William Wordsworth

Cumberland / England
William Wordsworth
Cumberland / England
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A Fact, And An Imagination, Or, Canute And Alfred, On The Seashore

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THE Danish Conqueror, on his royal chair,
Mustering a face of haughty sovereignty,
To aid a covert purpose, cried--'O ye
Approaching Waters of the deep, that share
With this green isle my fortunes, come not where
Your Master's throne is set.'--Deaf was the Sea;
Her waves rolled on, respecting his decree
Less than they heed a breath of wanton air.
--Then Canute, rising from the invaded throne,
Said to his servile Courtiers,--'Poor the reach,
The undisguised extent, of mortal sway!
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Dr Dillip K Swain 02 March 2021
Spontaneous over flow of powerful feelings is cleanly reflected here!
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Zakir Hussain Haidary 10 January 2017
Until they reach the bounds by Heaven assigned.'
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