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London: WARD, LOCK, & CO., WARWICK HOUSE,

DORSET BUILDINGS, SALISBURY SQUARE, E.C.

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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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POEMS WRITTEN IN YOUTH

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Extract from the Conclusion of a Poem, Descriptive Sketches taken during a Pe-

composed in anticipation of leaving destrian Tour among the Alps

School

Lines left upon a Seat in a Yew-tree, which

Written in very

early Youth

stands near the Lake of Esthwaite, on a

An Evening Walk. Addressed to a Young desolate part of the Shore, commanding

Lady

a beautiful Prospect

Lines written while sailing in a Boat ai Guilt and Sorrow; or, Incidents upon

Evening

5 Salisbury Plain

Remembrance of Collins, composed upon

the Thames near Richmond.

5 / THE BORDERERS. A Tragedy

POEMS REFERRING TO THE PERIOD Ol' CHILDHOOD.

My heart leaps up when I behold

45 Rural Architecture

To a Butterfly

45 The Pet-lamb. A Pastoral

The Sparrow's Nest :

45 | To H. C.

Six Years old.

Foresight

45 Influence of Natural Objects in calling

Characteristics of a Child ihree years old forth and strengthening the imagination

Address to a Child, during a Boisterous in Boyhood and early Youth

Winter Evening

The Longest Day.

Addressed *o my

The Mother's Return

Daughter

52

Alice Fell; or, Poverty.

47 The Norman Boy

52

Lucy Gray; or, Solitude

47 The Poet's Dream. Sequel to the Nor-

We are Seven

man Boy

53

The Idle Shepherd-boys; or, Dungeon- The Westmoreland Girl--

Ghvll Force. A Pastoral

Part I.

Anecdote for Fathers

49 Part II.

: :

POEMS FOUNDED ON THE AFFECTIONS

The Brothers

56 | Lament of Mary Queen of Scots, on the

Artegal and Elidure:

60 Eve of a New Year

66

To a Butterfly

62 The Complaint of a Forsaken Indian Woman 66

A Farewell

62 The Last of the Flock

67

Stanzas written in my Pocket-copy of Repentance. A Pastoral Ballad :

68
Thomson's Castle of Indolence
63 The Afiliction of Margaret

68
Louisa. After accompanying her on a The Cottager to her Infant

69

Mountain Excursion

63 Maternal Grief.

Strange fits of passion have I known 63 | The Sailor's Mother.

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She dwelt among the untrodden ways 64 The Childiess Father

70

I travelled among unknown men

64 The Emigrant Mother

71

Ere with cold beads of midnight dew 64 Vaudracour and Julia

To-

64 The Idiot Boy ·

74

The Forsaken:

64 Michael. A Pastoral Poem

77

*Tis said, that some have died for love 64 The Widow on Windermere side

A Complaint

65 The Armenian Lady's Love

82

To

65 Loving and Liking. Irregular Verses,

Yes! thou art fair, yet be not moved 65 addressed to a Child

How rich that forehead's calm

Farewell Lines.

panse

65 The Redbreast. Suggested in a West-

What heavenly smiles ! O Lady mine 65 moreland Cottage .

66 Her Eyes are Wild •

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POEMS ON THE NAMING OF PLACES.

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It was an bpril morning: fresh and clear $7! To M H..

89

Title

87 When, to the attractions of the busy world

There is Frinence, -of these our hills

88 Forth from a jutting ridge, around whose

dahl Ivw gruis of rough stones and crags 88 base

90

POEMS OF THE FANCY.

A Morting Exercise.

91 | To a Lady, in answer to a request that I

A Funer Garden, at Coleorton Hall, would write her a Poem upon some

Literare

91 Drawings that she had made of Flowers

A whir Sint from behind the hill :

92

in the Island of Madeira

The Waterial and the Eglantine

92 Glad sight wherever new with old

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The (k and the Broom. A Pastoral 92 The Contrast. The Parrot and the Wren

99

TO Sexton

93 The Danish Boy. A Fragment

To the Daisy

94 Song for the Wandering Jew

To the same Flower.

94 Stray Pleasures

The Green Linnet

95 The Pilgrim's Dream ; or, the Star and

To a Sky-lark

95

the Glow-worm

To the Small Celandine

95 The Poet and the Caged Turtledove

To the same Flower

96 A Wren's Nest.

The Seven Sisters; or, the Solitude of Love lies Bleeding

Binnorie

96 Companion to the foregoing

Who funcied what a pretty sight

97

Rural Illusions.

The Redbreast chasing the Butterfly 97

The Kitten and Falling Leaves

Song for the Spinning Wheel. Founded Address to my Infant Daughter, on being

upon a Belief prevalent among the Pas- reminded that she was a Month old, on

toral Vales of Westmoreland

97 that day

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Hint from the Mountains for certain Poli- THE WÁGGONER-

tical Pretenders

Canto I.

104

On seeing a Needlecase in the Form of a

Canto II.

Harp

Canto III..

103

Canto IV.

109

POEMS OF THE IMAGINATION.

There was a Boy

It is no Spirit who from heaven hath flown 127

To the Cuckoo .

French Revolution, as it appeared to En-

A Night-piece

thusiasts at its Commencement. Re-

Airey-force Valley

113

printed from “The Friend",

127

Yew-trees.

113 Yes, it was the Mountain Echo

128

Nutting

113 To a Sky-lark

128

The Simplon Pass

114 Laodamia .

128

She was a Phantom of delight.

114 Dion.

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O Nightingale! thou surely art

114 The Pass of Kirkstone

131

Three years she grew in sun and shower 114 To Enterprise

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A slumber did my spirit seal

115 To --, on her First Ascent to the Sum-

I wandered lonely as a cloud

ITS mit of Helvellyn

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The Reverie of Poor Susan

115 To a Young Lady, who had been re-

Power of Music

115

proached for taking long Walks in the

Star-gazers

116 Country

Written in March, while resting on the Water-fowl

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Bridge at the foot of Brother's Water 116 View from the top of Plack Comb

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Lyre! though such power do in thy magic The Haunted Tree. To

live

116 | The Triad

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Beggars

117 The Wishing-gate

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Sequel to the Foregoing, composed many The Wishing-gate destroyed

137

Years after

117 The Primrose of the Rock

Gipsies

117 Presentiments

138

Ruth.

113 Vernal Ode

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Resolution and Independence.

Devotional Incitements

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The Thorn

The Cuckoo-Clock

Hart-leap Well-

To the Clouds

140

Part I.

123 Suggested by a Picture of the Bird of

Part II.

124 Paradise

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Song at the Feast of Brougham Castle, A Jewish Family

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upon the Restoration of Lord Clifford, On the Power of Sound

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the Shepherd, to the Estates and PETER BELL.-A TALE--

Honours of his Ancestors

125 Prologue

145

Lines, composed a few miles above Tin-

Part I.

147

tern Abbey, on revisiting the Banks of

Part II

the Wye during a Tour, July 13, 1798. 126 Part III.

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