James Engell is Gurney Professor of English and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, where he chaired the Department of English for six years. He is author of four books and more than forty articles and book chapters treating eighteenth-century and romantic literature, as well as the present state of higher education in America. He has contributed to and edited eight additional volumes, including Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Biographia Literaria (with W. Jackson Bate) and Environment: An Interdisciplinary Anthology (with three co-editors). A recipient of national academic awards and university teaching prizes, he was named a Senior Fellow at the National Humanities Center and elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.; Michael D. Raymond has studied the poetry of William Wordsworth for decades--a catalyst for his own life-long search for deeply rooted, private places of remembrance. After earning a B.A. in English from Yale, he received his M.A. from Harvard with a thesis entitled Wordsworth on Salisbury Plain: Noetic Insights, Natural Mysticism, and the Absence of Ideology. Fordham conferred his doctoral degree. His dissertation is John Wordsworth on Snowdon: The Elegiac Sublime and the Spectacle of Woe. He has travelled with a particular passion to walk the paths and routes described in The Prelude, from Cockermouth and Grasmere to London, Paris, the Alps, and the northern Italian lakes, including Como and Maggiore. For four decades president of his own financial service, Raymond Wealth Advisors, he lives with his wife in North Haven, Connecticut, near their three children and four grandchildren.