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Victorian Verse, the Penguin Book of (Penguin Classics)

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The pleasures of Victorian poetry lie in its multitude of lyric and dramatic voices and, above all, in its rhythmic power and subtlety. Nowhere else can these reading pleasures be better enjoyed than in the pages of Daniel Karlin's enormous selection of poetry written and published during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901).<P>Ranging from the late Romantic period to the brink of high modernism, The Penguin Book of Victorian Verse features a generous sampling of poems by: <BR>-- William Wordsworth<BR>-- Robert Browning<BR>-- Alfred Lord Tennyson<BR>-- Emily Bronte<BR>-- Christina Rossetti<BR>-- Gerard Manley Hopkins<BR>-- Thomas Hardy<BR>-- William Butler Yeats<BR>-- and many other Victorian poets<P>This volume also includes such poem sequences in their entirety as Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnets from the Portuguese, George Meredith's Modern Love, and Augusta Webster's Mother and Daughter. With an illuminating Introduction, cross-referencing indexes, and complete biographical and textual notes, The Penguin Book of Victorian Verse is the ideal anthology for general readers and students alike.

Table of Contents

The Penguin Book of Victorian Verse Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Prelude: To Victoria

(i) Anonymous: Queen Victoria (1837)

(ii) Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-61): from Crowned and Wedded (1840)

(iii) Thomas Cooper (1805-92): from The Purgatory of Suicides (1845)

(iv) Alfred Tennyson (1809-92): To the Queen (1851)

(v) A. E. Housman (1859-1936): 1887

(vi) Mary Montgomerie Lamb (1843-1905): Victoria, 21st June 1887

(vvii) Thomas Hardy (1840-1928): V. R. 1819-1901

William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

1. "Hark! 'tis the Thrush, undaunted, undeprest"

2. Upon the Sight of the Portrait of a Female Friend

3. "Near Anio's stream, I spied a gentle Dove"

4. "So fair, so sweet, withal so sensitive"

5. On the Projected Kendal and Windermere Railway

6. "The unremitting voice of nightly streams"

7. Sonnet (To an Octogernarian)

Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864)

8. "Along this coast I led the vacant Hours"

9. "Where alders rise up dark and dense"

10. "The leaves are falling; so am I"

11. To a Cyclamen

12. Plays

13. Cottage Left for London

14. Malvolio

15. The Duke of York's Statue

16. "I strove with none, for none was worth my strife"

William Stewart Rose (1775-1843)

17. Sonnet ("On a December's morn, nor dim nor dark")

Ebenezer Elliott (1781-1849)

18. British Rural Cottages in 1842

19. Will It Rain?

20. "Not die? Who saith that Nature cannot die?"

Leigh Hunt (1784-1859)

21. The Fish, the Man, and the Spirit

22. Rondeau ("Jenny kiss'd me when we met")

Bryan Waller Procter (1787-1874)

23. The Sexes

John Clare (1793-1864)

24. The Gipsy Camp

25. "The red bagged bee on never weary wing"

26. "The thunder mutters louder and more loud"

27. "Look through the naked bramble and black thorn"

28. "I am - yet what I am, none cares or knows"

29. An Invite to Eternity

30. The Shepherd Boy

Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847)

31. Abide with Me

Hartley Coleridge (1796-1849)

32. "Think upon Death, 'tis good to think of Death"

33. The Larch Grove

James Henry (1798-1876)

34. "Breathe not a murmur thou of querulous"

35. Man's Universal Hymn

36. "The human skull is of deceit"

37. "The son's a poor, wretched, unfortunate creature"

William Thom (?1798-1848)

38. Whisperings for the Unwashed

Thomas Hood (1799-1845)

39. The Song of the Shirt

Mary Howitt (1799-1888)

40. The Dor-Hawk

Sir Henry Taylor (1800-1886)

41. To the Author's Wife

William Barnes (1801-86)

42. Evenen in the Village

43. To Me

Richard Hill Sandys (1801-92)

44. The Schoolboy at Home

Letitia Elizabeth Landon (1802-38)

45. Gossipping

46. The Marriage Vow

47. The Power of Words

Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-49)

