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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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William Wordsworth. (1770–1850) (continued)
 
5005
    Another morn
Risen on mid-noon. 1
          The Prelude.Book vi.
5006
    Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,
But to be young was very heaven!
          The Prelude.Book xi.
5007
    The budding rose above the rose full blown.
          The Prelude.Book xi.
5008
    There is
One great society alone on earth:
The noble living and the noble dead.
          The Prelude.Book xi.
5009
    Who, doomed to go in company with Pain
And Fear and Bloodshed,—miserable train!—
Turns his necessity to glorious gain.
          Character of the Happy Warrior.
5010
    Controls them and subdues, transmutes, bereaves
Of their bad influence, and their good receives.
          Character of the Happy Warrior.
5011
    But who, if he be called upon to face
Some awful moment to which Heaven has joined
Great issues, good or bad for humankind,
Is happy as a lover.
          Character of the Happy Warrior.
5012
    And through the heat of conflict keeps the law
In calmness made, and sees what he foresaw.
          Character of the Happy Warrior.
5013
    Whom neither shape of danger can dismay,
Nor thought of tender happiness betray.
          Character of the Happy Warrior.
5014
    Like,—but oh how different!
          Yes, it was the Mountain Echo.
5015
    The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers:
Little we see in Nature that is ours.
          Miscellaneous Sonnets. Part i. xxxiii.
5016
    Great God! I ’d rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn,
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
 
Note 1.
See Milton, Quotation 132. [back]
 

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