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lish Lake District as interpreted in the Poems of Wordsworth,’ 1891, and Canon Rawnsley's ‘Literary Associations of the English Lakes,’ Glasgow, 1894.

Wordsworth's works are: 1. ‘An Evening Walk: an Epistle ... to a Young Lady from the Lakes of the North of England,’ 1793. 2. ‘Descriptive Sketches in Verse,’ ‘taken during a pedestrian tour in the Italian, Grison, Swiss, and Savoyard Alps,’ 1793. 3. ‘Lyrical Ballads, with a few other poems,’ 1798, 1 vol. 8vo (anon.) There are four poems by Coleridge. A reprint, edited by Professor Dowden, was published in 1891; and another, edited by Mr. T. Hutchinson, in 1898 (both with valuable notes). 4. ‘Lyrical Ballads, with other poems,’ 1800, 2 vols. 8vo. The first represents the volume of 1798, and is called ‘second edition,’ omitting ‘The Convict,’ by Wordsworth, including Coleridge's ‘Love,’ making some changes, and adding a ‘preface;’ reprinted in 1802 at Philadelphia, U.S. The second volume, containing new poems, is not called second edition. Another edition appeared in 1802, vol. i. called a ‘third edition,’ and vol. ii., to which are added the ‘preface’ of 1800 and an ‘appendix’ on poetic diction, ‘second edition;’ and another, in two volumes, both called ‘fourth edition,’ in 1805. 5. ‘Poems in two volumes,’ 1807, 2 vols. 8vo. 6. ‘Concerning the Relations of Great Britain, Spain, and Portugal to each other, and to the Common Enemy at this Crisis, and specifically as affected by the Convention of Cintra . . .,’ 1809, 1 vol. 8vo; 2nd edit. 1820; new edit. 1836. 7. ‘The Excursion, being a portion of the Recluse,’ 1814, 4to. In the notes is the ‘essay upon epitaphs,’ from the ‘Friend’ of 22 Feb. 1810. 8. ‘The White Doe of Rylstone; or the Fate of the Nortons,’ 1815, 1 vol. 4to; ‘includes the Force of Prayer; or the Founding of Bolton Abbey.’ 9. ‘A Letter to a Friend of Robert Burns’ (James Gray), 1816, 1 vol. 8vo. 10. ‘Thanksgiving Ode, 18 Jan. 1816, with other short pieces, chiefly referring to recent events,’ 1816, 1 vol. 8vo. 11. ‘Two Addresses to the Freeholders of Westmoreland,’ 1818, 1 vol. 8vo. 12. ‘Peter Bell: a Tale in Verse,’ 1819, 1 vol. 8vo (with four sonnets); 2nd edit. 1819. 13. ‘The Waggoner: a poem; to which are added Sonnets,’ 1819. 14. ‘The River Duddon: a Series of Sonnets, Vaudracour and Julia, and other Poems, to which is annexed "A Topographical Description of the Country of the Lakes . . ,"’ 1820, 1 vol. 8vo. The topographical description was first prefixed to the Rev. Joseph Wilkinson's ‘Select Views in Cumberland, &c.’ (fol. 1810). A third edition (first separately published) in 1822, fourth 1823, fifth as ‘A Guide through the Lakes,’ with ‘considerable additions,’ 1835. 15. ‘Memorials of a Tour on the Continent, 1822,’ 1 vol. 8vo. 16. ‘Ecclesiastical Sketches,’ [1822], 1 vol. 8vo. 17. ‘Lines after the Death of Charles Lamb,’ privately printed without title or date in 1835 or 1836. 18. ‘Yarrow Revisited, and other Poems,’ 1835, 1vol. 12mo; again in 1839. 19. ‘The Sonnets of W. Wordsworth . . . with a few additional ones now first published,’ 1838, 1 vol. 8vo. 20. ‘Poems chiefly of early and late years,’ including ‘The Borderers,’ 1842, 1 vol. 8vo; also issued as vol. vii. to ‘Poetical Works’ of 1836. 21. ‘Kendal and Windermere Railway: Two letters reprinted from the Morning Post, revised, with additions,’ n.d. (end of 1844). 22. ‘Ode on the Installation of H.R.H. Prince Albert as Chancellor of the University of Cambridge,’ [1847], 4to. 23. ‘The Prelude, or Growth of a Poet's Mind,’ 1850, 1 vol. 8vo (posthumous). 24. The first book of the ‘Recluse’ was published in 1888.

Collective editions during Wordsworth's life are: 1. ‘Poems,’ 1815, 2 vols. 8vo. It included previous publications, except the ‘Excursion,’ and some additional poems. There was a new preface, and at the end of vol. i. an essay, supplementary to the preface. The old preface and appendix are at the end of vol. ii. A third volume was made up in 1820 by binding together ‘Peter Bell,’ the ‘River Duddon,’ the ‘Waggoner,’ and the ‘Thanksgiving Ode.’ 2. ‘Miscellaneous Poems,’ 1820, 4 vols. 12mo; includes all except the ‘Excursion;’ it was republished at Boston, Mass. 3. ‘Poetical Works,’ 1827, 5 vols. 12mo; including the ‘Excursion;’ reprinted by Galignani in Paris, 1828. 4. ‘Poetical Works,’ 1832, 4 vols. 8vo. 5. ‘Poetical Works,’ 1836, 6 vols. 8vo. Moxon's stereotyped edition, reprinted 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1846, 1849. A supplement, containing new sonnets and some Latin translations by his son John, was added to vol. v. of 1840, and ‘Poems of Early and Late Years’ of 1842 was added as a seventh volume. 6. ‘Poems,’ 1845, 1 vol. royal 8vo; reprinted in 1846, 1847, 1849, 1851. 7. ‘Poetical Works,’ 1849−50, 6 vols. 12mo. Wordsworth published a translation of part of the first book of the ‘Æneid’' in the ‘Philological Museum’ for 1832. The chief later editions are that by Professor Knight in eight volumes octavo (1882−6), followed by his ‘Life’ in 3 vols.; edition in one volume octavo, with preface by Mr. John Morley, 1888; the Aldine edition in 7 vols. sm. 8vo, 1893, edited by Professor