|J.M.W. Turner (1775-1850)|
(1770 - 1850)
English Romantic poet
|Benjamin Williams (1831-1923)|
No poems of mine was composed under circumstances more pleasant for me to remember than this. I began it upon leaving Tintern, after crossing the Wye, and concluded it just as I was entering Bristol in the evening, after a ramble of four or five days, with my sister. Not a line was altered, and not any part of it written down until I reached Bristol. (It was published almost immediately after in... 'The Lyrical Ballads', as first published at Bristol by Cottle).