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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 254

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Author

Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853

Title

POEMS by Mrs. Opie. [Amelia]

Imprint

London: Printed for T. N. Longman and O. Rees, Paternoster-Row, By Wilks and Taylor, Chancery Lane. 1802.

Physical description

iv, 192 p. front. 17 cm

Citation

Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 247.

Call number

WPRP 254

Notes

Plate with tissue.

Epigraph

"—some there are, ere spent my vital days,
Within whose breasts my tomb I wish to raise;
Loved in my life, lamented in my end,
Their praise would crown me, as the precepts mend."—
                                                                                    R. West

Contents

 

Sonnet to Winter

1

The Dying Daughter to her Mother

3

Allen Brooke of Windermere

11

The Maid of Corinth to her Lover

15

Song. Bring the song, and join them in chorus

47

The Mourner

49

Another on the same subject

51

Elegiac Song

55

To the Glow-worm

58

The Negro Boy's Tale

61

Lines written at Norwich on the first News of Peace

81

Lines for the Album at Cossey, the Seat of Sir William Jerningham, Bart.

87

Song to Laura

96

Song of a Hindustàní Girl

99

Song. Yes, Mary Anne

104

Song. A youth for Jane with ardour sighed

105

Mad-Song

107

Song. I once rejoiced, sweet Evening Gale

110

The Voice of Him I love

112

The Complaint

115

Address of a Felon to his Child on the Morning of his Execution. Respectfully inscribed to the Philanthropic Society

121

The Virgin's first Love

127

Stanzas written under Æolus's Harp

131

Consumption

135

Epigram

139

Lines addressed to Mr. Biggs

140

Fatherless Fanny, a Ballad

141

The Despairing Wanderer

144

The Orphan Boy's Tale

149

Symptoms of Love

152

Song. Fond dream of love

157

Song. Go, youth beyond

159

Sonnet

161

Song. I know you false

163

Lines respectfully inscribed to the Society for the Relief of Persons imprisoned for Small Debts

165

To Twilight

171

Epistle to a Friend, on New-Year's Day—1802

176

On reading, since the Duke of Bedford's Death, Mr. Burke's Letter reflecting on his Grace

190