William Wordsworth

1770 - 1850

A Quote by William Wordsworth

A remnant of uneasy light.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Matron of Jedborough.

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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 music

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He murmurs near the running brooks A music sweeter than their own.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: A Poet's Epitaph. Stanza 10.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on death, immortality, music, and proof

Where music dwells Lingering and wandering on as loth to die, Like thoughts whose very sweetness yieldeth proof That they were born for immortality.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Part iii. xliii. Inside of King's Chapel, Cambridge.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on good, power, and simplicity

Because the good old rule Sufficeth them,-the simple plan, That they should take who have the power, And they should keep who can.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Rob Roy's Grave.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on glory

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Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Intimations of Immortality

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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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