Fragment 9: The Netherlands

Original Text: 
The poetical works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, ed. James Dykes Campbell (London: Macmillan, 1893). VICT Rare Books No. 151. The complete poetical works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: including poems and versions of poems now published for the first time, ed. Ernest Hartley Coleridge (Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1912). PR 4470 F12 VICT Rare Books.
2Willows whose Trunks beside the shadows stood
3Of their own higher half, and willowy swamp:--
4Farmhouses that at anchor seem'd--in the inland sky
5The fog-transfixing Spires--
6Water, wide water, greenness and green banks,
7And water seen--


1] Written on a visit to the Continent with Wordsworth and his daughter, Dora; from Notebook 40 in which the lines are preceded by this comment: "Assuredly I have been seldom more agreeably disappointed than in this voyage per Steam-boat for the first two or three hours on the Maas." Back to Line
Publication Notes: 
1893, 1912
RPO poem Editors: 
Kathleen Coburn; R. S. Woof
RPO Edition: 
3RP 2.476.