Romanticism: An Anthology / Edition 3

Romanticism: An Anthology / Edition 3

by Duncan Wu


Duncan Wu’s Romanticism: An Anthology has been appreciated by thousands of literature students and their teachers across the globe since its first appearance in 1994, and is the most widely-used teaching text in the field in the UK. Now in its fourth edition, it stands as the essential work on Romanticism. It remains the only such book to

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Duncan Wu’s Romanticism: An Anthology has been appreciated by thousands of literature students and their teachers across the globe since its first appearance in 1994, and is the most widely-used teaching text in the field in the UK. Now in its fourth edition, it stands as the essential work on Romanticism. It remains the only such book to contain complete poems and essays edited especially for this volume from manuscript and early printed sources by Wu, along with his explanatory annotations and author headnotes. This new edition carries all texts from the previous edition, adding Keats’s Isabella and Shelley’s Epipsychidion, as well as a new selection from the poems of Sir Walter Scott. All editorial materials, including annotations, author headnotes, and prefatory materials, are revised for this new edition.

Romanticism: An Anthology remains the only textbook of its kind to include complete and uncut texts of:

  1. Wordsworth and Coleridge, Lyrical Ballads (1798)
  2. Wordsworth, The Ruined Cottage, The Pedlar, The Two-Part Prelude, Michael, The Brothers and the Preface to Lyrical Ballads (1800)
  3. Charlotte Smith, Elegiac Sonnets (3rd ed., 1786), The Emigrants, Beachy Head
  4. Felicia Dorothea Hemans, Records of Woman sequence (all 19 poems)
  5. Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage Canto III and Don Juan Dedication and Cantos I and II
  6. Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, and Urizen
  7. Shelley, Prometheus Unbound, Epipsychidion, The Mask of Anarchy and Adonais
  8. Keats, Odes, the two Hyperions, Lamia, Isabella and The Eve of St Agnes
  9. Hannah More, Sensibility and Slavery: A Poem
  10. Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Eighteen Hundred and Eleven 
  11.  Ann Yearsley, A Poem on the Inhumanity of the Slave-Trade
  12. Helen Maria Williams, A Farewell, for two years, to England

As well as generous selections from the works of Mary Robinson, John Thelwall, Dorothy Wordsworth, Robert Southey, Charles Lamb, Thomas De Quincey, William Hazlitt, Leigh Hunt, John Clare, Letitia Landon and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

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Table of Contents

Alphabetical List of Authors.



Editorial Principles.


Romantic Chronology 1770-1851.

Richard Price (1723-91).

From A Discourse on the Love of our Country (1789).

[On Representation].

[Prospects for Reform].

Thomas Warton (1728-90).

From Poems (1777).

Sonnet IX. To the River Lodon.

Edmund Burke (1729-97).

From A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origins of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1757).


From Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).

[History will record . . .].

[The age of chivalry is gone].

[On Englishness].

[Society is a Contract].

William Cowper (1731-1800).

From The Task (1785).

[Crazy Kate] (Book I).

[On Slavery] (Book II).

[The Winter Evening] (Book IV).

From Works (1835-7).

Sweet Meat has Sour Sauce, or The Slave-Trader in the Dumps.

Thomas Paine (1737-1809).

From Common Sense (1776).

Of the Origin and Design of Government in General.

From The Rights of Man Part I (1791).

[Freedom of Posterity].

[On Revolution].

From The Rights of Man Part II (1792).


Anna Seward (1742-1809).

Sonnet written from an Eastern Apartment in the Bishop’s Palace at Lichfield.

From Llangollen Vale, with Other Poems (1796).

To Time Past. Written Dec. 1772.

From Gentleman’s Magazine (1786).

Advice to Mrs Smith. A Sonnet.

From Llangollen Vale, with Other Poems (1796).


Anna Laetitia Barbauld (née Aikin) (1743-1825).

From Poems (1773).

A Summer Evening’s Meditation.

From Poems (1792).

Epistle to William Wilberforce, Esq., on the Rejection of the Bill for Abolishing the Slave Trade.

From Works (1825).

The Rights of Woman.

From The Monthly Magazine (1799).

To Mr Coleridge.

Eighteen Hundred and Eleven, A Poem (1812).

