William Wordsworth and the book of poetry that changed everything

Tintern Abbey, in the Wye Valley on the England-Wales border, by Frederick Calbert, 1815

April 7, 2020, marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of the great English poet William Wordsworth, and April 23, the 170th anniversary of his death. He and his friend Samuel Taylor Coleridge were instrumental in launching the Romantic period of English literature

In 1797, William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy moved to Alfoxden House in the…