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101 Famous Quotes by William Wordsworth
4/7/1770 - 4/23/1850
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On that best portion of a good man's life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts Of kindness and of love.

Kindness Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey

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Hail to the crown by Freedom shaped--to gird An English sovereign's brow! and to the throne Whereon he sits! whose deep foundations lie In veneration and the people's love.

Royalty Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Excursion (bk. IV)

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Three sleepless nights I passed in sounding on, Through words and things, a dim and perilous way.

Intellect Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Borderers, written 18 years before "Excursion"

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The intellectual power, through words and things, Went sounding on, a dim and perilous way!

Intellect Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Excursion (bk. III)

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Brook! whose society the poet seeks, Intent his wasted spirits to renew; And whom the curious painter doth pursue Through rocky passes, among flowery creeks, And tracks thee dancing down thy water-breaks.

Brooks Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Brook! Whose Society the Poet Seeks

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The cattle are grazing, Their heads never raising: There are forty feeding like one!

Cows Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: The Cock is Crowing

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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.

Cuckoos Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: The Cuckoo at Laverna

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O blithe New-comer! I have heard, I hear thee and rejoice; O Cuckoo! shall I call thee Bird, Or but a wandering Voice?

Cuckoos Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: To the Cuckoo

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As thou these ashes, little brook! will bear Into the Avon, Avon to the tide Of Severn, Severn to the narrow seas, Into main ocean they, this deed accurst, An emblem yields to friends and enemies How the bold teacher's doctrine, sanctified By truth, shall spread throughout the world dispersed.

Doctrine Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Ecclesiastical Sketches (pt. II, Wicliffe)

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Once did she hold the gorgeous East in fee, And was the safeguard of the West.

Venice Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Sonnet on the extinction of the Venetian Republic

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From Stirling Castle we had seen The mazy Forth unravelled; Had trod the banks of Clyde and Tay, And with the Tweed had travelled; And when we came to Clovenford, Then said "my winsome marrow," "Whate'er betide, we'll turn aside, And see the braes of Yarrow."

Rivers Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Yarrow Unvisited

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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.

Pen Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Ecclesiastical Sonnets (pt. III, V, Walton's Book of Lives)

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A cheerful life is what the Muses love, A soaring spirit is their prime delight.

Cheerfulness Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: From the Dark Chambers

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And she hath smiles to earth unknown-- Smiles that with motion of their own Do spread, and sink, and rise.

Smiles Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: I met Louisa in the Shade (st. 2), (afterwards cancelled by him, not found in complete edition of po

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Hail to thee, far above the rest In joy of voice and pinion! Thou, linnet! in thy green array, Presiding spirit here to-day, Dost lead the revels of the May; And this is thy dominion.

Linnets Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: The Green Linnet

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Art thou the bird whom Man loves best, The pious bird with the scarlet breast, Our little English Robin; The bird that comes about our doors When autumn winds are sobbing?

Robins Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: The Redbreast Chasing the Butterfly

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Behold, within the leafy shade, Those bright blue eggs together laid! On me the chance-discovered sight Gleamed like a vision of delight.

Sparrows Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: The Sparrow's Nest

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At the corner of Wood Street, when daylight appears, Hangs a thrush that sings loud, it has sung for three years.

Thrushes Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Reverie of Poor Susan

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And hark! how blithe the throstle sings! He, too, is no mean preacher: Come forth into the light of things, Let Nature be your teacher.

Thrushes Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: The Tables Turned

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I've heard of hearts unkind, kind deeds With coldness still returning; Alas! the gratitude of men Hath often left me mourning.

Gratitude Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Simon Lee

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A famous man is Robin Hood The English ballad-singer's joy.

Ballads Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Rob Roy's Grave

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Lady of the Mere, Sole-sitting by the shores of old romance.

Romance Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: A Narrow Girdle of Rough Stones and Crags

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A tale in everything.

Story telling Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Simon Lee

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Why should not grave Philosophy be styled. Herself, a dreamer of a kindred stock, A dreamer, yet more spiritless and dull?

Philosophy Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Excursion (bk. III)

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The bosom-weight, your stubborn gift, That no philosophy can lift.

Philosophy Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Presentiments

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