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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed. The English Poets. 1880–1918.

Vol. IV. The Nineteenth Century: Wordsworth to Rossetti

William Wordsworth. 1770–1850. Critical Introduction by Richard William Church
The Reverie of Poor Susan
Expostulation and Reply
The Tables Turned
Lines Composed near Tintern Abbey
Lines Written in Early Spring
A Poet’s Epitaph
Lucy Gray; or, Solitude
The Two April Mornings
The Fountain. A Conversation
There Was a Boy
Influence of Natural Objects in Calling Forth and Strengthening the Imagination in Boyhood and Early Youth
The Green Linnet
Yew Trees
To a Highland Girl
The Solitary Reaper
Yarrow Unvisited
To the Cuckoo
At the Grave of Burns
Thoughts Suggested the Day Following
She was a Phantom
I wandered lonely
Ode to Duty
The Nightingale
The Mountain Echo
Ode. Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood
To ——— [Miss Blackett], on Her First Ascent to the Summit of Helvellyn
Evening Voluntary
Extracts from the Prelude: [Apparition on the Lake]
    [Morning after the Ball]
    [Defile of Gondo]
    [Ascent of Snowdon]
Extracts from the Excursion: [Twin Peaks of the Valley]
    [Mist Opening in the Hills]
    [Among the Mountains]
    [The Moon among Trees]
    [The Sea Shell]
Sonnets: [The Gains of Restraint]
    [On the Beach at Calais]
    Composed upon Westminster Bridge
    Thought of a Briton on the Subjugation of Switzerland
    [The World’s Ravages]
    [The Throne of Death]
    [The Shock of Bereavement]
    To Lady Fitzgerald
    On the Departure of Sir Walter Scott from Abbotsford, for Naples
    [Past Years of Home]
Samuel Rogers. 1763–1855. Critical Introduction by Sir Henry Taylor
Extract from The Pleasures of Memory
Extract from Human Life
Extract from Italy
William Lisle Bowles. 1762–1850. Critical Introduction by Henry Austin Dobson
Sonnets: Written at Ostend
    Influence of Time on Grief
    November, 1793
Samuel Taylor Coleridge. 1772–1834. Critical Introduction by Walter Pater
Time, Real and Imaginary
Sonnet: ‘As when far off the warbled strains are heard
The Eolian Harp
Frost at Midnight
Dejection. An Ode
Sonnet. Composed on a Journey Homewards
First Part of Christabel
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Robert Southey. 1774–1843. Critical Introduction by Sir Henry Taylor
Extract from Roderick
Extract from Thalaba
Extract from Kehama
Ode, Written During the Negociations with Buonaparte
Funeral Ode on the Death of the Princess Charlotte
The Holly Tree
The Battle of Blenheim
Stanzas Written in His Library
Sir Walter Scott. 1771–1832. Critical Introduction by Goldwin Smith
The Last Minstrel (from The Lay of the Last Minstrel)
The Camp (from Marmion)
Battle of Beal’ an Duine (from The Lady of the Lake)
The Buccaneer (from Rokeby)
Lake Coriskin (from The Lord of the Isles)
The Eve of St. John
Edmund’s Song (from Rokeby)
County Guy (from Quentin Durward)
The Violet
Joanna Baillie. 1762–1851. Critical Introduction by Agnes Mary Frances Duclaux (Robinson-Darmesteter)
The Chough and Crow
Fisherman’s Song
Song: ‘They who may tell love’s wistful tale
Song: ‘The bride she is winsome and bonny
James Hogg. 1770–1835. Critical Introduction by William Minto
A Boy’s Song
Thomas Campbell. 1777–1844. Critical Introduction by Sir Henry Taylor
Ye Mariners of England
Battle of the Baltic
The Oneyda’s Death Song
John Hookham Frere. 1769–1846. Critical Introduction by Henry Austin Dobson
Extract from The Monks and the Giants
Lord Byron. 1788–1824. Critical Introduction by John Addington Symonds
When We Two Parted
And Thou Art Dead, As Young and Fair
Extract from The Bride of Abydos
Extracts from The Hebrew Melodies: She walks in beauty
    Oh! snatch’d away in beauty’s bloom
Extract from Parisina
Stanzas for Music: ‘There be none of Beauty’s daughters
    ‘There’s not a joy the world can give
Fare Thee Well
Stanzas to Augusta
Epistle to Augusta
The Dream
Extracts from Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage: Harold the Wanderer
    Night and Tempest
Sonnet on Chillon
Stanzas for Music: ‘They say that Hope is happiness
So, We ’ll Go No More a Roving
Stanzas Written on the Road between Florence and Pisa
