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on meeting in recent verse new images in their untarnished lustre, like coins fresh from the mint, unworn and unsoiled by passing from pocket to pocket. It is curious, also, to observe how a certain set of hackneyed phrases, which Leigh Hunt, I believe, was the first to ridicule, and which were once used for the convenience of rounding out a line or supplying a rhyme, have disappeared from our poetry, and how our blank verse in the hands of the most popular writers has dropped its stiff Latinisms and all the awkward distortions resorted to by those who thought that by putting a sentence out of its proper shape they were writing like Milton.

I have now brought this brief survey of the progress of our poetry down to the present time, and refer the reader, for samples of it in the different stages of its existence, to those which are set before him in this volume.

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT

INDEX OF AUTHORS AND TITLES

ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY.

ALTENBURG, MICHAEL.
Quincy, Mass., 1767-1848.

Page Germany, 1583-1640.
The Wants of Man

732

The Battle-Song of Gustavus Adolphus (Trans-
ADAMS, SARAH FLOWER.

lation)

519
England, 1815-1818.

ANACREON.
"Nearer, my God, to thee"

373

Greece, d. 476 B. C.

Grasshopper, The (Cowley's Translation) 484
ADDISON, JOSEPH

Spring (Moore's Translation)

422
Englid, 1.72-1719.
Sempronius's Speech for War (Cato)

ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN.
570

De mark. 1805-1875.
Soliloquy: On Immortality (Cato)

759
*The spacious firmament on high” (Spectator) 370 ANDROS, R. S. S.

The Little Match-Girl (From the Danish)

336
From: ---Campaign, The, 539; Cato, 310, 601,

Berkley, Mass., d. 1859.
631, 796, 799, 800, 802; Letter from Italy, 807;

Perseverance
Spectator, The, 724.

477

ANGELO, MICHAEL.
AKENSIDE, MARK.
England, 1721 1770.

See BUONAROTTI, MICHAEL ANGELO.
Delights of Fancy (Pleasures of Imagination) 819

ANSTER, JOHN,

liela id, b, aburit 1798; d. 1867,
"The shape alone let others prize'

I 2
Virtuoso, The

The Fairy Child

840
9.16
From: --Pleasures of the Imagination

814

ARMSTRONG, JOHN.

Scotland, 1709-1779
AKERMAN, LUCY EVELINA.

Building a Home (Art of Preserving Health) 445
America

From: -The Art of Preserving Health, 558, 809.
"Nothing but leaves"

370

ARNOLD, SIR EDWIN.
ALDRICH, THOMAS BAILEY.

England, 18;. 1904.
Portsmo: th, N.II.. 1836-1907.

Almond Blossom

457
After the Rain

430
Secret of Death, The

298
Baby Bell

From: - Woman s Voice
79

795
Before the Rain

427 ARNOLD, GEORGE.
Intaglio Head of Minerva, On an

749 N.w York, 1834-1865.
Publishers: Houghton, M.ffin & Co., Boston.

Golden Fish, The

185
ALEXANDER, CECIL FRANCES.

Jolly Old Pedagogue

708
England.

September

433
Burial of Moses

Publishers lloughton, Mimin & Co., Boston.

ARNOLD, MATTHEW.
ALFORD, HENRY.

England, 1872-1888,
England, 1810-1871.

Desire

359
"Rise, said the Master, come unto the feast” 301 Dover Beach

611
ALGER, WILLIAM ROUNSEVILLE.

Forsaken Merman, The

826
Freetown, Mass., 1893-1905

Heine's Grave

923
Parting Lovers, The (From the Chinese)

2 36
Philomela

479
* To Heaven approached a Sufi Saint (From ASKEWE, ANNE.
the Persian of Dschellaleddin Rumi) 565

England, 1529 1546.
Publishers: Roberts Brothers, Boston.

The Fight of Faith
ALISON, RICHARD.

AUSTIN, SARAH TAYLOR.
England, b. 16th cetury.

