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PDF | It is very hard to describe Wordsworth's poetry. The extraordinary haunting voice, so moralistic and yet so eerie, so stern yet so guiltily vulnerable. Classic Poetry Series. William Wordsworth. - poems -. Publication Date: included the poems 'Resolution and Independence' and 'Intimations of. William Wordsworth. Collected Reading Texts This book is designed to be read in single page view The William Wordsworth: The Poems, volume two William.

The Council of Clermont Crusades Richard I An Interdict Papal Abuses Scene in Venice Papal Dominion.

How soon--alas! From false assumption rose, and, fondly hailed 3. Cistertian Monastery 4. Deplorable his lot who tills the ground 5. Monks and Schoolmen 6. Other Benefits 7. Continued 8. Crusaders 9. As faith thus sanctified the warrior's crest Where long and deeply hath been fixed the root Transubstantiation The Vaudois Praised be the Rivers, from their mountain springs Waldenses Archbishop Chichely to Henry V.

Wars of York and Lancaster Wicliffe Corruptions of the higher Clergy Abuse of Monastic Power Monastic Voluptuousness Dissolution of the Monasteries Saints The Virgin Imaginative Regrets Reflections Translation of the Bible The Point at Issue Edward VI.

Edward signing the Warrant for the Execution of Joan of Kent Revival of Popery Latimer and Ridley Cranmer General View of the Troubles of the Reformation English Reformers in Exile Elizabeth Eminent Reformers The Same Distractions Gunpowder Plot Troubles of Charles the First Laud Afflictions of England. I saw the figure of a lovely Maid 2. Patriotic Sympathies 3.

Charles the Second 4. Latitudinarianism 5. Walton's Book of Lives 6. Clerical Integrity 7. Persecution of the Scottish Covenanters 8.

Acquittal of the Bishops 9. William the Third Obligations of Civil to Religious Liberty Sacheverel Down a swift Stream, thus far, a bold design Aspects of Christianity in America--I. The Pilgrim Fathers Bishops and Priests, blessed are ye, if deep Places of Worship Pastoral Character The Liturgy Baptism Sponsors Catechising Confirmation Confirmation continued Sacrament The Marriage Ceremony Thanksgiving after Childbirth Visitation of the Sick The Commination Service Forms of Prayer at Sea Funeral Service Rural Ceremony Regrets Mutability Old Abbeys Emigrant French Clergy Congratulation New Churches Church to be Erected New Churchyard Cathedrals, etc.

Inside of King's College Chapel, Cambridge Ejaculation Miss P.

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Addressed to Sir G. The work of E. To Her only pilot the soft breeze, the boat "Why, Minstrel, these untuneful murmurings-- To S. Yarrow Revisited, and other Poems. Yarrow Revisited 2. A Place of Burial in the South of Scotland 4.

On the Sight of a Manse in the South of Scotland 5. Composed in Roslin Chapel during a Storm 6. The Trosachs 7. The pibroch's note, discountenanced or mute 8. Composed in the Glen of Loch Etive 9. Composed at Dunollie Castle in the Bay of Oban In the Sound of Mull Suggested at Tyndrum in a Storm Highland Hut The Brownie To the Planet Venus, an Evening Star.

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Composed at Loch Lomond Bothwell Castle. Passed unseen on account of stormy weather The Avon. A Feeder of the Annan Suggested by a View from an Eminence in Inglewood Forest Hart's-horn Tree, near Penrith Fancy and Tradition Countess's Pillar Roman Antiquities. From the Roman Station at Old Penrith Apology for the foregoing Poems The Highland Broach.

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Irregular Verses addressed to a Child. By my Sister Upon the late General Fast. March Filial Piety To B. Poems Composed or Suggested during a Tour in the Summer of Adieu, Rydalian Laurels!

Why should the Enthusiast, journeying through this Isle 3. To the River Greta, near Keswick 5. To the River Derwent 6. In sight of the Town of Cockermouth. Where the Author was born, and his Father's remains are laid 7.

Address from the Spirit of Cockermouth Castle 8. Nun's Well, Brigham 9. To a Friend. On the Banks of the Derwent Mary Queen of Scots. Landing at the Mouth of the Derwent, Workington Stanzas suggested in a Steamboat off St. Bees' Head, on the coast of Cumberland In the Channel, between the coast of Cumberland and the Isle of Man At Sea off the Isle of Man Desire we past illusions to recall?

