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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
To me the meanest flower that blows can give
Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.

R
Whither is fled the visionary gleam
Where is it now, the glory and the dream.
A
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!
N
For still, the more he works, the more
Do his weak ankles swell.
K
But an old age serene and bright,
And lovely as a Lapland night,
Shall lead thee to thy grave.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Intimations of Immortality," 1807.
R: In "My Favorite Quotations," by Norman Vincent Peale, 1990.
A: "My Heart Leaps Up."
N: "Simon Lee," 59.
K: "To a Young Lady," 1805.
   


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