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Wordsworth, William - By one pervading spirit Of tones and numbers all things are controlled

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005940

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A description of the experience

The Major Works – William Wordsworth

By one pervading spirit
Of tones and numbers all things are controlled
As sages taught, where faith was found to merit
Initiation in that mystery old
The heavens, whose aspect makes our minds as still
As they themselves appear to be,
Innumerable voices fill
With everlasting harmony
The towering headlands, crowned with mist
Their feet among the billows, know
That ocean is a mighty harmonist;
Thy pinions, universal air
Ever waving to and fro
Are delegates of harmony, and bear
Strains that support the seasons in their round
Stern winter loves a dirge like sound

The source of the experience

Wordsworth, William

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