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Author

Hemans, Mrs. Felicia Dorothea.

Title

The Works of Mrs Hemans; with a memoir of her life, by her sister. 1st ed.

Imprint

Edinburgh : William Blackwood & Sons; London : Thomas Cadell

Year of Publication

1839. 7 vols.

Call Number

WPRP 181

Physical Description:

7 v. : ill., ports. ; 18 cm

Citation

Not in Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women; multiple copies in Worldcat.

 

Epigraph

Not for the brightness of a mortal wreath,
Not for a place `mid kingly minstrels dead,
But that, perchance, a faint gale of thy breath,
A still small whisper in my song hath led
One struggling spirit upwards to thy throne,
Or but one hope, one prayer: --- for this alone
I bless thee, O my God!
 
From "A Poet’s Dying Hymn," by MRS HEMANS.

Online copies

Google Books (lacking Volume IV)

Volume I

Volume II

Volume III

Volume V

Volume VI

Volume VII

Contents

CONTENTS OF VOLUME I.

MEMOIR OF MRS HEMANS

1

WALLACE’S INVOCATION TO BRUCE

317

ENGLAND AND SPAIN; or VALOUR AND PATRIOTISM

330


CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.

 

TALES AND HISTORICAL SCENES:--

The Abencerrge

1

Notes to Ditto

56

The Widow of Crescentius

68

Notes to Ditto

90

The Last Banquet of Antony and Cleopatra

97

Notes to Ditto

103

Alaric in Italy

104

Notes to Ditto

113

The Wife of Asdrubal

113

Heliodorus in the Temple

117

Night-Scene in Genoa

122

The Troubadour and Richard Cœur de Lion

130

Notes to Ditto

136

The Death of Conradin

138

Notes to Ditto

146

THE RESTORATION TO THE WORKS OF ART TO ITALY

148

Notes to Ditto

167

MODERN GREECE

169

Notes to Ditto

210

Critical Annotations on "Tales and Historical Scenes"

221

Ditto on "The Restoration of the Works of Art to Italy," and on "Modern Greece"

223

TRANSLATIONS FROM CAMOENS AND OTHER POETS

226

MISCELLANEOUS POEMS:--

Lines written in a Hermitage

259

Dirge of a Child

261

Invocation

262

To the Memory of General Sir E---d P--k--m.

264

To the Memory of Sir H---y E--ll--s

265

Guerrilla Song

267

The Aged Indian

268

Evening among the Alps

270

Dirge of the Highland Chief in "Waverley"

ib

The Crusaders’ War-Song

272

The Death of Clanronald

273

The Eye

274

The Hero’s Death

276

Stanzas on the Death of the Princess Charlotte

277

ITALIAN LITERATURE:--

The Bavigliana of Monti

288

The Alcestis of Alfieri

296

Il Conte di Carmagnola, by Manzoni

309

Caius Gracchus, by Monti

339

Patriotic Effusions of the Italian Poets

351


CONTENTS OF VOLUME III.

 

THE SCEPTIC

1

A TALE OF THE SECRET TRIBUNAL

27

SUPERSTITION AND REVELATION

83

THE CARAVAN IN THE DESERTS

95

MARIUS AMONGST THE RUINS OF CARTHAGE

102

SONG, FOUNDED ON AN ARABIAN ANECDOTE

107

ALP-HORN SONG (from the German of Tieck)

109

TRANSLATIONS FROM HORACE

110

THE CROSS OF THE SOUTH

114

THE SLEEPER OF MARATHON

116

TO MISS F.A.L. ON HER BIRTHDAY

117

WRITTEN IN THE FIRST LEAF OF THE ALBUM OF THE SAME

118

TO THE SAME, ON THE DEATH OF HER MOTHER

119

FROM THE ITALIAN OF GARCILASSO DE LA VEGA

121

FROM THE ITALIAN OF SANNAZARO

122

APPEARANCE OF THE SPIRIT OF THE CAPE TO VASCO DE GAMA

123

A DIRGE

127

THE MAREMMA

129

STANZAS TO THE MEMORY OF GEORGE THE THIRD

140

A TALE OF THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY

151

BELSHAZZAR’S FEAST

172

THE LAST CONSTANTINE

178

GREEK SONGS

225

ELYSIUM

236

THE FUNERAL GENIUS, (an Ancient Statue)

