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Excerpt from “The Prelude" by William Wordsworth | Friday, May 15, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

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! —Hermit Deep in the bosom of the Wilderness; Votary (in vast Cathedral, where no foot Is treading and no other face is seen) Kneeling... Read more »