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NARRATIVE AND DRAMATIC THE WANDERINGS OF OISIN POEM BY WILLIAM BUTLEY YEATS

NARRATIVE AND DRAMATIC THE WANDERINGS OF OISIN POEM BY WILLIAM BUTLEY YEATS

BOOK I S. Patrick. You who are bent, and bald, and blind, With a heavy heart and a wandering mind, Have known three centuries, poets sing, Of dalliance with a demon ...

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THE DEDICATION TO A BOOK OF STORIES SELECTED FROM THE IRISH NOVELISTS POEM BY WILLIAM YEATS

THE DEDICATION TO A BOOK OF STORIES SELECTED FROM THE IRISH NOVELISTS POEM BY WILLIAM YEATS

There was a green branch hung with many a bell When her own people ruled this tragic Eire; And from its murmuring greenness, calm of Faery, A Druid kindness, on all hearers ...

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THE MAN WHO DREAMED OF FAERYLAND POEM BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

THE MAN WHO DREAMED OF FAERYLAND POEM BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

HE stood among a crowd at Dromahair; His heart hung all upon a silken dress, And he had known at last some tenderness, Before earth took him to her stony care; But when a man ...

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TO AUTUMN POEM BY WILLIAM BLAKE

TO AUTUMN POEM BY WILLIAM BLAKE

O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stainèd With the blood of the grape, pass not, but sit Beneath my shady roof; there thou may'st rest, And tune thy jolly voice to my fresh pipe, ...

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THE SCHOOLBOY POEM BY WILLIAM BLAKE

THE SCHOOLBOY POEM BY WILLIAM BLAKE

I love to rise in a summer morn When the birds sing on every tree; The distant huntsman winds his horn, And the skylark sings with me. O! what sweet company! But to go to ...

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THE LITTLE GIRL LOST POEM BY WILLIAM BLAKE

THE LITTLE GIRL LOST POEM BY WILLIAM BLAKE

In futurity I prophesy see. That the earth from sleep. (Grave the sentence deep) Shall arise and seek For her maker meek: And the desart wild Become a garden mild. In ...

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THE LITTLE GIRL FOUND POEM BY WILLIAM BLAKE

THE LITTLE GIRL FOUND POEM BY WILLIAM BLAKE

In futurity I prophesy see. That the earth from sleep. (Grave the sentence deep) Shall arise and seek For her maker meek: And the desart wild Become a garden mild. In ...

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THE FOUR ZOAS (EXCERPT) POEM BY WILLIAM BLAKE

THE FOUR ZOAS (EXCERPT) POEM BY WILLIAM BLAKE

'What is the price of Experience? do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price Of all that a man hath, his house, his wife, his ...

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THE FLY POEM BY WILLIAM BLAKE

THE FLY POEM BY WILLIAM BLAKE

Little Fly, Thy summer's play My thoughtless hand Has brushed away. Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me? For I dance And drink, and sing, Till ...

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THE BOOK OF THEL POEM BY WILLIAM BLAKE

THE BOOK OF THEL POEM BY WILLIAM BLAKE

1 Does the Eagle know what is in the pit? 2 Or wilt thou go ask the Mole? 3 Can Wisdom be put in a silver rod? 4 Or Love in a golden bowl? I 1.1 The daughters of the ...

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THE BIRDS POEM BY WILLIAM BLAKE

THE BIRDS POEM BY WILLIAM BLAKE

He. Where thou dwellest, in what grove, Tell me Fair One, tell me Love; Where thou thy charming nest dost build, O thou pride of every field! She. Yonder stands a lonely tree, ...

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SAMSON POEM BY WILLIAM BLAKE

SAMSON POEM BY WILLIAM BLAKE

Samson, the strongest of the children of men, I sing; how he was foiled by woman's arts, by a false wife brought to the gates of death! O Truth! that shinest with propitious ...

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HOW SWEET I ROAM’D POEM BY WILLIAM BLAKE

HOW SWEET I ROAM’D POEM BY WILLIAM BLAKE

How sweet I roam'd from field to field, And tasted all the summer's pride 'Til the prince of love beheld Who in the sunny beams did glide! He shew'd me lilies for my hair ...

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FAIR ELANOR POEM BY WILLIAM BLAKE

FAIR ELANOR POEM BY WILLIAM BLAKE

The bell struck one, and shook the silent tower; The graves give up their dead: fair Elenor Walk'd by the castle gate, and lookèd in. A hollow groan ran thro' the dreary ...

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AUGURIES OF INNOCENCE POEM BY WILLIAM BLAKE

AUGURIES OF INNOCENCE POEM BY WILLIAM BLAKE

To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour. A Robin Red breast in a Cage Puts all ...

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IT WAS AN APRIL MORNING: FRESH AND CLEAR POEM OF WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

IT WAS AN APRIL MORNING: FRESH AND CLEAR POEM OF WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

It was an April morning: fresh and clear The Rivulet, delighting in its strength, Ran with a young man's speed; and yet the voice Of waters which the winter had supplied Was ...

