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PHILADELPHIA:
FOR SALE BY J. MILLER MÄKIM, NO. 31 NORTH FIFTH STREET,

MERRIHEW & THOMPSON, PRINTERS.

1846.

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THE LOVERS OF THAT TRUTH AND BEAUTY WHICH SHALL EXALT MEN TO A HIGHER LIFE,

THIS VOLUME,

-ALTHOUGH WRITTEN BY THOSE WHO, BECAUSE THEY WERE HUMAN, OFTEN ERRED; AND EVEN

IN THE PIECES HEREIN COLLECTED DID NOT APPROVE THEMSELVES PERFECT,

IS DEDICATED,

IN THE HOPE THAT ITS GOOD MAY LIVE FOR EVER, AND ITS EVIL DIE WITH IT.

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CONTENTS.

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POEMS BY HENRY W. LONGFELLOW.

The Brotherhood of Man, by John G. Whittier,

49"

Excelsior,

1 The Struggle for Fame, by Charles Mackay, 50

A Psalm of Life, .

1 Song of the Free,

51

The Arrow and the Song,

1 The Poet, by James Russell Lowell,

51

Endymion,

2 The Man out of the Moon,

52

The light of Stars,

2 The Lady's

Yes, by Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, 55

Reform,

2 How to keep Lent, by Robert Herrick,

55

My Philosophy,

4 Christian, and mere Poetic Benevolence, con-

A Christian Colony, by Lydia Maria Child, 4 trasted, by Thomas Chalmers,

56

Blind old Milton, by William E. Aytoun,

6 Recompense, by W. G. Sims,

58

Foot-Prints of Angels, by Henry W. Longfellow,

8

POEMS BY CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH.

My Soul is Free,

10 The Soul Flower,

58

Democracy, by John G. Whittier,

10 To a Humming Bird,

59

The Object of Life, by John Todd,

11

Silence and Speech,

59

Christ-like, by Lydia Maria Child,

14

On hearing 'Triumphant Music,

60

The Battle-field, by William Cullen Bryant, 16

Field Notes,

61

The Star-Gazer, by Christopher Pearse Cranch, 17

The Poet,

A London Lyric, by “ Barry Cornwall,"

17 The Ocean,

62

Blankets, (to be read on a cold night,) by“ Old Beauty,

63

Humphrey,"

18 The Artist,

63

True Rest,

19 First Truths,

63

The Mourners, by Caroline E. S. Norton, 19 The Prophet Unveiled,

My Mother, hy “Old Humphrey,"

19 Dirge for a young Girl, by James T. Fields, 64

The Bridge of Sighs, by Thomas Hood,

20 To Little Mary,

64

Evening Song of the Weary, by Felicia D. Hemans, 21 The Slave Market at Washington, by John G.
How Jesus was Received, by Theodore Parker, 21 Whittier,

65

A Christian Slave, by John G. Whittier, 22 On seeing in a List of Music, the · Waterloo

Song Writing, by James Russell Lowell,

23 Waltz,

67

Capital Punishment, by Lydia Maria Child, 27 Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers, hy Felicia D.

Moments, by Richard Monckton Milnes,

Hemans,

67

A Christian Home. by R. W. Evans,

31 Dietetic Reform, by James Sellers, Jr.,

68

Demagogue Arts, by Lord Brougham,

31 Thoughts in a Library, by Anne C. Lynch, 69

An Evening Song, by Francis K. Butler, 32 Letter from C. C. Burleigh,

Lilias Grieve, by Professor Wilson,

33 To the Unsatisfied, by Harriet Winslow,

73

The Cry of the Children, by Elizabeth B. Barrett, 35 The Happy Life, by Sir Henry Wotton,

