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SWAIN, CHARLES.

Godiva

702 England, 1803 - 1874.

Hero to Leander

235 A Violet in her Hair

Home they brought her warrior dead”
“Smile and never heed me"

156
(Princess)

292 From : - The Mother's Hand

In Memoriam, Selections from

290 SWIFT, JONATHAN.

Lady Clara Vere de Vere

267 Ireland, 1667-1745.

Locksley Hall

254
"Tonis ad resto mare
993 Lullaby (Princess).

81 From:- Cadenus and Vanessa, 810; Imitation

May Queen, The

327 of Horace, 121; Poetry: a Rhapsody, 496.

Miller's Daughter, The (Miller's Daughter) 183 SWINBURNE, ALGERNON CHARLES.

Mort d'Arthur

642 England, b. 1837.

New Year's Eve (In Memoriam)

752 Disappointed Lover, The (Triumph of Time) 611 “O swallow, swallow, flying south” (Princess) 171 Kissing her Hair

188

O, yet we trust that somehow good(in
Match, A.

148
Memoriam)

392
“When the hounds of spring »

419
Retrospection (Princess)

315 SYLVESTER, JOSHUA.

Sleeping Beauty, The (The Day Dream)

174 England, 1563 - 1618.

Song of the Brook (The Brook : an Idyl)
Contentment

731

Song of the Milkmaid (Queen Mary) “Were I as base as is the lowly plain”

135

Spring (In Memoriam) TALFOURD, SIR THOMAS NOON.

"Strong Son of God, immortal Love(in England, 1795 - 1854.

Memoriam),

393 Sympathy (lon)

Victor Hugo, TO 770

926 From : -lon

“What does little birdie say?" (Sea Dreams)

80 794

From: Aylmer's Field, 810; Fatima, 205; In
TALHAIARN OF WALES.

Memoriam, 309, 311, 345, 394, 397, 399, 797,
Where are the men ?" (Oliphant's Trans.)

803, 807 ; International Exhibition Ode, 541;
530

Land of Lands, The, 603 ; Miller's Daughter, TANNAHILL, ROBERT.

814; “Of old 'sat Freedom on the heights, Scotland, 1774-1810. Flower o' Dumblane, The

602; On the Death of the Duke of Welling“The midges dance aboon the burn”.

ton, 940; Princess, The, 493, 721, 807; Sir

Launcelot and Queen Guinevere, 721; To the
TAYLOR, BAYARD.

Queen, 632.
Kennett Square, Pa., 1825-1878.
Arab to the Palm, The

TENNYSON, FREDERICK.

454 Bedouin Love-Song

England. (Brother of the preceding. I

186 King of Thule (From the German of Goethe) 862 Blackbird, The

693 Possession

218 TERRETT, WILLIAM B. Rose, The (Hassan Ben Khaled)

464
Platonic

119 Song of the Camp

155 THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE.

LIAM From: - National de

604 England, 1811 - 1863. Publishers : Houghton, Mifflin, & Co., Boston.

Age of Wisdom, The TAYLOR, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN.

Church Gate, At the

132 Lowville, N. Y., b. 1822.

End of the Play, The

344 Northern Lights, The

409

Little Billee TAYLOR, SIR HENRY.

Mahogany Tree, The

117 England, b. about 1800.

Mr. Molony's Account of the Ball
Athulf and Ethilda

172
Sorrows of Werther .

972
229 THAXTER, MRS. CELIA.
Scholar, The (Edwin the Fair)

766 Isles of Shoals. Wife, A (Philip van Artevelde).

213 The Sandpiper. From : - Philip van Artevelde

348, 812, 867 Publishers : Houghton, Mimin, & Co., Boston. TAYLOR, JANE.

THEOBALD, LEWIS. England, 1783-1824.

England, 1691 – 1744.
Philosopher's Scales, The

862
From: - The Double Falsehood

812 Toad's Journal, The

851 THOM, WILLIAM. TAYLOR, JOHN EDWARD.

Scotland, 1799-1850. England, Pub. 1852.

