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Norton Anthology of English Literature : The Major Author Edition

Norton Anthology of English Literature : The Major Author Edition - 6th edition

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Norton Anthology of English Literature : The Major Author Edition - 6TH 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0393968088

Abrams, Donaldson, David, Smith, Lewalski, Adams, Logan and Monk

ISBN13: 978-0393968088
ISBN10: 0393968081
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Edition/Copyright: 6TH 96
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.

Published: 1996
International: No

For more than thirty years, The Norton Anthology of English Literature: Major Authors has introduced students to the best and most characteristic writings by major figures of the English literary tradition. A teaching anthology first and foremost, the Sixth Edition retains the classic features--reliable texts, inviting and dependable introductions, and informative, unobtrusive footnotes--that have defined Norton anthologies from the start, while adding new texts and apparatus to meet the needs of today's students.

Author Bio

Abrams, M. H. : Cornell University

Donaldson, Talbot E. : Indiana State University

David, Alfred : Indiana State University

Smith, Hallett : The Huntington Library

Lewalski, Barbara K. : Harvard University

Adams, Robert M. : University of California-Los Angeles

Logan, George M. : Queens University

Monk, Samuel Holt : University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Lipking, Lawrence : Northwestern University

Stillinger, Jack : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ford, George H. : University of Rochester

Christ, Carol T. : University of California-Berkeley

Daiches, David : University of Sussex

Stallworthy, Jon : Oxford University

Table of Contents

Preface to the Sixth Edition

The Middle Ages (to ca. 1485)



The Last Survivor's Speech in Old English with Verse Translation
[Prologue: The Earlier History of the Danes]
[Beowulf and Grendel]
[Beowulf Returns Home]
[Beowulf and the Dragon]
[Beowulf's Funeral]

Geoffrey Chaucer (ca. 1343-1400)

The Canterbury Tales
The General Prologue
The Miller's Prologue and Tale
The Prologue
The Tale
The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale
The Prologue
The Tale
The Pardoner's Prologue and Tale
The Introduction
The Prologue
The Tale
The Epilogue
The Nun's Priest's Tale
From The Parson's Tale
The Introduction
Chaucer's Retraction
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (ca. 1375-1400)
Mystery Plays
The Chester Play of Noah's Flood

Sir Thomas Malory (ca. 1405-1471)

Morte Darthur
[The Conspiracy against Lancelot and Guinevere]
[War Breaks Out between Arthur and Lancelot]
[The Death of Arthur]
[The Deaths of Lancelot and Guinevere]

The Sixteenth Century (1485-1603)


Edmund Spenser (1552-1599)

The Faerie Queene
A Letter of the Authors
Book 1
Sonnet 1 ("Happy ye leaves when as those lillyhands")
Sonnet 34 ("Lyke as a ship that through the ocean wyde")
Sonnet 37 ("What guyle is this, that those her golden tresses")
Sonnet 54 ("Of this worlds theatre in which we stay") Sonnet 64 ("Comming to kisse her lyps [such grace I found]")
Sonnet 65 ("The doubt which ye misdeeme, faire love, is vaine")
Sonnet 67 ("Lyke as a huntsman, after weary chace") Sonnet 68 ("Most glorious Lord of Lyfe, that on this day")
Sonnet 74 ("Most happy letters fram'd by skilfull trade")
Sonnet 75 ("One day I wrote her name upon the strand")
Sonnet 79 ("Men call you fayre, and you doe credit it")

Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)

