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THE POETICAL WORKS OF HENRY KIRKE WHITE.

WITH A MEMOIR BY SIR HARRIS NICOLAS.

TO PETER SMITH, ESQ. THIS VOLUME IS INSCRIBED IN TESTIMONY OF ESTEEM AND FRIENDSHIP.

CONTENTS.

Memoir of Henry Kirke White

MISCELLANEOUS POEMS.

Clifton Grove Time Childhood; Part I Part II The Christiad Lines written on a Survey of the Heavens Lines supposed to be spoken by a Lover at the Grave of his Mistress My Study Description of a Summer's Eve Lines--"Go to the raging sea, and say, 'Be still!'" Written in the Prospect of Death Verses--"When pride and envy, and the scorn" Fragment--"Oh! thou most fatal of Pandora's train" "Loud rage the winds without.--The wintry cloud" To a Friend in Distress Christmas Day Nelsoni Mors Epigram on Robert Bloomfield Elegy occasioned by the Death of Mr. Gill, who was drowned in the River Trent, while bathing Inscription for a Monument to the Memory of Cowper "I'm pleased, and yet I'm sad" Solitude "If far from me the Fates remove" "Fanny! upon thy breast I may not lie!" Fragments--"Saw'st thou that light? exclaim'd the youth, and paused:" "The pious man" "Lo! on the eastern summit, clad in gray" "There was a little bird upon that pile;" "O pale art thou, my lamp, and faint" "O give me music--for my soul doth faint" "And must thou go, and must we part" "Ah! who can say, however fair his view," "Hush'd is the lyre--the hand that swept" "When high romance o'er every wood and stream" "Once more, and yet once more," Fragment of an Eccentric Drama To a Friend Lines on reading the Poems of Warton Fragment--"The western gale," Commencement of a Poem on Despair The Eve of Death Thanatos Athanatos Music On being confined to School one pleasant Morning in Spring To Contemplation My own Character Lines written in Wilford Churchyard Verses--"Thou base repiner at another's joy," Lines--"Yes, my stray steps have wander'd, wander'd far" The Prostitute

ODES.

To my Lyre To an early Primrose Ode addressed to H. Fuseli, Esq. R. A. To the Earl of Carlisle, K. G. To Contemplation To the Genius of Romance To Midnight To Thought Genius Fragment of an Ode to the Moon To the Muse To Love On Whit-Monday To the Wind, at Midnight To the Harvest Moon To the Herb Rosemary To the Morning On Disappointment On the Death of Dermody the Poet

SONNETS.

To the River Trent Sonnet--"Give me a cottage on some Cambrian wild," Sonnet supposed to have been addressed by a Female Lunatic to a Lady Sonnet supposed to be written by the unhappy Poet Dermody in a Storm The Winter Traveller Sonnet--"Ye whose aspirings court the muse of lays," Recantatory, in Reply to the foregoing elegant Admonition On hearing the Sounds of an Ĉolian Harp Sonnet--"What art thou, Mighty One! and where thy seat?" To Capel Lofft, Esq. To the Moon Written at the Grave of a Friend To Misfortune Sonnet--"As thus oppress'd with many a heavy care," To April Sonnet--"Ye unseen spirits, whose wild melodies," To a Taper To my Mother Sonnet--"Yes, 't will be over soon. This sickly dream" To Consumption Sonnet--"Thy judgments, Lord, are just;" Sonnet--"When I sit musing on the chequer'd part" Sonnet--"Sweet to the gay of heart is Summer's smile" Sonnet--"Quick o'er the wintry waste dart fiery shafts"

BALLADS, SONGS, AND HYMNS.

Gondoline A Ballad--"Be hush'd, be hush'd, ye bitter winds," The Lullaby of a Female Convict to her Child, the Night previous to Execution The Savoyard's Return A Pastoral Song Melody--"Yes, once more that dying strain" Additional Stanza to a Song by Waller The Wandering Boy Canzonet--"Maiden! wrap thy mantle round thee'" Song--"Softly, softly blow, ye breezes," The Shipwrecked Solitary's Song to the Night The Wonderful Juggler Hymn--"Awake, sweet harp of Judah, wake" A Hymn for Family Worship The Star of Bethlehem Hymn--"O Lord, my God, in mercy turn"

TRIBUTARY VERSES.

Eulogy on Henry Kirke White, by Lord Byron Sonnet on Henry Kirke White, by Capel Lofft Sonnet occasioned by the Second of H. K. White, by the same Written in the Homer of Mr. H. K. White, by the same To the Memory of H. K. White, by the Rev. W. B. Collyer, A.M. Sonnet to H. K. White, on his Poems, by Arthur Owen, Esq. Sonnet, on seeing another written to H. K. White, by the same Reflections on Reading the Life of the late H. K. White, by William Holloway On the Death of Henry Kirke White, by T. Park Lines on the Death of Henry Kirke White, by the Rev. J. Plumptre To Henry Kirke White, by H. Welker Verses occasioned by the Death of H. K. White, by Josiah Conder On Reading H. K. White's Poem on Solitude, by the same Ode on the late Henry Kirke White, by Juvenis Sonnet in Memory of Henry Kirke White, by J. G. Lines on the Death of Henry Kirke White Sonnet to H. K. White, on his Poems, by G. L. C. To the Memory of Henry Kirke White, by a Lady Stanzas supposed to have been written at the Grave of Henry Kirke White, by a Lady

MEMOIR OF HENRY KIRKE WHITE.

BY SIR HARRIS NICOLAS.

Thine, Henry, is a deathless name on earth, Thine amaranthine wreaths, new pluck'd in Heaven! By what aspiring child of mortal birth Could more be ask'd, to whom might more be given TOWNSEND.

It has been said that the contrasts of light and shade are as necessary to biography as to painting, and that the character which is radiant with genius and virtue requires to be relieved by more common and opposite qualities. Though this may be true as a principle, there are many exceptions; and the life of Henry Kirke White, whose merits were unalloyed by a single vice, is one of the most memorable. The history of his short and melancholy career, by Mr. Southey, is extremely popular; and when it is remembered that its author is one of the most distinguished of living writers, that as a biographer he is unrivalled, and that


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