William Wordsworth

1770 - 1850

A Quote by William Wordsworth

Yon foaming flood seems motionless as ice; Its dizzy turbulence eludes the eye, Frozen by distance.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Address to Kilchurn Castle.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth

The gentle Lady married to the Moor, And heavenly Una with her milk-white lamb.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Personal Talk. Stanza 3.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on children, curiosity, doubt, faith, heart, peace, power, silence, soul, and universe

I have seen A curious child, who dwelt upon a tract Of inland ground, applying to his ear The convolutions of a smooth-lipped shell; To which, in silence hushed, his very soul listened intensely; for from within were heard Murmurings whereby the monitor expressed Mysterious union with its native sea. Even such a shell the universe itself Is to the ear of faith; and there are times, I doubt not, when to you it doth impart Authentic tidings of invisible things, Of ebb and flow, and ever enduring power, And central peace, subsisting at the heart Of endless Agitation.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Excursion. Book iv.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on faith

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And 't is my faith, that every flower Enjoys the air it breathes.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Lines written in Early Spring.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth

Full twenty times was Peter feared, For once that Peter was respected.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Peter Bell. Part i. Stanza 3.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on angels, good, life, and men

The feather, whence the pen Was shaped that traced the lives of these good men, Dropped from an angel's wing.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Part iii. v. Walton's Book of Lives.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on men

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Men who can hear the Decalogue, and feel To self-reproach.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Old Cumberland Beggar.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on feeling

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Alas! how little can a moment show Of an eye where feeling plays In ten thousand dewy rays: A face o'er which a thousand shadows go!

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Triad.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on heart and world

The fretful stir Unprofitable, and the fever of the world Have hung upon the beatings of my heart.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Lines completed a few miles above Tintern Abbey.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth

Drink, pretty creature, drink!

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Pet Lamb.

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