England, 1703-1867.
“There is a garden in her face" (An Houre's

The Passage (From the German of Uhland) 291
Recreation in Musicke, 1606)

123

AVERILL, ANNA BOYNTON.
ALLEN, ELIZABETH AKERS (Florence Percy).

The Birch Stream

бg2
Strong, Me., 1832-1912

AYTON, SIR ROBERT.
Left Behind

250 Scotland, 170-1638.
My Ship

On Love

I 10
Rock me to Sleep
222 Woman s Inconstancy

237
Publishers: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Boston.

AYTOUN, WILLIAM EDMONSTOUNE.
ALLINGHAM, WILLIAM.

Scotland, 1813-1895.
Ball, shannon, Ireland, 1828. 1890.

Execution of Montrose, The
Dirty Old Man, The

253
Heart of the Bruce, The .

504
Fairies, The

836
Lovely Mary
Donnelly

BACON, FRANCIS, BARON VERULAM.
198

England, 161-1629.
Touchstone, The
735 From: -Life

32, 702
ALLSTON, WASHINGTON.

BAILEY, PHILIP JAMES,
Georgetown, S. C.. 1770-1843.

England, 1816-1902.
America to Great Britain

Aim of Life, The (Festus)

742
Boyhood
87 Poet of Nature, The (Festus)

766
Rosalie

317
From:-Festus

204, 232

383

365

318

877

588

430

587

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312

BAILLIE, JOANNA.

BENNETT, WILLIAM COX.
Scotland, 1762 - 1851.

Greawich, Eng , 1820-1895.
Heath-Cock, The .

477 Baby May,
“Up! Quit'thy bower".

408
Baby's Shoes

83
From: Rayner

310

Invocation to Rain in Summer
BALL. JOHN.

Worn Wedding Ring; The

22)
England, executed at Coventry, 1381.

BENTON, MYRON B
From : – Lines used in Wat Tyler's Rebellion 559 Amenia, N. Y., b. 1824
BARBAULD, ANNA LETITIA.

The Mowers

55!
England, 1743 - 182j.

BERKELEY, GEORGE.
* Life! I know not what thou art"

303

England, 1684- 1753. Bishop or Cloyne, Ireland.
Sabbath of the Soul, The

389

On the Prospect of planting Arts and Learning
Summer Evening's Meditation, A

in America.
To a Lady with soine Pamted Flowers

128
From: -“Come here, fond Youth

800

BETHUNE, GEORGE WASHINGTON.

New York, 1805-1862.
BARHAM, RICHARD HARRIS (Thomas In-

Hymn to Night

763
foldsby, Esq)

BICKERSTAFF, ISAAC.
England, 13. 1845-

England, about 1735-1787.
City Belis

From : -
Jackdaw of Rheims, The

Love in a Village, 559, 800, 816.
Misadventures at Margate

966 BLACKER, COLONEL.

Ireland
BARNARD, LADY ANNE.

From: - Oliver's Advice
Scotland, 1750-1825

007
Auld Robin Gray

249 BLAIR, ROBERT.
BARNFIELD, RICHARD.

England, 1699-1747.

From:
England, 1574- 1606

The Grave, 107, 120, 308, 310, 346, 395
Address to the Nightingale .

480 BLAKE, WILLIAM.

England, 1757-1827,
BARON, ROBERT.
England, b. about 1630.

Piper, The

85
From : - Mirza

Tiger, The

468
BARRETT, EATON STANNARD.

BLAMIRE, SUSANNA
England, 1785-1820.

England, 1747 - 1794.
Froni : - Woman: Her Character and Influence 795

The Siller Croun
:

153
BARRY, MICHAEL JULAND.

• What ails this heart o' mine ? »

245
From : -" The Dublin Nation,” Sept. 28, 1844. 602 BLANCHARD, LAMAN.

England, 1803-1845.
BARTON, BERNARD.

The Mother's Hope
Eny and, 1784-1819.

