By William Wordsworth, Stephen Gill (editor)
The Wordsworth quantity within the 21st-Century Oxford Authors sequence is the main complete choice at present to be had of the poetry and prose of 1 of the best poets within the English language. The established poems from Wordsworth's 'Great Decade' are all incorporated, yet they're complemented via a greater than frequently beneficiant choice of the simplest poems from his later years. The extracts from the consultant to the Lakes could be a revelation to many readers, as will the political prose of the conference of Cintra. all the fabric is gifted in chronological series, in order that the reader can see how Wordsworth's altering matters have been expressed in prose in addition to poetry. paintings which Wordsworth released is separated from that which he didn't show, so as to allow the reader to track via successive released volumes the advance of Wordsworth's public poetic self, whereas additionally having the ability to persist with the expansion of the physique of poetry which, for no matter what cause, Wordsworth didn't decide to make public while it was once written - The Prelude being the best and most blatant instance.
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This page intentionally left blank FROM LYRICAL BALLADS (1798) fig. 1 Title-page of Lyrical Ballads (1798). This page intentionally left blank 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 —Nay, Traveller! rest. This lonely yew-tree stands Far from all human dwelling: what if here No sparkling rivulet spread the verdant herb; What if these barren boughs the bee not loves; Yet, if the wind breathe soft, the curling waves, That break against the shore, shall lull thy mind By one soft impulse saved from vacancy.
90 100 110 120 from lyrical ballads (1798) 15 Lines WRITTEN AT A SMALL DISTANCE FROM MY HOUSE, AND SENT BY MY LITTLE BOY TO THE PERSON TO WHOM THEY ARE ADDRESSED It is the first mild day of March: Each minute sweeter than before, The red-breast sings from the tall larch That stands beside our door. There is a blessing in the air, Which seems a sense of joy to yield To the bare trees, and mountains bare, And grass in the green field. My Sister! (’tis a wish of mine) Now that our morning meal is done, Make haste, your morning task resign; Come forth and feel the sun.
Dorothy Wordsworth (DW) is born 25 September at Cockermouth. 8 March. W enters Hawkshead Grammar School, lodging with Hugh and Ann Tyson. Father, John Wordsworth, dies 30 December. First surviving verse, ‘Lines Written as a School Exercise at Hawkshead’ (1785) and more sustained composition towards ‘The Vale of Esthwaite’, not published by W. W’s first published poem, a sonnet, ‘On Seeing Miss Helen Maria Williams Weep at a Tale of Distress’ appears in The European Magazine in March. In October W enters St John’s College, Cambridge.