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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 5

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Author

Bath, Elizabeth [1772-1856].

Title

Poems, on various occasions.

Printing and distribution

Bristol : Printed by J. Desmond, at the Mirror-Office, Small-Street. 1806.

Physical description

8vo (155mm),187,[1]p. With a list of subscribers and a table of contents. Contemporary tree calf, black label.

Call number

WPRP 5.

Citation

Jackson, Annals of English Verse, p. 301; Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 23.

Notes

Includes Dedication and Subscribers Names.

Epigraph

none

Online copies

CU Digital Library

Transcription at UC Davis

Contents

No Contents page. Poems include:

Lines on seeing the Friends’ Meeting House, in Bristol, called the Friars, now standing on the site of an ancient Monastery

5

Address to Happiness

11

The Retrospect

14

To the memory of a much-lov’d Sister

15

Evening

17

To Sensibility

19

An Effusion

21

Lines descriptive of the character of an ingenious Youth

24

Reflections of a serious Moment.

27

Written at the Close of Day.

30

An Estimate of the Pleasures of Life.

32

A Summer Evening’s Contemplations.

34

To Echo.

37

On the Æolian Harp.

40

To Religion

42

An Address to Poetry

44

Sonnet to a Butterfly

46

Sonnet

47

Addressed to Emma, on her departure for the Country

48

To Disappointment

50

Lines addressed to a young Friend, during a Visit at the Sea Coast

53

To Hope

58

Lines, chiefly composed during an Evening’s Ramble near the Bristol Hotwells

61

Addressed to a Friend

65

Expectation

67

The Advantages of Resignation.

70

Reflections in a Burial Ground.

73

An Effusion

77

Sonnet I.

81

Sonnet II.

82

Sonnet III. to Infancy

83

Sonnet IV. Description of Apathy.

84

Sonnet V.

85

Sonnet VI. to a Pen.

86

Sonnet VII. addressed to Emma.

87

On the fading Enjoyments of Time.

88

To the Rainbow.

91

Sonnet to the Violet.

93

Sonnet on Spring

94

Address to Solitude

95

Written by Moonlight.

99

Lines written on seeing a Spider spinning his Web.

102

Absence.

104

On Death

107

To the Bee.

110

To a Sheet of Paper.

112

On Poverty.

114

On reading some elegant Commendations of a Character, to which they were not appropriate.

116

Written on New Year’s Day.

118

Imagination’s Picture

120

To Charity

122

To Conscience.

124

Address to Beauty

125

False Friendship delineated.

127

Written in Condemnation of Satire

130

A Fragment

132

To Modesty

134

To Memory..

136

Description of a great Character

138

On Silence.

141

A Fragment.

143

Written on the receipt of a Letter from a Friend.

146

Sonnet to the Willow.

148

Sonnet.

149

On seeing the Portrait of a Friend.

150

Lines on the sudden Death of a Friend.

151