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made in the case of Byron's master-work, Don Juan, which of course could not be given in full, and which has been represented by long passages.

The amount of space given to an author does not necessarily correspond with his relative importance or rank as a poet. Some authors can best be represented by their shorter poems, while others-Scott, for instance, and William Morris-could not be fairly represented at all unless one of their longer poems were given. Browning and Byron could not be represented without some complete example of their poems in dramatic form, while Tennyson's drama does not hold the same relative importance in his work. Byron, in particular, cannot really be known except through his longer poems; some example must necessarily be given of the series of Oriental Romances, which, with Childe Harold, won him his early fame; at least one Canto of Childe llarold must be given complete; an example of the great Satires must be known in the Vision of Judgment; and finally the whole man is summed up in the different aspects of Don Juan. Wordsworth, on the other hand, has less space than poets of inferior rank; but he is represented by a hundred complete poems, the largest number given for any author.

The selection of shorter poems has been made generously inclusive. For Browning, more than two-thirds of the Dramatic Lyrics, and more than half of the Dramatic Romances and Men and Women, as well as representative poems from the other collections, are given. For Keats, the entire contents (except one poem) of the volume of 1820 is given, as well as full representation of his earlier volumes and of the posthumous poems. I have included nearly eighty poems from Landor, and hope that this--I think the first-representative selection from his verse may serve to make his work as a poet more familiarly known, in the sheer beauty of its simplicity and condensation. No apology need be made, I hope, for the extent of the Shelley selections, since his Alastor, Lines Written among the Euganean Hills, Epipsychidion, The Sensitive Plant, Adonais, etc., as well as the Prometheus Unbound, make his work take a large amount of space in proportion to the number of titles. For Rossetti, I have given more than two-thirds of the sonnets from the House of Life, as well as Sister Helen, The Stream's Secret, Love's Nocturn, The Burden of Nineveh, The King's Tragedy, and some thirty or forty of the shorter poems. I hope that the space devoted to him will be found to represent a true judgment of his great permanent value as a poet; and

the same will be true of the still larger amount of space given to poet most different from him, Matthew Arnold.

A principal feature of the volume is the classified Reference Lists. I have tried to indicate, for each poet, the standard editions, other important editions, the best one-volume editions, the standard biography, the best brief biography, and all the important essays. The critical essays are usually classed in two paragraphs, and, throughout, the most important books or essays are indicated by asterisks.

The Notes have been made as few and brief as possible; and critical comment, except that of the poet himself, or, in a few cases, of other poets, has been excluded from them. They give only essential facts regarding the poems, or comment and explanation added by the poet himself.

The poems are arranged in chronological order under each author, according to the dates of writing when these are known, and in other cases according to the dates of publication. The dates are given after each poem, dates of writing being indicated by italic figures, and dates of publication by upright figures.

It is a pleasure to acknowledge the ready generosity with which critics and teachers have given their help in making the selections. My than!: are due, in particular, to Mr. Paul E. More of the New York Even Post, to Professor Stoddard of New York University, Professor T!!! and Professor Odell of Columbia University, Professor Baker and Professor Sykes of Teachers' College, Professor Van Dyke of Princeton, and Professor Mott of the College of the City of New York.

It can hardly be hoped that such a book as this will be entirely free from errors, especially in the reference lists and dates. Any correctionis will be gratefully received. Most of the proof has been carefully rud three times, but -as as my friend Ronsard hath it-- T'u excuseras les rues ; de l'imprimeur, car tous les yeux d'Argus n'y verraient assez clair.

CURTIS HIDDEN PAGE.
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY,

September, 1904.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS :

14.

WORDSWORTH

PAGE

TO TOUSSAINT L'OUVERTURE.

32

PAGE NEAR DOVER, SEPTEMBER 1802.

List of References

1

WRITTEN IN LONDON, SEPTEMBER 1802. 32

LINES LEFT UPON A SEAT IN A YEW- LONDON, 1802...TIE?

33

TREE

4 GREAT MEN HAVE BEEN AMONG US.

THE REVERIE OF POOR SUSAN.

