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HOURS OF IDLENESS :-

Proface

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On this I ath of a Young Lady-.“ Hush'd are the winds" 3

To E .“ Let folly smile"

3

To D—" In thee I fondly hoped”.

4

Epitaph on a Friend—“Oh, friend ! for ever

A Fragment—" When to their airy hall ”

On leaving Newstead Abbey -" Through thy battlements

Answer to Lines written in “ Letters to an Italian Nun and

an English Gentleman,” &c.—“Dear simple girl".

6

Adrian's Address to his Soul when Dying—Ah! gentle' 7

Translation from Catullus—" Equal to Jove

7

Translation of the Epitaph on Virgil and Tibullus—" He who

sublime”

8

Imitation of Tibullus—" Cruel Cerinthus”

8

Translation from Catullus—" Ye Cupids”

8

Imitated from Catullus. To Ellen—"Oh! might I kiss 9

Translation from Horace_" The man of firm and noble soul" 9

From Anacreon—"I wish to tune

9

“'Twas now the hour",

10

the Prometheus Vinctus, &c.—" Great Jove"

10

To Emma—“Since now the hour'

11

M. S. G.-"Whene'er I view those lips”

12

Caroline-" Think'st thou I saw

13

" When I hear you express

14

“Oh! when shall the grave

14

Stanzas to a Lady, with the Poems of Camoens-- " This

votive pledge

15

The First Kiss of Love" Away with your fictions

15

On a Change of Masters at a Great Public School—" Where

are those honours"

16

To the Duke of Dorset-"Dorset! whose early steps

17

Fragment, written shortly after the Marriage of Miss Cha-

worth—“ Hills of Annesley”.

19

Granta. A Medley—“Oh! could Le Sage's”

19

On a Distant View of the Village and School of Harrow-on-

the-Hill-"Ye scenes of my childhood”

22

Το M-
“Oh! did those eyes.'

23

Woman" Woman! experience might'

23

M. S. G.-" When I dream that you love me

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* Mary, on receiving her Picture - This faint"

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HOURS OF IDLENESS-continued.

To Lesbia—“ Lesbia! since far from you'

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Lines addressed to a Young Lady, alarmed by a bullet hiss-

ing near her—“ Doubtless, sweet girl"

26

Love's last Adieu—“ The roses of love"

27

Damætas" In law an infant"

28

To Marion—"Marion why that pensive brow

28

To a Lady who presented to the Author a Lock of Hair

braided with his own-" These locks”

30

Oscar of Alva. A Tale—“ How sweetly shines

31

The Episode of Nisus and Euryalus—“Nisus, the guardian” 38

Translation from the Medea of Euripides"When fierce" 46

Thoughts suggested by a College Examination—" High in
the midst

47

To a beautiful Quaker-"Sweet girl! though only once 49

The Cornelian—“ No specious splendour”

50

An Occasional Prologue to “ The Wheel of Fortune".

“ Since the refinement”

50

On the Death of Mr. Fox, with the Author's Reply—“Oh

factious viper”

51

The Tear-" When Friendship or Love

52

Reply to some Verses of J. M. B. Pigot, Esq., on the Cruelty
of his Mistress—“Why, Pigot, complain

53

To the sighing Strephon—“ Your pardon, my friend" 54

To Eliza—“Eliza, what fools are the Mussulman sect" 55

Lachin y Gair—" Away, ye gay landscapes

55

To Romance—“Parent of golden dreams”

56

Answer to some elegant Verses sent by a Friend to the

Author-“Candour compels me

58

Elegy on Newstead Abbey“ Newstead ! fast-falling' 59

Childish Recollections—" When slow disease

63

Answer to a beautiful Poem, entitled “ The Common Lot"

Montgomery! true, the common lot”

71

Lines addressed to the Rev. J. T. Becher, on his advising

the Author to mix more with Society -"Dear Becher,

you tell me

72

The Death of Calmar and Orla—“Dear are the days'

73

To Edward Noel Long, Esq.-“Dear Long, in this ”

76

To a Lady—“Oh! had my fate".

78

“I would I were a careless child"

79

“When I roved a young Highlander

80

To George, Earl Delawar—' Oh ! yes, I will own

81

To the Earl of Clare—“ Friend of my youth”.

82

Lines written beneath an Elm in the Churchyard of Harrow

-"Spot of my youth".

84

Lines inscribed upon a Cup formed from a Skull—“Start
not-nor deem

85

On revisiting Harrow_" Here once engaged”

86

ENGLISH BARDS AND SCOTCH REVIEWERS

87

Postscript to the Second Edition

114

Lines written in an Album at Malta—" As o'er the cold” 115

To Florence—“Oh Lady! when I left”....

115

Stanzas composed during a Thunder-storm-"Chill and mirk” 116

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Stanzas written on passing the Ambracian Gulf_" Through

cloudless skies"

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The spell is broke, the charm is flown

118

Reply to Lines written in the Travellers' Book at Orchomenus

“ The modest bard”

119

" Maid of Athens, ere we part

119

Written after Swimming from Sestos to Abydos-“ If, in the

inonth"

120

Lines written beneath a Picture_"Dear object

120

Translation of the famous Greek War Song" Sons of the

Greeks”

121

Translation of the Romaic Song—" I enter thy garden" 122

THE CURSE OF MINERVA

123

On Parting “ The kiss, dear maid"

129

To Thyrza—“ Without a stone

130

Away, away, ye notes of woo

131

One struggle more, and I am free

132

Euthanasia". When Time, or soon or late

133

And thou art dead, as young as fair”.

