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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
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.

R
Thou best philosopher, who yet dost keep
Thy heritage, thou eye among the blind.
A
Not without hope we suffer and we mourn.
N
The rapt one, of the godlike forehead,
The heaven-eyed creature sleeps in earth:
And Lamb, the frolic and the gentle,
Has vanished from his lonely hearth.
K
'Tis said that some have died for love.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Composed upon Westminster Bridge (1807; written 1802).
R: "Ode, Intimations of Immortality," 8.
A: Elegiac Stanzas, suggested by a Picture of Peele Castle
N: Extempore Effusion upon the Death of James Hogg
K: ''Tis Said That Some Have Died'
   


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