241

THE TOMBS OF PLATÆA

243

THE VIEW FROM CASTRI

245

THE FESTAL HOUR

247

SONG OF THE BATTLE OF MORGARTEN

252

SEBASTIAN OF PORTUGAL, (A Dramatic Fragment)

258

ODE ON THE DEFEAT OF SEBASTIAN OF PORTUGAL

279

THE SIEGE OF VALENCIA

284


CONTENTS OF VOLUME IV.

 

THE FOREST SANCTUARY

1

Notes to Ditto

68

Critical Annotations

76

LAYS OF MANY LANDS:--

Moorish Bridal Song

78

The Bird’s Release

80

The Sword of the Tomb

82

Valkyriur Song

88

The Cavern of the Three Tells

91

Swiss Song

94

The Messenger Bird

96

The Stranger in Louisiana

99

The Isle of Founts

101

The Bended Bow

105

Cœur de Lion at the Bier of his Father

108

The Vassal’s Lament for the Fallen Tree

112

The Wild Huntsman

114

Brandenburg Harvest-Song

116

The Shade of Theseus

117

Ancient Greek Song of Exile

119

Greek Funeral Chant

120

The Parting Song

125

The Suliote Mother

129

The Farewell to the Dead

131

MISCELLANEOUS PIECES:--

The Treasures of the Deep

134

Bring Flowers

135

The Crusader’s Return

137

Thekla’s Song

140

The Revelers

141

The Conqueror’s Sleep

143

Our Lady’s Well

145

The Parting of Summer

146

The Songs of Our Fathers

148

The World in the Open Air

150

Kindred Hearts

153

The Traveler at the Source of the Nile

154

Casabianca

157

The Dial of Flowers

159

Our Daily Paths

160

The Cross in the Wilderness

164

Last Rites

167

The Hebrew Mother

169

The Wreck

172

The Trumpet

174

Evening Prayer at a Girl’s School

175

The Hour of Death

177

The Lost Pleiad

179

The Cliffs of Dover

180

The Graves of Martyrs

181

The Hour of Prayer

183

The Voice of Home to the Prodigal

184

The Wakening

186

The Breeze from Shore

187

The Dying Improvisatore

189

Music of Yesterday

191

The Forsaken Hearth

193

The Dreamer

195

The Wings of the Dove

197

Psyche borne to the Isle of Pleasures

199

The Boon of Memory

201

DARTMOOR, (a Prize Poem)

204

Notes to Ditto

217

WELSH MELODIES:--

Introductory Stanzas--The Harp of Wales

219

Druid Chorus on the Landing of the Romans

220

The Green Isles of Ocean

221

The Sea Song if Gafran

222

The Hirlas Horn

223

The Hall of Cynddylan

225

The Lament of Llywarch Hen

226

Grufydd’s Feast

228

The Cambrian in America

230

The Monarchy of Britain

231

Taliesin’s Prophecy

232

Owen Glyndwr’s War Song

233

Prince Madoc’s Farewell

235

Caswallon’s Triumph

236

Howel’s Song

237

The Mountain Fires

239

Eryri Wen

240

Chant of the Bards

242

The Dying Bard’s Prophecy

243

The Fair Isle

245

The Rock of Cader Idris

246

HYMNS FOR CHILDHOOD:--

Introductory Verses

248

The Rainbow

249

The Sun

251

The Rivers

252

The Stars

253

The Ocean

255

The Thunder-Storm

257

The Birds

258

The Sky-lark

260

The Nightingale

261

The Northern Spring

263

Paraphrase of Psalms cxlviii

264

DE CHATILLON, or the Crusaders, a Tragedy

266

Annotation on Ditto

317

MISCELLANEOUS PIECES:--

I go, Sweet Friends

319

Angel Visits

320

Ivy Song

322

To one of the Author’s Children on his Birthday

324

On a Similar Occasion

ib.

Christ Stilling the Tempest

325

Epitaph over the Grave of Two Brothers

326

Monumental Inscription

327

The Sound of the Sea

ib.

