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| William Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth, Cumbria, in
His education included studies at Cambridge University and, in 1790, he undertook a walking tour of France and Switzerland. He journeyed back to England and then again to France where he became enthusiastic about the political developments associated with the early days of the Revolution in France and the seeming emergence of a greater liberty, equality, and fraternity. He also became involved with a French girl, Annette Vallon, and their relationship led to the birth of a daughter.
At the outbreak of war in 1793 Wordsworth returned to England where he took up a life of letters co-operating with Coleridge in the authorship of the Lyrical Ballads - a defining work in the emergence of the Romantic movement in England.
Wordsworth was appointed Poet Laureate in 1843 and died in 1850.
Here are some famous and familiar quotations from William
Bliss was it that dawn to be alive,
But to be young was very heaven.
One impulse from a vernal wood
May teach you more of man,
Of moral evil and of good,
Than all the sages can.
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd
A host of golden daffodils.
The child is father of the man.
Oh! many are the Poets that are sown
By nature; men endowed with highest gifts,
The vision and the faculty divine;
Yet wanting the accomplishment of verse.
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