The Poetical Works of William Lisle Bowles, Vol. 1 With Memoir, Critical Dissertation, and Explanatory Notes by George Gilfillan
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The Poetical Works of William Lisle Bowles, Vol. 1 With Memoir, Critical Dissertation, and Explanatory Notes by George Gilfillan

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  • POETICAL WORKS
  • WILLIAM LISLE BOWLES,
    • With Memoir, Critical Dissertation, and Explanatory Notes,
      • REV. GEORGE GILFILLAN.
      • VOL. I.
    • REV. GEORGE GILFILLAN.
    • VOL. I.
    • CONTENTS.
      • SONNETS AND MISCELLANEOUS POEMS.
    • SONNETS AND MISCELLANEOUS POEMS.
    • PREFACE.
    • INTRODUCTION TO THE EDITION OF 1837.
    • SONNETS, ETC.
    • SONNETS, ETC.
      • AT TYNEMOUTH PRIORY,[6]
        • AFTER A TEMPESTUOUS VOYAGE.
      • AFTER A TEMPESTUOUS VOYAGE.
      • BAMBOROUGH CASTLE.[7]
      • THE RIVER WAINSBECK.[8]
      • THE TWEED VISITED.
      • ON LEAVING A VILLAGE IN SCOTLAND.
      • EVENING.
      • TO THE RIVER ITCHIN.[11]
      • ON RESIGNING A SCHOLARSHIP OF TRINITY COLLEGE, OXFORD,
        • AND RETIRING TO A COUNTRY CURACY.
      • AND RETIRING TO A COUNTRY CURACY.
      • DOVER CLIFFS.
      • ON LANDING AT OSTEND.
      • THE BELLS, OSTEND.[12]
      • THE RHINE.
      • INFLUENCE OF TIME ON GRIEF.
      • THE CONVENT.
      • THE RIVER CHERWELL.
      • ON ENTERING SWITZERLAND.
      • DISTANT VIEW OF ENGLAND FROM THE SEA.
      • HOPE.
      • TO A FRIEND.
      • ABSENCE.
      • BEREAVEMENT.
      • OXFORD REVISITED.
      • IN MEMORIAM.
      • ON THE DEATH OF THE REV. WILLIAM BENWELL, M.A.[13]
      • AT MALVERN.
      • NETLEY ABBEY.
      • ASSOCIATIONS.
      • MUSIC.
      • APPROACH OF SUMMER.
      • AT OXFORD, 1786.
      • AT DOVER, 1786.
      • RETROSPECTION.
      • ON ACCIDENTALLY MEETING A LADY NOW NO MORE.
        • WRITTEN MANY YEARS AFTER THE FOREGOING SONNETS.
      • WRITTEN MANY YEARS AFTER THE FOREGOING SONNETS.
      • ON HEARING "THE MESSIAH"
        • PERFORMED IN GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL, SEPT. 18, 1835.
      • PERFORMED IN GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL, SEPT. 18, 1835.
      • WOODSPRING ABBEY, 1836.[14]
      • LACOCK NUNNERY.
        • JUNE 24, 1837.
      • JUNE 24, 1837.
      • ON A BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE.
      • ART AND NATURE.
        • THE BRIDGE BETWEEN CLIFTON AND LEIGH WOODS.
      • THE BRIDGE BETWEEN CLIFTON AND LEIGH WOODS.
      • PICTURE OF AN OLD MAN.
      • PICTURE OF A YOUNG LADY.
      • HOUR-GLASS AND BIBLE.
      • MILTON.
        • ON THE BUSTS OF MILTON, IN YOUTH AND AGE, AT STOURHEAD.
        • IN YOUTH.
      • ON THE BUSTS OF MILTON, IN YOUTH AND AGE, AT STOURHEAD.
      • IN YOUTH.
      • IN AGE.
      • TO SIR WALTER SCOTT.
        • ON ACCIDENTLY MEETING AND PARTING WITH SIR WALTER SCOTT, WHOM I HAD NOT SEEN FOR MANY YEARS, IN THE STREETS OF LONDON, MAY 1828.
      • ON ACCIDENTLY MEETING AND PARTING WITH SIR WALTER SCOTT, WHOM I HAD NOT SEEN FOR MANY YEARS, IN THE STREETS OF LONDON, MAY 1828.
      • ELEGY WRITTEN AT THE HOTWELLS, BRISTOL,
        • JULY, 1789.