The Child and the Dove

329

A Dirge

330

Scene in a Dalecarlian Mine

ib.

English Soldier’s Song of Memory

332

Haunted Ground

334

The Child of the Forests

336

Stanzas to the Memory of * * *

337

The Vaudois Valleys

338

Song of the Spanish Wanderer

341

The Contadina

342

Troubadour Song

ib.

CONTENTS OF VOLUME V.

 

THE VESPERS OF PALERMO&emdash;A Tragedy

1

Annotations on the Vespers of Palermo

110

SONGS OF THE CID.

The Cid’s Departure into Exile

111

The Cid’s Deathbed

112

The Cid’s Funeral Procession

115

The Cid’s Rising

119

Notes on Ditto

121

ON A FLOWER FROM THE FIELD OF GRUTLI

123

ON A LEAF FROM THE TOMB OF VIRGIL

124

THE CHIEFTAIN’S SON

125

A FRAGMENT

126

ENGLAND’S DEAD

127

THE MEETING OF THE BARDS

129

THE VOICE OF SPRING

132

RECORDS OF WOMAN.

Arabella Stuart.

136

The Bride of the Greek Isle

147

The Switzer’s Wife

155

Properzia Rossi

116 [i.e. 160]

Gertrude; or, Fidelity till Death

165

Imelda

167

Edith, a Tale of the Woods

172

The Indian City

180

The Peasant Girl of the Rhone

188

Indian Woman’s Death-Song

192

Joan of Arc in Rheims

195

Pauline

198

Juana

202

The American Forest Girl

206

Costanza

209

Madeline, a Domestic Tale

214

The Queen of Prussia’s Tomb

218

The Memorial Pillar

220

The Grave of a Poetess

223

-Notes on Records of Woman

226

MISCELLANEOUS POEMS.

-The Homes of England

228

-The Sicilian Captive

230

-Ivan the Czar

234

-Carolan’s Prophecy

238

-The Lady of the Castle

242

-The Mourners for the Barmecides

246

-The Spanish Chapel

250

-The Kaiser’s Feast

252

-Tasso and his Sister

256

-Ulla, of the Adjuration

259

-To Wordsworth

262

-A Monarch’s Deathbed

263

-To the Memory of Heber

265

-The Adopted Child

266

-Invocation

268

-Kˆrner and his Sister

269

-The Death-day of Kˆrner

272

-An Hour of Romance

274

-A Voyager’s Dream of Land

276

-The Effigies

278

-The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers

280

-The Spirit’s Mysteries

282

-The Departed

284

-The Palm-Tree

286

-The Child’s Last Sleep

288

-The Sunbeam

289

-Breathings of Spring

291

-The Illuminated City

293

-The Spells of Home

295

-Roman Girl’s Song

296

-The Distant Ship

298

-The Birds of Passage

299

-The Graves of a Household

301

-Mozart’s Requiem

302

-The Image in Lava

305

-Christmas Carol

307

-A Father Reading the Bible

308

-The Meeting of the Brothers

310

-The Last Wish

312

-Fairy Favours

315

-Critical Annotations

317

CONTENTS OF VOLUME VI.

 

