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COMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME.



WITH A MEMOIR, BY MRS. L. H. SIGOURNEY,



A NEW EDITION,

FROM THE LAST LONDON EDITION,
WITH ALL THE INTHODITCTORY NOTES.



Jhgantli} SlliijgtrateJi



FROM ORIGINAL DESIGN



BOSTON:
CROSBY AND NICHOLS

NEW YORK: OLIVER S. FELT.

1864.



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Entered according to Act of Conaress. in the year i85«j^ By

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CONTENTS.



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Page

HEMOiB . . 27

JIIVENILE POEMS.

On my Mother's Birthday Written at the age of eight. 49

A Prayer. Written at the age of nine 49

Address to the Deity. Written at the age of eleven 49

(^halfspeare. Written at the age of eleven, 50

To my Brother and Sister in the country. Written at the

age of eleven 50

Bonnet to my Mother. Written at the age of twelve. . . . 50

Sonnet. Written at the age of thirteen 51

Rural Walks. Written at the age of thirteen 51

Bonnet. Written at the age of thirteen 51

England and Spain ; or, Valor and Patriotism. Written

at the age of fourteen 5^

THE DOMESTIC AFFECTIONS,

AND OTHER POKMS.

The Silver Locks. Addressed to an aged Friend 58

To ray Mother 59

To my Younger Brother, on his return from Spain, after
the fatal Retreat under Sir John Moore, and the

Battle of Corunna 60

To my Eldest Brother, with the British Army in Portugal 60

Lines written in the Memoirs of Elizabeth Smith 61

rile Ruin and its Flowers CI

Christmas Carol C2

The Domestic AtTections 63

To Mr. Edwards, the Harper of Conway 68

Epitaph on Mr. W , a celehrated Mineralogist 68

Epitaph on the Hammer of tlie aforesaid Mineralogist. . . 69
Prologue to the Poor Gentleman, as intended to be per-
formed by the Officers of the 34th Regiment at

Clonme) 69

THE KESTORATION OF THE WORKa OF ART TO

ITALY 71

MODERN GREECE 77

TRANSLATIONS FROM CAMOENS,

AND OTHER POETS.

Bon net 70 94



Sonneta82. From Psalm 137 ,.. 94

Part of Eclogue 15 94

Sonneta71 95

Sonnet 186 95

Sonnet 108 95

Sonnet 23. To a Lady who died at Sea 95

Sonnet 19 95

" due estranho caso de amor ! " 96

Sonnet 58 96

Sonnet 178 96

Sonnet 80 96

Sonnet 239. From Psalm 137 97

Sonnet 128 97

" Polomeu apartamento " 97

Son net 205 97

Sonnet 133 98

Sonnet 181 98

Sonnet 278 98

" Mi nueve y dulce querella " 98

Metastasio 98

— " Al furor d' avversa Sorte " 98

— " duella onda che ruina " 98

— " Leggiadra rosa, le cui pure foglie " 99

— " Che speri, instabil Dea, di sassi e spine ".. 99

— " Parlagli d' un periglio " 99

— " Sprezza il furor del vento " 99

— " Sol pu6 dir che sia contento" , 99

— " Ah ! frenate le piante imbelle! " 99

ViscENzo DA FiLicAJA. — " Ilitlia ! Italia! O tu cui

di6 la sorte" 100

Pastorini.^ — J' Genova mia ! se con asciutto ciglio"... 100

Lope ue Vega. — " Estese el cortesanii " •. 100

Fbancisoo Manuel. — On ascending a hill leading to 100

a Convent 100

Della Casa. — Venice IOC

Il Marchese CoRNELto Bentivoglio. — " L' anima

bella, che dal vero Eliso " 101

Quevedo. — Rome l)uried in her own Ruins 101

El conde Juan de Tarsis. — " Tu, que la dulce vida

en tiernas anos " 101

ToRQijATo Tasso. — "Negli anni acerbi tuoi, purpurea

rosa " 101

Bernardo Tasso, — " Ouest' ombra che giammai non

vide il sole " 102

Petrarch. — " Chi vuol veder quantunque pud natura " 109

— " Se lamentar augelli, O verdi fronde".. 109

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Vemi Spachuoli di Pietro Ueubo — "O Miierto!

