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WILLIAM WORDSWORTH QUOTES

Stern daughter of the voice of God!
O Duty! if that name thou love
Who art a light to guide, a rod
To check the erring and reprove.

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, Ode to Duty

I look for ghosts; but none will force
Their way to me. 'Tis falsely said
That there was ever intercourse
Between the living and the dead.

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, Affliction of Margaret

Never did sun more beautifully steep
In his first splendour, valley, rock, or hill;
Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!
The river glideth at his own sweet will:
Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;
And all that. mighty heart is lying still!

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, Sept. 3, 1802

Wisdom is oftimes nearer when we stoop
Than when we soar.

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, The Excursion

Society became my glittering bride,
And airy hopes my children.

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, The Excursion

Our thoughts at least are ours.

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, It Was an April Morning: Fresh and Clear

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, Michael

Private courts,
Gloomy as coffins, and unsightly lanes
Thrilled by some female vendor's scream, belike
The very shrillest of all London cries,
May then entangle our impatient steps;
Conducted through those labyrinths, unawares,
To privileged regions and inviolate,
Where from their airy lodges studious lawyers
Look out on waters, walks, and gardens green.

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, The Prelude

Relaxation from business seems to be a necessity to our existence; to take an occasional holiday, therefore, is not only justifiable but highly commendable.

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, attributed, Day's Collacon

The sky rejoices in the morning's birth.

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, Resolution and Independence

As high as we have mounted in delight
In our dejection do we sink as low.

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, Resolution and Independence

Our haughty life is crowned with darkness,
Like London with its own black wreath.

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, "Extempore Effusion upon the Death of James Hogg"

'Tis not in battles that from youth we train
The Governor who must be wise and good,
And temper with the sternness of the brain
Thoughts motherly, and meek as womanhood.

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, I Grieved for Buonaparté

Meek Nature's evening comment on the shows
That for oblivion take their daily birth
From all the fuming vanities of earth.

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, Sky-Prospect: from the Plain of France

Rapt into still communion that transcends
The imperfect offices of prayer and praise,
His mind was a thanksgiving to the power
That made him; it was blessedness and love!

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, The Excursion

William Wordsworth Poems - a collection of his poetry.


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