As we read “Lines left upon a seat in a Yew-tree,” we clearly see the deep inner thoughts and reflections reminiscent to the Romantic period. It contrasts the Enlightenment by teaching that solidarity and mediation can heal the turmoil that a fast paced world provides. Not only do we as humans need to take the time to have these reflections but we also need to provide ourselves with the correct surroundings in order to reach new levels of realization. This poem creates wonderful imagery of nature and then teaches us what to do with such a setting near the end. “Instructed that true knowledge leads to love, true dignity abides with him alone who, in the silent hour of inward thought, can still suspect, and still revere himself, In lowliness of heart” (Line 56).