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FROM THE POEMS REFERRING TO THE PERIOD
My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
Or let me die!
OFT i had heard of Lucy Gray:
No mate, no comrade Lucy knew;
You yet may spy the fawn at play,
“To-night will be a stormy night
That, father! will I gladly do: 'Tis scarcely afternoonThe minster-clock has just struck two, And yonder is the moon !"
At this the father raised his hook,
Not blither is the mountain roe :
The storm came on before its time :
The wretched parents all that night
At day-break on a hill they stood