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Words·worth(wûrdz′wûrth′), William 1770-1850.
British poet whose most important collection, Lyrical Ballads (1798), published jointly with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped establish romanticism in England. He was appointed poet laureate in 1843.
1. (Biography) Dorothy. 1771–1855, English writer, whose Journals are noted esp for their descriptions of nature
2. (Biography) 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
Wordsworthian adj, n
1. Dorothy, 1771–1855, English writer.
2. her brother, William, 1770–1850, English poet: poet laureate 1843–50.