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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Tacitus to Zorrilla y Moral
 
Tacitus.  
56–c. 120 A.D.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Charles E. Bennett
The Training of Children
Domitian’s Reign of Terror
Apostrophe to Agricola
Manners and Customs of the Germans
Scene of the Defeat of Varus
Servility of the Senate
Death and Character of Tiberius
The Great Fire at Rome, and Nero’s Accusation of the Christians
Rabindranath Tagore.  
1861–1941.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Walter Brooks Drayton Henderson
From ‘The Post Office
The Second Birth
Tahitian Literature.  The Teva Poets: Notes on a Poetic Family in Tahiti by John LaFarge
Song of Reproof
Soliloquy of Teura
Song for the Crowning of Pomare
Hippolyte Adolphe Taine.  
1828–1893.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Ferdinand Brunetière
Characteristics of the English Mind
Typical English Men and Women
The Race Characters Expressed in Art
The Comedy of Manners at Versailles
The Tastes of Good Society
Polite Education
Drawing-Room Life
The Disarming of Character
The Talmud.  Critical Introduction by Max Leopold Margolis
Booth Tarkington.  
1869–1946.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Franklin Thomas Baker
A Boy and his Dog
From ‘The Turmoil
Torquato Tasso.  
1544–1595.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Joel Foote Bingham
The Crusaders’ First Sight of the Holy City
Episode of Olindo and Sophronia
Description of the Sorceress Armida
Flight of Erminia
The Crusaders Go in Procession to Mass, Preparatory to the Assault
Clorinda’s Eunuch Narrates her History
Tancred in Ignorance Slays Clorinda
Armida Ensnares Rinaldo
The Two Knights in Search for Rinaldo Reach the Fortunate Island, and Discover the Fountain of Laughter
Erminia Cures Tancred, and is Supposed to Become his Bride
The Reconciliation of Rinaldo and Armida
The Aminta: ‘I Am Content, Thyrsis
The Aminta: The Golden Age
Ode to the River Metauro
Congedo at the Conclusion of the ‘Rinaldo
To the Princess Leonora When Forbidden by Her Physicians to Sing
To the Princess Leonora Written Soon After the Poet’s Arrival at Ferrara
To Leonora of Esté
To the Princess Lucretia
To Tarquinia Molza
To the Duke of Ferrara
To the Princesses of Ferrara
To the Duke Alphonso
Or Che L’aura Mia
Bayard Taylor.  
1825–1878.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Albert Henry Smyth
Fitz-Greene Halleck
Charmian
Ariel in the Cloven Pine
Bedouin Song
Hylas
The Song of the Camp
Sir Henry Taylor.  
1800–1886.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Song: ‘Down lay in a nook my lady’s brach
Aretina’s Song
To H. C.
The Famine
Vengeance on the Traitors
Artevelde Refuses to Dismiss Elena
Jeremy Taylor.  
1613–1667.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Of the Authority of Reason
The True Prosperity
The Merits of Adversity
The Power of Endurance
On Husband and Wife
The Value of an Hour
Life and Death
The Rose
Remedies against Impatience
Esaias Tegnér.  
1782–1846.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Morton Payne
Frithiof and Ingeborg
Frithiof Goes into Banishment
The Viking Code
The Reconciliation
Alfred, Lord Tennyson.  
1809–1892.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Henry van Dyke
The Lady of Shalott
Choric Song: ‘There is sweet music here that softer falls
Ulysses
Locksley Hall
Break, Break, Break
The Brook
Song: ‘The Splendor Falls on Castle Walls
Song: ‘Tears, Idle Tears
Perfect Unity
The Charge of the Light Brigade
From ‘In Memoriam
Come into the Garden, Maud
Oh That ’Twere Possible
The Farewell of King Arthur to Queen Guinevere
In the Children’s Hospital: Emmie
The Throstle
The Oak
Crossing the Bar
Terence.  
c. 195/185–159 B.C.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Thomas Bond Lindsay
From ‘The Self-Tormentor
William Makepeace Thackeray.  