134

" If sometimes in the haunts of men

136

On a Cornelian Heart" Ill-fated heart”

137

Lines to a Lady Weeping“ Weep, daughter

137

“The chain I gave was fair to view

137

To Samuel Rogers, Esq.-“ Absent or present

138

Address, spoken at the opening of Drury Lane Theatre, Satur-

day, October 10, 1812—“In one dread night'

138

Verses found in a Summer-house at Hales-Owen-" When

Dryden's fool”

140

THE Waltz: an Apostrophic Hymn

141

To Time" Time! on whose arbitrary wing

148

Thou art not false, but thou art fickle”

149

“ Remember him, whom passion's power”.

150

THE GIAOUR: A Fragmeat of a Turkish Tale

152

Impromptu, in Reply to a Friend -" When, from the heart” 182

THE BRIDE OF ABYDOS: A Turkish Tale.

183

To Genevra—“ Thine eyes' blue tenderness"

210

THE CORSAIR...

212

Windsor Poetics—“ Famed for contemptuous'

252

POEMS ON NAPOLEON

253

Stanzas for Music-" I speak not, I trace not”

262

“ Fill the goblet again ! for I never before"

262

Address intended to hare been spoken at the Caledonian Meet-

ing, 1814–“Who hath not glow'd”

LARA: A Tale

265

Condolatory Address to Sarah, Countess of Jersey—“When

the vain triumph

291

Elegiac Stanzas on the Death of Sir Peter Parker, Bart.

“ There is a tear"

292

To Belshazzar_" Belshazzar ! from the banquet'

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HEBREW MELODIES

“ She walks in beauty”.

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“ The harp the monarch minstrel swept

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If that high world”

295

“ The wild gazelle

295

Oh! weep for those

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« On Jordan's banks"

296

Jephtha's Daughter—"Sinco our Country

296

“Oh! snatch'd away in beauty's bloom”

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My soul is dark"

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“ I saw thee weep

298

Thy days are done

Song of Saul before his last battle-"Warriors and chiefs 299

Saul -" Thou whose spell'

299

All is Vanity—“Fame, wisdom, love'

300

When coldness wraps this suffering clay!

300

Vision of Belshazzar-" The King was on his throne 301

“ Sun of the sleepless

302

Were my bosom as false as thou deem'st it to be"

302

Herod's Lament for Mariamne—" Oh ! Mariamne"

302

On the day of the Destruction of Jerusalem—“ From the

last hill

303

By the Rivers of Babylon.—"We sate down and wept” 304

Destruction of Sennacherib The Assyrian came

304

" A spirit pass'd before me'

305

Stanzas for Music-" There be nono

305

THE SIEGE OF CORINTH.....

305

Stanzas for Music-" There's not a joy

328

PARISINA.

330

“ Fare thee well ! and if for ever

343

A Sketch-" Born in the garret'

344

Stanzas to Augusta—" When all around"

346

THE PRISONER OF CHILLON

348

Monody on the Death of Sheridan-“When the last sunshine" 358

Stanzas to Augusta—“ Though the day"

361

Epistle to Augusta—“My sister! iny sweet sister

362

THE DREAM

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Darkness-" I had a dream”

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Churchill's Grave-" I stood beside the grave

371

Prometheus-" Titan! to whose immortal eyes"

372

A Fragment—“Could I remount

373

To Lake Leman--" Rousscau-Voltaire, &c.”

374

Lines on hearing that Lady Byron was ill—" And thou wert

sad'

374

MANFRED : Draniatic Poem

376

Bright be the place of thy soul”

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Stanzas for Music—“ They say that hope

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THE LAMENT OF Tasso..

408

CAIN: A Mystery

414

THE VISION OF JUDGMENT

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HEAVEN AND EARTH: A Mystery

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CHILDE HAROLD'S PILGRIMAGE

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Canto I.

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Canto II..

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Canto III.

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Canto IV.

583

BEPPO

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MAZEPPA...

643

MISCELLANEOUS-

Epitaph on John Adams, of Southwell

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"Farewell ! if ever fondest prayer”.

661

“ When we two parted”

661

To a youthful Friend

662

“ Well ! thou art happy".

664

Inscription on the Monument of a Newfoundland Dog 665

To a Lady

666

" Remind me not, remind me not”

666

" There was a time, I need not name",

667

And wilt thou weep when I am low?”.

667

Stanzas to a Lady, on leaving England

668

“ Remember him, whom passion's power”

669

A very mournful Ballad

671

To Thomas Moore ..

673

Translation of a Romaic Love Song

674

EXTRACTS FROM DON JUAN-

“ The Isles of Greece"

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Fame_“What is the end of fame”

677

The shipwreck-“The wind increased

677

First Love--"'Tis sweet to hear”

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Evening—"Ave Maria ! blessed be the hour"

692

Haidée—“They carpeted their feet”

693

Vain Regrets—“But now at thirty"

695

The Slave-market—“'Twas a raw day"

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The Lovers—"The heart—which may be broken”

697

The Assassination—"The other evening”

698

Auld Lang Syne-"And all our little feuds

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A Dream- -“She dream'd of being alone"

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Fame_"Of Poets who come down"

701

Love and Glory—“ O Love ! O Glory !"

702

The Maniac—"A vein had burst".

703

The Black Friar-"Beware! beware"

705

Norman or Newstead Abbey—“To Norman Abbey whirld

the noble pair”

706

Julia's Portrait-"Her eye (I'm very fond of handsome eyes”) 708

Juan in Love _“Young Juan wander'd”

709

A Scene in Greece—“And further on a troop"

710

Twilight-"Sweet hour of twilight!”.

711

A Group of Beauties—“Of those who had most genius” 711

A Picture--"She stood a moment as a Pythoness”

712

War -"All was prepared”

713

Contemporary Poets—“Sir Walter reign'd before me 714

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