84
Bruce and the Spider

573 BLAND, ROBERT, REV.
Caractacus

571 England, 1779 - 1825.
“Not ours the vows"

213
Home (From the Greek)

225
Sea, The

607 BLOOMFIELD, ROBERT.
BASSE, WILLIAM.

England, 1766 - 1823.
England, 1013-1648.

Farmer's Boy, The
From: On Shakespeare

553
939
Lambs at Play

460
BAXTER, RICHARD.

Moonlight in Summer

432
England, 1615-1091.

Soldier's Return, The
From: – Love breathing. Thanks and Praise. 375

BOKER, GEORGE HENRY.
BAYLY, THOMAS HAYNES.

l'hardelphia, Pa., 1821-107
England, 1797 – 1839.

Black Regiment, The
The Mistletoe Bough

595
891 Countess Laura

88€
From : – Isle of Beauty, 218; The Pilot, 632;

Dirge for a Soldier

531
The Rose that all are praising, 209; Why

Prince Adeb.
don't the men propose ? 214.

Publish-TS : J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia.

658
BEATTIE, JAMES.

BOLTON, SARAH T.
Scotland, 1735-1803.

Newport, Ky., 1813-189?
Hermii, The

737
Left on the Battle-Field .

52
Morning (?he Minstrel).
From : - The Minstrel, 493, 559, 812.

409 BONAR, HORATIUS

Scotland, 1808-1889.
BEAUMONT, FRANCIS.

“Beyond the smiling and the weeping"
England, 1580 - 1616.

Master's Touch, The
From: – Humorous Lieutenant, 310; Letter
to Ben Jonson, 939.

BOOTH, BARTON.

England, 1681-1733.
BEAUMONT, FRANCIS, and FLETCHER, JOHN. From: -Song
England, 1526-1016, and 1576 - 1025.
Folding the Flocks

469

BOTTA, ANNE CHARLOTTE LYNCH.
" Hence, all ye vain delights" (Nice l'alour) 315 Bennington. Vt.. b, about 18:20,

On a Picture

247
From :- A King and no King, 395 ; Chaucer, BOURDILLON, FRANCIS W.
899; Faithful Shepherdess, 134; Four Plays

England,
in One : The Triumph oi Honor, 348; Knight
of Malta, 204 : Love's Cure, 107, 815; Wit

Light

135
without Money, 105.

BOWLES, CAROLINE ANNE.
BEDDOES, THOMAS LOVELL.

See SOUTHEY, MRS. CAROLINE BOWLES.
England, 1809 1849-

BOWLES, WILLIAM LISLE.
If thou wilt ease thine heart"

303

England, 1762 - 1850.
" To Sea !"

630
** Come to these scenes of peace"

40?
BEERS, MRS. ETHELIN ELIOT (Ethel Lynn).

Greenwood, The

454
Goshen, N. Y., b. 1825. Died in Orange, N. ), 1879.

Rhine, On the

447
The Picket-Guard

524 BOWRING, SIR JOHN.
Publishers : Porter & Coates, Philadelphia.

England, 1792 - 1972.
BENNETT, HENRY.

" From the recesses of a lowly spirit”

375
England, b. about 1785.

Nightingale, The (From the Portuguese)

479
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475

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436

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362

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388 487

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589

BRADSTREET, ANNE.

Incident of the French Camp

513 Englaid, b. 1612, d. America, 1672.

Meeting

170 From: -- Contemplations (Pub. in 2d ed. of

Pied Piper of Hamelin, The
The Tenth Muse, lately sprung up in A mer-

The King is cold
ica.
Boston : 1678).

493 "The Moth's kiss, first !" (In a Gondola) 188 BRAINARD, JOHN GARDINER CALKINS

From: - One Word more, 399; Paracelsus, 801, New London, Conn., 1796-1828. “I saw two clouds at morning

137 BRYANT, JOHN HOWARD. Niagara, The Fall of

449

Cummington, Mass., b. 1807. ERANCH, MARY L. BOLLES.

