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Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1770 - 1850

William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was an English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication "Lyrical Ballads" (1798). Wordsworth's magnum opus is generally considered to be "The Prelude," a semi-autobiographical poem of his early years that he revised and expanded a number of times. It was posthumously titled and published by his wife in the year of his death, before which it was generally known as "the poem to Coleridge". Wordsworth was Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death from pleurisy on 23 April 1850.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

William Wordsworth letters

Mss 819259
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Identifier: Mss 819259
Overview In English.

William Wordsworth sonnet

Mss 839564.1
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Identifier: Mss 839564.1
Overview In English.

William Wordsworth sonnet

Mss 839564.2
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Identifier: Mss 839564.2
Overview In English.