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William Wordsworth (Уильям Вордсворт)


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WHEN I have borne in memory what has tamed
Great Nations, how ennobling thoughts depart
When men change swords for ledgers, and desert
The student's bower for gold, some fears unnamed
I had, my Country!--am I to be blamed?
Now, when I think of thee, and what thou art,
Verily, in the bottom of my heart,
Of those unfilial fears I am ashamed.
For dearly must we prize thee; we who find
In thee a bulwark for the cause of men:
And I by my affection was beguiled:
What wonder if a Poet now and then,
Among the many movements of his mind,
Felt for thee as a lover or a child! 



William Wordsworth's other poems:
  1. View From The Top Of Black Comb
  2. The Highland Broach
  3. Yes, It Was The Mountain Echo
  4. To The Supreme Being From The Italian Of Michael Angelo
  5. Upon The Same Event


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