Bibliographic Record

Index to Poems, Chronologically

Lines written as a School Exercise
Extract from the Conclusion of a Poem
Written in very Early Youth
An Evening Walk. Addressed to a Young Lady
Lines written while sailing in a Boat at Evening
Remembrance of Collins
Descriptive Sketches
Guilt and Sorrow; or, Incidents upon Salisbury Plain
Lines left upon a Seat in a Yew-tree
The Borderers. A Tragedy
The Reverie of Poor Susan
The Birth of Love
A Night-Piece
We are Seven
Anecdote for Fathers
The Thorn
Goody Blake and Harry Gill. A true Story
Her eyes are Wild
Simon Lee, the old Huntsman
Lines written in Early Spring
To my Sister
A whirl-blast from behind the hill
Expostulation and Reply
The Tables Turned
The Complaint of a Forsaken Indian Woman
The Last of the Flock
The Idiot Boy
Lines composed a few miles above Tintern Abbey
The Old Cumberland Beggar
Animal Tranquillity and Decay
Peter Bell. A Tale
The Simplon Pass
Influence of Natural Objects
There was a Boy
Strange fits of passion have I known
She dwelt among the untrodden ways
I travelled among unknown men
Three years she grew in sun and shower
A slumber did my spirit seal
A Poet’s Epitaph
Address to the Scholars of the Village School of ——
The two April Mornings
The Fountain. A Conversation
To a Sexton
The Danish Boy. A Fragment
Lucy Gray; or, Solitude
Written in Germany, on one of the coldest days of the Century
The Brothers
Michael. A Pastoral Poem
The Idle Shepherd-boys; or, Dungeon-Ghyll Force. A Pastoral
The Pet-lamb. A Pastoral
Poems on the Naming of Places:
  1. It was an April morning, fresh and clear
  2. To Joanna
  3. There is an Eminence,–of these our hills
  4. A narrow girdle of rough stones and crags
  5. To M. H.
The Waterfall and the Eglantine
The Oak and the Broom. A Pastoral
Hart-leap Well
‘Tis said, that some have died for love
The Childless Father
Song for the Wandering Jew
Rural Architecture
Ellen Irwin; or, The Braes of Kirtle
Andrew Jones
The Two Thieves; or, The Last Stage of Avarice
A Character
  1. For the Spot where the Hermitage stood on St. Herbert’s Island, Derwentwater
  2. Written with a Pencil upon a Stone
  3. Written with a Slate Pencil upon a Stone
The Sparrow’s Nest
Pelion and Ossa flourish side by side
The Prioress’ Tale (from Chaucer)
The Cuckoo and the Nightingale (from Chaucer)
Troilus and Cresida (from Chaucer)
The Sailor’s Mother
Alice Fell; or, Poverty
To a Butterfly (first poem)
The Emigrant Mother
My heart leaps up when I behold
Among all lovely things my Love had been
Written in March, while resting on the Bridge at the foot of Brothers Water
The Redbreast chasing the Butterfly
To a Butterfly (second poem)
To the Small Celandine (first poem)
To the same Flower (second poem)
Resolution and Independence
I grieved for Buonaparte
A Farewell
The Sun has long been set
Composed upon Westminster Bridge, Sept. 3, 1802
Composed by the Sea-side, near Calais, August 1802
Calais, August 1802
Composed near Calais, on the Road leading to Ardres, August 7, 1802
Calais, August 15, 1802
It is a beauteous evening, calm and free
On the Extinction of the Venetian Republic
The King of Sweden
To Toussaint L’Ouverture
Composed in the Valley near Dover, on the day of landing
September 1, 1802
Near Dover, September 1802
Written in London, September 1802
London, 1802
Great men have been among us
It is not to be thought of
When I have borne in memory
Composed after a Journey across the Hambleton Hills, Yorkshire
Stanzas written in my Pocket-copy of Thomson’s “Castle of Indolence”
To H. C. Six years old
To the Daisy (first poem)
To the same Flower (second poem)
To the Daisy (third poem)
