William Wordsworth

Visit to Germany


William writes to Thomas Poole from Hamburg on October 3, 1798: It is a sad place; in this epithet you have the soul and essence of all the information which I have been able to gather. We have however been treated with unbounded kindness by Mr Klopstock the brother of the poet, and I have no doubt this city contains a world of good and honest people, if one had but the skill to find them.

Dorothy writes probably to Mary Hutchinson from Goslar in October or November 1798: ... there is no society in Goslar, it is a lifeless town... We have plenty of dry walks, but Goslar is very cold in winter. .. William is very industrious; his mind is always active; indeed, too much so; he overwearies himself, and suffers from pain and weakness in the side.





Poems written in youth
Lines left on a Seat in a Yew Tree  
  Descriptive Sketches
An Evening Walk 

Poems on the naming of places
Joanna's Rock  

Poems of the Fancy
   The Linnet

Poems of the Imagination
  Lines written above Tintern Abbey
   Night Piece

Miscellaneous Sonnets
   Upon Westminster Bridge
It is a Beauteous Evening, Calm and Free  
   Composed in the Valley near Dover
The Poet's Work  

Poems dedicated to National Independence and Liberty
On the Extinction of the Venetian Republic  

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Recording of The Wanderer

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