SONGS OF THE AFFECTIONS:--

A Spirit’s Return

1

The Lady of Provence

10

The Coronation of Inez de Castro

17

Italian Girl’s Hymn to the Virgin

21

To a Departed Spirit

23

The Chamois Hunter’s Love

24

The Indian with his Dead Child

27

Song of Emigration

29

King of Arragon’s Lament

31

The Return

34

The Vaudois’ Wife

36

The Guerrilla Leader’s Vow

39

Thekla at her Lover’s Grave

41

The Sisters of Scio

43

Bernardo del Carpio

44

Tomb of Madame Langhans

49

The Exile’s Dirge

50

The Dreaming Child

52

The Charmed Picture

54

-Parting Words

56

-The Message to the Dead

57

-The Two Homes

60

The Soldier’s Deathbed

61

The Image in the Heart

63

The Land of Dreams

65

Woman on the Field of Battle

68

The Deserted House

70

The Stranger’s Heart

72

Come Home

75

The Fountain of Oblivion

76

MISCELLANEOUS POEMS:--

The Bridal Day

79

The Ancestral Song

82

The Magic Glass

85

Corinne at the Capitol

87

The Ruin

89

The Minster

92

The Song of Night

94

The Storm-Painter in his Dungeon

96

The Two Voices

98

The Parting Ship

100

The Last Tree of the Forest

102

The Streams

105

The Voice of the Wind

108

The Vigil of Arms

110

The Heart of Bruce in Melrose Abbey

113

Nature’s Farewell

114

The Beings of the Mind

116

The Lyre’s Lament

119

Tasso’s Coronation

121

-The Better Land

123

The Wounded Eagle

124

Sadness and Mirth

125

The Nightingale’s Death-Song

128

The Diver

130

The Requiem of Genius

132

Triumphant Music

134

Second Sight

136

The Sea-bird Flying Inland

137

The Sleeper

138

The Mirror in the Deserted Hall

140

-To the Daughter of Bernard Barton

141

-The Star of the Mine

142

-Washington’s Statue

ib.

-A Thought of Home at Sea

142

-To the Memory of a Sister-in-Law

144

-To an Orphan

145

-Hymn by the Sickbed of a Mother

147

-Where is the Sea

148

-To my own Portrait

149

-No More

150

-Thought from an Italian Poet

152

-Passing Away

153

-The Angler

154

-Death and the Warrior

156

-Song for an Air by Hummel

157

-To the Memory of Lord Charles Murray

158

-The Broken Chain

159

-The Shadow of a Flower

161

-Lines to a Butterfly Resting on a Skull

162

-The Bell at Sea

163

-The Subterranean Stream

164

-The Silent Multitude

166

-The Antique Sepulchre

167

-Evening Song of the Tyrolese Peasants

170

-The Memory of the Dead

171

-He walked with God

173

-The Rod of Aaron

175

-The Voice of God

ib.

-The Fountain of Marah

176

-The Penitent’s Offering

177

-The Sculptured Children

179

-Woman and Fame

181

-A Thought of the Future

182

-The Voice of Music

185

-The Angel’s Greeting

186

-A Farewell to Wales

187

-Impromptu Lines addressed to Miss F.A.L.

188

-A Parting Song

189

-We Return no More

190

-To a Wandering Female Singer

191

-The Palmer

192

-The Child’s First Grief

194

-To the New-Born

195

-The Death-Song of Alcestis

197

-The House of Love

200

-Books and Flowers

203

-For a Picture of St. Cecilia

205

-The Brigand Leader and his Wife

207

-The Child’s Return from the Woodlands

208

-The Faith of Love

210

-The Sister’s Dream

212

-A Farewell to Abbotsford

214

-O’Connor’s Child

215

-The Prayer for Life

217

-The Welcome to Death

219

-The Victor

221

-Lines Written from the Album of Roseanna

222

-The Voice of the Waves

223

-The Haunted House

225

-The Shepherd-Poet of the Alps

227

-To the Mountain Winds

234

-The Procession

236

-The Broken Lute

238

-The Burial in the Desert

242

-To a Picture of the Madonna

244

-A Thought of the Rose

247

-Dreams of Heaven

ib.

- The Wish

249

- Critical Annotations by Professor Norton

252

- Written after Visiting a Tomb

265

- Epitaph

267

- Prologue to the Tragedy of Fiesco

267

- To Ginlio Regondi

269

- O ye Hours

ib.

- The Freed Bird

279

- Marguerite of France

272

- To Caroline

277

- The Wanderer

278

- The Flower of the Desert

279

- Troubadour Song

281

- Scenes and Passages from the Tasso of Goethe

ib.

- On the Iphigenia of Goethe

298

- The Huguenot’s Farewell

302

- The English Boy

304

- Antique Greek Lament

306

- To the Blue Anemone

309

- The Song of Penitence

311

NATIONAL LYRICS:--

- The Themes of Song

313

- Rhine Song of the German Soldiers

315

- A Song of Delos

317

- Ancient Greek Chant of Victory

319

- Naples--a Song of the Syren

321

- The Fall of D’Assas

322

- The Burial of William the Conqueror

324

CONTENTS OF VOLUME VII.

