Writer’s Quote Wednesday: William Wordsworth


English Romantic poet William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was Britain’s poet laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850. Along with Samuel Taylor Coleridge he ushered in the Romantic Age in English literature when he and Coleridge jointly published Lyrical Ballads in 1798. This collection included included one of Wordsworth’s most famous poems, “Tintern Abbey.”

After Wordsworth moved to the Lake District he, Coleridge, and poet Robert Southey came to be known as the “Lake Poets.” Many of Wordsworth’s poems at the time dealt with the themes of death, separation, endurance and grief.


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