The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song

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Charlotte Fiske Bates
Thomas Y. Crowell & Company, 1882 - 882 pages

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Contents

A States Need of Virtue
xlvi
Imagined Reply of Eloisa
xlvii
Oft in the Stilly Night
xlviii
A Common Thought
xlix
The Comet
l
Forever with the Lord
li
Calling the Dead
lii
A Petition to Time
liii
Melrose Abbey by Moonlight
liv
Address to a Mummy
lv
Lady Clara Vere de Vere
lvii
Decoration
lviii
At the Forge
lix
Sir Walter Scott at Pompeii
lx
ABBEY HENRY
2
Mercy
3
On a Sermon against Glory
4
Auf Wiedersehen
6
AKERMAN LUCY EVELINA
8
A Dream
11
Tam OShanter
13
797
15
Delay
17
Autumnal Sonnet
18
On Completing my ThirtySixth Year
19
In a Graveyard
21
Departure of the Swallow
25
The True Measure of Life
26
Sleep and Death
27
Pats Criticism
28
Relaxation
31
The Tryst
32
Descanting on Illness
35
In Autumn
37
Autumn Song
45
To the Rainbow
46
Die down O Dismal Day
47
Repose
51
Last Lines
54
Remorse
62
Apollo Belvedere
63
The Cry of the Human
65
In a Year
68
The Two Brides
70
The Hour of Death
78
The Rose
86
Weariness
100
Calm and Tempest at Night on Lake Leman
101
One Presence Wanting
104
Apostrophe to Ada
105
Yawcob Strauss
110
To Triflers
115
Apostrophe to Hope
117
Discontent
118
Peace and Pain
135
Last Verses
144
Richards Theory of the Mind
149
Trailing Arbutus
152
In Blossom Time
153
Distance no Barrier to the Soul
156
Mercy to Animals
160
The Two Ladders
163
Soft Brown Smiling Eyes
176
A Welcome to Alexandra
180
The Angels Kiss her
185
Merit beyond Beauty
186
The Housekeeper
191
Peradventure
194
Midnight
197
The Angels Wing
205
A Wife
206
The Humble Bee
214
Midsummer
215
Rock me to Sleep
222
Yield not thou Sad One to Sighs
223
The Vagabonds
225
The Village Preacher
234
The Other World
235
On Man
239
The Parting
242
The Cuckoo
243
Gustafson
245
Bret Harte
252
A Womans Love
254
Midwinter
257
Hemans
260
The Husband and Wifes Grave
261
A Dreams Awakening
264
Miracle
270
The Awful Vacancy
274
Divorced
288
The Isles of Greece
318
A Familiar Letter to Several Correspondents
321
Evening Song
328
The Violet
329
The Curtain of the Dark
330
Domestic Happiness
332
Heart Essential to Genius
333
Longfellow
341
Only Waiting
360
Heliotrope
361
The Rose of Jericho
372
Youth and Age
374
On One who Died in May
380
We Have Been Friends Together
398
Drifting
403
The Way a Rumor is Spread
406
Softly Woo away her Breath
446
On Reading Chapmans Homer
451
Exhortation to Marriage
461
The Sealimits
467
Persia
472
Treasure in Heaven
476
Helvellyn
481
Affliction
482
Ballad
484
Philip my King
490
More Poets Yet
492
The Wit
495
Solace of the Woods
501
Independence
502
Barbara
504
Solitude
509
Late Valuation
514
Never Cast a Flower away
515
The Ballad of Baby Bell
520
Her Conquest
529
A Forsaken Garden
531
My Ain Countree
533
Laura my Darling
535
My Child
540
Weighing the Baby
542
From Far
544
Caradoc the Bard of the Cymrians
547
The Woodland
548
The Seasons
552
Barbara Frietchie
558
The Battle of the Kegs
559
From Friend to Friend
560
On the Death of John Rodman Drake
564
Heroes
566
The Seed Growing Secretly
567
Somewhere
568
Changes
569
What Ails this Heart o Mine
571
In Garfields Danger
572
Charge of the Light Brigade
584
In Kittery Churchyard
589
Beatitude
590
The Woodturtle
591
Rubies
597
After All
603
Picture of Marian Erle
612
My Comrade and
613
Poor Andrew
621
On the Hillside
631
To an Early Primrose
634
Charity
639
My Heid is like to Rend Willie
649
Sailors Song
651
The Belfry Pigeon
653
Charity Gradually Pervasive
664
Byron
666
From Intimations of Immortality
670
The Daffodils
671
Scene after a Summer Shower
675
Cheerfulness in Misfortune
684
Youths Agitations
686
The Belle of the Ball
692
Losses
693
From Lines composed in a Concert Room
698
What Need?
706
Exile of Erin
707
External Impressions Dependent on the Souls Moods
717
Selfdependence
719
From Poverty
722
What She Thought
737
The Bible
746
Extracts from Miss Biddys Letters
760
Dullness
765
Saxe
775
Early Death and Fame
777
To William Lloyd Garrison after
801
Circumstance
803
False Terrors in View of Death
805
The Blessed Damozel
813
My Little Boy that Died
819
From the Elixir
827
Early Summer
828
Holland
830
Her Roses
832
The Perils of Genius
842
My Old Straw Hat
844
Hester
846
Before Dawn
854
After a Mothers Death
859
In no Haste
860
Easterday
861
Robertson
862
Timrod
865
R B Lytton
866
Thaxter
867
Alford
868
Byron
869
Prior
870
Come ye Disconsolate
871
R B Lytton
872
Newman
873
S Butler
875
J J Piatt
876
Love the Retriever of Past Losses
878
How are Songs Begot and Bred?
879
Sargent
880

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