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Published by Heinemann in London .
Written in English


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Statementedited byH.S. Taylor.
ContributionsTaylor, H. S.
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Open LibraryOL13805580M

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The Prelude affords one of the best approaches to Wordsworth's poetry in general and to the philosophy of nature it r, the apparent simplicity of the poem is deceptive; comprehension is seldom immediate. Many passages can tolerate two or more readings and afford new meaning at each reading. BOOK FIRST INTRODUCTION—CHILDHOOD AND SCHOOL-TIME OH there is blessing in this gentle breeze, A visitant that while it fans my cheek Doth seem half-conscious of the joy it brings From the green fields, and from yon azure Size: KB. The medieval scholar lived in a small cell, wore simple clothes, often went without food, kept austere hours, and learned directly from books, without an intermediary teacher. Addressing Cambridge, he cites the Renaissance when youths from indenture sought a patron or scholar-ship by roaming from town to town with a book underarm to beg for an. The Prelude (Book. 2) William Wordsworth. Album The Prelude. The Prelude (Book. 2) Lyrics. School-Time continued Thus far, O Friend! have we, though leaving much Unvisited, endeavoured to retrace.

The Prelude (Book. 6) Lyrics. Cambridge and the Alps The leaves were fading when to Esthwaite's banks And the simplicities of cottage life I bade farewell; and, one among the youth.   Such was the Author's language in the year It will thence be seen, that the present Poem was intended to be introductory to the Recluse, and that the Recluse, if completed, would have consisted of Three these, the Second Part alone, viz., the Excursion, was finished, and given to the world by the Author.. The First Book of the First Part of the Recluse still remains in. “The Prelude is the greatest long poem in our language after Paradise Lost,” says one critic. Its comparison with the great seventeenth-century epic is in some respects a happy one since Milton was (after Coleridge) Wordsworth’s greatest idol. The Prelude, Book 1: Childhood And School-Time poem by William Wordsworth. Was it for this That one the fairest of all Rivers lovd To blend his murmurs with my Nurses song. Page/5.

This book is the first to present Wordsworth's greatest poem in all three of its separate forms. It reprints, on facing pages, the version of "The Prelude" was was completed in , together with the much-revised work published after the poet's death in /5. The Prelude is written in blank verse and divided into fourteen books. There are three different versions of this poem, all of which differ significantly; the version is analyzed in this. The second book shows that how society harmed his views and deprived him of the love of nature. The third book consists of his college life and Wordsworth has contrasted his formal and childhood education. From book three to fourteen Wordsworth has revealed the importance of nature in man’s life and the materialistic pursuits of men in his. THE PRELUDE BOOK SIXTH CAMBRIDGE AND THE ALPS THE leaves were fading when to Esthwaite's banks And the simplicities of cottage life I bade farewell; and, one among the youth Who, summoned by that season, reunite As scattered birds troop to the fowler's lure, Went back to Granta's cloisters, not so prompt Or eager, though as gay and undepressed In mind, as when I thence had .