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Poet, on his Blindness, the

Milton
Poet's Plea, the .

id.
Poplars

Cowper
Power of Steam, the

Darwin
Prayer for Divine Aid .

Merrick
Pride and Humility

Cowper
Prioresse, the

Chaucer
Procession of Rivers, the

Spenser
Procrastination

Young
Progress of Poetry, the

Gray
Providence

From Filicaja
Psalm of Life, a

Longfellow
Queen Mab

Shakspere
Rainbow, to the .

Campbell
Rival Statesmen, the

Walter Scott
Rome

Milton
Rome, the Ruins of

Spenser
Rule Britannia

Thomson
Rural Sounds

Cowper
Samson's Lament

Milton
Satan mustering the Rebel Angels id.
Satan's Meeting with Uriel

id.
School Days

Cowper
Sennacherib's Army, the Destruction of Byron.
Sentence of Expulsion from Paradise. Milton
Seven Ages of Man, the

Shaksperc
Skylark, to a .

Wordsworth
Slavery

Cowper
Sleep, the House of

Spenser
Sleep, to

Shakspere
Sleeping Babe, the .

Hinds.
Solemn Music, at a

Milton
Solitude

Byron.
Solitude

Mrs. Sigourney
Solitude and Adversity

Shakspere
Song for the Wandering Jew

Wordsworth
Sonnet on Chapman's Homer

Keats
Soul's Sympathy with Greatness Akenside.
South African Desert, the

Pringle
Spanish Armada, the

Macaulay
Spanish Bull-fight, a

Byron.
Spanish Champion, the

Mrs. Hemans
Spring

T. Warton
Squier, the

Chaucer
Star of Bethlehem, the

Kirke White
Startled Stag, the

Walter Scott
Stonehenge

T. Warton
Summer Morning, the .

Thomson.
Swimming

id,
Tale of the Enchanted Steed

Chaucer
Tear, on a.

Rogers
Thames, the

Denham

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Thames and its Tributaries, the
Thermopylæ.
Thunderstorm, the .
Time's Song
Toilet, the
Tranquillity of Nature, the
Traveller, the
Traveller lost in the Snow
Traveller's Hymn, the
Twilight
Una and the Red Cross Knight .
Una and the Lion
Vanity of Human Wishes, the
Veni Creator .
Verses left at a Friend's House
Victoria's Tears
War.
Waterfowl, to a
Weathercock, to the
Winter Walk at Noon.
Wolsey's Fall
Wolsey's Death
Wolsey's Character.
Woman
Woman
Wondrous Nature of Man
Ye Mariners of England

Pope
Wordsworth
Goldsmith
Thomson
Addison
Wordsworth
Spenser

id.
Dr. Johnson
Dryden
Burns.
Miss Barrett
Porteus
Bryant
Greene.
Cowper
Shakspere

id.

id. Mrs. Barbauld. Wordsworth Young Campbell

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APPENDIX.

467

STUDIES

IN

ENGLISH POETRY.

PART I.

Miscellaneous Poems and Extracts.

PRAYER FOR DIVINE AID.
AUTHOR of Good! to thee I turn :

Thy ever-wakeful eye
Alone can all my wants discern,

Thy hand alone supply.
Oh let thy fear within me dwell,

Thy loved my footsteps guide!
That love shall meaner loves expel,

That fear all fears beside.?
And oh! by Error's force subdued,

Since oft my stubborn will,
Preposterous, shuns the latent good,
And

grasps the specious ill;4
Not to my wish, but to my want,

Do thou thy gifts apply;
Unasked, what good thou knowest, grant ;
What ill, though asked, deny.

Merrick,

(1) Thy love, &c.--let my love towards thee (not thy love towards me) guide my ootsteps, i. e. influence my actions.

(2) The line in Racine's “ Athalie” in which Joad says, “ Je crains Dieu, cher Abner, et n'ai point d'autre crainte," has been deservedly admired, but the above expression conveys the same sentiment with at least equal force.

(3) And oh! dc.-1. and oh! since my stubborn will, subdued by the force o error, often preposterously shuns, &c. (4) Specious—from the Latin species, an appearance ; hence specious ill is evil

; which has the appearance of good.

B

BOADICEA.

When the British warrior queen,

Bleeding from the Roman rods,
Sought, with an indignant mien,

Counsel of her country's gods ;
Sage, beneath the spreading oak,

Sat the Druid, hoary chief !
Every burning word he spoke

Full of rage, and full of grief:-
“Princess ! if our aged eyes
Weep upon thy matchless

wrongs,
'Tis because resentment ties

All the terrors of our tongues.?
“Rome shall perish-write that word

In the blood that she has spilt ;-
Perish, hopeless and abhorred,

Deep in ruin as in guilt.
"Rome, for empire far renowned,

Tramples on a thousand states;
Soon her pride shall kiss the ground-

Hark! the Gaul is at her gates !
“Other Romans shall arise,

Heedless of a soldier's name;

(1) This passage is somewhat obscure. The Druid's “ burning words " which follow seem inconsistent with the assertion that the “ terrors of his tongue" were “tied" or restrained. The meaning may perhaps be thus represented :-Princess,

you find us weeping over your wrongs in private, instead of denouncing the perpetrators in public, blame us not, for our silence hitherto has arisen from the very intensity of our indignation.—Your personal appeal, however, demands that we should now give utterance to it :-Rome shall perish, &c.—This interpretation is based on the conjecture that “ties" is used for “has hitherto tied." Another explanation may be found in the Appendix, Note A.

(2) In the bloodthat is, with the blood, as we say, to write in ink.

(3) Gaul-It does not appear that the Gauls were among the nations that swept over the Roman empire in the fifth century.- Perhaps “ Goth” should be rea 1 for " Gaul."

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Regions Cæsar never knew
Thy posterity shall

sway;
Where his eagles never flew---

None invincible as they.”3
Such the bard's prophetic words,

Pregnant with celestial fire,
Bending, as he swept the chords

Of his sweet but awful lyre.
She, with all a monarch's pride,

Felt them in her bosom glow;
Rushed to battle, fought, and died ;*

Dying, hurled them at the foe:-
** Ruffians ! pitiless as proud,

Heaven awards the vengeance due;
Empire is on us bestowed,

Shame and ruin wait for you.”

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Cowper.

THE STARTLED STAG.

The stag at eve had drunk his fill,
Where danced the moon on Monan's rill,

(1) In allusion to the love of the Italians for music. As a striking indication of the change in character above referred to, it may be mentioned that the word virtus, which among the ancient Romans meant “ active courage,” is used by the modern Romans in the softened form of virtù, to signify “a taste for the fine

arts.”

(2) Progeny, &c.—the ships of England.
(3) They-the British, not the Romans.
(4) According to Tacitus, Boadicea poisoned herself.
(5) Monan-a spring in the district of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland.

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