Hannah More (1745-1833).

From Sacred Dramas: chiefly intended for young persons: the subjects taken from the Bible. To which is added, Sensibility, A Poem (1782).

Sensibility: A Poetical Epistle to the Hon. Mrs Boscawen.

Slavery: A Poem (1788).

Cheap Repository.

The Story of Sinful Sally. Told by Herself (1796).

Charlotte Smith (née Turner) (1749-1806).

Elegiac Sonnets: the third edition. With twenty additional sonnets. (1786).

To William Hayley, Esq.

Preface to the First Editions.

Preface to the Third Edition.

Sonnet I.

Sonnet II. Written at the Close of Spring.

Sonnet III. To a Nightingale.

Sonnet IV. To the Moon.

Sonnet V. To the South Downs.

Sonnet VI. To Hope.

Sonnet VII. On the Departure of the Nightingale.

Sonnet VIII. To Spring.

Sonnet IX.

Sonnet X. To Mrs G.

Sonnet XI. To Sleep.

Sonnet XII. Written on the Seashore. October 1784.

Sonnet XIII. From Petrarch.

Sonnet XIV. From Petrarch.

Sonnet XV. From Petrarch.

Sonnet XVI. From Petrarch.

Sonnet XVII. From the Thirteenth Cantata of Metastasio.

Sonnet XVIII. To the Earl of Egremont.

Sonnet XIX. To Mr Hayley. On Receiving some Elegant Lines from Him.

Sonnet XX. To the Countess of Abergavenny. Written on the Anniversary of her.


Sonnet XXI. Supposed to be Written by Werther.

Sonnet XXII. By the Same. To Solitude.

Sonnet XXIII. By the Same. To the North Star.

Sonnet XXIV. By the Same.

Sonnet XXV. By the Same. Just before his Death.

Sonnet XXVI. To the River Arun.

Sonnet XXVII.

Sonnet XXVIII. To Friendship.

Sonnet XXIX. To Miss C———‑‑‑. On being Desired to Attempt Writing a Comedy.

Sonnet XXX. To the River Arun.

Sonnet XXXI. Written on Farm Wood, South Downs, in May 1784.

Sonnet XXXII. To Melancholy. Written on the Banks of the Arun, October 1785.

Sonnet XXXIII. To the Naiad of the Arun.

Sonnet XXXIV. To a Friend.

Sonnet XXXV. To Fortitude.

Sonnet XXXVI.

The Emigrants: A Poem in Two Books (1793).

Dedication: To William Cowper, Esq.

Book I.

Book II.

From Beachy Head: with Other Poems (1807).

Beachy Head.

George Crabbe (1754-1832).

From The Borough (1810) Letter XXII: The Poor of the Borough.

Peter Grimes.

William Godwin (1756-1836).

From Political Justice (2 vols., 1793).

[On Property].

[Love of Justice].

[On Marriage].

Ann Yearsley (née Cromartie) (1756-1806).

From Poems on various subjects (1787).

Addressed to Sensibility.

A Poem on the Inhumanity of the Slave-Trade (1788).

William Blake (1757-1827).

All Religions Are One (composed c.1788).

There is no Natural Religion (composed c.1788).

The Book of Thel (1789).

Songs of Innocence and of Experience (1789-94).

Songs of Innocence (1789).


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.

Songs of Experience (1794).


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.

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790).

The Argument.

The voice of the Devil.

A Memorable Fancy [The Five Senses].

Proverbs of Hell.

A Memorable Fancy [Isaiah and Ezekiel].

A Memorable Fancy [A Printing-House in Hell].

A Memorable Fancy [The Vanity of Angels].

A Memorable Fancy [A Devil, My Friend].

A Song of Liberty.


Visions of the Daughters of Albion (1793).



The First Book of Urizen (1794).

Preludium to the First Book of Urizen.

Chapter I.

Chapter II.

Chapter III.

Chapter IVa.

Chapter IVb.

Chapter V.

Chapter VI.

Chapter VII.

Chapter VIII.

Chapter IX.

Letter from William Blake to Revd. Dr Trusler, 23 August 1799 (extract).

From The Pickering Manuscript (composed 1800-4).

The Mental Traveller.

