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Ode to Tranquillity

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Written in Germany.

856

To a young Friend

302 Lines written at a small Distance

Addressed to a young Man of Fortune 303 from my House

357

Tell's Birth-place

304

The Glow-Worm

357

Human Life

304 Incident

358

An Ode to the Rain

301

Tribute to the Memory of a Dog 358

The Visit of the Gods

305

Fidelity

359

America to Great Britain

305 Ode to Duty

359

The Pains of Sleep

306 Simon Lee, the old Huntsman

360

The Destiny of Nations

306 The Farmer of Tilsbury-vale

361

Extracts from Christabel

311 Inscription

362

Notes

312 The Poet's Life

363

The Force of Prayer

363

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH.

Intimations of Immortality

364

MISCELLANEOUS POEMS :

Thanksgiving's Ode

366

Foresight ..

313 Lines written in early Spring

370

Characteristics of a Child

313 Composed in recollection of the Expe-

We are Seven

313 dition of the French into Russia. 370

To H. C..

311 Elegiac Stanzas

370

The blind Highland-boy

314 Lines composed at Grasmere

371

The Horn of Egremont-Castle 317

On the longest Day

371

The seven Sisters

Lament of Mary Queen of Scots 372

Sketches taken during a pedestrian Song for the Spinning-wheel

373

Tour in the Alps

318 September 1819

373

Ellen Irwin

Upon the same Occasion

373

Louisa.

To my Daughter

374

Pains of Love

322 River Duddon, XXXIII Sonnets 375

A Complaint

Miscellaneous Sonnets

380

Ruth

323 Inscription in a Hermit's Cell 386

The Affliction of Margaret-of- 325 Epitaphs translated from Chiabrera 386

Laodamia

326 Extracts from the Excursion .. 388

Hart-Leap-Well

328

Rob Roy's Grave

331

SAMUEL ROGERS.

Address to the Sons of Burns

332 PLEASURES OF MEMORY

889

To a Highland-girl

332 Notes

397

Michael

333 MISCELLANEOUS POEMS:

To the Daisy

338 An Epistle to a Friend

398

To the small Celandine

310 Versen written to be spoken by Mrs.

The wandering Jew's Song

341 Siddons .

400

Address to my Infant Daughter 341 To an old Oak

401

The Kitten and the falling Leaves 312 On a Tear

401

To the Cuckoo .

To the Gnat

401

Yew-trees

313 A Wish

402

View from the Top of Black Comb 344 Written in Westminster-abbey 402

Nutting

314

The perfect Woman

341

THOMAS CAMPBELL.

Nature's Favourite

315

PLEASURES OF Hope

403

Goody Blake and Harry Gill

345 GERTRUDE OF WYOMING

414

Elementary Feeling
346 THEODRIC; A Domestic Tale

42
Power of Music

317 MISCELLANEOUS PoEus:

Glen-Almain, or the Narrow Glen . 347 Lochiel's Warning

430

The solitary Reaper

318 Ye Mariners of England

432

Yarrow unvisited

318 Hohenlinden.

432

Yarrow visited

849 Lord Ullin's Daughter

432

Song at the Feast of Brougham-

Ode to Winter

433

Castle

350 Lines on the Grave of a Suicide 431

French Revolution

351 Lines written on visiting a Scene in

Lines composed a few Miles above

Argyllshire

431

Tintern Abbey

352 O'Connor's Child

434

Lines left upon a Seat in a Yew- Ode to the Memory of Barns 437

tree.

853 To the Rainbow

437

A Poet's Epitaph

354 The last Man

438

Character of the Happy Warrior 354 To the Evening-star

439

Expostulation and Reply

355

Song

439

The Tables turned

356 Absence

439

To the Spade of a Friend

356 Notes

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MISS L. E. LANDON.

