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COMPOSED OR SUGGESTED DURING A TOUR IN THE SUMMER OF 1833

                                   I

          ADIEU, Rydalian Laurels! that have grown
          And spread as if ye knew that days might come
          When ye would shelter in a happy home,
          On this fair Mount, a Poet of your own,
          One who ne'er ventured for a Delphic crown
          To sue the God; but, haunting your green shade
          All seasons through, is humbly pleased to braid
          Ground-flowers, beneath your guardianship, self-sown.
          Farewell! no Minstrels now with harp new-strung
          For summer wandering quit their household bowers;           10
          Yet not for this wants Poesy a tongue
          To cheer the Itinerant on whom she pours
          Her spirit, while he crosses lonely moors,
          Or musing sits forsaken halls among.


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