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WORDSWORTH, William (1770-1850). Autograph quotation signed ('Wm Worsworth'), four lines of verse, n.p., 11 January 1844, one page, 115 x 182mm; laid onto front pastedown of William Wordsworth. Poems. A New Edition. London: Edward Moxon, 1854, contemporary boards (worn). Provenance: R.C. Hall, 1854 (ownership inscription on front free endpaper; pastedown annotated in the same hand 'Saw Wordsworth 3 Apl 1845 RCH').

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WORDSWORTH, William (1770-1850). Autograph quotation signed ('Wm Worsworth'), four lines of verse, n.p., 11 January 1844, one page, 115 x 182mm; laid onto front pastedown of William Wordsworth. Poems. A New Edition. London: Edward Moxon, 1854, contemporary boards (worn). Provenance: R.C. Hall, 1854 (ownership inscription on front free endpaper; pastedown annotated in the same hand 'Saw Wordsworth 3 Apl 1845 RCH').

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WORDSWORTH, William (1770-1850). Autograph quotation signed ('Wm Worsworth'), four lines of verse, n.p., 11 January 1844, one page, 115 x 182mm; laid onto front pastedown of William Wordsworth. Poems. A New Edition. London: Edward Moxon, 1854, contemporary boards (worn). Provenance: R.C. Hall, 1854 (ownership inscription on front free endpaper; pastedown annotated in the same hand 'Saw Wordsworth 3 Apl 1845 RCH'). 'Though the torrents from their fountains Roar down many a craggy steep Yet they find among the mountains Resting-places calm & deep'. The lines are the first stanza of 'Song, for the Wandering Jew' (1800), which contrasts the natural repose of nature with the restless destiny of the Jew.
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