William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was born at Cockermouth in Cumbria and began publishing poetry in 1793. He collaborated with Samuel Taylor Coleridge on Lyrical Ballads, a book which marked the beginning of the Romantic Movement in English Poetry. He settled in the Lake District with his sister Dorothy and wife Mary, and his poems include the famous Daffodils and his long autobiographical poem, The Prelude, published after his death.
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