Stanzas: ‘Could Love for ever
Extracts from Don Juan: Donna Julia’s Letter
    First Love
    The Isles of Greece
    Haidée and Juan
Invocation to the Spirit of Achilles (from The Deformed Transformed)
On This Day I Complete My Thirty-sixth Year
William Tennant. 1784–1848. Critical Introduction by William Minto
Rab the Ranter’s Bag-pipe Playing (from Anster Fair)
Thomas Moore. 1779–1852. Critical Introduction by Edmund W. Gosse
Extracts from Lalla Rookh: The Light of the Haram
    The Fire-Worshippers
When He, Who Adores Thee
Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms
By That Lake, Whose Gloomy Shore
Lesbia Hath a Beaming Eye
At the Mid Hour of Night
The Young May Moon
The Time I ’ve Lost in Wooing
Dear Harp of My Country
Oft in the Stilly Night (from National Airs)
Charles Wolfe. 1791–1823. Critical Introduction by Edmund W. Gosse
The Burial of Sir John Moore at Corunna
Song: ‘O say not that my heart is cold
Charles Lamb. 1775–1834. Critical Introduction by Edward Dowden
The Old Familiar Faces
The Grandame
On an Infant Dying As Soon As Born
Parental Recollections
Felicia Dorothea Hemans. 1793–1835. Critical Introduction by Agnes Mary Frances Duclaux (Robinson-Darmesteter)
A Ballad of Roncesvalles
A Dirge
Leigh Hunt. 1784–1859. Critical Introduction by Edward Dowden
A Garden and Summer House (from The Story of Rimini)
Rondeau: ‘Jenny kissed me
To the Grasshopper and the Cricket
The Fish, the Man, and the Spirit
Percy Bysshe Shelley. 1792–1822. Critical Introduction by Frederic William Henry Myers
Stanzas—April 1814
Extract from Alastor; or, The Spirit of Solitude
Stanzas Written in Dejection near Naples
Ode to the West Wind
Extracts from Prometheus Unbound: Semichorus I of Spirits
    Semichorus II
    Voice in the air, singing
Hymn of Pan
The Cloud
To a Skylark
Extract from Epipsychidion
Adonais; an Elegy on the Death of John Keats
To Night
To ——: ‘Music, when soft voices die
A Lament
To ——: ‘One word is too often profaned
Last Chorus of Hellas
Lines: ‘When the lamp is shattered
To Jane—The Recollection
Thomas Love Peacock. 1785–1866. Critical Introduction by Edmund W. Gosse
Extracts from Rhododaphne: The Spell of the Laurel-Rose
    The Vengeance of Bacchus
The War-Song of Dinas Vawr (from The Misfortunes of Elphin)
The Men of Gotham (from Nightmare Abbey)
The Flower of Love (from Melincourt)
The Grave of Love
Mr. Cypress’s Song in Ridicule of Lord Byron (from Nightmare Abbey)
John Keats. 1795–1821. Critical Introduction by Matthew Arnold
Endymion (from Miscellaneous Poems)
Extracts from Endymion: Beauty
    Hymn to Pan
Cynthia’s Bridal Evening (from Miscellaneous Poems)
Extracts from Hyperion: Saturn
    Cœlus to Hyperion
    Hyperion’s Arrival
The Flight (from The Eve of St. Agnes)
Ode to a Nightingale
Ode on a Grecian Urn
Ode: ‘Bards of Passion and of Mirth
To Autumn
Lines on the Mermaid Tavern
Sonnets: On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer
    Written in January, 1817
    Written in January, 1818
    Addressed to Haydon
    On the Grasshopper and the Cricket
    The Human Seasons
    On a Picture of Leander
    Keats’s Last Sonnet
The Bard Speaks (from The Epistle to My Brother George)
Walter Savage Landor. 1775–1864. Critical Introduction by Lord Houghton
Extracts from Gebir: The Shell
    Tamar and the Nymph
To Tacæa
Fæsulan Idyl
Iphigeneia and Agamemnon
The Death of Artemidora
Corinna, from Athens, to Tanagra (from Pericles and Aspasia)
Cleone to Aspasia
The Maid’s Lament (from the Examination of Shakespeare)
Ye who have toiled uphill
Twenty years hence
Lately our poets loitered
When Helen first saw wrinkles
Say ye, that years roll on
You smiled, you spoke
There are who say
Why, why repine
Children Playing in a Churchyard
Ah! what avails the sceptered race!’
On Southey’s Death
An aged man, who loved to doze away
For an Epitaph at Fiesole
Bryan Waller Procter (Barry Cornwall). 1787–1874. Critical Introduction by Edmund W. Gosse
For Music
The Sea
A Bacchanalian Song
A Repose
Inscription for a Fountain
A Petition to Time
Ebenezer Elliott. 1781–1849. Critical Introduction by Edward Dowden
An Excursion to the Mountains (from The Village Patriarch)
Song: ‘Child, is thy father dead?’
