His poetry also takes inspiration from the beauty of nature, especially his native Lake District. He frequently felt in conflict with his relations and at times contemplated ending his life. However, as a child, he developed a great love of nature, spending many hours walking in the fells of the Lake District.
William's sister, the poet and diarist Dorothy Wordsworthto whom he was close all his life, was born the following year, and the two were baptised together.
They had three other siblings: Richard, the eldest, who became a lawyer; John, born after Dorothy, who went to sea and died in when the ship of which he was captain, the Earl of Abergavennywas wrecked off the south coast of England; and Christopherthe youngest, who entered the Church and rose to be Master of Trinity College, Cambridge.
He was frequently away from home on business, so the young William and his siblings had little involvement with him and remained distant from him until his death in William was also allowed to use his father's library.
William also spent time at his mother's parents' house in PenrithCumberland, where he was exposed to the moors, but did not get along with his grandparents or his uncle, who also lived there. His hostile interactions with them distressed him to the point of contemplating suicide.
Wordsworth was taught both the Bible and the Spectatorbut little else. It was at the school in Penrith that he met the Hutchinsons, including Mary, who later became his wife. She and William did not meet again for another nine years.
Wordsworth made his debut as a writer in when he published a sonnet in The European Magazine. That same year he began attending St John's College, Cambridge. He received his BA degree in In he went on a walking tour of Europe, during which he toured the Alps extensively, and visited nearby areas of France, Switzerland, and Italy.
He fell in love with a French woman, Annette Vallon, who in gave birth to their daughter Caroline. Financial problems and Britain 's tense relations with France forced him to return to England alone the following year. The Reign of Terror left Wordsworth thoroughly disillusioned with the French Revolution and the outbreak of armed hostilities between Britain and France prevented him from seeing Annette and his daughter for some years.
The purpose of the visit was to prepare Annette for the fact of his forthcoming marriage to Mary Hutchinson. Mary was anxious that Wordsworth should do more for Caroline.
In he received a legacy of pounds from Raisley Calvert and became able to pursue a career as a poet. It was also in that he met Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Somerset. The two poets quickly developed a close friendship. Together Wordsworth and Coleridge with insights from Dorothy produced Lyrical Balladsan important work in the English Romantic movement.
One of Wordsworth's most famous poems, " Tintern Abbey ", was published in this collection, along with Coleridge's " The Rime of the Ancient Mariner ". The second edition, published inhad only Wordsworth listed as the author, and included a preface to the poems.
Wordsworth also gives his famous definition of poetry as "the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: A fourth and final edition of Lyrical Ballads was published in He attempted to get the play staged in Novemberbut it was rejected by Thomas Harristhe manager of the Covent Garden Theatrewho proclaimed it "impossible that the play should succeed in the representation".
The rebuff was not received lightly by Wordsworth and the play was not published untilafter substantial revision. While Coleridge was intellectually stimulated by the journey, its main effect on Wordsworth was to produce homesickness.
He wrote a number of other famous poems in Goslar, including " The Lucy poems ". In the Autumn ofWordsworth and his sister returned to England and visited the Hutchinson family at Sockburn. When Coleridge arrived back in England he travelled to the North with their publisher Joseph Cottle to meet Wordsworth and undertake a proposed tour of the Lake District.
This was the immediate cause of the siblings settling at Dove Cottage in Grasmere in the Lake District, this time with another poet, Robert Southey nearby.
Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey came to be known as the " Lake Poets ".[pic] “WILLIAM WORDSWORTH AS THE WORSHIPPER OF NATURE” INTRODUCTION There's nothing quite like poetry for singing a paean to nature. Among the many celebrated nature poets, William Wordsworth is probably the most famous.
William Wordsworth was a famous English poet who played a central role in the English Romantic Movement. He is best known for ushering in the Romantic Age in English Literature with the joint publication of ‘Lyrical Ballads’ with Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Place Of Birth: Kingdom of Great Britain.
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