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Verses lest at a Friend's House

213 IX. The Nun

267

The First Psalm

213

X. The Firefly

267

A Prayer under the Pressure of violent Anguish 214

X Foreign Travel

269

The first six Verses of the ninetieth Psalm

214 X11. The Fountain

269

To a Mountain Daisy, on turning one down with the

XII. Banditti

269

Plough in April, 1786.

214 XIV. An Adventure

270

To Ruin

214

XV. Naples

271

To Miss L-, with Beauie's Poems as a New-year's XVI. The Bag of Gold

273

Gift, January 1, 1787.

215 XVII. A Character

274

Epistle to a Young Friend. May, 1786.

215 XVIII. Sorrento

275

On a Scotch Bard gone to the West Indies

216 XIX. Pæstum

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216 XX. Monte Cassino

277

A Dedication io Gavin Hamilton, Esq.

217 XXI The Harper

277

To a Louse. On seeing one on a Lady's Bonnet at

XXII. The Feluca

277

Church

218 XXIII. Genoa

278

Address to Edinburgh

218 Ode to Superstition

Epistle to J. Lapraik, an old Scottish Bard. April Verses written to be spoken by Mrs. Siddons

281

1st, 1785.

219 On asleep

282

To the same. April 21st, 1783.

220 To

282

To W. S*****X, Ochiltree .

221 From Euripides

Epistle to J. R******, enclosing some Poems 223 Captivity:

282

Tam O'Shanter. A Tale

223 The Sailor

282

Sings :-

To an old Oak

282

The Lea-rig

225 To two Sisters

283

225 On a Tear

293

My Wife's a winsome wee thing

2:26 Toa Voice that had been lost

Binnie Leslie

226 From a Greek Epigram

283

Highland Mary

226 To the Fragment of a Statue of Hercules, commonly

Auld Bob Morris

226 called the Torso

281

Duncan Gray

226 To

Song

227 Written in a Sick Chamber

281

Galla Water

227 The Boy of Egremond

Lord Gregory

227 To a Friend on his Marriage

Mary Morison

227 The Alps at Daybreak

Wandering Willie

228 Imitation of an Italian Sonnet

Jessie

2:28 A Character

When wild War’s deadly Blast was blawn 228 To the youngest Daughter of Lady

Song

An Epitaph on a Robin-redbreast

Bonnie Jean

2:29 To the Gnat

Auld Lang Syne

2:29 A Wish

Bannockburn. Robert Bruce's Address to his Army 229 written at Midnight, 1786.

For a' that, and a' that

2300

An Italian Song

Scottish Ballad

230 An Inscription

Sing

230 Written in the Highlands of Scotland, September 2,

The Birks of Aberfeldy

231 ISI2

I love my Jean

231 A Farewell

Juhn Anderson my Jo

231 inscription for a Temple. Dedicated io the Graces

The Posie

231

To the Butterfly

287

The Banks o' Doon

231 Written in Westminster Abbey, October 10, 1806. 287

Song

232

Sica wife ag Willie had

232

Wilt thou be my Dearie ?

GRAHAME.

For the sake of somebody

A red, red Rose

232 The Sabbath

289

Song

233 Sabbath Walks :-

The bonnie Lad that's far awa

233 A Spring Sabbath Walk

297

Whistle o'er the lave o't .

233 A Summer Sabbath Walk

An Autumn Sabbath Walk

Winter Sabbath Walk

293

ROGERS.

Biblical Pictures :

The First Sabbath

299

The Pleasures of Memory.

The Finding of Moses

299

Part I. .

234 Jacob and Pharaoh

II.

238 Jephthah's Vow

300

Italy.-

Part I.

