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William Wordsworth
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Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower. William Wordsworth
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While all the future, for thy purer soul, With "sober certainties" of love is blest. William Wordsworth
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one daffodil is worth a thousand pleasures, then one is too few. William Wordsworth
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The feather, whence the pen Was shaped that traced the lives of these good men, Dropped from an angel's wing. William Wordsworth
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Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way, They stretch'd in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay: Ten thousand saw I at a glance Tossing their heads in sprightly dance. William Wordsworth
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Or shipwrecked, kindles on the coast False fires, that others may be lost. William Wordsworth
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Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting... William Wordsworth
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All that we behold is full of blessings. William Wordsworth
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Beneath these fruit-tree boughs that shed Their snow-white blossoms on my head, With brightest sunshine round me spread Of spring's unclouded weather, In this sequestered nook how sweet To sit upon my orchard-seat! And birds and flowers once more to greet, My last year's friends together. William Wordsworth
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To the solid ground Of Nature trusts the mind which builds for aye. William Wordsworth
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Oh there is blessing in this gentle breeze, A visitant that while it fans my cheek Doth seem half-conscious of the joy it brings From the green fields, and from yon azure sky. Whate'er its mission, the soft breeze can come To none more grateful than to me; escaped From the vast city, where I long had pined A discontented sojourner: now free, Free as a bird to settle where I will. William Wordsworth
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And oft I thought (my fancy was-so strong) That I, at last, a resting-place had found: 'Here: will I dwell,' said I,' my whole life long, Roaming the illimitable waters round; Here will I live, of all but heaven disowned. And end my days upon the peaceful flood - To break my dream the vessel reached its bound; And homeless near a thousand homes I stood, And near a thousand tables pined and wanted food. William Wordsworth
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Brothers all In honour, as in one community, Scholars and gentlemen. William Wordsworth
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Wisdom and Spirit of the universe! Thou soul, that art the eternity of thought, And giv'st to forms and images a breath And everlasting motion. William Wordsworth
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The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly. William Wordsworth
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There bloomed the strawberry of the wilderness; The trembling eyebright showed her sapphire blue, The thyme her purple, like the blush of Even; And if the breath of some to no caress Invited, forth they peeped so fair to view, All kinds alike seemed favourites of Heaven. William Wordsworth
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... In shepherd's phrase With one foot in the grave. William Wordsworth
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List -'twas the cuckoo - O, with what delight Heard I that voice! and catch it now, though faint, Far off and faint, and melting into air, Yet not to be mistaken. Hark again! Those louder cries give notice that the bird, Although invisible as Echo's self, Is wheeling hitherward. William Wordsworth
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I look for ghosts; but none will force Their way to me; 'tis falsely said That even there was intercourse Between the living and the dead. William Wordsworth
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A jolly place, said he, in times of old! But something ails it now; the spot is curst. William Wordsworth
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Hope rules a land forever green, All powers that serve the bright-eyed queen And confident and gay; Clouds at her bidding disappear Points she to aught? - the bliss draws near And fancy smooths the way. William Wordsworth
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The charities that soothe and heal and bless, lie scattered at the feet of men like flowers. William Wordsworth
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Those old credulities, to nature dear, Shall they no longer bloom upon the stock Of History. William Wordsworth
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In hours of weariness, sensations sweet, Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart; And passing even into my purer mind, With tranquil restoration:?feelings, too, Of unremembered pleasure: such, perhaps, As have no slight or trivial influence On that best portion of a good man's life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts Of kindness and of love.... William Wordsworth
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Milton! thou shouldst be living at this hour: England hath need of thee: she is a fen Of stagnant waters: altar, sword, and pen, Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and bower, Have forfeited their ancient English dower Of inward happiness. William Wordsworth
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More like a man Flying from something that he dreads than one Who sought the thing he loved. William Wordsworth
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A timely utterance gave that thought relief, And I again am strong. William Wordsworth
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The Eagle, he was lord above William Wordsworth
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There is a Yew-tree, pride of Lorton Vale, Which to this day stands single, in the midst Of its own darkness, as it stood of yore. William Wordsworth
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In truth the prison, unto which we doom Ourselves, no prison is. William Wordsworth
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He sang of love, with quiet blending, Slow to begin, and never ending; Of serious faith, and inward glee; That was the song,- the song for me! William Wordsworth
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A cheerful life is what the Muses love, A soaring spirit is their prime delight. William Wordsworth
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The soft blue sky did never melt Into his heart; he never felt The witchery of the soft blue sky! William Wordsworth
