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John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892).  The Poetical Works in Four Volumes.  1892.
A List of Mr. Whittier’s Poems, Arranged Chronologically
   This list follows the dates given with the poems. In the few cases where the dates have not been determined exactly, the poems are placed in the group with which they were published, when collected in volumes. The order is by years, and no attempt has here been made to preserve the exact order of composition under the year.

        1825.  The Exile’s Departure.
  The Deity.
  The Vale of the Merrimac.
1827.  Ocean.
1828.  The Sicilian Vespers.
  The Earthquake.
  The Song of the Vermonters.
1829.  The Spirit of the North.
  Judith at the Tent of Holofernes.
  The Drunkard to his Bottle.
  The Past and Coming Year.
1830.  The Fair Quakeress.
  The Vaudois Teacher.
  The Star of Bethlehem.
  The Frost Spirit.
1831.  Isabella of Austria.
  The Fratricide.
  The Cities of the Plain.
1832.  Isabel.
  Stanzas: “Bind up thy tresses.”
  To William Lloyd Garrison.
  To a Poetical Trio in the City of Gotham.
1833.  The Female Martyr.
  The Missionary.
  The Call of the Christian.
  Extract from “A New England Legend.”
  Toussaint L’Ouverture.
1834.  Mogg Megone.
  The Crucifixion.
  Hymn: “O Thou whose presence went before.”
  The Slave-Ships.
  To the Memory of Charles B. Storrs.
  A Lament.
1835.  The Demon of the Study.
  The Yankee Girl.
  The Hunters of Men.
  Stanzas for the Times.
  The Prisoner for Debt.
1836.  A Day.
  Clerical Oppressors.
  A Summons.
  To the Memory of Thomas Shipley.
  The Moral Warfare.
1837.  Massachusetts.
  The Fountain.
  Hymns from the French of Lamartine.
  Hymn : “O Holy Father, just and true.”
  The Pastoral Letter.
  Lines on the Death of S. Oliver Torrey.
1838.  Pentucket.
  The Familist’s Hymn.
  Pennsylvania Hall.
  Album Verses.
  The Farewell of a Virginia Slave Mother.
  The Quaker of the Olden Time.
1839.  The New Year.
  The Relic.
  The World’s Convention.
1840.  To ——, with a copy of Woolman’s Journal.
1841.  The Cypress Tree of Ceylon.
  St. John.
  The Exiles.
  Funeral Tree of the Sokokis.
  The Norsemen.
  The Merrimac.
  Lucy Hooper.
  To a Friend.
  Leggett’s Monument.
1842.  Follen.
  The Gallows.
1843.  The Knight of St. John.
  Cassandra Southwick.
  The New Wife and the Old.
  Hampton Beach.
  To J. P.
  Chalkley Hall.
  Massachusetts to Virginia.
  The Christian Slave.
  Seed-Time and Harvest.
  To the Reformers of England.
  The Human Sacrifice.
1844.  The Pumpkin.
  The Bridal of Pennacook.
  To Massachusetts.
  The Sentence of John L. Brown.
  To Faneuil Hall.
1845.  New Hampshire.
  At Washington.
  To my Friend on the Death of his Sister.
  The Shoemakers.
  The Fishermen.
  The Lumbermen.
1846.  The Ship-Builders.
  The Pine-Tree.
  Lines from a Letter to a Young Clerical Friend.
  To Ronge.
  The Branded Hand.
  The Reformer.
  To a Southern Statesman.
  Daniel Neall.
  A Letter supposed to be written by the Chairman of the Central Clique at Concord, N. H.
  The Freed Islands.
1847.  The Lost Statesman.
  The Angels of Buena Vista.
  Barclay of Ury.
  To Delaware.
  Song of Slaves in the Desert.
  The Huskers.
  The Drovers.
  Daniel Wheeler.
  My Soul and I.
  To my Sister.
  The Wife of Manoah to her Husband.
  The Angel of Patience.
  What the Voice said.
  A Dream of Summer.
  My Thanks.
  Randolph of Roanoke.
1848.  The Slaves of Martinique.
  The Curse of the Charter Breakers.
  The Wish of To-day.
  The Poor Voter on Election Day.
  The Crisis.
  The Reward.
  The Holy Land.
  The Peace Convention at Brussels.
1849.  Calef in Boston.
  To Pius IX.
  On Receiving an Eagle’s Quill from Lake Superior.
  Our State.
  To Fredrika Bremer.
  The Men of Old.
  The Christian Tourists.
  The Lakeside.
  Autumn Thoughts.
  The Legend of St. Mark.
1850.  The Well of Loch Maree.
  In the Evil Day.
