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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

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Nature never did betray the heart that loved her. William Wordsworth

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Come into the light of things. Let nature be your teacher. William Wordsworth

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I am already kindly disposed towards you. My friendship it is not in my power to give: this is a gift which no man can make, it is not in our own power: a sound and healthy friendship is the growth of time and circumstance, it will spring up and thrive like a wildflower when these favour, and when they do not, it is in vain to look for it. William Wordsworth

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Neither evil tongues, rash judgments, nor the sneers of selfish men, nor greetings where no kindness is, nor all the dreary intercourse of daily life, shall ever prevail against us. William Wordsworth

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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

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The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly. William Wordsworth

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The child is the father of the man. William Wordsworth

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Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. The soul that rises with us, our life's star, hath had elsewhere its setting, and comet from afar: not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness, but trailing clouds of glory do we come from God, who is our home. William Wordsworth

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The best portion of a good man's life is in his little nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. William Wordsworth

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That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind. William Wordsworth

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The ocean is a mighty harmonist. William Wordsworth

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The world is too much with us; late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours. William Wordsworth

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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 in solitude. William Wordsworth

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Lost in a gloom of uninspired research. William Wordsworth

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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

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Happier of happy though I be, like them I cannot take possession of the sky, mount with a thoughtless impulse, and wheel there, one of a mighty multitude whose way and motion is a harmony and dance magnificent. William Wordsworth

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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. William Wordsworth

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Is there not an art, a music, and a stream of words that shalt be life, the acknowledged voice of life? William Wordsworth

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Small service is true service, while it lasts. William Wordsworth

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She seemed a thing that could not feel the touch of earthly years. William Wordsworth

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The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person's life. William Wordsworth

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The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away; than what it leaves behind. William Wordsworth

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Thou unassuming common-place of Nature, with that homely face. William Wordsworth

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But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night, shall lead thee to thy grave. William Wordsworth

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Mark the babe not long accustomed to this breathing world; One that hath barely learned to shape a smile, though yet irrational of soul, to grasp with tiny finger -- to let fall a tear; And, as the heavy cloud of sleep dissolves, To stretch his limbs, becoming, as might seem. The outward functions of intelligent man. William Wordsworth

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How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold. William Wordsworth

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To me the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears. William Wordsworth

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Thought and theory must precede all salutary action; yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory. William Wordsworth

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A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor. William Wordsworth

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Heaven lies about us in our infancy! Shades of the prison-house begin to close upon the growing boy. William Wordsworth

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The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this. William Wordsworth

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A day spent in a round of strenuous idleness. William Wordsworth

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With the eye made quiet by power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, We see into the life of things. William Wordsworth

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Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry; and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more. William Wordsworth

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Give all thou canst; high Heaven rejects the lore of nicely-calculated less or more. William Wordsworth

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That best portion of a good man's life; His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. William Wordsworth

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No motion has she now, no force; she neither hears nor sees; rolled around in earth's diurnal course, with rocks, and stones, and trees. William Wordsworth

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Hearing often-times the still, sad music of humanity, nor harsh nor grating, though of ample power to chasten and subdue. William Wordsworth

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For by superior energies; more strict affiance in each other; faith more firm in their unhallowed principles, the bad have fairly earned a victory over the weak, the vacillating, inconsistent good. William Wordsworth

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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

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Not Chaos, not the darkest pit of lowest Erebus, nor aught of blinder vacancy, scooped out by help of dreams --can breed such fear and awe as fall upon us often when we look into our Minds, into the Mind of Man. William Wordsworth

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In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts bring sad thoughts to the mind. William Wordsworth

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The thought of our past years in me doth breed perpetual benedictions. William Wordsworth