Untitled but generally referred to by its first line, "It Is a Beauteous Evening, Calm and Free" appears in a sequence of "Miscellaneous Sonnets" in Vol. I of William Wordsworth's Poems, in Two Volumes (1807). The sonnet's speaker appreciates the serene beauty of coastal sunset while on a walk with a "Dear Child" (usually read as the speaker's daughter). Though the girl doesn't seem particularly awestruck by the majestic scenery, the speaker reasons that this is because children feel the majestic presence of God (or nature) all the time. The poem was inspired by a seaside walk Wordsworth took with his daughter Caroline in Calais, France.