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POEMS ON THE NAMING OF PLACES

III

          THERE is an Eminence,--of these our hills
          The last that parleys with the setting sun;
          We can behold it from our orchard-seat;
          And, when at evening we pursue out walk
          Along the public way, this Peak, so high
          Above us, and so distant in its height,
          Is visible; and often seems to send
          Its own deep quiet to restore our hearts.
          The meteors make of it a favourite haunt:
          The star of Jove, so beautiful and large                    10
          In the mid heavens, is never half so fair
          As when he shines above it. 'Tis in truth
          The loneliest place we have among the clouds.
          And She who dwells with me, whom I have loved
          With such communion, that no place on earth
          Can ever be a solitude to me,
          Hath to this lonely Summit given my Name.
                                                              1800.


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