A Household Book of English Poetry
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A Household Book of English Poetry Selected and Arranged with Notes

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  • A HOUSEHOLD BOOK OF E N G L I S H P O E T R Y
    • PREFACE.
  • A HOUSEHOLD BOOK OF E N G L I S H P O E T R Y
    • PART THE FIRST.
      • I A MEDITATION UPON THE FRAILTY OF THIS LIFE.
      • II LOVE THE ONLY PRICE OF LOVE.
      • III A POESY TO PROVE AFFECTION IS NOT LOVE
      • IV LIFE.
      • V NATURAL COMPARISONS WITH PERFECT LOVE.
      • VI THE SOUL’S ERRAND.
      • VII
        • 1 MUNDUS QUALIS.
        • 2 EMBLEMA.
        • 3 FUIMUS FUMUS.
        • 4 OMNIA SOMNIA.
        • 5 MORS MORTIS.
      • VIII THE STORY OF A SUMMER DAY.
      • IX A VOW TO LOVE FAITHFULLY, HOWSOEVER HE BE REWARDED.
      • X AN APPEAL.
      • XI A RENUNCIATION.
      • XII THE EXCELLENCY OF HIS LOVE.
      • XIII
      • XIV TO HIS FORSAKEN MISTRESS.
      • XV THE SHEPHERDS FAREWELL.
      • XVI SONNET.
      • XVII SONNET.
      • XVIII A VISION UPON THE FAIRY QUEEN.
      • XIX THE PASSIONATE SHEPHERD TO HIS LOVE.
      • XX THE ANSWER.
      • XXI SAMELA.
      • XXII SILENT MUSIC.
      • XXIII TRIUMPH OF CHARIS.
      • XXIV A BRIDAL SONG
      • XXV SONNET.
      • XXVI SONNET.
      • XXVII SONNET.
      • XXVIII SONNET.
      • XXIX SONNET.
      • XXX SONNET.
      • XXXI SONNET.
      • XXXII SONNET.
      • XXXIII SONNET.
      • XXXIV SONNET.
      • XXXV SONNET.
      • XXXVI A SAD SONG.
      • XXXVII INVOCATION TO SLEEP.
      • XXXVIII SONG.
      • XXXIX THE SHEPHERD’S PRAISE OF HIS SACRED DIANA.
      • XL TRUE GROWTH.
      • XLI THE BATTLE OF AGINCOURT
      • XLII TO HIMSELF.
      • XLIII MELANCHOLY.
      • XLIV LEWD LOVE IS LOSS.
      • XLV TO THE WORLD. A FAREWELL FOR A GENTLEWOMAN, VIRTUOUS AND NOBLE.
      • XLVI TO THE MEMORY OF BEN JONSON.
      • XLVII A CONTENTED MIND.
      • XLVIII SONNET.
      • XLIX SONNET.
      • L TIMES GO BY TURNS.
      • LI LIFE A BUBBLE.
      • LII MAN’S MORTALITY.
      • LIII OF MY DEAR SON GERVASE BEAUMONT.
      • LIV DIRGE.
      • LV ON THE TOMBS IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY.
      • LVI DEATH’S FINAL CONQUEST.
      • LVII THE SAME.
      • LVIII LINES WRITTEN BY ONE IN THE TOWER, BEING YOUNG AND CONDEMNED TO DIE.
      • LIX LINES WRITTEN THE NIGHT BEFORE HIS EXECUTION.
      • LX SONNET.
      • LXI THE HEAVENLY JERUSALEM.
    • PART THE SECOND.
      • LXII THE HAPPY LIFE.
      • LXIII WINIFREDA.
      • LXIV A LECTURE UPON THE SHADOW.
      • LXV SONG.
      • LXVI THE PRIMROSE.
      • LXVII TRUE LOVELINESS.
      • LXVIII THE ROSE’S MESSAGE.
      • LXIX THE ROSES PRIDE.
      • LXX TO CASTARA. THE REWARD OF INNOCENT LOVE.
      • LXXI LOVE’S ANNIVERSARY. TO THE SUN.
      • LXXII THE SURRENDER.
      • LXXIII THE BRIDE’S TRAGEDY.
      • LXXIV BURD HELEN.
      • LXXV LOVE’S ENTERPRISE.
      • LXXVI THE TWA BROTHERS.
      • LXXVII THE TWA SISTERS.
