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Gentleman's Magazine 1824 part 2 p.245

  William Wordsworth
William Wordsworth, a mention

William Wordsworth mentioned in a review of The Library Companion by T F Dibdin, 1824
'The fame of Mr. WORDSWORTH was first established by his Lyrical Ballads, 1798, 1802, 12mo. 2 vols.: with additions and improvements in 1815, 8vo. 2 vols. The most imprtant work was his larger poem of The Excursion, 1820, 4t0. The third, the White Doe of Rylstone, &c. 1819, 4to. These, with Peter Bell, the Wagoner, &c. appear in the collected works of Mr. Wordsworth, published in 1820, 12mo. 4 vols. The muse of this poet is of a singular cast and temperament. Objects the most simple, and themes the most familiar, are treated by her in a style peculiarly her own: but if these objects and these themes have been such as, with a great number of readers, to excite surprise and provoke ridicule, this must have arisen rather in compliance with the tone of what is called fashionable criticism, than from an impartial perusal of the poems themselves. The purest moral strain, and the loftiest feelings of humanity, pervade the productions of Mr. Wordsworth: and these; at times, are united with so much sweetness of diction, and with such just and powerful views of religion, that that bosom must be taxed with insensibility which is impervious to their impression.'

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