Every Day in the Year A Poetical Epitome of the World’s History
O judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts, / And men have lost their reason.
The Death of Julius Cæsar (ll. 32–3).

Every Day in the Year A Poetical Epitome of the World’s History

A Poetical Epitome of the World’s History

Edited by James L. Ford and Mary K. Ford

These 718 annotated selections illustrate the great happenings and major authors of every age.

Bibliographic Record Preface


NEW YORK: DODD, MEAD & Co., 1902

January 1
The Proclamation by John Greenleaf Whittier
Boston Hymn by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Twenty-eight and Twenty-nine by William Mackworth Praed
The Last of the New Year’s Callers by Henry Cuyler Bunner
January 2
The Battle of Murfreesboro by Kinahan Cornwallis
January 3
Rachel by Matthew Arnold
January 4
To Charles Dickens by Thomas Hood
January 5
St. Simeon Stylites by Enrico Nencione
Released by John Boyle O’Reilly
January 6
Epiphany by Reginald Heber
January 7
Holy Cross Day by Robert Browning
St. Distaff’s Day by Robert Herrick
January 8
Verlaine by Bliss Carman
The Battle of New Orleans by Thomas Dunn English
Jackson at New Orleans by Wallace Rice
The Battle of New Orleans by Wallace Rice
January 9
Death of Louis Napoleon by Christopher Pearse Cranch
January 10
Laud by William Wordsworth
January 11
Bayard Taylor by Craven Langstroth Betts
January 12
To William H. Seward by John Greenleaf Whittier
January 13
Spenser by Craven Langstroth Betts
January 14
Cardinal Manning from London Punch
In Memory of Lewis Carroll from London Punch
Death of a Firstborn by Christina Georgina Rossetti
January 15
Everett by Thomas William Parsons
A Thought by John Hall Ingham
January 16
Burial of Sir John Moore by Charles Wolfe
January 17
Colonel Burnaby by Andrew Lang
St. Anthony’s Sermon to the Fishes, Anonymous
January 18
To Austin Dobson by Richard Watson Gilder
January 19
To Mr. Congreve by Elizabeth Tollet
January 20
St. Agnes’ Eve by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
January 21
Execution of Louis XVI by William Makepeace Thackeray
January 22
God Save the King! by Theodosia Garrison
The Akond of Swat by Edward Lear
A Threnody by George Thomas Lanigan
On Lord Bacon’s Birthday by Ben Jonson
On My Thirty-seventh Birthday by Lord Byron
January 23
A Welcome to the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
On the Death of Canon Kingsley by Paul Hamilton Hayne
Epitaph for William Pitt by Lord Byron
Phillips Brooks by Harriet Prescott Spofford
Phillips Brooks by John Hall Ingham
January 24
After the Lecture on Spion Kop by Joseph I. C. Clarke
Sidney Godolphin by Clinton Scollard
January 25
Robin Burns by Gerald Massey
January 26
Gordon by Bertram Tennyson
Epitaph on General Gordon by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
January 27
Threnody by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Unter den Linden by Harry Thurston Peck
January 28
Drake’s Drum by Henry Newbolt
Epigram on Francis Drake by Cowley, translated by Ben Jonson
January 29
On the Death of George the Third by Horace Smith
January 30
Execution of Charles I. by Andrew Marvell
Upon the Death of King Charles I. by James Graham, Marquess of Montrose
On the Funeral of Charles the First by William Lisle Bowles
January 31
Three Portraits of Prince Charles by Andrew Lang
Charles H. Spurgeon, London Punch
Laus Deo! by John Greenleaf Whittier
February 1
Arthur Henry Hallam by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
February 2
Candlemas by Robert Herrick
The Kearsarge by James Jeffrey Roche
February 3
Before the Convent of Yuste, 1556 by From the German of Count Platen
February 4
Thomas Carlyle, London Punch
Carlyle by Paul Hamilton Hayne
February 5
Death of Cato by Joseph Addison
The Ballad of Paco Town by Clinton Scollard
February 6
A Man’s Name by Richard Realf
February 7
To Charles Dickens by John Forster
Pio Nono by Julia Ward Howe
February 8
Adieux a Mary Stuart by Algernon Charles Swinburne
The Battle of Eylau by Isaac McLellan
February 9
How We Burned the “Philadelphia” by Barrett Eastman
