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In selecting the Poems, he may not always have met the taste of his readers : upon this point he can only observe, that he has endeavoured to extract such examples as might best exhibit the genius of the Poet; and has taken complete poems, though short, in preference to detached passages from more extensive works.

The Editor earnestly, and with some degree of confidence, hopes that his Selections from the Modern Poets may have the effect of directing attention to the sources whence they are drawn, — of increasing that taste for Poetry which the " scientific spirit of the age” has lessened,—and of adding to the circulation of the “Works,” by showing the enjoyment and instruction that may be derived from them.

The Editor has now performed the duty he undertook three years ago: he has been gratified to find that his labours have been neither unappreciated nor unrecompensed. For the compliments he has received through public channels, and in private communications, from those whose praise is a liberal reward, he feels duly grateful; and trusts that at the conclusion of his arduous task, they will be continued to him.

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An Exhortation

Mutability.

To Night

To a Skylark .

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SOTHEBY.

Salvator

Rome

The Grotto of Egeria

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KEATS.

• 121

Madeline; from “ Isabella."

Ode to a Nightingale

Ode on a Grecian Urn.

Sonnets.

Stanzas.

To Autumn

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HOGG.

The Stranded Ship .

The Wee Housie

The Broken Heart

Mary Gray

The Skylark

An Arabian Song

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HEMANS

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Cathedral Hymn

The Song of Night.

The Hebrew Mother

The Captive Knight

The Trumpet.

The Return to Poetry.

The Treasures of the Deep

Description of a Summer's Eve

The Savoyard's Return

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89

ib.

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143

CUNNINGHAM.

WILSON.

• 145

From Edith and Nora.

Lines written in a Highland Glen .

A Churchyard Dream .

The Widowed Mother.

The Three Seasons of Love .

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The Town and Country Child. .

Awake, my Love

The Lass of Gleneslan Mill

The Poet's Bridal Day Song.

A wet Sheet and a flowing Sea

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ib.

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151

CRABBE

The Sands.

Roger l'uff

Stanzas

Woman

HUNT

Songs and Chorus of the Flowers. 153

To a Child, during Sickness. 158

The Glove and the Lions.

The Fish, the Man, and the Spirit. 160

Abou Ben Adhem and the Angel. 161

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Venice

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CROLY

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The Tuileries, from “ Paris in

1815".
Pericles and Aspasia
Lines Written at Spithead

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Leonidas
The Death of Leonidas

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WOLFE.

The Burial of Sir John Moore .
Song

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LANDOR.

WOLCOT.

Clifton
The Dragon Fly.
To lanthe .
Fæsulan Idyl.
The Maid's Lament
To Corinth.
The Briar
Sixteen

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Fighting Dogs

To Julia

Song .

Madrigal

A Pastoral Song

Song -

Economy

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244

ib.

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ib.

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