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Portable Romantic Poets : Blake To Poe (50 Edition)


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This volume, edited and with a superb introduction by W.H. Auden and Norman Holmes Pearson, presents the greatest of the Romantics in all the fullness and ardor of their vision, including William Blake, Robert Burns, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Edgar Allan Poe. What emerges is a panoramic view of a generation of artists struggling to remake the world in their own image—and miraculously succeeding.

About the Author

W.H. Auden was born in 1907 and went to Oxford University, where he became Professor of Poetry from 1956 to 1960. After the publication of his Poems in 1930, he became the acknowledged leader of the 'thirties poets'. His poetic output was prolific, and he also wrote verse plays in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood, with whom he visited china. In 1946 he became a U.S. citizen. He died in 1973.

Table of Contents

The Portable Romantic Poets Introduction

General Principles

A Calendar of British and American Poetry

William Blake (1757-1827)

Song: Memory hither come

Mad Song

Song: How sweet I roam'd from field to field

To Spring

From Songs of Innocence:

Introduction: Piping down the valleys wild

The Little Black Boy

The Divine Image

On Another's Sorrow

From Songs of Experience:

Introduction: Hear the voice of the Bard!

The Tyger

A Poison Tree

The Sick Rose

Ah! Sun-Flower


Infant Sorrow

The Human Abstract

Never seek to tell thy love

Mock on, Mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau

The Mental Traveller

The Crystal Cabinet

Auguries of Innocence

For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise

From Milton: And did those feet in ancient time

The Book of Thel

Robert Burns (1759-1796)

The Jolly Beggars: A Cantata

Address to the Deil

Holy Willie's Prayer

Tam Samson's Elegy

Open the Door to Me, Oh!

The Poet's Welcome to His Love-begotten Daughter

A Red, Red Rose

Ye flowery banks

Simmer's a pleasant time

O whistle, and I'll come to you, my lad

It was a' for our rightfu' king

Ae fond kiss

George Crabbe (1754-1832)

From The Village: Village Life

From The Borough: Peter Grimes

From Sir Eustace Grey: Peace, peace, my friend

Philip Freneau (1752-1832)

From The House of Night: By some sad means

The Wild Honeysuckle

The Indian Burying Ground

The Adventures of Simon Swaugum, a Village Merchant

Fitz-Greene Halleck (1790-1867)

On the Death of Joseph Rodman Drake

The Field of the Grounded Arms

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)

The Eve of Saint John

From Marmion:

Song: Where shall the lover rest

The Battle

From The Lady of the Lake:

The western waves of ebbing day

Boat Song

Pibroch of Donuil Dhu

Proud Maisie

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)


The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Kubla Khan: or, A Vision in a Dream

Dejection: An Ode

This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison

Frost at Midnight

William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

There was a Boy

To H. C.

It is a beauteous evening, calm and free

The world is too much with us

Composed upon Westminster Bridge

London, 1802

Where lies the Land


Resolution and Independence

The Affliction of Margaret

Three years she grew in sun and shower

A slumber did my spirit seal

She was a Phantom of delight

Stepping Westward

The Solitary Reaper

A Complaint

Great men have been among us


Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey

Ode: Intimations of Immortality

From The Prelude (1850):

Introduction - Childhood and School-Time

Summer Vacation


Cambridge and the Alps

Residence in London

Residence in France

Residence in France (continued)

Imagination and Taste


Hartley Coleridge (1796-1849)

Long time a child, and still a child, when years

To a Deaf and Dumb Little Girl

Lines -: I have been cherished and forgiven

William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)

To a Waterfowl

Summer Wind

The Prairies

Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864)

Lately our poets Rose Aylmer

Ianthe Grateful Acacia!

To Our House-Dog Captain


Death stands above me Age

Izaac Walton, Cotton, and William Oldways

Mimnermus incert.

