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William Wordsworth

* William Wordsworth was born on 7 April 1770 in Cockermouth, Cumberland, in the Lake District.
* He lost his mother when he was eight and five years later his father.* Wordsworth made his debut as a writer in 1787, when he published a sonnet in The European Magazine.
* In 1795 William met Coleridge.
* Published Lyrical Ballads (1798) in collaborationwith Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
* In 1802, William married Mary Hutchinson.
* He believed that God was everywhere through perfection and harmony in nature, which was intimately attached to humansoul.
* Defended the ideas of French Revolution.
* Lyrical Ballads was not well received for the literary critics of that time.
* In order to explain his work William wrote a Preface wherehe stated that the poetic truth came from the direct experience of senses.
* He also maintained that the everyday scenarios and situations as well as the street language constituted the matter fromwhich poetry could and should be born.
* He rejected the ideas of his contemporaries who, in William’s POV, deprived poetry of emotions.
* His political and intellectual believes changeddrastically in 1800. He abandoned his radical ideas and became a patriotic, conservative public man.
* He moved to Rydal Mount, Ambleside, where he spent the rest of his life.
* In 1843 hesucceeded Robert Southey (1774-1843) as England's poet laureate.
* Wordsworth died on April 23, 1850.

A simple child, dear brother Jim,
That lightly draws its breath,
And feels itslife in every limb,
What should it know of death?
I met a little cottage girl,
She was eight years old, she said;
Her hair was thick with many a curl
That cluster'd round her head.
She had arustic, woodland air,
And she was wildly clad;
Her eyes were fair, and very fair,
--Her beauty made me glad.
"Sisters and brothers, little maid,
"How many may you be?"
"How many? Seven in all," she...
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