Table of Contents: The Broadview Anthology of Romantic Poetry

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    • Political Parties and Royal Allegiances
      Imperial Expansion
      The Romantic Mind and Its Literary Productions
      The Business of Literature
      A Changing Language
    • Ode to Fear
    • The Deserted Village
    • from The Task
      • from Book 1: The Sofa
        from Book 2: The Time-Piece [On Slavery]
        from Book 4: The Winter Evening
        from Book 6: The Winter Walk at Noon

      Sweet Meat Has Sour Sauce
      The Negro’s Complaint
      The Castaway
      On the Loss of the Royal George

    • Selections from Hannah Cowley and Robert Merry’s Exchange in The World
      • Adieu and Recall to Love
        To Della Crusca: The Pen
        To Anna Matilda
        To Della Crusca

      Invocation to Horror

    • Summer Evening’s Meditation
      The Groans of the Tankard
      The Mouse’s Petition
      Autumn: A Fragment
      Epistle to William Wilberforce
      To the Poor
      Washing Day
      Eighteen Hundred and Eleven, A Poem<
      On the Death of the Princess Charlotte
      To a Little Invisible Being Who is Expected Soon to Become Visible
      The Rights of Woman
      The Baby-House
      The First Fire, October 1st, 1815
    • Slavery: A Poem
      The Hackney Coachman
      Dan and Jane: or Faith and Works. A Tale
      Inscription of a Cenotaph in a Garden, Erected to a Deceased Friend
    • Preface to the 1772 edition of Poems
      A Chinese Ode

      • Paraphrased
        The Verbal Translation
    • A Hymn to Nãrãyena
    • from Elegiac Sonnets
      • 1 (“The partial Muse, has from my earliest hours”)
        2 Written at the Close of Spring
        11 To Sleep
        39 To Night
        44 Written in the Church-yard at Middleton in Sussex
        59 Written September 1791
        70 On being cautioned against walking on an headland overlooking the sea
        74 The Winter Night
        84 To the Muse
    • Beachy Head
      The Emigrants (
    • from Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France
      from Thomas Paine, Rights of Man
      from Richard Price, A Discourse on the Love of Our Country
      Samual Taylor Coleridge, Letter to Charles Heath, 29 August 1794
      Samual Taylor Coleridge, “Pantisocracy”
      Robert Southey, “On the Prospect of Establishing a Pantisocracy in America”
      from Samual Taylor Coleridge, “Once a Jacobin Always a Jacobin”
      Thomas Spence, “The Rights of Man for Me: A Song”
      from George Walker, The Vagabond

      • from The Preface
    • from Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne, Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte
      • from Chapter 18: 1799
        from Chapter 22: 1799
        from Chapter 28: 1800
    • from Barry Edmund O’ Meara, Letter to Sir Hudson Lowe, 28 January 1817
      from Madame (Germaine) de Stael, Considerations of the Principle Events of the French Revolution

      • from Chapter 4: The Advance of Bonaparte’s Absolute Power
        from Chapter 8: On Exile
        from Chapter 19: Intoxication of Power; Bonaparte’s Reverses and Abdication
        from Chapter 13: Bonaparte’s Return
    • from The Corsican: A Diary of Napoleon’s Life in His Own Words
      Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Feelings of a Republican on the fall of Bonaparte”
      from Thomas Babington Macaulay, “Hallam’s Constitutional History”
      from Anna Liddiard, “Address to Peace”
    • To Maecenas
    • To the University of Cambridge, in New-England
    • To the King’s Most Excellent Majesty
    • On Being Brought from Africa to America
    • On the Death of a Young Lady of Five Years of Age
    • On the Death of a Young Gentleman
    • An Hymn to the Morning
    • On Recollection
    • On Imagination
    • To the Right Honourable William, Earl of Dartmouth, His Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for North-America
    • To S.M., a Young African Painter, On Seeing His Works
    • A Farewell to America. To Mrs. S.W.
    • To His Excellency General Washington
    • On the Death of General Wooster
    • On the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield
    • Selected Letters
    • To Obour Tanner, 19 May 1772
    • To Selina Hastings, 27 June 1773
    • To Colonel David Wooster, 18 October 1773
    • To Obour Tanner, 30 October 1773
    • To Samson Occom, 11 Febrary 1774
    • IN CONTEXT: Preface to Phillis Wheatley’s Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral
    • IN CONTEXT: Reactions to Phillis Wheatley’s Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral
      • Letter from Ignatius Sancho to Jabez Fisher, 27 January 1778
      • from Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia (1784)
    • from The Borough
      • The Poor of the Borough: Peter Grimes
    • Arabella
    • Address to Sensibility
      To Indifference
      A Poem on the Inhumanity of the Slave Trade
      • from Songs of Innocence and of Experience
        • from Songs of Innocence
          • Introduction
            The Echoing Green
            The Lamb
            The Little Black Boy
            The Chimney Sweeper
            The Divine Image
            Holy Thursday
            Infant Joy
            Nurse’s Song
      • IN CONTEXT: Charles Lamb, The Praise of Chimney-Sweepers
        • from Songs of Experience
          • Introduction
            The Clod & the Pebble
            Holy Thursday
            The Chimney Sweeper
            The Sick Rose
            The Fly
            The Tyger
            Ah! Sun-Flower
            The Garden of Love
            The Human Abstract
            Infant Sorrow
            A Poison Tree
      • The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
        A Song of Liberty
        from Milton

