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The Chain I gave

Epitaph for Joseph Blackett, late Poet and

Shoemaker.

Farewell to Malta

To Dives. A Fragment

On Moore's last Operatic Farce, or Farcical

Opera

Epistle to a Friend, in answer to some

Lines exhorting the Author to be cheerful,

and to 'banish care

Address, spoken at the opening of Drury-

Lane Theatre, Saturday, October 10, 1812

Verses found in a Summer-house at Hales-

Owen

Remember thee! Remember thee!

Parenthetical Address

To Time

Translation of a Romaic Love Song

Thou art not false, but thou art fickle

On being asked what was the Origin of

Love'

Remember him whom Passion's Power

Impromptu, in reply to a Friend

Sonnets to Genevra

From the Portuguese

From the French

Windsor Poetics

The Devil's Drive ; an unfinished Rhap-

sody

Stanzas for Music: *1 speak not, i trace

not, I breathe not thy name

To Lord Thurlow

To Thomas Moore. Written the evening

before his visit to Mr Leigh Hunt, in

Horsemonger Lane Gaol, May 19, 1813 .

Address intended to have been spoken at

the Caledonian Meeting, 1814

Condolatory Address to Sarah Countess of

Jersey

Fragor.ent of an Epistle to Thomas Moore :

Elegiac Stanzas on the Death of Sir Peter

Parker, Bart.

To Belshazzar

Stanzas for Music: "There be none of

Beauty's daughters'

Stanzas for Music: "There's not a joy the

world can give like that it takes away'

Darkness

Monody on the Death of the Right Hon, R.

B. Sheridan

Churchill's Grave

Prometheus

A Fragment

Sopnet to Lake Leman

A very Mournful Ballad on the Siege and

Conquest of Alhama

Stanzas for Music: “They say that hope is

happiness'.

To Thomas Moore :

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My soul is dark

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I saw Thee weep

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Thy Days are done

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Saul

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Song of Saul before his last Battle

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*All is Vanity, saith the Preacher'

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When Coldness wraps this suffering Clay 80

68 Vision of Belshazzar

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68 Sun of the Sleepless !

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68 Were my Bosom as false as thou deem'st it

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to be

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Herod's Lament for Mariamne

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On the Day of the Destruction of Jerusalem

69 by Titus

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By the Rivers of Babylon we sat down and

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wept

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The Destruction of Sennacherib

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A Spirit passed before me

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72 POEMS ON NAPOLEON :

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Ode to Napoleon

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Ode from the French

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.To Napoleon

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On the Star of “The Legion of Honour

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Napoleon's Farewell

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73 Poems TO THYRZA:

To Thyrza

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Away, away, ye Notes of Woe!

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73 One Struggle more, and I am free

Euthanasia

73 And thou art dead, as young and fair

If sometimes in the Haunts of Men.

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DOMESTIC PIECES :-

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Fare thee well

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A Sketch

73 Stanzas to Augusta : 'When all around

73 grew drear and dark

74 Stanzas to Augusta : 'Though the day of

74 my destiny's over'

74 Epistle to Augusta

Endorsement to the Deed of Separation. In

75 the April of 1816

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The Dream

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Lines on hearing that Lady Byron was ill 94

SATIRES :-

ENGLISH BARDS AND SCOTCH REVIEWERS.

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HINTS FROM HORACE

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THE CURSE OF MINERVA

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THE Waltz: An Apostrophic Hymn

The Vision OF JUDGMENT

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THE AGE OF BRONZE

77 THE BLUES: A Literary Eclogue

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Childe Harold's PILGRIMAGE: A Romaunt:- 150

Canto the First

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Canto the Second

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Canto the Third .

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Canto the Fourth

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HOURS OF IDLENESS:

A SERIES OF POEMS, ORIGINAL AND TRANSLATED.

[FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1807.]
'Virginibus puerisque canto.:-HORACE, lib. iii. Ode 1.

Μήτ' άρ με μάλ' αίνεε, μήτε τι νείκει.'-HOMER, Iliad, x. 249.
"He whistled as he went, for want of thought.'-DRYDEN.

TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

FREDERICK, EARL OF CARLISLE,

KNIGHT OF THE GARTER, ETC. ETC.,

THE SECOND EDITION OF THESE POEMS IS INSCRIBED,

BY HIS

OBLIGED WARD AND AFFECTIONATE KINSMAN,

THE AUTHOR.

PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION. In submitting to the public eye the following collection, I have not only to combat the difficulties that writers of verse generally encounter, but may incur the charge of presumption for obtruding myself on the world, when, without doubt, I might be, at my age, more usefully employed.

These productions are the fruits of the lighter hours of a young man who has lately completed his nineteenth year. As they bear the internal evidence of a boyish mind, this is perhaps unnecessary information. Some few were written during the disadvantages of illness and depression of spirits : under the former influence, 'Childish RECOLLECTIONS,' in particular, were composed. This consideration, though it cannot excite the voice of praise, may at least arrest the arm of censure. A considerable portion of these poems has been privately printed, at the request and for the perusal of my friends. I am sensible that the partial and frequently injudicious admiration of a social circle is not the criterion by which poetical genius is to be estimated: yet, 'to do greatly,' we must 'dare greatly ;' and I have hazarded my reputation and feelings in publishing this volume. 'I have passed the Rubicon,' and must stand or fall by the cast of the die.' In the latter event, I shall submit without a murmur; for, though not without solicitude for the fate of these effusions, my expectations are by no means sanguine. It is probable that I may have dared much and done little ; for, in the words of Cowper, “it is one thing to write what may please our friends, who, because they are such, are apt to be a little biassed in our favour, and another to write what may please everybody ; because they who have no connection, or even knowledge of the author, will be sure to find fault if they can.' To the truth of this, however, I do not wholly subscribe ; on the contrary, I feel convinced that these trifles will not be treated with injustice. Their merit, if they possess any, will be liberally allowed; their numerous faults, on the other hand, cannot expeci that favour which has been denied to others of maturer years, decided character, and far greater ability.

I have not aimed at exclusive originality, still less have I studied any particular model for imitation : some translations are given, of which many are paraphrastic. In the original pieces there may appear a casual coincidence with authors whose works I have been accustomed to

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