Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
England: Vols. I–IV. 1876–79.



By George Crabbe (1754–1832)

(From The Lover’s Journey)

FORTH rode Orlando by a river’s side,

Inland and winding, smooth, and full and wide,

That rolled majestic on, in one soft flowing tide;

The bottom gravel, flowery were the banks,

Tall willows, waving in their broken ranks;

The road, now near, now distant, winding led

By lovely meadows which the waters fed;

He passed the wayside inn, the village spire,

Nor stopped to gaze, to question, or admire;

On either side the rural mansions stood,

With hedge-row trees, and hills high-crowned with wood,

And many a devious stream that reached the nobler flood.