        • Preface
          [And did those feet in ancient time]
      • IN CONTEXT: “A Most Extraordinary Man”
        • from Charles Lamb, Letter to Bernard Barton, 15 May 1824
          from John Thomas Smith, Nollekens and His Times
    • January, 1795
      from Sappho and Phaon

      • Sonnet 4 (“Why, when I gaze on Phaon’s beauteous eyes”)
        Sonnet 12 (“Now, o’er the tesselated pavement strew”)
        Sonnet 18 (“Why art thou chang’d? Oh Phaon! Tell me why?”)
        Sonnet 30 (“O’er the tall cliff that bounds the billowy main”)
        Sonnet 37 (“When, in the gloomy mansion of the dead”)
    • The African
      The Negro Girl
      The Haunted Beach
      All Alone
      The Lascar
      London’s Summer Morning
      To the Poet Coleridge
      • from William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England, Book 1
        • Chapter 15: Of Husband and Wife
      • from Catharine Macaulay, Letters on Education
        • from Letter 21: Morals Must Be Taught on Immutable Principles
          from Letter 22: No Characteristic Difference in Sex
      • from Olympe de Gouges, The Rights of Woman
        from Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
        Contemporary Reviews of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
        from Maria Edgeworth and Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Practical Education, Prudence and Economy
        from Priscilla Wakefield, Reflections on the Present Condition of the Female Sex; With Suggestions for Its Improvement

        • from Chapter 3
          from Chapter 6
      • from Richard Polwhele, “The Unsexed Females: A Poem, Addressed to the Author of The Pursuits of Literature
        from Mary Robinson, A Letter to the Women of England
        from Hannah More, Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education

        • from Volume 1, Chapter 4: Comparison of the Mode of Female Education in the Last Age with the Present Age
          from Volume 1, Chapter 6: On the early Forming of habits. On the Necessity of the Forming the Judgement to Direct Those Habits
      • from William Thompson and Anna Wheeler, Appeal of One Half the Human Race, Women, Against the Pretentions of the Other Half, Men, To Retrain Them in Political, and Thence in Civil and Domestic Slavery
        • from Introductory Letter to Mrs. Wheeler
          from Part 2
      • Isabel Pagan, “Account of the Author’s Lifetime”
    • To a Mouse, On Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough
      The Fornicator
      The Holy Fair
      Address to the De’il
      Tam O’Shanter, A Tale
      Flow gently, sweet Afton
      Ae Fond Kiss
      Robert Bruce’s March to Bannockburn
      A Man’s A Man for A’ That
      Comin’ thro’ the Rye
      A Red, Red Rose
      Auld Lang Syne
      Love and Liberty. A Cantata
    • A Mother to Her Waking Infant
      A Child to His Sick Grandfather
      A Summer’s Day
      A Winter Day
      Song, Woo’d and Married and A’
      De Monfort
    • Ellenore
    • Morning. Rosamonde
      Evening. Gertrude
      from The Enthusiast

