William Wordsworth

(1770-1850 / Cumberland / England)

A Poet's Epitaph


Art thou a Statist in the van
Of public conflicts trained and bred?
--First learn to love one living man;
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  • Rookie - 18 Points Crystal Star (4/1/2014 5:56:00 AM)

    Go, carry to some fitter place
    The keenness of that practised eye,
    The hardness of that sallow face.
    Come hither in thy hour of strength;
    Come, weak as is a breaking wave!
    Here stretch thy body at full length;
    Or build thy house upon this grave
    Lovely [3 (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 13,881 Points * Sunprincess * (2/1/2014 11:38:00 PM)

    ......a beautiful rhyming poem... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Stephen Fitzsimmons (10/8/2013 2:07:00 PM)

    most of these wordsworth poems are written with the wrong wording. I am holding a wordsworth book and the poems on this site do not match what is in my book (Report) Reply

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