The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth; The Excursion. Appendix, Prefaces, Etc Volume 6

The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth; The Excursion. Appendix, Prefaces, Etc Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...might have detained hia Auditors too long, with the Pastor's invitation to his house--Solitary disinclined to comply--rallies the Wanderer--and playfully draws a comparison between his itinerant profession and that of the Knighterrant--which leads to Wanderer's giving an account of changes hi the Country from the manufacturing spirit--Favourable effects--The other side of the picture, and chiefly as it has affected the humbler classes--Wanderer asserts the hollowuess of all national grandenr if unsupported by moral worth--Physical science unable to support itself--Lamentations over an excess of manufacturing industry among the humbler Classes of Society--Picture of a Child employed in a Cotton-mill--Ignorance and degradation of Children among the agricultural Population reviewed--Conversation broken off by a renewed Invitation from the Pastor--Path leading to his House--Its appearance described--His Daughter--His Wife--His Son (a Boy) enters with his Companion--Their happy appearance--The Wanderer how affected by the sight of them. The pensive Sceptic of the lonely vale To those acknowledgments subscribed his own, With a sedate compliance, which the Priest Failed not to notice, inly pleased, and said: --"If ye, by whom invited I began These narratives of calm and humble life, Be satisfied, 'tis well, --the end is gained; And, in return for sympathy bestowed And patient listening, thanks accept from me.--Life, death, eternity! momentous themes Are they--and might demand a seraph's tongue, Were they not equal to their own support; And therefore no incompetence of mine Could do them wrong. The universal forma Of human nature, in a spot like this, Present themselves at once to all men's view: Te wished for act and circumstance, that make more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236594312
  • 9781236594310