1811–1863.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Crary Brownell
Beatrix Esmond
The Duke of Marlborough
The Famous Mr. Joseph Addison
Beatrix Esmond and the Duke of Hamilton
Before the Battle of Waterloo
Becky Admires her Husband
Colonel Newcome in the Cave of Harmony
Colonel Newcome’s Death
From ‘The Chronicle of the Drum
What is Greatness?
The White Squall
The Ballad of Bouillabaisse
Peg of Limavaddy
The Sorrows of Werther
Little Billee
From ‘The Pen and the Album
At the Church Gate
The Mahogany-Tree
The End of the Play
Octave Thanet (Alice French).  
1850–1934.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Missionary Sheriff
Celia Laighton Thaxter.  
1835–1894.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Sorrow
Seaward
The Sandpiper
The Watch of Boon Island
Impatience
In Death’s Despite
Wild Geese
In Autumn
Theocritus.  
fl. Third Century B.C.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by John William Mackail
The Song of Thyrsis
The Love of Simætha
The Songs of the Reapers
To Apollo and the Muses
Heaven on Earth
Viol and Flute
The Sinking of the Pleiad
Idyl VII.: The Harvest Feast
Idyl VII.: The Song of Lycidas
Idyl VII.: The Song of Simichidas
Idyl XV.: The Festival of Adonis
Idyl XV.: The Psalm of Adonis
Theognis.  
fl. Sixth Century B.C.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Beloved Youth Gains Fame from the Poet’s Songs
Worldly Wisdom
Desert a Beggar Born
A Savage Prayer
André Theuriet.  
1833–1907.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Bretonne
An Easter Story
Augustin Thierry.  
1795–1856.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Frédéric Loliée
The True History of Jacques Bonhomme
The Battle of Hastings
The Story of Fortunatus
Adolphe Thiers.  
1797–1877.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Adolphe Cohn
Why the Revolution Came
The Revolutionary War in Western France
The Height of the “Terror
The Policy of Napoleon in Egypt
Napoleon’s Address to his Army after the Disaster of Aboukir
Edith Matilda Thomas.  
1854–1925.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Syrinx
Lethe
Sunset
Cybele and her Children
The Grasshopper
Winter Sleep
Thomas à Kempis.  
1380–1471.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by John Malone
On the Joys of Heaven
On Christian Patience
Of the Wonderful Effect of Divine Love
Of the Desire of Eternal Life
That a Man Should Not be Too Much Dejected
Francis Thompson.  
1859–1907.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Joyce Kilmer
The Hound of Heaven
James Thomson.  
1700–1748.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Rule, Britannia!
April Rain
The Lost Caravan
The Inundation
The First Snow
The Sheep-Washing
From ‘The Castle of Indolence
James Thomson.  
1834–1882.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
From ‘The City of Dreadful Night
From ‘Art
Henry David Thoreau.  
1817–1862.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by John Burroughs
Inspiration
The Fisher’s Boy
Smoke
Work and Pay
Solitude
The Bean Field
From ‘Walking
Thucydides.  
c. 460–c. 395 B.C.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Herbert Weir Smyth
The Night Attack on Platæa
Pericles’s Memorial Oration over the Athenian Dead of the First Campaign
Reflections on Revolution
The Final Struggle in the Harbor of Syracuse
Tibullus.  
c. 55–19 B.C.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by George Meason Whicher
On the Pleasures of a Country Life
Written in Sickness at Corcyra
The Rural Deities
Love in the Country
To Cerinthus, on his Birthday
Johann Ludwig Tieck.  
1773–1853.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Fair-Haired Eckbert
Henry Timrod.  
1828–1867.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Spring
Sonnet: ‘Most men know love but as a part of life
Alexis de Tocqueville.  
1805–1859.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Education of Young Women in the United States
Political Association
Cause of Legislative Instability in America
Tyranny of the Majority
Power Exercised by the Majority in America upon Opinion
Dangers from Omnipotence of the Majority
France under the Rule of the Middle Class
Leo Tolstoy.  
1828–1910.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Dean Howells
Anna’s Illness
Anna and her Son
Anna Kills Herself
At Borodino
Anthony Trollope.  
1815–1882.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Jane Grosvenor Cooke
War
The Bishop of Barchester is Crushed
The Moral Responsibility of the Novelist
Ivan Turgenev.  