The Murder of Darnley by William E. Aytoun
February 10
To Charles Lamb by Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton
February 11
Corydon, a Pastoral by John Cunningham
February 12
Abraham Lincoln by Joel Benton
February 13
The Widow of Glencoe by William E. Aytoun
Only a Woman’s Hair by James Ashcroft Noble
Saint Valentine’s Eve by Ernest McGaffey
William the Third by William Wordsworth
February 14
Grandmother’s Valentine by Minnia Irving
A Valentine by Frank Dempster Sherman
Valentine Verses by Thomas Nelson Page
Mother and Poet by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Song: “Shake off your heavy trance” by Francis Beaumont
Sherman by Richard Watson Gilder
February 15
The Fifteenth of February by Charles Edward Russell
The Spirit of the Maine by Tudor Jenks
Off Havana by John Hall Ingham
The Fighting Race by Joseph I. C. Clarke
February 16
Elisha Kent Kane by George H. Boker
February 17
Heine’s Grave by Matthew Arnold
February 18
At Luther’s Grave, Wittenberg by Richard Watson Gilder
The Dead Czar by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
February 19
Lines on the Prince of Wales, Anonymous
February 20
The Constitution’s Last Fight by James Jeffrey Roche
Andrew Hofer by Julius Mosen
February 21
Epitaph: David Halliday, Anonymous
February 22
George Washington by John Hall Ingham
The Twenty-second of February by William Cullen Bryant
Edgar W. Nye by Marion F. Ham
February 23
Keats by Erasmus H. Brodie
Keats by Craven Langstroth Betts
The Grave of Keats by Oscar Wilde
An Elegy on the Death of John Keats by Percy Bysshe Shelley
February 24
Ode to France by James Russell Lowell
Derwentwater’s Farewell, Old Ballad
February 25
Wallenstein’s Death by Owen Meredith
February 26
The Loss of the “Birkenhead” by Sir Francis Hastings Doyle
February 27
Longfellow by Craven Langstroth Betts
February 28
Anne Clough by Edmund Gosse
February 29
Rossini by John Todhunter
March 1
Robinson of Leyden by Oliver Wendell Holmes
March 2
Ulric Dahlgren by Kate Brownlee Sherwood
March 3
On the Freeing of the Serfs by Edna Dean Proctor
Epigram on Waller by Thomas Middleton
March 4
To Alexander H. Stephens by Paul Hamilton Hayne
March 5
Lines on the Death of Gen. Joseph Reed by Philip Freneau
The Boston Massacre by John Boyle O’Reilly
March 6
The Defence of the Alamo by Joaquin Miller
Louisa May Alcott by Louise Chandler Moulton
Michael Angelo Buonarotti by Christopher Pearse Cranch
March 7
Ichabod by John Greenleaf Whittier
On the Death of Captain Nicholas Biddle by Philip Freneau
March 8
Judas the Second by Francis Saltus Saltus
The Battle of Alexandria by James Montgomery
March 9
Wilhelm I., Emperor of Germany by Henry Cuyler Bunner
The Murder of Riccio by William E. Aytoun
The Death of Cardinal Mazarin by Lydia Huntley Sigourney
March 10
A Welcome to Alexandra by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
On the Monument Erected to Mazzini at Genoa by Algernon Charles Swinburne
March 11
Tasso by Craven Langstroth Betts
March 12
The Bells of San Blas by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
March 13
Ballade to Banville by Edmund Gosse
Alexander II. by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
For a Portrait of Felice Orsini, Anonymous
March 14
Benjamin Harrison by Charles Edward Russell
Ivry by Thomas Babington Macaulay
March 15
The Death of Julius Cæsar by William Shakespeare
An International Episode by Caroline Duer
March 16
Destiny by Emma Lazarus
On the Death of Burbage by Thomas Middleton
March 17
St. Patrick Was a Gentleman by Henry Bennett
Wanted—Saint Patrick by Fitz-James O’Brien
The Dead Cannoneer by James Ryder Randall
The Band in the Pines by John Esten Cooke
The Men of Monomoy by Joe Cone
March 18
On Laurence Sterne, Anonymous
March 19
The Race of the “Oregon” by John James Meehan
Battle-Song of the Oregon by Wallace Rice
March 20
To Louis Kossuth, Anonymous
John Mitchel by John Boyle O’Reilly
March 21
Epitaph on Sir Isaac Newton by Alexander Pope
Cranmer by William Wordsworth
On the Death of Southey by Walter Savage Landor
