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BY THE LATE HARTLEY COLERIDGE:
THERE have been poets that in verse display
The elemental forms of human passions:
Poets have been, to whom the fickle fashions
And all the wilful humours of the day
Have furnished matter for a polished lay:
And many are the smooth elaborate tribe
Who, emulous of thee, the shape describe,
And fain would every shifting hue pourtray
Of restless Nature. But, thou mighty Seer!
'Tis thine to celebrate the thoughts that make
The life of souls, the truths for whose sweet sako
We to ourselves and to our God are dear.
Of Nature's inner shrine thou art the priest,
Where most she works when we perceive her least.
BY SIR THOMAS NOON TALFOURD:
ON THE RECEPTION OF THE POET WORDSWORTH AT OXFORD.
O NEVER did a mighty truth prevail
With such felicities of place and time,
As in those shouts sent forth with joy sublime
From the full heart of England's Youth to hail
Her once neglected Bard within the pale
Of Learning's fairest Citadel! That voice,
In which the Future thunders, bids rejoice
Some who through wintry fortunes did not fail
To bless with love as deep as life, the name
Thus welcomed;-who, in happy silence share
The triumph; while their fondest musings claim
Unhoped-for echoes in the joyous air
That to their long-loved Poet's spirit bear
A nation's promise of undying fame.
Ir thou indeed derive thy light from Heaven,
Then, to the measure of that heaven-born light,
Shine, Poet, in thy place, and be content:-
The stars pre-eminent in magnitude,
And they that from the zenith dart their beams,
(Visible though they be to half the earth,
Though half a sphere be conscious of their brightness)
Are yet of no diviner origin,
No purer essence, than the one that burns,
Like an untended watch-fire, on the ridge
Of some dark mountain; or than those which seem
Humbly to hang, like twinkling winter lamps,
Among the branches of the leafless trees;
All are the undying offspring of one Sire:
Then, to the measure of the light vouchsafed,
Shine, Poet! in thy place, and be content.
POEMS WRITTEN IN YOUTH.
Extract from the Conclusion of a Poem, composed
in anticipation of leaving School, 1786... Page 25
An Evening Walk, 1787-8-9...
Descriptive Sketches taken during a Pedestrian
Tour among the Alps, 1791-2..
Written in very early Youth ..........
Lines written while sailing in a Boat at Evening,
Remembrance of Collins, composed upon the
Thames near Richmond, 1789..
Lines left upon a Seat in a Yew-tree, 1795..
Guilt and Sorrow; or, Incidents upon Salisbury
Plain, 1793-4 ·
The Mother's Return, 1807..
Alice Fell; or, Poverty, 1801
Lucy Gray; or, Solitude, 1799
We are Seven, 1798..
Anecdote for Fathers, 1798
Rural Architecture, 1801 ....
The Pet-lamb. A Pastoral, 1800
The Idle Shepherd-boys; or, Dungeon-Ghyll
Force. A Pastoral, 1800..
To H. C. Six Years old, 1802..
To a Butterfly, 1801.
'Tis said, that some have died for love, 1800.....
A Complaint, 1806.
Yes! thou art fair, yet be not moved.
How rich that forehead's calm expanse, 1824.
What heavenly smiles! O Lady mine
Το —, 1824...
Lament of Mary Queen of Scots, on the Eve of a
New Year. 1817
The Widow on Windermere Side
The Last of the Flock, 1798...
Repentance. A Pastoral Ballad, 1804
The Affliction of Margaret
The Cottager to her Infant, 1805..
The Sailor's Mother, 1800
The Childless Father, 1800.
The Emigrant Mother 1802
Vaudracour and Julia, 1805
POEMS ON THE NAMING OF PLACES.
It was an April morning: fresh and clear, 1800.. 131
To Joanna, 1800
There is an Eminence,-of these our hills, 1800. 132
A narrow girdle of rough stones and crags, 1800. 133
To M. H., 1800....
When, to the attractions of the busy world, 1805. 133
Forth from a jutting ridge, around whose base,
POEMS OF THE FANCY.
A Morning Exercise, 1828.
To the Daisy, 1802........
A whirl-blast from behind the hill, 1799...... 138
The Green Linnet, 1803........
The Contrast. The Parrot and the Wren, 1825. 139
To the small Celandine, 1803....
To the same Flower, 1803 ....
The Waterfall and the Eglantine, 1800.......... 140
The Oak and the Broom. A Pastoral, 1800...... 141
Song for the Spinning Wheel, 1812.......... 142
The Redbreast chasing the Butterfly, 1806...... 142
The Kitten and Falling Leaves, 1804
A Flower Garden, at Coleorton Hall, Leicester-
To the Daisy, 1805...
To the same Flower, 1803.
To a Sky-lark, 1805....
To a Sexton 1799.
The Danish Boy. A Fragment, 1799
To a Lady, in answer to a request that I would
write her a Poem upon some Drawings of
Flowers in the Island of Madeira.
Glad sight wherever new with old.............
The Pilgrim's Dream; or, the Star and the Glow-
Hint from the Mountains for certain Political Pre-
Stray Pleasures, 1806.....
On seeing a Needle case in the Form of a Harp,
The Poet and the Caged Turtledove, 1830...... 150
A Wren's Nest, 1833....
Love Lies Bleeding
Companion to the foregoing
Rural Illusions, 1832
Address to my Infant Daughter, on being reminded
that she was a Month old, 1804..
The WAGGONER, 1805
Notes to Poems of the Fancy.
POEMS OF THE IMAGINATION.
There was a Boy, 1799 .....
, on her First Ascent to the Summit of
To the Cuckoo, 1804
A Night-piece, 1798.
View from the top of Black Comb, 1813
She was a Phantom of delight, 1804
O Nightingale! thou surely art, 1806....
Three years she grew in sun and shower, 1799 .. 166
A slumber did my spirit seal, 1799..
The Horn of Egremont Castle, 1806
Goody Blake and Harry Gill, 1798.
I wandered lonely as a cloud, 1804..
The Reverie of Poor Susan, 1797
Power of Music, 1806