Lyrical ballads / William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Lyrical ballads / William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850


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Editorial Practice

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An attempt was made to follow the original method of quotation which has an irregular adherence to the convention of double quotes at the beginning of each line of a quotation. This point should be kept in mind when searching the text

Titles of poems often letterspaced to imitate the original

Pagination transcribed

* ... * for italics

No corrections to the text have been made except those mentioned on the errata slip of the original

"The nightingale" and "Lewti" retained with duplicate pagination

When no folio number is found at the head of a page, the corresponding page number is shown here within parentheses

LC keywords

Poems -- Great Britain -- 18th century
Lyric poems -- Great Britain -- 18th century

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Source Description

Lyrical Ballads : with a few other poems Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850; Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834 Printed by Biggs and Cottle for T. N. Longman Bristol: 1798

Note: Copy used for transcription was a facsimile ed. from 1934 of the British Library ms


Mode of access: Online. OTA website

An editorial note and table of contents appear at the beginning of the text

From the editorial--"The copy in the British Museum contains two tables of contents, one including Coleridge's The Nightingale, while the other includes his Lewti. Both poems appear in the book, with duplicate pagination, and this has been retained as found in the original"

This is the original version of the work taken from the first anonymous Bristol imprint of 1798

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834

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