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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 236

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Author

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861

Title

Poems.

Imprint

London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street. 1844.

Call Number

WPRP 236

Physical Description:

2 v. 18 cm

Citation

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

Notes

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Epigraph

"De patrie, de Dieu, des poétes, de l'âme/Qui s'élève en priant." – Victor Hugo

Contents

Volume I.

 

Dedication to my father.

iii

Preface

v

A drama of exile

1

Sonnets

The soul's expression

123

The seraph and poet

124

On a portrait of Wordsworth, by B. R. Haydon

125

Past and future

126

Irreparableness

127

Tears

128

Grief

129

Substitution

130

Comfort

131

Perplexed music

132

Work

133

Futurity

134

The two sayings

135

The look

136

The meaning of the look

137

A thought for a lonely death-bed

138

Work and contemplation

139

Pain in pleasure

140

An apprehension

141

Discontent

142

Patience taught by reason

143

Cheerfulness taught by reason

144

Exaggeration

145

Adequacy

146

To George Sand.—A desire

147

To George Sand.—A recognition

148

The prisoner

149

Insufficient

150

The romaunt of the page

151

The lay of the brown rosary

173

Second part

179

Third part

190

Fourth part

198

The Mournful mother, (of the dead blind)

202

A valediction

206

Lady Geraldine's courtship

209

The conclusion

246

 

Volume II.

 

A vision of poets

1

The conclusion

49

Rhyme of the Duchess May:--

Pro-rhyme

63

Rhyme

65

Epi-rhyme

92

The lady's yes

96

The poet and the bird—a fable

98

The lost bower

100

A child asleep

123

The cry of the children

127

Crowned and wedded

136

Crowned and buried

142

To Flush, my dog

152

The fourfold aspect

159

A flower in a letter

166

The cry of the human

173

A lay of the early rose

180

Bertha in the lane

191

That day (for music)

203

Loved once

205

A rhapsody of life's progress

209

L. E. L.'s last question

219

The house of clouds

223

Catarina to Camoëns

229

A portrait

237

Sleeping and watching

241

Wine of Cyprus

244

The romance of the swan's nest

254

Lessons from the gorse

260

The dead Pan

262