William Wordsworth's Lake District
William Wordsworth (1770–1850) is forever associated with the Lake District. His ’River Duddon’ sonnets follow the river,s course as it falls from the hills to the sea:
"I seek the birthplace of a native Stream. All hail, ye mountains! Hail thou morning light! Better to breathe at large on this clear height Than toil in needless sleep from dream to dream: Pure flow the verse, pure, vigorous, free, and bright, For Duddon, long–loved Duddon, is my theme".