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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.  1904.
Volume VI. Fancy
Introductory Essay
    The Place of Poetry in Life by Charles Francis Richardson (1851–1913)
Poems of Fancy
  I. The Imagination
    Fantasy by Ben Jonson (1572–1637)
    Hallo, my Fancy by William Cleland (1661?–1689)
    Ideality by Hartley Coleridge (1796–1849)
    Fancy by John Keats (1795–1821)
    Imagination by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
  II. Fairies: Elves: Sprites
    Queen Mab by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    Oberon’s Feast by Robert Herrick (1591–1674)
    Fairy’s Song by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    Compliment to Queen Elizabeth by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    The Fairies’ Lullaby by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    Fairies’ Song by Thomas Randolph (1605–1635)
    The Fairies by William Allingham (1824–1889)
    Kilmeny by James Hogg (1770–1835)
    The Fairy Child by John Anster (1793–1867)
    Garden Fairies by Philip Bourke Marston (1850–1887)
    The Culprit Fay by Joseph Rodman Drake (1795–1820)
    Oh! where do fairies hide their heads?” by Thomas Haynes Bayley (1797–1839)
    Songs of Ariel by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    Airy Nothings by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    The Erl-King by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832)
    The Djinns by Victor Hugo (1802–1885)
    The Lady lost in the Wood by John Milton (1608–1674)
    The Nymph of the Severn by John Milton (1608–1674)
    Tam O’ Shanter by Robert Burns (1759–1796)
    The Lore-Lei by Heinrich Heine (1797–1856)
    The Fisher by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832)
    The Sirens’ Song by William Browne (c. 1590–c. 1645)
    The Forsaken Merman by Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)
    The Flitting of the Fairies by Jane Barlow (1857–1917)
  III. Mythical: Mystical: Legendary
    A Musical Instrument by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)
    A Transformation by Ovid (43 B.C.–18 A.D.)
    The Comet by Charles Sangster (1822–1893)
    The Ballad of Judas Iscariot by Robert Buchanan (1841–1901)
    The Blessèd Damozel by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882)
    The King’s Highway by Harriet Waters Preston (1836–1911)
    Rhœcus by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
    Una and the Red Crosse Knight by Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)
    Una and the Lion by Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)
    The Bower of Bliss by Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)
    The Cave of Sleep by Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)
    From “The Castle of Indolence” by James Thomson (1700–1748)
    Outward Bound by Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836–1907)
    From “The Lady of Shalott” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
    Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)
    Ulalume by Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)
    The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)
    Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)
    The Haunted Palace by Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)
    The Sunken City by Wilhelm Müller (1794–1827)
    The Walker of the Snow by Charles Dawson Shanly (1811–1875)
    The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning (1812–1889)
    Quatrains by William Hamilton Hayne (1856–1929)
    A Yellow Pansy by Helen Gray Cone (1859–1934)
    Echo and Silence by Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges (1762–1837)
    Sherwood by Alfred Noyes (1880–1958)
    Far-Away by George Sigerson (1836–1925)
Poems of Sentiment
  I. Time
    Time the Supreme by Edward Young (1681–1765)
    To-morrow by Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)
    Three Days by James Roberts Gilmore (1822–1903)
    Procrastination by Edward Young (1681–1765)
    Ave atque Vale by Rosamund Marriott Watson (1860–1911)
    The Ballad of Dead Ladies by François Villon (1431–1463?)
    The Approach of Age by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    The Old Year and the New by William Cleaver Wilkinson (1833–1920)
    The Death of the old Year by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
    A Fancy from Fontenelle by Austin Dobson (1840–1921)
    What is the Grass? by Walt Whitman (1819–1892)
    The Petrified Fern by Mary L. Bolles Branch (1840–1922)
    The Making of Man by John White Chadwick (1840–1904)
    The Ascent of Man by Rossiter Worthington Raymond (1840–1918)
    Rubáiyát by Omar Khayyam (1048–1131)
    Time: An Enigma by Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)
  II. Life
    This Life by William Drummond of Hawthornden (1585–1649)
    The Character of a Happy Life by Sir Henry Wotton (1568–1639)
    Retribution by Friedrich von Logau (1604–1655)
    The Lye by Sir Walter Raleigh (1554?–1618)
    The Generous Air by Palladas (fl. 4th Century A.D.)
