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POEMS ON THE NAMING OF PLACES.

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It was an April morning : fresh and clear 87 To M H..

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To Joanna

87 When, to the attractions of the busy world 89

There is an Eminence, -of these our hills 88 Forth from a jutting ridge, around whose
A narrow 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 ler a Poem upon some

Leicestershire

91 Drawings that she had made of Flowers

A whirl-blast from behind the hill

92

in the Island of Madeira

98

The Waterfall and the Eglantine

92 Glad sight wherever new with old

99

The Oak 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

gó 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

103

Hint from the Mountains for certain Poli- THE WĂGGONER-

tical Pretenders

Canto I.

104

On seeing a Needlecase in the Form of a

Canto 11.

106

Harp

Canto III..

108

Canto IV.

109

POEMS OF THE IMAGINATION.

There was a Boy

It is no.Spirit who from heaven hath flown 127

To the Cuckoo.

112 French Revolution, as it appeared to En-

A Night-piece:

thusiasts at its Commencement. Re-

Airey-force Valley

113 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 .

123

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

132

A slumber did my spirit seal

115 To, on her First Ascent to the Sum-

I wandered lonely as a cloud

115 mit of Helvellyn

133

The Reverie of Poor Susan

115 To a Young Lady, who had been re-

Power of Music

115 proached for taking long Walks in the

Star-gazers

116 Country

133

Written in March, while resting on the

Water-fowl

133

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

134

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

116 The Triad

131

Beggars

117 The Wishing-gate

135

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

137

Years after

117 The Primrose of the Rock

137

Gipsies

117 Presentiments

Ruth.

113 Vernal Ode

Resolution and Independence

Devo:ional Incitements

139

The Thorn

The Cuckoo-Clock

140

Hart-leap Well

To the Clouds

140

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

141

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

142

the Shepheru, 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

149

Wye during a Tour, July 13, 1793. 126 Part III.

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MISCELLANEOUS SONNETS.

PART I.

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Dedication. To-

159 Grief, thou hast lost an ever ready friend

157

Nuns fret not at their Convent's narrow To S. H.

157

room

155 Composed in one of the Valleys of West-

Admonition

moreland, on Easter Sunday

“Beloved Vale?” I said, “when I shall Decay of Piety.

con

155 Composed on the eve of the Marriage of a

At Applethwaite, near Keswick

155

Friend in the Vale of Grasmere, 1812

Pelion and Ossa flourish side by side 155 From the Italian of Michael Angelo

There is a little unpretending Rill

156 From the Same

Her only pilot the soft breeze, the boat 156 From the Same. To the Supreme Being 158

The fairest, brightest, hues of ether fade 156 Surprised by joy-impatient as the Wind

158

Upon the sight of a Beautiful Picture 156 Methought I saw the footsteps of a throne 159

'Why, Minstrel, these untuneful mur- Even so for me a Vision sanctified

159

murings”

156 It is a beauteous Evening, calm and free 159

Aerial Rock-whose solitary brow : 156 Where lies the Land to which yon Ship

must go?

159

156 With Ships the sea was sprinkled far and

To Sleep

157 nigh

159

The Wild Duck's Nest

154 The world is too much with us; late and

Written upon a Blank Leaf in “iThe Com-

159

plete Angler”

157

A volant Tribe of Bards on earth are found

159

To the Poet, John Dyer

157

“Weak is the will of Man, his judgment

On the Detraction which followed the

blind

159

publication of a certain Poem

257 1 To the Memory of Raisley Calvert :

160

PART II.

Scorn not the Sonnet ; Critic, you have To Lady Beaumont .

162

frowned.

160 There is a pleasure in poetic pains

162

How sweet it is, when mother Fancy The Shepherd, looking eastward, softly said 162

rocks

160 When haughty expectations prostrate lie, 162

To B. R. Haydon

160 Hail, Twilight, sovereign of one peaceful

From the dark chambers of dejection freed 160 hour

163

Fair Prime of life! were it enough to gild 160 With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb'si

I watch, and long have watched, with the sky!

163

160 Even as a dragon's eye that feels the stress 163

I heard (alas ! 'twas only in a dream) 160 The stars are mansions built by Nature's

Retirement

161 hand,

163

Not Love, not War, nor the tumultuous Desponding Father! mark this altered bough 163

swell

161 | Captivity:-Mary Queen of Scots

163

Mark the concentred hazels that enclose :61 St Catherine of Ledbury .

163

Composed after a Journey across the Though narrow be that old Man's cares,

Hambleton Hills, Yorkshire .