        • INSCRIBED TO THE REV. W. HOWLEY.[16]
      • JULY, 1789.
      • INSCRIBED TO THE REV. W. HOWLEY.[16]
      • MONODY ON HENRY HEADLEY.
      • ON MR HOWARD'S ACCOUNT OF LAZARETTOS.
      • THE GRAVE OF HOWARD.
      • SHAKSPEARE.
      • ABBA THULE'S LAMENT FOR HIS SON PRINCE LE BOO.
      • SOUTHAMPTON WATER.
      • THE PHILANTHROPIC SOCIETY.[34]
        • INSCRIBED TO THE DUKE OF LEEDS.
      • INSCRIBED TO THE DUKE OF LEEDS.
      • THE DYING SLAVE.
      • SONG OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN.
      • MONODY, WRITTEN AT MATLOCK.
      • THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDMUND BURKE.
      • ON LEAVING A PLACE OF RESIDENCE.
      • ELEGIAC STANZAS.
        • WRITTEN DURING SICKNESS AT BATH.
      • WRITTEN DURING SICKNESS AT BATH.
      • ON LEAVING WINCHESTER SCHOOL.
        • WRITTEN IN THE YEAR 1782.
      • WRITTEN IN THE YEAR 1782.
      • HOPE, AN ALLEGORICAL SKETCH.
      • THE BATTLE OF THE NILE.[49]
      • A GARDEN-SEAT AT HOME.
      • IN HORTO REV. J. STILL,
        • APUD KNOYLE, VILLAM AMŒNISSIMAM.
      • APUD KNOYLE, VILLAM AMŒNISSIMAM.
      • GREENWICH HOSPITAL.
      • A RUSTIC SEAT NEAR THE SEA.
      • WARDOUR CASTLE.
      • POLE-VELLUM, CORNWALL.
        • A PICTURESQUE COTTAGE AND GROUNDS BELONGING TO J. LEMON, ESQ.
      • A PICTURESQUE COTTAGE AND GROUNDS BELONGING TO J. LEMON, ESQ.
      • ON A BEAUTIFUL SPRING,
        • FORMING A COLD BATH, AT COOMBE, NEAR DONHEAD, BELONGING TO MY BROTHER, CHAS. BOWLES, ESQ.
      • FORMING A COLD BATH, AT COOMBE, NEAR DONHEAD, BELONGING TO MY BROTHER, CHAS. BOWLES, ESQ.
      • A CENOTAPH,
        • TO THE MEMORY OF LIEUTENANT-COLONEL ISAAC, WHO DIED AT CAPE ST NICHOLA MOLE, 1797.
      • TO THE MEMORY OF LIEUTENANT-COLONEL ISAAC, WHO DIED AT CAPE ST NICHOLA MOLE, 1797.
      • TRANSLATION OF A LATIN POEM
      • ST MICHAEL'S MOUNT.
        • INSCRIBED TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD SOMERS.
      • INSCRIBED TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD SOMERS.
      • ON AN UNFORTUNATE AND BEAUTIFUL WOMAN.
        • WRITTEN DECEMBER 1783.
      • WRITTEN DECEMBER 1783.
      • HYMN TO WODEN.
        • COOMBE-ELLEN.[66]
      • COOMBE-ELLEN.[66]
      • SUMMER EVENING AT HOME.
      • WINTER EVENING AT HOME.
      • THE SPIRIT OF NAVIGATION.[70]
      • WATER-PARTY ON BEAULIEU RIVER, IN THE NEW FOREST.
      • MONODY ON THE DEATH OF DR WARTON.
      • EPITAPH ON H. WALMSLEY, ESQ.,
        • IN ALVERSTOKE CHURCH, HANTS.
      • IN ALVERSTOKE CHURCH, HANTS.
      • AGE.
      • ON A LANDSCAPE BY RUBENS.
      • THE HARP, AND DESPAIR, OF COWPER.
      • STANZAS FOR MUSIC.
      • MUSIC.
      • ABSENCE.
        • OCTOBER 26, 1791.
      • OCTOBER 26, 1791.
      • FAIRY SKETCH.
        • SCENE—NETLEY ABBEY.
      • SCENE—NETLEY ABBEY.
      • INSCRIPTION.
      • PICTURES FROM THEOCRITUS.
        • FROM IDYL I.
      • FROM IDYL I.
