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Entered, according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1849, by

in the Clerk's Othce of the District Court of the United States, for the Eastern
District of Pennsylvania.

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ON presenting to the public this DICTIONARY OF POETICAL QUOTATIONS, the only COMPLETE work of the kind in the English language, the best preface will be its history.

About twenty years ago the plan was originated by John F. Addington, an Englishman, then residing in this city; but he devoted his attention almost exclusively to the old British Bards. His labours were valuable, still the work was incomplete; the modern writers of poetry, both English and American, with a few exceptions in favour of the former, were wholly omitted. Then his selections were not always in accordance with present standard of public taste. The old dramatic poets wrote according to their light, which was often reflected through a foul medium, and revealed much that is now considered, and justly, too, as coarse and indelicate. The text of Mr. Addington's selections required revision; still, he deserves much credit for his perseverance and research, and the study he devoted "to rescue from the reckless tooth of time some of the finest thoughts and most vivid images of the ancient fathers of English poetry." His selections from Shakspeare were copious; and also from Byron, the only modern poet that he much favoured.

To the present Editor was committed the task of revising the original work, and adding thereto selections from the modern British and American poets. This required the examination of a multitude of volumes, and much care and study, in order to exhibit, as far as possible, the characteristic excellence of each author. A difficult and delicate task it is to select from living poets,-especially when there are so many! The index shows an array of over four hundred authors; thus, at a glance, may be seen how wide has been the field of research.

Besides the new quotations introduced under every head, quite a number of new subjects have been added, making the plan complete, and furnishing a Manual of Poetical Extracts, alphabetically arranged, which will serve to interpret every passion, emotion, and feeling of the human soul. Here, also, every condition and pursuit of life may find its motto or character, and the beauties of Nature and Art their truest description. In short, the book is a precious casket, where the most perfect gems of Genius the AngloSaxon literature has preserved for the last three hundred years are garnered. The chronological order of the quotations is preserved, and thus the curious reader may trace the progressive improvements of the one language, forming now the bond of union between two great nations, whose children of song are here, for the first time, united. In the American portion, the striking characteristics of the poetry are devotion to nature, patriotism, and deep religious sentiment. This sentiment it is which makes poetry so popular in our country; and while the work now submitted contains such treasures of holy and beautiful thoughts as no other collection of poetry can show, the Editor and Publishers flatter themselves its merits will ensure it a welcome reception.

PHILADELPHIA, January, 1850.



Addison, Joseph
Akenside, Mark
Aleyn, Charles
Armstrong, John
Bailey, Philip J.
Baillie, Miss Joanna

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Barton, Bernard

Bayley, Thomas Haynes
Beattie, James
Beaumont, Sir John
Behn, Mrs. Aphra
Belloe, William
Blacklock, Dr. Thomas
Blackmore, Sir Richard
Blair, Robert
Bloomfield, Robert
Bowles, William Lisle
Bowring, Dr.
Brandon, Samuel
Brewer, Anthony
Brome, Alexander
Brome, Richard
Brooke, Henry Beller
Brooke, Lord
Browne, William
Browning, Robert
Brydges, Sir Edgerton
Buckingham, Duke of

Bulwer, Sir Edward Lytton

Burns, Robert

Butler, Mrs. Frances Kemble

Butler, Samuel

Byron, George, Lord
Campbell, Thomas
Carew, Lady
Carew, Thomas
Cartwright, William
Chamberlaine, Robert
Chapman, George
Chandler, Mary
Churchill, Charles
Cibber, Colley
Cleaveland, John
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

Collins, William
Colton, C. C.
Congreve, William
Cook, Miss Eliza
Cooke, Thomas
Corbel, Richard
Cotton, Charles
Cowley, Abraham
Cowper, William
Crabbe, George
Croley, George F.
Crown, John
Cumberland, Richard
Cunningham, Allan
Daniel. Samuel
Darcy, Sir Patrick
Darwin, Dr. Erasmus
Dauborne, Robert
Davenant, Sir William

Davenport, Sir Christopher

Davis, Sir John
Day, John

Decker, Thomas
Denham, Sir John
Dennis, John

Donne, Dr. John

Dow, Alexander
Drayton, Michael

Drummond, George Hay

Dryden, John

Duncome, William
Dyer, John

Elliott, Ebenezer
Etherege, Sir George
Faber, F. W.
Falconer, William
Falkland, Lord
Fane, Sir Francis
Fawkes, Francis
Fenton, Elijah
Fielding, Henry
Fleknoe, Richard
Fletcher, John
Ford, John

Forster, Dr.
Fountain, John
Franklin, Dr. Thomas
Francis, Sir Philip
Freeman, Sir Ralph
Frowde, Philip
Garth, Sir Samuel
Gascoigne George
Gay John

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Heber, Reginald

Hemans, Mrs. Felicia Dorothea Rider, William

Herbert, George
Herbert, William
Herrick, Robert
Hervey, Thomas K.
Heywood, John
Higgons, Bevil
Hill, Aaron

Hill, George
Hogg, Thomas
Holford, Mrs.
Holland, Lord
Home, John
Hood, Thomas
Hopkins, Charles
Howard, Sir Robert
Howell, James
Howitt, Mrs. Mary
Hunt, Leigh

Hunt, Sir A.

