William Wordsworth

1770 - 1850

A Quote by William Wordsworth

A primrose by a river's brim A yellow primrose was to him, And it was nothing more.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Peter Bell. Part i. Stanza 12.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on excess, familiarity, happiness, and luxury

Sad fancies do we then affect, In luxury of disrespect To our own prodigal excess Of too familiar happiness.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Ode to Lycoris.

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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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A Quote by William Wordsworth on mind

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In years that bring the philosophic mind.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Intimations of Immortality. Stanza 10.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on pleasure, pride, and sorrow

Never to blend our pleasure or our pride With sorrow of the meanest thing that feels.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Hart-leap Well. Part ii.

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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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