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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 146

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Author

Sawyer, Anna.

Title

Poems on various subjects. With notes, historical and explanatory.

Imprint

Birmingham: printed for the author; by Swinney and Hawkins, 1801.

Physical description

8vo in 4s (198mm), viii,9-84,[8]p. Half title. Fine vignette on title. With a list of subscribers. Original wrappers, stabbed as issued.

Call number

WPRP 146.

Citation

Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 288. IU, and ICarbS in NUC. C.L., and O in NSTC.

Notes

Includes Preface, "Address to the British Public," and List of Subscribers.

The poems are mainly topographical and include 'Cheddar', 'Glastonbury Abbey', and 'Kenilworth Castle', three long poems. Also contains 'Sunday Schools', and 'An address to Millers, Badgers, and the whole fraternity of dealers in corn and flour'. Hannah More subscribed for 2 copies. In apologizing to subscribers for hte smallness of the work the editor blames the 'unexpected duty on paper', which caused the author to restrict her original design.

Epigraph

Illustration with epigraph:
Enchanting POESY! who Life’s sharp Thorn
Bid’st many a Rose of fragrant Hue adorn!
Soother of troubled Souls! whose Hand can best
Pour the soft Balm, and heal the wounded Breast.
 
D’isreali’s Defence of Poetry.

Online copies

CU Digital Library

Contents

No Contents page. Includes:

Chedder

9

Lines, Written near Rowberrow, in Somertshire, where the Author lately resided

17

Glasbury Abbey.

21

Lines, Written on seeing my Husband’s Picture, painted when he was young

37

Kenilworth Castle

41

Sunday Schools

56

On the present fashionable Female Dresses

61

Elegy on Mortality

67

An Address to Millers, Badgers, and the whole Fraternity of Dealers in Corn and Flour. [Written soon after the passing the Brown Bread Act]

73

An Invocation to Peace.

81

Additional Stanzas, Written on the Glorious Victory near Copenhagen, April 2nd, 1801

83