Saul and David

300

1. The Lake of Geneva

241 Elijah fed by Ravens

300

II. The Great St. Bernard

242 The Birth of Jesus announced

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III. The Descent

243 Behold my Mother and my Brethren

300

IV. Jorasse

211 Bartimeus restored to Sight

301

V. Marguerite de Tours,

241 Little Children brought in Jesus

301

VI. The Alps

215 Jesus calms the Tempest

VII. Como

2.15 Jesus walks on the Sea, and calms the Storm 301

VIII. Bergamo

246 The Dumb cured

IX, Italy

247 The Death of Jesus

301

X. Coll'alto

247 The Resurrection.

301

XI. Venice.

218

Jesus appears to the Disciples

302

XII. Luigi

219 Paul accused before the Tribunal of the Areopagus 302

XIII. St. Mark's Place

230 Paul accused before the Roman Governor of Judea 2012

XIV. The Gondola

251

Paraphrase.-Psalm ciii. 3, 4.

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XV. The Brides of Venice

252 On Visiting Melrose, after an Absence of sixteen

XVI. Foscari

253 Years

XVII. Arqua

255 The Wild Duck and her Brood

303

XVIII. Ginevra

255 To a Redtreast that flew in al my Window

303

XIX. Bologna

256 Epitaph on a Blackbird killed by a Hawk

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XX. Florence

257 | The Poor Man's Funera)

303

XXI. Don Garzia

258 The Thanksgiving off Cape Trafalgar

303

XXII. The Campagna of Florence

258 To my Son

304

tały.--Part II
I. The Pilgrim

261

II. An Interview

262

JOANNA BAILLIE.

III. Rome.

262 Basil.

IV. A Funeral.

264 Act I.

305

V. National Prejudices

265 II.

309

VI. The Campagna of Rome

265 III.

314

VIL The Roman Pontiffs

266 IV.

320

VIII. Caius Cestius

267

V.

328

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201

301

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Pago

De Monfort,

Sonnet. Written at Malvern, July 11, 1793 519

Act 1.

332 Sonnet. On reviewing the foregoing, Septem-

II.

337

ber 21, 1797

519

11.

311

IV.

345

V.

319

COLERIDGE.

The Martyr.

Act I.

356 Sibylline Leaves.

II.

360 1. Poems occasioned by Political Events, or Feel-

IIL

363

ings connected with them :-

risopher Columbus

370 Ode to the departing Year.

521

1 y Griseld Baillie

379 France. An Ode

523

Jobn of the East

387 Fears in Solitude. Written in April, 1798, dur-

Malcom's Heir

388

ing the Alarm of an Invasion

524

The Elden Tree

390 Fire, Famine, and Slaughter. A War Eclogue

3:26

The Ghost of Fadon

392 Recantation, illustrated in the Story of the Nad

A Srember Night's Traveller

391
Ox.

526

Sir Maurice. A Ballad

396 II. Love Poems:-

Adriel a Steam-vessel

399 Introduction to the Tale of the Dark Ladie 528

To Mrs. Siddons

399 Lewti, or the Circassian Love-chant.

5.9

Aanleer Song

400 The Picture, or the Lover's Resolution

530

Tu a ibid

400 The Night-scene. A Dramatic Fragment

531

To an unfortunate Woman, whom the Author
had known in the Days of her Innocence

5:22

BLOOMFIELD.

To an unfortunate Wonian at the Theatre 532

Lines composed in a Concert-room

333

Farmer's Boy.

The Keepsake

533

Sring

402 To a Lady. With Falconer's “Shipwreck” 533

403 Home-sick. Wriuen in Germany

531

Arumn

408 Answer to a Child's Question

531

Winier

411 To a Young Lady. On her Recovery from a

Fever

534

The Visionary Hope

531

WORDSWORTH.

Something childish, bui very

natural. Wriiten

in Germany

535
The Escursion, being a Portion of the Recluse.

Recollections of Love

535

Boa I The Wanderer

417 The Happy Husband. A Fragment

535

IL The Solitary

425 On revisiting the Sea shore, after long Absence,

TII. Dspondency

432

under sirung medical recommendations not to

IV. Despndency correcied .

bathe

535

V. Ihe Pastor

431 Tha Composition of a Kiss

536

Il The Churchyard among the Mountains 439 III. Meditative Piems. In Wank verse:

TII. The Churchyard among the Mountains,

Hymn before Sunrise, in the Vale of Chamouny 536

continued

408

Lines written in the Album at Elbingerude, in

Til The Parsonage

176

the Hartz Forst.

