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Ibid. “The Golden Year" was published in 1842.
IBID. “The Two Voices” was published in 1842. It is a philosophical poem, the “voices” being those of faith and doubt.
IBID. “Merlin and Vivien.” Merlin was the sage in “The Idylls.” It was also the name under which Tennyson contributed to the Examiner in 1852, a poem since reprinted, entitled “The Third of February.” It seems to have been a favorite with him and no doubt it originated in the old romance founded mainly on the history of Geoffrey of Monmouth.
Ibid. “In Memoriam," as is well known, is a pen-picture of the religious doubts and misgivings through which Tennyson passed after the death of Arthur Hallam.
Ibid. “The Miller's Daughter," published in 1830. An idyllic ballad including two short songs, “It is the Miller's Daughter,” and “Love that Hath us in the Net."
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IBID. “Morte d'Arthur,” published in 1842, and afterwards incorporated in “The Passing of Arthur,” in “The Idylls of the King."
UPHAM. “The Hill Country," was written September, 1889, at the fort of Monadnock.
IBID. “Locksley Hall,” published in 1842, has been parodied in the Bon Gaultier Ballads.
Ibid. “The Gardener's Daughter” was published in 1842.
IBID. “The Princess" was published in 1847. This, however, is merely the rude sketch of “The Princess" we now read. The poem has been entirely rewritten since it first appeared, and the songs, as well as the account of the Princess's weird seizure, are an afterthought. “It is,” says Stedman, as he entitles it, a medley, constructed of ancient and modern materials—a show of mediæval pomp and movement, observed through an atmosphere of latter-day thought and emotion. The poet, in his prelude, anticipates every striction and to me the anachronisms and impossibilities of the story seem not only lawful, but attractive. Tennyson's special gift of reducing incongruous details to a common structure and tone is fully illustrated in a poem made
HOPKINSON. “Hail, Columbia!” was written in 1798, when it was thought America and France were about to declare war. Coming as it did, at a time when the people were at fever-heat over the affairs of the nation, and their desire to maintain their own government, the lack of lyrical merit was not taken into account. It was patriotic, and gave utterance to their feelings. It was set to the music of “The President's March," and for one entire season held the audiences of the theatres in its soul-stirring, captivating thrall.
" To suit with time and place,
MONROE. “Columbia,” is a portion of the “Ode" written by Miss Harriet Monroe, to be read at the opening exercises of The World's Columbian Exposition. This selection, together with some others from the same ode, were set to music by G. W. Chadwick, of Boston, and was sung at the dedicatory exercises in Chicago, by a chorus of five thousand voices. Miss Monroe was selected by a committee of the World's Fair directors to write an ode, and an award of $1,000 was offered for it. The ode was written and submitted to the committee, who in turn submitted it to three professional literary men, Messrs E. J. Harding, literary editor of the Chicago Tribune; F. F. Brown, of the Dial and William Morton Payne. Some suggestions were offered regarding changes thought best to be made, but Miss Monroe accepted but a few of them.
Smith. “America.” When a student at Andover, Dr. Smith was asked by Dr. Lowell Mason to write some English verses to suit the tunes in a German song-book, and adapted to church and
PARHAM, EUGENIA. Miscellaneous Poems. BUCK, Mary K. Miscellaneous Poems.
McNAMARA, WILLIAM F. Miscellaneous Poems.
Sunday-school use. Among that German music was the tune which he did not then know as that of “God Save the Queen."
When he was looking the book through in his room, this tune seized upon his fancy, and within a half-hour he wrote the lines that justly made him famous. He had no idea that he was composing a national anthem to the praise of liberty and freedom and the nation's God, but it was a spark from heaven, which kindled from heart to heart throughout the land.
W. S. B. Bigelow. “Columbia's Poet Laureate.” This poem was inspired by a visit to Dr. Samuel F. Smith on the morning after his birthday, which by a strange coincidence, happens on the same day as that on which Columbus discovered America. During this visit an account of this poem was given, and the cause which inspired it.
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Vasser, WILLIAM EDWARD. Flower Myths, and Other Poems. Louisville, Ky: Author's ed., 1884. 12mo, cl., pp. 90.
Gilbert, William S. The “Bab” Ballads, ill. by author, sec. ed. Philadelphia: Porter & Coats. 12mo, cl., pp. 222.
GILBERT. Miscellaneous Poems.
BRITTINGHAM, FLORENCE V. Verse and Story. Buffalo: Charles Wells Moulton, 1892. 12mo, cl. pp. vi and 220,
HURD, HELEN MARR. Poetical Works, ill. Boston: B. B. Russell, 1887. 12mo, cl., pp. 418.
WALSWORTH, MINNIE Gow. Miscellaneous Poems.
