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C.D. Warner, et al., comp. The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

The Book of Songs, Hymns, and Lyrics


The Old Continentals by Guy Humphrey McMaster (1829–1887)
The Hadley Weathercock by Julia Taft Bayne (1845–1933)
Just a Multitude of Curls by Cora Fabbri (1871–1892)
The Rose of Kenmare by Alfred Perceval Graves (1846–1931)
Irish Lullaby by Alfred Perceval Graves (1846–1931)
The Nut-Brown Maid—Author Unknown
Pilgrimage by Sir Walter Raleigh (1554?–1618)
Love will Find Out the Way—Author Unknown
Love Me Little, Love Me Long—Author Unknown
The Shan Van Vocht—Street Ballad
A Death-Bed by James Aldrich (1810–1856)
On a Quiet Life by Avienus (4th Century)
The Blue and the Gray by Francis Miles Finch (1827–1907)
Abraham Lincoln by Tom Taylor (1817–1880)
A Mirror by Susan Marr Spalding (1841–1908)
The Day After the Betrothal by Eva L. Ogden Lambert
Twickenham Ferry by Théophile Marzials (1850–1920)
Dollie by Samuel Minturn Peck (1854–1938)
Dorothy by Charles Henry Phelps (1853–1933)
Renouncement by Alice Meynell (1847–1922)
The Witch in the Glass by Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt (1836–1919)
If I Could Only Write by Ramón de Campoamor (1817–1901)
Love and Youth by William James Linton (1812–1897)
How to Love by Elizabeth (Bessie) Chandler Parker (b. 1856)
In the Dark, in the Dew by Mary Newmarch Prescott (1849–1888)
Bird Song from ‘Alexander and Campaspe’ by John Lyly (1555?–1606)
Song to Gabrielle by King Henry IV. of France (1553–1610) (attributed)
Nelly of the Top-Knots by Douglas Hyde (1860–1949)
The Sea-Fowler by Mary Howitt (1799–1888)
Pack, Clouds, Away by Thomas Heywood (c. 1570–1641)
Annie Laurie by William Douglas of Kirkcudbright (1672?–1748)
The Poor Clerk—Mediæval Breton
Cupid’s Curse by George Peele (1556–1596)
The Avaricious Shepherdess by Charles Rivière Dufresny (1657–1724)
An Unmarked Festival by Alice Meynell (1847–1922)
A Song of Life by Anne Reeve Aldrich (1866–1892)
Disappointment by Maria Gowen Brooks (Maria del Occidente) (1794?–1845)
Fate by Susan Marr Spalding (1841–1908)
Lament of the Irish Emigrant by Helen Selina, Lady Dufferin Sheridan (1807–1867)
The Revel by Bartholomew Dowling (1823–1863)
From ‘The Old Church-Yard of Bonchurch’ by Philip Bourke Marston (1850–1887)
His Footsteps by Henry Augustin Beers (1847–1926)
The Indian’s Death Song by Anne Hunter (1742–1821)
The Place to Die by Michael Joseph Barry (1817–1889)
If I Should Die To-night by Arabella (Belle) Eugenie Smith (1844–1916)
A Little While by Horatius Bonar (1808–1889)
When We Are All Asleep by Robert Buchanan (1841–1901)
The Mistletoe Bough by Thomas Haynes Bayly (1797–1839)
André’s Ride by Augustus Henry Beesly (1839–1909)
Auld Robin Gray by Lady Anne (Lindsay) Barnard (1750–1825)
Werena My Heart Licht by Lady Grisel Baillie (1665–1746)
To Nell Gwynne’s Looking-Glass by Laman Blanchard (1803–1845)
From the ‘Ode to Malibran’ by Alfred de Musset (1810–1857)
The Earth and Man by Stopford Augustus Brooke (1832–1916)
The Strange Country by Robert Buchanan (1841–1901)
Flower of the World by Robert Buchanan (1841–1901)
Love Still Hath Something by Sir Charles Sedley (1639–1701)
Horizons by Frances Louisa Bushnell (1834–1899)
The Second Place by Susan Marr Spalding (1841–1908)
Oh, Why Should the Spirit of Mortal Be Proud? by William Knox (1789–1825)
My Dear and Only Love by James Graham, Marquis of Montrose (1612–1650)
The Wearing of the Green by Dion Boucicault (1820/22–1890)
The Burial of Sir John Moore by Charles Wolfe (1791–1823)
Arnold Winkelried by James Montgomery (1771–1854)
Little Bell by Thomas Westwood (1814–1888)
An Experience and a Moral by Frederick Swartwout Cozzens (1818–1869)
How Persimmons Took Care ob der Baby by Elizabeth Williams Champney (1850–1922)
Whilst Thee I Seek by Helen Maria Williams (1762–1827)
Ships at Sea by Robert Barry Coffin (“Barry Gray”) (1826–1886)
Home, Sweet Home by John Howard Payne (1791–1852)
A Life on the Ocean Wave by Epes Sargent (1813–1880)
The Wanderer by William Canton (1845–1926)
Hesperus Sings by Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803–1849)
The Oaten Pipe by Mary Newmarch Prescott (1849–1888)
Over the River by Nancy Amelia Woodbury Priest Wakefield (1836–1870)
Our Mother by Adeline Dutton Train Whitney (1824–1906)
Ben Bolt by Thomas Dunn English (1819–1902)
The Old Oaken Bucket by Samuel Woodworth (1784–1842)
The Brave Old Oak by Henry Fothergill Chorley (1808–1872)
Woodman, Spart That Tree! by George Pope Morris (1802–1864)
The Old Arm-Chair by Eliza Cook (1818–1889)
Song of Steam by George Washington Cutter (1801?–1865)
Tubal Cain by Charles Mackay (1814–1889)
Differences by Charles Mackay (1814–1889)
Stonewall Jackson’s Way by John Williamson Palmer (1825–1906)
The Cause of the South by Abram Joseph Ryan (1838–1886)
The Auld Stuarts Back Again—Anonymous
The Heath-Cock by William Nicholson
What’s A’ the Steer, Kimmer? by Robert Allan (1774–1841)
Wae’s Me for Prince Charlie! by William Glen (1789–1826)
The Weaving of the Tartan by Alice Clare MacDonell
Muckle-Mou’d Meg by James Ballantine (1808–1877)
Ye Gentlemen of England by Martin Parker (d. 1656?)
