In response to:

The Greatness of Wordsworth from the January 28, 1965 issue

To The Editors:

I appreciate the kind reference to me in Christopher Ricks’s review of Geoffrey Hartman’s Wordsworth’s Poetry in your issue of January 28. It is true that I went wrong, in the original edition of my book The Poetry of Experience, on the physical details of the rowing incident in The Prelude. I want to point out that these details have been corrected in the paperback edition of my book published by Norton in 1963.

Robert Langbaum

Charlottesville, Virginia

This Issue

March 11, 1965