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Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury.  1875.
 
W. Wordsworth
 
CCXLVIII. Admonition to a Traveller
 
YES, there is holy pleasure in thine eye! 
  The lovely cottage in the guardian nook 
  Hath stirr'd thee deeply; with its own dear brook, 
Its own small pasture, almost its own sky! 
But covet not the abode; O do not sigh         5
  As many do, repining while they look— 
  Intruders, who would tear from Nature's book 
This precious leaf with harsh impiety. 
Think what the home would be if it were thine, 
  Even thine, though few thy wants!—Roof, window, door,  10
  The very flowers are sacred to the Poor, 
The roses to the porch which they entwine: 
Yea, all that now enchants thee, from the day 
On which it should be touch'd, would melt away! 
 
 
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