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Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth (Modern Library Classics)


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ISBN13: 9780375759413
ISBN10: 0375759417
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Selected Poetry, edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and critic Mark Van Doren, represents Wordsworth's prolific output from the poems first published in Lyrical Ballads in 1798 to the late "Yarrow Revisited" and includes newly commissioned endnotes.



About the Author

Mark Van Doren (1894-1973) was an American Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and critic who taught English at Columbia University for nearly thirty years.

David Bromwich is a professor of English at Yale Univer-sity and the author of numerous books, including Disowned by Memory: Wordsworths Poetry of the 1790s.

Table of Contents

Biographical Note


An Evening Walk. Addressed to a Young Lady

Descriptive Sketches. Taken during a Pedestrian Tour among the Alps

Guilt and Sorrow; or, Incidents upon Salisbury Plain

Lines Left upon a Seat in a Yew-tree, Which Stands Near the Lake of Esthwaite, on a Desolate Part of the Shore, Commanding a Beautiful Prospect

The Reverie of Poor Susan

A Night-Piece

We Are Seven

Anecdote for Fathers

The Thorn

Goody Blake and Harry Gill. A True Story

Her Eyes Are Wild

Simon Lee, the Old Huntsman; with an Incident in Which He Was Concerned

Lines Written in Early Spring

To My Sister

"A Whirl-Blast from Behind the Hill"

Expostulation and Reply

The Tables Turned. An Evening Scene on the Same Subject

The Complaint of a Forsaken Indian Woman

The Last of the Flock

The Idiot Boy

Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, on Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour July 13, 1798

The Old Cumberland Beggar

Animal Tranquillity and Decay

Peter Bell. A Tale

The Simplon Pass

Influence of Natural Objects in Calling Forth and Strengthening the Imagination in Boyhood and Early Youth

There Was a Boy


"Strange Fits of Passion Have I Known"

"She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways"

"I Travelled Among Unknown Men"

"There Years She Grew in Sun and Shower"

"A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal"

A Poet's Epitaph


The Two April Mornings

The Fountain. A Conversation

Lucy Gray; or, Solitude


"Bleak Season Was It, Turbulent and Wild"

"On Nature's Invitation Do I Come"

The Prelude; or, Growth of a Poet's Mind. An Autobiographical Poem

The Recluse

The Brothers

Michael. A Pastoral Poem

The Pet-Lamb. A Pastoral

The Waterfall and the Eglantine

The Oak and the Broom. A Pastoral

Hart-leap Well

The Childless Father

The Sparrow's Nest

The Sailor's Mother

Alice Fell; or, Poverty

To a Butterfly

"My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold"

"Among All Lovely Things My Love Had Been"

Written in March, While Resting on the Bridge at the Foot of Brother's Water

To a Butterfly

To the Small Celandine

Resolution and Independence

"I Grieved for Buonaparte"

A Farewell

Composed upon Westminster Bridge, Sept. 3, 1802

Composed by the Sea-side, near Calais, August, 1802

Calais, August, 1802

"It Is a Beauteous Evening, Calm and Free"

On the Extinction of the Venetian Republic

To Toussaint L'Ouverture

Composed in the Valley near Dover, on the Day of Landing

Near Dover, September, 1802

In London, September, 1802

London, 1802

"England! The Time Is Come When Thou Should'st Wean"

"Great Men Have Been Among Us"

"It Is Not to Be Thought of That the Flood"

"When I Have Borne in Memory"

Stanzas Written in My Pocket-Copy of Thomson's "Castle of Indolence"

To H. C. Six Years Old

The Green Linnet


Stepping Westward

The Solitary Reaper

Yarrow Unvisited

October, 1803

To the Men of Kent. October, 1803

In the Pass of Killicranky, an Invasion Being Expected, October, 1803

Lines on the Expected Invasion, 1803

To the Cuckoo

"She Was a Phantom of Delight"

"I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"

The Affliction of Margaret

The Small Celandine

Ode to Duty

"When to the Attractions of the Busy World"

Elegiac Stanzas, Suggested by a Picture of Peele Castle, in a Storm, Painted by Sir George Beaumont

To a Young Lady, Who Had Been Reproached for Taking Long Walks in the Country

The Waggoner

French Revolution, As It Appeared to Enthusiasts at Its Commencement. Reprinted from the Friend

Character of the Happy Warrior


"Nuns Fret Not at Their Convent's Narrow Room"

Personal Talk

"The World Is Too Much with Us; Late and Soon"

"With Ships the Sea Was Sprinkled Far and Nigh"

"Where Lies the Land to Which Yon Ship Must Go?"

To Sleep

To Sleep

To Sleep

To the Memory of Raisley Calvert

"Methought I Saw the Footsteps of a Throne"

November, 1806

Ode. Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood

Thought of a Briton on the Subjugation of Switzerland

"Though Narrow Be That Old Man's Cares"

Song at the Feast of Brougham Castle, upon the Restoration of Lord Clifford, the Shepherd, to the Estates and Honours of His Ancestors

The White Doe of Rylstone; on the Fate of the Nortons

The Excursion, Book I


Yarrow Visited, September, 1814

"Surprised by Joy - Impatient as the Wind"

Ode to Lycoris. May, 1817

Composed upon an Evening of Extraordinary Splendour and Beauty

The River Duddon. A Series of Sonnets

Ecclesiastical Sonnets. In Series. (A Selection)

Pt. I. From the Introduction of Christianity into Britain, to the Consummation of the Papal Dominion

Pt. II. To the Close of the Troubles in the Reign of Charles I

Pt. III. From the Restoration to the Present Times

"Scorn Not the Sonnet"

Yarrow Revisited

"If Thou Indeed Derive Thy Light from Heaven"

"If This Great World of Joy and Pain"

"Most Sweet It Is with Unuplifted Eyes"

To a Child. Written in Her Album

Preface to the Second Edition of "Lyrical Ballads," 1800

Appendix, 1802


Index of Titles

Index of First Lines

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kimberleymelissa, March 27, 2011 (view all comments by kimberleymelissa)
The book seems very interesting.I have a few of wordsworth books.His poems speak louder than words.This book,looks amazing.I would LOVE to have it!
Wordsworth is a inspiring poet.Truly amazing!
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Van Doren, Mark
Bromwich, David
Van Doren, Mark
Edited by Mark Van Doren Introduction by David Bromwich
Wordsworth, William
Doren, Mark van
Van Doren, Mark
Bromwich, David
Modern Library
New York
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Single Author - British & Irish
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
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