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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 25

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Author

Dorset, Catherine Ann Turner, 1750?-1817?).

Title

The Peacock at home; and other poems.

Imprint

London : John Murray. 1809.

Physical description

[2],iv,126,[2]p. advts. Original blue boards, uncut.

Call number

WPRP 25

Citation

Not in Jackson; CBEL,III,3. 1087.

Notes

Includes Preface. An imitation of Roscoe's Butterfly's Ball, first published in 1807 in an edition for children. This is the first edition thus; the author being induced 'to transplant this edition from the nursery to a more honorable station.' Also added are 20 pages of scientific notes and some poems previously published by her sister, Charlotte Smith, in Conversation for the Use of Young Persons.

Epigraph

none

Online copies

Hathi Trust

Digital copy and transcription at UC Davis

Contents

 

The Peacock at Home

3

Notes

23

The Mimosa

45

The Cankered Rose

47

The Glow-Worm

52

The Captive Fly

54

To the Lady-Bird

58

The Humming-Bird

60

The Hot-house Rose

64

The Humble-Bee

67

The Doormouse just taken

71

The Squirrel

74

The Nautilis

78

The Robin’s Petition

81

The Spider

86

The Oriental Apologue

91

Written in Southampton, in 1806

93

To a Friend, who asserted that Life had no Pleasure after early Youth

97

On Wit

99

An Enigma

102

Address to the Moon

106

The Recluse and the Bear

112