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


The Traveller

By Oliver Goldsmith (1730–1774)

REMOTE, unfriended, melancholy, slow,

Or by the lazy Scheld or wandering Po;

Or onward, where the rude Carinthian boor

Against the houseless stranger shuts the door;

Or where Campania’s plain forsaken lies,

A weary waste expanding to the skies;

Where’er I roam, whatever realms I see,

My heart untravelled fondly turns to thee,

Still to my brother turns with ceaseless pain

And drags at each remove a lengthening chain.