Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine,  3rd ser. 3 (1824), 144.

Inscription in a Hermit's Cell. By Mr. Wordsworth



Extract, Poetry

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William 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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