William Wordsworth


Born
in Cockermouth, Cumberland, England
April 07, 1770

Died
April 23, 1850

Genre

Influences


William Wordsworth was a major English romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their 1798 joint publication, Lyrical Ballads.

Wordsworth's masterpiece is generally considered to be The Prelude, an autobiographical poem of his early years which the poet revised and expanded a number of times. The work was posthumously titled and published, prior to which it was generally known as the poem "to Coleridge". Wordsworth was England's Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850.

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Lyrical Ballads

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The Major Works

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The Prelude

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The Works of William Wordsw...

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Selected Poetry of William ...

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Ode: Intimations of Immorta...

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Wordsworth: Poems

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I Wander'd Lonely as a Cloud

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Selected Poems

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“The best portion of a good man's life: his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love.”
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William Wordsworth, The Excursion 1814

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