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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Scotland: Vols. VI–VIII. 1876–79.


Suggested at Tyndrum in a Storm

By William Wordsworth (1770–1850)

ENOUGH of garlands, of the Arcadian crook,

And all that Greece and Italy have sung

Of swains reposing myrtle groves among!

Ours couch on naked rocks, will cross a brook

Swoln with chill rains, nor ever cast a look

This way or that, or give it even a thought

More than by smoothest pathway may be brought

Into a vacant mind. Can written book

Teach what they learn? Up, hardy mountaineer!

And guide the bard, ambitious to be one

Of Nature’s privy council, as thou art,

On cloud-sequestered heights, that see and hear

To what dread powers He delegates his part

On earth, who works in the heaven of heavens, alone.