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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
No motion has she now, no force;
She neither hears nor sees;
Rolled around in earth's diurnal course,
With rocks, and stones, and trees.

R
That blessed mood
In which the burthen of the mystery,
In which the heavy and the weary weight
Of all this unintelligible world
Is lightened.
A
That was the song - the song for me!
N
More skilful in self-knowledge, even more pure,
As tempted more; more able to endure,
As more exposed to suffering and distress.
K
The music in my heart I bore long after it was heard no more.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal, st. 2. This verse has been the subject of a literary dispute centering on Wordsworth's pantheism: is the death of the girl (Lucy) terrible because she is as inanimate as
R: "Lines Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey; published in Lyrical Ballads, 1798.
A: "O Nightingale."
N: Character of the Happy Warrior
K:
   


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