Lyrical Ballads (1798)

William WORDSWORTH (1770 - 1850) and Samuel Taylor COLERIDGE (1772 - 1834)


Lyrical Ballads, with a Few Other Poems is a collection of poems by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, first published in 1798 and generally considered to have marked the beginning of the English Romantic movement in literature. The immediate effect on critics was modest, but it became and remains a landmark, changing the course of English literature and poetry. Most of the poems in the 1798 edition were written by Wordsworth, with Coleridge contributing only four poems to the collection, including one of his most famous works, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. (Additionally, though only the two writers are credited for the works, William's sister Dorothy Wordsworth's diary which held powerful descriptions of everyday surroundings influenced William's poetry immensely.) (Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Poetry

Language: English

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Play 01 Rime of the Ancyent Marinere, The Verity Kendall
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Play 02 Foster-Mother's Tale, The Verity Kendall
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Play 03 Lines left upon a Seat in a Yew-tree which stands near the Lake of Esthwaite Verity Kendall
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Play 04 Nightingale, The Verity Kendall
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Play 05 Female Vagrant, The Verity Kendall
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Play 06 Goody Blake and Harry Gill Verity Kendall
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Play 07 Lines written at a small distance from my House... Verity Kendall
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Play 08 Simon Lee, the old Huntsman Verity Kendall
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Play 09 Anecdote for Fathers Verity Kendall
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Play 10 We are Seven Verity Kendall
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Play 11 Lines written in early spring Verity Kendall
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Play 12 Thorn, The Verity Kendall
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Play 13 Last of the Flock, The Verity Kendall
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Play 14 Dungeon, The Verity Kendall
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Play 15 Mad Mother, The Verity Kendall
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Play 16 Idiot Boy, The Verity Kendall
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Play 17 Lines written near Richmond, upon the Thames, at Evening Verity Kendall
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Play 18 Expostulation and Reply Verity Kendall
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Play 19 The Tables turned; an Evening Scene, on the same subject Verity Kendall
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Play 20 Old Man Travelling Verity Kendall
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Play 21 Complaint of a Forsaken Indian Woman, The Verity Kendall
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Play 22 Convict, The Verity Kendall
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Play 23 Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey Verity Kendall
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