LITERARY
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LOCAL AND OTHER VERSE
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STOCK GHYLL WATERFALL.
 
Mid sound of sweetest music, - brightly glancing,
 
Leaping and falling like a thing of life;
 
Bewitching and delighting and entrancing,
 
It rushes downward - ever full of strife,
 
With silv'ry glitter it's unending spray
 
Bounds, foams and gleams with merry motion,
 
Ever at war, yet ever full of play -
 
It restless urges on it's wild commotion!
 
It's gladdening gleams and frothy waverings;
 
It's rude turmoilings on it's onward race;
 
Fill me with yearnings and imaginings -
 
For 'tis indeed a scene of rustic grace,
 
It roars, it reels, and yet is blithe withal -
 
Lovely enchanting, Stock Ghyll Waterfall.
 
 
C. F. FORSHAW, LL.D
Bradford.
 
 
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