The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes — Complete
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes — Complete

By Oliver Wendell Holmes
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  • THE POETICAL WORKS
    • CONTENTS:
    • TO MY READERS
  • EARLIER POEMS
  • THE LAST LEAF
  • THE CAMBRIDGE CHURCHYARD
  • TO AN INSECT
  • THE DILEMMA
  • MY AUNT
  • REFLECTIONS OF A PROUD PEDESTRIAN
  • DAILY TRIALS
  • EVENING
  • THE DORCHESTER GIANT
  • TO THE PORTRAIT OF "A LADY" IN THE ATHENAEUM GALLERY
  • THE COMET
  • THE MUSIC-GRINDERS
  • THE TREADMILL SONG
  • THE SEPTEMBER GALE
  • THE HEIGHT OF THE RIDICULOUS
  • THE LAST READER
  • POETRY:
    • I.
      • II.
      • III.
      • IV.
      • V.
    • II.
    • III.
    • IV.
    • V.
  • ADDITIONAL POEMS
    • THE PILGRIM'S VISION
  • THE STEAMBOAT
  • LEXINGTON
  • ON LENDING A PUNCH-BOWL
  • A SONG
  • THE ISLAND HUNTING-SONG
  • DEPARTED DAYS
  • THE ONLY DAUGHTER
  • SONG
  • LINES
  • NUX POSTCOENATICA
  • VERSES FOR AFTER-DINNER PHI BETA KAPPA SOCIETY, 1844
  • A MODEST REQUEST
  • THE PARTING WORD
  • A SONG OF OTHER DAYS
  • SONG
  • A SENTIMENT
  • A RHYMED LESSON (URANIA)
  • AN AFTER-DINNER POEM
  • MEDICAL POEMS
    • THE MORNING VISIT
  • THE TWO ARMIES
  • THE STETHOSCOPE SONG
  • EXTRACTS FROM A MEDICAL POEM
    • A PORTRAIT
  • A POEM
  • A SENTIMENT
  • RIP VAN WINKLE, M. D.
    • CANTO FIRST
      • CANTO SECOND
    • CANTO SECOND
  • SONGS IN MANY KEYS
    • AGNES
      • PART FIRST
      • PART SECOND
      • PART THIRD
      • PART FOURTH
      • PART FIFTH
      • PART SIXTH
    • PART FIRST
    • PART SECOND
    • PART THIRD
    • PART FOURTH
    • PART FIFTH
    • PART SIXTH
    • THE PLOUGHMAN ANNIVERSARY OF THE BERKSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY, OCTOBER 4, 1849
      • SPRING
    • SPRING
    • THE STUDY
    • THE BELLS
    • NON-RESISTANCE
    • THE MORAL BULLY
    • THE MIND'S DIET
    • OUR LIMITATIONS
    • THE OLD PLAYER
  • A POEM
  • TO GOVERNOR SWAIN
  • TO AN ENGLISH FRIEND
  • AFTER A LECTURE ON WORDSWORTH
  • AFTER A LECTURE ON MOORE
  • AFTER A LECTURE ON KEATS
  • AFTER A LECTURE ON SHELLEY
  • AT THE CLOSE OF A COURSE OF LECTURES
  • THE HUDSON
  • THE NEW EDEN
  • SEMI-CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF THE NEW ENGLAND SOCIETY NEW YORK, DECEMBER 22, 1855
  • FAREWELL
  • FOR THE MEETING OF THE BURNS CLUB
  • ODE FOR WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY
  • BIRTHDAY OF DANIEL WEBSTER
  • THE VOICELESS
  • THE TWO STREAMS
  • THE PROMISE
  • AVIS
  • THE LIVING TEMPLE
  • AT A BIRTHDAY FESTIVAL
  • A BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE
  • THE GRAY CHIEF
  • THE LAST LOOK
  • IN MEMORY OF CHARLES WENTWORTH UPHAM, JR.