  The Hill-Top.
  To Avis Keene.
  A Sabbath Scene.
  Lines on the Portrait of a Celebrated Publisher.
  All ’s Well.
1851.  Remembrance.
  The Chapel of the Hermits.
  The Prisoners of Naples.
  To my Old Schoolmaster.
  In Peace.
  To ——. Lines written after a Summer Day’s Excursion.
  What State Street said.
1852.  Pictures.
  The Cross.
  First-Day Thoughts.
  Questions of Life.
  The Disenthralled.
  The Peace of Europe.
1853.  Tauler.
  Summer by the Lakeside.
  My Namesake.
  The Dream of Pio Nono.
  The Hero.
  Official Piety.
1854.  The Voices.
  William Forster.
  Charles Sumner.
  The Rendition.
  The Haschish.
  The Fruit Gift.
  Maud Muller.
  The Hermit of the Thebaid.
  Letter from a Missionary of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
  The Kansas Emigrants.
  A Memory.
1855.  The Barefoot Boy.
  My Dream.
  Flowers in Winter.
  Arisen at Last.
  For Righteousness’ Sake.
  Inscription on a Sun-Dial.
1856.  The Ranger.
  The Mayflower.
  The Conquest of Finland.
  The New Exodus.
  A Lay of Old Time.
  A Song, inscribed to the Frémont Clubs.
  A Frémont Campaign Song.
  What of the Day.
  A Song for the Time.
  The Pass of the Sierra.
  The Panorama.
  Burial of Barber.
  To Pennsylvania.
  Mary Garvin.
1857.  Moloch in State Street.
  The First Flowers.
  The Sycamores.
  Mabel Martin.
  Skipper Ireson’s Ride.
  The Garrison of Cape Ann.
  The Last Walk in Autumn.
  The Gift of Tritemius.
1858.  To James T. Fields.
  The Palm-Tree.
  From Perugia.
  Le Marais du Cygne.
  The Eve of Election.
  The Old Burying Ground.
  The Sisters.
  The Pipes at Lucknow.
  The Swan Song of Parson Avery.
  Telling the Bees.
  A Song of Harvest.
  George B. Cheever.
  The Cable Hymn.
1859.  Kenoza Lake.
  The Preacher.
  The Red River Voyageur.
  The Double-Headed Snake of Newbury.
  “The Rock” in El Ghor.
  In Remembrance of Joseph Sturge.
  The Over Heart.
  My Psalm.
  The Memory of Burns.
  Brown of Ossawatomie.
  On a Prayer Book.
  The Prophecy of Samuel Sewall.
  For an Autumn Festival.
1860.  The Truce of Piscataqua.
  The Shadow and the Light.
  My Playmate.
  The River Path.
  The Summons.
  The Quaker Alumni.
  The Quakers are out.
1861.  To William H. Seward.
  Thy Will be done.
  To John C. Frémont.
  A Word for the Hour.
  “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott.”
  Cobbler Keezar’s Vision.
  Our River.
  A Legend of the Lake.
1862.  Amy Wentworth.
  At Port Royal.
  The Cry of a Lost Soul.
  Mountain Pictures.
  To Englishmen.
  The Watchers.
  The Waiting.
  The Battle Autumn of 1862.
  Astræa at the Capitol.
1863.  The Proclamation.
  The Answer.
  To Samuel E. Sewall and Harriet W. Sewall.
  A Memorial.
  Andrew Rykman’s Prayer.
  The Countess.
  Barbara Frietchie.
  Anniversary Poem.
  Hymn sung at Christmas by the Scholars of St. Helena’s Island, S. C.
  Mithridates at Chios.
1864.  The Vanishers.
  What the Birds said.
  The Brother of Mercy.
  The Wreck of Rivermouth.
  Bryant on his Birthday.
  Thomas Starr King.
  Hymn for the Opening of Thomas Starr King’s House of Worship.
  Lines on leaving Appledore.
1865.  Revisited.
  To the Thirty-ninth Congress.
  The Changeling.
  The Grave by the Lake.
  Kallundborg Church.
  Hymn for the Celebration of Emancipation at Newburyport.
  Laus Deo.
  The Mantle of St. John de Matha.
  The Peace Autumn.
  The Eternal Goodness.
1866.  Snow-Bound.
  The Common Question.
  Our Master.
  Abraham Davenport.
  Lines on a Fly Leaf.
  The Maids of Attitash.
  The Dead Ship of Harpswell.
  Letter to Lucy Larcom.
1867.  George L. Stearns.
  The Worship of Nature.
  Freedom in Brazil.
  The Palatine.
  The Tent on the Beach.