1818–1883.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Henry James
The Death of Bazarov
Lavretsky
The District Doctor
Byezhin Prairie
The Singers
A Living Relic
Charles Tennyson Turner.  
1808–1879.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Lion’s Skeleton
The Lattice at Sunrise
The Rookery
Orion
Letty’s Globe
Her First-Born
Our Mary and the Child Mummy
The Buoy-Bell
Mark Twain.  
1835–1910.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Brander Matthews
The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
The Child of Calamity
A Steamboat Landing at a Small Town
The High River: and a Phantom Pilot
An Enchanting River Scene
The Lightning Pilot
An Expedition against Ogres
The True Prince and the Feigned One
Moses Coit Tyler.  
1835–1900.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Early Verse-Writing in New England
On the Declaration of Independence
John Tyndall.  
1820–1893.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Matterhorn
The Claims of Science
Tyrtæus, Archilochus, and their Successors in the Development of Greek Lyric.  
700–500 B.C.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Henry Rushton Fairclough
Johann Ludwig Uhland.  
1787–1862.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Charles Harvey Genung
The Shepherd’s Song on the Lord’s Day
The Luck of Edenhall
The Minstrel’s Curse
Entertainment
The Mountain Boy
The Castle by the Sea
The Passage
The Nun
The Serenade
To ——
The Sunken Crown
A Mother’s Grave
The Chapel
The Smithying of Sigfrid’s Sword
Ichabod: the Glory has Departed
Armando Palacio Valdés.  
1853–1938.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Belle of the Village Store
Maria’s Way to Perfection
A Friendly Argument in the Café de la Marina
Venturita Wins Away her Sister’s Lover
Juan Valera.  
1824–1905.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Henry Bishop
Youth and Crabbed Age
Pepita’s Appearance at the Garden Party
A Noonday Apparition in the Glen
The Evenings at Pepita’s Tertulia
Pepita’s Eyes
The Struggle between the Interests of Heaven and Earth
How Young Don Fadrique was Persuaded to Dance
Henry van Dyke.  
1852–1933.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Mary Leland Hunt
From ‘Little Rivers
The Malady of Modern Doubt
An Angler’s Wish
Tennyson
The Veery
A Wild Strawberry
Giorgio Vasari.  
1511–1574.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Raphael Sanzio
Henry Vaughan.  
1621–1695.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Retreate
The Ornament
They are All Gone
The Revival
Retirement
The Palm-Tree
Ivan Vazov.  
1850–1921.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Lucy Catlin Bull Robinson
The Pine-Tree: Allegory of the Ancient Kingdom of Bulgaria
The Sewing-Party at Altinovo
Lope de Vega.  
1562–1635.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Maurice Francis Egan
Sancho the Brave
Giovanni Verga.  
1840–1922.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Nathan Haskell Dole
Home Tragedy
Emile Verhaeren.  
1855–1916.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Amy Lowell
The Kitchen
London
The Windmill
The Dead
The Rain
The Miller
The Burning Hayricks
The Stock Exchange
Get You Gone
Paul Verlaine.  
1844–1896.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Victor Charbonnel
Clair de Lune
Le Faune
Mandoline
L’Amour par Terre
The Spell
From ‘Birds in the Night
Après Trois Ans
Mon Rêve Familier
Le Rossignol
Inspiration
Jones Very.  
1813–1880.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Tree
Day
Night
The Dead
Man in Harmony with Nature
The Giants
The Humming-Bird
The Builders
The Wood-Wax
Beauty
The Prayer
Louis Veuillot.  
1813–1883.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Frédéric Loliée
A Remembrance
Tigruche
A Bon-Mot
Bétinet, Avenger of Letters
Hic Aliquis de Gente Hircosa
A Duel
Alfred de Vigny.  
1797–1863.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Grace Elizabeth King
Moses
From ‘Eloa
Laurette, or the Red Seal
Pasquale Villari.  
1827–1917.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Savonarola
François Villon.  
