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MISCELLANEOUS SONNETS.

PART I.

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Dedication. To-

Nuns fret not at their Convent's narrow 155 Grief

, thou hast lost an ever ready friend

155 Composed in one of the Valleys of West-

Admonition

155 moreland, on Easter Sunday

“Beloved Vale !" I said, “when I shall Decay of Piety.

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 Kill

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

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 sancuified

156 It is a beauteous Evening, calm and free 159

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

To Sleep

must go?

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To Sleep

156 With Ships the sea was sprinkled far and

To Sleep

157

nigh

The Wild Duck's Nest

151 The world is too much with us'; late and

Written upon a Blank Leaf in • The Com-

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

publication of a certain Poem

257. To the Memory of Raisley Calvert :

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

rucks

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

calm regret

160 Even as a dragon's eye that feels the stress 103

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 .

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

mood

161 Brook! whose society the Poet seeks, 164

While not a leaf seems faded; while the

Composed on the Banks of a Rocky Stream 164

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 Westminster Bridge,

To a Snow-drop

162 Sept. 3, 1802

164

To the Lady Mary Lowther

162 Conclusion. To

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! 105 North Wales, 1824

166

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

166

allow

165 When Philoctetes in the Lemnian isie

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

Eighth, Trinity Lodge, Cambridge 165 tread

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

166

Third)

167

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

away-

165 Tor, in her seventieth year

167

A Parsonage in Oxfordshire

165 To Rotha -

167

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

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

stone, Herefordshire

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

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

pride

and speech!

169

A Tradition of Öker Hill in Darley Dale;

Intent on gathering wool from hedge and

Derbyshire

168

brake

170

Filial Piety

168 A Plea for Authors, May 1838:

To the Author's Portrait

168 Valedictory Sonnet

170

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 .

of Napoleon Buonaparte on the Island To the Planet Venus

170

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

and high

171

On a Portrait of the Duke of Wellington In my mind's eye a Temple like a cloud: 121

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

169 of old

171

To a Painter

169 At Furness Abbey

170

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.

Address to Kilchurn Castle, ipon 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

173

band

178

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

To a Highland Girl .

174

dale !

179

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. 183

lace's Tower.

183 Yarrow Visited, September, 1814

184

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

186

tamed

188

I grieved for Buonaparte, with a vain 186 One might believe that natural miseries 183

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

188

public

187 | These times strike monied worldlings with

The King of Sweden

187 dismay:

To Toussaint L'Ouverture

184 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 ihe present face of

the day of landing

187

189

Inland, within a hollow vale, I stood ; 184 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! 189

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

Upon the same Event

190

Slave Trade .

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A Prophecy. February, 1807

191 The Oak of Guernica

Composed by the Side of Grasmere Lake 191 Indignation of a high-minded Spaniard : 194

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

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

Composed at the same Time and on the Spanish Guerillas

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 :

195

Feelings of the Tyrolese : :

192 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

197

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

197

thy flight

193 Siege of Vienna raised by John Sobieski 197

Call not the royal Swede unfortunate

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 ples rung
Ah! where is Palafox ? Nor tongue nor pen Ode 1815.—Imagination --- ne'er before
In due observance of an ancient rite

193
Feelings of a Noble Biscayan at one of Ode. - The Morning of the Day appointed
those Funerals

193 for a General Thanksgiving. 1816

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

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

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

Memorial, near the Outlet of the Lake of

Echo, upon the Gemmi

Thun

Processions.

Suggested on a Sabbath

Cornposed 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

205 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

Musings near Aquapendente

214 At Albano

The Pine of Monte Mario at Rome 217 Near Anio's stream, I spied a gentle

At Rome.

217

Dove

213

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

buhr and other modern Historians 217

Rome

218

Continued

21% Near the Lake of Thrasymene

219

Plea for the Historian

218 Near the same Lake

219

At Rome.

218 ) The Cuckoo at Laverna

219

1

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

220 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

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 i remote from every Tradition

231

taint

229 Sheep-washing .

231

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

229 Methinks 'twere no unprecedented feat. 232

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 thai

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

232

ing rose !"

229 The Kirk of 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

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

Deuication

234

his Cot

230 Canto I.

235

From this deep chasm, where quivering

Canto II.

237

sunbeams play.

230 Canto III.

239

American Tradition

230

Canto IV.

242

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 Druids

250 Reproof

253

Druidical Excommunication

250 Saxon Monasteries, and Lights and

Uncertainty

250

Shades of the Religion .