Little Cloud, The

593 Brooklyn, N. Y., b. New London, Conn., 1840.

Valley Brook, The

447 The Petrified Fern.

Winter

BRYANT, WILLIAM CULLEN. BRENAN, JOSEPH.

Cummington, Mass., 1794 - 1878. Ireland, b. 1829 ; d. in New Orleans, 1857.

America "Come to me, dearest"

587 247 Battle-Field, The

534 BRETON, NICHOLAS.

“Blessed are they that mourn

743 England, 1555.- 1624

Death of the Flowers, The “ I would I were an excellent divine" Phillida and Corydon

Evening Wind, The

411 136 Fatima and Raduan (From the Spanish) 106 Phillis the Fair

124
Flood of Years, The

750 BRISTOL, LORD

Forest Hymn, A

452 See DIGBY, JOHN, EARL OF BRISTOL

Fringed Gentian, To the

465 BROOKS, CHARLES TIMOTHY.

Future Life, The

275 Salern, Mass., 1817-1883.

Hurricane, The

686 Alpine Heights (From the German of Krum

June.

425 macher)

445

Love of God, The (From the Provençal) Fisher, The (From the German of Goethe)

Mosquito, To a Good Night From the German of Korner).

My Autumn Walk

535 Men and Boys (From the German of Körner) 583 "Ó, fairest of the rural maids

130 Nobleman and the Pensioner, The (From the

Planting of the Apple-Tree, The

457 German of Pfeffel).

520 Poet, The (Manuscript facsimile). Sword Song, The (From the German of

Robert of Lincoln
K'orner)

Snow-Shower, The .
Winter Song (From the German of Ludwig
519

440

Song of Marion's Men.
Yolty)

Thanatopsis
434

307 Publishers? Houghton, Mimin, & Co., Boston.

To a Waterfowl

481 BROOKS, MARIA GOWEN (Maria del Occidente).

Washington's Birthday, Ode for

62 Medford, Mass., 1795 - 1845.

From:- Autumn Woods, 494 ; March, 492 ; "Day, in melting purple dying",

Scene on the Banks of the Hudson, 309.

245 Disappointment Zophiel, or the Bride of Publishers: D. Appleton & Co., New York. Seven)

261 BRYDGES, SIR SAMUEL EGERTON. Publishers : Lee & Shepard, Boston.

England, 1762 - 1837

Echo and Silence . BROWN, FRANCES.

865 Ireland, 1818 - 1864.

BUCHANAN, ROBERT. Losses

Scotland, 1841-1878.

333 “O the pleasant days of oldin

699
Fra Giacomo

885 BROWNE, SIR THOMAS.

Little Milliner, 'The

181 Lngland, 1605- 1682.

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, JOHN SHEFFIELD, From : - Religio Medici

310

DUKE OF CROWNE, WILLIAM.

England, 1649 - 1720. England, 1590 - 1645.

From : – Essay on Poetry

806 My Choice

140 BUNYAN, JOHN. Siren's Song, The (Inner Temple Masquie). 825 England, 1628 - 1683. “Welcome, welcome, do I sing

From: - Pilgrim's Progress From : - Britannia's Pastorals

938 BUONAROTTI, MICHAEL ANGELO. BROWNELL, HENRY HOWARD.

Italy, 1474 - 1563. Providence, R. 1., 1824 - 1872.

"If it be true that any beauteous thing ' (7. E. Lawyer's Invocation to Spring, The

992

Taylor's Translation). Publishers : Houghton, Millin, & Co., Boston.

"The might of one fair face" (Taylor's Trans) 115 BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT.

From : - Sonnet (Mrs. Henry Roscoe's Trans.) 809 England, 1809 - 1861.

BURLEIGH, GEORGE S. Court Lady, A.

