William Wordsworth

William WordsworthIn hmolscience, William Wordsworth (1770-1850) (IQ:165|#231) (CR:16) was an English romantic poet, an greatest literary author ever (#29), a Cattell 1000 (#67), noted for []

In 1798, Wordsworth, together with Samuel Coleridge, published Lyrical Ballads, which is sometimes credited as having helped to launch the romantic age in English literature. In 1800, Coleridge, on his on his plans to set up a joint chemistry laboratory with Humphry Davy and Wordsworth in Lake District, commented the following: [3]

“I shall attack chemistry like a shark.”
Samuel Coleridge (1800) (see also: Whewell-Coleridge debate)

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Wordsworth was an associated of John Stewart; the following being an example dialogue:

Stewart is the most eloquent man on the subject of nature I have ever met.”
— Thomas De Quincey (c.1792), discussion with Wordsworth; view concurred (Ѻ)

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The following are noted quotes on Wordsworth:

“Wordsworth's claim, his special gift, his lasting contribution, lies in the extraordinary strenuousness, sincerity and insight with which he first idealizes and glorifies the vast universe around us, and then makes of it, not a theatre on which men play their parts, but an animate presence, intermingling with our works, pouring its companionable spirit about us, and ‘breathing grandeur upon the very humblest face of human life’.”
— John Morley (c.1900), “Introduction”, in: Wordsworth Collected Poetic Works [1]

The following are noted quotes by Wordsworth:

"And 'tis my faith, that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes."
— William Wordsworth (c.1790), cited by Henry Finck (1887) [2]


1. Lotka, Alfred J. (1925). Elements of Physical Biology (republished (Ѻ) as: Elements of Mathematical Biology, which includes: corrections from Lotka’s notes and a completed list of his publications) (pdf) (Ѻ) (txt) (pg. 184). Dover, 1956.
2. Finck, Henry. (1887). Romantic Love and Personal Beauty: Their Development, Causal Relations, Historic and National Peculiarities (section: Cosmic Attraction and Chemical Affinities, pgs 4-9). MacMillan.
3. Davyeridge, Samuel. (1800). “Letter to Humphry Davy” (on his plans to set up a joint chemistry laboratory with Davy and Wordsworth in Lake District), Jul 15. (link).

External links
William Wordsworth – Wikipedia.

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