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Poem Title:  Lucy Gray

Poem Category:  Englands Poets

Poet:  William Wordsworth

Poet Biography: 
William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was witness to great social, political and artistic change and his experiences and attitudes are reflected in his poetry. Easily classified as a romantic his poems are much broader than that.



Poem: 
This poem is sometimes referred to by the title solitude

Oft I had heard of Lucy Gray,
And when I cross'd the Wild,
I chanc'd to see at break of day
The solitary Child.

No Mate, no comrade Lucy knew;
She dwelt on a wild Moor,
The sweetest Thing that ever grew
Beside a human door!

You yet may spy the Fawn at play,
The Hare upon the Green;
But the sweet face of Lucy Gray
Will never more be seen.

"To-night will be a stormy night,
You to the Town must go,
And take a lantern, Child, to light
Your Mother thro' the snow."

"That, Father! will I gladly do;
'Tis scarcely afternoon


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