      • Songs of Arla
        A Song of Arla, Written during her Enthusiasm
    • from Lyrical Ballads, 1798
      • Advertisement
        Goody Blake, and Harry Gill, A True Story
        Simon Lee
        We Are Seven
        Lines Written in Early Spring
        The Thorn
        The Idiot Boy
        Expostulation and Reply
        The Tables Turned
        Lines Written a Few Miles Above Tintern Alley
    • from Lyrical Ballads, 1800, 1802
      • Preface
        [There was a boy]
        [Strange fits of passion I have known]
        Song [She dwelt among th’ untrodden ways]
        [A slumber did my spirit seal]
        Lucy Gray
        Michael, A Pastoral Poem
        [I Griev’d for Buonaparte]
    • Ode to Duty
      Resolution and Independence
      Composed upon Westminster Bridge
      [The world is too much with us]
      [It is a beauteous Evening]
      London, 1802
      The Solitary Reaper
      [My heart leaps up]
      IN CONTEXT: “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”: Stages in the Life of a Poem

      • from Dorothy Wordsworth, Grasmere Journal, 15 April 1802
        [I wandered lonely as a Cloud] 1807
        [I wandered lonely as a Cloud] facsimile
        [I wandered lonely as a Cloud] transcription
        [I wandered lonely as a Cloud] 1815
    • Elegiac Stanzas
      Ode [Intimations of Immortality]
      from The Excursion

      • [Prospectus to The Recluse]
        [The Ruined Cottage]
    • Surprised by Joy
      Steamboats, Viaducts, and Railways
      IN CONTEXT: Visual Depictions of Man’s Art
      The Prelude

      • The Two-Part Prelude of 1799
        • First Part
          Second Part
      • from The Fourteen-Book Prelude of 1850
        • from Book First: Introduction, Childhood, and School-Time
          Book Second: School-Time continued
          from Book Third: Residence at Cambridge
          from Book Fourth: Summer Vacation
          from Book Fifth: Books
          from Book Sixth: Cambridge, and the Alps
          from Book Seventh: Residence in London
          from Book Eighth: Retrospect, Love of Nature Leading to Love of Man
          from Book Ninth: Residence in France
          from Book Tenth: France continued
          from Book Eleventh: France concluded
          Book Twelfth: Imagination and Taste, How Impaired and Restored
          from Book Thirteenth: Subject Concluded
          from Book Fourteenth: Conclusion
    • from Daniel Isaac Eaton, The Pernicious Effects of the Art of Printing Upon Society, Exposed
      Thomas Spence, “Examples of Safe Printing,” from Pig’s Meat, Volume 2
      Joshua, “Sonnet: The Lion,” from Moral and Political Magazine, Volume 1
      from Anonymous, “On the Characteristics of Poetry” No. 2, from Monthly Magazine
      from Anonymous, Letter to the Monthly Magazine
      from Samuel Pratt, Gleanings in England: Descriptive of the Countenance, Mind, and Character of the Country
      from Hannah More, Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education

      • from Chapter 8: “On Female Study”
    • from Charles and Mary Lamb, Tales from Shakespeare
      • Preface
    • Anna Laetitia Barbauld, “On the Origin and Progress of Novel-Writing”
      from Isaac D’Israeli, The Case of Authors Stated, Including the History of Literary Property
      William Hazlitt, “A Review of The St. James Chronicle, The Morning Chronicle, The Times, The New York Times, The Courier, &c., Cobbett’s Weekly Journal, The Examiner, The Observer, The Gentleman’s Magazine, The New Monthly Magazine, The London, &c. &c.,” from The Edinburgh Review
      from John Stuart Mill, “The Present State of Literature”
      Copyright and the Growth of “a Reading Age”

      • from Copyright Act of 1709 (the Statute of Anne)
        from Millar v. Taylor (1769)
        Hinton v. Donaldson (Scotland, 1773); Donaldson v. Beckett (England 1774)
        from Catharine Macaulay, A Modest Plea for the Property of Copyright
        from Robert Southey, “Inquiries Concerning the Proposed Alteration of the Laws of Copyright, as It Affects Authors and the Universities,” Quarterly Review (January 1819)
        from Thomas Babington Macaulay, Speech to House of Commons (5 February 1841)
    • The Eve of St. John
      Glenfinlas; or Lord Ronald’s Coronach
      from Thomas the Rhymer
      from Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border