The Death of the Duke d’Enghien by Henry Kirke White
March 22
Death of Goethe by Matthew Arnold
On the Death of Decatur by William Crafts
March 23
Occupation of Naples by the Austrians by Thomas Moore
March 24
The Loss of the Eurydice by Edmund Gosse
March 25
The Annunciation by Father John Banister Tabb
On the Union by Ben Jonson
March 26
Beethoven by Richard Watson Gilder
Cecil Rhodes by Rudyard Kipling
On Sir John Vanbrugh—Poet and Architect by Abel Evans
March 27
Bois Ton Sang, Beaumanoir by Frances Sargent Osgood
March 28
Anton Seidl by John Hall Ingham
In Memoriam Prince Leopold by Henry Halloran
March 29
Battle of Towton by William Shakespeare
March 30
Guns of Peace by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
March 31
Haworth Churchyard by Matthew Arnold
Charlotte Brontë by Charlotte Becker
Donne by Hartley Coleridge
Epitaph on Prince Frederick, Anonymous
April 1
The First of April by Mortimer Collins
Madcap April by Tudor Jenks
The Loss of the Emigrants by John Boyle O’Reilly
April 2
Battle of the Baltic by Thomas Campbell
Mirabeau Dying by William Ross Wallace
April 3
Death of Prince Arthur by William Shakespeare
April 4
Peter Cooper by Joaquin Miller
April 5
The Lost Leader by Robert Browning
The Sixty-second Birthday of Swinburne by Charles Edward Russell
April 6
The Massacre at Scio by William Cullen Bryant
Fitz James O’Brien by Andrew E. Watrous
Albert Sidney Johnston by Kate Brownlee Sherwood
General Albert Sidney Johnston by Mary Jervey
April 7
Wordsworth by Lord Byron
The Battle of Charleston Harbor by Paul Hamilton Hayne
April 8
On Captain Barney’s Victory over the Ship General Monk by Philip Freneau
Easter Even by Christina Georgina Rossetti
April 9
Easter Morning by Edmund Spenser
Dante Gabriel Rossetti by Edmund Gosse
Peace by Phoebe Cary
The Conquered Banner by Abram Joseph Ryan
Stack Arms!” by Joseph Blynth Alston
In the Land Where We Were Dreaming by Daniel B. Lucas
April 10
Chartist Song by Thomas Cooper
April 11
The Protestants’ Joy, Old Ballad
Death of Cardinal Beaufort by William Shakespeare
Abdication of Napoleon by William Makepeace Thackeray
April 12
Sumter by Edmund Clarence Stedman
April 13
Men of the North and West by Richard Henry Stoddard
April 14
Battle of Barnet by William Shakespeare
April 15
The Réveille by Francis Bret Harte
Father Damien by Father John Banister Tabb
How We Became a Nation by Harriet Prescott Spofford
O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman
Abraham Lincoln by Richard Henry Stoddard
Abraham Lincoln by Tom Taylor
April 16
Charles Edward at Versailles by William E. Aytoun
April 17
On the Late Massacre in Piedmont by John Milton
The Death of the Duke of Buckingham by Alexander Pope
Character of Zimri by John Dryden
On the Death of Benjamin Franklin by Philip Freneau
April 18
Sir Sidney Smith by Thomas Dibdin
April 19
At His Grave by Alfred Austin
Through Baltimore by Bayard Taylor
Apocalypse by Richard Realf
Hymn by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Minute Men of Northboro’ by Wallace Rice
Byron by Craven Langstroth Betts
April 20
Spain’s Hour of Doom by Albert Rowland Haven
To Spain—A Last Word by Edith M. Thomas
The Sudbury Fight by Wallace Rice
April 21
The Fight at San Jacinto by John Williamson Palmer
April 22
Incident of the French Camp by Robert Browning
April 23
An Epitaph on the Admirable Dramatic Poet, W. Shakespeare by John Milton
On the Portrait of Shakespeare by Ben Jonson
Cervantes by William Cullen Bryant
Wordsworth by Craven Langstroth Betts
April 24
The “Varuna” by George H. Boker
April 25
Cowper’s Grave by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Tasso by Lord Byron
April 26
Farewell to Salvini by Henry Cuyler Bunner
April 27
To Toussaint l’Ouverture by William Wordsworth
Grant at Rest by John James Meehan
April 28
The Launching of Cortez’ Ships by Kinahan Cornwallis
April 29
The Battle of Limerick by William Makepeace Thackeray
April 30
Epicede by Algernon Charles Swinburne
The Death of Livingstone by Roden Noel
For the Picture by J. M. W. Turner
May 1
Manila Bay by H. E. W., Jr.