The Green Linnet
Who fancied what a pretty sight
It is no Spirit who from heaven hath flown
Memorials of a Tour in Scotland, 1803
  1. Departure from the vale of Grasmere, August 1803
  2. At the Grave of Burns, 1803. Seven years after his death
  3. Thoughts suggested the Day following, on the Banks of Nith, near the Poet’s Residence
  4. To the Sons of Burns, after visiting the Grave of their Father
  5. To a Highland Girl
  6. Glen Almain; or, The Narrow Glen
  7. Stepping Westward
  8. The Solitary Reaper
  9. Address to Kilchurn Castle, upon Loch Awe
  10. Rob Roy’s Grave
  11. Sonnet. Composed at —— Castle
  12. Yarrow Unvisited
  13. The Matron of Jedborough and her Husband
  14. Fly, some kind Harbinger, to Grasmere-dale!
  15. The Blind Highland Boy
October 1803
There is a bondage worse, far worse, to bear
October 1803
England! the time is come when thou should’st wean
October 1803
To the Men of Kent. October 1803
In the Pass of Killicranky, an invasion being expected, October 1803
Anticipation. October 1803
Lines on the expected Invasion
The Farmer of Tilsbury Vale
To the Cuckoo
She was a Phantom of delight
I wandered lonely as a cloud
The Affliction of Margaret ——
The Forsaken
Repentance. A Pastoral Ballad
The Seven Sisters; or, The Solitude of Binnorie
Address to my Infant Daughter, Dora
The Kitten and Falling Leaves
To the Spade of a Friend
The Small Celandine (third poem)
At Applethwaite, near Keswick, 1804
To the Supreme Being. From the Italian of Michael Angelo.
Ode to Duty
To a Skylark
Incident characteristic of a Favourite Dog
Tribute to the Memory of the same Dog
To the Daisy (fourth poem)
Elegiac Stanzas, suggested by a Picture of Peele Castle in a Storm, painted by Sir George Beaumont
Elegiac Verses in memory of my Brother
When, to the attractions of the busy world
Louisa. After accompanying her on a Mountain Excursion
To a Young Lady, who had been reproached for taking long Walks in the Country
Vaudracour and Julia
The Cottager to her Infant, by my Sister
The Waggoner
French Revolution
The Prelude or, Growth of a Poet’s Mind: Advertisement
Book First: Introduction–Childhood and School-time
Book Second: School-time (continued)
Book Third: Residence at Cambridge
Book Fourth: Summer Vacation
Book Fifth: Books
Book Sixth: Cambridge and the Alps
Book Seventh: Residence in London
Book Eighth: Retrospect–Love of Nature Leading to Love of Man
Book Ninth: Residence in France
Book Tenth: Residence in France (continued)
Book Eleventh: France (concluded)
Book Twelfth: Imagination and Taste; How Impaired and Restored
Book Thirteenth: Imagination and Taste; How Impaired and Restored (concluded)
Book Fourteenth: Conclusion
The Recluse
Character of the Happy Warrior
The Horn of Egremont Castle
A Complaint
Stray Pleasures
Power of Music
Yes, it was the mountain Echo
Nuns fret not at their convent’s narrow room
Personal Talk
“Beloved Vale!” I said, “when I shall con
How sweet it is, when mother Fancy rocks
Those words were uttered as in pensive mood
Composed by the side of Grasmere Lake
With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb’st the sky
The world is too much with us; late and soon
With Ships the sea was sprinkled far and nigh
Where lies the Land to which yon Ship must go?
To Sleep
To Sleep
To Sleep
Michael Angelo in reply to the passage upon his Statue of Night sleeping
From the Italian of Michael Angelo
From the Same
To the Memory of Raisley Calvert
Methought I saw the footsteps of a throne
Lines composed at Grasmere
November 1806
Address to a Child, during a boisterous winter Evening, by my Sister
Ode. Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood
A Prophecy. February 1807
Thought of a Briton on the Subjugation of Switzerland
To Thomas Clarkson, on the Final Passing of the Bill for the Abolition of the Slave Trade
The Mother’s Return, by my Sister
O Nightingale! thou surely art
To Lady Beaumont
Though narrow be that old Man’s cares
Song at the Feast of Brougham Castle
The White Doe of Rylstone; or, The Fate of the Nortons
The Force of Prayer; or, The Founding of Bolton Priory. A tradition
Composed while the Author was engaged in Writing a Tract occasioned by the Convention of Cintra
Composed at the same Time and on the same Occasion,
George and Sarah Green
Advance–come forth from thy Tyrolean ground
Feelings of the Tyrolese
Alas! what boots the long laborious quest
And is it among rude untutored Dales
O’er the wide earth, on mountain and on plain
On the Final Submission of the Tyrolese
Hail, Zaragoza! If with unwet eye
Say, what is Honour?–‘Tis the finest sense
