Fathers of Romanticism

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Fathers of Romanticism Samuel Taylor Coleridge * Graduated from Cambridge * Lyrical Ballads contains the first version of “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” * Around 1800, Coleridge developed rheumatism * He became addicted to the opium that the doctor gave for the pain * At the end of his life, he was under a doctor’s care William Wordsworth * Parents both died before he was thirteen years old. * Sister Dorothy, who suffered from senile dementia * Attended Cambridge but never finished * His work embodied the Romantic’s love of nature * After leaving school in 1791, he lived for a year in France. * Became a strong supporter of the democratic ideals of the French Revolution. * He also had an affair with Annette Vallon, a young French woman who bore him a child. * For reasons not entirely clear but probably related to finances and tensions between England and France, Wordsworth returned to his own country without Annette and his child. * When the revolution in France degenerated into the Reign of Terror,
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