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THE

COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS

OF

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY
JOHN MORLEY

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CONTENTS

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1 In every instance of a Poem published during Wordsworth's lifetime the title is that which he
adopted in his final edition. The first line of the Poem follows in smaller print. When no title was
given—as in the case of many of the Sonnets, etc.—the first line alone is prmted.

1798

1798 1815 A Night-Piece 73

The sky is overcast.

1798 1798 We are Seven 73

A simple Child.

1798 1798 Anecdote for Fathers 75

I have a boy of five years old.

1798 17987* The Thorn 76

There is a Thorn—it looks so old.

1798 1798 -> Goody Blake and Harry Gill. A true Story .... 79

Oh 1 what's the matter? what's the matter?

1798 1798 Her eyes are Wild J> V< fi\c*}> t\\elVj>- . . . . 8i

Her eyes are wild, her head is bare.

1798 1798 -7 Simon Lee, the old Huntsman ; with an incident in which he

was concerned ......... 82

In the sweet shire of Cardigan.

1798 1798 Lines written in Early Spring ...... 83

I heard a thousand blended notes.

1798 1798 -^To my Sister 84

It is the first mild day of March.

1798 1800 -■ A whirl-blast from behind the hill 84

1798 1798 ^Expostulation and Reply . . .... 85

"Why, William, on that old grey stone.

1798 1798 7"The Tables Turned. An evening Scene, on the same Subject . 85

Up I up 1 my Friend, and quit your books.

1798 1798 The Complaint of a Forsaken Indian Woman . ... 85

Before I see another day.

1798 1798 The Last of the Flock 87

In distant countries have I been.

1798 1798 The Idiot Boy 88

'Tis eight o'clock,—a clear March night

1798 1798 p Lines composed a few miles above Tintern Abbey, on revisiting

the Banks of the Wye during a Tour, July 13, 1798 . . 93

Five years have past; five summers, with the length.

1798 18007 The Old Cumberland Beggar. ...... 95

I saw an aged Beggar in my walk.

r798 1798 Animal Tranquillity and Decay ...... 98

The little hedgerow birds.

1798 1819 Peter Bell. A Tale 98

There's something in a flying horse.

Com- First 1799 „._„

1799 1845 The Simplon Pass 11a

Brook and road.

1799 1809 Influence of Natural Objects in calling forth and strengthening

the imagination in Boyhood and early Youth (published in

"The Friend") 112

Wisdom and Spirit of the universe!

1799 1800 There was a Boy ........ 113

There was a Boy; ye knew him well, ye cliffs.

1799 Nutting .113

It seems a day.

1799 1800^ Strange fits of passion have I known 114

1799 1800^ She dwelt among the untrodden ways . .114

1799 18°7^ I travelled among unknown men . . . • • . • 115

1799 18oq^ Three years she grew in sun and shower . . .115

1799 1809^ A slumber did my spirit seal "5

1799 18oo^A Poet's Epitaph ......... 115

Art thou a Statist in the van.

1799 1845 Address to the Scholars of the Village School of . . 116

I come, ye little noisy Crew.

1799 18oi^7 Matthew . . . . . . .117

If Nature, for a favourite child.

• 1799 i8oo^The two April Mornings 118

We walked along, while bright and red.

1799 1800 ;? The Fountain. A Conversation ...... 118

We talked with open heart, and tongue.

1799 1800 To a Sexton 119

Let thy wheel-barrow alone.

1799 1800 The Danish Boy. A Fragment ...... 120

Between two sister moorland rills.

1799 1800^ Lucy Gray; or, Solitude 120

Oft I had heard of Lucy Gray.

1799 1800 Ruth 121

When Ruth was left half desolate.

1799 1800 Written in Germany, on one of the coldest days of the Century 124

A plague on your languages, German and Norse.

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1800 1800 The Brothers 125

These Tourists, heaven preserve us I needs must live.

1800 1800 3 Michael. A Pastoral Poem ....... 131

If from the public way you turn your steps.

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