      • LXXVIII TO A VIRTUOUS YOUNG LADY.
      • LXXIX EYES AND TEARS.
      • LXXX TO MY WORTHY FRIEND MASTER GEORGE SANDYS, ON HIS TRANSLATION OF THE PSALMS.
      • LXXXI THE FLOWER.
      • LXXXII GOD UNSEARCHABLE.
      • LXXXIII AT A SOLEMN MUSIC.
      • LXXXIV THE RAINBOW.
      • LXXXV L’ALLEGRO.
      • LXXXVI IL PENSEROSO.
      • LXXXVII CONTENTATION.
      • LXXXVIII IN PRAISE OF HOPE.
      • LXXXIX PROLOGUE.
      • XC PROLOGUE.
      • XCI DISTICHES.
      • XCII FAME UNMERITED.
      • XCIII ON THE DEATH OF PRINCE HENRY, SON OF JAMES THE FIRST.
      • XCIV ON HIS MISTRESS, THE QUEEN OF BOHEMIA.
      • XCV LORD STRAFFORD’S MEDITATIONS IN THE TOWER.
      • XCVI I’LL NEVER LOVE THEE MORE.
      • XCVII TO ALTHEA FROM PRISON.
      • XCVIII TO LUCASTA, ON GOING BEYOND THE SEAS.
      • XCIX A CAVALIER WAR-SONG.
      • C THE SOLDIER GOING TO THE FIELD.
      • CI LOYALTY CONFINED.
      • CII A ROYAL LAMENTATION.
      • CIII HORATIAN ODE UPON CROMWELL’S RETURN FROM IRELAND.
      • CIV ON THE LATE MASSACRE IN PIEMONT.
      • CV HYMN TO LIGHT.
      • CVI TO THE ROYAL SOCIETY.
      • CVII THE DREAM.
      • CVIII THE DIRGE.
      • CIX PARAPHRASE FROM SENECA.
      • CX VANISHED BLESSINGS.
      • CXI EPITAPH.
      • CXII THE WORLD’S FALLACIES.
      • CXIII TO THE MEMORY OF MR. OLDHAM.
      • CXIV AN EPITAPH ON THE EXCELLENT COUNTESS OF HUNTINGDON.
      • CXV A PAGAN EPITAPH.
      • CXVI ON THE RELIGIOUS MEMORY OF MRS. CATHERINE THOMSON, MY CHRISTIAN FRIEND.
      • CXVII AN EPITAPH UPON HUSBAND AND WIFE, WHO DIED AND WERE BURIED TOGETHER.
      • CXVIII EPITAPH.
      • CXIX EPITAPH ON COMPANIONS LEFT BEHIND IN THE NORTHERN SEAS.
      • CXX EPITAPH ON THE LADY MARY VILLIERS.
      • CXXI EXEQUY ON HIS WIFE.
      • CXXII EPITAPH.
      • CXXIII SONNET.
      • CXXIV SONNET.
      • CXXV LYCIDAS.
      • CXXVI THE CHRISTIAN’S REPLY TO THE PHILOSOPHER.
      • CXXVII MORTIFICATION.
      • CXXVIII THE RETREAT.
      • CXXIX A DROP OF DEW.
      • CXXX PEACE.
      • CXXXI EVENING HYMN.
      • CXXXII THE VALEDICTION.
      • CXXXIII HYMN FOR ADVENT; OR CHRIST’S COMING TO JERUSALEM IN TRIUMPH.
      • CXXXIV BEYOND THE VEIL.
    • PART THE THIRD.
      • CXXXV ODE ON SOLITUDE.
      • CXXXVI STELLA’S BIRTHDAY. 1720.
      • CXXXVII ON THE PROSPECT OF PLANTING ARTS AND LEARNING IN AMERICA.
      • CXXXVIII THE LAWYER’S FAREWELL TO HIS MUSE.
      • CXXXIX THE JUGGLERS.
      • CXL RULE BRITANNIA.
      • CXLI ADMIRAL HOSIER’S GHOST.
      • CXLII LAMENT FOR FLODDEN.
      • CXLIII WAE’S ME FOR PRINCE CHARLIE.
      • CXLIV AN ODE.
      • CXLV ODE.
      • CXLVI ODE TO THE CUCKOO.
      • CXLVII ODE TO EVENING.
      • CXLVIII TO A MOUNTAIN DAISY.
      • CXLIX ON THE DEATH OF RICHARD WEST.