161

163

Those words were uttered as in pensive Four fiery 'steeds impatient of the rein 164

mood

161 Brook! whose society the Poet seeks, 164

seems faded; while the

Composed on the Banks of a Rocky Stream 764

fields,

161 Pure element of waters! wheresoe'er 164

How clear, how keen, how marvellously Malham Cove

164

bright

161 Gordale

164

Composed during a Storm

162 Composed upon

upon Westminster Bridge,

To a Snow-drop

Sept. 3, 1802

164

To the Lady Mary Lowther :

162 | Conclusion.

:

164

PART III.

Though the bold wings of Poesy affect 165 | To the Torrent at the Devil's Bridge,

Ye sacred Nurseries of blooming Youth ! 165 North Wales, 1824

166

Shame on this faithless heart! that could In the Woods of Rydal

166

allow

165 When Philoctetes in the Lemnian isle 166

Recollection of the Portrait of King Henry While Anna's peers and early playmates

Eighth, Trinity Lodge, Cambridge 165 tread

166

On the Death of His Majesty (George the To the Cuckoo :

166

Third)

165 To

Fame tells of groves—from England far The Infant M M

away-

765 | To

in her seventieth year

167

A Parsonage in Oxfordshire

165 To Rotha -

161

Composed among the Ruins of a Castle in A Grave-stone upon the Floor in the Clois:

North Wales.

166 ters of Worcester Cathedral .

167

To the Lady E. B. and the Hon. Miss P. 166

calm regret

167

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Roman Antiquities discovered at Bishop- Hark!'tis the Thrush, undaunted, undeprest 169

stone, Herefordshire

267 'Tis He whose yester-evening's high disdain 169

Chatsworth ! thy stately mansion, and the Oh what a Wreck! how changed in mien

pride

167 and speech !

169

A Tradition of Oker Hill in Darley Dale, Intent on gathering wool from hedge and

Derbyshire

168 brake

170

Filial Piety

168 A Plea for Authors, May 1838:

170

To the Author's Portrait

168 Valedictory Sonnet

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Why art thou silent ! Is thy love a plant 168 To the Rev. Christopher Wordsworth,

To B. R. Haydon, on seeing his Picture D.D., Master of Harrow School

170

of Napoleon Buonaparte on the Island To the Planet Venus

of St Helena

168 Wansfell! this Household has a favoured

A POET !-He hath put his heart to school 168

170

The most alluring clouds that mount the While beams of orient light shoot wide

sky

168

171

On a Portrait of the Duke of Wellington In my mind's eye a

Temple like a cioud:

171

upon the Field of Waterloo, by Haydon 169 On the projected Kendal and Windermere

Composed on a May Morning, 1838 169 Railway

171

Lo! where she stands fixed in a saint-like Proud were ye, Mountains, when, in times

trance

169 of old

171

To a Painter

169 At Furness Abbey

171

On the same Subject

169 | At Furness Abbey

171

MEMORIALS OF A TOUR IN SCOTLAND, 1803.

Departure from the Vale of Grasmere, The Solitary Reaper

175

August, 1803

172 Address to Kilchurn Castle, upon Loch

At the Grave of Burns, 1803. Seven Years

Awe

176

after his Death

172 Rob Roy's Grave

176

Thoughts suggested the Day following, Sonnet. Composed at Castle

177

on the Banks of Nith, near the Poet's Yarrow Unvisited

177

Residence

173 Sonnet in the Pass of Killicranky 178

To the Sons of Burns, after visiting the The Matron of Jedborough and her Hus-

Grave of their Father

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band

178

Ellen Irwin: or, the Braes of Kirtle 174 Fly, some kind Harbinger, to Grasmere-

To a Highland Girl .

174

dale!

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Glen-Almain ; or, the Narrow Glen. 175 The Blind Highland Boy

179
Stepping Westward

175

MEMORIALS OF A TOUR IN SCOTLAND, 1814.

The Brownie's Cell

182 | Effusion, in the Pleasure-ground on the

Composed at Cora Linn, in sight of Wal- banks of the Bran, near Dunkeld.

lace's Tower.

183 | Yarrow Visited, September, 1814

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POEMS DEDICATED TO NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE AND LIBERTY.

PART I.

