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Individual Item Contents: WPRP 87

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Author

Acton, Eliza (1799-1859)

Title

Poems.

Imprint

Ipswich : Printed and published by R. Deck. 1826.

Physical description

8vo(174mm), xx,140p.

Half title. Original boards, blue cloth spine, paper label, uncut. WPRP 87.

Call number

WPRP 87.

Citation

Jackson, Annals of English Verse, p. 523; NN, CtY in NUC.

Notes

Eliza Acton was the daughter of John Acton, a brewer, of Hastings and later of Ipswich. She produced several works on cookery, one of which, Modern Cookery, went through many editions. These poems appear to be her earliest work. Among the subscribers to the volume are the East Anglia poets Richard Cobbold and Miss Flowerdew.

Includes Subscribers List.

Epigraph

None.

Online copies

Hathi Trust

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Digital copy and transcription at UC Davis

Contents

ON THE DEATH OF MAJOR WHITEFOORD  

1

TWILIGHT

4

TO ANNA

6

WHERE, OH! WHERE, ON HIS RESTLESS WING, &c  

8

GERTRUDE  

10

TO A FRIEND, WITH A PYRUS JAPONICA  

12

TO   *****

14

SONG, I AM SO WEARY, LOVE!  

17

SONG, IN BEAUTY'S DWELLING ALL THINGS FAIR  

19

LINES WRITTEN IN ALBUMS, TO CAROLINE  

21

TO CATHARINE  

24

TO ELIZA D.  

25

TO MARY  

27

I KNOW HOW VAIN IT IS TO MOURN  

28

TO * * * * *  

29

TO H.B. * * * * * * * * * *  

30

THE GRAVE  

32

PORTRAIT  

33

NAY TWINE THE HEATH-FLOW'R WILD FOR ME  

35

L'ABANDONNÈ

37

TO SUSANNA, FEBRUARY, 1824  

40

THE LOVER'S SONG  

42

I LINGER OFT BENEATH THY RAY  

45

CHIEFTAIN'S SONG  

47

TO ------------- ------------------ SUPPOSED TO BE WRITTEN AT THE

TOMB OF HIS PARENTS  

48

ON APPROACHING PARIS, 1826  

52

TAKE BACK THY RING  

55

SONG, LET ME SIT IN THE TWILIGHT HOUR ALONE  

57

ADINE  A FRAGMENT  

58

ON THE DEATH OF ELLEN SHARP, 1822  

60

THAT VOICE CAME O'ER ME  

63

OH! I AM WEARY OF A WORLD  

64

IT WERE DISHONOURING NOW  

66

YES! THOU ART LIKE THE BLASTING BREATH  

69

SONG, GIVE ME GAY MUSIC!  

70

TO THE WILD HEATH-FLOWER  

71

FORGIVE THEE!--YES  

74

STANZAS, I LOVE IN LONELINESS TO STAND AFAR  

76

THE SOLDIER'S BRIDE TO HER HUSBAND  

77

"JE VAIS TE QUITTER SÈGOUR AIMÈ"

79

GO, COLD AND FICKLE TRIFLER!  

81

VENICE  

83

TO THOSE WHO HAVE HAD FEW TIES TO BIND THE SOUL TO

EARTH  

85

STANZAS, GIVE ME THE LONELIEST SPOT ON EARTH  

87

COME TO MY GRAVE  

89

NAY! TAKE THE ROSE  

91

TO --------- -------------  

93

THE LAST SONG, 'TIS RUIN ALL!  

95

WHERE ART THOU LOVE!  

97

YES LEAVE ME  

98

SONG, I TURN FROM PLEASURES WITCHING TONE  

100

A SKETCH  

101

WHEN THE BEAUTIFUL STAR OF THE WEST MOVES ON  

104

REVENGE  

105

SONG, THOU SHALT KNOW MY LOVE BY HIS EAGLE-EYE  

107

ON SEEING A ROSE IN A GLASS OF WATER  

108

A SHADOW, DARK AS DEATH  

109

I LOVE THEE  

110

LE TRISTE ADIEU  

113

STANZAS, I SAW THEE WORTHLESS AND VILE  

117

LINES WRITTEN ABROAD  

119

CARDS OF FORTUNE  

123