Hands all Round by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
Recessional by Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936)
The Star-Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key (1779–1843)
The Marseillaise by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760–1836)
The Departure for Syria by Alexandre, Comte de Laborde (1773–1842)
The Watch on the Rhine by Max Schneckenburger (1819–1849)
A Cinque Port by John Davidson (1857–1909)
April in Ireland by Nora Hopper Chesson (1871–1906)
Adieu for Evermore—Author Unknown
Willy Reilly—Ulster Ballad
There’s Nae Luck About the House by Jean Adam (1704–1765)
It’s Hame, and It’s Hame” by Allan Cunningham (1784–1842)
Its Ain Drap o’ Dew by James Ballantine (1808–1877)
Mine Own Work by Anne Reeve Aldrich (1866–1892)
Departure by William Cranston Lawton (1853–1941)
Life by William Cranston Lawton (1853–1941)
The Closing Doors by Fiona MacLeod (William Sharp) (1855–1905)
A Rhyme of Death’s Inn by Lizette Woodworth Reese (1856–1935)
After the Ball by Nora Perry (1831–1896)
My Child by John Pierpont (1785–1866)
Are the Children at Home? by Margaret Elizabeth Sangster (1838–1912)
Little Boy by William Bell Scott (1811–1890)
Mo Cáilin Donn by George Sigerson (1836–1925)
Unto the Least of These Little Ones by Amélie Rives Troubetzkoy (1863–1945)
Tired Mothers by May Riley Smith (1842?–1927)
The Bedouin-Child by Theodore Watts-Dunton (1832–1914)
A Burmese Parable by Frances Laughton Mace (1836–1899)
Lullaby by Fiona MacLeod (William Sharp) (1855–1905)
An Order for a Picture by Alice Cary (1820–1871)
Rachel by Lizette Woodworth Reese (1856–1935)
The Dead Mother by Robert Buchanan (1841–1901)
Little Willie by Gerald Massey (1828–1907)
The Apparition by Stephen Phillips (1868–1915)
The Other One by Harry Thurston Peck (1856–1914)
In Usum Delphini by George Meason Whicher (1860–1937)
The Woodside Way by Ethelwyn Wetherald (1857–1940)
The Two Locks of Hair by Gustav Pfizer (1807–1890)
The Bramble Flower by Ebenezer Elliott (1781–1849)
Begone, Dull Care—Author Unknown
There Was a Jolly Miller by Isaac Bickerstaff (1735–1812?)
Vanitas! Vanitatum Vanitas! by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832)
Death an Epicurean by Jean Wright
Sir John Barleycorn—Author Unknown
Sparkling and Bright by Charles Fenno Hoffman (1806–1884)
Wassail Chorus by Theodore Watts-Dunton (1832–1914)
Time’s A-flying (Lauriger Horatius)—Mediæval Latin Student Songs
Gaudeamus Igitur—Mediæval Latin Student Songs
A Citizen of Cosmopolis by Elizabeth Pullen
The Trooper to His Mare by Charles Graham Halpine (1829–1868)
The Ballad of the Boat by Richard Garnett (1835–1906)
The Cross by the Way—Mediæval Breton
The Fairy Queen—Author Unknown
The Fairy Queen Sleeping by Letitia Elizabeth Landon (1802–1838)
The Merry Pranks of Robin Good-Fellow—Author Unknown
The Fairy Nurse by Edward Walsh (1805–1850)
Song of the Fairy Peddler by George Darley (1795–1846)
Song of the Fairies by John Lyly (1555?–1606)
The Flower of Beauty by George Darley (1795–1846)
Serenade by Nathan Field (1587–1620?)
Faithful Friends by Richard Barnfield (1574–1627)
The Nightingale by Richard Barnfield (1574–1627)
Critic and Poet by Emma Lazarus (1849–1887)
Ellen Terry’s Beatrice by Helen Gray Cone (1859–1934)
A Volume of Dante by Caroline Wilder Fellowes Paradise (1862–1904)
The Lady Poverty—Author Unknown
The Maiden and the Lily by John Fraser (1750–1811)
The Blackbird’s Song by Henry Kingsley (1830–1876)
In Springtide by Sir Lewis Morris (1833–1907)
A Spring Trouble by William Macdonald
The Song of Spring by Gil Vicente (c. 1470–c. 1536)
April Weather by Lizette Woodworth Reese (1856–1935)
Asian Birds by Robert Bridges (1844–1930)
Before and After the Flower-Birth by Philip Bourke Marston (1850–1887)
Evening Song by John Vance Cheney (1848–1922)
Benedicite by Anna Callender Brackett (1836–1911)
Tween Earth and Sky by Augusta Webster (1837–1894)
Song of Summer by Thomas Nashe (1567–1601)
A Summer Song by Ulrich von Liechtenstein (1200–1275/6)
The Bather by Mary Ashley Townsend (1836–1901)
The Haymakers’ Song by Alfred Austin (1835–1913)
September by Susan Frances Harrison (“Seranus”) (1859–1935)
Indian Summer by Alice Wellington Rollins (1847–1897)
Indian Summer by Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)
November in the South by Walter Malone (1866–1915)
The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore (1779–1863)
The Frost by Hannah Flagg Gould (1789–1865)
The Root’s Dream by Richard Kendall Munkittrick (1853–1911)
Wild Honey by Maurice Thompson (1844–1901)
The Waking of the Lark by Eric Mackay (1851–1898)
To the Lark by Dafydd ap Gwilym (fl. Fourteenth Century)
Meadow-Larks by Ina Donna Coolbrith (1841–1928)
Morning Song by Sir William Davenant (1606–1668)
The O’Lincon Family by Wilson Flagg (1805–1884)
