William Wordsworth: Tintern Abbey

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Tintern Abbey, July 1995

LOCATION and HISTORY

Published in the first edition of Lyrical Ballads on 6th October 1798, the ostensible topic of “Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, on Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour, July 13, 1798” is Wordsworth's reflections on revisiting the ruins of Tintern Abbey on or about July 13th 1798 whilst he was on a walking tour with his sister Dorothy, five …

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Citation:
Clark, Robert. "Tintern Abbey". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 December 2007; last revised 18 November 2008.
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=21595, accessed 23 November 2014.]


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