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Individual Item Contents: WPRP 369

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Author

Yearsley, Ann (1756-1806)

Title

Poems on Various Subjects / by Ann Yearsley ...; Being Her Second Work

Imprint

London: Printed for the author, and sold by G.G.J. and J. Robinson ..., 1787


Call number

WPRP 369

Physical Description

xl, 168 p.; 28 cm. (4to)

Citation

Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 384; ESTC T096949.

Notes

Half-title: A second book of poems, on various subjects. Errata: p. xl

Epigraph

none

Contents

ADDRESSED TO SENSIBILITY

1

ON THE DEATH OF HER GRACE THE DUCHESS DOWAGER OF PORTLAND

7

TO A SENSIBLE BUT PASSIONATE FRIEND

11

TO THE BRISTOL MARINE SOCIETY

15

FAMILIAR EPISTLE TO A FRIEND

23

A SONG

29

TO MR. V - , ON HIS PRONOUNCING THE AUTHOR TO BE IN LOVE WHEN SHE WROTE THE PRECEDING SONG

31

EPITAPH ON THE SUDDEN DEATH OF AN ACCOMPLISHED YOUTH

35

ELEGY, WRITTEN ON THE BANKS OF AVON, WHEN THE AUTHOR TOOK A LAST FAREWELL OF HER BROTHER

37

TO MISS ELIZA DAWSON, OF OXTON, YORKSHIRE

45

TO INDIFFERENCE

49

SONG

55

TO THOSE WHO ACCUSE THE AUTHOR OF INGRATITUDE

57

TO FREDERICK YEARSLEY, ON HIS RETURN FROM THE SACRED FRONT, WHERE THE RIGHT HON. THE EARL OF BRISTOL STOOD SPONSOR, THE CHILD BEING DISTINGUISHED BY TAKING HIS LORDSHIP’S NAME

61

ON THE DEATH OF FREDERICK YEARSLEY

65

ODE TO MISS SHIELLS, ON HER ART OF PAINTING

67

LINES, COMPOSED IN A CARRIAGE, ON SEEING AN HALF-BLOWN PRIMROSE IN THE MOUTH OF A PEASANT, THE AUTHOR BEING ON THE ROAD TO BATH

73

TO MR. ****, AN UNLETTERED POET, ON GENIUS UNIMPROVED ON BEING PRESENTED WITH A SILVER PEN

77

ADDRESSED TO IGNORANCE, OCCASIONED BY A GENTLEMAN’S DESIRING THE AUTHOR NEVER TO ASSUME A KNOWLEDGE OF THE ANCIENTS

83

ADDRESSED TO REVENGE. A FRAGMENT

93

THE MATERIALIST

101

LUCY, A TALE FOR THE LADIES

105

ON JEPHTHAH’S VOW, TAKEN IN A LITERAL SENSE

107

WRITTEN ON A VISIT

131

ELEGY ON MR. CHATTERTON

139

ABSENCE, A JUVENILE PIECE

145

ON BEING INTRODUCED TO A GENTLEMAN, WHO HAD LABOURED UNDER AN AFFLICTION SIXTEEN YEARS

155

ON THE REMEMBRANCE OF A MOTHER

161

TO THE RIGHT HON. THE EARL OF BRISTOL &C.

166