From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The Lake Poets
all lived in the Lake District
at the turn of the nineteenth century. As a group, they followed no single "school" of thought or literary practice then known, although their works were uniformly disparaged by the Edinburgh Review
. They are considered part of the Romantic
The three poets of what since became known as the Lake School were William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey.