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CHISWICK PRESS :—CHARLES WHITTINGHAM AND Co.

TOOKS COURT, CHANCERY LANE,

THE ALDINE WORDSWORTH.

The lines printed overleaf were by an oversight omitted from Vol. I., where they should be inserted after the title-page.

Ir thou indeed derive thy light from Heaven,
Then, to the measure of that heaven-born light,
Shine, Poet! in thy place, and be content:
The stars pre-eminent in magnitude,

And they that from the zenith dart their beams, (Visible though they be to half the earth, Though half a sphere be conscious of their brightness)

Are yet of no diviner origin,

No, purer essence, than the one that burns,
Like an untended watch-fire, on the ridge
Of some dark mountain; or than those which

seem

Humbly to hang, like twinkling winter lamps,
Among the branches of the leafless trees;
All are the undying offspring of one Sire:
Theja, to the measure of the light vouchsafed,
Shire, Poet! in thy place, and be content.

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