Dewey in Manila Bay by R. V. Risley
Kitchen May-day Song, Old Ballad
Lines on a Late Hospicious Ewent by William Makepeace Thackeray
Hooker ’s Across by George H. Boker
May 2
Keenan’s Charge (Part II) by George Parsons Lathrop
The Brier-wood Pipe by Charles Dawson Shanly
May 3
Stanzas to the Memory of Thomas Hood by Bartholomew Simmons
Battle of St. Albans by William Shakespeare
May 4
Battle of Tewksbury by William Shakespeare
May 5
Death of Napoleon by Isaac McLellan
Lines Written on Hearing the News of the Death of Napoleon by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Popular Recollections of Bonaparte by Father Prout (Francis Mahony)
Napoleon by Richard Watson Gilder
May 6
An Uninscribed Monument on One of the Battlefields of the Wilderness by Herman Melville
Thoreau’s Flute by Louisa May Alcott
May 7
To Robert Browning by Walter Savage Landor
May 8
Relief of Orleans by William Shakespeare
May 9
The Death of Schiller by William Cullen Bryant
May 10
The Surprise at Ticonderoga by Mary A. P. Stansbury
Under the Shade of the Trees by Margaret J. Preston
Death of Stonewall Jackson by Harry L. Flash
The Dying Words of Stonewall Jackson by Sidney Lanier
Stonewall Jackson by Herman Melville
Stonewall Jackson’s Way by John Williamson Palmer
May 11
Fontenoy by Thomas Osborne Davis
Lord Chatham by William Cowper
One Country—One Sacrifice by Richard Watson Gilder
To Dr. John Brown by Algernon Charles Swinburne
On the Death of Mr. Perceval by Thomas Moore
May 12
Obsequies of Stuart by John R. Thompson
May 13
To King Charles and Queen Mary, for the Loss of Their First-born by Ben Jonson
May 14
Henry IV by Francis Saltus Saltus
May 15
Daniel O’Connell by John Boyle O’Reilly
Miss Nightingale by Alexander Smith
May 16
Mary Queen of Scots by William Wordsworth
Mrs. Hemans by B. Hallock
Battle of Albuera by Lord Byron
May 17
On the Death of General Worth by George W. Cutter
May 18
A Ballad of Sir John Franklin by George H. Boker
May 19
William E. Gladstone, London Punch
Lament of Anne Boleyn on the Eve of Her Execution by Anne Boleyn
May 20
I Am! Yet What I Am by John Clare
May 21
The Execution of Montrose by William E. Aytoun
May 22
The Death of King Bomba, Anonymous
Victor Hugo by Algernon Charles Swinburne
May 23
I Remember, I Remember by Thomas Hood
Death of Savonarola by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
May 24
Second Review of the Grand Army by Francis Bret Harte
To the Queen by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
May 25
Emerson by Craven Langstroth Betts
May 26
The Prisoner of Chillon by Lord Byron
The Voice of the Oregon by H. J. D. Browne
May 27
The Black Regiment by George H. Boker
May 28
Thomas Moore by Richard Henry Stoddard
May 29
Charles the Second by William Wordsworth
A Little Dead Prince by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
A Short Hymn upon the Birth of Prince Charles by Henry Wotton
May 30
The Blue and the Gray by Francis Miles Finch
The Reason Why, Anonymous
The Rear Guard by Irene Fowler Brown
Memorial Day by Cy Warman
Decoration Day by Eugene Fitch Ware (“Ironquill”)
A Scot to Jeanne d’Arc by Andrew Lang
May 31
A Ballad of the Conemaugh Flood by Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley
Hervé Riel by Robert Browning
June 1
The “Shannon” and the “Chesapeake” by Thomas Tracy Bouvé
Louis Napoleon by Oscar Wilde
Destiny by Emma Lazarus
June 2
The Royal Victory over the Dutch, Old Ballad
June 3
Hobson and His Men by Robert Loveman
Eight Volunteers by Lansing C. Bailey
The Men of the Merrimac by Clinton Scollard
Sinking the Merrimac by Joe Cone
June 4
Grattan by Aubrey T. De Vere
June 5
Sacheverel by William Wordsworth
June 6
The Rhymed Will of Hunnis by William Hunnis
Blaine of Maine by Eugene Fitch Ware (“Ironquill”)
June 7
J. B. by Henry Cuyler Bunner
June 8
Mahomet by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
In the Round Tower at Jhansi by Christina Georgina Rossetti
To Andrew Jackson by George H. Boker
June 9
Saint Columba by Lionel Johnson
Dickens in Camp by Francis Bret Harte
June 10
Bethel by Augustine Joseph Hickey Duganne
June 11
Sir John Franklin by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Lady Franklin by Elizabeth Whittier
On Sir Kenelm Digby, Anonymous
June 12
Bryant Dead! by Paul Hamilton Hayne
Rugby Chapel by Matthew Arnold
The Kidnapping of Sims by John Pierpont
June 13
On the Lord General Fairfax by John Milton
On the Death of Lord Hastings by John Dryden
June 14
Naseby by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The American Flag by Joseph Rodman Drake
Betsy’s Battle Flag by Minna Irving
June 15
Eve of Quatre Bras by Lord Byron
Frederick III by Ina D. Coolbrith
June 16
Lead, Kindly Light by John Henry, Cardinal Newman
