In 1802 William Worsdworth wrote his sonnet : “It is a beauteous evening, calm and free…”
He had written few sonnets before. Whereas a poem like the sonnet “Composed upon Westminster Bridge…” written at the same period, is civic, this one is personal.
The purpose of this article is to say a few words about the sonnet but biographical information may come useful.
The poem was written after a walk along Calais beach, with a 10-year-old little girl.