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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 ihose 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

AND TITLES

422

ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY.

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

Page Germany, 1583-1640.
The Wants of Man

732 The Battle-Song of Gusta vus Adolphus (Trans-
lation)

519
ADAMS, SARAH FLOWER.
England, 1805-1818.

ANACREON.
"Nearer, my God, to thee"

373

Greece, d. 476 B. C.

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

Spring (Moore's Translation).
Enzlaad, 1.72-1719.

ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN.
Sempronius's Sprech for War (Cato)

570

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

759
The spacious firmament on high” (Speciator) 370 ANDROS, R. S. s.

The Little Match-Girl (From the Danish) 336
From: ---Campaign, The, 539; Cato, 310, 601,

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

Perseverance

477
Spectator, The, 724.

ANGELO, MICHAEL.
AKENSIDE, MARK.

See BUONAROTTI, MICHAEL ANGELO.
England, 1721 1770.
Delights of Fancy (Pleasures of Imagination) 819

ANSTER, JOHN.

Ireland, b, about 1798; d. 1867.
“The shape alone let others prize'

I 29
The Fairy Child

840
Virtuoso, The

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, 183. 1904.
Portsmos. th, N. H.. 1836-1907.

Almond Blossom

457
After the Rain

Secret of Death, The
430

298
Baby Bell

From: -- Woman's Voice
79

795
Before the Rain

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

749

Now York, 1834-1865.
Publishers: Houghton, M.ffiin & Co., Boston.

Golden Fish, The

185

708

Jolly Old Pedagogue
ALEXANDER, CECIL FRANCES.

September
England.

433

Publishers Houghton, Mimin & Co., Boston.
Burial of Moses

383

ARNOLD, MATTHEW.
ALFORD, HENRY.

England, 1822-1888.
England, 1810-1871.

Desire

359
*Rise, said the Master, come unto the feast”

301
Dover Beach

611

826

Forsaken Merman, The
ALGER, WILLIAM ROUNSEVILLE.
Freetown, Mass., 1803-1905

Heine's Grave

923
Parting Lovers, The (From the Chinese)

Philomela
236

479
"To Heaven approached a Sufi Saint” (From ASKEWE, ANNE.
The Persian of Dschellaleddin Rumi)

565

En land, 1529 1546.
Publishers: Roberts Brothers, Boston.

The Fight of Faith
ALISON, RICHARD.

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

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.

The Birch Stream
ALLEN, ELIZABETH AKERS (Florence Percy).

692
Strong, Me., 1832-1912

AYTON, SIR ROBERT.
Left Behind

250 Scotland, 1570-1638.
My Ship

On Love

1 40
Rock me to Sleep

222
Woman s Inconstancy

207
Publishers: Houghton, Mimiin & Co., Boston.

AYTOUN, WILLIAM EDMONSTOUNE.
ALLINGHAM, WILLIAM.

Sco'land, 1813-1895.
Ballyshannon, Ireland, 1828. 1890.

Execution of Montrose, The

877
Dirty Old Man, The

253
Heart of the Bruce, The .

504
Fairies, The

836

BACON, FRANCIS, BARON VERULAM,
Lovely Mary Donnelly

England, 1561-1625.
Touchstone, The

735
From: -Life

32, 792
ALLSTON, WASHINGTON.

BAILEY, PHILIP JAMES.
Georgetown, S. C.. 1779-1843.

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

365

318

198

588

408

22.

389
430
1281

587

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BAILLIE, JOANNA.

BENNETT, WILLIAM COX.
Scotland, 1762. 1851.

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

477

Baby May.
“Up! Quit thy bower

Baby's Shoes
From : – Rayner

310 Invocation to Rain in Summer
BALL, JOHN.

Worn Wedding Ring; The
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 - 1825

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

303

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

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

in America.
To a Lady with some Painted Flowers
From: -“Come here, fond Youth”

800

BETHUNE, GEORGE WASHINGTON.

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

Hymn to Night

763
goldsby, Esq)

BICKERSTAFF, ISAAC.
England, 1738-184

England, about 1735-1787.
City Belis

716
Jackdaw of Rheims. The

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

966 BLACKER, COLONEL.

Ireland
BARNARD, LADY ANNE.