The Death of Marlborough by George Walter Thornbury
The Lay of the Brave Cameron by John Stuart Blackie
June 17
Warren’s Address by John Pierpont
Addison by Elisabeth J. Eames
June 18
Defeat of Napoleon by Lord Byron
Elegy on William Cobbett by Ebenezer Elliott
June 19
Maximilian by John Godfrey Saxe
The Alabama by Maurice Bell
June 20
The Sack of Baltimore by Thomas Osborne Davis
The Nameless One by James Clarence Mangan
The Young Queen by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
June 21
The Summer Solstice by Edith Thomas
Trial of Queen Katherine by William Shakespeare
June 22
The Battle of Morat by William Wetmore Story
Recessional by Rudyard Kipling
June 23
The Cradle Tomb in Westminster Abbey by Susan Coolidge
June 24
Bannockburn by Robert Burns
M. Carnot’s Death by John Hall Ingham
The Death of Hampden by Pakenham Beatty
Saint John the Baptist by William Drummond
The Forced Recruit by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
June 25
The Martyrdom of the Archbishop of Paris by John Mason Neale
Miles Keogh’s Horse by John Hay
June 26
The Vigil, London Punch
Mercedes by Thomas William Parsons
June 27
The Battle of Pultowa by Robert Southey
June 28
Mollie Pitcher by Kate Brownlee Sherwood
To John Boyle O’Reilly by James Berry Bensel
Raglan by Edwin Arnold
June 29
St. Peter’s Day by John Keble
On the Death of Mrs. Browning by Sydney Dobell
To E. B. B. by James Thomson
June 30
Acquittal of the Bishops by William Wordsworth
July 1
The Boyne Water, Old Ballad
The Charge at Santiago by William Hamilton Hayne
July 2
Three Hundred Thousand More, Anonymous
Sir Nicholas at Marston Moor by Winthrop Mackworth Praed
Santiago by Thomas A. Janvier
The Fleet at Santiago by Charles E. Russell
The Brooklyn at Santiago by Wallace Rice
The Men behind the Guns by John Jerome Rooney
Spain’s Last Armada by Wallace Rice
July 3
High Tide at Gettysburg by Will Henry Thompson
To the Spirit of Abraham Lincoln by Richard Watson Gilder
July 4
Before Vicksburg by George H. Boker
England and America by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
July 5
The Field of Wagram by Edmond Rostand
July 6
Edward VI by William Wordsworth
Cœur de Lion at the Bier of His Father by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
July 7
On the Death of Richard Brinsley Sheridan by Lord Byron
Lines on the Death of Sheridan by Thomas Moore
July 8
Shelley by Craven Langstroth Betts
The Grave of Shelley by Oscar Wilde
July 9
The Song of Braddock’s Men, Old Ballad
The Patriot’s Password by James Montgomery
July 10
The Tower of Flame by Richard Watson Gilder
July 11
First News from Villafranca by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
July 12
Death of Jack Cade by William Shakespeare
Caesar by Francis Saltus Saltus
July 13
Charlotte Corday, Anonymous
July 14
The Column of July by George Gordon McCrae
La Tricoteuse by George Walter Thornbury
July 15
Napoleon’s Farewell by Lord Byron
Character of the Duke of Monmouth by John Dryden
July 16
From “The Fight of Faith” by Anne Askew
On the Death of M. D’Ossoli and His Wife, Margaret Fuller by Walter Savage Landor
The Burial of Béranger by Alfred Watts
July 17
Leconte de Lisle by Edmund Gosse
July 18
Dean Stanley by Paul Hamilton Hayne
Thackeray’s Birthday by Robert Cameron Rogers
July 19
Petrarch’s Tomb by Lord Byron
July 20
The Dead Singer by John Boyle O’Reilly
Logan at Peach Tree Creek by Hamlin Garland
July 21
On the Death of Burns by William Roscoe
At the Grave of Burns by William Wordsworth
Manassas by Catherine Warfield
Battle of Shrewsbury by William Shakespeare
July 22
Napoleon II., Duke of Reichstadt by Francis Saltus Saltus
July 23
Vanquished by Francis F. Browne
July 24
Thomas à Kempis by Richard Rogers Bowker
July 25
Coleridge’s Epitaph on Himself by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
July 26
Parsifal—at Baireuth by Irving Browne
July 27
The Burial March of Dundee by William E. Aytoun
July 28
The Death of Robespierre by Henry Howard Brownell
July 29
How Cyrus Laid the Cable by John Godfrey Saxe
July 30
The Siege of Derry by Cecil Frances Alexander
Stanzas on the Death of Thomas Gray, Anonymous
July 31
Sir Walter Raleigh to a Caged Linnet by Eugene Lee Hamilton
August 1
Casabianca by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
August 2
Wha’ll Be King but Charlie? by Lady Nairne
August 3
Nilsson by Sidney Lanier
August 4
On the Coronation of Queen Victoria by Jedediah Vincent Huntington
Hans Christian Andersen by Edmund Gosse
August 5
Farragut by William Tuckey Meredith
Sheridan by Richard Watson Gilder
August 6
To Ben Jonson by Robert Herrick
The Dream of Eugene Aram by Thomas Hood
August 7
Leonidas by George Croly
The Death of Queen Caroline by Thomas Noon Talfourd
