Wordsworth’s Poems of Travel, 1819–42

Such Sweet Wayfaring

  • Authors
  • John Wyatt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. John Wyatt
    Pages 1-12
  3. John Wyatt
    Pages 13-29
  4. John Wyatt
    Pages 30-54
  5. John Wyatt
    Pages 118-136
  6. John Wyatt
    Pages 137-157
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 158-172

About this book


There is a long-held view that Wordsworth's inspiration dried up before the age of forty. This book opposes that view by examining the substantial body of poetry written after his fiftieth year. The argument is that, in order to appreciate this work, much of which was inspired by itineraries in Britain and in Europe, we have to read the poems as they were first published. By adopting the perspective of the contemporary reader, Wordsworth's grand design can be appreciated.


poem poetry Romanticism Wordsworth

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