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English Romantic Poetry An Anthology



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Rich selection of 123 poems by six great English Romantic poets: William Blake (24 poems), William Wordsworth (27 poems), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (10 poems), Lord Byron (16 poems), Percy Bysshe Shelley (24 poems) and John Keats (22 poems). Introduction and brief commentaries on the poets.

Author Biography

Stanley Appelbaum served for decades as Dover's Editor in Chief until his retirement in 1996. He continues to work as a selector, compiler, editor, and translator of literature in a remarkable range of languages that includes Spanish, Italian, French, German, and Russian.

Table of Contents

William Blake
 From Songs of Innocence
   Holy Thursday
   Nurse's Song
   The Little Black Boy
   The Lamb
 From Songs of Experience
   Earth's Answer
   The Clod and the Pebble
   The Chimney Sweeper
   The Sick Rose
   The Tyger
   Ah! Sun-Flower
   The Garden of Love
   A Poison Tree
 From Poetical Sketches
   "Song: "How sweet I roam'd from field to field"
 From Songs and Ballads
   "I saw a chapel all of gold"
   "Mock on, mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau"
   The Smile
   Auguries of Innocence
 The Book of Thel
 From The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
   Proverbs of Hell
 From America a Prophecy
 From Milton
   "And did those feet in ancient time"
William Wordsworth
 We Are Seven
 Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey
 "Strange fits of passion have I known"
 "She dwelt among the untrodden ways"
 "I travelled among unknown men"
 "A slumber did my spirit seal"
 Lucy Gray
 "My heart leaps up when I behold"
 Resolution and Independence
 "Composed upon Westminister Bridge, Sept. 3 1802"
 On the Extinction of the Venetian Republic
 To Toussaint L'Ouverture
 "In London, September 1802"
 "London, 1802"
 The Solitary Reaper
 "She was a Phantom of delight" "
 "I wandered lonely as a cloud"
 Ode to Duty
 From The Prelude (1799-1805)
   "From Book I: "Dust as we are, the immortal spirit grows"
   "From Book XI: " O pleasant exercise of hope and joy!"
   Character of the Happy Warrior
   "The world is too much with us; late and soon"
   Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood
   "Scorn not the sonnet"
   Extempore Effusion upon the Death of James Hogg
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
 This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison
 The Dungeon
 "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1797-98, revised later; marginal glosses added 1815-16)"
 On a Ruined House in a Romantic Country
   Part I
   Part II
   "The Conclusion to Part II"
 Frost at Midnight
 France: An Ode
 Kubla Khan
 Dejection: An Ode
 The Pains of Sleep
"George Gordon, Lord Byron"
 "When we two parted"
 The Girls of Cadiz
 From Hebrew Melodies
   "She walks in beauty"
   The Destruction of Sennacherib
   "Stanzas for Music: "There be none of Beauty's daughters"
   The Prisoner of Chillon
   Stanzas to Augusta
   "So we'll go no more a roving"
 From Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
   "Adieu, adieu! my native shore" (I, between xiii and xiv)"
   "III, xxi-xxviii [Waterloo]"
   "IV, clxxvii-clxxiv [Ocean]"
 From don Juan
   "I, cc-ccii"
   "The isles of Greece" (III, between lxxxvi and lxxxvii)"
   "Xl, lvii-lx"
   On This Day I Complete My Thirty-sixth Year
Percy Bysshe Shelley
 Hymn to Intellectual Beauty
 "Stanzas Written in Dejection, Near Naples"
 "Sonnet: "Lift not the painted veil . . ."
 Song to the Men of England
 Sonnet: England in 1819
 Ode to the West Wind
 The Indian Serenade
 Love's Philosophy
 The Cloud
 To a Skylark
 The Waning Moon
 To the Moon
 To Night
 "To --: "Music, when soft voices die"
 "Song: "Rarely, rarely, comest thou"
 Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats
 Hellas: A Lyrical Drama [Excerpt: Final Chorus]
 "Lines: "When the lamp is shattered"
 To Jane: The Invitation
 To Jane: The Recollection
 "With a Guitar, to Jane"
 A Dirge
John Keats
 From Poems
   "Sonnet: "To one who has been long in city pent"
   Sonnet: On first looking into Chapman's Homer
   "Sonnet: "Happy is England! . . ."
 "From Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems"
   "Isabella; or, the Pot of Basil. A Story from Boccaccio"
   The Eve of St. Agnes
   Ode to a Nightingale
   Ode on a Grecian Urn
   Ode to Psyche
   Lines on the Mermaid Tavern
   To Autumn
   Ode on Melancholy
 "From Life, Letters and Literary Remains of John Keats"
   La Belle Dame sans Merci: A Ballad
   Ode on Indolence
   Sonnet: On the Sea
   "Sonnet: "When I have fears ..."
   Sonnet: To Homer
   Sonnet: To Sleep
   "Sonnet: "Why did I laugh to-night? ..."
   "Sonnet: "Bright star, ..."
   Sonnet: On Seeing the Elgin Marbles
   To J. H. Reynolds Esq.
 From Other Posthumous and Fugitive Pieces
   Sonnet: To Mrs. Reynold's Cat
Alphabetical List of Titles and First Lines

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