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Ralph Waldo Emerson, comp. (1803–1882).  Parnassus: An Anthology of Poetry.  1880.
IV. Contemplative — Moral — Religious
Man — Virtue — Honor — Time — Change — Fate — Death — Immortality — Hymns — Holydays
  “Eyes which the beam celestial view,
Which evermore makes all things new.”—KEBLE.
From Hyperion by John Keats (1795–1821)
Man by George Herbert (1593–1633)
Honor by William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
English Channel by William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
The Pulley by George Herbert (1593–1633)
The Church Porch by George Herbert (1593–1633)
Humility by Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton (1809–1885)
The Happy Life by Sir Henry Wotton (1568–1639)
Wisdom by Coventry Patmore (1823–1896)
Virtue by George Herbert (1593–1633)
Honest Poverty by Robert Burns (1759–1796)
The Quip by George Herbert (1593–1633)
Eton College by Thomas Gray (1716–1771)
Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
Ode to Duty by William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
Confession by George Herbert (1593–1633)
The Shield by Samuel Gray Ward (1817–1907)
The Consolers by Samuel Gray Ward (1817–1907)
The Seven Ages by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
Sun-Dial by James Montgomery (1771–1854)
Life by George Herbert (1593–1633)
Revolutions by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
Good Omens by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
The Skeptic by William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
Destiny by Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340–1400)
Forecast by Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340–1400)
Forecast by Philip James Bailey (1816–1902)
A Poet’s Hope by William Ellery Channing (1818–1901)
The Undertaking by John Donne (1572–1631)
Character by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)
That Each Thing is Hurt of Itself—Anonymous
My Mind to me a Kingdom is by William Byrd (1540?–1623)
An Honest Man’s Fortune by John Fletcher (1579–1625)
Peace by George Herbert (1593–1633)
Joy by Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–1885)
Abou Ben Adhem by Leigh Hunt (1784–1859)
Orthodoxy by William Blake (1757–1827)
The Touchstone by William Allingham (1824–1889)
Prayers by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
Sin by George Herbert (1593–1633)
Wayfarers by Ellen Sturgis Hooper (1812–1848)
The Strangers by Jones Very (1813–1880)
Pilgrimage by Sir Walter Raleigh (1554?–1618)
Sleep by Edward Young (1681–1765)
Sleep by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
Hamlet’s Soliloquy by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
Life and Death by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
Life and Death by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
Inscription on Melrose Abbey—Anonymous
Inscription on a Wall in St. Edmund’s Church in Lombard Street, London—Anonymous
Inscription in Marble in the Parish Church of Faversham, in Agro Cantiano—Anonymous
Laodamia by William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
Tithonus by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
Come Morir by Samuel Gray Ward (1817–1907)
The Old Man’s Funeral by William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)
Death’s Final Conquest by James Shirley (1596–1666)
Stanzas Written in the Churchyard of Richmond, Yorkshire by Herbert Knowles (1798–1817)
Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)
To Be no More by John Milton (1608–1674)
Life by Anna Letitia Barbauld (1743–1825)
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray (1716–1771)
The Skull by Lord Byron (1788–1824)
The Immortal Mind by Lord Byron (1788–1824)
Celinda by Lord Herbert of Cherbury (1583–1648)
Euthanasia by Henry More (1614–1687)
The Retreat by Henry Vaughan (1621–1695)
Immortality by William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
Love and Humility by Henry More (1614–1687)
My Legacy by Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–1885)
Divine Love by Gerhard Tersteegen (1697–1769)
Moravian Hymn by John Wesley (1703–1791)
Psalm XCIII by Sir Philip Sidney (1554–1586)
Psalm CXXXIX by Sir Philip Sidney (1554–1586)
Satan by Richard Crashaw (c. 1613–1649)
Narayena: Spirit of God by Sir William Jones (1746–1794)
Penitence by Edward Young (1681–1765)
An Ode: ‘The spacious firmament’ by Joseph Addison (1672–1719)
Two went up into the Temple to Pray by Richard Crashaw (c. 1613–1649)
A Hymn to Christ by John Donne (1572–1631)
The Elixir by George Herbert (1593–1633)
Sing unto the Lord by Sir Philip Sidney (1554–1586)
Psalm XVIII by Thomas Sternhold (d. 1549)
Dependence by William Cowper (1731–1800)
Providence by William Cowper (1731–1800)
Providence by George Herbert (1593–1633)
Praise to God by Anna Letitia Barbauld (1743–1825)
Affliction by George Herbert (1593–1633)
Gratefulness by George Herbert (1593–1633)
Matins by Robert Herrick (1591–1674)
Before Sleep by Sir Thomas Browne (1605–1682)
Hymn: ‘Lord, when I quit this earthly stage’ by Isaac Watts (1674–1748)
Hymn to God, my God, in my Sickness by John Donne (1572–1631)
Litany to the Holy Spirit by Robert Herrick (1591–1674)
Christmas Hymn by John Milton (1608–1674)
The Shepherds by William Drummond of Hawthornden (1585–1649)
The Angels by William Drummond of Hawthornden (1585–1649)
The Star Song by Robert Herrick (1591–1674)
New Prince, New Pomp by Robert Southwell (c. 1561–1595)
The Burning Babe by Robert Southwell (c. 1561–1595)
The Christmas Carol by William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
Christmas by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
Easter by George Herbert (1593–1633)



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