William Wordsworth (Writer)

#17295 William Wordsworth

The Child is father of the Man; I could wish my days to be Bound each to each by natural piety. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about father
#17296 William Wordsworth

The eye— it cannot choose but see; we cannot bid the ear be still; our bodies feel, where'er they be, against or with our will. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about will
#17297 William Wordsworth

Minds that have nothing to confer Find little to perceive. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about mind
#17298 William Wordsworth

From the sweet thoughts of home And from all hope I was forever hurled. For me — farthest from earthiy port to roam Was best, could I but shun the spot where man might come. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about hope
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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 Quotes about life
#17300 William Wordsworth

I travelled among unknown men, In lands beyond the sea; Nor, England! did I know till then What love I bore to thee. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about love
#17301 William Wordsworth

Much converse do I find in thee, Historian of my infancy! Float near me; do not yet depart! Dead times revive in thee: Thou bring'st, gay creature as thou art! A solemn image to my heart. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about time
#17302 William Wordsworth

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

William Wordsworth Quotes about light
#17303 William Wordsworth

She gave me eyes, she gave me ears; And humble cares,and delicate fears; A heart, the fountain of sweet tears; And love, and thought, and joy. .

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#17304 William Wordsworth

Sweet childish days, that were as long As twenty days are now. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about child
#17305 William Wordsworth

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. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about life
#17306 William Wordsworth

My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So was it when my life began; So is it now I am a man; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die!The Child is father of the Man; I could wish my days to be Bound each to each by natural piety. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about life
#17307 William Wordsworth

Earth has not anything to show more fair: Dull would he be of soul who could pass by A sight so touching in its majesty: This City now doth, like a garment, wear The beauty of the morning; silent, bare, Ships, towers, domes, theatres and temples lie Open unto the fields and to the sky; All bright and glittering in the smokeless air. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about art
#17308 William Wordsworth

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 Quotes about art
#17309 William Wordsworth

Rapine, avarice, expense This is idolatry; and these we adore: 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 Quotes about religion
#17310 William Wordsworth

O for a single hour of that Dundee, Who on that day the word of onset gave! .

William Wordsworth Quotes about sin
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Pleasures newly found are sweet When they lie about our feet. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about sweet
#17312 William Wordsworth

Every gift of noble origin Is breathed upon by Hope's perpetual breath. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about gift
#17313 William Wordsworth

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. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about joy
#17314 William Wordsworth

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

William Wordsworth Quotes about romance
#17315 William Wordsworth

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 Quotes about darkness
#17316 William Wordsworth

Of vast circumference and gloom profound, This solitary Tree! A living thing Produced too slowly ever to decay; Of form and aspect too magnificent To be destroyed. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about living
#17317 William Wordsworth

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

William Wordsworth Quotes about nature
#17318 William Wordsworth

O Blithe newcomer! I have heard, I hear thee and rejoice. O Cuckoo! shall I call thee Bird, Or but a wandering Voice? .

William Wordsworth Quotes about voice
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No bird, but an invisible thing, A voice, a mystery. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about mystery
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Thou unassuming Common-place Of Nature, with that homely face, And yet with something of a grace, Which Love makes for thee! .

William Wordsworth Quotes about grace
#17321 William Wordsworth

Oft on the dappled turf at ease I sit, and play with similes, Loose types of things through all degrees. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about wit
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The light that never was, on sea or land, The consecration, and the poet's dream. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about dream
#17323 William Wordsworth

Dear Child of Nature, let them rail! .

William Wordsworth Quotes about nature
#17324 William Wordsworth

Thou, while thy babes around thee cling, Shalt show us how divine a thing A Woman may be made. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about man
#17325 William Wordsworth

But an old age serene and bright, And lovely as a Lapland night, Shall lead thee to thy grave. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about love
#17326 William Wordsworth

Happier of happy though I be, like them I cannot take possession of the sky, Mount with a thoughtless impulse, and wheel there One of a mighty multitude whose way Is a perpetual harmony and dance Magnificent. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about happy
#17327 William Wordsworth

Is there not An art, a music, and a stream of words That shalt be life, the acknowledged voice of life? .

William Wordsworth Quotes about life
#17328 William Wordsworth

Not Chaos, not The darkest pit of lowest Erebus, Nor aught of blinder vacancy, scooped out By help of dreams - can breed such fear and awe As fall upon us often when we look Into our Minds, into the Mind of Man. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about fear
#17329 William Wordsworth

She hath smiles to earth unknown— Smiles that with motion of their own Do spread, and sink, and rise. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about art
#17330 William Wordsworth

Like—but oh, how different! .

William Wordsworth Quotes about different
#17331 William Wordsworth

In truth the prison, unto which we doom Ourselves, no prison is. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about truth
#17332 William Wordsworth

The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon! .

William Wordsworth Quotes about art
#17333 William Wordsworth

Great God! I'd rather be A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn; So might I, standing on this pleasant lea, Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn; Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea; Or hear old Triton blow his wreath .

William Wordsworth Quotes about sin
#17334 William Wordsworth

Where lies the Land to which yon Ship must go? Fresh as a lark mounting at break of day, Festively she puts forth in trim array. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about lies
#17335 William Wordsworth

Come, blessed barrier between day and day, Dear mother of fresh thoughts and joyous health! .

William Wordsworth Quotes about joy
#17336 William Wordsworth

Dreams, books, are each a world; and books, we know, Are a substantial world, both pure and good: Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood, Our pastime and our happiness will grow. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about happiness
#17337 William Wordsworth

Every great and original writer, in proportion as he is great and original, must himself create the taste by which he is to be relished. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about self
#17338 William Wordsworth

It is a beauteous evening, calm and free, The holy time is quiet as a Nun Breathless with adoration; the broad sun Is sinking down in its tranquillity; The gentleness of heaven broods o'er the Sea. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about time
#17339 William Wordsworth

Thou liest in Abraham's bosom all the year; And worship'st at the Temple's inner shrine, God being with thee when we know it not. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about lies
#17340 William Wordsworth

Once did She hold the gorgeous east in fee; And was the safeguard of the west: the worth Of Venice did not fall below her birth, Venice, the eldest Child of Liberty. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about birth
#17341 William Wordsworth

Men are we, and must grieve when even the Shade Of that which once was great, is passed away. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about great
#17342 William Wordsworth

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 Quotes about love
#17343 William Wordsworth

Milton! thou should'st be living at this hour: England hath need of thee: she is a fen Of stagnant waters. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about living
#17344 William Wordsworth

Thy soul was like a Star, and dwelt apart: Thou hadst a voice whose sound was like the sea: Pure as the naked heavens, majestic, free, So didst thou travel on life's common way, In cheerful godliness. .

William Wordsworth Quotes about life

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