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William Wordsworth

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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  • 1Would that our scrupulous Sires had dared to leave
  • Critical Apparatus2Less scanty measure of those graceful rites
  • 3And usages, whose due return invites
  • 4A stir of mind too natural to deceive;
  • Critical Apparatus5Giving to Memory help when she would weave
  • 6A crown for Hope!—I dread the boasted lights
  • 7That all too often are but fiery blights,
  • 8Killing the bud o'er which in vain we grieve.
  • 9Go, seek, when Christmas snows discomfort bring,
  • 10The counter Spirit found in some gay church
  • 11Green with fresh holly, every pew a perch
  • 12In which the linnet or the thrush might sing,
  • 13Merry and loud and safe from prying search,
  • 14Strains offered only to the genial Spring.

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XXXIII. 2 sink 1840: sinks 1822–38
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XXXIII. 5 to 1845: the 1822–43
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