1431–1463?  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Here Beginneth Villon to Enter upon Matter Full of Erudition and of Fair Knowledge
Ballad of Old-Time Ladies
Ballad of Old-Time Lords (No. 1)
Ballad of Old-Time Lords (No. 2)
Ballad of the Women of Paris
Ballad that Villon Made at the Request of his Mother
Lay, or Rather Roundel
Ballad of Villon in Prison
The Epitaph in Ballad Form that Villon Made for Himself and His Companions
Ballad of Things Known and Unknown
Ballad against Those Who Missay of France
Ballad of the Debate of the Heart and Body of Villon
Virgil.  
70–19 B.C.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Cranston Lawton
The First Eclogue
My Heart’s Desire
The Fall of Troy
The Curse of Queen Dido
The Vision of the Future
Melchior de Vogüé.  
1848–1910.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Grace Elizabeth King
Death of William I. of Germany
Realistic Literature and the Russian Novel
Voltaire.  
1694–1778.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Adolphe Cohn
The Irrepressible King
War
Appearances
On the Contradictions of this World
On Reading
The Ignorant Philosopher
Climate
Luxury
Passages from the Pamphlets
Country Life
Voltaire to Rousseau
The Drama
To Theuriet
Greatness and Utility
To a Lady
Joost van den Vondel.  
1587–1679.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
To Geeraert Vossius: On the Loss of his Son
From ‘Lucifer
Hermann Eduard von Holst.  
1841–1904.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Mirabeau
Richard Wagner.  
1813–1883.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Charles Harvey Genung
Beside the Hearth
The Function of the Artist
From ‘The Art Work of the Future
Alfred Russel Wallace.  
1823–1913.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
How the Rajah Took the Census
Life in the Malay Archipelago
Lewis Wallace.  
1827–1905.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Galley Fight
The Chariot Race
Edmund Waller.  
1606–1687.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
From the Poem ‘Of the Danger His Majesty (Being Prince) Escaped in the Road at St. Andero
The Countess of Carlisle: Of Her Chamber
On a Girdle
Go, Lovely Rose
From ‘A Panegyric to My Lord Protector
On Love
At Penshurst
Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford.  
1717–1797.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Cock-Lane Ghost and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
A Year of Fashion in Walpole’s Day
Funeral of George II.
Gossip about the French and French Women
The English Climate
The Quipu System; Prophecies of National Ruin
Walther von der Vogelweide.  
c. 1170–c. 1230).  
and His Times.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Charles Harvey Genung
Walther von der Vogelweide.  Song: ‘When from the sod the flowerets spring
Lament: ‘Ah me! whither have vanished the years of age and youth?’
Wolfram von Eschenbach.  Song: ‘Would I the lofty spirit melt
Gottfried von Strassburg.  Blanchefleur at the Tournament
Heinrich von Veldeke.  Song: ‘No thanks to Tristan that his heart had been
Heinrich von Morungen.  Song: ‘My lady dearly loves a pretty bird
  Song: ‘Mine is the fortune of a simple child
Count Kraft von Toggenburg.  Song: ‘Does any one seek the soul of mirth
Steinmar.  Song: ‘With the graceful corn upspringing
Anonymous.  Song of the “Marner
  Absence
Konrad von Würzburg.  Song: ‘See how from the meadows pass
Johannes Hadloub.  Song: ‘Far as I journey from my lady fair
Izaak Walton.  
1593–1683.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Henry van Dyke
From the ‘Life of Mr. Richard Hooker
From the ‘Life of Mr. George Herbert
From ‘The Compleat Angler
Artemus Ward (Charles Farrar Browne).  
1834–1867.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Charles Frederick Johnson
Edwin Forrest as Othello
High-Handed Outrage at Utica
Affairs Round the Village Green
Mr. Pepper
Horace Greeley’s Ride to Placerville
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward.  
1844–1911.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
In the Gray Goth
Mary Augusta Ward.  
1851–1920.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Marcella in Peasant Society
David and Elise
Charles Dudley Warner.  
1829–1900.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Hamilton Wright Mabie
From ‘My Summer in a Garden’: Preliminary
What I Know about Gardening
George Washington.  
1732–1799.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Washington’s Farewell Address
David Atwood Wasson.  
1823–1887.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Genius of Woman
Social Texture
John Watson (Ian Maclaren).  
1850–1907.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
A Triumph in Diplomacy
William Watson.  
