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Author

Riddell, Maria Woodley, 1772?-1808 [editor]

Title

The Metrical Miscellany: Consisting Chiefly of Poems Hitherto Unpublished.

Imprint

London: Printed by Wilson and Co. for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, 1802.

Call number

WPRP 336

Physical Description

2 p.l., [vii]-x, 1 l., 224 p. 22 cm

Citation

Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 73.

Notes

Includes a large number of original selections by the editor, Mrs. Riddell

Epigraph

Scegliea tra vaghi fiori é verdi erbette
Ogni foglietta lieta,
Tessendo a Febo nove ghirlandette,
Mentre di Pindo per l'ombrose valli
Passava il fiume pitù leggiadro in vista.

Online copies

New York Public Library copy via Hathi Trust

University of California Libraries copy via Hathi Trust

Contents

Imitation of the Idyllium of Moschus on the Death of Bion…Hon. Hen. Erskine

1

Horace, Ode 16, Lib. 2, imitated…Idem

10

Horace, Ode 2, Lib. 5, imitated…Idem

13

The Emigrant, an Eclogue…Idem

17

"Wide over the tremulous sea," &c….Roscoe

23

"From the vine-cover'd hills and gay valleys of France," &c….R…

25

"Unfold, Father Time, thy long records unfold," &c….R…

27

The Dirge of Belguim…T…

29

Ode to the Poppy…Mrs. O'Neil

32

Rousseau's Tomb at Ermenonville......

34

"I check'd my sighs, Antonio cried," &c….W. Smyth

38

The Dream…Dr. Darwin

40

Ode to the River Darwent…Idem

42

"When the soft tear steals silently down from the eye," &c…….

44

Lines to a Friend who had recommended the Precepts of the Stoic School to the Author's adoption…Maria Riddell

45

Lesbia's Harp…Idem

46

Epistle to Henry Ruseli, R.A….Roscoe

48

Address spoken at the Liverpool Theatre after the sudden Death of Palmer the Comedian…Idem

52

Epilogue to the Stranger…Maria Riddell

55

Elegy to the Memory of a beautiful young Lady…Hon. H. Erskine

The Passage of the Mountain of St. Gothard…Georgina, Duchess of Devonshire

62

Inscription written on a Hermitage in one of the Islands of the West Indies…Maria Riddell

69

Answer to Mrs. N---'s Question, "What is Grace?"……

72

To Miss -- --, on her Marriage……

73

"What rugged rock its lucid store retains," &c…….

76

Stanzas on a Bower facing the South…W. Smyth

77

Lines written on Garden Street…Idem

80

The Reverie…Maria Riddell

81

Liberty, an Elegy……

83

"From the light down that mocks the gale," &c…….

86

"To love, my Laura, let us give," &c….H.F. Soame

87

To a very young Lady……

89

"Thou, to whose pow'r reluctantly we bend," &c……

90

The Vow……

91

On a handsome Mother and Son, each bereft of one eye…R.B. Sheridan

92

"Ye swains whom radiant beauty move,"&c…….

93

'''Tis when the rapid trembling strings," &c….N…

ibid.

To-morrow…A.L. Barbauld

94

The Farewell…Maria Riddell

95

"Sweet, aëry dream, that fly'st my fond embrace," &c….E…

96

"Ye, before whose balmy breath," &c……

98

"The night her empire resign'd," &c….W. Smyth

99

"Dried be that tear, my gentlest Love," &c….R.B. Sheridan

100

"Mark'd you her cheek of roeate hue," &c….Idem

101

Humid seal of soft affection," &c…….

102

Ode to Spring…V…

ibid.

Ode to Wisdom…V…

104

The Relapse…E…

105

The Maid with Bosom cold…W. Smyth

107

The Blush…W. Spencer

109

The Nursing of Love…Idem

111

To a Lily, flowering by Moonlight…W. Roscoe junr

113

To Laura…W. Smyth

114

To Laura at parting…Idem

117

Stanzas on a Wither'd Leaf……

118

"The tears I shed must ever fall," &c….Miss C***

120

"Talk not of love, it gives me pain," &c….M…

122

"If to gaze on thee waking, with love never ceasing," &c…….

123

Ode to Fancy…Dr. Laurence

ibid.

Ode to Folly…L…

126

Directions to the Porter……

129

Ode to a Fountain…L….

130

The Visionary…W. Spencer

133

"When brightly glows the western wave,["] &c….W. Smyth

134

"Say, who art thou, and whence thy cure,["] &c….Idem

136

"As now the shades of eve embrown," &c….T.J. Mathias

137

May-Day…Maria Riddell

138

Corin's Adieu…Idem

140

The Ruin, from the Italian of Petrochi……

141

"The twilight shades are thick'ning fast," &c….Maria Riddell

143

Written on the blank leaf of a Lady's Book of Manuscript Poems…Roscoe

145

Sonnet to Dr. C….Idem

146

Stanzas from the Latin of Angelus Politianus…Idem

147

On the Tomb of Themistocles, from the Greek…R. Cumberland

148

On old Age, from the Greek…Idem

ibid.

To a Painter, Epigram, from the Greek…Idem

149

On the Death of Captain Charles Bunbury…H.F. Soame

ibid.

Ode on the Genius of Chatterton…T......

150

Capell's Ghost, a Parody…T……

154

On Reading the Sorrows of Werter…by a Lady

158

On a Butterfly bursting from its Chrysalis in a Lady's hand…Dr. Shaw

159

Nature and the Muses, Epigram…Mrs. R****

160

To Mrs. A. on the Writer's Birth-day…Right Hon. C.J. Fox

161

Inscribed on the Temple of Friendship at St. Ann's Hill…Rt. Hon. R. Fitzpatrick

163

Written in the Album at Crewe Hall…Lord Palmerston

163

Prologue to "The Grave"…W. Spencer

164

Prologue to "The Fashionable Friends"…Idem

166

Danaë……

168

The Complaint…Maria Riddell

171

Elegy on the Death of Captain J. Woodley…Idem

173

The Banks of Nith…Idem

176

The Remembrance…Idem

178

On a Red-breast…Idem

180

Farewell to Nithsdale…Idem

182

Lines written on the Tomb of Two Lovers, &c….Hon. H. Erskine

184

Maia's Bier…E……

187

Carlos and Adeline…Maria Riddell

190

Egbert and Ina…Hon. Charles F**

194

Yarico to Inkle…Idem

206

Alwyn and Rena…Idem

210

Beth-Gêlert…W. Spencer

213

The Mourner and Love…T. Smyth

218