William Wordsworth Quotes

Strange fits of passion have I known:
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. I. Strange fits of passion have I known (l. 12-14). . . From LUCY The Poems; Vol. 1 [William Wordsworth]. John O. Hayden, ed. (1977, repr. 1990) Penguin Books.
Scorn not the sonnet; critic, you have frowned, Mindless of its just honors; with this key Shakespeare unlocked his heart;
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. Scorn not the sonnet; critic, you have frowned (l. 1-3). . . The Poems; Vol. 2 [William Wordsworth]. John O. Hayden, ed. (1977, repr. 1989) Penguin Books.
What fond and wayward thoughts will slide Into a Lover's head! 'O mercy!' to myself I cried, 'If Lucy should be dead!'
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. I. Strange fits of passion have I known (l. 25-28). . ; from LUCY The Poems; Vol. 1 [William Wordsworth]. John O. Hayden, ed. (1977, repr. 1990) Penguin Books.
She was a phantom of delight When first she gleamed upon my sight; A lovely apparition, sent To be a moment's ornament;
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. She Was a Phantom of Delight (l. 1-4). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [William Wordsworth]. John O. Hayden, ed. (1977, repr. 1990) Penguin Books.
A violet by a mossy stone Half hidden from the eye! Fair as a star, when only one Is shining in the sky.
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. II. She dwelt among the untrodden ways (l. 25-28). . ; from LUCY The Poems; Vol. 1 [William Wordsworth]. John O. Hayden, ed. (1977, repr. 1990) Penguin Books.
A perfect Woman, nobly planned, To warn, to comfort, and command; And yet a Spirit still, and bright With something of angelic light.
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. She Was a Phantom of Delight (l. 27-30). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [William Wordsworth]. John O. Hayden, ed. (1977, repr. 1990) Penguin Books.
She lived unknown, and few could know When Lucy ceased to be; But she is in her grave, and oh, The difference to me!
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. II. She dwelt among the untrodden ways (l. 5-12). . ; from LUCY The Poems; Vol. 1 [William Wordsworth]. John O. Hayden, ed. (1977, repr. 1990) Penguin Books.
A creature not too bright or good For human nature's daily food; For transient sorrows, simple wiles, Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears, and smiles.
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. She Was a Phantom of Delight (l. 17-20). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [William Wordsworth]. John O. Hayden, ed. (1977, repr. 1990) Penguin Books.
I traveled among unknown men, In lands beyond the sea; Nor, England! did I know till then What love I bore to thee.
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. III. I traveled among unknown men (l. 1-4). . ; from LUCY The Poems; Vol. 1 [William Wordsworth]. John O. Hayden, ed. (1977, repr. 1990) Penguin Books.
—I've heard of hearts unkind, kind deeds With coldness still returning; Alas! the gratitude of men Hath oftener left me mourning.
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. Simon Lee (l. 93-96). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [William Wordsworth]. John O. Hayden, ed. (1977, repr. 1990) Penguin Books.