que sueles ser " 102

FaANCEicu LoRENziNi. — "O Zeliretto, die movemlo

vai" 102

Gesner. — Morning Song 102

Ciernuin Sung. — " Mailchen, lernet Amor konnen "... 103
CiiAULiEU. — " Grotte, d' oii sort ce clair rnisseaii "... 103
Qakcilaso de Vega. — " Coyed de vuestra alegre pri-
ma vera '' 103

Lorenzo oe AIedici. — Violets 103

Pr.iuEUONTE. — On tlie Ilcbe of Canova 104

MlSCELLAiNEOCS POEMS.

Lineal written in a Hermitage on tlie Sea Shore 104

birje of a Child 1 "5

Invocation lO.'J

To the Memory of General Sir E— D P-K— M lOU

To the Memory of Sir II— Y E— LL— S, who fell in The

Battle of Waterloo lOli

Guerilla Song. Founded on the story related of the

Spanisli Patriot Mina 107

The Aged Indian 107

flvening amimgsi the Alps 108

Dirge of the Highland Chief in " Waverley " 108

The Crusaders' War Song 108

The Death of Clanrunald 109

To the Eye 109

The Hero's Death 110

Btanzas on the Death of the Princess Charlotte 110

Wallace's invocation to bhuce 114

Advertisement by the Author 114

TALES AND HISTORIC SCENES.

The Abencerrage 1 18

The V\idow of Crescentins 137

The Last Banquet of Antony and Cleopatra 145

Alaric in Italy 147

The Wife of Asdrubal 149

HeliocUirus in the Temple 150

Night Scene in Genoa. From Sismondi's " Republiques

Italiemies" 151

The Troubadour and Richard Coeur de Lion 153

The Death of Conradin 155

Critical Annotations 157

fHB eCEPTIC i58

Critical Annotations 1G5

BTJFEaSTITION .\ND llEVBLATION 167

ITALIAN LITERATURE.

The Basvigliana of Monti 171

The Alcesiis of Alfieri 174

II Conte di Carmagnola. A Tragedy. By Alessandro

Manzon'. 178

Caius Gracchus. A Tragedy. By Monti 187

PATRIOTIC EFFU.S10NS OF THE ITALIAN POETS.

V/ncenzo da Filicaja 191

'Jarlo Maria Maggi 191

Alessandro Marchetti 192



Alessandro Pegolotti .■ 199

Francesco Maria de Conti. — The Shore of Africa 199

Jeu-d' Esprit on the word " Barb" 199

Tlie Fever Dream 193

DAUTMOOR 19fi

WELSH ^iELODIES.

The Harp of Wales. Introductory Stanzas 199

Druid Chorus on the Landing of the Romans 200

The Green Isles of Ocean 200

The Sea Song of Gafran 200

The Mirlas Horn 201

The Hull of Cynddylan 201

The Lament of Llywarch Hen 202

Grufydd's Feast 202

The Cambrian in America 203

Taliesin's Prophecy 203

Owen Glyndwr's War Song 203

Prince Madoc's Farewell 204

Caswallon's Triumph 204

Howel's Song 205

The Mountain Fires 205

Eryri Wen 205

Chant of the Bards before their Massacre by Edward I. 206

The Dying Bard's Propliecy 206

The Fair Isle. For the Melody called the " Welsh

Ground " .- 207

The Rock of Cader Idris 207

THE VESPERS OP PALERMO 208

Critical Annotations 249

Stanzas to the Memory of George the Third 244

TALES AND HISTORIC SCENES.

The Marenima 248

A Tale of the Secret Tribunal 251

The Caravan in the Deserts 267

ftlarius amongst the Ruins of Carthage 269

A Tale of the Fourteenth Century. A Fragment 270

Belshazzar's Feast 276

The Last Constantine 278

Critical Annotations 292

The League of the Alps ; or, the Meeting on the Field

of Grulli 292

SONGS OF THE CID.