The martial courage of a day is vain
Brave Schill! by death delivered, take thy flight
Call not the royal Swede unfortunate
Look now on that Adventurer who hath paid
Is there a power that can sustain and cheer
Ah! where is Palafox? Nor tongue nor pen
In due observance of an ancient rite
Feelings of a Noble Biscayan at one of those Funerals
On a celebrated Event in Ancient History
Upon the same Event
The Oak of Guernica
Indignation of a high-minded Spaniard
Avaunt all specious pliancy of mind
O’erweening Statesmen have full long relied
The French and the Spanish Guerillas
Epitaphs translated from Chiabrera
  1. Weep not, beloved Friends! nor let the air
  2. Perhaps some needful service of the State
  3. O Thou who movest onward with a mind
  4. There never breathed a man who, when his life
  5. True is it that Ambrosio Salinero
  6. Destined to war from very infancy
  7. O flower of all that springs from gentle blood
  8. Not without heavy grief of heart did He
  9. Pause, courteous Spirit!–Balbi supplicates
Maternal Grief
Characteristics of a Child three Years old
Spanish Guerillas
The power of Armies is a visible thing
Here pause: the poet claims at least this praise
Epistle to Sir George Howland Beaumont, Bart. From the South-West Coast of Cumberland
Upon perusing the foregoing Epistle thirty years after its Composition
Upon the sight of a Beautiful Picture, painted by Sir G. H. Beaumont, Bart.
  1. In the Grounds of Coleorton, the Seat of Sir George Beaumont, Bart., Leicestershire
  2. In a Garden of the Same
  3. Written at the Request of Sir George Beaumont, Bart., and in his Name, for an Urn
  4. For a Seat in the Groves of Coleorton
Song for the Spinning-Wheel
Composed on the eve of the Marriage of a Friend in the Vale of Grasmere
View from the top of Black Comb
Written with a Slate Pencil on a Stone, on the Side of the Mountain of Black Comb
November 1813
The Excursion. Note & Preface
Book First: The Wanderer
Book Second: The Solitary
Book Third: Despondency
Book Fourth: Despondency Corrected
Book Fifth: The Pastor
Book Sixth: The Churchyard among the Mountains
Book Seventh: The Churchyard among the Mountains–(continued)
Book Eighth: The Parsonage
Book Ninth: Discourse of the Wanderer, and an Evening Visit to the Lake
Dion (see Plutarch)
Memorials of a Tour in Scotland, 1814
  1. Suggested by a beautiful ruin upon one of the Islands of Loch Lomond
  2. Composed at Cora Linn, in sight of Wallace’s Tower
  3. Effusion in the Pleasure-ground on the banks of the Bran, near Dunkeld
  4. Yarrow Visited, September 1814
From the dark chambers of dejection freed
Lines written on a Blank Leaf in a Copy of the Author’s Poem, “The Excursion,” upon hearing of the Death of the late Vicar of Kendal
To B. R. Haydon
Artegal and Elidure
September 1815
November 1
The fairest, brightest, hues of ether fade
“Weak is the will of Man, his judgment blind
Hail, Twilight, sovereign of one peaceful hour!
The Shepherd, looking eastward, softly said
Even as a dragon’s eye that feels the stress
Mark the concentred hazels that enclose
To the Poet, John Dyer
Brook! whose society the Poet seeks
Surprised by joy–impatient as the Wind
Ode.–The Morning of the Day appointed for a General Thanksgiving, January 18, 1816
Invocation to the Earth, February 1816
Ode composed in January 1816
The French Army in Russia, 1812-13
On the same occasion
By Moscow self-devoted to a blaze
The Germans on the Heights of Hochheim
Siege of Vienna raised by John Sobieski
Occasioned by the Battle of Waterloo, February 1816
Occasioned by the same battle
Emperors and Kings, how oft have temples rung
Feelings of a French Royalist
Translation of part of the First Book of the Aeneid
A Fact, and an Imagination; or, Canute and Alfred, on the Seashore
To Dora
To ——, on her First Ascent to the Summit of Helvellyn
Vernal Ode
Ode to Lycoris. May 1817
To the Same
The Longest Day. Addressed to my Daughter
Hint from the Mountains for certain Political Pretenders
The Pass of Kirkstone
Lament of Mary Queen of Scots, on the Eve of a New Year
Sequel to the “Beggars,” 1802. Composed many years after
The Pilgrim’s Dream; or, The Star and the Glow-worm
Inscriptions supposed to be found in and near a Hermit’s Cell
  1. Hopes what are they?–Beads of morning Inscribed upon a Rock
  2. Pause, Traveller! whosoe’er thou be.
  3. Hast thou seen, with flash incessant.
  4. Troubled long with warring notions.
  5. Not seldom, clad in radiant vest.
Composed upon an Evening of extraordinary Splendour and Beauty
Composed during a Storm
Pure element of waters! wheresoe’er.