Composed by the Sea-side, near Calais, Great men have been among us; hands

August, 1802

186

that penned

188

Is it a reed that's shaken by the wind, 186 It is not to be thought of that the Flood : 188

Composed near Calais, on the Road lead- When I have borne in memory what has

ing to Ardres, August 7, 1802

tamed

188

I grieved for Buonaparte, with a vain 186 One might believe that natural miseries : 188

Festivals have I seen that were not names: 186 There is a bondage worse, far worse, to

On the Extinction of the Venetian Re-

bear

180

public

187 These times strike monied worldlings with

The King of Sweden

187

dismay:

188

To Toussaint L'Ouverture

181 England ! the time is come when thou

We had a female Passenger who came 187 should'st wean

189

Composed in the Valley near Dover, on When, looking on the present face of

the day of landing

187 things,

189

Inland, within a hollow vale, I stood; 187 To the Men of Kent. October, 1803

189

'Thought of a Briton on the Subjugation What if our numbers barely could defy 189

of Switzerland

187 Lines on the expected Invasion. 1803 189

Written in London, September, 1802 188 Anticipation. October, 1803,

189

Milton ! thou should'st be living at this Another year another deadly blow !

hour:

188 | Ode. Who rises on the banks of Seine, . 190

PART II.

On a celebrated Event in Ancient His- To Thomas Clarkson, on the Final Pass-

tory

190 ing of the Bill for the Abolition of the

pon the same Event

190

Slave Trade .

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ples rung

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A Prophecy. February, 1807 .

191 The Oak of Guernica

193

Composed by the side of Grasmere Lakė 191 Indignation of a high-minded Spaniard :

194

Go back to antique ages, if thine eyes 191 Avaunt all specious pliancy of mind

194

Composed while

the Author was engaged O'erweening Statesmen have full long re-

in Writing a Tract, occasioned by the

lied

194

Convention of Cintra

191 The French and the Spanish Guerillas

194

Composed at the same Time and on the Spanish Guerillas

194

same occasion

191

The

power of Armies is a visible thing:

194

Hoffer

191 Here pause : the poet claims at least this

Advance-come forth from thy Tyrolean praise

195

ground

191 The French Army in Russia

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Feelings of the Tyrolese :

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On the same Occasion

195

Alas! what boots the long laborious quest 192 By Moscow self-devoted to a blaze

195

And is it among rude untutored Dales, 192 The Germans on the Heights of Hockheim 195

O'er the wide earth, on mountain and Now that all hearts are glad, all faces bright 195

on plain .

192 Ode 1814.- When the soft hand of sleep

On the Final Submission of the Tyrolese 192 had closed the latch

196

Hail, Zaragoza ! If with unwet eye 192 Feelings of a French Royalist, on the

Say, what is Honour ?--'Tis the finest sense 192

Disinterment of the Remains of the

The martial courage of a day is vain 192

Duke d'Enghien

Brave Schill! by death delivered, take Occasioned by the Battle of Waterloo

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thy flight -

193 Siege of Vienna raised by John Sobieski 197

Call not the royal Swede unfortunate 193 Occasioned by the Battle of Waterloo

197

Look now on that Adventurer who hath paid 193 Emperors and Kings, how oft have tem-

Is there a Power that can sustain and cheer 193

Ah! where is Palafox ? Nor tongue nor pen 193 ode 1815. - Imagination -- ne'er before

In due observance of an ancient rite

193

content.

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Feelings of a Noble Biscayan at one of Ode. - The Morning of the Day appointed

those Funerals

193

for a General Thanksgiving. 1816

198

MEMORIALS OF A TOUR ON THE CONTINENT, 1820.

Dedication

202 | The Town of Schwytz

206

Fish-women. --On Landing at Calais

202 On hearing the “Ranz des Vaches”

Bruges

the Top of the Pass of St Gothard 206

Bruges

202 Fort Fuentes

206

Incident at Bruges

202 The Church of San Salvador, seen from

After visiting the field of Waterloo 203

the Lake of Lugano

206

Between Namur and Liege

203 The Italian Itinerant, and the Swiss

Aix-la-Chapelle

203

Goatherd. - Part I.

207

In the Cathedral at Cologne

203

Part II.

207

In a Carriage, upon the Banks of the The Last Supper, by Leonardo da Vinci,

Rhine

203 in the Refectory of the Convent of Maria

Hymn, for the Boatmen, as they approach della Grazia-Milan

208

the Rapids under the Castle of Heidel- The Eclipse of the Sun, 1820

208

berg

204 The Three Cottage Girls

209

The Source of the Danube

204 The Column intended by Buonaparte for

On approaching the Staub-bach, Lauter- a Triumphal Edifice in Milan, now lying

brunnen

by the wayside in the Simplon Pass

209

The Fall of the Aar-Handec :

204 Stanzas, composed in the Simplon Pass 209

Memorial, near the Outlet of the Lake of

Echo, upon the Gemmi

Thun

204

Processions.

Suggested on a Sabbath

Composed in One of the Catholic Can:

Morning in the Vale of Chamouny

tons

204 Elegiac Stanzas

After-thought

205 Sky-prospect- From the Plain of France 212

Scene on the Lake of Brientz :

205 On being Stranded near the Harbour of

Engelberg, the Hill of Angels .

