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She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways(1800)

William Wordsworth

She dwelt among the untrodden ways,
MeterShe dwelt among the untrodden ways,
Beside the springs of Dove,
MeterBeside the springs of Dove,
A maid whom there were none to praise,
MeterA maid whom there were none to praise,
And very few to love.
MeterAnd very few to love.

A violet by a mossy stone
MeterA violet by a mossy stone
Half hidden from the eye!
MeterHalf hidden from the eye!
—Fair as a star, when only one
Meter—Fair as a star, when only one
Is shining in the sky.
MeterIs shining in the sky.

She lived unknown, and few could know
MeterShe lived unknown, and few could know
When Lucy ceased to be;
MeterWhen Lucy ceased to be;
But she is in her grave, and, oh,
MeterBut she is in her grave, and, oh,
The difference to me!
MeterThe difference to me!

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