Зображення сторінки



PAGB Hester

483 To Charles Lloyd, an Unexpected Visiter

484 The Three Friends

485 To a River in which a Child was drowned.

490 The Old Familiar Faces

490 A Vision of Repentance.

491 Queen Oriana's Dream..

493 A Ballad, noting the Difference of Rich and Poor, in the ways of a rich Noble's Palace and a poor Workhouse..

494 Hypochondriacus

495 A Farewell to Tobacco.

496 To T. L. H., a Child

500 Ballad, from the German

501 Lines on the celebrated Picture by Leonardo da Vinci, called the Virgin of the Rocks


1. To Miss Kelly
II. On the Sight of Swans in Kensington Garden

VIII. The Family Name.
IX. To John Lamb, Esq., of the South Sea House


503 503 504 504 505 505 506 506 507 507 508

BLANK VERSE. Childhood.

509 The Grandame

509 The Sabbath Bells

510 Fancy employed on Divine Subjects

511 Composed at Midnight John Woodvil, a Tragedy

5! } The Witch, a Dramatic Sketch of the Seventeenth Century

54 ) ALBUM VERSES, &c. In the Album of a Clergyman's Lady

5:53 In the Autograph Book of Mrs. Sergeant W

553 In the Album of Edith S.

554 To Dora W

on being asked by her Father to write in her Album 554 In the Album of Rotha Q

555 In the Album of Catharine Orkney

555 In the Album of Lucy Barton

556 In the Album of Miss

557 In the Album of Mrs. Jane Towers


PAGE In my own Album

558 Angel Help

559 The Christening..

560 On an Infant dying as soon as born.

560 The Young Catechist

562 She is Going

563 To a Young Friend on her Twenty-first Birthday.

563 Harmony in Unlikeness

564 Written at Cambridge.

565 To a celebrated Female Performer in the “ Blind Boy"

565 Work.

566 Leisure

566 To Samuel Rogers, Esq.

567 The Gipsy's Malison.

567 To the Author of Poems published under the Name of Barry Cornwall 568 To J. S. Knowles, Esq., on his Tragedy of Virginius.

568 To the Editor of the “Every-day Book”.

569 To T. Stothard, Esq., on his Illustrations of the Poems of Mr. Rogers 570 To a Friend on his Marriage.

570 The Self-enchanted ..

571 To Louisa M-, whom I used to call “Monkey"

572 Oh lift with Reverent hand

572 On a Sepulchral Statue of an Infant Sleeping

573 The Rival Bells ..

573 Epitaph on a Dog.

574 The Ballad-singers To David Cook, of the Parish of Saint Margaret's, Westminster, Watchman

576 On a Deaf and Dumb Artist

578 Newton's Principia

578 The Housekeeper

579 The Female Orators

579 Pindaric Ode to the Tread-mill

580 Going or Gone .......

582 Free Thoughts on several Eminent Composers

585 The Wife's Trial; or, the Intruding Widow..



[ocr errors]
[blocks in formation]

When from thy cheerful eyes a ray
Hath struck a bliss upon

the day A bliss that would not go away,

A sweet forewarning?



ALONE, obscure, without a friend,

A cheerless, solitary thing,
Why seeks my Lloyd the stranger out?

What offering can the stranger bring
Of social scenes, homebred delights,

That him in aught compensate may For Stowey's pleasant winter nights,

For loves and friendships far away? In brief oblivion to forego

Friends, such as thine, so justly dear, And be a while with me content

To stay, a kindly loiterer, here: For this a gleam of random joy

Hath flush'd my unaccustom'd cheek; And, with an o'ercharged, bursting heart,

I feel the thanks I cannot speak.

Oh! sweet are all the muses' lays,

And sweet the charm of matin bird; 'Twas long since these estranged ears

The sweeter voice of friend had heard.

The voice hath spoke : the pleasant sounds

In mem'ry's ear in after time
Shall live, to sometimes rouse a tear,

And sometimes prompt an honest rhyme.
For, when the transient charm is fled,

And when the little week is o'er, To cheerless, friendless solitude

When I return as heretofore,

[ocr errors]

Long, long within my aching heart

The grateful sense shall cherish'd be ; I'll think less meanly of myself,

That Lloyd will sometimes think on me.


THREE young maids in friendship met;
Mary, Martha, Margaret.
Margaret was tall and fair,
Martha shorter by a hair;
If the first excell'd in feature,
Th’ other's grace and ease were greater;
Mary, though to rival loath,
In their best gifts equall'd both.
They a due proportion kept ;
Martha mourn'd if Margaret wept ;
Margaret joy'd when any good
She of Martha understood;
And in sympathy for either
Mary was outdone by neither.
Thus far, for a happy space,
All three ran an even race,
A most constant friendship proving,
Equally beloved and loving ;
All their wishes, joys, the same ;
Sisters only not in name.

Fortune upon each one smiled,
As upon a favourite child ;
Well to do and well to see
Were the parents of all three ;
Till on Martha's father crosses
Brought a flood of worldly losses
And his fortunes rich and great
Changed at once to low estate ;
Under which o'erwhelming blow
Martha's mother was laid low ;
She a hapless orphan left,
Of maternal care bereft,
Trouble following trouble fast,
Lay in a sick-bed at last.

« НазадПродовжити »