William Wordsworth

1770 - 1850

A Quote by William Wordsworth

Something between a hindrance and a help.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Michael.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on quiet and time

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The holy time is quiet as a nun Breathless with adoration.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: It is a beauteous Evening.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on food

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And homeless near a thousand homes I stood, And near a thousand tables pined and wanted food.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Guilt and Sorrow. Stanza 41.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on beauty, good, innocence, laws, life, peace, purity, religion, and thinking

Plain living and high thinking are no more. The homely beauty of the good old cause Is gone; our peace, our fearful innocence, And pure religion breathing household laws.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: O, Friend! I know not which way I must look.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on horses

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There 's something in a flying horse, There 's something in a huge balloon.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Peter Bell. Prologue. Stanza 1.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on boredom, mind, and world

The sightless Milton, with his hair Around his placid temples curled; And Shakespeare at his side,-a freight, If clay could think and mind were weight, For him who bore the world!

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Italian Itinerant.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on creation, day, and imagination

But thou that didst appear so fair To fond imagination, Dost rival in the light of day Her delicate creation.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Yarrow Visited.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on day, death, and perception

At length the man perceives it die away, And fade into the light of common day.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Intimations of Immortality. Stanza 5.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on good, happiness, and heaven

But who, if he be called upon to face Some awful moment to which Heaven has joined Great issues, good or bad for humankind, Is happy as a lover.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Character of the Happy Warrior.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on earth, growth, motherhood, and tears

The common growth of Mother Earth Suffices me,-her tears, her mirth, Her humblest mirth and tears.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Peter Bell. Prologue, Stanza 27.

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