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Individual Item Contents: WPRP 286

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Author

Robinson, Mary Elizabeth (1775-1818).

Title

The Wild Wreath. Dedicated (by Permission) to H.R.H. the Duchess of York.

Imprint

London: Printed for Richard Phillips, 1804.

Physical description

viii, 228pp., 8vo. Engraved title with vignette, and engraved vignettes throughout, all signed "Mrs. B. Tarleton del." (presumably the wife of the notorious officer); title very slightly spotted. Contemporary half calf; upper joint partly cracked, but sound.

Citation

Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 73, no. 18.

Call number

WPRP 286.

Notes

Includes dedication. First edition of this compilation, by Mary, "Perdita" Robinson's daughter, and containing as many of Mary Robinson's verses as those of all other authors together. But the others are a distinguished lot, and include, apart from a couple of poems by the editor herself, Joanna Baillie, Anna Seward, Coleridge, Southey, Monk Lewis, and an otherwise unknown "Susan."

Epigraph

none

Online copies

Digital copy and transcription at UC Davis

Contents

The Foster Child, a Tale, by Mrs. Robinson

4

Edwin and Ellen, a Tale—Susan

31

The Lady of the Black Tower—Mrs. Robinson

35

Lines addressed to Earl Moira

55

To Laura—by the late Robert Merry, Esq.

58

Lines written in Hampton Church-yard — Susan

62

The Felon—by M.G. Lewis, Esq

65

Ingratitude—by Mrs. Robinson

68

The Wint'ry Day—Idem

71

To an Infant Sleeping—Idem

75

To the Aspin Tree—Idem

77

The Old Shepherd and the Squire—Idem

81

The Miser—Idem

90

The Gamester—Idem

93

A London Summer Morning—Idem

97

The Fisherman—Idem

100

The Poet's Garret—Idem

103

The Sorrows of memory—Idem

107

Sonnet to Liberty—Idem

113

Lines to Spring—Idem

114

Lines—Susan

118

To a Friend, with some Painted Flowers

123

Excess—by M.G. Lewis, Esq. M.P.

128

A War Poem—by Robert Southey, Esq

128

An Evening Meditation by the Side of a River—Susan

131

Lines written on the 9th of September—Anon

135

The Dream—Dr. Darwin

137

Lines sent to a Lady, with an Almanack in a Silver Case.—Hon. and Rev. T.J. Twisleton

139

The Mad Monk—S.T. Coleridge, Esq.

142

To a False Friend—Susan

145

The Twilight Hour

147

A Receipt for Modern Love

149

Lesbia and her Lover

151

Inscribed to a once dear Friend

153

Impromptu—Maria

154

The Sailor's Departure—M.E.R.

155

The Mince Pye

158

Winkfield Plain

160

Lines sent to the lovely and accomplished Miss S—, M.G. Lewis

163

Papa's Nose

164

To Love—Captain Charles James

165

The Lover—Idem

167

Lines by the Hon. and REv. T.J. Twisleton

170

To a Friend—M.E.R.

172

To William Moody, Esq

174

Prologue—by the Earl of Mount Edgcumbe

178

Epilogue to the Theatrical Representation at Strawberry Hill—Johanna Baillie

181

Morning

187

Winter

192

To Bacchus

194

A Kiss

199

Oberon to Titania

205

Titania's Answer to Oberon

208

To Georgiana, on the Morning of her Birth-day

211

Harvest Home—Mrs. Robinson

219

Sonnet—Robert Merry Esq

223

Sonnet, on reading a description of Pope's Gardens, at Twickenham—Miss Seward

227

Il Amanti Timido—Idem

227