Ernest De Selincourt and Helen Darbishire (eds), The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Vol. 4: Evening Voluntaries; Itinerary Poems of 1833; Poems of Sentiment and Reflection; Sonnets Dedicated to Liberty and Order; Miscellaneous Poems; Inscriptions; Selections From Chaucer; Poems Referring to the Period of Old Age; Epitaphs and Elegiac Pieces; Ode-Intimations of Immortality (Second Edition)

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  • W. or W. W. William Wordsworth.

  • D. W. Dorothy Wordsworth.

  • Dora W. Dora Wordsworth.

  • M. H. or M. W. Mary Wordsworth.

  • S. H. Sara Hutchinson.

  • H.C.R. Henry Crabb Robinson.

  • E.Q. Edward Quillinan.

  • M. Memoirs of W. W., by Christopher Wordsworth.

  • E.L. The Early Letters of W. W. and D. W. Oxford, 1935.

  • M.Y. The Letters of W. W. and D. W. Middle Years (1806–1820), 2 vols. Oxford, 1937.

  • L.Y. The Letters of W. W. and D. W. Later Years (1821–50), 3 vols. Oxford, 1939.

  • C.R. The Correspondence of Henry Crabb Robinson with the Wordsworth Circle, ed. Edith J. Morley, 1927.

  • I. F. The notes dictated by W. W. to Isabella Fenwick in 1843.

  • O.E.D. The Oxford English Dictionary.

  • L.B. Lyrical Ballads, 1798, 1800, 1802, 1805.

  • 1807. Poems in Two Volumes, 1807.

  • Vol. of 1835. Yarrow Revisited and other Poems.

  • Vol. of 1842. Poems chiefly of Early and Late Years.

  • 1815, 1820, &c. Collective editions published in 1815, 1820, &c.

  • K. Professor William Knight, editor of W. W.'s Poetical Works, 8 vols. 1896.

  • Dowden. Professor Edward Dowden, editor of W. W.'s Poetical Works, 7 vols. 1892–3.

  • Hutchinson. Mr. Thomas Hutchinson, editor of the Oxford Wordsworth, The Lyrical Ballads (1798) 1898, and the Poems in Two Volumes (1807) 1897.

  • L. Longman MSS. Manuscripts of the Lyrical Ballads (1800–5) and of Poems in Two Volumes, 1807, now in the British Museum, formerly in the possession of Mr. T. Norton Longman, then in that of Mr. E. H. W. Meyerstein.

  • C. Variants from a copy of W.'s Poetical Works, 1836–7, formerly in the possession of Lord Coleridge, used by W. for correction and re-drafting of his text, now in the Royal Library at Windsor.

  • MS. M. A manuscript of Poems included for the most part in pg viiPoems in Two Volumes, 1807, transcribed probably in March, 1804, v. E. de S., The Prelude, p. xx.

  • MS. 101. A large folio note-book in use from 1820 onwards, in which poems have been transcribed by D. W., M. W., S. H., and Dora W., and in which W. himself has written drafts of poems in process of composition. It has been possible to deduce identity of date for certain poems on the same or adjacent pages from similarity of ink and handwriting and the placing and sequence of drafts.

  • MS. 92. A quarto note-book containing transcriptions of Poems intended for the Poems chiefly of Early and Late Years, published in 1842.

  • MS. 1 MS. 2, &c., in Apparatus Criticus indicate variants from first draft, second draft, &c., of manuscript text of the particular poem.

  • MS. Cl. Christabel note-book, used between 1798 and 1800.

  • MS. 18a. Notebook used between 1798 and 1800 (versions generally later than those in MS. C).

  • MS. G.B. MSS. from the George Beaumont Collection, now in Pierpont Morgan Library, New York.

  • [ ] indicates a word or words missing from the manuscript.

    Words enclosed in [ ] represent a reading from another MS. or printed text: words enclosed in () a reading from the same MS.

  • 17/18 lines found in a manuscript or printed text between line 17 and line 18.

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