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English Lake District as Interpreted in the Poems of Wordsworth (Paperback) Loot Price: R338
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English Lake District as Interpreted in the Poems of Wordsworth (Paperback): William Angus Knight
English Lake District as Interpreted in the Poems of Wordsworth (Paperback): William Angus Knight

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English Lake District as Interpreted in the Poems of Wordsworth (Paperback)

William Angus Knight

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...brave, the good, was gone; He who had been our living John Was nothing but a name. v. That was indeed a parting oh, Glad am I, glad that it is past; For there were some on whom it cast Unutterable woe. But they as well as I have gains;--From many a humble source, to pains Like these, there comes a mild release; Even here I feel it, even this Plant Is in its beauty ministrant To comfort and to peace. VI. He would have loved thy modest grace, Meek Flower To Him I would have said, "It grows upon its native bed Beside our Parting-place; There, cleaving to the ground it lies With multitude of purple eyes, Spangling a cushion green like moss; But we will see it, joyful tide Some day, to see it in its pride, The mountain will we cross." VII.--Brother and friend, if verse of mine Have power to make thy virtues known, Here let a monumental Stone Stand--sacred as a Shrine; And to the few who pass this way, Traveller or Shepherd, let it say, Long as these mighty rocks endure, --Oh do not thou too fondly brood, Although deserving of all good, On any earthly hope, however pure 1 Poetical Works, vol. v. p. 131. The plant alluded to is the Moss Campion (Silene acaulis, of Linnaeus). See among the Poems on the Naming of Places, No. vi. Wordsworth's note to the poem is to the following effect: --"Moss Campion Silene acaulis)." This most beautiful plant is scarce in England, though it is found in great abundance upon the mountains of Scotland. The first specimen I ever saw of it, in its native bed, was singularly fine, the tuft or cushion being at least eight inches in diameter, and the root proportionably thick. I have only met with it in two places among our mountains, in both of which I have since sought for it in vain. Botanists will not, I hope, take it...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: William Angus Knight
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 74
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-66095-5
Barcode: 9781150660955
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LSN: 1-150-66095-3

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