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The Tables Turned – William Wordsworth

Tables Turned: Poet William Wordsworth Born to an attorney on the 7th of April in 1770. He enjoyed the privilege of having a satisfactory and happy childhood, unlike his many predecessors and contemporaries.

William Wordsworth drew inspiration from the poet he most admired, John Milton, who penned the timeless epic Paradise Lost. William Wordsworth has 386 published poems.

William Wordsworth
Poet William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth’s All poems are enjoyed by readers not only in England but everywhere in the world, including non-native English speaking countries like India and France

Tables Turned William Wordsworth: Year Published in – 1798

Up! up! my Friend, and quit your books;

Or surely you’ll grow double:

Up! up! my Friend, and clear your looks;

Why all this toil and trouble?

The sun above the mountain’s head,

A freshening lustre mellow

Through all the long green fields has spread,

His first sweet evening yellow.

Books! ’tis a dull and endless strife:

Come, hear the woodland linnet,

How sweet his music! on my life,

There’s more of wisdom in it.

And hark! how blithe the throstle sings!

He, too, is no mean preacher:

Come forth into the light of things,

Let Nature be your teacher.

She has a world of ready wealth,

Our minds and hearts to bless—

Spontaneous wisdom breathed by health,

Truth breathed by cheerfulness.

One impulse from a vernal wood

May teach you more of man,

Of moral evil and of good,

Than all the sages can.

Sweet is the lore which Nature brings;

Our meddling intellect

Mis-shapes the beauteous forms of things:—

We murder to dissect.

Enough of Science and of Art;

Close up those barren leaves;

Come forth, and bring with you a heart

That watches and receives.

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