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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 59

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Author

Opie, Amelia (nee Alderson, 1769-1853).

Title

Lays for the dead.

Imprint

London : Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, Paternoster Row, 1834.

Physical description

12mo (174mm), viii,144p.

Engraved frontispiece. Original grey boards, uncut, spine worn, front cover loose.

Call number

WPRP 59.

Citation

Jackson, Annals of English Verse, p. 580; Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 248.

Notes

Includes Preface.
 
Contains 'On the death of Reginald Heber, bishop of Calcutta'. Amelia Opie (1769-1853), novelist and poet.
 
Illustration with caption from the author:
 
"Still on!" cried the Voice, and surrounding his Altar,
Trichinopoly’s sons hail’d the labour of love.

Epigraph

none

Online copies

Hathi Trust

Contents

 

Dirge on the death of Capt. C.W. Thompson

1

Lines addressed to a departed friend

7

To the Spirit of -----

11

Lines on the death of two brothers

12

On the anniversary of the birth-day of Ollyett Woodhouse

16

Stanzas on the death of the same

19

On the anniversary of a funeral, 1832

22

In memory of my mother

26

On the funeral of ---------

29

In memory of a dear young friend

32

Lines supposed to be addressed by a Brazilian to the messenger bird

34

The shipwreck

37

A lament

40

On the sudden death of a beautiful child

43

Lines on the death of an aged friend

45

On the death of a Lady

47

On the death of Reginald Heber, bishop of Calcutta

50

On the death of a bride

55

Epitaph on an amiable individual in humble life

58

Lines written in an album after the death of its owner

59

On the Christmas of 1830

63

To ------ on the death of her mother

67

Address to a dying friend

69

Epitaph on a mother and daughter

72

Tributary lines, part the first

74

----------------- part the second

75

On the death of a near relation

78

On the same

79

On the death of a child

80

On seeing the statue of Dr. Alderson, of Hull

82

The parent’s chant of thanksgiving

84

In memory of -----

87

Remembrance

90

To a departed friend

91

On the portraits of deceased relatives and friends which hang around me;--

Introductory lines

93

Portrait the first

95

Portrait the second

97

Portrait the third

99

Portrait the fourth

101

Portrait the fifth

103

Portrait the sixth

105

On a luminous sea

107

The last letter

111

On Cuvier

115

In memory of the Viscount G---y

117

On a dear friend, lately deceased

119

Sketches of St. Michael’s Mount;--

The Argument

123

Sketch the first

125

Sketch the second

131

Sketch the third

133

Sketch the fourth

136

The skeleton

139