William Wordsworth - Author
1770-1850
English
Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be.
Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.

William Wordsworth

When William Wordsworth (1770-1850) published 'Lyrical Ballads' with Samuel Coleridge in 1798, they launched the Romantic Age of English Literature. Although now generally considered the greatest poet of his age, at the time he would have been considered secondary to Keats, Scott and later Tennyson. His semi-autobiographical poem, 'The Prelude', raised little interest when it was published by his widow after his death, but it has come to be viewed as his masterpiece.

Books by William Wordsworth