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“Wycliffe”

 

Wycliffe is disinhumed,
Yea, his dry bones to ashes are consumed,
And flung into the brook that travels near;
Forthwith that ancient Voice which streams can hear
Thus speaks (that Voice which walks upon the wind,
Though seldom heard by busy human kind):
As thou these ashes, little Brook! wilt bear
Into the
AvonAvon
to the tide
Of
SevernSevern
to the narrow seas—
Into main ocean they,—this deed accurst,
An emblem yields to friends and enemies,
How the bold Teacher’s Doctrine sanctified
By truth, shall spread throughout the world dispersed.

 

William Wordsworth died this date (4/23/1850) at Westmoreland, England.  He became poet-laureate in 1843.  Also known for “Composed Upon Westminster Bridge.”

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