On entering Douglas Bay, Isle of Man By the Seashore, Isle of Man Isle of Man By a Retired Mariner, H. At Bala-Sala, Isle of Man Tynwald Hill Despond who will--'I' heard a voice exclaim In the Frith of Clyde, Ailsa Crag. During an Eclipse of the Sun, July 17 On the Frith of Clyde. In a Steamboat On revisiting Dunolly Castle The Dunolly Eagle Written in a Blank Leaf of Macpherson's "Ossian" Cave of Staffa Cave of Staffa.

After the Crowd had departed Flowers on the Top of the Pillars at the Entrance of the Cave Iona Upon Landing The Black Stones of Iona Homeward we turn. Isle of Columba's Cell Greenock The River Eden, Cumberland Monument of Mrs. Howard Suggested by the foregoing Nunnery Steamboats, Viaducts, and Railways Lowther To the Earl of Lonsdale The Somnambulist To Cordelia M, Hallsteads, Ullswater Most sweet it is with unuplifted eyes.

Stone The foregoing Subject resumed To a Child. November 5, To the Moon. Desponding Father! Roman Antiquities discovered at Bishopstone, Herefordshire 3.

Catherine of Ledbury 4. Why art thou silent! Is thy love a plant 5. Four fiery steeds impatient of the rein 6. To 7. To Henry Crabb Robinson 1. Musings near Aquapendente. April 2. The Pine of Monte Mario at Rome 3. At Rome 4.

Continued 6. Plea for the Historian 7. At Rome 8. Near Rome, in sight of St. Peter's 9. At Albano Near Anio's stream, I spied a gentle Dove From the Alban Hills, looking towards Rome Near the Lake of Thrasymene Near the same Lake The Cuckoo at Laverna.

May 25, At the Convent of Camaldoli At the Eremite or Upper Convent of Camaldoli At Vallombrosa At Florence At Florence--From Michael Angelo At Florence--From M.

Angelo Among the Ruins of a Convent in the Apennines In Lombardy After leaving Italy At Bologna, in Remembrance of the late Insurrections, Ah, why deceive ourselves!

Hard task! As leaves are to the tree whereon they grow. Here was a habitat in which Wordsworth could reflect on his months in London, a period in which he had absorbed the political fervour produced by English reactions to the Revolution in France.

In Paris, Wordsworth socialized using a series of letters of introduction from Charlotte Smith, whose self-consciously elegiac and sentimental poetry provided the main model for his own work of this period.

He was immediately attracted to their daughter, Marie Anne, known as Annette, and by February , he moved to Blois to spend time with her. While we know little about their love affair at this time, we do know that their child, AnneCaroline Wordsworth, was baptized on 15 December, a ceremony Wordsworth was unable to attend. On discovering his liaison with Annette, however, his uncle withdrew all forms of assistance. Relieved, Wordsworth finally admitted to himself that he could only really find fulfilment in writing poetry.

The government were quick to suppress dissent at home for fear it would spill over into civil war, and the apparent radicalism of groups such as the London Corresponding Society appeared tame in comparison to the fervour of Beaupuy.

A Letter to the Bishop of Llandaff, written in , asserted the rights of the French to choose their own kind of government, one that would above all defend and support the poor. His family remained so unnerved by his dissenting views that they even tried to separate him from Dorothy for fear of untoward influence. He might even have briefly returned to France to visit Annette, claiming later in life to have witnessed firsthand the execution of a journalist called Antoine Joseph Gorsas in October With this money, Wordsworth could finally commit to a publishing career, and he immediately acted on a plan to establish a humanist journal with a friend from Cambridge called William Mathews.

Wordsworth also met Basil Montagu at this time, a struggling lawyer and widower with a young son. Wordsworth jumped at the idea, and moved into the house, known as Racedown Lodge, in Life 7 Coleridge Wordsworth met Coleridge in and the two men were immediately enamoured with each other. Yet it was the strong relationship between Wordsworth and Dorothy that provided the foundations for their community in Somerset. Then he is so benevolent, so good tempered and cheerful, and, like William, interests himself so much about every little trifle.

Wordsworth was miserable after his play The Borderers —7 was rejected by Covent Garden; and Coleridge was deep in a feud with the poet Robert Southey, with whom he had previously studied and collaborated.