  • MARTHA
  • MEETING OF THE ALUMNI OF HARVARD COLLEGE
  • THE PARTING SONG
  • FOR THE MEETING OF THE NATIONAL SANITARY ASSOCIATION
  • FOR THE BURNS CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
  • AT A MEETING OF FRIENDS
    • AUGUST 29, 1859
  • FOR THE FAIR IN AID OF THE FUND TO PROCURE BALL'S STATUE OF WASHINGTON
  • THE OLD MAN OF THE SEA A NIGHTMARE DREAM BY DAYLIGHT
  • INTERNATIONAL ODE
  • A SENTIMENT OFFERED AT THE DINNER TO H. I. H. THE PRINCE NAPOLEON, AT THE REVERE HOUSE, SEPTEMBER 25,1861
  • BROTHER JONATHAN'S LAMENT FOR SISTER CAROLINE
  • THE POETICAL WORKS
    • CONTENTS:
  • POEMS OF THE CLASS OF '29
    • BILL AND JOE
  • A SONG OF "TWENTY-NINE"
  • QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
  • AN IMPROMPTU
  • THE OLD MAN DREAMS
  • REMEMBER—FORGET
  • OUR INDIAN SUMMER
  • MARE RUBRUM
  • THE BOYS
  • LINES
    • A VOICE OF THE LOYAL NORTH
  • J. D. R.
  • VOYAGE OF THE GOOD SHIP UNION
  • "CHOOSE YOU THIS DAY WHOM YE WILL SERVE"
  • F. W. C.
  • THE LAST CHARGE
  • OUR OLDEST FRIEND
  • SHERMAN 'S IN SAVANNAH
  • MY ANNUAL
    • ALL HERE
  • ONCE MORE
  • THE OLD CRUISER
  • ADDED FOR THE ALUMNI MEETING, JUNE 29,
  • HYMN FOR THE CLASS-MEETING
  • EVEN-SONG.
  • THE SMILING LISTENER
  • OUR SWEET SINGER
  • H. C. M. H. S. J. K. W.
  • WHAT I HAVE COME FOR
    • OUR BANKER
  • FOR CLASS MEETING
  • "AD AMICOS"
  • HOW NOT TO SETTLE IT
  • THE LAST SURVIVOR
  • THE ARCHBISHOP AND GIL BLAS
  • THE SHADOWS
  • BENJAMIN PEIRCE
  • IN THE TWILIGHT
  • A LOVING-CUP SONG
  • THE GIRDLE OF FRIENDSHIP
  • THE LYRE OF ANACREON
  • THE OLD TUNE
  • THE BROKEN CIRCLE
  • THE ANGEL-THIEF
  • AFTER THE CURFEW
  • POEMS FROM THE AUTOCRAT OF THE BREAKFAST-TABLE
  • SUN AND SHADOW
  • MUSA
  • A PARTING HEALTH
  • WHAT WE ALL THINK
  • SPRING HAS COME
  • PROLOGUE
  • LATTER-DAY WARNINGS
  • ALBUM VERSES
  • A GOOD TIME GOING!
  • THE LAST BLOSSOM
  • CONTENTMENT
  • AESTIVATION
  • THE DEACON'S MASTERPIECE
    • PARSON TURELL'S LEGACY
  • ODE FOR A SOCIAL MEETING
  • POEMS FROM THE PROFESSOR AT THE BREAKFAST-TABLE
  • HYMN OF TRUST
  • A SUN-DAY HYMN
  • THE CROOKED FOOTPATH
  • IRIS, HER BOOK
  • ROBINSON OF LEYDEN
  • ST. ANTHONY THE REFORMER
  • THE OPENING OF THE PIANO
  • MIDSUMMER
    • DE SAUTY
  • POEMS FROM THE POET AT THE BREAKFAST-TABLE
  • FANTASIA
  • AUNT TABITHA
  • WIND-CLOUDS AND STAR-DRIFTS
    • II.
      • III.
        • IV.
        • V.
        • VI.
        • VII.
        • VIII.
        • IX.
        • X.
        • XI.
        • XII.
      • IV.
      • V.
      • VI.
      • VII.
      • VIII.
      • IX.
      • X.
      • XI.
      • XII.
    • III.
      • IV.
      • V.
      • VI.
      • VII.
      • VIII.
      • IX.
      • X.
      • XI.
      • XII.
    • IV.
    • V.
    • VI.
    • VII.
    • VIII.
    • IX.
    • X.
    • XI.
    • XII.
