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Long Meg & Her Daughters

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Here's what William Wordsworth had to say about Long Meg...

The monument commonly called Long Meg and her daughters, near the river Eden:

A WEIGHT of awe, not easy to be borne,
Fell suddenly upon my Spirit - cast
From the dread bosom of the unknown past,
When first I saw that family forlorn.
Speak Thou, whose massy strength and stature scorn
The power of years - pre-eminent, and placed
Apart, to overlook the circle vast -
Speak, Giant-mother! tell it to the Morn
While she dispels the cumbrous shades of Night;
Let the Moon hear, emerging from a cloud;
At whose behest uprose on British ground
That Sisterhood, in hieroglyphic round
Forth-shadowing, some have deemed, the infinite
The inviolable God, that tames the proud!
IronMan Posted by IronMan
8th January 2002ce
Edited 2nd June 2004ce

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