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IN TWO VOLUMES.
By W. WORDSWORTH.
Quam nihil ad genium, Papiniane, tuum!
BY BIGGS AND COTTLE, CRANE-COURT, FLEET-STREET.
Expostulation and Reply . . . . . 109
The first Volume of these Poems has already been submitted to general perusal. . It was published, as an experiment, which, I hoped, might be of some use to ascertain, how far, by fitting to metrical arrangement a selection of the real language of men in a state of vivid sensation, that sort of pleasure and that quantity of pleasure may be imparted, which a Poet may rationally endeavour to impart.
- I had formed no very inaccurate estimate of the
probable effect of those Poems : I flattered myself