On a Line of Salvator Rosa . 566

566 THE IMPROVISATRIOS

441
Sabbath-days

567
To the River Deben

455
THE TROUBADOUR
THE GOLDEN VIOLET

487
The twelve Months of Human Life 567

569

Days of Darkness POETICAL SKETCHES OF MODERN PICTURES :

570 Portrait of a Lady

522
A Portrait

572 Juliet after the Masquerade

522 Infancy

523 The Combat

572 Boyhood

523 The Fairy-queen sleeping

572 Manhood

524 The Oriental Nosegay

573 Old Age 52+ Wither'd Leaves

573 The Enchanted Island

525 Fairies on the Sea-shore

573 Sir Philip Sidncy The Dead.

574 A Child screening a Dove from a Hawk 526 Cupid and Swallows flying from

JAMES MONTGOMERY. Winter . :

526

526 Love nursed by Solitude

575 The WORLD BEFORE THE FLOOD . 527

MISCELLANEOUS PoEns:
A Girl at her Devotions

527
The Time-piece

610 Nymph and Zephyr

610

Incognita MISCELLANEOUS Poems: 528 The Grave

611 Rosalie

531 Roland's Tower

613 A Field-flower 533 The Common Lot

613 The Bayedere

536 Gladesmuir

613 The old Man's Song

614

The Mole-hill Lines written under a Picture of a

538 Girl burning a Love-letter

616 Bolehill Trees

538 The Painter's Love

617

EXTRACTS FROM THE PELICAN-ISLAND Manmadin, the Indian Cupid

539

ROBERT SOUTHEY.

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The Violet
The Crusader

510 MISCELLANEOUS Poems:
Hymn to the Penates

619 BERNARD BARTON.

Rudiger

622

621

Donica.
MISCELLANEOUS Poems:
Verses in a Burial-ground

541
Mary, the Maid of the Inn

625 513

627

Jasper
The Valley of Fern
Verses occasioned by an affecting

Lord William

629 515 Instance of sudden Death

630 The Cross-roads

545 Stanzas.

God's Judgment on a Bishop
Autumn

516
King Charlemain

632 516 Verses to an Infant

681

The pious Painter Silent Worship

517

King Henry V. and the Hermit of 518

636

Dreux Verses suggested by an Epitaph

636

A Ballad Stanzas addressed to some Friends 548

637

St. Romuald going to the Sea-side

519 Stanzas on the Death of a Friend

638 The Rose 550

639

The Lover's Rock Verses to a young Friend

550 Sleep

639 Garci Ferrandez

550 Stanzas

641 King Ramiro

551 All is Vanity

613 Bishop Bruno

551 To a Friend .

A true Ballad of St. Antidius, the

553
The Solitary Tomb

Pope, and the Devil
The Sea

553

Queen Orraca and the five Martyrs

555 To Joanna

614 of Morocco

555 The Quaker Poet

616 Ballad

618

St. Gualberto
Verses to Her who is justly entitled

556
to them

632 To a Spider :

557 To the Windo

652

The Death of Wallace
Sea-side Thoughts
557 The Holly-Tree

653
557
Winter .

653

Extract from Madoc
The Jvy

558
An Ode to Time

558 JAMES HOGG,

560 The Poet's Lot .

655

The Queen's WAKE
Flowers

561
563

BARRY CORNWALL.
Temporals and Spirituals

563
To Death

709 MARCIAN COLONNA

561 Woman

721 A SICILIAN STORY

565 A Relique of Napoleon

729 Diego DE MONTILLA

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The DBATH OF Acis

737 CHARLES LAMB. GYGES

739
Hester

763 Miscellaneous Pokus:

The old Familiar Faces

763 A Voice

742
A Farewell to Tobacco

761 Melancholy

743
To T. L. H.

765 Midsummer-madness

743
To Miss Kelly

765 A Haunted Stream

74
The Family-name

765 Stanzas

745 Wishes

747 GEORGE CROLY. Flowers

747
Satan

766 Serenade

718
Wedded Love

766 A Song

748 Sonnets

748 JOANNA BAILLIE.

Columbus' first View of America . 766 MISCELLANEOUS POETRY FROM

Fisherman's Song .

766 VARIOUS AUTHORS. Song from the Beacon

767 WILLIAM GIFFORD.

JOHN KEATS. To a Tuft of early Violets

749 Procession and Hymn in Honour of Written two Years after the preceding 749

Pan

767 The Moon

769 JOHN WOLCOTT.

The Eve of St. Agnes

770 Ode to the Glow-worm 750

774 Ode to a Nightingale

775 To my Candle

Fancy 750

HENRY KIRKE WHITE. JOHN CLARE.

