The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth — Volume 8 (of 8)
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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth — Volume 8 (of 8)

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  • THE POETICAL WORKS OF WILLIAM WORDSWORTH VOL. VIII
  • CONTENTS
  • PREFATORY NOTE
  • 1834
    • LINES Suggested by a Portrait from the Pencil of F. Stone
    • THE FOREGOING SUBJECT RESUMED
    • TO A CHILD Written in her Album[8]
    • LINES Written in the Album of the Countess of Lonsdale,[11] Nov. 5, 1834
  • 1835
    • “WHY ART THOU SILENT? IS THY LOVE A PLANT”
    • TO THE MOON (COMPOSED BY THE SEA-SIDE,—ON THE COAST OF CUMBERLAND)
    • TO THE MOON (RYDAL)
    • WRITTEN AFTER THE DEATH OF CHARLES LAMB
    • EXTEMPORE EFFUSION UPON THE DEATH OF JAMES HOGG
    • UPON SEEING A COLOURED DRAWING OF THE BIRD OF PARADISE IN AN ALBUM
    • “DESPONDING FATHER! MARK THIS ALTERED BOUGH”
    • “FOUR FIERY STEEDS IMPATIENT OF THE REIN”
    • TO ——
    • ROMAN ANTIQUITIES DISCOVERED AT BISHOPSTONE, HEREFORDSHIRE
    • ST. CATHERINE OF LEDBURY
    • “BY A BLEST HUSBAND GUIDED, MARY CAME”[53]
    • “OH WHAT A WRECK! HOW CHANGED IN MIEN AND SPEECH!”
  • 1836
    • NOVEMBER 1836
    • TO A REDBREAST—(IN SICKNESS)
  • 1837
    • “SIX MONTHS TO SIX YEARS ADDED HE REMAINED”
    • MEMORIALS OF A TOUR IN ITALY 1837
    • TO HENRY CRABB ROBINSON[60]
      • I MUSINGS NEAR AQUAPENDENTE
      • II THE PINE OF MONTE MARIO[103] AT ROME
      • III AT ROME
      • IV AT ROME—REGRETS—IN ALLUSION TO NIEBUHR AND OTHER MODERN HISTORIANS
      • V CONTINUED
      • VI PLEA FOR THE HISTORIAN
      • VII AT ROME
      • VIII NEAR ROME, IN SIGHT OF ST. PETER’S
      • IX AT ALBANO[116]
      • X “NEAR ANIO’S STREAM, I SPIED A GENTLE DOVE”
      • XI FROM THE ALBAN HILLS, LOOKING TOWARDS ROME
      • XII NEAR THE LAKE OF THRASYMENE
      • XIII NEAR THE SAME LAKE
      • XIV THE CUCKOO AT LAVERNA[130]
      • XV AT THE CONVENT OF CAMALDOLI
      • XVI CONTINUED
      • XVII AT THE EREMITE OR UPPER CONVENT OF CAMALDOLI
      • XVIII AT VALLOMBROSA[145]
      • XIX AT FLORENCE
      • XX BEFORE THE PICTURE OF THE BAPTIST, BY RAPHAEL, IN THE GALLERY AT FLORENCE[155]
      • XXI AT FLORENCE—FROM MICHAEL ANGELO
      • XXII AT FLORENCE—FROM M. ANGELO
      • XXIII AMONG THE RUINS OF A CONVENT IN THE APENNINES
      • XXIV IN LOMBARDY
      • XXV AFTER LEAVING ITALY
      • XXVI CONTINUED
    • I MUSINGS NEAR AQUAPENDENTE
    • II THE PINE OF MONTE MARIO[103] AT ROME
    • III AT ROME
    • IV AT ROME—REGRETS—IN ALLUSION TO NIEBUHR AND OTHER MODERN HISTORIANS
    • V CONTINUED
    • VI PLEA FOR THE HISTORIAN
    • VII AT ROME
    • VIII NEAR ROME, IN SIGHT OF ST. PETER’S
    • IX AT ALBANO[116]
    • X “NEAR ANIO’S STREAM, I SPIED A GENTLE DOVE”
    • XI FROM THE ALBAN HILLS, LOOKING TOWARDS ROME
    • XII NEAR THE LAKE OF THRASYMENE
