Ballades and Rondeaus, Chants Royal, Sestinas, Villanelles, etc,
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Ballades and Rondeaus, Chants Royal, Sestinas, Villanelles, etc,

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  • BALLADES AND RONDEAUS, CHANTS ROYAL, SESTINAS, VILLANELLES, &c., SELECTED BY GLEESON WHITE.
  • To Robert Louis Stevenson.
  • INDEX.
  • PREFACE.
  • NOTES ON THE EARLY USE OF THE VARIOUS FORMS.
    • I.-Burden.
    • II.
    • III.
    • UNG BON RONDEAU
    • THE DESPONDING SOUL'S WISH.
    • The Answer.
    • LAY OU PLUTOST RONDEAU.
    • Lay, or rather Rondeau.
    • ROSE.
    • LAI.
    • FROM OVERSEA.
  • The Ballade, The Double Ballade, and The Chant Royal.
    • Ballade en huitains d' octosyllabes.
      • Chant de May.
    • Chant de May.
    • WHERE ARE THE PIPES OF PAN?
    • A BALLADE OF EVOLUTION.
    • BALLADE OF SOLITUDE.
    • A BALLADE OF BOTHERS.
    • BALLADE OF BELIEF.
    • BALLADE OF BURIAL.
    • A BALLAD TO QUEEN ELIZABETH. Of the Spanish Armada.
    • ON A FAN THAT BELONGED TO THE MARQUISE DE POMPADOUR.
    • THE BALLAD OF IMITATION.
    • THE BALLADE OF PROSE AND RHYME.
    • THE BALLAD OF DEAD CITIES.
    • BALLADE.
    • BALLADE.—LILITH.
    • BALLADE OF ANTIQUE DANCES.
    • BALLADE OF DEAD ACTORS.
    • BALLADE OF JUNE.
    • BALLADE OF LADIES' NAMES.
    • BALLADE OF SPRING.
    • BALLADE OF MIDSUMMER DAYS AND NIGHTS.
    • BALLADE OF YOUTH AND AGE.
    • BALLADE.
    • BALLADE DES PENDUS. (GRINGOIRE.)
    • VALENTINE IN FORM OF BALLADE.
    • BALLADE OF PRIMITIVE MAN.
    • BALLADE OF SUMMER.
    • BALLADE OF YULE.
    • BALLADE OF MIDDLE AGE.
    • BALLADE FOR THE LAUREATE.
    • BALLADE OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS.
    • A BALLADE OF OLD SWEETHEARTS.
    • BALLADE.
    • BALLADE OF DEAD THINKERS.
    • A BALLADE OF ROSES.
    • A BALLADE OF DEATH.
    • THE BALLADE OF TOBACCO.
    • THE BALLADE OF ADAPTATION.
    • A BALLADE OF MIDSUMMER.
    • RAIN AND SHINE.
    • AN AMERICAN GIRL.
    • "FROM BATTLE, MURDER AND SUDDEN DEATH, GOOD LORD, DELIVER US."
    • IN WINTER.
    • BALLADE OF HIS LADY.
    • BALLADE OF EXMOOR.
    • BALLAD OF PAST DELIGHT.
    • THE PIXIES.
    • A BALLADE OF THE THUNER-SEE.
    • GRANDMOTHER.
    • A BALLADE OF PHILOMELA.
    • A BALLADE OF CALYPSO.
    • A BALLAD OF FORGOTTEN TUNES.
    • BALLADE OF A GARDEN.
    • BALLADE OF THE BARD.
    • BALLADE OF DEAD POETS.
    • BALLADE TO VILLON.
    • FOR ME THE BLITHE BALLADE.
    • O LADY MINE.
    • WHERE ARE THE SHIPS OF TYRE?
    • BALLADE OF VAIN HOPES.
    • BALLADE OF THE SONG OF THE SEA-WIND.
    • BALLADE OF THE SEA-FOLK.
    • TO AUSTIN DOBSON.
    • BALLADE OF RHYME.
    • A BALLAD OF DREAMLAND.
    • A BALLADE OF KINGS.
    • BALLADE OF ACHERON.
    • BALLADE OF ASPHODEL.
    • BALLADE OF THE BOURNE.
    • BALLADE OF FAIRY GOLD.
    • BALLADE OF MIGHT-BE.
    • BALLADE OF THE OPTIMIST.
    • BALLADE OF OLD INSTRUMENTS.
