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The Earliest Wordsworth: Poems 1785-1790


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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415942263
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Series: Fyfield Books Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 5.32 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Acknowledgements xxi
A Note on the Texts xxii
Abbreviations xxiii
Lines Written as a School Exercise at Hawkshead 1
Anacreon [characters not reproducible], Imitated 4
The Death of the Starling 6
To Lesbia 6
Beauty and Moonlight, An Ode: Fragment 7
The Dog: An Idyllium 8
'Now ye meet in the cave' 9
Sonnet on Seeing Miss Helen Maria Williams Weep at a Tale of Distress 10
Sonnet Written by Mr--Immediately after the Death of his Wife 10
On the Death of an Unfortunate Lady 11
A Ballad 12
The Vale of Esthwaite
Fragment 1 14
Fragment 2 18
Fragment 3 23
Fragment 4 27
From the Greek 27
Death: A Dirge 28
Dirge Sung by a Minstrel 30
Extracts from The Vale of Esthwaite
Scenes 32
Evening Sounds 33
'How sweet in Life's tear-glistering morn' 33
To Melpomene 33
Pity 34
Hope 34
Torrent 35
'Hoarse sound the swoln and angry floods' 35
The Moaning Owl 35
'I the while' 36
As when at solemn moonlight (The Stolen Boat) 38
Septimius and Acme 38
Translations from Virgil, Georgics (1788)
Georgics I 356-359 39
Georgics I 377 39
Georgics II 467-470 39
Georgics II 481-489 (three fragments) 40
Georgics III 66-68 40
Georgics III 196-201 41
Georgics III 279 41
Georgics III 318-319 41
Georgics III 324-326 41
Georgics III 331-334 (first version) 41
Georgics III 331-337 (second version) 42
Georgics IV 228-230 (scholarly note by Wordsworth) 42
Georgics IV 274-275 (three drafts) 43
Georgics IV 464-527 (Orpheus and Eurydice)
Fragment 1 (Georgics IV 464-476: Orpheus' descent) 43
Fragment 2 (Georgics IV 486-491: Orpheus' return) 44
Fragment 3 (Georgics IV 494-498: Eurydice's speech) 44
Fragment 4 (Georgics IV 505-527) 44
The Storm Fragments
Fragment 1 46
Fragment 2 46
Fragment 3 47
Fragment 4 47
The Vagrant Family
Fragment 1 47
Fragment 2 48
Fragment 3 48
Written on the Flyleaf of Wordsworth's Copy of Paradise Lost 49
Evening Sounds (two fragments) 49
Horace, To Apollo 50
Moschus, Lament for Bion (fragment) 51
Translations from Virgil, Georgics (1789)
Georgics III 42-45 51
Georgics III 66-68 51
Georgics III 75-94 52
If Grief Dismiss me not to Them that Rest (from Petrarch) 53
How Rich in Front--with Twilight's Tinge Impressed 53
When Slow from Pensive Twilight's Latest Gleams 54
On the [] Village Silence sets her Seal 54
An Evening Walk (1789 text)
Fragment 1 55
Fragment 2 56
Fragment 3 61
An Evening Walk (1793 text) 62
Notes on the Poems 83
Subject Index 135
Index of Titles and First Lines 140
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