The New Oxford Book of Romantic Period Verse

Edited by Jerome McGann

New York: Oxford University Press, 1993

Introduction

1785

SIR WILLIAM JONES (1746-1794)

1. A Hymn to Na'ra'yena

ROBERT MERRY ('DELLA CRUSCA') (1755-1798)

2. Madness

WILLIAM PARSONS (A. 1785-1807)

3. Medoro's Inscription Book XXIII

Ann Yearsley (1752-1806)

4. Soliloquy

1786

ROBERT BURNS (1759-1796)

from Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect

5. Address to the Deil

6. Halloween

7. The Cotter's Saturday Night

8. To a Louse

9. Song ['It was upon a Lammas night']

SIR WILLIAM JONES

10. A Hymn to Indra

1787

ROBERT MERRY ('DELLA CRUSCA')

11. The Adieu and Recall to Love

MRS HANNAH COWLEY ('ANNA MATILDA') (1743-1809)

12. Invocation. To Horror

13. To Della Crusca. The Pen

1788

14. Ode to Della Crusca

ROBERT MERRY ('DELLA CRUSCA')

15. To Anna Matilda

MILES PETER ANDREWS ('ARLEY') (d. 1814)

16. Elegy on the Death of Mr Sterne

ANONYMOUS

17. Lady T-rc---l's Ring

1789

ERASMUS DARWIN (1731-1802)

18. From The Loves of the Plant

THOMAS RUSSELL (1762-1788)

19. Sonnet to Valclusa

20. Sonnet Suppos'd to be Written at Lemnos

SIR WILLIAM JONES

21. A Hymn to Su'rya

WILLIAM LISLE BOWLES (1762-1850)

22. Sonnet V

WILLIAM BLAKE (1757-1827)

from Songs of Innocence

23. Introduction

24. The Lamb

25. The Little Black Boy

26. The Divine Image

27. Holy Thursday

28. A Dream

29. The Little Girl Lost

30. The Little Girl Found

1790

ROBERT BURNS

31. John Anderson, my Jo

HELEN MARIA WILLIAMS (1762-1827)

32. from An Address to Poetry

ROBERT MERRY ('DELLA CRUSCA')

33. from The Laurel of Liberty. A Poem

1791

ROBERT BURNS

34. Tam o' Shanter. A Tale

MARY ROBINSON ('LAURA MARIA') (1758-1800)

35. Canzonet

ANN RADCLIFFE (1764-1823)

36. Night

WILLIAM GIFFORD (1756-1826)

37. from The Baviad

ANNONYMOUS

38. The Trumpet of Liberty

1792

ROBERT BURNS

39. Song ['Ae fond kiss']

1793

WILLIAM BLAKE

40. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

ANONYMOUS

41. The Humble Petition of the British Jacobins to their Brethren of France

ANONYMOUS

42. Translation of 'Pax Bello Potior'. . .

1794

WILLIAM BLAKE

from Songs of Experience

43. Introduction

44. Earth's Answer

45. Holy Thursday

46. The Sick Rose

47. The Fly

48. The Tyger

49. My Pretty Rose Tree

50. Ah! Sun-flower

51. The Lily

52. London

53. The Human Abstract

54. A Poison Tree

55. The [First] Book of Urizen

ANONYMOUS

56. Hymn

57. Epigram

JOHN THELWALL (1764-1834)

58. Anacreontic

JOHN WOLCOT ('PETER PINDAR') (1738-1819)

59. Hymn to the Guillotine

1795

WILLIAM CROWE (1745-1829)

60. 'In evil hour, and with unhallow'd voice'

1796

ROBERT BURNS

61. 'O my Luve's like a red, red rose'

SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE (1772-1834)

62. The Eolian Harp

WILLIAM TAYLOR (1765-1836)

63. Ellenore

MATTHEW GREGORY LEWIS (1775-1818)

