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The Banks of Wye

A Poem in Four Books

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Published: 1811
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,085 / 49 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 503 1117
Genre: Poetry

one, cries the sage, more fit is found,
They strike at once a double wound;
Humiliation bids you sigh,
And think of immortality.

Close on the bank, and half o'ergrown,
Beneath a dark wood's soinbrous frown,
A monumental stone appears,
Of one who in his blooming years,
While bathing spurn'd the grassy shore,
And sunk, midst friends, to rise no more;
By parents witness'd--Hark! their shrieks!
The dreadful language horror speaks!
But why in verse attempt to tell
That tale the stone records so well[A]?

[Footnote A: Inscription on the side towards the water.
"Sacred to the memory of JOHN WHITEHEAD WARRE, who perished near this spot, whilst bathing in the river Wye, in sight of his afflicted parents, brother, and sister, on the 11th of September, 1804, in the sixteenth year of his age.


"Who, in his mercy, hath granted consolation to the parents of the dear departed, in the reflection, that he posses



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