To the Wood-Robin by John Banister Tabb (1845–1909)
The Thrush’s Song by William MacGillivray (1796–1852)
The Song of the Thrush by Rhys Goch ap Rhiccert
The Service of Song by Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)
Early Spring by Anna Callender Brackett (1836–1911)
To a Daisy by John Hartley (1839–1915)
Bacchus by Frank Dempster Sherman (1860–1916)
Spring by Thomas Nashe (1567–1601)
The Apple-Tree by Julia C. R. Dorr (1825–1913)
The House of the Trees by Ethelwyn Wetherald (1857–1940)
In Green Old Gardens by Mary M. Singleton (‘Violet Fane’) (1843–1905)
A Benedictine Garden by Alice Brown (1857–1948)
The Blackberry Farm by John James Piatt (1835–1917)
From ‘Thoreau: In Memoriam’ by Henry Ames Blood (1836–1900)
The South by Emma Lazarus (1849–1887)
Respite by Ina Donna Coolbrith (1841–1928)
When the World is Burning by Ebenezer Jones (1820–1860)
The Tryst of the Night by Mary Clarissa (May) Gillington Byron (1861–1936)
The Golden Sunset by Samuel Longfellow (1819–1892)
The Flight of the Crows by Emily Pauline Johnson (1861–1913)
The Northern Lights by Guy Humphrey McMaster (1829–1887)
The Tornado by Charles de Kay (1848–1935)
The River Charles by Annie Adams Fields (1834–1915)
Orara by Henry Kendall (1839–1882)
To Seneca Lake by James Gates Percival (1795–1856)
Sea Witchery by Richard Burton (1861–1940)
With a Nantucket Shell by Charles Henry Webb (1834–1905)
Songs of the Sea by Charles Godfrey Leland (1824–1903)
The Rock and the Sea by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935)
The Hungry Sea by Frances Freeling Broderip (1830–1878)
Drift by George Arnold (1834–1865)
London by John Davidson (1857–1909)
In the Docks by Louise Imogen Guiney (1861–1920)
The Mountaineer by “A. E.” (George William Russell) (1867–1935)
The Settler by Alfred Billings Street (1811–1881)
The Winter Pine by Charles Wellington Stone (1853–1927)
The Virginians of the Valley by Francis Orrery Ticknor (1822–1874)
My Maryland by James Ryder Randall (1839–1908)
The Great Bell Roland by Theodore Tilton (1835–1907)
The Draft Riot by Charles de Kay (1848–1935)
Civil War by Charles Dawson Shanly (1811–1875)
At the Breach by Sarah Williams (1837–1868)
Music in Camp by John Randolph Thompson (1823–1873)
The Bivouac of the Dead by Theodore O’Hara (1820–1867)
The Kearsarge by James Jeffrey Roche (1847–1908)
Monterey by Charles Fenno Hoffman (1806–1884)
The Midnight Review by Joseph Christian Freiherr von Zedlitz (1790–1862)
The Private of the Buffs by Sir Francis Hastings Doyle (1810–1888)
Riding Together by William Morris (1834–1896)
Antony and Cleopatra by William Haines Lytle (1826–1863)
The Crowing of the Red Cock by Emma Lazarus (1849–1887)
Loyalist Lays by George Walter Thornbury (1828–1876)
The Cavalier’s Escape by George Walter Thornbury (1828–1876)
The Three Scars by George Walter Thornbury (1828–1876)
The White Rose Over the Water by George Walter Thornbury (1828–1876)
The Jacobites’ Club by George Walter Thornbury (1828–1876)
Curfew Must Not Ring To-night by Rose Hartwick Thorpe (1850–1939)
The Song of the Western Men by Robert Stephen Hawker (1803–1875)
The Song of Hatred by Georg Herwegh (1817–1875)
To Lucasta, on Going to the Wars by Richard Lovelace (1618–1658)
If Doughty Deeds” by Robert Graham of Gartmore (1735–1797)
A Spinning Song by John Francis O’Donnell (1837–1874)
Love’s Without Reason by Alexander Brome (1620–1666)
To Althea by Richard Lovelace (1618–1658)
Amynta by Sir Gilbert Elliot (1722–1777)
Vision of a Fair Woman—Ancient Erse
The Song of Ethlenn Stuart by Fiona MacLeod (William Sharp) (1855–1905)
Unnumbered by Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803–1849)
Molly Asthore by Sir Samuel Ferguson (1810–1886)
Kathleen Mavourneen by Louisa McCartney Crawford (1790–1858)
Wave-Won by Emily Pauline Johnson (1861–1913)
When Did We Meet? by Elaine Goodale Eastman (1863–1953)
Song to Aithne by Ian Cameron (Ian Mór)
Gracie Og Machree by John Keegan Casey (1846–1870)
Robin Adair by Lady Caroline Keppel (c. 1734–1769)
Wishes for the Supposed Mistress by Richard Crashaw (c. 1613–1649)
Amaturus by William Johnson Cory (1823–1892)
Tell Me, My Heart, if This Be Love by George, Lord Lyttelton (1709–1773)
Fair Helen—Author Unknown
Sally in Our Alley by Henry Carey (1687?–1743)
Shepherd’s Song by Thomas Heywood (c. 1570–1641)
A Madrigal by John Wilbye (1574–1638)
Metempsychosis by Duffield Osborne (1858–1917)
An Opal by Ednah Proctor Clarke Hayes
Hold, Poets! by Richard S. Spofford
Panglory’s Wooing Song by Giles Fletcher (1586?–1623)
Love in the Valley by George Meredith (1828–1909)
Sing Again by Marie Louise Van Vorst (1867–1936)
What My Lover Said by Homer Greene (1853–1940)
Two Dreams by Henry Willard Austin (1858–1912)
June in London by Norman Gale (1862–1942)
To Phillis—Author Unknown
Winifreda—Author Unknown
Priscilla by Samuel Minturn Peck (1854–1938)