64. The Erl-King

65. Alonzo the Brave and the Fair Imogine

1797

ROBERT SOUTHEY (1774-1843)

66. The Widow

GEORGE CANNING (1770-1827) and

JOHN HOOKHAM FRERE (1769-1846)

67. Sapphics

1798

GEORGE CANNING AND WILLIAM GIFFORD

68. The Progress of Man

RICHARD POLWHELE (1760-1838)

69. from The Unsex'd Females

ANONYMOUS

70. The Age of War

WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR (1775-1864)

71. from Gebir

CHARLES LAMB (1775-1834)

72. The Old Familiar Faces

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH (1770-1850) and

SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

from Lyrical Ballads (vol. i)

73. The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere, in Seven Parts [STC]

74. We are Seven [WW]

75. Lines Written in Early Spring [WW]

76. The Idiot Boy [WW]

77. Expostulation and Reply [WW]

78. The Tables Turned [WW]

79. Lines Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey [WW]

SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

80. Frost at Midnight

1799

SIR WILLIAM JONES

81. from The Yarjurveda

82. A Hymn to the Night

ROBERT BURNS

83. Love and Liberty. A Cantata

ANNA LAETITIA BARBAULD (1743-1825)

84. To Mr [S.T.] C[olerid]ge

MARY ROBINSON

85. Modern Female Fashions

1800

86. Modern Male Fashions

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

from Lyrical Ballads (vol. ii)

87. ['There was a Boy']

88. ['Strange fits of passion I have known']

89. Song ['She dwelt among th' untrodden ways']

90. ['A slumber did my spirit seal']

91. Lucy Gray

92. Nutting

93. A Fragment

94. Michael. A Pastoral Poem

1801

ROBERT BURNS

95. Holy Willie's Prayer

ANONYMOUS

96. The Bleeding Nun

HELEN MARIA WILLIAMS

97. Sonnet VI. To the Torrid Zone

ROBERT SOUTHEY

98. from Thalaba the Destroyer

THOMAS MOORE (1779-1852)

99. The Kiss

1802

MARY LAMB (1764-1847)

100. Helen

MARY ROBINSON

101. The Camp

SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

102. Dejection. An Ode, Written April 4, 1802

1803

WILLIAM COWPER (1731-1800)

103. The Castaway

THOMAS CAMPBELL (1777-1844)

104. Hohenlinden

1804

ANONYMOUS

105. To Buonaparte

WILLIAM BLAKE

106. from Milton

107. from Jerusalem

1805

JOSEPH LEES (1748-1824)

108. Jone o' Grinfilt

CHARLOTTE DACRE ('ROSA MATILDA') (1782-c.1841)

109. The Female Philosopher

110. The Kiss

111. The Power of Love

112. Sappho; or, The Resolve

113. Simile

MARY TIGHE (1772-1810)

114. from Psyche

1806

WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR

115. [Rose Aylmer]

JANE TAYLOR (1783-1824)

116. The Star

WILLIAM ROSCOE (1753-1831)

117. The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast

1807

CHARLOTTE SMITH (1749-1806)

118. from Beachy Head

SIDNEY OWENSON, later LADY MORGAN (1776-1859)

119. Joy

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

from Poems, in Two Volumes

120. Ode to Duty

121. Resolution and Independence

122. Composed upon Westminster Bridge, Sept. 3, 1803

123. ['The world is too much with us']

124. ['It is a beauteous Evening']

125. London, 1802

126. The Solitary Reaper

127. ['My heart leaps up']

128. ['I wandered lonely as a Cloud']

129. To the Cuckoo

130. Elegiac Stanzas Suggested by a Picture of Peele Castle

131. Ode [Intimations of Immortality]

1808

AMELIA OPIE (1769-1853)

132. To a Mania

WALTER SCOTT (1771-1832)

133. from Marmion

Song ['Where shall the lover rest']

1809

REVD THOMAS BECK (A. 1780-1820)

