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William Wordsworth

William Wordworth was one of the great Romantic poets of 19th-century England. His poems celebrated the glories of nature and the human spirit while using the simple language of the "common man" -- a…

Percy Bysshe Shelley: To Wordsworth

by Percy Bysshe Shelley To -Feelings of a Republican on th...To Wordsworth Poet of Nature, thou hast wept to know That things depart which never may return: Childhood and youth, friendsh…

William Golding

Name at birth: William Gerald GoldingWilliam Golding was a Nobel Prize-winning English novelist whose first and most famous novel was 1954's Lord of the Flies. Oxford educated and a World War II Navy …

William WILLIAMS

WILLIAMS, William, a Representative from New York; born in Bolton, Conn., September 6, 1815; received a common-school education; clerk in a bank in Windham, Conn.; moved to Sandusky, Ohio, in 1…

William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams was a local doctor in New Jersey throughout his life while also becoming a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Williams was considered a groundbreaker: he wrote poems about the eve…

WILLIAMS, William

WILLIAMS, William, a Delegate from Connecticut; born in Lebanon, Conn., March 29, 1731; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from Harvard College in 1751; studied theology for a year; eng…

William William VAN WYCK

VAN WYCK, William William, a Representative from New York; born near Fishkill, Dutchess County, N.Y., August 9, 1777; attended the public schools and Fishkill Academy; engaged in agricultural p…

William Brewster WILLIAMS

WILLIAMS, William Brewster, a Representative from Michigan; born in Pittsford, Monroe County, N.Y., July 28, 1826; attended the common schools and received an academic education; was graduated …

William Elza WILLIAMS

WILLIAMS, William Elza, a Representative from Illinois; born near Detroit, Pike County, Ill., May 5, 1857; attended the public schools and Illinois College, Jacksonville, Ill.; studied law; was…