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I bend unto your laws :
So, without more ado,
I 'll feel my heaven anew,
ON THE SEA.
It keeps eternal whisperings around
Desolate shores, and with its mighty swell
Gluts twice ten thousand caverns, till the spell Of Hecate leaves them their old shadowy sound. Often 'tis in such gentle temper found,
That scarcely will the very smallest shell
Be mov'd for days from whence it sometime fell,
Oh ye! whose ears are dinn'd with uproar rude,
ye near some old cavern's mouth, and brood Until ye start, as if the sea-nymphs quir'd !
First given among the Literary Remains in Volume II of the Life, Letters &c. (1848), and dated August 1817.
On Leigh Hunt's Poem “ The Story of Rimini.”
Who loves to peer up at the morning sun,
With half-shut eyes and comfortable cheek,
Let him, with this sweet tale, full often seek
Of Heaven-Hesperus—let him lowly speak
These numbers to the night, and starlight meek,
To moralize upon a smile or tear,
A bower for his spirit, and will steer
Where robins hop, and fallen leaves are sear.
Given in the Literary Remains next to the preceding, and dated
Where's the Poet? show him! show him,
Is an equal, be he King,
Or any other wondrous thing
'Tis the man who with a bird,
All its instincts; he hath heard
What his horny throat expresseth,
Comes articulate and presseth
This is one of a group of undated fragments given at the end of Volume I of the Life, Letters &c. (1848).
And what is love? It is a doll dress'd up
Modern Love follows “Where's the Poet ?” in the group of undated fragments at the end of Volume I of the Life, Letters &c.