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HOURS OF IDLENESS :-

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Ou tie ath of a Young Lady-.“ Hush'd are the winii"

To E-"Jiet folly smile"

To D—-" In thee I fondly hoped

Epitaph on a Friend—“Oh, friend! for ever

A Fragment—"When to their airy hall "

On leaving Newstead Abbey—“Through thy battlements
Answer to Lines written in “ Letters to an Italian Nun and
an English Gentleman,” &c.—“Dear simple girl".

6

Adrian's Address to his Soul when Dying—Ah! gentle 7

Translation from Catullus—"Equal to Jove'

7

Translation of the Epitaph on Virgil and Tibullus—" He who

sublime

8

Imitation of Tibullus “Cruel Cerinthus"

8

Translation from Catullus—" Ye Cupids"

Imitated from Catullus. To Ellen—“Oh! might I kiss

Translation from Horace_-The man of firm and noble soul”

From Anacreon—" I wish to tune"

-"'Twas now the hour"

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the Prometheus Vinctus, &c. -"Great Jove"

10

To Emma—“Since now the hour"

11

M. S. G.–“Whene'er I view those lips

12

Caroline .“ Think'st thou I saw

13

" When I hear you express

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“Oh! when shall the grava

14

Stanzas to a Lady, with the Poems of Canoens-- " This

votive pledge"

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The First Kiss of Love" Away with your fictions

15

On a Change of Masters at a Great Public School -" Where

are those honours"

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To the Duke of Dorset "Dorset ! whose early steps

17

Fragment, written shortly after the Marriage of Miss ('ha-

worth—“ Hills of Annesley"

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Granta. A Medley—“ Oh ! could Le Sage's"

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Cu a Distant View of the Village and School of Harrow-on-

the-Hill-—" Ye scenes of my childhood"

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To M—“Oh! did those eyes

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Woman—" Woman! experience might”

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M. S. G.-" When I dream that

you love me

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» Mary, on receiving her Picture - This faint,"

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BOURS OF IDLENESS-continued.

To Lesbia--" Lesbia! since far from you"

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Lines addressed to a Young Lady, alarmed by a bullet hise-

ing near her-" Doubtless, sweet girl

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Love's last Adieu-.“ The roses of love"

27

Vamætas-" In law an infant”

28

To Marion—" Marion! why that pensive brow

28

To a Lady who presented to the Author a Look of Hair
braided with his own—" These locks"

30
Oscar of Alva. A Tale—“ How sweetly shines".

31

The Episode of Nisus and Euryalus—"Nisus, the guardian 38

Translation from the Medea of Euripides—"When fierce 46

Thoughts suggested by a College Examination—" High in

the midst

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To a beautiful Quaker-"Sweet girl! though only once 49

The Cornelian--" No specious splendour

50

An Occasional Prologue to “ The Wheel of Fortune

“ Since the refinement

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On the Death of Mr. Fox, with the Author's Reply--“Oh

factious viper”

51

The Tear-" When Friendship or Love

52

Reply to some Verses of J. M. B. Pigot, Esq;, on the Cruelty

of his Mistress—" Why, Pigot, complain

53

To the sighing Strephon=“Your pardon, my friend". 54

To Eliza" Eliza, what fools are the Mussulman sect

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Lachin y Gair—"Away, ye gay landscapes

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To Romance—“ Parent of golden dreams

56

Answer to some elegant Verses sent by a Friend to the

Author—“ Candour compels me

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Elegy on Newstead Abbey—“Newstead ! fast-falling 59

Childish Recollections—" When slow disease'

63

Answer to a beautiful Poem, entitled “ The Common Lot"

-“ Montgomery! true, the common lot”.

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Lines addressed to the Rev. J. T. Becher, on his advising

the Author to mix more with Society" Dear Becher,

you tell me

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The Death of Calmar and Orla—"Dear are the days" 73

To Edward Noel Long, Esq. -“ Dear Long, in this

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To a Lady—“Oh! had my fate"

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"I would I were a careless child

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“ When I roved a young Highlander”

To George, Earl Delawar- Oh! yes, I will own

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To the Earl of Clare" Friend of my youth”

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Lines written beneath an Elm in the Churchyard of Harrow

L“ Spot of my youth”

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Lines inscribed upon a Cup formed from a Skull" Start

not-nor deem

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On revisiting Harrow_" Here once engaged

86

ENGLISH BARDS AND SCOTCH REVIEWERS

87

Postscript to the Second Edition

114

Lines written in an Album at Malta—" As o'er the cold" 115

To Florenco" Oh Lady! when I left”.

