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The Complaint

AWAY! away!
Tempt me no more, insidious Love:
Thy soothing sway
Long did my youthful bosom prove:

Ode Iii: To The Cuckow

O rustic herald of the spring,
At length in yonder woody vale
Fast by the brook I hear thee sing;

Ode Xi: On Love, To A Friend

No, foolish youth—To virtuous fame
If now thy early hopes be vow'd,
If true ambition's nobler flame

Inscriptions: Viii: Ye Powers Unseen

Ye powers unseen, to whom, the bards of Greece
Erected altars; ye who to the mind
More lofty views unfold, and prompt the heart

Inscriptions: Iii: Whoe'Er Thou Art Whose Pat In Summer Lies

Whoe'er thou art whose path in summer lies
Through yonder village, turn thee where the grove
Of branching oaks a rural palace old

Ode Ii: On The Winter-Solstice

The radiant ruler of the year
At length his wintry goal attains;
Soon to reverse the long career,

Inscriptions: I: For A Grotto

To me, whom in their lays the shepherds call
Actæa, daughter of the neighbouring stream,
This cave belongs. The fig-tree and the vine,

Inscriptions: Ii: For A Statue Of Chaucer At Woodstock

Such was old Chaucer. such the placid mien
Of him who first with harmony inform'd
The language of our fathers. Here he dwelt

Inscriptions: Vii: The Wood Nymph

Approach in silence. 'tis no vulgar tale
Which I, the Dryad of this hoary oak,
Pronounce to mortal ears. The second age

Ode I: The Remonstrance Of Shakespeare

If, yet regardful of your native land,
Old Shakespeare's tongue you deign to understand,
Lo, from the blissful bowers where heaven rewards

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