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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.  1904.
Volume III. Sorrow and Consolation
Introductory Essay
    An Interpreter of Life by Lyman Abbott (1835–1922)
I. Disappointment in Love
    The Course of True Love by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    Lady Clara Vere de Vere by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
    Linda to Hafed by Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
    Love not” by Caroline Elizabeth Sarah (Sheridan) Norton (1808–1877)
    The Princess by Björnstjerne Björnson (1832–1910)
    Unrequited Love by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    Fair Ines by Thomas Hood (1799–1845)
    The Banks o’ Doon by Robert Burns (1759–1796)
    Sonnet: “With how sad steps” by Sir Philip Sidney (1554–1586)
    Agatha by Alfred Austin (1835–1913)
    The Sun-Dial by Austin Dobson (1840–1921)
    Locksley Hall by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
    Song: “A weary lot is thine, fair maid” by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
    Auld Robin Gray by Lady Anne (Lindsay) Barnard (1750–1825)
    To a Portrait by Arthur Symons (1865–1945)
    Maud Muller by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)
    The Palm and the Pine by Heinrich Heine (1797–1856)
    Cumnor Hall by William Julius Mickle (1735–1788)
    Waly, waly”—Anonymous
    Lady Ann Bothwell’s Lament—Anonymous
    My heid is like to rend, Willie” by William Motherwell (1797–1835)
    Ashes of Roses by Elaine Goodale Eastman (1863–1953)
    A Woman’s Love by John Hay (1838–1905)
    The Shadow Rose by Robert Cameron Rogers (1862–1912)
    Has summer come without the rose?” by Arthur William Edgar O’Shaughnessy (1844–1881)
    The Dirty Old Man by William Allingham (1824–1889)
    Home, Wounded by Sydney Dobell (1824–1874)
    Divided by Jean Ingelow (1820–1897)
    To Diane de Poitiers by Clément Marot (1496–1544)
    The Spinner by Mary Ainge De Vere (Madeline Bridges)
    Take, O, take those lips away” by William Shakespeare (1564–1616) and John Fletcher (1579–1625)
    Woman’s Inconstancy by Sir Robert Ayton (1570–1638)
    Time’s Revenge by Agathias (c. 530–582)
    The Dream by Lord Byron (1788–1824)
    Alas! how light a cause” by Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
    Blighted Love by Luís de Camões (c. 1524–1580)
    The Nevermore by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882)
    The Portrait by E. Robert Bulwer, Lord Lytton (Owen Meredith) (1831–1891)
    Only a Woman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826–1887)
    Dorothy in the Garret by John Townsend Trowbridge (1827–1916)
    The Nun and Harp by Harriet Prescott Spofford (1835–1921)
    Fidelity in Doubt by Guiraud Le Roux (1110–1147)
    Faith by Frances Anne Kemble (1809–1893)
II. Parting and Absence
    Parting by Coventry Patmore (1823–1896)
    To Lucasta, on Going to the Wars by Richard Lovelace (1618–1658)
    Ae fond kiss, and then we sever” by Robert Burns (1759–1796)
    O, my Luve ’s like a red, red rose” by Robert Burns (1759–1796)
    Maid of Athens, ere we part” by Lord Byron (1788–1824)
    Song of the Young Highlander by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
    Black-Eyed Susan by John Gay (1685–1732)
    The Parting Lovers—Anonymous
    Lochaber No More by Allan Ramsay (1686–1758)
    As slow our ship” by Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
    Qua Cursum Ventus by Arthur Hugh Clough (1819–1861)
    Adieu, adieu! my native shore” by Lord Byron (1788–1824)
    Farewell to his Wife by Lord Byron (1788–1824)
    Come, let us kisse and parte” by Michael Drayton (1563–1631)
    Farewell! thou art too dear” by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    Kathleen Mavourneen by Louisa Macartney Crawford (1790–1858)
    We parted in silence” by Louisa Macartney Crawford (1790–1858)
    Auf Wiedersehen by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
    Palinode by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
    Farewell!—but whenever” by Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
    Parting of Hector and Andromache by Homer (fl. 850 B.C.)
