Wordsworth Born on This Date

British poet William Wordsworth born on this date in 1770. Wordsworth, together with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, wrote the poems in Lyrical Ballads (1798), one of the most important works of poetry in the English language. Wordsworth became Poet Laureate in 1843. You can read the poems in Lyrical Ballads here:

http://www.gutenberg.org/ ebooks/9622

NPG 1857,William Wordsworth,by Benjamin Robert Haydon

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