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In doors and out

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    Elizabeth Wordsworth
Excerpt from book: Long may that radiance in our hearts abide ! Even now the cloudy curtain folds around Thy calm benignant splendours. As we speak, Comes on a cold and heartless afternoon : Like touch of miser's hand to him who quits The temple, warmed through all his generous heart. That cannot chill us ! Clouds can ne'er obscure Thy sempiternal light: the immortal part Of thee has wed our immortality: Nought can divorce them now. So grant it heaven, Who art above and through and in us all! BY THE LAKE SIDE. NE by one, the beech leaves sere, Floating from on high, Dropped upon the waters, clear As another sky. Heaven within that mirror slept: Liquid, calm, and clear, Till some greedy fish up-leapt Rippling round the mere. Said the leaves, with brown lips curled : " All things shift their hue : " In this visionary world "We alone are true." O'er the waters swept in play Just one freakish wind, Dashed the brittle leaves away, Left the heaven behind. Yet, to hearts whom self deceives, Nature speaks in vain : For the next brown shower of leaves Said the same again. CHARLES' WAIN. OW often, peering through the nursery pane, Perplexed, and yet allured, as one who reads Strange tales by night, we've watched for Charles' Wain, Mysterious chariot, with th' unearthly steeds ! Four noiseless wheels that swerve not in their flight, And three immortal steeds, with silent pace! Job saw them once: and Homer, ere his light Within, eclipsed the sheen of nature's face. Whither and whence, O chariot, is thy course'? And why thus empty, masterless, and lone ? Was he who once controlled each fiery horse Cast down 'of yore, from his conspicuous throne ? While thou for ever destined to retrace The self-same circ...  
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  • Elizabeth Wordsworth
  • General Books LLC
  • Unknown
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