73

Instinct of Childhood, by John Neal,

37 Life's Pilgrimage, by Robert Nicoll,

74

My Friend,

39 | The Happy Home,

The Factory Girls of Lowell, by J. G. Whittier, 40 Childhood,

75

The Labourer, by William D. Gallagher,

41 The Dead Child, by William H. Burleigh,

Reform, by Thomas L. Harris,

42 Summer Woods, by Mary Howitt,

Truth and Freedom, by William D. Gallagher, 42 The Poor Voter's Song,

78

A Glimpse at • Merrie England,' by Elizur Wright, 43 Fashionable Follies,

78

We are Britheren A', by Robert Nicoll,

44 Heart's-Fase,

80

The Christian Virgin to her A postate Lover, 45 Faith, by Francis Ann Butler,

80

Children, by Parke Benjamin,

45 The Last Wish,

80

46

Sonnet, by William Lloyd Garrison,

47

The Soldier,

81

The Martyr of the Arena, by Epes Sargeat, 48 The Dead,

The Anniversary of Lovejoy's Martyrdom, by The Grave-Yard,

81

Maria Weston Chapman,

48

To the Pure all Things are Pure,

The Street, by James Russell Lowell,

48

Sympathy,

“ For Behold the Kingdom of God is within you," Time Instant,

81

by Harriet Winslow,

49] Ephemera, by Charles West Thornpson, 83

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SONNETS BY JONES VERY.

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POEMS BY WILLIAM H. BURLEIGH.

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SONNETS BY RICHARD CHENEVIX TRENCA.

The Nobler Cunning,

84

“ 'The Earth is the Lord's,"

147

Vesuvius,

84

H. A. B.,

147

France, 1834,

84

Mary Howitt,

Wild-Flowers,

84

To my Quaker Cousin,

148

All Mortgaged, hy Elihu Burritt,

84

Stanzas, to the Abolitionists of America,

A Christmas Tale, by Richard Monkton Milnes, 86

The Freeman,

Unwritten Music, by N. P. Willis,

88

Solitude,

149

To Columbus Dying, by W. H. Furness, 93

Archy Moore,

150

The Fatherland, by James Russell Lowell, 93

A Summer Morning in the Country,

150

The two Paths,

94

Expostulation,

151

Cold Water, by John Pierpont,

94 The Old Man's Soliloquy,

151

A Gentle Story,

94 Our Bessie,

152

The Ghost-Seer, by James Russell Lowell, 95 The Witnesses, by Henry W. Longfellow, 152

The Lady's Dream, by Thomas Hood,

97

Mountain Children, by Mary Howitt,

98 SONNETS BY HENRY ELLISON.

Letter to the Unknown Purchaser and Next Öc-

The Stars,

153

98

cupant of Glenmary, by N. P. Willis,

Thought,

153

The Alderman's Funeral, by Robert Southey, 100 World-Music,

153

My Child, by John Pierpont,

101 Whom to Please,

153

101

The Dew-Drop, by Richard Chenevix Trench,

153

An Answer,

153

A Commission of Lunacy, by Charles F. Briggs, 102

To Keats,

104

The Spring, by George S. Burleigh,

153

How to seek Truth,

The Beggar, by James Russell Lowell,

105 The Purpose of a Life,

154

The Moon, by L. E. L.,

105 Self-Greatness,

154

The Gambler's Wife, by Reynell Coates, 106 On Seeing a Poor Man to whom I had given

Channing, by Charles F. Briggs,

106 Clothing,

154

106

Unseen Spirits, by N. P. Willis,

Ambition,

154

Lady Clara Vere de Vere, by Alfred Tennyson, 107 Hopes of the Future,

154

Adversity, by Lord Bacon,

107

On some Flowers about a Cottage,

154

Song for August, by Harriet Martineau,

108

Means of Civilization,

154

Song of the Mountain Weaver,

108 The Heart's Places of Worship,

155

The Freed Bird, by Amelia Welby,

109 The Scottish Reformers, hy John G. Whittier,

155

Be Patient,

110 The Slave's Dream, by Henry W. Longfellow, 159

The Wife, from the German of Stolberg, 110 Missionary Hymn for the South,

159

Mother, by “ Phazma,"

110 The Fountairí, by James Russell Lowell, 160

The Goblet of Life, by Henry w. Longfellow, 111 Maidenhood, by Henry W. Longfellow,

160

The Slave Singing at Midnight, by Henry W.

The Hymn of the dew,

161

Longfellow,

111

BARRY CORNWALL.'