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Parnell, Thomas
Patterson, James
Pattison, William
Peter, William
Philips, Ambrose
Philips, John
Pollock, Robert
Pomfret, John
Pope, Alexander
Porteus, Dr. Beilby
Powell, George
Praed, Winthrop M.
Proctor, Bryan Waller
Quarles, Francis
Raleigh, Sir Walter
Randolph, Thomas
Rawlins, Thomas
Richards, Nathaniel

May, Thomas

Mead, Robert
Middleton, Thomas
Miller, James
Milman, Henry Hart
Milnes, Richard M.
Milton, John
Montgomery, James
Montgomery, Robert
Moore, Thomas
More, Mrs. Hannah
Motherwell, William
Mottley, John
Murphy, Arthur
Nabb, T.

Nevil, Robert

Norton, Hon. Mrs. Caroline
Ogilvie, Dr. John
Oldham, John
Oldmixon, John
Opie, Mrs. Amelia
Orrery, Lord
Osborne, Francis
Otway, Thomas
Overbury, Sir Thomas

Robinson, Mrs. Mary
Rochester, Earl of
Rogers, Samuel
Roscommon, Earl of
Rowe, Nicholas
Rowley, Samuel
Rowley, William
Russell, Lord John
Rutter, Joseph
Sampson, Henry
Savage, Richard
Scott, Sir Walter
Sewell, George
Shadwell, Thomas
Shakspeare, William
Shelley, Percy Bysshe
Shenstone, William
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley
Shirley, James
Sidney, Sir Philip
Smith, Horace
Smith, William
Smollett, Dr. Tobias
Somerville, William
Southern, Thomas
Southey, Mrs. Caroline
Southey, Robert
Southwell, Robert
Spenser, Edmund
Sterling, John
Stillingfleet, Benjamin
Suckling, Sir John
Swift, Dr. Jonathan
Talfourd, Thomas Noon
Tate, Nahum
Taylor, Henry
Tennyson, Alfred
Thomson, James
Thompson, William
Tickell, Thomas
Tighe, Mrs. Mary

Tonna, Mrs. Charlotte Elizabeth

Trapp, Joseph

Tupper, Martin Farquhar

Vincent, William
Waller, Edmund

Walton, Isaac
Watkins, Roland
Watts, Alaric A.
Webster, John
White, Henry Kirke
Whitehead, William
Wilkie, William
Wilkins, John
Wilson, Arthur
Wolcot, Dr. John
Wordsworth, William
Young, Edward


Adams, John Quincy
Aldrich, James
Allston, Washington
Barker, James N.
Barlow, Joel
Bates, David
Benjamin, Park
Bethune. George Washington
Bird, Robert M.
Bogart, Miss Elizabeth
Boker, Charles
Brainard, J. G. C.
Brooks, James G.
Brooks, Mrs. Maria
Bryant, John H.
Bryant, William Cullen
Burleigh, William H.
Carey, Miss Alice
Carey, Miss Phoebe
Chandler, Mrs. Caroline H.
Chandler, Mrs. Elizabeth M.
Clark, Willis Gaylord
Clarke, Miss Sara J.
Coe, Richard, Jr.

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Dinnies, Mrs. Anna Peyre
Doane, George Washington
Drake, Joseph Rodman
Duganne, A. J. H.
Dwight, Timothy
Eames, Mrs. Elizabeth J.
Eastburn, James Wallis
Ellet, Mrs. Elizabeth F.
Embury, Mrs. Emma C.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Everest, C. W.
Everett, Edward
Fields, James T.
Franklin, Dr. Benjamin
Frisbie, Levi
Fuller, Miss S. Margaret
Gallagher, William D.
Gilman, Mrs. Caroline
Gould, Miss Hannah F.
Gray, Thomas, Jr.
Hale, Mrs. Sarah Josepha
Hall, Mrs. Louisa J.
Halleck, Fitz Greene
Hillhouse, James A.
Hirst, Henry B.
Hoffman, Charles Fenno
Holmes, Dr. Oliver Wendell
Hooper, Miss Lucy
Hosmer, William C. H.
Howe, Mrs. Julia W.
Hoyt, Ralph
Humphreys, David
Judson, Mrs. Emily C.
Kinney, Mrs. Elizabeth C.
Leggett, William

Lewis, Mrs. Sarah Anna
Longfellow, Henry Wordsworth
Lowell, James Russell

Lowell, Mrs. Maria
Lunt, George
Lynch, Miss Anne C.
Mathews, Cornelius
May, Miss Caroline
Mellen, Granville
Morris, George P.
Morris, Robert
Mackellar, Thomas
McLellan, Isaac
Neal, John

Neal, Mrs. J. C.
Nichol, John
Nichols, Mrs. R. S.
Noble, L. L

Norton, Andrews
Osgood, Mrs. Frances S.
Pabodie, William J.
Palmer, William Pitt
Parsons, Thomas W.
Patterson, Samuel D.
Peabody, William B. O.
Percival, James Gates
Pickering, Henry
Pierpont, John
Pierson, Lydia Jane
Pinckney, Edward C.
Poe, Edgar A.
Prentice, George D.
Read, T. Buchanan
Rockwell, J. O.
Sands, Robert C.
Sargent, Epes
Sargent, John O.
Sawyer, Mrs. Caroline M.
Sigourney, Mrs. Lydia H.
Simms, William Gilmore
Smith, Mrs. Elizabeth Oakes
Sprague, Charles
Stoddard, Mrs. Lavinia
Stoddard, R. H.
Street, Alfred B.
Taylor, J. Bayard
Thomas, F. W.
Thomson, Charles West
Tuckerman, Henry T.
Very, Jones
Wallace, William
Ware, Henry, Jr.
Ward, Thomas
Welby, Mrs. Amelia B.
Whitman, Mrs. Sarah Helen
Whittier, John G.
Wilcox, Carlos
Wilde, Richard Henry
Willis, Nathaniel Parker
Woodworth, Samuel
Worthington, Mrs. Jane T


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