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William Wordsworth (1770–1850)

Wordsworth, William. A great English poet; born at Cockermouth, Cumberland, April 7, 1770; died at Rydal Mount, April 23, 1850. He was poet-laureate, 1843. A resident of the lake district in Westmoreland and Cumberland, he was one of the celebrated “Lake School” or “Lake Poets,” which included also Coleridge and Southey. Among his best-known works were: ‘An Evening Walk’ (1793); ‘Lyrical Ballads’ (1798); two volumes of ‘Poems’ (1807); ‘The Excursion’ (1814); new edition of ‘Poems’ (1815); ‘The White Doe of Rylstone’ (1815); ‘Thanksgiving Ode’ (1816); ‘Peter Bell’ and ‘The Waggoner’ (1819); ‘Yarrow Revisited, and Other Poems’ (1835); ‘Sonnets’ (1838); ‘The Prelude’ (1850); etc. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).