The Mitherless Bairn

91 If it be true that any beauteous thing(From

THOMSON, JAMES. the Italian of Michael Angelo Buonarotti) 135 Scotland, 1700 - 1748. " The might of one fair face(From the

Angling (The Seasons: Spring)

669 Italian of Michael Angelo Buonarotti) 135

Bathing (The Seasons: Summer)

669 TAYLOR, JEFFERYS.

Castle of Indolence, The (From Canto 1.)

831 England, 1793- 1853.

Connubial Life (The Seasons: Spring)

214 The Milkmaid

957

Domestic Birds (The Seasons: Spring). 470 TAYLOR, JEREMY.

Hymn on the Seasons England, 1613-1667.

Plea for the Animals (The Seasons: Spring) 483
Heaven

367
Rule Britannia (Alfred)

576 TAYLOR, TOM.

Songsters, The (The Seasons: Spring)

469 England, 1817 - 1880.

Stag Hunt, The (The Seasons : Autumn)

659 Abraham Lincoln (London Punch)

War for the Sake of Peace (Britannia) 931

499

Winter Scenes ( The Seasons : Winter) TENNANT, WILLIAM.

439 Scotland, 1784-1848.

From : - Britannia, 541; Castle of Indolence, Ode to Peace

534

489, 539, 814, 816; Coriolanus, 812; Seasons,

The: Spring, 107, 489, 492, 672, 799, — Sum-
TENNYSON, ALFRED.
England, b. 1810.

mer, 204, 490, 631, 719, - Autumn, 492, 795,

, “ Break, break, break”

Winter, 310, 672, 806; Song, 205.

315 Bugle, The (Princess)

449 THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. Charge of the Light Brigade

517 Concord, Mass., 1817 - 1862. “Come into the garden, Maud'

Mist, 152

691 Dead Friend, The (In Memoriam)

Smoke 113

691 Death of the Old Year, The

Publishers : Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Boston.

753 Eagle, The

483 THORNBURY, GEORGE WALTER. Enid's Song (Idyls of the King),

777 England, 1828 - 1877. Foolish Virgins, The (Idyls of the King)

754

The Jester's Sermon

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THORPE, ROSE HARTWICK.

VINCI, LEONARDO DA.
Litchfield, Mich., b. 1840.

Italy, 1452-1519.
Curfew must not ring to-night .

180

Perseverance (W. W. Story's Translation). 781 THRALE, HESTER LYNCH (Mrs. Piozzi).

VISSCHER, MARIA TESSELSCHADE. Wales, 1740 - 1821.

Holland, 1594 - 1649. The Three Warnings

The Nightingale (Sir John Bowring's Trans.) 479 THURLOW, EDWARD HOVEL, LORD.

WALLER, EDMUND. England, 1781 - 1829.

England, 1605 - 1687,
Beauty

730
Girdle, On a

125 Bird, To a' .

Go, Lovely Rose !

125

Olá Age and Death (Upon his Divine Poesy) 755 TICKELL, THOMAS. England, 1686 - 1740.

From :— Divine Love, 399,; On the King's ReTo a Lady before Marriage

209

turn, 798 ; To a Lady singing a Song of his To Earl of Warwick on the Death of Addison

910

Composing, 134; Upon Roscommon's TransFrom: - To a Lady, with a Present of Flowers,

lation of Horace's De Arte Poetica, 806; Verses 134 ; Colin and Lucy, 311.

upon his Divine Poesy, 794 ; ;

While I listen TIMROD, HENRY.

to thy voice,” 399. Charleston, S. C., 1829 - 1867.

WALLER, JOHN FRANCIS. “Sleep sweetly in your humble graves

532

Ireland, b. 1810.
Spring in Carolina

“Dance light'

174 Publishers : E. J. Hale & Son, New York. , : The Spinning-Wheel Song

173 TOPLADY, AUGUSTUS.

WALSH, WILLIAM.
England, 17.40 – 1778.

