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This noble youth, thy well-beloved son.
Oh, fair thou art, Griselda, passing fair,
Yet not so fair as noble. Say, was ere
Daughter of Eve, who could so far forget
Herself, her children, all save loyalty
To her espoused lord? who patient thus
Could brook to see her children wrenched

And cast unto the wolves, nor yet complain,
Nor utter word of tenderest reproach?
Nay, that which saints and angels could

not do, Griseldt, thou hast done; therefore to me Dearer thou art than all the world beside; And once more I do greet thee here before Th' assembled burghers of this city fair The partner of my crown, my bed, my life. And here in token of my words, I vow, This day unto the very end of time Hallowed shall be through all my wide

domains; And thou, Griselda, saint and wife in one, Shalt stand in marble in our city's streets, Patient Griselda, lair, and good, and great. Much have I wronged thee; but 'tis thine

to cast A tender eye, forgiving all that wrong. It is for man to err; but to forgive Belongs to woman and high Heaven alone."

And is Griselda but a thrice-told tale? And can we read no lesson in'her life? Yes, such a thing there lives as biding faith, Undoubting and unswerving loyalty,

In wedded love, yes, and in friendship too.
Be it a man's, be it a woman's heart,
Let time go on, let months roll on to years,
And years to ages, yet he conquers who
Ever endures and patiently abides,
Till Heaven doth righteously '' defend the

In every sufferer in the sacred cause
Of loyalty and love, Griselda lives;
For pure affection '' seeketh not her own,
Is not provoked by trifles, evil none
Doth think, but bideth patiently, all

things Suffereth, endureth, beareth," to the end.

Yes, years may come, and years may glide

away, Fashions and forms may change, and raven

locks Turn grey with care, and hearts grow dull

and cold That once did beat responsive to our own; But loyal friendship, friendly loyalty, Holds on its even course, steers to the port Of peace and rest, though storms may rage

without. Then fret not, loyal and devoted soul. The fiery torment that long time did wrack Griselda's heart, may wrack thine own;

and yet There is a silvery lining to each cloud, And who "in patience doth his soul

possess" Or soon or late he will the victor be. ADDISON, Joseph. Page



Cato meeting the Dead Body of his

Son ... 413

Hope 92

Immortality 92

Liberty 92


Friendship 97

Taste 97


The Bunal of Moses 80


Last Words 138

Peace 138


The Pale Image 301

ALLISON, Richard.

There is a Garden in her Face 254


Gentle Herdsman 194

Love will find out the Way 468

Sir Patrick Spence 195

The Border Widow's Lament 468

ARNOLD. Edwin.

A Dead Man's Message 518

An Eastern Morning 517

The Rejoicing of Nature atBuddhs

Victory 517

The Voices of the Wind 516

ARNOLD, Matthew.

Iseult of Brittany, after Tristan's Death 81

Requiescat 300

The Forsaken Merman idq


Sunrise ...rr. 74

BAILEY, Philip James.

Lovers 272

Virtue in Deeds, not Words 146

BAILLIE, Joanna.

A Sailor's Song 213

The Lost Found 437

BARBAULD, Lbtitia.

To the Lark 107

BAR HAM, Richard.

Conversion of the Jackdaw 354

The Cardinal loses his Ring 354

The Cynotaph 354

BARNARD, Lady Anne.

Auld Robin Gray 221

BARTON, Bernard.

A Spring Dirge 294

To the Winds 120


Chelsea Pensioners Reading the Ga-
zette of the Battle of Waterloo... 130

BAYLY, Thomas Hav.nbs.

Seeing's not Believing 345

Song 235


Hope beyond the Grave 104

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Burns {con.) Page To a Mountain Daisy 485

To a Thrush singing in January 485

To Mary 261

To Mary in Heaven 293

BUTLER, Samuel.

Antiquity does not make Truth 316

Reflections of Hudibras in the Stocks. 316
The Rights of Woman 316

BYRON, George Gordon, Lord.

Alp's Vision 180

An Alpine Storm 51

Corinth 55

Darkness , 501

Death of Manfred 428

Death of Zuleika 53

Egeria 123

Evening 54

Greece 52

Invocation to the Spirits 424

I saw thee weep 266

Lake Leman 50

Lioni and Bertram 432

Manfred 424

Manfred to the Sun 428

Moonlight 50

Prevision 125

Rome 123

Saul 504

Sleeping Infancy 431

Song of Saul before his last Battle 504

Stanzas 503

Stanzas to Augusta 266

Sun of the Steepness 503

The Banks of the Rhine 504

The Isles of Greece 56

The Hellespont 53

The Lament of Tasso 499

The Man-of-War 49

The Ocean , 59

Twilight 124

War Song 223

Waterloo 57

When Coldness wraps this suffering
Clay 504


A Dream 489

Battle of the Baltic 214

Eternity of Hope 114

Exile of Erin 215

Field Flowers 487

Hallowed Ground 114

Hohenlinden 216

Lochiel's Warning 487

Lord Ullin's Daughter 215

Power of Hope 112

The Fall of Poland 48

The Last Man 115

To the Evening Star 487

To the Rainbow 115

Without Hope.. 113

Ye Mariners of England 214

CANNING, George.

