Stern Daughter of the Voice of God!
William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)
Source: Ode to Duty.
Contributed by: Zaady
Stern Winter loves a dirge-like sound.
Source: On the Power of Sound. xii.
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.
Source: see Matthew 26:27-28
There is a comfort in the strength of love: 'Twill make a thing endurable, which else Would overset the brain, or break the heart.
The bosom-weight, your stubborn gift, That no philosophy can lift.
A Briton even in love should be A subject, not a slave!
Source: Ere with Cold Beads of Midnight Dew.
That mighty orb of song, The divine Milton.
Source: The Excursion. Book i.
Scorn not the sonnet. Critic, you have frowned, Mindless of its just honours; with this key Shakespeare unlocked his heart.
Source: Scorn not the Sonnet.
Some natural sorrow, loss, or pain That has been, and may be again.
Source: The Solitary Reaper.
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.
Source: She was a Phantom of Delight.
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