Battle Song
A Poet’s Epitaph
The Three Marys at Castle Howard, in 1812 and 1837
John Keble. 1792–1866. Critical Introduction by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley
Extracts from The Christian Year: Third Sunday in Lent
    Second Sunday after Easter
    Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
    All Saints’ Day
United States (from Lyra Apostolica)
The Waterfall (from Lyra Innocentium)
Hartley Coleridge. 1796–1849. Critical Introduction by Edward Dowden
Sonnet: ‘Long time a child, and still a child, when years
To a Lofty Beauty, from Her Poor Kinsman
May, 1840
To a Deaf and Dumb Little Girl
Stanzas: ‘She was a queen of noble Nature’s crowning
Song: ‘She is not fair to outward view
Summer Rain
William Motherwell. 1797–1835. Critical Introduction by William Minto
True Love’s Dirge
Jeanie Morrison
Thomas Hood. 1799–1845. Critical Introduction by Henry Austin Dobson
The Bridge of Sighs
A Parental Ode to My Son, Aged Three Years and Five Months
The Death-Bed
Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay. 1800–1859. Critical Introduction by Thomas Humphry Ward
The Battle of Naseby
Epitaph on a Jacobite
Winthrop Mackworth Praed. 1802–1839. Critical Introduction by Henry Austin Dobson
A Letter of Advice
The Vicar
Thomas Lovell Beddoes. 1803–1849. Critical Introduction by Edmund W. Gosse
Dirge for Wolfram (from Death’s Jest Book, Act ii)
Song: ‘How many times do I love thee, dear?’ (from Torrismond, Sc. iii)
Amala’s Bridal Song (from Death’s Jest Book, Act iv)
Athulf’s Song (from Death’s Jest Book, Act iv)
Sailor’s Song (from Death’s Jest Book, Act i)
Hesperus’ Song (from The Bride’s Tragedy, Act i)
Song of the Stygian Naiades
Wolfram’s Song (from Death’s Jest Book, Act v)
Extract from Dream-Pedlary
Elizabeth Barrett Browning. 1806–1861. Critical Introduction by William Thomas Arnold
Extracts from Sonnets from the Portuguese
Extract from Casa Guidi Windows
A Musical Instrument
The Forced Recruit. Solferino, 1859
Extracts from Aurora Leigh: Aurora’s Home
    The Beauty of England
    A Simile
    Marian’s Child
    The Journey South
Emily Brontë. 1818–1848. Critical Introduction by Edmund W. Gosse
Last Lines
The Old Stoic
A Death-Scene
Arthur Hugh Clough. 1819–1861. Critical Introduction by Thomas Humphry Ward
Qua Cursum Ventus
Qui Laborat, Orat
The Hidden Love
With whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning
Perchè Pensa? Pensando s’invecchia
The Shadow
Extracts from Dipsychus: Isolation
    In Venice; Dipsychus Speaks
The Stream of Life (from Poems on Life and Duty)
Extracts from The Bothie of Tober-na-Vuolich: The Highland Stream
    Elspie and Philip
    Philip to Adam
Extracts from Songs in Absence: Come Back!
    Where Lies the Land?
Say not the struggle nought availeth’ (from Miscellaneous Poems)
Charles Kingsley. 1819–1875. Critical Introduction by William Ernest Henley
Pallas in Olympus (from Andromeda)
The Last Buccanier
The Sands of Dee (from Alton Locke)
A Farewell
Dolcino to Margaret
Airly Beacon
A Boat-Song (from Hypatia)
The Song of Madame Do-as-you-would-be-done-by
The ‘Old, old Song
Sydney Dobell. 1824–1874. Critical Introduction by John Nichol
Monk’s Song (from The Roman)
Sonnets: America
    The Common Grave
England (from Balder)
James Thomson. 1834–1882. Critical Introduction by Philip Bourke Marston
Extracts from The City of Dreadful Night
Arthur William Edgar O’Shaughnessy. 1844–1881. Critical Introduction by Edmund W. Gosse
From ‘Bisclaveret’ (Epic of Women)
Song: ‘Has summer come without the rose’ (from Lays of France)
Song: ‘I made another garden, yea’ (from Music and Moonlight)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti. 1828–1882. Critical Introduction by Walter Pater
The Blessed Damozel
Love Enthroned
Love’s Nocturn
Love’s Lovers
Parted Love
The Portrait
Sibylla Palmifera
Newborn Death
Hope overtaken
The Monochord