Pepita by Frank Dempster Sherman (1860–1916)
The Witch by Gottfried August Bürger (1747–1794)
I Wonder by Cora Fabbri (1871–1892)
A Twelfth-Century Lyric—Author Unknown
A Nineteenth-Century Lyric—Author Unknown
A Modern Psyche by Eliza Calvert Hall (1856–1935)
Phillida Flouts Me—Author Unknown
To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell (1621–1678)
All on One Side by Harry Romaine
Delay by Frances Louisa Bushnell (1834–1899)
Song Written at Sea by Charles Sackville, Earl of Dorset (1638–1706)
Glee by T. M. Dovaston
The White Rose—Author Unknown
My Love in Her Attire Doth Shew Her Wit—Author Unknown
Whenas in Silks My Julia Goes by Robert Herrick (1591–1674)
The Time o’ Day by Albion Fellows Bacon (1865–1933)
Defiance by Annie Adams Fields (1834–1915)
If Love Were Not by Florence Earle Coates (1850–1927)
Praise of Little Women by Juan Ruiz (active 1343)
The Heart of a Song by George Parsons Lathrop (1851–1898)
Bring Me Word How Tall She Is” by Dora Greenwell (1821–1882)
Under the King by Ethelwyn Wetherald (1857–1940)
Light by Francis William Bourdillon (1852–1921)
A Thousand Years in Thy Sight Are but as One Day” by Annie Adams Fields (1834–1915)
For a November Birthday by George Meason Whicher (1860–1937)
The Surface and the Depths by Sir Lewis Morris (1833–1907)
Love Bringeth Life by Caroline Wilder Fellowes Paradise (1862–1904)
The Power of Beauty by James Herbert Morse (1841–1923)
A Dancer by Ernest McGaffey (b. 1861)
The Longing of Circe by Cameron Mann (1851–1932)
Circe by Augusta Webster (1837–1894)
A Forecast by Archibald Lampman (1861–1899)
Cross of Gold by David Gray (1836–1888)
The Web by Cora Fabbri (1871–1892)
Doubt—Author Unknown
Two Robbers by Francis William Bourdillon (1852–1921)
Love and Death by Margaret Deland (1857–1945)
The Maid of Neidpath by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
Madrigal Triste by John Payne (1842–1916)
Parting of Godfrid and Olympia by Alfred Austin (1835–1913)
The Lady Blanche by Alexander Smith (1830–1867)
The King of Denmark’s Ride by Caroline Elizabeth Sarah (Sheridan) Norton (1808–1877)
Hannah Binding Shoes by Lucy Larcom (1826–1893)
Eily Considine by Robert William Chambers (1865–1933)
The Bridal of Andalla—Author Unknown
Rivals by Virginia Peyton Fauntleroy
Carmen by Madison Cawein (1865–1914)
À Outrance by Robert Cameron Rogers (1862–1912)
A Conquest by Walter Herries Pollock (1850–1926)
Ballad of a Bridal by Edith (Nesbit) Bland (1858–1924)
Her Creed by Sarah Knowles Bolton (1841–1916)
A Saint of Yore by John Vance Cheney (1848–1922)
Within by Anna Callender Brackett (1836–1911)
Doris: A Pastoral by Arthur Joseph Munby (1828–1910)
A Tragedy by Edith (Nesbit) Bland (1858–1924)
Hermione by Robert Buchanan (1841–1901)
Betsey and I Are Out by Will Carleton (1845–1912)
How Betsey and I Made Up by Will Carleton (1845–1912)
When My Cousin Comes to Town by W. P. Bourke
Miss Flora M’Flimsey by William Allen Butler (1825–1902)
A Threnody by George Thomas Lanigan (1845–1886)
Old Grimes by Albert Gorton Greene (1802–1868)
Narcissus in Camden by Helen Gray Cone (1859–1934)
Rhyme of the Rail by John Godfrey Saxe (1816–1887)
The Sea by Eva L. Ogden
From ‘Christmas Night in the Quarters’ by Irwin Russell (1853–1879)
The V-A-S-E by James Jeffrey Roche (1847–1908)
The Poster Knight to His Lady by Schuyler King
Hans Breitmann’s Party by Charles Godfrey Leland (1824–1903)
The Protest by Georg Herwegh (1817–1875)
Nebuchadnezzar by Irwin Russell (1853–1879)
Old Assyrian by Joseph Viktor von Scheffel (1826–1886)
The Vicar of Bray—Author Unknown
St. Anthony’s Sermon to the Fishes—Author Unknown
The Three Warnings by Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzi (1741–1821)
The Ladye Love by George Montgomery Davie (1848–1900)
Cages and Rhymes by Karl Knortz (1841–1918)
Larks and Nightingales by Nathan Haskell Dole (1852–1935)
Lapsus Calami by James Kenneth Stephen (1859–1892)
The Crystal Fountain—From Punch
The Strasburg Clock—Author Unknown
To “Prowl,” My Cat by “C. K. B.” in London Spectator
Fohi’s Retribution by Joel Benton (1832–1911)
Bruce and the Spider by Bernard Barton (1784–1849)
The Wants of Man by John Quincy Adams (1767–1848)
After the Play by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1872–1962)
The Clown’s Song—Author Unknown
The Fools’ Waltz by Helen Thayer Hutcheson (1860–1886)
A Smiling Demon of Notre Dame by Sophie Jewett (Ellen Burroughs) (1861–1909)
After Wings by Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt (1836–1919)
Contrasts by Richard Burton (1861–1940)
Dream-Peddlery by Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803–1849)
Alien by William Carman Roberts (1874–1941)
Cinderella by Dora Read Goodale (1866–1953)
A Woman’s Wish by Mary Ashley Townsend (1836–1901)
Out of Doors by Ethelwyn Wetherald (1857–1940)
Why Thus Longing? by Harriet Winslow Sewall (1819–1889)
