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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4944
AUTHOR:William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
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.
 

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