5 IT IS NOT TO BE THOUGHT OF.

33

A NIGHT-PIECE..

5 WHEN I HAVE BORNE IN MEMORY, 33

WE ARE SEVEN.

6 TO HARTLEY COLERIDGE, SIX YEARS

SIMON LEE, THE OLD HUNTSMAN.

6

OLD.

33

LINES WRITTEN IN EARLY SPRING.

TO THE DAISY

34

TO MY SISTER...

8 TO THE SAME FLOWER.

A WHIRL-BLAST FRON BEHIND THE

TO THE DAISY..

35

HILL,

8 THE GREEN LINNET.

35

THE TABLES TURNED.

9 YEW-TREES....

-LISES COMPOSED A FEW MILES ABOVE

AT THE GRAVE OF BURNS.

36

TINTERN ABBEY.

9 TO A HIGHLAND GIRL.

37

THE SIMPLON PASS.

12 STEPPING WESTWARD.

INFLUENCE OF NATURAL OBJECTS.

12 THE SOLITARY REAPER.

THERE WAS A BOY.

13 YARROW UNVISITED,

NUTTING.

13 ..)DE: INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY

STRANGE FITS OF PASSION HAVE I

TO THE CUCKOO...

KNOWN

14 SHE WAS À PHANTOM OF DELIGHT,

SHE DWELT AMONG THE UNTRODDEN I WANDERED LONELY AS A CLOUD.

WAYS...

THE AFFLICTION OF MARGARET..

I TRAVELLED AMONG UNKNOWN MEN.. 15

ODE TO DUTY........

THREE YEARS SHE GREW IN SUN AND

TO A SKYLARK.

SHOWER.....

15 ELEGIAC STANZAS, SUGGESTED BY

A SLUMBER DID MY SPIRIT SEAL.

15 PICTURE OF PEELE CASTLE..

A POET'S EPITAPH.

15 TO A YOUNG LADY

MATTHEW .

16 FRENCH REVOLUTION, AS IT APPEARE

THE TWO APRIL MORNINGS..

17

TO ENTHUSIASTS AT ITS CON

THE FOUNTAIN: A CONVERSATION

MENCEMENT.

LOCY GRAY ; OR, SOL 'UDE

18 CHARACTER OF THE HAPPY WARRIO..

MICHAEL : A PASTORA POEM

19 YES, IT WAS THE MOUNTAIN ECHO..

THE SPARROW'S NEST

26. NUNS FRET NOT AT THEIR CONVENI

MY HEART LEAPS UP! HEN I BEHOLD. 26

NARROW ROOM.

WRITTEN IN MARCH..

26 PERSONAL TALK.

TO THE SMALL CELAN INE

97 THE WORLD IS TOO MUCH WITH US.

TO THE SAME FLOWER

27

* SLEEP....

50

RESOLUTION AND INDI I NDEN(E. 28 OVEMBER, 1806.

50

I GRIEVED FOR BUONAL RTT ...

30 HOUGHT OF BRITON ON THE SUB-

COMPOSED UPON WESTMINSTER BRIDGE.

JI! 17 OF SWITZERLAND... 50

COMPOSED BY THE B-SIDE, FAR

HUTE : THE POET CLAIMS AT

CALAIS......

THIS PRAISE.

31

IT IS A BEAUTEOUS EFVING, CALY

110DM....
AND FREE.

YARROW VIST ED.

ON THE EXTINCTION OF THE VET ETIAN

TO B. R. HYDON.

REPUBLIC.......

YOVEMBE!

1 The poems of each a

arranx in chonologica er. Exact dates will he found at

the end of each poem.

í

113

PAGE

PAGE

SURPRISED BY JOYIMPATIENT AS

ODE TO TRANQUILLITY.

94

THE WIND..

55 #DEJECTION : AN ODE.

94

HAST THOU SEEN WITH FLASH INCES-

HYMN BEFORE SUNRISE, IN THE VALE

SANT.

