Verse > Anthologies > The World’s Best Poetry > Vol. VIII. National Spirit

Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.  1904.
Volume VIII. National Spirit
Introductory Essay
    The Study of Poetry by Francis Hovey Stoddard (1847–1936)
I. Patriotism
    What constitutes a state?” by Sir William Jones (1746–1794)
    Breathes there the man?” by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
    My Country by James Montgomery (1771–1854)
    Father and Mother Tongue by Samuel Lover (1797–1868)
    East, West, Home ’s Best by Oliver Goldsmith (1730–1774)
    Gifts by Emma Lazarus (1849–1887)
    England by William Cowper (1731–1800)
    Rule, Britannia by James Thomson (1700–1748)
    The Bowman’s Song by Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930)
    The Roast Beef of Old England by Henry Fielding (1707–1754)
    The Snug Little Island by Thomas Dibdin (1771–1841)
    The Jacobite on Tower Hill by George Walter Thornbury (1828–1876)
    God save the king” by Henry Carey (1687?–1743)
    Veteran and Recruit by Edward Wentworth Hazewell (b. 1853)
    The Private of the Buffs by Sir Francis Hastings Doyle (1810–1888)
    The Turk in Armenia by William Watson (1858–1935)
    Ave Imperatrix by Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)
    America to Great Britain by Washington Allston (1779–1843)
    Hands all Round by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
    Recessional by Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936)
    England and Her Colonies by William Watson (1858–1935)
    Scotland by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
    The Bard by Thomas Gray (1716–1771)
    My heart ’s in the Highlands” by Robert Burns (1759–1796)
    Heather Ale: A Galloway Legend by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)
    The Execution of Montrose by William Edmondstoune Aytoun (1813–1865)
    Border Ballad by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
    The Exile’s Song by Robert Gilfillan (1798–1850)
    The Irishman by James Orr (1770–1816)
    Turlough MacSweeney by Anna MacManus (Ethna Carbery) (1866–1902)
    A Spinning Song by John Francis O’Donnell (1837–1874)
    The Wearing of the Green—Anonymous
    My Native Land by John Boyle O’Reilly (1844–1890)
    Bless the dear old verdant land” by Denis Florence Mac Carthy (1817–1882)
    Ireland by Denis Florence Mac Carthy (1817–1882)
    Ireland by John James Piatt (1835–1917)
    Exile of Erin by Thomas Campbell (1777–1844)
    After Death by Frances Isabel Parnell (1848–1882)
    Canada Not Last by William Douw Schuyler-Lighthall (1857–1954)
    Canada by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts (1860–1943)
    What is the German’s Fatherland?” by Ernst Moritz Arndt (1769–1860)
    Patriotic Song by Ernst Moritz Arndt (1769–1860)
    Men and Boys by Karl Theodor Körner (1791–1813)
    The Watch on the Rhine by Max Schneckenburger (1819–1849)
    Proem to the Kalevala—Anonymous
    Parting Lovers by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)
    America by William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)
    Columbia by Timothy Dwight (1752–1817)
    On the Prospect of Planting Arts and Learning in America by George Berkeley (1685–1753)
    England to America by Sydney Dobell (1824–1874)
    Our State by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)
    The Republic by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
    America by Samuel Francis Smith (1808–1895)
    Old Ironsides” by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894)
    Men of the North and West by Richard Henry Stoddard (1825–1903)
    Our Country’s Call by William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)
    A Cry to Arms by Henry Timrod (1828–1867)
    The Nation’s Prayer by Crammond Kennedy (1842–1918)
    My Maryland by James Ryder Randall (1839–1908)
    Dixie by Albert Pike (1809–1891)
    The Flag goes by by Henry Holcomb Bennett (1863–1924)
    The Brave at Home by Thomas Buchanan Read (1822–1872)
II. Freedom
    The Place where Man should Die by Michael Joseph Barry (1817–1889)
    Liberty by John Hay (1838–1905)
    Patience by William James Linton (1812–1897)
    The Antiquity of Freedom by William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)
    Hallowed Ground by Thomas Campbell (1777–1844)
    The Wolf and the Dog by Jean de La Fontaine (1621–1695)
    Rienzi to the Romans by Mary Russell Mitford (1787–1855)
    Fallen Greece by Lord Byron (1788–1824)
    Greece Enslaved by Lord Byron (1788–1824)
    Song of the Greek Poet by Lord Byron (1788–1824)
    To Althea from Prison by Richard Lovelace (1618–1658)