To the Herb Rosemary

776 What is Life

751
Time

776 Ballad. 751 To Contemplation

777 WILLIAM LISLE BOWLES.

MRS. HEMANS. Sonne 751 To the Ivy

779 WILLIAM TENNANT.

GEORGE CANNING.
New Morality

779 Extracts from Anster-Fair .

752
The Slavery of Greece

781

785 PERCY BISSHE SHELLEY.

Elijah's Mantle
Epitaph

786 From Alastor

755 The Dedication of the Revolt of Islam 756 MARY ANN BROWNE. Lines written among the Euganean The Foreboding

787 Hills.

757 Ode to the West-wind

759 ANONYMOUS.
Lovers' Presents

787 LEIGH HUNT.

My Partner

787 Extract from the Story of Rimini . 760 Nature :

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GEORGE CRABBE.

T A LES OF THE HA L L.

PRE FACE.

Ip I did not fear that it would appear to may again be elevated or depressed by the my readers like arrogancy, or if it did not suggestions of vanity and diffidence, and seem to myself indecorous to send two vo- may be again subject to the cold and hot lumes of considerable magnitude from the fit of aguish expectation; but he is no press without preface or apology, without more a stranger to the press, nor has the one petition for the reader's attention, or motives or privileges of one who is. With one plea for the writer's defects, I would respect to myself, it is certain they belong most willingly spare myself an address of not to me. Many years have elapsed since this kind, and more especially for these I became a candidate for indulgence as an reasons: first, because a preface is a part inexperienced writer; and to assume the of a book seldom honoured by a reader's language of such a writer now, and to plead perusal; secondly, because it is both diffi- for his indulgences, would be proof of my enlt and distressing to write that which ignorance of the place assigned to me, and we think will be disregarded; and thirdly, the degree of favour which I have expebecause I do not conceive that I am called rienced; but of that place I am not unintapon for such introductory matter by any formed, and with that degree of favour I of the motives which usually influence an have no reason to be dissatisfied. anthor when he composes his prefatory It was the remark of the pious, but on address.

some occasions the querulons author of When a writer, whether of poetry or the Night Thoughts, that he had been so prose, first addresses the public, he has long remembered, he was forgotten;" an generally something to offer which relates expression in which there is more appearto himself or to his work, and which he ance of discontent than of submission : if considers as a necessary prelude to the he had patience, it was not the patience work itself, to prepare his readers for the that smiles at grief. It is not therefore entertainment or the instruction they may entirely in the sense of the good Doctor expect to receive; for one of these every that I apply these words to myself, or to man who publishes must suppose he af- my more early publications. fords--this the act itself implies; and in years indeed have passed since their first proportion to his conviction of this fact appearance, that I have no reason to commust be his feeling of the difficulty in plain, on that account, if they be now vbich he has placed himself: the difficulty slumbering with other poems of decent consists in reconciling the implied presump- reputation in their day--not dead indeed, tion of the undertaking, whether to please nor cntirely forgotten, but certainly not or to instruct mankind, with the diffidence the subjects of discussion or conversation and modesty of an untried candidate for as when first introduced to the notice of fame or favour. Hence originate the many the public, by those whom the public will reasons an author assigns for his appear- not forget, whose protection was credit to ance in that character, whether they ac- their author, and whose approbation was tually exist, or are merely offered to hide fame to them. Still these early publicthe motives which cannot be openly avow- ations had so long preceded any other, that, ed; namely, the want or the vanity of if not altogether unknown, I was, when I the man, as his wishes for profit or repu- came again before the public, in a situatation may most prevail with him.

tion which excused, and perhaps rendered Now, reasons of this kind, whatever they necessary some explanation ; but this also may be, cannot be availing beyond their has passed away, and none of my readers first appearance.