The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Songs from the Plays
Under the Greenwood Tree
Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind
It Was a Lover and His Lass
Oh Mistress Mine
Where the Bee Sucks, There Suck I
The Dedication
3 ("Look in thy glass, and tell the face thou viewest")
12 ("When I do count the clock that tells the time")
15 ("When I consider every thing that grows")
18 ("Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?")
19 ("Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion's paws")
20 ("A woman's face with Nature's own hand painted")
29 ("When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes")
30 ("When to the sessions of sweet silent thought")
35 ("No more be grieved at that which thou hast done")
55 ("Not marble, nor the gilded monuments")
60 ("Like as the waves make towards the pibbled shore")
65 ("Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor bound less sea")
71 ("No longer mourn for me when I am dead")
73 ("That time of year thou mayst in me behold")
87 ("Farewell: thou are too dear for my possessing")
94 ("They that have power to hurt and will do none")
97 ("How like a winter hath my absence been")
106 ("When in the chronicle of wasted time")
107 ("Not mine own fears, nor the prophetic soul")
116 ("Let me not to the marriage of true minds")
126 ("O thou, my lovely boy, who in thy power")
128 ("How oft when thou, my music, music play'st")
129 ("Th' expense of spirit in a waste of shame")
130 ("My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun")
135 ("Whoever hath her wish, thou hast thy Will")
138 ("When my love swears that she is made of truth")
144 ("Two loves I have of comfort and despair")
146 ("Poor soul, the center of my sinful earth")
147 ("My love is as a fever, longing still")
The First Part of King Henry the Fourth
Lyric Poets of the Sixteenth Century

Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder (1503-1542)

The Long Love That in My Thought Doth Harbor
Whoso List to Hunt
My Lute, Awake!
They Flee From Me

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517-1547)

Love, That Doth Reign and Live Within My Thought

Queen Elizabeth (1533-1603)

The Doubt of Future Foes
On Monsieur's Departure

Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1619)

The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd

Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586)

Astrophil and Stella
1 ("Loving in truth, and fain in verse my love to show")
2 ("Not at first sight, nor with a dribbÅd shot")
6 ("Some lovers speak, when they their muses entertain")
7 ("When Nature made her chief work, Stella's eyes")
31 ("With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb'st the skies")
39 ("Come sleep! O sleep the certain knot of peace")
61 ("Oft with true sighs, oft with uncallÅd tears")
71 ("Who will in fairest book of Nature know"
72 ("Desire, though thou my old companion art")
74 ("I never drank of Aganippe well")
108 ("When Sorrow [using mine own fires' might]")
Leave Me, O Love

Michael Drayton (1563-1631)

"Since there's no hope, come let us kiss and part"

Thomas Nashe (1567-1601)

A Litany in Time of Plague

Aemilia Lanyer (1569-1645)

The Description of Cooke-ham

The Early Seventeenth Century (1603-1660)


John Donne (1572-1631)

The Good-Morrow
Song ("Go and catch a falling star")
The Undertaking
The Sun Rising
The Indifferent
The Canonization
Air and Angels
Break of Day
A Valediction: Of Weeping
Love's Alchemy
The Flea
A Nocturnal upon Saint Lucy's Day, Being the Shortest Day
The Apparition
A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
The Ecstasy
The Funeral
The Blossom
The Relic
A Lecture Upon the Shadow
Elegy 16. On His Mistress
Elegy 19. To his Mistress Going to Bed
Satire 3
Holy Sonnets
1 ("Thou has made me, and shall thy workdecay?")
5 ("I am a little world made cunningly")
7 ("At the round earth's imagined corners, blow")
9 ("If poisonous minerals, and if that tree")
10 ("Death, be not proud, though some have callÅd thee")
13 ("What if this present were the world's last night?")
14 ("Batter my heart, three-personed God; for you")
17 ("Since she whom I loved hath paid her last debt")
18 ("Show me, dear Christ, thy spouse so bright and clear")
Good Friday, 1613. Riding Westward
A Hymn to Christ, at the Author's Last Going into Germany
Hymn to God My God, in My Sickness
A Hymn to God the Father
Devotions upon Emergent Occasions
Meditation 17

Ben Jonson (1572-1637)

