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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

XI. Foreign Travel

269

The first six Verses of the ninetieth Psalm

214 XII. The Fountain

269

To a Mountain Daisy, on turning one down with the

XIII. Banditti

269

Plough in April, 1786.

214 XIV. An Adventure

270

To Ruin

214

XV. Naples

271

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

273

Gift, January 1, 1787.

215 XVII. A Character

27+

Epistle to a Young Friend. May, 176.

215 XVIII. Sorrento

273

On a Scotch Bard gone to the West Indies

216 XIX. Pæstum

276

To a Haggis

216 XX. Monte Cassino

277

A Dedication to 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.

273

Address to Edinburgh

218 Ode lo Superstition

279

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

281

1st, 1785.

219 On asleep

To the same. April 21st, 1785.

220 To

292

To W. S*****N, Ochillree

221 From Euripides

282

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

202

Tam O'Shanter. A Tale

223 | The Sailor

Songs :-

To an old Oak

The Lea-rig

226 To two Sisters

To Mary,

225 On a Tear

233

My Wife's a winsome wee thing

226 To a Voice that had been lost

23

Bonn Leslie

22 From a Greek Epigram

203

Highland Mary

228 To the Fragment of a Statue of Hercules, commonly

Auld Bob Morris

226 called the Torso

281

Duncan Gray.

226 To

281

Song

227 Written in a Sick Chamber

Galla Water

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

999 A Character.

When wild War's deadly Blast was blawn 228 To the Youngest Daughter of Lady **

Song

228 An Epitaph on a Robin-redbreast

Bonnie Jean

229 To the Gnat

Auld Lang Syne

229 A Wish

Bannockburn. Robert Bruce's Address to his Army 229 Written at Midnighe, 1786.

For a' that, and a' that

230 An Italian Song

Scollish Ballad

230 An Inscription

Song.

230 Written in the Highlands of Scotland, September 2,

The Birks of Aberfeldy

231 1912.

286

I love my Jean

231 A Farewell

John Anderson my Jo

231 Inscription for a Templė. Dedicated io the Ġraces: 28

The Posie

231 To the Butterfly

207

The Banks o' Doon

231 Written in Westminster Abbey, October 10, 1806. . 28

Song

232

Sica wife as Willie had

232

Wilt thou be my Dearie ?

232

GRAHAME.

For the sake of somebody

232

A red, red Rose

232 | The Sabbath

Song

233 Sabbath Walks

The bonnie Lad that's far awa

233 A Spring Sabbath Walk

Whistle o'er the lave o't .

233 A Summer Sabbath Walk

An Autumn Sabbath Walk

298

A Winter Sabbath Walk

298

ROGERS.

Biblical Pictures :-

The First Sabbath

299

The Pleasures of Memory.

The Finding of Moses

299

Part I..

234 Jacob and Pharaoh

299

II.

238 Jephthah's Vow

300

Italy.-

Part I.

Saul and David

300

I. The Lake of Geneva

241 Elijah fed by Ravens

310

II. The Great St. Bernard

212 The Birth of Jesus announced

309

III. The Descent

23 Behold my Mother and my Brethren

300

IV. Jorasse

241 Bartimeus restored to Sight

301

V. Marguerite de Tours.

211 Little Children brought to Jesus

VI. The Alps

215 Jesus calms the Tempest .

301

VII. Como

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

VIII. Bergamo

246 The Dumb cured

301

IX. Italy

247 The Death of Jesus

301

X. Coll'alto

247 The Resurrection.

301

XI. Venice.

248 Jesus appears to the Disciples

302

XII. Luigi

219 Paul accused before the Tribunal of the Areopagus 302

XIII. St. Mark's Place

250 Paul accused before the Roman Governor of Judea 302

XIV. The Gondola

251 Paraphrase.-Psalm ciii. 3, 4.

302

XV. The Brides of Venice

252 On Visiling Melrose, after an Absence of sixteen

XVI. Foscari

233

Years

302

XVII. Arqua

255 The Wild Duck and her Brood

303

XVIII Ginevra

253 To a Redbreast that flew in at my Window

303

XIX. Bologna

256 Epitaph on a Blackbird killed by a Hawk

303

XX. Florence

257 The Poor Man's Funeral

303

XXI. Don Garzia

258 The Thanksgiving off Cape Trafalgar

303

XXII. The Campagna of Florence

239 To my Son

301

Italy.- Part II.
1. The Pilgrim

261

II. An Interview

262

JOANNA BAILLIE.

III. Rome

262 Basil.

IV. A Funeral

264

305

V. National Prejudices

265 II.

309

VI. The Campagna of Rome

265 III.

314

VII. The Roman Pontius

266 IV.

320

VILI. Caius Cestius

267

328

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Ox.

395
399

533

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De Monfort.

Sonnet. Written at Malvern, July 11, 1793 519
Acl l.

332 Sonnet. On reviewing the foregoing, Septem-

II.

337 ber 21, 1797

519

III.

