William Wordsworth

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  • John R. Williams (University of Greenwich)


Sketch by Daniel Maclise, c.1830s. Courtesy The Walter Scott Digital Archive, Edinburgh University Library.

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 …

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Williams, John R.. "William Wordsworth". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 October 2000
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=4804, accessed 08 July 2015.]

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