UPHAM, Rev. JAMES, D. D. Miscellaneous Poems.
BLANCHARD, FERDINAND, M. D. Miscellaneous Poems.
CONKLIN, JANE E. D. Poems. New York: J. J. Little & Co., 1884. 16mo, cl., pp. 149.
O’BEIRNE, HARRY F. Miscellaneous Poems.
WORKS CONSULTED IN THE PREPARATION OF THIS
NUMBER OF THE MAGAZINE OF POETRY."
READ, THOMAS BUCHANAN. Poetical works, complete in three volumns. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1890. 16mo., pp. 426–426-420.
Jackson, Helen Hunt. Poems, ill. Boston: Roberts Bros., 1892. 12mo, cl., pp. xvi and 266.
WARE, Mrs. Mary. Miscellaneous Poems.
PHELPS, REV. S. Dryden, D. D. Songs for all Seasons. Boston: Silver, Burdett & Co., 1891. 12mo, cl., pp. xiv and 406.
PENNELL, HARRIETTE G. Miscellaneous Poems. BEERY, ADELINE HOHF. Miscellaneous Poems.
TENNYSON, LORD ALFRED. Poetical Works, complete. New York: T. Y. Crowell & Co., 1885. 8vo, cl., pp. viii and 896.
TENNYSON. Miscellaneous Poems.
Wilson, OLIVIA LOVEL L. Miscellaneous Poems.
FARRAND, MAY SPENCER, Miscellaneous Poems.
CRANE, Rev. OLIVER, D. D. Minto, and Other Poems. New York: Wilbur B. Ketcham, 1888. 12mo, cl., pp. 259.
For engravings in this number of The MAGAZIEE OF POETRY, the editor acknowledges the courtesy of Mrs. Frank Leslie and the Buffalo Electrotype and Engraving Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
For copyright poems and other selections, the editor returns thanks to J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, Pa.; Roberts Bros., Boston, Mass.; Silver, Burdette & Co., Boston, Mass.; T. Y. Crowell & Co., New York; Wilbur B. Ketchum, New York; W. E. Vasser, Athens, Ala.; Porter & Coates, Philadelphia, Pa.; C. W. Moulton, Buffalo, N. Y.; B. B. Russell, Boston, Mass.; J. J. Little & Co., New York, and Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Boston, Mass.
SWINBURNE, A. C. The Sisters: A Tragedy. New York: United States Book Co. 12mo, gilt, gilt top, cl., pp. 126.
Swinburne stands to-day the greatest of dramatic poets. These two later editions but serve to confirm this. “The Sisters,” especially, is a poem of great beauty, with strong scenes and dramatic situations.
HORTON, GEORGE.. Songs of the Lowly, and Other Poems.
Chicago: F. J. Schulte & Co. 12mo, gilt, gilt top, cl,, pp. 241, $1.50.
Mr. Horton is a pleasing versifier. True to the text, his songs are indeed “Songs of the Lowly." Simple themes clothed in metaphorical expression, readily understood and appreciated. Mr. Horton does not “talk over the heads" of his readers. He appeals to them directly. His verses marked by a smoothness of rhythm and metre.
VEATCH, ANDREW. Over the Line and Other Poems. Jasper,
Texas. Author's edition, 1892. 8vo, pp. 32, pap., 30c.
JONES, WILLIAM C. Birch-rod Days and Other Poems. Chi.
cago: American Publisher's Ass'n. 12mo, port, gilt, gilt top, cl., pp. 266.
WILLIAMS, Espy. The Dream of Art, and Other Poems. New
York: G: P. Putnam's Sons. Iómo, gilt, gilt top, white cl., pp. 99, 75C.
These poems are no better, no worse than many others. They are well written, but denote no striking originality.
LANG, ANDREW. Helen of Troy. London: George Bell & Sons. 16mo, gilt, cl. pp. 204.
Mr. Lang is a thorough student of Greek literature, and this latest addition to his already numerous writings is but an emphasis of his ability. Helen of Troy is a translation of her life done into English verse.
WRIGHT, DAVID HENRY. "Is Peace on Earth?” Philadel
phia, Pa.: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1802. 12mo, leatherette, pp. 64. Mr. Wright is a young writer, judging from the photo, which serves as frontispiece. Passing from the frontispiece to the initial poem, which gives title to the book, we find strong, sturdy lines, which bear out the impression given by the photo, and we venture to predict the author will have something to say in the future years, and that he will not fear to say it. Many of his poems are addressed to famous men and women, which would proclaim him a hero-worshiper. His themes are well handled and show great strength, purity of diction and an ear attuned to melody.
MACAY, Eric. Love Letters of a Violinist, and Other Poems.
New York: Lovell, Coryell & Co. 12mo, pp. 277, cl., gilt, gilt top.
