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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
By William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
 
I WANDERED lonely as a cloud
  That floats on high o’er vales and hills:
When all at once I saw a crowd,
  A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,        5
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
 
Continuous as the stars that shine
  And twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretched in never-ending line
  Along the margin of a bay:        10
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
 
The waves beside them danced; but they
  Outdid the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay        15
  In such a jocund company.
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
 
For oft, when on my couch I lie
  In vacant or in pensive mood,        20
They flash upon that inward eye
  Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
 
 
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