August 8
The Armada by Thomas Babington Macaulay
A Ballad to Queen Elizabeth by Austin Dobson
Execution of Ugo Bassi by Harriet Eleanor Hamilton King
August 9
Dryden by Craven Langstroth Betts
Cedar Mountain by Annie Fields
August 10
The Death of Lyon, Anonymous
August 11
John Henry Newman by Edmund Gosse
Thaddeus Stevens by Phoebe Cary
August 12
Robert Southey by Lord Byron
William Blake by Edmund Gosse
Helen Hunt Jackson by Ina D. Coolbrith
August 13
The Battle of Blenheim by Robert Southey
Philip My King by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
August 14
At the Farragut Statue by Robert Bridges
August 15
Sir Walter Scott by Lord Byron
The Assumption by Father John Banister Tabb
Lillian Adelaide Neilson by Clement Scott
Napoleon by Francis Saltus Saltus
August 16
The Battle of Bennington by William Cullen Bryant
August 17
Murder of the Princes in the Tower by William Shakespeare
August 18
Kilmarnock’s Lament, Old Ballad
August 19
The Capture of the Guerriere by the Constitution by Philip Freneau
August 20
Marco Bozzaris by Fitz-Greene Halleck
When the Great Gray Ships Come in by Guy Wetmore Carryl
August 21
Farewell to France by Mary Queen of Scots
Inscription for a Monument at Vimeiro by Robert Southey
Prince Eugene, Anonymous
August 22
Dead Men’s Holiday by Louise Chandler Moulton
To the Memory of Sydney Dobell by John Stuart Blackie
August 23
The Death of Wallace by Robert Southey
August 24
Millais’s “Huguenots,” London Spectator
Twilight on Sumter by Richard Henry Stoddard
August 25
The Heart of the Bruce by William E. Aytoun
On the Death of Chatterton by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Chatterton by Charles Edward Russell
August 26
To Celia Thaxter by Annie Field
August 27
The Maryland Battalion by John Williamson Palmer
Ode on the Death of Thomson by William Collins
August 28
Lohengrin by Andrew E. Watrous
August 29
To O. W. Holmes by Paul Hamilton Hayne
On the Loss of the Royal George by William Cowper
August 30
Convention of Cintra by William Wordsworth
Our Left” by Francis O. Ticknor
The Death of Cleopatra by Horace
August 31
The Revenge by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Ave Atque Vale by Algernon Charles Swinburne
September 1
Dirge for a Soldier by George H. Boker
Before Sedan by Austin Dobson
September 2
The Sphinx of the Tuileries by John Hay
September 3
Execution of the Princess de Lamballe by William Makepeace Thackeray
On the Death of Oliver Cromwell by John Dryden
September 4
Geronimo by Ernest McGaffey
Epitaph on the Earl of Leicester by Sir Walter Raleigh
September 5
On the Taking of Namur by the King of Great Britain by Matthew Prior
September 6
The Pilgrim Fathers by William Wordsworth
September 7
Sidney Lanier by William Hamilton Hayne
Threnody of the Pines by William Hamilton Hayne
September 8
Eutaw Springs by Philip Freneau
September 9
Edinburgh after Flodden by William E. Aytoun
Dreyfus by John Hall Ingham
September 10
Perry’s Victory, Old Ballad
September 11
The Battle of Lake Champlain by Philip Freneau
The Taking of Sebastopol by Thomas William Parsons
September 12
The Lamentable Ballad of the Bloody Brook by Edward Everett Hale
At the Grave of Walker by Joaquin Miller
September 13
On General Wolfe, Anonymous
On the Death of Mr. Fox by Lord Byron
September 14
The Warden of the Cinque Ports by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Wellington by Lord Beaconsfield
Faithful unto Death by R. H. Titherington
The Comfort of the Trees by Richard Watson Gilder
The Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key
September 15
Arthur Henry Hallam by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
September 16
Bishop Patteson by Menella Bute Smedley
September 17
In Memory of Walter Savage Landor by Algernon Charles Swinburne
September 18
King Henry V. at Harfleur by William Shakespeare
September 19
On the Slain at Chickamauga by Herman Melville
At the President’s Grave by Richard Watson Gilder
The Bells at Midnight by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
September 20
Chediock Ticheborne by Chediock Ticheborne
Alma by Richard Chenevix Trench
O! Breathe Not His Name by Thomas Moore
When He Who Adores Thee by Thomas Moore
She Is Far from the Land by Thomas Moore
September 21
Sir Walter Scott by Richard Watson Gilder
Joseph Rodman Drake by Fitz-Greene Halleck
To Virgil by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
September 22
Nathan Hale by Francis Miles Finch
Nathan Hale by Joe Cone
September 23
Victory of the “Bonhomme Richard” over the “Serapis” by Philip Freneau
Paul Jones’ Victory, Anonymous
Death of General Marceau by Lord Byron
September 24
Monterey by Charles Fenno Hoffman
September 25
Epitaph on the Countess of Pembroke by Ben Jonson
