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Poems by William Wordsworth: Including Lyrical Ballads, and the Miscellaneous Pieces of the Author, Volume 2 (1815), p. 74-75, "XXXIII, Lines, July 13, 1798"

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Born: April 7, 1770

Died: April 23, 1850 (aged 80)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Poet

Bio: William Wordsworth was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with the 1798 joint publication Lyrical Ballads.

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