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 .
|Connections Sort descending||Author name||Excerpt|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Anne Ridler|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Violet Hunt|
|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|
|Friends, Associates||Eliza Fenwick|
|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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|Friends, Associates||William Hazlitt|
|Friends, Associates||Helen Maria Williams|
|Friends, Associates||Sara Coleridge||
Her playmates included Edith Southey and Dora Wordsworth .
William Wordsworth 's poem The Triad describes these three young girls.
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|Friends, Associates||Sara Coleridge|
|Friends, Associates||Maria Jane Jewsbury|
|Friends, Associates||Samuel Taylor Coleridge|
One of Mary Lamb 's bouts of madness seems to have been brought on by agitation about the break between Coleridge and theWordsworths .
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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.