The Poetry of South Africa
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The Poetry of South Africa

By Alexander Wilmot
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  • THE POETRY OF S O U T H A F R I C A
    • PREFACE.
      • “THE SMOUSE.”
    • “THE SMOUSE.”
    • CONTENTS.
  • POEMS.
    • THE EMIGRANTS.
    • THE BECHUANA BOY.
    • AFAR IN THE DESERT.
    • EVENING RAMBLES.
    • THE LION HUNT.
    • THE LION AND THE GIRAFFE.
    • THE DESOLATE VALLEY.
    • THE CORANNA.
    • SONG OF THE WILD BUSHMAN.
    • THE CAPTIVE OF CAMALÚ.
    • THE BROWN HUNTER’S SONG.
    • THE BUSHMAN.
    • THE CAPE OF STORMS.
    • THE HOTTENTOT.
    • THE CAFFER.
    • THE GHONA WIDOW’S LULLABY.
    • THE KOSA.
    • MAKANNA’S GATHERING.
    • THE INCANTATION.
    • THE CAFFER COMMANDO.
    • THE ROCK OF RECONCILEMENT.
    • THE FORESTER OF THE NEUTRAL GROUND. A SOUTH AFRICAN BORDER BALLAD.
    • THE EMIGRANT’S CABIN AT THE CAPE. AN EPISTLE IN RHYME.
    • THE VOLUNTEERS OF ENGLAND. BY A COLONIST.
    • “THE DEAR OLD LAND.”
    • THE FUNERAL IN THE ABBEY.
    • A FAREWELL TO ENGLISH FRIENDS.
    • A MISSIONARY’S LAST FAREWELL TO ENGLAND.
    • A REMINISCENCE OF 1820.
    • PAST AND PRESENT.
    • A SOUTH AFRICAN WILDERNESS.
    • A SUNRISE THOUGHT AT “COVE ROCK.”
    • AN OCEAN SUNSET.
    • A SIGHT FROM THE SHORE.
    • THE THUNDERSTORM AT BATHURST.
    • A MORNING WISH FOR A FRIEND.
    • A NIGHT THOUGHT.
    • THE LITTLE SHELL AT COVE ROCK.
    • A TRIBUTE OF SYMPATHY TO THE DEFENDERS OF GLEN LYNDEN.
    • THE COLOURS OF THE FIRST 24TH. RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED TO THE SURVIVING OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE REGIMENT.
    • OUR BOYS.
    • IN THE DROUGHT LANDS OF SOUTH AFRICA. THE RAIN.
    • THE LANDING OF THE BRITISH SETTLERS OF 1820. (Written on occasion of the celebration of the Settlers’ Jubilee in Grahamstown, in 1870.)
    • IN THE COUNTRY OF MANKORAAN. (NORTH OF THE VAAL RIVER, DECEMBER, 1882.)
    • DRINK.
    • SOUTH AFRICA REDIVIVA.
    • THE BEAUTFUL ISLAND OF DREAMS.
    • CAPE OF GOOD HOPE.
    • GOOD HOPE.
    • ODE. (From Horace.—Lib. ii. Od. 18.)
    • AFTER A STORM.
    • AMMAP AND GRIET. A LEGEND OF THE ’NOSOP.
    • SONNETS OF THE CAPE.
      • I. GOVERNMENT GARDENS, CAPE TOWN.
      • II. NIGHT.
    • I. GOVERNMENT GARDENS, CAPE TOWN.
    • II. NIGHT.
    • THE FADED PHOTOGRAPH. TO MY FRIEND, DAVID C——, BATH, SOMERSETSHIRE.
    • EVELEEN.
    • FAREWELL TO MADEIRA.
    • FAREWELL TO FIFTY-FIVE.
    • “LEAD, KINDLY LIGHT.”
    • “SHOULD IT BE ACCORDING TO THY MIND.” (Job xxxiv 33.)
    • TO GRAAFF REINET.
    • HYMN. WRITTEN DURING THE ZULU WAR.
    • THE LAMENT OF THE GUTTER LATELY FILLED UP BY AN UNPOETICAL MUNICIPALITY.
    • MY “SALTED” STEED.
