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LYRICAL BALLADS,

OTHER POEMS,

IN TWO VOLUMES.

By W. WORDSWORTH.

Quara niliil'ad'genium, Papiniane, tuum!

Vol: I.

SECOND EDITION.

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LONDON:

PRINTED FOR T. N.IONGM-AN AND O. BEES, PATERNOSTER-BOW,
BY BIGGS AND CO. BRISTOL.

1800.

PREFACE.

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

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