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101 Famous Quotes by William Wordsworth
4/7/1770 - 4/23/1850
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Meek Nature's evening comment on the shows That for oblivion that their daily birth From all the fuming vanities of earth.

Vanity Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Sonnet--Sky--Prospect from the Plain of France

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A few strong instincts and a few plain rules.

Instinct Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Alas! What Boots the Long Laborious Quest?

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Now when the primrose makes a splendid show, And lilies face the March-winds in full blow, And humbler growths as moved with one desire Put on, to welcome spring, their best attire, Poor Robin is yet flowerless; but how gay With his red stalks upon this sunny day!

Robins Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Poor Robin

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Stay, little cheerful Robin! stay, And at my easement sing, Though it should prove a farewell lay And this our parting spring. . . . . Then, little Bird, this boon confer, Come, and my requiem sing, Nor fail to be the harbinger Of everlasting spring.

Robins Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: To a Redbreast--In Sickness

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The swan on still St. Mary's lake Float double, swan and shadow!

Swans Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Yarrow Unvisited

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And beauty, for confiding youth, Those shocks of passion can prepare That kill the bloom before its time, And blanch, without the owner's crime, The most resplendent hair.

Passion Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Lament of Mary, Queen of Scots

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A man he seems of cheerful yesterdays, And confident to-morrows.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: The Excursion

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We take no note of time But from its loss.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: My Heart Leaps Up

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

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

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Like--but oh! how different!

Echo Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Yes, it Was the Mountain Echo

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Thou unassuming Commonplace Of Nature.

Daisies Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: To the Same Flower

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Up from the sea, the wild north wind is blowing Under the sky's gray arch; Smiling I watch the shaken elm boughs, knowing It is the wind of March.

March Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Written in March

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How blessings brighten as they take their flight.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: My Heart Leaps Up

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The holy time is quiet as a Nun Breathless with adoration.

Evening Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: It is a Beauteous Evening

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A host of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Daffodils Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

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The poet's darling.

Daisies Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: To the Daisy

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We meet thee, like a pleasant thought, When such are wanted.

Daisies Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: To the Daisy

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Like an army defeated The snow hath retreated, And now doth fare ill On the top of the bare hill; The Ploughboy is whooping--anon--anon! There's joy in the mountains: There's life in the fountains; Small clouds are sailing, Blue sky prevailing; The rain is over and gone.

March Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Written in March

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Huge and mighty forms that do not live like living men, moved slowly through the mind by day and were trouble to my dreams.

Dreams Quotes, by William Wordsworth

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I heard a Stock-dove sing or say His homely tale, this very day; His voice was buried among trees, Yet to be come at by the breeze: He did not cease; but cooed--and cooed: And somewhat pensively he wooed: 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!

Doves Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: O Nightingale! Thou Surely Art

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Bright flowers, whose home is everywhere Bold in maternal nature's care And all the long year through the heir Of joy and sorrow, Methinks that there abides in thee Some concord with humanity, Given to no other flower I see The forest through.

Daisies Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: To the Daisy

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The soft blue sky did never melt Into his heart; he never felt The witching of the soft blue sky!

Sky Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Peter Bell (pt. I, st. 15)

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The child is father of the man.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: My Heart Leaps Up

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Be wise to-day; 'tis madness to defer.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: My Heart Leaps Up

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How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: My Heart Leaps Up

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