    • XIII NEAR THE SAME LAKE
    • XIV THE CUCKOO AT LAVERNA[130]
    • XV AT THE CONVENT OF CAMALDOLI
    • XVI CONTINUED
    • XVII AT THE EREMITE OR UPPER CONVENT OF CAMALDOLI
    • XVIII AT VALLOMBROSA[145]
    • XIX AT FLORENCE
    • XX BEFORE THE PICTURE OF THE BAPTIST, BY RAPHAEL, IN THE GALLERY AT FLORENCE[155]
    • XXI AT FLORENCE—FROM MICHAEL ANGELO
    • XXII AT FLORENCE—FROM M. ANGELO
    • XXIII AMONG THE RUINS OF A CONVENT IN THE APENNINES
    • XXIV IN LOMBARDY
    • XXV AFTER LEAVING ITALY
    • XXVI CONTINUED
    • AT BOLOGNA, IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE LATE INSURRECTIONS, 1837[161][162]
      • I
      • II CONTINUED
      • III CONCLUDED
    • I
    • II CONTINUED
    • III CONCLUDED
    • “WHAT IF OUR NUMBERS BARELY COULD DEFY”
    • A NIGHT THOUGHT
    • THE WIDOW ON WINDERMERE SIDE
  • 1838
    • TO THE PLANET VENUS Upon its Approximation (as an Evening Star) to the Earth, January 1838
    • “HARK! ’TIS THE THRUSH, UNDAUNTED, UNDEPREST”
    • “’TIS HE WHOSE YESTER-EVENING’S HIGH DISDAIN”
    • COMPOSED AT RYDAL ON MAY MORNING, 1838[175]
    • COMPOSED ON A MAY MORNING, 1838[182]
    • A PLEA FOR AUTHORS, MAY 1838
    • “BLEST STATESMAN HE, WHOSE MIND’S UNSELFISH WILL”
    • VALEDICTORY SONNET[196]
  • 1839
    • SONNETS UPON THE PUNISHMENT OF DEATH IN SERIES
      • I SUGGESTED BY THE VIEW OF LANCASTER CASTLE (ON THE ROAD FROM THE SOUTH)
      • II[198] “TENDERLY DO WE FEEL BY NATURE’S LAW”
      • III[200] “THE ROMAN CONSUL DOOMED HIS SONS TO DIE”
      • IV “IS DEATH, WHEN EVIL AGAINST GOOD HAS FOUGHT”
      • V “NOT TO THE OBJECT SPECIALLY DESIGNED”
      • VI[202] “YE BROOD OF CONSCIENCE—SPECTRES! THAT FREQUENT”
      • VII “BEFORE THE WORLD HAD PAST HER TIME OF YOUTH”
      • VIII[204] “FIT RETRIBUTION, BY THE MORAL CODE”
      • IX “THOUGH TO GIVE TIMELY WARNING AND DETER”
      • X “OUR BODILY LIFE, SOME PLEAD, THAT LIFE THE SHRINE”
      • XI[207] “AH, THINK HOW ONE COMPELLED FOR LIFE TO ABIDE”
      • XII “SEE THE CONDEMNED ALONE WITHIN HIS CELL”
      • XIII[208] CONCLUSION
      • XIV APOLOGY
    • I SUGGESTED BY THE VIEW OF LANCASTER CASTLE (ON THE ROAD FROM THE SOUTH)
    • II[198] “TENDERLY DO WE FEEL BY NATURE’S LAW”
    • III[200] “THE ROMAN CONSUL DOOMED HIS SONS TO DIE”
    • IV “IS DEATH, WHEN EVIL AGAINST GOOD HAS FOUGHT”
    • V “NOT TO THE OBJECT SPECIALLY DESIGNED”
    • VI[202] “YE BROOD OF CONSCIENCE—SPECTRES! THAT FREQUENT”
    • VII “BEFORE THE WORLD HAD PAST HER TIME OF YOUTH”
    • VIII[204] “FIT RETRIBUTION, BY THE MORAL CODE”
    • IX “THOUGH TO GIVE TIMELY WARNING AND DETER”
    • X “OUR BODILY LIFE, SOME PLEAD, THAT LIFE THE SHRINE”
    • XI[207] “AH, THINK HOW ONE COMPELLED FOR LIFE TO ABIDE”
    • XII “SEE THE CONDEMNED ALONE WITHIN HIS CELL”
    • XIII[208] CONCLUSION
    • XIV APOLOGY
    • “MEN OF THE WESTERN WORLD! IN FATE’S DARK BOOK”
  • 1840
    • TO A PAINTER
