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HOURS OF IDLENESS.

LARA . . .

On leaving Newstead Abbey · · · ·

Note :

Epitaph on a Friend

ib. THE CURSE OF MINERVA

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Notes

A Fragment. .

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The Tear . . . . . . . . . THE SIEGE OF CORINTH .

An Occasional Prologue

Notes . . . . . . .

On the Death of Mr Fox

PARISINA . .

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Stanzas to a Lady . .

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Notes

To M*** .

To Woman . . . . . . .

THE PRISONER OF CHILLON . .

To M. S.G. .

Notes . . . . . . .

Song . . . . . . . . .

To *** . . . . . . . ...

Notes . . . . .

To Mary . . . . . . . . .

Damätas . . . . . . . . MAZEPPA . . .

To Marion .

MANFRED . . . . . . .

Oscar of Alva . . . . . . .

Notes . . . . . . .

To the Duke of D. . . . . . . MARINO FALIERO . . . .

TRANSLATIONS AND INITATIONS.

Notes . . . . . . .

Adrian's Address to his Soul, when dying.

Appendix . . . . . .

Translation . . . . . . .

Translation from Catullus .. . . ..

SARDANAPALUS

Notes . . .

Translation of the Epitaph on Virgil and

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Tibullus . . .

ib. THE TWO FOSCARI

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Translation from Catullus . . . .

Appendix . . . . . .

Imitated from Catuilus ...

CAIN . . . . . . . .

Translation from Anacreon . . . . .

10: WERNER . . . . .

Ode m

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The Episode of Nisus and Euryalus : . ib. THE DEFORMED TRANSFORMED .
Translation from the Medea of Euripides . 14 HEAVEN AND EARTH . . . . .
FrGITITE PIECES.

THE PROPHECY OF DANTE . . .
Thoughts suggested by a College Examination 15 Notes . . . . . . . .
To the Earl of *** . . . . . . . THE ISLAND

Granta, a Medley . . . . . . .

Appendix . . . . . .

Lachin y Gair . . . .

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To Romance . . . . . . . .

ib. | THE AGE OF BRONZE . . . . .

Elegy on Newstead Abbey . . . .

THE VISION OF JUDGMENT . . .

To E. N. L., Esq. . . . .

MORGANTE MAGGIORE . . . .

To- . . . .

WALTZ

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Stanzas .

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Notes . . . . . . .

Lines written beneath an Elm in the Church-

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yard of Harrow on the Hill . . . . 22 THE LAMENT OF TASSO . . .

The Death of Calmar and Orla . . . .

HEBREW MELODIES

CRITIQUE extracted from the Edinburgh Re-

She walks in beauty . . . . .

view, No. 22, for January 1808 . . .

The harp the monarch Minstrel swept

ENGLISH BARDS AND SCOTCH REVIEWERS.

If that high world .. . .

The wild gazelle . . . . .

Postscript

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Oh! weep for those . . . . .

CHILDE HAROLD'S PILGRIMAGE . . .

On Jordan's banks . . . .

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bles . . .

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85 Jephtha's daughter . . .

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THE GIAOUR.

Oh! snatch'd away in beauty's bloom

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My soul is dark . . .
Sotes

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I saw thee weep . . . . .

THE BRIDE OF ABYDOS

Thy days are done . . . . .

Notes . . . . . . . . 156 Song of Saul before his last battle .

THE CORSAIR . . . . .

Saul .

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Notes . . . . . . .

« All is vanity, saith the preacher) .

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When coldness wraps this 'suffering clay 51 To a Lady weeping . . . .

Vision of Belshatzar . . . .

From the Turkish

Sun of the sleepless . . . . . .

Sonnet . . . . . .

Were my bosom as false as thou deem'st

it to be . . . . . . . .

Inscription on the monument of

Herod's lament for Mariamne . . .

foundland dog . . . . .

On the day of the destructiou of Jerusalem

Farewell . . . . . . .

by Titus . . . . . . . ib. Bright be the place of thy soul .

By the rivers of Babylon we sat down and

When we two parted . . . .

wept . . . . . . . .

Stanzas for music . . . .

The destruction of Sennacherib . . .

Job . .

From

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Fare thee well

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To *** . . . .

MISCELLANEOUS POEMS

Ode (from the French) . .

Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte .

From the French . . . .

Monody on the death of the Right Hon.

On the Star of the Legion of Hono

R. B. Sheridan . . . . . . 514

Napoleon's Farewell . . . .

The Irish Avatar . . . . . . 515

Sonnet . . . . . .

The Dream . . . . . . . . 516

Written on a blank leaf of The PI

Ode . . . . . . . . 518

of Memory . .

Lines written in an Album . . ..

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Stanzas to ""

Romance muy doloroso del sitio y toma de

Darkness

Alhama . . . . . . .

Churchill's grave.

A very mournful ballad on the siege and

Prometheus . . .

conquest of Alhama . . .

Ode .. .

Sonetto di Vittorelli

522

Stanzas .

Windsor Poetics..

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. . . ib.

A sketch from private life . . .

Translation from Vittorelli .

Carmina Byronis in C. Elgin . .

Stanzas . . . . . . .

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To ** .

Lines to Mr Moore . . .

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523

Lines written at Athens . . . . .

