Helen Darbishire and Ernest De Selincourt (eds), The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Vol. 4: Evening Voluntaries; Itinerary Poems of 1833; Poems of Sentiment and Reflection; Sonnets Dedicated to Liberty and Order; Miscellaneous Poems; Inscriptions; Selections From Chaucer; Poems Referring to the Period of Old Age; Epitaphs and Elegiac Pieces; Ode-Intimations of Immortality (Second Edition)

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Critical ApparatusXIIInear the spring of the hermitage


  • 1Troubled long with warring notions
  • 2Long impatient of Thy rod,
  • 3I resign my soul's emotions
  • 4Unto Thee, mysterious God!
  • 5What avails the kindly shelter
  • 6Yielded by this craggy rent,
  • 7If my spirit toss and welter
  • 8On the waves of discontent?
  • 9Parching Summer hath no warrant
  • 10To consume this crystal Well;
  • 11Rains, that make each rill a torrent,
  • 12Neither sully it nor swell.
  • Critical Apparatus13Thus, dishonouring not her station,
  • 14Would my Life present to Thee,
  • 15Gracious God, the pure oblation
  • 16Of divine tranquillity!

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XIII. 8/9
  • Be my purpose one and single
  • Give me the repose to feel
  • Of this spring whose waters mingle
  • With thy Servant's daily meal.
Critical Apparatus
13 protected in her station MS.
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