Wordsworth, De Quincey and Dove cottage - for iPod/iPhone

Wordsworth, De Quincey and Dove cottage - for iPod/iPhone

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Can a location inspire great poetry? To what extent can a person’s environment influence their art? After leaving the area as a child the Romantic poet William Wordsworth returned to the Lake District and remained there from 1799 to 1802. Surrounded by scenery he cherished Wordsworth composed some of his best poetry in Dove Cottage, but the building was also the residence of friend Thomas De Quincy whom documented his time with the Wordsworth’s a...Read More
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Being in the lake distric...

05 Oct 2011 | 05 mins 31 secs

Being in the lake di...

05 Oct 2011 | 05 mins 31 secs

Home at Grasmere

05 Oct 2011 | 02 mins 43 secs

Home at Grasmere

05 Oct 2011 | 02 mins 43 secs

Finding Inspiration

05 Oct 2011 | 03 mins 52 secs

Finding Inspiration

05 Oct 2011 | 03 mins 52 secs

Thomas De Quincey

05 Oct 2011 | 02 mins 50 secs

Thomas De Quincey

05 Oct 2011 | 02 mins 50 secs

Quincey on Dove Cottage

05 Oct 2011 | 01 min 27 secs

Quincey on Dove Cott...

05 Oct 2011 | 01 min 27 secs

Legacy of Dove Cottage

05 Oct 2011 | 02 mins 12 secs

Legacy of Dove Cotta...

05 Oct 2011 | 02 mins 12 secs