537

LX. Discourse of ihe Wanderer, and an Even- On of serving a Blossom on the first of February,

ing Visit to the Lake

491

537

Te Armenian Lady's Love

438 The Evlian Harp. Coinposed at Cievedon, So-

The Sumnambulist

489

mérselshire

537

Rifle unions on having left à Placnis Retiremeni 535

To the Rev. George Coliriilge or (itery St. Mary,

BOWLES.

Devon, with some Poems

339

A toubless Epitaph

539

The Missionary.

Inscripcion for a fountain on a Heath

5.10

Canto I.

492 This Lime-tree Bower my Prison

5-10

II.

493 To a Gentleman. Composed on the Night after

INL.

497

his Recitation of a Poem on the Growth of an

501

individual Mind .

311

V.

513 To a Friend, who had declared his Intention of

VL.

505 writing no more Poetry

5-12

VIL.

506 The Nightingale: a Conversation Poem. Writ.

VIII.

509 len in April, 1793.

512

Song of the Cid

512 Frust at Midnight

513

Sorts.

Written chiefly during various Journeys.

To a Friend, together with an unfinished Poem 511

The Hour when we shall meet again. Composed

Sunnet. Written at Tynemouth, Northumber-

during Illoess and in Ausence

541

lauri, after a tempestuous Voyage

511 Line to Joseph Cotile .

511

Signet. Ai Bamborough Castle

51+ IV. Ods and Miscellaneous Poems :-

e T the River Wensbeck

511 The Three Graves. A Fragment of a Sexton's

Sont. To the River Tweed

515

Tale

513

515 Dejection. An Ode

518

Svinet

. On leaving a Village in Scotland

Online Georgiana, Dutchess of Devonshire, on

Svage. To the River Itchin, near Winton 513 the twenty-fourth Stanza in her “ Passage over

Sonnet

513

Mount Gothard"

530

Smnet. Ai Dover Cliffs, July 20, 1787

516 Odle to Tranquillity

531

Sinet. Al Ostend, landing, July 21, 1787 . 516 To a Young Friend, on his proposing to domesti:

S nnet.

At Ostend, July 22, 1781

316 cate with the Author. Composed in 1796 531

Sonnet. On the River Rhine

516 Lines to W. L. Esq., while he sang a Sung to

Sanet. At a Convent

516

Purcell's Music

552

516 Allressed in a Young Man of Fortune, who

Sonnet

517

abandoned himself to an indolent and cuuse.

Sonpet. On a distant View of England

517

less Melancholy.

Sonnet. To the River Cherwell, Oxford 517 Sonuet to the River Outer

332

Part II.

Sinnet. Composed on a Journey homeward;

Sonnet

517 The Author having received Intelligence of the

Saaret. October, 1792

517

Birth of a Sun, September 20, 1796

532

Tonnet. Noveintier, 1792

517 Sonnel. To a Friend, who asked how I feli

Sanel April, 1793

518 when the Nurse first presented my Infant

Sanet. May, 1793

518

so nie

552

Sunnet. Netley Abbey

518

The Virgin's Cradle Hymn. Copied from the

518 Print of the Virgin in a Catholic Village in

Sonnet. May, 1793

518

Germany

532

Sonnet

518 On the Christening of a Friend's Child

553

Sonnet

. On revisiting Oxford

518 Epitaph on an Infant

553

Sonnet. On the Death of the Rev. William Ben-

Melancholy. A Fragment

553

well

519 A Christmas Carol .

503

Pari L

Sinnet

515

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Tell's Birthplace. Imitated from Stolberg. 554 The Falling Leaf

591

Human Life. On the Denial of Immortality 551 The Adventure of a siar. addressed to a Young Lady 591

Elegy, imitated from one of Akenside's Blank Make way for Liberty

592

Verse Inscriptions

554 For the

first Leal

of a Lady's Album

593

The Visit of the Gods. Imitated from Schiller 551 The first Leal of an Album

593

Kubla Khan; or, a Vision in a Dream

555 Time employed, Time enjoyed. Addressed to a

The Pains of Sleep

556 Young Lady from whom the Author had re-

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

ceived an elegantly wrought Watcb-pocket 594

Part 1.