115

Stanzas composed during a Thunder-storm-"Chill and mirk" 116

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Stanzas written on passing the Ambracian Gulf—“Through
cloudless skies"

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The spell is broke, the charm is flown"

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Reply to Lines written in the Travellers' Bock at Orchomenus

-“The modest bard”

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" Maid of Athens, ero we part

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Written after Swimming from Sestos to Abydos -“ If, in the

inonth

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Lines written beneath a Picture—“Dear object”

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Translation of the famous Greek War Song—“Sons of the

Greeks”

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Translation of the Romaic Song—“I enter thy garden

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THE CURSE OF MINERVA

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On Parting_" The kiss, dear maid"

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To Thyrza—" Without a stone".

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Away, away, ye notes of woe

131

"One struggle more, and I am free

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Euthanasia" When Time, or soon or late'

133

" And thou art dead, as young as fair”

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“ If sometimes in the haunts of men

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On a Cornelian Heart,“ Ill-fated heart"

137

Lines to a Lady Weeping—“Weep, daughter

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The chain I gave was fair to view

137

To Samuel Rogers, Esq.-“ Absent or present

138

Address, spoken at the opening of Drury Lane Theatre, Satur-

day, October 10, 1812>" In one dread night"

138

Verses found in a Summer-house at Hales-Owen—" When

Dryden's fool”

140

THE Waltz: an Apostrophic Hymn

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To Time_“Time! on whose arbitrary wing

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Thou art not false, but thou art fickle”

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“ Remember him, whom passior's power”

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THE GIAOUR: A Fragment of a Turkish Talo

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Impromptu, in Reply to a Friend~" When, from the heart” 182

THE BRIDE OF ABYDOS: A Turkish Tale.

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To Gonevra—" Thine eyes' blue tenderness"

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THE CORSAIR...

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Windsor Poetics—“ Famed for contemptuous"

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POEMS ON NAPOLEON

253

Stanzas for Music," I speak not, I trace rot

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“ Fill the goblet again ! for I never before"

202

Address intended to hare been spoken at the Calcional Moct.

ing, 1814—" Who hath not glow'd”

203

LARA: A Tale

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Condolatory Address to Sarah, Countess of Jersey—“ When

the vain triumph

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Elegiac Stanzas on the Death of Sir Peter Parker, Bart. --
“ There is a tear"

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To Belshazzar-"Belshazzar ! from the banquet

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LEBREW MELODIES--

She walks in beauty".

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“ The harp the monarch minstrel swept"

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If that high world"

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" The wild gazelle'

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“Oh! weep for those"

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« On Jordan's banks"

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Jephtha's Daughter—Since our Country

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Oh! snatch'd away in beauty's bloom

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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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Song of Saul before his last battle-"Warriors and chicks' 299

Saul -" Thou whose spell'

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All is Vanity—“ Fame, wisdom, love".

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“ When coldness wraps this suffering clay.

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Vision of Belshazzar — The King was on his throne 301

“ Sun of the sleepless

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Were my bosom as false as thou deem'st it to be

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Herod's Lament for Mariamne—“ Oh ! Mariamne"

303

On the day of the Destruction of Jerusalemi—“ From tho

last hill

303

By the Rivers of Babylor.—“We sate down and wept 304

Destruction of Sennacherib-" The Assyrian came

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A spirit pass'd before me"

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Stanzas for Music-" There be none

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THE SIEGE OF CORINTH...

Stanzas for Music—“There's not a joy

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PARISINA...

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" Fare thee well ! and if for ever"

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A Sketch_" Born in the garrot

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Stanzas to Augusta—" When all around"

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THE PRISONER OF CAILLON.

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Monody on the Death of Sheridan_"When the last sunsbice" 358

Stanzas to Augusta -" Though tuo day"

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Epistle to Augusta—“My sister ! my sweet sister"

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THE DREAM

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Darkness-" I had a dream"

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Churchill's Grave-“I stood beside the grave

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Prometheus-" Titan! to whose immortal eyes"

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A Fragment-" Could I remount"

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To Lake Leman—" Rousseau-Voltaire, &c."

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Lines on hearing that Lady Byron was ill- " And thou wort

sad"

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MANFRED : A Dramatic Poem

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“Bright be the place of thy soul”

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Stanzas for Music—“ They say that hope'

THE LAMENT OF TASSO..

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CAIN: A Mystery

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THE VISION OF JUDGMENT

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