The Crystal Cabinet.

From Milton (composed 1803-8).

[And did those feet in ancient time].

Mary Robinson (née Darby) (1758-1800).

From The Wild Wreath (1804).

A London Summer Morning.

From Lyrical Tales (1800).

The Haunted Beach.

From The Poetical Works of the Late Mrs Robinson (1806).

Ode Inscribed to the Infant Son of S.T. Coleridge, Esq. Born 14 September 1800 at Keswick in Cumberland.

From Memoirs of the Late Mrs Robinson (1801).

Mrs Robinson to the Poet Coleridge.

From The Wild Wreath (1804).

The Savage of Aveyron.

Robert Burns (1759-96).

From Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect (1786).

Epistle to J. L*****k, an old Scotch bard, 1 April 1785.

Man was Made to Mourn, A Dirge.

To a Mouse, on turning her up in her nest, with the plough, November 1785.

From Francis Grose, The Antiquities of Scotland (1791).

Tam o’ Shanter. A Tale.

Song (‘Oh my love’s like the red, red rose’).

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-97).

From A Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790).

[On Poverty].

From A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792).


[On the Lack of Learning].

[A Revolution in Female Manners].

[On State Education].

Helen Maria Williams (1762-1827).

From Poems (1786).

Part of an Irregular Fragment, found in a Dark Passage of the Tower.

From Letters written in France in the summer of 1790 (1790).

[A Visit to the Bastille].

[On Revolution].

[Retrospect from England].

From Julia, A Novel (1790).

The Bastille, A Vision.

A Farewell, for Two Years, to England. A Poem. (1791).

From Letters containing a Sketch of the Politics of France (1795).

[Madame Roland].

Joanna Baillie (1762-1851).

From A Series of Plays (1798).

Introductory Discourse (extracts).

William Lisle Bowles (1762-1850).

From Fourteen Sonnets (1789).

Sonnet VIII. To the River Itchin, near Winton.

John Thelwall (1764-1834).

From Poems written in close confinement in the Tower and Newgate upon a charge of treason (1795).

Stanzas on hearing for certainty that we were to be tried for high treason.

From The Tribune (1795).

Dangerous tendency of the attempt to suppress political discussion.

Civic oration on the anniversary of the acquittal of the lecturer [5 December], being a vindication of the principles, and a review of the conduct, that placed him at the bar of the Old Bailey. Delivered Wednesday 9 December 1795. (extracts).

Letter from John Thelwall to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 10 May 1796 (extract).

From Poems written chiefly in retirement (1801).

Lines written at Bridgwater in Somersetshire, on 27 July 1797, during a long excursion in quest of a peaceful retreat.

William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lyrical Ballads (1798).

Contents of Lyrical Ballads (1798) are presented in the order in which they appeared when first published in volume form, not that of composition as elsewhere in this volume.

Advertisement (Wordsworth).

The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere, in seven parts (Coleridge).

The Foster-Mother’s Tale: A Dramatic Fragment (Coleridge).

Lines left upon a seat in a Yew-Tree which stands near the Lake of Esthwaite, on a desolate part of the shore, yet commanding a beautiful prospect (Wordsworth).

The Nightingale; A Conversational Poem, written in April 1798 (Coleridge).

The Female Vagrant (Wordsworth).

Goody Blake and Harry Gill: A True Story (Wordsworth).

Lines written at a small distance from my house, and sent by my little boy to the person to whom they are addressed (Wordsworth).

Simon Lee, the old Huntsman, with an incident in which he was concerned (Wordsworth).

Anecdote for Fathers, showing how the art of lying may be taught (Wordsworth).

We are seven (Wordsworth).

Lines written in early spring (Wordsworth).

The Thorn (Wordsworth).

The Last of the Flock (Wordsworth).

The Dungeon (Coleridge).

The Mad Mother (Wordsworth).

The Idiot Boy (Wordsworth).

Lines written near Richmond, upon the Thames, at Evening (Wordsworth).

Expostulation and Reply (Wordsworth).

The Tables Turned: an evening scene, on the same subject (Wordsworth).

Old Man Travelling; Animal Tranquillity and Decay, A Sketch (Wordsworth).

The Complaint of a Forsaken Indian Woman (Wordsworth).