48. Dream-Pedlary

49. A Night-Scene

50. The Phantom-Wooer

51. Song on the Water

52. The Slight and Degenerate Nature of Man

Robert Stephen Hawker (1803-75)

53. The Cornish Emigrant's Song

James Clarence Mangan (1803-49)

54. Siberia

Samuel Laman Blanchard (1804-45)

55. A Song of Contradictions

R. E. Egerton-Warburton (1804-91)

56. Past and Present

Charles Whitehead (1804-62)

57. "A type of human life this forest old"

George Outram (1805-56)

58. The Annuity

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-61)

59. Sonnets from the Portuguese

60. The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point

61. Mother and Poet

62. My Heart and I

Thomas Miller (1807-74)

63. The Ant-Lion

Charles Turner (1808-79)

64. A Brilliant Day

65. A Photograph on the Red Gold

66. Joy Came from Heaven

67. Wind on the Corn

68. Welsh Lucy

Edward Fitzgerald (1809-83)

69. Rub&aacute;iy&aacute;t of Omar Khayy&aacute;m

Thomas Gordon Hake (1809-95)

70. Unrest

John Hanmer (1809-91)

71. To an Eagle

72. Poetry by the Way-Side

Alfred Tennyson (1809-92)

73. The Lady of Shalott

74. "Break, break, break"

75. Ulysses

76. Tithonus

77. Audley Court

78. Morte d'Arthur

79. The Eagle

Songs from The Princess:

80. "Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean"

81. "Now sleeps the crimson petal, now the white"

82. from In Memoriam

83. The Charge of the Light Brigade

84. from Maud

85. In the Valley of Cauteretz

86. The Voyage of Maeldune

87. Crossing the Bar

Alfred Domett (1811-87)

88. Invisible Sights

William Bell Scott (1811-90)

89. The Witch's Ballad

90. Silence

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-63)

91. The Three Sailors

Robert Browning (1812-89)

92. My Last Duchess

93. Waring

94. The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church

95. Home-Thoughts, from Abroad

96. The Lost Leader

97. Fra Lippo Lippi

98. A Toccata of Galuppi's

99. "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came"

100. Andrea del Sarto

101. A Grammarian's Funeral

102. Two in the Campagna

103. Youth and Art

104. Caliban upon Setebos

105. Never the Time and the Place

106. Pan and Luna

107. Spring Song

108. Prologue (to Asolando)

109. Dubiety

110. Speculative

Eliza Cook (1812-89)

111. On Seeing a Bird-Catcher

Edward Lear (1812-88)

112. "There was an Old Man with a beard"

113. "There was an Old Man in a tree"

114. "There was a Young Lady of Tyre"

115. "There was an Old Man who said, 'Hush'!"

116. "There was an Old Man of Cape Horn"

117. "There was an Old Person of Cromer"

118. "There was an Old Person of Troy"

119. "There was an Old Person of Tring"

120. "Tehre was an Old Man on some rocks"

121. The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

122. The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo

W. E. Aytoun (1813-65)

123. La Mort D'Arthur

Charlotte Bront&euml; (1816-55)

124. Diving

125. On the Death of Emily Jane Bront&euml;

Shirley Brooks (1816-74)

126. The Mud-Fish

Emily Bront&euml; (1818-48)

127. Remembrance

128. "High waving heather 'neath stormy blasts bending"

129. "The night is darkening round me"

130. "I'm happiest when most away"

131. "How still, how happy! those are words"

132. "Upon her soothing breast"

133. "No coward soul is mine"

Emily Bront&euml; or Charlotte Bront&euml;

134. "Often rebuked, yet always back returning"

Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-61)

135. Amours de Voyage

George Eliot (1819-80)

136. Brother and Sister

Ernest Jones (1819-68)

137. The Factory Town

Charles Kingsley (1819-75)

138. The Poetry of a Root Crop

139. Airly Beacon

140. A Lament

141. The Last Buccaneer

Anne Bront&euml; (1820-49)

142. Song ("We know where deepest lies the snow")

Anne Evans (1820-70)

143. Over!

Jean Ingelow (1820-97)

