"Wordsworth, Coleridge, de Quincey, Lamb"

 William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850), was an English Romantic poet, and Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death. He is probably now best known for his poem I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, (commonly referred to as Daffodils).

Two versions of the poem can be read here. For more information on Wordsworth, see Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834), was an English poet and critic, and a founder of the Romantic Movement. His works include The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan.

Thomas de Quincey (1785 - 1859), was an English writer and intellectual. His best-known work is Confessions of an English Opium-Eater.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834), was an English essayist, and is today best known for his children's book Tales from Shakespeare - a reworking of Shakespeare's plays into a format suitable for children, and written in collaboration with his sister Mary Lamb.