From: - Oliver's Advice

603
Scotland, 1750 - 1825
Robin Gray

249 BLAIR, ROBERT.
BARNFIELD, RICHARD.

England, 1699-1747.
England, 1574- 1606

From: The Grave, 107, 120, 308, 310, 346, 396
Address to the Nightingale .

480 BLAKE, WILLIAM.

England, 1757-1827.
BARON, ROBERT.

Piper, The
England, b. about 1630

85
From : - Mirza

Tiger, The
312

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
England, 1784-1849.

84
Bruce and the Spider

573 BLAND, ROBERT, REV.
Caractacus

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

213
Home (From the Greek)

229
Sea, The

607 BLOOMFIELD, ROBERT.
BASSE, WILLIAM.

England, 1766 - 1823.
England, 1613 - 1648.

Farmer's Boy, The .

553
From : - On Shakespeare
939 Lambs at Play

469
BAXTER, RICHARD.

Moonlight in Summer
England, 1615 - 1091.

Soldier's Return, The

530
From: – Love breathire Thanks and Praise · 395 BOKER, GEORGE HENRY.
BAYLY, THOMAS HAYNES.

l'hiladelphia, Pa., 1821-189).
England. 1797 – 1839.

Black Regiment, The

595
The Mistletoe Bough
891 Countess Laura

880
From: – Isle of Beauty, 248; The Pilot, 632;

Dirge for a Soldier.

531
The Rose that all are praising, 20;; Why

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

652

Publish.rs : J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia.
BEATTIE, JAMES.

BOLTON, SARAH T.
Scotland, 1735-1803.

Newport, Ky.. 1815-1893.
Hermir, The

737
Left on the Battle-Field .

52
Morning (The Minstrel).
From : I'he 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 .

796
England, 15%6 - 1616, and 1576 - 1625.
Folding the Flocks

BOTTA, ANNE CHARLOTTE LYNCH.
“ Hence, all ye vain delighits" (Nice Valour) 315 Bennington, Vt. b. about 1820.

On a Picture

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

BOURDILLON, FRANCIS W.
in One : The Triumph of Honor, 348; Knight

England.
of Malta, 204; Love's Cure, 107, 815; Wit

Light

135
without Money, 109.

BOWLES, CAROLINE ANNE.

See SOUTHEY, MRS. CAROLINE BOWLES.
BEDDOES, THOMAS LOVELL.
England, 1809 1849.

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

303

England, 1762 - 1850.
"To Sea !

630
*Come to these scenes of peace"

401
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 - 1872.
BENNETT, HENRY.

* From the recesses of a lowly

spirit"

375
England, b. about 1785.

Nightingale, The (From the Portuguese)
St. Patrick was a gentleman

1004
Nightingale, The From the Dutch)

475

296
388

479

436

466

136

388

78 476

62

BRADSTREET, ANNE.

Incident of the French Camp

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

Meeting

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

Pied Piper of Hamelin, The

849 The Tenth Muse, lately sprung up in A mer

The King is cold

884 ica. Boston : 1678)

493 "The Moth's kiss, first !(Ina Góndola). 188 BRAINARD, JOHN GARDINER CALKINS From: - One Word more, 399, Paracelsus, 801, New London, Conn., 1796 - 1828.

808. “I saw two clouds at morning"

137 | BRYANT, JOHN HOWARD. Niagara, The Fall of

449 Cummington, Mass., b. 1807. BRANCH, MARY L. BOLLES.

Little Cloud, The

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

Valley Brook, The

447 The Petrified Fern .

863

Winter BRENAN, JOSEPH.

BRYANT, WILLIAM CULLEN.

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"

362

Evening Wind, The
Phillida and Corydon

Fatima and Raduan (From the Spanish)

166 Phillis the Fair

124
Flood of Years, The

750 BRISTOL, LORD

Forest Hymn, A

452 See BIGBY, JOHN, EARL OF BRISTOL

Fringed Gentian, To the

465 BROOKS, CHARLES TIMOTHY.

Future Life, The

275 Salem, Mass., 1813-1883.

Hurricane, The

686 Alpine Heights (From the German of Krum

.

