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In his research of Romantic naturalists and early environmentalists, Dewey W. corridor asserts that William Wordsworth and Ralph Waldo Emerson have been transatlantic literary figures who have been either motivated through the English naturalist Gilbert White. partially 1, corridor examines facts that as Romantic naturalists drawn to meteorology, Wordsworth and Emerson engaged in proto-environmental task that drew realization to the aptitude effects of the locomotive's incursion into Windermere and harmony. partly 2, corridor means that Wordsworth and Emerson formed the early environmental flow via their paintings as poets-turned-naturalists, arguing that Wordsworth prompted Octavia Hill's contribution to the founding of the United Kingdom's nationwide belief in 1895, whereas Emerson encouraged John Muir to spearhead the us' nationwide Parks move in 1890. Hall's e-book lines the relationship from White as a naturalist-turned-poet to Muir because the integral early environmental activist who camped in Yosemite with President Theodore Roosevelt. all through, corridor increases issues in regards to the development of industrialization to make a persuasive case for literature's value to the increase of environmentalism.

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I am sorry not to see my way to unite with his friends in a scheme which is meant to do honour to one to whom England owes so much, and from whom I myself received teaching and help, which have greatly influenced my life and work. But Ruskin needs no memorial. 53 Wordsworth’s influence on Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and Matthew Arnold. 50 John K. ,” Ruskin and Environment: The Storm-Cloud of the Nineteenth Century, Michael Wheeler, ed. (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1995) 155.

49 William to Henry Crabbe Robinson August 2, 1816 It gave me much pleasure to see your friend Mr. 50 Jonathan Bate, The Song of the Earth (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000) 43 96. 44 Jack Williams, “The Volcano-Climate Connection,” Weatherwise, vol. 63/1 (January–February, 2010): 34–41, p. 37. 45 Bate, Song of the Earth, 97. 46 Wordsworth, Letters 1812–1820, vol. 2, 263. 47 Wordsworth, Letters 1812–1820, vol. 2, 316. 48 Wordsworth, Letters 1812–1820, vol. 2, 320. 49 Wordsworth, Letters 1812–1820, vol.

In England, while White is a seminal figure who shaped Wordsworth, the lineage continues through Wordsworth’s influence on John Ruskin. William Galperin’s “Anti-Romanticism, Victorianism, and the Case of Wordsworth” (1986) comments on Ruskin’s perception of Wordsworth—a model for the Victorians. 49 Ruskin’s claim that “Wordsworth may be trusted as a guide” shows William Cronon, “The Trouble with Wilderness: A Response,” Environmental History, vol. 1/1 (January, 1996): 47–55. 48 William Galperin, “Anti-Romanticism, Victorianism, and the Case of Wordsworth,” Victorian Poetry, vol.

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