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

When from our better selves we have too long
Been parted by the hurrying world, and droop,
Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired,
How gracious, how benign, is solitude.
The stars of midnight shall be dear
To her; and she shall lean her ear
In many a secret place.
Characters of the great Apocalypse,
The types and symbols of Eternity,
Of first, and last, and midst, and without end.
The good die first,
And they whose hearts are dry as summer dust,
Burn to the socket.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: To a Butterfly, I've Watched You Now."
R: The Prelude, IV. 354
A: Three Years she Grew
N: The Prelude, VI. 638 (cf. The Simplon Pass)
K: The old man, in The Ruined Cottage, in The Excursion, bk. 1 (1814).

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