    Hector to His Wife by Homer (fl. 850 B.C.)
    To Lucasta by Richard Lovelace (1618–1658)
    To Her Absent Sailor by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)
    I love my Jean” by Robert Burns (1759–1796)
    Jeanie Morrison by William Motherwell (1797–1835)
    O, saw ye bonnie Leslie?” by Robert Burns (1759–1796)
    The Rustic Lad’s Lament in the Town by David Macbeth Moir (1798–1851)
    Absence by Frances Anne Kemble (1809–1893)
    Robin Adair by Lady Caroline Keppel (c. 1734–1769)
    Daisy by Francis Thompson (1859–1907)
    Song of Egla by Maria Gowen Brooks (Maria del Occidente) (1794?–1845)
    What ails this heart o’ mine?” by Susanna Blamire (1747–1794)
    Love’s Memory by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    Thinkin’ Long by Anna MacManus (Ethna Carbery) (1866–1902)
    Tears, idle tears” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
    The Old Familiar Faces by Charles Lamb (1775–1834)
    Come to me, dearest” by Joseph Brenan (1828–1857)
    The Wife to her Husband—Anonymous
    My Old Kentucky Home by Stephen Collins Foster (1826–1864)
    Old Folks at Home by Stephen Collins Foster (1826–1864)
    The Present Good by William Cowper (1731–1800)
III. Adversity
    Man by Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
    The World by Francis Bacon (1561–1626)
    Moan, moan, ye dying gales” by Henry Neele (1798–1828)
    The Vanity of the World by Francis Quarles (1592–1644)
    Blow, blow, thou winter wind” by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    The Wail of Prometheus Bound by Æschylus (c. 525–456 B.C.)
    Samson on His Blindness by John Milton (1608–1674)
    Lines: “My prime of youth is but a frost of cares” by Chidiock Tichborne (1563–1586)
    Hence, all ye vain delights” by John Fletcher (1579–1625)
    The Fall of Cardinal Wolsey by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    The Approach of Age by George Crabbe (1754–1832)
    Stanzas Written in Dejection near Naples by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)
    Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats (1795–1821)
    Perished by Mary Louise Ritter
    Latest Verses by Lord Byron (1788–1824)
    A Doubting Heart by Adelaide Anne Procter (1825–1864)
    The Voiceless by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894)
    A Lament by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)
    What can an old man do but die?” by Thomas Hood (1799–1845)
    Over the hill to the poor-house” by Will Carleton (1845–1912)
    Old by Ralph Hoyt (1806–1878)
    The Last Leaf by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894)
    The Last Leaf by Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837)
    The Old Vagabond by Pierre Jean de Béranger (1780–1857)
    The Beggar by Thomas Moss (1740–1808)
    A Rough Rhyme on a Rough Matter by Charles Kingsley (1819–1875)
    They are dear fish to me”—Anonymous
    Give Me Three Grains of Corn, Mother by Amanda M. Edmond (1824–1862)
    The Song of the Shirt by Thomas Hood (1799–1845)
    The Pauper’s Drive by Thomas Noel (1799–1861)
    Unseen Spirits by Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806–1867)
    Beautiful Snow by John Whitaker Watson (1824–1890)
    London Churches by Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton (1809–1885)
    The Bridge of Sighs by Thomas Hood (1799–1845)
    Guilty, or Not Guilty?—Anonymous
    The Female Convict by Letitia Elizabeth Landon (1802–1838)
    Hopeless Grief by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)
IV. Comfort and Cheer
    To Myself by Paul Fleming (1609–1640)
    The Flower by George Herbert (1593–1633)
    Sonnet: To Cyriack Skinner by John Milton (1608–1674)
    Invictus by William Ernest Henley (1849–1903)
    Afar in the Desert by Thomas Pringle (1789–1834)
    Sad is our youth, for it is ever going” by Aubrey Thomas de Vere (1814–1902)
    My Wife and Child by Henry R. Jackson (1820–1898)
    The Rainy Day by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
    Times go by turns” by Robert Southwell (c. 1561–1595)
    Compensation by Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813–1892)
    The Changed Cross by Mrs. Charles Hobart
    Something Beyond by Mary (Clemmer) (Ames) Hudson (1839–1884)
