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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.  1904.
 
Volume IX. Tragedy: Humor
 
Introductory Essay
    The Old Case of Poetry in a New Court by Francis Barton Gummere (1855–1919)
 
Poems of Tragedy
  I. Greece
    Iphigeneia and Agamemnon by Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
    The Sacrifice of Polyxena by Euripides (c. 480–406 B.C.)
    Parrhasius by Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806–1867)
 
  II. Rome
    Lucius Junius Brutus over the Body of Lucretia by John Howard Payne (1791–1852)
    The Roman Father by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay (1800–1859)
    Mark Antony, over the Body of Cæsar by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
 
  III. The Orient
    The Sack of the City by Victor Hugo (1802–1885)
    The Slaying of Sohrab by Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)
    Khamsin by Clinton Scollard (1860–1932)
 
  IV. Germany
    The Diver by Friedrich von Schiller (1759–1805)
    God’s Judgment on a Wicked Bishop by Robert Southey (1774–1843)
 
  V. Italy
    Countess Laura by George Henry Boker (1823–1890)
    Othello’s Remorse by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    The Trial of Beatrice by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)
    Fra Giacomo by Robert Buchanan (1841–1901)
    Ginevra by Samuel Rogers (1763–1855)
 
  VI. Spain
    Bernardo Del Carpio by Felicia Dorothea Hemans (1793–1835)
 
  VII. Switzerland
    The Prisoner of Chillon by Lord Byron (1788–1824)
 
  VIII. France
    Before Sedan by Henry Austin Dobson (1840–1921)
 
  IX. Russia
    Ivàn Ivànovitch by Robert Browning (1812–1889)
 
  X. Scotland
    A Dagger of the Mind by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    The Murder by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    The Twa Corbies—Anonymous
 
  XI. Ireland
    The Sack of Baltimore by Thomas Osborne Davis (1814–1845)
 
  XII. England
    The Rose and the Gauntlet by John Sterling (1806–1844)
    The Young Gray Head by Caroline Bowles Southey (1786–1854)
    High-Tide on the Coast of Lincolnshire by Jean Ingelow (1820–1897)
    Rizpah by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
    The Dream of Eugene Aram by Thomas Hood (1799–1845)
    In the Engine-Shed by William Wilkins (b. 1852)
    Revelry of the Dying by Bartholomew Dowling (1823–1863)
 
  XIII. America
    The Drummer-Boy’s Burial—Anonymous
    Ramon by Bret Harte (1836–1902)
 
  XIV. Canada
    At the Cedars by Duncan Campbell Scott (1862–1947)
 
  XV. The Sea
    The Sands o’ Dee by Charles Kingsley (1819–1875)
    On the Loss of the Royal George by William Cowper (1731–1800)
    The Three Fishers by Charles Kingsley (1819–1875)
    Casabianca by Felicia Dorothea Hemans (1793–1835)
    The Wreck of the Hesperus by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
    The Second Mate by Fitz-James O’Brien (1828–1862)
    A Sea Story by Emily Henrietta Hickey (1845–1924)
 
Humorous Poems
  I. Woman
    Woman—Anonymous
    The Women Fo’k by James Hogg (1770–1835)
    Of a Certaine Man by Sir John Harrington (1561–1612)
    Women’s Chorus by Aristophanes (c. 448–c. 388 B.C.)
    The Wives of Weinsberg by Gottfried Augüst Bürger (1747–1794)
    Sorrows of Werther by William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)
    The Well of St. Keyne by Robert Southey (1774–1843)
    The Belle of the Ball by Winthrop Mackworth Praed (1802–1839)
    Echo and the Lover—Anonymous
    Echo by John Godfrey Saxe (1816–1887)
    Nothing to Wear” by William Allen Butler (1825–1902)
    The Sea by Eva L. Ogden
    The Proud Miss MacBride by John Godfrey Saxe (1816–1887)
    On an Old Muff by Frederick Locker-Lampson (1821–1895)
    How Paddy Got “Under Government”—Anonymous
 
