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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.

CONTENTS.

POEMS FOUNDED ON THE AFFECTIONS.

The Brothers, 1802.....

Artegal and Elidure, 1815.

Farewell Lines.......

To a Butterfly, 1801.

Farewell, 1802..

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It was an April morning: fresh and clear, 1800.. 131

To Joanna, 1800 ...

131

There is an Eminence,-of these our hills, 1800. 132

A narrow girdle of rough stones and crags, 1800. 133

To M, H., 1800....

133

When, to the attractions of the busy world, 1805. 133

Forth from a jutting ridge, around whose base,

1845.

135

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تند

.... 140

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POEMS OF THE FANCY.

A Morning Exercise, 1828.

137

To the Daisy, 1802 ....

137

A whirl-blast from behind the hill, 1799.

138

The Green Lindet, 1803.....

138

The Contrast. The Parrot and the Wren, 1825. 139

To the small Celandine, 1803.

139

To the same Flower, 1803 ....

The Waterfall and the Eglantine, 1800... 140

The Oak and the Broom. A Pastoral, 1800..... 141

Song for the Spinning Wheel, 1812..

142

The Redbreast chasing the Butterfly, 1806 . 142

The Kitten and Falling Leaves, 1804 ...... 143

A Flower Garden, at Coleorton Hall, Leicester.

shire, 1824....

144

To the Daisy, 1805...

145

To the same Flower, 1803

145

To a Sky-lark, 1805......

145

To a Sexton 1799 ..

146

Who fancied what a pretty sight, 1803

146

Song for the Wandering Jew, 1800 ....

146

The Seven Sisters; or, the Solitude of Binnorie,

1804..

146

The Danish Boy. A Fragment, 1799

147

To a Lady, in answer to a request that I would

write her a Poem upon some Drawings of

Flowers in the Island of Madeira ..

148

Glad sight wherever new with old ....

..... 148

The Pilgrim's Dream; or, the Star and the Glow.

worm, 1818....

149

Hint from the Mountains for certain Political Pre.
tenders, 1817.......

149

Stray Pleasures, 1806...

149

On seeing a Needlecase in the form of a Harp,

1827.....

150

The Poet and the Caged Turtledove, 1830 150

A Wren's Nest, 1833..

150

Love Lies Bleeding

151

Companion to the foregoing .

152

Rural Illusions, 1832

.... 152

Address to my Infant Daughter, on being reminded

that she was a Month old, 1804....

152

The WAGGONER, 1805

153

Notes to Poems of the Fancy...

162

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... 213

......... 215

MISCELLANEOUS SONNETS. - Part I.

Dedication. To

215

Nuns fret not at their Convent's narrow rooin ... 215

At Applethwaite, near Keswick, 1804 .....

Admonition

216

“ Beloved Vale!” I said, “ when I shall con". 216

Pelion and Ossa, flourish side by side....... 216

There is a little unpretending Rill .

216

Her only pilot the soft breeze, the boat..........

216

The fairest, brightest hues of ether fade

216

Upon the sight of a beautiful Picture............ 217

"Why, Minstrel, these untuneful murmurings". 217

Aerial Rock - whose solitary brow.....

217

To Sleep

217

To Sleep ·

217

To Sleep

217

The Wild Duck's Nest ...

Written upon a Blank Leaf in “ The Complete

Angler".

218

To the Poet, John Dyer

218

On the Detraction which followed the Publication

of a certain Poem

218

To the River Derwent.

218

Composed in one of the Valleys of Westmoreland,

on Easter Sunday

... 218

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Malham Cove.......

Gordale ....

The Monument commonly called Long Meg, and

her Daughters.....

Composed after a Journey across the Hambleton

Hills, Yorkshire ......
These words were uttered as in pensive mood ... 227
Composed upon Westminster Bridge, Sept. 3,

1612
Ye sacred Nurseries of blooming Youth! (Ox-

ford,) 1820 .....

Shatne on this faithless heart! that could allow.

(Oxford,) 1820........

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