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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.  1904.
 
Volume VII. Descriptive: Narrative
 
Introductory Essay
    What ’s the Use of Poetry? by Richard Le Gallienne (1866–1947)
 
Descriptive Poems
  I. Personal: Rulers; Statesmen; Warriors
    To the Spring by Sir John Davies (1570–1626)
    To Mary Stuart by Pierre de Ronsard (1524–1585)
    To the Lord-General Cromwell by John Milton (1608–1674)
    O, breathe not his name” by Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
    Charles XII. by Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)
    Napoleon by Victor Hugo (1802–1885)
    Napoleon by Lord Byron (1788–1824)
    On the Monument erected to Mazzini at Genoa by Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909)
    George Washington—Anonymous
    Washington by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
    Daniel Webster by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894)
    William Lloyd Garrison by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
    Henry Ward Beecher by Charles Henry Phelps (1853–1933)
    Abraham Lincoln by Tom Taylor (1817–1880)
    O Captain! my Captain!” by Walt Whitman (1819–1892)
    On the Life-Mask of Lincoln by Richard Watson Gilder (1844–1909)
    The Hand of Lincoln by Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833–1908)
    Abraham Lincoln by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
    Albert, Prince Consort of England by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
 
  I. Personal: Great Writers
    To Virgil by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
    In a Copy of Omar Khayyám by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
    To Madame de Sevigné by Mathieu de Montreuil (1620–1691)
    George Sand by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)
    To Victor Hugo by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
    On a Bust of Dante by Thomas William Parsons (1819–1892)
    Hans Christian Andersen by Edmund Gosse (1849–1928)
    Sir Philip Sidney by Matthew Roydon (fl. 1580–1622)
    To the Memory of Ben Jonson by John Cleveland (1613–1658)
    Ode to Ben Jonson by Robert Herrick (1591–1674)
    On the Portrait of Shakespeare by Ben Jonson (1572–1637)
    To the Memory of My Beloved Master, William Shakespeare, and What He Hath Left Us by Ben Jonson (1572–1637)
    Shakespeare by Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)
    An Epitaph on the Admirable Dramatic Poet, W. Shakespeare by John Milton (1608–1674)
    Shakespeare by Hartley Coleridge (1796–1849)
    Guilielmus Rex by Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836–1907)
    Hierarchy of Angels by Thomas Heywood (c. 1570–1641)
    Under the Portrait of John Milton by John Dryden (1631–1700)
    To Milton by William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
    Walton’s Book of Lives by William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
    The Sonnet by William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
    Camp-Bell by Winthrop Mackworth Praed (1802–1839)
    To Thomas Moore by Lord Byron (1788–1824)
    Shelley by Alexander Hay Japp (1839–1905)
    Memorabilia by Robert Browning (1812–1889)
    Byron by Robert Pollok (c. 1798–1827)
    Macaulay as Poet by Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
    On the Departure of Sir Walter Scott from Abbotsford, for Naples by William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
    To the Memory of Thomas Hood by Bartholomew Simmons (1804–1850)
    Burns by Ebenezer Elliott (1781–1849)
    Burns by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)
    To Benjamin Robert Haydon by John Keats (1795–1821)
    On a Portrait of Wordsworth by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)
    The Lost Leader by Robert Browning (1812–1889)
    Memorial Verses by Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)
    From “Wordsworth’s Grave” by William Watson (1858–1935)
    In Memory of Walter Savage Landor by Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909)
    A Welcome to “Boz” by William Henry Venable (1836–1920)
    Dickens in Camp by Bret Harte (1836–1902)
    Dickens by Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909)
    To Thackeray by Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton (1809–1885)
    Tennyson by Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836–1907)
    Lachrymæ Musarum by William Watson (1858–1935)
    Robert Browning by Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
    The Burial of Robert Browning by Michael Field (Katherine Harris Bradley) (1846–1914)
    Joseph Rodman Drake by Fitz-Greene Halleck (1790–1867)
    Fitz-Greene Halleck by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)
    Poe’s Cottage at Fordham by John Henry Boner (1845–1903)
    On the Death of Thomas Carlyle and George Eliot by Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909)
    Carlyle and Emerson by Montgomery Schuyler (1843–1914)
    Emerson by Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (Susan Coolidge) (1835–1905)
    Lowell on Himself by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
    Out from behind this mask” by Walt Whitman (1819–1892)
    Myself by Walt Whitman (1819–1892)
    Hawthorne by Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833–1908)
    Hawthorne by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
    Harriet Beecher Stowe by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906)
    To Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
    Longfellow by Austin Dobson (1840–1921)
    House by Robert Browning (1812–1889)
 
  I. Personal: Miscellaneous
    Art Criticism by Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
    Anne Hathaway—Anonymous
    The Poet’s Friend by Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
    A Bard’s Epitaph by Robert Burns (1759–1796)
    Chopin by Emma Lazarus (1849–1887)
    The Prayer of Agassiz by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)
    Kane by Fitz-James O’Brien (1828–1862)
 
  II. Nature and Art
    Adam and Eve by John Milton (1608–1674)
    Seven Ages of Man by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    Cleopatra by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    To Ianthe, Sleeping by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)
    Freedom in Dress by Ben Jonson (1572–1637)
    Cousin Lucrece by Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833–1908)
    Delight in Disorder by Robert Herrick (1591–1674)
    The Toilet by Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
    Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats (1795–1821)
    Laus Veneris by Louise Chandler Moulton (1835–1908)
    On Hearing a little Music-Box by Leigh Hunt (1784–1859)
    Those evening bells” by Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
    The Bells by Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)
    The Bells of Shandon by Francis Sylvester Mahony (Father Prout) (1804–1866)
    City Bells by Richard Harris Barham (Thomas Ingoldsby) (1788–1845)
    The Cuckoo Clock by Caroline Bowles Southey (1786–1854)
    An Etruscan Ring by John William Mackail (1859–1945)
    Leonardo’s “Monna Lisa” by Edward Dowden (1843–1913)
    The Hurricane by William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)
    Mist by Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)
    The Coasters by Thomas Fleming Day (1861–1927)
    Smoke by Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)
    The Evening Cloud by John Wilson (Christopher North) (1785–1854)
    A Still Day in Autumn by Sarah Helen Power Whitman (1803–1878)
    The Sunset City by Henry Sylvester Cornwell (1831–1886)
 
