1833 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Wordsworth

Alaric Alexander Watts, in "Envoy" 1833; Lyrics (1851) 325.



And sweet, in concert, bending o'er his lay,
To own the spell of Wordsworth's loftier power;
By devious Duddon's tranquil stream to stray;
By swifter Wharfe to while a thoughtful hour;
List the sweet Sabbath-bells from Bolton Tower,
When glides from Rylstone Fell the milk-white Doe,
There, by one green sequestered grave to cower;
And, when the latest hymn hath ceased, to go
Back to her mountain haunts, with step serene and slow!