Many reported being “converted” to a Wordsworthian view of the world after reading him.
I give here a short sample of just one of the passages in “Tintern Abbey” where Wordsworth reports undergoing what might be described as a moment of epiphany.
It has long been recognized that the many hymns to Nature in the poetic works of William Wordsworth (1770-1850) convey an implicit belief in natural theology.
As a plethora of books, articles, and TV programs have recently intoned, our almost complete ignorance of the nature of ultimate reality has been laid bare.
Consideration of Erasmus Darwin’s writings suggests that his unbelief could well have been father to the thought in the matter of his evolutionary speculations.