Imatges de pàgina

Italian, Ariosto, Tasso, and Alfieri. In French, the "Réveries d'un Solitaire" of Rousseau. To these may be added several modern books of travels. He read few novels,


Poems Written in 1816

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The Sunset

HERE late was One within whose

subtle being,

As light and wind within some delicate cloud

That fades amid the blue noon's burning sky, Genius and death contended. None

may know The sweetness of the joy which made his breath Fail, like the trances of the summer air, When, with the Lady of his love, who thenFirst knew the unreserve of mingled being, He walked along the pathway of a field Which to the east a hoar wood shadowed o'er,

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