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Excerpt from William Wordsworth’s poem “Composed upon Westminster Bridge”
Benedict Cumberbatch / BBC London Olympics 2012 Closing Ceremony Coverage
Excerpt from William Wordsworth’s poem  “Composed upon Westminster Bridge”

Benedict Cumberbatch reads an excerpt from William Wordsworth’s poem  “Composed upon Westminster Bridge” (1802) as voice-over to BBC’s coverage of the London Olympics 2012 closing ceremony (x): 

Earth has not anything to show more fair:

Dull would he be of soul who could pass by

A sight so touching in its majesty:

This City now doth, like a garment, wear

The beauty of the morning; silent, bare,

Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie

Open unto the fields, and to the sky;

All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.