It was at Gowbarrow that on the 15th April, 1802, Dorothy Wordsworth noticed daffodils growing on the west side of Gowbarrow. In her Journal she wrote: 'When we were in the woods beyond Gowbarrow park we saw a few daffodils close to the water side.' It was a record that later (in 1804) inspired William Wordsworth to write one of his most famous poems, Daffodils.
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Famous quotes by william wordsworth:
“Stern Daughter of the Voice of God!
O Duty! if that name thou love,
Who art a light to guide, a rod
To check the erring, and reprove;”
—William Wordsworth (17701850)