The Convict (Wordsworth).

Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey, on revisiting the banks of the Wye during a tour, 13 July 1798 (Wordsworth).


William Wordsworth (1770-1850).

A Night-Piece.

The Discharged Soldier.

The Ruined Cottage.

First Part.

Second Part.

The Pedlar.

[Not Useless do I Deem].

[Away, away – it is the air].

[The Two-Part Prelude].

First Part.

Second Part.

[There is an active principle] (extract).

From Lyrical Ballads (1800).

[There was a boy].


[Strange fits of passion I have known].

Song (‘She dwelt among th’ untrodden ways’).

[A slumber did my spirit seal].

[Three years she grew in sun and shower].

[The Prelude: Glad Preamble].

[Prospectus to ‘The Recluse’].

From Lyrical Ballads (1800).

The Brothers: A Pastoral Poem.

Preface to Lyrical Ballads.

Note to ‘The Thorn’.

Note to Coleridge’s ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’.

Michael: A Pastoral Poem.

From Poems in Two Volumes (1807).

[I travelled among unknown men].

From Lyrical Ballads (1802).

Appendix to the Preface to Lyrical Ballads: On Poetic Diction (extracts).

Preface to Lyrical Ballads (extracts from revised text).

From Poems in Two Volumes (1807).

To H.C., Six Years Old.

The Rainbow.

[These chairs they have no words to utter].

From Poems in Two Volumes (1807).

Resolution and Independence.

[I grieved for Buonaparte].

[The world is too much with us].

Composed upon Westminster Bridge, 3 September 1802.

To Toussaint L’Ouverture.

[It is a beauteous evening, calm and free].

1 September 1802.

London 1802.

[Great men have been among us].

Ode (from 1815: Ode. Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early.


From The Five-Book Prelude.

[The Infant Prodigy] (from Book IV).

From Poems (1815).

Daffodils (‘I wandered lonely as a cloud’).

From Poems in Two Volumes (1807).

Stepping Westward.

The Solitary Reaper.

From The Thirteen-Book Prelude.

[The Arab Dream] (from Book V).

[Crossing the Alps] (from Book VI).

[The London Beggar] (from Book VII).

[London and the Den of Yordas] (from Book VIII).

[Paris, December 1791] (from Book IX).

[Blois, spring 1792] (from Book IX).

[Beaupuy] (from Book IX).

[Godwinism] (from Book X).

[Confusion and Recovery; Racedown, spring 1796] (from Book X).

[The Climbing of Snowdon] (from Book XIII).

From Poems in Two Volumes (1807).

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

A Complaint.

Star Gazers.

[St Paul’s].

From Poems (1815).

Surprised by joy – impatient as the wind.

From Poems (1815).

Preface (extract).

From The River Duddon (1820).

Conclusion (‘I thought of thee, my partner and my guide’).

From The Fourteen-Book Prelude (1850), Book VII (extract).

[Genius of Burke!].

From Yarrow Revisited, and Other Poems (1835).

Airey-Force Valley.

From Poetical Works (1836).

Extempore Effusion Upon the Death of James Hogg.

From The Fenwick Notes (1843).

[On the ‘Ode’] (extract).

[On ‘We are Seven’] (extract).

Dorothy Wordsworth (1771-1855).

From The Grasmere Journals.

Wednesday 3 September 1800.

Friday 3 October 1800 (extract).

Thursday 15 April 1802.

Thursday 29 April 1802.

4 October 1802.

A Cottage in Grasmere Vale.

After-recollection at sight of the same cottage.

A Sketch.

Thoughts on my Sickbed.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834).

From Sonnets from Various Authors (1796).

Sonnet V. To the River Otter.

Letter from S. T. Coleridge to George Dyer, 10 March 1795 (extract).

From Poetical Works (1834).

The Eolian Harp. Composed at Clevedon, Somersetshire.

From Poems (1797).

Reflections on having left a Place of Retirement.

Religious Musings (extract).

Letter from S. T. Coleridge to John Thelwall, 19 November 1796 (extract).

Letter from S. T. Coleridge to Robert Southey, 17 July 1797 (extract) (including early version of This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison) parallel text.

This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison (1834) parallel text.