      • SKETCHES IN THE EXHIBITION, 1805.
      • EXHIBITION, 1807.
        • BLIND FIDDLER.—WILKIE.
      • BLIND FIDDLER.—WILKIE.
      • SOUTHAMPTON CASTLE.[96]
        • INSCRIBED TO THE MARQUIS OF LANSDOWNE.
      • INSCRIBED TO THE MARQUIS OF LANSDOWNE.
      • THE WINDS.
      • ON WILLIAM SOMMERS OF BREMHILL.
      • THE VISIONARY BOY.
      • CADLAND,[103] SOUTHAMPTON RIVER.
      • THE LAST SONG OF CAMOENS.[107]
      • THE SYLPH OF SUMMER.[114]
      • THE HARP OF HOEL.[132]
        • Part II.
      • Part II.
      • AVENUE IN SAVERNAKE FOREST.
      • DIRGE OF NELSON.
      • DEATH OF CAPTAIN COOKE,
        • OF "THE BELLEROPHON," KILLED IN THE SAME BATTLE.
      • OF "THE BELLEROPHON," KILLED IN THE SAME BATTLE.
      • BATTLE OF CORRUNA.
      • SKETCH FROM BOWDEN HILL AFTER SICKNESS.
      • SUN-DIAL, IN THE CHURCHYARD OF BREMHILL.
    • AT TYNEMOUTH PRIORY,[6]
      • AFTER A TEMPESTUOUS VOYAGE.
    • AFTER A TEMPESTUOUS VOYAGE.
    • BAMBOROUGH CASTLE.[7]
    • THE RIVER WAINSBECK.[8]
    • THE TWEED VISITED.
    • ON LEAVING A VILLAGE IN SCOTLAND.
    • EVENING.
    • TO THE RIVER ITCHIN.[11]
    • ON RESIGNING A SCHOLARSHIP OF TRINITY COLLEGE, OXFORD,
      • AND RETIRING TO A COUNTRY CURACY.
    • AND RETIRING TO A COUNTRY CURACY.
    • DOVER CLIFFS.
    • ON LANDING AT OSTEND.
    • THE BELLS, OSTEND.[12]
    • THE RHINE.
    • INFLUENCE OF TIME ON GRIEF.
    • THE CONVENT.
    • THE RIVER CHERWELL.
    • ON ENTERING SWITZERLAND.
    • DISTANT VIEW OF ENGLAND FROM THE SEA.
    • HOPE.
    • TO A FRIEND.
    • ABSENCE.
    • BEREAVEMENT.
    • OXFORD REVISITED.
    • IN MEMORIAM.
    • ON THE DEATH OF THE REV. WILLIAM BENWELL, M.A.[13]
    • AT MALVERN.
    • NETLEY ABBEY.
    • ASSOCIATIONS.
    • MUSIC.
    • APPROACH OF SUMMER.
    • AT OXFORD, 1786.
    • AT DOVER, 1786.
    • RETROSPECTION.
    • ON ACCIDENTALLY MEETING A LADY NOW NO MORE.
      • WRITTEN MANY YEARS AFTER THE FOREGOING SONNETS.
    • WRITTEN MANY YEARS AFTER THE FOREGOING SONNETS.
    • ON HEARING "THE MESSIAH"
      • PERFORMED IN GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL, SEPT. 18, 1835.
    • PERFORMED IN GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL, SEPT. 18, 1835.
    • WOODSPRING ABBEY, 1836.[14]
    • LACOCK NUNNERY.
      • JUNE 24, 1837.
    • JUNE 24, 1837.
    • ON A BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE.
    • ART AND NATURE.
      • THE BRIDGE BETWEEN CLIFTON AND LEIGH WOODS.
    • THE BRIDGE BETWEEN CLIFTON AND LEIGH WOODS.
    • PICTURE OF AN OLD MAN.
    • PICTURE OF A YOUNG LADY.
    • HOUR-GLASS AND BIBLE.
    • MILTON.
      • ON THE BUSTS OF MILTON, IN YOUTH AND AGE, AT STOURHEAD.
      • IN YOUTH.
    • ON THE BUSTS OF MILTON, IN YOUTH AND AGE, AT STOURHEAD.
    • IN YOUTH.
    • IN AGE.
    • TO SIR WALTER SCOTT.
