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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 65

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Author

Richardson, Charlotte Caroline (nee Smith, 1775-1850).

Title

Poems written on different occasions, to which is prefixed some account of the author, together with the reasons which have led to their publication, by the editor, Catharine Cappe.

Imprint

Printed by subscription for the benefit of the author.

York : Printed by T. Wilson and R. Spence, High-Ousegate. 1806.

Physical description

xxiv,9-129,[3]p. Advt. leaf. With a list of subscribers. Rebound in grey boards.

Call number

WPRP 65.

Citation

Jackson, Annals of English Verse, p. 301; Cty,InU,CU only in NUC.

Bio

Dr. Aiken, Robert Bloomfield, Mrs. Barbauld, and Miss M. Byron were among those who subscribed. Charlotte Richardson, born at York and trained for domestic service. She remained a servant until 1802 when she married a shoemaker. Two years later he died of consumption and she was left destitute with a young child to care for. She opened a school but was soon forced to give it up. Her poems were published by subscription with the help of Mrs. Newcome Cappe.

Notes

Includes Preface, List of Subscribers, and Advertisement. Dr. Aiken, Robert Bloomfield, Mrs. Barbauld, and Miss M. Byron were among those who subscribed.

Epigraph

none

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Contents

 

ELEGY on the Death of a tender Mother

9

The Orphan’s Prayer

12

Epitaph

14

Prayer for Safety and Protection

15

On Recovery of Sudden Illness

20

Address to Religion

22

On the Consolation to be derived from Religion

24

The Inquiry

27

Ode addressed to the Grey Coat School

31

Paraphrase of Matt. xi. 28

35

Written under great Doubt and Anxiety of Mind, 1801

38

Praise for the Blessings of the Gospel

40

A Valentine, addressed by the Author to A.B.

42

A Valentine to R.R. written extempore

44

To my Acquaintance on her Marriage--accompanied by a small Present

46

Elegy on the Death of Mrs. T. Withers, April, 1802

48

Elegy on the Death of the late Dr. Robert Cappe

52

Invitation to the Sacrament

55

On my Birth-day, March 5, 1803.

59

Addressed during my own severe Illness, to the kindest of Husbands

61

When threatened with an Invasion in the Summer of 1803

63

Paraphrase written in my dear Husband’s last Illness

65

After the Death of my dear Husband, 1804

68

To my Infant Asleep

72

To my dearest Friend M.S. -------, on her Birth-day

75

He Sleeps, 1805

78

Sonnet addressed to Mr. M--------r, June, 1805

82

To Mrs. P-----, North-street

87

The Widow

90

On the Anniversary of our Marriage, Oct. 31, 1805

95

On being slighted by some who had professed lasting Friendship

97

Ode on visiting the Retreat, near York

101

Thanksgiving for the Recovery of my Sick Infant

104

Sonnet to Mr. M-------r.

107

On meeting accidentally with some Drawings coloured by my dear Brother

108

On the Death of Admiral Nelson

109

Subscriber’s Names

113