S.A. Bent, comp. Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men. 1887.
[An English poet; born at Cockermouth, April 7, 1770; educated at Cambridge; began his literary career, 1793; settled at Grasmere, 1799; wrote The Prelude, 1805; moved to Rydal Mount, 1813; published The Excursion, 1814; appointed distributor of stamps, 1813; succeeded Southey as poet-laureate, 1843; died April 23, 1850.]