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Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury.  1875.
 
W. Wordsworth
 
CC. Desideria
 
SURPRISED by joy—impatient as the wind— 
  I turn'd to share the transport—oh! with whom 
  But thee—deep buried in the silent tomb, 
That spot which no vicissitude can find? 
Love, faithful love recall'd thee to my mind—         5
  But how could I forget thee? Through what power 
  Even for the least division of an hour 
Have I been so beguiled as to be blind 
To my most grievous loss?—That thought's return 
  Was the worst pang that sorrow ever bore  10
Save one, one only, when I stood forlorn, 
  Knowing my heart's best treasure was no more; 
That neither present time nor years unborn 
  Could to my sight that heavenly face restore. 
 
 
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