WRITTEN AT THE HERMITAGE AT ALDERSBROOK, MDCCLXI.
1 WHoe'er thou art whom chance or choice may bring
2 To these fair groves of venerable shade,
3 The group of tall elms and the silver spring,
4 Blame not the man who these his choice has made.
5 Hast thou not heard, that in a venal age
6 Wise Scipio from the walls of Rome retir'd;
7 Content to muse on Nature's simple pagei
i In the words of Linternum, "Never less alone than when alone,"was his favourite saying.,
8 And scenes the oft'ner view'd, the more admir'd.
9 Silent, like him, oft let me range the wood,
10 At morn's inspiring hour, or twilight grey,
11 And frequent sit where Reddon's ancient flood
12 Winds thro' delightful meads its chrystal way:
13 Ye Great! unenvy'd 'midst your grandeur shine,
14 Whilst days of tranquil Solitude are mine!
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Title (in Source Edition): WRITTEN AT THE HERMITAGE AT ALDERSBROOK, MDCCLXI.
Author: Joseph Cockfield
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