Note 4
To 'Nature', chapter 7 of 'A Preface To Eighteenth Century Poetry '

Essays an Poetry and Music.. p. 374. Cf. Wordsworth, 'Essay Supplementary to the Preface': 'In any well-used copy of the Seasons the book generally opens of self with the rhapsody on love, or with one of the stories (perhaps "Damon and Musidora"); these also are prominent in our collections of Extracts, and are the arts of his Work which, after all, were probably most efficient in first recommending the author to general notice.' (Wordsworth's Literary Criticism, p. 186 f.)