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William Wordsworth
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Engrave this Quote Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity: the emotion is contemplated till, by a species of reaction, the tranquillity gradually disappears, and an emotion, kindred to that which was the subject of contemplation, is gradually produced, and does itself actually exist in the mind.
-William Wordsworth, from Preface to Lyrical Ballads Tell a Friend


 


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