An Anthology

Edited By Duncan Wu

Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell, 1994.


  1. The table of contents for the Second, Revised edition of this anthology, edited by Duncan Wu.
  2. The table of contents for Romantic Women Poets: An Anthology, edited by Duncan Wu.



Editorial Principles


Inventory of Manuscripts


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 Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1757)
On Obscurity
from Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)
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, ed. Robert Southey (15 vols., 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)

from Sonnets (1799)
Sonnet VII

Mary Alcock (c. 1742-98)

from Poems (1799)
Instructions, Supposed to be Written in Paris, for the Mob in England

Anna Laetitia Barbauld (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 Monthly Magazine, 7 (1799) 231-2
To Mr Coleridge

Hannah More (1745-1833)

from Sacred Dramas (1782)
Sensibility: A Poetical Epistle to the Hon. Mrs. Boscawen (extract)

The Sorrows of Yamba, or the Negro Woman's Lamentation (c. 1795) (published by Hannah More as a Cheap Repository broadside, but not written by her)

Charlotte Smith (1749-1806)

from Elegiac Sonnets (1784)
Sonnet V. To the South Downs
from Elegiac Sonnets (1786)
Sonnet XXXII. To Melancholy. Written on the Banks of the Arun, October 1785

George Crabbe (1754-1832)

from The Borough (1810)
Peter Grimes

George Dyer (1755-1841)

from The Complaints of the Poor People of England (1793)
The Injustice of the Law

'In Deep Distress, I Cried to God'

William Godwin (1756-1836)

from Political Justice (1793)
On Property
Love of Justice
On Marriage

Ann Yearsley (1756-1806)

from A Poem on the Inhumanity of the Slave Trade (1788)

William Blake (1757-1827)

All Religions Are One

There Is No Natural Religion (a)

There Is No Natural Religion (b)

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 Tiger
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)

Visions of the Daughters of Albion (1793)

The Book of Urizen (1794)

from A Letter to the Revd. Dr. Trusler, 23 August 1799

from The Pickering Manuscript (composed 1800-4)
The Mental Traveller
The Crystal Cabinet
from The Four Zoas
Enion's Lamentation (from 'Night the Second', pp. 35-6)
Revival of the Eternal Man (from 'Night the Ninth', pp. 133-5)
from Milton
'And Did Those Feet In Ancient Time'

Mary Robinson (1758-1800)

from Lyrical Tales (1800)
The Haunted Beach
from Memoirs of the Late Mrs. Robinson (1801)
My First Encounter with the Prince of Wales
Mrs Robinson to the Poet Coleridge

Robert Burns (1759-96)

from Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect (1786)
Epistle to J. Lapraik, an Old Scotch Bard, 1 April 1785
To a Mouse, on Turning her up in her Nest, with the Plough, November 1785
Man was Made to Mourn, A Dirge
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
from Letters Written during a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark (1796)
On Capital Punishment
Norwegian Morals

Helen Maria Williams (1762-1827)

from Poems (1786)
sonnet to Twilight
from Letters Written in France in the Summer of 1790 (1790)
A Visit to the Bastille
On Revolution
Retrospect from England
from Letters Containing a Sketch of Politics in France (1795)
Madame Roland

William Lisle Bowles (1762-1850)

from Fourteen Sonnets (1789)
Sonnet VIII. To the River Itchin, near Winton

Joanna Baillie (1762-1851)

from A Series of Plays (1798)
On passion (from 'Introductory Discourse')

John Thelwall (1764-1834)

from The Peripatetic (1793)
The Old Peasant
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 (extract)

from A Letter from John Thelwall to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 10 May 1796

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 (extract)
To the Infant Hampden. Written during a Sleepless Night. Derby, October 1797.

Mary Anne Lamb (1764-1847)

from Letter from Mary Anne Lamb to Dorothy Wordsworth, 7 May 1805

from London Magazine, 6 (1822) 36
The Two Boys
from The Keepsake for 1829 (1828)
What is Love?

Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823)

from The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794)
from A Journey Made in the Summer of 1794 (1795)
The Road to Emont
The Jaws of Borrowdale

James Mackintosh (1765-1832)

from Vindiciae Gallicae (1791)
Popular Excesses which Attended the Revolution

Robert Bloomfield (1767-1823)

from The Farmer's Boy (1800)
Spring (extract)
Summer (extract)

Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849)

from Letters for Literary Ladies (1795)
Letter IV: Caroline to Lady V., upon her Intended Separation from her Husband (extract)
from The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth, ed. Augustus J. C. Hare (1894)
Letter from Maria Edgeworth to Mrs Stark, 6 September 1834 (extract)

Amelia Opie (1769-1853)

from Poems (1808)
Stanzas Written under Aeolus' Harp

William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

Lyrical Ballads (1798)
Advertisement (by Wordsworth)
The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere, in Seven Part (by Coleridge)
The Foster-Mother's Tale: A Dramatic Fragment (by 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 (by Wordsworth)
The Nightingale; A Conversational Poem, Written in April 1798 (by Coleridge)
The Female Vagrant (by Wordsworth)
Goody Blake and harry Gill: A True Story (by Wordsworth)
Lines Written at a Small Distance from my House, and Sent by my Little Boy to the Person to whom they are Addressed (by Wordsworth)
Simon Lee, the Old Huntsman, with an Incident in which he was Concerned (By Wordsworth)
Anecdote for Fathers, Showing how the Art of Lying may be Taught (by Wordsworth)
We are Seven (by Wordsworth)
Lines Written in Early Spring (by Wordsworth)
The Thorn (by Wordsworth)
The Last of the Flock (by Wordsworth)
The Dungeon (by Coleridge)
The Mad Mother (by Wordsworth)
The Idiot Boy (by Wordsworth)
Lines Written near Richmond, upon the Thames, at Evening (by Wordsworth)
Expostulation and Reply (by Wordsworth)
The Tables Turned: An Evening Scene, on the Same Subject (by Wordsworth)
Old Man Travelling; Animal Tranquility and Decay, A Sketch (by Wordsworth)
The Complaint of a Forsaken Indian Woman (by Wordsworth)
The Convict (by Wordsworth)
Lines Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, on Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour, 13 July 1798 (by Wordsworth)
from Lyrical Ballads (2nd ed., 1800)
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

Prospectus to 'The Recluse'

from Lyrical Ballads (2nd ed., 1800)
Note to 'The Thorn'
from Poems in Two Volumes (1807)
I Travelled among Unknown Men
from Lyrical Ballads (1802)
from Poems in Two Volumes (1807)
The Rainbow

'These Chairs they have no Words to Utter'

from Poems in Two Volumes (1807)
Resolution and Independence
The World is Too Much with Us

Dear Native Brooks, Your Ways I have Pursued

from Poems in Two Volumes (1807)
To Toussaint L'Ouverture
1 September 1802
Composed upon Westminster Bridge, 3 September 1802
London 1802
Stepping Westward
The Solitary Reaper

The Thirteen-Book Prelude (1799-1806 MS)

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
from Poems (1815)
Preface (extract)
from The Newcastle Journal, 4 (5 December 1835), no. 188
Extempore Effusion, Upon Reading, in the Newcastle Journal, the Notice of the Death of the Poet, James Hogg
from The Fenwick Notes (dictated 1843)
On the 'Ode' (extract)
On 'We are Seven' (extract)

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)

from The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805)
Caledonia (from Canto Six)
from Marmion (1808)
Lochinvar (from Canto Five)
from Tales of my Landlord (1819)
Lucy Ashton's Song (from 'The Bride of Lammermoor')
from J. G. Lockhart, Memoirs of the Life of Scott (1837-8)
Scott's Diary: 12 February 1826

James Hogg (1770-1835)

from The Queen's Wake (1813)
The Witch of Fife

Barbara Hoole (1770-1844)

from Poems (1805)
Cumberland Rocks

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 Winter's Ramble in Grasmere Vale

A Sketch

Floating Island at Hawkshead: An Incident in the Schemes of Nature

Thoughts on my Sickbed

When Shall I Tread Your Garden Path

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

from Sonnets from Various Authors (1796)
Sonnet V. To the River Otter

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

from Poems on Various Subjects (1796)
The Eolian Harp (published as Effusion XXXV. Composed 20 August 1795, at Clevedon, Somersetshire)
Religious Musings (extract)
from Poems (1797)
Reflections on Having Left a Place of Retirement

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

from The Annual Anthology (1800)
This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison, A Poem Addressed to Charles Lamb of the India House, London

