Happy Warrior: William Wordsworth

Happy Warrior: William Wordsworth


William Wordsworth (born April 7, 1770) promoted social reform and civic duty. Discover more about his ideas in “The Character of the Happy Warrior”.  

William Wordsworth (1770–1850) produced some of the greatest English poems of the late 1700s and early 1800s.

“Who is the happy Warrior? Who is he
That every man in arms should wish to be?
—It is the generous Spirit, who, when brought
Among the tasks of real life, hath wrought”

(Wordsworth, “Character of the Happy Warrior”)

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