Letter from S. T. Coleridge to John Thelwall, 14 October 1797 (extract).

Letter from S. T. Coleridge to Thomas Poole, 16 October 1797 (extract).

From Christabel; Kubla Khan: a vision; The Pains of Sleep (1816).

Of the Fragment of ‘Kubla Khan’.

[Kubla Khan] (MS) parallel text.

Kubla Khan (1816) parallel text.

From Poetical Works (1834).

Frost at Midnight.

From Fears in Solitude, written in 1798 during an alarm of an invasion; to which are added France: an ode; and Frost at Midnight (1798).

France: An Ode.

Fears in Solitude. Written April 1798, During the Alarms of an Invasion.

From Christabel; Kubla Khan: a vision; The Pains of Sleep (1816).



Part I.

The Conclusion to Part I.

Part II.

The Conclusion to Part II.

Letter from S. T. Coleridge to Thomas Poole, 6 April 1799 (extract).

From The Annual Anthology (1800).

Lines Written in the Album at Elbingerode, in the Hartz Forest.

The Day-Dream.

From The Morning Post (6 September 1802).

The Picture; or, The Lover’s Resolution.

Letter to Sara Hutchinson, 4 April 1802. Sunday Evening.

From Poetical Works (1828).

A Day-Dream.

From Sibylline Leaves (1817).

Dejection: An Ode.

From The Morning Post (11 September 1802).

Chamouny; the Hour Before Sunrise. A Hymn.

From The Morning Post (11 October 1802).

Spots in the Sun.

Letter from S. T. Coleridge to Robert Southey, 11 September 1803 (extract) (including early version of The Pains of Sleep) parallel text.

The Pains of Sleep (1816) parallel text.

Letter from S. T. Coleridge to Thomas Poole, 14 October 1803 (extract).

Letter from S. T. Coleridge to Richard Sharp, 15 January 1804 (extract).

To William Wordsworth. Lines composed, for the greater part, on the night on which he finished the recitation of his poem in Thirteen Books, concerning the growth and history of his own mind, January 1807, Coleorton, near Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

Letter from S. T. Coleridge to William Wordsworth, 30 May 1815 (extract).

From Biographia Literaria (1817).

Chapter 13 (extract).

Chapter 14 (extracts).

From Sibylline Leaves (1817).

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. In seven parts.

From Table Talk (edited from MS).

[On ‘The Ancient Mariner’].

[The True Way for a Poet].

[On ‘The Recluse’].


Francis, Lord Jeffrey (1773-1850).

From Edinburgh Review (November 1814).

Review of William Wordsworth, ‘The Excursion’ (extracts).

Robert Southey (1774-1843).

From The Monthly Magazine (October 1797).

Hannah, A Plaintive Tale.

From The Morning Post (30 June 1798).

The Idiot.

From The Morning Post (9 August 1798).

The Battle of Blenheim.

From The Morning Post (26 September 1798).


From Critical Review (October 1798).

Review of William Wordsworth and S. T. Coleridge, ‘Lyrical Ballads’ (1798).

From Poems (1799).

The Sailor who had Served in the Slave-Trade.

Charles Lamb (1775-1834).

From Blank Verse by Charles Lloyd and Charles Lamb (1798).

The Old Familiar Faces.

From The Annual Anthology (1799).

Living without God in the World.

Letter from Charles Lamb to William Wordsworth, 30 January 1801 (extract).

Letter from Charles Lamb to John Taylor, 30 June 1821 (extract).

From Elia (1823).

Imperfect Sympathies.

Witches, and Other Night-Fears.

William Hazlitt (1778-1830).

From The Round Table (1817).

On Gusto.

From The New Monthly Magazine (February 1822).

The Fight.

From The Liberal (April 1823).

My First Acquaintance with Poets.

From The Spirit of the Age (1825).

Mr Coleridge.

James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784-1859).

From The Examiner (14 May 1815).

To Hampstead.

From The Story of Rimini, A Poem (1816).

Canto III. The Fatal Passion (extract).

From The Examiner (21 September 1817).

On the Grasshopper and Cricket.

From Foliage (1818).

To Percy Shelley, on the degrading notions of deity.

To the Same.

To John Keats.