556 A Voyage round the World .

594

II.

557
NII.

658
IV.

559

V.

559

SIR WALTER SCOTT.

VI.

560

VII.

561 The Lay of the Last Minstrel.

Christabel.

Canto I.

598

Part 1..

II.

602

IL

566

III.

606

Youth and Age

569

IV.

610

The Devil's Thoughts

569

V.

615

Epigrams.

570

VI.

620

The Garden of Boccaccio

570 Marmion. A Tale of Flodden Fleia.

Canto I. The Castle

II. The Convent

633

MONTGOMERY.

III. The Hostel, or inn

610

IV. The Camp

647

The Wanderer of Switzerland.

V. The Court

655

Part I..

573

VI. The Battle

665

II.

574 The Lady of the Lake.

III.

575 Canto I. The Chase .

677

IV.

577

II. The Island

693

V.

578

III. The Gathering

690

VI.

580

IV. The Prophecy

697

The Grave

592

V. The Combat

701

Ode to the Volunieers of Britain, on the Prospect of

VI. The Guard-room

711

Invasion.

583 The Fire King

719

Hannah

581 The Wild Huntsmen

720

The Ocean. Written ai Scarborough, in the Sum- The Battle of Sempach

723

mer of 1805

581 | The Maid of Toro

725

The Common Lot

586 War Song of the Royal Edinburgh Light Dragoons 725

The Harp of Sorrow .

556 Mac Gregor's Gathering. Written for Albyn's An-

Pope's Willow

586 thology

726

The Swiss Cowheril's Song in a foreign Land.

Imi:

Mackrimmon's Lament

726

tated from the French

587 Pibroch of Donald Dhu. Written for Albyn's An.

The Dial :

597 thology

727

A Mother's Love

535 | The Dance of Death

727

The Glowworm

539 Farewell to the Muse

729

The Oak. Imitated from the Italian of Metastasio 599 Hellvellyn

729

The Widow and the Fatherless

579 Wandering Willie

730

Human Lise.-Job xiv.

581 Hunting Song

730

The Bible

59 The Bard's Incantation. Wrillen under the Threat

The Daisy in india

599 of Invasion, in the Autumn of 1804

730

The Stranger and his friend

590 Romance of Dunois. From the French

731

Via Crucis, Via Lucis

590 The Troubadour .

731

The Ages of Man

591 Carle, now the King's come. Being 'new Words is

Aspirations of Youth

591 an auld Spring

732

WILLIAM FALCONER.

