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drinking-song, for him I have not written. Intelligibilia, non intellectum adfero.

I expect neither profit nor general fame by my writings; and I consider myself as having been amply repaid without either. Poetry has been to me its own "exceeding great reward:" it has soothed my afflictions; it has multiplied and refined my enjoyments; it has endeared solitude; and it has given me the habit of wishing to discover the Good and the Beautiful in all that meets and surrounds me.*

S. T. C.

* The above Preface was prefixed by the author to the third edition of the Juvenile Poems, in 1803, and transferred by him without alteration to the collected edition of his poetical works in 1828. It is made up from the Prefaces to the first two editions of his Poems, and referred, in the first instance, to the earlier productions of his Muse. In the Preface to the Sibylline Leaves, which he did not reprint, he states that that collection was "presented to the reader as perfect as the author's skill and powers could render them;" adding, that "henceforward he must be occupied by studies of a very different kind." The motto which appears on a subsequent page is taken from the same place, and points to a similar conclusion.

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POEMS WRITTEN IN YOUTH—{Continued.)

LINES ON A FRIEND WHO DIED OF A FRENZY FEVER . . . 32

MONODY ON THE DEATH OF CHATTERTON 34

SONNET I. MY HEART HAS THANKED THEE, ROWLES! FOR THOSE

SOFT STRAINS 40

SONNET II. AS LATE I LAY IN SLUMRER'S SHADOWY VALE . 40

SONNET III. NOT ALWAYS SHOULD THE TEAR'S AMRROSIAL DEW 41

SONNET IV. THOUGH ROUSED RY THAT DARK VIZIR RIOT RUDE . 42

SONNET V. WHEN RRITISH FREEDOM FOR A HAPPIER LAND . . 42

SONNET VI. IT WAS SOME SPIRIT, SHERIDAN I THAT RREATHED , 43

SONNET VII. O WHAT A LOUD AND FEARFUL SHRIEK WAS THERE 44

SONNET VIII. AP WHEN FAR OFF THE WARRLED BTRAINS ARE HEARD 44

SONNET IX. NOT STANHOPE I WITH THE PATRIOT'S DOURTFUL NAME 45

SONNET X. THOU GENTLE LOOK, THAT DIDST MS SOUL REGUILE . 46

SONNET XI. PALE ROAMER THROUGH THE NIGHT! THOU POOR

FORLORN 46

SONNET XII. SWEET MERCY! HOW MY VERY HEART HAS RLED . 47

SONNET XIII. TO THE AUTUMNAL MOON 48

SONNET XIV. THOU RLEEDEST, MY POOR HEART I AND THY DISTRESS 4S

SONNET XV. TO THE AUTHOR OF "THE RORRERS.** . . . 49

LINES COMPOSED WHILE CLIMRING THE LEFT ASCENT OF RROCKLEY

COOMR, SOMERSETSHIRE 50

LINES IN THE MANNER OF SPENSER 50

TO THE AUTHOR OF POEMS PURLISHED ANONYMOUSLY AT RRISTOL 52

LINES WRITTEN AT SHURTON RARS, NEAR RRIDGEWATER . . 54

LINES TO A FRIEND IN ANSWER TO A MELANCHOLY LETTER . . 58

RELIGIOUS Musings; A DESULTORY POEM 59

THE DESTINY OF NATIONS. A VISION 73

POEMS WRITTEN IN EARLY MANHOOD, AND MIDDLE LIFE.

THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER 93

OHR1STAREL 118

KURLA KHAN; OR, A VISION IN A DREAM. A FRAGMENT . . 143

THE WANDERINGS OF CAIN . ....... 146
SIBYLLINE LEAVES.

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