585 Plainfield, Conn.. 1831George Sand, Sonneis To

923

A Prayer for Life Lady's Yes, The

144

BURLEIGH, WILLIAM H. Lord Walter's Wife

217 Woodstock, Conn., 1812-1871. Mother and Poet

283
Deborah Lee

1005 Musical Instrument, A

865 Parting Lovers (Sienna).

BURNS, ROBERT. 236

Scotland, 1759-1796.
Pet Name, The

89
Ae fond kiss before we part.

233 Portrait, A

97
Afton Water

447 Romance of the Swan's Nest, The

Auld Lang Syne

118 Sleep 762

249 Sonnets from the Portuguese

Banks o' Doon, The 189 Bannockburn

573 View across the Roman Campagna, A

683
Bard's Epitaph, A

917 Wordsworth, On a Portrait of

914
“Ca' the yowes to the knowes

153 BROWNING, ROBERT.

Comin' through the Rye .

187 England. 1811-1899

Cotter's Saturday Night, The

385 Evelyn Hope 284 “Duncan Gray cam here to woo '" ,

196 Flower's Name, The .

147
Elegy on Captain Henderson

917 Hervé Riel

"For a' that and a' that"

341 How they brought the Good News from Chent “Green grow the rashes, o !"

191 to Aix

513
I love my Jean

242 In a Year 260 * John Anderson, my Jo'.

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John Barleycorn

Let not woman e'er complain"
Louse, To a
Man was made to moum
Mary in Heaven, To
Mary Morison
Mountain Daisy, To a
Mouse, To a
My Heart's in the Highlands.
“My wife's a winsome wee thing"
“O my luve 's like a red, red rose
“O, saw ye bonnie Lesley?"
Tam O'Shanter
“ The day returns, my bosom burns"
Toothache, Address to the
To the Unco Guid

“Whistle and I'll come to you, my lad"
From: - Despondency, 345: Epistle from Eso-

pus to Mana, 346. Epistle to Davie, 348;
Epistle 10 a Young Friend, 395, 396, 796;
Epistle 10 James Smith, 108. Jessy, 134:
On Captain Grose's Peregrinauons through
Scotland, 805. Sensibility, 204. Vision,

The, 309.
BUTLER, SAMUEL.
England, 1600 1680.

Hudibras' Sword and Dagger
Hudibras, The Logic of

Hudibras, The Religion of
From: - Hudibras, 108, 205, 215, 309, 347, 395,

396, 490, 540, 632, 671, 803. 801, 807, 80s, 809.
BUTLER, WILLIAM ALLEN.
Albany, NY, 1825-1902

"Nothing to wear".
Publishers : Houghton, Miffin, & Co.. Boston.
BYRON, JOHN
Lugland. 109! . 1763.

A Pastoral
BYRON. GEORGE GORDON NOEL, LORD.
England, 1788 - 1824

Adieu, adieu ! my native shore".
Augusta, To
Coliseuin by Moonlight (Manfred)
Coliseum, The (Childe Haroiu).
Daniel Boone ( Don Juan)
Destruction of Sennacherib, The (Hebrew

Melodies)
Dream, The
Evening (Don Juan)
"Farewell, if ever fondest prayer"
Farewell to his Wife
Filial Love (Childe Harold)
First Love (Don Juan)
Greece (The Giaour)
Greece (Childe Harold);
Greek Poet. Song of the (Don Juan).
Lake Leman, Calm and Storm on (Childe

Harold )
Latest Verses
• Maid of Athens, ere we part"
Murat (Ode from the French)
Napoleon (Childe Harold).
Night
Orient, The (Bride of Abydos)
“O, snatched away in beauty's bioom ·
Pantheon (Childe Harold)
Picture of Death, A ( The Grao).
Poet's Impulse (Childe Harold).
Prisoner of Chillon, The .
Rhine, The Childe Harold)
Rover, Song of the (The Corsa!)
Sea, The (Childe Harold)
** She walks in beauty" (Hebrew meiodies)
Swimming (Two Foscari)
The kiss, dear maid ”
Thomas Moore, To
Transient Beauty (The Giaour)

