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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.
Remembrance of Collins, composed upon
POEMS REFERRING TO THE PERIOD OT CHILDHOOD.
Characteristics of a Child three Years old 46 forth and strengthening the imagination
in Boyhood and early Youth
Lucy Gray; or, Solitude.
42 The Poet's Dream. Sequel to the Nor-
man Boy .
She dwelt among the untrodden ways
The Childiess Father
. . .
Loving and Liking. Irregular Verses,
addressed to a Child
What heavenly smiles! O Lady mine: 65 moreland Cottage .
The Forsaken .
66 | Her Eyes are Wild.
It was an . Ipril morning : fresh and clear 87 | TOM H..
"The Cak and the Broom. A Pastoral
The Contrast. The Parrot and the Wren
The Danish Boy. A Fragment
Song for the Spinning Wheel. Founded Address to my Infant Daughter, on being
reminded that she was a Month old, on
the Shepherd, to the Estates and PETER BELL.-A TALE
on the Power