William Wordsworth

1770 - 1850

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 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 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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A Quote by William Wordsworth

As if the man had fixed his face, In many a solitary place, Against the wind and open sky!

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Peter Bell. Part i. Stanza 26. 3

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on bliss and solitude

That inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: I wandered lonely.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on divinity and songs

That mighty orb of song, The divine Milton.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Excursion. Book i.

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