An author, it is true, will now take the trouble of making any may again feel his former apprehensions, inquiries respecting my motives for writing

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or for publishing these Tales or verses of If there be any combination of circumany description : known to each other as stances which may be supposed to affect readers and authors are known, they will the mind of a reader, and in some degree require no preface to bespeak their good to influence his judgment, the junction of will, nor shall I be under the necessity of youth, beauty, and merit in a female writer soliciting the kindness which experience has may be allowed to do this; and yet one of taught me, endeavouring to merit, I shall the most forbidding of titles is Poems by not fail to receive.

a very young Lady,' and this although There is one motive—and it is a power- beauty and merit were largely insinuated. ful one--which sometimes induces an au- Ladies, it is true, have of late little need thor, and more particularly a poet, to ask of any indulgence as authors, and names the attention of his readers to his prefa- may readily be found which rather excite tory address. This is when he has some the envy of man than plead for his lenity. favourite and peculiar style or manner Our estimation of title also in a writer has which he would explain and defend, and materially varied from that of our predechiefly if he should have adopted a mode cessors: Poems by a Nobleman' would of versification of which an uninitiated create a very different scnsation in our reader was not likely to perceive either minds from that which was formerly excited the merit or the beauty. In such case it when they were 50 announced. A noble is natural, and surely pardonable, to assert author had then no pretensions to a seat and to prove, as far as reason will bear 60 secure on the sacred hill,' that authors 118 on, that such method of writing has not noble, and critics not gentle, dared not both; to show in what the beauty con- attack; and they delighted to take revenge sists, and what peculiar difficulty there is, by their contempt and derision of the poet, which, when conquered, creates the merit. for the pain which their submission and How far any particular poet has or las respect to the man had cost them. But in not succeeded in such attempt is not my our times we find that a nobleman writes, business nor my purpose to inquire. I have not merely as well, but better than other no peculiar notion to defend, no poetical men; insomuch that readers in general heterodoxy to support, nor theory of any begin to fancy that the Muses have relinkind to vindicate or oppose-that which I quished their old partiality for rags and a have used is probably the most common garret, and are become altogether aristomeasure in our language; and therefore, cratical in their choice A conceit so well whatever be its advantages or defects, supported by fact wonld be readily admitthey are too well known to require from ted, did it not appear at the same time, me a description of the one, or an apology that there were in the higher ranks of sofor the other.

ciety men, who could write as tamely, or Perhaps still more frequent than any ex- an absurdly, as they had ever been accused planation of the work is an account of the of doing. We may, therefore, regard author himself, the situation in which he the works of any noble author as extrais placed, or some circumstances of pecu- ordinary productions, but must not found liar kind in his life, education, or enıploy- any theory upon them, and, notwithstandment. How often 'has youth been pleaded ing their appearance, must look on genius for deficiencies or redundancies, for the and talent as we are wont to do on time existence of which youth may be an ex- and chance, that happen indifferently to cuse, and yet be none for their exposure. all mankind. Age too has been pleaded for the errors But whatever influence any peculiar siand failings in a work which the octoge- tuation of a writer might have, it cannot narian had the discernment to perceive, be a benefit to me, who have no such peand yet had not the fortitude to suppress. culiarity. I must rely upon the willingMany other circumstances are made apolo-ness of my readers to be pleased with that gies for a writer's infirmitics; his much which was designed to give them pleasure, employment and many avocations, adver- and npon the cordiality which naturally vity, necessity, and the good of mankind. springs from a remembrance of our having "These, or any of them, however availing before parted without any feelings of disin themselves, avail not me. I am neither gust on the one side, or of mortification so youmg nor so old, so much engaged by on the other. one pursuit, or by many,-I am not so With this hope I would conclude the urged by want, or so stimulated by a de- present subject; but I am called upon by sire of public benefit,—that I can borrow duty to acknowledge my obligations, and one apology from the many which I have more especially for two of the following named. How far they prevail with our Tales:

The Story of Lady Barbara, in readers, or with our judges, I cannot tell; Book XVI. and that of Ellen in Book XVIII. and it is unnecessary for me to inqnire The first of these I owe to the kindness into the validity of arguments which I of a fair friend. who will, I hope, accept have not to produce.

the thanks which I very gratefully pay,

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