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Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury.  1875.
 
W. Wordsworth
 
CLXXVIII. "I travell'd among unknown men"
 
I TRAVELL'D among unknown men 
  In lands beyond the sea; 
Nor, England! did I know till then 
  What love I bore to thee. 
  
'Tis past, that melancholy dream!         5
  Nor will I quit thy shore 
A second time, for still I seem 
  To love thee more and more. 
  
Among thy mountains did I feel 
  The joy of my desire;  10
And she I cherish'd turn'd her wheel 
  Beside an English fire. 
  
Thy mornings show'd, thy nights conceal'd 
  The bowers where Lucy play'd; 
And thine too is the last green field  15
  That Lucy's eyes survey'd. 
 
 
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