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Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802

Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802

by William Wordsworth

Transience Quotes

How we cite our quotes:

Quote #4

In his first splendour (line 10)

The poem is about making the old seem new again. Even the sun is remade every morning. Each day is a new and transient world.

Quote #5

And all that mighty heart is lying still! (line 14)

This moment will not last long. The speaker catches London at a time after the sun has risen but before most people have awoken for work or play.

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