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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 168

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Author

Colling, Mary Maria.

Title

Fables and other pieces in verse. With some account of the author, in letters to Robert Southey, Esq. Poet Laureate, etc. By Mrs. Bray. 1st ed.

Imprint

London : Longman, 1831

Call Number

WPRP 168

Notes

Includes List of Subscribers.

Physical Description

xix, 178 p. front., port. 22 cm

Citation

Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 83

 

Epigraph

One
Not doom’d to ignorance, though forced to tread,
From childhood up, the ways of poverty;
From unreflecting ignorance preserved,
And from debasement rescued --- By Thy grace
The particle divine remain’d unquench’d.
 

WORDSWORTH

Contents

 

Dedication.

v

POEMS INSERTED IN THE LETTERS.

 

Letter I.

On Creation

10

The Peony and the Laurel

13

Letter II.

The Storm

32

Lines on the Death of my Maternal Grandmother

38

The Birth of Envy

44

To my Dog, Dimpler

47

To R. Southey, Esq.

50

Letter III.

The Bees and the Drone

54

The Shrub and the Mushroom

55

The Ivy and the Myrtle

56

The Rose-bush and the Traveler

58

The Two Foxes

59

The Eagle and the Toad

61

Flora and the Flower

62

The Nettle and the Sunflower

64

The Turkies and the Gander

65

Craft and Snap

68

Moonlight on the Sea-shore

71

A Letter to my Sister Anne

73

The Soldier’s Orphan

76

FABLES.

 

The Poet and the Flower

89

The Ox and the Ass

91

The Flower and the Willow

92

The Hare and the Hound

94

The Snowdrop and the Ivy

95

The Redbreast and the Cuckoo

97

The Monkies and the Apes

99

The Tulip and the Lily

101

The Hound and the House-dog

103

The Oak and the Ivy

104

The Nightingale and the Frog

105

Venus, Minerva, and the Glow-worm

106

The Goat, the Monkey, the Fox, and the Owl

108

The Jessamine and the Ivy

110

The Snake and the Lark

112

The Rose-bush and the Bramble

114

The Moon and the Cloud

116

The Lion and the Mouse

118

The Liburnum and the Bay-tree

119

The Peacock and the Oyster

120

The Faded Rose, the Poppy, and the Bee

122

The Jackal and the Ape

123

The Oak and the Poplar

124

The Owl and the Nightingale

126

The Monkey and the Ass

127

The Fox and the Cow

129

The Violet and the Rose

131

MISCELLANEOUS POEMS.

 

The Rotten Stick

135

The Bay-tree

136

The Pet Lamb (Song)

138

May Day (a Village Dialogue)

139

The Cottage Grandfather

141

The May Showers

143

Morning Twilight

144

The Battle of Waterloo

145

A Mother at the Grave of her Son (Ballad)

147

The Sailor’s Funeral

149

To an Infant sleeping

151

To my Father, with a Present

152

To Miss C. Bedford and Miss M. Beaufort

153

To the Rev. E.A. Bray

154

To Mrs. Bray

155

To my Canary

156

Separation

157

Gratitude

158

Virtue

160

Affection

162

Fortitude

164

The Vanity of Riches

165

From Isaiah

167

Hymn to my Creator

169

Hymn on the Nativity

171

Hymn on the Resurrection

172

Hymn on Heaven

173

The Death of a Christian

175

On the Death of Mrs. Gen. Hughes

176

To the Memory of Colonel Bray

177

Epitaph on an Infant

178