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)
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!