Longing by Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta (1815–1891)
An Antique Intaglio by Susan Marr Spalding (1841–1908)
Carcassonne by Gustave Nadaud (1820–1893)
A Radical by Helen Gray Cone (1859–1934)
From ‘Dunstan; or the Politician’ by Robert Buchanan (1841–1901)
Duty by Ellen Sturgis Hooper (1812–1848)
A Discovery by Menella Bute Smedley (1820–1877)
Combatants by Florence Earle Coates (1850–1927)
To-day by Helen Gray Cone (1859–1934)
Unknown Ideal by Dora Sigerson Shorter (1866–1918)
The Silence by Emile Verhaeren (1855–1916)
The Helmsman by Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe (1864–1960)
Sealed Orders by Julia C. R. Dorr (1825–1913)
The Star to its Light by George Parsons Lathrop (1851–1898)
The Guide-Post by Johann Peter Hebel (1760–1826)
If We Had the Time by Richard Burton (1861–1940)
The Rosemary by Margaret Deland (1857–1945)
Bringing Our Sheaves with Us by Elizabeth Akers Allen (1832–1911)
Moods of the Soul by Robert Underwood Johnson (1853–1937)
Royalty by Josephine Preston Peabody (1874–1922)
The Richest Prince by Justinus Kerner (1786–1862)
Louis XV. by John Sterling (1806–1844)
The People’s Petition by Wathen Marks Wilks Call (1817–1890)
The Song of the Lower Classes by Ernest Charles Jones (1819–1869)
The Ballad of the Common Folk by Théodore de Banville (1823–1891)
Song of the Forge—Author Unknown
The Cowboy by John Antrobus (1831–1907)
The Song of the Sons of Esau by Bertha Runkle (1879–1958)
Strollers by Madison Cawein (1865–1914)
A Loafer by John Davidson (1857–1909)
Threshed Out by Robert Kirkland Kernighan (1857–1926)
The Vagabonds by John Townsend Trowbridge (1827–1916)
The Pauper’s Drive by Thomas Noel (1799–1861)
The Master’s Touch by Horatius Bonar (1808–1889)
The Making of Men by John White Chadwick (1840–1904)
The Larger Prayer by Ednah Dow Littlehale Cheney (1824–1904)
Gifts by Emma Lazarus (1849–1887)
A Poet’s Hope by William Ellery Channing (1818–1901)
The Last Poet by Anastasius Grün (1806–1876)
We Are the Music-Makers by Arthur William Edgar O’Shaughnessy (1844–1881)
Accordance by Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta (1815–1891)
Chopin by Emma Lazarus (1849–1887)
What the Sonnet Is by Eugene Lee-Hamilton (1845–1907)
The Book-Stall by Clinton Scollard (1860–1932)
A Book-Lover’s Apologia by Harriette C. S. Buckham
The Chrysalis of a Bookworm by Maurice Francis Egan (1852–1924)
To the Memory of Ben Jonson by John Cleveland (1613–1658)
Give Me the Old by Robert Hinckley Messinger (1811–1874)
Maurice de Guérin by Maurice Francis Egan (1852–1924)
Theocritus by Annie Adams Fields (1834–1915)
Carlyle and Emerson by Montgomery Schuyler (1843–1914)
The American Pantheon by Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813–1892)
The Boy Van Dyck by Margaret Junkin Preston (1820–1897)
Helena by Annie Adams Fields (1834–1915)
After Construing by Arthur Christopher Benson (1862–1925)
The Modern Romans by Charles Frederick Johnson (1836–1931)
Address to the Mummy in Belzoni’s Exhibition by Horace Smith (1779–1849)
A King in Egypt by Helen Thayer Hutcheson (1860–1886)
The World’s Justice by Emma Lazarus (1849–1887)
The Burial of Moses by Cecil Frances Alexander (1818–1895)
A Danish Barrow by Francis Turner Palgrave (1824–1897)
Bonaventura by Ellen Frances Terry Johnson
Sleepy Hollow by William Ellery Channing (1818–1901)
He Bringeth Them unto Their Desired Haven” by Lewis Frank Tooker (1855–1925)
Sleep on, My Love by Henry King (1592–1669)
Smith of Maudlin by George Walter Thornbury (1828–1876)
A Greeting by Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (Susan Coolidge) (1835–1905)
Laughter and Death by Wilfred Scawen Blunt (1840–1922)
The Fountain of Tears by Arthur William Edgar O’Shaughnessy (1844–1881)
Song of the Silent Land by Johann Gaudenz von Salis-Seewis (1762–1834)
March by Arthur Cleveland Coxe (1818–1896)
Every Year by Albert Pike (1809–1891)
To O. S. C. by Annie Eliot Trumbull (1857–1949)
The Wind of Death by Ethelwyn Wetherald (1857–1940)
A Farewell to the Vanities of the World—Anonymous
Farewell, Earth’s Bliss by Thomas Nashe (1567–1601)
Ephemeron by Rosamund Marriott Watson (1860–1911)
I Have Loved Flowers that Fade”—Author Unknown
The Haste of Love by Martin Opitz (1597–1639)
Atalanta by Maurice Thompson (1844–1901)
Immanence by Anna Callender Brackett (1836–1911)
In a Rose-Garden by John Bennett (1865–1956)
The Rosary by Robert Cameron Rogers (1862–1912)
A Threnody by Madison Cawein (1865–1914)
Come Back, Dear Days by Louise Chandler Moulton (1835–1908)
A Revery of Boyhood by Heinrich von Morungen (d. 1222)
Twilight by Ethelwyn Wetherald (1857–1940)
The Highway by Louise Betts Edwards
Old by Ralph Hoyt (1806–1878)
The Prime of Life by Walter Learned (1847–1915)
The Old by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel (1834–1894)
