(taken from Wikipedia)

The Lake Poets are a group of English poets who all lived in the Lake District of England at the turn of the nineteenth century. As a group, they followed no single "school" of thought or literary practice then known, although their works were uniformly disparaged by theEdinburgh Review[citation needed]. They are considered part of the Romantic Movement.

The three main figures of what has become known as the Lakes School are William WordsworthSamuel Taylor Coleridge, and Robert Southey. They were associated with several other poets and writers, including Dorothy WordsworthCharles LloydHartley Coleridge,John Wilson, and Thomas De Quincey.

The beauty of the Lake District has also inspired many other poets over the years, beyond the core Lake Poets. These include James PaynBryan ProcterFelicia Hemans and Walter Scott.

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