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Author

Sigourney, Lydia Howard (1791-1865)

Title

Moral pieces : in prose and verse / By Lydia Huntley

Imprint

Hartford : Sheldon & Goodwin, 1815 (1st ed.)


Call number

WPRP 349

Physical Description

xii, 267 p., [9] p. ; 19 cm

Citation

Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 297.

Notes

"Errata" and "Subscribers names" [9] p. at end

Epigraph

none

Online copies

Hathi Trust

Contents

MORAL PIECES

A TRIBUTE

1

CONTEMPLATION

3

GOD DISPLAYED IN HIS WORKS

4

THE STORM AT MIDNIGHT

5

PROCRASTINATION

6

THE GIVING OF THE BIBLE TO THE ESQUIMAUX

9

DEATH OF AN INVALID

13

ON THE DOVE'S LEAVING THE ARK

14

THE SUSCEPTIBLE MIND

18

GRATITUDE

19

THE TEAR

22

LIFE

23

OUR COUNTRY

24

ELECTION

27

ON THE CHARACTER OF COMMODORE MACDONOUGH

29

THE CONFLAGRATION AT WASHINGTON

31

ADDRESS TO THE DEITY

34

ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF A VENERABLE FRIEND

35

MALTA

39

THE DESTRUCTION OF THE INQUISITION AT GOA

43

A FAREWELL TO THE MONTH

46

ADDRESS TO THE NEW MONTH

47

LINES – ON THE DEATH OF THE REV. MR. WASHBURN

49

ESSAYS

FILIAL DUTY

53

NOVEL READING

56

MEMORY

59

ON A JUST ESTIMATION OF THE CHARACTER OF OTHERS

66

ON SELF KNOWLEDGE

72

ON COMPOSITION

79

ON THE GOVERNMENT OF PASSIONS

85

ON INDECISION

91

ON MODESTY

94

ON GRATITUDE

95

ON HAPPINESS

97

ON YOUTH

99

ADDITIONAL POETICAL PIECES

MONTEVIDEO

103

ON VISITING THE DESERTED GARDEN OF FRIENDS IN THE COUNTRY

107

THE DESERTION OF THE MUSE

109

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT FULFILLING AN ENGAGEMENT

113

THE RISING MOON

115

SABBATH MORNING

116

TO A FRIEND IN AFFLICTION

117

THE PHILOSOPHER'S REPROOF VERSIFIED

120

THE ADIEU

121

FOR THE BLANK PAGE OF A NEW BIBLE

122

EVENING THOUGHT

123

TO A YOUNG LADY…

124

VAIN PURSUITS

125

REGARD DUE TO THE FEELINGS OF OTHERS

126

A SUMMER MORNING

127

THE QUEEN OF NIGHT

128

THE COURAGE OF CESAR

129

MORNING

130

EVENING

131

THE EQUANIMITY OF ZENO

131

FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF THE REV. MR. HOOKER

132

REFLECTION

133

A THOUGHT

134

THE EVILS OF HASTE

134

TRUST IN THE ALMIGHTY

135

LIFE

136

VANITY

137

DECEPTION

137

PSALM CXIX

138

ON HEARING A TOLLING BELL

139

TO A FRIEND ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE NEW YEAR

140

ON THE DEPARTURE OF MRS. NOTT, WITH THE MISSIONARIES FOR INDIA

140

FRIENDSHIP

141

TRANSIENT JOY

144

BIRTH DAY

146

A MOON-LIGHT SCENE

147

REQUEST

148

CARES OF EARTH

149

ADDRESS FROM A YOUNG PUPIL TO HER COMPANIONS

151

WEEPING MAY ENDURE FOR A NIGHT BUT JOY COMETH IN THE MORNING

154

DETACHED THOUGHTS

157

FIRST OF SEPTEMBER 1813

173

PSALM CXIX

175

THE ROSE

179

POETICAL PIECES

PARAPHRASES OF THE PART OF THE BOOK OF AMOS

181

LINES- ON HEARING A VENERABLE FRIEND SING AT MIDNIGHT

190

TO A FRIEND, WHOSE CORRESPONDENCE HAS BEEN INTERRUPTED BY DOMESTIC OCCUPATIONS

195

ON A SLEEPING INFANT

196

THE CARELESS HEART

199

ON THE CHARACTER OF A VENERABLE FRIEND

200

THE SOLITARY STAR

201

THE VANITY OF LIFE

204

PARTING

205

THE MIDNIGHT PRAYER OF CHRIST

206

ON HEARING A BELL TOLL BEFORE RISING

206

THEY ROVE FOREVER

208

TRIBUTE TO AN INSTRUCTOR

209

ON SEEING THE MOON ATTENDED BY A SOLITARY STAR, JUST BEFORE SUNRISE

212

POPE

213

RAPIDITY OF TIME

214

TO A FRIEND, WITH A PACKET OF GERANIUM LEAVES

215

TWILIGHT

215

EVENING EXAMINATION

216

THE PARTING FRIEND

217

THE BIRTH DAY OF A YOUNG LADY, WHO HAD RECENTLY LOST HER MOTHER

219

THE LONGEST DAY

220

TO A YOUNG FRIEND SLEEPING

221

PARAPHRASE ON CLEOPATRA'S ADVICE TO MARK ANTHONY WHEN ANGLING

222

IMPROVEMENT OF SCIPIO'S BOAST

223

THE REPLY OF THE PHILOSOPHER ANAXARCHUS

223

ANTISTHENES

224

APPLICATION OF THE ROMAN PRECEPT

225

THE SECLUSION OF BASIL

226

THE FIRST MORNING OF MAY

226

EVENING REFLECTION

228

HYMN

229

VICTORY

231

THE FIRST WINTRY MORNING

232

TO A FRIEND, ON THE TWENTY-FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF HER MARRIAGE

234

THE RAINBOW

235

THOUGHTS ON CHILDHOOD

236

THE CREATION

239

TO A FRIEND

241

AUTUMNAL SCENE

242

ON THE CONVENTION AT HARTFORD

246

THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE DESTRUCTION OF THE RICHMOND THEATRE

248

WRITTEN ON SEEING AN ECLIPSE OF THE MOON

250

GENERAL ST. CLAIR

251

ON AN INFANT

255

INVOCATION TO SOLITUDE AND THE MUSE

257

VICISSITUDES OF NATURE

258

MORNING PRAYER

260

AT MID-DAY

263

EVENING PRAYER

264