Who is William Wordsworth?

  • (noun): A romantic English poet whose work was inspired by the Lake District where he spent most of his life (1770-1850).
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William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with the 1798 joint publication Lyrical Ballads.

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Recollections Of The Lake Poets - The Essays
... figures of the "Lake School," especially Wordsworth and Coleridge, repeatedly throughout his canon ... November 1834 and January 1835 "A Letter to William Wordsworth," August 1835 "William Wordsworth," January, February, and April 1839 "William Wordsworth and Robert Southey," July 1839 "Southey ...
18th Century In Literature - By Year
... In 1700 William Congreve's play The Way of the World premiered. 1770 April birth of William Wordsworth. 1785 William Cowper published The Task 1793 Salisbury Plain by William Wordsworth ...
Jonathan Wordsworth
... Professor Jonathan Fletcher Wordsworth (1932 – 2006) was a great-great-great nephew of William Wordsworth and the great-great-grandson of Christopher Wordsworth, the younger brother of ... as he preferred to be addressed by all, was a leading light on the work of William Wordsworth on whom he concentrated, not always uncritically, the bulk of his ... The Music of Humanity (first published in 1969) William Wordsworth The Borders of Vision (1984) William Wordsworth The Pedlar, Tintern Abbey, The Two-Part Prelude (1985) and William ...
William Wordsworth - Further Reading
... Mary Moorman, William Wordsworth, A Biography The Early Years, 1770-1803 v. 1, Oxford University Press, 1957 ISBN 978-0198115656 Mary Moorman, William Wordsworth A Biography The Later Years, 1803-1850 v. 2, Oxford University Press, 1965 ISBN 978-0198116172 Stephen Gill, William Wordsworth A Life, Oxford University Press, 1989 ISBN 978-0192827470 Hunter Davies, William Wordsworth A Biography ...
1845 In Poetry - Works Published in English - United Kingdom
... Costello, editor, The Rose Garden of Persia, translations from Persian, anthology Frederick William Faber, The Rosary, and Other Poems George Gilfillan, A Gallery of Literary Portraits, first series, including ...

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