134. Sonnet to Nothing

THOMAS CAMPBELL

135. Lord Ullin's Daughter

1810

ROBERT SOUTHEY

136. from The Curse of Kehama

ANNA SEWARD (1742-1809)

137. Speech of the Nymph . . .

138. Sonnet

ANN TAYLOR (1782-1866)

139. The Maniac's Song

WALTER SCOTT

140. from The Lady of the Lake Coronach

GEORGE CRABBE (1754-1832)

141. Peter Grimes

1811

MARY RUSSELL MITFORD (1787-1855)

142. Song ['The fairest things are those which live']

1812

WILLIAM TENNANT (1784-1848)

143. from Anster Fair

GEORGE GORDON, LORD BYRON (1788-1824)

144. from Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. A Romaunt

SAMUEL ROGERS (1763-1855)

145. The Boy of Egremond

146. Written in a Sick Chamber, 1793

HORACE SMITH (1779-1849) and

JAMES SMITH (1775-1839)

147. Cui Bono?

ANNA LAETITIA BARBAULD

148. Eighteen Hundred and Eleven

GEORGE CRABBE

149. Procrastination

1813

GEORGE GORDON, LORD BYRON

150. The Giaour

ANONYMOUS

151. War the Source of Riches

JAMES MONTGOMERY (1771-1854)

152. from The Bramin

1814

JANE TAYLOR

153. The Fairies' Song

GEORGE GORDON, LORD BYRON

154. from The Corsair

155. From Lara

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

156. from The Excursion

1815

GEORGE GORDON, LORD BYRON

157. She Walks in Beauty

158. Stanzas for Music

THOMAS MOORE

159. The Time I've Lost in Wooing

1816

GEORGE GORDON, LORD BYRON

160. Fare Thee Well!

SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

161. Christabel

162. Kubla Khan

WALTER SCOTT

163. Jock of Hazeldean

JOHN HOOKHAM FRERE

164. from Prospectus and Specimen of an Intended National Work by William and Robert Whistlecraft . . .

LEIGH HUNT (1784-1859)

165. from The Story of Rimini

JOHN KEATS (1795-1821)

166. On First Looking into Chapman's Homer

GEORGE GORDON, LORD BYRON

167. from Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto III

1817

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY (1792-1822)

168. Hymn to Intellectual Beauty

169. Mont Blanc

GEORGE GORDON, LORD BYRON

170. Manfred

CHARLES WOLFE (1791-1823)

171. The Burial of Sir John Moore

JAMES HOGG (1770-1835)

172. A Witch's Chant

1818

THOMAS MOORE

173. from The Fudge Family in Paris, Letter I

GEORGE GORDON, LORD BYRON

174. from Beppo, A Venetian Story

175. from Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto IV

THOMAS LOVE PEACOCK (1785-1866)

176. from Rhododaphne

JOHN KEATS

177. from Endymion

WALTER SCOTT

178. [Proud Maisie]

1819

WILLIAM HONE (1780-1842)

179. The Political House that Jack Built

GEORGE GORDON, LORD BYRON

180. from Don Juan, Cantos I-II

JOHN KEATS

181. Ode to a Nightingale

SAMUEL BAMFORD (1788-1872)

182. Touch Him!

GEORGE CRABBE

183. Delay Has Danger

1820

JOHN KEATS

184. Ode on a Grecian Urn

185. La Belle Dame Sans Mercy

186. A Dream, after Reading Dante's Episode of Paolo and Francesca

JOHN CLARE (1793-1864)

187. My Mary

HENRY LUTTRELL (1765-1821)

188. from Letter to Julia, in Rhyme

EDWARD QUILLINAN (1791-1851)

189. The Hour Glass

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

190. from Prometheus Unbound

191. Ode to the West Wind

192. To a Skylark

JOHN KEATS

193. from Lamia

194. The Eve of St Agnes

195. from Hyperion

196. Ode to Psyche

197. To Autumn

1821

GEORGE DARLEY (1795-1846)