September 26
John George Nicolay by Richard Watson Gilder
September 27
The Reduction of Harfleur by William Shakespeare
The Song of the Railroad by Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton
September 28
Marathon by Lord Byron
September 29
Michael the Archangel by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
September 30
On the Death of The Rev. George Whitefield by Phillis Wheatley
October 1
October by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
October 2
To the Memory of Channing by Anne Charlotte Lynch
Richard III by Francis Saltus Saltus
October 3
The Battle of Moncontour by Thomas Babington Macaulay
October 4
In Memory of Barry Cornwall by Algernon Charles Swinburne
October 5
In Memoriam—J. O. by Andrew E. Watrous
October 6
Under the Pine by Paul Hamilton Hayne
Parnell by Lionel Johnson
Crossing the Bar by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
October 7
To Edgar A. Poe by Sarah Helen Whitman
Lament for Sir Philip Sidney by Mathew Roydon
Oliver Wendell Holmes by William Hamilton Hayne
October 8
Rienzi’s Address to the Romans by Mary Russell Mitford
October 9
Chicago by John Boyle O’Reilly
The Siege of Savannah by Rivington’s Gazette, 1779
October 10
Reopening of the Drury Lane Theatre by Lord Byron
The Baby’s Debut by Horace and James Smith
The Battle of Maciejowice by Thomas Campbell
October 11
Sir Thomas Wyatt by Sir Antonio Sentleger
October 12
The Wexford Massacre by Michael Joseph Barry
The Wanderer by Eugene Field
Columbus by Joaquin Miller
Columbus by Lydia Huntley Sigourney
Tennyson by Thomas Henry Huxley
Gone Forward” by Margaret J. Preston
October 13
The Defeat of Burgoyne by Rev. Wheeler Case
October 14
Jena by Francis Saltus Saltus
Saxon Grit by Robert Collyer
October 15
A Ballad of the French Fleet by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Lines upon Himself by Robert Herrick
October 16
John Brown by Eugene Fitch Ware (“Ironquill”)
Execution of Marie Antoinette by William Makepeace Thackeray
Latimer and Ridley by William Wordsworth
October 17
The Field of the Grounded Arms by Fitz-Greene Halleck
October 18
St. Luke the Painter by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Fall of Wolsey by William Shakespeare
The Wasp’s Frolic by From “Naval Songster,” 1815
October 19
Yorktown Centennial Lyric by Paul Hamilton Hayne
The Kinship of the Celt by Joseph I. C. Clarke
Swift by Hartley Coleridge
October 20
Burton by Algernon Charles Swinburne
October 21
Trafalgar Day by E. Nesbit
October 22
Theophile Gautier by Algernon Charles Swinburne
October 23
A Dinner at the House of Dugal Stewart by Robert Burns
October 24
Montefiore by Ambrose Bierce
Webster by Epes Sargent
October 25
The Ballad of Agincourt by Michael Drayton
The “United States” and “Macedonian,” Old Ballad
The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Chaucer by Craven Langstroth Betts
October 26
On William Hogarth—In Chiswick Churchyard, Anonymous
Lady Penelope Clifton by Francis Beaumont
October 27
The Two Angels by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
On a Portrait of Servetus by Richard Watson Gilder
October 28
Alfred by William Wordsworth
October 29
Death of Sir Walter Raleigh by Sir Walter Raleigh
October 30
De Long by Andrew E. Watrous
Henry George by Bliss Carman
Of Henry George by Richard Watson Gilder
John A. Andrew by Louise Chandler Moulton
Nikolson’s Nek by Charles Edward Russell
October 31
Hallow E’en by Nora Hopper Chesson
All Souls’ Day by Rosamund Marriott Watson
November 1
All-Saints’ Day by James Russell Lowell
When I beneath the Cold, Red Earth Am Sleeping by William Motherwell
November 2
To Jenny Lind by Edmund Gosse
November 3
To Bryant on His Birthday by George H. Boker
November 4
Eugene Field by Marion F. Ham
Churchill’s Grave by Lord Byron
November 5
Inkerman by Richard Chenevix Trench
Death of the Princess Charlotte by Lord Byron
Gunpowder Plot by William Wordsworth
November 6
The Old Admiral by Edmund Clarence Stedman
November 7
The Man of Ross by Alexander Pope
The Gospel of Peace by James Jeffrey Roche
November 8
Madame Roland, Anonymous
Francis Parkman by Oliver Wendell Holmes
November 9
Boston by John Boyle O’Reilly
November 10
The Fishermen of Wexford by John Boyle O’Reilly
November 11
St. Martin’s Day by Browne Willis
November 12
Epitaph on Sir Thomas Fairfax by George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham
November 13
Stevenson’s Birthday by Katherine Miller
November 14
The Traveller at the Source of the Nile by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Nell Gwynn by Algernon Charles Swinburne
November 15
The Comedian’s Last Night by Edmund Clarence Stedman
Song of the Battle of Morgarten by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