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

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

from Christabel; Kubla Khan: A Vision; The Pains of Sleep (1816)
Kubla Khan
from Fears in Solitude, Written in 1798 during the Alarm of an Invasion; to which are added France: An Ode; and Frost at Midnight (1798)
Frost at Midnight
France: An Ode
Fears in Solitude

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

from The Annual Anthology (1800)
Lines Written in the Album at Elbingerode, in the Hartz Forest
from Christabel; Kubla Khan: A Vision; The Pains of Sleep (1816)

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

The Day-Dream

from Morning Post, no. 10,584 (6 September 1802)
The Picture; or, The Lover's Resolution
from Morning Post, no. 10,589 (11 September 1802)
Chamouny; the Hour Before Sunrise. A Hymn.
from Morning Post, no 10,608 (4 October 1802)
Dejection: An Ode, written 4 April 1802
from Morning Post, no. 10,614 (11 October 1802)
Spots in the Sun
from Christabel; Kubla Khan: A Vision; The Pains of Sleep (1816)
The Pains of Sleep

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

To William Wordsworth. Lines composed, for the Greater Part, on the Night on which he Finished the Recitation of his Poems in Thirteen Books, Concerning the Growth and History of his own Mind, January 1807, Coleorton, near Ashby-de-la-Zouch

On Donne's First Poem

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

from Biographia Literaria, ed. Henry Nelson and Sara Coleridge (1847)
Chapter 13 (extract)
Chapter 14 (extracts)
from Christabel; Kubla Khan: A Vision; The Pains of Sleep (1816)
Of the Fragment of 'Kubla Khan'
from Sibylline Leaves (1817)
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. In Seven Parts.
from Table Talk
On 'The Ancient Mariner' (dictated 30 May 1830)
The True Way for a Poet (dictated 19 September 1830)
On 'The Recluse' (dictated 21 July 1832)
Keats (dictated 11 August 1832)

Mary Tighe (1772-1810)

from Psyche, with Other Poems (3rd ed., 1811)
Psyche; or The Legend of Love (extract)

Francis, Lord Jeffrey (1773-1850)

from Edinburgh Review, 24 (1814) 1-30
Review of William Wordsworth, 'The Excursion' (extracts)

Robert Southey (1774-1843)

from Joan of Arc (1796)
Natural Religion (Book III)
from Monthly Magazine, 4 (1797) 287
Hannah, A Plaintive Tale
from Morning Post, no. 9198 (30 June 1798)
The Idiot
from Critical Review, 24 (1798) 197-204
Review of William Wordsworth and S. T. Coleridge, 'Lyrical Ballads'
from Poems (1799)
the Sailor who had Served in the Slave-Trade
from Annual Anthology (1800)
The Battle of Blenheim

Charles Lamb (1775-1834)

from Letter from Charles Lamb to S. T. Coleridge, 27 September 1796

from Blank Verse by Charles Lloyd and Charles Lamb (1798)
The Old Familiar Faces

from Letter from Charles Lamb to William Wordsworth, 30 January 1801

from Letter from Charles Lamb to Thomas Manning, 22 August 1801
On Mackintosh

from Letter from Charles Lamb to John Taylor, 30 June 1821

from Elia (1823)
Imperfect Sympathies
Witches, and Other Night-Fears

Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864)

from Simonidea (1806)
Rose Aylmer
from Imaginary Conversations (1824)
from Gebir, Count Julian, and Other Poems (1831)
Faesulan Idyll
from Leigh Hunt's London Journal, no. 63 (13 June 1835) 181
To the Sister of Charles Lamb

Charlotte Bury (1775-1861)

from Poems on Several Occasions (1797)
False and Faithless as Thou Art

Charles Lloyd (1775-1839)

from Blank Verse by Charles Lloyd and Charles Lamb (1798)

John Constable (1776-1837)

from Letter from John Constable to John Fisher, 23 October 1821

Mary Matilda Betham (1776-1852)

from E. Betham, A House of Letters (1905)
From Matilda Betham's Notes

Sydney Owenson (1776-1859)

from The Lay of an Irish Harp, or Metrical Fragments (1807)
The Irish Harp: Fragment I