 

LYRICS.

SONGS OF A GUARDIAN SPIRIT:--

- Near thee, still near thee

1

- Oh! droop thou not

3

- Mignon’s Song

5

- The Sisters, a Ballad

7

- The Last Song of Sappho

10

- Dirge

11

- A Song of the Rose

13

- Night-Blowing Flowers

15

- The Wanderer and the Night Flowers

16

- Echo-Song

18

- The Muffled Drum

19

- The Swan and the Skylark

20

SONGS OF SPAIN:--

- Ancient Battle Song

24

- The Zergi Maid

25

- The Rio Verde Song

26

- Seek by thy silvery Darro

27

- Spanish Evening Hymn

ib.

- Bird thou art singing on Ebro’s side

28

- Moorish Gathering Song

29

- The Song of Mina’s Soldiers

ib.

- Mother, oh, sing me to rest

30

- There are sounds in the dark Roncesvalles

31

- The Curfew Song of England

ib.

- The Call to Battle

33

SONGS FOR SUMMER HOURS:--

- And I, too, in Arcadia

36

- The Wandering Wind

38

- Are ye not miss’d, fair Flowers

39

- Willow Song

40

- Leave me not yet

ib.

- The Orange Bough

41

- The Stream set free

42

- The Summer’s Call

43

- Oh! Skylark, for thy wings

45

- Genius singing to Love

46

- Music at a Deathbed

49

- Marshal Schwerin’s Grave

51

- The Fallen Lime-Tree

52

SONGS OF CAPTIVITY:--

- Introduction

54

- The Brother’s Dirge

55

- The Alpine Horn

56

- Oh, ye Voices

57

- I dream of all things free

ib.

- Far o’er the Sea

58

- The Invocation

59

- The Song of Hope

60

- The Bird at Sea

61

- The Dying Girl and Flowers

62

- The Ivy Song

64

- The Music of St. Patrick’s

66

- Keene, or Lament of an Irish Mother

67

- Far Away

69

- The Lyre and Flower

70

- Sister! since I met thee last

71

- The Lonely Bird

72

- Dirge at Sea

73

- Pilgrim’s Song to the Evening Star

74

- The Meeting of the Ships

75

- Come Away

76

- Fair Helen of Kirconnel

77

- Music from Shore

78

- Look on me with thy cloudless eye

79

- If thou hast crush’d a flower

80

- Brightly hast thou fled

81

- The Bed of Heath

82

- Fairy Song

83

- What woke the Buried sound

84

- Oh! if thou wilt not give thine heart

ib.

- Look on me thus no more

85

- Sing to me, Gondolier

ib.

- O’er the far blue mountains

86

- Oh, thou breeze of Spring

87

- Come to me, dreams of heaven

88

- Good-Night

89

- Let her depart

90

- How can that love so deep, so lone

91

- Water-lilies

92

- The Broken Flower

93

- I would we had not met again

ib

- Fairie’s Recall

94

- The Rock Beside the Sea

95

- Oh, ye voices gone

96

- By a mountain stream at rest

97

- Is there some spirit sighing

ib

- The Name of England

98

- Old Norway

99

- Come to me, gentle sleep

101

THE LEAGUE OF THE ALPS

102

- Notes to ditto

115

SCENES AND HYMNS OF LIFE, &C.:--

- The English Martyrs

121

- Flowers and Music in a Room of Sickness

132

- Cathedral Hymn

140

- Wood Walk and Hymn

145

- Prayer of the Lonely Student

151

- The Traveler’s Evening Song

155

- Burial of an Emigrant’s Child

157

- Easter Day in a Mountain Churchyard

165

- The Child Reading the Bible

168

- A Poet’s Dying Hymn

172

- The Funeral Day of Sir Walter Scott

175

- The Prayer in the Wilderness

180

- Prisoner’s Evening Service

182

- Hymn to the Vaudois Mountaineers

188

- The Indian’s Revenge

190

- Prayer at Sea after Victory

198

- Evening Song of the Weary

200

- The Day of Flowers

201

- Hymn of the Traveler’s Household

207

- A Prayer of Affection

209

- The Painter’s Last Work

210

- Mother’s Litany by the Sickbed of a Child

215

- Night Hymn at Sea

216

FEMALE CHARACTERS OF SCRIPTURE, A SERIES OF SONNETS:--

- Invocation

217

- II. Invocation continued

218

- III. The Song of Miriam

219

- IV. Ruth

ib.