    Slavery by William Cowper (1731–1800)
    Song of the Western Men by Robert Stephen Hawker (1803–1875)
    The harp that once through Tara’s Halls” by Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
    As by the shore at break of day” by Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
    The hills were made for freedom” by William Goldsmith Brown (1812–1905)
    Switzerland by James Sheridan Knowles (1784–1862)
    Make way for Liberty” by James Montgomery (1771–1854)
    Poland by Thomas Campbell (1777–1844)
    The Marseillaise by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760–1836)
    A Court Lady by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)
    The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers in New England by Felicia Dorothea Hemans (1793–1835)
    The American Flag by Joseph Rodman Drake (1795–1820)
    The Star-Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key (1779–1843)
    New England’s Dead by Isaac McLellan (1806–1899)
    The Reformer by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)
    Freedom of the Mind by William Lloyd Garrison (1805–1879)
    The Present Crisis by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
    The Little Cloud by John Howard Bryant (1807–1902)
    Brown of Ossawatomie by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)
    Words for the “Hallelujah Chorus” by Henry Howard Brownell (1820–1872)
    Battle-Hymn of the Republic by Julia Ward Howe (1819–1910)
    John Charles Frémont by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)
    Heroes by Edna Dean Proctor (1829–1923)
    Laus Deo! by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)
    A Holy Nation by Richard Realf (1832–1878)
III. War
    Battle of the Angels by John Milton (1608–1674)
    The Destruction of Sennacherib by Lord Byron (1788–1824)
    The School of War by Christopher Marlowe (1564–1593)
    Catiline to the Roman Army by George Croly (1780–1860)
    Caractacus by Bernard Barton (1784–1849)
    Sempronius’ Speech for War by Joseph Addison (1672–1719)
    The Death of Leonidas by George Croly (1780–1860)
    Song of the Greeks by Thomas Campbell (1777–1844)
    Marco Bozzaris by Fitz-Greene Halleck (1790–1867)
    Harmosan by Richard Chenevix Trench (1807–1886)
    Battle Scene—Anonymous
    The Lord of Butrago—Anonymous
    Hakon’s Defiance by Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger (1779–1850)
    A Danish Barrow by Francis Turner Palgrave (1824–1897)
    Hermann and Thusnelda by Freidrich Gottlieb Klopstock (1724–1803)
    The Battle-Song of Gustavus Adolphus by Michael Altenburg (1584–1640)
    Sword Song by Karl Theodor Körner (1791–1813)
    The Trooper’s Death by Georg Herwegh (1817–1875)
    Bingen on the Rhine by Caroline Elizabeth Sarah (Sheridan) Norton (1808–1877)
    Hohenlinden by Thomas Campbell (1777–1844)
    Ivry by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay (1800–1859)
    Incident of the French Camp by Robert Browning (1812–1889)
    The Bronze Statue of Napoleon by Henri Auguste Barbier (1805–1882)
    On the Warres in Ireland by Sir John Harrington (1561–1612)
    Alfred the Harper by John Sterling (1806–1844)
    Sir Patrick Spens—Anonymous
    The Douglas Tragedy—Anonymous
    The Last Hunt by William Roscoe Thayer (Paul Hermes) (1859–1923)
    The Ballad of Agincourt by Michael Drayton (1563–1631)
    The King to his soldiers before Harfleur by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    The Cavalier’s Song by William Motherwell (1797–1835)
    Give a Rouse by Robert Browning (1812–1889)
    Naseby by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay (1800–1859)
    The Three Scars by George Walter Thornbury (1828–1876)
    Fontenoy by Thomas Osborne Davis (1814–1845)
    Battle of the Baltic by Thomas Campbell (1777–1844)
    Burial of Sir John Moore by Charles Wolfe (1791–1823)
    Picciola” by Robert Henry Newell (1836–1901)
    Waterloo by Lord Byron (1788–1824)
    By the Alma River by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826–1887)
    Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
    The Relief of Lucknow by Robert Traill Spence Lowell (1816–1891)
    Danny Deever by Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936)
    Where are the men?” by Taliesin (c. 534–c. 599)
    Bruce and the Spider by Bernard Barton (1784–1849)
    Bannockburn by Robert Burns (1759–1796)
    Song of Clan-Alpine by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
    Beal’ an Dhuine by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
    Pibroch of Donuil Dhu by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