To My Book
On Something, That Walks Somewhere
To William Camden
On My First Daughter
To John Donne
On Giles and Joan
On My First Son
To Lucy, Countess of Bedford, with Mr. Donne's Satires Inviting a Friend to Supper
Epitaph on S. P., a Child of Queen Elizabeth's Chapel
Epitaph on Elizabeth, L. H.
To Penshurst
Song: To Celia
To Heaven
In the Person of Womankind (In Defense of their Inconstancy)
My Picture Left in Scotland
Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount
Queen and Huntress
Still to Be Neat
Though I Am Young
To the Memory of My Beloved, The Author, Mr. William Shakespeare, and What He Hath Left Us Ode to Himself

John Milton (1608-1674)

On Shakespeare
Il Penseroso
From Areopagitica
How Soon Hath Time
When I Consider How My Light Is Spent
On the Late Massacre in Piedmont
Methought I Saw My Late EspousÅd Saint
Paradise Lost
Book 1
Book 2
Book 3
[The Invocation, the Council in Heaven, and the Conclusion of Satan's Journey]
Book 4
[Satan's Entry into Paradise; Adam and Eve in their Bower]
Book 5
[Eve's Dream: Trouble in Paradise]
[A Visit with the Angel: The Scale of Nature] [Book 6. Summary]
Book 7
[The Invocation]
Book 8
[Adam Describes His Own Creation and that of Eve; Having Repeated His Warning, the Angel Departs]
Book 9
Book 10
[Consequences of the Fall]
[Adam, Eve, and the First Steps to Redemption]
[Book 11. Summary]
Book 12
[The Departure from Eden]
Lyric Poets of the Early Seventeenth Century

Lady Mary Wroth (1587?-1651?)

Song ("Love what art thou? A vain thought")
From Pamphilia to Amphilanthus
1 ("When night's black mantle could most darkness prove")
16 ("Am I thus conquered? Have I lost the powers")
40 ("False hope which feeds but to destroy, and spill")
From A Crown of Sonnets Dedicated to Love
77 ("In this strange labyrinth how shall I turn?")

Robert Herrick (1591-1674)

Delight in Disorder
Corinna's Going A-Maying
To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
Upon Julia's Clothes

George Herbert (1593-1633)

The Altar
Easter Wings
Jordan (1)
The Collar
The Pulley
The Flower
Love (3)

Richard Lovelace (1618-1657)

To Lucasta, Going to the Wars
To Althea, from Prison

Andrew Marvell (1621-1678)

To His Coy Mistress
The Garden
The Definition of Love

The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century (1660-1785)


John Dryden (1631-1700)

Song from Marriage ê la Mode
Absalom and Achitophel: A Poem
Mac Flecknoe
To the Memory of Mr. Oldham
A Song for St. Cecilia's Day
Epigram on Milton
An Essay of Dramatic Poesy
[Shakespeare and Ben Jonson Compared]
A Discourse Concerning the Original and Progress of Satire [The Art of Satire]
The Preface to Fables Ancient and Modern
[In Praise of Chaucer]

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

A Description of a City Shower
Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift
A Tale of the Tub
A Digression Concerning the Original, the Use, and Improvement of Madness in a Commonwealth
Gulliver's Travels
A Letter from Captain Gulliver to His Cousin Sympson
The Publisher to the Reader
Part 1. A Voyage to Lilliput
Part 2. A Voyage to Brobdingnag
Part 3. A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Glubbdubdrib, Luggnagg, and Japan
Chapter 2 [The Flying Island of Laputa]
Chapter 5 [The Academy of Lagado]
Chapter 10 [The Struldbruggs]
Part 4. A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms A Modest Proposal

Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

An Essay on Criticism
The Rape of the Lock
Ode on Solitude
Epistle to Miss Blount
An Essay on Man
Epistle 1. Of the Nature and State of Man, With Respect to the Universe
From Epistle 2. Of the Nature and State of Man With Respect to Himself, as an Individual
Epistle 2. To a Lady
Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot
The Dunciad: From Book the Fourth
[The Educator]
[The Carnation and the Butterfly]
[The Triumph of Dulness]

