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Individual Item Contents: WPRP 251

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Author

Hemans, Felicia Dorothea Browne, 1793-1835

Title

Scenes and Hymns of Life, with other religious poems. By Felicia Hemans.

Imprint

William Blackwood, Edinburgh; and T. Cadell, London. 1834.

Physical description

xii, 247 p. 19 cm

Call number

WPRP 251

Notes

Dedication to William Wordsworth

Epigraph

"How beautiful this dome of sky,
And the vast hills, in fluctuation fix'd
At thy command, how awful! Shall the soul,
Human and rational, report of Thee
Even less than these?"
Wordsworth

 

Online copies

Internet Archive

Digital copy and transcription at UC Davis

Contents

 

Preface

vii

Scenes and Hymns of Life

The English Martyrs

1

Flowers and Music in a Room of Sickness

19

Cathedral Hymn

33

Wood Walk and Hymn

41

Prayer of the Lonely Student

52

The Traveller's Evening Song

59

Burial of an Emigrant's Child in the Forests

63

Easter-Day in a Mountain Church-Yard

74

The Child Reading the Bible

82

A Poet's Dying Hymn

88

The Funeral of Sir Walter Scott

95

The Prayer in the Wilderness

103

Prisoner's Evening Service

107

Hymn of the Vandois Mountaineers in Times of Persecution 117

The Indian's Revenge

121

Prayer at Sea after Victory

134

Evening Song of the Weary

138

The Day of Flowers

140

Hymn of the Traveller's Household on his Return

151

A Prayer of Affection

155

The Painter's Last Work

157

Mother's Litany by the Sick-Bed of a Child

165

Night Hymn at Sea

167

Miscellaneous Poems

Female Characters of the Scripture—a Series of Sonnets—

I. Invocation

170

II. Invocation Continued

171

III. The Song of Miriam

172

IV. Ruth

173

V. The Vigil of Rizpah

174

VI. The Reply of the Shunamite Woman

175

VII. The Annunciation

176

VIII. The Song of the Virgin

177

IX. The Penitent Anointing Christ's Feet

178

X. Mary at the Feet of Christ

179

XI. The Sisters of Bethany after the Death of Lazarus 180

XII. The Memorial of Mary

181

XIII. The Women of Jerusalem at the Cross

182

XIV. Mary Magdalene at the Sepulchre

183

XV. Mary Magdalene Bearing Tidings of the Resurrection

184

Two Monuments

185

The Memory of the Dead

190

Angel Visits

193

A Penitent's Return

197

A Thought of Paradise

201

Let us Depart

205

On a Picture of Christ Bearing the Cross

209

Communings with Thought

211

Sonnets, Devotional and Memorial

I. The Sacred Harp

215

II. To a Family Bible

216

III. Repose of a Holy Family

217

IV. Picture of the Infant Christ with Flowers

218

V. On a Remembered Picture of Christ

219

VI. The Children whom Jesus blest

220

VII. Mountain Sanctuaries

221

VIII. The Lilies of the Field

222

IX. The Birds of the Air

223

X. The Raisings of the Widow's Son

224

XI. The Olive Tree

225

XII. The Darkness of the Crucifixion

226

XIII. Places of Worship

227

XIV. Old Church in an English Park

228

XV. A Church in North Wales

229

XVI. Louise Schepler

230

XVII. To the Same

231

Lines to a Butterfly Resting on a Skull

232

The Palmer

234

The Water-Lily

237

Thought from an Italian Poet

240

Elysium

241