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COMPOSED OR SUGGESTED DURING A TOUR IN THE SUMMER OF 1833

                                 XLVIII

          MOST sweet it is with unuplifted eyes
          To pace the ground, if path be there or none,
          While a fair region round the traveller lies
          Which he forbears again to look upon;
          Pleased rather with some soft ideal scene,
          The work of Fancy, or some happy tone
          Of meditation, slipping in between
          The beauty coming and the beauty gone.
          If Thought and Love desert us, from that day
          Let us break off all commerce with the Muse:                10
          With Thought and Love companions of our way,
          Whate'er the senses take or may refuse,
          The Mind's internal heaven shall shed her dews
          Of inspiration on the humblest lay.


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