198. To Helene

CHARLES LLOYD (1775-1839)

199. from Desultory Thoughts in London

JOANNA BAILLIE (1762-1851)

200. The Ghost of Fadon

GEORGE GORDON, LORD BYRON

201. from Don Juan, Cantos III-V

JOHN MOULTRIE (1799-1874)

202. The Fair Maimoune

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

203. Adonais

GEORGE GORDON, LORD BYRON

204. from Cain. A Mystery

THOMAS MOORE

205. Echo

1822

LAETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON (1802-1838)

206. Lines Written Under a Picture of a Girl Burning a Love-Letter

GEORGE CROLY (1780-1860)

207. An Aestuary

GEORGE DARLEY

208. The Rebellion of the Waters

1823

WILLIAM PROBERT (1790-1870)

209. from The Trials of Britain

THOMAS CAMPBELL

210. The Last Man

WINTHROP MACKWORTH PRAED (1802-1839)

211. Chancery Morals

GEORGE GORDON, LORD BYRON

212. Don Juan, Canto XI

BRYAN WALLER PROCTER (1787-1874)

213. Sonnet. A Still Place

CATHERINE MARIA FANSHAWE (1765-1834)

214. A Riddle

1824

CAROLINE OLIPHANT, later BARONESS NAIRNE (1766-1845)

215. The Laird o' Cockpen

216. The Land o' the Leal

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

217. Julian and Maddalo

218. The Triumph of Life

219. Sonnet ['Lift not the painted veil']

GEORGE GORDON, LORD BYRON

220. Messalonghi. January 22, 1824. On this day I Complete my Thirty-Sixth Year

1825

FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS (1793-1835)

221. The Lost Pleiad

222. The Hour of Death

LAETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON

223. A Child Screening a Dove from a Hawk

224. The Enchanted Island

1826

THOMAS HOOD (1799-1845)

225. Faithless Nelly Gray

226. Jack Hall

WINTHROP MACKWORTH PRAED

227. The Chaunts of the Brazen Head. II

1827

SAMUEL BAMFORD

228. The Pass of Death

GEORGE DARLEY

229. from Sylvia; or, The May Queen

FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS

230. Night-Blowing Flowers

LAETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON

from The Golden Violet

231. Song ['My heart is like the failing hearth']

232. Song ['Where, O! where's the chain to fling']

1828

JOHN HERMAN MERIVALE (1779-1844)

233. from [Meleager]

FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS

234. The Effigies

235. The Graves of a Household

236. The Image in Lava

237. The Homes of England

GEORGE DARLEY

238. A Song ['It is not beautie I demande']

CHARLES LAMB

239. Verses for an Album

SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

240. Constancy to an Ideal Object

1829

WINTHROP MACKWORTH PRAED

241. Arrivals at a Watering-Place

242. Beauty and her Visitors

FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS

243. Casabianca

LAETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON

244. Revenge

245. Lines of Life

246. ['Lady, thy face is very beautiful']

EBENEZER ELLIOTT (1781-1849)

247. from The Village Patriarch

THOMAS LOVE PEACOCK

248. The War-Song of Dinas Vawr

1830

FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS

249. The Magic Glass

250. The Dreaming Child

251. The Mirror in the Deserted Hall

THOMAS LOVE PEACOCK

252. 'In the days of old'

ALFRED TENNYSON (1809-1892)

253. Mariana

1831

EBENEZER ELLIOTT

254. 'Child, is thy father dead?'

THOMAS TOD STODDART (1810-1880)

255. from The Death-Wake; or, Lunacy

WINTHROP MACKWORTH PRAED

256. The Belle of the Ball-Room

WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR

257. ['Past ruin'd Ilion']

1832

ALFRED TENNYSON

258. The Lady of Shalott

259. To ---. With the Following Poem

260. The Palace of Art


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