      • Lord Randal
    • from The Lay of the Last Minstrel
      • Preface to the First Edition
        from Canto Sixth
    • from Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field
      • from Canto Fifth
    • Proud Maisie
    • from The Grasmere Journal
      Floating Island
      Grasmere—A Fragment
      Thoughts on My Sick-bed
    • from Dionysius Longinus, On the Sublime
      • Section 1
        Section 8
    • from Joseph Addison, The Pleasures of the Imagination
      from The Spectator, No. 411 (21 June 1712)
      from The Spectator, No. 412 (23 June 1712)
      from The Spectator, No. 413 (24 June 1712)
      from Sir Jonathan Richardson the Elder, An Essay on the Theory of Painting Of the Sublime
      from Samuel Johnson, A Dictionary of the English Language
      from Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

      • from Part 2
        from Part 3
        from Part 5
    • from Immanuel Kant, Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime
      • from Section 1: Of the Distinct Objects of the Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime
        from Section 4: Of National Characteristics, So Far as They Depend upon the Distinct Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime
    • from Helen Maria Williams, A Tour of Switzerland
      • Chapter 4
        Chapter 11
        Chapter 40
    • from Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Men
      from William Gilpin, Three Essays on Picturesque Beauty
      Painting the Natural and the Sublime

      • French
    • The Eolian Harp
      Fears In Solitude
      Frost at Midnight
      from The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere, in Seven Parts
      The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. In Seven Parts
      IN CONTEXT: The Origin of “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”

      • from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Biographia Literaria, Chapter 14
        from A letter from the Rev. Alexander Dyce to Hartley Coleridge
    • This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison
      Dejection: An Ode
      Work Without Hope
      Kubla Khan, Or, A Vision in a Dream. A Fragment
      On Donne’s Poetry
      from Lectures and Notes On Literature

      • [Definition of Poetry]
        from Notes on Lear
        from [On the English Language]
        [Mechanic Vs. Organic Form]
    • from Biographia Literaria; or Biographical Sketches of my Literary Life and Opinions
      • from Chapter 1
        • Reception of the Author’s First Publication
          The Effect of Contemporary Writers on Youthful Minds
          Bowles’s Sonnets
      • from Chapter 4
        • Mr. Wordsworth’s Earlier Poems
      • from Chapter 11
        • An affectionate exhortation to those who in early life feel themselves disposed to become authors
      • from Chapter 13
        • On the Imagination, or Esemplastic Power
      • Chapter 14
        • Occasion of the Lyrical Ballads
      • from Chapter 17
        • Examination of the Tenets Peculiar to Mr. Wordsworth
    • from Table Talk
      • [The Ancient Mariner]
        [On Borrowing]
        [On Metre]
        [On Women]
        [On Corrupt Language]
        [On Keats]
        [On Milton]
    • Selected Letters
      • Letter to Thomas Poole, 14 October 1803
        Letter to Richard Sharp, 15 January 1804
        Letter to Lady Beaumont, 3 April 1815
        Letter to William Wordsworth, 30 May 1815
    • from Sir William Jones, “A Discourse on the Institution of a Society for Inquiring into the History, Civil and Natural, the Antiquities, Arts, Sciences and Literature of Asia”
      Edmund Burke and the Impeachment of Warren Hastings

      • from Edmund Burke, Speech on the Impeachment of Warren Hastings
        from Warren Hastings, Address in His Defence
    • from Elizabeth Hamilton, Translations of the Letters of a Hindoo Rajah
      from Anonymous, “Review of Translations of the Letters of a Hindoo Rajah,” from The Analytical Review
      Tipu Sultan and the British

