Poetical Works of William Wordsworth



Bibliographic Record

Index to Poems, Chronologically

Lines written as a School Exercise
Extract from the Conclusion of a Poem
Written in very Early Youth
An Evening Walk. Addressed to a Young Lady
Lines written while sailing in a Boat at Evening
Remembrance of Collins
Descriptive Sketches
Guilt and Sorrow; or, Incidents upon Salisbury Plain
Lines left upon a Seat in a Yew-tree
The Borderers. A Tragedy
The Reverie of Poor Susan
The Birth of Love
A Night-Piece
We are Seven
Anecdote for Fathers
The Thorn
Goody Blake and Harry Gill. A true Story
Her eyes are Wild
Simon Lee, the old Huntsman
Lines written in Early Spring
To my Sister
A whirl-blast from behind the hill
Expostulation and Reply
The Tables Turned
The Complaint of a Forsaken Indian Woman
The Last of the Flock
The Idiot Boy
Lines composed a few miles above Tintern Abbey
The Old Cumberland Beggar
Animal Tranquillity and Decay
Peter Bell. A Tale
The Simplon Pass
Influence of Natural Objects
There was a Boy
Strange fits of passion have I known
She dwelt among the untrodden ways
I travelled among unknown men
Three years she grew in sun and shower
A slumber did my spirit seal
A Poet’s Epitaph
Address to the Scholars of the Village School of ——
The two April Mornings
The Fountain. A Conversation
To a Sexton
The Danish Boy. A Fragment
Lucy Gray; or, Solitude
Written in Germany, on one of the coldest days of the Century
The Brothers
Michael. A Pastoral Poem
The Idle Shepherd-boys; or, Dungeon-Ghyll Force. A Pastoral
The Pet-lamb. A Pastoral
Poems on the Naming of Places:
  1. It was an April morning, fresh and clear
  2. To Joanna
  3. There is an Eminence,–of these our hills
  4. A narrow girdle of rough stones and crags
  5. To M. H.
The Waterfall and the Eglantine
The Oak and the Broom. A Pastoral
Hart-leap Well
‘Tis said, that some have died for love
The Childless Father
Song for the Wandering Jew
Rural Architecture
Ellen Irwin; or, The Braes of Kirtle
Andrew Jones
The Two Thieves; or, The Last Stage of Avarice
A Character
  1. For the Spot where the Hermitage stood on St. Herbert’s Island, Derwentwater
  2. Written with a Pencil upon a Stone
  3. Written with a Slate Pencil upon a Stone
The Sparrow’s Nest
Pelion and Ossa flourish side by side
The Prioress’ Tale (from Chaucer)
The Cuckoo and the Nightingale (from Chaucer)
Troilus and Cresida (from Chaucer)
The Sailor’s Mother
Alice Fell; or, Poverty
To a Butterfly (first poem)
The Emigrant Mother
My heart leaps up when I behold
Among all lovely things my Love had been
Written in March, while resting on the Bridge at the foot of Brothers Water
The Redbreast chasing the Butterfly
To a Butterfly (second poem)
To the Small Celandine (first poem)
To the same Flower (second poem)
Resolution and Independence
I grieved for Buonaparte
A Farewell
The Sun has long been set
Composed upon Westminster Bridge, Sept. 3, 1802
Composed by the Sea-side, near Calais, August 1802
Calais, August 1802
Composed near Calais, on the Road leading to Ardres, August 7, 1802
Calais, August 15, 1802
It is a beauteous evening, calm and free
On the Extinction of the Venetian Republic
The King of Sweden
To Toussaint L’Ouverture
Composed in the Valley near Dover, on the day of landing
September 1, 1802
Near Dover, September 1802
Written in London, September 1802
London, 1802
Great men have been among us
It is not to be thought of
When I have borne in memory
Composed after a Journey across the Hambleton Hills, Yorkshire
Stanzas written in my Pocket-copy of Thomson’s “Castle of Indolence”
To H. C. Six years old
To the Daisy (first poem)
To the same Flower (second poem)
To the Daisy (third poem)
