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Individual Item Contents: WPRP 41

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Author

Hunter, Anne, Mrs. John. (nee Home, 1770-1844).

Title

Poems.

Imprint

London : Printed for T. Payne. 1802.

Physical description

viii,122,[2]p. Errata. Marbled boards, rebacked.

Call number

WPRP 41.

Citation

Jackson, Annals of English Verse. p. 264; CBEL, II, 2027.

Notes

Anne Home, afterwards, Hunter, 1742-1821, described in NUC as "Supposed author of 'The Death Song of the Cherokee Indians'." Contains "To the Memory of Chatterton," "Elegy to the memory of William Seward," and "The Death Song of the Cherokee Indians," mentioned above. A note to this last poem gives some account of its origins : "The idea of this ballad was suggested several years ago by hearing a gentleman, who had resided several years in America amongst the tribe or nation called the Cherokees, sing a wild air, which he assured me it was customary for these people to chant with a barbarous jargon, implying contempt for their enemies in the moments of torture and death...We look upon the fierce and stubborn courage of the dying Indian with a mixture of respect, pity, and horror; and it is to these sensations excited in the mind of the reader, that the Death Song must owe its effect."

Citation

Jackson, Annals of English Verse. p. 264; CBEL, II, 2027.

Notes

Includes Dedication and "The Author to the Reader."

Epigraph

none

Online copies

Hathi Trust

Digital copy and transcription at UC Davis

Contents

 

November

1

Ode to the Old Year

6

La Douce Chimere

9

Addressed to Mrs. G. of the Priory, Cornwall

13

Ode to Conduit Vale, Blackheath

16

To Mrs. Delainy

18

To the Memory of Chatterton

21

To my Son at School

28 [i.e. 23]

To the Same

26

To the Same

29

To the Same

31

To my Daughter

33

To the Nightingale

35

Carisbrook Castle

39

Notes to Ditto

49

To the Memory of a lovely Infant

55

A Vow of Fortune

58

Laura to Petrarch

60

Laura

63

Sonnet, after the Death of Laura

64

Winter, a sonnet

65

Time

66

To James Barry, Esq.

67

To a Friend on New Year’s Day

69

Elegy to the Memory of William Seward, Esq.

71

Epitaph for my Father

73

The Lamentation of Mary Queen of Scots

75

The Song of the Wandering Lady

77

The Death Song

79

William and Nancy

81

Lelia, of the Maniac’s Song

83

The Genius of the Mountains of Balagata

84

A Ballad of the Eighteenth Century

86

Elegy

91

The Dirge of Amoret

92

Song

93

Song

94

The Farewell

95

Remembrance

96

Songs

97-111

The Roundelay

112

May Day

113

The Song at Maria’s Grave

114