Malham Cove
Aerial Rock–whose solitary brow
The Wild Duck’s Nest
Written upon a Blank Leaf in “The Complete Angler”
Captivity–Mary Queen of Scots
To a Snowdrop
On seeing a tuft of Snowdrops in a Storm
Composed in one of the Valleys of Westmoreland, on Easter Sunday
Grief, thou hast lost an ever-ready friend
I watch, and long have watched, with calm regret
I heard (alas! ’twas only in a dream)
The Haunted Tree. To ——
September 1819
Upon the same Occasion
There is a little unpretending Rill
Composed on the Banks of a Rocky Stream
On the death of His Majesty (George the Third)
The stars are mansions built by Nature’s hand
To the Lady Mary Lowther
On the Detraction which followed the Publication of a certain Poem
Oxford, May 30, 1820
Oxford, May 30, 1820
June 1820
Memorials of a Tour on the Continent, 1820
  1. Fish-women–On Landing at Calais
  2. Bruges
  3. Bruges
  4. After visiting the Field of Waterloo
  5. Between Namur and Liege
  6. Aix-la-Chapelle
  7. In the Cathedral at Cologne
  8. In a Carriage, upon the Banks of the Rhine
  9. Hymn for the Boatmen, as they approach the Rapids under the Castle of Heidelberg
  10. The Source of the Danube
  11. On approaching the Staub-bach, Lauterbrunnen
  12. The Fall of the Aar–Handec
  13. Memorial, near the Outlet of the Lake of Thun
  14. Composed in one of the Catholic Cantons
  15. After-thought
  16. Scene on the Lake of Brientz
  17. Engelberg, the Hill of Angels
  18. Our Lady of the Snow
  19. Effusion in Presence of the Painted Tower of Tell at Altorf
  20. The Tower of Schwytz
  21. On hearing the “Ranz des Vaches” on the Top of the Pass of St. Gothard
  22. Fort Fuentes
  23. The Church of San Salvador, seen from the Lake of Lugano
  24. The Italian Itinerant, and the Swiss Goatherd–Part IPart II
  25. The Last Supper, by Leonardo da Vinci
  26. The Eclipse of the Sun, 1820
  27. The Three Cottage Girls
  28. The Column intended by Buonaparte for a Triumphal Edifice in Milan
  29. Stanzas composed in the Simplon Pass
  30. Echo, upon the Gemmi
  31. Processions. Suggested on a Sabbath Morning in the Vale of Chamouny
  32. Elegiac Stanzas
  33. Sky-Prospect–From the Plain of France
  34. On being Stranded near the Harbour of Boulogne
  35. After landing–the Valley of Dover, November 1820
  36. At Dover
  37. Desultory Stanzas, upon receiving the preceding Sheets from the Press
The River Duddon. A Series of Sonnets
To the Rev. Dr. Wordsworth
  1. Not envying Latian shades–if yet they throw
  2. Child of the clouds! remote from every taint
  3. How shall I paint thee?–Be this naked stone
  4. Take, cradled Nursling of the mountain, take
  5. Sole listener, Duddon! to the breeze that played
  6. Flowers
  7. “Change me, some God, into that breathing rose!”
