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London:
WARD, LOCK, & CO., WARWICK HOUSE,

DORSET BUILDINGS, SALISBURY SQUARE, E.C.

280. 3 44

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 ai 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 Ol' 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 forth and strengthening the imagination

Address to a Child, during a Boisterous in Boyhood and early Youth

Winter Evening

46 The Longest Day.

Addressed o my

The Mother's Return

Daughter

Alice Fell; or, Poverty

47 The Norman Boy

52

Lucy Gray; or, Solitude.

47 The Poet's Dream. Sequel to the Nor-

We are Seven

man Boy

53

The Idle Shepherd-boys;

; or, Dungeon The Westmoreland Girl-*

Ghyll Force. A Pastoral

Part I.

Anecdote for Fathers

49 Part II.

:

54

POEMS FOUNDED ON THE AFFECTIONS

The Brothers

56 | Lament of Mary Queen of Scots, on the

Artegal and Elidure:

бо Eve of a New Year

66

To a Butterfly

62 The Complaint of a Forsaken Indian Woman 66

A Farewell

62 The Last of the Flock

67

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

68

Thomson's Castle of Indolence

63 The Affliction of Margaret

68

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

Mountain Excursion

63 | Maternal Grief.

Strange fits of passion have I known 63 The Sailor's Mother.

She dwelt among the untrodden ways 64 The Childiess Father

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I travelled among unknown men

64 The Emigrant Mother

71

Ere with cold beads of midnight dew 64 Vaudracour and Julia

70

Το

64 The Idiot Boy .

74

The Forsaken :

64 Michael. A Pastoral Poem

77

*Tis said, that some have died for love 64 The Widow on Windermere Side

A Complaint

65 The Armenian Lady's Love

82

Το

65 Loving and Liking. Irregular Verses,

Yes! thou art fair, yet be not moved 65 addressed to a Child

How rich that forehead's calm

Farewell Lines.

panse

65 The Redbreast. Suggested in a West-

What heavenly smiles! O Lady mine 65 moreland Cottage .

To

66 | Her Eyes are Wild

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POEMS ON THE NAMING OF PLACES.

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it was an Ipril morning: fresh and clear 87 To M H..

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To lana

There is au Eminence, -of these our hills

8When, to the attractions of the busy world 89

88 Forth from a jutting ridge, around whose

A warow girdle of rough stones and crags 88 base

90

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

Leicestershire

91 Drawings that she had made of Flowers

A whirl-bleast from behind the hill :

92
in the Island of Madeira

98

The Watertall and the Eglantine

92 Glad sight wherever new with old

99

The (ak and the Broom. A Pastoral 92 The Contrast. The Parrot and the Wren

99

To a Sexton

93 The Danish Boy. A Fragment

99

To the Daisy

94 Song for the Wandering Jew.

To the same Flower

94 Stray Pleasures

The Green Linnet

95 The Pilgrim's Dream ; or, the Star and

To a Sky-lark

95

the Glow-worm

To the Small Celandine

95 The Poet and the Caged Turtledove

To the same Flower

96 A Wren's Nest.

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

Binnorie

96 Companion to the foregoing

Who fancied what a pretty sight

97 Rural Illusions.

The Redbreast chasing the Butterfly 97 The Kitten and Falling Leaves

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

97

that day

IO3

Hint from the Mountains for certain Poli- THE WÅGGONER-

tical Pretenders

Canto I.

104

On seeing a Needlecase in the Form of a

Canto II.

106

Canto III.

Canto IV..

109

POEMS OF THE IMAGINATION,

There was a Boy

It is no Spirit who from heaven hath flown 127

To the Cuckoo .

French Revolution, as it appeared to En-

A Night-piece

thusiasts at its Commencement. Re-

Airey-force Valley

II3 printed from “The Friend"

127

Yew-trees.

113 Yes, it was the Mountain Echo

128

Nutting

113 To a Sky-lark

128

The Simplon Pass

114 Laodamia .

128

She was a Phantom of delight.

114 Dion.

130

O Nightingale! thou surely art

114 The Pass of Kirkstone

131

Three years she grew in sun and shower 114 To Enterprise

A slumber did my spirit seal

132 •

115 To —, on her First Ascent to the Sum-

I wandered lonely as a cloud

I15 mit of Helvellyn

133

The Reverie of Poor Susan

115 To a Young Lady, who had been re-

Power of Music

I15 proached for taking long Walks in the

Star-gazers

116

Country

Written in March, while resting on the

133 -

Water-fowl

133

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

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

live

116 The Triad

134

Beggars

117 The Wishing-gate :

136

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

137

Years after

117 The Primrose of the Rock

137

Gipsies

117 Presentiments

138

Ruth

113 Vernal Ode

138

Resolution and Independence :

120 Devotional Incitements

139

The Thorn

The Cuckoo-Clock

Hart-leap Well-

To the Clouds

Part I.

123 Suggested by a Picture of the Bird of

Part II.

124 Paradise

141

Song at the Feast of Brougham Castle, A Jewish Family

upon the Restoration of Lord Clifford, On the Power of Sound

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 I.

147

tern Abbey, on revisiting the Banks of

Part II.

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

151

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