    Flodden Field by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
    The Bonnets of Bonnie Dundee by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
    Liberty Tree by Thomas Paine (1737–1809)
    Hymn Sung at the Completion of the Concord Monument by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)
    Warren’s Address by John Pierpont (1785–1866)
    The lonely bugle grieves” by Grenville Mellen (1799–1841)
    Nathan Hale by Francis Miles Finch (1827–1907)
    Song of Marion’s Men by William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)
    Carmen Bellicosum by Guy Humphrey McMaster (1829–1887)
    The Dance—Anonymous
    Monterey by Charles Fenno Hoffman (1806–1884)
    Coming by Henry Howard Brownell (1820–1872)
    In State by Forceythe Willson (1837–1867)
    Brother Jonathan’s Lament for Sister Caroline by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894)
    Jonathan to John by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
    All quiet along the Potomac” by Ethelinda Elliott Beers (Ethel Lynn) (1827–1879)
    The Countersign—Anonymous
    Civil War by Charles Dawson Shanly (1811–1875)
    The Two Wives by William Dean Howells (1837–1920)
    Three Hundred Thousand More—Anonymous
    The Old Man and Jim by James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916)
    Stonewall Jackson’s Way by John Williamson Palmer (1825–1906)
    Barbara Frietchie by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)
    Cavalry Song by Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833–1908)
    Cavalry Song by Rossiter Worthington Raymond (1840–1918)
    Kearny at Seven Pines by Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833–1908)
    The General’s Death by Joseph O’Connor (1841–1908)
    Dirge for a Soldier by George Henry Boker (1823–1890)
    Bay Billy by Frank Harrison Gassaway (d. 1923)
    Wounded to Death by John Whitaker Watson (1824–1890)
    Somebody’s Darling by Marie R. de la Coste
    Tramp, Tramp, Tramp—Anonymous
    Our Orders by Julia Ward Howe (1819–1910)
    When this cruel war is over”—Anonymous
    Sheridan’s Ride by Thomas Buchanan Read (1822–1872)
    Left on the Battle-Field by Sarah Tittle Bolton (1814–1893)
    Requiem by George Lunt (1803–1885)
    Music in Camp by John Randolph Thompson (1823–1873)
    Under the shade of the trees” by Margaret Junkin Preston (1820–1897)
    The Black Regiment by George Henry Boker (1823–1890)
    The C. S. Army’s Commissary by Ed. Porter Thompson (1834–1903)
    The High Tide at Gettysburg by Will Henry Thompson (1848–1918)
    Lee to the Rear by John Randolph Thompson (1823–1873)
    Driving Home the Cows by Kate Putnam Osgood (1842–c. 1912)
    Sherman’s March to the Sea by Samuel H. M. Byers (1838–1933)
    Army Correspondent’s Last Ride by George Alfred Townsend (1841–1914)
    The Year of Jubilee—Anonymous
    The Conquered Banner by Abram Joseph Ryan (1838–1886)
    All by Francis Alexander Durivage (1814–1881)
    The Closing Scene by Thomas Buchanan Read (1822–1872)
    The men behind the guns” by John Jerome Rooney (1866–1934)
    The Battle of Manila by Richard Hovey (1864–1900)
IV. Peace
    Ode to Peace by William Tennant (1784–1848)
    End of the Civil War by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    Disarmament by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)
    Tubal Cain by Charles Mackay (1814–1889)
    The Knight’s Tomb by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)
    Not on the Battle-Field by John Pierpont (1785–1866)
    The Day is Coming by William Morris (1834–1896)
    The Grave of Bonaparte by Lyman Heath (1804–1870)
    The Battle of Blenheim by Robert Southey (1774–1843)
    At Gibraltar by George Edward Woodberry (1855–1930)
    The Bivouac of the Dead by Theodore O’Hara (1820–1867)
    The Arsenal at Springfield by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
    An Old Battle-Field by Frank Lebby Stanton (1857–1927)
    The Battle-Field by William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)
    How sleep the brave” by William Collins (1721–1759)
    Our Fallen Heroes by George Bancroft Griffith (b. 1841)
    The Cause of the South by Abram Joseph Ryan (1838–1886)
    Sentinel Songs by Abram Joseph Ryan (1838–1886)
    Ode Sung on the Occasion of Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead by Henry Timrod (1828–1867)
    The Blue and the Gray by Francis Miles Finch (1827–1907)
    Centennial Hymn by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)
    Hymn of the West by Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833–1908)



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