  8. What aspect bore the Man who roved or fled
  9. The Stepping-stones
  10. The same Subject
  11. The Faery Chasm
  12. Hints for the Fancy
  13. Open Prospect
  14. O mountain Stream! the Shepherd and his Cot
  15. From this deep chasm, where quivering sunbeams play
  16. American Tradition
  17. Return
  18. Seathwaite Chapel
  19. Tributary Stream
  20. The Plain of Donnerdale
  21. Whence that low voice?–A whisper from the heart
  22. Tradition
  23. Sheep-washing
  24. The Resting-place
  25. Methinks ’twere no unprecedented feat
  26. Return, Content! for fondly I pursued
  27. Fallen, and diffused into a shapeless heap
  28. Journey renewed
  29. No record tells of lance opposed to lance
  30. Who swerves from innocence, who makes divorce
  31. The Kirk of Ulpha to the pilgrim’s eye
  32. Not hurled precipitous from steep to steep
  33. Conclusion
  34. After-thought
A Parsonage in Oxfordshire
To Enterprise
Ecclesiastical Sonnets. In Series
Part I.–From the Introduction of Christianity into Britain to the Consummation of the Papal Dominion
  1. Introduction
  2. Conjectures
  3. Trepidation of the Druids
  4. Druidical Excommunication
  5. Uncertainty
  6. Persecution
  7. Recovery
  8. Temptations from Roman Refinements
  9. Dissensions
  10. Struggle of the Britons against the Barbarians
  11. Saxon Conquest
  12. Monastery of Old Bangor
  13. Casual Incitement
  14. Glad Tidings
  15. Paulinus
  16. Persuasion
  17. Conversion
  18. Apology
  19. Primitive Saxon Clergy
  20. Other Influences
  21. Seclusion
  22. Continued
  23. Reproof
  24. Saxon Monasteries, and Lights and Shades of the Religion
  25. Missions and Travels
  26. Alfred
  27. His Descendants
  28. Influence Abused
  29. Danish Conquests
  30. Canute
  31. The Norman Conquest
  32. Coldly we spake. The Saxons, overpowered
  33. The Council of Clermont
  34. Crusades
  35. Richard I
  36. An Interdict
  37. Papal Abuses
  38. Scene in Venice
  39. Papal Dominion
Part II.–To the close of the Troubles in the Reign of Charles I
  1. How soon–alas! did Man, created pure–
  2. From false assumption rose, and, fondly hailed
  3. Cistertian Monastery
  4. Deplorable his lot who tills the ground
  5. Monks and Schoolmen
  6. Other Benefits
  7. Continued
  8. Crusaders
  9. As faith thus sanctified the warrior’s crest
  10. Where long and deeply hath been fixed the root
  11. Transubstantiation
  12. The Vaudois
  13. Praised be the Rivers, from their mountain springs
  14. Waldenses
  15. Archbishop Chichely to Henry V.
  16. Wars of York and Lancaster
  17. Wicliffe
  18. Corruptions of the higher Clergy
  19. Abuse of Monastic Power
  20. Monastic Voluptuousness
  21. Dissolution of the Monasteries
  22. The same Subject
  23. Continued
  24. Saints
  25. The Virgin
  26. Apology
  27. Imaginative Regrets
  28. Reflections
  29. Translation of the Bible
  30. The Point at Issue
  31. Edward VI.
  32. Edward signing the Warrant for the Execution of Joan of Kent
  33. Revival of Popery
  34. Latimer and Ridley
  35. Cranmer
  36. General View of the Troubles of the Reformation
  37. English Reformers in Exile
  38. Elizabeth
  39. Eminent Reformers
  40. The Same
  41. Distractions
  42. Gunpowder Plot
  43. Illustration. The Jung-Frau and the Fall of the Rhine near Schaffhausen
  44. Troubles of Charles the First
  45. Laud
  46. Afflictions of England
Part III.–From the Restoration to the Present Times
  1. I saw the figure of a lovely Maid
  2. Patriotic Sympathies
  3. Charles the Second
  4. Latitudinarianism
  5. Walton’s Book of Lives
  6. Clerical Integrity
  7. Persecution of the Scottish Covenanters
  8. Acquittal of the Bishops
  9. William the Third
  10. Obligations of Civil to Religious Liberty
  11. Sacheverel
  12. Down a swift Stream, thus far, a bold design
  13. Aspects of Christianity in America–I. The Pilgrim Fathers
  14. II. Continued
  15. III. Concluded.–American Episcopacy
  16. Bishops and Priests, blessed are ye, if deep
  17. Places of Worship
  18. Pastoral Character
  19. The Liturgy
  20. Baptism
  21. Sponsors
  22. Catechising
  23. Confirmation
  24. Confirmation continued
  25. Sacrament
  26. The Marriage Ceremony
  27. Thanksgiving after Childbirth
  28. Visitation of the Sick
  29. The Commination Service
  30. Forms of Prayer at Sea
  31. Funeral Service
  32. Rural Ceremony
  33. Regrets
  34. Mutability
  35. Old Abbeys
  36. Emigrant French Clergy
  37. Congratulation
  38. New Churches
  39. Church to be Erected
  40. Continued
  41. New Churchyard
  42. Cathedrals, etc.
  43. Inside of King’s College Chapel, Cambridge
  44. The Same
  45. Continued
  46. Ejaculation
  47. Conclusion
To the Lady Fleming
On the same Occasion
A volant Tribe of Bards on earth are found
Not Love, not War, nor the tumultuous swell
To ——
To ——
How rich that forehead’s calm expanse!
