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Herbert 103

PAGE Love's Happiness

Kobell II2 Lover to his Mistress on her Birthday, The Campbell 83 Man-at-Arms, The Aged

223 Man the Image of his Maker Mary Queen of Scots' Wedding Gift to Queen Elizabeth

Buchanan 123 Masque Songs and Dances

Ben Jonson 27 Memory

Hepworth Dixon 141 Mendelssohn's Birthdays

91 Middle Age

Hedderwick 158 Milton, Death of

211 Milton on the Anniversary of his Blindness

134 Milton to Manso

215 More's, Mrs. Hannah, Death at Eighty-nine.

233 Natal Genius, The .


82 Never Despair

106 New Clothes on Birthdays of the Last Century Thackeray 128 New Year, The


41 Ode on the Death of a Lady who died on her Hundredth Birthday

Cowper 238 Ode to Aurora on Melissa's Birthday

Dr. Blacklock 115 Ode to Sir William Sidney on his Birthday Ben Jonson 72 Oh! would I were again a Child .


96 Old Age and Death . Old Age and Experience Old Courtier, The Old Man's Song, The

Monckron Milnes 213 On Her Majesty's Birthday, An Ode (1630) Ben Jonson 123 On Life

Mrs. Barbauld 235 On my Mother's Birthday

Mrs. Hemans 65 On New Year's Day

Burns 40 On the Body after Death

Milton 214 On the King's Birthday

Ben Jonson 126 One-and-Twenty

Dr. Johnson 74 Open Door of Death, The

Gerald Massey 154 Otway on the Author of “Hudibras" Petition to Time, A

Barry Cornwall 134 Poet's Bridal-day Song, The

Cunningham 117 Poet's Fate, A

Goronva Camlan 61 Poets in Early Youth

Wordsworth 60 Prince of Wales, On the Birth of the

Leigh Hunt

52 Princess Alice, On the Birth of the Leigh Hunt

55 Prize Poem on the Centenary of Burns's Birthday

Isa Craig 147 Prosperity, Folly of Trusting in

Waller 174
Goethe 173


Lee 190

Moore 113


Peele 199

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Sir W. Davenant 127 Queen Elizabeth, Death of

202 Queen Elizabeth, Lines to

Sir Philip Sidney I 22 Queen Philippa keeping Birthdays

I 21 Raleigh's, Sir Walter, Last Lines

203 Regret for Follies past

J.C. 180 Retrospection and Anticipation


95 Ringing-in the New Year

Tennyson 25 Road before us, The

Barry Cornwall 160 Rogers, Samuel, at Ninety

235 Rose of the Garden Scott, Sir Walter, Death of, at Sixty-one Self-examination on Birthdays

Young 159 Serenade

Thomas Haywood 77 Shakespeare, Death of, on his Birthday .

185 Shakespeare, Three Sonnets by .

185 Shakespeare, To the Memory of

Ben Jonson 187 Shepherds Adoring, The

Heber 15 Sixty-second Birthday of Queen Elizabeth Song of January

Webb and Rowley 26 Sonnet on his Twenty-fourth Birthday Milton Sonnet to a Young Lady on her Birthday Cowper 81 Sorrow, The Value of

William Smith 62 Soul's Birthday.of Good Deeds, The

Pinney 140 Southern, To Mr. Thomas, on his Eighty-first Birthday

Pope 229 Spencer on Sir Walter Raleigh's Strange Reverses

203 Spiritual Beings around us Star of Bethlehem, The

White 16 Success in Failure

'Browning 151 Successful Ambition unenjoyed

Frances Browne 195 Summary of the Birthday

Laman Blanchard 157 Summer

140 Sunny Days of Winter

Macarthy 174 Sweet Baby, Sleep

George Wither 46 Teachings of the Morning of Life

Vaughan 92 Tea, a Royal Birthday Beverage

Waller 128 Terraughty, on his Birthday, To Thorwaldsen, Death of Thought and Deed

Kennedy 159 Thought for the New Year, A. Adelaide Proctor Three Periods of Middle Life, The

142 Thurlow, Lord, Boyhood of

Cowper 58 Thy Days go on

Mrs. Browning 191 Time in Youth, Importance of

Young 64

Milton 213

Burns 219





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To a Lady, on Receiving from her a Sprig of Myrtle

Dr. Johnson 80 To a Virtuous Young Lady

Milton 71 To a Young Lady on her Birthday

79 To Catharine of Braganza on her Twenty-fifth Birth

Waller 127 To Julia on her Birthday

Moore 81 To Miss C., on her Birthday


71 To my Betrothed

Mary Lundy Duncan 84 To my Daughter on being Separated from her on her Marriage

Mrs. Hunter 108 To my Daughter on her Ninth Birthday Hood 66 To my Eldest Brother on his Twenty-first Birthday

Mrs. Hemans 75 To my Father

Milton 182 To my Grandfather

Browne Willis 231 To my Niece, Mary Campbell

Campbell 207 To my Wife

Hood Το - on her Thirteenth Birthday Miss Landon 68 To the Infant Princess Royal

Leigh Hunt

50 To the King on his Birthday (1632) Ben Jonson 125 Trimmer, Mrs., Death of True Love Improves in Age

Butler 181 True Love Indestructible

Southey 113 True Love never Grows Old

Campbell 181 Twentieth Birthday, The

69 Twenty-two


99 Verses to his Wife , by Haynes Bayley

I16 Verses to Maria

Cowper 85 Verses written in Captivity by Edward II. and Mary Queen of Scots

131 Victoria, To Queen

Leigh Hunt 129 We live in Deeds, not Years

143 Wedding Moon, The Wellington's Death March

W.C. Bennett 232 Wesley on the Author of “Hudibras" White, Kirke.

62 Wife and Children in Middle Life, A Matthew Arnold 114 Wisdom of Cheerfulness Wordsworth, Death of, at Eighty

227 Work in the Night

Horne Wren, Sir Christopher, Death of, at Ninety-one .



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To Her Majesty the Queen,


QUEEN of our hearts as of our lands, thou knowest
Upon what stubborn soil thy seal is set.
England loves thee for all the good thou showest:
Exalted evil she ne'er worshipp'd yet,
No crowned selfishness her love may get.

VICTORIA, a nobler power is thine,
In purest, tenderest womanhood ensphered :
Centre of all the nation holds endear'd,
Thou, and thy unforgotten love benign.
Over these isles thy name is as a spell
Ringing to every clime below the sun ;
In every home the people love to tell
All thy good deeds—and sure they know them well:
First of thy name, thou hast for it undying honour


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