      • ON ACCIDENTLY MEETING AND PARTING WITH SIR WALTER SCOTT, WHOM I HAD NOT SEEN FOR MANY YEARS, IN THE STREETS OF LONDON, MAY 1828.
    • ON ACCIDENTLY MEETING AND PARTING WITH SIR WALTER SCOTT, WHOM I HAD NOT SEEN FOR MANY YEARS, IN THE STREETS OF LONDON, MAY 1828.
    • ELEGY WRITTEN AT THE HOTWELLS, BRISTOL,
      • JULY, 1789.
      • INSCRIBED TO THE REV. W. HOWLEY.[16]
    • JULY, 1789.
    • INSCRIBED TO THE REV. W. HOWLEY.[16]
    • MONODY ON HENRY HEADLEY.
    • ON MR HOWARD'S ACCOUNT OF LAZARETTOS.
    • THE GRAVE OF HOWARD.
    • SHAKSPEARE.
    • ABBA THULE'S LAMENT FOR HIS SON PRINCE LE BOO.
    • SOUTHAMPTON WATER.
    • THE PHILANTHROPIC SOCIETY.[34]
      • INSCRIBED TO THE DUKE OF LEEDS.
    • INSCRIBED TO THE DUKE OF LEEDS.
    • THE DYING SLAVE.
    • SONG OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN.
    • MONODY, WRITTEN AT MATLOCK.
    • THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDMUND BURKE.
    • ON LEAVING A PLACE OF RESIDENCE.
    • ELEGIAC STANZAS.
      • WRITTEN DURING SICKNESS AT BATH.
    • WRITTEN DURING SICKNESS AT BATH.
    • ON LEAVING WINCHESTER SCHOOL.
      • WRITTEN IN THE YEAR 1782.
    • WRITTEN IN THE YEAR 1782.
    • HOPE, AN ALLEGORICAL SKETCH.
    • THE BATTLE OF THE NILE.[49]
    • A GARDEN-SEAT AT HOME.
    • IN HORTO REV. J. STILL,
      • APUD KNOYLE, VILLAM AMŒNISSIMAM.
    • APUD KNOYLE, VILLAM AMŒNISSIMAM.
    • GREENWICH HOSPITAL.
    • A RUSTIC SEAT NEAR THE SEA.
    • WARDOUR CASTLE.
    • POLE-VELLUM, CORNWALL.
      • A PICTURESQUE COTTAGE AND GROUNDS BELONGING TO J. LEMON, ESQ.
    • A PICTURESQUE COTTAGE AND GROUNDS BELONGING TO J. LEMON, ESQ.
    • ON A BEAUTIFUL SPRING,
      • FORMING A COLD BATH, AT COOMBE, NEAR DONHEAD, BELONGING TO MY BROTHER, CHAS. BOWLES, ESQ.
    • FORMING A COLD BATH, AT COOMBE, NEAR DONHEAD, BELONGING TO MY BROTHER, CHAS. BOWLES, ESQ.
    • A CENOTAPH,
      • TO THE MEMORY OF LIEUTENANT-COLONEL ISAAC, WHO DIED AT CAPE ST NICHOLA MOLE, 1797.
    • TO THE MEMORY OF LIEUTENANT-COLONEL ISAAC, WHO DIED AT CAPE ST NICHOLA MOLE, 1797.
    • TRANSLATION OF A LATIN POEM
    • ST MICHAEL'S MOUNT.
      • INSCRIBED TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD SOMERS.
    • INSCRIBED TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD SOMERS.
    • ON AN UNFORTUNATE AND BEAUTIFUL WOMAN.
      • WRITTEN DECEMBER 1783.
    • WRITTEN DECEMBER 1783.
    • HYMN TO WODEN.
      • COOMBE-ELLEN.[66]
    • COOMBE-ELLEN.[66]
    • SUMMER EVENING AT HOME.
    • WINTER EVENING AT HOME.
    • THE SPIRIT OF NAVIGATION.[70]
    • WATER-PARTY ON BEAULIEU RIVER, IN THE NEW FOREST.
    • MONODY ON THE DEATH OF DR WARTON.
    • EPITAPH ON H. WALMSLEY, ESQ.,
      • IN ALVERSTOKE CHURCH, HANTS.
    • IN ALVERSTOKE CHURCH, HANTS.
    • AGE.
    • ON A LANDSCAPE BY RUBENS.
    • THE HARP, AND DESPAIR, OF COWPER.
