Lyrical ballads/Volume 2

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LYRICAL BALLADS,


WITH


OTHER POEMS.


IN TWO VOLUMES.


By W. WORDSWORTH.





Quam nihil ad genium, Papiniane, tuum!


VOL. II.


LONDON:

PRINTED FOR T. N. LONGMAN AND O. REES, PATERNOSTER-ROW,

BY BIGGS AND CO. BRISTOL.

1800.


CONTENTS.

 


Page
Hart-leap Well 1
There was a Boy, &c 14
The Brothers, a Pastoral Poem 19
Ellen Irwin, or the Braes of Kirtle 46
Strange fits of passion I have known, &c. 50
Song 52
A slumber did my spirit seal, &c. 53
The Waterfall and the Eglantine 54
The Oak and the Broom, a Pastoral 58
Lucy Gray 64
The Idle Shepherd-Boys, or Dungeon-Gill Force, a Pastoral 69
'Tis said that some have died for love, &c. 76
Poor Susan 80
Inscription for the Spot where the Hermitage stood on St. Herbert's Island, Derwent-Water 82
Inscription for the House (an Out-house) on the Island at Grasmere 84
To a Sexton 86
Andrew Jones 89
The two Theives, or the last stage of Avarice 92
A whirl-blast from behind the Hill, &c. 96
Song for the wandering Jew 98
Ruth 103
Lines written with a Slate-Pencil upon a Stone, &c. 117
Lines written on a Tablet in a School 120
The two April Mornings 123
The Fountain, a conversation 127
Nutting 132
Three years she grew in sun and shower, &c. 136
The Pet-Lamb, a Pastoral 139
Written in Germany on one of the coldest days of the century 144
The Childless Father 147
The Old Cumberland Beggar, a Description 151
Rural Architecture 163
A Poet's Epitaph 165
A Character 169
A Fragment 171
Poems on the Naming of Places 177 to 196
Michael, a Pastoral 199
Notes to the Poem of The Brothers 226
Notes to the Poem of Michael 227