Painting of William Wordsworth.

William Wordsworth

(1770 - 1850)

The nineteenth-century critic William Hazlitt cited William Wordsworth as one of the “greatest egotists that we know of…Mr. Wordsworth would persuade you that the most insignificant objects are interesting in themselves, because he is interested in them.” Wordsworth reflected that as a child he was of a “stiff, moody, and violent temper” and was “one who spent half of his boyhood in running wild among the mountains.” Along with his friend Samuel Taylor Coleridge, he published Lyrical Ballads in 1798. John Keats called Wordsworth’s The Excursion one of “three things to rejoice at in this age.”

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1798 | Tintern Abbey

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William Wordsworth loves the meadows and the mountains and the woods.More

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