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

The Vanity of Human Wishes
On the Death of Dr. Robert Levet
Translation of Horace, Odes, Book 4.7
The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia
Rambler No. 4 [On Fiction]
Rambler No. 60 [Biography]
A Dictionary of the English Language
From Preface
[Some Definitions: A Small Anthology]
The Preface to Shakespeare
[Shakespeare's Excellence. General Nature]
[Shakespeare's Faults. The Three Dramatic Unities] [Henry IV]
Lives of the Poets
[Metaphysical Wit]
[L'Allegro, Il Penseroso]
[Paradise Lost]
[Pope's Intellectual Character. Pope and
Dryden Compared]
Lyric Poets of the Eighteenth Century

Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (1661-1720)

The Introduction
A Nocturnal Reverie

Mathew Prior (1685-1721)

A True Maid
A Better Answer

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762)

The Lover: A Ballad
Epistle from Mrs. Yonge to Her Husband

Thomas Gray (1716-1771)

Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

William Collins (1721-1759)

Ode Written in the Beginning of the Year 1746
Ode to Evening

William Cowper (1731-1800)

The Castaway

The Romantic Period (1785-1830)


William Blake (1757-1827)

From Poetical Sketches
To Spring
To the Evening Star
Song ("How sweet I roam'd from field to field")
To the Muses
All Religions Are One
There Is No Natural Religion [a]
There Is No Natural Religion [b]
songs of innocence and experience
From Songs of Innocence
The Ecchoing Green
The Lamb
The Little Black Boy
The Chimney Sweeper
The Divine Image
Holy Thursday
Nurse's Song
Infant Joy
From Songs of Experience
Earth's Answer
The Clod & the Pebble
Holy Thursday
The Chimney Sweeper
Nurse's Song
The Sick Rose
The Tyger
My Pretty Rose Tree
Ah Sun-Flower
The Garden of Love
The Human Abstract
Infant Sorrow
A Poison Tree
To Tirzah
A Divine Image
The Book of Thel
Visions of the Daughters of Albion
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
A Song of Liberty
From Blake's Notebook
Mock on, Mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau
Never pain to tell thy love
I askÅd a thief
And Did Those Feet
From A Vision of The Last Judgment

William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

From Lyrical Ballads
We Are Seven
Lines Written in Early Spring
Expostulation and Reply
The Tables Turned
Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey
Preface to Lyrical Ballads (1802)
[The Subject and Language of Poetry]
["What Is a Poet?"]
[Emotion Recollected in Tranquillity]
Strange fits of passion have I known
She dwelt among the untrodden ways
Three years she grew
A slumber did my spirit seal
I travelled among unknown men
The Ruined Cottage
Resolution and Independence
I wandered lonely as a cloud
My heart leaps up
Ode: Intimations of Immortality
Ode to Duty
The Solitary Reaper
Elegiac Stanzas
Composed upon Westminster Bridge,
September 3, 1802
It is a beauteous evening
London, 1802
The world is too much with us
Surprised by joy
Steamboats, Viaducts, and Railways
Extempore Effusion upon the Death of James Hogg Prospectus to The Recluse
the prelude, or growth of a poet's mind
Book First. Introduction, Childhood, and School-time Book Second. School-time continued
Book Third. Residence at Cambridge
[Experiences at St. John's College.
The Heroic Argument]
Book Fourth. Summer Vacation
[The Walks with His Terrier. The Circuit of the Lake]
[The Surface of Past Time. The Walk Home from the Dance. The Discharged Soldier]
Book Fifth. Books
[The Boy of Winander]
[The Mystery of Words]
Book Sixth. Cambridge and the Alps
[Human Nature Seeming Born Again]
[Crossing Simplon Pass]
Book Seventh. Residence in London
[The Blind Beggar]
Book Eighth. Retrospect, Love of Nature Leading to Love of Man
[The Shepherd in the Mist. Man Still Subordinate to Nature]
Book Ninth. Residence in France
[Paris and Orleans. Becomes a Patriot]
Book Tenth. France continued
[The Revolution: Paris and England]
[The Reign of Terror. Nightmares]
Book Eleventh. France, concluded
[Retrospect: Bliss Was It in That Dawn. Recourse to Reason's Naked Self] [Crisis, Breakdown, and Recovery]
Book Twelfth. Imagination and Taste, how impaired and restored
Book Thirteenth. Subject concluded
[Return to Life's Familiar Face]
[Discovery of His Poetic Subject. Salisbury Plain. Sight of a New World]
Book Fourteenth. Conclusion
[The Vision on Mount Snowdon. Fear vs. Love Resolved. Imagination]
[Conclusion: The Mind of Man]

