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appeared beauty beneath Book breath bright brook calm child close clouds Cockermouth composed cottage dark dear deep delight doth dwell earth face fair fear feel felt fields flowers friends give gone Grasmere grave green grove half hand happy hath head hear heard heart heaven hills hope hour human lake leaves less light live look mind morning mountains moved Nature never night o'er once Page passed past pleasure poem poet rest rock round Rydal seemed seen shade side sight silent sing sleep song soul sound spirit spring stands stars steps stone stood stream sweet thee things thou thought trees turn vale valley voice walk wild wind wish woods Wordsworth Written youth
Page 122 - Whate'er the theme, the Maiden sang As if her song could have no ending ; I saw her singing at her work, And o'er the sickle bending;— I listened, motionless and still; And, as I mounted up the hill, The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more. Sonnet COMPOSED
Page 128 - And now I see with eye serene The very pulse of the machine; A Being breathing thoughtful breath, A Traveller between life and death; The reason firm, the temperate will, Endurance, foresight, strength, and skill; A perfect Woman, nobly planned, To warn, to comfort, and command ; And yet a Spirit still, and bright With something of angelic light. 1804.
Page 102 - Dear Child ! dear Girl ! that walkest with me here, If thou appear untouched by solemn thought, Thy nature is not therefore less divine : Thou liest in Abraham's bosom all the year ; And worship's! at the Temple's inner shrine, God being with thee when we know it not. 1802. On the Extinction of the Venetian Republic
Page 137 - long for a repose that ever is the same. Stern Lawgiver! yet thou dost wear The Godhead's most benignant grace; Nor know we anything so fair As is the smile upon thy face: Flowers laugh before thee on their beds And fragrance in thy footing treads
Page 248 - Leave to the nightingale her shady wood; A privacy of glorious light is thine ; Whence thou dost pour upon the world a flood Of harmony, with instinct more divine ; Type of the wise who soar, but never roam; True to the kindred points of Heaven and Home ! The Skylark
Page 105 - Even so doth God protect us if we be Virtuous and wise. Winds blow, and waters roll, Strength to the brave, and Power, and Deity; Yet in themselves are nothing ! One decree Spake laws to them, and said that by the soul Only, the Nations shall be great and free. Written in London. September, 1802
Page 25 - dwelt among the untrodden ways Beside the springs of Dove, A Maid whom there were none to praise And very few to love: A violet by a mossy stone Half hidden from the eye ! —Fair as a star, when only one Is shining in the sky. When Lucy ceased to be ; But she is in her grave, and, oh, The difference to me
Page 102 - On the Extinction of the Venetian Republic did She hold the gorgeous east in fee; And was the safeguard of the west : the worth Of Venice did not fall below her birth, Venice, the eldest Child of Liberty. No guile seduced, no force could violate; And, when she took
Page 89 - A rainbow in the sky : So was it when my life began ; So is it now I am a man; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die! The Child is father of the Man ; And I could wish my days to be Bound each to each by natural piety. Written in March
Page 123 - But we will leave it growing. O'er hilly path, and open Strath, We 'll wander Scotland thorough; But, though so near, we will not turn Into the dale of Yarrow. ' Let beeves and home-bred kine partake The sweets of Burn-mill meadow, The swan on still St. Mary's Lake Float double, swan and shadow