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11/1/2013, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH                Poet's Biography
First Line: How clear, how keen, how marvellously bright


1810 (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah! Where is palafox? Nor tongue nor pen
Last Line: On rampart, and the banks of all her streams.
Subject(s): Napoleonic Wars; Spain


1810 (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O'erweening statesmen have full long relied
Last Line: To labour and to prayer, to nature, and to heaven.
Subject(s): Napoleonic Wars


1811, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here pause: the poet claims at least this praise
Last Line: O wretched man, the throne of tyranny!
Subject(s): Freedom; Poetry & Poets; Wordsworth, William (1770-1850); Liberty


A CENTO MADE BY WORDSWORTH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Throned in the sun's descending car
Last Line: Favourite passages from different authors, seems uobjectionable.]
Subject(s): Akenside, Mark (1721-1770); Beattie, James (1735-1803); Physicians; Poetry & Poets; Teaching & Teachers; Thomson, James (1700-1748); Doctors


A CHARACTER, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I marvel how nature could ever find space
Last Line: Such an odd such a kind happy creature as he.
Subject(s): Thought


A COMPLAINT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a change -- and I am poor
Last Line: Of my fond heart, hath made me poor.
Subject(s): Loss; Memory; Pain; Absense


A FACT, AND AN IMAGINATION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The danish conqueror, on his royal chair
Last Line: "until they reach the bounds by heaven assigned."
Subject(s): Canute The Great, King Of England


A FLOWER GARDEN AT COLEORTON HALL, LEICESTERSHIRE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell me, ye zephyrs! That unfold
Last Line: Though entering but as fancy's shade.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


A GRAVESTONE UPON THE FLOOR IN THE CLOISTERS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Miserrimus!' and neither name nor date
Last Line: Softly! -- to save the contrite, jesus bled.
Subject(s): Graves; Epitaphsd


A JEWISH FAMILY; IN A SMALL VALLEY OPPOSITE ST. GOAR, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Genius of raphael! If thy wings
Last Line: And proud jerusalem!
Subject(s): Germany; Jews; Rhine (River), Europe; Germans; Judaism


A NARROW GIRDLE OF ROUGH STONES AND CRAGS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And point rash-judgement is the name it bears
Subject(s): Humility; Charity


A NATION'S POWER NOT IN ARMIES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The power of armies is a visible thing
Last Line: In every nook a lip that it may cheer.
Subject(s): Soldiers


A NIGHT PIECE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sky is overcast / with a continuous cloud of texture close
Last Line: Is left to muse upon the solemn scene.
Subject(s): Night


A NIGHT THOUGHT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo! Where the moon along the sky
Last Line: And be forgiven.
Subject(s): Night


A PARSONAGE IN OXFORDSHIRE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where holy ground begins, unhallowed ends
Last Line: To saints accorded in their mortal hour.
Subject(s): Cemeteries


A PLACE OF BURIAL IN THE SOUTH OF SCOTLAND, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Part fenced by man, part by a rugged steep
Last Line: With 'jubilate' from the choirs of spring!
Subject(s): Cemeteries


A PLEA FOR AUTHORS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Failing impartial measure to dispense
Last Line: Source!
Subject(s): Authors & Authorship


A POET, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A poet! He hath put his heart to school
Last Line: But from its 'own' divine vitality.
Variant Title(s): Thy Art Be Nature
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


A POET TO HIS GRANDCHILD, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Son of my buried son, while thus thy hand ...'
Last Line: "my careless little-one, for thee and thine!"
Subject(s): Grandchildren


A POET'S EPITAPH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Art thou a statesman [or, statist], in the van
Last Line: Or build thy house upon this grave.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


A PROPHESY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: High deeds, o germans, are to come from you
Last Line: First open traitor to the german name!
Subject(s): Germany


A SLUMBER DID MY SPIRIT SEAL, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: With rocks, and stones, and trees
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


A TRADITION OF OKER HILL IN DARLEY DALE, DERBYSHIRE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis said that to the brow of yon fair hill
Last Line: That to itself takes all, eternity.
Subject(s): Trees; Absence; Brothers


A VISION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In my mind's eye a temple, like a cloud
Last Line: "hell-gates are powerless phantoms when 'we' build."
Subject(s): God; Imagination


A VOLANT TRIBE OF BARDS ON EARTH ARE FOUND, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of silent hills, and more than silent sky
Subject(s): Sky


A WHIRL-BLAST FROM BEHIND THE HILL , by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Were dancing to the minstrelsy
Subject(s): Leaves; Storms


A WREN'S NEST, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Among the dwellings framed by birds
Last Line: In foresight, or in love.
Subject(s): Birds; Birds' Nests; Wrens


ADDRESS FROM THE SPIRIT OF COCKERMOUTH CASTLE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou look'st upon me, and dost fondly think ...'
Last Line: "still round my shattered brow in beauty wave."
Subject(s): Time; Transience


ADDRESS TO KILCHURN CASTLE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Child of loud-throated war! The mountain stream
Last Line: Lost on the aerial heights of the crusades!
Subject(s): Castles


ADDRESS TO MY INFANT DAUGHTER, DORA, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hast thou then survived
Last Line: And reason's godlike power be proud to own.
Variant Title(s): Asked And Answered
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters


ADIEU, RYDALIAN LAURELS! THAT HAVE GROWN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Or musing sits forsaken halls among
Subject(s): Farewell


ADMONITION [TO A TRAVELLER], by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Well may'st thou halt, and gaze with brightening eye
Last Line: On which it should be touched, would melt away.
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


ADVANCE - COME FORTH FROM THY TYROLEAN GROUND, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Here, there, and in all places at one hour
Subject(s): Alps


AERIAL ROCK - WHOSE SOLITARY BROW, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of golden sunset, ere it fade and die
Subject(s): Nature


AFTER LANDING - THE VALLEY OF DOVER, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where be the noisy followers of the game
Last Line: And makes this rural stillness more profound.


AFTER LEAVING ITALY (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair land! Thee all men greet with joy; how few
Last Line: Mother of heroes, from thy death-like sleep!
Subject(s): Italy; Italians


AFTER LEAVING ITALY (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As indignation mastered grief, my tongue
Last Line: My heart, and filled that heart with conflict strong.
Subject(s): Italy; Italians


AFTER VISITING THE FIELD OF WATERLOO, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A winged goddess - clothed in vesture wrought
Last Line: And horror breathing from the silent ground!
Subject(s): Waterloo; Battle Of Waterloo


AFTER-THOUGHT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh life! Without thy chequered scene
Last Line: A portion of god's peace.


AIX-LA-CHAPELLE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Was it to disenchant, and to undo
Last Line: Where unremitting frosts the rocky crescent bleach.
Subject(s): Aachen, Germany; Aix-la-chapelle


ALICE FELL; OR, POVERTY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The post-boy drove with fierce career
Last Line: The little orphan, alice fell!
Variant Title(s): Alice Fell


AMONG THE RUINS OF A CONVENT IN THE APENNINES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye trees! Whose slender roots entwine
Last Line: Appear to sight still more forlorn.
Subject(s): Apennines (Mountains); Convents; Mountains; Ruins; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


AN APRIL MORNING, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was an april morning: fresh and clear
Last Line: May call it by the name of emma's dell.
Variant Title(s): Poems On The Naming Of Places: It Was An April Morning
Subject(s): April


AN EVENING WALK, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far from my dearest friend, 'tis mine to rove
Last Line: Or yell, in the deep woods, of lonely hound.


AND IS IT AMONG RUDE UNTUTORED DALES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: The bread which without industry they find
Subject(s): Spain; Napoleonic Wars


ANDREW JONES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I hate that andrew jones: he'll breed
Last Line: And sweep him from the village.


ANECDOTE FOR FATHERS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: I have a boy of five years old
Last Line: Of what from thee I learn.
Subject(s): Fathers


ANIMAL TRANQUILITY AND DECAY; A SKETCH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The little hedgerow birds
Last Line: And there is dying in an hospital. --'
Variant Title(s): Old Man Travelling
Subject(s): Animals


ANTICIPATION. OCTOBER, 1803, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shout, for a mighty victory is won!
Last Line: In glory will they sleep and endless sanctity.


APOLOGY. FOR THE FOREGOING POEMS (YARROW REVISTED), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No more: the end is sudden and abrupt
Last Line: For prompt forgiveness will not sue in vain.


ARTEGAL AND ELIDURE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where be the temples, which in britain's isle
Last Line: "he bore the lasting name of ""pious elidure."
Subject(s): Great Britain


ASPECTS OF CHRISTIANITY IN AMERICA: 3, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Patriots informed with apostolic light
Last Line: The purest stream of patient energy.
Subject(s): Protestantism; U.s. - Colonial Period


AT ALBANO, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Days passed - and monte calvo would not clear
Last Line: For by her son's blest hand the seed was sown.
Subject(s): Italy; Italians


AT APPLETHWAITE, NEAR KESWICH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beaumont! It was thy wish that I should rear
Last Line: With pride, the muses love it evermore.


AT BALA-SALA, ISLE OF MAN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Broken in fortune, but in mind entire
Last Line: "shine so, my aged brow, at all hours of the day!"
Subject(s): Isle Of Man


AT BOLONGA, IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE LATE INSURRECTION, 1837: 1, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah why deceive ourselves! By no mere fit
Last Line: The light of knowledge, and the warmth of love.
Subject(s): Bologna, Italy; Revolutions


AT BOLONGA, IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE LATE INSURRECTION, 1837: 2, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hard task! Exclaim the undisciplined, to lean
Last Line: She scans the future with the eye of gods.
Subject(s): Bologna, Italy; Revolutions


AT BOLONGA, IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE LATE INSURRECTION, 1837: 3, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As leaves are to the tree whereon they grow
Last Line: Tossed on the bosom of a stormy sea.
Subject(s): Bologna, Italy; Revolutions


AT DOVER, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From the pier's head, musing, and with increase
Last Line: "the shouts of folly, and the groans of sin."
Subject(s): Dover, England


AT FLORENCE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under the shadow of a stately pile
Last Line: And, for a moment, filled that empty throne.
Subject(s): Florence, Italy


AT FURNESS ABBEY (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here, where, of havoc tired and rash undoing
Last Line: Where, cavendish, 'thine' seems nothing but a name!
Subject(s): Furness Abbey; Abbey Of St. Mary


AT FURNESS ABBEY (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Well have yon railway labourers to this ground
Last Line: While thus these simple-hearted men are moved?
Subject(s): Furness Abbey; Railroads; Abbey Of St. Mary; Railways; Trains


AT MOSGIEL, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There!' said a stripling, pointing with meet pride
Last Line: The tender charm of poetry and love.


AT ROME (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They - who have seen the noble roman's scorn
Last Line: Nor must, nor will, nor can, despair of thee!
Subject(s): Rome, Italy


AT ROME (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is this, ye gods, the capitolian hill?
Last Line: Change, with a brow not insolent, though stern.
Subject(s): Rome, Italy


AT ROME - REGRETS - IN ALLUSION TO NIEBUHR (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Those old credulities, to nature dear
Last Line: Assent is power, belief the soul of fact.
Subject(s): History; Niebuhr, Barthold Georg (1776-1831); Rome, Italy; Historians


AT ROME - REGRETS - IN ALLUSION TO NIEBUHR (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Complacent fictions were they, yet the same
Last Line: For the blood-thirsty mead of odin's riotous hall.
Subject(s): History; Niebuhr, Barthold Georg (1776-1831); Rome, Italy; Historians


AT SEA OFF THE ISLE OF MAN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bold words affirmed, in days when faith was strong
Last Line: With will, and to their work by passion linked.
Subject(s): Isle Of Man


AT THE CONVENT OF CAMALDOLI, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Grieve for the man who hither came bereft
Last Line: The most profound repose his cell can give.
Subject(s): Convents; Italy; Italians


AT THE CONVENT OF CAMALDOLI (CONTINUED), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The world foresaken, all its busy cares
Last Line: Give him a soul that cleaveth unto thee.
Subject(s): Convents; Italy; Italians


AT THE EREMITE OR UPPER CONVENT OF CAMALDOLI, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What aim had they, the pair of monks, in size
Last Line: Meet on the solid ground of waking life.
Subject(s): Convents; Italy; Italians


AT THE GRAVE OF BURNS; SEVEN YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I shiver, spirit fierce and bold
Last Line: By seraphim.
Subject(s): Burns, Robert (1759-1796); Poetry & Poets


AT THIS FAREWELL; COMPOSED IN ANTICIPATION OF LEAVING SCHOOL, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear native regions, I foretell
Last Line: On the dear hills where first he rose.
Subject(s): Schools; Students


AT VALLOMBROSA, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Vallombrosa - I longed in thy shadiest wood'
Last Line: To the fountain whence time and eternity flow.
Subject(s): Alps; Mountains; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


AVAUNT ALL SPECIOUS PLIANCY OF MIND, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Her arts, her strength, her iron, and her gold
Subject(s): Spain


BEFORE THE PICTURE OF THE BAPTIST, BY RAPHAEL, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The baptist might have been ordained to cry
Last Line: "make straight a highway for the lord -- repent!"
Subject(s): Florence, Italy; John The Baptist, Saint (1st Century); Raphael (1483-1520)


BEGGARS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She had a tall man's height or more
Last Line: Off to some other play the joyous vagrants flew!


BELOVED VALE!' I SAID, 'WHEN I SHALL CON', by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: The weight of sadness was in wonder lost
Subject(s): Valleys; Childhood Memories


BETWEEN NAMUR AND LIEGE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What lovelier home could gentle fancy choose?
Last Line: From the smooth meadow-ground, serene and still!
Subject(s): Liege, Belgium


BLEAK SEASON WAS IT, TURBULENT AND BLEAK, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: To question us, “whence come ye? To what end?”
Subject(s): Travel; Winter; Adversity


BLEST STATESMAN HE, WHOSE MIND'S UNSELFISH WILL, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Perilous is sweeping change, all chance unsound
Subject(s): Politics


BOTHWELL CASTLE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Immured in bothwell's towers, at times the brave
Last Line: How little that she cherishes is lost!
Subject(s): Castles; Scotland


BRUGES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bruges I saw attired with golden light
Last Line: Of nun-like females, with soft motion, glide!
Subject(s): Bruges, Belgium


BRUGES (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The spirit of antiquity - enshrined
Last Line: A deeper peace than that in deserts found!
Subject(s): Bruges, Belgium


BUONAPARTE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I grieved for buonaparte, with a vain
Last Line: True power doth grow on; and her rights are these.
Variant Title(s): 1801;i Grieved For Buonaparte
Subject(s): Government; Napoleon I (1769-1821)


BY A BLEST HUSBAND GUIDED, MARY CAME, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of resignation find a hallowed place
Subject(s): Death – Children; Mothers


BY A RETIRED MARINER, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From early youth I ploughed the restless main
Last Line: Though poor to sea I went, and poor I still remain.


BY MOSCOW SELF-DEVOTED TO A BLAZE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Finish the strife by deadliest victory!
Subject(s): Napoleonic Wars; Moscow; Victory


BY THE SEA-SHORE, ISLE OF MAN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why stand we gazing on the sparkling brine
Last Line: And revelling in long embrace with thee.
Subject(s): Isle Of Man


BY THE SEASIDE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun is couched, the sea-fowl gone to rest
Last Line: "with a full heart; ""our thoughts are 'heard' in heaven."
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


BY THE SIDE OF RYDAL MERE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The linnet's warble, sinking towards a close
Last Line: In thankful bosoms to a modest pride.


CALAIS, AUGUST 15, 1802, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Festivals have I seen that were not names
Last Line: The destiny of man, and live in hope.
Subject(s): France


CALAIS, AUGUST, 1802, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is it a reed that's shaken by the wind
Last Line: Shame on you, feeble heads, to slavery prone!
Subject(s): France


CALL NOT THE ROYAL SWEDE UNFORTUNATE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: In thankful joy and gratulation pure
Subject(s): Gustavus Ii Adolphus, King (1595-1632); Sweden


CAPTIVITY. - MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As the cold aspect of a sunless way ...'
Last Line: "and, like mine eyes that stream with sorrow, blind!"
Subject(s): Mary, Queen Of Scots (1542-1587); Mary Stuart


CAVE OF STAFFA (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We saw, but surely, in the motley crowd
Last Line: Has deigned to work as if with human art!
Subject(s): Caves; Staffa (Island), Scotland; Caverns


CAVE OF STAFFA (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye shadowy beings, that have rights and claims
Last Line: Yon light shapes forth a bard, that shade a chief.
Subject(s): Caves; Staffa (Island), Scotland; Caverns


CAVE OF STAFFA; AFTER THE CROWD HAD DEPARTED, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thanks for the lessons of this spot - fit school
Last Line: Of softest music some reponsive place.
Subject(s): Caves; Staffa (Island), Scotland; Caverns


CENOTAPH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By vain affections unenthralled
Last Line: "I am the way, the truth, and the life."


CHARACTERISTICS OF A CHILD THREE YEARS OLD, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Loving she is, and tractable, though wild
Last Line: Upon the bosom of a placid lake.


CHATSWORTH! THY STATELY MANSION, AND THE PRIDE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: The extremes of favoured life, may honour both
Subject(s): Country Life


CHILDHOOD, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Air sleeps - from strife or stir the clouds.
Last Line: God being with thee when we know it not.
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


COME, YE LITTLE NOISY CREW, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I come, ye little noisy crew
Last Line: Will make a touching melody.
Variant Title(s): Address To The Scholars


COMPANION TO THE FOREGOING ['LOVE LIES BLEEDING'], by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Never enlivened with the liveliest ray
Last Line: Called the dejected lingerer, 'loves lies bleeding'.


COMPOSED AFTER A JOURNEY ACROSS THE HAMBLETON HILLS, YORKSHIRE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dark and more dark the shades of evening fell
Last Line: And from our earthly memory fade away.
Variant Title(s): "ere We Had Reached The Wished-for Place"";


COMPOSED AFTER READING A NEWSPAPER OF THE DAY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: People! Your chains are severing link by link ...'
Last Line: Thou wilt provoke a heavier penalty.