Thomas Campbell (1777-1844)

from The Pleasures of Hope (1799)
On Slavery

William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

from The Round Table (1817)
On Gusto
from The Liberal, 2 (1823) 23-46
My First Acquaintance with Poets
from The Spirit of the Age (1825)
Mr Coleridge

Thomas Moore (1779-1852)

from The Poetical Works of the Late Thomas Little Esq. (1801)
Love in a Storm
from Irish Melodies (2nd ed., 1822)
Believe me, if all Those Endearing Young Charms
In the Morning of Life

John Taylor (1781-1864)

from London magazine, 3 (1821) 526
Sonnet on the Death of the Poet J. Keats

Charlotte Dacre (1782-1841)

from Hours of Solitude (1805)
Il Trionfo del Amor
To him who Says he Loves

Leigh Hunt (1784-1859)

from The Examiner, no. 385 (14 May 1815) 316
To Hampstead
from Foliage (1818)
To Percy Shelley, on the Degrading Notions of Deity
To the Same
To John Keats
from The Indicator, I (1820) 300-2
A Now, Descriptive of a Hot Day
from Morning Chronicle, 2 (1838) 436

John Wilson ('Christopher North') (1785-1854)

from The Isle of Palms and Other Poems (1812)
Sonnet III. Written at Midnight, on Helm Crag
Sonnet VII. Written on Skiddaw, during a Tempest
from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 15 (1824) 371-3
Noctes Ambrosianae no. XIV (extract)

Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859)

from Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1822)
Ann of Oxford Street
The Malay
The Pains of Opium
Oriental Dreams
Easter Sunday
from London Magazine, 8 (1823) 353-6
On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth
from Tait's Edinburgh Magazine, 6 (1839) 94
On Wordsworth's 'There Was a Boy'
from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 57 (1845)
Suspiria de Profundis: The Affliction of Childhood (extract)
Suspiria de Profundis: The Palimpsest (extract)
Suspiria de Profundis: Finale to Part I. Savannah-la-Mar

Lady Caroline Lamb (1785-1828)

A New Canto (1819)

from Fugitive Pieces and Reminiscences of Lord Byron with Some Original Poetry, Letters and Recollections of Lady Caroline Lamb, ed. I. Nathan (1829)
My Heart's Fit to Break
Would I had Seen Thee Dead and Cold

Caroline Anne Bowles (1786-1854)

from Ellen Fitzarthur: A Metrical Tale (1820)
from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 13 (1823) 275
There is a Tongue in every Leaf

Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786-1846)

The Immortal Dinner. 28 December 1817

Bryan Waller Procter ('Barry Cornwall') (1787-1874)

from Dramatic Scenes and Other Poems (1819)
A Dream
from English Songs (1832)
A Poet's Thought

Richard Woodhouse, Jr. (1788-1834)

Letter from Richard Woodhouse to John Taylor, 27 October 1818

from Letter from Richard Woodhouse to John Taylor, 19 September 1819

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 Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto III (1816)

from The Prisoner of Chillon and Other Poems (1816)

Manfred, A Dramatic Poem (1817)

from Letter from Lord Byron to Thomas Moore, 28 February 1817 (including 'So We'll Go No More A-roving')

Don Juan (1819)

To the Po. 2 June 1819

from Letter from Lord Byron to Douglas Kinnaird, 26 October 1819

Messalonghi, 22 January 1824. On this Day I Complete my Thirty-sixth Year.

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

from Alastor; or, The Spirit of Solitude, and Other Poems (1816)
Alastor; or, The Spirit of Solitude
To Wordsworth
from The Examiner, no. 473 (19 January 1817) 41
Hymn to Intellectual Beauty

from Letter from Percy Bysshe Shelley to Thomas Love Peacock

from History of a Six Weeks' Tour through a Part of France, and Switzerland, Germany, and Holland, by Percy Bysshe and Mary Shelley (1817)
Mont Blanc. Lines Written in the Vale of Chamouni
from The Examiner, no. 524 (11 January 1818) 24

On Love

from Rosalind and Helen (1819)
Lines Written among the Euganean Hills, October 1818
from Prometheus Unbound (1820)
Ode to the West Wind
from Essays, Letters from Abroad, Translations and Fragments (1840)
On Life

England in 1819

from Prometheus Unbound (1820)
Prometheus Unbound; A Lyrical Drama in Four Acts

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

from Prometheus Unbound (1820)
To a Skylark

A Defence of Poetry; or, Remarks Suggested by an Essay Entitled 'The Four Ages of Poetry'

Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats, author of Endymion, Hyperion, etc. (1821)

Lines to Lord Byron

Felicia Hemans (1793-1835)

from Records of Woman (1828)
Indian Woman's Death Song
The Grave of a Poetess
Mozart's Requiem
from Songs of the Affections, with Other Poems (1830)
The Land of Dreams
Nature's Farewell
Second Sight
from New Monthly Magazine, 43 (1835) 329
Thoughts During Sickness: II. Sickness Like Night.

