A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Wordsworth, Dorothy
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Wordsworth, Dorothy (1771-1855). -- Diarist, etc., was the only sister of the poet, and his lifelong and sympathetic companion, and endowed in no small degree with the same love of and insight into nature as is evidenced by her Journals. Many of her brother's poems were suggested by scenes and incidents recorded by her, of which that on Daffodils beginning "I wandered lonely as a cloud" is a notable example.