    • ON THE SAME SUBJECT
    • POOR ROBIN[214]
    • ON A PORTRAIT OF THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON UPON THE FIELD OF WATERLOO, BY HAYDON[219]
  • 1841
    • EPITAPH In the Chapel-yard of Langdale, Westmoreland
  • 1842
    • “INTENT ON GATHERING WOOL FROM HEDGE AND BRAKE”
    • PRELUDE, Prefixed to the Volume entitled “Poems chiefly of Early and Late Years”
    • FLOATING ISLAND
    • “THE CRESCENT-MOON, THE STAR OF LOVE”
    • “A POET!—HE HATH PUT HIS HEART TO SCHOOL”
    • “THE MOST ALLURING CLOUDS THAT MOUNT THE SKY”
    • “FEEL FOR THE WRONGS TO UNIVERSAL KEN”
    • IN ALLUSION TO VARIOUS RECENT HISTORIES AND NOTICES OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
      • CONTINUED
      • CONCLUDED
    • CONTINUED
    • CONCLUDED
    • “LO! WHERE SHE STANDS FIXED IN A SAINT-LIKE TRANCE”
    • THE NORMAN BOY
    • THE POET’S DREAM[227] Sequel To the Norman Boy
    • SUGGESTED BY A PICTURE OF THE BIRD OF PARADISE
    • TO THE CLOUDS[241]
    • AIREY-FORCE VALLEY
    • “LYRE! THOUGH SUCH POWER DO IN THY MAGIC LIVE”
    • LOVE LIES BLEEDING
    • “THEY CALL IT LOVE LIES BLEEDING! RATHER SAY”
    • COMPANION TO THE FOREGOING
    • THE CUCKOO-CLOCK
    • “WANSFELL! THIS HOUSEHOLD HAS A FAVOURED LOT”
    • “THOUGH THE BOLD WINGS OF POESY AFFECT”
    • “GLAD SIGHT WHEREVER NEW WITH OLD”
  • 1843
    • “WHILE BEAMS OF ORIENT LIGHT SHOOT WIDE AND HIGH”
    • INSCRIPTION For a Monument in Crosthwaite Church, in the Vale of Keswick
      • COPY OF THE PRINTED INSCRIPTION
    • COPY OF THE PRINTED INSCRIPTION
    • TO THE REV. CHRISTOPHER WORDSWORTH, D.D., MASTER OF HARROW SCHOOL[271] After the perusal of his Theophilus Anglicanus, recently published.
  • 1844
    • “SO FAIR, SO SWEET, WITHAL SO SENSITIVE”
    • ON THE PROJECTED KENDAL AND WINDERMERE RAILWAY
    • “PROUD WERE YE, MOUNTAINS, WHEN, IN TIMES OF OLD”
    • AT FURNESS ABBEY
  • 1845
    • “FORTH FROM A JUTTING RIDGE, AROUND WHOSE BASE”
    • THE WESTMORELAND GIRL[290] To my Grandchildren
    • AT FURNESS ABBEY
    • “YES! THOU ART FAIR, YET BE NOT MOVED”
    • “WHAT HEAVENLY SMILES! O LADY MINE”
    • TO A LADY, In Answer to a Request that I would write her a Poem upon some Drawings that she had made of Flowers in the Island of Madeira
    • TO THE PENNSYLVANIANS
    • “YOUNG ENGLAND—WHAT IS THEN BECOME OF OLD”
  • 1846
    • SONNET[301]
    • “WHERE LIES THE TRUTH? HAS MAN, IN WISDOM’S CREED”
    • TO LUCCA GIORDANO[305]
    • “WHO BUT IS PLEASED TO WATCH THE MOON ON HIGH”
    • ILLUSTRATED BOOKS AND NEWSPAPERS
    • SONNET To an Octogenarian
    • “I KNOW AN AGED MAN CONSTRAINED TO DWELL”
    • “THE UNREMITTING VOICE OF NIGHTLY STREAMS”
    • “HOW BEAUTIFUL THE QUEEN OF NIGHT, ON HIGH”
    • ON THE BANKS OF A ROCKY STREAM
    • ODE INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY FROM RECOLLECTIONS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD
  • 1787