Waterloo (Childe Harold)
From: -- Beppo, 721, 795, 801, 814: Bride of

944

203, 204, 205, 215, 309, 310, 396, 490, 631, 632.
194

671, 794, 796, 80s, 808, 809, 81; English Bards
486

and Scotch Reviewers, 215, 397, 800, 804,805,
332

806, 940 : Giaour, The, 205, 207, 271, 312, 816;
288

Island, The, 814 ; Lara, 346, 490 ; Lerter, 793;
149

Manfred, 107, 108, 493 ; Mazeppa. 899: Par-
402

isina, 491, 899 : Sardanapalus, 241. 791 ; Waniz,
468

The, 814; “When we iwo parted," 241.
659) CALDWELL, WILLIAM W.
216

Newburyport, Mass., 1823
234
Rose-Bush, The (From the German)

44
242

CALIDASA.
218

India, 1st Century BC
Baby, The (Sir William Jones's Trans )

7
952
Woman (Ilorace H Wilson's Trans.)

776
156 CALLANAN, JEREMIAH JOSEPH

Ireland, 1795-1829.
Gougaune Barra

577
CALVERLEY, CHARLES S.
England, 1831-1834.
Arab, The

1010
Cock and the Bul!, The

1008
Disaster

991
Lovers and a Reflection

1010
Motherhood

901
To Tobacco

990
CAMOENS, LUIS DE.
945
387

Portugal, 1524 - 1579

Blighted Love (Lord Strangford's Truns) 261
CAMPBELL, THOMAS
Scotland, 1777-1844,

Evening Star, The
Exile of Enn
Hallowed Ground
Hohenlinden.

513
Hope (Pleasures of Hope)
Kiss, The First

185
Lochiel's Warning
245

Lord Ullin's Daughter .
Maid's Remonstrance, The
Napoleon and the British Sailor

616
Poland
223

593
680
River of Life, The

741
681
Soldier's Dream. The

529
926
“Ye mariners of England'

629
From : -- Drink ye to her, 205; Gertrude, 494 ;

Pleasures of Hope, 204, 218. 310. 347. 395, 397,
501

795, 800, 802, 810; To the Ka nbow, 494.
764
413

CANNING, GEORGE.
238

England, 1970-1827.
238

Epitaph on the Marquis of Anglesea's Leg 953
22 2

Friend of Humanity and the knife-Grinder
166

952
From : - New Morality, 121, 806; The Pilot that

weathered the Storm, 632.
CAREW, LADY ELIZABETH.
England, pub. 1643
Revenge of Injuries (Mariam)

789
250

CAREW, THOMAS.

England, 15%9- 1639.
234

Compliment, The
913

126
"Give me more love or more disdain”
911

" He that loves a rosy cheek"
415

Sweetly breathing, vernal air"
451

422
288

From: - Conquest by Flight, 205 : On the Duke
682

of Buckmgham, 309, “ Think not cause men

flattering say,'' 203
303
767

CAREY, HENRY
703

England, 1603-1743
446

Maiden's Ideal of a Husband (Conirimances)
626

Sally in our Alley

From : - Choonon, 808 ; God save the King, 603.
130 CARLETON, WILL M.

Unio. b. 1839
234
New Church Organ, The

9.5
920
Over the Hill to the Poor House

342
267 Publishers : Harper & Bros, New York.
SII

581

581
580

685

144
141

607

669

Abydos, 134, 2017, 231, 309, 541, 720 ; Childe
Harold, 133, 134,206, 241, 271.396, 397, 490, 493,
511, 720, 725: 726, 792, 796, 800, 812, 813, 867,
857,938, Cursair, 348,812; Death of Sheridan,
940; Doge of Venice, 4,5, Dun Juan, 107,

CARY, ALICE.
Near Cincinnati, O, 1820-1871.
Dying Hymn. A

391
Make Believe

188
Pictures of Memory

89
Spinster's Stint, A

172
Publishers, Houghtun, Mimlin, & Co., Boston.

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