Verse > William Wordsworth > Complete Poetical Works
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
CONTENTS      BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD


NOVEMBER 1806

          ANOTHER year!--another deadly blow!
          Another mighty Empire overthrown!
          And We are left, or shall be left, alone;
          The last that dare to struggle with the Foe.
          'Tis well! from this day forward we shall know
          That in ourselves our safety must be sought;
          That by our own right hands it must be wrought;
          That we must stand unpropped, or be laid low.
          O dastard whom such foretaste doth not cheer!
          We shall exult, if they who rule the land                   10
          Be men who hold its many blessings dear,
          Wise, upright, valiant; not a servile band,
          Who are to judge of danger which they fear,
          And honour which they do not understand.


CONTENTS      BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD


  PREVIOUS NEXT  
 
Loading

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors · World Lit.