Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802
by William Wordsworth
Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 Contrasting Regions: City and Countryside Quotes
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Never did sun more beautifully steep
In his first splendour, valley, rock, or hill; (line 9-10)
These lines are the most explicit contrast between the city and the countryside. It's hard to tell if Wordsworth actually means to say that the London sunlight is more beautiful, or whether he wants to use the beauty of the countryside, which he takes for granted, as a way to express the unique qualities of the morning.