Glossary entry for
Wordsworth, William

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850), the great English Romantic poet, was born in Cockermouth, England. His sister Dorothy was born a year later. In 1799, while on a walking tour through the Lake district with Coleridge, he chanced on Dove Cottage in Grasmere Vale, which Dorothy and William then rented, and lived in from the end of 1799 until 1808.

Perhaps Wordsworth's most famous lines are these:

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;

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