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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 32

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Author

Hart, Mary Kerr.

Title

Heath blossoms: or, poems written in obscurity and seclusion. With a memoir of the author.

Imprint

Ballingdon : printed by W. Hill and sold by Baldwin and Cradock, Paternoster Row ; Deck, Shalders, Hunt and Piper, Ipswich ; Deck, Bury ; Hardacre, Hadleigh ; Loder, Woodbridge ; and Smith, Edinburgh. n.d. [1830?].

Physical description

8vo (219mm), 144p. Frontispiece printed in brown on glazed paper. With a list of subscribers. Original boards, cloth spine, paper label.

Call number

WPRP 32.

Citation

Jackson, Annals of English Verse, p. 552; Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 147; CtY,ICN,IU in NUC.

Notes

Includes Dedication, Introduction, Memoir of the Author, and List of Subscribers.

Epigraph

Epigraph, source not listed:
 
When Earth lies parch’d by solar pow’r,
How welcome is cool Ev’ning’s hour;
As welcome, when to grief is given
Compassion’s tear &endash; the dew of Heav’n.

Online copies

Hathi Trust

Digital copy and transcription at UC Davis

Contents

 

SKETCH

29

Lavenham Church

37

Early Youth

39

School Friendship

41

Lines in my Prayer Book

43

The Suckling

44

Compassion

47

Enigma

48

The Finished Coxcomb

49

The Halcyon Nest

52

Hedge Blossoms

54

On Visiting Brenteleigh Hall

57

To the Lady who Educated Me

60

The Tear of Gratitude

62

A Walk to Cornard

64

A Definition

66

The Blackbird’s Note

67

To the Moon

69

The Suicide’s Grave

70

To ---------

72

Written in Illness, and a prospect of Death

73

Oh! happy, ‘ere surrendered quite

75

Byron! Where is He!

76

The Vine

77

The Tear on a Widow’s Cheek

79

The Dimmed Star

80

TO ---------

82

It is Well!

84

Music

86

Written during my Son’s Illness

87

La Feuille

88

The Translation

89

It came like the Music, &c.

90

The Hearts-ease

91

Twilight

93

To Miss Bird

95

To a Coxcomb

96

To a Person, &c. *c.

98

The Tear

99

Enigma

100

Sir Scythe

101

Enigma

104

To a Ruin

105

Lines on a Lock of Miss Byron’s Hair

106

Answer to a Letter

108

To the diminutive Mademoiselle De M------

109

Acrostic

110

Enigme

111

To W.M., Esq.

112

To the Head of a Noble Family

115

To ---------

116

Enigme

117

To an Enemy

118

To my Pillow

121

The Miller’s Boy

123

Lines on James Reed, Esq., of Ipswich

126

Years----years ago, a sad farewell

128