|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||William Wordsworth (17701850)|
|QUOTATION:||I thought of Chatterton, the marvellous boy,|
The sleepless soul that perished in his pride;
Of him who walked in glory and in joy,
Following his plough, along the mountain-side.
By our own spirits we are deified;
We Poets in our youth begin in gladness,
But thereof come in the end despondency and madness.
|ATTRIBUTION:||Resolution and Independence. Stanza 7.|
|WORKS:||William Wordsworth Collection.|