Inscription in a Hermit's Cell. By Mr. Wordsworth
Astronomy, Navigation, Electricity, Meteorology, Piety
Contrasts the untrustworthiness of material things with the trustworthiness of God. One stanza observes that if the 'confiding bark [...] trust the stars above, / They can be treacherous too'. A second stanza observes that a ship can draw 'lightning down upon the head / It promised to defend'.
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