311

IV.

315

V.

319

COLERIDGE.

The Martyr.

Act I.

356 Sibylline Leaves.

II.

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

III.

365

ings connected with them:

Christopher Columbus

370 Ode to the departing Year.

521

Lady Griseld Baillie

379 France. An Odo

523

Lord John of the East

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

Malcoin's Heir

32

ing the Alarm of an Invasion

524

The Elden Tree

390 Fire, Famine, and Slaughter. A War Eclogue

526

The Ghost of Fadon

392 Recantation, illustrated in the Story of the Mad

A November Night's Traveller

311

526

Sir Maurice. A Ballad

II. Love Poems:-

Aldress to a Steam-vessel

Introduction to the Tale of the Dark Ladie 528

To Mrs. Siddons

Lewti, or the Circassian Love-chant

529

A Volunteer Song

The Picture, or the Lover's Resolution

530

To a Child

400 The Nighl-scene. A Dramatic Fragment 531

To an unfortunate Woman, whom the Author

had known in the Days of her innocence 532

BLOOMFIELD.

To an unfortunate Woman at the Theatre 532

Lines composed in a Concert-room

533

I e Farmer's Boy.

The Keepsake

Spring

402

To a Lady. With Falconer's “Shipwreck”

Summer

405 Home-sick. Written in Gerinany

331

Autumn

Answer to a Child's Question

531

Winter

411 To a Young Lady. On her Recovery from a

Fever

531

The Visionary Hope

531

WORDSWORTH.

Something childish, bui

very

natural. Written

in Germany

535
The Excursion, being a Portion of the Recluse.

Recollections of Love

533

Book | The Wanderer

417 The Happy Husband. A Fragment

535

II. The Sunilary

4:23 On revisiting the Sea shore, ailer lung Absence,
JII. Despondency

under strong medical recommendations not to

IV. Desprindency corrected .

bathe

V. The Pastor

451

The Composition of a Kiss

536

VI. The Churchyard among the Mountains 439 III. Meditaiive Pums. In Wank verse:

VII. The Churchyard among the Mountains,

Hytno before Sunrise, in the Vale of Chamouny 536

continued .

468 Lines written in the Album at Elbingerude, in

VIII. The Parsonage

476

the Hartz Forest,

537

IX. Discourse of ihe Wanderer, and an Even On observing a Blossom on the first of February;

ing Visit to the Lake

481

1796

537

The Armenian Lady's Love

409 The Eolian Harp. Composed at Clevedon, So-

The Somnambulist

489

537

Reflections on having left à Plach or Retiremeni 536

To the Rev. George Coleridge of Ollery St. Mary,

BOWLES.

Devon, with some Poems

539

A tombless Epitaph

The Missionary.

Inscription for a Fountain on a Heath

540

Canto I.

492 This Lime-tree Bower my Prison

510

II.

495 To a Gentleman. Composed on the Night after

III.

497

his Recitation of a Poem on the Growth of an

IV.

501

individual Mind .

541

V.

503 To a Friend, who had declared his Intention of

VI.

505

writin. no more Poetry

512

VII.

506 The Nightingale: a Conversation Poem. Writ-

VIII.

509 ten in April, 1798.

Song of the Cid
512 Frust at Midnight

513

Sonnets. Written chiefly during various Journeys. To a Friend, together with an unfinished Poem sit

Part I.

The Hour when we shall meet again. Composed

Sonnet. Written at Tynemouth, Northumber-

during Illness and in Ausence

511

land, after a tempestuous Voyage

514 Lines to Joseph Cottle.

Sonnet. Al Bamborough Castle

514 IV. Odes and Miscellaneous Poems :-

Sonnet. To the River Wensbeck

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

Sonnet. To the River Tweed

515

Tale

515

Sunnet

513 Djection. An Ole'

513

Sonnet. On leaving a Village in Scotland 515 Ode 10 Georgiana, Dutchess of Devonshire, on

Sonnel. To the River Itchin, near Winton 515

the twenty-fourth Stanza in her“ Passage over

Sonnet

515

Mount Gotharil"

Sonnet

. At Dover Cliff's, July 20, 1787

516 Odle w Tranquillity

531

Sonnet. At Ostend, landing, July 21, 1787 . 516 To a Young Friend, on his proposing to domesti.

Sonnet. At Ostend, July 22, 1787

516 cate with the Author. Composed in 1796

031

Sonnet. On the River Rhine

516 Lines 10 W. L. Esq., while he sang a Song to

Sonnet. At a Convent

516

Purcell's Music

552

Sonnet

516 Addressed to a Young Man or Fortune, who

Sonnet

abandoned himself to an indolent and cause.

