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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
 
Poem No. 135

Emily Bronte (1818–1848)
 
OFTEN 1 rebuked, yet always back returning
To those first feelings that were born with me,
And leaving busy chase of wealth and learning
For idle dreams of things which cannot be …
 
I’ll walk where my own nature would be leading—        5
It vexes me to choose another guide—
Where the grey flocks in ferny glens are feeding,
Where the wild wind blows on the mountain-side …
 
Note 1. Emily Bronte. This poem is No. 135 in ‘Brontë poems’. Smith Elder. 1915. I quote 1st and 4th stanzas of five. [back]
 
 
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