from the poem the world is too much with us
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The first line generalizes Wordsworth's feelings about how materialism and self-centeredness have taken hold of humanity. He sees the world as far too concerned with the accumulation and spending of wealth, at the expense of appreciating the beauty of the world around them.
"This Sea that bares her soul to the moon; The winds that will be howling at all hours...It moves us not."