The Green Linnet
Who fancied what a pretty sight
It is no Spirit who from heaven hath flown
Memorials of a Tour in Scotland, 1803
  1. Departure from the vale of Grasmere, August 1803
  2. At the Grave of Burns, 1803. Seven years after his death
  3. Thoughts suggested the Day following, on the Banks of Nith, near the Poet’s Residence
  4. To the Sons of Burns, after visiting the Grave of their Father
  5. To a Highland Girl
  6. Glen Almain; or, The Narrow Glen
  7. Stepping Westward
  8. The Solitary Reaper
  9. Address to Kilchurn Castle, upon Loch Awe
  10. Rob Roy’s Grave
  11. Sonnet. Composed at —— Castle
  12. Yarrow Unvisited
  13. The Matron of Jedborough and her Husband
  14. Fly, some kind Harbinger, to Grasmere-dale!
  15. The Blind Highland Boy
October 1803
There is a bondage worse, far worse, to bear
October 1803
England! the time is come when thou should’st wean
October 1803
To the Men of Kent. October 1803
In the Pass of Killicranky, an invasion being expected, October 1803
Anticipation. October 1803
Lines on the expected Invasion
The Farmer of Tilsbury Vale
To the Cuckoo
She was a Phantom of delight
I wandered lonely as a cloud
The Affliction of Margaret ——
The Forsaken
Repentance. A Pastoral Ballad
The Seven Sisters; or, The Solitude of Binnorie
Address to my Infant Daughter, Dora
The Kitten and Falling Leaves
To the Spade of a Friend
The Small Celandine (third poem)
At Applethwaite, near Keswick, 1804
To the Supreme Being. From the Italian of Michael Angelo.
Ode to Duty
To a Skylark
Incident characteristic of a Favourite Dog
Tribute to the Memory of the same Dog
To the Daisy (fourth poem)
Elegiac Stanzas, suggested by a Picture of Peele Castle in a Storm, painted by Sir George Beaumont
Elegiac Verses in memory of my Brother
When, to the attractions of the busy world
Louisa. After accompanying her on a Mountain Excursion
To a Young Lady, who had been reproached for taking long Walks in the Country
Vaudracour and Julia
The Cottager to her Infant, by my Sister
The Waggoner
French Revolution
The Prelude or, Growth of a Poet’s Mind: Advertisement
Book First: Introduction–Childhood and School-time
Book Second: School-time (continued)
Book Third: Residence at Cambridge
Book Fourth: Summer Vacation
Book Fifth: Books
Book Sixth: Cambridge and the Alps
Book Seventh: Residence in London
Book Eighth: Retrospect–Love of Nature Leading to Love of Man
Book Ninth: Residence in France
Book Tenth: Residence in France (continued)
Book Eleventh: France (concluded)
Book Twelfth: Imagination and Taste; How Impaired and Restored
Book Thirteenth: Imagination and Taste; How Impaired and Restored (concluded)
Book Fourteenth: Conclusion
The Recluse
Character of the Happy Warrior
The Horn of Egremont Castle
A Complaint
Stray Pleasures
Power of Music
Yes, it was the mountain Echo
Nuns fret not at their convent’s narrow room
Personal Talk
“Beloved Vale!” I said, “when I shall con
How sweet it is, when mother Fancy rocks
Those words were uttered as in pensive mood
Composed by the side of Grasmere Lake
With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb’st the sky
The world is too much with us; late and soon
With Ships the sea was sprinkled far and nigh
Where lies the Land to which yon Ship must go?