COMPOSED AMONG THE RUINS OF A CASTLE IN NORTH WALES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through shattered galleries, 'mid roofless halls
Last Line: A soothing recompence, his gift, is thine!
Subject(s): Castles; Wales; Welshmen; Welshwomen


COMPOSED AT CORA LINN; IN SIGHT OF WALLACE'S TOWER, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord of the vale! Astounding flood
Last Line: That day the tyrant fell.
Subject(s): Cora Linn, Scotland


COMPOSED AT NEIDPATH CASTLE, 1803, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Degenerate douglas! O the unworthy lord!
Last Line: And the green silent pastures, yet remain.
Subject(s): Scotland


COMPOSED AT RYDAY ON MAY MORNING, 1838, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If with old love of you, dear hills! I share
Last Line: Chant in full choir their innocent te deum.


COMPOSED BY THE SEA-SHORE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What mischief cleaves to unsubdued regret
Last Line: Sigh for the obscurities of happiness.


COMPOSED BY THE SEA-SIDE NEAR CALAIS [AUGUST 1802], by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair star of evening, splendor of the west
Last Line: Among men who do not love her, linger here.
Subject(s): England; Patriotism; English


COMPOSED BY THE SIDE OF GRASMERE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Clouds, lingering yet, extend in solid bars
Last Line: "ravage the world, tranquillity is here!"
Subject(s): Grasmere, England; Lakes; Pools; Ponds


COMPOSED DURING A STORM, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One who was suffering tumult in his soul
Last Line: Of providential goodness ever nigh!


COMPOSED IN ONE OF THE CATHOLIC CANTONS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Doomed as we are our native dust
Last Line: And feel, if we would know.


COMPOSED IN ONE OF THE VALLEYS OF WESTMORELAND ON EASTER SUNDAY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With each recurrence of this glorious morn
Last Line: And benefits were weighed in reason's scales!
Subject(s): Bible; Easter; Holidays; Religion; The Resurrection; Theology


COMPOSED IN ROSLIN CHAPEL DURING A STORM, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wind is now thy organist; - a clank
Last Line: Though mute, of all things blending into one.


COMPOSED IN THE GLEN OF LOCH ETIVE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This land of rainbows spanning glens whose walls
Last Line: Where the all-conquering roman feared to tread.


COMPOSED IN THE VALLEY NEAR DOVER, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here, on our native soil, we breathe once more
Last Line: With such a dear companion at my side.


COMPOSED NEAR CALAIS, ON THE ROAD LEADING TO ARDRES, 1802, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Jones! As from calais southward you and I
Last Line: Whose vernal coverts winter hath laid bare.
Variant Title(s): To A Friend, Composed Near Calais


COMPOSED ON A MAY MORNING, 1838, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Life with you lambs, like day, is just born
Last Line: Feed to the last on pleasures ever new?


COMPOSED ON THE BANKS OF A ROCKY STREAM, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dogmatic teachers, of the snow-white fur!
Last Line: But surely less so than your far-fetched themes!


COMPOSED ON THE EVE OF THE MARRIAGE OF A FRIEND, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What need of clamorous bells, or ribands gay
Last Line: To her indulgent lord become more dear.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


COMPOSED UPON WESTMINSTER BRIDGE, SEPTEMBER 3, 1802, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Earth has not anything to show more fair
Last Line: And all that mighty heart is lying still!
Variant Title(s): Sonnet;sonnet Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, London, 1802;calm;morning In London;upon Westminster Bridge;westminster Bridge
Subject(s): Architecture & Architects; Cities; England; London; Morning; Nature; Rivers; Time; Urban Life; English


COMPOSED WHILE THE AUTHOR WAS ENGAGED IN WRITING A TRACT (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not 'mid the world's vain objects that enslave
Last Line: Triumph, and thoughts no bondage can restrain.


COMPOSED WHILE THE AUTHOR WAS ENGAGED IN WRITING A TRACT (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I dropped my pen; and listened to the wind
Last Line: Tells also of bright calms that shall succeed.


CONCLUSION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If these brief records, by the muse's art
Last Line: And honour rest upon the senseless clay.


COUNTESS'S PILLAR, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While the poor gather round, till the end of time
Last Line: "has ended, though no clerk, with ""god be praised!"


DAFFODILS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: I wandered lonely as a cloud
Last Line: And dances with the daffodils.
Variant Title(s): The Daffodils
Subject(s): Daffodils; Flowers


DECADENCE OR THE UMBRELLA, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The pibroch's note, discountenanced or mute
Last Line: If not, o mortals, better cease to live!


DECAY OF PIETY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oft have I seen, ere time had ploughed my cheek
Last Line: Their pensive light from a departed sun!
Subject(s): Piety


DEDICATION. SENT WITH THESE POEMS, IN MS., TO -., by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear fellow-travellers! Think not that the muse
Last Line: "shall lack not power the ""meeting soul to pierce!"


DEDICATION. TO -, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Happy the feeling from the bosom thrown
Last Line: Wilt smile upon this gift with more than mild content!


DEPARTURE. FROM THE VALE OF GRASMERE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The gentlest shade that walked elysian plains
Last Line: That winds into itself for sweet return.


DESCRIPTIVE SKETCHES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Were there, below, a spot of holy ground
Last Line: The first whose footsteps print the mountain dew.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


DESIRE WE PAST ILLUSIONS TO RECALL, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Flesh to exalt than prove its nothingness
Subject(s): Knowledge; Science


DESPOND WHO WILL - I HEARD A VOICE EXCLAIM, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Toss in the fanning wind a humbler plume
Subject(s): Great Britain


DESPONDING FATHER! MARK THIS ALTERED BOUGH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: To hope—in parents, sinful above all
Subject(s): Hope; Fathers; Children


DESTINY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is not to be thought of that the flood
Last Line: Of earth's first blood, have titles manifold.
Variant Title(s): British Freedom;the British Heritage;england, 1802
Subject(s): Courage; England; Freedom; Valor; Bravery; English; Liberty


DESULTORY STANZAS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is then the final page before me spread
Last Line: That treasures, yet untouched, may grace some future lay.
Subject(s): Books; Reading


DEVOTIONAL INCITEMENTS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where will they stop, those breathing powers
Last Line: From morn to eve, with hallowed rest.


DION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Serene, and fitted to embrace
Last Line: "whose means are fair and spotless as his ends."


DIRGE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mourn shepherd, near thy old grey stone
Last Line: Shining upon thy happy grave.


DOVE RIVER ANTHOLOGY, BY OWN WILLIAM WORDSWORTH: LUCY GRAY, by FRANKLIN PIERCE ADAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She dwelt among the untrodden ways
Last Line: Eh, william wordsworth?
Alternate Author Name(s): F. P. A.
Subject(s): Authors & Authorship; Poetry & Poets; Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)


EAGLES: COMPOSED AT DUNOLLY CASTLE IN THE BAY OF OBAN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dishonored rock and ruin! That, by law
Last Line: His power, his beauty, and his majesty.
Subject(s): Birds; Eagles; Scotland


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1. 6. PERSECUTION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lament! For diocletian's fiery sword
Last Line: By nature decked for holiest sacrifice.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1. 9. DISSENSIONS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That heresies should strike (if truth be scanned)
Last Line: Than heartless misery called them to repel.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 1. INTRODUCTION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I, who accompanied with faithful pace
Last Line: Immortal amaranth and palms abound.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 10. BRITONS VS. BARBARIANS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rise! - they have risen: of brave aneurin ask
Last Line: And everlasting deeds to burning words!


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 11. SAXON CONQUEST, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nor wants the cause the panic-striking aid
Last Line: Of long-drawn rampart, witness what they were.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 12. MONASTERY OF OLD BANGOR, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The opression of the tumult - wrath and scorn'
Last Line: When laws, and creeds, and people all are lost!


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 13. CASUAL INCITEMENT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A bright-haired company of youthful slaves
Last Line: Glad halle-lujahs to the eternal king!


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 14. GLAD TIDINGS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For ever hallowed be this morning fair
Last Line: And calm with fear of god's divinity.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 15. PAULINUS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: But to remote northumbria's royal hall
Last Line: And what a pensive sage doth utter, hear!


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 16. PERSUASION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Man's life is like a sparrow, mighty king
Last Line: "his be a welcome cordially bestowed!"
Subject(s): Birds


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 17. CONVERSION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Prompt transformation works the novel lore
Last Line: Shall, by regenerate life, the promise claim.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 18. APOLOGY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nor scorn the aid which fancy oft doth lend
Last Line: That even imperfect faith to man affords?


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 19. PRIMITIVE SAXON CLERGY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How beautiful your presence, how benign
Last Line: And vows, that bind the will, in silence made.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 2. CONJECTURES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If there be prophets on whose spirits rest
Last Line: The precious current they had taught to flow?


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 20. OTHER INFLUENCES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah, when the body, round which in love we cling
Last Line: Of your own mighty instruments beware!


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 21. SECLUSION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lance, shield, and sword relinquished
Last Line: For recompence -- their own perennial bower.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 22. SECLUSION (CONTINUED), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Methinks that to some vacant hermitage
Last Line: Tired of the world and all its industry.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 23. REPROOF, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: But what if one, through grove or flowery mead
Last Line: The last dear service of thy passing breath!


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 24. SAXON MONASTERIES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By such examples moved to unbought pains
Last Line: Lives black with guilt, ferocity it calms.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 25. MISSIONS AND TRAVELS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not sedentary all: there are who roam
Last Line: By these religious saved for all posterity.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 26. ALFRED, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Behold a pupil of the monkish gown
Last Line: In sacred converse gifts with alfred shares.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 27. HIS DESCENDANTS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When thy great soul was freed from mortal chains
Last Line: The fostered hyacinths spread their purple bloom.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 28. INFLUENCE ABUSED, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Urged by ambition, who with subtlest skill
Last Line: And sorceries of talent misapplied.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 29. DANISH CONQUESTS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Woe to the crown that doth the cowl obey
Last Line: And widening circuit of ethereal sky.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 3. TREPIDATION OF THE DRUIDS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Screams round the arch-druids brow the sea-mew - white
Last Line: Receive the faith, and in the hope abide.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 30. CANUTE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A pleasant music floats along the mere
Last Line: Of heaven-descended piety and song.
Subject(s): Canute The Great, King Of England; Piety


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 31. THE NORMAN CONQUEST, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The woman-hearted confessor prepares
Last Line: To creed or ritual brings no fatal change.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 32., by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Coldly we spake. The saxons, overpowered
Last Line: Scooped from the sacred earth where his dear relics lie.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 33. THE COUNCIL OF CLERMONT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And shall,' the pontiff asks, 'profaneness flow ...'
Last Line: "through ""nature's hollow arch"" that voice resounds."


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 34. CRUSADES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The turbaned race are poured in thickening swarms
Last Line: The precious tomb, their haven of salvation.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 35. RICHARD, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Redoubted king, of courage leonine
Last Line: To giddier heights hath clomb the papal sway.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 36. AN INTERDICT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Realms quake by turns: proud arbitress of grace
Last Line: And comfortless despairs the soul benumb.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 37. PAPAL ABUSES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As with the stream our voyage we pursue
Last Line: And angry ocean roars a vain appeal.
Subject(s): Popes; Papacy


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 38. SCENE IN VENICE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Black demons hovering o'er his mitred head
Last Line: In abject sympathy with power is lost.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 39. PAPAL DOMINION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Unless to peter's chair the viewless wind
Last Line: Or smooth his front, our world is in his hand!
Subject(s): Popes; Papacy


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 4. DRUIDICAL EXCOMMUNICATION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mercy and love have met thee on thy road
Last Line: That fills the soul with unavailing ruth.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 5. UNCERTAINTY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Darkness surrounds us; seeking, we are lost
Last Line: In vain, upon the growing rill may gaze.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 7. RECOVERY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As, when a storm hath ceased, the birds regain
Last Line: For all things are less dreadful than they seem.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 8. TEMPTATIONS ... ROMAN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Watch, and be form! For, soul-subduing vice
Last Line: And instruments of deadliest servitude!


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 1., by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How soon - alas! Did man, created pure -
Last Line: Pronounces, ne'er abandons charity.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 10., by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where long and deeply hath been fixed the root
Last Line: Confirmed alike in progress and decline.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 11. TRANSUBSTANTIATION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Enough! For see, with dim association
Last Line: From rites that trample upon soul and sense.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 12. THE VAUDOIS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: But whence came they who for the savior lord
Last Line: Aliens, is god's good winter for their haunts.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 13., by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Praised be the rivers, from their mountain springs
Last Line: Blest prisoners they, whose spirits were at large!


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 14. WALDENSES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Those had given earliest notice, as the lark
Last Line: Of the new flame, not suffered to expire.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 15. AB. CHICHELY TO HENRY V, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What beast in the wilderness or cultured field ...'
Last Line: But one that leaps to meet the fanning breeze.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 16. WARS OF YORK & LANCASTER, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thus is the storm abated by the craft
Last Line: Gathers unblighted strength from hour to hour.
Subject(s): War Of The Roses


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 17. WICLIFFE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once more the church is seized with sudden fear
Last Line: "by truth, shall spread, throughout the world dispersed."
Subject(s): Wycliffe, John (1330-1384)


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 18. CORRUPTIONS ... CLERGY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Woe to you, prelates! Riding in ease ...'
Last Line: Of justice armed, and pride to be laid low.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 19. ABUSE OF MONASTIC POWER, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And what is penance with her knotted thong
Last Line: Who on the good of others builds his own!


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 2., by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From false assumption rose, and fondly hailed
Last Line: By blind ambition, be this tribute paid.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 20. MONASTIC VOLUPTUOUSNESS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet more, - round many a convent's blazing fire
Last Line: "whose votive burthen is -- ""our kingdom's here!"


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 21. DISSOLUTION MONASTERIES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Threats come which no submission may asuage
Last Line: Arimathean joseph's wattled cells.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 22. DISSOLUTION MONASTERIES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lovely nun (submissive, but more meek
Last Line: And the green vales lie hushed in sober light!


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 23. DISSOLUTION MONASTERIES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet many a novice of the cloistral shade
Last Line: To keep this new and questionable road?


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 24. SAINTS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye, too, must fly before a chasing hand
Last Line: Gales sweet as those that over eden blew!
Subject(s): Saints


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 25. THE VIRGIN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mother! Whose virgin bosom was uncrost
Last Line: Of high with low, celestial with terrene!
Variant Title(s): Sonnet To The Virgin
Subject(s): Catholics; Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Women In The Bible; Roman Catholics; Catholicism; Virgin Mary


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 26. APOLOGY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not utterly unworthy to endure
Last Line: Than the bare axe more luminous and keen.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 27. IMAGINATIVE REGRETS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Deep is the lamentation! Not alone
Last Line: And stalking pillars built of fiery sand.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 28. REFLECTIONS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Grant that by this unsparing hurricane
Last Line: Of reckless mastery, hitherto unknown.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 29. TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: But, to outweigh all harm, the sacred book
Last Line: Beneath their feet, detested and defiled.
Subject(s): Bible


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 3. CISTERTIAN MONASTERY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here man more purely lives, less oft doth fall
Last Line: And aery harvests crown the fertile lea.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 30. THE POINT AT ISSUE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For what contend the wise? - for nothing less
Last Line: And worship him in spirit and in truth.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 31. EDWARD VI, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet is the holiness of youth' - so felt
Last Line: Piercing the papal darkness from afar!
Subject(s): Edward Vi, King Of England (1537-1553)


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 32. EXECUTION JOAN OF KENT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The tears of man in various measure gush
Last Line: To pen the mandates, nature doth disown.
Subject(s): Edward Vi, King Of England (1537-1553)


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 33. THE REVIVAL OF POPERY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The saintly youth has ceased to rule, discrowned
Last Line: Runs through blind channels of an unknown tongue.
Subject(s): Catholics; Roman Catholics; Catholicism


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 34. LATIMER AND RIDLEY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How fast the marian death-list is unrolled!
Last Line: In constancy, in fellowship more fair!
Subject(s): Latimer, Hugh (1485-1555); Ridley, Nicholas (1503-1555)


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 35. CRANMER, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Outstretching flameward his upbraided hand
Last Line: Emblem of faith untouched, miraculous attestation!
Subject(s): Cranmer, Thomas, Archbishop Canterbury


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 36. TROUBLES REFORMATION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Aid, glorious martyres, from your fields of light
Last Line: And victory sickens, ignorant where to rest!
Subject(s): Reformation


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 37. ENGLISH REFORMERS EXILE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Scattering, like birds escaped the fowler's net
Last Line: The peace of god within his single breast!
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 38. ELIZABETH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail, virgin queen! O'er many an envious bar
Last Line: By men and angels blest, the glorious light?
Subject(s): Elizabeth I, Queen Of England (1533-1603


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 39. EMINENT REFORMERS (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Methinks that I could trip o'er heaviest soil
Last Line: From fields where good men walk, or bowers wherein they rest.
Subject(s): Anglican Church; Hooker, Richard (1553-1600); Jewel, John (1522-1571)


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 4., by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Deplorable his lot who tills the ground
Last Line: "which fellow-feeling doth not mitigate!"


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 40. EMINENT REFORMERS (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Holy and heavenly spirits as they are
Last Line: And prophesy to ears that will not hear.
Subject(s): Anglican Church


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 41. DISTRACTIONS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Men, who have ceased to reverence, soon defy
Last Line: For every wave against her peace unites.
Subject(s): Anglican Church


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 42. GUNPOWDER PLOT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fear hath a hundred eyes that all agree
Last Line: The blood of huguenots through paris streamed.
Subject(s): Gunpowder Plot; Guy Fawkes


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 44. TROUBLES OF CHARLES I, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Even such the contrast that, where'er we move
Last Line: Her blessings cursed -- her glory turned to shame!
Subject(s): Charles I, King Of England (1600-1649)


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 45. LAUD, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Prejudged by foes determined not to spare
Last Line: All wounds, all perturbations doth allay?
Subject(s): Laud, William. Archbiship Of Canterbury


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 46. AFFLICTIONS OF ENGLAND, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Harp! Couldst thou venture, on thy boldest string
Last Line: His statutes like the chambers of the deep.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 5. MONKS AND SCHOOLMEN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Record we too, with just and faithful pen
Last Line: With orb and cycle girds the starry throng.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 6. OTHER BENEFITS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And, not in vain embodied to the sight
Last Line: Of offices dispensing heavenly grace!


