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William, 1770–1850, English poet: poet laureate 1843–50.
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

Tennyson and His Friends Various
Our Fathers Have Told Us John Ruskin
The Victorian Age in Literature G. K. Chesterton
Lady Bountiful George A. Birmingham
Thomas Jefferson Gilbert Chinard
Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
The Loom of Youth Alec Waugh

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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