To Sleep
To Sleep
To Sleep
Michael Angelo in reply to the passage upon his Statue of Night sleeping
From the Italian of Michael Angelo
From the Same
To the Memory of Raisley Calvert
Methought I saw the footsteps of a throne
Lines composed at Grasmere
November 1806
Address to a Child, during a boisterous winter Evening, by my Sister
Ode. Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood
A Prophecy. February 1807
Thought of a Briton on the Subjugation of Switzerland
To Thomas Clarkson, on the Final Passing of the Bill for the Abolition of the Slave Trade
The Mother’s Return, by my Sister
O Nightingale! thou surely art
To Lady Beaumont
Though narrow be that old Man’s cares
Song at the Feast of Brougham Castle
The White Doe of Rylstone; or, The Fate of the Nortons
The Force of Prayer; or, The Founding of Bolton Priory. A tradition
Composed while the Author was engaged in Writing a Tract occasioned by the Convention of Cintra
Composed at the same Time and on the same Occasion,
George and Sarah Green
Advance–come forth from thy Tyrolean ground
Feelings of the Tyrolese
Alas! what boots the long laborious quest
And is it among rude untutored Dales
O’er the wide earth, on mountain and on plain
On the Final Submission of the Tyrolese
Hail, Zaragoza! If with unwet eye
Say, what is Honour?–‘Tis the finest sense
The martial courage of a day is vain
Brave Schill! by death delivered, take thy flight
Call not the royal Swede unfortunate
Look now on that Adventurer who hath paid
Is there a power that can sustain and cheer
Ah! where is Palafox? Nor tongue nor pen
In due observance of an ancient rite
Feelings of a Noble Biscayan at one of those Funerals
On a celebrated Event in Ancient History
Upon the same Event
The Oak of Guernica
Indignation of a high-minded Spaniard
Avaunt all specious pliancy of mind
O’erweening Statesmen have full long relied
The French and the Spanish Guerillas
Epitaphs translated from Chiabrera
  1. Weep not, beloved Friends! nor let the air
  2. Perhaps some needful service of the State
  3. O Thou who movest onward with a mind
  4. There never breathed a man who, when his life
  5. True is it that Ambrosio Salinero
  6. Destined to war from very infancy
  7. O flower of all that springs from gentle blood
  8. Not without heavy grief of heart did He
  9. Pause, courteous Spirit!–Balbi supplicates
Maternal Grief
Characteristics of a Child three Years old
Spanish Guerillas
The power of Armies is a visible thing
Here pause: the poet claims at least this praise
Epistle to Sir George Howland Beaumont, Bart. From the South-West Coast of Cumberland
Upon perusing the foregoing Epistle thirty years after its Composition
Upon the sight of a Beautiful Picture, painted by Sir G. H. Beaumont, Bart.
  1. In the Grounds of Coleorton, the Seat of Sir George Beaumont, Bart., Leicestershire
  2. In a Garden of the Same
  3. Written at the Request of Sir George Beaumont, Bart., and in his Name, for an Urn
  4. For a Seat in the Groves of Coleorton
Song for the Spinning-Wheel
Composed on the eve of the Marriage of a Friend in the Vale of Grasmere
View from the top of Black Comb
Written with a Slate Pencil on a Stone, on the Side of the Mountain of Black Comb
November 1813
The Excursion. Note & Preface
Book First: The Wanderer
Book Second: The Solitary
Book Third: Despondency
Book Fourth: Despondency Corrected
Book Fifth: The Pastor
Book Sixth: The Churchyard among the Mountains
Book Seventh: The Churchyard among the Mountains–(continued)
Book Eighth: The Parsonage
Book Ninth: Discourse of the Wanderer, and an Evening Visit to the Lake
Dion (see Plutarch)
Memorials of a Tour in Scotland, 1814
  1. Suggested by a beautiful ruin upon one of the Islands of Loch Lomond
  2. Composed at Cora Linn, in sight of Wallace’s Tower
  3. Effusion in the Pleasure-ground on the banks of the Bran, near Dunkeld
  4. Yarrow Visited, September 1814
From the dark chambers of dejection freed
Lines written on a Blank Leaf in a Copy of the Author’s Poem, “The Excursion,” upon hearing of the Death of the late Vicar of Kendal
To B. R. Haydon
Artegal and Elidure
September 1815
November 1
The fairest, brightest, hues of ether fade
“Weak is the will of Man, his judgment blind
Hail, Twilight, sovereign of one peaceful hour!
