Wordsworth’s younger sister and close confidante Dorothy (1771-1855) was also an accomplished writer; he praised her lavishly in “Tintern Abbey”… While traveling in France, Wordsworth fathered a daughter, Caroline (b. 1792) with a woman named Annette Vallon; they were never married. In 1802 Wordsworth married a childhood friend, Mary Hutchinson… The title of the 1961 movie Splendor in the Grass (starring Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty) was taken from a line in Wordsworth’s ode “Intimations of Immortality,” which reads: “Though nothing can bring back the hour / Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower.”
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