought to not be dreaded but may be seen as a venturing stone toward success. Eventually, “Attempt Once more” ingrains in us the conviction that with determination and assurance, able to overcome impediments and accomplish our goals. 

The Rain

William Henry Davies (3 July 1871[a] – 26 September 1940) was a Welsh poet and writer, who spent much of his life as a tramp or hobo in the United Kingdom and the United States. His work has been classed as Georgian.

W.H. Davies

Davies in 1913
(by Alvin Langdon Coburn)
BornWilliam Henry Davies
3 July 1871
Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales
Died26 September 1940 (aged 69)
Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, England
OccupationPoet, writer, tramp
GenreLyrical poetry, autobiography
SubjectsNature, begging, the life of a tramp
Literary movementGeorgian poetry
Notable worksThe Autobiography of a Super-Tramp
SpouseHelen Matilda Payne[1]
(m. 5 February 1923)


The writer flawlessly captures the scene of raindrops falling on takes off, comparing it to nature’s restoring drink. Through particular imagery, he diagrams how the takes off at best, tolerating the first rain, is well off, while those underneath, getting it to drop by drop, are portrayed as down and out. This imagery serves as a representation of the unequal spread of wealth and gifts in society, highlighting the disparity between the affluent and the dejected.

Besides, the poet’s utilization of rhyming lines after each stanza incorporates a melodic quality to the piece, improving its impact and making it more bolted in for perusers. As the craftsman revels in the sights and sounds of nature washing in the rain, there’s a sense of great confidence and belief in a brighter future. The determination of the sun shimmering after the rain symbolizes the potential for positive change and a world where darkness—representing desperation and misery—can be overcome. 

Eventually, the lyric closes on a hopeful note, communicating the poet’s conviction that a time will come when the haziness of destitution will vanish, and there will be a more pleasant dispersion of gifts. This confident viewpoint serves as a capable message, empowering perusers to imagine a world where correspondence wins and the crevice between the wealthy and the destitute decreases.


Dr. Silvia Hartmann


in Detmold, Germany

August 23, 1959






Self HelpLiterature & FictionSpirituality


Richard BandlerGary CraigMilton H. EricksonVirginia Satir

Born in Germany in 1959, Dr. Silvia Hartmann has lived and worked in the UK since 1978. She is also known under the pen name StarFields, which she uses mostly for her fiction works.


In Dr. Silvia Hartmann’s poem, the Wind encapsulates a duality:
its furious, damaging nature and its quiet, delicate quintessence. At first, the writer delineates the Wind as a seething drive, a huge substance that thunders and crushes everything in its way, leveling valleys and vales with its pulverizing turn. Its dangerous control appears to fix all the endeavors of humankind, taking off chaos in its wake.

In any case, underneath this clear chaos lies a more profound truth. The artist uncovers that the Wind’s genuine substance is one of stillness and peace. After the storm dies down, a peaceful environment develops, characterized by a shining blue sky and the delicate stir of clearing out within the cool breeze. This inward confrontation of the Wind whispers tranquility, rendering the past devastation insignificant in comparison.

Eventually, the writer proposes that despite the destruction wreaked by the Wind’s clear confront, it is the disclosure of its genuine, charming nature that brings meaning and magnificence to the chaos. In encountering the peaceful consequence of the storm, we come to appreciate the soothing substance of the Wind, reminding us that tranquility can emerge from indeed the foremost riotous of circumstances. 


  1.  Several sources give the birth as 20 April, which Davies himself believed, but his birth certificate gives 3 July
  2. The address was used by Charles Dickens as the residence of one of his characters in his early story “The Bloomsbury Christening”, later collected in Sketches by Boz.[19]
  3.  Stonesifier describes her as “a twenty-two-year-old Sussex girl, a nurse in a hospital to which he was sent for treatment” when very ill in the spring of 1922. Dame Veronica Wedgwood, in her preface to the book, calls Helen “a country girl who had come to London, become pregnant by a man whom she could not marry, was without resources and afraid to go back to her people.
  4.  Aldrich, Richard J; Gordon, Peter (1989). Dictionary of British Educationists. Routledge. p. 112. ISBN 0-7130-0177-1.
  5.  Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. 1979. p. 251.
  6.  “Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings” by Gregory Y. Titelman (1996, pg.154)

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