| Quote #1
Milton! Thou should'st be living at this hour:
This appeal to Milton is the first thing we see in the poem – Wordsworth's desperate plea to his fellow poet shows his great respect for him, and implies furthermore that the whole country is in need of him.
| Quote #2
Thy soul was like a Star, and dwelt apart (9)
This astronomical comparison demonstrates Wordsworth's great admiration for Milton – he calls the other poet literally out of this world.