William Wordsworth

1770 - 1850

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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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

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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A Quote by William Wordsworth on heart and justice

Scorn not the sonnet. Critic, you have frowned, Mindless of its just honours; with this key Shakespeare unlocked his heart.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Scorn not the Sonnet.

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