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Wordsworth

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noun
  1. William,1770–1850, English poet: poet laureate 1843–50.
Related formsWords·worth·i·an, adjective, nounWords·worth·i·an·ism, noun
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  • The period of our lives when, according to Wordsworth, "Heaven lies about us."

  • Wordsworth was determined to owe nothing to such an adventitious cause.

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    George MacDonald

  • The history of the poetry of Wordsworth is a true reflex of the man himself.

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    George MacDonald

  • Observe that Wordsworth found the lesson because he looked for it, and would find it.

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    George MacDonald

  • That nature did this for Wordsworth is very clear; and it is easily intelligible.

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    George MacDonald


British Dictionary definitions for wordsworth

Wordsworth

noun
  1. Dorothy. 1771–1855, English writer, whose Journals are noted esp for their descriptions of nature
  2. her brother, William . 1770–1850, English poet, whose work, celebrating nature, was greatly inspired by the Lake District, in which he spent most of his life. Lyrical Ballads (1798), to which Coleridge contributed, is often taken as the first example of English romantic poetry and includes his Lines Written above Tintern Abbey. Among his other works are The Prelude (completed in 1805; revised thereafter and published posthumously) and Poems in Two Volumes (1807), which includes The Solitary Reaper and Intimations of Immortality
Derived FormsWordsworthian (ˌwɜːdzˈwɜːðɪən), adjective, noun
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