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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 78

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Author

Tonge, Eliza.

Title

Poetical trifles.

Imprint

Cheltenham : printed and sold by J. J. Hadley, at the Journal Office : and sold by O. Watts. n.d [1832]

Physical description

12mo in 6s (186mm), vi,110p. Half title. Original blue boards, uncut.

Call number

WPRP 78.

Citation

Jackson, Annals of English Verse, p. 569; Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 350; Not in NUC.

Notes

Includes Preface.

Contains "To the memory of William Augustus Bowles, General of the Creek and Cherokee Nations, who died in a Spanish prison on the 25th December, 1805, after having (from an apprehension of poison) subsisted thirty-one days on oranges''.

Epigraph

Happy to rove among poetic flowers,
Though poor in skill to rear them.-----
 
COWPER

Contents

No Contents page. Includes:

The Bohun Upas, or Poison Tree

1

To Adelaide, on her Fifteenth Birth-Day

4

To Mrs. S--------. "Oh Pylades, what’s Life without a Friend."

7

Sonnet-- to May

8

To the Memory of William Augustus Bowles, General of the Creek and Cherokee Nations, Who died in a Spanish prison on the 25th December, 1805, after having (from an apprehension of poison) subsisted thirty-one days on oranges

9

The White Rose: Written in reply to some lines in a periodical publication

10

Reflections In Solitude

12

The Children at Rest. To Mrs. N------.

15

Written on the Tenth Anniversary of a dear Friend’s Visit, After many years absence in India.

17

Invocation

18

A Tale, Written in May, 1819

20

To Madeline, on her Birth Day

23

The Philanthropist

25

Written on the Anniversary of William’s preservation from Shipwreck in the Cabalva, July 1819

26

On Henry’s Recovery From Apprehended Blindness, October, 1819

28

Jeu D’esprit, On the New Marriage Act. Sept. 1822

29

Memory

30

To Blanche, on her Birth Day

31

To Mrs. Be----------. On the Last Day of the Year, 1819

33

To Mary, on Her Birth Day

34

Autumn

36

To the Cuckoo. Written at Cuxham, 1820

37

To Miss R---------, May 1820

39

Evening, May 1820

41

To Emily B---------. On her Birth Day, 1820, Sent in the Name of a Youthful Friend

44

To Madeline, On her Birth Day, December, 1820

46

To Adelaide, on her Birth Day

47

Written in Commemoration of a Visit to Norwood, With dear friends now no more

48

To Mrs. B--------.

50

The Spinster’s Eulogy

52

To the Memory of my William, May 1820

55

Woman

57

A Recollection

58

Light, Written 1822

60

Time

63

To Blanche, on her Birth Day

64

Written on a tempestuous Night in Winter

66

To Henry, on his Birth Day, March 1822. Extempore

67

To Adelaide, on her Birth Day

68

A Welcome to Mary

70

Winter

71

To a dear Friend, on the Death of her Daughter, Written 1822

73

Written on a second sad Anniversary, 1822

75

To Madeline, on her Birth Day

76

The Passing Bell

78

To Madeline, on her Birth Day

79

Written on my own Birth Day

80

A Balance with Time. To Mr. Y-------.

82

To Madeline, on her Birth Day

84

An Appeal to Time

85

To Henry, on his Birth Day, 1825

86

To Mrs. P.

88

To the New Year

92

To Madeline, on her Birth Day, With a Book

94

To the Memory of my Henry, Written in 1828.

95

To Adelaide, On New Year’s Day, 1829, with a Book

97

To -----------. Written 1829

98

Death

99

Home

100

Spring

102

Written in Reply to the above. June 18, 1828

105

Morning: Written March 1830

107

Written at St. Vincent’s Rocks, July 5th, 1830

109