      • CL TO THE HONOURABLE MISS CARTERET.
      • CLI TO MISS GEORGIANA CARTERET.
      • CLII THE DYING LOVER.
      • CLIII THE SAILOR’S RETURN.
      • CLIV THE BANKS OF DOON.
      • CLV THE BRAES OF YARROW.
      • CLVI AULD ROBIN GRAY.
      • CLVII THE PROGRESS OF POESY.
      • CLVIII SONNET.
      • CLIX TO THE RIVER LODON.
      • CLX TO MARY UNWIN.
      • CLXI TO THE SAME.
      • CLXII TO THE EARL OF WARWICK, ON THE DEATH OF ADDISON.
      • CLXIII ELEGY TO THE MEMORY OF AN UNFORTUNATE LADY.
      • CLXIV ON THE DEATH OF MR. ROBERT LEVET,
      • CLXV HIGHLAND MARY.
      • CLXVI THE CAST-AWAY.
      • CLXVII THE LAND O’ THE LEAL.
      • CLXVIII ELEGY, WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD.
        • THE EPITAPH.
      • CLXIX WRESTLING JACOB.
    • PART THE FOURTH.
      • CLXX TO THE CUCKOO.
      • CLXXI THE RAINBOW.
      • CLXXII THE COMMON LOT.
      • CLXXIII THE HOLLY TREE.
      • CLXXIV THE SQUIRE’S PEW.
      • CLXXV A DREAM.
      • CLXXVI DECEMBER MORNING.
      • CLXXVII THE THRUSH’S NEST.
      • CLXXVIII TIME.
      • CLXXIX FANCY IN NUBIBUS.
      • CLXXX EVENING.
      • CLXXXI THE WALL-FLOWER.
      • CLXXXII THE SEA-CAVE.
      • CLXXXIII HOLY THURSDAY.
      • CLXXXIV ON AN ANTIQUE GEM BEARING THE HEADS OF PERICLES AND ASPASIA.
      • CLXXXV LOVE.
      • CLXXXVI SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY.
      • CLXXXVII SONG.
      • CLXXXVIII THE LONELY.
      • CLXXXIX PROUD MAISIE.
      • CXC AN HOUR WITH THEE.
      • CXCI THE FUGITIVES.
      • CXCII LUCY.
      • CXCIII ODE TO PSYCHE.
      • CXCIV THE SUNFLOWER.
      • CXCV REGRETS.
      • CXCVI TO A LOFTY BEAUTY, FROM HER POOR KINSMAN.
      • CXCVII THE GRASSHOPPER AND THE CRICKET.
      • CXCVIII TO A BIRD THAT HAUNTED THE WATERS OF LAKEN IN THE WINTER.
      • CXCIX THE SYLVAN LIFE.
      • CC SPRING.
      • CCI THE POETRY OF EARTH
      • CCII SONNET.
      • CCIII THE DESTRUCTION OF SENNACHERIB.
      • CCIV THRASYMENE.
      • CCV THE BATTLE OF NASEBY.
      • CCVI CAVALIER SONG.
      • CCVII THE BATTLE OF THE BALTIC.
      • CCVIII HOHENLINDEN.
      • CCIX ON THE EXTINCTION OF THE VENETIAN REPUBLIC.
      • CCX COMPOSED BY THE SEA-SIDE, NEAR CALAIS, AUGUST, 1802.
      • CCXI NOVEMBER, 1806.
      • CCXII THE BURIAL OF SIR JOHN MOORE.
      • CCXIII ODE TO NAPOLEON BUONAPARTE.
      • CCXIV SONG.
      • CCXV TO THE MEMORY OF PIETRO D’ALESSANDRO,
      • CCXVI HYMN BEFORE SUNRISE, IN THE VALE OF CHAMOUNI.
      • CCXVII THE DANISH BOY.
      • CCXVIII ON REVISITING THE BANKS OF THE WYE.
      • CCXIX DEDICATION OF THE REVOLT OF ISLAM TO HIS WIFE.
      • CCXX FRANCE: AN ODE, 1797.
      • CCXXI ODE TO THE WEST WIND.
      • CCXXII ODE TO A NIGHTINGALE.
      • CCXXIII ODE TO A SKYLARK.
      • CCXXIV ‘ON THIS DAY I COMPLETE MY THIRTY-SIXTH YEAR.’
      • CCXXV PESCHIERA.
