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The reason firm, the temperate will.
Endurance, foresight, strength, and skill,
A perfect woman, nobly planned,
To warn, to comfort, and command,
And yet a spirit still, and bright
With something of an angel light.

Wordsworth.

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FREDERICK SHOBERL, JUNIOR, PRINTER TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE ALBERT,

51, RUPERT STREKT, HAYMARKET, LONDON.

TO

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, ESQ.,

ONE FROM AMONG THE COUNTLESS NUMBERS OF THOSE DEEPLY

INDEBTED FOB THE ADVANCEMENT OF THEIR MORAL

LIFE TO THE FINE INFLUENCES OF HIS

POETRY,

OFFERS THIS IMPERFECT TRIBUTE OF ADMIRATION AND
GRATITUDE.

EMILIA WYNDHAM.

Der feine Griff und der rechte Ton,
Das lernt rich nur um des Feldherrn Person.
Wallensteiris Lager.

WRITTEN IN AN EVENING OK SPRING, SITTING BY MY

SLEEPING AUNT, AND LISTENING TO THE

THRUSH SINGING NEAR ME.

Oh! sing again, sweet bird of heav'n!

And pour thy varied, mellowed strain,
While twilight dims the shower of even,

Soft sinking o'er the fading plain.

Repeat that wild outburst of bliss,
That tender call—that thrill of joy—

And soothe, in such an hour as this,

The impatient thought—the wearied sigh.

Thy song, upon the ear of Night,

Comes warbling soft, and seeks the Power

Who fills thy spring-time with delight,
And thanks Him for the falling shower.

VOL. I. B

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