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Nuns fret not at their Convent's narrow room
“ Beloved Vale!” I said, “ when I shall con
At Applethwaite, near Keswick
Pelion and Ossa flourish side by side
There is a little unpretending Rill
Her only pilot the soft breeze, the boat
The fairest, brightest, hues of ether fade
Upon the sight of a Beautiful Picture .
“Why, Minstrel, these untuneful murmurings”
Aerial Rock-whose solitary brow
The Wild Duck's Nest
Written upon a Blank Leaf in “ The Complete Angler”
To the Poet, John Dyer
On the Detraction which followed the Publication of a certain Poem
Grief, thou hast lost an ever ready friend
To S. H..
Composed in one of the Valleys of Westmoreland, on Easter Sunday
Decay of Piety .
Composed on the eve of the Marriage of a Friend in the Vale of Grasmere, 1812 .
From the Italian of Michael Angelo .
From the Same .
From the Same. To the Supreme Being
Surprised by joy-impatient as the Wind
Methought I saw the footsteps of a throne
Even so for me a Vision sanctified
It is a beauteous Evening, calm and free
Where lies the Land to which yon Ship must go!
With Ships the sea was sprinkled far and nigh .
The world is too much with us; late and soon
A volant Tribe of Bards on earth are found
* Weak is the will of Man, his judgment blind
To the Memory of Raisley Calvert
Composed after a Journey across the Hambleton Hills, Yorkshire
Those words were uttered as in pensive mood
While not a leaf seems faded ; while the fields, .
How clear, how keen, how marvellously bright
Composed during a Storm .
To a Snow-drop
To the Lady Mary Lowther
To Lady Beaumont
There is a pleasure in poetic pains
The Shepherd, looking eastward, softly said
When haughty expectations prostrate lie, .
Hail, Twilight, sovereign of one peaceful hour
With how sad steps, 0 Moon, thou climb'st the sky!.
Even as a dragon's eye that feels the stress .
The stars are mansions built by Nature's hand,
Desponding Father! mark this altered bough
Captivity.—Mary Queen of Scots
St. Catherine of Ledbury
Though narrow be that old Man's cares, and near,
Four fiery steeds impatient of the rein .
Brook! whose society the Poet seeks,
Composed on the Banks of a Rocky Stream
Pure element of waters! wheresoe'er
Composed upon Westminster Bridge, Sept. 3, 1802
To the Author's Portrait
Why art thou silent! Is thy love a plant.
To B. R. Haydon, on seeing his Picture of Napoleon Buonaparte on the Island of St. Helena
A Poer!-He hath put his heart to school
The most alluring clouds that mount the sky
On a Portrait of the Duke of Wellington upon the Field of Waterloo, by Haydon
Composed on a May Morning, 1838
Lo ! where she stands fixed in a saint-like trance
To a Painter.
On the same Subject.
Hark ! 'tis the Thrush, undaunted, undeprest
'Tis He whose yester-evening's high disdain
Oh what a Wreck ! how changed in mien and speech !.
Intent on gathering wool from hedge and brake .
A Plea for Authors, May, 1838
To the Rev. Christopher Wordsworth, D.D., Master of Harrow School.
To the Planet Venus .
Wansfell ! this Household has a favoured lot.
While beams of orient light shoot wide and high
In my mind's eye a Temple like a cloud
On the projected Kendal and Windermere Railway
Proud were ye, Mountains, when, in times of old
At Furness Abbey
At Furness Abbey
MEMORIALS OF A TOUR IN SCOTLAND, 1803.
Departure from the Vale of Grasmere, August, 1803 .
At the Grave of Burns, 1803. Seven Years after his Death .
Thoughts suggested the Day following, on the banks of Nith, near the Poet's Residence
To the Sons of Burns, after visiting the Grave of their Father
Ellen Irwin : or, the Braes of Kirtle .
To a Highland Girl
Glen-Almain; or, the Narrow Glen
The Solitary Reaper .
Address to Kilchurn Castle, upon Loch Awe.
Rob Roy's Grave
Sonnet. Composed at Castle
Yarrow Unvisited .
Sonnet in the Pass of Killicranky.
The Matron of Jedborough and her Husband
Fly, some kind Harbinger, to Grasmere-dale !
The Blind Highland Boy ·
POEMS DEDICATED TO NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE AND LIBERTY.
Composed by the Sea-side, near Calais, August, 1802
It is a reed that 's shaken by the wind,
Composed near Calais, on the Road leading to Ardres, August 7, 1802 .
I grieved for Buonaparté, with a vain
Festivals have I seen that were not names :
On the Extinction of the Venetian Republic
The King of Sweden
To Toussaint L'Ouverture .
We had a female Passenger who came
Composed in the Valley near Dover, on the day of landing
Inland, within a hollow vale, I stood;
Thought of a Briton on the Subjugation of Switzerland
Written in London, September, 1802
Milton ! thou should'st be living at this hour:
Great men have been among us ; hands that penned
It is not to be thought of that the Flood..
When I have borne in memory what has tamed
One might believe that natural miseries
There is a bondage worse, far worse, to bear
These times strike monied worldlings with dismay:
England ! the time is come when thou should'st wean
When, looking on the present state of things,
To the Men of Kent. October, 1803
What if our numbers barely could defy
Lines on the expected Invasion. 1803 .
Anticipation, October, 1803 .
Another year !-another deadly blow!
Ode. Who rises on the banks of Seine,