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Yet in my heart of hearts I feel your might;
Is lovely yet ;
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, second son of John
Wordsworth (d. 1783) and Anne (Cookson, of
Penrith, d. 1778) his wife, born . . . April 7, 1770 At Hawkshead Grammar School
1778-86 To St. John's College, Cambridge.
1787 Took B.A. degree and left Cambridge
1791 Residence in France . . . .
1791-2 Settled at Racedown, Dorset, with his sister Dorothy
(6. 1771) · · · · · · 1795 Moved, with his sister, to Alfoxden, Somerset
1797 Lyrical Ballads (containing 'Lines written a few
Miles above Tintern Abbey,' Coleridge's 'The
lished . . . . . . 1798 Winter in Germany (Goslar) with his sister . . 1798-9 Settled with Dorothy Wordsworth at Dove Cottage,
Grasmere . . . . . . Dec. 1799 He married his cousin, Mary Hutchinson . . Oct. 4, 1802 His younger and favourite brother John lost at sea . Feb. 5, 1805
The family moved from Dove Cottage to Allan
1808 To Grasmere Parsonage :
1811 They left Grasmere for Rydal Mount Received the honorary degree of D.C.L. at Oxford,
being introduced to the Vice-Chancellor by
Keble, then Professor of Poetry . . . July 1839 Appointed Poet Laureate, on Southey's death . April 1843 His daughter Dora, wife of Edward Quillinan, died . July 9, 1847 William Wordsworth died at Rydal Mount, aged So years . . . . . April 23, 1850
(Wordsworth’s wife and sister both survived him, the latter dying on January 25, 1855, the former living until January 17, 1859.)
• The Editor is responsible for the titles thus indicated. Extract from the Conclusion of a Poem, composed in anticipation of leaving School. .
· Lines left upon a Seat in a Yew-tree, which stands near
the Lake of Esthwaite, on a desolate part of the Shore,
commanding a beautiful Prospect
he was concerned
Subject . . . . . .
revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour. July
13, 1798 . . . . . .