William Wordsworth

1770 - 1850

A Quote by William Wordsworth on glory, joy, madness, mountains, poets, pride, soul, thought, and youth

I thought of Chatterton, the marvellous boy, The sleepless soul that perished in his pride; Of him who walked in glory and in joy, Following his plough, along the mountain-side. By our own spirits we are deified; We Poets in our youth begin in gladness, But thereof come in the end despondency and madness.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Resolution and Independence. Stanza 7.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth

The cattle are grazing, Their heads never raising; There are forty feeding like one!

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Cock is crowing.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on day, dreams, earth, glory, and time

There was a time when meadow, grove and stream, The earth, and every common sight, To me did seem Apparelled in celestial light, The glory and the freshness of a dream. It is not now as it hath been of yore: - Turn wheresoe'er I may, By night or day, The things which I have seen I now can see no more.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Ode, Intimations of Immortality

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on control, good, and influence

Controls them and subdues, transmutes, bereaves Of their bad influence, and their good receives.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Character of the Happy Warrior.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on age, happiness, and youth

A happy youth, and their old age Is beautiful and free.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Fountain.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on beauty, grace, happiness, and melancholy

Elysian beauty, melancholy grace, Brought from a pensive though a happy place.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Laodamia.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on bitterness and thought

But hushed be every thought that springs From out the bitterness of things.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Elegiac Stanzas. Addressed to Sir G. H. B.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on books, dreams, good, happiness, purity, and world

Dreams, books, are each a world; and books, we know, Are a substantial world, both pure and good. Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood, Our pastime and our happiness will grow.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Personal Talk. Stanza 3.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on nature and soul

Recognizes ever and anon The breeze of Nature stirring in his soul.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Excursion. Book iv.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth

Like,-but oh how different!

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Yes, it was the Mountain Echo.

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