1858–1935.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Walter Brooks Drayton Henderson
The Turk in Armenia
Repudiated Responsibility
England to America
A Birthday
The Plague of Apathy
A Trial of Orthodoxy
A Wondrous Likeness
Starving Armenia
From ‘The Tomb of Burns
The Father of the Forest
From ‘Wordsworth’s Grave
Autumn
From ‘England, My Mother
Vita Nuova
The Lost Eden
Melancholia
Isaac Watts.  
1674–1748.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Our God, Our Help in Ages Past
Jesus shall Reign Where’er the Sun
Joy to the World, the Lord is Come
Thou Whom My Soul Admires Above
Welcome, Sweet Day of Rest
Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove
There Is a Land of Pure Delight
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Let Dogs Delight to Bark and Bite
How Doth the Little Busy Bee
Daniel Webster.  
1782–1852.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Carl Schurz
The American Idea
Massachusetts and South Carolina
Liberty and Union
The Drum-Beat of England
Imaginary Speech of John Adams
The Continuity of the Race
John Webster.  
c. 1580–1634.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
From ‘The Duchess of Malfi
Dirge from ‘Vittoria Corombona
John Weiss.  
1818–1879.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Constancy to an Ideal
The Court Fool
Johan Sebastian Cammermeyer Welhaven.  
1807–1873.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
A Sonnet from ‘Norway’s Dawn
The Revolution of 1848
Goliath
Protesilaos
The Paris Morgue
H. G. Wells.  
1866–1946.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Ernest Hunter Wright
From ‘The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman
From ‘Tono-Bungay
John and Charles Wesley.  Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Potts
John Wesley.  
1703–1791.  
The New Birth
Our Stewardship
The Kingdom of Heaven
The Love that Hopeth and Endureth All Things
A Catholic Spirit
The Last Judgment
Thou Hidden Love of God, Whose Height
Charles Wesley.  
1707–1788.  
Father, I Stretch My Hands to Thee
Light of Life, Seraphic Fire
Love Divine, All Love Excelling
Eternal Beam of Light Divine
Gentle Jesus, Meek and Mild
Thou Very Present Aid
Hail! Holy, Holy, Holy Lord
A Charge to Keep I Have
And Have I Measured Half My Days
Jesus, Lover of My Soul
Jesu, My Strength, My Hope
Edith Wharton.  
1862–1937.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Mary Leland Hunt
From ‘The Reef
Thomas Wharton.  
1859–1896.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Owen Wister
Bobbo
Edwin Percy Whipple.  
1819–1886.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Domestic Service
Andrew Dickson White.  
1832–1918.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Reconstructive Force of Scientific Criticism
Mediæval Growth of the Dead Sea Legends
Gilbert White.  
1720–1793.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Habits of the Tortoise
The House-Swallow
The House-Cricket
Richard Grant White.  
1822–1885.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Bacon–Shakespeare Craze
Big Words for Small Thoughts
Walt Whitman.  
1819–1892.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by John Burroughs
I Heard You Solemn-Sweet Pipes of the Organ
Song of the Open Road
Dirge for Two Veterans
When Lilacs Last in the Door-Yard Bloomed
O Captain! My Captain!
Hushed Be the Camps To-day
Darest Thou Now, O Soul
A Noiseless Patient Spider
John Greenleaf Whittier.  
1807–1892.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by George Rice Carpenter
Skipper Ireson’s Ride
Telling the Bees
Maud Muller
Barbara Frietchie
In School Days
The Eternal Goodness
Ichabod!
The Barefoot Boy
The Farewell
Barclay of Ury
Centennial Hymn
Winter In-Doors
Child-Songs
The Yankee Girl
The Angels of Buena Vista
The Seer
Burns
The Summons
The Last Eve of Summer
Christoph Martin Wieland.  
1733–1813.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Managing Husbands
The Deities Deposed
Oscar Wilde.  
1854–1900.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by John Manning Booker
From ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan
From ‘The Importance of Being Earnest
From ‘De Profundis
Wilhelmine von Bayreuth.  
1709–1758.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Visit of Peter the Great to Frederick William the First
Pictures of Court Life
Nathaniel Parker Willis.  