    Despondency Rebuked by Arthur Hugh Clough (1819–1861)
    God’s Sure Help in Sorrow by Anton Ulrich (1633–1714)
    Sonnet: “While yet these tears have power to flow” by Louise Labé (c. 1520–1566)
    Waiting by John Burroughs (1837–1921)
    Aunt Phillis’s Guest by William Channing Gannett (1840–1923)
    Ilka blade o’ grass keps its ain drap o’ dew” by James Ballantine (1808–1877)
    Unchanging by Friedrich von Bodenstedt (1819–1892)
    I Hold Still by Julius Sturm (1816–1896)
    The Good, Great Man by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)
    When my ship comes in” by Robert Jones Burdette (1844–1914)
    Never Despair by William Smith O’Brien (1803–1864)
    The Saddest Fate—Anonymous
    The Song of the Savoyards by Henry Ames Blood (1836–1900)
V. Death and Bereavement
    Life by Bryan Waller Procter (Barry Cornwall) (1787–1874)
    Soliloquy on Death by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    Sic Vita by Henry King (1592–1669)
    Death the Leveller by James Shirley (1596–1666)
    Virtue Immortal by George Herbert (1593–1633)
    Man’s Mortality by Simon Wastell (c. 1566–1632)
    Mortality by William Knox (1789–1825)
    The Hour of Death by Felicia Dorothea Hemans (1793–1835)
    The Term of Death by Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt (1836–1919)
    A Picture of Death by Lord Byron (1788–1824)
    The Two Mysteries by Mary Mapes Dodge (1831–1905)
    Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)
    A Morning Thought by Edward Rowland Sill (1841–1887)
    Now and Afterwards by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826–1887)
    The Grave of Sophocles by Simmias of Rhodes (fl. 300 B.C.)
    Inscription on Melrose Abbey—Anonymous
    On the Tombs in Westminster Abbey by Francis Beaumont (1584–1616)
    Elegy written in a Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray (1716–1771)
    God’s Acre by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
    Sleepy Hollow by William Ellery Channing (1818–1901)
    The Quaker Graveyard by Silas Weir Mitchell (1829–1914)
    Greenwood Cemetery by Crammond Kennedy (1842–1918)
    The Dead by Mathilde Blind (1841–1896)
    On a Grave at Grindelwald by Frederic William Henry Myers (1843–1901)
    The Emigrant Lassie by John Stuart Blackie (1809–1895)
    The Old Sexton by Park Benjamin (1809–1864)
    The First Snow-Fall by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
    The Morning-Glory by Maria (White) Lowell (1821–1853)
    The Widow’s Mite by Frederick Locker-Lampson (1821–1895)
    Are the children at home?” by Margaret Elizabeth Sangster (1838–1912)
    Jim’s Kids by Eugene Field (1850–1895)
    The May Queen by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
    On Anne Allen by Edward Fitzgerald (1809–1883)
    Sonnet: “Yea, Love is strong as life” by Lady Blanche Elizabeth Fitzroy Lindsay (1844–1912)
    Jeune Fille et Jeune Fleur by François-René vicomte de Chateaubriand (1768–1848)
    The Death-Bed by Thomas Hood (1799–1845)
    A Death-Bed by James Aldrich (1810–1856)
    Requiescat by Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)
    The Unillumined Verge” by Robert Bridges (1844–1930)
    Coronach by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
    Evelyn Hope by Robert Browning (1812–1889)
    Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)
    Thy braes were bonny” by John Logan (1748–1788)
    Farewell to thee, Araby’s daughter” by Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
    Softly woo away her breath” by Bryan Waller Procter (Barry Cornwall) (1787–1874)
    She died in beauty” by Charles Doyne Sillery (1807–1837)
    The Death of Minnehaha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
    Mother and Poet by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)
    Fear no more the heat o’ the sun” by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    Highland Mary by Robert Burns (1759–1796)
    Fair Helen—Anonymous
    Oh that ’t were possible” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
    Too Late by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826–1887)
    After Summer by Philip Bourke Marston (1850–1887)
    Lament for Heliodore by Meleager of Gadara (1st Century B.C.)