Hermoine,

161

The Winter King,

111

Song should Breathe,

161

The Rising Eagle,

112 The Song of a Felon's Wife,

161

Worship by the Rose Tree,

112

The Weaver's Song,

161

Heroism, by Ralph Waldo Emerson,

113 Sabbath in Lowell, by John G. Whittier, 162,

To Life, by Mrs. Barbauld,

164

The Chain,

117 Lines, by William Wordsworth,

164

The Fugitive Slave's Apostrophe to the North They are all Gone, by Henry Vaughan,

166

Star,

117 | The Fairies of the Caldon-Low, by Mary Howitt, 166

Hymn for the First of August,

118 Sweet Phosphor, bring the Day, by Francis

The Celestial Railroad, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, 119 Quarles,

167

Sonnet to J. M. K., by Alfred Tennyson,

125 The Death-bed, by Thomas Hood,

167

The Leveller, by “ Barry Cornwall,”

126 Grace before Meat, by Charles Lamb,

168

The Solemn Song of a Righteous Hearte, by Wil The Ocean, by John Augustus Shea,

170

liam Motherwell,

126 Hymn to the Flowers, by Horace Smith, 171

The Soul's Errand, by Joshua Sylvester, 127 A Song, by Thomas Churchyard,

171

Etty Rover, by L. E. L..

127 Love for All, by Lydia Maria Child,

172

The Irish Emigrant's Lament, by Mrs. Blackwood, 128 Afar' in the Desert, by Thomas Pringle,

174

A Dirge, by James Russell Lowell,

129 The awakening of Endymion,

175

Prison Discipline, by Lydia Maria Child, 130 The Infant's Dream,

176

The French Revolution, by William H. Burleigh, 134 The Beautiful, by John G. Whittier,

Books for the People, by Anne C. Lynch, 135 A Christmas Hymn, by Alfred Dommett, 179

The Pauper's Drive, by Baptist Noel,

135 The Good Part that shall not be taken away, by

The Chimney-Sweeper, by William Blake, 135 Henry W. Longfellow,

179

The Poor Man's Day, by Ebenezer Elliott, 136 Not on the Battle Field, by John Pierpont, 180

The Temple of Nature, by Dr. Chatfield, 136 Sonnet, by William W. Story,

180

The Snow-Storm,

137 Ignorance of the Learned, by William Hazlitt,

181

Sonnets on the Lord's Prayer, by Robt. I. Corrad, 143 Go forth into the Fields, by William J. Pabodie, 184

Forest Wood, by Ebenezer Elliott,

144 An Incident in a Railroad Car, by James Russell

The Human Sacrifice, by John G. Whittier, 145

Lowell,

185

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SONGS BY

POEMS BY HANNAH F, GOULD.

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ANTI-SLAVERY POEMS BY JOHX PIERPONT.

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The Emigrant's Family,

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Declaration of Independence,

186 A Funeral, by Henry Alford,

Declaration of Sentiments of the American

The Water Drinker's Song,

252

Anti-Slavery Society,

188 A Glance behind the Curtain, by James Russell

Declaration of Sentiments of the American

Lowell,

253

Non-Resistance Society,

190 A Day in Autumn, by John H. Bryant, 256

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On Another's Sorrow, by William Blake, 192 Clear the Way, by Charles Mackay,

256

Absence, by Frances A. Butler,

192 Sonnet, by Joseph Blanco White,

To an Infant, by William Lloyd Garrison,

192 To the Evening Wind, by William Cullen Bryant, 257

To M. W., by James Russell Lowell,

193 Labour, by Frances S. Osgood,

257

Deforming-Reforming, by Lydia Maria Child, 195

A Lyric for the Times, by James Russell Lowell, 258

To the Daisy, by G. Wither,

199 Song, by Thomas Moore,

259

Song of the Spirit of Poverty, hy Eliza Cook,

260

199

The Falconer, by James Russell Lowell,

A Wren's Nest, by William Wordsworth,

260

200

Love and Live,

Women's Rights and Duties, by Lydia Maria

The Good, by Anne C. Lynch,

260

Child,

261

201

A True Patriot, by James C. Fields,

The Forlorn, by James Russell Lowell, 204 Gone, by John G. Whittier,

Old Maids, by Hans Von Spirgel,

204 Light, by Ebenezer Elliot,

262

Birds, by Lydia Maria Child,

The Star of Bethlehem, by John G. Whittier, 263

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263

Lucy, by William Wordsworth,

207 Song, by Felicia D. Hemans,

In Sadness, by James Russell Lowell,

Forefathers' Day, by James Russell Lowell, 264

208

She was a Phantom of Delight, by Wm.Words-

From “ Dream Love," by James Russell Lowell, 265

worth,

267

208

The Poor Man's Death Bed, by Caroline Southey,

The Old Cumberland Beggar, by wm. Words. Sonnet, by George S. Burleigh,

267

worth,

209 Elegy on the Death of Dr. Channing, by James

From Lowell's Conversations,"

