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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 92

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Author

Jewsbury, Maria Jane. afterwards Fletcher. (1800-1833).

Title

Lays of leisure hours.

Imprint

London : J. Hatchard and Son, 1829.

Physical description

pp.xii 189 12mo. Contemporary full calf, black label.

Call number

WPRP 92.

Citation

Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 174.

Notes

This is the third of only four titles by Jewsbury, elder sister of the better-known Manchester novelist Geraldine Jewsbury, and a particular friend of the Wordsworths. Her first work, Phantasmagoria (1825) was dedicated to Wordsworth; he thought very highly of her and in 1829 addressed his poem Liberty to her in return. In 1832 Jewsbury married a clergyman, who was in the service of the East India Company, and sailed for Bombay where she died from cholera in 1833.

Citation:

Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 174.

Notes

Includes Dedication. This is the third of only four titles by Jewsbury.

Epigraph

So hath my spirit passed!
          As a wild bird amidst the foliage turns
That which within him triumphs, beats, or burns,
Into a fleeting lay.
 

Mrs. Hemans.

Online copies

Digital copy and transcription at UC Davis

Contents

 

Invocation to the Spirit of Poesy

1

The First Sacrifice

5

POETICAL PORTRAITS.----I. II. III. IV. V.

16

The Glory of Heights

24

Passing Away

33

Alexander the Great, Weeping

36

Dreams of Heaven

39

Address to Sleep

47

The Aspen Leaf

50

King Herod’s Oath

54

Love’s Likeness

58

To an Absent One

64

Earth and Heaven

67

Faded Flowers

72

World, Hence with thy Baubles

76

Christ Crowned

78

Youth in Age

82

Age in Youth

85

Hamlet on his Bier

87

The Exile’s Heart

90

Stanzas

93

To a Dying Friend

95

To the Same

98

To a Village Church

101

The Bitterness of Death

105

The Bitterness of Death Past

108

I Love Thee Rose

111

The Presence of Evil

114

I am come back to my Bower

116

The Syren World

119

The Altered Heart

121

The Roving Bee

125

The Pearl of Price

128

A Queen’s Grief

130

Where Dwelleth Good?

133

Home! Home!

135

Fancy and Philosophy

138

Adieu! Adieu!

142

The Happy Spirit

144

A Remembered Scene

147

A Maiden’s Fantasy

150

A Summer Eve’s Vision

152

There is None like unto Thee

155

The Wounded Spirit

157

The Resting Place

160

O that I had Wings!

163

The Returning Wanderer

166

They Shall Revive as the Corn

170

Now mine Eye seeth Thee

173

The Dove of the Valley

175

Hymn for a Child

177

To My Own Heart

180

The Hour of Account

186