    • BALLADE OF SEA-MUSIC.
    • THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE LARK.
    • MY GRANDCHILDREN AT CHURCH.
    • BALLADE MADE IN THE HOT WEATHER.
    • BALLADE OF ASPIRATION.
    • BALLADE OF TRUISMS.
    • DOUBLE BALLADE OF LIFE AND FATE.
    • DOUBLE BALLADE OF THE NOTHINGNESS OF THINGS.
    • BALLADE OF SLEEP.
    • THE BALLADE OF LOVELACE.
    • BALLAD.
      • I.
      • II.
      • III.
    • I.
    • II.
    • III.
    • DOUBLE BALLAD. OF THE SINGERS OF THE TIME.
      • I.
      • II.
      • III.
      • IV.
      • V.
      • VI.
    • I.
    • II.
    • III.
    • IV.
    • V.
    • VI.
    • A BALLAD OF LOST LOVERS.
    • A BALLAD OF HEROES.
    • A BALLAD OF FRANÇOIS VILLON,
    • THE EPITAPH IN FORM OF A BALLAD
    • A BALLAD OF BATH.
    • A BALLAD OF SARK.
    • THE DANCE OF DEATH.
    • THE PRAISE OF DIONYSUS.
    • THE GOD OF LOVE.
      • I.
      • II.
      • III.
      • IV.
      • V.
    • I.
    • II.
    • III.
    • IV.
    • V.
    • THE CHANT OF THE CHILDREN OF THE MIST.
    • KING BOREAS.
    • THE NEW EPIPHANY.
    • THE GLORY OF THE YEAR.
  • The Kyrielle, Pantoum, and Rondeau Redouble.
    • KYRIELLE.
    • THE PAVILION.
    • KYRIELLE.
    • IN TOWN.
    • MONOLOGUE D'OUTRE TOMBE.
    • PANTOUM.
    • EN ROUTE.
    • IN THE SULTAN'S GARDEN.
    • RONDEAU REDOUBLÉ.
    • RONDEAU REDOUBLÉ.
    • THE PRAYER OF DRYOPE.
    • RONDEAU REDOUBLÉ.
    • THE SICILIAN OCTAVE DESCRIBED AND EXEMPLIFIED.
  • The Rondel, Rondeau, and Roundel.
    • RONDEL.
    • RONDEAU.
    • O HONEY OF HYMETTUS HILL.
    • READY FOR THE RIDE—1795.
    • RONDEL.
    • RONDEL.
    • THE WANDERER.
    • RONDEL.
    • RONDEL.
    • RONDEL.
    • VARIATIONS.
      • I.
      • II.
      • III.
      • IV.
    • I.
    • II.
    • III.
    • IV.
    • RONDEL.
    • RONDEL.
    • TWO RONDELS.
      • I.
      • II.
    • I.
    • II.
    • RONDELS.
      • I.
      • II.
    • I.
    • II.
    • TO A BLANK SHEET OF PAPER.
    • RONDEL.
    • "BEFORE THE DAWN."
    • RONDEL.
    • FROM THEODORE DE BANVILLE.
      • I. NIGHT.
      • II. THE MOON.
    • I. NIGHT.
    • II. THE MOON.
    • RONDEL.
    • COME, LOVE, ACROSS THE SUNLIT LAND.
    • UPON THE STAIR I SEE MY LADY STAND.
    • I HEARD A MAID WITH HER GUITAR.
    • VALENTINE.
    • LOVE'S CAPTIVE.
    • LOVE.
    • RONDEL.
    • BENEDICITE.
    • RONDELETS.
    • MIGHT LOVE BE BOUGHT.
    • IN THY CLEAR EYES.
    • THE SWEET, SAD YEARS.
    • A WISH.
    • TO A DOLEFUL POET.
      • An Answer.
    • An Answer.
    • "HIS POISONED SHAFTS."
    • TO HOMER.
    • SEPTEMBER.
    • LES MORTS VONT VITE.
    • "IN LOVE'S DISPORT."
    • "WHAT MAKES THE WORLD?"
    • "O FONS BANDUSIÆ."
    • "ON LONDON STONES."
    • A RONDEAU TO ETHEL.
    • TO A JUNE ROSE.
    • "WITH PIPE AND FLUTE."
    • "IN AFTER DAYS."
    • "IN VAIN TO-DAY."
    • "WHEN BURBADGE PLAYED."