John Clare (1793-1864)

from London Magazine, 6 (1822) 151
To Elia


from The Shepherd's Calendar
January (A Cottage Evening) (extract)
June (extract)

A Vision

'I Am'

An Invite to Eternity

Silent Love

'O Could I be as I Have Been'

First Love

John Gibson Lockhart (1794-1854)

from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 3 (1818) 519-24
The Cockney School of Poetry, no. IV (extracts)
from Andrew Lang, The Life and Letters of John Gibson Lockhart (1897)
When Youthful Faith has Fled

John Keats (1795-1821)

from Poems (1817)
On First Looking into Chapman's Homer
Addressed to Haydon
from Endymion: A Poetic Romance (1818); Book I (extracts)
'A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever'
Hymn to Pan
The Pleasure Thermometer

from Letter from John Keats to Benjamin Bailey, 22 November 1817

from Letter from John Keats to George and Tom Keats, 21 December 1817

On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again

Sonnet ('When I have fears that I may cease to be')

from Letter from John Keats to John Hamilton Reynolds, 3 February 1818

from Letter from John Keats to John Hamilton Reynolds, 3 May 1818

Letter from John Keats to Richard Woodhouse, 27 October 1818

from Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems (1820)
Hyperion: A Fragment
The Eve of St. Agnes

from Letter from John Keats to George and Georgiana Keats, 16 April 1819

La Belle Dame Sans Merci: A Ballad

from Letter from John Keats to George and Georgiana Keats, 21 April 1819

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

George Darley (1795-1846)

from The Labours of Idleness by Guy Penseval (1826)
'My Bower is in a Green Dell'
from Literary Gazette, no. 586 (12 April 1828) 236
A Song
from The Athenaeum, no. 430 (23 January 1836) 67
Serenade of a Loyal Martyr

Hartley Coleridge (1796-1849)

from Poems (1833)
Sonnet IX
from Essays and Marginalia (1851)
XV. To Wordsworth

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851)

from Journals (edited from MS)
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)

Thomas Hood (1799-1845)

from London Magazine, 7 (1823) 187-8
Ode: Autumn
from London Magazine, 7 (1823) 541
Sonnet Written in Keats' Endymion
from The Plea of the Midsummer Fairies (1827)
The Water Lady

Louisa Costello (1799-1870)

from Songs of a Stranger (1825)
Spirit's Song

Letitia Elizabeth Landon (1802-38)

from The Improvisatrice and Other Poems (1824)
When Should Lovers Breathe Their Vows?
from New Monthly Magazine, 44 (1835) 286-8
Stanzas on the Death of Mrs. Hemans
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)
A Poet's Love

Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-49)

from Poems by the Late Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1851)
The Phantom-Wooer
from Death's Jest-Book, or The Fool's Tragedy (1850)
Song by Isbrand

Elizabeth Barrett (1806-61)

from Globe and Traveller, no. 6733 (30 June 1824)
Stanzas on the Death of Lord Byron
from New Monthly Magazine, 45 (1835) 82
Stanzas Addressed to Miss Landon, and suggested by her 'Stanzas on the Death of Mrs. Hemans'
from The Athenaeum, no. 587 (26 January 1839) 69
L.E.L.'s Last Question
from The Athenaeum, no. 783 (29 October 1842) 932
Sonnet on Mr Haydon's Portrait of Mr Wordsworth

John Stuart Mill (1806-73)

from Autobiography (1873)
A Crisis in My Mental History

Caroline Norton (1808-77)

from The Undying One (1830)
My Childhood's Home
As when from Dreams Awaking

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-92)

from Poems, Chiefly Lyrical (1830)


Index to the Notes

Index of Titles and First Lines

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