England, 1663-1707.
Love divine, all love excelling"

392
Rivalry in Love

147 TOURNEUR, CYRIL.

WALTON, IZAAK. (See also JOHN CHALKHILL.) England, Time of James I.

England, 1593- 1683. From :-- The Revenger's Tragedy

The Angler's Wish

668 TRENCH, RICHARD CHENEVIX.

WARTON, THOMAS.
Ireland, b. 1807.

England, 1728-1790.
Different Minds

Retirement

406 Harnosan

769 WASSON, DAVID A. TROWBRIDGE, JOHN TOWNSEND.

Love against Love

790 Ogden, N, Y., b. 1827. Dorothy in the Garret

251 WASTELL, SIMON. Vagabonds, The

547

England, d. 1623. Publishers : Harper & Brothers, New York.

Man's Mortality

302 TRUMBULL, J.

WATSON, JAMES W.
Woodbury, Conn., 1750-1831,

America.
From: - McFingal, 671, 793.

Beautiful Snow

334 TUCKERMAN, HENRY THEODORE.

Wounded to Death.

526 Boston, Mass., 1813-1871.

WATTS, ISAAC.
Newport Beach

692 Publishers : Houghton, Miffin, & Co., Boston.

England, 1674-1749.

Cradle Hymn, A TUPPER, MARTIN FARQUHAR.

Insignificant Existence.

751 England, b. 1810.

Summer Evening, A

431 Cruelty to Animals, Of (Prov. Philosophy) 782 From: – Of Education, 107; Of Immortality

From:- Divine Songs, 395, 398; Funeral 394

Thought, 308, 310; Glory to the Father and TURNER, CHARLES TENNYSON.

Son, 394 ; Horæ Lyricæ, 807; Hymns and England, 1808 - 1879. Brother of Alfred Tennyson.

Spiritual Songs, 794, 799 ; Sluggard, The, The Ocean

631

815; Song XVI., 108; Song XX., 108. TUSSER, THOMAS.

WAUGH, EDWIN.
England, 1523-1530.

England, 1817. (Called “The Lancashire Poet.")
From : - Farmer's Daily Diet, 232; Good

* The dule 's i' this bonnet o' mine"

196 Husbandry Lessons, 347, 394, 672, 802; Winds, The, 802; Wiving and Thriving, 214.

WEBSTER, DANIEL.

Salisbury, N. H., 1782-1852. TYCHBORN, CHIDIOCK.

The Memory of the Heart
England.

From:-- Address
- Address before

before the Sons of New Lines written by One in the Tower

745
Hampshire

939 UDALL, NICHOLAS.

WEBSTER, JOHN,
England, 1506 - 1564.

England, about 1600.
From : - Translations from Erasmus, 540.

From : - Duchess of Malfy, 121, 232 ; The UHLAND, LUDWIG.

White Devil, 495
Germany, 1787–1852.

WEIR, HARRISON.
Landlady's Daughter, The (Dwight's Trans.) 142

England. Pub, 1865.
Passage, The (Sarah Austen's Translation). 291

The English Robin

475 UPTON, JAMES.

OPPUCK.

WELBY, AMELIA B. COPPUCK.
England, 1670 - 1749.

St. Michaels, Md., 1821 – 1852.
The Lass of Richmond Hill

149
Old Maid, The

790 Twilight at Sea

610 VAUGHAN, HENRY. England, 1621 - 1695.

WESLEY, CHARLES.
They are all gone

274 England, 1708 - 1788.
Wrestling Jacob

371 VENABLE, W. H.

WESLEY, JOHN.
Welcome to “Boz," A

925 England, 1703 - 1791. VERY, JONES.

The Love of God Supreme

390 Salem, Mass., b. 1813

WESTWOOD, THOMAS.
Latter Rain, The

433

England, b. 1814.
Nature

403
Little Bell

88
Spirit Land, The
The '
Under my window"

85 VICENTE, GIL.

WHEWELL, WILLIAM.
Portugal, 1482-1537.