    • SONNET, ON SEEING MISS HELEN MARIA WILLIAMS WEEP AT A TALE OF DISTRESS[337]
    • LINES WRITTEN BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH AS A SCHOOL EXERCISE AT HAWKSHEAD, ANNO ÆTATIS 14
  • 1792 (or earlier)
    • “SWEET WAS THE WALK ALONG THE NARROW LANE”
    • “WHEN LOVE WAS BORN OF HEAVENLY LINE”
    • THE CONVICT
  • 1798
    • “THE SNOW-TRACKS OF MY FRIENDS I SEE”
    • THE OLD CUMBERLAND BEGGAR
  • 1800
    • ANDREW JONES
    • “THERE IS A SHAPELESS CROWD OF UNHEWN STONES”
  • 1802
    • “AMONG ALL LOVELY THINGS MY LOVE HAD BEEN”
    • “ALONG THE MAZES OF THIS SONG I GO”
    • “THE RAINS AT LENGTH HAVE CEAS’D, THE WINDS ARE STILL’D”
    • “WITNESS THOU”
    • WILD-FOWL
    • WRITTEN IN A GROTTO
    • HOME AT GRASMERE
    • “SHALL HE WHO GIVES HIS DAYS TO LOW PURSUITS”
  • 1803
    • “I FIND IT WRITTEN OF SIMONIDES”
  • 1804
    • “NO WHIMSEY OF THE PURSE IS HERE”
  • 1805
    • “PEACEFUL OUR VALLEY, FAIR AND GREEN”
    • “AH! IF I WERE A LADY GAY”
  • 1806
    • TO THE EVENING STAR OVER GRASMERE WATER, JULY 1806
    • MICHAEL ANGELO IN REPLY TO THE PASSAGE UPON HIS STATUE OF NIGHT SLEEPING
    • “COME, GENTLE SLEEP, DEATH’S IMAGE THO’ THOU ART”
    • “BROOK, THAT HAST BEEN MY SOLACE DAYS AND WEEKS”
    • TRANSLATION FROM MICHAEL ANGELO
  • 1808
    • GEORGE AND SARAH GREEN
  • 1818
    • “THE SCOTTISH BROOM ON BIRD-NEST BRAE”[392]
    • PLACARD FOR A POLL BEARING AN OLD SHIRT
    • “CRITICS, RIGHT HONOURABLE BARD, DECREE”
  • 1819
    • “THROUGH CUMBRIAN WILDS, IN MANY A MOUNTAIN COVE”
    • “MY SON! BEHOLD THE TIDE ALREADY SPENT”
  • 1820
    • AUTHOR’S VOYAGE DOWN THE RHINE (THIRTY YEARS AGO)
  • 1822
    • “THESE VALES WERE SADDENED WITH NO COMMON GLOOM”
    • TRANSLATION OF PART OF THE FIRST BOOK OF THE ÆNEID
  • 1823
    • “ARMS AND THE MAN I SING, THE FIRST WHO BORE”
  • 1826
    • LINES ADDRESSED TO JOANNA H. FROM GWERNDWFFNANT IN JUNE 1826
    • HOLIDAY AT GWERNDWFFNANT, MAY 1826 IRREGULAR STANZAS
    • COMPOSED WHEN A PROBABILITY EXISTED OF OUR BEING OBLIGED TO QUIT RYDAL MOUNT AS A RESIDENCE
    • “I, WHOSE PRETTY VOICE YOU HEAR”
  • 1827
    • TO MY NIECE DORA
  • 1829
    • “MY LORD AND LADY DARLINGTON”
  • 1833
    • TO THE UTILITARIANS
  • 1835
    • “THRONED IN THE SUN’S DESCENDING CAR”
    • “AND OH! DEAR SOOTHER OF THE PENSIVE BREAST”
  • 1836
    • “SAID RED-RIBBONED EVANS”
  • 1837
    • ON AN EVENT IN COL. EVANS’S REDOUBTED PERFORMANCES IN SPAIN
  • 1838
    • “WOULDST THOU BE GATHERED TO CHRIST’S CHOSEN FLOCK”
    • PROTEST AGAINST THE BALLOT, 1838[404]
    • “SAID SECRECY TO COWARDICE AND FRAUD”
    • A POET TO HIS GRANDCHILD (SEQUEL TO THE FOREGOING)[407]
  • 1840
    • ON A PORTRAIT OF I.F., PAINTED BY MARGARET GILLIES[410]
    • TO I.F.[411]
    • “OH BOUNTY WITHOUT MEASURE, WHILE THE GRACE”
  • 1842
    • THE EAGLE AND THE DOVE[413]
    • GRACE DARLING[414]
    • “WHEN SEVERN’S SWEEPING FLOOD HAD OVERTHROWN”