The Friend of Humanity and the
Knife-Grinder 342

CAREW Thomas.

Ask Me no More 252

The Primrose 252

The Spring 11

CHAPMAN, George. Page

Innocence 360

Opinion 360

The Master Spirit 360


A Dirge 292

CHAUCER, Geoffrey.

A Picture of a Beautiful Woman 1

A Picture of Fair Women 1

Good Counsail 83

Maternal Love of Constance 244

Sudden Sorrow 83

The Prioress' Tale 463

CLARE, John.

Home Yearnings 122

CLOUGH, Arthur Hugh.

Stanzas 136


Sonnet 312

The Dream of Love 312

The Light of Love 271

COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor.

A Child 171

Alienated Friendship 111

Christabel gives Shelter to Geraldine.. 170

Creatures of the Calm 172

Evening 30

Hymn before Sunrise in the Vale of

Chamouni 492

Kubla Khan 174

Love . 264

Moonlight and the Blessing 172

Sleep and the Wind 172

Sonnet 311

The Calm 172

The Nightingale 30

The Teaching of the Story 174

COLLINS, William.

Jbvening..... 204

Ode =05

COOK, Eliza.

The Churchyard Stile 143

The Old Arm-Chair 275

COTTON, Charles.

The New Year 14

COTTON, Nathaniel.

To-morrow 96


A Dirge 297

Is my Lover on the Sea? 271

The Falcon „.. 458

The Onset. A Battle Song 238

The Return of the Admiral 239

COWLEY, Abraham.

In Memoriam 287

Life's Brevity 475

Cf Solitude 90

The Grasshopper 90

The Wish 8g

To Crashaw 309

COWPER, William.

An Epistle to an afflicted Protestant

Lady in France 484

Boadicea 483

Description of a Winter Evening in

the Country 23

England 101

England's Causes of Thankfulness 102

Evening 25 Cowper (cm.) Page

Life tn the Country 102

O11 the Loss of the "Royal George",.. 209
On the Receipt of my Mother's Picture

out of Norfolk 258

Patriotism 102

Satire 331

The Diverting History of John Gilpin 328

The Modern Patriot 332

Verses 483

Winier 24

CRABBE. George.

Time's Changes 108

CRASHAW, Richard.

Hymn of the Nativity 281

Hymn to t e Morning 281

To his Love 255

I o the Assembly of all the Saints 281

CROLY, Ghi.rgk.

i icon's Dream 498 ines Writt n at Spithead 120


A Wet >heet and a Flowing Sea 232

Its Hame, and it's Haroe 232

Myain Countree 232

The Morning 499

DANIEL, Samuel.

Justice 84

Trial of Character by Suffering 83

DARWIN, Erasmus.

Eliza 23

DAVENANT, Sir William.

Serenade 254

DAVIS, Thomas.

A Plea for Love 276

DENHAM, Sir John.

The Thames from Cooper's Hill 13

DIBDIN, Charlhs.

Poor Jack 212

Tom Bowling 213

DOBELL, Svdnhv (sydney Yendys).

Ruins of Ancient Rome 72

The Scent of Hay at Night 71

DONNE. John.

A Blush 252

Adieu 251

The (iood Morrow 251


Stanzas to an Old Friend 144

DRAYTON, Michael.

A Summer's Eve 469

Cambro-Briton's Hallad of Agincourt.. 105
The Song of Birds 9

DRUMMOND, William.

Sleep 308

The Fading Flower 307

To my Dead Love 308

To the Nightingale 307

To the Thrush 308


Alexander's Feast 199

A Simile 9,

Character of an Ambitious Statesman 317
Character of Villiers, Duke of Bucking-
ham 317

Eleanora 284

Men 9a

Reason and Religion 92

Song 201

DrytUn (con.) Ptigi

The Good Parson 14

To the Pious Memory of Mrs. Anne
Killigrew 285


The Lament of the Irish Emigrant...... 272

DUNBAR, William.

Toa Lady 304

D'URfEY, Thomas.

Dirge 288


Let me Rest... 295

Love Strong in Death 295

May 130

The Wonders of the Lane 129

, FANE, Julian.

