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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 253

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Author

Southey, Caroline Bowles, 1786-1854

Title

The birth-day : a poem, in three parts : to which are added, occasional verses / by Caroline Bowles

Imprint

William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh; and Thomas Cadell, London. 1836.

Physical description

ii, 288 p. ; 18 cm

Citation

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

Call number

WPRP 253

Notes

Cloth bookmark.

Epigraph

To the memory of the dead I consecrate these recollections; to the indulgence of the living I commend them. C.B. Buckland, 24th May, 1836.

Contents

The birth-day

Part the First

1

Part the Second

49

Part the Third

107

Notes to Part the Third

171

Occasional Verses

The Churchyard

175

The Death of the Flowers

178

The Spell of Music

180

To Death

182

When shall we meet again?

184

To the Memory of Isabel Southey

187

"Aura Veni"

190

The Dying Mother to her Infant

193

To the Sweet-scented Cyclamen

199

The Treaty

205

The Last Treaty

208

Once upon a Time

213

Little Leonard's "Good-night"

218

Departure

221

"How Swift is a Glance of the Mind!"

224

The Pauper's Death-bed

227

To My Old Canary

229

To Little Mary

238

The Hedgehog

242

To My Little Cousin, with her first bonnet

247

On the Removal of some Family Portraits

251

Our Old House Clock

257

The Child's Unbelief

272

The Legend of Santarem

276

The River

284

To the Lady-bird

286