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Ralph Waldo Emerson, comp. (1803–1882).  Parnassus: An Anthology of Poetry.  1880.
II. Human Life
Home — Woman — Love — Friendship — Manners — Beauty
  “The privates of man’s heart—
They speken and sound in his ear
As though they loud winds were.”—GOWER.
Home by William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
To Corinne by Felicia Dorothea Hemans (1793–1835)
From Lines on Leaving Europe by Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806–1867)
The Last Farewell by Edward Bliss Emerson (1805–1834)
My Mother’s Picture by William Cowper (1731–1800)
If thou wert by my side, my Love by Reginald Heber (1783–1826)
The Cotter’s Saturday Night by Robert Burns (1759–1796)
The Babe by Sir William Jones (1746–1794)
The Wood-Fire by Ellen Sturgis Hooper (1812–1848)
Give Me the Old by Robert Hinckley Messinger (1811–1874)
To a Child by Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806–1867)
The Children’s Hour by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
Woman by John Wilson (Christopher North) (1785–1854)
To Silvia by Robert Herrick (1591–1674)
The Rose of the World by Coventry Patmore (1823–1896)
She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron (1788–1824)
Anathemata by Franklin Benjamin Sanborn (1831–1917)
Honoria by Coventry Patmore (1823–1896)
Duchesse Blanche by Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340–1400)
Lucy by William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
Love by John Donne (1572–1631)
True Love by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
The Queen by Coventry Patmore (1823–1896)
I’ll Never Love Thee More by James Graham, Marquis of Montrose (1612–1650)
To Lucasta by Richard Lovelace (1618–1658)
Apology for Having Loved before by Edmund Waller (1606–1687)
The Lady’s Yes by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)
Outgrown by Julia C. R. Dorr (1825–1913)
The Portrait by John Heywood (c. 1497–c. 1580)
The Tribute by Coventry Patmore (1823–1896)
Elizabeth of Bohemia by Sir Henry Wotton (1568–1639)
Thou hast sworn by thy God, my Jeanie by Allan Cunningham (1784–1842)
Virginia by Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340–1400)
The Bride by Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)
The Bride by Sir John Suckling (1609–1642)
Viola Disguised, and the Duke by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
Othello’s Defence by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
Athulf and Ethilda by Sir Henry Taylor (1800–1886)
The Ecstasy by John Donne (1572–1631)
Love at First Sight by Francis Beaumont (1584–1616) and John Fletcher (1579–1625)
Maud by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
To Venus by Francis Beaumont (1584–1616) and John Fletcher (1579–1625)
Rosaline by Thomas Lodge (1558–1625)
Song: ‘See the chariot at hand’ by Ben Jonson (1572–1637)
On a Girdle by Edmund Waller (1606–1687)
Sonnet: ‘How oft, when thou, my music’ by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
Genevieve by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)
The Lily of Nithsdale by Allan Cunningham (1784–1842)
The Peasant’s Return by William Barnes (1801–1886)
Ariadne by Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340–1400)
Common Sense by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
Sentences by Coventry Patmore (1823–1896)
Sonnet: ‘Let me not to the marriage’ by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
The Pilot’s Daughter by William Allingham (1824–1889)
Sonnet: ‘So am I as the rich’ by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
Sympathy by Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)
My Playmate by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)
Divided by Jean Ingelow (1820–1897)
Qua Cursum Ventus by Arthur Hugh Clough (1819–1861)
Sundered by Sidney H. Morse (1833–1903)
Love against Love by David Atwood Wasson (1823–1887)
Inborn Royalty by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
Gentility by Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340–1400)
Beauty by Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)
Una and the Lion by Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)
Sonnet: ‘When I do count the clock’ by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
Sonnet: ‘To me, fair friend’ by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
Hymn to the Graces by Robert Herrick (1591–1674)
Song: ‘How near to good is what is fair’ by Ben Jonson (1572–1637)
My Charmer by Edmund Waller (1606–1687)
The Poetry of Dress by Robert Herrick (1591–1674)
Freedom in Dress by Ben Jonson (1572–1637)



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