Romantic Poetry / Edition 1

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The six great Romantic poets represented in this concise collection – Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley and Keats – are those considered essential reading for anyone with an interest in the verse of the period.

  • An essential selection of poetry by the six great Romantic poets.
  • Ideal for general readers or for students taking short courses in Romanticism.
  • Includes the whole of Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience.
  • Gives readers a concise overview of Romantic poetry.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631229742
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/23/2002
  • Series: Blackwell Essential Literature Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Duncan Wu is a Fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford, and University Lecturer in English Literature.

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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface.


Part I: William Blake (1757-1827):.

1. Songs of Innocence:.


The Shepherd.

The Echoing Green.

The Lamb.

The Little Black Boy.

The Blossom.

The Chimney Sweeper.

The Little Boy Lost.

The Little Boy Found.

Laughing Song.

A Cradle Song.

The Divine Image.

Holy Thursday.



Nurse's Song.

Infant Joy.

A Dream.

On Another's Sorrow.

2. Songs of Experience:.


Earth's Answer.

The Clod and the Pebble.

Holy Thursday.

The Little Girl Lost.

The Little Girl Found.

The Chimney Sweeper.

Nurse's Song.

The Sick Rose.

The Fly.

The Angel.

The Tyger.

My Pretty Rose-Tree.

Ah, Sunflower!.

The Lily.

The Garden of Love.

The Little Vagabond.


The Human Abstract.

Infant Sorrow.

A Poison Tree.

A Little Boy Lost.

A Little Girl Lost.

To Tirzah.

The Schoolboy.

The Voice of the Ancient Bard.

A Divine Image.

Part II: William Wordsworth (1770-1850):.

Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey.

The Two-Part Prelude (Part I only).

Strange fits of passion I have known.

Song (‘She dwelt among the 'untrodden ways').

A slumber did my spirit seal.

Three years she grew in sun and shower.

I travelled among unknown men.

Composed upon Westminster Bridge, 3 September 1802.

Ode. Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood.


Stepping Westward.

The Solitary Reaper.

The River Duddon: Conclusion.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834).

Of the Fragment of ‘Kubla Khan'.

Kubla Khan.

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. In seven parts.

Frost at Midnight.

Christabel (Part I and conclusion only).

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (1788-1824).

From Don Juan: Canto II (extracts).

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822).

To Wordsworth.

Hymn to Intellectual Beauty.

Mont Blanc. Lines written in the Vale of Chamouni.


The Mask of Anarchy. Written on the Occasion of the Massacre at Manchester.

Ode to the West Wind.

England in 1819.

Sonnet (‘Lift not the painted veil').

To a Skylark.

John Keats (1795-1821).

On First Looking into Chapman's Homer.

Addressed to Haydon.

On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again.

Sonnet (‘When I have fears that I may cease to be').

The Eve of St Agnes.

La Belle Dame Sans Merci: A Ballad.

Ode to Psyche.

Ode to a Nightingale.

Ode on a Grecian Urn.

Ode on Melancholy.

Ode on Indolence.

To Autumn.

Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art.

Index of titles and first lines.

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