The Great Breath by “A. E.” (George William Russell) (1867–1935)
The Refusal of Charon by William Edmondstoune Aytoun (1813–1865)
The Wild Ride by Louise Imogen Guiney (1861–1920)
The Frontier by Lloyd Mifflin (1846–1921)
Freedom of the Mind by William Lloyd Garrison (1805–1879)
The Cloister by Lydia Maria Child (1802–1880)
My Minde to Me a Kingdom Is by Sir Edward Dyer (1543–1607)
Thought by Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813–1892)
Questionings by Frederic Henry Hedge (1805–1890)
Ancient Gueber Hymn—Author Unknown
Flammantis Mœnia Mundi by Annie Adams Fields (1834–1915)
The Cranes of Ibycus by Emma Lazarus (1849–1887)
The Soul’s Defiance by Lavinia Stoddard (1787–1820)
Any Soul to Any Body by William Cosmo Monkhouse (1840–1901)
Body and Soul by Emma Huntington Nason (1845–1921)
Greeting by Samuel Longfellow (1819–1892)
In Littles by William Channing Gannett (1840–1923)
To-morrows and To-morrows by Gertrude Bloede (Stuart Sterne) (1845–1905)
Shall I Look Back? by Louise Chandler Moulton (1835–1908)
Life by Margaret Deland (1857–1945)
What Life Is by Julie Mathilde Lippmann (1864–1952)
God by Gavrila Derzhavin (1743–1816)
Can Find Out God?” by Eliza Scudder (1821–1896)
The Indwelling God by Frederick Lucian Hosmer (1840–1929)
The Comforter by Annie Adams Fields (1834–1915)
Mystery by Minot Judson Savage (1841–1918)
Helen Keller by Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833–1908)
Night and Death by Joseph Blanco White (1775–1841)
Nightfall by William Henry Furness (1802–1896)
Abide With Me by Henry Francis Lyte (1793–1847)
Help Thou My Unbelief by Louise Chandler Moulton (1835–1908)
Awaking by Gertrude Bloede (Stuart Sterne) (1845–1905)
Light Shining Out of Darkness by William Cowper (1731–1800)
Sursum by Philip Doddridge (1702–1751)
God With Us by Nathaniel Langdon Frothingham (1793–1870)
Fulfillment by William Augustus Muhlenberg (1796–1877)
Rest by Mary Woolsey Howland (1832–1864)
Nearer Home by Phoebe Cary (1824–1871)
Perfect Peace by Augusta Larned (1835–1924)
We Are Children by Robert Buchanan (1841–1901)
Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep by Emma Hart Willard (1787–1870)
No More Sea by Eliza Scudder (1821–1896)
Tranquillity—Author Unknown
Evening Hymn by Chandler Robbins (1810–1882)
Vesper Hymn by Samuel Longfellow (1819–1892)
Morning Hymn by Thomas Ken (1637–1711)
The Age of Gold by Minot Judson Savage (1841–1918)
Paradise by Frederick William Faber (1814–1863)
Peace on Earth by Edmund Hamilton Sears (1810–1876)
I Would not Live Alway” by William Augustus Muhlenberg (1796–1877)
Faith and a Heart by John Lancaster Spalding (1840–1916)
Faith and Hope by Sir Robert Grant (1779–1838)
Faith by William Henry Hurlburt (1827–1895)
My Faith Looks Up to Thee by Ray Palmer (1808–1887)
The Gate of Heaven—Author Unknown
The Almighty Love by Theodore Parker (1810–1860)
A Shelter Against Storm and Rain by Friedrich Rückert (1788–1866)
Heaven, O Lord, I Cannot Lose by Edna Dean Proctor (1829–1923)
Come Ye Disconsolate by Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
The Hope of the Heterodox by John Stuart Blackie (1809–1895)
Hymn and Prayer by James Freeman Clarke (1810–1888)
For Divine Strength by Samuel Johnson (1822–1882)
De Profundis by Henry Williams Baker (1821–1877)
Roll Out, O Song by Frank Sewall (1837–1915)
Christmas Hymn by Nahum Tate (1652–1715)
Tryste Noel by Louise Imogen Guiney (1861–1920)
San Lorenzo Giustiniani’s Mother by Alice Meynell (1847–1922)
Jesus the Carpenter by Christina Catherine Fraser-Tytler (Mrs. Edward Liddell) (b. 1848)
The Guest—From Christ Church MS.
Character of a Happy Life by Sir Henry Wotton (1568–1639)
Death the Leveler by James Shirley (1596–1666)
Night unto Night Showeth Forth Knowledge by William Habington (1605–1654)
In Imagine Pertransit Homo by Thomas Campion (1567–1620)
I Love to Steal Awhile Away by Phoebe (Hinsdale) Brown (1783–1861)
Trust in Faith by George Santayana (1863–1952)
Onward, Christian Soldiers by Sabine Baring-Gould (1834–1924)
A Prayer for Unity by John White Chadwick (1840–1904)
The Starry Host by John Lancaster Spalding (1840–1916)
Universal Worship by John Pierpont (1785–1866)
The Dedication of a Church by Andrews Norton (1786–1853)
The Old Church by Annie Fellows Johnston (1863–1931)
The Winged Worshipers by Charles Sprague (1791–1875)
The Circuit Preacher by George Alfred Townsend (1841–1914)
Sacrifice by Emily Pauline Johnson (1861–1913)
Art Thou Weary? by Saint Stephen the Sabaite (725–796)
The Guest by Harriet McEwen Kimball (1834–1917)
I Hold Still by Julius Sturm (1816–1896)
Wishes and Prayers by Margaret Deland (1857–1945)
Milton’s Prayer of Patience by Elizabeth (Lloyd) Howell (1811–1896)
The Voyage by Caroline Atherton Mason (1823–1890)
The Will of God by Frederick William Faber (1814–1863)
Not My Will, but Thine by M. A. L.
