William Wordsworth

1770 - 1850

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 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 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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A Quote by William Wordsworth on competence, difficulty, and soul

And the most difficult of tasks to keep Heights which the soul is competent to gain.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Excursion. Book iv.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on death, destruction, memory, silence, and soul

And when the stream Which overflowed the soul was passed away, A consciousness remained that it had left Deposited upon the silent shore Of memory images and precious thoughts That shall not die, and cannot be destroyed.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Excursion. Book vii.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on mind and nature

To the solid ground Of Nature trusts the mind that builds for aye.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: A Volant Tribe of Bards on Earth.

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