144. "Wake, baillie, wake! the crafts are out"

145. Loss and Waste

Ebenezer Jones (1820-60)

146. High Summer

147. The Poet's Death

Menella Bute Smedley (1820-77)

148. A Bird's-Eye View

Dora Greenwell (1821-82)

149. A Scherzo

150. A Valentine

Frederick Locker-Lampson (1821-95)

151. Beggars

Matthew Arnold (1822-88)

152. The Sick King in Bokhara

153. To Marguerite - Continued

154. Resignation

155. Dover Beach

156. Lines Written in Kensington Gardens

157. Revolutions

158. Philomela

159. Rugby Chapel

160. Growing Old

Robert Leighton (1822-69)

161. The Bunch of Larks

Eliza Ogilvy (1822-1912)

162. A Nightmare

William Johnson Cory (1823-92)

163. [Heraclitus]

Coventry Patmore (1823-96)

164. The Wife's Tragedy

165. Departure

166. The Toys

167. Magna Est Veritas

168. A London Fete

William Brighty Rands (1823-82)

169. Lilliput Levee

William Caldwell Roscoe (1823-59)

170. By the Seashore

William Allingham (1824-89)

171. "By and by, we shall meet"

172. Writing

173. In Snow

174. The Fairy King

175. "Everything passes and vanishes"

Sydney Thompson Dobell (1824-74)

176. The Wounded

177. The Botanist's Vision

Walter C. Smith (1824-1908)

178. Found and Lost

Adelaide Anne Proctor (1825-64)

179. Envy

Henry Septimus Sutton (1825-1901)

180. Man

181. Who Shall Deliver?

182. A Love-Letter

Mortimer Collins (1827-76)

183. Hartley Coleridge

Emily Pfeiffer (1827-90)

184. Triolet

Elizabeth Charles (1828-96)

From The Unnamed Women

185. I ("The hand that might have drawn aside")

George Meredith (1828-1909)

186. Modern Love

Arthur Munby (1828-1910)

187. The Serving Maid

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-82)

188. The Blessed Damozel

189. Nuptial Sleep

190. A Superscription

191. He and I

Alexander Smith (1829-67)

192. Glasgow

T. E. Brown (1830-97)

193. A Sermon at Clevedon

Sebastian Evans (1830-1909)

194. What the Trumpeter Said

Christina G. Rossetti (1830-94)

195. Goblin Market

196. Monna Innominata

197. An Old-World Thicket

198. Forget Me Not

199. Spring Quiet

200. Song ("When I am dead, my dearest")

201. Song ("Oh roses for the flush of youth")

202. Remember

203. From the Antique

204. "These All Wait Upon Thee"

205. A Wish

206. May

207. In an Artist's Studio

208. Fata Morgana

209. Introspective

210. In the Round Tower at Jhansi, June 8, 1857

211. A Birthday

212. Winter: My Secret

213. "The Heart Knoweth Its Own Bitterness"

214. Up-Hill

215. Song ("Two doves upon the selfsame branch")

216. A Dirge

217. An "Immurata" Sister

218. A Christmas Carol

219. from Sing-Song

220. My Mouse

221. "Summer Is Ended"

222. Pastime

223. A Frog's Fate

*Anonymous

224. Johnny Sands

225. The Way to Live

C. S. Calverley (1831-84)

226. Peace

Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton (1831-91)

227. Seaward

Lewis Carroll (1832-98)

228. Jabberwocky

229. The Walrus and the Carpenter

Joseph Skipsey (1832-1903)

230. "Get Up!"

