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The outward shows of sky and earth,
Have come to him in solitude. Wordsworth has outlived many of his con. temporaries among the poets—as will be seen from some lines in the latter part of this selec. tion, in which he touches upon the fact with much solemnity of sorrow and reflection. One of his most thoughtful and earnest admirers has spoken no more than the truth, when saying “Many will join in my prayer, that health and strength of body and mind may be granted to him, to complete the noble works which he has still in store, so that men may learn more worthily to understand and appreciate what a glorious gift God bestows on a nation, when he gives them a poet."'*
Philadelphia, December 1, 1841.
* JULIUS CHARLES HARE: see dedication of "GL'ESSES AT TRUTH, by Two Brothers.'
I have seen
"THE EXCURSION:' Book Fou.th.
FROM THE POEMS REFERRING TO THE PERIOD
FROM THE POEMS FOUNDED ON THE AFFEC-
FROM MEMORIALS OF TOURS IN SCOTLAND:
To the Sons of Burns, after visiting the Grave
of their Father
The Solitary Reaper .
Rob Roy's Grave