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Lake poets   /leɪk pˈoʊəts/   Listen
Lake poets

noun
1.
English poets at the beginning of the 19th century who lived in the Lake District and were inspired by it.






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"Lake poets" Quotes from Famous Books



... its first quarter of a century, may be taken more fully to represent its spirit. Jeffrey's trenchant, if not swaggering style, covered a very timid, sensitive, and, in some respects, a very conservative temperament. His objection to the 'Lake Poets' was the objection of the classical to the romantic school. Jeffrey's brightness of intellect may justify Carlyle's comparison of him to Voltaire,—only a Voltaire qualified by dislike to men who were 'dreadfully in earnest.' Jeffrey was a philosophical sceptic; he interpreted Dugald ...
— The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3) - James Mill • Leslie Stephen

... stateliness, and at times an artificiality, which recommended it to readers tired of the inanities of Hayley and Mason, but unwilling to accept the startling simplicity and concreteness of diction exemplified by the Lake poets ...
— Lady of the Lake • Sir Walter Scott



Words linked to "Lake poets" :   art movement, Coleridge, school, Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, Robert Southey, artistic movement, Southey



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