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Written near Richmond upon the Thames.
Glide gently, thus for ever glide,
fair river ! come to me.
Vain thought ! yet be as now thou art,
Remembrance ! as we float along,
that never child of Song
* Collins's Ode on the death of Thomson, the last written, I believe, of the poems which were published during his life-time. This Ode is also alluded to in the next stanza.
'Tis eight o'clock,--a clear March night,
-Why bustle thus about your door,