The Things I Miss by Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823–1911)
Though Naught They May to Others Be” by George McKnight (1840–1897)
The Abbé’s Dream by Nathan Haskell Dole (1852–1935)
Take My Life by Frances Ridley Havergal (1836–1879)
Justice by Charles Francis Richardson (1851–1913)
Love and Humility by Henry More (1614–1687)
Conscience by Florence Earle Coates (1850–1927)
Conscience and Remorse by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906)
The House of Hate by Helen Gray Cone (1859–1934)
The Wind of Memory by Ethelwyn Wetherald (1857–1940)
My Shadow by Louise Betts Edwards
The Judgment by Dora Read Goodale (1866–1953)
If I Have Sinned” by Hartley Coleridge (1796–1849)
What the King said to Christ at the Judgment by Isa Carrington Cabell (1860–1923)
Dies Iræ by Thomas à Celano (c. 1200–c. 1265)
Dies Iræ—Author Unknown
To the Lord of the Years by William Carman Roberts (1874–1941)
The Return by Philip James Bailey (1816–1902)
The Banner of the Jew by Emma Lazarus (1849–1887)
The Dead Solomon by John Aylmer Dorgan (1836–1867)
Jonah’s Voyage in the Whale—Author Unknown
Pearl—Author Unknown
The Wedding of Pale Bronwen by Ernest Rhys (1859–1946)
The Folk of the Air by William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)
Father Gilligan by William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)
The Seven Fiddlers by Sebastian Evans (1830–1909)
The Ballad of the Brides of Quair by Isa Craig Knox (1831–1881)
Glenlogie—Scottish Minstrelsy
Binnorie—Author Unknown
The Wife of Usher’s Well—Author Unknown
Lord Lovel—Author Unknown
Barbara Allen’s Cruelty—Author Unknown
The Last Hunt by William Roscoe Thayer (Paul Hermes) (1859–1923)
The Red Fisherman by Winthrop Mackworth Praed (1802–1839)
The Marine: A Folk-Song by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (1863–1944)
The Story of Karin—Author Unknown
The Merman—Author Unknown
The Legend of Walbach Tower by George Houghton
The Piper of Gijón by Ramón de Campoamor (1817–1901)
Ojistoh by Emily Pauline Johnson (1861–1913)
Bos’n Hill by John Albee (1833–1915)
Peter Rugg the Bostonian by Louise Imogen Guiney (1861–1920)
The Mystery of Cro-a-tàn by Margaret Junkin Preston (1820–1897)
Poems from Oriental Languages
    It is All One in the Turkish by Shermidededeh
    Persian Epigrams—Author Unknown
    Dead Sea Fruit by Hudayi II., of Anatolia
    To Sultan Murad II.—Author Unknown
    The Dowry—Author Unknown
    Fronti Nulla Fides—Author Unknown
    To a Turkish Author by Foozooli
    Memory by Foozooli
    To Amíne, on Seeing Her About to Veil Her Mirror by Foozooli
    Lament by Ahi, the Sigher
    Passage by Ghalib
    To Miriam, on Her Hair by Selman
    Epigram to Yusuf Ben Ali Ben Yacoob by Scheichi II., surnamed Djaghidshurdshi
    Epigram to a Friend who had Invited the Author to Supper, and Read to Him a Book of his Ghazels by Djeseri Kasim-Pasha, surnamed Safi, or The Speckless
    Saying of Kemalledin Khogendi by Kemalledin Khogendi
    Sayings of Djelim by Schinasi
    Lines on the Launching of the Bash-tardah—Author Unknown
    Description of Morning by Lamii (Mohammed Ben Osman Ben Ali Nakkash)
    Effects of Laziness by Lamii (Mohammed Ben Osman Ben Ali Nakkash)
    To Mailuka by Lamii (Mohammed Ben Osman Ben Ali Nakkash)
    To Rayab Ana Sherehemiz, the Female Traveler by Lamii (Mohammed Ben Osman Ben Ali Nakkash)
    To Zureida by Lamii (Mohammed Ben Osman Ben Ali Nakkash)
    Opinions no Pinions by Lamii (Mohammed Ben Osman Ben Ali Nakkash)
    Orthodoxy, or the Doxy? by Lamii (Mohammed Ben Osman Ben Ali Nakkash)
    The Panegyric of Amrapolas, near Brusa by Lamii (Mohammed Ben Osman Ben Ali Nakkash)
    Trophy Taken from Love by Lamii (Mohammed Ben Osman Ben Ali Nakkash)
    Haroun-Al-Rashid and the Dust by Lamii (Mohammed Ben Osman Ben Ali Nakkash)
    What Is Love? by Lamii (Mohammed Ben Osman Ben Ali Nakkash)
    Epigram: ‘Get silver ice’ by Lamii (Mohammed Ben Osman Ben Ali Nakkash)
    From ‘Bhang U Badeh’ by Foozooli
    Ghazel and Song by Abdallah Nihauni
    Cast Not Pearls Before Swine by Rahiki, of Constantinople
    To Míhri by Rahiki, of Constantinople
    Night is Nearing by Baba Khodjee
    The Thanksgiving of the Pharisee by Durweesh Fakrideed of Klish
    The Time of the Barmecides—Author Unknown
    Ghazel: The World by Kemal-oomi
    Dark Aspect and Prospect by Abdulkerim
    The Arab Lover to His Mistress—Author Unknown
    Mother to Her Daughter—Author Unknown
A Group of Indian Epigrams
    An Indian Narcissus—Author Unknown
    Sorry Cupid’s Merry-go-Round—Author Unknown
    Mahatma—Author Unknown
    Detachment—Author Unknown
    “When I Have a Convenient Season”—Author Unknown
    Sic Transit Gloria Mundi—Author Unknown
    From the ‘Garland of Questions and Answers’—Author Unknown
    “Work Out Your Salvation with Heedfulness”—Buddha’s Dying Word
    The Letter Killeth—Author Unknown
    Sham Admiration in Literature—Author Unknown
    Realities—Author Unknown
    Wisdom is Better Than Rubies—Author Unknown
    The Senses—Author Unknown
    Use and Waste—Author Unknown
    “I Were But Little Happy if I Could Say How Much”—Author Unknown
    The Lost Heart—Author Unknown
    “Full Many a Flower is Born to Blush Unseen”—Author Unknown
    O Cotton-Tree!—Author Unknown
    Solid Something—Author Unknown
    Just My Luck—Author Unknown
    The Five Double U’s—Author Unknown
