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Expostulation and Reply

By Wordsworth, William

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Book Id: WPLBN0000709597
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 131,799 KB.
Reproduction Date: 2007

Title: Expostulation and Reply  
Author: Wordsworth, William
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Poetry, Verse drama
Collections: Poetry Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Excerpt: Why, William, on that old gray stone, // Thus for the length of half a day, // Why, William, sit you thus alone, // And dream your time away? // Where are your books? - that light bequeathed // To Beings else forlorn and blind! // Up! up! and drink the spirit breathed // From dead men to their kind. // You look round on your Mother Earth, // As if she for no purpose bore you; // As if you were her first-born birth, // And none had lived before you! // One morning thus, by Esthwaite lake, // When life was sweet, I knew not why, // To me my good friend Matthew spake, // And thus I made reply:- // The eye - it cannot choose but see; // We cannot bid the ear be still; // Our bodies feel, where'er they be, // Against or with our will...


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