Love Letters of a Violinist consists of twelve letters, representing as many moods, beginning with the prelude, and closing with “victory,” the grand finale. Gladys the Singer, in two cantos,
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF POETRY FOR 1892. .
A Bibliographical List of Poetry Published in Book Form in America and Great Britain during 1892, including Cyclopædias and Collections.
ENGLISH AND AMERICAN POETS.
BEGBIE, E. H. The God of Fools, and Other
Poems. London: Digby, Long & Co. Cr. 8vo,
AINSLIE, Hew. A Pilgrimage to the Land of
Burns, and Poems, with a memoir of the author by Thomas C. Latto. Paisley: Gardner. Cr.,
Svo, port., il., pp. 402., 6s. ALDRICH, ANNE REEVE. Songs About Life, Love
and Death. New York: Scribner. 16mo, pp.
141, $1.25. ARNOLD, SIR EDWIN. Potiphar's Wise, and Other
Poems. New York: Scribner. 16mo, pp. 131,
AURINGER, O. C. The Heart of the Golden Roan.
Boston: Lothrop. AUSTIN, ALFRED. Fortunatus the Pessimist. New
York and London: Macmillan. 12mo, uncut,
pp. 179, $1.75. BAILY, WILLIAM ENTRIHEN. Classical Poems.
Cincinnati: Clarke. Sq. 16mo, pp. 112. BAINES, Minnie Willis. The Pilgrim's Vision:
An Allegory. Cincinnati: Cranston. 12mo,
port., il., pp. 127, 75C. BALL, B. W. The Merrimack River; Hellenico,
and Other Poems; ed., with introd. by F. F.
Ayer. New York: Putnam. 12mo, pp. 467, $2. BARBOUR, Rev. L. G. The End of Time: A Poem
of the Future. New York: Putnam. $1.50. BARTON, WILLIAM G., and BREED, George W.
Songs and Saunterings of a Poet and Naturalist. Salem, Mass.: Salem Press Publishing and Print
ing Co. 12mo, pp. 270, $1.50. BATES, ARLO. Told in the Gate. Boston: Rob
erts. 12mo, pp. 217, $1.25. BATES, CLARA Doty. From Hearts Content.
Chicago: Morrill, Higgins & Co. 8vo, paper,
pp. 131, $1.25. BEALE, MARY. St. John: A Poem. London:
Digby, Long & Co. Svo, pp. 35, is. 6d.
BEOWULF. The Deeds of. An English Epic of the
Eighth Century. Done into modern prose, with introd. and notes by John Earle. London:
Clarendon Press. Cr. 8vo, pp. 256, 6s. 6d. BEOWULF. An Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem. Trans
lated from the Heyne-Socin text by John Lesslie
Hall. Boston: Heath. 8vo, pp. 128. BERANGER. Songs. Translated into English verse
by William Toynbee. London: Scott. Sq. 8vo,
pp. 183, Is. BLAKE, C. J. Bernard and Constantia, and Other
Poems. London: Digby, Long & Co. Cr. Svo,
pp. 55, 25. 6d. BLAND, Mrs. HUBERT (E. NESBIT). Lays and
Legends. First and second series. London: Longmans. Cr. 8vo, port., pp. 188 and 150, 35.
6d. and 5s. BOND, R. W. An Ode to the Sun, and Other
Poems. London: Paul. 12mo, 3s. 6d. BOWEN, Henry Wolcott. Losing Ground: A
Series of Sonnets. Boston: Cupples. 12mo,
pp. 90, hf. cl., $1.25. BRANCO, C. The Lifting of the Veil, and Other
Poems. London: Sonnenschein. Cr. Svo, pp.
235, 5s. BRIDGES, ROBERT. Achilles in Scyros. London:
Bell & Sons. F.cap 8vo, pp. 68, 25. 6d., net.
Large paper, 5s. BRITTINGHAM, FLORENCE V. Verse and Story.
Buffalo: Moulton. 16mo, port., pp. 225, $1.25. BRODERICK, JOHN T. The Vagrant Lover's Leap.
Boston: The New Nation Publishing Co. 16mo, paper. pp. 23. BBOWN, Colin Rae. The Dawn of Love, and
Other Poems. Complete edition, with portrait and memoir of the author. Paisley: Gardner.
Cr. 8vo, pp. 364, 55. BROWN, JOHN FLEURY. Poems: Lyrical and DraBUCHANNAN, Robert. The Buchannan Ballads.
matic. Ottawa: Durie.
(Poems for the people). London: Haddon. Cr.
8vo, pp. 112, Is. BUNNER, H. C. Rowen: “Second Crop," Songs.
New York: Scribner. 16mo, pp. 109, $1.25. BURNS, ROBERT. Selected Poems, with an intro
duction by Andrew Lang. New York: Scribner.
