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If thou indeed derive thy light from Heaven,
Then, to the measure of that heaven-born light,
Shine, Poet ! in thy place, and be content :-
The stars pre-eminent in magnitude,
And they that from the zenith dart their beams,
(Visible though they be to half the earth,
Though half a sphere be conscious of their brightness)
Are yet of no diviner origin,
No purer essence, than the one that burns,
Like an untended watch-fire, on the ridge
Of some dark mountain ; or than those which seem
Humbly to hang, like twinkling winter lamps,
Among the branches of the leafless trees;
All are the undying offspring of one Sire:
Then, to the measure of the light vouchsafed,
Shine, Poet' in thy place, and be content.

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CONTENTS.

Written in very early Youth - - - - - -

An Evening Walk. Addressed to a Young Lady . - - - - - - - -

Lites written while sailing in a Boat at Evening . - - - - - - - -
Remembrance of Collins, composed upon the Thames near Richmond - - - - -
Descriptive Sketches taken during a Pedestrian Tour among the Alps . - - - -
Lines left upon a Seat in a Yew-tree, which stands near the Lake of Esthwaite, on a desolate

part of the Shore, commanding a beautiful Prospect

Guilt and Sorrow; or, Incidents upon Salisbury Plain

Took BoadzRERs. A Tragedy . - - - - - -

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early Youth . - - - - - - - -

The onrest Day. Addressed to my Daughter - - -

1- Norman Boy - - - - - - - - -

** Poet's Dream. Sequel to the Norman Boy

T- or-tmoreland Girl.—Part I. - - - - -

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