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Ralph Waldo Emerson, comp. (1803–1882).  Parnassus: An Anthology of Poetry.  1880.
September, 1819
By William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
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AND, sooth to say, yon vocal grove
Albeit uninspired by love,
By love untaught to ring,
May well afford to mortal ear
An impulse more profoundly dear        5
Than music of the spring.
But list! though winter’s storms be nigh,
Unchecked is that soft harmony:
There lives Who can provide
For all his creatures; and in him,        10
Even like the radiant Seraphim,
These Choristers confide.

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