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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 407

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Author

Day, Eliza (b. ca. 1734)

Title

Poems, on Various Subjects / by Eliza Daye

Imprint

Liverpool : Printed by J. M'Creery ; and published for the author, at the Subscription Library, Lancaster ; also for Mr. Walmsley and Mr. Holt ; for Mr. Jones, Mr. Gore, and Messrs. Wright and Ormandy, Liverpool ; and for Mr. Johnson ..., London, 1798.


Call number

WPRP 407

Physical Description

[2], x, [4], 258 p. ; 23 cm. (8vo)

Citation

Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 407.

Notes

List of subscribers: p. [iii]-x.  Errata: p. [3] (first group). Price: Seven shillings in boards; hot-pressed, seven and sixpence. Signatures: [A]-R⁸ chi1. Contemporary ink and watercolor portrait mounted on card bound in before subscriber's list. 

Epigraph

'Tis not in artful measures, in the chime,
                  'And idle tinkling of a minstrel's lyre,
                  'To charm His ear, whose eye is on the heart;
                  'Whose frown can disappoint the proudest strains,
                  'Whose approbation – prosper even mine'                         Cowper

 

Online copies

CU Digital Library

Digital copy and transcription at UC Davis

Commentary

Extended caption from the exhibit Landmarks.

Contents

THE MYRTLE

1

BIRTH-DAY ORNAMENTS

6

THE LAUREL

13

APPEARANCE AND REALITY

19

FAMILY OF ADVERSITY

23

TO CHLOE

39

SONNET

41

TO ANNA

42

SONG

44

TO BELINDA

45

EXTEMPORE LINES TO A YOUNG LADY, WITH AN ANEMONE

47

TO AMANDA ON HER RECOVERY FROM SICKNESS

48

ON THE SUDDEN DEATH OF A FRIEND

51

TO THE MEMORY OF THE LATE REV. C. R---M

53

THE THREE LAMPS, OR THE HERMIT OF THE WOOD

54

TO DELIA

81

TO THREE YOUNG LADIES, ON THEIR BIRTH-DAY

84

SONNETS

86

TO ELIZA S---

91

TWO PIECES TO A FRIEND

94

ODE TO HOPE

96

WRITTEN AT W---Y C---G, IN OCTOBER AT SUNSET

99

AT THE SAME PLACE

102

ON THE DEATH OF MR. GEORGE KENDALL

104

WIT AND JUDGMENT

106

A LAST VISIT TO W---Y C---G, ON THE SICKNESS OF MRS. W---Y

112

ON THE DEATH OF A YOUNG GENTLEMAN

115

ON THE DEATH OF MRS. MIRIAM GILLISON

117

ON THE DEATH OF MRS. ANNE GILLISON

119

TO THE MEMORY OF A FRIEND OF MY EARLY YOUTH

122

THE BIRTH OF GENIUS

124

EXTEMPORE LINES ON SEEING MRS. SIDDONS IN BELVIDERA

152

SONNETS

154

SOLILOQUY

164

ON FRIENDSHIP

167

ON THE DEATH OF AN AMIABLE YOUTH

169

SONG

171

THE QUESTION

174

SONNET

176

UPON A YOUNG BEE

178

ON FINDING A STRAYED CHILD

180

WILLIAM AND ELLEN, A BALLAD

182

SONNETS AND SONGS

192

ODE TO HEALTH

202

TO A SICK FRIEND

204

THOUGHTS BEFORE THE INTERMENT OF A FRIEND

206

ON THE INSCRIPTION ON MY MOTHER'S MONUMENT BEING DEFACED

208

HYMNS, ADAPTED TO SEVERAL OCCASIONS

210

LANCASTER CASTLE

253