England, 1795 – 1866.
The Nightingale (Sir John Bowring's Trans.) 479 Physics

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WHITCHER, FRANCES MIRIAM.

From:- Christmas, 816; The Shepherd's HuntWhitesboro, N. Y., 1812-1852,

ing, 803. Widow Bedott to Elder Sniffles

995 WOLCOTT, or WOLCOT, JOHN (Peter Pindar). WHITE, JOSEPH BLANCO.

England, 1738-1819. Spain, b. 1775, d. England, 1841,

Chloe, To

192 Night 415 Pilgrims and the Peas, The .

953 WHITE, HENRY KIRKE.

Razor-Seller, The

954 England, 1785 - 1806.

Sleep

761 Early Primrose, To the

461

LES
Harvest Moon, To the

WOLFE, CHARLES.
550

Ireland, 1791 - 1823. WHITMAN, SARAH HELEN.

Burial of Sir John Moore .

920 Providence, R. I., b. 1803. A Still Day in Autumn

WOODWORTH, SAMUEL. 692

Scituate, Mass., 1785 - 1842. WHITMAN, WALT.

The Old Oaken Bucket West Hills, N. Y., b. 1819.

WOOLSEY, SARAH CHAUNCEY (Susan Coolidge).

usand
The Mocking-Bird (“Out of the cradle end-
lessly rocking")

New Haven, Conn. Now living.

470 Publisher : Chas. P. 'Somerby, New York.

In the Mist

823

When ? WHITNEY, ADELINE D. TRAIN.

381

Publishers : Roberts Brothers, Boston.
Boston, b. 1824.
Jack Horner (Mother Goose for Grown Folks) 973

WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM.
Publishers : Roberts Bros.

England, 1770-1850.

Cuckoo, To the WHITTIER, JOHN GREENLEAF.

472

Daffodils Haverhill, Mass., b. 1807,

464 Absent Sailor, To her (The Tent on the Beach) 241

Hart-leap Well

660 Agassiz, Prayer of

Highland Girl at Inversneyde, To a

105 936 Angel of Patience, The

Inner Vision, The

767 275 Barbara Frietchie

Lucy

104 Barclay of Ury.

Milton, To

907 Barefoot Boy, The

Rainbow, The

432 99

“She was a phantom of delight" Benedicite.

128 Brown of Ossawatomie

Skylark, To the

474 599 Burns

Sleeplessness

763 914 Fremont, John C.

Sonnet composed upon Westminster Bridge 678

935 Halleck, Fitz-Greene

Sonnet, The

907 937

“There was a time
Hampton Beach
609

757 Ichabod

"The world is too much with us

403 929

" Three years she grew Laus Deo!

103 597 Maud Muller.

Tintern Abbey

403

To a Child
Meeting, The
New England in Winter (Snow-Bound)

Toussaint l'Ouverture, To

921 Palm-Tree, The

Unknown Poets (Excursion) .

766 455 Pumpkin, The

Walton's Book of Lives (Eccles. Sonnets) 459

We are Seven Reformer, The 600

87

From : - Character of the Happy Warrior, 540 Thy Will be Done

375 From: – Centennial Hymn, 604; Democracy, 813;

Dion, 868; Early Spring, 492, 495; EcclesiasEve of Election, 603, 719; Snow-Bound, 807.

tical Sonnets, 809, 939; Ellen Irwin, 311; ExPublishers : Houghton, Mifflin, & Co., Boston.

cursion, The, 309, 396, 397, 398, 399, 494, 631, WILCOX, CARLOS.

793, 798, 801,

806, 808, 867; Expostulation and Newport, N. H., 1794 – 1827.

