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late majesty, George III. He was born in 1763, and educated by the same instructors as his brother, the present king of England. He was when young, presented to the lay bishoprick of

father in 1810, at a time when the crown was engaged in disputes with the representatives of the people. He has since given his people a liberal constitution of government. WORDSWORTH, William, esq. This disOsnaburg, and made grand master of the order tinguished English poet was born in the year of the Bath, by his father. Being destined for 1770, and educated at Cambridge. He was in the army, he was sent to Germany, where he early life an enthusiast in the cause of liberty obtained a knowledge of the language and tacand, in consequence of his political views, he tics of the country. He was subsequently sent at one time contemplated an establishment in to the continent as commander of the British the United States, with his friend, Mr. Coleridge forces, and was for some time employed there and others. Mr. Wordsworth is considered as in the military movements period. Neat the head of what is termed the Lake School ver, however, much to his credit as a soldier or of poetry; a poetical style of writing, novel and officer. On one occasion, he was compelled to simple in the extreme, which has been assailed capitulate to the French. On the investigation by the weapons of ridicule, satire, and argument; of the charges against him for malversations in but which has nevertheless found many admir- office, by the house of commons, he resigned ers and imitators. Mr. Wordsworth has pub-his commission, but has since been reinstated. lished "The White Doe of Rylstone," "Peter He was created duke of York and Albany in Bell," "The Wagoner," and many other poems. 1784. In 1791 he married a daughter of Frederick William, king of Prussia. The duke is Y heir presumptive to the throne of England on

YORK, the duke of, is the second son of his, the death of the present king.

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