    • OLD BOOKS ARE BEST.
    • A COWARD STILL.
    • RONDEAUX OF CITIES.
      • I. (Rondeau à la Boston.)
      • II. (Rondeau à la New York.)
      • III. (Rondeau à la Philadelphia.)
      • IV. (Rondeau à la Baltimore.)
    • I. (Rondeau à la Boston.)
    • II. (Rondeau à la New York.)
    • III. (Rondeau à la Philadelphia.)
    • IV. (Rondeau à la Baltimore.)
    • COULD SHE HAVE GUESSED.
    • FIRST SIGHT.
    • EXPECTATION.
    • IN THE GRASS.
    • A GARDEN PIECE.
    • LOVERS' QUARREL.
    • IF LOVE SHOULD FAINT.
    • MY LOVE TO ME.
    • WITH STRAWBERRIES.
    • A FLIRTED FAN.
    • IN ROTTEN ROW.
    • THE LEAVES ARE SERE.
    • WITH A FAN FROM RIMMEL'S.
    • IF I WERE KING.
    • THE GODS ARE DEAD.
    • HER LITTLE FEET.
    • WHEN YOU ARE OLD.
    • MY BOOKS.
    • MOST SWEET OF ALL.
    • THE REDBREAST.
    • TO Q(uintus) H(oratius) F(laccus).
    • LOVE IN LONDON.
    • SLEEP.
    • TO TAMARIS.
    • WHEN I SEE YOU.
    • CARPE DIEM.
    • THE OLD AND THE NEW.
    • SUB ROSA.
    • "VIOLET."
    • O SCORN ME NOT.
    • TEN THOUSAND POUNDS.
    • ONE OF THESE DAYS.
    • LIFE LAPSES BY.
    • BEYOND THE NIGHT.
    • AMONG MY BOOKS.
    • I GO MY GAIT.
    • (TO LOUIS HONORE FRÉCHETTE.)
    • "WITHOUT ONE KISS."
    • VIS EROTIS.
    • WHEN SIRIUS SHINES.
    • AT PEEP OF DAWN.
    • IN GREENWOOD GLEN.
    • HER CHINA CUP.
    • BEHIND HER FAN.
    • AN ACROSTICAL VALENTINE.
    • WHEN TWILIGHT COMES.
    • COME, PAN, AND PIPE.
    • AN OLD RONDO.
    • A STREET SKETCH.
    • DOVER.
    • HOMESICK.
    • IN BEECHEN SHADE.
    • THE GATES OF HORN.
    • IF LOVE BE TRUE.
    • THE COQUETTE.
    • YES OR NO?
    • MY WINDOW BIRDS.
    • SNOWDROPS AND ACONITES.
    • THE CHIFF-CHAFF'S MESSAGE, HEARD IN MARCH.
    • "WHEN SUMMER DIES."
    • MY LITTLE SWEETHEART.
    • THREE ROUNDELS.
      • I.
      • II.
      • III.
    • I.
    • II.
    • III.
    • A SINGING LESSON.
    • IN GUERNSEY.
      • I.
      • II.
    • I.
    • II.
    • THE ROUNDEL.
    • NOTHING SO SWEET.
    • THE TRYSTING-TREE.
    • A ROUNDEL OF REST.
    • MORS ET VITA.
    • RONDELS OF CHILDHOOD.
      • I.-WHEN CLARICE DIED.
      • II.-IN A FAIRY BOAT.
    • I.-WHEN CLARICE DIED.
    • II.-IN A FAIRY BOAT.
  • The Sestina.
    • SESTINA.
    • LOVE'S GOING.
    • SESTINA.
    • PULVIS ET UMBRA.
    • CUPID AND THE SHEPHERD.
    • SESTINA.
  • The Triolet.
    • TRIOLET.
    • LECON DE CHANT.
    • MY SWEETHEART.
    • A ROSE.
    • TRIOLETS FOR "THE TWELFTH."
    • ROSE-LEAVES.
      • A KISS.
      • CIRCE.
      • A TEAR.
      • A GREEK GIFT.
      • "URCEUS EXIT."
    • A KISS.
    • CIRCE.
    • A TEAR.
    • A GREEK GIFT.
    • "URCEUS EXIT."
    • TRIOLET, AFTER CATULLUS.
    • TRIOLETS.
    • TRIOLETS.
      • A CORSAGE BOUQUET.
      • TO AN AUTUMN LEAF.
