from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to the English poet William Wordsworth (1770–1850), or to his style.
- noun An admirer or a follower of the poet Wordsworth.
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- adjective in the manner of William Wordsworth
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Keats's own formulation seems to separate his Poetical Character from, for example, the "wordsworthian or egostistical sublime".
Martinique volcanoes shatter our wordsworthian equilibrium with nature.
Member; that sort distinguished from the wordsworthian or egotistical sublime, which is a thing per se and stands alone), it is not itself — it has no self — it is everything and nothing — It has no character — it enjoys light and shade; it lives in gusto, be it foul or fair, high or low, rich or poor, mean or elevated.
Each took exception to qualities in Wordsworth's temperament and writings ” his aloofness, his matter-of-factness, his austerity, and the self-concern that Keats called 'the wordsworthian or egotistical sublime.'