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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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William Wordsworth. (1770–1850) (continued)
 
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    Nor greetings where no kindness is, nor all
The dreary intercourse of daily life.
          Lines completed a few miles above Tintern Abbey.
4922
    Men who can hear the Decalogue, and feel
To self-reproach.
          The Old Cumberland Beggar.
4923
    As in the eye of Nature he has lived,
So in the eye of Nature let him die!
          The Old Cumberland Beggar.
4924
    There ’s something in a flying horse,
There ’s something in a huge balloon.
          Peter Bell. Prologue. Stanza 1.
4925
    The common growth of Mother Earth
Suffices me,—her tears, her mirth,
Her humblest mirth and tears.
          Peter Bell. Prologue. Stanza 27.
4926
    Full twenty times was Peter feared,
For once that Peter was respected.
          Peter Bell. Part i. Stanza 3.
4927
    A primrose by a river’s brim
A yellow primrose was to him,
And it was nothing more.
          Peter Bell. Part i. Stanza 12.
4928
    The soft blue sky did never melt
Into his heart; he never felt
The witchery of the soft blue sky!
          Peter Bell. Part i. Stanza 15.
4929
    On a fair prospect some have looked,
And felt, as I have heard them say,
As if the moving time had been
A thing as steadfast as the scene
On which they gazed themselves away.
          Peter Bell. Part i. Stanza 16.
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    As if the man had fixed his face,
In many a solitary place,
Against the wind and open sky!
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Note 1.
The original edition (London, 1819, 8vo) had the following as the fourth stanza from the end of Part i., which was omitted in all subsequent editions:—

Is it a party in a parlour?
Crammed just as they on earth were crammed,—
Some sipping punch, some sipping tea,
But, as you by their faces see,
All silent and all damned. [back]
 

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