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“Think you, mid all this mighty sum
“ - Then ask not wherefore, here, alone, “ Conversing as I may, “ I sit upon this old grey stone, “ And dream
THE TABLES TURNED;
An Evening Scene, on the same Subje&t.
Up! up! my friend, and clear your looks,
The sun, above the mountain's head,
Books ! 'tis a dull and endless strife,
And hark! how blithe the throstle sings !
She has a world of ready wealth,
One impulse from a vernal wood
Sweet is the lare which nature brings ;
Enough of science and of art;
these barren leaves ; Come forth, and bring with you a heart That watches and receives,
ANIMAL TRANQUILLITY & DECAY.
The little bedge-row birds That peck along the road, regard him not. He travels on, and in his face, his step, His gait, is one expression ; every limb, His look and bending figure, all bespeak A man who does not move with pain, but moves With thought-He is insensibly subdued To settled quiet: he is one by whom All effort seems forgotten, one to whom Long patience has such mild composure given, That patience now doth seem a thing, of which He hath no need. He is by nature led