I'lie Cid's Departure into Exile 297

TheCid's Death Bed 297

The Cid's Funeral Procession 298

TheCid's Rising 299

GREEK SONGS.

The Storm of Delphi 300

The Bowl of Liberty 301

The Voice of Scio 301

The Spartans' March 302

The Urn and Sword 302

The Myrtle Bough 303



CON TENTS



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MISCELLANEOUS POEMS. Page

On a Flower from the Field of Griitli 303

On a Leaf from the Tomb of Virgil 303

Tlie Chieftain's Son 304

A Fragment 304

England's Dead 304

The Meeting of the Bards. Written for an Eisteddvod,
fjr Meeting of Welsh Bards, held in London, May

29, 1822 305

I'ne Voice of Spring 306

Elysium 308

The Funeral Genius. An Ancient Statue 309

The Tomhsof Platiea 310

The View from Castri 310

The Festal Hour 311

Song of the Battle of Morgarten 312

Ode on the Defeat of King Sebastian of Portugal, and
his Army, In Africa. Translated from the Span-
ish of Herrera 314

SEBASTIAN OF PORTUGAL 315

THE SIEGE OF VALENCIA 322

Advertisement by the Author 392

Critical Annotations 354

MISCELLANEOUS POEMS.

'ong. Founded on an Arabian Anecdote 355

Alp Horn Song. Translated from the German of Tieck 356

The Cross of the South 356

The Sleeper of Marathon 357

To Miss F. A. L., on her Birthday 357

Written on the First Leaf of the Album of the Same. . . 357

To the Same, on the Death of her Mother 357

From the Spanish of Garcilaso de la Vega 358

From the Italian of Sanna/.aro 358

Appearance of the Spirit of the Cape to Vasco de Gama.
Translated from the Fifth Book of the Liisiad of

Camoens 358

\ Dirge 360

TRANSLATIONS FROM HORACE.

To Venus 360

Tt) bis Attendant 360

To Delius 360

To the Fountain of Bandusia. 361

To Faunus 361

DE CHATILLON; or, the CRUSADERS 361

Critical Annotations 377

THE FOREST SANCTUARY 378

Critical Annotations 401

LAYS OF MANY LANDS.

Moorish Bridal Song 402

The Dird'8 Release 402

The Sword of the Tomb. A Northern Legend 403

Valkynur Song 405

/"he Cavern of the Three Tells. A Swiss Tradition ... 406

Swiss Song, on the Anniversary of an Ancient Battle.. 406

The Messenger Bird 407

fcnswer to " The Messenger Bird," by an American

duaJcer Lady 407



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The Stranger in Louisiana 408

The Isle of Founts.' An Indian Tradition 408

The bended Bow 409

He never smiled again 410

CoBur de Lion at the Bier of his Father 410

The Vassal's Lament for the Fallen Tree 419

The Wild Himtsman 412

Brandenburg Harvest Song. From the German of La

Jlolte Fouqiie 413

The Shade ol' Theseus. An Ancient Greek Tradition 4Li

Ancient Greek Song of Exile 41-4

Greek Funeral Chant, or Myriologue 414

Greek Parting Song 415

The Sulidte Mother 417

The Farewell to the Dead 418

MISCELLANEOUS POEMS.

I go, sweet Friends 418

Angel Visits 419

Ivy Song. Written on receiving some Ivy Leaves gath-
ered from the ruined Castle of Rheinfels, on the

Rhine 415

To (me of the Author's Children on his Birthday 420

On a similar Occasion 420

Christ stilling the Tempest 420/

Epitaiih over the Grave of two Brothers 49C

Monumental Inscription 491

The Sound of the Sea 42»