1806–1867.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
When Tom Moore Sang
David and Absalom
Dedication Hymn
André’s Request to Washington
The Belfry Pigeon
Unseen Spirits
Dawn
Aspiration
The Elms of New Haven
Lines on the Burial of the Champion of his Class at Yale College
Love in a Cottage
Alexander Wilson.  
1766–1813.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Spencer Trotter
The Bluebird
The Wild Pigeon
The Fish-Hawk, or Osprey
The Fisherman’s Hymn
John Wilson (Christopher North).  
1785–1854.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
In Which the Shepherd and Tickler Take to the Water
Woodrow Wilson.  
1856–1924.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Roscoe Conkling Ensign Brown
Address of the President of the United States
The Truth of the Matter
The West in American History
William Winter.  
1836–1917.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Richard Burton
Jefferson’s Rip Van Winkle
A Pledge to the Dead
Edwin Booth
Violet
The Golden Silence
Theodore Winthrop.  
1828–1861.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
A Gallop of Three
William Wirt.  
1772–1834.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Personal Characteristics of Henry
Patrick Henry’s First Case
Burr and Blennerhassett
Owen Wister.  
1860–1938.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Mary Leland Hunt
Specimen Jones
George Wither.  
1588–1667.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
A Rocking Hymn
The Author’s Resolution in a Sonnet
A Christmas Carol
For Summer-Time
Mary Wollstonecraft.  
1759–1797.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Modern Ideal of Womanhood
William Wood.  
1864–1947.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by James Cobourg Hodgins
England’s First Look
Drake and the Spanish Armada
George Edward Woodberry.  
1855–1930.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by John Erskine
At Gibraltar
From ‘My Country
Lines
Sodoma’s ‘Christ Scourged
Song: ‘When love in the faint heart trembles
Margaret L. Woods.  
1856–1945.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Esther Vanhomrigh’s Confession to Dean Swift
John Woolman.  
1720–1772.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Leland Hall
From the ‘Journal’ of John Woolman
Constance Fenimore Woolson.  
1840–1894.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Rodman the Keeper
William Wordsworth.  
1770–1850.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Frederic William Henry Myers
Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey
She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways
Three Years She Grew in Sun and Shower
A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal
A Poet’s Epitaph
The Fountain: A Conversation
Resolution and Independence
The Sparrow’s Nest
My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold
Composed upon Westminster Bridge
It Is a Beauteous Evening, Calm and Free
To Toussaint L’Ouverture
London, 1802
It Is Not to be Thought of
To Hartley Coleridge—Six Years Old
She Was a Phantom of Delight
The Solitary Reaper
To the Cuckoo
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
To a Young Lady
The World Is Too Much with Us
Ode to Duty
Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood
To the Small Celandine
Sir Thomas Wyatt.  
1503–1542.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
A Description of Such a One as He would Love
An Earnest Suit to his Unkind Mistress Not to Forsake Him
Song: The Lover’s Lute Cannot be Blamed
How the Lover Perisheth in his Delight as the Fly in the Fire
A Renouncing of Love
The Lover Prayeth Not to be Disdained, Refused, Mistrusted, nor Forsaken
John Wycliffe.  
c. 1324–1384.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Luke xv. 11–32
1 Corinthians xiii.
John xx. 1–31
Apocalypse v. 1–14
Xenophon.  
c. 430–c. 350 B.C.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Training of a Wife
Xenophon’s Estate at Scillus
Hardships in the Snow
The Education of a Persian Boy
William Butler Yeats.  
1865–1939.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by James Cobourg Hodgins
From ‘The Wanderings of Oisin
Ephemera
Into the Twilight
The Valley of the Black Pig
To the Rose upon the Rood of Time
From ‘Deirdre
From ‘The Shadowy Waters
The Song of Wandering Ængus
He Remembers Forgotten Beauty
Red Hanrahan’s Song about Ireland
Under the Moon
From ‘The Countess Cathleen
Arthur Young.  
1741–1820.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Aspects of France before the Revolution
Edward Young.  
1681–1765.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
From ‘Night Thoughts
Émile Zola.  
1840–1902.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Robert Vallier
Glimpses of Napoleon III.
The Attack on the Mill
José Zorrilla y Moral.  
1817–1893.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
To my Lyre
In the Cathedral of Toledo
To Spain
The Dirge of Larra
Aspiration

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