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

The Eolian Harp
This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Kubla Khan
Frost at Midnight
Dejection: An Ode
To William Wordsworth
Recollections of Love
On Donne's Poetry
Work without Hope
Biographia Literaria
Chapter 1
[The discipline of his taste at school]
[Bowles's sonnets]
[Comparison between the poets before and since Mr. Pope]
Chapter 4
[Mr. Wordsworth's earlier poems]
[On fancy and imagination-The investiga- tion of the distinction important to the fine arts]
Chapter 13
[On the imagination, or esemplastic power] Chapter 14. Occasion of the Lyrical Ballads, and the objects originally proposed-Preface to the second edition-The ensuing controversy, its causes and acrimony-Philosophic definitions of a poem and poetry with scholia
Chapter 17
[Examination of the tenets peculiar to Mr. Wordsworth]
[Rustic life (above all, low and rustic life) especially unfavorable to the formation of a human dic- tion-The best parts of language the products of philosophers, not clowns or shepherds]
[The language of Milton as much the language of real life, yea, incomparably more so than that of the cottager]

George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Written after Swimming from Sestos to Abydos
She walks in beauty
When we two parted
Stanzas for Music
So we'll go no more a-roving
When a man hath no freedom to fight for at home childe harold's pilgrimage
Canto 1
["Sin's Long Labyrinth"]
Canto 3
["Once More upon the Waters"]
The Vision of Judgment
Don Juan
Canto 1
[Juan and Donna Julia]
Canto 2
[The Shipwreck]
[Juan and Haidee]
Canto 3
[Juan and Haidee]
Canto 4
[Juan and Haidee]
To Thomas Moore (Jan. 28, 1817)
To John Murray (Sept. 15, 1817)
To John Cam Hobhouse and Douglas Kinnaird (Jan. 19, 1819)
To Douglas Kinnaird (Oct. 26, 1819)
To Percy Bysshe Shelley (Apr. 26, 1821)

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

To Wordsworth
Alastor; or, The Spirit of Solitude
Mont Blanc
Hymn to Intellectual Beauty
Stanzas Written in Dejection December 1818,
near Naples
A Song: Men of England
England in 1819
The Indian Girl's Song [The Indian Serenade]
Ode to the West Wind
Prometheus Unbound
From Act 1
Act 2
Scene 4
Scene 5
Act 3
Scene 1
From Scene 4
From Act 4
The Cloud
To a Sky-Lark
To -- [Music, When Soft Voices Die]
O World, O Life, O Time
Choruses from Hellas
Worlds on Worlds
The World's Great Age
A Dirge
When the lamp is shattered
To Jane. The Invitation
From A Defence of Poetry

John Keats (1795-1821)