While still at Alfoxden, Wordsworth and Coleridge had decided to write a collection of these poems together called the Lyrical Ballads in order to raise money for a trip to Germany to research The Recluse. Arch published the first edition of the Lyrical Ballads in October , their friend Joseph Cottle, to whom the poems were promised, having rejected the volume as a potentially unprofitable investment.

By this time, Wordsworth, Dorothy and Coleridge were already in Hamburg. Settling in the relatively cheap city of Goslar for the duration of a ferocious Life 9 German winter, the siblings had only each other, their personal memories, thoughts and feelings, and a few books for company. Eager to re-establish the community at Racedown in the Lake District, Wordsworth toured the area with Coleridge before renting a house just north of his old school in a village called Grasmere.

Many of the poems Wordsworth wrote during this time focus either on events and people he encountered in the Lakes, or on particular objects he observed around him, a bird or a flower, for example. It was his emotional response to people and the natural world, however, which remained key for Wordsworth, who regularly made himself ill in his compulsion to fine-tune and revise his verse. Relationships within the group flourished.

Coleridge fell in love with Sara even though he was not to separate from his wife until , and Wordsworth was intent on marrying Mary, but first had to settle his affairs with Annette and Anne-Caroline. Now free to travel to France due to the temporary peace established by the Treaty of Amiens , Wordsworth, accompanied by Dorothy, set out for Calais to see the Vallons. In the summer of , the poet decided to tour Scotland with him and also Dorothy in an attempt to smooth things over, despite Mary having just given birth to their first child, John, in June.

Soon into the six-week tour, Coleridge announced that he was ill and wished to travel alone, even though Wordsworth and Dorothy often ended up staying in cottages and inns only just vacated by their friend.

Beaumont was a painter, art patron and collector, and greatly admired the Lyrical Ballads after being introduced to the volume by the novelist Walter Scott, whom Wordsworth had met in Scotland.

Coleridge wrote Wordsworth and Dorothy an emotional farewell letter from Portsmouth in April , effusively expressing a love for them both which had been significantly revitalized by his final weeks at Grasmere. Wordsworth was devastated. First, his commitment to the idea of community and relationship escalated, his own family now including a daughter Dorothy always called Dora and born in August , and a son Thomas born in June Second, the disaster profoundly affected his poetic style, which became significantly more controlled and regulated.

He was now more intimate with the Beaumonts than Coleridge, and went to stay with them at their new house at Coleorton in Leicestershire. It was important to the poet that Mary accompanied him on trips to emotionally significant places, and his relationship with her was more loving and affectionate than critics often accept. As a poet, however, he was self-absorbed and neurotic, fearful that the public would never recognize that the pedagogic foundation of his poetry was to teach them how to feel.

When Coleridge intervened to help him publish the poem, Wordsworth irritably withdrew it, offending an already ill and bitter Coleridge and also demoralizing Dorothy.

While the British army defeated the French, they then freely allowed them to return home without consequence. Perhaps, the poet conjectured, it was this lack of respect for localized communal feeling that made his poetry so unpopular with readers at home.

With his sons Hartley and Derwent, Coleridge was now regularly living with the Wordsworths again, who in May had moved into Allan Bank, a larger house in Grasmere able to accommodate the family and the newly born Catherine. Wordsworth also became a regular teacher at the village school in , enthused by the new curate, William Johnson, who admired his poetry and who was committed to educational reform.

When Mary gave birth to a fifth child, William, in May , Coleridge went to visit his wife in Keswick, and decided to return to London in October with Montagu who had come up to Allan Bank to see Wordsworth.

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

When Montagu mentioned to Coleridge that Wordsworth had expressed concern over his dependence on opium, he was furious. No Hope of me! Their truce was subdued, and, while initiated by Wordsworth, was only settled through a third party, the journalist and writer Henry Crabb Robinson. No longer close to Coleridge, Wordsworth developed his friendship with Robinson, who introduced him to several admired poets, including Byron, William Lisle Bowles and Anna Barbauld.

Wordsworth was also wrapped up in an attempt to secure the release of a French prisoner-of-war distantly related to Annette. Mary supported his involvement and was herself off on a tour of the Wye to see Tintern Abbey. Their letters of this period are more fervent than ever, but while both Mary and Wordsworth were travelling, their three-year old daughter Catherine died of convulsions.

Mary, who could not forgive herself for being away, was inconsolable, and spiralled into a depression when 6-year-old Thomas also died of a violent fever only six months later in December When Coleridge refused to visit during this intense period of bereavement, Wordsworth realized their friendship was irrevocably damaged, and turned all his attention to his family, now in need of serious financial support.

