William Wordsworth

First Name: 
William
Last Name(s): 
Wordsworth

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William Wordsworth addressed writing to, addressed in writing by, mutual influence James Hogg

"Wordsworth's 1835 'Extempore Effusion upon the Death of James Hogg', written in the year of [Hogg's] death, includes the lines:
'The mighty Minstrel breathes no longer,
'Mid mouldering ruins low he lies;
And death upon the braes of Yarrow,
Has closed the Shepherd-poet's eyes.'
This eulogy notwithstanding, Wordsworth's notes state 'He was undoubtedly a man of original genius, but of coarse manners and low and offensive opinions.' " (Wikipedia)

Hogg wrote poetic parodies of major poets (including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Scott, Wilson, Southey, and himself) in The Poetic Mirror (1816). (ODNB; Murray, 1904, p. 116)

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William Wordsworth read, influenced by, wrote about Thomas Chatterton

"Chatterton's genius and his death are commemorated by ...by William Wordsworth in 'Resolution and Independence' " (Wikipedia)

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