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x PREFACE.

The outward shows of sky and earth,

Of hill and valley, he has viewed;

And impulses of deeper birth

Have come to him in solitude.

Wordsworth has outlived many of his con

temporaries among the poets—as will be seen from some lines in the latter part of this selection, in which he touches upon the fact with much solemnity of sorrow and reflection. One of his most thoughtful and earnest admirers has spoken no more than the truth, when saying— “Many will join in my prayer, that health and strength of body and mind may be granted to him, to complete the noble works which he has still in store, so that men may learn more worthily to understand and appreciate what a glorious gift God bestows on a nation, when he gives them a poet.”

HENRY REED. Philadelphia, December 1, 1841.

* Julius CHARLEs IHARE: see dedication of “Guesses AT TRUTH, by Two Brothers.”

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FROM PoEMs of THE FANcy:

FROM PoEMs of THE IMAGINATION:

Nutting - - - - - - - -

She was a Phantom of Delight. - - -

Lucy . - - - - - - - -

The Reverie of Poor Susan . - -

Resolution and Independence . . . .

Hart-Leap Well - - - - -

Lines, composed near Tintern Abbey

Laodamia . - - - - - - -

To a Young Lady, who had been reproached

for taking long Walks in the Country .

The Primrose of the Rock. - - - -

Presentinents . - - - - - -

A Jewish Family (in a small Valley opposite

St. Goar upon the Rhine) . - - -

On the Power of Sound . - - - -

To the Sons of Burns, after visiting the Grave

of their Father . - - - - -

The Solitary Reaper . . . . . .

Rob Roy’s Grave .

FROM MEMORIALS of Tours in SCOTLAND:

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