Poems by William Wordsworth

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McClure Phillips, 1907 - 327 pages

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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

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