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[wurdz-wurth] /ˈwɜrdzˌwɜrθ/
William, 1770–1850, English poet: poet laureate 1843–50.
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Wordsworthian, adjective, noun
Wordsworthianism, noun Unabridged
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  • The period of our lives when, according to Wordsworth, "Heaven lies about us."

    The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce
  • The history of the poetry of Wordsworth is a true reflex of the man himself.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • Observe that Wordsworth found the lesson because he looked for it, and would find it.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • That nature did this for Wordsworth is very clear; and it is easily intelligible.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • Loving man as Wordsworth did, he was most anxious to give him this teaching.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • Wordsworth was determined to owe nothing to such an adventitious cause.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • Wordsworth's "Kitten and the Falling Leaves," is in the high, moralizing style.

    Concerning Cats Helen M. Winslow
British Dictionary definitions for Wordsworth


Dorothy. 1771–1855, English writer, whose Journals are noted esp for their descriptions of nature
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
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Wordsworthian (ˌwɜːdzˈwɜːðɪən) adjective, noun
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