  III. Places
    The Nile by Leigh Hunt (1784–1859)
    Ozymandias of Egypt by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)
    Christmas in India by Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936)
    The Orient by Lord Byron (1788–1824)
    The Vale of Cashmere by Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
    Carillon by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
    The Rhine by Lord Byron (1788–1824)
    The Cataract of Lodore by Robert Southey (1774–1843)
    The Old Bridge at Florence by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
    The White Peacock by Fiona MacLeod (William Sharp) (1855–1905)
    To Rome by Francisco de Quevedo y Villegas (1580–1645)
    The Coliseum by Lord Byron (1788–1824)
    The Pantheon by Lord Byron (1788–1824)
    A Day in the Pamfili Doria by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896)
    February in Rome by Edmund Gosse (1849–1928)
    Saint Peter’s at Rome by Lord Byron (1788–1824)
    A View across the Roman Campagna by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)
    Venice by John Addington Symonds (1840–1893)
    Venice by Samuel Rogers (1763–1855)
    The Gondola by Arthur Hugh Clough (1819–1861)
    Venice by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)
    Naples by Samuel Rogers (1763–1855)
    Drifting by Thomas Buchanan Read (1822–1872)
    England by Oliver Goldsmith (1730–1774)
    That England by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)
    The Knight by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
    O, the pleasant days of old!” by Frances Browne (1816–1879)
    Melrose Abbey by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
    An Old Time Christmas by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
    The Castle Ruins by William Barnes (1801–1886)
    The Deserted Village by Oliver Goldsmith (1730–1774)
    Sonnet Composed upon Westminster Bridge, London, 1802 by William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
    London by John Davidson (1857–1909)
    The Village Schoolmistress by William Shenstone (1714–1763)
    The Forging of the Anchor by Samuel Ferguson (1810–1886)
    Newport-Beach by Henry Theodore Tuckerman (1813–1871)
    The Settler by Alfred Billings Street (1811–1881)
    Song of the Chattahoochee by Sidney Lanier (1842–1881)
    Weehawken and the New York Bay by Fitz-Greene Halleck (1790–1867)
    Mannahatta by Walt Whitman (1819–1892)
    The Brooklyn Bridge by Edna Dean Proctor (1829–1923)
    Scythe Song by Andrew Lang (1844–1912)
    The Mowers by Myron B. Benton (1834–1902)
    Château Papineau by Susan Frances Harrison (“Seranus”) (1859–1935)
    In Mexico by Evaleen Stein (1863–1923)
 
Narrative Poems
  I. Greece
    The Fall of Troy by Virgil (70–19 B.C.)
 
  II. Rome
    Horatius at the Bridge by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay (1800–1859)
 
  III. Norseland
    Thor recovers his Hammer from Thrym by Sæmund’s Edda
    Frithiof at the Court of Angantyr by Esaias Tegnér (1782–1846)
    The Skeleton in Armor by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
 
  IV. Germany
    The Baron’s Last Banquet by Albert G. Greene (1802–1868)
    The Nobleman and the Pensioner by Gottlieb Konrad Pfeffel (1736–1809)
 
  V. The Orient
    Mahmoud by Leigh Hunt (1784–1859)
    Prince Adeb by George Henry Boker (1823–1890)
    The Leper by Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806–1867)
    Erminia and the Wounded Tancred by Torquato Tasso (1544–1595)
 
  VI. Spain
    Alonzo the Brave and the Fair Imogine by Matthew Gregory Lewis (“Monk Lewis”) (1775–1818)
    The Broken Pitcher by William Edmondstoune Aytoun (1813–1865)
 
  VII. France
    The Ballad of Guibour by Frédéric Mistral (1830–1914)
    The Glove and the Lions by Leigh Hunt (1784–1859)
    The Glove by Robert Browning (1812–1889)
    Louis XV. by John Sterling (1806–1844)
    Hervé Riel by Robert Browning (1812–1889)
    Napoleon and the British Sailor by Thomas Campbell (1777–1844)
    How they brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix by Robert Browning (1812–1889)
 
  VIII. England
    Mort D’Arthur by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
    Godiva by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
    The Canterbury Pilgrims by Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340–1400)
    Lord Lovel—Anonymous
    Robin Hood and Allan-a-Dale—Anonymous
    The Greenwood Shrift by Robert (1774–1843) and Caroline Southey (1786–1854)
    The Revenge by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
    England by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
 
  IX. Scotland
    Jock Johnstone, the Tinkler by James Hogg (1770–1835)
    Lord Ullin’s Daughter by Thomas Campbell (1777–1844)
    Marmion and Douglas by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
    Fitz-James and Roderick Dhu by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
    Fitz-James and Ellen by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
    Muckle-Mou’d Meg by James Ballantine (1808–1877)
    The Heart of the Bruce by William Edmondstoune Aytoun (1813–1865)
    Barclay of Ury by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)
 
  X. America
    The Fight of the “Armstrong” Privateer by James Jeffrey Roche (1847–1908)
    Drifted out to Sea by Rose Hartwick Thorpe (1850–1939)

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