William Wordsworth

1770 - 1850

A Quote by William Wordsworth on love

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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.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on crime and time

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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.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on emotion, feeling, poetry, spontaneity, and tranquility

Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on divinity and vision

The vision and the faculty divine; Yet wanting the accomplishment of verse.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Excursion. Book i.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on death, misery, and poets

And mighty poets in their misery dead.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Resolution and Independence. Stanza 17.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on blessings, caring, earth, eternity, love, poets, praise, purity, and truth

Blessings be with them, and eternal praise, Who gave us nobler loves, and nobler cares!- The Poets, who on earth have made us heirs Of truth and pure delight by heavenly lays.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Personal Talk. Stanza 4.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on fear, future, love, past, and purity

He spake of love, such love as spirits feel In worlds whose course is equable and pure; No fears to beat away, no strife to heal,- The past unsighed for, and the future sure.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Laodamia.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on learning and speech

Babylon, Learned and wise, hath perished utterly, Nor leaves her speech one word to aid the sigh That would lament her.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Ecclesiastical Sonnets. Part i. xxv. Missions and Travels.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on belief, faith, intuition, passion, and persuasion

One in whom persuasion and belief Had ripened into faith, and faith become A passionate intuition.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Excursion. Book iv.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on cheerfulness, dawn, and time

She was a phantom of delight When first she gleamed upon my sight, A lovely apparition, sent To be a moment's ornament; Her eyes as stars of twilight fair, Like twilights too her dusky hair, But all things else about her drawn From May-time and the cheerful dawn.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: She was a Phantom of Delight.

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