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ENGLISH AND AMERICAN AUTHORS,
COLLECTED AND ANNOTATED BY
Fellow of the Royal Geographical, and Royal Historical Societies ;
Author of " A History of National Patriotic Songs," " A Memoir of George Cruikshank,"
“ The Poets Laureate of England,' " " The Esthetic Movement in England," etc.
“I have here only made a Nosegay of culled Flowers, and have brought little more
of my own than the band which ties them.”
Thomas Gray's “Elegy in a Country Churchyard,"
AND OTHER POEMS.
WILLIAM COWPER. WILLIAM WORDSWORTH.
3. T. COLERIDGE. M. G. LEWIS. LEIGH HUNT.
P. B. Shelley. Mrs. Browning. The Ingoldsby Legends.
J. ADDISON. W. COLLINS. S. ROGERS. E. WALLER.
NATIONAL SONGS OF THE UNITED STATES.
MODERN AMERICAN POETS.
SONGS OF THE CIVIL WAR.
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The Authors of the original poems are arranged in alphabetical order; the titles
of the original poems are printed in italics, followed by the Parodies.
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THE INGOLDSBY LEGENDS
Misadventures at Margate...
The Vulgar Little Boy
Misadventures at the Mansion House. Truth...
The Little Vulgar (Scotch) Boy. Punch. 1881
Sixty Years after. The Globe 1887...
The Little Bulgar Boy. Punch. 1885
The Boy and the Bear Punch. 1887
The Jackdaw of Rheims. 1837...
The Story of the Latest Curse. Truth. 1888... The Execution
The Frolics of Boreas
A Parliamentary Legend
The Lord of Intrigue. 1876.
The Devil's Billiard Match. Rare Bits
A Row in the Upper Circles. Judy. 1880
The Enchanted Net. Mirth & Metre. 1855...
Handy Jack. Punch. 1882
The Cardinal's Hat. Ipsedixit. 1851
Temptation of the Good St. Gladstone. 1886
The Roll Scroll of the Odd Volumes. 1888...
Contradictory statements as to her birth ...
Mr. Ingram's final settlement of the date
Mrs. Browning's personal appearance
The Cry of the Children
The Wail of the Children. Punch. 1884
The Bitter Cry of Agriculture. J. D. Beeston...
Church or Stage, The Referee. 1884
Down East. Edmund H. Yates
Gwendoline. Echo Club Papers, Bayard Taylor
A Tool of Trade
The Origin of Pan. Harry Furniss
The Rhyme of Sir Launcelot Bogle...
The Spirit of Mrs. Browning to her husband.
From Strange Visitors. New York. 1869...
228 229 229 229 230 230 231 231 232 232 232 233
299 300 300 301 301 302 303 304 304 305 306
SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE-continued.
The Prolix Orator. 1849
The Rime of the Ancient Alderman. In V.
Parts. Shirley Brooks. 1855
The Ancient Mariner, or the Deceived Husband
Classical versus Modern. 1869
New Version of Ancient Mariner.
The Rime of the Modern Shipowner. 1873..
The Fight of the Fifth of November. 1874
The Rime of the Ancient Premier. 1875
The Rime of ye Ancient Dowager. 1876.
(On Henry Irving in Othello)
The Wedding Guest's Version. 1878
The Rhyme of the Ancient Blue.
The Rime of the Potent Minister. 1882
Our Regimental Mess. E. Oliver
An American Version 1885
The Admiralty Goose. 1885
The Rime of the Antient Missionere. 1886
Ye Ancient Father Thames. Truth Competi-
tion Parodies. 1884
The Lay of the Modern Millinere. 1886
The Ancient Philosopher. W. J. Prowse. 1868
The Rime of the Ancient Waggonere. 1819...
The Cockney Mariner. G. A. à Beckett. 1846
The Rime of the New-made Baccalere. 1841...
The Wise Men of Gotham. T. L. Peacock
It was an Ancient Marriager. 1885...
The Rime of the Ancient Statesman. 1874
The Birmingham Speech, by W. E. G. 1880...
The Rime of the Ancient Rinking Man. 1876
The Meeting of the Justices. 1867 ..
The Ancient Story (Tichborne case)...
The Power of Science. J. B. Stephens. 1880
To a Young A39. 1794
Playhouse Musings. Rejected Addresses. 1812
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
In Hungerford did some wise man. "1844
Continuation by Dr. Maginn. 1819
The Dream. Warreniana. 1824
A Parody of Christabelle. The Dejeuné. 1820
Christobell, a Gothic Tale. 1815
Geraldine, a sequel to Christabel. Martin F.
