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Title: Poems In Two Volumes, Vol. 2
Author: William Wordsworth
Release Date: September, 2005 [EBook #8824]
[This file was first posted on August 13, 2003]
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*** START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK, POEMS IN TWO VOLUMES, VOL. 2 ***
POEMS, IN TWO VOLUMES,
BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH,
AUTHOR OF _THE LYRICAL BALLADS_.
1. _Rob Roy's Grave_
2. _The solitary Reaper_
3. _Stepping Westward_
4. _Glen-Almain, or the Narrow Glen_
5. _The Matron of Jedborough and her Husband_
6. _To a Highland Girl_
8. _Address to the Sons of Burns after visiting
1. _To a Butterfly_
5. _Written in March while resting on the
Bridge at the Foot of Brother's Water_
6. _The small Celandine_
9. _The Sparrow's Nest_
11. _To the Cuckoo_
12. _To a Butterfly_
_The Blind Highland Boy
The Green Linnet
To a Young Lady, who had been reproached
for taking long Walks in the Country
By their floating Mill, &c
Power of Music
To the Daisy
To the same Flower
Incident, characteristic of a favourite Dog,
which belonged to a Friend of the Author
Tribute to the Memory of the same Dog_
Sonnet to Thomas Clarkson
Once in a lonely Hamlet, &c
Foresight, or the Charge of a Child to his
I am not One, &c
Yes! full surely 'twas the Echo, &c
To the Spade of a Friend
Song, at the Feast of Brougham Castle
Lines, composed at Grasmere
The History of Rob Roy is sufficiently known; his Grave
is near the head of Loch Ketterine, in one of those small
Pin-fold-like Burial-grounds, of neglected and desolate
appearance, which the Traveller meets with in the
Highlands of Scotland.
A famous Man is Robin Hood,
The English Ballad-singer's joy!
And Scotland has a Thief as good,
An Outlaw of as daring mood,
She has her brave ROB ROY!
Then clear the weeds from off his Grave,
And let us chaunt a passing Stave
In honour of that Hero brave!
Nor craved he more to quell his Foes,
Or keep his Friends from harm.
Yet was Rob Roy as _wise_ as brave;
Forgive me if the phrase be strong;--
Poet worthy of Rob Roy
Must scorn a timid song.
Say, then, that he was wise as brave;
As wise in thought as bold in deed:
For in the principles of things
_He_ sought his moral creed.
Said generous Rob, "What need of Books?
Burn all the Statutes and their shelves:
They stir us up against our Kind;
And worse, against Ourselves."
Now bringing you back...
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