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Quotation by William Wordsworth
The thought of our past years in me doth breed Perpetual benediction: not indeed For that which is most worthy to be blest— Delight and liberty, the simple creed Of Childhood, whether busy or at rest, With new-fledged hope still fluttering in his breast:—
William Wordsworth (1770–1850), British poet. Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood (l. 133–138), Poems in Two Volumes (1807). . .
The Poems; Vol. 1 [William Wordsworth]. John O. Hayden, ed. (1977, repr. 1990) Penguin Books.
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