Imatges de pÓgina

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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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 then-
First 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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