The Shepherd, looking eastward, softly said
Even as a dragon’s eye that feels the stress
Mark the concentred hazels that enclose
To the Poet, John Dyer
Brook! whose society the Poet seeks
Surprised by joy–impatient as the Wind
Ode.–The Morning of the Day appointed for a General Thanksgiving, January 18, 1816
Invocation to the Earth, February 1816
Ode composed in January 1816
The French Army in Russia, 1812-13
On the same occasion
By Moscow self-devoted to a blaze
The Germans on the Heights of Hochheim
Siege of Vienna raised by John Sobieski
Occasioned by the Battle of Waterloo, February 1816
Occasioned by the same battle
Emperors and Kings, how oft have temples rung
Feelings of a French Royalist
Translation of part of the First Book of the Aeneid
A Fact, and an Imagination; or, Canute and Alfred, on the Seashore
To Dora
To ——, on her First Ascent to the Summit of Helvellyn
Vernal Ode
Ode to Lycoris. May 1817
To the Same
The Longest Day. Addressed to my Daughter
Hint from the Mountains for certain Political Pretenders
The Pass of Kirkstone
Lament of Mary Queen of Scots, on the Eve of a New Year
Sequel to the “Beggars,” 1802. Composed many years after
The Pilgrim’s Dream; or, The Star and the Glow-worm
Inscriptions supposed to be found in and near a Hermit’s Cell
  1. Hopes what are they?–Beads of morning Inscribed upon a Rock
  2. Pause, Traveller! whosoe’er thou be.
  3. Hast thou seen, with flash incessant.
  4. Troubled long with warring notions.
  5. Not seldom, clad in radiant vest.
Composed upon an Evening of extraordinary Splendour and Beauty
Composed during a Storm
Pure element of waters! wheresoe’er.
Malham Cove
Aerial Rock–whose solitary brow
The Wild Duck’s Nest
Written upon a Blank Leaf in “The Complete Angler”
Captivity–Mary Queen of Scots
To a Snowdrop
On seeing a tuft of Snowdrops in a Storm
Composed in one of the Valleys of Westmoreland, on Easter Sunday
Grief, thou hast lost an ever-ready friend
I watch, and long have watched, with calm regret
I heard (alas! ’twas only in a dream)
The Haunted Tree. To ——
September 1819
Upon the same Occasion
There is a little unpretending Rill
Composed on the Banks of a Rocky Stream
On the death of His Majesty (George the Third)
The stars are mansions built by Nature’s hand
To the Lady Mary Lowther
On the Detraction which followed the Publication of a certain Poem
Oxford, May 30, 1820
Oxford, May 30, 1820
June 1820
Memorials of a Tour on the Continent, 1820

  1. Fish-women–On Landing at Calais
  2. Bruges
  3. Bruges
  4. After visiting the Field of Waterloo
  5. Between Namur and Liege
  6. Aix-la-Chapelle
  7. In the Cathedral at Cologne
  8. In a Carriage, upon the Banks of the Rhine
  9. Hymn for the Boatmen, as they approach the Rapids under the Castle of Heidelberg
  10. The Source of the Danube
  11. On approaching the Staub-bach, Lauterbrunnen
  12. The Fall of the Aar–Handec
  13. Memorial, near the Outlet of the Lake of Thun
  14. Composed in one of the Catholic Cantons
  15. After-thought
  16. Scene on the Lake of Brientz
  17. Engelberg, the Hill of Angels
  18. Our Lady of the Snow
  19. Effusion in Presence of the Painted Tower of Tell at Altorf
  20. The Tower of Schwytz
  21. On hearing the “Ranz des Vaches” on the Top of the Pass of St. Gothard
  22. Fort Fuentes
  23. The Church of San Salvador, seen from the Lake of Lugano
  24. The Italian Itinerant, and the Swiss Goatherd–Part IPart II
  25. The Last Supper, by Leonardo da Vinci
  26. The Eclipse of the Sun, 1820
  27. The Three Cottage Girls
  28. The Column intended by Buonaparte for a Triumphal Edifice in Milan
  29. Stanzas composed in the Simplon Pass
  30. Echo, upon the Gemmi
  31. Processions. Suggested on a Sabbath Morning in the Vale of Chamouny
  32. Elegiac Stanzas
  33. Sky-Prospect–From the Plain of France
  34. On being Stranded near the Harbour of Boulogne
  35. After landing–the Valley of Dover, November 1820
  36. At Dover
  37. Desultory Stanzas, upon receiving the preceding Sheets from the Press

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