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LINES COMPOSED A FEW MILES ABOVE TINTERN ABBEY POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

LINES COMPOSED A FEW MILES ABOVE TINTERN ABBEY POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

Five years have past; five summers, with the length Of five long winters! and again I hear These waters, rolling from their mountain-springs With a soft inland murmur.--Once ...

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A FAREWELL POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

A FAREWELL POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

FAREWELL, thou little Nook of mountain-ground, Thou rocky corner in the lowest stair Of that magnificent temple which doth bound One side of our whole vale with grandeur rare; ...

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A FLOWER GARDEN AT COLEORTON HALL, LEICESTERSHIRE POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

A FLOWER GARDEN AT COLEORTON HALL, LEICESTERSHIRE POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

TELL me, ye Zephyrs! that unfold, While fluttering o'er this gay Recess, Pinions that fanned the teeming mould Of Eden's blissful wilderness, Did only softly-stealing hours ...

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A JEWISH FAMILY IN A SMALL VALLEY OPPOSITE ST. GOAR, UPON THE RHINE POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

A JEWISH FAMILY IN A SMALL VALLEY OPPOSITE ST. GOAR, UPON THE RHINE POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

GENIUS of Raphael! if thy wings Might bear thee to this glen, With faithful memory left of things To pencil dear and pen, Thou would'st forego the neighbouring Rhine, And all ...

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AN EVENING WALK, ADDRESSED TO A YOUNG LADY POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

AN EVENING WALK, ADDRESSED TO A YOUNG LADY POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

The young Lady to whom this was addressed was my Sister. It was composed at school, and during my two first College vacations. There is not an image in it which I have not ...

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A MORNING EXERCISE POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

A MORNING EXERCISE POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

FANCY, who leads the pastimes of the glad, Full oft is pleased a wayward dart to throw; Sending sad shadows after things not sad, Peopling the harmless fields with signs of ...

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RESOLUTION AND INDEPENDENCE POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

RESOLUTION AND INDEPENDENCE POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

I There was a roaring in the wind all night; The rain came heavily and fell in floods; But now the sun is rising calm and bright; The birds are singing in the distant woods; ...

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MICHAEL: A PASTORAL POEM POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

MICHAEL: A PASTORAL POEM POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

If from the public way you turn your steps Up the tumultuous brook of Greenhead Ghyll, You will suppose that with an upright path Your feet must struggle; in such ...

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TO A BUTTERFLY (2) POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

TO A BUTTERFLY (2) POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

I'VE watched you now a full half-hour, Self-poised upon that yellow flower; And, little Butterfly! indeed I know not if you sleep or feed. How motionless!---not frozen seas ...

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INFLUENCE OF NATURAL OBJECTS POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

INFLUENCE OF NATURAL OBJECTS POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

Wisdom and Spirit of the universe! Thou Soul, that art the Eternity of thought! And giv'st to forms and images a breath And everlasting motion! not in vain, By day or ...

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FOUNTAIN, THE: A CONVERSATION POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

FOUNTAIN, THE: A CONVERSATION POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

We talked with open heart, and tongue Affectionate and true, A pair of friends, though I was young, And Matthew seventy-two. We lay beneath a spreading oak, Beside a mossy ...

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ELEGIAC STANZAS POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

ELEGIAC STANZAS POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

Lulled by the sound of pastoral bells, Rude Nature's Pilgrims did we go, From the dread summit of the Queen Of mountains, through a deep ravine, Where, in her holy chapel, ...

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GUILT AND SORROW POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

GUILT AND SORROW POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

I A traveller on the skirt of Sarum's Plain Pursued his vagrant way, with feet half bare; Stooping his gait, but not as if to gain Help from the staff he bore; for mien and ...

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GOODY BLAKE AND HARRY GILL POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

GOODY BLAKE AND HARRY GILL POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

Oh! what's the matter? what's the matter? What is't that ails young Harry Gill? That evermore his teeth they chatter, Chatter, chatter, chatter still! Of waistcoats Harry ...

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FORESIGHT POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

FORESIGHT POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

That is work of waste and ruin-- Do as Charles and I are doing! Strawberry-blossoms, one and all, We must spare them--here are many: Look at it--the flower is small, Small ...

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THE BROTHERS POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

THE BROTHERS POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

'These Tourists, heaven preserve us! needs must live A profitable life: some glance along, Rapid and gay, as if the earth were air, And they were butterflies to wheel about ...

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RUTH POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

RUTH POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

When Ruth was left half desolate, Her Father took another Mate; And Ruth, not seven years old, A slighted child, at her own will Went wandering over dale and hill, In ...