William FALCONER was a native of Edinburgh, Aurora was never heard of after she passed the and went to sea ai an early age in a merchant Cape, and was thought to have foundered in the vessel of Leith. He was afterwards mate of a Channel of Mozambique ; so that the poet of the ship that was wrecked in the Levant, and was one Shipwreck may be supposed to have perished by thu of only three out of her crew that were saved, a same species of calamity which he had rehearsed. catastrophe which formed the subject of his future The subject of the Shipwreck, and the fate of poem. He was for some time in the capacity of a its author, bespeak an uncommon partiality in its servant to Campbell, the author of Lexiphanes, favour. If we pay respect to the ingenious scholar when purser of a ship. Campbell is said to have who can produce agreeable verses amidst the discovered in Falconer talents worthy of cultiva shades of retirement, or the shelves of his library, tion, and when the latter distinguished himself as how much more interest must we take in the “ shipa poet, used to boast that he had been his scholar. boy on the high and giddy mast” cherishing refined What he learned from Campbell it is not very easy visions of fancy at the hour which he may casually to ascertain. His education, as he often assured snatch from fatigue and danger. Nor did Falconer Governor Hunter, had been confined to reading, neglect the proper acquirements of seamanship in writing, and a little arithmetic, though in the course cultivating poetry, but evinced considerable knowof his life he picked up some acquaintance with ledge of his profession, both in his Marine Dictionthe French, Spanish, and Italian languages. In ary and in the nautical procepts of the Shipwreck. these his countryman was not likely to have much in that poem he may be said to have added a con. assisted him; but he might have lent him books, genial and peculiarly British subject 10 the lanand possibly instructed him in the use of figures. guage ; at least, we had no previous poem of any Falconer published his Shipwreck, in 1762, and by length of which the characters and catastrophe the favour of the Duke of York, to whom it was de- were purely naval. dicated, obtained the appointment of a midshipman The scene of the catastrophe (though he followed in the Royal George, and afterwards that of purser only the fact of his own history) was poetically in the Glory frigate. He soon afterwards married laid amidst seas and shores where the mind easily a Miss Hicks, an accomplished and beautiful wo-gathers romantic associations, and where it supman, the daughter of the surgeon of Sheerness poses the most picturesque vicissitudes of scenery yard. At the peace of 1763, he was on the point and climate. The spectacle of a majestic British of being reduced to distressed circumstances by his hip on the shores of Greece brings as strong a shup being laid up in ordinary at Chatham, when, a reminiscence to the mind, as can well be by the friendship of Commissioner Hanway, who imagined, of the changes which time has wrought ordered the cabin of the Glory to be fitted up for in transplanting the empire of arts and civilization. his residence, he enjoyed for some time a retreat Falconer's characters are few; but the calm sagafor study without expense or embarrassment. Here cious commander, and the rough obstinate Rod. he employed himself in compiling his Marine Dic- mond, are well contrasted. Some part of the tionary, which appeared in 1769, and has been love-story of Palemon is rather swainish and proalways highly spoken of by those who are capable tracted, yet the effect of his being involved in the of estimating its merits. He embarked also in the calamity leaves a deeper sympathy in the mind politics of the day, as a poetical antagonist to for the daughter of Albert, when we conceive her Churchill, but with little advantage to his memory. at once deprived both of a father and a lover. Before the publication of his Marine Dictionary he The incidents of the Shipwreck, like those of a had left his retreat at Chatham for a less comfort- well-wrought tragedy, gradually deepen, while able abude in the metropolis, and appears to have they yet leave a suspense of hope and fear to the struggled with considerable difficulties, in the midst imagination. In the final scene there is something of which he received proposals from the late Mr. that deeply touches our compassion in the picture Murray, the bookseller, to join him in the business of the unfortunate man who is struck blind by a which he had newly established. The canse of fash of lightning at the helm. I remember, by, his refusing this offer was, in all probability, the the-way, to have met with an affecting account of appointment which he received to the pursership the identical calamity befalling the steersman of a of the Aurora, East Indiaman. In that ship he forlorn vessel in a similar moment, given in a prose embarked for India, in September, 1769, but the and veracious history of the loss of a vessel on the

coast of America. Falconer skilfully heightens
this trait by showing its effect on the commisera-
tion of Rodmond, the roughest of his characters,
who guides the victim of misfortune to lay hold of
the shrouds.

“A flash, quick glancing on the nerves of light,
Struck the pale helmsman with eternal night:
Rodinond, who heard a pitious groan behind,
Touch'd with compassion, gaz'd upon the blind;

And, while around his sad companions crowd, He guides the unhappy victim to the shroud. Hie thee alost, my gallant friend! he cries; Thy only succour on the mast relies!" The effect of his sea phrases is to give a definite and authentic character to his descriptions ; and his poem has the sensible charm of appearing a transcript of reality, and leaves an impression of truth and nature on the mind.

With living colours give my verse to glow,
THE SHIPWRECK.

The sad memorial of a tale of wo?

A scene from dumb oblivion to restore,
CANTO I.

To fame unknown, and new to epic lore!
ARGUMENT.

