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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 342

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Author

Gray, Christian

Title

A New Selection of Miscellaneous Pieces in Verse

Imprint

Perth : R. Morison, 1821

Citation

Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 139.

Call number

WPRP 342

Notes

Contains author's dedication page and preface.   

Epigraph

Hail, holy light! offspring of heaven first born, -
                 
                  Thee I revisit safe,
                  And feel thy sovereign vital lamp; but thou
                  Revisit'st not these eyes, that roll in vain
                  To find thy piercing ray, and find no dawn;
                  Yet not the more
                  Cease I to wander where the muses haunt-
                  Milton's Paradise Lost, - Book III.

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Contents

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DEDICATION

3

PREFACE

5

LINES ADDRESSED TO THE E…L OF K…L

13

ANECDOTE OF ALEXANDER, EMPEROR OF RUSSIA

19

LINES COMPOSED ON RECEIVING A LETTER

25

LINES ON RECEIVING AN UNEXPECTED PRESENT

30

STANZAS TO THE MEMORY OF A GENTLEMAN

34

A SONNET

39

TO A YOUNG LADY

41

ON RECEIVING A DESCRIPTIVE POEM

44

A LETTER TO A FRIEND IN A GREAT TOWN

48

A LETTER TO MY NEPHEW

58

A LETTER TO A GENTLEMAN FARMER

63

ON LAYING AN OLD PETTICOAT BESIDE A GOOD ONE

66

ON VISITING A FADED FLOWER

69

A FACT RECORDED IN THE EVANGELICAL MAGAZINE

83

A COMPLAINT TO POESY

88

VERSIFICATION OF OSSIAN'S ADDRESS TO THE MOON

96

BALCLUTHA'S RUINS- FROM OSSIAN

99

AN EXTRACT FROM OSSIAN

102

A PETITION TO A MEDICAL GENTLEMAN

104

LINES COMPOSED IN THE TIME OF WAR

107

SABELLA – A METRICAL TALE

109

SONG – ON LEAVING THE COUNTRY FOR THE TOWN

129

SONG, IN ANSWER TO "I'M WEARIN' AWA JEAN

132

SONG – "FAREWELL TO PERTH"

134

SONG, IN ANSWER TO " O NANNIE WILT THOU GANG, & C."

142

EVENING REFLECTIONS

137