The Child and Dove. Suggested by Chsntrsy's Statue

of Lady Louisa Russell 42S

A Dirge 42S

Scene in a Dalecarlian Mine 422

English Soldier's Song of Memory. To the Air of " Am

Rhein, Am Rhein ! " 493

Haunted Ground 423

The Child of the Forests. Written after reading the

Memoirs of John Hunter 424

Stanzas to the Memory of * * * 425

The Vaudois Valleys 495

Song of the Spanish Wanderer 496

The Contadina. Written for a Picture 426

Troubadour Song 426

The Treasures of the Deep 426

Bring Flowers 42" /

The Crusader's Return 428

Thekla's Song ; or, the Voice of a Spirit. From the

German of Schiller 429

The Revellers 429

The Conqueror's Sleep 430

Our Lady's Well 430

The Parting of Summer 431

The Songs of our Fathers 432

The World in the Open Air , 43S3

Kindred Hearts 433

The Traveller at the Source of the Nile 433

Casablanca 434

The Dial of Flowers 434

Our Daily Paths 435 '

The Cross in the Wilderness 436

Last Rites 437

The Hebrew Mother 438

The Wreck 439

The Trumpet 439

Evening Prayer at a Girl's School 448

The Hour of Death 44C

The Lost Pleiad 441



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The Cliffs of Dover 441

The Graves of Mnrtyre ; 4^9

. The Hour of Prayer. 442

The Voice of Homo to the Prodigal 442

(The Wakening 443

'The ISree/.e from Plmre 443

The Dying Improvisator 444

piusic of Yesterday 445

The Forsaken Hearth 445

The Dreamer 446

The Wings of the Dove 446

Psyche borne by Zephyrs to the Island of Pleasure 447

The Boon of Memory 447

Dramatic Scene between Bronwylfa and Rhyllon 448

RECORDS OF WOMAN.

Arabella Stuart 449

The Bride of the Greek Isle 453

The Bride's Farewell 453

The Switzer's Wife 455

Froperzia Rossi 457

Gertrude ; or, Fidelity till Death 459

Imelda 460

Edith. A Tale of the Woods 461

The Indian City 464

The Peasant Girl of tlie Rhone 466

Indian Woman's Deatli Song 468

Joan of Arc in Rheims 469

Pauline 470

Juana 471

The American Forest Girl ,472

Costanza 473

Madeline. A Domestic Tale 475

The Queen of Prussia's Tomb 476

The Memorial Pillar 477

The Grave of a Poetess 478

MISCELLANEOUS POEMS.

The Homes of England 479

The Sicilian Captive 479

Ivan the Czar 481

Carolan's Prophecy 482

The Lady of the Castle. From the " Portrait Gallery,"

an unfinished Poem 483

The Mourner for the Barmecides 484^

The Spanish Chapel 485

The Kaiser's Feast l . . ; 486

Tasso and his Sister ^.. 487

Ulla i or, The Adjuration .."... 488

To Wordsworth 489

A Monarch's Death Bed - 489

To the Memory of Heber 490

The Adopted Child 490

Invocation v 491

KBrner and his Sister 491

The Death Day of Kbrner 492

An Hour of Romanre 493

A Voyager's Dream of Land 493

The Etflgies 494

The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers in New England.. 495

The Spirit's Mysteries 495

The Departed 496

The Palm Tree 497

The Child's Last Sleep. Suggested by a Monument of

Chanuey'8 497



Pae«

The Sunbeam 498 /

Breathings of Spring 498

The Illuminated City 499

The Ppellsof Home 499

Roman Giri's Song 500

The Distant Ship 500

The Birds of Passage 501 »'-

The Graves of a Household 501

Mozart's Recpiiem 50Q

1'lie Image in Lava 509

Christmas Carol 503

A Father reading the Bible 503

'I'he Meeting of the Brothers 504

The Last Wish 504

Fairy Favors 505

SONGS OF THE AFFECTIONS.

A Spirit's Return 506

The Lady of Provence 50»

The Coronation of Inez de Castro 511

Italian Girl's Hymn to the Virgin 512

To a Departed Spirit 513

The Chamois Hunter's Love 513

The Indian with his Dead Child 514

Song of Emigration 515

The King of Arragon's Lament for his Brother 515

The Return 516

The Vaudois' Wife 517

The Guerilla Leader's Vow 518

Thekia at her Lover's Grave 518

The Sisters of Scio 519

Bernardo del Carpio 519

The Tonil) of Madame Langhans 521

The Exile's Dirge 521

The Dreaming Child 523

The Charmed Picture 523

Parting Words 523

The Message to the Dead 523

The Two Homes 524

The Soldier's Death Bed 524

The Image in the Heart 525

The Land of Dreams 526

Woman on the Field of Battle 526

The Deserted House 527

The Stranger's Heart 528

To a Remembered Picture 528

Come Home 529

The Fountain of Oblivion 529

MISCELLANEOUS POEMS.