La Fileuse 137

; FLETCHER, Giles.

Panglory 85


A Satyr's Feast 406

Evening 407

The River God and Amoret 405

The River God's Wooing 406

FORD, John.

Penthea recommends her Brother as a
Dying Bequest to the i'rincess... 363

GAY, John.

Black-eyed Susan 202


Captain Reece 357

The Yarn of the Nancy Bell. 3(8


A Deserted Village 09

An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog 328

An Elegy on Mrs. Mary Blaize 327

Burlesque Elegy v 328

Decay of Peasantry 99

France 22

Holland 22

Italy 20

The Alehouse xoi

The Hermit 207

The Schoolmaster 100

The Village Preacher 100

The Wanderer 97

Switzerland 21


The Day of Rest 25

GRAY, Thomas,

Elegy in a Country Churchyard 290

Foresight and Retrospection Human

only . 97

Ode on a Distant Viewof Eton College 210
To Adversity 211

GREENE, Robert.

Samela .- 468


Demeter and Cora 191

Lilies 148

HABINGT0N, William.

A Fragment 88

HAMILTON, William.

The Braes of Yarrow .... 203


The Stony Heart 245

HEBER, Reginald.

Happiness 125

May-day 498

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Our Witnesses 125

Palestine 62

HEMANS, Felicia.

Casabianca 515

England's dead 5M

Ivan the Czar 63

The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers... 234

The Soldier's Deathbed 270

The I'reasures of the Deep 233

The Voice of Soring 513

To a Departed Spirit 298

HERBERT, George.

Church Bells 88

Man's Medley 86

Obedience 88

Silent Tears 88

Summer Friends 88

Sunday 87

The Pilgrimage 471

The World 471

To the Rain 88

Value of Love 88

Virtue 86

HERRICK, Robert.

Alms 89

Gather ye Rosebuds 199

May-Day 470

The Night Piece 253

The Shepherd to his Fair One 253

To Daffodils 470

HERVEY, Elkanora L.

The New Year's Messenger 241


A Lament 300

The Convict Ship 67

HEYWOOD, Thomas.

The Princes in the Tower 362

HOGG, James.

The Rapture of Kilmeny 178

The Skylark 223

HOME, James.

Midnight 415

Soldiers on the March 415

HOOD, Thomas.

A Nocturnal Sketch 348

Domestic Asides 347

Faithless Nelly Gray 348

Faithless Sallv Brown 350

I remember, I remember 233

Lines to Marv 347

My Son and Heir 351

Pain in a Pleasure Boat 352

Ruth 516

Song of the Shirt 126

The B.ihe and the Grasshoppers 184

The Dream of Eugene Aram 127

The Lee Shore 129

The Mermaid of Margate 349

Time and the Fairies 182


On Venice 75

HOW ITT, Mary.

Surrey in Captivity 142

HOWlTT, William.

Midsummer Musings 141

HUNT, Leigh.

Abou Ben Adhem 185

An Angel in the House 313

Hunt (am.) Pngt

An Unhappy Wife 441

Lilies 133

On a Lock of Milton's Hair 133

Poppies 123


The High Tide 76

JOHNSON, Samuel.

Shakespeare and Ben Jonson 20

Wolsey ig


A Woman's Footstep 402

Drink to me only with thine Eyes 198

Early Death 279

Epitaph 279

False Valour 401

Gipsy Benediction 198

Gipsy Song 198

Holiday Song 197

Hymn to Diana 197

Lovel defines Love 400

My Love 249

Song 198

Song of Night 198

The Grove 10

The Dreams of the Alchymist 399

To his Mistress's Glove 249

To the Memory of my Beloved Master,
William Shakespeare, and what he

hath left us 279

True Love 250

True Valour 402

Woman 315

KEATS, John.

A Picture 43

Apollo 159

Beauty 154

Cast Asleep 158

Diana 157

Fancy , 512

Hyperion 158

Isabella and Lorenzo 268

Narcissus 44

Ode toa Nightingale 228

Primroses 44

Scene in a Chamber 4.5

Sleep 158

The Forest 15s

The Grasshopper and the Cricket 311

The Love Told 268

The Sacrifice to Pan 155

The Streamlet 44

To Autumn 121

KEBLE, John.

Burial of the Dead 299

Children's 'I hankfulness 140

Consolation 139

KENT, Charles.

The riying Bridegroom 273

KING, Henry.

Tell me no more 253

KINGSLEY, Charles.

Ode to the North-East Wind 236

The Sands of Dee 236


Forum Scene 446

LAMB Charles.

A Forester's Day.... 416

Angel Help 187

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