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   English Poetry II: From Collins to Fitzgerald.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
400. Desideria
 
William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
 
 
SURPRIZED by joy—impatient as the wind—
I turn’d to share the transport—O 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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