But how can he expect that others should Build for him, sow for him, and at his call Love him, who for himself will take no heed at all?
William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)
Source: Resolution and Independence. Stanza 6.
Contributed by: Zaady
That kill the bloom before its time, And blanch, without the owner's crime, The most resplendent hair.
Source: Lament of Mary Queen of Scots.
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.
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