The Storm

The Storm Behold the sky is overcast, With a terrific gloom; The doleful night is hastening fast, And brings impending doom. -o- The atmosphere's in tumults hurl'd, And from the frowning north, The storm upon the watery world, In fury marches forth. -o- The bosum of the mighty deep, Is swell'd, and day departs; As …

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Letter II(a).

Letter II(a). TO ROBERT SOUTHEY, ESQ. &c. &c. Vicarage, Tavistock, March 25th, 1831. My Dear Sir, When you so kindly advised me to collect for a local history "those short and simple annals of the poor, which ought not to be forgotten," how little did I think that within a few days, as it were, …

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The Cottage Grandfather

While nobles are anxious for honour and state, The peasants are cheerful and void of debate; No fame to allure them, no riches to prize, And all that is wanting contentment supplies. Their labours with pleasure they daily pursue, Though small their possessions, their wants are but few; Content in their stations, though simple their …

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