William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850) was an English poet who helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature. Much of his childhood was spent in the dramatic landscapes of the Lake District, where Wordsworth developed a deep love of and relationship to nature, a theme reflected in many of his poems.
Quotations by William Wordsworth…
Come forth, and bring with you a heart that watches and receives.
As high as we have mounted in delight, in our dejection do we sink as low.
We feel that we are greater than we know.
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 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.
Listen! The Mighty Being is awake, and doth with His eternal motion make, a sound like thunder — everlastingly.