Excerpt from The Prose Works of William Wordsworth, Vol. 1 of 3: For the First Time Collected, With Additions From Unpublished Manuscripts Deign, Sovereign Mistress! to accept a lay, No Laureate offering of elaborate art;But salutation taking its glad wayFrom deep recesses of a loyal heart. Queen, Wife, and Mother! may All-judging HeavenShower with a bounteous hand on Thee and ThineFelicity that only can be givenOn earth to goodness blest by grace divine. Lady! devoutly houred and belovedThrough every realm confided to thy sway;Mayst Thou pursue thy course by God approved, And He will teach thy people to obey. As Thou art wont, thy sovereignty adornWith woman's gentleness, yet firm and staid;So shall that earthly crown thy brows have wornBe changed for one whose glory cant fade. And w, by duty urged, I lay this BookBefore thy Majesty, in humble trustThat on its simplest pages Thou wilt lookWith a benign indulgence more than just. Nor wilt Thou blame an aged Poet's prayer, That issuing hence may steal into thy mindSome solace under weight of royal care, Or grief - the inheritance of humankind. For kw we t that from celestial spheres, When Time was young, an inspiration came(Oh, were it mine!) to hallow saddest tears, And help life onward in its blest aim? About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.