253

Persecution

251 Missions and Travels

Recovery

253

Temptations from Roman Refinements 251 His Descendants

253

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 :

Paulinus

252 Crusades

Persuasion

252 | Richard I.

255

Conversion

252 An Interdict

255

Apology

252 Papal Abuses

255

Primitive Saxon Clergy

252 Scene in Venice

255

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 groi:

hail'd

255 Monks and Schoolmen

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Other Benefits.

256 Imaginative Regrets

259

Continued.

256 Reflections

Crusaders

256 Translation of the Bible

As faith thus sanctified the warrior's crest 256 The Point at issue

259

Where long and deeply hath been fixed Edward VI.

259

the root

256 Edward signing the Warrant for the Exe-

Transubstantiation :

257 cution of Joan of Kent.

259

The Vaudois

257 Revival of Popery

260

Praised be the Rivers, from their moun- Latimer and Ridley :

260

tain springs

257 | Cranmer

260

Waldenses

257 | General View of the Troubles of the Re:

Archbishop Chichely to Henry V.

257

formation

260

Wars of York and Lancaster

257 English Reformers in Exile

260

Wicliffe

257 Elizabeth

260

Corruptions of the higher Clergy 258 Eminent Reformers

260

Abuse of Monastic Power

238 The Same .

261

Monastic Voluptuousness.

258 Distractions

261

Dissolution of the Monasteries

258 Gunpowder Plot

261

The same Subject

258 Illustration. The Jung-Frau and the Fali

Continued.

of the Rhine near Schaffhausen

261

Saints

258 | Troubles of Charles the First

261

The Virgin

258 Laud

261

Apology

259 Afflictions of England

261

PART III.- FROM THE RESTORATION TO THE PRESENT TIMES.

I saw the figure of a lovely Maid

261 | Confirmation-Continued

265

Patriotic Sympathies

262 Sacrament

205

Charles the Second

262 The Marriage Ceremony.

Latitudinarianism

262 Thanksgiving after Childbirth

265

Walton's Book of Lives :

262 Visitation of the Sick

265

Clerical Integrity

262 The Commination Service

265

Persecution of the Scottish Covenanters : 262 Forms of Prayer at Sea

265

Acquittal of the Bishops

262 Funeral Service

265

William the Third

263 Rural Ceremony

206

Obligations of Civil to Religious Liberty 263 Regrets

266

Sacheverel

263 Mutability

266

Down a swift Stream, thus far, a' bold Old Abbeys

266

design

263 Emigrant French Clergy

ASPECTS OF CHRISTIANITY IN AMERICA

Congratulation.

1. The Pilgrim Fathers

263 | New Churches .

266

II. Continued

263 Church to be Erected

267

111. Concluded. -American Episcopacy 263 Continued.

267

Bishops and Priests, blessed are ye, if New Church-yard :

207

deep

263 Cathedrals, &c.

267

Places of Worship

264 | Inside of King's College Chapel, Cam-

Pastoral Character

264 bridge

267

"The Liturgy

264 The Same.

267

Baptism

264 Continued.

267

Sponsors

264 Ejaculation

268

Catechising

264 Conclusion

268

Confirmation

264

YARROW REVISITED, AND OTHER POEMS,

COMPOSED (TWO EXCEPTED) DURING A Tour in SCOTLAND, AND ON THE ENGLISH BORDER, IN

THE AUTUMN OF 1831.

The gallant Youth, who may have gained 269 | Suggested at Tyndrum in a Storm 271

On the Departure of Sir Walter Scott from

The Earl of Breadalbane's Ruined Man-

Abbotsford, for Naples.

sion, and Family Burial-Place, near

A Place of Burial in the South of Scotland 270 Killin

271

On the Sight of a Manse in the South of “Rest and be Thankful !"; Head

Scotland

270 of Glencroe

272

Composed in Roslin Chapel,' during å Highland Hut

272

Storm

270 The Highland Broach

272

The Trosachs : :

271 | The Brownie

273

The pibroch's note, discountenanced or To the Planet Venus, an Evening Star.

271

Composed in the Glen of Loch Etive

Composed at Loch Lomond .

273

271 Bothwell Castle. Passed unseen, on ac-

Eagles. Composed at Dunollie

Castle in count of stormy weather

273

the Bay of Oban

271 Picture of Daniel in the Lions Den, ai

In the Sound of Muli

271 Hamilton Palace

273

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