    • STANZAS FOR MUSIC.
    • MUSIC.
    • ABSENCE.
      • OCTOBER 26, 1791.
    • OCTOBER 26, 1791.
    • FAIRY SKETCH.
      • SCENE—NETLEY ABBEY.
    • SCENE—NETLEY ABBEY.
    • INSCRIPTION.
    • PICTURES FROM THEOCRITUS.
      • FROM IDYL I.
    • FROM IDYL I.
    • SKETCHES IN THE EXHIBITION, 1805.
    • EXHIBITION, 1807.
      • BLIND FIDDLER.—WILKIE.
    • BLIND FIDDLER.—WILKIE.
    • SOUTHAMPTON CASTLE.[96]
      • INSCRIBED TO THE MARQUIS OF LANSDOWNE.
    • INSCRIBED TO THE MARQUIS OF LANSDOWNE.
    • THE WINDS.
    • ON WILLIAM SOMMERS OF BREMHILL.
    • THE VISIONARY BOY.
    • CADLAND,[103] SOUTHAMPTON RIVER.
    • THE LAST SONG OF CAMOENS.[107]
    • THE SYLPH OF SUMMER.[114]
    • THE HARP OF HOEL.[132]
      • Part II.
    • Part II.
    • AVENUE IN SAVERNAKE FOREST.
    • DIRGE OF NELSON.
    • DEATH OF CAPTAIN COOKE,
      • OF "THE BELLEROPHON," KILLED IN THE SAME BATTLE.
    • OF "THE BELLEROPHON," KILLED IN THE SAME BATTLE.
    • BATTLE OF CORRUNA.
    • SKETCH FROM BOWDEN HILL AFTER SICKNESS.
    • SUN-DIAL, IN THE CHURCHYARD OF BREMHILL.
    • THE SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY BY SEA:
      • A DESCRIPTIVE AND HISTORICAL POEM.
    • A DESCRIPTIVE AND HISTORICAL POEM.
    • INTRODUCTION.[152]
    • ANALYSIS.
      • BOOK THE FIRST.
      • BOOK THE SECOND
      • BOOK THE THIRD
      • BOOK THE FOURTH.
      • BOOK THE FIFTH.
    • BOOK THE FIRST.
    • BOOK THE SECOND
    • BOOK THE THIRD
    • BOOK THE FOURTH.
    • BOOK THE FIFTH.
    • THE SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY BY SEA.
      • BOOK THE FIRST.
      • BOOK THE SECOND.
      • BOOK THE THIRD.
      • BOOK THE FOURTH.
      • BOOK THE FIFTH.
    • BOOK THE FIRST.
    • BOOK THE SECOND.
    • BOOK THE THIRD.
    • BOOK THE FOURTH.
    • BOOK THE FIFTH.
    • THE MISSIONARY.
    • PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION.[192]
    • THE MISSIONARY.
      • INTRODUCTION.
      • CANTO FIRST.
        • ARGUMENT.
      • ARGUMENT.
      • CANTO SECOND.
        • ARGUMENT.
      • ARGUMENT.
      • CANTO THIRD.
        • ARGUMENT.
      • ARGUMENT.
    • INTRODUCTION.
    • CANTO FIRST.
      • ARGUMENT.
    • ARGUMENT.
    • CANTO SECOND.
      • ARGUMENT.
    • ARGUMENT.
    • CANTO THIRD.
      • ARGUMENT.
    • ARGUMENT.
    • CANTO FOURTH.
      • ARGUMENT.
      • CANTO FIFTH.
        • ARGUMENT.
      • ARGUMENT.
      • CANTO SIXTH.
        • ARGUMENT.
      • ARGUMENT.
      • CANTO SEVENTH.
        • ARGUMENT.
      • ARGUMENT.
      • CANTO EIGHTH.
        • ARGUMENT.
      • ARGUMENT.
    • ARGUMENT.
    • CANTO FIFTH.
      • ARGUMENT.
    • ARGUMENT.
    • CANTO SIXTH.
      • ARGUMENT.
    • ARGUMENT.
    • CANTO SEVENTH.
      • ARGUMENT.
    • ARGUMENT.
    • CANTO EIGHTH.
      • ARGUMENT.
    • ARGUMENT.
    • END OF VOLUME I.
      • EDINBURGH: BALLANTYNE AND COMPANY, PRINTERS.
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