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date: 17 April 2024

Wordsworth, William (1770–1850), English poet. 

Source:
The Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens
Author(s):
Adam RobertsAdam Roberts

Dickens apparently met Wordsworth only once, at a dinner on 5 February 1839, where the poet was present with his son (of whom Dickens acerbically noted: ‘copyrights need be hereditary, for genius isn't’). But the only poem from Wordsworth's voluminous output that we can be certain Dickens actually admired is his brief and rather morbid lyric ‘We Are Seven’ (a letter from ... ...

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