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.
Contributed by: Zaady
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
Source: Intimations of Immortality
Stern Daughter of the Voice of God!
Source: Ode to Duty.
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.
As if the man had fixed his face, In many a solitary place, Against the wind and open sky!
Source: Peter Bell. Part i. Stanza 26. 3
That inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude.
Source: I wandered lonely.
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.
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