Reply, 397 ; Extempore Effusion on the Death God everywhere in Nature

of James Hogg, 309; Influence of Natural Ob

jects, 672 ; "I wandered lonely," 813; LaoWILDE, RICHARD HENRY. Ireland, b. 1789; d. New Orleans, La., 1847.

damia, 203, 206, 399; Lines added to "The

Ancient Mariner,'' 108; Lines written in EarLife

743

ly Spring, 492, 495; Miscellaneous Sonnets, WILLIS, NATHANIEL PARKER.

489; " My heart leaps up," 107; Nutting, 490; Portland, Me., 1807 - 1867.

Ode to Duty, 797 ; Old Cumberland Beggar, Belfry Pigeon, The .

472

489; On the Subjugation of Switzerland, 493 ; Leper, The

701

Personal Talk, 805; Peter Bell, 490, 495 ; Parrhasius

881

Poems dedicated to National Independence, Women, Two

333

602 ; Poems in Summer of 1833, 495 ; Poet's Publishers : 'Clark & Maynard, New York:

Epitaph, 205 ; Prelude, The, 490 ; Resolution WILLSON, ARABELLA M.

and Independence, 807 ; Sky Prospect, 491; Canandaigua, N. Y.

Sonnet composed at - Castle, 494 ; Sonnet To the “Sextant Sextant"

XXXV., 398 ; Sparrow's Nest, The, 231; WILLSON, BYRON FORCEYTHE.

Tables turned, The, 494 ; Thoughts suggested America, 1837 - 1867.

on the Banks of Nith, 398; To—, 206 ; To In State

523

a Butterfly, 108; To the Daisy, 495 ; To Sir WILMOT, JOHN.

G. H. B., 348 ; To a Young Lady, 311, 723 ; See ROCHESTER, EARL OF.

Triad, The, 721 ; Written in London, SeptemWILSON, HORACE HAYMAN.

ber, 1802, 814; Yarrow Unvisited, 493. England, r786- 1860.

WOTTON, SIR HENRY. Woman (From Sanskrit of Càlidàsa)

776

England, 1568- 1639. WILSON, JOHN (Kit or Christopher North).

Character of a Happy Life, The Scotland, 1785 - 1854.

In Praise of Angling

667 Evening Cloud, The

692

To his Mistress Rose and the Gauntlet, The

From:-- The Death of Sir Albert Morton's Wife 312

884 WINKWORTH, CATHARINE.

WROTHER, MISS. Scotland, b. 1829.

From: – The Universal Songster

271 Veni Sancte Spiritus (From the Latin). 356 WYATT, SIR THOMAS. WITHER, GEORGE.

England, 1503 - 1542. England, 1588 – 1667.

Earnest Suit, An

240 « Lord! when those glorious lights I see 376 XAVIER, ST. FRANCIS. Shepherd's Resolution, The

193 France, 1506 - 1552. Upon a Stolen Kiss.

186

“My God, I love thee" (Caswall's Trans.). 360

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YALDEN, or YOULDING, THOMAS.
England, 1669-70 - 1736.

From :- Against Enjoyment
YOUNG, DR. EDWARD.
England, 1684 - 1765.

Man (Night Thoughts)
Narcissa
Procrastination (Night Thoughts)

Time (Night Thoughts)
From: – Epistle to Mr. Pope, 347, 798; Last

Day, The, 398; Love of Fame, 215, 347, 541, 793, 804, 810, 815; Night Thoughts, 120, 232, 308, 309, 310, 312, 345, 348, 395, 398, 399, 489,

491, 492, 792, 794, 798, 299, 801, 816. YOUNG, SIR J.