    • A ROMANCE FROM THE FIELDS. A COLONIAL BALLAD.
    • THE FLIGHT OF THE AMAKOSA. A RIFLE CORPS LEGEND.
    • AN IDYL OF A PRINCE. (NOT AFTER TENNYSON.)
      • MORAL.
    • MORAL.
    • A CHRISTMAS APPARITION. A BIL-IOUS LEGEND.
      • MORAL.
    • MORAL.
    • FREEDOM’S HOME.
    • THE GALLANT “TEUTON.”
    • THE SUNNY HILLS OF AFRICA.
    • THE SOUTHERN CROSS. AN ODE.
    • HON. WILLIAM PORTER, C.M.G. AN ELEGY.
    • ODE ON THE BRITISH SETTLERS’ YEAR OF JUBILEE. NAM QUI HŒC DICUNT, PALAM OSTENDUNT SE PATRIAM QUŒRERE.
    • DIVES REDIVIVUS.
    • THE BURGHERS’ GATHERING.
    • STORM IN TUGELA VALLEY, NATAL.
    • THE NATAL GOLD DIGGINGS. TO GREENHORNS.
    • NATURE. A DAY ON THE HILLS, IN NATAL.
    • CONTENTMENT. FOR MY MOTHER.
    • NOT HERE.
    • REVELATION XXII. VERSIFIED.
    • EZEKIEL XLVII. 1-12.
    • CHANGE.
    • HEAVENLY FRIENDSHIP.
    • LINES WRITTEN IN AN ALBUM.
    • THE DEFENCE OF RORKE’S DRIFT. JANUARY 22-23, 1879.
    • “RORKE’S DRIFT.” JANUARY 22, 1879.
    • BEFORE ULUNDI.
    • THE BARON’S ADVENTURE. (A FACT.)
    • SOUTH AFRICAN COURTSHIP.
    • THE BETTER LAND. AFTER SHEMANS.
    • “DOLLY.” A REMEMBRANCE.
    • GOING HOME. FROM THE TRANSVAAL TO ENGLAND.
    • THE OXFORD BIBLE. ON WORN-OUT SAILS BEING USED AS MATERIAL FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF PAPER ON WHICH BIBLES ARE PRINTED.
    • THE LAST MISSION OF THE SAILS.
    • THE WORN-OUT SAILS.
    • IN MEMORIAM.
    • EPITAPH ON A DIAMOND DIGGER.
    • AFRIC’S GREETING TO HER ROYAL HIGHNESS ALEXANDRA, PRINCESS OF WALES, ON HER WEDDING DAY, MARCH 10, 1863.
    • ROBERT GODLINTON.
    • THE DIAMOND DIGGER. ON FINDING HIS FIRST LARGE DIAMOND. (From the drama “I. D. B.”)
    • THE LAST OF THE BOWKERS. A DIRGE.
    • THE DRUNKARD’S CHILD. FOUNDED ON ONE OF J. B. GOUGH’S THRILLING ANECDOTES.
    • THE ANGEL’S MESSAGE.
    • THE “CHURL” OF THE PERIOD; AND ANOTHER. A LEGEND OF THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE.
      • The Churl.
      • Another.
      • Moral.
    • The Churl.
    • Another.
    • Moral.
    • WELCOME.
    • PRECEPTS FOR YOUNG AND OLD.
    • BE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER.
    • PADDY’S LOVE SYMPTOMS. FOR MUSIC.
    • PROVERBIAL PHILOSOPHY OF HUMBUG.
    • PLATTEKLIP CASCADE.
    • THE PORT ELIZABETH PYRAMID.
    • “IN MEMORIAM.” THE REV. R. TEMPLETON, WHO DIED IN THE ZUURBERG FOREST, JANUARY 1886.
    • “LORD! WHAT IS MAN THAT THOU ART MINDFUL OF HIM!”
    • THE RHYME OF THE OX-WAGON. (A MODEST PENDANT TO PRINGLE’S “AFAR IN THE DESERT.”)
    • THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. A PATRIOTIC SONG.
    • THE ERYTHRINA TREE. A CAROL OF THE WOODS.
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