William Wordsworth Biography

William Wordsworth, Poet
Occup.Poet
FromEngland
BornApril 7, 1770
Cockermouth, Cumberland, England
DiedApril 23, 1850
Rydal Mount, Westmorland, England
CauseNatural Causes
Aged80 years
William Wordsworth was born upon April 7, 1770, in Cockermouth, Cumberland, in the beautiful region of Lake District, England. As one of the introducing Enchanting poets of the early 19th century, Wordsworth had a substantial and enduring impact on British literature, ranging from his very early jobs that were heavily influenced by his love of nature to his later items that focused on the responsibilities of the specific as well as the political values of the time.

Wordsworth was the second of 5 kids of John Wordsworth, a legal rep of James Lowther, and Anne Cookson. His adolescence was marked by a collection of heartbreaking occasions - the loss of his mommy in 1778, complied with by his papa's demise in 1783. Raised by relatives, Wordsworth participated in Hawkshead Grammar School in the Lake District as well as, later, researched at St. John's College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1791.

Wordsworth started to write verse while at college as well as continued his enthusiasm for writing throughout his university years. His initial published job, "An Evening Walk", was launched in 1793. The same year, he took a trip to France for the first time, where he was inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution. In 1798, he released "Lyrical Ballads", a collection of rhymes written with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, one more famous Romantic poet. The collection, considered among the central works of British Romantic verse, consisted of Wordsworth's well-known item, "Tintern Abbey".

A substantial motif in Wordsworth's jobs is the relationship between individuals as well as nature, frequently checking out just how nature can raise the human spirit and also relieve the problems of urban life. He typically wrote in basic language to catch the voice of the common people, sharing his idea that there exists a common psychological understanding that joins individuals from all profession.

Wordsworth's individual life was noted by extensive connections with significant literary figures of the moment. Aside from Coleridge, he was close friends with Robert Southey, Charles Lamb, as well as William Hazlitt. In 1802, he married Mary Hutchinson, with whom he had 5 children. For many years, the Wordsworth family lived in a home at Grasmere in the Lake District, currently known as Dove Cottage, which has given that become a prominent literary landmark.

In his later years, Wordsworth's political and also religions developed, and consequently, his poetic output changed toward extra sad themes that focused on the human problem and mankind's spiritual responsibilities. Designated as the Poet Laureate in 1843, he held the position up until his death on April 23, 1850.

William Wordsworth's life and also job were woven with each other by the usual thread of a respect for nature and a strong empathetic understanding of humanity. Today, he remains to be advertised as a significant pressure in British Romantic poetry, leaving a literary tradition that has actually influenced numerous writers and still reverberates with readers.

Our collection contains 33 quotes who is written / told by William, under the main topics: Art - Business - Nature - Faith - Power.

Related authors: William Hazlitt (Critic), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Poet), Sydney Smith (Clergyman), Robert Southey (Poet), Xu Zhimo (Poet), Robert South (Clergyman), Charles Lamb (Critic)

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33 Famous quotes by William Wordsworth

Small: Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the p
"Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present to live better in the future"
Small: In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesnt know w
"In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing"
Small: I listened, motionless and still And, as I mounted up the hill, The music in my heart I bore, Long afte
"I listened, motionless and still; And, as I mounted up the hill, The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more"
Small: How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root,
"How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold"
Small: Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness
"Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness"
Small: Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers
"Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers"
Small: For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes t
"For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity"
Small: Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart
"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart"
Small: Faith is a passionate intuition
"Faith is a passionate intuition"
Small: Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher
"Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher"
Small: But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night, shall lead thee to thy grave
"But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night, shall lead thee to thy grave"
Small: A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discrim
"A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor"
Small: What we need is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out
"What we need is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out"
Small: With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of thin
"With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things"
Small: To begin, begin
"To begin, begin"
Small: Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity
"Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity"
Small: Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry and these we adore Plain living and high thinking are no mor
"Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry; and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more"
Small: Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected i
"Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility"
Small: The world is too much with us late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we s
"The world is too much with us; late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours"
Small: The things which I have seen I now can see no more
"The things which I have seen I now can see no more"
Small: The ocean is a mighty harmonist
"The ocean is a mighty harmonist"
Small: The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind
"The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away; than what it leaves behind"
Small: The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants and he
"The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this"
Small: The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly
"The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly"
Small: The child is father of the man
"The child is father of the man"
Small: The best portion of a good mans life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love
"The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love"
Small: That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing ca
"That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind"
Small: That best portion of a mans life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love
"That best portion of a man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love"
Small: Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them
"Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them"
Small: Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. Not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness, but
"Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. Not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness, but trailing clouds of glory do we come"
Small: One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages
"One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can"
Small: Not without hope we suffer and we mourn
"Not without hope we suffer and we mourn"
Small: Nature never did betray the heart that loved her
"Nature never did betray the heart that loved her"