425 macher)

445

Love of God, The (From the Provençar)
Fisher, The (From the German of Goethe) 825

Mosquito, To a

487 Good Night From the German of Körner): 558 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
Körner)

Snow-Shower, The

440
519
Winter Song (From the German of Ludwig

Song of Marion's Men.
Holty).

Thanatopsis
434

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

To a Waterfowl

481 BROOKS, MARIA GOWEN (Maria del Occidente).

Washington's Birthday, Ode for 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 old , "

699
Fra Giacomo

885 Little Milliner, 'The

181 BROWNE, SIR THOMAS. England, 3605 - 1682.

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, JOHN SHEFFIELD,
From : - Religio Medici

310

DUKE OF.

England, 1649-1720 CROWNE, WILLIAM.

From: England, 1590 - 1645.

806

· Essay on Poetry My Choice

140 BUNYAN, JOHN. Siren's Song, The (Inner Temple Masquie).

England, 1628 - 1688. “Welcome, welcome, do I sing"

From: – Pilgrim's Progress

347, 805 From: Britannia's Pastorals

938 BUONAROTTI, MICHAEL ANGELO. BROWNELL, HENRY HOWARD.

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

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

992
Taylor's Translation).

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

The might of one fair face" (Taylor's Trans) 195 BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT.

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

BURLEIGH, GEORGE S.
Court Lady, A

585 Plainfield, Conn., 1831-
George Sand, Sonnets To

380 923

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 BURNS, ROBERT. Parting Lovers (Sienna).

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
Banks o' Doon, The

249
Sonnets from the Portuguese
189 Bannockburn

573 View across the Roman Campagna, A

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, 1812 - 1829.

Cotter's Saturday Night, The

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

196 Flower's Name,

147
Elegy on Captain Henderson

917 Hervé Riel

" For a' that and a' that "

341 How they brought the Good News from Ghent

“Green grow the rashes, o !"

191 to Aix 513 I love my Jean

242 In a Year 260 "John Anderson, my Jo".

222

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518
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John Barleycorn

944
Let not woman e'er complain”

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

194
Louse, To a

671; 794, 796, 805, 8o8. 809, 811; English Bards

and Scotch Reviewers, 215, 397, 800, 804, 805,
Man was made to mour

806, 940: Giaour, The, 205, 207, 271, 312, 816;
Mary in Heaven, To

Island, The, 814 : Lara, 346, 490 ; Letter, 793 ;
Mary Morison

149
Mountain Daisy, To a

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

462
Mouse, Toa

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

The, 814: “When we iwo parted," 241.
My Heart's in the Highlands.

659
“ My wife 's a winsome wee thing

CALDWELL, WILLIAM W.

216
“O my luve 's like a red, red rose

Newburyport, Mass.. b 1823

234
O, saw ye bonnie Lesley?"

Rose-Bush, The (From the German)
Tam O'Shanter

847

CALIDASA.
“ The day returns, my bosom burns".

India, ist Century B. C.
Toothache, Address to the

Baby, The (Sir William Jones's Trans )

952
To the Unco Guid

Woman (Horace H Wilson's Trans.)

734
“ Whistle and I'll come to you, my lad" 156 CALLANAN, JEREMIAH JOSEPH
From: - Despondency, 345 : Epistle from Eso-

Ireland, 1795-1829.
pus to Mania, 346; Epistle to Davie, 348 ;

Gougaune Barra

577
Epistle to a Young Friend, 395, 396, 796; CALVERLEY, CHARLES S.
Epistle to James Smith, 108, Jessy, 134:

England, 1831-1834.
On Captain Grose's Peregrinations through

Arab, The
Scotland, 805. Sensibility, 204. Vision,

Cock and the Bull, The

1008
Disaster

991
Lovers and a Reflection

1010
BUTLER, SAMUEL.

Motherhood
England, 1600 - 1680.

901

To Tobacco
Hudibras' Sword and Dagger

990
506
Hudibras, The Logic of

CAMOENS, LUIS DE.

