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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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  • Wordsworth may be the greater teacher; for many of us he has opened a new world: he has touched the deepest springs of our nature.

  • Wordsworth quoted, "Filling more and more with crystal light," 55.

  • Thus Wordsworth shrank back into Toryism, as it were, from a Shelleyan extreme of pantheism as yet disembodied.

  • The rector was enthusiastic in his admiration of Wordsworth.

    Lady Bountiful George A. Birmingham
  • Shades of Rousseau and Wordsworth, to mention the nightingale and the ortolans in one breath!

    Thomas Jefferson Gilbert Chinard
  • Then it would be the turn of his favourite poets—Wordsworth, Tennyson, Virgil.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • It is all very well for a middle-aged man to worship Wordsworth and calm philosophy.

    The Loom of Youth Alec Waugh
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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