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From what has been said, and from a perusal of the Poems, the Reader will be able clearly to perceive the object which I have proposed to myself : he will determine how far I have attained this object; and, what is a much more important question, whether it be worth attaining; and upon the decision of these two questions will rest my claim to the approbation of the public.
“Why, William, on that old grey stone,
"Where are your books that light bequeath'd “ To beings else forlorn and blind!
Up! Up! and drink the spirit breath'd " From dead men to their kind.
“ You look round on your mother earth, “ As if she for no purpose
you; "? As if you were her first-born birth, " And none had lived before you !"
One morning thus, by Esthwaite lake,
“ The eye it cannot chuse but see,
Against, or with qur will.
"Nor less I deem that there are powers