"I thought of ..." comments of William Wordsworth

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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 are we deified: We poets in our youth begin in gladness; But thereof come in the end despondency and madness.

William Wordsworth
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. Resolution and Independence (l. 43-49). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [William Wordsworth]. John O. Hayden, ed. (1977, repr. 1990) Penguin Books.