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Complete Poems

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$34.00 • £27.95 • €30.50

ISBN 9780674154315

Publication Date: 01/01/1991


528 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

Belknap Press


  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • Complete Poems
    • Imitation of Spenser
    • On Peace
    • Lines Written on 29 May, the Anniversary of Charles’s Restoration, on Hearing the Bells Ringing
    • Stay, ruby breated warbler, stay
    • Fill for me a brimming bowl
    • As from the darkening gloom a silver dove
    • To Lord Byron
    • Oh Chatterton! how very sad thy fate
    • Written on the Day That Mr. Leigh Hunt Left Prison
    • To Hope
    • Ode to Apollo
    • To Some Ladies
    • On Receiving a Curious Shell, and a Copy of Verses, from the Same Ladies
    • O come, dearest Emma! the rose is full blown
    • Woman! when I behold thee flippant, vain
    • O Solitude! if I must with thee dwell
    • To George Felton Mathew
    • Had I a man’s fair form, then might my sighs
    • Hadst tho liv’d in days of old
    • I am as brisk
    • Give me women, wine, and snuff
    • Specimen of an Induction to a Poem
    • Calidore: A Fragment
    • To one who has been long in city pent
    • Oh! how I love, on a fair summer’s eve
    • To a Friend Who Sent Me Some Roses
    • Happy is England! I could be content
    • To My Brother George (sonnet)
    • To My Brother George (epistle)
    • To Charles Cowden Clarke
    • How many bards gild the lapses of time
    • On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer
    • Keen, fitful gusts are whisp’ring here and there
    • On Leaving Some Friends at an Early Hour
    • To My Brothers
    • Addressed to Haydon
    • Addressed to the Same
    • To G. A. W.
    • To Koscuisko
    • Sleep and Poetry
    • I stoof tip-toe upon a little hill
    • Written in Disgust of Vulgar Superstition
    • On the Grasshopper and Cricket
    • After dark vapours have oppressed our plains
    • To a Young Lady Who Sent Me a Laurel Crown
    • On Receiving a Laurel Crown from Leigh Hunt
    • To the Ladies Who Saw Me Crown’d
    • God of the golden bow
    • This pleasant tale is like a little copse
    • To Leigh Hunt, Esq.
    • On Seeing the Elgin Marbles
    • To Haydon with a Sonnet Written on seeing the Elgin Marbles
    • On a Leander Which Miss Reynolds, My Kind Friend, Gave Me
    • On The Story of Rimini
    • On the Sea
    • Unfelt, unheard, unseen
    • Hither, hither, love
    • You say you love; but with a voice
    • Before he went to live with owls and bats
    • The Gothic looks solemn
    • O grant that like to Peter I
    • Think not of it, sweet one, so
    • Endymion: A Poetic Reminder
    • In drear nighted December
    • Apollo to the Graces
    • To Mrs. Reynold’s Cat
    • Lines on Seeing a Lock of Milton’s Hair
    • On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again
    • When I have fears that I may cease to be
    • Lines on the Mermaid Tavern
    • O blush not so! O blush not so
    • Hence burgundy, claret, and port
    • God of the meridian
    • Robin Hood
    • Welcome joy, and welcome sorrow
    • Time’s sea hath been five years at its slow ebb
    • To the Nile
    • Spense, a jealous honorer of thine
    • Blue!—’Tis the life of heaven—the domain
    • O thou whose face hath felt the winter’s wind
    • Extracts from an Opera
    • Four seasons fill the measure of the year
    • For there’s Bishop’s Teign
    • Where by ye going, you Devon maid
    • Over the hill and over the dale
    • Dear Reynolds, as last night I lay in bed
    • To J. R.
    • Isabella; or, The Pot of Basil
    • Mother of Hermes! and still youthful Maia
    • To Homer
    • Give me your patience, sister, while I frame
    • Sweet, sweet is the greeting of eyes
    • On Visiting the Tomb of Burns
    • Old Meg she was a gypsy
    • There was a naughty boy
    • Ah! ken ye what I met the day
    • To Ailsa Rock
    • This mortal body of a thousand days
    • All gentle folks who owe a grudge
    • Of late two dainties were before me plac’d
    • There is a joy in footing slow across a silent plain
    • Not Aladdin magian
    • Read me a lesson, Muse, and speak it oloud
    • Upon my life, Sir Nevis, I am piqu’d
    • On Some Skills in Beauley Abbey, near Inverness
    • Nature withheld Cassandra in the skies
    • Fragment of Castle-builder
    • And what is Love?—It is a doll dress’d up
    • ’Tis the “witching time of night”
    • Where’s the Poet? Show him! show him
    • Fancy
    • Bards of passion and of mirth
    • Spirit here that reignest
    • I had a dove, and the sweet dove died
    • Hush, hush, tread softly, hush, hush, my dear
    • Ah! woe is me! poor Silver-wing
    • The Eve of St. Agnes
    • The Eve of St. Mark
    • Why did I laugh tonight? No voice will tell
    • When they were come unto the Faery’s court
    • As Hermes once took to his feathers light
    • Character of C. B.
    • Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art
    • Hyperion: A Fragment
    • La Belle Dame sans Merci: A Ballad
    • Song of Four Fairies: Fire, Air, Earth, and Water
    • Sonnet to Sleep
    • Ode to Psyche
    • On Fame (“Fame, like a wayward girl”)
    • On Fame (“How fever’d is the man”)
    • If by dull rhymes our English must be chain’d
    • Two or three posies
    • Ode to a Nightingale
    • Ode on a Grecian Urn
    • Ode on a Melancholy
    • Ode on Indolence
    • Shed no tear—O shed no tear
    • Otho the Great: A Tragedy in Five Acts
    • Lamia
    • Pensive they sit, and roll their languid eyes
    • To Autumn
    • The Fall of Hyperion: A Dream
    • The day is gone, and all its sweets are gone
    • I cry your mercy—pity—love!—aye, love
    • What can I do to drive away
    • To Fanny
    • King Stephen: A Fragment of a Tragedy
    • This living hand, now warm and capable
    • The Jealousies: A Faery Tale, by Lucy Vaughan Lloyd of China Walk, Lambeth
    • In after time a sage of mickle lore
  • Abbreviations
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Commentary
  • Appendix: The Contents of 1817 and 1820
  • Index of Titles and First Lines

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