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 7. OTHER BENEFITS -CONTINUED, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And what melodious sounds at times prevail
Last Line: And near the flame-eyed eagle sits the dove.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 8. CRUSADERS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Furl we the sails, and pass with tardy oars
Last Line: For their high guerdon not in vain have panted!


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 2: 9., by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As faith thus sanctified the warrior's crest
Last Line: The unconverted soul with awe submit.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 1., by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw the figure of a lovely maid
Last Line: Of dissolution, melted into air.
Subject(s): Love


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 10. RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ungrateful country, if thou e'er forget
Last Line: And, if dissevered thence, its course is short.
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 11. SACHEVEREL, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A sudden conflict rises from the swell
Last Line: Of truths that soften hatred, temper strife.
Subject(s): Sacheverell, Henry (1674-1724)


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 12., by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Down a swift stream, thus far, a bold design
Last Line: How widely spread the interests of our theme.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 13. AMERICA, PILGRIM FATHERS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Well worthy to be magnified are they
Last Line: But in his glory who for sinners died.
Subject(s): Pilgrim Fathers; U.s. - Colonial Period


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 14. AMERICA, PILGRIM FATHERS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From rite and ordinance abused they fled
Last Line: Concord and charity in circles move.
Subject(s): Pilgrim Fathers; U.s. - Colonial Period


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 16., by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bishops and priests, blessed are ye, if deep
Last Line: Who framed the ordinance by your lives disowned!


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 17. PLACES OF WORSHIP, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As star that shines dependent upon star
Last Line: Find solace which a busy world disdains.
Subject(s): Churches; Cathedrals


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 18. PASTORAL CHARACTER, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A genial hearth, a hospitable board
Last Line: The stubborn spirit of rebellious man?


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 19. THE LITURGY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes, if the intensities of hope and fear
Last Line: Shall dissipate the seas and mountains hoary.
Subject(s): Anglican Church


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 2. PATRIOTIC SYMPATHIES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Last night, without a voice, that vision spake
Last Line: And sorrow bartered for exceeding joy.
Subject(s): Patriotism


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 20. BAPTISM, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear be the church that, watching o'er the needs
Last Line: With what man hopes from heaven, yet fears from earth.
Subject(s): Baptism; Christenings


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 21. SPONSORS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Father! To god himself we cannot give
Last Line: An idle form, the word an empty sound!


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 22. CATECHISING, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From little down to least, in due degree
Last Line: And ill requited by this heartfelt sigh!
Subject(s): Catechism


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 23. CONFIRMATION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The young-ones gathered in from hill and dale
Last Line: That ere the sun goes down their childhood sets.
Subject(s): Sacraments


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 24. CONFIRMATION (CONTINUED), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw a mother's eye intensely bent
Last Line: The summer-leaf had faded, passed to heaven.
Subject(s): Sacraments


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 25. SACRAMENT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By chain yet stronger must the soul be tied
Last Line: Armour divine, and conquer in your cause!
Subject(s): Sacraments


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 26. THE MARRIAGE CEREMONY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The vested priest before the altar stands
Last Line: Weep not, meek bride! Uplift thy timid brow.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 27. THANKSGIVING CHILDBIRTH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Woman! The power who left his throne on high
Last Line: Of thee thus kneeling, safety he may find.
Subject(s): Birth; Mothers; Child Birth; Midwifery


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 28. VISITATION OF THE SICK, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sabbath bells renew the inviting peal
Last Line: With a bad world, and foil the tempter's arts.
Subject(s): Sacraments


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 29. THE COMMINATION SERVICE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shun not the rite, neglected, yea abhorred
Last Line: Yield timely fruit of peace and love and joy.
Subject(s): Sacraments


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 3. CHARLES THE SECOND, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who comes - with rapture greeted, and caressed
Last Line: By poets loathed; from which historians shrink!
Subject(s): Charles Ii, King Of England (1630-1685)


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 30. FORMS OF PRAYER AT SEA, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To kneeling worshippers no earthly floor
Last Line: Will listen, and ye know that he is just.
Subject(s): Prayer; Sea; Worship; Ocean


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 31. FUNERAL SERVICE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From the baptismal hour, thro' weal and woe
Last Line: "where is thy sting? -- o grave, where is thy victory?"
Subject(s): Funerals; Sacraments; Burials


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 32. RURAL CEREMONY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Closing the sacred book which long has fed
Last Line: And hooker's voice the spectacle approves!
Subject(s): Country Life; Sacraments


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 33. REGRETS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Would that our scrupulous sires had dared to leave
Last Line: Strains offered only to the genial spring.
Variant Title(s): Church Decking At Christmas
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 34. MUTABILITY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From low to high doth dissolution climb
Last Line: Or the unimaginable touch of time.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Transience; Impermanence


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 35. OLD ABBEYS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Monastic domes! Following my down-ward way
Last Line: Your spirit freely let me drink, and live!
Subject(s): Monasteries; Abbeys


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 36. EMIGRANT FRENCH CLERGY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Even while I speak, the sacred roofs of france
Last Line: Give to their faith a fearless resting-place.
Subject(s): Clergy; France; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 37. CPNGRATULATION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thus all things lead to charity, secured
Last Line: Licence and slavish order, dares be free.
Subject(s): Charity; Philanthropy


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 38. NEW CHURCHES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: But liberty, and triumphs on the main
Last Line: That vale or hill prolongs or multiplies!
Subject(s): Churches; Cathedrals


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 39. CHURCH TO BE ERECTED (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Be this the chosen site; the virgin soil
Last Line: That shall protect from blasphemy the land.
Subject(s): Churches; Cathedrals


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 4. LATITUDINARIANISM, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet truth is keenly sought for, and the wind
Last Line: "of things invisible to mortal sight."


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 40. CHURCH TO BE ERECTED (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mine ear has rung, my spirit sunk subdued
Last Line: Creep round its arms through centuries unborn.
Subject(s): Churches; Cathedrals


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 41. NEW CHURCHYARD, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The encircling ground, in native turf arrayed
Last Line: That to the almighty father looks through all.
Subject(s): Churchyards


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 42. NEW CATHEDRALS, ETC., by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Open your gates, ye everlasting piles!
Last Line: Isis and cam, to patient science dear!
Subject(s): Churches; Cathedrals


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 43. KING'S COLLEGE CHAPEL(1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tax not the royal saint with vain expense
Last Line: That they were born for immortality.
Variant Title(s): Inside Of King's College Chapel, Cambridge;king's College Chapel;within King's College Chapel, Cambridge
Subject(s): Cambridge University


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 44. KING'S COLLEGE CHAPEL(2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What awful perspective! While from our sight
Last Line: Of the devout, a veil of ecstasy!
Subject(s): Cambridge University


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 45. KING'S COLLEGE CHAPEL(3), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They dreamt not of a perishable home
Last Line: Of grateful england's overflowing dead.
Subject(s): Cambridge University


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 46. EJACULATION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Glory to god! And to the power who came
Last Line: At the approach of all-involving night.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 47. CONCLUSION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why sleeps the future, as a snake enrolled
Last Line: For the perfected spirit of the just!
Variant Title(s): "why Sleeps The Future, As A Snake Enrolled"";


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 5. WALTON'S BOOK OF LIVE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There are no colors in the fairest sky
Last Line: Around meek walton's heavenly memory.
Subject(s): Walton, Izaak (1593-1683); Writing & Writers


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 6. CLERICAL INTEGRITY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nor shall the eternall roll of praise reject
Last Line: Lures not from what they deem the cause of god.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 7. SCOTTISH COVENANTERS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When alpine valleys threw forth a suppliant cry
Last Line: Against a champion cased in adamant.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 8. ACQUITTAL OF THE BISHOPS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A voice, from long-expecting thousands sent
Last Line: A prelate's blessing ask on bended knees.


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 9. WILLIAM THE THIRD, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Calm as an under-current, strong to draw
Last Line: Shrinks from the verdict of his stedfast eye.
Subject(s): Sea; William Iii, King Of England (1650-1702); Ocean


ECHO, UPON THE GEMMI, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What beast of chase hath broken from the cover?
Last Line: A thousand ghostly fears and haunting thoughts proceed!
Subject(s): Gemmi (Mountain), Switzerland


EFFUSION IN PRESENCE OF THE PAINTED TOWER OF TELL, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What though the italian pencil wrought not here
Last Line: And to his father give its own unerring aim.
Subject(s): Altorf, Switzerland


EFFUSION. IN THE PLEASURE-GROUND ON THE BANKS OF THE BRAN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What he - who, mid the kindred throng
Last Line: Recoiled into the wilderness.
Subject(s): Scotland


EINSIEDELN ABBEY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mid savage rocks, and seas of snow that shine
Last Line: In mute devotion on the thankful breast!
Subject(s): Alps; Einsiedeln, Switzerland; Mountains; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


ELEGIAC MUSINGS IN THE GROUNDS OF COLEORTON HALL, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With copious eulogy in prose or rhyme
Last Line: The god upon whose mercy they are thrown.


ELEGIAC STANZAS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lulled by the sound of pastoral bells
Last Line: The rising pang to smother.
Subject(s): Drowning; Goddard, Frederick William (D. 1820); Zurich (Lake), Switzerland


ELEGIAC STANZAS ADDRESSED TO SIR G.H.B, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O for a dirge! But why complain?
Last Line: That tempts us to adore.
Subject(s): Beaumont, Sir George Howland (1753-1827)


ELEGIAC STANZAS SUGGESTED BY A PICTURE OF PEELE CASTLE, IN A STORM, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I was thy neighbour once, thou rugged pile!
Last Line: Not without hope we suffer and we mourn.
Variant Title(s): On A Picture Of Peele Castle In A Storm;nature And The Poet;peele Castle
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Nature; Paintings & Painters; Wordsworth, John


ELEGIAC VERSES IN MEMORY OF MY BROTHER, JOHN WORDSWORTH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sheep-boy whistled loud, and lo!
Last Line: On any earthly hope, however pure!


ELLEN IRWIN; OR THE BRAES OF KIRTLE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair ellen irwin, when she sate
Last Line: "and its forlorn ""hie jacet""!"


EMPERORS AND KINGS, HOW OFT HAVE TEMPLES RUNG, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Than ever forced unpitied hearts to bleed
Subject(s): Vanity; Peace; Courts & Couriers


ENGELBERG, THE HILL OF ANGELS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For gentlest uses, oftimes nature takes
Last Line: Whose skirts the glowing mountain thirsted to detain!
Subject(s): Engelberg, Switzerland


ENGLISH VOLUNTARIES: 1, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Calm is the fragrant air and loathe to lose
Last Line: As a last token of man's toilsome day!


EPISTLE TO SIR GEORGE HOWLAND BEAUMONT, BART, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far from our home by grasmere's quiet lake
Last Line: Farewell.


EPITAPH IN THE CHAPEL-YARD OF LANGDALE, WESTMORELAND, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By playful smiles, (alas! Too oft)
Last Line: For peace on earth and bliss in heaven.


ERE WITH COLD BEADS OF MIDNIGHT DEW, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: A subject, not a slave!
Subject(s): Love – Nature Of


EVEN AS A DRAGON'S EYE THAT FEELS THE STRESS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: While hearts and voices in the song unite
Subject(s): Family Life; Mountains


EVENING BY THE THAMES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How richly glows the water's breast
Last Line: Though grief and pain may come to-morrow?


EVENING ON CALAIS BEACH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is a beauteous evening, calm and free
Last Line: God being with thee when we know it not.
Variant Title(s): Sonnet;by The Sea;sunset And Sea;holy Calm;on The Sea-shore Near Calais;composed Upon The Beach, Near Calais;the Holiness Of Childhood;composed Upon The Beach Near Calais, August, 1802
Subject(s): God; Nature; Pantheism; Travel; Journeys; Trips


EVENING VOLUNTARIES: 3, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not in the lucid intervals of life
Last Line: His gracious help, or give what we abuse.


EVENING VOLUNTARIES: TO LUCCA GIORDANO, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Giordano, verily thy pencil's skill
Last Line: Or lured along where greenwood paths he trod.
Variant Title(s): Endymion
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Giordano, Luca (1632-1705); Paintings And Painters


EVENING VOLUNTARY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Had this effulgence disappeared
Last Line: And night approaches with her shades.
Variant Title(s): Composed Upon An Evening Of Extraordinary Splendor [and Beauty];ode. An Evening Of Extraordinary Splendor And Beauty;ode: Composed Upon Evening Of Extraordinary Splendour/Beauty
Subject(s): Evening; Sunset; Twilight


EXPOSTULATION AND REPLY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why, william, on that old grey stone
Last Line: "and dream my time away,"


EXTEMPORE EFFUSION UPON THE DEATH OF JAMES HOGG, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When first, descending from the moorlands
Last Line: And ettrick mourns with her their poet dead.
Variant Title(s): Memories Of Departed Friends;on The Death Of James Of James Hogg
Subject(s): Hogg, James (1770-1835); Yarrow (Water), Scotland


FAIR PRIME OF LIFE! WERE IT ENOUGH TO GILD, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of grateful memory, bid that joy depart
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


FANCY AND TRADITION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lovers took within this ancient grove
Last Line: Studied alike in palace and in cot.


FAREWELL LINES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: High bliss is only for a higher state'
Last Line: With hope that we, dear friends! Shall meet again.


FEEL FOR THE WRONGS TO UNIVERSAL KEN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Each from his fountain of self-sacrifice!
Subject(s): Sympathy


FEELINGS OF A FRENCH ROYALIST, ON THE DISINTERMENT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear reliques! From a pit of vilest mould
Last Line: Of justice sent to earth from highest heaven!
Subject(s): French Revolution (1789)


FEELINGS OF A NOBLE BISCAYAN AT ONE OF THOSE FUNERALS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet, yet biscayans! We must meet our foes
Last Line: Descend on all that issues from our blood.


FEELINGS OF THE TYROLESE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The land we from our fathers had in trust
Last Line: Our virtue, and to vindicate mankind.
Subject(s): Freedom; Hofer, Andreas (1767-1810); Tyrol, Austria; Liberty


FIDELITY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A barking sound the shepherd hears
Last Line: Above all human estimate!
Variant Title(s): Helvellyn
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Helvellyn (Mountain), England


FILIAL PIETY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Untouched through all severity of cold
Last Line: And red-breasts warble when sweet sounds are rare.
Subject(s): Piety


FIRST OF MAY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While from the purpling east departs
Last Line: The sovereignty of may.
Subject(s): May (Month)


FISH-WOMEN - ON LANDING AT CALAIS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis said, fantastic ocean doth enfold
Last Line: The undisturbed abodes where sea-nymphs dwell!
Subject(s): Calais, France; Sea; Ocean


FLOWERS ON THE TOP OF THE PILLARS AT ENTRANCE TO THE CAVE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hope smiled when your nativity was cast
Last Line: As the supreme artificer ordained.
Subject(s): Caves; Staffa (Island), Scotland; Caverns


FLY, SOME KIND HARBINGER, TO GRASMEREDALE!, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Smile on his mother now with bolder cheer
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


FOR THE SPOT WHERE THE HERMITAGE STOOD ON ST. HERBERT'S, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If thou in the dear love of some one friend
Last Line: Those holy men both died in the same hour.


FORESIGHT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That is work of waste and ruin
Last Line: And for that promise spare the flower!


FORT FUENTES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dread hour! When, upheaved by war's sulphurous blast
Last Line: Our tumults appeased, and our strifes passed away!


FORTH FROM A JUTTING RIDGE, AROUND WHOSE BASE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: From age to age in blended memory
Subject(s): Sisters; Mountains; Death


FOUR FIERY STEEDS IMPATIENT OF THE REIN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Gaze on the moon by parting clouds revealed
Subject(s): Horses; Lake District, England


FRAGMENT: REDUNDANCE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not the more / failed I to lengthen out my watch
Last Line: Of movement and creation doubly felt.


FRAGMENT: THE QUANTOCKS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These populous slopes
Last Line: Of peopled solitude.
Subject(s): Quantock, England; Solitude; Loneliness


FRENCH REVOLUTION; AS IT APPEARED TO ENTHUSIASTS AT ITS COMMENCEMENT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! Pleasant exercise of hope and joy!
Last Line: We find our happiness, or not at all!
Variant Title(s): The Prelude': Book Xi, 105-143
Subject(s): French Revolution (1789)


FROM THE ALBAN HILLS, LOOKING TOWARDS ROME, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Forgive, illustrious country! These deep sighs
Last Line: On the third stage of thy great destiny.
Subject(s): Rome, Italy


GEORGE AND SARAH GREEN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who weeps for strangers? Many wept
Last Line: That may not be untied!