From The Indicator (1820).

A Now, Descriptive of a Hot Day.

Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859).

From Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1822).

[Ann of Oxford Street].

[The Malay].

[The Pains of Opium: Visions of Piranesi].

[Oriental Dreams].

[Easter Sunday].

From London Magazine (October 1823).

On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth.

From Tait’s Edinburgh Magazine (February 1839).

[On Wordsworth’s ‘There was a boy’].

From Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine (March 1845).

Suspiria De Profundis: The Affliction of Childhood (extract).

From Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine (June 1845).

Suspiria De Profundis: The Palimpsest (extract).

From Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine (July 1845).

Suspiria De Profundis: Finale to Part I. Savannah-la-Mar.

Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786-1846).

[The Immortal Dinner].

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

From Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage: A Romaunt (1812).

Written Beneath a Picture.

From Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage: A Romaunt (2nd ed., 1812).


From Hebrew Melodies (1815).

She Walks in Beauty.

From Poems (1816).

When we two parted.

Fare Thee Well!.

Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage Canto the Third (1816).

From The Prisoner of Chillon and Other Poems (1816).


Stanzas to Augusta.

Epistle to Augusta.

From The Prisoner of Chillon and Other Poems (1816).


Manfred, A Dramatic Poem (1817).

Dramatis Personae.

Act I.

Act II.

Act III.

Letter from Lord Byron to Thomas Moore, 28 February 1817 (extract) (including ‘So we’ll go no more a-roving’).

Don Juan (1819).


Canto I.

Canto II.

To the Po. 2 June 1819.

Letter from Lord Byron to Douglas Kinnaird, 26 October 1819 (extract).

Messalonghi, 22 January 1824. On this day I complete my thirty-sixth year.

Richard Woodhouse, Jr. (1788-1834).

Letter from Richard Woodhouse to John Taylor, c.27 October 1818 (extract).

Letter from Richard Woodhouse to John Taylor, 19 September 1819 (extract).

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822).

From Alastor; or, The Spirit of Solitude, and Other Poems (1816).

To Wordsworth.

Alastor; or, The Spirit of Solitude.

From The Examiner (19 January 1817).

Hymn to Intellectual Beauty.

Journal-Letter from Percy Bysshe Shelley to Thomas Love Peacock, 22 July to 2 August 1816 (extract).

From History of a Six Weeks’ Tour through a Part of France, Switzerland, Germany and Holland by Percy Bysshe and Mary Shelley (1817).

Mont Blanc. Lines written in the Vale of Chamouni.

From The Examiner (11 January 1818).


On Love.

From Rosalind and Helen (1819).

Lines written among the Euganean Hills, October 1818.

From Posthumous Poems (1824).

Stanzas written in Dejection, near Naples.

Prometheus Unbound (1820).


Dramatis Personae.

Act I.

Act II.

Act III.

Act IV.

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

From Prometheus Unbound (1820).

Ode to the West Wind.

From Essays, Letters from Abroad, Translations and Fragments (1840).

On Life.

England in 1819.

‘Lift not the painted veil’.

From Prometheus Unbound (1820).

To a Skylark.

A Defence of Poetry; or, Remarks Suggested by an Essay Entitled ‘The Four Ages of Poetry’ (extracts).

Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats (1821).

From Posthumous Poems (1824).

Music, when soft voices die.

When passion’s trance is overpast.

To Edward Williams (‘The serpent is shut out from Paradise’).

With a Guitar, to Jane.

John Clare (1793-1864).

From The London Magazine (1822).

To Elia.


From The Shepherd’s Calendar (1827).

January (A Cottage Evening) (extract).

June (extract).

To the Snipe.

The Flitting.

The Badger.

A Vision.

‘I am’.

An Invite to Eternity.

Little Trotty Wagtail.

Silent Love.

[‘O could I be as I have been’].

Felicia Dorothea Hemans (née Browne) (1793-1835).

From Poems (1808).

Written on the Sea-Shore.

From Welsh Melodies (1822).

The Rock of Cader Idris.

From The Works of Mrs Hemans (1839).

Manuscript fragments in prose.

From Records of Woman: With Other Poems (1828).

Records of Woman (complete sequence).


Arabella Stuart.