      • from Letter from Tipu Sultan to the Governor General
        from Declaration of the Right Honourable the Governor-General-in-Council
    • from Thomas Macaulay, Minute on Indian Education
      Roger Fenton, Orientalist Studies
      from Col. Henry Yule and A.C. Burnell, Hobson-Jobson: A Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases, and of Kindred Terms, Etymological, Historical, Geographical, and Discursive
    • from Psyche; or The Legend of Love
      Sonnet Addressed to My Mother
      Canto 1
      from Canto 2
    • from John Newton, A Slave Trader’s Journal
      from Quobna Ottobah Cugoano, Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil and Wicked Traffic of the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species
      from Alexander Falconbridge, Account of the Slave Trade on the Coast of Africa
      from William Wilberforce, “Speech to the House of Commons,” (13 May 1789)
      Proponents of Slavery

      • from Rev. Robert Boncher Nicholls, Observations, Occasioned by the Attempts Made in England to Effect the Abolition of the Slave Trade
        from Anonymous, Thoughts on the Slavery of Negroes, as it Affects the British Colonies in the West Indies: Humbly Submitted to the Consideration of Both Houses of Parliament
        from Gordon Turnbull, An Apology of Negro Slavery; or, the West Indian Planters Vindicated from the Charge of Inhumanity
    • John Bicknell & Thomas Day, The Dying Negro
      from Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Men
      William Blake, Images of Slavery
      from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, On the Slave Trade
      from William Earle, Obi; or, the History of Three-Fingered Jack
      from Dorothy Wordsworth, The Grasmere Journal
      from Thomas Clarkson, The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade
      from Matthew Gregory Lewis, Journal of A West India Slave Proprietor
    • A Canadian Boat-Song
      Tis the Last Rose of Summer
      Oh! Breathe Not His Name
      The Harp That Once Through Tara’s Hills
      The Minstrel Boy
      The Time I’ve Lost in Wooing
      When Midst the Gay I Meet
    • Song [“Is Thy Father Dead?”]
      What is Bad Government?
      The Black Hole of Calcutta
      Caged Rats
      from Notes to The Corn Rhymes
    • Sun of the Sleepless
      She walks in beauty
      When we two parted
      Stanzas for Music
      from Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

      • Canto the Third
        from Canto the Fourth
    • The Giaour
      Manfred, A Dramatic Poem
      So, we’ll go no more a roving
      When a man hath no freedom to fight for at home
      January 22nd 1842. Missolonghi
      Epistle to Augusta
      from Don Juan

      • Dedication
        Canto 1
        Canto 2
        from Canto 3
        from Canto 7
        from Canto 11
    • IN CONTEXT: Don Juan
      • “Remarks on Don Juan,” from Blackwood’s Magazine
    • Selected Letters
      • from A letter To Francis Hodgson
        To Lady Byron
        To Augusta Leigh
        To Douglas Kinnaird
        from A letter To John Murray
    • IN CONTEXT: The Byronic Hero
      • from Eastern Tales
    • To Wordsworth
      Alastor; or, The Spirit of Solitude
      Mont Blanc, Lines Written in the Vale of Chamouni
      Hymn to Intellectual Beauty
      Julian and Maddalo: A Conversation
      Ode to the West Wind
      The Cloud
      To a Skylark
      from Prometheus Unbound

      • Act 1
        Act 2
    • Adonais, An Elegy on the Death of John Keats
      from Hellas

      • Chorus (“Worlds on worlds are rolling ever”)
        Chorus (“The world’s great age begins anew”)
    • Mutability (“The flower that smiles to-day”)
      Stanzas, Written in Dejection—December 1818, near Naples
      Sonnet [Lift Not the Painted Veil]
      To Night
      To ——
      The Mask of Anarchy
      Song To The Men Of England
      England in 1819
      The Triumph of Life
      A Defence of Poetry
      IN CONTEXT: The Peterloo Massacre

      • Robert Shorter, The Bloody Field of Peterloo! A New Song
        Anonymous, A New Song
        Hibernicus, Stanzas Occasioned by the Manchester Massacre!
        Anonymous, The Peterloo Man
        from Samuel Bamford, Passages in the Life of a Radical