      • A KISS.
      • SERENADE TRIOLET.
    • A CORSAGE BOUQUET.
    • TO AN AUTUMN LEAF.
    • A KISS.
    • SERENADE TRIOLET.
    • TRIOLETS.
    • SONG.
      • I.
      • II.
      • III.
    • I.
    • II.
    • III.
    • UNDER THE ROSE.
      • HE (aside).
      • SHE (aside).
      • BOTH (five minutes later).
    • HE (aside).
    • SHE (aside).
    • BOTH (five minutes later).
    • TWO TRIOLETS.
      • I. What he said.
      • II. What she thought.
    • I. What he said.
    • II. What she thought.
    • SIX TRIOLETS.
      • DEAR READER.
      • TRANSPONTINE.
      • OUT.
      • A HUPROAR.
      • SPRING VOICES.
      • BETWEEN THE LINES.
    • DEAR READER.
    • TRANSPONTINE.
    • OUT.
    • A HUPROAR.
    • SPRING VOICES.
    • BETWEEN THE LINES.
    • FROM "FIAMETTA".
    • A SNOWFLAKE IN MAY.
    • APOLOGY FOR GAZING AT A YOUNG LADY IN CHURCH.
    • A TINY TRIP.
      • THE BILL OF LADING.
      • THE PILOT.
      • THE VOYAGE.
      • THE HAVEN.
    • THE BILL OF LADING.
    • THE PILOT.
    • THE VOYAGE.
    • THE HAVEN.
    • VESTIGIA.
      • I.
      • II.
      • III.
      • IV.
      • V.
    • I.
    • II.
    • III.
    • IV.
    • V.
    • THREE TRIOLETS.
      • I.
      • II.
      • III.
    • I.
    • II.
    • III.
    • TRIOLET.
    • REJECTED.
    • A PAIR OF GLOVES.
    • IN THE ORCHARD.
  • The Villanelle, Virelai, and Virelai Nouveau.
    • VILLANELLE.
    • ROSES.
    • A VACATION VILLANELLE.
    • "TU NE QUAESIERIS."
    • WHEN I SAW YOU LAST, ROSE.
    • FOR A COPY OF THEOCRITUS.
    • ON A NANKIN PLATE.
    • VILLANELLE.
    • VILLANELLE.
    • VILLANELLE.
    • VILLANELLE.
    • VILLANELLE.
    • VILLANELLE. (To M. Joseph Boulmier, Author of "Les Villanelles.")
    • VILLANELLE. (To the Nightingale in September.)
    • VILLANELLE.
    • VILLANELLE.
    • VILLANELLE.
    • BONNIE BELLE.
    • IF SOME TRUE MAIDEN'S LOVE WERE MINE.
    • WHEN THE BROW OF JUNE.
    • O SUMMER-TIME SO PASSING SWEET.
    • VILLANELLE.
    • VILLANELLE.
    • TO HELEN.
    • TO THE DAFFODIL.
    • SPRING KNOCKS AT WINTER'S FROSTY DOOR.
    • DOT.
    • ACROSS THE WORLD I SPEAK TO THEE.
    • WHERE ARE THE SPRINGS OF LONG AGO?
    • VILLANELLE. (To Hesperus, after Bion.)
    • VILLANELLE.
    • VILLANELLE.
    • THEOCRITUS.
    • SPRING SADNESS.
    • JULY.
  • Burlesques, Pasquinades, etc., in Ballade, Chant Royal, Rondeau, and Villanelle forms.
    • THE BALLADE OF THE SUMMER-BOARDER.
    • A YOUNG POET'S ADVICE.
    • A BALLAD OF OLD METRES.
    • BALLADE OF CRICKET.
    • THE PRODIGALS.
    • VILLON'S STRAIGHT TIP TO ALL CROSS COVES.
      • The Moral.
    • The Moral.
    • A BALLADE OF BALLADE-MONGERS.
    • ON NEWPORT BEACH.
    • CULTURE IN THE SLUMS.
      • I. RONDEAU.
      • II. VILLANELLE.
      • III. BALLADE.
    • I. RONDEAU.
    • II. VILLANELLE.
    • III. BALLADE.
    • THE STREET SINGER.
    • MALAPROPOS.
    • BEHOLD THE DEEDS!
      • I.
      • II.
      • III.
      • IV.
      • V.
    • I.
    • II.
    • III.
    • IV.
    • V.
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