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William Wordsworth died by re-aggravating a case of pleurisy on 23 April 1850, and was buried at St. Oswald's church in Grasmere. His widow Mary published his lengthy autobiographical "poem to Coleridge" as The Prelude several months after his death. Though this failed to arouse great interest in 1850, it has since come to be recognised as his masterpiece.
- Early life
- Relationship with Annette Vallon
- First publication and Lyrical Ballads
- The Borderers
- Germany and move to the Lake District
- Marriage and children
- Autobiographical work and Poems in Two Volumes
- The Prospectus
- The Poet Laureate and other honours
- Major works
- Further reading