William Wordsworth Quotes

we are laid asleep In body, and become a living soul: While with an eye made quiet by the power Of harmony, and the deep power of joy, We see into the life of things.
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey (l. 46-50). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [William Wordsworth]. John O. Hayden, ed. (1977, repr. 1990) Penguin Books.
A day Spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. The Prelude, bk. 4, l. 376-7 (1850).
With an eye made quiet by the power Of harmony, and the deep power of joy, We see into the life of things.
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey, l. 48-50, Lyrical Ballads (1798).
my brain Worked with a dim and undetermined sense Of unknown modes of being; o'er my thoughts There hung a darkness, call it solitude Or blank desertion.
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. THE PRELUDE; I. Childhood and School-Time (l. 391-395). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
Hearing often-times The still, sad music of humanity, Nor harsh nor grating, though of ample power To chasten and subdue.
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey, l. 90-3, Lyrical Ballads (1798).
Fair seed-time had my soul, and I grew up Fostered alike by beauty and by fear:
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. THE PRELUDE; I. Childhood and School-Time (l. 301-302). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
For I have learned To look on nature, not as in the hour Of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes The still, sad music of humanity.
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey, l. 89-92, Lyrical Ballads (1798).
Wisdom and Spirit of the universe! Thou Soul that art the eternity of thought, That givest to forms and images a breath And everlasting motion,
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. THE PRELUDE; I. Childhood and School-Time (l. 401-404). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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:—
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey (l. 38-42). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [William Wordsworth]. John O. Hayden, ed. (1977, repr. 1990) Penguin Books.
Dust as we are, the immortal spirit grows Like harmony in music; there is a dark Inscrutable workmanship that reconciles Discordant elements, makes them cling together In one society.
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. THE PRELUDE; I. Childhood and School-Time (l. 340-344). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).