GEORGE III, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now that all hearts are glad, all faces bright
Last Line: The triumphs of this hour; for they are thine!
Subject(s): George Iii, King Of England (1738-1820)


GIPSIES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet are they here the same unbroken knot
Last Line: Wild outcasts of society!
Subject(s): Gypsies


GLAD SIGHT WHEREVER NEW WITH OLD, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: We gaze, we also learn to love.
Subject(s): Beauty; Perception


GLEN-ALMAIN, THE NARROW GLEN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In this still place, remote from men
Last Line: Lies buried in this lonely place.
Subject(s): Death


GO BACK TO ANTIQUE AGES, IF THINE EYES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: While, to dislodge his game, cities are sacked!
Subject(s): History


GOLD AND SILVER FISHES IN A VASE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The soaring lark is blest as proud
Last Line: Delight resembling love.
Subject(s): Fish


GOODY BLAKE AND HARRY GILL, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, what's the matter? What's the matter?
Last Line: Of goody blake and harry gill!
Subject(s): Poverty


GORDALE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At early dawn, or rather when the air
Last Line: And force their passage to the salt-see tides!
Subject(s): Cliffs


GRACE DARLING, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Among the dwellers in the silent fields
Last Line: Yea, to celestial choirs, grace darling's name!
Subject(s): Women


GREAT MEN HAVE BEEN AMONG US, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Great men have been among us; hands that penned
Last Line: But equally a want of books and men!
Subject(s): Greatness; France


GREENOCK, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We have not passed into a doleful city
Last Line: The poor, the lonely, herdsman's joy and pride.
Subject(s): Greenock, Scotland


GRIEF, THOU HAST LOST AN EVER-READY FRIEND, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: The mantling triumphs of a day too blest
Subject(s): Loss; Spinning & Spinners


GUILT AND SORROW, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A traveller on the skirt of sarum's plain
Last Line: And drop, as he once dropped, in miserable trance.
Variant Title(s): Salisbury Plain And Stonehenge
Subject(s): Landscape; Salisbury, England; Stonehenge


HAIL, ZARAGOZA! IF WITH UNWET EYE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And law was from necessity received
Subject(s): Napoleonic Wars; Spain


HARK! 'TIS THE THRUSH, UNDAUNTED, UNDEPREST, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Thrilled by loose snatches of the social lay
Subject(s): Thrushes


HART'S HORN TREE, NEAR PENRITH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here stood an oak, that long had borne affixed
Last Line: Verse that would guard thy memory, hart's-horn tree!
Subject(s): Oak Trees; Scotland


HART-LEAP WELL, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The knight had ridden down from wensley moor
Last Line: "with sorrow of the meanest thing that feels."
Subject(s): Wells; Monuments


HER EYES ARE WILD, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her eyes are wild, her head is bare
Last Line: "and there, my babe, we'll live for aye."
Subject(s): Eyes


HER ONLY PILOT THE SOFT BREEZE, THE BOAT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: No fleeting spirit, but my own true love?
Subject(s): Muses; Imagination; Memory; Writing & Writers


HESPERUS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is no spirit who from heaven hath flown
Last Line: Tread there with steps that no one shall reprove!
Subject(s): Soul; Starts


HINT FROM THE MOUNTAINS FOR CERTAIN POLITICAL PRETENDERS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who but hails the sight with pleasure'
Last Line: "its endeavouring!"
Subject(s): Politics & Government


HOFER, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of mortal parents is the hero born
Last Line: The tyrant, and confound his cruelty.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


HOME AT GRASMERE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On nature's invitation do I come
Last Line: Perfect contentment, unity entire.
Subject(s): Grasmere, England; Home


HOMEWARD WE TURN. ISLE OF COLUMBA'S CELL, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Thy whereabout, to warn the approaching sail
Subject(s): Homecoming


HONOR, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Say, what is honor? 'tis the finest sense
Last Line: Are forfeited; but infamy doth kill.
Subject(s): Honor


HOW BEAUTIFUL THE QUEEN OF NIGHT, ON HIGH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Break forth,—again to walk the clear blue sky
Subject(s): Moon; Night


HOW RICH THAT FOREHEADS CALM EXPANSE!, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Their sanctity revealing!
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Beauty


HUMANITY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What though the accused, upon his own appeal
Last Line: Which nothing less than infinite power could give.
Subject(s): Humanity


HYMN FOR THE BOATMEN, AS THEY APPROACH THE RAPIDS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Jesu! Bless our slender boat
Last Line: Miserere domine!'
Subject(s): Boats; Rivers; God


I KNOW AN AGED MAN CONSTRAINED TO DWELL, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: That friendship lasts though fellowship is broken!
Subject(s): Old Age; Poverty; Robins; Prisons & Prisoners


ILLUSTRATED BOOKS AND NEWSPAPERS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Discourse was deemed man's noblest attribute
Last Line: Nothing? Heaven keep us from a lower stage!
Subject(s): Magazines; Newspapers; Journalism; Journalists


IN A CARRIAGE, UPON THE BANKS OF THE RHINE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Amid this dance of objects sadness steals
Last Line: And in fit measure cheers autumnal days.
Subject(s): Germany; Germans


IN A GARDEN; AT COLEORTON, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oft is the medal faithful to its trust
Last Line: Were shaped to cheer dark winter's lonely hours.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


IN ALLUSION TO RECENT HISTORIES ... FRENCH REVOLUTION (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Portentous change when history can appear
Last Line: The sacred limits of humanity.
Subject(s): French Revolution (1789); History; Historians


IN ALLUSION TO RECENT HISTORIES ... FRENCH REVOLUTION (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who ponders national events shall find
Last Line: Is to control and check disordered powers?
Subject(s): French Revolution (1789); History; Historians


IN ALLUSION TO RECENT HISTORIES ... FRENCH REVOLUTION (3), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Long-favoured england! Be not thou misled
Last Line: Not scourge, to save the people -- not destroy.
Subject(s): French Revolution (1789); History; Historians


IN DUE OBSERVANCE OF AN ANCIENT RITE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And joy returns, to brighten fortitude
Subject(s): Death – Children; Faith


IN SIGHT OF THE TOWN OF COCKERMOUTH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A point of life between my parent's dust
Last Line: And only love keep in your hearts a place.
Subject(s): Cockermouth, England


IN THE CATHEDRAL AT COLOGNE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O for the help of angels to complete
Last Line: Of penetrating harps and voices sweet!
Subject(s): Cologne, Germany


IN THE CHANNEL, BETWEEN THE COAST OF CUMBERLAND, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ranging the heights of scawfell or blackcomb
Last Line: To cope with sages undevoutly free.
Subject(s): English Channel


IN THE FRITH OF CLYDE, AILSA CRAG, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Since risen from ocean, ocean to defy
Last Line: For her mute powers, fixed forms, or transient shows.


IN THE GROUNDS OF COLEORTON; THE SEAT OF SIR GEORGE BEAUMONT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The embowering rose, the acacia, and the pine
Last Line: Fletcher's associate, jonson's friend beloved.


IN THE PASS OF KILLICRANKIE, AN INVASION BEING EXPECTED, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Six thousand veterans practised in war's game
Last Line: And her foes find a like inglorious grave.


IN THE SIMPLON PASS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Vallombrosa! I longed in thy shadiest wood
Last Line: Of love in the heart made more happy by tears?
Variant Title(s): Stanzas Composed In The Simplon Pass
Subject(s): Alps; Mountains; Simplon (Mountain), Switzerland; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


IN THE SOUND OF MULL, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tradition, be thou mute! Oblivion, throw
Last Line: "yon towering peaks, ""shepherds of etive glen?"
Subject(s): Violence


IN THE WOODS OF RYDAL, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wild redbreast! Hadst thou at jemima's lip
Last Line: To trust a poet in still musings bound.
Subject(s): Forests; Woods


INCIDENT AT BRUGES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In bruges town is many a street
Last Line: Of english liberty?
Subject(s): Bruges, Belgium; Travel; Journeys; Trips


INCIDENT CHARACTERISTIC OF A FAVOURITE DOG, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On his morning rounds the master
Last Line: Until her fellow sinks to re-appear no more.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


INDIGNATION OF A HIGH-MINDED SPANIARD, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We can endure that he should waste our lands
Last Line: That he has power to inflict what we lack strength to bear.
Subject(s): Napoleonic Wars; Anger


INSCRIPTION FOR A MONUMENT IN CROSTHWAITE CHURCH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye vales and hills whose beauty hither drew
Last Line: Calmed in his soul the fear of change and death.
Subject(s): Churches; Cathedrals


INSCRIPTION FOR A SEAT IN THE GROVES OF COLEORTON, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath yon eastern ridge, the craggy bound
Last Line: From airy words alone, a pile that ne'er decays.


INSCRIPTION ON A ROCK AT RYDAL MOUNT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wouldst thou be gathered to christ's chosen flock
Last Line: The living rock of god's eternal word.


INSCRIPTION SUPPOSED FOUND ... HERMIT'S CELL: 1, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hopes what are they? - beads of morning
Last Line: That precedes the passing knell!


INSCRIPTION SUPPOSED FOUND ... HERMIT'S CELL: 2. UPON A ROCK, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pause, traveller! Whosoe'er thou be
Last Line: With shapeless ruin spread around!


INSCRIPTION SUPPOSED FOUND ... HERMIT'S CELL: 3, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hast thou seen, with flash incessant
Last Line: From the rock eternity!


INSCRIPTION SUPPOSED FOUND ... HERMIT'S CELL: 4. NEAR SPRING, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Troubled long with warring notions
Last Line: Of divine tranquillity!


INSCRIPTION SUPPOSED FOUND ... HERMIT'S CELL: 5, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not seldom, clad in radiant vest
Last Line: But faith sublimed to ecstasy!


INTENDED FOR A STONE IN THE GROUNDS OF RYDAL MOUNT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In these fair vales hath many a tree
Last Line: As one of the departed
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Self


INTENT ON GATHERING WOOL FROM HEDGE AND BRAKE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And faith--these only yield secure relief
Subject(s): Farm Life; Children


INVOCATION TO THE EARTH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rest, rest, perturbed earth!
Last Line: And the pure vision closed in darkness infinite.
Subject(s): Earth; World


IONA, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On to iona! - what can she afford
Last Line: While heaven's vast sea of voices chants their praise.
Subject(s): Iona, Scotland


IONA. UPON LANDING, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How sad a welcome! To each voyager
Last Line: "shall gild their passage to eternal rest."
Subject(s): Iona, Scotland


IS THERE A POWER THAT CAN SUSTAIN AND CHEER, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: When he himself was tried in open light


ISLE OF MAN (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A youth too certain of his power to wade
Last Line: The power that saved him in his strange distress.
Subject(s): Isle Of Man


ISLE OF MAN (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Did pangs of grief for lenient time too keen
Last Line: Shrink from the daily sight of earth and sky!
Subject(s): Isle Of Man


JUNE, 1820, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fame tells of groves - from england far away
Last Line: Ye heavenly birds! To your progenitors.


JUNGFRAU, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The virgin-mountain, wearing like a queen
Last Line: Deafening the region in his ireful mood.
Variant Title(s): The Jungfrau And The Fall Of The Rhine Near Schaffhausen
Subject(s): Alps; Jungfrau (Mountain), Switzerland; Mountains; Rhine (River), Europe; Schaffhausen, Switzerland; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


KITTEN AND FALLEN LEAVES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: See the kitten on the wall
Last Line: For the plaudits of the crowd?
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


LAKE URI, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From such romantic dreams, my soul, awake!
Last Line: To pilgrims overcome by summer's heat.
Subject(s): Alps; Mountains; Uri (Lake), Switzerland; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


LAMENT OF MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Smile of the moon! - for so I name
Last Line: Reposed upon the block!
Subject(s): Mary, Queen Of Scots (1542-1587); Mary Stuart


LAODAMIA, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With sacrifice before the rising morn
Last Line: A constant interchange of growth and blight!
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


LIBERTY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Those breathing tokens of your kind regard
Last Line: Shall with a thankful tear bedrop its latest page.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


LINES AFTER TEA AT GRASMERE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun has long been set
Last Line: On such a night as this is!
Variant Title(s): "a Night In June;""the Sun Has Long Been Set"";


LINES COMPOSED A FEW MILES ABOVE TINTERN ABBEY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Five years have passed; five summers, with the length
Last Line: More dear, both for themselves and for thy sake!
Variant Title(s): Tintern Abbey;on Revisiting The Banks Of The Wye
Subject(s): England; Holidays; Immortality; Nature; Religion; Trees; English; Theology


LINES COMPOSED AT GRASMERE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Loud is the vale! The voice is up
Last Line: Then wherefore should we mourn?
Subject(s): Fox, Charles James (1749-1806)


LINES LEFT UPON A SEAT IN A YEW-TREE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nay, traveller! Rest. This lonely yew-tree stands
Last Line: In lowliness of heart.


LINES ON THE EXPECTED INVASION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come ye - who, if (which heaven avert!) the land
Last Line: But british reason and the british sword.


LINES SUGGESTED BY A PORTRAIT FROM THE PENCIL OF F. STONE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beguiled into forgetfulness of care
Last Line: My song's inspirer, once again farewell!
Subject(s): Paintings And Painters; Wilkie, Sir David (1785-1841)


LINES WRITTEN AS A SCHOOL EXERCISE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And has the sun his flaming chariot driven
Last Line: "smiled like the morn, and vanished into air."


LINES WRITTEN IN EARLY SPRING, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard a thousand blended notes
Last Line: What man has made of man?
Variant Title(s): What Man Has Made Of Man;written In Early Spring
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


LINES WRITTEN IN THE ALBUM OF THE COUNTESS OF LONSDALE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lady! A pen (perhaps with thy regard
Last Line: For everlasting glory won by faith.


LINES WRITTEN ON A BLANK LEAF IN A COPY OF THE AUTHOR'S, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To public notice, with reluctance strong
Last Line: Which good men take with them from earth to heaven.


LO! WHERE SHE STANDS FIXED IN A SAINT-LIKE TRANCE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: For health, and time in obvious duty spent
Subject(s): Women


LONDON, 1802 (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: O friend! I know not which way I must look
Last Line: And pure religion breathing household laws.
Variant Title(s): Written In London, September, 1802;the Times That Are;in London, Setpember 1802;london, 1802
Subject(s): London; Milton, John (1608-1674); Social Protest


LONDON, 1802 (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Milton! Thou shouldst be living at this hour
Last Line: The lowliest duties on herself did lay.
Variant Title(s): Ideal;to Milton;london, 1802
Subject(s): Freedom; Milton, John (1608-1674); Liberty


LOOK NOW ON THAT ADVENTURER WHO HATH PAID, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: By violent and ignominious death


LOUISA, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I met louisa in the shade
Last Line: To hunt the waterfalls.
Subject(s): Mountains; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


LOVE LIES BLEEDING, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You call it, 'love lies bleeding,' - so you may
Last Line: Bear.


LOWTHER, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lowther! In thy majestic pile are seen
Last Line: Will say, ye disappeared with england's glory!


LUCY (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I travelled among unknown men
Last Line: That lucy's eyes surveyed.
Variant Title(s): "i Travelled Among Unknown Men"";
Subject(s): Death; England; Travel; Dead, The; English; Journeys; Trips


LUCY (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: She dwelt among the untrodden ways
Last Line: The difference to me!
Variant Title(s): "the Lost Love;when Lucy Ceased To Be;song;""she Dwelt Among The Untrodden Ways"";
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Loss; Love; Mourning; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Bereavement


LUCY (4), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Strange fits of passion have I known
Last Line: "if lucy should be dead!"
Variant Title(s): "if Lucy Should Be Dead;a Lover's Dark Fancy;""strange Fits Of Passion I Have Known"";
Subject(s): Love; Passion


LUCY (5), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Three years she grew in sun and shower
Last Line: And never more will be.
Variant Title(s): The Education Of Nature;four Natural Women
Subject(s): Death - Children; Nature; Death - Babies


LUCY GRAY; OR, SOLITUDE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oft I had heard of lucy gray
Last Line: That whistles in the wind.
Variant Title(s): Lucy Gray


LYRE! THOUGH SUCH POWER DO IN THY MAGIC LIVE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: The liquid veil that seeks not to hide them


MALHAM COVE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Was the aim frustrated by force or guile
Last Line: Than noblest objects utterly decayed.


MARK THE CONCENTRED HAZELS THAT ENCLOSE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH                Poet's Biography
Last Line: To mimic time's forlorn humanities.
Subject(s): Nature; Stones


MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear to the loves, and to the graces vowed
Last Line: Stilled by the ensanguined block of fotheringay!
Subject(s): Cumbria, England; Derwent (River) Great Britain; Mary, Queen Of Scots (1542-1587); Mary Stuart


MATERNAL GRIEF, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Departed child! I could forget thee once
Last Line: Immortal as the love that gave it being.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Mothers; Death - Babies


MATTHEW, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If nature, for a favorite child
Last Line: Are all that must remain of thee?
Variant Title(s): "if Nature, For A Favorite Child"";


MEMORIAL. NEAR THE OUTLET OF THE LAKE OF THUN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Around a wild and woody hill
Last Line: Touched by his golden finger.
Subject(s): Thun (Lake), Switzerland


MEMORIALS OF A TOUR: IN LOMBARDY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: See, where his difficult way that old man wins
Last Line: To bliss unbounded, glory without end.
Subject(s): Lombardy, Italy


MEMORY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A pen - to register; a key
Last Line: To their own far-off murmurs listening.
Subject(s): Memory


MICHAEL; A PASTORAL POEM, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If from the public way you turn your steps
Last Line: Beside the boisterous brook of greenhead ghyll.
Subject(s): Shepherds & Shepherdesses


MONUMENT TO MRS. HOWARD, BY NOLLEKENS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stretched on the dying mother's lap, lies dead
Last Line: And pain, hath powers to eternity endeared.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Mothers; Nollekens, Joseph (1737-1823); Sculpture & Sculptors; Death - Babies


MOUNT RIGHI, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Meek virgin mother, more benign
Last Line: Sufficient for the wise.
Variant Title(s): Our Lady Of The Snow
Subject(s): Alps; Mountains; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


MUSINGS NEAR AQUAPENDENTE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye apennines! With all your fertile vales
Last Line: Rise, and to-morrow greet magnificent rome.
Subject(s): Apennines (Mountains); Mountains; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


NEAR ANIO'S STREAM I SPIED A GENTLE DOVE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH                Poet's Biography
Last Line: In what alone is ours, the living now
Subject(s): Hope; Doves


NEAR DOVER, SEPTEMBER 1802, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Inland, within a hollow vale, I stood
Last Line: Only, the nations shall be great and free.
Variant Title(s): English Channel;france And England;september, 1802
Subject(s): English Channel


NEAR ROME, IN SIGHT OF ST. PETER'S, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Long has the dew been dried on tree and lawn
Last Line: And yon resplendent church are proud to bear.
Subject(s): Rome, Italy


NEAR THE LAKE OF THYRASYEME, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When here with carthage rome to conflict came
Last Line: That gave them being, vanish to a sound.
Subject(s): Rome, Italy


NEAR THE SAME LAKE [THRASYMENE], by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For action born, existing to be tried
Last Line: This spot -- his shadowy death-cup in his hand.
Subject(s): Rome, Italy


NOVEMBER, 1806, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Another year! - another deadly blow / another mighty empire overthrown!
Last Line: And honour which they do not understand.
Subject(s): Freedom; War; Liberty


NOVEMBER, 1836, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Even so for me a vision sanctified
Last Line: Rejoice, as, through that power, it ceased to mourn.


NUN'S WELL, BRIGHAM, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The cattle crowding round this beverage clear
Last Line: "into the shedding of ""too soft a tear."


