Famous Poems from Bygone Days
Over 80 poems from the 19th and early 20th centuries, from Hugh Antoine d'Arcy's "The Face on the Barroom Floor" to Phila Henrietta Chase's "Nobody’s Child," rich in rhythm and rhyme, filled with feelings and stories about love and war, ships and the sea, farms and family, life and death, heaven and hell. Introduction. Brief biographies of each poet. Alphabetical indexes of titles and first lines.
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It appeared in Yet More Curious & Comic Verse, selected by J. M. Cohen (Penguin, 1959) and is included here with the author's permission.
Nay, but I see their trails! 'Tis very sure my garden's full of snails! ROBERT BROWNING (1812–1889) BEST REMEMBERED POEMS included two Browning lyrics,
BEST REMEMBERED POEMS included two Browning lyrics, “Meeting at Night” and “Pippa's Song.” Perhaps even more admired and anthologized in the nineteenth ...
He used it as a preface to his book The Light of Day, and later included it in his one book of verse, Bird and Bough (1906). Whittier, who knew the poem by ...
“Over the Hill to the Poor-House,” his most famous ballad, first ran in Harper's Weekly (June 17, 1871), and was included in Farm Ballads (1873).
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