Widely considered the greatest and most influential of the English Romantic poets, William Wordsworth (1770–1850) remains today among the most admired and studied of all English writers. He is best remembered for the poems he wrote between 1798 and 1806, the period most fully represented in this selection of 39 of his most highly regarded works. Among them are poems from the revolutionary Lyrical Ballads of 1798, including the well-known "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abby"; the famous "Lucy" series of 1799; the political and social commentaries of 1802; the moving "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"; and the great "Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood" — all reprinted from an authoritative edition.
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I love this collection of Wordsworth's poetry because it contains my favorite of his poems--Ode: Intimations of Immortality. I've always enjoyed British Romantic Poets and Our Walt Whitman. Wordsworth writes about the beauty of the world we live in and our connection to God within this world. In a fast paced world, it is good to take a few moments either out of doors or at home reading his works and reconnecting our spirit to something greater than ourselves.