    Death Better Than Poverty—Author Unknown
    The Metempsychosis (I)—Author Unknown
    The Metempsychosis (II)—Author Unknown
[Greek]—Author Unknown
Hide and Seek by Saxon
Song of the Tonga-Islanders—Author Unknown
Kulnasatz, My Reindeer—Author and Translator Unknown
Beware by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
The Rosy Musk-Mallow by Alice E. Gillington (1863–1934)
Reszket a Bokor, mert” by Sándor Petőfi (1823–1849)
The Captain in Love—Author Unknown
Love Detected—Author Unknown
    Country Loves—Author Unknown
    The Leaves of Maize—Author Unknown
    Returned with Usury—Author Unknown
    “O dove, that flying o’er the hill”—Author Unknown
    Santa Zita: The Miracle at the Well—Author Unknown
    The Golden Girdle—Author Unknown
    Invocation—Author Unknown
Without and Within by Pietro Metastasio (1698–1782)
Scent o’ Pines by Hugh M’Culloch
To the Rose by Friedrich Hölderlin (1770–1843)
Alone in the Fields by Hermann Allmers (1821–1902)
Mentre Ritorna il Sole” by Enrico Panzacchi (1840–1904)
If Spirits Walk” by Sophie Jewett (Ellen Burroughs) (1861–1909)
The Parting Lovers by Chinese
The Palm and the Pine by Heinrich Heine (1797–1856)
The Brookside by Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton (1809–1885)
His Way by Eva L. Ogden
From ‘Down the Bayou’ by Mary Ashley Townsend (1836–1901)
Watching by Emily Chubbuck Judson (Fanny Forrester) (1817–1854)
Clytia by Annie Adams Fields (1834–1915)
Two Guests by Susan Marr Spalding (1841–1908)
Take Heart! by Lucy C. Bull
An East-Indian Song by William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)
Indian Maid’s War Song—Nada-Wossi (Canada) Poem
Brant to the Indians by Guy Humphrey McMaster (1829–1887)
The Race of the “Boomers” by Richard Burton (1861–1940)
A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea by Allan Cunningham (1784–1842)
Hail, Columbia! by Joseph Hopkinson (1770–1842)
Oh the Pleasant Days of Old! by Frances Browne (1816–1879)
Busy, Curious, Thirsty Fly by Vincent Bourne (1695–1747)
Drake’s Drum by Sir Henry John Newbolt (1862–1938)
My Country, ’Tis of Thee by Samuel Francis Smith (1808–1895)
Poems of the Great War
    Young and Old by Henry Allsopp
    Crocuses at Nottingham—Anonymous
    St. Ouen in Picardy—Anonymous
    A Ballad of Deathless Dons by Wilfrid Blair (1889–1968)
    Here: and There by Francis William Bourdillon (1852–1921)
    The Soldier by Rupert Brooke (1887–1915)
    Aftermath by Herbert Gardner, Lord Burghclere (1846–1921)
    Kitchener’s March by Amelia Josephine Burr (1878–1968)
    Langemarck at Ypres by William Wilfred Campbell (1861–1918)
    The Wife of Flanders by G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936)
    Vive la France! by Charlotte Holmes Crawford (1885–1971)
    A Harrow Grave in Flanders by Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes, Marquess of Crewe (1858–1945)
    On Leave by Houston Larmour Doak (1890–1953)
    An English Soldier’s Testament by Eliot Crawshay-Williams (1879–1962)
    Territorials by Agnes S. Falconer
    “Who Only Stand and Wait” by Jefferson Butler Fletcher (1865–1946)
    The Jewish Conscript by Florence Kiper Frank (1885–1976)
    The Gift by Hugh Rex Freston (1891–1916)
    Her “Allowance!” by Lillian Gard
    The Father by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson (1878–1962)
    The Question by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson (1878–1962)
    Raining by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson (1878–1962)
    “I Have No Ring” by Bernard Gilbert (1882–1927)
    The Dead by Violet Gillespie
    Sure, It’s Fun by Richard Butler Glaenzer (1876–1937)
    Into Battle by Julian Grenfell (1888–1915)
    Non-Combatant by Cicely Mary Hamilton (1875–1952)
    The Old Way by Ronald Arthur Hopwood (1868–1949)
    The Twa Weelums by Violet Jacob (1863–1946)
    The White Ships and the Red by Joyce Kilmer (1886–1918)
    The Spires of Oxford by Winifred Mary Letts (1882–1972)
    Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight by Vachel Lindsay (1879–1931)
    Before the Declaration of War by Amy Lowell (1874–1925)
    Patterns by Amy Lowell (1874–1925)
    His Only Way by Habberton Lulham
    To Melos, Pomegranate Isle by Grace Harriet Macurdy (1866–1946)
    In Flanders Fields by John McCrae (1872–1918)
    The Fleets by M. G. Meugens
    “When Will the War Be By?” by Charles Murray (1864–1941)
    The Fisher-Lad by J. A. Nicklin
    Master and Pupil by O. M.
    Canadians by Will H. Ogilvie (1869–1963)
    Socks by Jessie Pope (1868–1941)
    Belgium the Bar-lass by Agnes Mary Frances Duclaux (Robinson-Darmesteter) (1857–1944)
    Awake! America by Henry M. Sage (1868–1933)
    Australians to the Front! by John Sandes (1863–1938)
    I Have a Rendezvous with Death by Alan Seeger (1888–1916)
    The Mother by Susan Frances Harrison (“Seranus”) (1859–1935)
    “Form Fours” by Frank Sidgwick (1879–1939)
    “All the Hills and Vales Along” by Charles H. Sorley (1895–1915)
    Sailor, What of the Debt We Owe You? by Andrew John Stuart (1880–1915)
    England’s Dead by Frank Taylor
    A Letter by Miriam Teichner
    Mare Liberum by Henry van Dyke (1852–1933)
    From a Flemish Graveyard by Iolo Aneurin Williams (1890–1962)
    The First Battle of Ypres by Margaret L. Woods (1856–1945)
    Kitchener by X.
    Marching on Tanga by Francis Brett Young (1884–1954)