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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
England: Vols. I–IV.  1876–79.
 
Lowther
Lowther
William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
 
LOWTHER! in thy majestic pile are seen
Cathedral pomp and grace, in apt accord
With the baronial castle’s sterner mien:
Union significant of God adored,
And charters won and guarded by the sword        5
Of ancient honor; whence that goodly state
Of polity which wise men venerate,
And will maintain, if God his help afford.
Hourly the democratic torrent swells;
For airy promises and hopes suborned        10
The strength of backward-looking thoughts is scorned.
Fall if ye must, ye towers and pinnacles,
With what ye symbolize; authentic story
Will say ye disappeared with England’s glory!
 
 
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