NUNNERY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The floods are roused, and will not soon be weary
Last Line: Canal, and viaduct, and railway, tell!
Subject(s): Nuns


NUTTING, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It seems a day
Last Line: Touch -- for there is a spirit in the woods.
Subject(s): Forests; Woods


O'ER THE WIDE EARTH, ON MOUNTAIN AND ON PLAIN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of man converse with immortality?
Subject(s): Human Behavior


OCCASIONED BY THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Intrepid sons of albion! Not by you
Last Line: Your country rears this sacred monument!
Subject(s): Waterloo; Battle Of Waterloo


OCCASIONED BY THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO, FEBRUARY 1816, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The bard - whose soul is meek as dawning day
Last Line: Angels might welcome with a choral shout!
Subject(s): Waterloo; Battle Of Waterloo


OCTOBER, 1803 (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One might believe that natural miseries
Last Line: Of liberty that yet remains on earth!


OCTOBER, 1803 (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When, looking on the present face of things
Last Line: I tremble at the sorrow of the time.


OCTOBER, 1803 (3), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These times strike monied worldlings with dismay
Last Line: To fear, to change, to cowardice, and death?


ODE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who rises on the banks of seine
Last Line: And by the power, of wrong.


ODE ON THE INSTALLATION OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE ALBERT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For thirst of power that heaven disowns
Last Line: The pride of the islands, victoria the queen.
Subject(s): Albert, King Of The Belgians (1875-1934); Cambridge University


ODE TO DUTY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stern daughter of the voice of god
Last Line: And in the light of truth thy bondman let me live!
Variant Title(s): To Duty
Subject(s): Duty; Religion; Theology


ODE TO LYCORIS (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: An age hath been when earth was proud
Last Line: Be hopeful spring the favourite of the soul!


ODE TO LYCORIS (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Enough of climbing toil! - ambition treads
Last Line: Are the domains of tender memory!
Subject(s): Ambition


ODE, 1814, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the soft hand of sleep had closed the latch
Last Line: By works of spirit high and passion pure!


ODE, 1815, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Imagination - ne'er before content
Last Line: Thy law, and live henceforth in peace, in pure good will.


ODE: INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY FROM RECOLLECTIONS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There was a time when meadow, grove and stream
Last Line: Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.
Variant Title(s): Ode On Intimations Of Immortality From Recollections Of Early Childhood;immortality;intimations Of Immortality
Subject(s): Death; God; Immortality; Nature; Dead, The


ODE: THE MORNING OF THE DAY APPOINTED, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail, orient conqueror of gloomy night!
Last Line: Throne of grace!


OH WHAT A WRECK! HOW CHANGED IN MIEN AND SPEECH!, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH                Poet's Biography
Last Line: In them—in her our sins and sorrows past
Subject(s): Insanity


ON A CELEBRATED EVENT IN ANCIENT HISTORY (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A roman master stands on grecian ground
Last Line: By all the blended powers of earth and heaven.
Subject(s): Corinth, Greece; Flaminius, Titus Quinctius (227-174 B.c.; Freedom; Greek Independence (196 B.c.); Liberty


ON A CELEBRATED EVENT IN ANCIENT HISTORY (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When, far and wide, swift as the beams of morn
Last Line: "which, at jove's will, descends on pelion's top."
Subject(s): Corinth, Greece; Flaminius, Titus Quinctius (227-174 B.c.; Freedom; Greek Independence (196 B.c.); Liberty


ON A HIGH PART OF THE COAST OF CUMBERLAND, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun, that seemed so mildly to retire
Last Line: From finite cares, to rest absorbed in thee!
Variant Title(s): Evening Voluntaries: 2
Subject(s): Middle Age


ON A PORTRAIT OF THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By art's bold privilege warrior and warhorse stand
Last Line: Conqueror, 'mid some sad thoughts, divinely blest!
Subject(s): Haydon, Benjamin Robert (1786-1846); Waterloo; Wellesley, Arthur (1769-1852); Battle Of Waterloo; Wellington, Duke Of


ON APPROACHING THE STAUB-BACH, LAUTERBRUNNEN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Uttered by whom, or how inspired - designed
Last Line: This bold, this bright, this sky-born waterfall!
Subject(s): Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland; Waterfalls


ON BEING STRANDED NEAR THE HARBOUR OF BOULOGNE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why cast ye back upon the gallic shore
Last Line: Such ground I from my very heart enjoy!


ON ENTERING DOUGLAS BAY, ISLE OF MAN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The feudal keep, the bastions of cohorn
Last Line: And they are led by noble hillary.
Subject(s): Isle Of Man


ON HEARING THE RANZ DES VACHES ON THE TOP OF THE PASS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I listen - but no faculty of mine
Last Line: And joys of distant home my heart enchain.
Subject(s): Alps; Mountains; Saint Gothard, Switzerland; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


ON REVISITING DUNOLLY CASTLE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The captive bird was gone - to cliff or moor
Last Line: That animate my way where'er it leads!
Subject(s): Birds; Castles; Eagles; Ireland; Irish


ON SEEING A NEEDLECASE IN THE FORM OF A HARP, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Frowns are on every muse's face
Last Line: "love 'stoops' as fondly as he soars."
Subject(s): Harps; Musical Instruments; Lyres


ON SEEING A TUFT OF SNOWDROPS IN A STORM, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When haughty expectations prostrate lie
Last Line: Might overwhelm, but could not separate!


ON THE BANKS OF A ROCKY STREAM, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Behold an emblem of our human mind
Last Line: Fall on thy knees and sue for help divine.


ON THE DEATH OF HIS MAJESTY (GEORGE THE THIRD), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ward of the law! - dread shadow of a king!
Last Line: An unexampled voice of awful memory!
Subject(s): George Iii, King Of England (1738-1820)


ON THE DETRACTION WHICH FOLLOWED THE PUBLICATION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A book came forth of late, called peter bell
Last Line: In the just tribute of thy poet's pen!


ON THE EXTINCTION OF THE VENETIAN REPUBLIC, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once did she hold the gorgeous east in fee
Last Line: Of that which once was great, is passed away.
Variant Title(s): Venice
Subject(s): Freedom; Venice, Italy; Liberty


ON THE FINAL SUBMISSION OF THE TYROLESE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was a moral end for which they fought
Last Line: For perfect triumph o'er your enemies.


ON THE FIRTH OF CLYDE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Arran! A single-crested teneriffe
Last Line: And lofty springs give birth to lowly streams.


ON THE PROJECTED KENDAL AND WINDERMERE RAILWAY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is then no nook of english ground secure
Last Line: And constant voice, protest against the wrong.
Subject(s): Railroads; Railways; Trains


ON THE SIGHT OF A MANSE IN THE SOUTH OF SCOTLAND, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Say, ye far-traveled clouds, far-seeing hills
Last Line: Nor covets lineal rights in lands and towers.


ONCE I COULD HAIL (HOWE'ER SERENE THE SKY), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Where joys are perfect—neither wax nor wane
Subject(s): Moon


OXFORD (MAY 30, 1820), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye sacred nurseries of blooming youth!
Last Line: An eager novice robed in fluttering gown!
Subject(s): Oxford University


OXFORD (MAY 30, 1820) (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shame on this faithless heart! That could allow
Last Line: Of these illusions, or they please no more.
Subject(s): Oxford University


PELION AND OSSA FLOURISH SIDE BY SIDE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH                Poet's Biography
Last Line: And pours forth streams more sweet than castaly
Subject(s): Mountains


PERFECT WOMAN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: She was a phantom of delight
Last Line: With something of angelic light.
Variant Title(s): "a Portrait;seen, Loved, Wedded;""she Was A Phantom Of Delight"";
Subject(s): Death; Hutchinson, Mary; Love; Marriage; Women; Dead, The; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


PERSONAL TALK, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am not one who much or often delight
Last Line: Then gladly would I end my mortal days.
Variant Title(s): "i Am Not One Who Much Or Oft Delight"";


PETER BELL; A TALE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's something in a flying horse
Last Line: Became a good and honest man.


PHILOCTETES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When philoctetes, in the lemnian isle
Last Line: Though man for brother man has ceased to feel.


PICTURE OF DANIEL IN THE LION'S DEN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Amid a fertile region green with wood
Last Line: Man placed him here, and god, he knows, can save.
Subject(s): Scotland


PLEA FOR THE HISTORIAN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Forbear to deem the chronicler unwise
Last Line: Should animate, but not mislead, the pen.
Subject(s): History; Historians


POOR ROBIN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now when the primrose makes a splendid show
Last Line: How just, how bountiful, the hand of heaven.


PRESENTIMENTS! THEY JUDGE NOT RIGHT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH                Poet's Biography


PROCESSIONS. SUGGESTED ON A SABBATH MORNING, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To appease the gods; or public thanks to yield
Last Line: Avoid these sights; nor brood o'er fable's dark abyss!


PROTEST AGAINST THE BALLOT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Forth rushed from envy sprung and self-conceit
Last Line: Pierced by thy spear in glorious victory.
Subject(s): Elections; Voting; Voters; Suffrage


PROUD WERE YE, MOUNTAINS, WHEN, IN TIMES OF OLD, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: To share the passion of a just disdain
Subject(s): Greed; Nature; Railroads


PURE ELEMENT OF WATERS! WHERESOE'ER, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Their anguish,—and they blend sweet songs with thine
Subject(s): Springs; Water; Caves


RECOLLECTION OF THE PORTRAIT OF KING HENRY VIII, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The imperial stature, the colossal stride
Last Line: Which neither force shall check nor time abate!
Subject(s): Cambridge University; Henry Viii, King Of England (1491-1547)


REMEMBRANCE OF COLLINS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Glide gently, thus for ever glide
Last Line: By virtue's holiest powers attended.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


RESOLUTION AND INDEPENDENCE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There was a roaring in the wind all night
Last Line: "I'll think of the leech-gatherer on the lonely moor!"
Variant Title(s): The Leech-gatherer
Subject(s): Independence; Wisdom


REST AND BE THANKFUL!' AT THE HEAD OF GLENCROE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Doubling and doubling with laborious walk
Last Line: Win rest, and ease, and peace, with bliss that angels share
Subject(s): Rest; Peace


RETIREMENT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If the whole weight of what we think and feel
Last Line: To gentle natures, thanks not heaven amiss.


ROB ROY'S GRAVE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A famous man is robin hood
Last Line: At sound of rob roy's name.
Subject(s): Macgregor, Robert (Rob Roy) (1671-1734)


ROMAN ANTIQUITIES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How profitless the relics that we cull
Last Line: Urns without ashes, tearless lacrymals!
Subject(s): Ruins


ROMAN ANTIQUITIES DISCOVERED AT BISHOPSTONE, HEREFORDSHIRE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While poring antiquarians search the ground
Last Line: The casual treasure from the furrowed soil.
Subject(s): Antiquities; Ruins


RURAL ARCHITECTURE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's george fisher, charles fleming, and reginald shore
Last Line: And I'll build up giant with you.


RURAL ILLUSIONS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sylph was it? Or a bird more bright
Last Line: Whom oftenest she beguiles.


RUTH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When ruth was left half desolate
Last Line: A christian psalm for thee.
Variant Title(s): Ruth: Or The Influences Of Nature


SAID SECRECY TO COWARDICE AND FRAUD, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Hurrah for—, hugging his ballot-box!
Subject(s): Secrets


SCENE ON THE LAKE OF BRIENTZ, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What know we of the blest above ...'
Last Line: The melodies of peace in love!
Subject(s): Brientz (Lake), Switzerland


SCHILL, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Brave schill, by death delivered, take thy flight
Last Line: In whose pure sight all virtue doth succeed.


SEPTEMBER 1, 1802, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We had a female passenger who came
Last Line: And feel, thou earth, for this afflicted race!
Subject(s): Blacks; Racism


SEPTEMBER, 1815, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While not a leaf seems faded; while the fields
Last Line: And nobler cares than listless summer knew.


SEPTEMBER, 1819 (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Departing summer hath assumed
Last Line: Can haughty time be just!
Variant Title(s): The Poet Growing Old
Subject(s): Summer; Time


SEPTEMBER, 1819 (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sylvan slopes with corn-clad fields
Last Line: These choristers confide.
Variant Title(s): Autumn
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Fall


SEQUEL TO THE 'BEGGARS', by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where are they now, those wanton boys?
Last Line: For mercy and immortal bloom!


SIEGE OF VIENNA RAISED BY JOHN SOBIESKI, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, for a kindling touch from that pure flame
Last Line: He conquering through god, and god by him.'


SIMON LEE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the sweet shire of cardigan
Last Line: Hath oftener left me mourning.
Variant Title(s): Simon Lee The Old Huntsman


SIMPLON PASS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ambition, following down this far-famed slope
Last Line: What groans! What shrieks! What quietness in death!
Subject(s): Simplon (Mountain), Switzerland; Soldiers


SIR WALTER SCOTT'S FAREWELL, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A trouble, not of clouds, or weeping rain
Last Line: Wafting your charge to soft parthenope!
Variant Title(s): On Departure Of Sir Walter Scott From Abbotsford, For Naples
Subject(s): Scott, Sir Walter (1771-1832)


SIX MONTHS TO SIX YEARS ADDED HE REMAINED, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH                Poet's Biography


SKY-PROSPECT - FROM THE PLAIN OF FRANCE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo! In the burning west, the craggy nape
Last Line: From all the fuming vanities of earth!


SOFT AS A CLOUD IS YON BLUE RIDGE - THE MERE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: The elastic vanities of yesterday?
Subject(s): Vanity


SONG AT THE FEAST OF BROUGHAM CASTLE; UPON RSTORATION OF LORD CLIFFORD, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: High in the breathless hall the minstrel sate
Last Line: "the good lord clifford"" was the name he bore."
Subject(s): Clifford, Henry. 10th Baron (1454-1523)


SONG FOR THE SPINNING WHEEL, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Swiftly turn the murmuring wheel!
Last Line: Sleeping on the mountain's breast.


SONG FOR THE WANDERING JEW, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though the torrents from their fountains
Last Line: Of the wanderer in my soul.
Subject(s): Wandering Jew


SONNET, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH                Poet's Biography
First Line: Nuns fret not at their convent's narrow room
Subject(s): Love


SONNET (THE THRONE OF DEATH), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Methought I saw the footsteps of a throne
Last Line: A lovely beauty in a summer grave!


SONNET ON CATHERINE WORDSWORTH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Surprised by joy - impatient as the wind
Last Line: Could to my sight that heavenly face restore.
Variant Title(s): "desideria;transient Joy;""surprised By Joy-impatient As The Wind"";
Subject(s): Death - Children; Mourning; Wordsworth, Catherine (1808-1812); Death - Babies; Bereavement


SONNET TO AN OCTOGENARIAN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Affections lose their object; time brings forth
Last Line: Where love for living thing can find a place.


SONNET TO LADY FITZGERALD, IN HER SEVENTIETH YEAR, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Such age how beautiful! O lady bright
Last Line: As pensive evening deepens into night.
Subject(s): Beauty; Old Age; Women


SONNET. ON SEEING MISS HELEN MARIA WILLIAMS WEEP AT A TALE OF DISTRESS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She wept. - life's purple tide began to flow
Last Line: To cheer the wand'ring wretch with hospitable light.


SONNET: AIREY FORCE VALLEY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not a breath of air
Last Line: To stay the wanderer's steps and soothe his thoughts.
Variant Title(s): Airey-force Valley


SONNET: AUTHOR'S VOYAGE DOWN THE RHINE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The confidence of youth our only art
Last Line: Features which else had vanished like a dream.
Subject(s): Rhine (River), Europe


SONNET: HIGHLAND HUT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: See what gay wild flowers deck this earth-built cot
Last Line: Belike less happy. -- stand no more aloof!
Subject(s): Houses


SONNET: TO SLEEP, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A flock of sheep that leisurely pass on
Last Line: Dear mother of fresh thoughts and joyous health!
Variant Title(s): Sleeplessness
Subject(s): Insomnia; Sleeplessness


SONNETS UPON THE PUNISHMENT OF DEATH: 1. LANCASTER CASTLE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This spot - at once unfolding sight so fair
Last Line: Shed on their chains; and hence that doleful name.


SONNETS UPON THE PUNISHMENT OF DEATH: 10, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our bodily life, some plead, that life the shrine
Last Line: Infinite power, perfect intelligence.


SONNETS UPON THE PUNISHMENT OF DEATH: 11, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah, think how one compelled for life to abide
Last Line: And wafts at will the contrite soul to bliss.


SONNETS UPON THE PUNISHMENT OF DEATH: 12, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: See the condemned alone within his cell
Last Line: On old temptations, might for ever blast.


SONNETS UPON THE PUNISHMENT OF DEATH: 13. CONCLUSION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes, though he well may tremble at the sound
Last Line: Oh, speed the blessed hour, almighty god!


SONNETS UPON THE PUNISHMENT OF DEATH: 14. APOLOGY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The formal world relaxes her cold chain
Last Line: Cheered with the prospect of a brighter day.


SONNETS UPON THE PUNISHMENT OF DEATH: 2, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tenderly do we feel by nature's law
Last Line: And all who from the law firm safety crave.


SONNETS UPON THE PUNISHMENT OF DEATH: 3, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The roman consul doomed his sons to die
Last Line: Broken with all mankind, solicit death.


SONNETS UPON THE PUNISHMENT OF DEATH: 4, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is death, when evil against good has fought
Last Line: In the weak love of life his least command.


SONNETS UPON THE PUNISHMENT OF DEATH: 5, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not to the object specially designed
Last Line: The last alternative of life or death.


SONNETS UPON THE PUNISHMENT OF DEATH: 6, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye brood of conscience - spectres! That frequent
Last Line: Survive not judgment that requires his own?


SONNETS UPON THE PUNISHMENT OF DEATH: 7, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Before the world had past her time of youth
Last Line: Making of social order a mere dream.


SONNETS UPON THE PUNISHMENT OF DEATH: 8, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fit retribution, by the moral code
Last Line: "and the ""wild justice of revenge"" prevail."


SONNETS UPON THE PUNISHMENT OF DEATH: 9, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though to give timely warning and deter
Last Line: And fortify the moral sense of all.


