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



By William Wordsworth (1770–1850)

CHATSWORTH! thy stately mansion, and the pride

Of thy domain, strange contrast do present

To house and home in many a craggy rent

Of the wild Peak; where new-born waters glide

Through fields whose thrifty occupants abide

As in a dear and chosen banishment,

With every semblance of entire content;

So kind is simple Nature, fairly tried!

Yet he whose heart in childhood gave her troth

To pastoral dales, thin set with modest farms,

May learn, if judgment strengthen with his growth,

That not for Fancy only pomp hath charms;

And, strenuous to protect from lawless harms

The extremes of favored life, may honor both.