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Unformatted text preview: _L‘ines composed a few miles above Tintem Abbey f &/ And now. with gleams of half-extinguished though _ ‘sgg'Revtsmng the Banks of the Wye during a Tour, July 13. H9 /\ With many recognitions dim and faint. \ V I \ And somewhat of a sad perplexity. fa M W flve years have mm summers, with the length The icture of the mind revives a ain: Of five ___lonawintersl and again I hear While here I stand. not only With the sense M “71155. rolling from their mountain-springs . , Of present pleasure. but with pleasing thoughts With a soft inland murmur. Once again — That in this moment there is life and food For future years. And so I We. Do I behold these steep and lofiy cliffs. ( m on 3 “MW seem impress / V ’ Though changed, no doubt, from what I was when first Thoughts of more deep seclusion; and connect . ‘ 1 came among these hills; when like a we The landscape with the-Quiet of {he sky. l bounded o'er the mountains, by the sides The day is come when I again repose W, W Of the deep rivers. and the lonely streams. Here. under this dark sycamore. and view w M Wherever nature led -more like a man These plots of cottage ground. these orchard tufts, Flying from something that he dreads than one Which at this season. with their unripe fi'uits. . . Who sought the thing he loved. For nature then ' . , Are clad in one mhue and lose themselves ¥. _ I (The coarser pleasures of my boyish days. O‘Neill-(43 'Mid groves and copses. Once again 1 see And their glad animal movements all gone by a _> These hedgerows. hardly hedgerows, little lines To me “W W W & Of Sportive wood run wild: these pastoral farms. What then l was. The sounding cataract W ' Linen to the very door. and wreaths of smoke Sent up. in silence. from among the trees! With some uncertain notice. as might seem Haunted me like a passion; the tall rock. ‘ The mountain, and the deep and gloomy wood. 1 W121" Their colours and their forms, were then to me Ofvagrant dwellers in the houseless woods, An appetite: a feeling and a love. Or of some Hermit's cave. where by his fire That had no need of a remoter charm. The Hermit sits alone. By thought supplied. nor any interest Unbomowed from the eye. -'[hal time is past. These beauteous forms. And all its a ‘ ' v e now no more. Ovfl W Through a long absence, have not been to me W And all its dizzy raptures. Not for this 7 As is a landscape to a blind man's eye; Faint l. nor mourn nor murmur. other gifts Have followed: for such loss. I would believe. Abundant recompense. l-‘orl have learned Of towns and cities, I have owed to the-Fri: n h urs of eariness, sensations sweep To look on nature. not as in the hour Fell In the blood. and felt along the h WA Of thoughtle—Sgouth; hul hearing oftentimes ’- And passing even into my purer mind. The still. sad music ofhumanity. With mguil restoration: -feelings too ~ do mo Nor harsh nor grating. though of ample power . M” m To chasten and subdue. And 1 have felt 'lmhcnflwqil Of unremcmbered pleasure; such. perhaps, As have no slight or trivial influence A presence that disturbs me with the joy ‘quvi. Lil Tl \EL 1;..th But ch, in lonely rooms. and 'mid the din Of elevated thoughts; a sense sublime t no». 1., On that best portion ofa good man's life, mate/u” Of something far more deeply interfused. QM His little. nameless, unremcmbered. acts ’ Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns. Ofkindness and of love. Nor less, I trust, And the round ocean and the living air. To them I may have owed another gifi, And the blue sky. and in the mind of man: Of aspect more sublime; that blessed mood, _ «A motion and a spirit. that impels 9" In which the burthen of the mystery. WWW-“ thinking things. all objects ofall thoughL W‘a mil/{1}“ In which the heavy and the weary weight (Wfigh‘gt And rolls through all things. Therefore am I still v Of all this unintelligible world. / M A lover of the meadows and the woods. ls lightened: amalgam; and Wmood, ' "lo And mountains: and of all that we behold in which the afiections gently lead us on - From this green earth: of all the mighty world mam Until. the breath of this corporeal frame , n I W Of eye. and ear -both what thev v- And even the motion of our human blood 5" w at perceive: well pleased to recognise W 4 Almost suspended. we are laid asleep curt W M 'tn‘namre‘attd'ttfil'anguagc of the sense in body. and become a living soul; The anchor of my purest thoughts. the nurse. While with an eye made quiet by the power WW1 Of harmony. and the deep power of joy. Qffll my moral being. We see into the life of things. W Nor perchance, E ' j I E If this If I were not thus taught, should I the more Be but a vain belief. yet. oh! how ofi - ' m ‘ Suffer my genial spirits to decay: r in darkness and amid the many shapes For thou art with me here upon the banks ‘ 1 Of iovless davlight; when the fietful stir Of this fair river, thou my dearest Friend, Unprofitable. and the fever of the world, My dear, dear Friend; and in thy voice I catch Have hung upon the beatings of my heart - The language of my former heart, and read w W How ch, in spirit. have I turned to thee, My former pleasures in the shooting lights O sylvan Wye! thou wanderer through the woods, wild es. Oh! yet a little while . ' How often has my spirit turned to thee! May I be old in thee what I was once, M My dear, dear Sister! and this prayer I make. W . .Ad' ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course ENG 102 taught by Professor Garner during the Spring '07 term at SUNY Rockland.

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