231. The Stars Are Twinkling

232. Mother Wept

233. A Golden Lot

Richard Watson Dixon (1833-1900)

234. Dream

235. The Mystery of the Body

236. Song ("The feathers of the willow")

William Morris (1834-96)

237. The Haystack in the Floods

238. Echoes of Love's House

239. Pomona

James Thomson (1834-82)

240. The City of Dreadful Night

Alfred Austin (1835-1913)

241. "Give me October's meditative haze"

Sir Alfred Comyns Lyall (1835-1911)

242. Badminton

John Leicester Warren, Lord de Tabley (1835-95)

243. On a Portrait of Sir John Suckling

244. The Study of a Spider

245. The Knight in the Wood

246. The Pilgrim Cranes

247. Lines to a Lady-Bird

Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-79)

248. Under the Surface

Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909)

249. A Match

250. A Cameo

251. The Sundew

252. The Garden of Proserpine

253. Love and Sleep

254. Ilicet

255. A Rhyme

Augusta Webster (1837-94)

256. Mother and Daughter

David Gray (1838-61)

257. The Brooklet

John Todhunter (1839-1916)

258. Rain

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

259. Friends Beyond

260. Neutral Tones

261. Her Dilemma

262. "I look into my glass"

263. The Dream Drummer [Drummer Hodge]

264. In the Old Theatre, Fiesole

265. Rome: At the Pyramid of Cestius near the Graves of Shelley and Keats

266. Lausanne: In Gibbon's Old Garden: 11-12 p.m.

267. An August Midnight

268. The Darkling Thrush

269. The Ruined Maid

270. The Respectable Burgher

271. The Self-Unseeing

272. De Profundis I [In Tenebris I]

Harriet Eleanor Hamilton King (1840-1920)

273. A Dream Maiden

Cosmo Monkhouse (1840-1901)

274. A Ballad of a Shield

Mathilde Blind (1841-96)

275. On Reading the "Rub&aacute;iyat" of Omar Khayyam

George Augustus Simcox (1841-1905)

276. In the Jacquerie

Edward Dowden (1843-1913)

277. The Pool

Mary Montgomerie Lamb (1843-1905)

278. "For One Man's Pleasure"

Robert Bridges (1844-1930)

279. On a Dead Child

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-89)

280. Heaven-Haven

281. Spring and Fall

282. The Windhover

283. Pied Beauty

284. Spelt from Sibyl's Leaves

285. "As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame"

286. That Nature Is a Heraclitean Fire and of the Comfort of the Resurrection

287. "No worst, there is none"

288. "Repeat that, repeat"

289. "It was a hard thing to undo this knot"

Caroline, Lady Lindsay (1844-1912)

290. Of a Bird-Cage

Alexander Anderson (1845-1909)

291. Railway Dreamings

L. S. Bevinton (1845-95)

292. "Egoisme &agrave; Deux"

293. One More Bruised Heart!

William Canton (1845-1926)

294. The Haunted Bridge

295. The Crow

Eugene Lee-Hamilton (1845-1907)

296. A Snails' Derby

"Michael Field" (Katherine Harris Bradley, 1846-1914, and Edith Emma Cooper, 1862-1913)

297. L'Indifferent

298. "A curling thread"

299. Cyclamens

300. Irises

301. "It was deep April, and the morn"

James Logie Robertson (1846-1922)

302. The White Winter - Hughie Snawed Up

303. A Back-Lying Farm

Alice Meynell (1847-1922)

304. The Modern Mother

305. A Dead Harvest

306. Parentage

307. Renouncement

308. Cradle-Song at Twilight

Digby Mackworth Dolben (1848-67)

309. Sister Death

W. E. Henley (1849-1903)

From In Hospital

310. Waiting

311. Interior

312. Music

313. Discharged

314. Back-View

315. To W. R.

316. "On the way to Kew"

William Larminie (1849-1900)

317. The Nameless Doon

Philip Bourke Marston (1850-87)

318. Speechless

319. Grief's Aspects

320. After

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94)

321. The Light-Keeper

322. "Love - what is love? A great and aching heart"

From A Child's Garden of Verses

323. Bed in Summer

324. At the Seaside

325. Whole Duty of Children

326. Rain

327. Singing

328. The Land of Nod

* "Caerleon" (fl. 1876- ?)

329. "Aeschylus Homer and Shakespeare, souls"

F. B. Money-coutts (1852-1923)

330. The Commonest Lot

Epitaphs

331. A Fair Woman

332. An Infant

William Renton (1852-? [after 1905])

333. The Foal

334. Peat Cutting

335. The Fork of the Road

336. Spring Floods

* May Probyn (fl. 1878- ?)

