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Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury. 1875.

William Wordsworth

CCX. England and Switzerland, 1802

TWO Voices are there: one is of the Sea,

One of the Mountains; each a mighty voice.

In both from age to age thou didst rejoice;

They were thy chosen music, Liberty!

There came a tyrant, and with holy glee

Thou fought’st against him,—but hast vainly striven:

Thou from thy Alpine holds at length art driven,

Where not a torrent murmurs heard by thee.

—Of one deep bliss thine ear hath been bereft:

Then cleave, O cleave to that which still is left;

For, high-soul’d Maid, what sorrow would it be

That Mountain floods should thunder as before,

And Ocean bellow from his rocky shore,

And neither awful Voice be heard by thee!