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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 295

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Author

Cave, Jane

Title

Poems on various subjects, entertaining, elegiac, and religious. With a few select poems from other authors, by Miss Cave. Now Mrs. W---.

Imprint

Bristol: Printed for the author, 1786

Citation

Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 378, 1 (b); NCBEL II, 407.

Call number

WPRP 295.

Description

[20]1-172p., 1l. of pl., port., 20cm

Notes

Engraved portrait of Miss Jane Cave signed "Owen Sc: Bristol"
Includes subscribers list and errata slip after t.p.

Epigraph

none

Online copies

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Contents

 

The Author's Plea

1

On Love and Wine

5

On the Parting of the Miss B-----s, of Winchester, with Mr. and Mrs. G-------n

8

To a Young Gentleman, who presented the Author with a Poem in Commendation of her Singing

10

Extempore on Miss Organ

13

The Woman's Ornament

15

Credulia's Complaint

19

On the Marriage of a Lady, to whom the Author was Bride-Maid

23

From Eusebia to Fidelio

26

On the Marriage of Capt. A----- to Miss R-----

29

On the Death of Mrs. Mayberry of Brecon, who died suddenly, in the Absence of Mr. John Mayberry, Esq.

34

On the Depature of a Youth from the Author

39

To a Friend, on going to Itchen

42

A Poem occasioned by a Lady doubting whether the Author composed an Elegy, to which her Name is affixed

46

On the Death of an Only Child, written by Desire of the Mother

49

Poem for Children, on Cruelty, &c.

51

On the Death of Mrs. Blake

53

On building Castles

56

On viewing the Portrait of Mr. T. W.

60

On hearing the Reverend Mr. R-------r read the Morning Service

62

The Garland

67

On reading Stella's Account of Human Friendship

70

On the Death of the Reverend Mr. W.

74

Alcidor

81

On the first general Fast after the Commencement of the late War

85

Lines composed instantaneously, at the Request of a Company of Gay Ladies

88

To Solitude

90

On profane Cursing and Swearing

94

On Winter. Written in Winter

97

Epitaph on a Young Man, who died three Days after he was married

104

Another on a young Lady

105

Another on an amiable Wife

105

On hearing the tolling of a Bell in a very unhealthy Spring

106

Hymn on Consecration, at Opening of the Chapels in Brecon, Worstershire, &c.

116

On hearing the Rev. Mr. B.

118

On Retirement

127

On Ingratitude

131

An Hymn for a Child who has lost its Father and Mother

133

On the Death of the Author's Mother

135

Birth-Day Reflection

139

Love the Essence of Religions

144

On the Prevalence of Sin

146

Elegy on a maiden Name

149

Lines written before the Birth of a Child

151

The Author's Address to her Child

153

Advice, if a Son

160

Advice, if a Daughter

162

The Letter

165

Lines sent to a Lady on her Birth-Day

167

Epigram. What is the great Blessing on Earth

168

To Sylvia, pensive

169

The Dying Christian's Resignation

171