On First Looking into Chapman's Homer
Sleep and Poetry
["O for Ten Years"]
On Seeing the Elgin Marbles
Endymion: A Poetic Romance
Book 1
[A Thing of Beauty]
[The "Pleasure Thermometer"]
On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again
When I have fears that I may cease to be
To Homer
The Eve of St. Agnes
Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art
La Belle Dame sans Merci: A Ballad
Ode to Psyche
Ode to a Nightingale
Ode on a Grecian Urn
Ode on Melancholy
Ode on Indolence
To Autumn
To Benjamin Bailey (Nov. 22, 1817). [The Authenticity of the Imagination]
To George and Thomas Keats (Dec. 21, 27 [?], 1817). [Negative Capability]
To John Hamilton Reynolds (Feb. 3, 1818). [Wordsworth's Poetry]
To John Taylor (Feb. 27, 1818). [Keats's Axioms in Poetry]
To John Hamilton Reynolds (May 3, 1818). [Milton, Wordsworth, and the Chambers of Human Life]
To Richard Woodhouse (Oct. 27, 1818). [A Poet Has No Identity]
To George and Georgiana Keats (Feb. 14-May 3, 1819). [The Vale of Soul-Making]
To Fanny Brawne (July 25, 1819). [Fanny Brawne as Keats's Fair Star]
To Percy Bysshe Shelley (Aug. 16, 1820). [Load Every Rift with Ore]
To Charles Brown (Nov. 30, 1820). [Keats's Last Letter]

The Victorian Age (1830-1901)


Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

To George Sand: A Desire
To George Sand: A Recognition
Sonnets from the Portuguese
21 ("Say over again, and yet once over again") 22 ("When our two souls stand up erect and strong") 32 ("The first time that the sun rose on thine oath") 43 ("How do I love thee? Let me count the ways") A Year's Spinning
Aurora Leigh
From Book 1
[The Feminine Education of Aurora Leigh] From Book 2
[Aurora's Aspirations]
[Aurora's Rejection of Romney]
From Book 5 [Poets and the Present Age]
A Musical Instrument
Mother and Poet

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)

The Lady of Shalott
The Lotos-Eaters
Break, Break, Break
The Eagle: A Fragment
Locksley Hall
The Princess
Sweet and Low
The Splendor Falls
Tears, Idle Tears
Ask Me No More
Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
Come Down, O Maid
["The Woman's Cause Is Man's"]
From In Memoriam A. H. H.
The Charge of the Light Brigade
Part 1
6.5 ("Ah, what shall I be at fifty")
6.8 ("Perhaps the smile and tender tone")
6.10 ("I have played with her when a child") 8 ("She came to the village church")
11 ("O let the solid ground")
12 ("Birds in the high Hall-garden")
16.3 ("Catch not my breath, O clamorousheart") 18 ("I have led her home, my love, my only friend") Part 2
4 ("O that 'twere possible")
In the Valley of Cauteretz
Idylls of the King
The Passing of Arthur
Northern Farmer: New Style
Flower in the Crannied Wall
"Frater Ave atque Vale"
The Dawn
Crossing the Bar

Robert Browning (1812-1889)

Porphyria's Lover
Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister
My Last Duchess
Home-Thoughts, from Abroad
Home-Thoughts, from the Sea
The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church Meeting at Night
Parting at Morning
A Toccata of Galuppi's
Love Among the Ruins
"Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came"
Fra Lippo Lippi
The Last Ride Together
Andrea del Sarto
Two in the Campagna
A Grammarian's Funeral
A Woman's Last Word
Caliban upon Setebos
Abt Vogler
Rabbi Ben Ezra
Epilogue to Asolando

Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)

To a Friend
The Forsaken Merman
Isolation. To Marguerite
To Marguerite-Continued
The Buried Life
Memorial Verses
The Scholar Gypsy
Dover Beach
Stanzas from the Grand Chartreuse
Growing Old
The Function of Criticism at the Present Time
Culture and Anarchy
From Chapter 1. Sweetness and Light
From Chapter 2. Doing As One Likes
From Chapter 5. Porro Unum Est Necessarium
From The Study of Poetry

Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)

