Bill Broadbent was interviewed by Roland Bond and started his engineering apprenticeship at Crewe Works in early He came from Huddersfield and had been educated at public school and he and his brother Basil had steam garden model railways. Lelean, Chief of the Locomotive Department of Messrs. Rendel, Palmer and Tritton, Consulting Engineers.
Childhood and education His mother died in 8and in the same year he was sent as a boarder to Hawkshead Grammar School. Hawkshead School, on the other hand, under the headship of William Taylor, was a progressive and liberally oriented establishment, where reading in mathematics and the sciences was encouraged.
Hawkshead Grammar School During this second visit he was befriended by Michel Beaupuythrough whom he came to share the ideals of the French Revolution. He returns to England and radical ideas Financial problems and the political situation forced him to return to England, where he began to give wholehearted support to the radical philosophy of Thomas Paine and William Godwinopenly expressing their ideas in his own poetry, and penning a Letter to the Bishop of Llandaff in which he clearly expressed his republican sentiments.
First publication His first publications followed shortly after his return to England. An Evening Walk and Descriptive Sketches made their appearance on 29 Januaryand received unfavourable not to say contemptuous reviews.
Map of Great Britain showing places associated with William Wordsworth The brothers, William and Raisley Calvert His financial problems continued but fortunately, in April 23William Calvert, a friend from Hawkshead School, who had recently inherited a considerable fortune, invited him on a tour of Wales, all expenses paid.
The two men separated after an unfortunate accident that damaged the gig in which they were travelling beyond repair, but Wordsworth continued alone and on foot through Salisbury, Bath, Bristol and into Wales, passing by Tintern Abbey, later immortalised in the poem of that name, in which he recalls this first visit on the occasion of a second visit in The poem became his most significant contribution to Lyrical Ballads.
Wordsworth spent much of the latter part of looking after the sick man. On 7th November, he wrote to his friend William Mathews: Raisley died on 9 January 25and Wordsworth left shortly afterwards for London. He arrived at Racedown with his sister Dorothy and the young Basil on 26 September.
We do not see a soul. Now and then we meet a miserable peasant in the road or an accidental traveller.
The country people here are wretchedly poor, ignorant and overwhelmed with every vice that usually attends ignorance in that class, viz - lying and picking and stealing. Visit to London and The Borderers A visit to London beginning on 1 June and further acquaintance with Godwin and his circle gave rise to a reaction against the philosopher.
The play also draws on his experiences in France during the Revolution. Mary Hutchinson comes to visit. His future wife, Mary Hutchinson, arrived to visit Dorothy in November I should certainly have accompanied you as far as Bristol; or further, perhaps and then I thought, that you would not have taken the coach at Bristol, but that you would have walked on Northwards with me at your side, till unable to part from each other we might have come in sight of those hills the Malverns I fancied that we should have seen so deeply into each others hearts, and been so fondly locked in each others arms, that we should have braved the worst and parted no more.
He began to interest himself in the poor people of the region, now finding a deep sympathy with their suffering, patience and fortitude, and in many of his poems of this period he takes them as his subject, for example We are Seven, Anecdote for Fathers, The Thorn, Goody Blake and Harry Gill, Her Eyes are Wild, Simon Lee, and Expostulation and Reply.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Returning on foot from a trip to Bristol in early April, Wordsworth made a detour to pay a visit to Coleridge in Nether Stowey, and Coleridge returned the compliment a little later, arriving at Racedown on 5 June.
Coleridge read aloud his unfinished drama Osorio and Wordsworth read aloud his Borderers. Coleridge expressed himself thus: He is a wonderful man.
His conversation teems with soul, mind and spirit. The French government had declared war on Great Britain on 1 Februaryratcheting up the fear of invasion, and, having been seen wandering the countryside with notebooks and having been heard asking questions about the local geography, the new arrivals were immediately suspected of being French spies preparing for just such an invasion.
Reports were relayed to Lord Portland, the minister in charge of national security and espionage, and James Walsh, a government agent, was sent down to investigate. Walsh was quickly convinced that there was little to the allegations, but Mrs St Albyn, the owner of the property, promptly gave notice to terminate the lease as soon as it expired in June Tom had a project to educate a child genius, and money to fund such a project, but Wordsworth seems to have found his ideas not only impracticable but also dangerous, particularly for the child.
Lyrical Ballads Wordsworth and Coleridge, who were seeing each other almost daily at this period, collaborated on a collection of poetry which they called Lyrical Ballads, which was published on 4 October For the second edition of the Lyrical Ballads30now expanded to two volumes, Wordsworth re-arranged the poems, added others of his own, put his sole name on the title page and wrote a longer Preface, which set out in greater detail his theory of poetry.
He elaborated on some of the ideas in this Preface of in an appendix to the third edition32 entitled Poetic Diction. The Recluse It was during the course of that the idea of composing an epic philosophic poem was suggested by Coleridge.
Indeed, I know not any thing which will not come within the scope of my plan. There were to be three further parts, only the second of which was completed, christened The Excursion and published in nine books lines in total in The only other section to be completed was the first book of Part I, called Home at Grasmere, though Wordsworth asserts in the Preface to The Prelude that the other poetry he composed afterwhen properly ordered, comprised Part III.
Map of northern Germany He arranged for rooms at Ratzeburg for himself and Chester. It is situated at the foot of some small mountains, on the edge of the Harts forest.
They were effectively kept at Goslar by the exceptionally cold winter, leaving only on 23 February to tour the Harz mountains and probably some of the towns of Upper Saxony, including Weimar.Essay about William Wordsworth Words | 5 Pages. William Wordsworth William Wordsworth was born April 7, , at Cockermouth in Cumberland, England.
His poetry, and especially his poems on solitude, must have been heavily influenced by the death of his mother and the splitting up of his family when he was only eight (Kilvert 1). William Wordsworth was born April 7, , in Cockermouth, Cumberland, to John and Anne (Cookson) Wordsworth, the second of their five children.
His father was law agent and rent collector for Lord Lonsdale, and the family was fairly well off. The second of five children born to John Wordsworth and Ann Cookson, William Wordsworth was born on 7 April in what is now named Wordsworth House in Cockermouth, Cumberland, part of the scenic region in northwestern England known as the Lake District.
William Wordsworth (), British poet, credited with ushering in the English Romantic Movement with the publication of Lyrical Ballads() in collaboration with Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
William Wordsworth was born on 7 April in Cockermouth, Cumberland, in the Lake District. His father was John Wordsworth, . Mar 20, · William Wordsworth was born on April 7, in Cockermouth, Cumberland.
He was the second oldest of five children. His father was a lawyer who served under a Baronet. William Wordsworth was born on April 7, , in Cockermouth, Cumberland, England. He was the second child of John Wordsworth and Ann Cookson.
At the age 13, William .