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CONTENTS.

FROM THE PoEMs REFERRING TO THE PERIoD *** | of OLD AGE: o:

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The Old Cumberland Beggar . - - . 25l

The Farmer of Tilsbury Vale . . . . 259

FROM THE EPITAPHS AND ELEG1Ac PoEMs; §
Lines composed at Grasmere, on the expected o
death of Mr. Fox . . . . . . . 265 i
Elegiac Stanzas, 1824 - - - - . 267 #7 -
Extempore Effusion upon the Death of the t

Ettrick Shepherd. - - • - . 270 § - * ODE. Intimations of Immortality from Recol

lections of Early Childhood - - 273

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... W. My heart leaps up when I behold t A rainbow in the sky: o 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!

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Not blither is the mountain roe :
With many a wanton stroke
Her feet disperse the powdery snow so
That rises up like smoke. • * \

The storm came on before its time : o She wandered up and down; - Ö And many a hill did Lucy climb; s But never reached the town. |

The wretched parents all that night *: | o
Went shouting far and wide; \.
But there was neither sound nor sight

To serve them for a guide. o |

At day-break on a hill they stood ¥4 W That overlooked the moor; And thence they saw the bridge of wood, / sa A furlong from their door. o

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