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Now in its 14th year of publication, this magazine was created to offer the discerning reader a stimulating selection of excellent original writing. Black Lamb Review is a literate rather than a literary publication. Regular columns by writers in a variety of geographic locations and vocations are supplemented by features, reviews, articles on books and authors, and a selection of “departments,” including an acerbic advice column and a lamb recipe.

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A Week in Literary History

April 7th, 2002

William Wordsworth (Lyrical Ballads, 1798), future Poet Laureate, is born in Cockermouth, Cumberland, in 1770.

William Wordsworth, b. April 7, 1770, d. 1850

wordsworthengraving.pngWith his friend Coleridge, Wordsworth helped launch the Romantic Age in English literature. His magnum opus, The Prelude, was not published until the year of his death, but by that time he had been for many years the most revered poet in England, perhaps the world.

Suggested Reading Lyrical Ballads, with a Few Other Poems, 1798. Lyrical Ballads, with Other Poems, 1800. Poems, in Two Volumes, 1807. The Excursion, 1814. The Prelude, 1850.

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