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Grand thoughts, (and Shakespeare must often have sighed over this truth) as they are most naturally and most fitly conceived in solitude, so can they not be brought forth in the midst of plaudits without some violation of their sanctity...the qualities which dazzle at first sight, and kindle the admiration of the multitude, are essentially different from those by which permanent influence is secured. Let us not shrink from following up these principles as far as they will carry us.

 

William Wordsworth

Essay of 1815

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Rosy Cole on Wednesday, 01 May 2024 11:05

If this is a sample of the poet's wisdom and writing, where's the encouragement to read his work?

If this is a sample of the poet's wisdom and writing, where's the encouragement to read his work?
Stephen Evans on Wednesday, 01 May 2024 22:15

I don't know, but if I ever get any plaudits I will be on my guard.

I don't know, but if I ever get any plaudits I will be on my guard.
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