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Selected Poetry of William Morris (1834-1896)

from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

Had she come all the way for this,
To part at last without a kiss?
Yea, had she borne the dirt and rain
That her own eyes might see him slain
Beside the haystack in the floods?
        (The Haystack in the Floods, 1-5)
  1. Atalanta's Race
  2. A Death Song
  3. The Defence of Guenevere
  4. The Earthly Paradise: Apology
  5. The Earthly Paradise: The Lady of the Land
  6. The Eve of Crecy
  7. The Haystack in the Floods
  8. Iceland First Seen
  9. In Prison
  10. Love is Enough: Songs I-IX
  11. Riding Together
  12. Shameful Death
  13. Sir Giles' War-Song
  14. The Story of Sigurd the Volsung (excerpt)
  15. The Voice of Toil

Biographical information

Given name: William
Family name: Morris
Birth date: 24 March 1834
Death date: 3 October 1896
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: William Morris
          mother: Emma Morris
          wife: Jane Morris (from 26 April 1859)
          Marlborough Hall: January 1848 to December 1851
          Tutored by Rev. F. B. Guy
          Exeter College, Oxford: June 1852
Politics: Socialist
Literary period: Victorian
          Treasurer of National Liberal League: 1879
          Upton in Kent to 1864
          Elm House, Clay Hill, Walthamstow: 24 March 1834
          Woodford Hall: 1840
          17 Red Lion Square, Holborn : 1857
          Queen Square, Bloomsbury: 1865
          Turnham Green: 1872
          Upper Mall, Hammersmith: 1878 to 1896
First RPO edition: 1997