  II. Miscellaneous
    Saint Anthony’s Sermon to the Fishes—Anonymous
    King John and the Abbot of Canterbury—Anonymous
    Gluggity Glug by George Colman the Younger (1762–1836)
    I Am a Friar of Orders Gray by John O’Keeffe (1747–1833)
    Good Ale by John Still (1543?–1608)
    The Pilgrims and the Peas by John Wolcot (Peter Pindar) (1738–1819)
    The Vicar of Bray—Anonymous
    Hudibras’ Sword and Dagger by Samuel Butler (1612–1680)
    The Fine Old English Gentleman—Anonymous
    Toby Tosspot by George Colman the Younger (1762–1836)
    The Milkmaid by Jeffreys Taylor (1792–1853)
    Morning Meditations by Thomas Hood (1799–1845)
    Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog by Oliver Goldsmith (1730–1774)
    Old Grimes by Albert G. Greene (1802–1868)
    Elegy on Madam Blaize by Oliver Goldsmith (1730–1774)
    The Grave-Yard by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
    Faithless Nelly Gray by Thomas Hood (1799–1845)
    Faithless Sally Brown by Thomas Hood (1799–1845)
    Orator Puff by Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
    The Gouty Merchant and the Stranger by Horace Smith (1779–1849)
    The Diverting History of John Gilpin by William Cowper (1731–1800)
    Epigrams by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)
    The Razor-Seller by John Wolcot (Peter Pindar) (1738–1819)
    Paper by Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)
    Epitaph by George Canning (1770–1827)
    Rudolph the Headsman by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894)
    Song of One Eleven Years in Prison by George Canning (1770–1827)
    Little Billee by William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)
    Captain Reece by William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)
    The Yarn of the “Nancy Bell” by William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)
    The Art of Book-Keeping by Thomas Hood (1799–1845)
    Address to the Toothache by Robert Burns (1759–1796)
    To the Terrestrial Globe by William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)
    The Nose and the Eyes by William Cowper (1731–1800)
    The Vowels: An Enigma by Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)
    Alnwick Castle by Fitz-Greene Halleck (1790–1867)
    The Latest Decalogue by Arthur Hugh Clough (1819–1861)
    The New Church Organ by Will Carleton (1845–1912)
    Tonis ad Resto Mare by Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)
    The Irishman and the Lady by William Maginn (1794–1842)
    The Recruit by Robert William Chambers (1865–1933)
    Ritter Hugo by Charles Godfrey Leland (1824–1903)
    Hans Breitmann’s Party by Charles Godfrey Leland (1824–1903)
    Leedle Yawcob Strauss by Charles Follen Adams (1842–1918)
    Dot Long-Handled Dipper by Charles Follen Adams (1842–1918)
    The Jackdaw of Rheims by Richard Harris Barham (Thomas Ingoldsby) (1788–1845)
    American by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
    What Mr. Robinson Thinks by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
    Swell’s Soliloquy—Anonymous
    The Compliment by Eugene Field (1850–1895)
    The Nantucket Skipper by James Thomas Fields (1817–1881)
    The One-Hoss Shay by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894)
    Griggsby’s Station by James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916)
    He ’d Had No Show by Sam Walter Foss (1858–1911)
    The Mystified Quaker in New York—Anonymous
    To the “Sextant” by Arabella M. Willson
    Jim Bludso of the Prairie Belle by John Hay (1838–1905)
    To the Pliocene Skull by Bret Harte (1836–1902)
    Little Breeches by John Hay (1838–1905)
    Jim by Bret Harte (1836–1902)
    Banty Tim by John Hay (1838–1905)
    Dow’s Flat by Bret Harte (1836–1902)
    The Society upon the Stanislaus by Bret Harte (1836–1902)
    Plain Language from Truthful James by Bret Harte (1836–1902)
    A Plantation Ditty by Frank Lebby Stanton (1857–1927)
    De Fust Banjo by Irwin Russell (1853–1879)
    Perils of Thinking—Anonymous
    Nebuchadnezzar by Irwin Russell (1853–1879)
    A Life’s Love—Anonymous
    Darwin by Mortimer Collins (1827–1876)
    Ode for a Social Meeting by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894)
    Hollow Hospitality by Joseph Hall (1574–1656)
    A Recipe—Anonymous
    A Recipe for Salad by Sydney Smith (1771–1845)
    Ode to Tobacco by Charles Stuart Calverley (1831–1884)
    A Farewell to Tobacco by Charles Lamb (1775–1834)
    Too Great a Sacrifice—Anonymous
    From “Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum” by Wallace Irwin (1875–1959)
    A Saddened Tramp—Anonymous
 
  III. Parodies: Imitations
    The Modern House That Jack Built—Anonymous
    The Friend of Humanity and the Knife-Grinder by George Canning (1770–1827)
    Deborah Lee by William H. Burleigh (1812–1871)
    The Cock and the Bull by Charles Stuart Calverley (1831–1884)
    The Auld Wife by Charles Stuart Calverley (1831–1884)
    Lovers, and a Reflection by Charles Stuart Calverley (1831–1884)
    Nephelidia by Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909)
    The Arab by Charles Stuart Calverley (1831–1884)
    The Modern Hiawatha—Anonymous
    Poems Received in Response to an Advertised Call for a National Anthem by Robert Henry Newell (1836–1901)
    Belagcholly Days—Anonymous
    Sneezing by Leigh Hunt (1784–1859)
    To My Nose by Alfred Henry Forrester (Alfred Crowquill) (1804–1872)
    Lapsus Calami by James Kenneth Stephen (1859–1892)
    A Conservative by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935)
    Forever” by Charles Stuart Calverley (1831–1884)
 
  IV. Ingenuities: Oddities
    Siege of Belgrade—Anonymous
    My Love—Anonymous
    Ode to the Human Heart by Laman Blanchard (1803–1845)
    Metrical Feet by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)
    Nocturnal Sketch by Thomas Hood (1799–1845)
    Railroad Rhyme by John Godfrey Saxe (1816–1887)
    Physics by William Whewell (1794–1866)
    The Collegian to His Bride—Anonymous
    The Lawyer’s Invocation to Spring by Henry Howard Brownell (1820–1872)
    The Cosmic Egg—Anonymous
    The Hen by Matthias Claudius (1740–1815)
    Ode—To the Roc by William John Courthope (1842–1917)
    Motherhood by Charles Stuart Calverley (1831–1884)
    Disaster by Charles Stuart Calverley (1831–1884)
    Lines Written in an Album by Willis Gaylord (1792–1844)
    On the Brink by Charles Stuart Calverley (1831–1884)
    The V-a-s-e by James Jeffrey Roche (1847–1908)
    Larks and Nightingales by Nathan Haskell Dole (1852–1935)
    Of Blue China by Andrew Lang (1844–1912)
    A Riddle by Catherine Fanshawe (1765–1834)
    A Threnody by George Thomas Lanigan (1845–1886)
    Lines to Miss Florence Huntington—Anonymous
 
  V. Nonsense
    Nonsense by Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
    The Purple Cow by Gelett Burgess (1866–1951)
    Psycholophon by Gelett Burgess (1866–1951)
    The Baker’s Tale by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) (1832–1898)
    Jabberwocky by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) (1832–1898)
    For a Novel of Hall Caine’s by Robert Bridges (1844–1930)

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