William Wordsworth (2611 words)

John R. Williams (University of Greenwich)
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William Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth, Cumberland, on April 7th, 1770. He had an elder brother, Richard, born in 1768. His sister, Dorothy, was born in 1771, followed by John, 1772, and Christopher, 1774. Wordsworth's father (John Wordsworth) was law agent to Sir James Lowther (later Earl of Lonsdale), the richest and most powerful political magnate in the north-west. The family owed everything to …

Citation: Williams, John R.. "William Wordsworth". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 October 2000 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=4804, accessed 09 July 2020.]

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