That kill the bloom before its time, And blanch, without the owner's crime, The most resplendent hair.
William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)
Source: Lament of Mary Queen of Scots.
Contributed by: Zaady
The poet's darling.
Source: To the Daisy.
The light that never was, on sea or land; The consecration, and the Poet's dream.
Source: Suggested by a Picture of Peele Castle in a Storm. Stanza 4.
A power is passing from the earth.
Source: Lines on the expected Dissolution of Mr. Fox.
"What is good for a bootless bene?" With these dark words begins my tale; And their meaning is, Whence can comfort spring When prayer is of no avail?
Source: Force of Prayer.
The imperfect offices of prayer and praise.
Source: The Excursion. Book i.
The primal duties shine aloft, like stars; The charities that soothe and heal and bless Are scattered at the feet of man like flowers.
Source: The Excursion. Book ix.
A primrose by a river's brim A yellow primrose was to him, And it was nothing more.
Source: Peter Bell. Part i. Stanza 12.
Sad fancies do we then affect, In luxury of disrespect To our own prodigal excess Of too familiar happiness.
Source: Ode to Lycoris.
The harvest of a quiet eye, That broods and sleeps on his own heart.
Source: A Poet's Epitaph. Stanza 13.
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