Song ("She sat and sang alway")
Song ("When I am dead, my dearest")
After Death
Dead Before Death
A Triad
In An Artist's Studio
A Birthday
An Apple-Gathering
Winter: My Secret
Goblin Market
"No, Thank You, John"
Promises Like Pie-Crust
In Progress
A Life's Parallels
Later Life
17 ("Something this foggy day, a somethin which")
Cardinal Newman
Sleeping at Last

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889)

God's Grandeur
The Starlight Night
As Kingfishers Catch Fire
The Windhover
Pied Beauty
Hurrahing in Harvest
Binsey Poplars
Duns Scotus's Oxford
Felix Randal
Spring and Fall
[Carrion Comfort]
No Worst, There Is None
I Wake and Feel the Fell of Dark, Not Day
Thou Art Indeed Just, Lord
The Twentieth Century

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

The Impercipient
Neutral Tones
I Look into My Glass
A Broken Appointment
Drummer Hodge
The Darkling Thrush
The Ruined Maid
Channel Firing
The Convergence of the Twain
Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave?
Under the Waterfall
The Walk
The Voice
The Workbox
During Wind and Rain
In Time of "The Breaking of Nations"
He Never Expected Much

Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Mrs. Warren's Profession

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

Heart of Darkness

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

The Stolen Child
The Rose of the World
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
The Sorrow of Love
When You Are Old
Who Goes with Fergus?
The Man Who Dreamed of Faeryland
The Secret Rose
The Folly of Being Comforted
Adam's Curse
No Second Troy
The Fascination of What's Difficult
September 1913
To a Shade
A Coat
The Wild Swans at Coole
Easter 1916
The Second Coming
A Prayer for My Daughter
Sailing to Byzantium
Leda and the Swan
Among School Children
A Dialogue of Self and Soul
For Anne Gregory
Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop
After Long Silence
Lapis Lazuli
Long-Legged Fly
The Circus Animals' Desertion
Under Ben Bulben
Reveries over Childhood and Youth
[The Yeats Family]
[An Irish Literature]

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

The Mark on the Wall
Modern Fiction
A Room of One's Own
[Shakespeare's Sister]
Professions for Women
Moments of Being: Slater's Pins Have No Points
The Legacy
The Searchlight
A Sketch of the Past
[Moments of Being and Non-Being]

James Joyce (1882-1941)

The Dead
Finnegans Wake
From Anna Livia Plurabelle

D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

Odor of Chrysanthemums
The Horse-Dealer's Daughter
Why the Novel Matters
Love on the Farm
Bavarian Gentians
How Beastly the Bourgeois Is

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Sweeney Among the Nightingales
The Hippopotamus
The Waste Land
Journey of the Magi
Four Quartets
Little Gidding
Tradition and the Individual Talent

Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923)

The Daughters of the Late Colonel
The Garden-Party

Samuel Beckett (1906-1989)


W. H. Auden (1907-1973)

On This Island
Spain 1937
MusÄe des Beaux Arts
In Memory of W. B. Yeats
Their Lonely Betters
In Praise of Limestone
The Shield of Achilles

Dylan Thomas (1914-1953)

The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower
After the Funeral
There Was a Saviour
The Hunchback in the Park
Poem in October
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
Poems in Process
John Milton
Alexander Pope
An Essay on Man
Samuel Johnson
The Vanity of Human Wishes
Thomas Gray
Elegy Written in a Country Courtyard
William Blake
The Tyger
William Wordsworth
She dwelt among the untrodden ways
George Gordon, Lord Byron
Don Juan
Percy Bysshe Shelley
O World, O Life, O Time
John Keats
The Eve of St. Agnes
Gerard Manley Hopkins
[Thou Art Indeed Just, Lord]
William Butler Yeats
Leda and the Swan
After Long Silence
D. H. Lawrence
The Piano

Selected Bibliographies
A London Playhouse of Shakespeare's Time
The Universe According to Ptolemy
British Money
The British Baronage
The Royal Lines of England and Great Britain
Religious Sects in England
Poetic Forms and Literary Terminology

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