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March 27, 2013

Wordsworth’s “Intimations”

William Wordsworth   (1770 - 1850)

William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850)

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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