"I wandered lonely as a cloud"
By William Wordsworth

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London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1807

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Wordsworth, William. "I wandered lonely as a cloud". Poems, Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1807 , pp 49-50 . Literature in Context: An Open Anthology. http://anthology.lib.virginia.edu/work/Wordsworth/wordsworth-daffodils. Accessed: 2024-04-18T01:00:24.688Z

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I wandered lonely as a Cloud That floats on high o'er Vales and Hills, When all at once I saw a crowd A host of dancing Daffodils; Along the Lake, beneath the trees, Ten thousand dancing in the breeze. The waves beside them danced, but they Outdid the sparkling waves in glee:-- A Poet could not but be gay In such a laughing company: I gaz'd--and gaz'd--but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought: For oft when on my Couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude, And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the Daffodils.

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