To ——
A Flower Garden at Coleorton Hall, Leicestershire
To the Lady E. B. and the Hon. Miss P.
To the Torrent at the Devil’s Bridge, North Wales, 1824
Composed among the Ruins of a Castle in North Wales
Elegiac Stanzas. Addressed to Sir G. H. B., upon the death of his sister-in-law, 1824
Epitaph in the Chapel-yard of Langdale, Westmoreland
The Contrast. The Parrot and the Wren
To a Sky-lark
Ere with cold beads of midnight dew
Ode, composed on May Morning
To May
Once I could hail (howe’er serene the sky)
The massy Ways, carried across these heights
The Pillar of Trajan
On seeing a Needlecase in the Form of a Harp. The work of E. M. S.
Dedication. To ——
Her only pilot the soft breeze, the boat
“Why, Minstrel, these untuneful murmurings–
To S. H.
Decay of Piety
Scorn not the Sonnet; Critic, you have frowned
Fair Prime of life! were it enough to gild
There is a pleasure in poetic pains
Recollection of the Portrait of King Henry Eighth, Trinity Lodge, Cambridge
When Philoctetes in the Lemnian isle
While Anna’s peers and early playmates tread
To the Cuckoo
The Infant M—— M——
To Rotha Q——
To ——, in her seventieth year
In my mind’s eye a Temple, like a cloud
Go back to antique ages, if thine eyes
In the Woods of Rydal
Conclusion, To ——
A Morning Exercise
The Triad
The Wishing-gate
The Wishing-gate destroyed
A Jewish Family
The Gleaner, suggested by a picture
On the Power of Sound
Incident at Bruges
Gold and Silver Fishes in a Vase
Liberty (sequel to the above)
This Lawn, a carpet all alive
Thought on the Seasons
A Gravestone upon the Floor in the Cloisters of Worcester Cathedral
A Tradition of Oker Hill in Darley Dale, Derbyshire
The Armenian Lady’s Love
The Russian Fugitive
The Egyptian Maid; or, The Romance of the Water Lily
The Poet and the Caged Turtledove
In these fair vales hath many a Tree
Elegiac Musings in the grounds of Coleorton Hall
Chatsworth! thy stately mansion, and the pride
To the Author’s Portrait
The Primrose of the Rock
Yarrow Revisited, and other Poems
  1. Yarrow Revisited
  2. On the Departure of Sir Walter Scott from Abbotsford, for Naples
  3. A Place of Burial in the South of Scotland
  4. On the Sight of a Manse in the South of Scotland
  5. Composed in Roslin Chapel during a Storm
  6. The Trosachs
  7. The pibroch’s note, discountenanced or mute
  8. Composed in the Glen of Loch Etive
  9. Eagles. Composed at Dunollie Castle in the Bay of Oban
  10. In the Sound of Mull
  11. Suggested at Tyndrum in a Storm
  12. The Earl of Breadalbane’s Ruined Mansion and Family Burial-place, near Killin
  13. “Rest and be Thankful!” At the Head of Glencroe
  14. Highland Hut
  15. The Brownie
  16. To the Planet Venus, an Evening Star. Composed at Loch Lomond
  17. Bothwell Castle. (Passed unseen on account of stormy weather)
  18. Picture of Daniel in the Lions’ Den, at Hamilton Palace
  19. The Avon. A Feeder of the Annan
  20. Suggested by a View from an Eminence in Inglewood Forest
  21. Hart’s-horn Tree, near Penrith
  22. Fancy and Tradition
  23. Countess’s Pillar
  24. Roman Antiquities. (From the Roman Station at Old Penrith)
  25. Apology for the foregoing Poems
  26. The Highland Broach
Devotional Incitements
Calm is the fragrant air, and loth to lose
Rural Illusions
Loving and Liking. Irregular Verses addressed to a Child. (By my Sister)
Upon the late General Fast. March 1832
Filial Piety
To B. R. Haydon
If thou indeed derive thy light from Heaven
A Wren’s Nest
To ——, on the birth of her First-born Child, March 1833
The Warning. A Sequel to the foregoing
If this great world of joy and pain
On a high part of the coast of Cumberland, Easter Sunday, April 7, the Author’s sixty-third Birthday
