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NASEBY.

NASEBY.

T. B. Macaulay . 232

NETHER STOWEY.

NETHER STOWEY:

AN EVENING IN AUTUMN, NEAR NETHER STOWEY

S.T. Coleridge

H. Alford

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ENGLAND.

Glastonbury.

GLASTONBURY.

0 THREE times famous isle, where is that place that

might Be with thyself compared for glory and delight, Whilst Glastonbury stood ? exalted to that pride, Whose monastery seemed all other to deride : O, who thy ruin sees, whom wonder doth not fill With their great fathers' pomp, devotion, and their

skill ? Thou more than mortal power (this judgment rightly

weighed) Then present to assist, at that foundation laid ; On whom for this sad waste should justice lay the

crime ? Is there a power in fate, or doth it yield to time ? Or was there error such, that thou couldst not protect Those buildings which thy hand did with their zeal

erect? To whom didst thou commit that monument to keep, That suffered with the dead their memory to sleep,

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