The Bridal Day 530

The Ancestral Song 531

The Magic Glass .532

Corinne at the Capitol 532

The Ruin 533

The Minster 534

The Song of Night 534

The Stonn Painter in his Dungeon 535

The Two Voices 536

The Parting Ship 536

The Last Tree of the Forest 537

The Streams 538

The Voice of the Wind 539

The Vigil of Arms 539

The Heart of Bruce in Melrose Abbey..... 54fl



CONTENTS.



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Kature's Farewell 541

The Beings of the Mind 541

The Lyre's Lament 542

Tasso's Coronation 543

The Better Land 543

The Wounded Eagle 544

Sadness and Mirth 544

The Niglitingale's Death Song 545

Tlie Diver 545

The Requiem of Genius 546

Triumphant Music 547

Second Sight 547

The Sea Bird flying inland 548

The Sleeper 548

The Mirror in the Deserted Hall 548

To the Daughter of Bernard Barton, the Cluaker Poet. . 549

The Star of the Mine 549

Washington's Statue. Sent from England to America. 549

A Thought of Home at Sea. Written for Music 550

To the Memory of a Sister-in-Law 550

To an Orphan 550

Hymn by the Sick Bed of a Mother 551

Where is the Sea.' Song of the Greek Islander in Exile 551

To my own Portrait 551

No more 552

Thought from an Italian Poet 552

Passing away 552

The Angler 553

Death and the Warrior 553

Song for an Air by Hummel 554

To the Memory of Lord Charles Murray, Son of the
Duke of Atholl, who died in the Cause, and la-
mented by the People, of Greece 554

The Broken Chain 554

The Shadow of a Flower 555

Lines to a Butterfly resting on a Skull 555

The Bell at Sea 556

The Subterranean Stream 556

The Silent Multitude 557

The Antique Sepulchre 557

Evening Song of the Tyrolese Peasants 558

The Memory of the Dead 558

He walked with God 559

The Rod of Aaron 559

The Voice of God 559

The Fountain of Marah 560

The Penitent's Offering 560

The Sculptured Children 560

Woman and Fame , 561

A Thought of the Future 562

The Voice of Music 562

The Angel's Greeting 563

A Farewell to Wales 563

Impromptu Lines, addressed to Miss F. A. L., on re-
ceiving from her some Flowers when confined by

Illness 563

A Parting Song 564

We return no more 564

To a Wandering Female Singer 564

Lights and Shades 565

The Palmer 565

The Child's First Grief 565

To the New Born 566

The Death Song of Alcestis 566

The Home of Love 567

Ccoke and Flowers 568



Pag«

For a Picture of St. Cecilia attended by Angels 569

The Brigand Leader and his Wife. Suggested by a Pic-
ture of Eastlake's 570

The Child's Return from the Woodlands 570

The Faith of Love 571

The Sister's Dream 571

A Farewell to Abbotsford 572

O'Connor's Child 572

The Prayer for Life 573

The Welcome to Death 573

The Victor 574

Lines written for the Album at Rosanna 574

The Voice of the Waves. Written near the Scene of a

recent Shipwreck 575

The Haunted House 575

The Shepherd Poet of the Alps 576

To the Mountain Winds 578

The Procession 57£

The Broken Lute 579

The Burial in the Desert 580

To a Picture of the Madonna 581

A Thought of the Rose 583

Dreams of Heaven 562

The Wish 583

Written after visiting a Tomb, near Woodstock, in the

County of Kilkenny 583

Epitaph 584

Prologue to the Tragedy of Fiesco 584

To Giulio Regondi, the Boy Guitarist 584

O ye Hours 584

The Freed Bird 585

Marguerite of France 585

The Wanderer 587

Tlie Last Words of the Last Wasp of Scotland ........ 587

To Caroline 588

The Flower of the Desert 588

HYMNS FOR CHILDHOOD.

