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LINES Written with a Slate-pencil upon a Stone, the largest of a Heap lying near a deserted Quarry, upon
one of the Islands at Rydale.
STRANGER! this hillock of mis-shapen stones
built Among the birch-trees of this rocky isle. . But, as it chanc'd, Sir William having learu'd, That from the shore a full-grown man might
wade And make himself a freeman of this spot At any hour he chose, the Knight forth with Desisted, and the quarry and the mound Are monuments of his unfinish'd task.The block on which these lines are trac’d, perhaps,
Was once selected as the corner stone
taught By old Sir William and his Quarry, leave Thy fragments to the bramble and the rose; :: There let the vernal slow-worm sun himself And let the red-breast hop from stone to stone.
... In the School of — is a Tablet ox which are inscribed, in gilt letters, the Names of the several persons wbo have been Schoolmasters there since the foundation of the School, with the time at which they entered upon and quitted their office. Opposite one of those Names the Author wrote the following dostos o 90 101
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Filter 241 20900 lolitused 1F Nature, 'for a favorite Child In Thee hath temper'd so her clay, 02 That every hour thy heart runs wild Yet never once doth go astray,
-When through this little wreck of faine,
And if a sleeping tear should wake,
Poor Matthew, all his frolics o'er,
The sighs which Matthew heav'd were sighs
Yet sometimes when the secret cup
-Thou soul of God's best earthly mould!