The Portable Romantic Poets: Romantic Poets: Blake to Poe

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This volume, edited and with a superb introduction by W.H. Auden and Norman Holmes Pearson, presents the greatest of the Romantics in all the fullness and ardor of their vision, including William Blake, Robert Burns, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Edgar Allan Poe. What emerges is a panoramic view of a generation of artists struggling to remake the world in their own ...

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Overview

This volume, edited and with a superb introduction by W.H. Auden and Norman Holmes Pearson, presents the greatest of the Romantics in all the fullness and ardor of their vision, including William Blake, Robert Burns, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Edgar Allan Poe. What emerges is a panoramic view of a generation of artists struggling to remake the world in their own imageā€”and miraculously succeeding.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140150520
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/28/1977
  • Series: Portable Library Series, #4
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 514,211
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Meet the Author

W.H. Auden was born in 1907 and went to Oxford University, where he became Professor of Poetry from 1956 to 1960. After the publication of his Poems in 1930, he became the acknowledged leader of the 'thirties poets'. His poetic output was prolific, and he also wrote verse plays in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood, with whom he visited china. In 1946 he became a U.S. citizen. He died in 1973.

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Table of Contents

The Portable Romantic PoetsIntroduction
General Principles
A Calendar of British and American Poetry
William Blake (1757-1827)
Song: Memory hither come
Mad Song
Song: How sweet I roam'd from field to field
To Spring

From Songs of Innocence:
Introduction: Piping down the valleys wild
The Little Black Boy
The Divine Image
On Another's Sorrow

From Songs of Experience:
Introduction: Hear the voice of the Bard!
The Tyger
A Poison Tree
The Sick Rose
Ah! Sun-Flower
London
Infant Sorrow
The Human Abstract

Never seek to tell thy love
Mock on, Mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau
The Mental Traveller
The Crystal Cabinet
Auguries of Innocence
For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise
From Milton: And did those feet in ancient time
The Book of Thel

Robert Burns (1759-1796)
The Jolly Beggars: A Cantata
Address to the Deil
Holy Willie's Prayer
Tam Samson's Elegy
Open the Door to Me, Oh!
The Poet's Welcome to His Love-begotten Daughter
A Red, Red Rose
Ye flowery banks
Simmer's a pleasant time
O whistle, and I'll come to you, my lad
It was a' for our rightfu' king
Ae fond kiss

George Crabbe (1754-1832)
From The Village: Village Life
From The Borough: Peter Grimes
From Sir Eustace Grey: Peace, peace, my friend

Philip Freneau (1752-1832)
From The House of Night: By some sad means
The Wild Honeysuckle
The Indian Burying Ground
The Adventures of Simon Swaugum, a Village Merchant

Fitz-Greene Halleck (1790-1867)
On the Death of Joseph Rodman Drake
The Field of the Grounded Arms

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)
The Eve of Saint John

From Marmion:
Song: Where shall the lover rest
The Battle

From The Lady of the Lake:
The western waves of ebbing day
Boat Song

Pibroch of Donuil Dhu
Proud Maisie

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
Phantom
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Kubla Khan: or, A Vision in a Dream
Dejection: An Ode
This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison
Frost at Midnight

William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
There was a Boy
To H. C.
It is a beauteous evening, calm and free
The world is too much with us
Composed upon Westminster Bridge
London, 1802
Where lies the Land
Ruth
Resolution and Independence
The Affliction of Margaret
Three years she grew in sun and shower
A slumber did my spirit seal
She was a Phantom of delight
Stepping Westward
The Solitary Reaper
A Complaint
Great men have been among us
Mutability
Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey
Ode: Intimations of Immortality

From The Prelude (1850):
Introduction - Childhood and School-Time
Summer Vacation
Books
Cambridge and the Alps
Residence in London
Residence in France
Residence in France (continued)
Imagination and Taste
Conclusion

Hartley Coleridge (1796-1849)
Long time a child, and still a child, when years
To a Deaf and Dumb Little Girl
Lines -: I have been cherished and forgiven

William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)
To a Waterfowl
Summer Wind
The Prairies

Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864)
Lately our poets Rose Aylmer
Ianthe Grateful Acacia!
To Our House-Dog Captain
Dirce
Death stands above me Age
Izaac Walton, Cotton, and William Oldways
Mimnermus incert.
Ternissa! You are fled Dull is my verse

Thomas Moore (1779-1852)
The Meeting of the Waters
Believe me, if all those endearing young charms
Ill Omens
At the mid hour of night
Oft, in the stilly night
'Tis the last rose of summer
To ladies' eyes
They may rail at this life
I wish I was by that dim Lake

George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824)
So, we'll go no more a roving
She walks in beauty
And thou art dead
Fare thee well
Darkness

From Childe Harold's Pilgrimage:
Lake Leman
The Ocean

From Don Juan:
Donna Julia
Gulbeyaz
Lady Adeline Amundeville

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
Lines Written Among the Euganean Hills
From Charles the First: A widow bird
From Prometheus Unbound: Life of life
Ode to the West Wind
The Cloud
Hymn of Pan
To -: Music, when soft voices die
From Hellas: Chorus
Adonais
Lines: When the lamp is shattered
The Triumph of Life

George Darley (1795-1846)
From Nepenthe: The Unicorn
The Mermaidens' Vesper Hymn
From Ethelstan: O'er the wild gannet's bath

John Keats (1795-1821)
On First Looking into Chapman's Homer
Sonnet: Keen fearful gusts are whispering
To Sleep
Sonnet: Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art
A Song About Myself
Ode to a Nightingale
Ode on a Grecian Urn
Ode to Psyche
To Autumn
Ode on Melancholy
Fragment of an Ode to Maia
From Endymion: Hymn to Pan
La Belle Dame Sans Merci
The Eve of St. Agnes
From Hyperion: Deep in the shady sadness of a vale

Leigh Hunt (1784-1859)
The Fish, the Man, and the Spirit

Thomas Hood (1799-1845)
Sonnet to Vauxhall
A Friendly Address
Silence I remember, I remember
The Sea of Death
Ode: Autumn

Winthrop Mackworth Praed (1802-1839)
From Every Day Characters:
The Vicar
Portrait of a Lady

Good-Night to the Season

John Clare (1793-1864)
I Am
The Ploughboy Birds' Lament
Emmonsail's Heath in Winter
Schoolboys in Winter Badger
The Frightened Ploughman
Gipsies Autumn
Clock-a-clay (The Ladybird)
Secret Love
Invitation to Eternity
Fragment: Language has not the power

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Hamatreya
Water The Snowstorm
Parks and ponds
Give all to love
Bacchus
Days
Merlin: II
Ode to Beauty
Limits Experience
The Past
Terminus

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
The Old Marlborough Road
What's the railroad to me?
I am a parcel of vain strivings tied
Who sleeps by day and walks by night
I was born upon thy bank, river
On the Sun Coming Out in the Afternoon
The moon now rises to her absolute rule
To a Marsh Hawk in Spring Great Friend
At midnight's hour I raised my head
Among the worst of men that ever lived
Tall Ambrosia
Forever in my dream and in my morning thought
For though the caves were rabbited
I was made erect and lone
To the Mountains
Between the traveller and the setting sun
I'm thankful that my life doth not deceive

William Barnes (1801-1886)
Zun-zet
The Clote (Water-Lily)
The Wind at the Door
The Lost Little Sister
My Love's Guardian Angel
To Me
Tokens
The Fall

John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)
Ichabod
For Righteousness' Sake
From Among the Hills: Prelude
The Dead Feast of the Kol-Folk
The Brewing of Soma

Jones Very (1813-1880)
Yourself
The hand and foot
Thy Brother's Blood

Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-1849)
From Death's Jest-Book:
Dirge: If thou wilt ease thine heart
Song: Old Adam, the carrion crow
Epithalamia
Dirge: The swallow leaves her nest

From Torrismond: How many times do I love thee dear
Dream-Pedlary

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
The City in the Sea
The Sleeper
The Valley of Unrest
The Haunted Palace
To Helen
Israfel
From childhood's hour

Index of Titles and First Lines
Biographical Notes
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