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William Wordsworth
(1770-1850) born on
Apr 07
English poet. His "Lyrical Ballads," 1798 are noted for their worship of nature and humanitarianism; poet laureate, 1843-50.
         
   
F
The youth who daily farther from the east
Must travel, still is Nature's priest,
And by the vision splendid
Is on his way attended:
At length the man perceives it die away,
And fade into the light of common day.

R
The mightiest lever known to the moral world, imagination.
A
Is there not
An art, a music, and a stream of words
That shalt be life, the acknowledged voice of life?
N
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
K
Give all thou canst; high Heaven rejects the lore
Of nicely-calculated less or more.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Ode, Intimations of Immortality," 5.
R: In "Pearls of Wisdom," ed. J. Agel and W. Glanze, 1987.
A: "Home at Grasmere," written 1800; published as "The Recluse," 1888.
N: "Miscellaneous Sonnets," 1827.
K: "Tax Not the Royal Saint."
   


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