Christabel, continued. Eliza Stewart. 1841...
Christabess, by 8. T. Colebritche. 1816
Isabelle. James Hogg. 1816
The Cherub. 1816
Chrystabelle; or, the Rose without a Thorn.
Edmund Falconer. 1860
Notes of other Parodies of Christabel
A Vision. Thomas Moore. 1826
Fragment of a Vision. William Maginn. 1821
The Devil's Progress on Earth ...
The Devil's Walk, variously ascribed to Pro-
fessor Porson, Robert Southey, and to S. T.
Satan Reformer. 1832
The Devil's Drive. Lord Byron
Death's Walk. 1832
The Printer's Devil's Work 1832 ...
The Devil's Dream. The Hornet. 1871
The Devil's Politics. 1878
The Forestaller's Walk. 1881
The Devil''s Walk. 1883...
The Devil's latest Walk. 1887
The Devil's Excursion to London. W. Phillips
There's a Lying Spirit Abroad. E. A. Beard
Ode on the Passions
Ode to the Passions
The Aspirants. An Ode for Music. From
Posthumous Parodies. 1814
The Victims. Thomas Dibdin. 1813
The Sessions. An Ode for Music. C. H.
Ode to the Fashions. Comic News. 1864
The Diverting History of John Gilpin. 1782.
Mrs. Gilpin riding to Edmonton
The History of Moore's Life of Byron. 1831...
A Ballad for all True Sportsmen. 1845.
“Prince Albert is a Sportsman Bold"
The Political John Gilpin. (George Bentinck)
The new John Gilpin. (Sir Robert Peel.) 1846
The Modern Peeping Tom. (Viscount
The Railway Gilpin
History of Tom Tucker. 1831
Jobn Gilpin's Voyage to Vauxhall. 1885
Davy Jones. B. de Burgh. 1823 ...
John Gilpin in Latin
The Connaught Rangers. 1876
Paudy and the Mormon. J. H. Turner. 1878
Burbaban's Defeat. 1863
The Modern Gilpin, or the adventures of John
Cowper's first draft of the poem
My Uniform, by a Volunteer in 1860
April, or the new hat. C. S. Calverley
The Rink had been washed. A. W. Mackensie
The Rose and the Buckets. 1812 ...
Mary Anderson. 1883
The Negro's Complaint
On the Death of the Princess of Wales. 1819
Bishop Philpott's Complaint. 1833
Lord Grey's Complaint. 1834
Jumbo's Jeremiad. 1882 ...
The School Boy's Complaint
Farewell to the Camp. Shirley Brooks. 1853
“I am Monarch of all I survey
Verses supposed to have been written by
"I am tenant of nine-feet by four".
Verses ascribed to the Duke of Wellington
The Monarch of all they survey. By a Rail-
way Director. 1845
Verses ascribed to William Smith O'Brien.
The original song of Robinson Crusoe. 1848
Ballad of the Exeter Arcade Beadle. 1848..
A Savage Parody. 1867
Lines by the “ Head of the Family." 1871...
“She is Monarch of all she surveys." 1874
Enforced Solitude. 1874 ...
Verses ascribed to Dr. E. V. Kenealy. 1875
The Frozen-out Fox Hunter. The World. 1879
The Lay of the New Ameer. 1879
Ex-King Cetewayo's Lament. 1879
I am Cock of the Walk." F. B. Doveton
The Griffia's Lament. 1880
The Parvenu. 1882
Lawn Tennis. A. W. Mackenzie. 1883
On the Annexation of New Guinea. 1883
Soliloquy by a Disgusted Dandy. 1883
Verses by Salisbury Selkirk. 1884...
The Tortures of Tourists. 1885
The Limited “Monarch.” 1885
A song for Mr. Joseph Chamberlain. 1886...
The Lament of the Sportive M.P. 1886
Verses by Sir Charles Warren. 1887
Lines supposed to be written by Robinson
Crusoe, C. M. Fanshawe
A Riddle by William Cowper. 1806
“Bless my Heart, how Cold it is"...
An Elegy wrote in a Country Church-yard. 1751...
A Reprint of the first edition, and
history of the poem.
An Evening contemplation in a College. 1753
John Duncombe, M.A.
The Nunnery, an Elegy
Elegy on “The Guardian outwitted.' 1764...