    Good Life, Long Life by Ben Jonson (1572–1637)
    Life by Richard Henry Wilde (1789–1847)
    Where lies the land?” by Arthur Hugh Clough (1819–1861)
    Life by George Herbert (1593–1633)
    Life by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850–1919)
    The Rose-Bush by Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787–1862)
    History of a Life by Bryan Waller Procter (Barry Cornwall) (1787–1874)
    My Quaker Grandmothers by Oliver Huckel (1864–1940)
    Address to the Mummy at Belzoni’s Exhibition by Horace Smith (1779–1849)
    London Bridge by Frederic Edward Weatherly (1848–1929)
    The Crowded Street by William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)
    L’ Allegro by John Milton (1608–1674)
    Dining by E. Robert Bulwer, Lord Lytton (Owen Meredith) (1831–1891)
    The Family Skeleton by George Meredith (1828–1909)
    The Epicure by Anacreon (582–485 B.C.)
    The Indian Weed—Anonymous (Seventeenth Century)
    Smoking Spiritualized by Ralph Erskine (1685–1752)
    Without and Within by Pietro Metastasio (1698–1782)
    Il Penseroso by John Milton (1608–1674)
    Excelsior by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
    The Wild Ride by Louise Imogen Guiney (1861–1920)
    The Vagabonds by John Townsend Trowbridge (1827–1916)
    Fame by Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
    Pelters of Pyramids by Richard Henry Hengist Horne (1802–1884)
    Enid’s Song by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
    Fortune by Fitz-Greene Halleck (1790–1867)
    Opportunity by William Blake (1757–1827)
    Opportunity by John James Ingalls (1833–1900)
    Undeveloped Lives by William Edward Hartpole Lecky (1838–1903)
    Augury by Edith Matilda Thomas (1854–1925)
    Keep sweet and keep movin’” by Robert Jones Burdette (1844–1914)
    A Tear by Samuel Rogers (1763–1855)
    The Jester’s Sermon by George Walter Thornbury (1828–1876)
    The Fool’s Prayer by Edward Rowland Sill (1841–1887)
    At Midsummer by Louise Chandler Moulton (1835–1908)
    A Sunrise Song by Sidney Lanier (1842–1881)
    Illusions by Robert Underwood Johnson (1853–1937)
    Proem by Joaquin Miller (1841–1913)
    A California Christmas by Joaquin Miller (1841–1913)
    Yussouf by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
    Beauty by Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)
    Beauty Unadorned by Propertius (c. 50–c. 16 B.C.)
    Fortune by Sophocles (c. 496–406 B.C.)
    Greatness by Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
    Perseverance by Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519)
    The One White Hair by Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
    Growing Gray by Austin Dobson (1840–1921)
    Healthful Old Age by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    Quack Medicines by George Crabbe (1754–1832)
    The Three Warnings by Hester Lynch Thrale (1741–1821)
    Old Age and Death by Edmund Waller (1606–1687)
    The Ruling Passion by Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
    The Will by John Donne (1572–1631)
    To a Skeleton—Anonymous
    The True Philosophy of Life by William Dunbar (1460?–1520?)
  III. Memory
    Blest Memory by Samuel Rogers (1763–1855)
    Sudden Light by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882)
    Pre-Existence by Paul Hamilton Hayne (1830–1886)
    Once Before by Mary Mapes Dodge (1831–1905)
    A Lost Chord by Adelaide Anne Procter (1825–1864)
    The Closing Year by George Denison Prentice (1802–1870)
    Roma by Giosuè Carducci (1835–1907)
    There is such power” by Arlo Bates (1850–1918)
    Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk by William Cowper (1731–1800)
    Mignon’s Song by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832)
    Oft in the stilly night” by Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
    On the Ruins of a Country Inn by Philip Freneau (1752–1832)
    “’T is but a little faded flower” by Ellen Clementine Howarth (1827–1899)
    The Brier-Wood Pipe by Charles Dawson Shanly (1811–1875)
    Memory and Oblivion by Macedonius of Thessalonica (c. 500–560 A.D.)
  IV. Thought: Poetry: Books
    The Inner Vision by William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
    Thought by Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813–1892)
    Dream-Life by Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1600–1681)
    My minde to me a kingdom is” by Sir Edward Dyer (1543–1607)
    To One who had scoffed at the Poet’s Poverty by Martial (c. 40–c. 104 A.D.)
