The Complete Poetical Works of William Wordsworth (Volume 9); Last Poems

 
9781153985000: The Complete Poetical Works of William Wordsworth (Volume 9); Last Poems

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1919. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... NOVEMBER 1836 1836 1837 Even So for me a Vision sanctified The sway of death; long ere mine eyes had seen Thy countenance -- the still rapture of thy mien --■ When thou, dear Sister! wert become Death's Bride: No trace of pain or languor could abide That change: -- age on thy brow was smoothed -- thy cold Wan cheek at once was privileged to unfold A loveliness to living youth denied. Oh! if within me hope should e'er decline, The lamp of faith, lost Friend! too faintly burn; Then may that heaven-revealing smile of thine, The bright assurance, visibly return: And let my spirit in that power divine Rejoice, as, through that power, it ceased to mourn. SIX MONTHS TO SIX YEARS ADDED HE REMAINED" 1836 1836 Six months to six years added he remained Upon this sinful earth, by sin unstained: 0 blessed Lord! whose mercy then removed A Child whom every eye that looked on loved; Support us, teach us calmly to resign What we possessed, and now is wholly thine! MEMORIALS OF A TOUR IN ITALY 1837-42 1842 During my whole life I had felt a strong desire to visit Rome and the other celebrated cities and regions of Italy, but did not think myself justified in incurring the necessary expense till I received from Mr. Moxon, the publisher of a large edition of my poems, a sum sufficient to enable me to gratify my wish without encroaching upon what I considered due to my family. My excellent friend H. C. Robinson readily consented to accompany me, and in March 1837, we set off from London, to which we returned in August, earlier than my companion wished or I should myself have desired had I been, like him, a bachelor. These Memorials of that tour touch upon but a very few of the places and objects that interested me, and, in what they do advert to, are for the most part much slig...

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