      • CCXXVI LINES SUGGESTED BY A PICTURE OF PEELE CASTLE IN A STORM, PAINTED BY SIR GEORGE BEAUMONT.
      • CCXXVII ODE ON A GRECIAN URN.
      • CCXXVIII STANZAS WRITTEN IN DEJECTION NEAR NAPLES.
      • CCXXIX DESPONDENCY REBUKED.
      • CCXXX THE LIGHT OF OTHER DAYS.
      • CCXXXI DIRGE.
      • CCXXXII LINES WRITTEN IN MY OWN ALBUM.
      • CCXXXIII SONNET.
      • CCXXXIV SONNET.
      • CCXXXV SONNET.
      • CCXXXVI THE CHIMNEY-SWEEPER.
      • CCXXXVII TO THE MOON.
      • CCXXXVIII SONG.
      • CCXXXIX ON ANOTHER’S SORROW.
      • CCXL A DEAD ROSE.
      • CCXLI AT THE CHURCH GATE.
      • CCXLII ON AN INFANT DYING AS SOON AS BORN.
      • CCXLIII ON THE SAME.
      • CCXLIV FIRE.
      • CCXLV
      • CCXLVI THE DEATH BED.
      • CCXLVII LINES WRITTEN IN RICHMOND CHURCHYARD, YORKSHIRE.
      • CCXLVIII TIME.
      • CCXLIX SHE IS FAR FROM THE LAND.
      • CCL THE LAST MAN.
      • CCLI ROSE AYLMER.
      • CCLII THE SPRING OF THE YEAR.
      • CCLIII BURIAL OF THE DEAD.
      • CCLIV THE SLEEP.
      • CCLV
      • CCLVI THE EVENING CLOUD.
      • CCLVII NIGHT AND DEATH.
    • PART THE FIFTH.
      • CCLVIII THE FORSAKEN MERMAN.
      • CCLIX THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN.
      • CCLX AUTUMN WOODS.
      • CCLXI LAPSE.
      • CCLXII THE HUMBLE-BEE.
      • CCLXIII TO A WATERFOWL.
      • CCLXIV ASPIRATION.
      • CCLXV THE PALM-TREE AND THE PINE.
      • CCLXVI A SUMMER REMINISCENCE.
      • CCLXVII SONG.
      • CCLXVIII THE VIOLET.
      • CCLXIX JOY.
      • CCLXX THE HAPPY HUSBAND.
      • CCLXXI THEN.
      • CCLXXII THE PRINCE OF ORANGE IN 1672.
      • CCLXXIII THE PRIVATE OF THE BUFFS.
      • CCLXXIV ON A PICTURE BY TURNER.
      • CCLXXV THE RHODORA:
      • CCLXXVI THE GOOD PART THAT SHALL NOT BE TAKEN AWAY.
      • CCLXXVII IN WAR TIME.
      • CCLXXVIII COME UP FROM THE FIELDS, FATHER.
      • CCLXXIX SONNET.
      • CCLXXX A DEDICATION TO CHARLES DICKENS OF THE LIFE OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH.
      • CCLXXXI SONNET.
      • CCLXXXII THE UGLY PRINCESS.
      • CCLXXXIII WEARINESS.
      • CCLXXXIV SONG.
      • CCLXXXV SONNET.
      • CCLXXXVI SONNET.
      • CCLXXXVII ALMOND BLOSSOM.
      • CCLXXXVIII HOME THOUGHTS, FROM ABROAD.
      • CCLXXXIX HOME THOUGHTS, FROM THE SEA.
      • CCXC JAMES AND JOHN.
      • CCXCI IN MEMORIAM.
      • CCXCII IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE HON. EDWARD ERNEST VILLIERS.
      • CCXCIII FOR CHARLIE’S SAKE.
      • CCXCIV THE LEGEND OF THE STEPMOTHER.
      • CCXCV THE SANDS OF DEE.
      • CCXCVI A DIRGE.
      • CCXCVII DEATH AND LIFE.
      • CCXCVIII TITHONUS.
      • CCXCIX THE DAYS THAT ARE NO MORE.
      • CCC SONNET.
      • CCCI THE VOICELESS.
      • CCCII A THANKSGIVING.
      • CCCIII THE GRAVE.
      • CCCIV MY PSALM.
    • NOTES.
    • INDEX OF AUTHORS.
      • INDEX OF FIRST LINES.
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