William Wordsworth: We are Seven

Frederick Sandys - The Little Mourner engraved by the Dalziel Brothers (1862)  - The Tate Gallery

Frederick Sandys – The Little Mourner engraved by the Dalziel Brothers (1862) – The Tate Gallery

The poem Nous sommes sept by Jean Aicard was undertitled “d’après Wordsworth” (after Wordsworth). Indeed, William Wordsworth wrote a poem entitled We are Seven, it is the 10th (in the first Volume) of the collection Lyrical Ballads, With a Few Other Poems published by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1798. Both William Wordsworth (b. 7 April 1770, d. 23 April 1850) and Samuel Taylor Coleridge (b. 21 October 1772, d. 25 July 1834) are major English Romantic poets. CONTINUE READING…

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