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ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS

IN SERIES, 1821-22.

V. UNCERTAINTY

          DARKNESS surrounds us; seeking, we are lost
          On Snowdon's wilds, amid Brigantian coves,
          Or where the solitary shepherd roves
          Along the plain of Sarum, by the ghost
          Of Time and shadows of Tradition, crost;
          And where the boatman of the Western Isles
          Slackens his course--to mark those holy piles
          Which yet survive on bleak Iona's coast.
          Nor these, nor monuments of eldest name,
          Nor Taliesin's unforgotten lays,                            10
          Nor characters of Greek or Roman fame,
          To an unquestionable Source have led;
          Enough--if eyes, that sought the fountainhead
          In vain, upon the growing Rill may gaze.


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