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The Waggoner, A William Wordsworth Poem


William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850) was an English Romantic poet. The Waggoner is a poetic tale about a character named Benjamin, involving a trip across the Lake District, misbehaving animals, drunkenness and a pub. It is folksy and fanciful, and a delight to read. The poem was written, probably as a reaction to a stressful period of Wordsworth's life as a means of escapism and was dedicated to his friend, the writer Charles Lamb. The Waggoner was written in 1806, and finally completed after several revisions in 1819. William Wordsworth was Britain's poet laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850. He initially refused to accept this honour, citing that he was too old, but the Prime Minister, Robert Peel, assured him that nothing would be required of him. He therefore became the only poet laureate to write no official verses while holding the title.

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The White Doe Of Rylstone, or, The Fate Of The Nortons, A William Wordsworth Poem


The White Doe Of Rylstone, Or, The Fate Of The Nortons is a remarkable narrative poem that combines history with legend. It was set at the time of the Rising of the North, in 1559, when Catholic nobles from Northern England unsuccessfully attempted to depose Queen Elizabeth I of England to replace her with Mary, Queen of Scots. It was written in 1807-08, but not finally revised and published until 1815. William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850) was an English Romantic poet. He was Britain's poet laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850. He initially refused to accept this honour, citing that he was to old, but the Prime Minister, Robert Peel, assured him that nothing would be required of him. He therefore became the only poet laureate to write no official verses while holding the title.

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A College Breakfast Party, A George Eliot Poem


Mary Ann Evans (1819 - 1880) was an English novelist who wrote under her pen name George Eliot to escape the stereotype of women's writing being limited to light-hearted romances. She wrote seven novels, including The Mill On The Floss, Middlemarch, and Silas Marner, and she became one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. As well as her classic novels, she also wrote exceptional poetry which demonstrated her natural talent at writing prose and rhyme that displayed realism and psychological insight. A College Breakfast Party was written in 1879.

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The Legend Of Jubal, A George Eliot Poem


Mary Ann Evans (1819 - 1880) was an English novelist who wrote under her pen name George Eliot to escape the stereotype of women's writing being limited to lighthearted romances. She wrote seven novels, including The Mill On The Floss, Middlemarch, and Silas Marner, and she became one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. As well as her classic novels, she also wrote exceptional poetry which demonstrated her natural talent at writing prose and rhyme that displayed realism and psychological insight. The Legend of Jubal was written by George Eliot in 1870.

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How Lisa Loved The King, A George Eliot Poem


How Lisa Loved The King was written in 1867, and recounts, in poetic form, how Lisa, the daughter of a Sicilian merchant family falls in love with the king and how she struggles with the depth of her feelings. Mary Ann Evans (1819 - 1880) was an English novelist who wrote under her pen name George Eliot to escape the stereotype of women's writing being limited to lighthearted romances. She wrote seven novels, including The Mill On The Floss, Middlemarch, and Silas Marner, and she became one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. As well as her classic novels, she also wrote exceptional poetry which demonstrated her natural talent at writing prose and rhyme that displayed both realism, fantasy and psychological insight.

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The Lay of the Last Minstrel, a Sir Walter Scott Poem


Sir Walter Scott, (1771 – 1832) was a Scottish poet, playwright, politician, historian and historical novelist. He is best known for his many classics of English and Scottish literature, including Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian, and The Bride Of Lammermoor. The Lay of the Last Minstrel was the first romantic poem that Sir Walter Scott wrote, and it established him as a noteworthy poet. It is told by a seventeenth century minstrel who tells of a sixteenth century feud between Lady Buccleuch and Lord Cranstoun who loves the Lady’s daughter. The poem, written in a rhythmic gothic style, includes ballads and involves folk elements, magic, and knights in combat. The Lay of the Last Minstrel was written in 1805

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Rokeby, a Sir Walter Scott Poem


Sir Walter Scott, (1771 – 1832) was a Scottish poet, playwright, politician, historian and historical novelist. He is best known for his many classics of English and Scottish literature, including Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian, and The Bride Of Lammermoor. This poem, Rokeby, highlights the immense talent possessed by Sir Walter Scott, displaying his ability to manipulate language with poetic rhythm and emotive description. It is a narrative poem, set in 1664, in the village of Rokeby in Yorkshire, during the English Civil War and it is concerned with events following the Battle of Marston Moor. Rokeby was written in 1813.

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The Field of Waterloo, a Sir Walter Scott Poem


Sir Walter Scott, (1771 – 1832) was a Scottish poet, playwright, politician, historian and historical novelist. He is best known for his many classics of English and Scottish literature, including Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian, and The Bride Of Lammermoor. Following the battle of Waterloo, on 18th June 1815, Scott decided to travel to Belgium to visit the battlefield. He was one of the first civilians to view the area. He used his own personal observation, and information from senior officers, including the Duke of Wellington to put together his account of the field of battle. Unfortunately, this poem was not well received at the time and was regarded poorly by the critics. However, today, it is considered an important poem and rightly claims its place among the great poems of Sir Walter Scott. The Field of Waterloo was written in 1815.

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George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour In Company and Conversation


George Washington (1732 – 1799) was a military general, statesman, and American political leader. He led the Patriot forces to victory in the American War for Independence. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, presided at the Constitutional Convention of 1787, where the U.S. Constitution was established, and he served as the first president of the United States from 1789 – 1797. George Washington copied the list of 110 rules when he was sixteen as a handwriting exercise. They were originally derived from a list of ideals compiled by French Jesuits in 1590, and translated into English in 1640 by Francis Hawkins. He grew up without a gentlemanly background and as such, the rules resonated well with him, providing him with a model of appropriate gentlemanly behaviour that he strove to follow and to which he encouraged others to also abide by.

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