Ternissa! You are fled Dull is my verse

Thomas Moore (1779-1852)

The Meeting of the Waters

Believe me, if all those endearing young charms

Ill Omens

At the mid hour of night

Oft, in the stilly night

'Tis the last rose of summer

To ladies' eyes

They may rail at this life

I wish I was by that dim Lake

George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824)

So, we'll go no more a roving

She walks in beauty

And thou art dead

Fare thee well


From Childe Harold's Pilgrimage:

Lake Leman

The Ocean

From Don Juan:

Donna Julia


Lady Adeline Amundeville

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

Lines Written Among the Euganean Hills

From Charles the First: A widow bird

From Prometheus Unbound: Life of life

Ode to the West Wind

The Cloud

Hymn of Pan

To -: Music, when soft voices die

From Hellas: Chorus


Lines: When the lamp is shattered

The Triumph of Life

George Darley (1795-1846)

From Nepenthe: The Unicorn

The Mermaidens' Vesper Hymn

From Ethelstan: O'er the wild gannet's bath

John Keats (1795-1821)

On First Looking into Chapman's Homer

Sonnet: Keen fearful gusts are whispering

To Sleep

Sonnet: Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art

A Song About Myself

Ode to a Nightingale

Ode on a Grecian Urn

Ode to Psyche

To Autumn

Ode on Melancholy

Fragment of an Ode to Maia

From Endymion: Hymn to Pan

La Belle Dame Sans Merci

The Eve of St. Agnes

From Hyperion: Deep in the shady sadness of a vale

Leigh Hunt (1784-1859)

The Fish, the Man, and the Spirit

Thomas Hood (1799-1845)

Sonnet to Vauxhall

A Friendly Address

Silence I remember, I remember

The Sea of Death

Ode: Autumn

Winthrop Mackworth Praed (1802-1839)

From Every Day Characters:

The Vicar

Portrait of a Lady

Good-Night to the Season

John Clare (1793-1864)

I Am

The Ploughboy Birds' Lament

Emmonsail's Heath in Winter

Schoolboys in Winter Badger

The Frightened Ploughman

Gipsies Autumn

Clock-a-clay (The Ladybird)

Secret Love

Invitation to Eternity

Fragment: Language has not the power

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


Water The Snowstorm

Parks and ponds

Give all to love



Merlin: II

Ode to Beauty

Limits Experience

The Past


Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

The Old Marlborough Road

What's the railroad to me?

I am a parcel of vain strivings tied

Who sleeps by day and walks by night

I was born upon thy bank, river

On the Sun Coming Out in the Afternoon

The moon now rises to her absolute rule

To a Marsh Hawk in Spring Great Friend

At midnight's hour I raised my head

Among the worst of men that ever lived

Tall Ambrosia

Forever in my dream and in my morning thought

For though the caves were rabbited

I was made erect and lone

To the Mountains

Between the traveller and the setting sun

I'm thankful that my life doth not deceive

William Barnes (1801-1886)


The Clote (Water-Lily)

The Wind at the Door

The Lost Little Sister

My Love's Guardian Angel

To Me


The Fall

John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)


For Righteousness' Sake

From Among the Hills: Prelude

The Dead Feast of the Kol-Folk

The Brewing of Soma

Jones Very (1813-1880)


The hand and foot

Thy Brother's Blood

Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-1849)

From Death's Jest-Book:

Dirge: If thou wilt ease thine heart

Song: Old Adam, the carrion crow


Dirge: The swallow leaves her nest

From Torrismond: How many times do I love thee dear


Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

The City in the Sea

The Sleeper

The Valley of Unrest

The Haunted Palace

To Helen


From childhood's hour

Index of Titles and First Lines

Biographical Notes


Product Details

Auden, W. H.
Pearson, Norman Holmes
Auden, W. H.
Pearson, Norman Holmes
Auden, W. H.
Pearson, Norman Holmes
Penguin Books
New York
Anthologies (multiple authors)
American poetry
History & Criticism *
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
American poetry (collections)
19th century
English poetry
English poetry -- 19th century.
General Fiction
Romanticism -- United States.
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Viking Portable Library
Series Volume:
Publication Date:
June 1977
Grade Level:
from 12
7.75 x 5.13 x 1.25 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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