William Wordsworth

1770 - 1850

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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A Quote by William Wordsworth on home

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Let beeves and home-bred kine partake The sweets of Burn-mill meadow; The swan on still St. Mary's Lake Float double, swan and shadow!

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Yarrow Unvisited.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on bitterness, conflict, earth, heart, heaven, memory, and mercy

Sweet Mercy! to the gates of heaven This minstrel lead, his sins forgiven; The rueful conflict, the heart riven With vain endeavour, And memory of Earth's bitter leaven Effaced forever.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Thoughts suggested on the Banks of the Nith.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on food, good, kiss, love, nature, praise, simplicity, and tears

A creature not too bright or good For human nature's daily food; For transient sorrows, simple wiles, Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears, and smiles.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: She was a Phantom of Delight.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on art, honor, pride, and yielding

Spade! with which Wilkinson hath tilled his lands, And shaped these pleasant walks by Emont's side, Thou art a tool of honor in my hands, I press thee, through a yielding soil, with pride.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on heaven and silence

Spires whose "silent finger points to heaven."

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Excursion. Book vi.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on departure and mortality

But shapes that come not at an earthly call Will not depart when mortal voices bid.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Dion.

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