William Wordsworth Quotes

Knowing that Nature never did betray The heart that loved her,
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey (l. 123-124). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [William Wordsworth]. John O. Hayden, ed. (1977, repr. 1990) Penguin Books.
though mean Our object and inglorious, yet the end Was not ignoble.
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. THE PRELUDE; I. Childhood and School-Time (l. 324-326). . . 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.).
in the mind of man, A motion and a spirit, that impels All thinking things, all objects of all thought, And rolls through all things.
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey (l. 100-103). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [William Wordsworth]. John O. Hayden, ed. (1977, repr. 1990) Penguin Books.
I heard among the solitary hills Low breathings coming after me,
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. THE PRELUDE; I. Childhood and School-Time (l. 322-323). . . 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, Lyrical Ballads (1798).
the soul, Remembering how she felt, but what she felt Remembering not, retains an obscure sense Of possible sublimity,
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. THE PRELUDE; II. School-Time (Conclusion) (l. 315-318). . . 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.).
Have I not reason to lament What Man has made of Man?
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. Lines Written in Early Spring (l. 23-24). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [William Wordsworth]. John O. Hayden, ed. (1977, repr. 1990) Penguin Books.
I was the Dreamer, they the Dream; I roam'd Delighted, through the motley spectacle; Gowns grave or gaudy, Doctors, Students, Streets, Lamps, Gateways, Flocks of Churches, Courts and Towers:
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. THE PRELUDE; III. Residence at Cambridge (l. 28-31). . . Faber Book of Poems and Places, The. Geoffrey Grigson, ed. (1980) Faber and Faber.
And 'tis my faith that every flower Enjoys the air it breathes.
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. Lines Written in Early Spring (l. 11-12). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [William Wordsworth]. John O. Hayden, ed. (1977, repr. 1990) Penguin Books.
where the Statue stood Of Newton, with his Prism and silent Face The marble index of a Mind for ever Voyaging through strange seas of Thought, alone.
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. The Prelude; III. Residence at Cambridge (l. 58-61). . . Faber Book of Poems and Places, The. Geoffrey Grigson, ed. (1980) Faber and Faber.