  • EPILOGUE TO THE BREAKFAST-TABLE SERIES AUTOCRAT-PROFESSOR-POET
  • SONGS OF MANY SEASONS
  • PROGRAMME
  • IN THE QUIET DAYS
    • DOROTHY Q.
  • THE ORGAN-BLOWER
  • AT THE PANTOMIME
  • AFTER THE FIRE
  • A BALLAD OF THE BOSTON TEA-PARTY
  • NEARING THE SNOW-LINE
  • IN WARTIME
    • TO CANAAN
  • "THUS SAITH THE LORD, I OFFER THEE THREE THINGS."
  • NEVER OR NOW
  • ONE COUNTRY
  • GOD SAVE THE FLAG
  • HYMN AFTER THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION
  • HYMN FOR THE FAIR AT CHICAGO
  • UNDER THE WASHINGTON ELM, CAMBRIDGE
  • FREEDOM, OUR QUEEN
  • ARMY HYMN
  • PARTING HYMN "DUNDEE"
  • THE FLOWER OF LIBERTY
  • THE SWEET LITTLE MAN
  • UNION AND LIBERTY
  • SONGS OF WELCOME AND FAREWELL
  • WELCOME TO THE GRAND DUKE ALEXIS
  • AT THE BANQUET TO THE GRAND DUKE ALEXIS
  • AT THE BANQUET TO THE CHINESE EMBASSY
  • AT THE BANQUET TO THE JAPANESE EMBASSY
  • BRYANT'S SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY
  • A FAREWELL TO AGASSIZ
  • AT A DINNER TO ADMIRAL FARRAGUT
  • AT A DINNER TO GENERAL GRANT
  • TO H. W. LONGFELLOW
  • TO CHRISTIAN GOTTFRIED EHRENBERG
  • A TOAST TO WILKIE COLLINS
  • MEMORIAL VERSES
    • FOR THE SERVICES IN MEMORY OF
  • FOR THE COMMEMORATION SERVICES
  • EDWARD EVERETT
  • SHAKESPEARE
  • IN MEMORY OF JOHN AND ROBERT WARE
  • HUMBOLDT'S BIRTHDAY
  • POEM
  • HYMN
  • HYMN
  • HYMN
  • RHYMES OF AN HOUR
    • ADDRESS
  • A SEA DIALOGUE
  • CHANSON WITHOUT MUSIC
    • PHI BETA KAPPA.—CAMBRIDGE, 1867
  • FOR THE CENTENNIAL DINNER
  • A POEM SERVED TO ORDER
  • THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
  • NO TIME LIKE THE OLD TIME
  • A HYMN OF PEACE
  • NOTES.
  • THE POETICAL WORKS
    • CONTENTS
  • BUNKER-HILL BATTLE
    • GRANDMOTHER'S STORY OF BUNKER-HILL BATTLE
  • AT THE "ATLANTIC" DINNER
  • "LUCY"
  • HYMN
  • A MEMORIAL TRIBUTE
    • I.
      • II.
        • III.
      • III.
    • II.
      • III.
    • III.
  • JOSEPH WARREN, M. D.
  • OLD CAMBRIDGE
  • WELCOME TO THE NATIONS
  • A FAMILIAR LETTER
  • UNSATISFIED
  • HOW THE OLD HORSE WON THE BET
  • AN APPEAL FOR "THE OLD SOUTH"
  • THE FIRST FAN
    • TO R. B. H.