On this day I'complete my thirty-sixt

-- written beneath a picture . . ib. LETTER TO *** ***** ON BOWLES' STRICTI

- written after swimming from Sestos

...ON POPE . . . . .

to Abydos . . . . .

524

Zán poũ cás cyatta . . . . . .

ib. JA FRAGMENT. . . . . . .

Translation of a Greek war song . . ib.

| PARLIAMENTARY SPEECHES . . .

Translation of a Romaic song . .

On parting . . . .

. ib. DON JUAN . . . . . . .

To Thyrza

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Notes . .

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Stanzas . . . . . . . .

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To Thyrza .

| POEMS, ATTRIBUTED TO LORD BYRON

Euthanasia

Childish Recollections . . . .

Stanzas

Lord Byron to his Lady . . . . .

Ode to the Island of St Helena
On a cornelian heart which was broken 528 To the Lily of France · ..
To a youthful friend .

ib.

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Madame Lavalette

To **** o

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Adieu to Malta . . . .

From the Portuguese . . . .

Enigma . . . .

Impromptu, in reply to a friend . .

The Triumph of the Whale

Address, spoken at the opening of Drury-

To Jessy · · · · · ·

lane Theatre . . . . . . .

To my Daughter

To Time . . . . . . . . 530 To Lady Caroline Lamb. .

Translation of a Romaic Love Song . .

The Farewell . . . .

A song . . . . . . . .

Lines . . . . . .

On being asked what was the « origin of

Verses . . . . .

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love» . . . . . . . .

To a Lady . . . . . . .

Remember him, etc. . . . . .

Stanzas . . . .

Lines inscribed upon a cup formed from a

Lines found in the Traveller's Book at Cha

skall . . . . . . . .

mouni . . . . . . .
On the death of Sir Peter Parker, Bart. . 532 Lines found in Lord Byron's Bible ..

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h was reserved for the present age to produce may be traced between Byron and Rousseau. one distinguished example of the Muse having Both are distinguished by the most ardent and

descended upou a bard of a wounded spirit, and vivid delineation of intense conception, and by T'eat her lyre to tell afflictions of no ordinary an intense sensibility of passion rather than of

escription, afflictions originating probably in that affection. Both, too, by this double power, have Hangular combination of feeling with imagination held a dominion over the sympathy of their fwhich has been called the poetical temperament, readers, far beyond the range of those ordinary fuad which has so often saddened the days of those feelings which are usually excited by the mere bowhom it has been conferred. If ever a man was efforts of genius. The impression of this interest Imtitled to lay claim to that character in all its still accompanies the perusal of their writings; strength and all its weakness, with its unbounded but there is another interest, of more lasting and targe of enjoyment, and its exquisite sensibility far stronger power, which each of them possessed, of pleasure and of pain, that man was Lord Byron. --which lies in the continual embodying of the Ford it require much time or a deep acquaint- individual character, it might almost be said of ance with human nature to discover why these the very person of the writer. When we speak Fatraordinary powers should in so many cases or think of Rousseau or Byron, we are not conhave contributed more to the wretchedness than scious of speaking or thinking of an author. We to the happiness of their possessor.

have a vague but impassioned remembrance of The « imagination all compact » which the men of surpassing genius, eloquence, and power, Teatest poet who ever lived has assigned as the ~ of prodigious capacity both of misery and distinguishing badge of bis brethren, is in every happiness. We feel as if we had transiently met case a dangerous gift. It exaggerates, indeed, such beings in real life, or had known them in our expectations, and can often bid its possessor the dim and dark communion of a dream. Each bope, where hope is lost to reason ; but the delu- of their works presents, in saccession, a fresh are pleasure arising from these visions of ima- idea of themselves; and, while the productions of gination resembles that of a child whose notice other great men stand out from them, like someis attracted by a fragment of glass to which a thing they have created, theirs, on the contrary, sun-bearn has given momentary splendour. He are images, pictures, busts of their living selves, bastens to the spot with breathless impatience, -clothed, no doubt, at different times, in difand finds the object of his curiosity and expec- ferent drapery, and prominent from a different tation is equally vulgar and worthless. Such is back-ground, --but uniformly impressed with the the man of quick and exalted powers of imagi- same form, and mien, and lineaments, and not mation: his fancy over-estimates the object of his to be mistaken for the representations of any wishes, and pleasure, fame, distinction, are alter- other of the children of men. nately parsued, attained, and despised when in But this view of the subject, though universally his power. Like the enchanted fruit in the felt to be a true one, requires perhaps a little expalace of a sorcerer, the objects of his admiration planation. The personal character of which we lose their attraction and value as soon as they have spokeri, it should be understood, is not alloare grasped by the adventurer's hand, and all gether that on which the seal of life has been set, that remains is regret for the time lost in the --and to which, therefore, moral approval or chase, and astonishment at the hallucination un-condemnation is necessarily annexed, as to the der the influence of which it was undertaken. language or conduct of actual existence. It is the The disproportion between hope and possession character, so to speak, which is prior to conduct, which is felt by all men, is thus doubled to those and yet open to good and to ill, -the constituwbom nature has epdowed with the power of tion of the being in body and in soul. Each of pilding a distant prospect by the rays of ima- these illustrious writers has, in this light, filled gination.

| his works with expressions of his own character, ! We think that many points of resemblance -has unveiled to the world the secrets of his own

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