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1 This was instinctively felt, even by his admirers. Miss Martineau said to Crabb Robinson in 1839, speaking of Wordsworth's conversation: ‘Sometimes he is annoying from the pertinacity with which he dwells on trifles; at other times he flows on in the utmost grandeur, leaving a strong impression of inspiration.’ Robinson tells us that he read ‘Resolution’ and ‘Independence’ to a lady who was affected by it even to tears, and then said, ‘I have not heard anything for years that so much delighted me; but, after all, it is not poetry.’
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