John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) William Wordsworth. (17701850)
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea, Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn.
Miscellaneous Sonnets. Part i. xxxiii. 5017
Maidens withering on the stalk. 1
Personal Talk. Stanza 1. 5018
Sweetest melodies Are those that are by distance made more sweet. 2
Personal Talk. Stanza 2. 5019
Dreams, books, are each a world; and books, we know, Are a substantial world, both pure and good. Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood, Our pastime and our happiness will grow.
Personal Talk. Stanza 3. 5020
The gentle Lady married to the Moor, And heavenly Una with her milk-white lamb.
Personal Talk. Stanza 3. 5021
Blessings be with them, and eternal praise, Who gave us nobler loves, and nobler cares! The Poets, who on earth have made us heirs Of truth and pure delight by heavenly lays.
Personal Talk. Stanza 4. 5022
A power is passing from the earth.
Lines on the expected Dissolution of Mr. Fox. 5023
The rainbow comes and goes, And lovely is the rose.
Intimations of Immortality. Stanza 2. 5024
The sunshine is a glorious birth; But yet I know, whereer I go, That there hath passed away a glory from the earth.
Intimations of Immortality. Stanza 2. 5025
Where is it now, the glory and the dream?
Intimations of Immortality. Stanza 5. 5026
Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting: The soul that rises with us, our lifes star, Hath had elsewhere its setting, And cometh 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: Heaven lies about us in our infancy.
Intimations of Immortality. Stanza 5.