Inside of King's College Chapel, Cambridge

William Wordsworth

Tax not the royal saint with vain expense.
With ill-matched aims the architect who planned—
Albeit labouring for a scanty band
Of white-robed scholars only—this immense
And glorious work of fine intelligence!
Give all thou canst: high Heaven rejects the lore
Of nicely-calculated less or more;
So deemed the man who fashioned for the sense
These lofty pillars, spread that branching roof
Self-poised, and scooped into ten thousand cells.
Where light and shade repose, where music dwells
Lingering, and wandering on as loth to die;
Like thoughts whose very sweetness yieldeth proof
That they were born for immortality.

Wordsworth spent four years at Cambridge University, graduating in 1791. King's College is arguably the most architecturally impressive of the Cambridge Colleges. It is most famous for its Chapel, which is a remarkable example of late Gothic architecture.