The Bride of the Greek Isle.

The Switzer’s Wife.

Properzia Rossi.

Gertrude, or Fidelity till Death.


Edith, a Tale of the Woods.

The Indian City.

The Peasant Girl of the Rhone.

Indian Woman’s Death Song.

Joan of Arc, in Rheims.



The American Forest Girl.


Madeline, a Domestic Tale.

The Queen of Prussia’s Tomb.

The Memorial Pillar.

The Grave of a Poetess.

Miscellaneous Pieces (1828).

The Homes of England.

The Sicilian Captive.

To Wordsworth.

The Spirit’s Mysteries.

The Graves of a Household.

From Songs of the Affections, with Other Poems (1830).

The Land of Dreams.

Nature’s Farewell.

Second Sight.

From The Works of Mrs Hemans (1839).

Despondency and Aspiration.

From The New Monthly Magazine (1835).

Thoughts During Sickness: II. Sickness Like Night.

John Gibson Lockhart (1794-1854).

From Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine (August 1818).

The Cockney School of Poetry No.IV (extracts).

John Keats (1795-1821).

From Poems (1817).

On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer.

Addressed to Haydon.

On the Grasshopper and the Cricket.

From Endymion: A Poetic Romance (1818) (extracts).

[‘A thing of beauty is a joy for ever’].

[Hymn to Pan].

[The Pleasure Thermometer].

Letter from John Keats to Benjamin Bailey, 22 November 1817 (extract).

Letter from John Keats to George and Tom Keats, 21 December 1817 (extract).

On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again.

Sonnet: ‘When I have fears that I may cease to be’.

Letter from John Keats to John Hamilton Reynolds, 3 February 1818 (extract).

Letter from John Keats to John Hamilton Reynolds, 3 May 1818 (extract).

From Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St Agnes, and Other Poems (1820).

Hyperion: A Fragment.

Letter from John Keats to Richard Woodhouse, 27 October 1818.

From Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems (1820).

The Eve of St Agnes.

Journal-Letter from John Keats to George and Georgiana Keats, 14 February-3 May 1819 (extracts).

La Belle Dame Sans Merci: A Ballad.

From Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems (1820).

Ode to Psyche.

Ode to a Nightingale.

Ode on a Grecian Urn.

Ode on Melancholy.

Ode on Indolence.

From Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems (1820).


To Autumn.

The Fall of Hyperion: A Dream.

Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art.

[This living hand, now warm and capable].

Hartley Coleridge (1796-1849).

From Poems (1833).

Sonnet IX (‘Long time a child, and still a child’).

From Essays and Marginalia (1851).

Sonnet: ‘When I review the course that I have run’.

To Wordsworth.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (née Godwin) (1797-1851).

From Journals.

28 May 1817.

15 May 1824.

On Reading Wordsworth’s Lines on Peele Castle.

A Dirge.

Oh listen while I sing to thee.

From The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley ed. Mary Shelley (1839).

Note on the ‘Prometheus Unbound’ (extracts).

Letitia Elizabeth Landon (1802-38).

From The Improvisatrice and Other Poems (1824).

The Improvisatrice: Introduction.

[Sappho’s Song].

From New Monthly Magazine (1835).

Stanzas on the Death of Mrs Hemans.

From Fisher’s Drawing Room Scrap-Book (1838).

Felicia Hemans.

From The Works of L. E. Landon (1838).

Scenes in London: Piccadilly.

The Princess Victoria.

From The Zenana, and Minor Poems of L.E.L. (1839).

On Wordsworth’s Cottage, near Grasmere Lake.

From Life and Literary Remains of L.E.L. (1841).

The Poet’s Lot.

Death in the Flower.

Experience Too Late.

The Farewell.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-61).

From The Globe and Traveller (30 June 1824).

Stanzas on the Death of Lord Byron (composed shortly after 14 May 1824).

From New Monthly Magazine (1835).

Stanzas Addressed to Miss Landon, and suggested by her ‘Stanzas on the Death of Mrs Hemans’.

From The Athenaeum (26 January 1839).

L.E.L.’s Last Question.

From The Athenaeum (29 October 1842).

Sonnet on Mr Haydon’s Portrait of Mr Wordsworth.

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