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I've heard of hearts unkind, kind deeds With coldness still returning; Alas! the gratitude of men Hath oftener left me mourning. William Wordsworth
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And you must love him, ere to you He will seem worthy of your love. William Wordsworth
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Choice word and measured phrase, above the reach Of ordinary men. William Wordsworth
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Society became my glittering bride. William Wordsworth
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Since thy return, through days and weeks Of hope that grew by stealth, How many wan and faded cheeks Have kindled into health! The Old, by thee revived, have said, 'Another year is ours;' And wayworn Wanderers, poorly fed, Have smiled upon thy flowers. William Wordsworth
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Turning for them who pas, the common dust Of servile opportunity to gold. William Wordsworth
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But hearing oftentimes The still, sad music of humanity. William Wordsworth
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Nuns fret not at their convent's narrow room; And hermits are contented with their cells. William Wordsworth
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Our meddling intellect Misshapes the beauteous forms of things We murder to dissect William Wordsworth
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Delivered from the galling yoke of time. William Wordsworth
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Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers. William Wordsworth
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The things which I have seen I now can see no more. William Wordsworth
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Let beeves and home-bred kine partake The sweets of Burn-mill meadow; The swan on still St. Mary's Lake Float double, swan and shadow! William Wordsworth
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Love, faithful love, recalled thee to my mind-But how could I forget thee? William Wordsworth
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One with more of soul in his face than words on his tongue. William Wordsworth
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Wisdom sits with children round her knees. William Wordsworth
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To be young was very heaven! William Wordsworth
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We live by admiration, hope and love. William Wordsworth
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For mightier far Than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway Of magic potent over sun and star, Is love, though oft to agony distrest, And though his favourite be feeble woman's breast. William Wordsworth
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Let Nature be your teacher William Wordsworth
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Bright was the summer's noon when quickening steps Followed each other till a dreary moor Was crossed, a bare ridge clomb, upon whose top Standing alone, as from a rampart's edge, I overlooked the bed of Windermere, Like a vast river, stretching in the sun. William Wordsworth
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Some natural sorrow, loss, or pain That has been, and may be again. William Wordsworth
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A perfect woman, nobly planned, To warn, to comfort, and command; And yet a Spirit still, and bright With something of angelic light William Wordsworth
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The bosom-weight, your stubborn gift, That no philosophy can lift. William Wordsworth
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I have seen A curious child, who dwelt upon a tract Of inland ground, applying to his ear The convolutions of a smooth-lipped shell; To which, in silence hushed, his very soul listened intensely; for from within were heard Murmurings whereby the monitor expressed Mysterious union with its native sea. Even such a shell the universe itself Is to the ear of faith; and there are times, I doubt not, when to you it doth impart Authentic tidings of invisible things, Of ebb and flow, and ever enduring power, And central peace, subsisting at the heart Of endless Agitation. William Wordsworth
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The fretful stir Unprofitable, and the fever of the world Have hung upon the beatings of my heart. William Wordsworth
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Those old credulities, to Nature dear, Shall they no longer bloom upon the stock Of history? William Wordsworth
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The gods approve The depth, and not the tumult, of the soul. William Wordsworth
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The sightless Milton, with his hair Around his placid temples curled; And Shakespeare at his side,-a freight, If clay could think and mind were weight, For him who bore the world! William Wordsworth
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Poetry is the outcome of emotions recollected in tranquility. William Wordsworth
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All men feel a habitual gratitude, and something of an honorable bigotry, for the objects which have long continued to please them. William Wordsworth
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Thought and theory must precede all salutary action; yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory. William Wordsworth
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As thou these ashes, little brook, wilt bear Into the Avon, Avon to the tide Of Severn, Severn to the narrow seas, Into main ocean they, this deed accursed An emblem yields to friends and enemies How the bold teacher's doctrine, sanctified By truth, shall spread, throughout the world dispersed. William Wordsworth
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Plain living and high thinking are no more. The homely beauty of the good old cause Is gone; our peace, our fearful innocence, And pure religion breathing household laws. William Wordsworth
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But thou that didst appear so fair To fond imagination, Dost rival in the light of day Her delicate creation. William Wordsworth
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Thou has left behind Powers that will work for thee,-air, earth, and skies! There 's not a breathing of the common wind That will forget thee; thou hast great allies; Thy friends are exultations, agonies, And love, and man's unconquerable mind. William Wordsworth
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How fast has brother followed brother, From sunshine to the sunless land! William Wordsworth
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