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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
 
The octett of a sonnet

William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
 
MOST 1 sweet it is with unuplifted eyes
To pace the ground, if path be there or none,
While a fair region round the traveller lies
Which he forbears again to look upon;
Pleased rather with some soft ideal scene,        5
The work of Fancy, or some happy tone
Of meditation, slipping in between
The beauty coming and the beauty gone …
 
Note 1. Wordsworth. The octett of a sonnet. [back]
 
 
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