“When from our better selves we have too long
Been parted by the hurrying world, and droop,
Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired,
How gracious, how benign, is Solitude.”
“The Prelude,” “Summer Vacation,” Book IV, Lines 354-357.
William Wordsworth [1770-1850]
From, Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett.
Published by Little, Brown and Company. 1955. Page 404.
To read the full poem: Your Daily Poem.