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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 152

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Author

Stockdale, Mary R.

Title

The Effusions of the heart: poems.

Imprint

London:printed for John Stockdale, 1798.

Physical description

pp.160,[4]. Half title. Plate. Subscribers List. 8vo. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards.

Call number

WPRP 152.

Citation

L,AWn,C,O,CtY,IU in ESTC. Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 317. ESTC does not mention the subscribers list present in this copy, however it is possible that this should not be bound here. At the foot of the last leaf is an errata "Error of the Pres--Vide p.168, six following leaves incorrectly pag'd, though properly plac'd." This work ends on p. 160 which strongly suggests that this subscribers list does not belong here.

Bio

Mary R. Stockdale, born in London c.1769, the daughter of the publisher John Stockdale and Mary Ridgeway (also a publisher's daughter). She contributed to the Morning Post from 1811 to 1814 and to The Juvenile Forget-Me-Not in 1829 and 1830.

Notes

Includes Dedication, "To the Reader," and List of Subscribers.

Epigraph

Illustration, source not listed and epigraph:
No fine flowing language There interweave,
The device is expressive and true;
This breast is too honest, my fair, to deceive,
And the rim simply says, ‘I love you’.
Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see,
Thinks what ne’er was, nor is, nor e’er shall be.
In every work regard the writer’s end,
Since none can compass more than they intend;
And if the means be just, the conduct true,
Applause, in spite of trivial faults, is due.
 
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Contents

Henry and Mary. A Tale

17

The Opera House. An Elegy

27

The Turtle Dove. An Elegy

36

An Elegiac Address to the Moon. Written at Midnight

42

The Sigh. A Love Elegy

44

Retrospection. A Pastoral Elegy. Written at Guildford

49

The Question. Concluded with a Wish

54

The Search after Happiness

58

Sorrow

63

Fashion

67

Sleep

68

Absence; or, the Effusions of Friendship. An Elegy

69

Health. Written when dangerously ill

74

Hope

75

Acrostic on the Rev. Sir Adam Gordon, Bart.

78

Fame and Friendship. A Satire. To the same

79

Epithalamium. On the same

82

Elegy on a favorite Linnet, which was in my Possession near Twelve Years

85

Absence. Addressed to Miss H****

90

Consolation. To the same

94

Stanzas to the same. Written on leaving Town to pass some Time with her in the Country

100

Friendship. To the same. Written at Guildford

108

Acrostic to my Father

110

Birthday Stanzas to the best of Mothers

112

Stanzas on the Anniversary of the Marriage of my beloved Parents

114

Epitaph on Elizabeth Haws

117

Hymn to Death

119

An Adieu to the World. A Hymn

120

The Remonstrance. An Ode on His Majesty’s Birthday, June 4, 1797

122

Iris. A Pastoral. Translated from the French of Madame Deshoulieres

128

PASTORALS.

The Happy Cottager

130

The Village Boy

132

The Weeping Willow

134

A Star in Heaven

136

SONGS.

Edmund and Mary

138

Poverty’s Cot

141

Conquest

143

Fidelle; or, the Negro Child

145

SONNETS.

1. To my Mother dangerously ill, Composed in a sleepless hour

147

2. To an Infant Brother, sleeping, while my Father’s Life was despaired of.

148

3. To a tame Goldfinch, now living, which I have had in my Possession near Thirteen Years

149

4. To a Beggar Girl

150

5. To Heart’s-Ease

151

6. To the Love-Apple

152

7. To Music. Occasioned by singing some Verses which I had written

153

8. To Melancholy

154

9. To a Tolling Bell

155

10. To the Inhabitant of a Tomb

156

11. To a Dream

157

12. To Peace

158

13. To Religion

159

14. To Infancy

160