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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
‘I Travelled among Unknown Men’
By William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
 
I TRAVELLED among unknown men,
  In lands beyond the sea;
Nor, England! did I know till then
  What love I bore to thee.
 
’Tis past, that melancholy dream!        5
  Nor will I quit thy shore
A second time; for still I seem
  To love thee more and more.
 
Among thy mountains did I feel
  The joy of my desire;        10
And she I cherished turned her wheel
  Beside an English fire.
 
Thy mornings showed, thy nights concealed
  The bowers where Lucy played;
And thine too is the last green field        15
  That Lucy’s eyes surveyed.
 
 
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