55

OF CHAMOUNI.

96

COMPOSED UPON AN EVENING OF EX-

THE GOOD GREAT MAN.

98

TRAORDINARY SPLENDOR AND

THE PAINS OF SLEEP.

98

BEAUTY,

55 TO WILLIAM WORDSWORTH.

99

SEPTEMBER, 1819.

56 SONG, FROM ZAPOLYA,

101

AFTER-THOUGHT

YOUTH AND AGE...

101

MUTABILITY...

WORK WITHOUT HOPE..

101

INSIDE OF KING'S COLLEGE CHAPEL,

THE GARDEN OF BOCCACCIO.

102

CAMBRIDGE.

57 PHANTOM OR FACT,

103

MEMORY....

58

TO A SKYLARK.

58

SCOTT

SCORY NOT THE SONNET

58

THE PRIMROSE OF THE ROCK.

59 List of References.

104

YARROW REVISITED

59 WILLIAM AND HELEN

105

THE TROSACHS.

60 THE VIOLET.

108

IF THOU INDEED DERIVE THY LIGHT

TO A LADY.

108

FROM HEAVEN..

61 THE EVE OF SAINT JOHN

108

IF THIS GREAT WORLD OF JOY AND

CADYOW CASTLE.

111

PAIN....

61 THE MAID OF NEIDPATH.

113

“THERE! SAID A STRIPLING, POINT-

HUNTING SONG..

ING WITH MEET PRIDE..

61 MARMION...

114

MOST SWEET IT IS WITH UNUPLIFTED 61 SOLDIER, REST! THY WARFARE O'ER. 159

EYES....

61 HAIL TO THE CHIEF WHO IN TRIUMPH

EXTEMPORE EFFUSION UPON THE

ADVANCES !..

159

DEATH OF JAMES HOGG..

61 CORONACH.

160

A POET !-HE HATH PUT HIS HEART TO •HARP OF THE NORTH, FAREWELL! 160

SCHOOL.

62 -BRIGNALL BANKS.

161

SO FAIR, SO SWEET, WITHAL SO SENSI-

ALLEN-A-DALE.

161

TIVE..

62 HIE AWAY, HIE AWAY.

162

THE UNREMITTING VOICE OF NIGHTLY

TWIST YE, TWINE YE! EVEN SO. 162

STREAMS..

63 WASTED, WEARY, WHEREFORE STAY.. 162

SONNET : TO AN OCTOGENARIAN

63 JOCK O' HAZELDEAN...

162

"PIBROCH OF DONALD DHU.

163

COLERIDGE

163

CAVALIER SONG.

163

List of References

64 CLARION..

163

LIFE.

66 THE SUN UPON THE WEIRDLAW HILL.. 164

LINES ON AN AUTUMNAL EVENING... 66 PROUD MAISIE...

LEWTI, OR THE CIRCASSIAN LOVE

TRUE-LOVE, AN THOU BE TRUE.

164

CHANT..

68 REBECCA'S HYMN.

164

LA FAYETTE..

69 BORDER BALLAD.

165

REFLECTIONS ON HAVING LEFT A PLACE

16

OF RETIREMENT.

69 COUNTY GUY.

TIME, REAL AND IMAGINARY

70 BONNY DUNDEE.

10j

THIS LIME-TREE BOWER MY PRISON. 70 HERE'S A HEALTH 10 KING CHARLES.. 166
KUBLA KHAN

72

SONG FROM OSORIO..

73

BYRON

THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER.. 73

CHRISTABEL..

81 List of References.

167

FRANCE: AN ODE.

88 LACHIN Y GAIR...

170

FROST AT MIDNIGHT.

MAID OF ATHENS, ERE WE PART.. 170

LOVE

91 AND THOU ART DEAD, AS YOUNG AND

THE BALLAD OF THE DARK LADIE.

92

FAIR..

171

LINES WRITTEN IN THE ALBUM AT

WHEN WE TWO PARTED..

171

ELBINGERODE......

93 THE BRIDE OF ABYDOS.

172

90

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