To Toussaint Louverture - poem by Wordsworth
The sonnet, To Toussaint Louverture by british poet William Wordsworth (April 7, 1770 Cockermouth, Cumberland – April 13, 1850) gives an example of how closely Toussaint Louverture's actions and later imprisonment by the French, were followed around the world.
TO TOUSSAINT L'OUVERTURE By William Wordsworth
TOUSSAINT, the most unhappy of men!
created 1802, ~August 1-29; published 1803, Morning Post, London, February 2, 1803
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- Mary Persyn: The Sublime Turn Away from Empire: Wordsworth's Encounter with Colonial Slavery, 1802
- Dietrich H. Fischer: William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850) A Selection - English and German