Helen Darbishire and Ernest De Selincourt (eds), The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Vol. 3: Miscellaneous Sonnets; Memorials of Various Tours; Poems to National Independence and Liberty; The Egyptian Maid; The River Duddon Series; The White Doe and Other Narrative Poems; Ecclesiastical Sonnets (Second Edition)

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pg 246I

  • Critical Apparatus1Not envying Latian shades—if yet they throw
  • 2A grateful coolness round that crystal Spring,
  • Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus3Blandusia, prattling as when long ago
  • 4The Sabine Bard was moved her praise to sing;
  • 5Careless of flowers that in perennial blow
  • 6Round the moist marge of Persian fountains cling;
  • 7Heedless of Alpine torrents thundering
  • Critical Apparatus8Through ice-built arches radiant as heaven's bow;
  • 9I seek the birthplace of a native Stream.—
  • 10All hail, ye mountains! hail, thou morning light!
  • Critical Apparatus11Better to breathe at large on this clear height
  • 12Than toil in needless sleep from dream to dream:
  • 13Pure flow the verse, pure, vigorous, free, and bright,
  • 14For Duddon, long-loved Duddon, is my theme!

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Critical Apparatus
I. 1–4 so 1837:
  • Not envying shades which haply yet may throw
  • A grateful coolness round that rocky spring,
  • Bandusia, once responsive to the string
  • Of the Horatian lyre with babbling flow; MS., 1820–32
Critical Apparatus
3 Blandusia 1837: Bandusia 1820–32
Editor’s Note
p. 246.I.3. Blandusia] v. note to Musings near Aquapendente, 257.
Critical Apparatus
8 ice-built arches 1837: icy portals MS., 1820–32
Critical Apparatus
11–12 so 1837: upon this aery height Than pass 1820–32
needless] drowsy MS.
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