1] Written in 1801 and first published in the Morning Post, September 24, 1802, under the title "Inscription on a jutting stone over a Spring."
9] Cone of sand: "The spring with the little tiny cone of loose sand ever rising & sinking at the bottom, but its surface without a wrinkle. W[illiam] W[ordsworth]. M[ary] H[utchison]. D[orothy] W[ordsworth]. S[ara] H[utchinson]." Notebooks, I, 980, and see note.
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Original text: Morning Post (Sept. 24, 1802).
First publication date: 24 September 1802
RPO poem editor: Kathleen Coburn, R. S. Woof
RP edition: 3RP 2.465.
Recent editing: 4:2002/3/20
Form: Blank Verse
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