William Wordsworth

1770 - 1850

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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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 pain and sorrow

Some natural sorrow, loss, or pain That has been, and may be again.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Solitary Reaper.

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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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