William Morris: Poems by the Way

(2060 words)

Towards the end of September 1891, William Morris printed his Poems by the Way as one of the earliest volumes done at his Kelmscott Press, which he had recently founded to produce beautiful books by using methods developed by the earliest European printers. The volume was soon associated with another of Morris's books of poetry, Love Is Enough (first published in 1872), for the two were printed in one volume by Longmans, Green in 1896, the year of Morris's death, and Morris' daughter, May, again coupled them when she edited in 1911 Volume 9 of Morris's Collected Works. Poems by the Way is a miscellany of short and medium-length poems that Morris had written at various times during his productive life. …

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are not a subscriber, please click here to read about membership. All our articles have been written recently by experts in their field, more than 95% of them university professors.

Boenig, Robert. "Poems by the Way". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 September 2007
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=2678, accessed 08 July 2015.]