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Individual Item Contents: WPRP 17

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Author

Chalmers, Margaret., b. 1758.

Title

Poems, by Margaret Chalmers, Lerwick, Zetland.

Imprint

Newcastle : printed by S. Hodgson, Union-Street. 1813.

Physical description

8vo. viii,160p. Half title. With a list of subscribers. Original blue boards, uncut.

Call number

WPRP 17.

Citation

Jackson, Annals of English Verse, p.370; InU,NjP in NUC.

Notes

 

Contains 'To Walter Scott, Esq. on the Lady of the Lake'.

Margaret Chalmers, born 1758, was the daughter of William Chalmers, a customs officer. She lived in Lerwick in the Shetlands and her family became destitute after the death of her brother at Trafalgar.

Notes

Includes Preface and List of Subscribers.

Epigraph

none

Online copies

Hathi Trust

Google Books

Digital copy and transcription at UC Davis

Contents

 

Ode for the Morning of the British Jubilee, 1809

1

Congratulatory Lines on the Jubilee, humbly addressed to his Majesty

4

Verses on the Jubilee Night at Lerwick

8

The Author’s Address to the Critics

12

On the Expected Return of Lord Collingwood to England

15

Lines addressed to the Princess Elizabeth

18

The Rose of the Rock

21

On the Banks of the Esk

26

The Sufferings of Faro-Part I.

31

--------------------------- Part II.

34

To the Muses

38

To Eliza

39

Verses in humble imitation of Burns

44

Johnsmas

51

To Walter Scott, Esq. on the Lady of the Lake

66

A Fireside Vocal Concert

68

On the Death of the Princess Amelia

74

To the autumnal Equinox

77

A Summer Sabbath Morn

80

To a Friend of the Author’s

86

The Fourth of June

88

Lines on the Drawing Room of an intimate Friend of the Author’s

90

Address to the Evening Star

95

To the Memory of Lord Collingwood

98

Description of Sound, near Lerwick

102

Lines to Lady Monat Keith

114

Foula

116

Song

122

Lines, on Seeing an Infant, whose Mother had died in Child-bed, presented at Church for Baptism

124

On an ancient Obelisk

126

To a Niece of the Author’s on her Birth Day

130

Lines, written on the Occasion of a Boat, with six Men, being lost, while prosecuting the Fishery

135

To the Zetland patriotic Society

138

To the united Trades’ Society of Lerwick

140