By the Seaside
Poems Composed or Suggested during a Tour in the Summer of 1833
  1. Adieu, Rydalian Laurels! that have grown
  2. Why should the Enthusiast, journeying through this Isle
  3. They called Thee MERRY ENGLAND, in old time
  4. To the River Greta, near Keswick
  5. To the River Derwent
  6. In sight of the Town of Cockermouth. (Where the Author was born, and his Father’s remains are laid)
  7. Address from the Spirit of Cockermouth Castle
  8. Nun’s Well, Brigham
  9. To a Friend. (On the Banks of the Derwent)
  10. Mary Queen of Scots. (Landing at the Mouth of the Derwent, Workington)
  11. Stanzas suggested in a Steamboat off St. Bees’ Head, on the coast of Cumberland
  12. In the Channel, between the coast of Cumberland and the Isle of Man
  13. At Sea off the Isle of Man
  14. Desire we past illusions to recall?
  15. On entering Douglas Bay, Isle of Man
  16. By the Seashore, Isle of Man
  17. Isle of Man
  18. Isle of Man
  19. By a Retired Mariner, H. H.
  20. At Bala-Sala, Isle of Man
  21. Tynwald Hill
  22. Despond who will–‘I’ heard a voice exclaim
  23. In the Frith of Clyde, Ailsa Crag. During an Eclipse of the Sun, July 17
  24. On the Frith of Clyde. (In a Steamboat)
  25. On revisiting Dunolly Castle
  26. The Dunolly Eagle
  27. Written in a Blank Leaf of Macpherson’s “Ossian”
  28. Cave of Staffa
  29. Cave of Staffa. After the Crowd had departed
  30. Cave of Staffa
  31. Flowers on the Top of the Pillars at the Entrance of the Cave
  32. Iona
  33. Iona. (Upon Landing)
  34. The Black Stones of Iona
  35. Homeward we turn. Isle of Columba’s Cell
  36. Greenock
  37. “There!” said a Stripling, pointing with meet pride
  38. The River Eden, Cumberland
  39. Monument of Mrs. Howard
  40. Suggested by the foregoing
  41. Nunnery
  42. Steamboats, Viaducts, and Railways
  43. The Monument commonly called Long Meg and her Daughters, near the River Eden
  44. Lowther
  45. To the Earl of Lonsdale
  46. The Somnambulist
  47. To Cordelia M—-, Hallsteads, Ullswater
  48. Most sweet it is with unuplifted eyes
Composed by the Seashore
Not in the lucid intervals of life
By the Side of Rydal Mere
Soft as a cloud is yon blue Ridge–the Mere
The leaves that rustled on this oak-crowned hill
The Labourer’s Noon-day Hymn
The Redbreast. (Suggested in a Westmoreland Cottage)
Lines suggested by a Portrait from the Pencil of F. Stone
The foregoing Subject resumed
To a Child. Written in her Album
Lines written in the Album of the Countess of Lonsdale. November 5, 1834
To the Moon. (Composed by the Seaside,–on the Coast of Cumberland)
To the Moon. (Rydal)
Written after the Death of Charles Lamb
Extempore Effusion upon the death of James Hogg
Upon seeing a coloured Drawing of the Bird of Paradise in an Album
Composed after reading a Newspaper of the Day
By a blest Husband guided, Mary came
  1. Desponding Father! mark this altered bough
  2. Roman Antiquities discovered at Bishopstone, Herefordshire
  3. St. Catherine of Ledbury
  4. Why art thou silent! Is thy love a plant
  5. Four fiery steeds impatient of the rein
  6. To ——
  7. Said Secrecy to Cowardice and Fraud
November 1836
Six months to six years added he remained
Memorials of a Tour in Italy, 1837
To Henry Crabb Robinson
  1. Musings near Aquapendente. April 1837
  2. The Pine of Monte Mario at Rome
  3. At Rome
  4. At Rome–Regrets–In allusion to Niebuhr and other modern Historians
  5. Continued
  6. Plea for the Historian
  7. At Rome
  8. Near Rome, in sight of St. Peter’s
  9. At Albano
  10. Near Anio’s stream, I spied a gentle Dove
  11. From the Alban Hills, looking towards Rome
  12. Near the Lake of Thrasymene
  13. Near the same Lake
  14. The Cuckoo at Laverna. May 25, 1837
  15. At the Convent of Camaldoli
  16. Continued
  17. At the Eremite or Upper Convent of Camaldoli
  18. At Vallombrosa
  19. At Florence
  20. Before the Picture of the Baptist, by Raphael, in the Gallery at Florence
  21. At Florence–From Michael Angelo
  22. At Florence–From M. Angelo
  23. Among the Ruins of a Convent in the Apennines
  24. In Lombardy
  25. After leaving Italy
  26. Continued
At Bologna, in Remembrance of the late Insurrections, 1837
  1. Ah, why deceive ourselves! by no mere fit
  2. Hard task! exclaim the undisciplined, to lean
  3. As leaves are to the tree whereon they grow
What if our numbers barely could defy
A Night Thought
To the Planet Venus. Upon its approximation (as an Evening Star) to the Earth, January 1838
Composed at Rydal on May Morning, 1838
Composed on a May Morning, 1838
Hark! ’tis the Thrush, undaunted, undeprest
‘Tis He whose yester-evening’s high disdain
Oh what a Wreck! how changed in mien and speech!