SPANISH GUERILLAS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They seek, are sought; to daily battle led
Last Line: In some green island of the western main.
Subject(s): Spain


ST. CATHERINE OF LEDBURY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When human touch (as monkish books attest)
Last Line: Till she exchanged for heaven that happy ground.


STANZAS SUGGESTED IN A STEAMBOAT OFF ST. BEES' HEAD, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If life were slumber on a bed of down
Last Line: That furthered the first teaching of st. Bees.
Subject(s): St. Bees' Head, England


STANZAS WRITTEN IN MY POCKET-COPY OF THOMSON'S, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Within our happy castle there dwelt one
Last Line: As pleased as if the same had been a maiden-queen.


STAR-GAZERS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What crowd is this? What have we here!
Last Line: That doth not slackly go away, as if dissatisfied.


STEAMBOATS, VIADUCTS, AND RAILWAYS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Motions and means, on land and sea at war
Last Line: Of hope, and smiles on you with cheer sublime.
Subject(s): Progress


STEPPING WESTWARD, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What you are stepping westward?' -- 'yea.'
Last Line: Before me in my endless way.


STRAY PLEASURES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By their floating mill
Last Line: They are happy, for that is their right!


SUGGESTED AT NOON ON LOUGHRIGG FELL, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So fair, so sweet, withal so sensitive
Last Line: Whatever boon is granted or withheld.


SUGGESTED AT TYNDRUM IN A STORM, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Enough of garlands, of the arcadian crook
Last Line: On earth, who works in the heaven of heavens, alone.


SUGGESTED BY A PICTURE OF THE BIRD OF PARADISE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The gentlest poet, with free thoughts endowed
Last Line: That in the living creature find on earth a place.


SUGGESTED BY A VIEW FROM AN EMINENCE IN INGLEWOOD FOREST, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The forest huge of ancient caledon
Last Line: Of power that perishes, and rights that fade.
Subject(s): Forests; Woods


SUGGESTED BY THE MONUMENT OF MRS. HOWARD, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tranquility! The sovereign aim wert thou
Last Line: Each in its orbit round the central sun.
Subject(s): Nollekens, Joseph (1737-1823)


THE AFFLICTION OF MARGARET, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where art thou, my beloved son
Last Line: I have no other earthly friend!
Variant Title(s): A Mother's Lament
Subject(s): Mothers


THE ALFOXDEN NOTEBOOK (1): 1, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There he would stand
Last Line: And seemed to sink into his very heart.


THE ALFOXDEN NOTEBOOK (1): 2, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why is it we feel / so little for each other
Last Line: There is a mind.


THE ALFOXDEN NOTEBOOK (1): 3, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of unknown modes of being which on earth
Last Line: Did ebb and flow with a strange mystery.


THE ARMENIAN LADY'S LOVE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You have heard a spanish lady
Last Line: And the vain rank the pilgrims bore while yet on earth.


THE AVON, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Avon - a precious, an immortal name!
Last Line: Shrink from 'thy' name, pure rill, with unpleased ears.
Subject(s): Avon (River), England; Rivers


THE BIRTH OF LOVE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When love was born of heavenly line
Last Line: But soon upon her breast he sunk -- to wake no more.


THE BLACK STONES OF IONA, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here on their knees men swore: the stones were black
Last Line: Come links for social order's awful chain.


THE BLIND HIGHLAND BOY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now we are tired of boisterous joy
Last Line: And how he was preserved.
Subject(s): Blindness; Visually Handicapped


THE BORDERERS; A TRAGEDY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The troop will be impatient; let us hie
Last Line: In heaven, and mercy gives me leave to die.
Subject(s): Gothic Drama; Revolutions


THE BROOK, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Brook! Whose society the poet seeks
Last Line: Unwearied joy, and life without its cares.


THE BROTHERS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These tourists, heaven preserve us! Needs must live
Last Line: A seaman, a grey-headed mariner.


THE BROWNIE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How disappeared he?' ask the newt and toad
Last Line: Drove from itself, we trust, all frightful gloom.


THE BROWNIE'S CELL, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To barren heath, bleak moor, and quaking fen
Last Line: A foil to his celestial cheek!
Subject(s): Loch Lomond, Scotland; Solitude; Loneliness


THE CHURCH OF SAN SALVADOR, SEEN FROM THE LAKE OF LUGANO, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou sacred pile! Whose turrets rise
Last Line: Of fatal austrian spears.
Subject(s): Alps; Churches; Lugano (Lake), Switzerland; Mountains; Tell, William; Winkelried, Arnold Von (D. 1386); Cathedrals; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


THE COMPLAINT OF A FORSAKEN INDIAN WOMAN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Before I see another day
Last Line: Nor shall I see another day.


THE CONTRAST, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Within her gilded cage confined
Last Line: Or nature's darkling of this mossy shed?
Subject(s): Animals; Birds; Parrots; Wrens


THE CONVICT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The glory of evening was spread through the west
Last Line: "would plant thee where yet thou might'st blossom again."
Subject(s): Prisons & Prisoners


THE CRESCENT MOON, THE STAR OF LOVE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Which is the attendant page and which the queen?
Subject(s): Evening


THE CUCKOO AT LAVERNA, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: List - 'twas the cuckoo. - o with what delight
Last Line: And folds thy pinions up in blest repose.
Subject(s): Birds; Cuckoos; Italy; Italians


THE CUCKOO-CLOCK, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wouldst thou be taught, when sleep has taken flight
Last Line: And those that seek his help, and for his mercy sigh.
Subject(s): Clocks; Time


THE DANISH BOY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Between two sister moorland rills
Last Line: Like a dead boy he is serene.


THE DUNOLLY EAGLE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not to the clouds, not to the cliff, he flew
Last Line: That clings to slavery for its own sad sake.
Subject(s): Birds; Castles; Eagles; Ireland; Irish


THE EAGLE AND THE DOVE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shade of caractacus, if spirits love
Last Line: From heaven, gigantic force to beardless boys.
Subject(s): Birds; Doves; Eagles


THE EARL OF BREADALBANE'S RUINED MANSION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Well sang the bard who called the grave, in strains
Last Line: Concord that elevates the mind, and stills.


THE ECLIPSE OF THE SUN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: High on her speculative tower
Last Line: And all-controlling power.
Subject(s): Eclipses


THE EGYPTIAN MAID, OR THE ROMANCE OF THE WATER LILY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While merlin paced the cornish sands
Last Line: To bowers of endless love!


THE EMIGRANT MOTHER, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once in a lonely hamlet I sojourned
Last Line: "I'll tell him many tales of thee."


THE EXCURSION: BOOK 1. THE WANDERER, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas summer, and the sun had mounted high
Last Line: A village-inn, -- our evening resting-place.
Variant Title(s): Margaret;the Ruined Cottage


THE EXCURSION: BOOK 2. THE SOLITARY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In days of yore how fortunately fared
Last Line: Rose, though reluctantly, and forth we went.


THE EXCURSION: BOOK 3. DESPONDENCY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A humming bee - a little tinkling rill
Last Line: "the unfathomable gulf, where all is still!"


THE EXCURSION: BOOK 4. DESPONDENCY CORRECTED, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here closed the tenant of that lonely vale
Last Line: Inviting sleep and soft forgetfulness.
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THE EXCURSION: BOOK 5. THE PASTOR, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell, deep valley, with thy one rude house ...'
Last Line: "through shades and silent rest, to endless joy."


THE EXCURSION: BOOK 6. THE CHURCHYARD AMONG THE MOUNTAINS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail to the crown by freedom shaped - to gird
Last Line: "and how, her spirit yet survives on earth!"


THE EXCURSION: BOOK 7. THE CHURCHYARD AMONG THE MOUNTAINS (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While thus from theme to theme the historian passed
Last Line: "in god; and reverence for the dust of man."


THE EXCURSION: BOOK 8. THE PARSONAGE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The pensive sceptic of the lonely vale
Last Line: Mildly, and with a clear and steady tone.


THE EXCURSION: BOOK 9. DISCOURSE OF THE WANDERER, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To every form of being is assigned ...'
Last Line: My future labours may not leave untold.


THE EXCURSION; TO THE RIGHT HON. WILLIAM, EARL OF LONSDALE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oft, through thy fair domains, illustrious peer!
Last Line: The offering, though imperfect, premature.


THE FAIREST, BRIGHTEST, HUES OF ETHER FADE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of harmony, above all earthly care
Subject(s): Peace; Mountains


THE FALL OF THE AAR, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From the fierce aspect of this river
Last Line: These humbler adorations will receive.
Subject(s): Alps; Handeck (Falls), Switzerland; Mountains; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


THE FARMER OF TILSBURY VALE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis not for the unfeeling, the falsely refined
Last Line: Will hear the wind sigh through the leaves of a tree.


THE FORCE OF PRAYER; OR, THE FOUNDING OF BOLTON PRIORY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What is good for a bootless bene?
Last Line: Of him to be our friend!
Variant Title(s): The Boy Of Egremond
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THE FOREGOING SUBJECT RESUMED [LINES SUGGESTED BY PORTRAIT], by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Among a grave fraternity of monks
Last Line: On earth, will be revived, we trust, in heaven.


THE FORESAKEN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The peace which others seek they find
Last Line: I think that he will come again.


THE FOUNTAIN; A CONVERSATION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We talked with open heart, and tongue / affectionate and true
Last Line: And the bewildered chimes.


THE FRENCH AND SPANISH GUERRILLAS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hunger, and sultry heat, and nipping blast
Last Line: And hang like dreams around his guilty bed.
Subject(s): Soldiers


THE FRENCH ARMY IN RUSSIA (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Humanity, delighting to behold
Last Line: A soundless waste, a trackless vacancy!
Subject(s): Army - France; Russia; Russia - Napoleonic War; Soviet Union; Russians


THE FRENCH ARMY IN RUSSIA (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye storms, resound the praises of your king!
Last Line: That host, which rendered all your bounties vain!


THE GERMANS ON THE HEIGHTS OF HOCHHEIM, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Abruptly paused the strife; - the field throughout
Last Line: The unconquerable stream his course pursue.


THE GLEANER, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That happy gleam of vernal eyes
Last Line: That asks for daily bread.
Variant Title(s): The Country Girl
Subject(s): Engraving And Engravers; Holmes, James (1777-1860)


THE GLOW-WORM, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Among all lovely things my love had been
Last Line: Oh! Joy it was for her, and joy for me!
Variant Title(s): "among All Lovely Things My Love Had Been"";
Subject(s): Love


THE GREEN LINNET, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath these fruit-tree boughs that shed
Last Line: While fluttering in the bushes.


THE HAPPY WARRIOR, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who is the happy warrior? Who is he
Last Line: That every man in arms should wish to be.
Variant Title(s): Character Of The Happy Warrior
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Soldiers; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


THE HAUNTED TREE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Those silver clouds round the sun
Last Line: That, for a brief space, checks the hurrying stream!


THE HIGHLAND BROACH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If to tradition faith be due
Last Line: May render back the highland broach.


THE HOMECOMING, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell, thou little nook of mountain-ground
Last Line: Into thy bosom we again shall creep.
Variant Title(s): "a Farewell;""farewell, Thou Little Nook Of Mountain Ground"";


THE HORN OF EGREMONT CASTLE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ere the brothers through the gateway
Last Line: Sounded the horn which they alone could sound.
Subject(s): Crusades


THE IDIOT BOY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis eight o'clock -- a clear march night
Last Line: And that was all his travel's story,


THE IDLE SHEPHERD-BOYS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The valley rings with mirth and joy
Last Line: And bade them better mind their trade.


THE INFANT M- M-., by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Unquiet childhood here by special grace
Last Line: Beneath some shady palm of galilee.


THE INNER VISION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Most sweet it is with unuplifted eyes
Last Line: Of inspiration on the humblest lay.
Subject(s): Love; Thought; Thinking


THE INSPIRATION OF QUIET, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not love, not war, nor the tumultuous swell
Last Line: The flower of sweetest smell is shy and lowly.
Variant Title(s): Placid Objects Of Contemplation


THE ITALIAN ITINERANT, AND THE SWISS GOATHERD, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now that the farewell tear is dried
Last Line: Grant to the morn of life its natural blessedness!


THE KING OF SWEDEN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The voice of song from distant lands shall call
Last Line: The heroes bless him, him their rightful son.


THE KITTEN AND THE FALLING LEAVES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: That way look, my infant, lo
Last Line: To gambol with life's falling leaf.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE KITTEN AT PLAY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: See the kitten on the wall
Last Line: What would little tabby care?
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE LABORER'S NOONDAY HYMN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up to the throne of god is borne
Last Line: When we shall sink to final rest.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


THE LAST OF THE FLOCK, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In distant countries have I been
Last Line: "it is the last of all my flock."


THE LAST SUPPER, BY LEONARDO DA VINCI, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though searching damps and many an envious flaw
Last Line: A labour worthy of eternal youth!
Subject(s): Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519); Paintings And Painters


THE LEAVES THAT RUSTLED ON THIS OAK-CROWNED HILL, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: The elements have heard, and rock and cave replied
Subject(s): Owls


THE LONGEST DAY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let us quit the leafy arbour
Last Line: Lord of heaven's unchanging year!


THE MARTIAL COURAGE OF A DAY IS VAIN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: To think that such assurance can stand fast!
Subject(s): Napoleonic Wars; Courage


THE MASSY WAYS, CARRIED ACROSS THESE HEIGHTS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of those pure minds that reverence the muse
Subject(s): Ruins; Time; Roads; History & Historians


THE MATRON OF JEDBOROUGH AND HER HUSBAND, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Age! Twine thy brows with fresh spring flowers
Last Line: And cheers thy melancholy mate!


THE MONUMENT COMMONLY CALLED LONG MEG AND HER DAUGHTERS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A weight of awe, not easy to be borne
Last Line: The inviolable god, that tames the proud!


THE MORNING EXCERCISE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fancy, who leads the pastimes of the glad
Last Line: Wert thou among them, singing as they shine!


THE MOST ALLURING CLOUDS THAT MOUNT THE SKY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Clouds


THE MOTHERLAND, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I have borne in memory what has tamed
Last Line: Felt for thee as a lover or a child!
Subject(s): Courage; Freedom; Valor; Bravery; Liberty


THE MOUNTAIN ECHO, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes, it was the mountain echo
Last Line: For of god, -- of god they are.
Subject(s): Echoes


THE MUSIC OF THE SWAN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard (alas! 'twas only in a dream)
Last Line: She soared -- and I awoke, struggling in vain to follow.
Subject(s): Birds; Swans


THE NIGHTINGALE [AND THE STOCK-DOVE], by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O nightingale! Thou surely art
Last Line: That was the song -- the song for me!
Variant Title(s): "o Nightingale! Thou Surely Art"";
Subject(s): Birds; Nightingales


THE NORMAN BOY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: High on a broad unfertile tract of forest-skirted down
Last Line: The cross, fixed in his soul, may prove an all-sufficing stay.


THE OAK AND THE BROOM, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: His simple truths did andrew glean
Last Line: "to live for many a day."


THE OAK OF GUERNICA, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oak of guernica! Tree of holier power
Last Line: Guardians of biscay's ancient liberty.


THE OLD CUMBERLAND BEGGAR, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw an aged beggar in my walk
Last Line: So in the eye of nature let him die!
Subject(s): Begging & Beggars


THE PASS OF KIRKSTONE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Within the mind strong fancies work
Last Line: "thy lot, o man, is good, thy portion, fair!"
Variant Title(s): Ode. The Pass Of Kirkstone


THE PET LAMB, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dew was falling fast, the stars began to blink
Last Line: "that I almost received her heart into my own."
Subject(s): Lambs


THE PILGRIM'S DEATH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A pilgrim, when the summer day
Last Line: Beneath the shady tree.


THE PILLAR OF TRAJAN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where towers are crushed, and unforbidden weeds
Last Line: Becomes with all her years a vision of the mind.
Subject(s): Italy; Italians


THE PINE OF MONTE MARIO AT ROME, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw far off the dark top of a pine
Last Line: Crowned with st. Peter's everlasting dome.
Subject(s): Pine Trees; Rome, Italy; Trees


THE POET, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If thou indeed derive thy light from heaven
Last Line: Shine, poet! In thy place, and be content.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE POET AND THE CAGED TURTLEDOVE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As often as I murmur here
Last Line: I feel, but to inspire.
Subject(s): Turtledoves


THE POET'S DREAM, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Just as those final words were penned
Last Line: Feed.


THE POWER OF MUSIC, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: An orpheus! An orpheus! Yes, faith may grow bold
Last Line: Nor what ye are flying, nor what ye pursue!
Variant Title(s): Oxford Street
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


THE POWER OF SOUND, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy functions are ethereal
Last Line: Is in the word, that shall not pass away.
Subject(s): Sound


THE PRELUDE: BOOK 1. CHILDHOOD AND SCHOOL-TIME, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh there is blessing in this gentle breeze
Last Line: This labour will be welcome, honoured friend!
Subject(s): Children; Play; Schools; Childhood; Students


THE PRELUDE: BOOK 11. FRANCE (CONCLUDED), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From that time forth, authority in france
Last Line: And not a captive pining for his home.
Variant Title(s): Hope In The French Revolution


THE PRELUDE: BOOK 12. IMAGINATION AND TASTE, HOW IMPAIRED AND RESTORED, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Long time have human ignorance and guilt
Last Line: Or animate an hour of vacant ease.


THE PRELUDE: BOOK 13. IMAGINATION AND TASTE (CONCLUDED), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From nature doth emotion come, and moods / of calmness equally are nature's gift
Last Line: Both of the objects seen, and eye that sees.


THE PRELUDE: BOOK 14. CONCLUSION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In one of those excursions (may they never / fade from remembrance!)
Last Line: Of quality and fabric more divine.


THE PRELUDE: BOOK 1O. RESIDENCE IN FRANCE (CONTINUED), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was a beautiful and silent day
Last Line: We beat with thundering hoofs the level sand.


THE PRELUDE: BOOK 2. SCHOOL-TIME (CONTINUED), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thus far, o friend! Have we, though leaving much / unvisited
Last Line: Be many, and a blessing to mankind.