Alas; neglected by the sacred Nine,

Their suppliant feels no genial ray divine ! Proposal of the subject. Invocation. Apology. Alle. Ah! will they leave Piecia's happy shore,

gorical description of memory. Appeal to her assist. To plough the tide where wintry tempests roar ? ance. The story begun. Retrospect of the former part of the voyage. The ship arrives at Candia.

Or shall a youth approach their hallow'd fane, Ancient state of that island. Present state of the Stranger 10 Phæbus, and the tuneful train ?adjacent isles of Greece. The season of the year. Far from the Muses' academic grove, Character of the master and his officers. Story of 'Twas his the vast and trackless deep to rove Palemon and Anna. Evening described. Midnight. Alternate change of climates has he known, The ship weighs anchor, and departs from the haven. And felt the fierce extremes of either zone; State of the weather. Morning. Situation of the Where polar skies congeal th' eternal snow, neighbouring shores. Operation of taking the sun's azimuth. Description of the vessel as seen from the

Or equinoctial suns for ever glow. land.

Smote by the freezing or the scorching blast,

“A ship-boy on the high and giddy mast," The scene is near the city of Candia ; and the time about four days

From regions where Peruvian billows roar, and a half.

To the bleak coast of savage Labrador. WHILE jarring interests wake the world io arms, From where Damascus, pride of Asian plains ! And fright the peaceful vale with dire alarms; Stoops her proud neck beneath tyrannic chains, While Ocean hears vindictive thunders roll, To where the isthmus,t laved by adverse tides, Along his trembling wave, from pole to pole; Allantic and Pacific seas divides. Sick of the scene, where war, with ruthless hand, But, while he measured o'er the painful race, Spreads desolation o'er the bleeding land ;

In Fortune's wild illimitable chase, Sick of the tumult, where the trumpet's breath Adversity, companion of his way! Bids ruin smile, and drowns the groan of death!

Still v'er the victim hung with iron sway ; "Tis mine, retired beneath this cavern hoar, Bade new distresses every instant grow, That stands all lonely on the sea-beat shore, Marking each change of place with change of wo Far other themes of deep distress to sing

In regions where th' Almighty's chastening hand Than ever trembled from the vocal string.

With livid pestilence afflicts the land ;
No pomp of battle swells th' exalted strain, Or where pale famine blasts the hopeful year,
Nor gleaming arms ring dreadful on the plain :

Parent of want and misery severe ;
But, o'er the scene while pale Remembrance weeps, Or where, all dreadful in ih'embattled line,
Fate with fell triumph rides upon the deeps,

The hostile ships in flaming combat join :
Here hostile elements tumultuous rise,

Where the torn vessel, wind and wave assail, And lawless floods rebel against the skies ; Till o'er her crew distress and death prevailTill hope expires, and peril and dismay

Where'er he wander'd thus vindictive Fate Wave their black ensigns on the watery way. Pursued his weary steps with lasting hate!

Immortal train, who guide the maze of song, Roused by her mandate, storms of black array To whom all science, arts, and arms belong; Winter'd the morn of life's advancing day ; Who bid the trumpet of eternal fame

Relax'd the sinews of the living lyre, Exalt the warrior's and the poet's name!

And quench'd the kindling spark of vital fire.-If e'er with trembling hope I fondly stray'd Thus while forgotten or unknown he woos, In life's fair morn beneath your hallow'd shade,

What hope to win the coy, reluctant Muse? To hear the sweetly-mournful lute complain, Then let not Censure, with malignant joy, And melt the heart with ecstasy of pain ;

The harvest of his humble hope destroy! Or listen, while th' enchanting voice of love,

His verse no laurel wreath attempts to claim, While all Elysium warbled through the grove ;

Nor sculptur'd brass to tell the poet's name. O! by the hollow blast that moans around,

If terms uncouth, and jarring phrases, wound That sweeps the wild harp with a plaintive sound; The softer sense with inharmonious sound. By the long surge that foams through yonder cave, Whose vaults remurmur to the roaring wave ;

Shakspeare.

1 Darien.

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