Anthology of European Romantic Poetry / Edition 1

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A collection of European Romantic poetry in English translation. The anthology features some sixty poets in seven languages in recent or new verse translations, from Ossian to Baudelaire, Heine, and Mermontov.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321131447
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 3/2/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.08 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Alphabetical Order of Poets.




Ossian (James Macpherson) (1736—1796).

The Songs of Selma.



Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock (1724—1803).

The Spring Festival.


Gottfried August Bürger (1747—1794).


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749—1832).



Wanderer’s Nightsong II.


Do you know the land?

Friedrich Schiller (1759—1805).

The Gods of Greece (1788 version).

The Gods of Greece (1800 version).

The Walk.

The Glove.


Friederike Brun (1765—1835).

Chamouny at Sunrise (in May 1791).

Friedrich Hölderlin (1770—1843).

The Sanctimonious Poets.

The German’s Song .

Bread and Wine.

The Poet’s Vocation.


Half of Life.

In the lovely blue . . .

Sophie Mereau (1770—1806).

To a Tree on a Trellis.

Friedrich Schlegel (1772—1829).

The Poet (1).

The Thicket.

Novalis (Friedrich von Hardenberg) (1772—1801).

Hymn to the Night II.

Hymn to the Night V.

When numbers and figures . . .

I see thee in a thousand pictures . . .

Ludwig Tieck (1773—1853).


Miracle of Love.

Friedrich Schelling (1775—1854).

Animal and Plant.

Clemens Brentano (1778—1842).

Lore Lay.

O Cool Wood.


Resonance of Beethoven’s Music.

Cradle Song.

Karoline von Günderode (1780—1806).

Ariadne on Naxos.

The Kiss in the Dream.

Bright Red.

The Balloonist.

Adelbert von Chamisso (1781—1838).

Lord Byron’s Last Love.

Château Boncourt.

Ludwig Uhland (1787—1862).

Faith in Springtime.

Bertran de Born.

Joseph von Eichendorff (1788—1857).

The Broken Ring.

Conversation in the Forest.


The Lark.



On the Death of My Child.

Moonlit Night.

The Hermit.

Divining Rod.

Pleasure in Death.

Annette von Droste-Hülshoff (1797—1848).

The Heath-Man.

In the Moss.

On the Tower.

In the Grass.

Heinrich Heine (1797—1856).

The Grenadiers.

Alone a spruce is standing.

A star is falling slowly.

A young man loves a maiden.

On wings of song . . .

Lorelei or I do not know what it means . . .

Death is the chilly night.

The Gods of Greece.

Bertrand de Born.

The Silesian Weavers.

Childe Harold.

Nikolaus Lenau (1802—1850).


The Oak Grove.


All around a silencing.

Eduard Mörike (1804—1875).

On a Winter Morning, Before Sunrise.

September Morning.

At Midnight.

The Forsaken Girl.


To an Aeolian Harp.

The Beautiful Beech.

On a Lamp.

Think of It, O Soul!


André Chénier (1762—1794).

The Young Captive.

Marceline Desbordes-Valmore (1786—1859).

Elegy (Maybe I was yours . . .).

A Woman’s Letter.

To Leopardi’s Book.

The Roses of Saadi.

Alphonse de Lamartine (1790—1869).

The Lake


Enthusiasm .



Man (excerpt).

The West.

Alfred de Vigny (1797—1863).


Address to Europe on the Death of Lord Byron.

The Organ.

The Death of the Wolf.

Amable Tastu (1798—1885).

To Mr. Victor Hugo.

Victor Hugo (1802—1805).


The Lyre and the Harp.

The Poet.

To My Friend S.-B.

The Fiancée of the Timbalier.

Enthusiasm .


The Captive Girl.


Setting Suns II.

Suddenly, some day . . .

One last word . . .

Since flowering May is calling us outside . . .

Stella .

The Expiation (Part I).

At dawn tomorrow . . .

The poet goes away into the fields . . .

Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve (1804—1869).

Sonnet: To Ronsard.

The Circle.

To My Friend V. H.

The Yellow Rays.