337. A M&eacute;salliance

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

338. Les Ballons

339. Symphony in Yellow

340. The Harlot's House

*James Chapman Woods (fl. 1879-1931)

341. Fate

Jane Barlow (1857-1917)

342. Honey-Harvest

John Davidson (1857-1909)

343. Thirty Bob a Week

344. A Labourer's Wife

345. New Year's Day

A. Mary F. Robinson (1857-1944)

346. Neurasthenia

347. Twilight

Constance Naden (1858-89)

348. Christ, The Nazarene

Edith Nesbit (1858-1924)

349. On Dit

Dollie Radford (1858-1920)

350. From the Suburbs

Sir William Watson (1858-1935)

351. The Play of "King Lear"

352. Byron the Voluptuary

353. The Metropolitan Underground Railway

A. E. Housman (1859-1936)

354. "Loveliest of trees, the cherry now"

355. "When I was one-and-twenty"

356. "It nods and curtseys and recovers"

357. "Others, I am not the first"

358. "Into my heart an air that kills"

359. "Far in a western brookland"

360. "I hoed and trenched and weeded"

J. K. Stephen (1859-92)

361. Poetic Lamentation on the Insufficiency of Steam Locomotion in the Lake District

362. England and America

Francis Thompson (1859-1907)

363. At Lord's

364. The End of It

365. Daphne

Rosamund Marriott Watson (1860-1911)

366. Aubade

Mary E. Coleridge (1861-1907)

367. Winged Words

368. L'Oiseau Bleu

369. Marriage

370. "Night is fallen within, without"

371. The White Women

May Kendall (1861-1943)

372. Lay of the Trilobite

Amy Levy (1861-89)

373. Epitaph (on a Commonplace Person Who Died in Bed)

A. C. Benson (1862-1925)

374. Thomas Gray

375. The Ant-Heap

Sir Henry Newbolt (1862-1938)

376. Gillespie

Robert Fuller Murray (1863-94)

377. A Ballad of Refreshment

378.

Victor Plarr (1863-1929)

379. The Solitaries

380. The Imperial Prayers

381. On Change of Opinions

382. Twilight-Piece

383. Epitaphium Citharistriae

384. Shadows

385. At Citoyenne Tussaud's

Stephen Phillips (1864-1915)

386. "O thou art put to many uses, sweet!"

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

387. Danny Deever

388. Tommy

389. The Widow at Windsor

390. Mandalay

W. B. Yeats (1865-1939)

391. An Old Song Re-Sung [Down by the Salley Gardens]

392. The Lake Isle of Innisfree

393. The Sorrow of Love

394. Breasal the Fisherman [The Fish]

395. The Song of Wandering Aengus

396. Aedh Laments the Loss of Love [The Lover Mourns for the Loss of Love]

397. The Valley of the Black Pig

398. Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven [He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven]

399. The Fiddler of Dooney

Arthur Symons (1865-1945)

400. The Absinthe Drinker

John Gray (1866-1934)

401. Song of the Seedling

402. The Vines

403. Spleen

Ernest Dowson (1867-1900)

404. Vitae Summa Brevis Spem Nos Vetat Incohare Longam

405. Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae Sub Regno Cynarae

406. Spleen

407. To William Theodore Peters on His Renaissance Cloak

Lionel Johnson (1867-1902)

408. By the Statue of King Charles at Charing Cross

409. The Dark Angel

410. Love's Ways

George William Russell (1867-1935)

411. The Mid-World

Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)

412. As I Walked Through London

Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953)

413. The Dodo

414. The Marmozet

415. The Camelopard

416. The Llama

Biographical and Textual Notes

Subject Index

Index of Proper Names

Index of Poets

Index of Titles

Index of First Lines

Permissions

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ISBN:
9780140445787
Editor:
Karlin, Daniel
Editor:
Karlin, Daniel
Author:
Macbeth, George
Author:
Various
Author:
Karlin, Daniel
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
English poetry (collections)
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
English poetry
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Subject:
English poetry -- 19th century.
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Edition Description:
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Series Volume:
105-213
Publication Date:
19990631
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