Most Sweet it is
William Wordsworth, Yarrow Revisited, and Other Poems (London: Longman, 1835). B-10 4884 Fisher Rare Book Library (Toronto).
2To pace the ground, if path be there or none,
3While a fair region round the traveller lies
4Which he forbears again to look upon;
5Pleased rather with some soft ideal scene,
6The work of Fancy, or some happy tone
7Of meditation, slipping in between
8The beauty coming and the beauty gone.
9If Thought and Love desert us, from that day
10Let us break off all commerce with the Muse:
11With Thought and Love companions of our way,
12Whate'er the senses take or may refuse,
13The Mind's internal heaven shall shed her dews
14Of inspiration on the humblest lay.
1] The last of the series "Composed or suggested during a Tour, in the Summer of 1833." Back to Line
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