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96.

PAGE SONNET 88. 2. After the Peace of Tilsit, July 1807, Bavaria

under its king, Maximilian Joseph, became a member of the Confederation of the

Rhine. 89. 2. The first mighty Hunter-Nimrod. Genesis

x. 9, and Paradise Lost xii. 30. 1. Spain rose in arms after Napoleon had given

the Spanish Crown to his brother Joseph,

June 6, 1808. 91. 1. The rising of the Tyrolese peasants under

Andreas Hofer was rendered ineffectual by the battle of Wagram, July 6, 1809, and the Treaty of Vienna made between the Emperor Francis and Napoleon on October

14, following. See page 95, Sonnet 2. 93. 1. After an obstinate resistance Saragossa was

captured by the French, Feb. 21, 1809. 1. Friedrich Schill, one of the leaders of a

German rising against Napoleon, fell in the

streets of Stralsund, May 31, 1809. 2. Gustavus IV. of Sweden was forced by his

people to abdicate, March 29, 1809. 97 2. Professor Knight conjectures that the Sonnet

refers to Palafox, the defender of Saragossa, who became a prisoner of the French in Feb. 1809, though this—as it would seem from the next Sonnet-was not known to

Wordsworth. 104. 2. Relates to the effect made by the sight of

the Rhine on the Austrian army under Schwartzenberg, before the invasion of

France by the Allies in 1814. 105. 1. After the battle of Leipsic, Oct. 16 to 19,

1813. 105. 2. The Duke d'Enghien, of the House of

Bourbon, had been lawlessly seized and (on March 21, 1804) shot at Vincennes in retaliation for a plot against the life of Bona.

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parte. He was disinterred in 1816 after

the Restoration. 109. 1. The Fast was occasioned by the Cholera of

1832. IIO. 1. Professor Dowden says that the blank in the

last line takes the place of the name

• Grote.' 115 1. Young England was the name given to the

party headed by Mr Disraeli and Lord John Manners, which revolted from Peel in 1844, in consequence of Peel's tendency towards

Corn Law Repeal. 129. 1. Refers to the spring at Donaschingen in the

Black Forest. 134.

2. Refers to the Cato St. Conspiracy' to

assassinate members of the Cabinet, and the
disorders attending the return of Queen

Caroline.
Sir W. S. left Abbotsford, Sept. 23, 1831.

Wordsworth had arrived to bid his friend
good-bye on Sept. 21. Scott reached Naples

on Dec. 17. 162. 1. like Cocytus. W. refers to the notion that the

word · Greta' is from the Northern 'greet,'

148.

to weep.

167.

168.
172.
175

1. Hillary. Sir W. Hillary aided in founding

the Tower of Refuge and the life-boat

establishment at Douglas. 1. timely aid-furnished by the Poet's son. 1. See p. 152 Sonnet 1. 2. The concluding lines are from a sonnot of

Russel.' 1. The quotation in line 1, is from the poet

Daniel. a Gospel Teacher, the Rev. Robert Walker,

whose devoted life Wordsworth has de

scribed at length in a note on this poem. 1. Wordsworth here referred to the story of Pope

192.

220.

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Alexander III. setting his foot on the neck of the Emperor Barbarossa at Venice, Being told that this was a mere legend, he directed the reader to substitute for it the penance inflicted by Gregory VII, on the

Emperor Henry IV. a lovely maidthe Poet's daughter, seen by

him in a dream when he was at this point

of the sonnet-series. 2. White. The first Bishop of the American

Episcopalian Church, Bishop White, was consecrated at Lambeth, 1787.

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A Poet!

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A bright-haired company 207 A point of life
Abruptly paused 104 A Roman Master

87
A dark plume
191 | Arran!

171
Adieu, Rydalian Laurels! 160 As faith thus sanctified 225
Advance-come forth 91 As indignation

147
Aerial Rock

7 As leaves are to the tree 114
Affections lose their object 72 As star that shines de-
A flock of sheep
8 pendent

253
A genial hearth, 254

" As the cold aspect 33
Ah, think how one

A stream, to mingle 43
Ah, when the Body,

A sudden confict

250
Ah! where is Palafox ? 98 As, when a storm hath
Ah why deceive ourselves 113 ceased,
Aid, glorious Martyrs, 239 As with the stream 219
Alas ! what boots
92 At early dawn

37
All praise the Likeness 54 A trouble, not of clouds, 148
A love-lorn Maid, 194 Avaunt all specious
Ambition following A voice, from long-ex-
down
132 pecting

249
Amid a fertile region, . 156 A volant Tribe of Bards is
Amid this dance of objects 128 Avon-a precious,
Among the mountains. 162 A weight of awe, . 180
And is it among rude 93 A winged Goddess- · 126
And, not in vain embodied 224 A youth too certain 168
“ And shall,” the Pontiff
asks,

217 Bard of the Fleece
And what is Penance
230 Beaumont!

3
And what melodious Before the world had past 119
sounds
224 Behold a pupil

214
Another year!
86 66 Beloved Vale”

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A pleasant music , 216 Be this the chosen site; 264

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Bishops and Priests, 253 Days undefiled

113
Black Demons hovering 220 Dear be the Church, 255
Blest Statesman He, 110 Dear Fellow-travellers ! 124
Bold words affirmed, 166 Dear Reliques !

105
Brave Schill!

96 Dear to the Loves, 165
Broken in fortune, 169 Deep is the lamentation ! 234
Brook! whose society . 35 Degenerate Douglas ! . 64
Brugès I saw attired 125 Deplorable his lot

223
But here no cannon 199 Desire we past illusions 166
But liberty, and triumphs 264 Desponding Father! 32
But, to outweigh all Despond who will-

170
harm,

235 Did pangs of grief 168
But to remote North

Discourse was deemed 67
umbria's
208 Dishonoured Rock

152
But what if One, . 212 Dogmatic Teachers,

35
But whence came they 227 Doubling and doubling 154
By antique Fancy 130 Down a swift Stream, · 251
By Art's bold privilege 53
By chain yet stronger 257 EARTH has not anything 37
By Moscow self-devoted 104 Eden! till now 178
By such examples moved 213 Emperors and Kings, 107

England, the time is come 83
CALL not the royal Swede, 96 Enlightened Teacher, 58
Calm as an under-current, 249 Enough! for see, 226
Calm is all nature 63 Enough of garlands, 153
Calvert !

19 Ere yet our course 186
Change me, some God, 186 Eternal Lord !

145
Chatsworth!

49 Even as a dragon's eye 31
Child of the clouds !

184 Even so for me a Vision 16
Clarkson!

88 Even such the contrast 243
Closing the sacred Book 261 Even while I speak

263
Clouds, lingering yet, 89 | Excuse is needless
Coldly we spake .

217
Complacent Fictions 138 FAILING impartial measure 57

Fair land!

146
Dark and more dark 25 Fair Prime of life!
Darkness surrounds us; 203 Fair Star of evening, 73
Days passed
140 Fallen, and diffused

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