Introductory Verses 589

The Rainbow 539

The Sun 589

The Rivers 590

The Stars ". , .'>90

The Ocean 591

The Thunder Storm 591

The Birds 599

The Skylark. Child's Morning Hymn 592

The Nightingale. Child's Evening Hymn 59.T

The Northern Spring 593

Paraphrase of Psalm 148 .5fl3

LYRICS, AND SONGS FOR MUSIC

NATIONAL LYRICS.

The Themes of Song 594

Rhine Song of the German Soldiers after Victory To

the Air of" Am Rliein ! Am Rhein! " 595

A Song of Delos 595

Ancient Greek Chant of Victory 596

Naples. A Song of the Siren 596

The Fall of D'Assas. A Ballad of France 597

The Burial of William the Conqueror 591

SONOS OF A GUAKDIAN SPIRIT.

Near thee, still near thee 598

O, droop thou not 59V



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SONGS OF SPAIN. Poge

Ancient Battle Song 599

ThoZeRri Maid 599

The Ri(. Verde Song COO

Seek by the Silvery Darro COO

Spanish Evening Hymn 600

Bird that art singing on Ebro's Side 600

Moorish Oathering Song COl

The Song of Mina's Soldiers COl

Mother! O, sing me to rest >.... COl

There are Sounds in the dark Roncesvalles 601

SONGS FOR SUMMEK HOtJKS.

And I too in Arcadia 601

The Wandering Wind 602

Ye are not missed, fair Flowers 602

The Willow Song COS

Leave me not yet C03

The Orange Bough COS

The Stream set free 603

The Summer's Call 604

O, Skylark, for thy Wing 604

80X68 OF CAPTIVITY.

Introduction 605

The Brother's Dirge COS

The Alpine Horn 605

ye Voices 606

1 dream of all Things free 606

Far o'er the Sea, C06

The Invocation 606

The Song of Hope. 607

HISCELIiANEOUS LTBIC3.

The Call to Battle 607

Mignon's Song. Translated from Goethe C07

The Sisters. A Ballad 608

The Last Song of Sappho 609

Dirge. 609

A Song of the Rose 610

Night-blowing Flowem 611

The Wanderer and the Night Flowers 611

Echo Song 611

The Muffled Drum 612

The Swan and the Skylark...'. 619

The Curfew Song of England 613

Genius singing to Love 614

Music at a Death Bed 615

Marshal Sclnverin's Grave C15

The Fallen Lime Tree 616

The Bird at Sea 616

i'he Dying Girl and Flowers 616

The Ivy Song 617

The Music of St. Patrick's 617

Kecne ; or, Lament of an Irish Mother over her Son. . . 618

Far away 618

The Lyre and Flower 619

Bister ! since [ met thee last 619

The Lonely Bird 619

Dirge at Sea 619

Pilgrim 's Sonj to the Evening Star 620

"he Meeting of the Ships 690

Come away 620

Fair Helen of Kirkconnel 621

Uusic from Shore 621



Fagi

Look on me with thy cloudless Eyes.. . .' 621

If thou hast crushed a Flower 621

Brightly hast tnoii fled 629

The Bed of Heath..... 629

Fairy Song 622

What woke the buried Sound 023

Sing to me. Gondolier 623

Look on me thus no more 623

O'er the Far Blue Mountains G23

thou Breeze of Spring 623

Come to me, Dreams of Heaven 624

Good Night 624

Let her depart 624

How can that Love so deep, so lone 625

Water Lilies. A Fairy Song 625

The Broken Flower C25

1 would we had not met again 625

Fairies' Recall 625

The Rock beside the Sea 626

O y e Voices gone 026

By a Mountain Stream at Rest C26

Is there some Spirit sighing 626

The Name of England 627

Old Norway. A Mountain War Song 627

Come to me, gentle Sleep 627

SCENES AND HYMNS OF L^fE.

