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William Wordsworth
(1770 - 1850)



"I have said that poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings; it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility; the emotion is contemplated till, by a species of re-action, the tranquility gradually disappears, and an emotion, kindred to that which was the subject of contemplation, is gradually produced, and does itself actually exist in the mind ."

William Wordsworth

One of the great English poets, he was a leader of the romantic movement in England.
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