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Kitty of Coleraine

187 Lady Ann Bothwell's Lament

269 Lament of the Border Widow .

638 Life's Love, A

972 Little Feet Love lightens Labor Loveliness of Love, The . “ Love me little, love me long “ Love not me for comely grace Modern House that Jack built, The My Love My sweet Sweeting (temp. Henry VIII.) Not one to spare Nursery Rhymes Old-School Punishment . Origin of the Opal Parting Lovers, The (W. R. Alger's Trans.) 236 Passage in the Life of St. Augustine Praxiteles (From the Greek). Remonstrance with the Snails Revelry of the Dying

898 Robin Hood and Allan-a-Dale

638 Sea Fight, The Seaside Weil, The Siege of Belgrade Silent Baby

78 Skater Belle, Our

670 Skeleton, Tó a

761 Somebody Somebody's Darling (South Songs) Stormy Petrel, Lines to the

483 Summer Days Swell's Soliloquy Tell-tale, The " They are dear fish to me"

282 Unsatisfactory

194 Useful Plough, The.

551 Vicar of Bray, The

945 “Waly, waly, but love be bonny's

268 “When I think on the happy days

'.

247 "When shall we all meet again? 6. Where are you going, my pretty maid? White Rose, The “Why, lovely charmer” (The Hive)

146 Wife to her Husband, The Woman.

975 From : Battle of the Boyne, The, 602 ; Epigram

on Matrimony, 232; On Tobacco, 814.

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ANONYMOUS.

Anne Hathaway
A Voice and Nothing Else
Bellagcholly Days.
Books (Kaléder of Sheperdes)
Constancy
Cooking and Courting
Cosmic Egg, The .
Cradle Song
Dreamer, The (Poems by a Seamstress)
Drummer-Boy's Burial, The
Duty
Echo and the Lover.
Edwin and Paulinus (Conversion of North-

umbria)
Eggs and the Horses, The
Faithful Lovers, The
Fetching Water from the Well
Fine Old English Gentleman
Flotsam and Jetsam
George Washington
Girlhood
“Go, feel what I have felt"
Good By
Grief for the Dead
Indian Summer
Inscription on Melrose Abbey
King John and the Abbot of Canterbury
Kissing's no Sin

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“Rock of Ages," p. 367, in a previous edition indexed as Anonymous, was written by Prof. EDWARD H. Rice, Springfield, Mass. “The Babie," on p. 79, in former editions ascribed to Hugh MILLER, is by Rev. J. E. RANKIN, Washington, D. C., b. New Hampshire, 1828.

EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION.

So large a collection of poems as this demands of its compiler an extensive familiarity with the poetic literature of our language, both of the early and the later time, and withal so liberal a taste as not to exclude any variety of poetic merit. At the request of the Publishers I undertook to write an Introduction to the present work, and in pursuance of this design I find that I have come into a somewhat closer personal relation with the book. In its progress it has passed entirely under my revision, and, although not absolutely responsible for the compilation or its arrangement, I have, as requested, exercised a free hand both in excluding and in adding matter according to my judgment of what was best adapted to the purposes of the enterprise. Such, bowever, is the wide range of English verse, and such the abundance of the materials, that a compilation of this kind must be like a bouquet gathered from the fields in June, when hundreds of flowers will be left in unvisited spots as beautiful as those which have been taken. It may happen, therefore, that many who have learned to delight in some particular poem will turn these pages, as they might those of other collections, without finding their favorite. Nor should it be matter of surprise, considering the multitude of authors from whom the compilation is made, if it be found that some are overlooked, especially the more recent, of equal merit with many whose poems appear in these pages. It may happen, also, that the compiler, in consequence of some particular association, has been sensible of a beauty and a power of awakening emotions and recalling images in certain poems which other readers will fail to perceive. It should be considered, moreover, that in poetry, as in painting, different artists have different modes of presenting their conceptions, each of which may possess its peculiar merit, yet those whose taste is formed by contemplating the productions of one class take little pleasure in any other. Crabb Robinson relates that Wordsworth once admitted to him that he did not much admire contemporary poetry, not because of its want of poetic merit, but because he had been accustomed to poetry of a different sort, and added that but for this he might have read it with pleasure. I quote from memory.

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