Picture of William Wordsworth, poet; eighteenth and nineteenth century British Literature / English Literature and poetry
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Wordsworth's "Intimations"
On this day in 1802 William Wordsworth began writing "Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood." The poem contains some of his most well-known lines and ideas -- that "the child is father of the man," that "birth is but a sleep and a forgetting," that "trailing clouds of glory do we come," however these must fade.

 

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