William Wordsworth

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William Wordsworth

-William Wordsworth is credited with launching the English literary Romantic period.-Wordsworth studied at Cambridge University.-He reportedly had anosmia (no sense of smell).-Wordsworth's Grasmere home was (and is) called "Dove Cottage."

-Lyrical Ballads (1798 edition) -"Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey"-Poems, in Two Volumes (1807) -"I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" (aka "The Daffodils) -"Composed Upon Westminster Bridge" -"The Solitary Reaper"-The Prelude (1850)

William Wordsworth was born on April 7, 1770 in Cockermouth, Cumbria, England. His mother died when he was only eight, something that would later shape much of his work. Wordsworth attended Hawkshead Grammar School and later St. John's College at Cambridge. His earliest poems were published in 1973 after touring Europe and coming into contact with the French Revolution. In 1802, Wordsorth married Mary Hutchinson. After publishing countless poems and becoming the British Poet Laureate, Worsworth died on April 23, 1850.

William Wordsworth

-1838: Received an honorary doctorate in Civil Law from the Univeristy of Durham-1839: Received same honorary degree from the University of Oxford-1843: Became the British Poet Laureate, going on to become the only laureate to write no official verses






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