- V. The Vigil of Rizpah

220

- VI. The Reply of the Shunamite Woman

221

- II. The Annunciation

ib.

- VIII. The Song of the Virgin

222

- IX. The Penitent anointing Christ’s feet

223

- X. Mary at the Feet of Christ

223

- XI. The Sisters of Bethany, &c.

224

- XII. The Memorial of Mary

ib.

- XIII. The Woman of Jerusalem at the Cross

225

- XIV. Mary Magdalene at the Sepulchre

226

- XV. The Same, bearing Tidings of the Resurrection

ib.

- The Two Monuments

227

- The Cottage Girl

230

- The Battle-Field

231

- A Penitent’s Return

232

- A Thought of Paradise

235

- Let us Depart

237

- To a Picture of Christ bearing the Cross

239

- Communings with Thought

240

SONNETS, DEVOTIONAL AND MEMORIAL:--

- . The Sacred Harp

243

- II. To a Family Bible

ib.

- III. Repose of a Holy Family

244

- IV. Picture of the Infant Christ with Flowers

245

- V. On a Remembered Picture of Christ

ib.

- VI. The Children whom Jesus Blest

246

- VII. Mountain Sanctuaries

ib.

- VIII. The Lilies of the Field

247

- IX. The Birds of the Air

248

- X. The Raising of the Widow’s Son

ib.

- XI. The Olive Tree

249

- XII. The Darkness of the Crucifixion

ib.

- XIII. Places of Worship

250

- IV. Old Church in an English Park

251

- XV. A Church in North Wales

ib.

- XVI. Louise Schepler

252

- XVII. To the Same

253

- The Water-Lily

ib.

RECORDS OF THE SPRING OF 1834:--

- I. A Vernal Thought

255

- II. To the Sky

256

- III. On Records of Immature Genius

ib.

- IV. On Watching the Flight of a Sky Lark

257

- V. A Thought of the Sea

258

- VI. Distant Sound of the Sea at Evening

ib.

- VII. The River Clwyd in North Wales

259

- VIII. Orchard Blossoms

260

- XI. To a Distant Scene

ib.

- X. A Remembrance of Grasmere

261

- XI. Thoughts connected with Trees

ib.

- XII. The Same

262

- XIII. On Reading Paul and Virginia in Childhood

263

- XIV. A Thought at Sunset

ib.

- XV. Images of Patriarchal Life

264

- XVI. Attraction to the East

ib.

- XVII. To an Aged Friend

265

- XVIII. Foliage

266

- XIV. A Prayer

ib

- XX. Prayer Continued

267

- XXI. Memorial of a Conversation

268

RECORDS OF THE AUTUMN OF 1834:--

- I. The Return to Poetry

269

- II. To Silvio Pellico on Reading his "Prigione"

270

- III. To the Same Released

ib.

- IV. On a Scene in the Dargle

271

- V. On Reading Coleridge’s Epitaph

272

- VI. On the Datura Arborea

273

- VII. Design and Performance

ib.

- VIII. Hope of Future Communion with Nature

274

- IX. Dreams of the Dead

ib.

- X. Poetry of the Psalms

275

DESPONDENCY AND ASPIRATION

277

THOUGHTS DURING SICKNESS:--

- I. Intellectual Powers

283

- II. Sickness like Night

ib

- III. On Retzsch’s Design of the Angle of Death

284

- IV. Remembrance of Nature

285

- V. Flights of Spirit

286

- VI. Flowers

ib.

- VII. Recovery

287

- Sabbath Sonnet

288

Critical Remarks on the Genius of Mrs. Hemans. by Delta--by the late Letitia Elizabeth Landor (sic)--and by H.F. Chorley

289

Ditto by Professor Norton

299

Juvenile Poems

329

General Index to the Life and Works

361