THE PRELUDE: BOOK 3. RESIDENCE AT CAMBRIDGE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was a dreary morning when the wheels / rolled over a wide plain
Last Line: Came and returned me to my native hills.
Subject(s): Cambridge, England


THE PRELUDE: BOOK 4. SUMMER VACATION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bright was the summer's noon when quickening steps
Last Line: Then sought with quiet heart my distant home.
Subject(s): Summer; Vacation


THE PRELUDE: BOOK 5. BOOKS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When contemplation, like the night-calm felt
Last Line: In flashes, and with glory not their own.


THE PRELUDE: BOOK 6. CAMBRIDGE AND THE ALPS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The leaves were fading when to esthwaite's banks
Last Line: Spread round my steps like sunshine o'er green fields.
Subject(s): Alps; Mountains; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


THE PRELUDE: BOOK 7. RESIDENCE IN LONDON, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Six changeful years have vanished since I first
Last Line: Composure, and ennobling harmony.


THE PRELUDE: BOOK 8. RETROSPECT - LOVE OF NATURE LEADING TO LOVE MAN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What sounds are those, helvellyn, that are heard
Last Line: With that in which 'her' mighty objects lay.


THE PRELUDE: BOOK 9. RESIDENCE IN FRANCE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Even as a river, partly (it might seem)
Last Line: His days he wasted, -- an imbecile mind.


THE PRIMROSE OF THE ROCK, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A rock there is whose homely front
Last Line: A court for deity.
Subject(s): Primroses


THE RAINBOW [IN THE SKY], by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: My heart leaps up when I behold
Last Line: Bound each to each by natural piety.
Variant Title(s): "my Heart Leaps Up When I Behold"";my Heart Leaps Up;
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Nature; Rainbows; Religion; Work; Workers; Theology


THE REDBREAST, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Driven in by autumn's sharpening air
Last Line: On human nature's second infancy.


THE REDBREAST CHASING [OR, AND] THE BUTTERFLY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Art thou the bird whom man loves best
Last Line: Love him, or leave him alone!
Subject(s): Robins


THE REPENTANCE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The fields which with covetous spirit we sold
Last Line: Save six feet of earth where our forefathers lie!


THE REVERIE OF POOR SUSAN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At the corner of wood street, when daylight appears
Last Line: And the colours have all passed away from her eyes!
Variant Title(s): Poor Susan's Dream;the Vision Of Home


THE RIVER DUDDON: DEDICATION TO THE REV. DR. WORDSWORTH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The minstrels played their christmas tune
Last Line: But fill the hollow vale with joy!
Variant Title(s): The Christmas Carol Of The Bees


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 1, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not envying latian shades - if yet they throw
Last Line: For duddon, long-loved duddon, is my theme!


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 10. THE STEPPING STONES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not so that pair whose youthful spirits dance
Last Line: The struggle, clap their wings for victory!


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 11. THE FAIRY CHASM, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No fiction was it of the antique age
Last Line: O'er twilight fields the autumnal gossamer?


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 12. HINTS FOR THE FANCY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On, loitering muse - the swift stream chides us - on!
Last Line: And, if thou canst, leave them without regret!


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 13. OPEN PROSPECT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail to the fields - with dwellings sprinkled o'er
Last Line: At all the merry pranks of donnerdale!


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 14, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O mountain stream! The shepherd and his cot
Last Line: The clouds and fowls of the air thy way pursue!


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 15, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From this deep chasm, where quivering sunbeams play
Last Line: Then, when o'er highest hills the deluge passed?


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 16. AMERICAN TRADITION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Such fruitless questions may not long beguile
Last Line: Whate'er they sought, shunned, loved, or deified!


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 17. RETURN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A dark plume fetch me from yon blasted yew
Last Line: Deep into patient earth, from whose smooth breast it came!


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 18. SEAWAITE CHAPEL, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sacred religion! 'mother of form and fear'
Last Line: And tender goldsmith crowned with deathless praise!


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 19. TRIBUTARY STREAM, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My frame hath often trembled with delight
Last Line: Dewy and fresh, till showers again shall fall.


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 2, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Child of the clouds! Remote from every taint
Last Line: Was pierced by whizzing shaft of hunter keen!


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 20. THE PLAIN OF DONNERDALE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The old inventive poets, had they seen
Last Line: Tossing her frantic thyrsus wide and high!


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 21, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whence that low voice? - a whisper from the heart
Last Line: Aught of the fading year's inclemency!


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 22. TRADITION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A love-lorn maid, at some far-distant time
Last Line: Untouched memento of her hapless doom!


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 23. SHEEP-WASHING, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sad thoughts, avaunt! - partake we their blithe cheer
Last Line: Frank are the sports, the stains are fugitive.


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 24. THE RESTING PLACE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mid-noon is past; - upon the sultry mead
Last Line: Loose idless to forego her wily mask.


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 25, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Methinks 'twere no unprecedented feat
Last Line: Their vocal charm; their sparklings cease to please.


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 26, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Return, content! For fondly I pursued
Last Line: Impetuous thoughts that brook not servile reins.


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 27, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fallen, and diffused into a shapeless heap
Last Line: All worse assaults may safely be defied.


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 28. JOURNEY RENEWED, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I rose while yet the cattle, heat-opprest
Last Line: I thanked the leader of my onward way.


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 29, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No record tells of lance opposed to lance
Last Line: And glad acknowledgment, of lawful sway.


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 3, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How shall I paint thee? Be this naked stone
Last Line: Prompt offering to thy foster-mother, earth!
Variant Title(s): "how Shall I Paint Thee?-be This Naked Stone"";


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 30, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who swerves from innocence, who makes divorce
Last Line: That we, who part in love, shall meet again.


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 31, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The kirk of ulpha to the pilgrim's eye
Last Line: Soothed by the unseen river's gentle roar.


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 32, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not hurled precipitous from steep to steep
Last Line: With commerce freighted, or triumphant war.


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 33. CONCLUSION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: But here no cannon thunders to the gale
Last Line: And soul, to mingle with eternity!


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 34. AFTER-THOUGHT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I thought of thee, my partner and my guide
Last Line: We feel that we are greater than we know.
Variant Title(s): To The River Duddon;the River Duddon. Conclusion;valediction To The River Duddon
Subject(s): Duddon (River), England


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 4, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Take, cradled nursling of the mountain, take
Last Line: Seeking less bold achievement, where he will!


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 5, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sole listener, duddon! To the breeze that played
Last Line: On infant bosoms lonely nature lies.


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 6. FLOWERS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ere yet our course was graced with social trees
Last Line: All kinds alike seemed favourites of heaven.


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 7, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Change me, some god, into that breathing rose!'
Last Line: That tunes on duddon's banks her slender voice.


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 8, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What aspect bore the man who roved or fled
Last Line: To soothe and cleanse, not madden and pollute!


THE RIVER DUDDON: SONNET 9. THE STEPPING STONES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The struggling rill insensibly is grown
Last Line: Thinking how fast time runs, life's end how near!


THE RIVER EDEN, CUMBERLAND, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Eden! Till now thy beauty had I viewed
Last Line: Not sought, because too near, is never gained.
Subject(s): Eden (River), Great Britain


THE RUSSIAN FUGITIVE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Enough of rose-bud lips, and eyes
Last Line: To them and nature paid!


THE SAILOR'S MOTHER, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One morning (raw it was and wet)
Last Line: "I bear it with me, sir; -- he took so much delight in it."


THE SEVEN SISTERS; OR, THE SOLITUDE OF BINNORIE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Seven daughters had lord archibald
Last Line: The solitude of binnorie.


THE SHEPHERD, LOOKING EASTWARD, SOFTLY SAID, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: With one calm triumph of a modest pride
Subject(s): Shepherds & Shepherdesses; Moon


THE SHIPS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With ships the sea was sprinkled far and nigh
Last Line: On went she, and due north her journey took.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE SMALL CELANDINE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a flower, the lesser celandine
Last Line: Age might but take the things youth needed not!
Variant Title(s): A Lesson;the Celandine
Subject(s): Celandine; Plants; Planting; Planters


THE SOLITARY REAPER, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Behold her, single in the field
Last Line: Long after it was heard no more.
Variant Title(s): The Reaper
Subject(s): Girls; Harvest; Singing & Singers; Songs


THE SOMNAMBULIST, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: List, ye who pass by lyulph's tower
Last Line: Shalt take thy place with yarrow!


THE SONNET, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Scorn not the sonnet; critic, you have frowned
Last Line: Soul-animating strains, -- alas! Too few.
Variant Title(s): "scorn Not The Sonnet; Critic, You Have Frowned"";
Subject(s): Milton, John (1608-1674); Poetry & Poets; Sonnet (As Literary Form)


THE SOURCE OF THE DANUBE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not, like his great compeers, indignantly
Last Line: To fix in heaven her shape distinct with stars.
Subject(s): Danube (River)


THE SPARROW'S NEST, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Behold, within the leafy shade
Last Line: And love, and thought, and joy.
Variant Title(s): A Sister


THE STARS ARE MANSIONS BUILT BY NATURE'S HAND, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Abodes where self-disturbance hath no part
Subject(s): Calm; Nature; Stars


THE STUFFED OWL, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While anna's peers and early playmates tread
Last Line: Nor veil, with restless film, his staring eyes.


THE TABLES TURNED, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up! Up! My friend, and clear your looks
Last Line: That watches and receives.
Subject(s): Country Life; Environment; Nature; Religion; Trees; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Theology


THE THORN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a thorn; it looks so old
Last Line: "oh woe is me! Oh misery!'"
Subject(s): Environment; Trees; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


THE THREE COTTAGE GIRLS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How blest the maid whose heart - yet free
Last Line: And that intrepid nymph, on uri's steep descried!


THE TOWN OF SCHWYTZ, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By antique fancy trimmed - though lowly, bred
Last Line: Thy name, o schwytz! In happy freedom keep!
Subject(s): Schwytz, Switzerland


THE TRIAD, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Show me the noblest youth of present time
Last Line: And one of the bright three become thy happy bride.


THE TROSACHS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's not a nook within this solemn pass
Last Line: Lulling the year, with all its cares, to rest!
Subject(s): Trosachs, The (Scotland)


THE TWO APRIL MORNINGS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We walked along, while bright and red
Last Line: Of wilding in his hand.
Subject(s): April; Morning


THE TWO THIEVES OR THE LAST STAGE OF AVARICE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O now that the genius of bewick were mine
Last Line: That lifts up the veil of our nature in thee.


THE UNREMITTING VOICE OF NIGHTLY STREAMS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of water-breaks, with grateful heart could tel
Subject(s): Water; Sound


THE VIEW FROM FOX HOW, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wansfell! This household has a favoured lot
Last Line: How in thy pensive glooms our hearts found rest.
Variant Title(s): Past Years Of Home


THE VOICE OF THE DERWENT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet once again do I behold the forms
Last Line: Half-heard and half-created.


THE WAGGONER: CANTO 1, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis spent - this burning day of june!
Last Line: The way the waggon went before.
Subject(s): Landscape


THE WAGGONER: CANTO 2, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If wytheburne's modest house of prayer
Last Line: Again behold them on their way!


THE WAGGONER: CANTO 3, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Right gladly had the horses stirred
Last Line: In bloodiest battle since the days of mars!


THE WAGGONER: CANTO 4, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thus they, with freaks of proud delight
Last Line: Could keep alive when he was gone!


THE WARNING, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: List, the winds of march are blowing
Last Line: Oppose, or bear with a submissive will.
Subject(s): Birth; Child Birth; Midwifery


THE WATERFALL AND THE EGLANTINE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Begone, thou fond presumptuous elf'
Last Line: Those accents were his last.


THE WESTMORELAND GIRL, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Seek who will delight in fable
Last Line: Up to heaven, thro' peaceful ways.


THE WHITE DOE OF RYLESTONE: CANTO 1, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From bolton's old monastic tower
Last Line: A tale of tears, a mortal story!


THE WHITE DOE OF RYLESTONE: CANTO 2, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The harp in lowliness obeyed
Last Line: Alone, the armed multitude.


THE WHITE DOE OF RYLESTONE: CANTO 3, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now joy for you who from the towers
Last Line: Should e'er a kindlier time ensue


THE WHITE DOE OF RYLESTONE: CANTO 4, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis night: in silence looking down
Last Line: Of that rash levy nought remained.


THE WHITE DOE OF RYLESTONE: CANTO 5, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: High on a point of rugged ground
Last Line: To rylstone-hall her way she took.


THE WHITE DOE OF RYLESTONE: CANTO 6, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why comes not francis? - from the doleful city
Last Line: And sorrow of this final truth!


THE WHITE DOE OF RYLESTONE: CANTO 7, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou spirit, whose angelic hand
Last Line: "but daughter of the eternal prime!"


THE WHITE DOE OF RYLESTONE: DEDICATION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In trellised shed with clustering roses gay
Last Line: As it hath yielded to thy tender heart.


THE WILD DUCK'S NEST, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The imperial consort of the fairy-king
Last Line: For human-kind, weak slaves of cumbrous pride!
Subject(s): Ducks; Mallards; Drakes


THE WINDOW ON WINDERMERE SIDE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How beautiful when up a lofty height
Last Line: Her own angelic glory seems begun.


THE WISHING-GATE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hope rules a land for ever green
Last Line: Of dread eternity.


THE WISHING-GATE DESTROYED, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis gone - with old belief and dream
Last Line: Shall bid a kind farewell!
Subject(s): Troy


THE WORLD; SONNET, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The world is too much with us: late and soon
Last Line: Or hear old triton blow his wreathed horn.
Variant Title(s): Rather A Pagan;worldliness
Subject(s): Alienation (Social Psychology); Melancholy; Men; Nature; Paganism & Pagans; Social Protest; Estrangement; Outcasts; Dejection


THERE IS A BONDAGE WORSE, FAR WORSE, TO BEAR, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Fade, and participate in man's decline
Subject(s): Decay; Nature


THERE IS A PLEASURE IN POETIC PAINS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Or rain-drop lingering on the pointed thorn
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


THERE IS AN EMINENCE, OF THESE OUR HILLS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Hath to this lonely summit given my name
Subject(s): Nature; Solitude


THERE WAS A BOY (VERSION 1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There was a boy, ye knew him well, ye cliffs
Last Line: Mute -- looking at the grave in which he lies!
Variant Title(s): The Boy Poet;the Boy And The Owls
Subject(s): Boys; Death - Children; Death - Babies


THERE WAS A BOY (VERSION 2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There was a boy, ye knew him well, ye cliffs
Last Line: Mute - for he died when he was ten years old.
Subject(s): Boys; Death - Children; Death - Babies


THEY CALLED THEE MERRY ENGLAND, IN OLD TIME, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Shall be thy rightful name, in prose and rhyme!
Subject(s): England


THIS LAWN, A CARPET ALL ALIVE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of sweetly-breathing flowers
Subject(s): Lawns; Grass


THOSE WORDS WERE UTTERED AS IN PENSIVE MOOD, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Nor they from it: their fellowship is secure
Subject(s): Thought


THOUGH NARROW BE THAT OLD MAN'S CARES, AND NEAR, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: To chase for ever, on aërial grounds!
Subject(s): Heaven; Wisdom; Old Age


THOUGH THE BOLD WINGS OF POESY AFFECT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: With brow in penitential sorrow bent!
Subject(s): Nature; Writing & Writers


THOUGHT OF A BRITON ON THE SUBJUGATION OF SWITZERLAND, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two voices are there; one is of the sea
Last Line: And neither awful voice be heard by thee!
Variant Title(s): Switzerland;on The Subjugation Of Switzerland;england And Switzerland, 1802
Subject(s): England; Freedom; Napoleon I (1769-1821); Switzerland; English; Liberty; Swiss


THOUGHTS ON THE SEASONS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Flattered with promise of escape
Last Line: Through heaven-born hope, her end!
Subject(s): Seasons


THOUGHTS [SUGGESTED THE DAY FOLLOWING], by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Too frail to keep the lofty vow
Last Line: Just god, forgive!


TIMOTHY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up, timothy, up with your staff and away!
Last Line: And he went to the chase with a tear on his cheek.
Variant Title(s): The Childless Father


TIS HE WHOSE YESTER-EVENING'S HIGH DISDAIN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Who meet most feelingly the calls of sadness
Subject(s): Mortality; Time


TIS SAID, THAT SOME HAVE DIED FOR LOVE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography


TIS SAID, THAT SOME HAVE DIED FOR LOVE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Such happiness as I have known to-day
Subject(s): Despair; Suicide


TO - (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Look at the fate of summer flowers
Last Line: And never dies.


TO - (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let other bards of angels sing
Last Line: And the lover is beloved.


TO - (3), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wait, prithee, wait!' this answer lesbia threw
Last Line: She could not rescue, perished in her sight!


TO - (4), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O dearer far than light and life are dear
Last Line: The faith heaven strengthens where 'he' moulds the creed.
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


TO - . UPON THE BIRTH OF HER FIRST-BORN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like a shipwrecked sailor tost
Last Line: Conscious nursling, to thy breast!
Subject(s): Birth; Mothers; Child Birth; Midwifery


TO - [MISS BLACKETT] ON HER FIRST ASCENT ... HELVELLYN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Inmate of a mountain-dwelling
Last Line: To confess their majesty!
Subject(s): Mountain Climbing


TO A BUTTERFLY (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I've watched you now a full half-hour
Last Line: As twenty days are now.
Variant Title(s): To A Butterfly
Subject(s): Butterflies; Insects; Time; Bugs


TO A BUTTERFLY (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stay near me -- do not take thy flight
Last Line: The dust from off its wings.
Variant Title(s): To A Butterfly


TO A CHILD, WRITTEN IN HER ALBUM, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Small service is true service while it lasts
Last Line: Protects the lingering dew-drop from the sun.
Variant Title(s): Witten In An Album;in A Child's Album


TO A DISTANT FRIEND, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why art thou silent! Is thy love a plant
Last Line: Speak, that my torturing doubts their end may know!
Variant Title(s): Speak!
Subject(s): Friendship; Love


TO A FRIEND (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pastor and patriot! - at whose bidding rise
Last Line: This humble tribute as ill-timed or vain.


TO A FRIEND (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From the dark chambers of dejection freed
Last Line: A soaring spirit is their prime delight.


