Standard Name: Wordsworth, Dorothy
Birth Name: Dorothy Wordsworth
DW is chiefly remembered for her Romantic-period journals, especially for her descriptions of the detail of nature, landscape, growth, and seasonal change. The journals, however, are equally remarkable for observing the doings of people: both the precise circumstances and the personal pleasures of the rural poor and vagrants. DW was also a travel writer, and interest has been growing in her thirty or so very interesting poems extant. Besides writing these poems, she exerted profound if unquantifiable influence on the poetry of her brother William .
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|Family and Intimate relationships||Anne Ridler||
Anne Bradby (later AR ) was still at school when she first met Charles Williams , the poet, Christian apologist, novelist, playwright and essayist, who was a friend of her headmistress, and came to lecture...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Violet Hunt||
VH 's mother was the writer Margaret (Raine) Hunt , born on 14 October 1831. Her childhood home, Crook Hall in County Durham, was visited by Dorothy and William Wordsworth , John Ruskin ...
|Family and Intimate relationships||William Wordsworth||
William was very close to his sister, Dorothy . They were separated in childhood following their mother's death, but reunited in 1794 to spend the rest of their lives together. Dorothy was immeasurably important to...
|Family and Intimate relationships||William Wordsworth|
|Friends, Associates||Thomas De Quincey|
|Friends, Associates||Mary Lamb||
ML 's friends (many of them made through Charles) included Eliza Fenwick (whose husband and Charles drank together), Henry Crabb Robinson , and many more canonical members of the Romantic movement. Charles was close to...
|Friends, Associates||Eliza Fenwick||
Other more or less radical friends of EF included Thomas Holcroft , Anne Plumptre , Elizabeth Benger , Jane Porter , Henry Crabb Robinson , Charles and Mary Lamb , and their friend Sarah Stoddart
|Friends, Associates||Dora Greenwell||
Among DG 's other writer friends were Elizabeth Charles , Margaret Hunt , and Sarah Tytler .
She was also acquainted with Longfellow , William Bell Scott
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Hickok, Kathleen. Representations of Women: Nineteenth-Century British Women’s Poetry. Greenwood Press, 1984.
|Friends, Associates||William Hazlitt||
The direction of WH 's life was shaped by his early meeting with Samuel Taylor Coleridge , and through him with William and Dorothy Wordsworth .
|Friends, Associates||Helen Maria Williams||
On her return to Paris after Robespierre's death, HMW and Stone lived in a house (where she held her salon) on the Quai Malaquais. After peace was announced between England and France in 1801...
|Friends, Associates||Sara Coleridge||
Her playmates included Edith Southey and Dora Wordsworth .
William Wordsworth 's poem The Triad describes these three young girls.
Mudge, Bradford Keyes, and Sara Coleridge. Sara Coleridge, a Victorian Daughter: Her Life and Essays. Yale University Press, 1989.
Commire, Anne, and Deborah Klezmer, editors. Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Yorkin Publications, 2002.
|Friends, Associates||Sara Coleridge||
Among women writers, in addition to Dorothy Wordsworth , Joanna Baillie , and Maria Jane Jewsbury , SC also knew Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Anna Jameson , Elizabeth Rigby , Elizabeth Gaskell , and Harriet Martineau
|Friends, Associates||Maria Jane Jewsbury||
During MJJ 's visit to Rydal Mount, she rode ponies through the nearby mountains while listening to Wordsworth recite poetry. Sometimes during these excursions, she received freshly picked nosegays from the celebrated poet. Later...
|Friends, Associates||Samuel Taylor Coleridge||
A Christian and political radical, STC associated with William Godwin and Robert Southey . William Wordsworth wrote of him on 21 March 1796, I saw but little of him. I wished indeed to have seen...
One of Mary Lamb 's bouts of madness seems to have been brought on by agitation about the break between Coleridge and theWordsworths .
Moorman, Mary. William Wordsworth: A Biography. Clarendon Press, 1965.
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Burton, Sarah. A Double Life: A Biography of Charles and Mary Lamb. Viking, 2003.
15 April 1802
Dorothy Wordsworth recorded in her diary how she and her brother , out walking, came on a mass of wild daffodils in bloom at the edge of a lake.
3 September 1802
William Wordsworth composed his well-known sonnetUpon Westminster Bridge, responding to the power of the city, as well as countryside or wilderness, to arouse transcendent feelings.
From April 1810
The Rev. Joseph Wilkinson 's Select Views in Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire appeared in instalments, containing William Wordsworth 's introductory Description of the Scenery of the English Lakes and later text.
10 September 2003
Guardian Unlimited Books named as Site of the Week a website entitled Poetry Landmarks of Britain: a map of poetic assocations plotted on an interactive map of Britain, searchable by region or category.