205

Boulogne

Our Lady of the Snow

After landing-the Valley of Dover

Effusion, in Presence of the Painted

At Dover

Tower of Tell, at Altorf

205 | Desultory Stanzas :

MEMORIALS OF A TOUR IN ITALY, 1837.

To H. C. Robinson .

214 | Near Rome, in sight of St Peter's

218

Musings near Aquapendente

214 At Albano

218

The Pine of Monte Mario at Rome:

217 Near Anio's stream, i 'spied a gentle

At Rome.

217

Dove

218

At Rome.--Regrets.- In allusion to Nie- From the 'Alban Hills, looking towards

buhr and other modern Historians

217 Rome

218

Continued

218 Near the Lake of Thrasymene

219

Plea for the Historian

218 Near the same Lake

219

At Rome.

218 The Cuckoo at Laverna

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At the Convent of Camaldoli

220 Among the Ruins of a Convent in the

Continued

Apennines

At the Eremite or Upper Convent of Ca- In Lombardy

maldoli .

After leaving Italy

At Vallombrosa

Continued

At Florence

221 Composed at Rydal on May Morning,

before the Picture of the Baptist, by Ra- 1838

phael, in the Gallery at Florence

The Pillar of Trajan

At Florence.-From Michael Angelo 221 | THE EGYPTIAN MAID; OR, THE RO-

At Florence.-From M. Angelo

MANCE OF THE WATER LILY

224

THE RIVER DUDDON. A SERIES OF SONNETS.

To the Rev. Dr Wordsworth

228 | The Plain of Donnerdale .

231

Not envying Latian shades-if yet they Whence that low voice ?-A whisper from

throw

228

the heart,

231

Child of the clouds: remote from every Tradition

231

taint

229 Sheep-washing .

231

How shall I paint thee ?–Be this naked The Resting-place

232

stone

Methinks 'twere no unprecedented feat

Take, cradled Nursling of the mountain, Return, Content! for fondly I pursued 232

take

229 Fallen, and diffused into a shapeless heap 232

Sole listener, Diddon ! to the breeze that

Journey renewed

232

played

229 No record tells of lance opposed to lance 232

Flowers

229 Who swerves from innocence, who makes

“Change me, some God, into that breath

divorce

232

ing rose !"

229 The Kirk op Ulpha to the pilgrim's eye 233

What aspect bore the Man who roved or fled 229 Not hurled precipitous from steep to steep; 233

The Stepping-stones

230 Conclusion

233

The same Subject

:

230 After-thought : : : : :

233

The Faëry Chasm

230

Hints for the Fancy.

230 THE WHITE DOE OF RYLSTONE;

Open Prospect :

230 OR, THE FATE OF THE NORTONS-

O mountain Stream! the Shepherd and

Dedication

234

his Cot

230

Canto I.

235

From this deep chasm, where quivering

Canto II.

237

sunbeams play

Canto III.

American Tradition

230

Canto IV.

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Return

231

Canto V.

243

Seathwaite Chapel

231

Canto VI.

245

Tributary Stream

231

Canto VII.

246

ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS.

PART I.-- FROM THE INTRODUCTION OF CHRISTIANITY INTO BRITAIN, TO THE

CONSUMMATION OF THE PAPAL DOMINION.

Introduction

250 Seclusion

253

Conjectures

250 Continued.

253

Trepidation of the Diuids

250 Reproof

253

Druidical Excommunication

250 Saxon Monasteries, and Lights and

Uncertainty

250 Shades of the Religion .

253

Persecution

251 Missions and Travels

253

Recovery

253

Temptations from Roman Refinements

251 His Descendants

Dissensions

251 Influence Abused

254

Struggle of the Britons against the Bar: Danish Conquests

254

barians

251 Canute

254

Saxon Conquest

251 The Norman Conquest

254

Monastery of old Bangor

251 Coldly we spake. The Saxons, over-

Casual Incitement

252 powered

254

Glad Tidings

252 The Council of Clermont :

254

Paulinus

252 Crusades

254

Persuasion

252 Richard I.

255

Conversion

252 An Interdict

255

Apology

252 Papal Abuses

255

Primitive Saxon Clergy

252 Scene in Venice

Other Influences

252 Papal Dominion

255

PART II.-TO THE CLOSE OF THE TROUBLES IN THE REIGN OF CHARLES I.

How soon-alas ! did Man, created pure 255 Cistertian Monastery

From false assumption rose, and fondly Deplorable his lot who tills the ground

hail'd

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