16mo, $2. BUTLER, A. G. Harold: A Drama in Four Acts;
and Other Poems. London: Clarendon Press,
8vo, 5s. BYARS, WILLIAM VINCENT. The Tempting of the
King: A Study of the Law. St. Louis: C. W.
Alban & Co. 12mo, pp. 53, paper, 25C. CARDUCCI, GiosuÉ. Poems; translated, with two
introductory essays: 1, Giosué Carducci and the Hellenic Recreation in Italy; 2, Carducci and the Classic Realism, by Frank Sewall. New York:
Dodd. 12mo, pp. 141, $1.50. CARLETON, Will. City Festivals. New York:
Harper. Sq. 8vo, il., pp. 169, $2; full seal, $4. CAWEIN, MADISON. Poems: Moods and Memories.
New York: Putnam. 16mo, pp. 322, $2. CHAMPLIN, EDWIN R. On the White-Birch Road.
Author's edition. COOKSON, J. C. Fife. A Dream of Other Days: A
Romantic Poem. New York: Putnam. 12mo,
pp. 99, $1. COOLIDGE, SUSAN. Rhymes and Ballads for Girls
and Boys. Boston: Roberts. $1.50. CORNWALLIS, KINAHAN. The Song of America
and Columbus; or, The Story of the New World. New York: Office of the Daily Investigator.
12mo, pp. 278, $1. COXE, ARTHUR CLEVELAND. The Paschal Poems,
for Passion-tide and Easter. Second edition.
New York: Pott. 12mo, pp. 238, $1. coXE, ARTHUR CLEVELAND. Christian Ballads.
New edition, enlarged. New York: Pott. 12mo,
pp. 252, $1. CROSS, Mary. Poems. London: Oliphant. 12mo,
Cr. 8vo, 5s.
DOBSON, Austin. Ballad of Beau Brocade, and
Other Poems. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson.
New York: Dodd. 12mo, $2. DONNELLY, ELEANOR C. Poems; with introd.
by Rev. D. I. McDermott. Philadelphia: H. L.
Kilner & Co. 8vo, pp. 108, $1.50. DORR, JULIA C. R. Poems. New complete edition.
New York: Scribner. 12mo, port., pp. 479,
$2.50. DORR, JULIA C. R. The Fallow Field. Illustrated
with reproductions of charcoal sketches by Zulma
Delacy Steele. Boston: Lee, $3. DUPUY, ELISABETHE. The Queen's Empire; being
a book of songs, sonnets and ballads. St. Louis,
Mo.: The Author. 24mo, paper, pp. 46, 25C. EASTER, MARGUERITE E. Clytie, and Other Poems.
Boston: Philpott. 12mo, pp. 139, $1 50. EGAN, MAURICE FRANCIS. Songs and Sonnets,
and Other Poems. Chicago: McClurg. 16mo,
PP, 204, $1. ELLIOT, W. Scott. The Marriage of the Soul,
and Other Poems. London: Paul. ELLIS, Edwin J. Fate in Arcadia, and Other
Poems. London: Ward & Downey. C. 8vo,
il. pp. 205, 75. 6d. ENGLE, DR. W. A. Poems. Chicago: Dibble.
12mo, port., pp. 307. ERSKINE, PAYNE. Iona: A Lay of Ancient Greece.
Chicago: Dibble. 12mo, il., pp. 186, $1.25. EWALD, JOHANNES (1773). The Death of Balder.
From the Danish. Translated by George Bor
row. London: Jarrold. Cr. Svo, pp. 77, 75. 6d. FABBRI, CORA. Lyrics. New York: Harper.
12mo, pp. 168, $1.50. FANE, VIOLET. Poems. With portrait by E. Stod
art. New York: Scribner. Two vols. 8vo, hf.
cf., $8.50, net. FARMER, J. W. The Crucifixion of Our Lord
Jesus Christ, and a History of the Creation and
Fall of Man. London: Digby. Cr. 4to, gs. 6d. FEARING, BLANCHE. In the City by the Lake. In
two books. Chicago: Searle & Gorton. Sy.
12mo, pp. 192, $1.25. FIELD, EUGENE. Second Book of Verse. New
York: Scribner. 16mo, $1.25. FJELD, EUGENE. With Trumpet and Drum. New
York: Scribner. 16mo, pp. 134, $1. FIELD, MICHAEL. Sight and Song. London:
Mathews. Cr. 8vo, pp. 125, 5s., net.
pp. 64, 6d.
CUST, R. J. Early Poems. London: Paul. 12mo,
DAWSON, C. Avanmore, and Other Poems. Lon
don: Nisbet. Svo, 5s. DAWSON, C. Amy. Idyls of Womanhood. Lon
don: Heinemann. Cr. 8vo, 55.