William Wordsworth: Tintern Abbey (3543 words)

Tintern Abbey
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 years after his first visit in July or August 1793. Wordsworth recounts on p. 30 of his “Fenwick Notes”, “I began it upon leaving Tintern after crossing the Wye, …

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 28 April 2017.]


Related Groups

  1. Picturesque landscape and gardens
  2. English Landscape Poetry
  3. English Romanticism

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