Preface (SJ8

The English Martyrs. A Scene of the Days of Queen

Mary 628

Flowers and Music in a Room of Sickness 632

Cathedral Hymn 634

Wood Walk and Hymn 636

Prayer of the Lonely Student 638

The Traveller's Evening Song 639

Burial of an Emigrant's Child in the Forests 639

Easter Day in a Mountain Churchyard 641

The Child reading tlie Bible 643

A Poet's Dying Hymn 644

The Funeral Day of Sir Walter Scott 645

The Prayer in the Wilderness 646

Prisoners' Evening Service. A Scene of the French

Revolution 647

Hymn of the Vaudois Mountaineers in times of Perse-
cution 649

Prayer at Sea after Victory 650

The Indian's Revenge. Scene in the Life of a Mora

vian Missionary / 650

Evening Song of the Weary 653

The Day of Flowers 653

Hymn of the Traveller's Household on his Return, in

the Olden Time 655

The Painter's Last Work 656

A Prayer of Affection 657

Mother's Litany by the Sick Bed of a Child 657

Night Hymn at Sea. The Words written for a Melody

by Felton 658

SONNETS

FEMALE CHARACTERS OP SCRIFTUIta.

Invocation 658

Invocation continued 658

The Song of iMiriam 659

Ruth 659



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The Vigil of Rizpah.j^. 659

The Reply of tlie Shunamite Woman 659

Th« Annunciation 6^59

The Song of the Virgin 660

TJie Penitent anointing Christ's Feet... 660

Marj- at tlie Feet of Clirist 660

The -Sisters of Bethany after the Death of Lazarus 6C0

riie Memorial of Mary 660

The Women of Jerusalem ai the Cross 661

Mary Magdalene at the Sepulchre 061

Mary Magdalene bearing Tidings of the Resurrection . . 661

SONNETS, DEVOTIONAL AND MEMORIAL.

The Sacred Harp 661

To a Family Uilile 662

Repose of a Floly Family. From an old Italian Picture 669

Picture uf the Infant Christ with Flowers 662

On a Remembered Picture of Christ — an Ecce Homo,

by Leonardo da Vinci 662

The Cliildren whom Jesus blessed 662

Mountain Sanctuaries 663

The Lilies of the Field 663

The Birds of the Air..... 663

The Raising of the Widow's Son 663

The Olive Tree 664

The Darkness of the Crucifixion 664

Places of Worship 664

Old Church in an English Park 664

A Church in North Wales 664

Louise Schepler 665

To the Same 665

MISCELLANEOUS POEMS.

The Two Monuments 665

The Cottage Girl 666

The Battle Field 666

A Penitent's Return 667

A Thought of Paradise 667

Let us depart 668

On a Picture of Christ Bearing the Cross. Painted by

Velasquez 669

Communings with Thought 669

The Water Lily 670

The Song of Penitence. Unfinished 670

Troubadour Song 671

The English Boy 671

To the Blue Anemone 679

SCENES AND PASSAGES FROM GOETHE.

Scenes from " Tasso " 672

Scenes from " Iphigenia." A Fragment 678

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RECORDS OP THE SPRING OP 1834.

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A Vernal Thought 679

To the Sky 679

On Records of Immature Genius 679

On Watching the Flight of a Skylark 680

A Thought of the Sea 680

Distant Sound of the Sea at Evening 680

The River CI wyd, in North Wales 6SC

Orchard Blossoms 680

To a Distant Scene 68j

A Remembrance of Grasmere 681

Thoughts connected with Trees 681

The Same 68'

On reading Paul and Virginia in Childhood 68i

A Thought at Sunset , 682

Images (if Patriarchal Life 689

Attraction of the East 682

To an Aged Friend 689

A Happy Hour 682

Foliage 683

A Prayer 683

Pra'ier continued 683

Sleraorial of a Conversation 683



RECORDS OF THE AUTtTJiN OF 1834.



683



The Return to Poetry

To Silvio Pellico, on reading his " Prigione " 684

To the Same, released 684

On a Scene in the Dargle 684

On the Datura Arborea , 685

On reading Coleridge's Epitaph 685

Design and Performance 685

Hope of future Communion with Nature 685



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