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William Lisle Bowles was an English poet and critic In 1783 he won the chancellors prize for Latin verse In 1789 he published in a small quarto volume Fourteen Sonnets which were received with extraordinary favour not only by the general public but by such men as Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Wordsworth The Sonnets even in form were a revival a return to an older and purer poetic style and by their grace of expression melodious versification tender tone of feeling and vivid appreciation of the life and beauty of nature stood out in strong contrast to the elaborated commonplaces which at that time formed the bulk of English poetry

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X. On Dover Cliffs.
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XIII. O Time! Who Know'st a Lenient Hand to Lay...
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XIV. On a Distant View of England.
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XI. Written at Ostend
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V. To the River Tweed.
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Approach Of Summer
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Monody On Henry Headley
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On Entering Switzerland
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A Garden-Seat At Home
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XII. Written at a Convent.
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On Resigning A Scholarship Of Trinity College, Oxford
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On Accidentally Meeting A Lady Now No More
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Picture Of A Young Lady
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On Hearing
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In Youth
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On An Unfortunate And Beautiful Woman
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VI. Evening, as slow thy placid shades descend...
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The Missionary - Canto First
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Sonnet I. Written at Tinemouth, Northumberland, after a Tempestuous Voyage.
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The Right Honourable Edmund Burke
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Hour-Glass And Bible
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Avenue In Savernake Forest
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The Philanthropic Society
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Sonnet III. O Thou, whose stern command and precepts pure...
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Evening
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