Sonnet. On a distant View of England

517

less Melancholy :

Sonnet. To the River Cherwell, Oxford

517 Sonnet to the River Otter

Part II

Sonnei. Composed on a Journey homeward;

Sonnet

517 the Author having received Intelligence of the

Sonnet. October, 1792

517 Birth of a Son, September 20, 1796

532

Sonnel. November, 1792

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

Sonnel. April, 1793

518 when the Nurse first presented my Infant

Sonnet. May, 1793

518

to me

Sunnet. Nelley Abbey

518 The Virgin's Cradle Hynin. Copied from the

Sonnet

518 Print of the Virgin in a Catholic Village in

Sonnet. May, 1793

518 Germany

Sonnet

515 On the Christening of a Friend's

W3

Sonnet

. On revisiting Oxford

518 Epitaph on an Infant

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

Melancholy. A Fragment

533

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A Christmas Carol

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Tell's Birthplace. Imitated from Stolberg. 554 The Falling Leaf
Huinan Life. On the Denial of Immortality 551 The Adventure of a Star. Addressed to a Young Lady
Elegy, imitated from one of Akenside's Blank Make way for Liberty
Verse Inscriptions

531 For the first Leaf of a Ladys Album
The Visit of the Gods. Imitated from Schiller 531 The first Leal of an Album
Kubla Khan; or, a Vision in a Dream

555 Time employed, Time enjoyed. Addressed to å
The Pains of Sleep

536 Young Lady from whom the Author had re-
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

ceived an elegantly wrought Watch-pocket

Part I.

556 A Voyage round the World .

557

III.

558

IV.

539

V.

SIR WALTER SCOTT.

559

VI.

560

VIL

561 The Lay of the Last Minstrel.

Christabel.

Canto I.

Part I.

563

II.

II.

566

III.

Youth and Age

569

IV.

The Devil's Thoughts

569

V.

Epigrams.

570

VI.

The Garden of Boccaccio

570 Marmion. A Tale of Flodden Field.

Canto I. The Castle

II. The Convent

MONTGOMERY.

III. The Hostel, or inn

IV. The Camp

The Wanderer of Switzerland.

V. The Court

Part I.

573

VI. The Battle

II.

574 | The Lady of the Lake.

III.

575 Canto I. The Chase.

IV.

577

II. The Island

V.

578

III. The Gathering

VI.

550

IV. The Prophecy.

The Grave

582

V. The Combat

Ode to the Volunieers of Britain, on ihe Prospect of

VI. The Guard-room

Invasion

583 Tho Fire King

Hannah

581 The Wild Huntsmen

The Ocean. Written ai Scarborough, in the Sum The Battle of Sempach
mer of 1805

581 | The Maid of Toro

The Common Lot

5S6 War Song of the Royal Edinburgh Light Dragoons

The Harp of Sorrow.

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

Pope's Willow

556 thology

The Swiss Cowherd's Song in a foreign Land. Imi Mackriminon's Lament

tated from the French

587 Pibroch or Donald Dhu. Written for Albyn's An-

The Dial .

: 587

thology

A Mother's Love

533 The Dance of Death

The Glowworm

583 Farewell to the Muso

The Oak. Imitated from the Italian of Metastasio 559 Hellvellyn

The Widow and the Fatherless

559 Wandering Willie

Human Life.-Job xiv. .

599 Hunting Song

The Bible

5-9 | The Bard's lácantation. Written under ihe Threat

The Daisy in India

599 of Invasion, in the Autumn of 1804

The Stranger and his Friend

590 Romance of Dunois. From the French

Via Crucis, Via Lucis

590 The Troubadour.

The Ages of Man

591 Carle, now the King's come. Being new words to

Aspirations of Youth

591

an auld Spring

WILLIAM FALCONER.

William FALCONER was a native of Edinburgh, | Aurora was never heard of' after she passed the and went to sea at 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 the 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 ofien 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 precepts of the Shipwreck. these his countryman was not likely to have much In that poem he may be said to have added a conassisted him; but he might have lent him books, genial and peculiarly British subject to 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 midshipinan 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 sup man, 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 ship on the shores of Greece brings as strong a ship 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 Rodhe 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 abode 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 flash 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 And, while around his sad companions crowd, this trait by showing its effect on the commisera He guides the unhappy victim to the shroud. tion of Rodmond, the roughest of his characters,

Hie thee aloft, my gallant friend! he cries; who guides the victim of misfortune to lay hold of

Thy only succour on the mast relies!" the shrouds.

The effect of his sea phrases is to give a definite “A flash, quick glancing on the nerves of light,

and authentic character to his descriptions; and his Struck the pale helmsman with eternal night:

poem has the sensible charm of appearing a tranRodinond, who heard a pitious groan behind, script of reality, and leaves an impression of truth Touch'd with compassion, gaz'd upon the blind; 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 Pieriu's happy shore,

gorical description of memory. Appeal to her assist. To plongh the tide where wintry tempests roar ? ance. The story begun. Retrospect of the former

Or shall a youth approach their hallow'd fane, part of the voyage. The ship arrives at Candia. Ancient state of that island. Present state of the Stranger to 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 to 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; Atlantic 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!

Suillo'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 th' 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 prevail Till 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. 0! 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.

Darien.

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