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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A school of English poets, the chief representatives of which were Wordsworth, Southey, and Coleridge, who adorned the beginning of the 19th century, and were so designated by the Edinburgh Review because their favourite haunt was the Lake District ( q. v .) in the N. of England, and the characteristic of whose poetry may be summed as a feeling of and a sympathy with the pure spirit of nature.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Lake Poets'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/l/lake-poets.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.