Imágenes de página
PDF
ePub

THE EXCURSION.

31075

THE EXCURSION.

A Poem.

BY

WILLIAM WORDS WORTH.

A NEW EDITION.

LONDON:

EDWARD MOXON, DOVER STREET.

LONDON:

BRADBURY AND EVANS, PRINTERS, WHITEFRIABS.

M

TO

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

WILLIAM, EARL OF LONSDALE, K.G.

&c. &c.

OFT, through thy fair domains, illustrious Peer !
In youth I roamed, on youthful pleasures bent ;
And mused in rocky cell or sylvan tent,
Beside swift-flowing Lowther's current clear.
-Now, by thy care befriended, I appear
Before thee, LONSDALE, and this Work present,
A token (may it prove a monument !)
Of high respect and gratitude sincere.
Gladly would I have waited till my task
Had reached its close ; but Life is insecure,
And Hope full oft fallacious as a dream :
Therefore, for what is here produced, I ask
Thy favour ; trusting that thou wilt not deem
The offering, though imperfect, premature.

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH.

RYDAL MOUNT, WESTMORELAND,

July 29, 1814.

« AnteriorContinuar »