    • THE PILLAR OF TRAJAN
  • 1846
    • “DEIGN, SOVEREIGN MISTRESS! TO ACCEPT A LAY”
  • 1847
    • ODE, PERFORMED IN THE SENATE-HOUSE, CAMBRIDGE, ON THE 6TH OF JULY 1847, AT THE FIRST COMMENCEMENT AFTER THE INSTALLATION OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE ALBERT, CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY.[429]
      • INSTALLATION ODE
    • INSTALLATION ODE
    • TO MISS SELLON
    • “THE WORSHIP OF THIS SABBATH MORN”
  • A WORDSWORTH BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • I.—GREAT BRITAIN
      • I EDITIONS PUBLISHED DURING WORDSWORTH’S LIFETIME
      • II EDITIONS OF THE POEMS, AND OF SELECTIONS FROM THEM, PUBLISHED AFTER THE POET’S DEATH.
      • III ESTIMATES OF WORDSWORTH IN VARIOUS BOOKS[476]
      • IV CRITICAL ESTIMATES IN BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, MAGAZINES, AND REVIEWS
      • V PARODIES ON WORDSWORTH
      • VI POEMS ADDRESSED TO WORDSWORTH, AND ALLUSIONS TO HIM BY CONTEMPORARY AND SUBSEQUENT POETS
    • I EDITIONS PUBLISHED DURING WORDSWORTH’S LIFETIME
    • II EDITIONS OF THE POEMS, AND OF SELECTIONS FROM THEM, PUBLISHED AFTER THE POET’S DEATH.
    • III ESTIMATES OF WORDSWORTH IN VARIOUS BOOKS[476]
    • IV CRITICAL ESTIMATES IN BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, MAGAZINES, AND REVIEWS
    • V PARODIES ON WORDSWORTH
    • VI POEMS ADDRESSED TO WORDSWORTH, AND ALLUSIONS TO HIM BY CONTEMPORARY AND SUBSEQUENT POETS
    • II.—AMERICA
      • PREFATORY NOTE
      • I AMERICAN EDITIONS OF WORDSWORTH
      • II REPRINTS, AND BOOKS, BOTH ENGLISH AND AMERICAN
      • III BOOKS CONTAINING BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, AND CRITICAL ESSAYS
      • IV REVIEW AND MAGAZINE ARTICLES ON WORDSWORTH PUBLISHED IN AMERICA
      • V CRITICISMS AND REVIEWS IN PERIODICALS FROM 1840 TO 1870
      • VI CRITICISMS AND REVIEWS IN PERIODICALS FROM 1870 TO 1895
      • VII VISITS TO WORDSWORTH BY EMINENT AMERICANS
      • VIII A FEW POEMS ON WORDSWORTH
      • IX UNPUBLISHED LECTURES ON WORDSWORTH
    • PREFATORY NOTE
    • I AMERICAN EDITIONS OF WORDSWORTH
    • II REPRINTS, AND BOOKS, BOTH ENGLISH AND AMERICAN
    • III BOOKS CONTAINING BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, AND CRITICAL ESSAYS
    • IV REVIEW AND MAGAZINE ARTICLES ON WORDSWORTH PUBLISHED IN AMERICA
    • V CRITICISMS AND REVIEWS IN PERIODICALS FROM 1840 TO 1870
    • VI CRITICISMS AND REVIEWS IN PERIODICALS FROM 1870 TO 1895
    • VII VISITS TO WORDSWORTH BY EMINENT AMERICANS
    • VIII A FEW POEMS ON WORDSWORTH
    • IX UNPUBLISHED LECTURES ON WORDSWORTH
    • III.—FRANCE
      • I BIBLIOGRAPHY
      • II TRANSLATIONS
      • III INFLUENCE
    • I BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • II TRANSLATIONS
    • III INFLUENCE
  • ERRATA AND ADDENDA LIST
  • INDEX TO THE POEMS
  • INDEX TO FIRST LINES
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