John Stuart Mill (1806–73)

  • Harold Orel
Part of the Interviews and Recollections book series (IR)


Two autobiographical statements, amounting to a confession of a great debt owed to Wordsworth, are worth remembering. One describes Mill’s first encounter with Wordsworth’s poems, as printed in the two-volume edition of 1815. Reading them rescued Mill from a period of deep depression, which had begun in August 1826 and lasted through the autumn of 1828.


Human Happiness Great Debt Poetical Work Great Poet Continual Pursuit 
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© Harold Orel 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold Orel
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  1. 1.English DepartmentUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA

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