        • Chapter 28
          Chapter 35
          from Chapter 36
          from Chapter 39
      • from John Tyas, An account of the events leading up to the massacre
    • IN CONTEXT: Youth and Love
      • Letter to T.J. Hogg, Field Place, 3 January 1811
        Letter to T.J. Hogg, 1811
        Letter to William Godwin, Keswick, 10 January 1812
    • IN CONTEXT: Shelley and Keats
      • from Letter to the Editor of The Quarterly Review
        Leigh Hunt on “Mr. Shelley’s New Poem Entitled Adonais”
    • The Homes of England
      The Land of Dreams
      Evening Prayer at a Girls’ School
      Corinne at the Capitol
      The Effigies
      The Image in Lava
      The Bride of the Greek Isle
      Properzia Rossi
      Indian Woman’s Death Song
      Joan of Arc in Rheims
      The American Forest Girl
      Woman and Fame
    • Written In November
      from The Flitting
      The Badger
      Written in a Thunder Storm July 15th 1841
      from Child Harold
      Don Juan A Poem
      Sonnet [I am]
      “I Am”
      Clock A Clay
      To Mary
      An Invite to Eternity
      Invitation to Eternity
    • On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer
      On the Grasshopper and Cricket
      Sleep And Poetry
      On Seeing the Elgin Marbles
      On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again
      When I Have Fears That I May Cease To Be
      Epistle to John Hamilton Reynolds
      To Homer
      The Eve of St. Agnes
      Bright Star
      La Belle Dame Sans Merci
      La Belle Dame Sans Mercy
      Incipit Altera Sonneta
      Ode To Psyche
      Ode To A Nightingale
      Ode On A Grecian Urn
      Ode On Melancholy
      Ode On Indolence
      To Autumn
      Hyperion: A Fragment
      The Fall of Hyperion, A Dream

      • Canto 1
        Canto 2
    • This Living Hand
      Selected Letters

      • To Benjamin Bailey, 22 November 1817
        To George and Thomas Keats, December 1817
        To John Hamilton Reynolds, 3 February 1818
        To John Taylor, 27 February 1818
        To Benjamin Bailey, 13 March 1818
        To John Hamilton Reynolds, 3 May 1818
        To Benjamin Bailey, 18 July 1818
        To Richard Woodhouse, 27 October 1818
        To George and Georgina Keats, 14 February—3 May 1819
        To Fanny Brawne, 25 July 1819
        To Percy Bysshe Shelley, 16 August 1820
        To Charles Brown, 30 November 1820
    • IN CONTEXT: Politics, Poetry, and the “Cockney School Debate”
      • from Leigh Hunt, “Young Poets”
        from John Gibson Lockhart (“Z.”), “On the Cockney School of Poetry, No. 1”
        from John Lockhart (“Z.”), “On the Cockney School of Poetry, No. 4”
    • IN CONTEXT: The Death of Keats
      • Joseph Severn to Charles Brown, 27 February 1821
    • The Improvisatrice (
      Lines Written Under a Picture of a Girl Burning a Love Letter
      A Child Screening a Dove From a Hawk
      Love’s Last Lesson
      Lines of Life
      The Little Shroud
      The Fairy of the Fountains
      Corinne at the Cape of Misena
      Fragment of Corinne’s Song and Naples
      Night at Sea
    • from Humphrey Davy, A Discourse, Introductory to a Course of Lectures on Chemistry
      Luddite Documents

      • Declaration, November 1811
        Letter to Mr. Kirby, Cotton Master at Candis his factory, Ancoates (1812)
        “General Justice,” Letter to Mr. Garside, 19 April 1812
    • Industrialization in Canada
      • from Quebec Mercury, 6 November 1809
        from Montreal Gazette, 6 November 1822
    • from The Times, London, Tuesday, 29 November 1814
      from Robert Owen, Observations on the Effects of the Manufacturing System
      from Thomas Babington Macaulay, A Review of Southey’s Colloquies
      from Fanny Kemble, Letter to H., 26 August 1830
      from Harriet Martineau, A Manchester Strike

      • from Chapter 1: The Week’s End
        from Chapter 5: No Progress Made
    • from Orestes Brownson, “The Laboring Classes”
      from George Ripley, Letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson, 9 November 1840
    • Old Adam, the Carrion Crow
      Isbrand’s Song [Squats on a toad-stool under a tree]
    • Stanzas on the Death of Lord Byron
      Victoria’s Tears
      To L.E.L., Referring to her Monody on the Poetess
      L.E.L.’s Last Question
    • The Kraken
      The Poet
      The Dying Swan
      The Palace of Art
      The Lady of Shalott


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