TO A HIGHLAND GIRL; AT INVERSNAID, UPON LOCH LOMOND, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet highland girl, a very shower
Last Line: And thee, the spirit of them all!
Subject(s): Scotland; Youth


TO A LADY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair lady! Can I sing of flowers
Last Line: This precious flower, true love's last token.
Subject(s): Flowers; Madeira (Island)


TO A PAINTER (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All praise the likeness by thy skill portrayed
Last Line: Their sovereign empire in a faithful heart.
Subject(s): Paintings And Painters


TO A PAINTER (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though I beheld at first with blank surprise
Last Line: Into one vision, future, present, past.
Subject(s): Paintings And Painters


TO A PORTRAIT OF ISABEL FENWICK [PAINTED, MARAGARET GILLIES], by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We gaze, nor grieve to think that we must die
Last Line: Whose flower with us will vanish, must survive.
Subject(s): Friendship; Paintings And Painters


TO A REDBREAST, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stay, little cheerful robin, stay!
Last Line: Of everlasting spring.
Subject(s): Robins


TO A SEXTON, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let thy wheel-barrow alone
Last Line: Let one grave hold the loved and lover!


TO A SKYLARK (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ethereal minstrel! Pilgrim of the sky
Last Line: True to the kindred points of heaven and home!
Variant Title(s): To The Skylark
Subject(s): Birds; Larks; Skylarks


TO A SKYLARK (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up with me! Up with me into the clouds!
Last Line: And hope for higher raptures, when life's day is done.
Subject(s): Birds; Larks; Skylarks


TO A SNOWDROP, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lone flower, hemmed in with snows, and white as they
Last Line: And pensive monitor of fleeting years!
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


TO A YOUNG LADY; WHO ... REPROACHED FOR TAKING LONG WALKS IN COUNTRY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear child of nature, let them rail!
Last Line: Shall lead thee to thy grave.
Variant Title(s): The Child Of Nature
Subject(s): Nature


TO B.R. HAYDEN (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Haydon! Let worthier judges praise the skill
Last Line: And before 'him' doth dawn perpetual run.
Subject(s): Haydon, Benjamin Robert (1786-1846); Napoleon I (1769-1821)


TO B.R. HAYDON (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: High is our calling, friend! Creative art
Last Line: Great is the glory, for the strife is hard!
Subject(s): Haydon, Benjamin Robert (1786-1846)


TO CORDELIA M -, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not in the mines beyond the western main
Last Line: For precious tremblings in your bosom found!


TO DORA, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A little onward lend thy guiding hand'
Last Line: And consecrate our lives to truth and love.


TO ENTERPRISE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Keep for the young the impassioned smile
Last Line: Is proud to walk the earth with thee!


TO HARTLEY COLERIDGE; SIX YEARS OLD, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou whose fancies from afar are brought
Last Line: Slips in a moment out of life.
Variant Title(s): To H. C.; Six Years Old
Subject(s): Children; Coleridge, Hartley (1796-1849); Poetry & Poets; Childhood


TO HENRY CRABB ROBINSON, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Companion! By whose buoyant spirit cheered
Last Line: Far more than any heart but mine can know.
Subject(s): Robinson, Henry Crabb (1775-1867)


TO I.F, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The star which comes at close of day to shine
Last Line: The heart-affianced sister of our love!


TO JOANNA, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Amid the smoke of cities did you pass
Last Line: "have called the lovely rock, joanna's rock."
Variant Title(s): Poems On The Naming Of Places: To Joanna


TO JOHN DYER, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bard of the fleece, whose skillful genius made
Last Line: Long as the thrush shall pipe on grongar hill!
Variant Title(s): To The Poet, John Dyer
Subject(s): Dyer, John (1699-1757)


TO LADY BEAUMONT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lady! The songs of spring were in the grove
Last Line: And all the mighty ravishment of spring.


TO M. H., by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our walk was far amoung the ancient trees
Last Line: With all its beeches, we have named from you!
Variant Title(s): Poems On The Naming Of Places: To M.h.


TO MAY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though many suns have risen and set
Last Line: Part seen, imagined part!
Subject(s): May (Month)


TO MY SISTER, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is the first mild day of march
Last Line: We'll give to idleness.
Variant Title(s): A Change In The Year;lines (Written At A Small Distance From My House)
Subject(s): March (Month); Sisters; Spring; Wordsworth, Dorothy (1771-1855)


TO ROTHA Q-, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rotha, my spiritual child! This head was grey
Last Line: To summon fancies out of time's dark cell.


TO S.H, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Excuse is needless when with love sincere
Last Line: Heed not the pillage of man's ancient heart.


TO SLEEP (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fond words have oft been spoken to thee, sleep!
Last Line: Still last to come where thou art wanted most!


TO SLEEP (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O gentle sleep! Do they belong to thee
Last Line: But once and deeply let me be beguiled.


TO THE AUTHOR'S PORTRAIT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Go, faithful portrait! And where long hath knelt
Last Line: To life thou art, and, in thy truth, how dear!
Subject(s): Paintings And Painters


TO THE CLOUDS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Army of clouds! Ye winged hosts in troops
Last Line: Lodged in the bosom of eternal things?
Subject(s): Clouds


TO THE CUCKOO (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O blithe new-comer, I have heard
Last Line: That is fit home for thee!
Variant Title(s): To The Cuckoo
Subject(s): Birds; Cuckoos


TO THE CUCKOO (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not the whole warbling grove in concert heard
Last Line: And thy erratic voice be faithful to the spring!
Subject(s): Birds; Cuckoos


TO THE DAISY (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In youth from rock to rock I went
Last Line: Art nature's favourite.
Variant Title(s): To The Daisy
Subject(s): Daisies; Flowers


TO THE DAISY (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With little here to do or see
Last Line: Of thy meek nature!
Variant Title(s): To The Daisy
Subject(s): Daisies; Flowers


TO THE DAISY (3), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bright flower! Whose home is everywhere
Last Line: In peace fulfilling.
Subject(s): Daisies; Flowers


TO THE DAISY (4), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet flower! Belike one day to have
Last Line: Upon his senseless grave.
Variant Title(s): To The Daisy (From Three Elegies For John Wordsworth)


TO THE FALL OF LONSDALE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lonsdale! It were unworthy of a guest
Last Line: Shall place thy virtues out of envy's reach.


TO THE LADY ELEANOR BUTLER AND THE HONORABLE MISS PONSONBY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A stream, to mingle with your favourite dee
Last Line: Even on this earth, above the reach of time!
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


TO THE LADY FLEMING (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Blest is this isle - our native land
Last Line: To kneel together, and adore their god!


TO THE LADY FLEMING (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When in the antique age of bow and spear
Last Line: Triumphant o'er the darkness of the grave.


TO THE LADY MARY LOWTHER, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lady! I rifled a parnassian cave
Last Line: To holy musing, it may enter her.


TO THE MEMORY OF RAISLEY CALVERT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Calvert! It must not be unheard by them
Last Line: To think how much of this will be thy praise.


TO THE MEN OF KENT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Vanguard of liberty, ye men of kent
Last Line: Ye men of kent, 'tis victory or death!
Subject(s): England; War; English


TO THE MOON (COMPOSED BY THE SEASIDE, COAST OF CUMBERLAND), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wanderer! That stoop'st so low, and com'st so near
Last Line: And thou art still, o moon, that sailor's friend!
Subject(s): Moon


TO THE MOON (RYDAL), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Queen of the stars! - so gentle, so benign
Last Line: Than thy revival yields, for gladsome hope!
Subject(s): Moon


TO THE PENNSYLVANIANS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Days undefiled by luxury or sloth
Last Line: To upper air from mammon's loathsome den.
Subject(s): Pennsylvania


TO THE PLANET VENUS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What strong allurement draws, what spirit guides
Last Line: Ere we lie down in our last dormitory?
Subject(s): Venus (Planet)


TO THE PLANET VENUS, AN EVENING STAR, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though joy attend thee orient at the birth
Last Line: Celestial power, as much with love as light?
Subject(s): Venus (Planet)


TO THE REV. CHRISTOPHER WORDSWORTH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Enlightened teacher, gladly from thy hand
Last Line: Points heavenward, indicate the end and way.
Subject(s): Teaching & Teachers; Wordsworth, Christopher (1774-1846)


TO THE RIVER DERWENT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Among the mountains were we nursed, loved stream!
Last Line: Upon the proud enslavers of mankind!
Subject(s): Derwent (River) Great Britain


TO THE RIVER GRETA, NEAR KESWICK, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Greta, what fearful listening! When huge stones
Last Line: To a grieved heart, the notes are benisons.
Subject(s): Greta (River), Great Britain


TO THE SMALL CELANDINE (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pansies, lilies, kingcups, daisies
Last Line: Hymns in praise of what I love!
Variant Title(s): To The Small Celandine
Subject(s): Celandine; Plants; Planting; Planters


TO THE SMALL CELANDINE (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pleasures newly found are sweet
Last Line: Who will love my little flower.
Variant Title(s): To The Same Flower
Subject(s): Celandine; Plants; Planting; Planters


TO THE SONS OF BURNS, AFTER VISITING THE GRAVE OF FATHER, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mid crowded obelisks and urns
Last Line: And think, and fear!
Subject(s): Burns, Robert (1759-1796); Poetry & Poets


TO THE SPADE OF A FRIEND, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spade! With which wilkinson hath tilled his land
Last Line: His rustic chimney with the last of thee!


TO THE TORRENT AT THE DEVIL'S BRIDGE, NORTH WALES, 1842, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How art thou named? In search of what strange land
Last Line: Over the minds of poets, young or old!
Subject(s): Wales; Welshmen; Welshwomen


TO THOMAS CLARKSON, ... BILL FOR ABOLITION OF SLAVE TRADE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Clarkson! It was an obstinate hill to climb
Last Line: Repose at length, firm friend of human kind!
Subject(s): Slavery; Serfs


TO TOUSSAINT L'OUVERTURE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Toussaint, the most unhappy man of men
Last Line: And love, and man's unconquerable mind.
Variant Title(s): To Toussaint L'ouverture, Leader Of African Slaves
Subject(s): Religion; Toussaint L'ouverture (1743-1803); Theology


TO WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Friend of the wise! And teacher of the good!
Last Line: And when I rose, I found myself in prayer.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)


TO WILLIAM WORDSWORTH; ON THE PUBLICATION OF HIS POEM, 'PETER BELL', by BERNARD BARTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beautiful poet! As thou art
Last Line: And live in history's latest page.
Alternate Author Name(s): Quaker Poet
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)


TRAVELLING, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the spot - how mildly does the sun
Last Line: That my heart melts in me to think of it.
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF THE SAME DOG, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lie here, without a record of thy worth
Last Line: And, therefore, shalt thou be an honoured name!
Subject(s): Animals


TRUST, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If this great world of joy and pain
Last Line: To bear, and to forbear!


TWILIGHT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail, twilight, sovereign of one peaceful hour!
Last Line: As the beginning of the heavens and earth!
Subject(s): Dusk


TYNWALD HILL, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once on the top of tynwald's formal mound
Last Line: Like mona's miniature of sovereignty.


UNTERWALDEN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now couch thyself where, heard with fear afar
Last Line: Shouts from the echoing hills with savage joy.
Subject(s): Alps; Mountains; Unterwalden, Switzerland; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


UPON PERUSING THE FOREGOING EPISTLE THIRTY YEARS AFTER, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Soon did he almighty giver of all rest
Last Line: Reviewed through love's transparent veil of years?


UPON SEEING A COLOURED DRAWING OF THE BIRD OF PARADISE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who rashly strove thy image to portray?
Last Line: When most enslaved by gross realities!


UPON THE LATE GENERTAL FAST, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Reluctant call it was; the rite delayed
Last Line: Of revolution, impiously unbound!


UPON THE SIGHT OF A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE, BY G.H. BEAUMONT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Praised be the art whose subtle power could stay
Last Line: The appropriate calm of blest eternity.
Variant Title(s): Upon The Sight Of A Beautiful Picture
Subject(s): Paintings And Painters


UPON THE SIGHT OF THE PORTRAIT OF A FEMALE FRIEND, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Upon those lips, those placid lips, I look
Last Line: And ask not speech from them, but long for breath.
Subject(s): Portraits


URSEREN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From the green vale of urseren smooth and wide
Last Line: Alike in whelming snows and roaring waves.
Subject(s): Reuss (River), Switzerland


VALEDICTORY SONNET, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Serving no haughty muse, my hands have here
Last Line: Grant me thy love, I crave no other fee!
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


VERNAL ODE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath the concave of an april sky
Last Line: And earth and stars composed a universal heaven!


VIEW FROM THE TOP OF BLACKCOMB, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This height a ministering angel might select
Last Line: Of britain's calm felicity and power!


WATER FOWL, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mark how the feathered tenants of the flood
Last Line: As if they scorned both resting-place and rest!
Subject(s): Lakes; Waterfowl; Pools; Ponds


WE ARE SEVEN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A simple child
Last Line: "and said, ""nay, we are seven."
Subject(s): Children; Supernatural; Childhood


WEAK IS THE WILL OF MAN, HIS JUDGMENT BLIND, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And do not shrink from sorrow's keenest wind
Subject(s): Imagination


WHAT BOOTS THE QUEST?, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Alas! What boots the long, laborious quest
Last Line: Then all the pride of intellect and thought?


WHAT HEAVENLY SMILES! O LADY MINE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And from the headlong streams.
Subject(s): Smiles


WHAT IF OUR NUMBERS BARELY COULD DEFY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of a just god for liberty and right.
Subject(s): Power; Justice; Equality


WHEN SEVERN'S SWEEPING FLOOD HAD OVERTHROWN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Let not our times halt in their better choice!
Subject(s): Severn (River), England; Floods; Wales; Churches


WHEN, TO THE ATTRACTIONS OF THE BUSY WORLD, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Mingling most earnest wishes for the day
Subject(s): Brothers; Nature


WHERE LIES THE LAND, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where lies the land to which yon ship must go?
Last Line: Is with me at thy farewell, joyous bark!
Variant Title(s): Sonnet
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


WHERE LIES THE TRUTH? HAS MAN, IN WISDOM'S CREED, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: A happier, brighter, purer heaven than theirs
Subject(s): Truth


WHILE BEAMS OF ORIENT LIGHT SHOOT WIDE AND HIGH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Gleams from a world in which the saints repose
Subject(s): Beauty; Imagination; Dawn


WHO BUT IS PLEASED TO WATCH THE MOON ON HIGH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: The wanderer lost in more determined gloom
Subject(s): Moon


WHO FANCIED WHAT A PRETTY SIGHT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Where life is wise and innocent
Subject(s): Stones


WHY SHOULD THE ENTHUSIAST, JOURNEYING THROUGH THIS ISLE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: If that be reverenced which ought to last
Subject(s): Travel


WHY, MINSTREL, THESE UNTUNEFUL MURMURINGS', by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: To its sad lord, far from his native fields?
Subject(s): Homesickness; Longing; Loss; Music & Musicians


WILLIAM WORDSWORTH; 1845, by FRANCIS TURNER PALGRAVE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gentle and grave, in simple dress
Last Line: That those white hands were laid on me
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)


WITH HOW SAD STEPS, O MOON, THOU CLIMB'ST THE SKY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Queen both for beauty and for majesty


WOODLAND WALKS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How sweet it is, when mother fancy rocks
Last Line: And leap at once from the delicious stream.


WORDSWORTH'S GRAVE, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The old rude church, with bare, bald tower, is here
Last Line: In rest, in peace, his labour nobly done.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Graves; Poetry & Poets; Wordsworth, William (1770-1850); Tombs; Tombstones


WRITTEN AFTER THE DEATH OF CHARLES LAMB, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To a good man of most dear memory
Last Line: To the blest world where parting is unknown.
Subject(s): Lamb, Charles (1775-1834)


WRITTEN AT THE REQUEST OF SIR GEORGE BEAUMONT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye lime-trees, ranged before this hallowed urn
Last Line: Feeling what england lost when reynolds died.


WRITTEN IN A BLANK LEAF OF MACPHERSON'S OSSIAN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oft have I caught, upon a fitful breeze
Last Line: Of glory by urania led!
Subject(s): Macpherson, James (1736-1796)


WRITTEN IN A GROTTO, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O moon! If ever I joyed when thy soft light
Last Line: Guide hither, o sweet moon, the maid I love so well.


WRITTEN IN GERMANY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A fig for your languages, german and norse
Last Line: And back to the forests again!


WRITTEN IN MARCH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The cock is crowing
Last Line: The rain is over and gone!
Variant Title(s): Lines Written In March;a March Landscape;march;the Merry Month Of March
Subject(s): Hope; March (Month); Optimism


WRITTEN IN VERY EARLY YOUTH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Calm is all nature as a resting wheel
Last Line: The officious touch that makes me droop again.


WRITTEN UPON A BLANK LEAF IN, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


WRITTEN WITH A PENCIL UPON A STONE IN THE WALL, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rude is this ediface, and thou hast seen
Last Line: Fair sights, and visions of romantic joy!


WRITTEN WITH A SLATE PENCIL ON A STONE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stay, bold adventurer; rest awhile thy limbs
Last Line: Upon the blinded mountain's silent top!


WRITTEN WITH A SLATE PENCIL UPON A STONE, THE LARGEST, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stranger! This hillock of mis-shapen stones
Last Line: And let the redbreast hop from stone to stone.


YARROW REVISITED, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The gallant youth, who may have gained
Last Line: To memory's shadowy moonshine!
Subject(s): Yarrow (Water), Scotland


YARROW UNVISITED, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From stirling castle we had seen
Last Line: "the bonny holms of yarrow!"
Subject(s): Yarrow (Water), Scotland


YARROW VISITED, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And is this -- yarrow? -- tis the stream
Last Line: And cheer my mind in sorrow.
Subject(s): Yarrow (Water), Scotland


YES, THOU ART FAIR, YET BE NOT MOVED, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: In sky, air, earth, and ocean.
Subject(s): Beauty; Inspiration


YEW-TREES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a yew-tree, pride of lorton vale
Last Line: Murmuring from glaramara's inmost caves.
Subject(s): Yew Trees


YOUNG ENGLAND - WHAT IS THEN BECOME OF OLD, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Let babes and sucklings be thy oracles
Subject(s): England; Tradition