Apr 7: A Wordsworth quiz! Or, Lines composed a few moments after coming back from the KU bar in Hollywood

Okay, so it was a mob scene at El Guapo after watching the amazing Kansas comeback amongst 300 Jayhawk fans. I lost my voice, and I've never been anywhere near Kansas.

So what's better after that big celebration of the city game than Wordsworth? A lot, actually, but fortunately I have already done the reading and prepared a quiz -- in which you are to match the Wordsworth selection to its title.

The waves beside them danced, but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:—
A Poet could not but be gay
In such a jocund company!

But all things else about her drawn
From May-time and the cheerful dawn;
A dancing shape, an image gay,
To haunt, to startle, and waylay.


A Life, a Presence like the air,
Scattering thy gladness without care,
Too blest with any one to pair,
Thyself thy own enjoyment.


Though babbling only to the vale
Of sunshine and of flowers,
Thou bringest unto me a tale
Of visionary hours.


I see thee glittering from afar—
And then thou art a pretty star,
Not quite so fair as many are
In heaven above thee!

And the titles

A. "The Green Linnet"
B. "To The Cuckoo"
C. "The Daffodils"
D. "She Was A Phantom Of Delight"
E. "To The Daisy"

Answers tomorrow! For extra credit, readers are invited to defend the notion of a canon that has this kind of stuff in it.

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