William Wordsworth

1770 - 1850

A Quote by William Wordsworth on earth

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Ah, what a warning for a thoughtless man, Could field or grove, could any spot of earth, Show to his eye an image of the pangs Which it hath witnessed,-render back an echo Of the sad steps by which it hath been trod!

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Excursion. Book vi.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on defeat, hope, mortality, suffering, and tears

Yet tears to human suffering are due; And mortal hopes defeated and o'erthrown Are mourned by man, and not by man alone.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Laodamia.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on charm, happiness, love, and poetry

Myriads of daisies have shone forth in flower Near the lark's nest, and in their natural hour Have passed away; less happy than the one That by the unwilling ploughshare died to prove The tender charm of poetry and love.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Poems composed during a Tour in the Summer of 1833. xxxvii.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on daughters and god

Stern Daughter of the Voice of God!

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Ode to Duty.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on love

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Stern Winter loves a dirge-like sound.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: On the Power of Sound. xii.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on secrets, seriousness, spirit, and thought

Yet sometimes, when the secret cup Of still and serious thought went round, It seemed as if he drank it up, He felt with spirit so profound.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: see Matthew 26:27-28

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on heart, love, and strength

There is a comfort in the strength of love: 'Twill make a thing endurable, which else Would overset the brain, or break the heart.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on gifts and philosophy

The bosom-weight, your stubborn gift, That no philosophy can lift.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Presentiments.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on love and slavery

A Briton even in love should be A subject, not a slave!

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Ere with Cold Beads of Midnight Dew.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on mortality

The clouds that gather round the setting sun Do take a sober colouring from an eye That hath kept watch o'er man's mortality.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Intimations of Immortality. Stanza 11.

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