A Plea for Authors, May 1838
A Poet to his Grandchild. (Sequel to the foregoing)
Blest Statesman He, whose Mind’s unselfish will
Valedictory Sonnet. Closing the Volume of Sonnets published in 1838
Sonnet, “Protest against the Ballot”
Sonnets upon the Punishment of Death. In series.
  1. Suggested by the View of Lancaster Castle (on the Road from the South)
  2. Tenderly do we feel by Nature’s Law
  3. The Roman Consul doomed his sons to die
  4. Is ‘Death’, when evil against good has fought
  5. Not to the object specially designed
  6. Ye brood of conscience–Spectres! that frequent
  7. Before the world had passed her time of youth
  8. Fit retribution, by the moral code
  9. Though to give timely warning and deter
  10. Our bodily life, some plead, that life the shrine
  11. Ah, think how one compelled for life to abide
  12. See the Condemned alone within his cell
  13. Conclusion
  14. Apology
Sonnet on a Portrait of I. F., painted by Margaret Gillies
Sonnet to I. F.
Poor Robin
On a Portrait of the Duke of Wellington upon the Field of Waterloo, by Haydon
To a Painter
On the same Subject
When Severn’s sweeping flood had overthrown
Intent on gathering wool from hedge and brake
Prelude, prefixed to the Volume entitled “Poems chiefly of Early and Late Years”
Floating Island
The Crescent-moon, the Star of Love
To a Redbreast–(in Sickness)
Miscellaneous Sonnets
  1. ‘A Poet!’–He hath put his heart to school
  2. The most alluring clouds that mount the sky
  3. Feel for the wrongs to universal ken
  4. In allusion to various recent Histories and Notices of the French Revolution
  5. Continued
  6. Concluded
  7. Men of the Western World! in Fate’s dark book
  8. Lo! where she stands fixed in a saint-like trance
The Norman Boy
The Poet’s Dream, Sequel to the Norman Boy
The Widow on Windermere Side
Farewell Lines
Airey-Force Valley
Lyre! though such power do in thy magic live
To the Clouds
Wansfell! this Household has a favoured lot
The Eagle and the Dove
Grace Darling
While beams of orient light shoot wide and high
To the Rev. Christopher Wordsworth, D.D.
Inscription for a Monument in Crosthwaite Church, in the Vale of Keswick
On the projected Kendal and Windermere Railway
Proud were ye, Mountains, when, in times of old
At Furness Abbey
Forth from a jutting ridge, around whose base
The Westmoreland Girl. To my Grandchildren–
At Furness Abbey
Yes! thou art fair, yet be not moved
What heavenly smiles! O Lady mine
To a Lady
Glad sight wherever new with old
Love lies Bleeding
Companion to the foregoing
The Cuckoo-Clock
So fair, so sweet, withal so sensitive
To the Pennsylvanians
Young England–what is then become of Old
Though the bold wings of Poesy affect
Suggested by a Picture of the Bird of Paradise
Where lies the truth? has Man, in wisdom’s creed
I know an aged Man constrained to dwell
How beautiful the Queen of Night, on high
Evening Voluntaries–To Lucca Giordano
Who but is pleased to watch the moon on high
Illustrated Books and Newspapers
The unremitting voice of nightly streams
Sonnet. (To an Octogenarian)
On the Banks of a Rocky Stream
Ode on the Installation of His Royal Highness Prince Albert as Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, July 1847