1868.  The Hive at Gettysburg.
  Divine Compassion.
  The Clear Vision.
  The Meeting.
  The Two Rabbins.
  Among the Hills.
  The Dole of Jarl Thorkell.
  Hymn for the House of Worship at Georgetown.
  An Autograph.
1869.  Howard at Atlanta.
  The Pageant.
1870.  Miriam.
  In School-Days.
  To Lydia Maria Child.
  My Triumph.
  Nauhaught, the Deacon.
  The Prayer-Seeker.
  The Laurels.
  A Spiritual Manifestation.
  To Lucy Larcom.
1871.  The Sisters.
  The Robin.
  The Singer.
  How Mary Grew.
  My Birthday.
1872.  The Pressed Gentian.
  A Woman.
  The Pennsylvania Pilgrim.
  The Three Bells.
  King Volmer and Elsie.
  The Brewing of Soma.
  Hymn for the Opening of Plymouth Church.
1873.  Conductor Bradley.
  John Underhill.
  A Mystery.
  In Quest.
  The Friend’s Burial.
  The Prayer of Agassiz.
  A Christmas Carmen.
1874.  Kinsman.
  The Golden Wedding of Longwood.
  A Sea Dream.
  Hazel Blossoms.
1875.  “I was a Stranger and ye took me.”
  The Two Angels.
  The Healer.
  Child Songs.
  The Library.
  A Farewell.
1876.  June on the Merrimac.
  Sunset on the Bearcamp.
  Centennial Hymn.
1877.  Giving and Taking.
  Hymn of the Dunkers.
  The Henchman.
  In the “Old South.”
  Red Riding Hood.
  The Witch of Wenham.
  The Problem.
  Fitz-Greene Halleck.
  King Solomon and the Ants.
  In Response.
  At School Close.
1878.  The Seeking of the Waterfall.
  At Eventide.
  Oriental Maxims.
  The Vision of Echard.
  William Francis Bartlett.
  Hymn of the Children.
1879.  The Khan’s Devil.
  The Trailing Arbutus.
  The Dead Feast of the Kol Folk.
  Our Autocrat.
  Bayard Taylor.
  The Emancipation Group.
  The Landmarks.
1880.  My Trust.
  The Lost Occasion.
  Voyage of the Jettie.
  A Name.
  The King’s Missive.
  St. Martin’s Summer.
  The Minister’s Daughter.
  The Jubilee Singers.
1881.  Within the Gate.
  The Book.
  Rabbi Ishmael.
  The Rock Tomb of Bradore.
  By their Works.
  The Word.
  The Memory.
1882.  The Bay of Seven Islands.
  An Autograph.
  An Easter Flower Gift.
  The Wishing Bridge.
  Storm on Lake Asquam.
  On a Fly-Leaf of Longfellow’s Poems.
  At Last.
  A Greeting.
  The Poet and the Children.
  The Mystic’s Christmas.
1883.  Our Country.
  St. Gregory’s Guest.
  How the Women went from Dover.
  What the Traveller said at Sunset.
  A Summer Pilgrimage.
  Winter Roses.
1884.  The Light that is felt.
  The Two Loves.
  “The Story of Ida.”
  Samuel E. Sewall.
  Sweet Fern.
  Abram Morrison.
  Birchbrook Mill.
  Lines written in an Album.
1885.  Hymns of the Brahmo Somaj.
  The Two Elizabeths.
  The Wood Giant.
  The Reunion.
  An Artist of the Beautiful.
  A Welcome to Lowell.
1886.  How the Robin came.
  Banished from Massachusetts.
  The Homestead.
  The Bartholdi Statue.
  Norumbega Hall.
  To a Cape Ann Schooner.
  Samuel J. Tilden.
  A Day’s Journey.
1887.  On the Big Horn.
  A Legacy.
1888.  The Brown Dwarf of Rügen.
  Lydia H. Sigourney, Inscription on Tablet.
  One of the Signers.
  The Christmas of 1888.
1889.  The Vow of Washington.
  O. W. Holmes on his Eightieth Birthday.
1890.  R. S. S., At Deer Island on the Merrimac.
  Burning Drift-Wood.
  The Captain’s Well.
  To G. G.
  Milton, on Memorial Window.
  The Last Eve of Summer.
  To E. C. S.
1891.  James Russell Lowell.
  Preston Powers, Inscription for Bass-Relief.
  The Birthday Wreath.
  Between the Gates.
1892.  An Outdoor Reception.
  The Wind of March.
  To Oliver Wendell Holmes.
  The Home-Coming of the Bride.
  Mrs. Choate’s House-Warming.
  A Fragment.

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