  • THE SHIP OF STATE
  • A FAMILY RECORD
  • THE IRON GATE
    • THE IRON GATE
  • VESTIGIA QUINQUE RETRORSUM
  • MY AVIARY
  • ON THE THRESHOLD
  • TO GEORGE PEABODY
  • AT THE PAPYRUS CLUB
  • FOR WHITTIER'S SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY
  • TWO SONNETS: HARVARD
    • 1643 "VERITAS." 1878
  • THE COMING ERA
  • IN RESPONSE
  • FOR THE MOORE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
  • TO JAMES FREEMAN CLARKE
  • WELCOME TO THE CHICAGO COMMERCIAL CLUB
  • AMERICAN ACADEMY CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
  • THE SCHOOL-BOY
  • THE SILENT MELODY
  • OUR HOME—OUR COUNTRY
  • POEM
  • RHYMES OF A LIFE-TIME
    • BEFORE THE CURFEW
  • OUR DEAD SINGER
  • TWO POEMS TO HARRIET BEECHER STOWE
    • I. AT THE SUMMIT
      • II. THE WORLD'S HOMAGE
    • II. THE WORLD'S HOMAGE
  • A WELCOME TO DR. BENJAMIN APTHORP GOULD
  • TO FREDERICK HENRY HEDGE
    • TO JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL
  • TO JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER
  • PRELUDE TO A VOLUME PRINTED IN RAISED LETTERS FOR THE BLIND
  • BOSTON TO FLORENCE
  • AT THE UNITARIAN FESTIVAL
    • POEM
    • POST-PRANDIAL
    • THE FLANEUR
    • AVE
    • KING'S CHAPEL
    • HYMN
    • HYMN.—THE WORD OF PROMISE
    • HYMN
    • ON THE DEATH OF PRESIDENT GARFIELD
      • II.
        • III.
      • III.
    • II.
      • III.
    • III.
    • THE GOLDEN FLOWER
    • HAIL, COLUMBIA!
      • ADDITIONAL VERSES
    • ADDITIONAL VERSES
    • POEM
    • TO THE POETS WHO ONLY READ AND LISTEN
    • FOR THE DEDICATION OF THE NEW CITY LIBRARY, BOSTON
    • FOR THE WINDOW IN ST. MARGARET'S IN MEMORY OF A SON OF ARCHDEACON FARRAR
    • JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL
    • POEMS FROM OVER THE TEACUPS
      • TO THE ELEVEN LADIES
    • TO THE ELEVEN LADIES
    • THE PEAU DE CHAGRIN OF STATE STREET
    • CACOETHES SCRIBENDI
    • THE ROSE AND THE FERN
    • I LIKE YOU AND I LOVE YOU
    • LA MAISON D'OR
    • TOO YOUNG FOR LOVE
    • THE BROOMSTICK TRAIN; OR, THE RETURN OF THE WITCHES
    • TARTARUS
    • AT THE TURN OF THE ROAD
    • IN VITA MINERVA
  • READINGS OVER THE TEACUPS
    • TO MY OLD READERS
    • THE BANKER'S SECRET
      • THE EXILE'S SECRET
        • THE LOVER'S SECRET
        • THE STATESMAN'S SECRET
        • THE MOTHER'S SECRET
        • THE SECRET OF THE STARS
      • THE LOVER'S SECRET
      • THE STATESMAN'S SECRET
      • THE MOTHER'S SECRET
      • THE SECRET OF THE STARS
    • THE EXILE'S SECRET
      • THE LOVER'S SECRET
      • THE STATESMAN'S SECRET
      • THE MOTHER'S SECRET
      • THE SECRET OF THE STARS
    • THE LOVER'S SECRET
    • THE STATESMAN'S SECRET
    • THE MOTHER'S SECRET
    • THE SECRET OF THE STARS
  • VERSES FROM THE OLDEST PORTFOLIO
    • FIRST VERSES
      • TRANSLATION FROM THE ENEID, BOOK I.
    • TRANSLATION FROM THE ENEID, BOOK I.
    • THE MEETING OF THE DRYADS
    • THE MYSTERIOUS VISITOR
    • THE TOADSTOOL
    • THE SPECTRE PIG
    • TO A CAGED LION
    • THE STAR AND THE WATER-LILY
    • ILLUSTRATION OF A PICTURE
    • A ROMAN AQUEDUCT
    • FROM A BACHELOR'S PRIVATE JOURNAL
    • LA GRISETTE
    • OUR YANKEE GIRLS
    • L'INCONNUE
    • STANZAS
    • LINES BY A CLERK
    • THE PHILOSOPHER TO HIS LOVE
    • THE POET'S LOT
    • TO A BLANK SHEET OF PAPER
    • TO THE PORTRAIT OF "A GENTLEMAN"
    • THE BALLAD OF THE OYSTERMAN
    • A NOONTIDE LYRIC
    • THE HOT SEASON
    • A PORTRAIT
    • AN EVENING THOUGHT
    • THE WASP AND THE HORNET
    • "QUI VIVE?"
  • NOTES.
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