    Of a Contented Spirit by Thomas, Lord Vaux (1509–1556)
    A thing of beauty is a joy forever” by John Keats (1795–1821)
    The Sower and his Seed by William Edward Hartpole Lecky (1838–1903)
    Æsop by Andrew Lang (1844–1912)
    Indirection by Richard Realf (1832–1878)
    Proem by Madison Cawein (1865–1914)
    The Poet of Nature by Philip James Bailey (1816–1902)
    Above the Clouds by Joaquin Miller (1841–1913)
    The Poet’s Impulse by Lord Byron (1788–1824)
    Impression by Edmund Gosse (1849–1928)
    The Ancient and Modern Muses by Francis Turner Palgrave (1824–1897)
    On his “Sonnets of the Wingless Hours” by Eugene Lee-Hamilton (1845–1907)
    The Poet of To-day by Sarah Jane Lippincott (Grace Greenwood) (1823–1904)
    Unknown Poets by William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
    The Ballad of Prose and Rhyme by Austin Dobson (1840–1921)
    On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer by John Keats (1795–1821)
    From “The Odyssey” by Andrew Lang (1844–1912)
    Sonnet: “Loving in truth, and fain in verse my love to show” by Sir Philip Sidney (1554–1586)
    The Singer of One Song by Henry Augustin Beers (1847–1926)
    The Sonnet by Richard Watson Gilder (1844–1909)
    An Autograph by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
    Art by Sir Gilbert Parker (1862–1932)
    Broken Music by Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836–1907)
    The Modern Poet by Alice Meynell (1847–1922)
    The Jester’s Plea by Frederick Locker-Lampson (1821–1895)
    Verses, why Burnt by Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
    Sweet Nature’s Voice by Arthur Joseph Munby (1828–1910)
    Genius by Richard Henry Hengist Horne (1802–1884)
    One day I wrote her name” by Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)
    The Poet’s Death by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
    Thy Songs and Mine by Julia C. R. Dorr (1825–1913)
    The Sharing of the Earth by Friedrich von Schiller (1759–1805)
    The Immortality of Genius by Propertius (c. 50–c. 16 B.C.)
    Written on a Fly-Leaf of Theocritus by Maurice Thompson (1844–1901)
    The Scholar by Sir Henry Taylor (1800–1886)
    The Book-Stall by Clinton Scollard (1860–1932)
    Books by John Higgins
  V. The Arts
    Influence of Music by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    Music by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    To —— by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)
    The Cello by Richard Watson Gilder (1844–1909)
    A Song for Saint Cecilia’s Day, 1687 by John Dryden (1631–1700)
    The Spell by Paul Verlaine (1844–1896)
    The Passions by William Collins (1721–1759)
    Invocation by Abraham Cowley (1618–1667)
    Alexander’s Feast; or, the Power of Music by John Dryden (1631–1700)
    Beethoven’s Third Symphony by Richard Hovey (1864–1900)
    Pan in Wall Street by Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833–1908)
    On an Intaglio Head of Minerva by Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836–1907)
    The Artist by Arthur Grissom (1869?–1901)
    A Painted Fan by Louise Chandler Moulton (1835–1908)
    On a Fan by Austin Dobson (1840–1921)
  VI. Labor and Rest
    Hack and Hew by Bliss Carman (1861–1929)
    The Axe by Isabella Valancy Crawford (1850–1887)
    Labor by Frances Sargent Osgood (1811–1850)
    The Song of the Lower Classes by Ernest Charles Jones (1819–1869)
    The Man with the Hoe” by Edwin Markham (1852–1940)
    The Man with the Hoe”: a Reply by John Vance Cheney (1848–1922)
    Corn-Law Hymn by Ebenezer Elliott (1781–1849)
    For a’ That and a’ That by Robert Burns (1759–1796)
    The Good Time Coming by Charles Mackay (1814–1889)
    The Lotus-Eaters by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
    Delay by Charlotte Fiske Bates (1838–1916)
    The Happy Heart by Thomas Dekker (c. 1570–1632)
    The Cobbler and the Financier by Jean de La Fontaine (1621–1695)
    Labor Done by Friedrich von Schiller (1759–1805)
    Haste not! Rest not! by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832)
    Work by Henry van Dyke (1852–1933)
    A Wish by Abraham Cowley (1618–1667)
    Contentment by Joshua Sylvester (1563–1618)
    Content by Robert Greene (1558–1592)
    Song: “He that is down need fear no fall” by John Bunyan (1628–1688)
    In Prison by Sir Roger L’Estrange (1616–1704)
    Cleon and I by Charles Mackay (1814–1889)
    The Wants of Man by John Quincy Adams (1767–1848)
    Contentment by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894)
    Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
    To All in Haven by Philip Bourke Marston (1850–1887)
    A Woman’s Wish by Mary Ashley Townsend (1836–1901)
    The World and the Quietist by Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)
    Rest by Margaret L. Woods (1856–1945)
    Invocation to Sleep by John Fletcher (1579–1625)
    Sleep by John Wolcot (Peter Pindar) (1738–1819)
    Sleep by Sir Philip Sidney (1554–1586)
    Sleep by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    Sleeplessness by William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
    Watching by Emily Chubbuck Judson (Fanny Forrester) (1817–1854)
    The Voyage of Sleep by Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton (1849–1937)
    The Two Oceans by John Sterling (1806–1844)
    Ode to Sleep by Paul Hamilton Hayne (1830–1886)
    The Fallen by John Vance Cheney (1848–1922)



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