Burkett, Andrew. Writes Burkett, "First-generation Romantic poets generally hold a deeply rooted faith in the notion of the limitless nature of possibility, and in reaction to Enlightenment determinism, several of these poets strive for an understanding and representation of nature that is divorced from Enlightenment notions of causality. This essay specifically explores William Wordsworth's poetic denunciation of such deterministic accounts of causality through an investigation of ." 54 (2009).
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by Robert Andersen, 1798. A poem by Robert Anderson, the "Cumberland Bard," which may have inspired Wordsworth's "Lucy Gray." In Andersen's 1798. Facsimile of this edition at Google Books.
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A selection of images and manuscripts related to the history and geography of Tintern Abbey, the subject of Wordsworth's poem "Lines, Written a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey," and critical commentaries. U of Michigan Special Collections Library.
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In 1813, Wordsworth moved from Grasmere to nearby Ambelside. He continued to write poetry, but it was never as great as his early works. After 1835, he wrote little more. In 1842, he was given a government pension and the following year became poet laureate. Wordsworth died on 23 April 1850 and was buried in Grasmere churchyard. His great autobiographical poem, 'The Prelude', which he had worked on since 1798, was published after his death.
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William Wordsworth was born on 7 April 1770 at Cockermouth in Cumbria. His father was a lawyer. Both Wordsworth's parents died before he was 15, and he and his four siblings were left in the care of different relatives. As a young man, Wordsworth developed a love of nature, a theme reflected in many of his poems.
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Duggan, Robert A. In Herman Melville's poem "The House-top" he attempts to rewrite the climatic "Sleep No More" episode of Book 10 of Wordsworth's for post-Civil War America, revisiting the mix of violence and idealism Wordsworth encountered during the French Revolution. 38-39 (2005).