William Wordsworth

(1770-1850 / Cumberland / England)

The King Of Sweden - Poem by William Wordsworth

THE Voice of song from distant lands shall call
To that great King; shall hail the crowned Youth
Who, taking counsel of unbending Truth,
By one example hath set forth to all
How they with dignity may stand; or fall,
If fall they must. Now, whither doth it tend?
And what to him and his shall be the end?
That thought is one which neither can appal
Nor cheer him; for the illustrious Swede hath done
The thing which ought to be; is raised 'above'
All consequences: work he hath begun
Of fortitude, and piety, and love,
Which all his glorious ancestors approve:
The heroes bless him, him their rightful son.


Comments about The King Of Sweden by William Wordsworth

  • Bhagabat Prasad Hotta (11/9/2018 10:37:00 AM)

    What a wonderful poem.....so nicely written...... (Report)Reply

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  • (9/13/2016 4:14:00 AM)

    very bad poem.dont ever recite it. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 5, 2010



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