From the Vaults: Illustrating Wordsworth

From the Vaults: Illustrating Wordsworth

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Guest: Paul Westover, PhD, Associate Professor of English, Brigham Young University It’s time now for our regular trip over to the Special Collections at BYU’s Harold B. Lee Library for the segment we call “From the Vaults.” The collection includes some rare editions of poetry collections by British Romantic poet William Wordsworth.  “I wandered lonely as a cloud/ that floats o’er high on vales and hills.” That’s one of his famous lines – and an example of the vivid visual quality of Wordsworth’s poems. Those wispy cirrus clouds floating across the sky do seem awfully lonely, don’t they?

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