An Epitaph on a certain Poet
An Elegy in Covent Garden. 1777
An Elegy in Westminster Hall
An Elegy written in St. Stephens. 1784
Elegy written in a Grub street Garret. 1789...
Elegy written in Bartlemy Fair. 1810
Elegy written in Drury Lane Theatre. 1818...
Elegy writtın at a Christmas Feast. 1803
Elegiac Stanzas written in a London Alley
Elegy on the Last of the Lotteries
Elegy written in King's Bench Prison. 1821...
by A Minor.
Epitaph on a late Administration. 1811
An Elegy in a London Churchyard. 1799
Nightly Thoughts in the Temple. 1806
Nocturnal Contemplations in Barham Downs
Elegy on a Pair of Breeches. T. Brand. 1818
Elegy written in a College Library. 1824
Elegy on the Death of Bow Fair. 1823
The Long Vacation, 1823
Lucubrations in an Apothecary's shop
Elegy on Sir Francis Burdett, M.P. .181
Elegy addressed to a little Attorney. 1819
Elegy written in the Long Vacation. 1831
The Woes of Change. T. Dibdin. 1832
The Gambler. 1832
Dry Goods : A Manchester Elegy. 1833
Meditations on Barry's New Houses of Parlia-
Elegy in a London Theatre. 1843
Night Thoughts. Albert Smith (?) 1948
Elegy in a London Churchyard. 1849
Elegy on a Betting office. 1853
Elegy written in a Railway Station. 1853
Elegy written near a Suburban Station House.
A Lunatic Parody. Fun. 1865
Elegy written in the House of Commons. 1867
An Elegy on Cremation. 1875
Lament of the Eminent One. (H. Irving).
T'he Figaro, 1875
Elegy written in Rotten Row. 1876
Elegy written in a Country Shati.g Rink. 1877
Cremornc: An Elegy. 1878
Circuit Elegy. By Lord Chelmsford. 1881...
Elegy on a favourite Washerwoman. 1882
Gray's Elegy in an Irish Prison. 1882
The S.K. Ring's Requiem. 1886
Parnell-egy in Westminster Palace. 1887
Epitaph on “ The Pic-Nic." 1803...
Epitaph on a noted Highwayman. 1806
A Political Parody. The British Press. 1812
Elegy in St Stephen's Chapel. 1809
Elegy for “The Mirror. 1825
Elegy written in a Town Church-yard. 1885
Elegy in Newall's Buildings
Lord Grey's Elegy. 1881...
Pensive in a Bone Yard. 1885
Imitations of “The Elegy
A Supplement to Gray's “Elegy.” 1823
The Foundlings. An Elegy. 1763
An Evening Contemplation in a French
An Elegy written under a Gallows. 1768
Lord Mayor's Day.. A Mock Elegy. 1786
Elegy written at Bristol Hot Wells. 1789
Elegy written in Poet's Corner. 1803
Elegy written on a Field of Battle. 1818
Elegy written in a City Churchyard. 1848...
Translations of “The Elegy
“The Elegy" in French ...
Articles and Notes on "The Elegy"
Legs in Tattersall's yard. 1828
An Elegy on the Departed Season. 1867
“ The Elegy" in Latin
An Imitation of the “ Elegy.” By a Sailor
Elegy in Newgate. The Satirist. 1810
Elegy written in the Temple Gardens, by Mr.
Elegy written in a Ball Room. W. Maginn
The Elegy "travestied." The Umpire. 1888
“ Wimbledon," an Elegy. July 1888. E. B.
Anstee, L. R. B.
Parody in The Court of Session Garland by
INDEX TO FIRST LINES.
The Curfeu tolls the knell of parting Day
The Curfew tolls the hour of closing gates ...
Retirement's hour proclaims the tolling Bell
The shrill bell rings the knell of “ Curtain rise"
St. Paul's proclaims the solemn midnight hour
The Courts are shut-departed every Judge...
Gazettes now toll the melancholy knell
Now sinks the sun within the azure main
The clock bell tolls the hour of early day
The prompter rings the lofty curtain down
The clock proclaims the welcome dinner hour
The watchman drawls the hour of dawning day
The Chancellor has passed the stern decree
The turnkey rings the bell for shutting out...
The surly crier rings his nightly knell
Great Tom now sounds the close of busy day
St. Dunstan's bells proclaim departing day...
The moon slow setting sends a parting ray ...