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Poems by William Wordsworth

Complete Poetical Works

(Roughly Chronological)

(due to the length of this listing -- 900 poems -- we suggest you keep this page open, opening each new poem in a separate window. Use your browser's search tools to look for a specific title.)

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
Inscribed upon a Rock.
2. Pause, Traveller! whosoe'er thou be.

3. Hast thou seen, with flash incessant.
Near the Spring of the Hermitage.
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--Dedication
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. I.
Part 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