November 16
James McCosh by Robert Bridges
November 17
The Defence of Lucknow by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
November 18
Burial of the Duke of Wellington by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
November 19
Emma Lazarus by Richard Watson Gilder
The Dead Player by John James Meehan
To the King on His Birthday by Ben Jonson
November 20
St. Paul at Melita by John Henry, Cardinal Newman
Hawke by Henry Newbolt
Chatterton at Bristol by Charles Edward Russell
November 21
On the Death of James Hogg by William Wordsworth
November 22
Alexander’s Feast; Or, the Power of Music by John Dryden
November 23
To Philip Massinger, “A Stranger” by Charles Edward Russell
Richard Hakluyt’s Men by Wallace Rice
November 24
The Battle in the Clouds by William Dean Howells
The Battle of Lookout Mountain by Kinahan Cornwallis
November 25
On the Birthday of Catherine of Braganza by Mrs. Knight
Queen Henrietta Maria by Oscar Wilde
Gaetano Donizetti by Francis Saltus Saltus
November 26
He Never Smiled Again by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
November 27
Philip Van Artevelde by Sir Henry Taylor
Horace by Alexander Pope
November 28
Eleanor of Castile, Anonymous
November 29
At Chappaqua by Joel Benton
November 30
Jefferson Davis by Harry Thurston Peck
When the Assault Was Intended to the City by John Milton
Shot through the Heart” by Ina Marie Porter
December 1
A Poet’s Epitaph by Ebenezer Elliott
December 2
The Last Cæsar, 1851–1870 by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
To Louis Napoleon by George H. Boker
Austerlitz by Francis Saltus Saltus
December 3
A Grave in Samoa by John Macfarlane
To Robert Louis Stevenson by Herman Knickerbocker Viele
Hohenlinden by Thomas Campbell
December 4
On Washington’s Farewell Address by St. John Honeywood
December 5
Killing of Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Mozart’s Requiem by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
December 6
Kitty Clive by Charles Churchill
December 7
Epitaph on Algernon Sidney by Robert Southey
December 8
To Christina of Sweden by William Cowper, trans.
December 9
Milton by Ernest Myers
Milton by Craven Langstroth Betts
Milton’s Sonnets by John Milton
December 10
The Retreat from Moscow by George Walter Thornbury
The French Army in Russia by William Wordsworth
December 11
Mario by Francis Saltus Saltus
Charles XII. of Sweden by Samuel Johnson
December 12
Robert Browning by Walter Savage Landor
The Twelfth of December by Richard Watson Gilder
December 13
The Battle of Fredericksburg by Kinahan Cornwallis
The Martyrdom of St. Lucy by John Mason Neale
On Dr. Johnson by John Wolcot
On the Death of Dr. Johnson by William Cowper
December 14
To the Princess Alice by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The Prince Consort by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Washington by Lord Byron
On the Death of Washington by Theodore Dwight
Agassiz by James Thomas Fields
December 15
The Return of Napoleon from St. Helena by Lydia Huntley Sigourney
December 16
To the Authoress of “Our Village” by Charles Kingsley
Beethoven by John Hall Ingham
December 17
Bolivar by Barry Cornwall
December 18
To Samuel Rogers, Esq. by Lord Byron
December 19
To Bayard Taylor beyond Us by Paul Hamilton Hayne
December 20
The Little Church round the Corner by A. E. Lancaster
December 21
A Nocturnal upon St. Lucie’s Day by John Donne
The Winter Solstice by Edith Thomas
The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers in New England by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
December 22
Oh May I Join the Choir Invisible by George Eliot
George Eliot by James Ashcroft Noble
Shan Van Vocht, Anonymous
December 23
Savannah by Alethea S. Burroughs
December 24
Adsum by Richard Henry Stoddard
A Christmas Hymn by Alfred Domett
A Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore
Christmas Eve, London “Public Opinion”
December 25
The Eve of Mary by Nora Hopper Chesson
A Christmas Song by Tudor Jenks
The Mahogany Tree by William Makepeace Thackeray
A Hymn on the Nativity of My Saviour by Ben Jonson
The End of the Play by William Makepeace Thackeray
Christmas Night of ’62 by W. Gordon McCabe
December 26
The Battle of Trenton, Anonymous
December 27
Charles Lamb by Pakenham Beatty
To the Sister of “Elia” by Walter Savage Landor
December 28
The Death of Queen Mary, Old Ballad
December 29
To Carmen Sylva by Emma Lazarus
December 30
Blücher on the Rhine by August Kopisch
On His Marriage to Mary Godwin by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Wicliffe by William Wordsworth
December 31
Montgomery at Quebec by Clinton Scollard
New Year’s Eve by Alfred, Lord Tennyson