    On the Death of Her Brother, Francis I. by Marguerite de Valois (1553–1615)
    To Mary in Heaven by Robert Burns (1759–1796)
    Minstrel’s Song by Thomas Chatterton (17527#150;1770)
    The Passage by Ludwig Uhland (1787–1862)
    Lament of the Irish Emigrant by Helen Selina, Lady Dufferin Sheridan (1807–1867)
    Home they brought her warrior dead” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
    The King of Denmark’s Ride by Caroline Elizabeth Sarah (Sheridan) Norton (1808–1877)
    Grief by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    Selections from “In Memoriam” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
    Après by Arthur Joseph Munby (1828–1910)
    The fairest thing in mortal eyes” by Charles, Duke of Orléans (1394–1465)
    Break, break, break” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
    What of the Darkness? by Richard Le Gallienne (1866–1947)
    Van Elsen by Frederick George Scott (1861–1944)
    When lilacs last in the door-yard bloomed” by Walt Whitman (1819–1892)
    If I should die to-night” by Belle E. Smith
    Awakening by Washington Gladden (1836–1918)
    Beyond the smiling and the weeping” by Horatius Bonar (1808–1889)
    The Land o’ the Leal by Carolina Oliphant, Lady Nairne (1766–1845)
    Antony and Cleopatra by William Haines Lytle (1826–1863)
    Habeas Corpus by Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–1885)
    Farewell, Life” by Thomas Hood (1799–1845)
    For Annie by Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)
    Thalatta! Thalatta! by Joseph Brownlee Brown (1824–1888)
    The Sleep by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)
    Prospice by Robert Browning (1812–1889)
    I would not live alway” by William Augustus Muhlenberg (1796–1877)
    Farewell by Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
    Love and Death by Margaret Deland (1857–1945)
    To Death—Anonymous
    Asleep! asleep!” by Lucy Ann Bennett (1850–1927)
    Rest by Mary Woolsey Howland (1832–1864)
    In Harbor by Paul Hamilton Hayne (1830–1886)
    Hush! by Julia C. R. Dorr (1825–1913)
    Life by Anna Letitia Barbauld (1743–1825)
VI. Consolation
    The Angel of Patience by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)
    They are all gone” by Henry Vaughan (1621–1695)
    The Bottom Drawer by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr (1831–1919)
    Over the River by Nancy Amelia Woodbury Priest Wakefield (1836–1870)
    Grief for the Dead—Anonymous
    The Two Waitings by John White Chadwick (1840–1904)
    For Charlie’s Sake by John Williamson Palmer (1825–1906)
    Watching for Papa—Anonymous
    My Child by John Pierpont (1785–1866)
    Song: “She ’s somewhere in the sunlight strong” by Richard Le Gallienne (1866–1947)
    The Reaper and the Flowers by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
    Only a year” by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896)
    Blessed are They that Mourn by William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)
    De Profundis by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)
    Blessed are They” by Rossiter Worthington Raymond (1840–1918)
    Lines to the Memory of “Annie” by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896)
    Death in Youth by Philip James Bailey (1816–1902)
    In Memoriam F. A. S. by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)
    Tears by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)
    Resignation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
    Christus Consolator by Rossiter Worthington Raymond (1840–1918)
    Comfort by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)
    The Secret of Death by Sir Edwin Arnold (1832–1904)
    Footsteps of Angels by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
    Happy are the dead” by Henry Vaughan (1621–1695)
    The green grass under the snow” by Annie A. Preston
    The Conqueror’s Grave by William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)
    Thou art gone to the grave” by Reginald Heber (1783–1826)
    Lycidas by John Milton (1608–1674)
    After Death in Arabia by From the Arabic
    It is not death to die” by George Washington Bethune (1805–1862)
    There is no death” by J. L. McCreery
    Going and Coming by Edward A. Jenks (1830–1908)
    Blind by Israel Zangwill (1864–1926)
    The Death of Death by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)



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