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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 371

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Author

Yearsley, Ann (1756-1806)

Title

Poems, on Several Occasions, by Ann Yearsley, a Milkwoman of Bristol

Imprint

London, T. Cadell, 1785

Call number

WPRP 371

Physical Description

xxx, 127 p. 26 cm

Citation

Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 383.

Notes

"A prefatory letter to Mrs. Montagu" by Hannah More: p. iii-xii; List of subscribers: p. xiii-xxvii.

Epigraph

none

Contents

NIGHT. TO STELLA

1

THOUGHTS ON THE AUTHOR’S OWN DEATH

17

TO A FRIEND, ON VALENTINE’S DAY

23

ANOTHER VALENTINE, TO ANOTHER PERSON

27

A FRAGMENT

37

ON THE SUDDEN DEATH OF A FRIEND

43

TO MR. R---, ON HIS BENEVOLENT SCHEME FOR RESCUING POOR CHILDREN FROM VICE AND MISERY, BY PROMOTING SUNDAY SCHOOLS

47

TO MRS. M---S

61

TO STELLA; ON A VISIT TO MRS. MONTAGU

65

TO THE SAME; ON HER ACCUSING THE AUTHOR OF FLATTERY, AND ASCRIBING TO THE CREATURE THAT PRAISE WHICH IS ONLY DUE TO THE CREATOR

71

SOLILOQUY

75

ADDRESS TO FRIENDSHIP

79

TO THE HONOURABLE H---E W---E, ON READING THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO

87

TO HER GRACE THE DUCHESS FOWAGER OF PORTLAND

97

ON MRS. MONTAGU

101

CLIFTON HILL

107