William Wordsworth Quote
“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.”
Bk. I, l. 340. - The Prelude (1799-1805)
“The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.”
Poems by William Wordsworth: Including Lyrical Ballads, and the Miscellaneous Pieces of the Author, Volume 2 (1815), p. 74-75, "XXXIII, Lines, July 13, 1798"
“What though the radiance which was once so bright Be now forever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower; Grief not, rather find, Strength in what remains behind, In the primal sympathy Which having been must ever be, In the soothing thoughts that spring Out of Human suffering, In the faith that looks through death In years that bring philosophic mind.”
The Complete Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, edited by Henry Reed (1837), p. 389, "Epitaphs and Elegiac Poems, Ode. Intimations of Immortality From Recollections of Early Childhood
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWilliam Wordsworth
Born: April 7, 1770
Died: April 23, 1850 (aged 80)
Bio: William Wordsworth was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with the 1798 joint publication Lyrical Ballads.