famous poetry
| Famous Poetry | Roleplay | Free Video Tutorials | Online Poetry Club | Free Education | Best of Youtube | Ear Training

Two Thieves, The Analysis



Author: Poetry of William Wordsworth Type: Poetry Views: 943

Sponsored Links





O now that the genius of Bewick were mine,

And the skill which he learned on the banks of the Tyne.

Then the Muses might deal with me just as they chose,

For I'd take my last leave both of verse and of prose.



What feats would I work with my magical hand!

Book-learning and books should be banished the land:

And, for hunger and thirst and such troublesome calls,

Every ale-house should then have a feast on its walls.



The traveller would hang his wet clothes on a chair;

Let them smoke, let them burn, not a straw would he care!

For the Prodigal Son, Joseph's Dream and his sheaves,

Oh, what would they be to my tale of two Thieves?



The One, yet unbreeched, is not three birthdays old,

His Grandsire that age more than thirty times told;

There are ninety good seasons of fair and foul weather

Between them, and both go a-pilfering together.



With chips is the carpenter strewing his floor?

Is a cart-load of turf at an old woman's door?

Old Daniel his hand to the treasure will slide!

And his Grandson's as busy at work by his side.



Old Daniel begins; he stops short--and his eye,

Through the lost look of dotage, is cunning and sly:

'Tis a look which at this time is hardly his own,

But tells a plain tale of the days that are flown.



He once had a heart which was moved by the wires

Of manifold pleasures and many desires:

And what if he cherished his purse? 'Twas no more

Than treading a path trod by thousands before.



'Twas a path trod by thousands; but Daniel is one

Who went something farther than others have gone,

And now with old Daniel you see how it fares;

You see to what end he has brought his grey hairs.



The pair sally forth hand in hand: ere the sun

Has peered o'er the beeches, their work is begun:

And yet, into whatever sin they may fall,

This child but half knows it, and that, not at all.



They hunt through the streets with deliberate tread,

And each, in his turn, becomes leader or led;

And, wherever they carry their plots and their wiles,

Every face in the village is dimpled with smiles.



Neither checked by the rich nor the needy they roam;

For the grey-headed Sire has a daughter at home,

Who will gladly repair all the damage that's done;

And three, were it asked, would be rendered for one.



Old Man! whom so oft I with pity have eyed,

I love thee, and love the sweet Boy at thy side:

Long yet may'st thou live! for a teacher we see

That lifts up the veil of our nature in thee.





Sponsor



Learn to Play Songs by Ear: Ear Training

122 Free Video Tutorials

[Video Tutorial] How to build google chrome extensions

Please add me on youtube. I make free educational video tutorials on youtube such as Basic HTML and CSS.

Free Online Education from Top Universities

Yes! It's true. Online College Education is now free!



||| Analysis | Critique | Overview Below |||

There have been no submitted criqiques, be the first to add one below.


Post your Analysis




Message

Free Online Education from Top Universities

Yes! It's true. College Education is now free!







Most common keywords

Two Thieves, The Analysis William Wordsworth critical analysis of poem, review school overview. Analysis of the poem. literary terms. Definition terms. Why did he use? short summary describing. Two Thieves, The Analysis William Wordsworth Characters archetypes. Sparknotes bookrags the meaning summary overview critique of explanation pinkmonkey. Quick fast explanatory summary. pinkmonkey free cliffnotes cliffnotes ebook pdf doc file essay summary literary terms analysis professional definition summary synopsis sinopsis interpretation critique Two Thieves, The Analysis William Wordsworth itunes audio book mp4 mp3 mit ocw Online Education homework forum help



Poetry 148
Poetry 48
Poetry 6
Poetry 166
Poetry 99
Poetry 19
Poetry 203
Poetry 175
Poetry 9
Poetry 35
Poetry 164
Poetry 210
Poetry 10
Poetry 33
Poetry 184
Poetry 155
Poetry 124
Poetry 61
Poetry 8
Poetry 3