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William Wordsworth

Biography, poems and picture William Wordsworth

This page is dedicated to this great poet together with a biography, picture 
and most famous poems

Concise Biography and Picture
William Wordsworth
Nationality - English 
Lifespan - 1770 - 1850
Father - John Wordsworth, lawyer
Educated - Hawkeshead Grammar School and St Johns College Cambridge
Career - Poet and author
First Published - 1798

Famous Poems
William Wordsworth

Daffodils a poem by William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud a poem by William Wordsworth

London 1802 a poem by William Wordsworth

The Tables Turned a poem by William Wordsworth

Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey
a poem by William Wordsworth

Famous Quote by William Wordsworth
"That best portion of a good mans life, His little, nameless, 
unremembered acts of kindness and of love."
William Wordsworth

Biography William Wordsworth

It was William Wordsworth who made a deep poetic appreciation of nature, closely akin to a religion, an imperishable part of English Literature. Love of nature was not an incidental or decorative part of his 
verse; it was its chief impulse and theme. Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey were called in their own 
day The Lake Poets, because they were friends who lived near each other in the English Lake District. 
But it was only in their youth that they had a deep influence on each other. Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth, Cumberland just outside the Lake District, on April 7th 1770. His father was the agent 
of the first Earl of Lonsdale, a wealthy but eccentric nobleman with great local influence. William was only thirteen when his father died, leaving five children (four boys and one girl).

The Wordsworth family would 
have been fairly well off if the Earl had paid the money he owed to their father but he refused to do so and 
they were consequently brought up by their grandparents in a plain and simple way. Money was found, 
however, to educate the children. Richard, the eldest boy, became a lawyer like his father. William and the youngest boy went to Cambridge and the remaining son went to sea. At college William made little 
distinction in learning however his brother Christopher became Master of Trinity. After he had taken 
his degree he published his first book of poems descriptive of his European travels as a student 
and the Lake District. The sale of the book was small but reached Coleridge and Southey 
which is how they became great friends.

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