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Author

Beverley, Charlotte.

Title

Poems on miscellaneous subjects, composed and selected by Charlotte Beverley.

Printing and distribution

Hull, 1792. Printed for E. Foster, Bookseller, and sold by C. Dilly, Poultry, London : J. Todd ; and Wilson, Spence and Mawman, York. [1792].

Physical description

8.[3-7],8-247,[15]p. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title page. With a list of subscribers. Contemporary half calf, red label.

Notes

Contains 'Verses on the death of Captain Cook, inscribed to Miss Seward'. Charlotte Beverley (fl.1792). "The light poems are generally more successful than the serious ones, which are inert and stylized. Several are concerned with the poor, destitute and outcast - for example "The Dying Prostitute." See Janet Todd, A Dictionary of British and American Writers 1660-1800, p. 49.

Call number

WPRP 6.

Citation

Jackson, Annals of English Verse, p. 177.

Notes

Includes List of Subscribers.

Epigraph

Two illustrations with captions from the author:
 
Take hence the wretch &endash; and to the ship convey,
But tell the negro I require his stay!
 
Close where it stop’d they enter and adore.

Online copies

Hathi Trust

Contents

 

PREFACE

3

Acrostic for Miss Beverley on her intended Publication

5

On Happiness

7

Verses on some falling Blossoms, written in the year 1760.

9

A Ballad

10

Ode on Friendship

18

Verses by a Lady, to the Memory of the best of Parents

21

The Captive

28

The Vision, as versified from the Preceptor, vide p. 15

31

A Wish

36

Extempore on reading the above

38

Extempore on receiving the Lady’s proposals for publishing

39

An Elegy on the death of a young Lady who died thro’ unskillful treatment, written by the sea-side 1789

40

Verses written by a Lady on her Son’s receiving a wound from a Pistol which he had in his pocket

43

On a first-born Infant

45

To the Memory of the best of Brothers, once Captain of the Beaver’s Prize, lost off St. Lucia October 11, 1780

47

A Ballad

51

Verses on the absence of a favourite young Gentleman

53

Verses on the departure of a Lady from her Friend, to the Authoress

54

The dying Prostitute

60

The Dream

63

Verses by a young Lady a few Days before her Death

64

Extempore on receiving a Letter of Raillery on an intended Journey

66

On the word Love

70

Hope, from Strephon to Delia

ib.

The Answer, from Delia to Strephon

71

To a Friend

72

A Paraphrase on the 2d Chapter of St. Matthew

77

Extempore on being desired to write some Verses on a Friend’s birth-day

82

An Elegiac Address to an empty purse

85

To Miss B----------y

91

Ænigma 1st,

93

Ænigma 2d,

ib.

Ænigma 3d,

ib.

Ænigma 4th,

94

Ænigma 5th,

ib.

Ænigma 6th,

ib.

Ænigma 7th,

95

Ænigma 8th,

ib.

Ænigma 9th,

ib.

Ænigma 10th,

96

Ænigma 11th,

ib.

An Apology for Vagrants from a Country Justice

97

Protection of the Poor

98

Continuation of the fame

99

A Sonnet

102

Another

103

To Care

104

Verses on the Death of Capt. Cook, inscribed to Miss Seward

106

The faithful Negroe, an Elegiac Fragment

109

Anna, an Elegiac Character

113

Monody to the Memory of a young Lady, (from Mr. Dodfley’s Collection)by Mr. Shaw

116

Lines addressed to a beautiful young Woman who made her first Appearance on the Stage in the Character of Louisa Dudley in the West Indian

116

The Day of Judgment, an Ode, attempted in English Sapphick

132

Launching into Eternity

135

A Moral Thought

136

To Myrtillis. The New-year’s offering

138

The Rake

142

Life, and Ode

144

An Epitaph

147

The Ignorance of Man

148

Liberty, an Elegy, feign’d to be written from the happy Vale of Ambara

151

The Tears of Old May Day

156

An original Poem, written in the ruins of an ancient Abbey

162

November, an Elegy

166

A Song

173

The Complaint, an Elegy

174

The Honest Lawyer

179

Knowledge, an Ode

180

The Wanderer

192

the Enthusiast, an Ode

200

Expostulation

206

Lines on reading an account of a Friend’s Death in the News Paper

215

On the Death of Cornet B.

217

On a Goldfinch starved to Death in his Cage

219

The Furies, a Fable

220

Life, an Ode

224

Verses addressed to a Lady on her Marriage

226

A Tale of Chlorinda

229

An Ode to Ambition

235

Another to Contentment

238