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William Wordsworth's poetry answered to the large literary, political, cultural, technological and social adjustments that the poet lived via in the course of his lifetime (1770‒1850), and to his personal transformation from younger radical encouraged by means of the French Revolution to Poet Laureate and supporter of the institution. The poet of the 'egotistical sublime' who wrote the pioneering autobiographical masterpiece, The Prelude, and whose paintings is impressive for its research of private impressions, thoughts and stories, is additionally the poet who's significantly engaged with the cultural and political advancements of his period. William Wordsworth in Context offers thirty-five concise chapters on contexts an important for an figuring out and appreciation of this major Romantic poet. It specializes in his existence, circle, and composition; on his reception and impression; at the importance of past due eighteenth and early 19th century literary contexts; and at the old, political, clinical and philosophical matters that helped to form Wordsworth's poetry and prose.

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HG 58; lines 348–50). As it turns out, the Grasmere journal is not just a record of Grasmere, but also marks the journey that Dorothy and William took to Calais during the Peace of Amiens in 1802. During this trip, Wordsworth saw his French lover Annette Vallon and their daughter Caroline for the first time in ten years – and then he distanced himself from them so that he could return and marry 22 Judith W. Page Figure 1. Amos Green, ‘Town End’ (c. 1806) Mary in October. Dorothy’s journal entries complement the sonnets that Wordsworth wrote during the trip or right after.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Notebooks of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, vol. ii, 1804–1808, ed. Kathleen Coburn (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1962), 3148 (see also 2975, 2998, 3146). 8. Quoted in Grevel Lindop, The Opium-Eater: A Life of Thomas De Quincey (London: J. M. Dent, 1981), 317. 18 Susan M. Levin 9. Thomas De Quincey, ‘Recollections of Grasmere’, in The Works of Thomas De Quincey, vol. ii, ed. Julian North (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2003), 143, 151. 10. Thomas De Quincey, ‘Suspiria De Profundis’, in The Works of Thomas De Quincey, vol.

8 In 1808, however, the group responded to events involving George and Sarah Green in a way that demonstrated the creative energies of the community and their work in sustaining the environment that empowered them. Perishing in a snowstorm, the Greens left behind eight children, the eldest a girl of 11 and the youngest a still-nursing infant. Organized largely by Dorothy and Mary, the parish of Grasmere dealt with the sorrowful event. ’ His essay continues with his version of the story and includes the first publication of The Wordsworth circle 15 William’s poem about the tragedy – ‘Who weeps for strangers?

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