Tory humanist? Many critics denounce Wordsworth for accepting this post, claiming that he had betrayed his vocation and earlier radical politics. At the same time, Wordsworth was aware that the poem might potentially feel unduly philosophical to some readers, and so went on holiday to Scotland with Mary and Sara to avoid poring over the initial reviews. Where is God? How does he speak?

He never spoke to me. Contrary to their assumptions, Richard had lost nearly all of their capital to creditors and in bad investments. Meanwhile Wordsworth seemed increasingly disillusioned.

His commemorative Thanksgiving Ode marking Waterloo warns the British against falling prey to the revolutionary spirit that had haunted France in the 18 The Cambridge Introduction to William Wordsworth s. His poetry was becoming more dogmatic, and seemed empty of the touching stories of everyday human life that characterized his more compelling earlier work.

While his allegiance appalled Keats, as it did Dorothy, Mary and Sara, it was rooted in a sense of duty to the individuals running for office, the sons of William Lowther who had helped him out of his recent financial troubles.

With his new edition in press, Wordsworth finally travelled back to Calais with Dorothy and Mary with the aim of revisiting the Alps via Belgium, Geneva and Italy.

Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood

Struck by the religious commitment of his friends, Wordsworth began the Ecclesiastical Sketches , a group of poems mapping and defending the evolving power of the Church of England against anarchy, revolution and Roman Catholicism.

On a visit to Wales in , Wordsworth was warmly received by the Ladies of Llangollen the intellectual lesbian couple Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby , and was also visited the following year by the poet Maria Jane Jewsbury, who immediately befriended Dora.

Jewsbury, who seemed to reel between the extremes of a morose evangelism and a desire for urban celebrity, was perhaps not the best companion for Dora, however, and Wordsworth decided to part the two women by taking his daughter on a tour of Europe in Even when Wordsworth did publish new work in his volume Yarrow Revisited, and Other Poems , it was in part a response to two earlier verses, Yarrow Unvisited and Yarrow Visited included in the Poems.

Wordsworth is still considered politically conservative at this time, however, because of his opposition to the Catholic Emancipation Act and Reform Bill Yet these views too derived from a desire to protect the poor against the kind of revolutionary activities that had desolated rural France. By contrast, the Life 21 younger, and notably wealthier, generation of poets that so derided his apparent defection from radicalism aligned themselves with politics as much for reasons of fashion as of belief.

Now in his late sixties, Wordsworth undoubtedly wrote some maverick verses, but his relationships with friends and family remained steady. In , he travelled to France and Italy with Henry Crabb Robinson, revisiting places that revived emotionally significant memories.

Coleridge passed away in London in , refusing to see his wife, children or friends in his final days of illness; and Sara Hutchinson died of rheumatic fever the year after. Even towards the end of his life, however, Wordsworth was still forming deep attachments to new friends.

One such acquaintance was an admirer called Isabella Fenwick, who first visited Rydal Mount in , soon becoming an affectionately loved friend of Wordsworth, Mary and Robinson. Moving to Ambleside in to be near the Wordsworths, she was called on daily by the 22 The Cambridge Introduction to William Wordsworth poet, who in dictated a series of notes to her on the composition of his poems.

The party was hosted by Francis Faber, whose brother Frederick was an established admirer of Wordsworth. After a long wait, Wordsworth was finally appointed Poet Laureate in His jokey, flirtatious and good-humoured side is similarly glossed over, while his vulnerability and neuroses pale before a critical focus on his assumed narcissism.

Wordsworth, "My Heart Leaps Up" There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream, The earth, and every common sight, To me did seem The glory and the freshness of a dream. In allusion to various recent Histories and Notices of the French Revolution 5. Nature and the land This environment was under considerable threat from Enlightenment ideology in the eighteenth century, the force of industrial and economic change granting little respect to the countryside or its rural inhabitants.

Read More The Prelude, Book 6 Book 6 recalls, from the perspective of a decade later, the exciting adventure young Wordsworth had exploring on the Eur From the Italian of Michael Angelo. Coleridge wrote Wordsworth and Dorothy an emotional farewell letter from Portsmouth in April , effusively expressing a love for them both which had been significantly revitalized by his final weeks at Grasmere.

Saints How to live. It was an April morning, fresh and clear 2.