The Portable Romantic Poets: Romantic Poets: Blake to Poe


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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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 Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/28/1977
  • Series: Portable Library Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 617,413
  • Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 7.75 (h) x 1.25 (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 Poets Introduction 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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