945
Hudibras, The Religiou of

387

Portugal, 1524 - 1579
From: - Hudibras, 108, 205, 215, 309, 347, 395,

Blighted Love (Lord Strangford's Truns.) 261
396, 490, 540, 632, 671, 803, 806, 807, 808, 809. CAMPBELL, THOMAS
BUTLER, WILLIAM ALLEN.

Scotland, 1777 - 1844.
Albany, N. Y., 1825-1902

Evening Star, The

412

Exile of Erin
“Nothing to wear"

981

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

Hallowed Ground
Hohenlinden.

513
BYRON, JOHN

Hope (Pleasures of Hope)

743
England, 1691 - 1763.

Kiss, The First

185
A Pastoral

245
Lochiel's Warning,

53
BYRON, GEORGE GORDON NOEL, LORD.

Lord Ullin's Daughter

338
England, 1788 - 1824

Maid's Remonstrance, The
Adieu, adieu ! my native shore".

238
Napoleon and the British Sailor

616
Augusta. To

Poland
223

583
Coliseuin by Moonlight ( Manfred)

680
River of Life, The

741
Coliseum, The (Childe Harolii).

681

Soldier's Dream, The
Daniel Boone (Don Juan)

926

Ye mariners of England
Destruction of Sennacherib, The (Hebrew From : - Drink ye to her, 205 ; Gertrude, 494 ;
Melodies)

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

501
Dream, The

764

795, 800, 802, 810; To the Rainbow, 494
Evening (Don Juan)

413
“Farewell, if ever fondest prayer"

CANNING, GEORGE.

England, 1770-1827.
Farewell to his Wife

238
Filial Love (Childe Harold)

Epitaph on the Marquis of Anglesea's Leg 953

222
First Love (Don Juar)

Friend of Humanity and the Knife-Grinder
166

932
Greece (The Giaour)

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

581
Greece (Childe Harold).

weathered the Storm, 632.

581
Greek Poet. Song of the (Don Juan)

CAREW, LADY ELIZABETH.
Lake Leman, Calm and Storm on (Childe

England, pub. 1613
Harold)

Revenge of Injuries (Mariam)
685

789
Latest Verses

250

CAREW, THOMAS.
* Maid of Athens, ere we part”

England, 1589-1639.

234
Murat (Ode from the French)

Compliment, The

126
Napoleon (Childe Harold).

Give me more love or more disdain

911
Night

" He that loves a rosy cheek"

415
Orient, The (Bride of Abydos)

• Sweetly breathing, vernal air"
451

4.2
"O, snatched away in beauty's boom

288

From: - Conquest by Flight, 205: On the Duke
Pantheon (Childe Harold)

682
of Buckingham, 309,

"Think not 'cause men
Picture of Death, A ( The Grao").

flattering say,

303
Poet's Impulse (Childe Harold).

767 CAREY, HENRY
Prisoner of Chillon, The .

703 England, 1603- 1743
Rhine, The Childe Harold)

Maiden's Ideal of a Husband (Conírivances)
Rover, Song of the ( The Corsair)

626
Sally in our Alley

48
Sea, The (Childe Harold)

607

From : - Choonon, 808; God save the King, 603.
“She walks in beauty(Hebrew Melodies)

1 30 CARLETON, WILL M.
Swimming ( Two Foscari)

669 Ohio. b. 1839
“The kiss, dear maid"

234

New Church Organ, The
Thomas Moore, To

9-3
920

Over the Hill to the Poor-House
Transient Beauty (The Giaour)

342
267 Publishers : Harper & Bros, New York
Waterloo (Childe Harold)

511
From: - Beppo, 721, 795, 8oi, 814: Bride of

CARY, ALICE.

Near Cincinnati, O., 1820-1871.
Abydos, 134, 205, 231, 309, 541, 720; Childe
Harold, 133, 134,206, 241, 271.396, 397, 490, 493,

Dying Hymn, A

391
511, 720, 725, 725, 792, 796, 800, 812, 813, 867,

Make Believe

188

Pictures of Memory
857,938 , Corsair, 348,812 ; Death of Sheridan,

89
940; Doge of Veuice, 471; Don Juan, 107,

Spinster's Stint, A

172
Publishers, Houghton, Mimin, & co.: Bosion.

529

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238

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