Russell Lowell,

268

211

Stanzas, by John G. Whittier,

Abou

Ben Adhem, by Leigh Hunt,

268

214

The Contrast, by James Russell Lowell,

The Wasted Flowers,

269

215

The Arsenal at Springfield, by Henry W. Long-

Epitome of War, by The "Ettrick Shepherd,” 269

fellow,

269

215

The Free Mind, by William Lloyd Garrison,

270

The Economy of Slavery, by Lydia Maria Child, 216 The Revellers, by William D. Gallagher,

Heart-Leap Well

, by William Wordsworth,

270

218

To a Waterfowl, by William Cullen Bryant,

“ May I Come Up ?"

219

The Farewell of a Virginia Slave Mother to her

Love and Faith, by Lydia Maria Child,

220

Daughters, sold into Southern Bondage, by

A Chippewa Legend, by James Russell Lowell, 221 We have been Friends together, by Caroline

271

Prometheus, by James Russell Lowell,

225

Hope, by Richard Penn Smith,

E. S. Norton,

271

228

From Longfellow's Hyperion,

The Female Martyr, by John G. Whittier, 272

228

· The Yankee Girl, by John G. Whittier,

We live in Deeds not Years,

272

232

The Ballad of Casandra Southwick, by John G.

Whittier,

233

The Indian Girl's Burial, by Lydia H. Sigourney, 236

To the Memory of Charles B. Storrs, by John

Never Despair,

G. Whittier,

273

237

A Requiem, by James Russell Lowell,

274

237

Song of the Free, by John G. Whittier,

A Man's a Man, for a' that, by Robert Burns, 238

Clerical Oppressors, by John G. Whittier, 275

Footsteps of Angels, by Henry W. Longfellow, 238

To the Memory of Thomas Shipley, by John

Lines written on reading several Pamphlets pub-

G. Whittier,

275

lets published by Clergymen against the abo-

Lines written on the adoption of Pinckney's

lition of the Gallows, by John G. Whittier, 239

Resolutions, in the House of Representa-

Hunger and Cold, by James Russell Lowell, 240

tives, and the passage of Calhoun's

“ Bill

Think of our Country's Glory, by Elizabeth M.

of Abominations” to a second reading, in

Chandler,

240

the Senate of the United States. By John

The Silver Tankard,

G. Whittier,

276

241

The voice of Blood, by J. Blanchard,

277

Elijah P. Lovejoy, by William H. Burleigh, 277

A Forest Scene,

243 Wendell Phillips, by James Russell Lowell, 277

The Baron's Daughter,

245 A Word from à Petitioner, by John Pierpont, 278

The English Porcupine,

246 The Tocsin, by John Pierpont,

279

Birds,

246 On the Death

of s. Oliver Torrey, by John

Household Treasures,

247 G. Whittier,

280

Little Children,

247 The Slave Ships, by John G. Whittier, 281

The Cypress Tree of Ceylon, by J. G.Whittier, 248 Husbands for Female Petitioners,

282

It is Little, by Thomas N. Talford,

248 The One Idea, by Sarah Jane Clarke, . 283

Our Father, by F. A. Krummacher,

249 Massachusetts to Virginia, by J. G. Whittier, 284 -

To my Books, by Caroline E. S. Norton, 249 Texas, by John G. Whittier,

286

The Branded Hand, by John G. Whittier, 287

The Song of the Shirt, by Thomas Hood, . 249 To Toussaint L'Ouverture, by Wm. Words-

A Starvation Anthem for the Royal Christening, 250 worth,

Sonnet, by Frances Ann Butler,

250 Leggett's Monument, by John G. Whittier, . 288

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POEMS BY MARY HOWITT.

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ENGLISH DESTITUTION.

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