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THE OLD CUMBERLAND BEGGAR POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

THE OLD CUMBERLAND BEGGAR POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

I saw an aged Beggar in my walk; And he was seated, by the highway side, On a low structure of rude masonry Built at the foot of a huge hill, that they Who lead their horses ...

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ELEGIAC STANZAS SUGGESTED BY A PICTURE OF PEELE CASTLE POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

ELEGIAC STANZAS SUGGESTED BY A PICTURE OF PEELE CASTLE POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

I was thy neighbour once, thou rugged Pile! Four summer weeks I dwelt in sight of thee: I saw thee every day; and all the while Thy Form was sleeping on a glassy sea. So pure ...

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EXTEMPORE EFFUSION UPON THE DEATH OF JAMES HOGG POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

EXTEMPORE EFFUSION UPON THE DEATH OF JAMES HOGG POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

When first, descending from the moorlands, I saw the Stream of Yarrow glide Along a bare and open valley, The Ettrick Shepherd was my guide. When last along its banks I ...

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PETER BELL, A TALE POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

PETER BELL, A TALE POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

PROLOGUE There's something in a flying horse, There's something in a huge balloon; But through the clouds I'll never float Until I have a little Boat, Shaped like the ...

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HART-LEAP WELL POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

HART-LEAP WELL POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

The Knight had ridden down from Wensley Moor With the slow motion of a summer's cloud, And now, as he approached a vassal's door, "Bring forth another horse!" he cried aloud. ...

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OAK AND THE BROOM, THE: A PASTORAL POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

OAK AND THE BROOM, THE: A PASTORAL POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

I His simple truths did Andrew glean Beside the babbling rills; A careful student he had been Among the woods and hills. One winter's night, when through the trees The ...

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WRITTEN IN GERMANY, ON ONE OF THE COLDEST DAYS OF THE CENTURY POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

WRITTEN IN GERMANY, ON ONE OF THE COLDEST DAYS OF THE CENTURY POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

A plague on your languages, German and Norse! Let me have the song of the kettle; And the tongs and the poker, instead of that horse That gallops away with such fury and force ...

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THE THORN POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

THE THORN POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

'There is a Thorn--it looks so old, In truth, you'd find it hard to say How it could ever have been young, It looks so old and grey. Not higher than a two years' child ...

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THE FOUNTAIN POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

THE FOUNTAIN POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

A Conversation We talked with open heart, and tongue Affectionate and true, A pair of friends, though I was young, And Matthew seventy-two. We lay beneath a spreading ...

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STANZAS POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

STANZAS POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

WITHIN our happy castle there dwelt One Whom without blame I may not overlook; For never sun on living creature shone Who more devout enjoyment with us took: Here on his hours ...

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THERE WAS A BOY POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

THERE WAS A BOY POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

There was a Boy; ye knew him well, ye cliffs And islands of Winander!--many a time, At evening, when the earliest stars began To move along the edges of the hills, Rising or ...

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BOOK EIGHTH: RETROSPECT–LOVE OF NATURE LEADING TO LOVE OF MAN POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

BOOK EIGHTH: RETROSPECT–LOVE OF NATURE LEADING TO LOVE OF MAN POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

WHAT sounds are those, Helvellyn, that are heard Up to thy summit, through the depth of air Ascending, as if distance had the power To make the sounds more audible? What crowd ...

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THE WATERFALL AND THE EGLANTINE POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

THE WATERFALL AND THE EGLANTINE POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

'Begone, thou fond presumptuous Elf,' Exclaimed an angry Voice, 'Nor dare to thrust thy foolish self Between me and my choice!' A small Cascade fresh swoln with snows Thus ...

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THE PRELUDE, BOOK 1: CHILDHOOD AND SCHOOL-TIME POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

THE PRELUDE, BOOK 1: CHILDHOOD AND SCHOOL-TIME POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

--Was it for this That one, the fairest of all Rivers, lov'd To blend his murmurs with my Nurse's song, And from his alder shades and rocky falls, And from his fords and ...

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SEPTEMBER, 1819 POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

SEPTEMBER, 1819 POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

Departing summer hath assumed An aspect tenderly illumed, The gentlest look of spring; That calls from yonder leafy shade Unfaded, yet prepared to fade, A timely carolling. ...

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TO JOANNA POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

TO JOANNA POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

Amid the smoke of cities did you pass The time of early youth; and there you learned, From years of quiet industry, to love The living Beings by your own fireside, With such a ...

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SONG AT THE FEAST OF BROUGHAM CASTLE UPON THE RESTORATION  POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

SONG AT THE FEAST OF BROUGHAM CASTLE UPON THE RESTORATION POEM BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

High in the breathless Hall the Minstrel sate, And Emont's murmur mingled with the Song.-- The words of ancient time I thus translate, A festal strain that hath been silent ...

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