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Pondon: 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 at 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 OT 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 three Years old 46 forth and strengthening the imagination
Address to a Child, during a Boisterous

in Boyhood and early Youth

Winter Evening . .

46 | The Longest Day. Addressed to my

The Mother's Return

46 Daughter

. . . .

Alice Fell; or, Poverty

The Norman Boy

Lucy Gray; or, Solitude.

42 The Poet's Dream. Sequel to the Nor-
We are seven.

man Boy .

The Idle Shepherd-boys; or, Dungeon-

The Westmoreland Girl' . . .

Ghyll Force. A Pastoral .

Part I.

Anecdote for Fathers

Part II. : : : : : :

. .

Part II.

49

POEMS FOUNDED ON THE AFFECTIONS

The Brothers

Lament of Mary Queen of Scots, on the

Artegal and Elidure

60_Eve of a New Year . .

To a Butterfly . .

The Complaint of a Forsaken Indian Woman

A Farewell .

The Last of the Flock .

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

Thomson's Castle of Indolence:

The Affliction of Margaret

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

Mountain Excursion . . .

Maternal Grief.

Strange fits of passion have I known

The Sailor's Mother

She dwelt among the untrodden ways

The Childiess Father

I travelled among unknown men .

The Emigrant Mother

Ere with cold beads of midnight dew

Vaudracour and Julia

TO

The Idiot Boy . .

Michael. A Pastoral Poem

*Tis said, that some have died for love: The Widow on Windermere S

A Complaint .

The Armenian Lady's Love

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Loving and Liking. Irregular Verses,

Yes! thou art fair, yet be not moved .

addressed to a Child

How rich that forehead's calm ex Farewell Lines.

panse .

The Redbreast.

What heavenly smiles! O Lady mine: 65 moreland Cottage .

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The Forsaken .

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POEMS ON THE NAMING OF PLACES.

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It was an . Ipril morning : fresh and clear 87 | TOM H..

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To lunga

89 When, to the attractions of the busy world 89

There is an Eminence, -of these our hills 88 Forth from a jutting ridge, around whose

A narrow gundle of rough stones and crags 88 base . . .

POEMS OF THE FANCY.

A Morning Exercise

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

A Flower Garden, at Coleorton Hall,

would write her a Poem upon some

Lekestershire .

Drawings that she had made of Flowers

A whirl-blast from behind the hill :

in the Island of Madeira ..

The Wateriall and the Eglantine

Glad sight wherever new with old . .

"The Cak and the Broom. A Pastoral

The Contrast. The Parrot and the Wren
To a Sexton . . .

The Danish Boy. A Fragment

To the Daisy.

Song for the Wandering Jew . . . 100

To the same Flower,

Stray Pleasures

The Green Linnet

The Pilgrim's Dream ; or, the Star and

To a Sky-lark.

| the Glow-worm

To the Small Celandine

95 The Poet and the Caged Turtledove

To the same Flower

A Wren's Nest.

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

Binnorie . . .

Companion to the fo

102

Who fancied what a pretty sight

Rural Illusions.

The Redbreast chasing the Butterfly

The Kitten and Falling Leaves

102

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

that day

Hint from the Mountains for certain Poli THE WÁGGOI

tical Pretenders .

. . 98 Canto I.

. . . . . 104

On seeing a Needlecase in the Form of a

Canto II. .

. . . . 106

Harp . . .

. . . go

Canto III..

Canto IV. .

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109

POEMS OF THE IMAGINATION.

There was a Boy

. 112

It is no Spirit who from heaven hath flown 127

To the Cuckoo

112 | French Revolution, as it appeared to En-

A Night-piece.

112

thusiasts at its Commencement. Re-

Airey-force Valley

| printed from "The Friend".

Yew-trees. .

113 / Yes, it was the Mountain Echo

Nutting .

. 113 Toa Sky-lark.

. . . . 128

- The Simplon Pass .

, . .

114

114 Laodamia .

She was a Phantom of delight . . . 114

Dion.

O Nightingale! thou surely art

114

The Pass

Three years she grew in sun and shower 114 To Enterprise.

A slumber did my spirit seal

115 TO — on her First Ascent to the Sum-

I wandered lonely as a cloud.

115 mit of Helvellyn.

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 .

· 133

Written in March, while resting on the Water-fowl

133

Bridge at the foot of Brother's Water. 116 View from the top of Black Comb . . 131

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

134

live · ·

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116 The Triad . .

134

Beggars :

117 | The Wishing-gate .

136

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

Years after . . . . .

The Primrose of the Rock

. 117

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Gipsies

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Presentiments.

Ruth. .

. . . 118 Vernal Ode

118

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Resolution and Independence . . . 120 Devotional Incitements

The Thorn . . . . . . 121

The Cuckoo-Clock .

Hart-leap Well

To the Clouds.

Part I. .

. . . . . . 123

Part II.

Suggested by a Picture of the Bird of

. . 124 Paradise

. 141

Song at the Feast of Brougham Castle, A Jewish Family

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 1.

tern Abbey, on revisiting the Banks of

Part II.

144

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

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