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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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