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(British and Irish Poetry, Revised Edition)
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In addition to his poetry, William Wordsworth’s preface to the second edition of his Lyrical Ballads is the single most important manifesto of the Romantic position in English, defining his ideas of the primary laws of nature, the working of the imagination, the process of association of ideas, and the balance of passion and restraint in human conduct.