Gérard de Nerval (1808—1855).

The Dark Blot.

A Fancy.

Golden Verses.


Thought from Byron.

Alfred de Musset (1810—1857).

Pale star of evening . . .

To Julie.

Rolla (opening section).

A Night in May.

To Sainte-Beuve.

Sonnet (Beatrix Donato . . .).

A Wasted Evening.


Sonnet (To see you every day . . .).

Théophile Gautier (1811—1872).

Sonnet I.

The Wishes.


Charles Baudelaire (1821—1867).


I love the thought . . .

The Albatross.

The Setting of the Romantic Sun.


Vittorio Alfieri (1749—1803).

To Dante (Great father Dante . . . ).

On Tasso’s Tomb (Here, in so poor a tomb . . . ).

On His Escutcheon (A crooked beak . . . ).

Diodata Saluzzo (1774—1840).

The War of 1793.

Ugo Foscolo (1778—1827).

To Evening.

To Zakynthos.

On the Death of my Brother Giovanni.

On Sepulchers.

Giovanni Berchet (1783—1851).

The Hermit of Mount Cenis.

The Troubadour.

Alessandro Manzoni (1785—1873).

The Fifth of May.

Giacomo Leopardi (1798—1837).

The Infinite.

To the Moon.

The Evening After the Holy Day.

Sappho’s Last Song.

To Spring, or, Concerning the Ancient Myths.

To Himself.


José de Espronceda (1808—1842).

The Beggar.

For Jarifa, at the Revels.

Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda (1814—1873).

To Him.

José Zorrilla y Moral (1817—1893).

To the Unhappy Memory of . . . Larra.

Oriental (Across the plain at a gallop).

Carolina Coronado (1823—1911).


Freedom .

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (1836—1870).

Rima I (I know a strange, gigantic hymn).

Rima XIV (A glimpse of you . . .).

Rima LIII (Once more, the dark swallows will return).

Rosalia de Castro (1837—1835).

My illness is incurable . . .

Be Silent.

You will say of these verses . . .

Justice by the Hand.


Vasily Zhukovsky (1783—1852).

Song (When I was loved . . . ).


Song (Enchantment of my past existence).

Konstantin Batyushkov (1787—1855).

Shade of a Friend.

Awakening .

You wake, O Baia . . .

Pyotr Vyazemsky (1792—1878).


To Friends.

Kondraty Ryleev (1795—1826).

The Citizen.

Wilhelm Küchelbecker (1797—1846).

19 October.

Anton Delvig (1798—1831).


Alexander Pushkin (1799—1837).


To Ovid.

To the Sea.

The Bridegroom.

André Chénier.

19 October.

The Prophet.

The Poet.

Deep in the ore beds of Siberia.


I loved you . . .

To the Poet.


The Bronze Horseman.

I have built though not in stone . . .

Evgeny Baratynsky (1800—1844).

An Admission.



I didn’t love her . . .

What is the freedom of dreams . . .

Song heals the aching spirit

Thought, yet more thought! . . .

Alexander Odoevsky (1802—1839).

The Poet’s Dream.

Response to A. S. Pushkin.

Fyodor Tyutchev (1803—1873).

A Gleam of Light.




Alexei Khomyakov (1804—1860).

The Poet.

Karolina Pavlova (1807—1893).

Life calls us . . .

Three Souls.

Mikhail Lermontov (1814—1841).

Ossian’s Grave.

I Am No Byron.

The Death of a Poet.

The Neighbor.


My Native Land.

A Dream.

The Prophet.


Adam Mickiewicz (1798—1855).

The Romantic.

The Akkerman Steppes.

Bakhchisaray by Night.

To ***. In the Alps at Splügen, 1829.

The Monument of Peter the Great.

To My Russian Friends.

The Year 1812.

Spin Love.


Mihály Vörösmarty (1800—1855).

The Soliloquy of the Night.

Sándor Petöfi (1823—1849).

Fate, give me space . . .

One thought keeps tormenting me . . .

Homer and Ossian.

The Song of the Dogs.

The Song of the Wolves.

The skylark sings . . .

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