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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

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William Wordsworth. (1770–1850) (continued)
    The reason firm, the temperate will,
Endurance, foresight, strength, and skill;
A perfect woman, nobly planned,
To warn, to comfort, and command.
          She was a Phantom of Delight.
    That inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude.
          I wandered lonely.
    To be a Prodigal’s favourite,—then, worse truth,
A Miser’s pensioner,—behold our lot!
          The Small Celandine.
    Stern Daughter of the Voice of God! 1
          Ode to Duty.
    A light to guide, a rod
To check the erring, and reprove.
          Ode to Duty.
    Give unto me, made lowly wise,
The spirit of self-sacrifice;
The confidence of reason give,
And in the light of truth thy bondman let me live!
          Ode to Duty.
    The light that never was, on sea or land;
The consecration, and the Poet’s dream.
          Suggested by a Picture of Peele Castle in a Storm. Stanza 4.
    Shalt show us how divine a thing
A woman may be made.
          To a Young Lady. Dear Child of Nature.
    But an old age serene and bright,
And lovely as a Lapland night,
  Shall lead thee to thy grave.
          To a Young Lady. Dear Child of Nature.
    Where the statue stood
Of Newton, with his prism and silent face,
The marble index of a mind forever
Voyaging through strange seas of thought alone.
          The Prelude.Book iii.
Note 1.
See Milton, Quotation 185. [back]