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Individual Item Contents: WPRP 136

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Author

Landon, Letitia Elizabeth "L.E.L."

Title

The Improvisatrice; and other poems. 1st ed.

Imprint

London : Hurst, Robinson, 1824.

Physical description

Half title, front, engraved title. Uncut in original blue boards, Bookplate of Willm Wagstaff.

Call number

WPRP 136.

Notes

Includes Advertisement.

Epigraph

Two illustrations with captions not listed and epigraph:
 
He heard her prayer with withering look;
Then from unholy herbs he took
A drug, and said it would recover
The lost heart of her faithless lover.
FLORENCE! Fair city of that land
Where the Poet’s lip & the Painter’s hand
Are most divine. -----
It lies not in our power to love or hate,
For will in us is overruled by Fate.
 
Marlowe.

Online copies

Hathi Trust

Contents

 

THE IMPROVISATRICE

1

TALES AND MISCELLANEOUS POEMS.

Rosalie

109

Roland’s Tower

129

The Guerrilla Chief

143

The Bayadere

155

St. George’s Hospital

179

The Deserter

185

Gladesmuir

193

The Minstrel of Portugal

204

The Basque Girl and Henri Quatre

212

The Sailor

219

The Covenanters

227

FRAGMENTS.

The Soldier’s Funeral

235

Lines Written Under a Picture of a Girl Burning a Love-Letter

238

Arion, a Tale

240

Manmadin, the Indian Cupid, Floating Down the Ganges

250

The Female Convict

256

The Painter’s Love

261

Inez

271

The Oak

282

The Violet

284

Change

286

The Grey Cross

289

Crescentius

291

On a Star

295

Home

297

The Emerald Ring, a Superstition

300

Love

302

Love, Hope, and Beauty

304

The Crusader

305

The Warrior, a Sketch

310

Apologue

315

BALLADS.

The Soldier’s Grave

318

Song of the Hunter Bride

322

When Should Lovers Breathe Their Vows?

326