English poetry

Poems in English

THE MAIDEN SPEAKS

How grave thou loookest, loved one! wherefore so? Thy marble image seems a type of thee; Like it, no sign […]

THE SPIRIT’S SALUTE

THE hero’s noble shade stands high On yonder turret grey; And as the ship is sailing by, He speeds it […]

RHYMED DISTICHS

RHYMED DISTICHS. [The Distichs, of which these are given as a Specimen, are about forty in number.] WHO trusts in […]

BURIAL

To the grave one day from a house they bore A maiden; To the window the citizens went to explore; […]

THE HEATHROSE

ONCE a boy a Rosebud spied, Heathrose fair and tender, All array’d in youthful pride, Quickly to the spot he […]

SICILIAN SONG

YE black and roguish eyes, If ye command. Each house in ruins lies, No town can stand. And shall my […]

THE PROSPEROUS VOYAGE

THE mist is fast clearing. And radiant is heaven, Whilst AEolus loosens Our anguish-fraught bond. The zephyrs are sighing, Alert […]

LEOPOLD, DUKE OF BRUNSWICK

LEOPOLD, DUKE OF BRUNSWICK. [Written on the occasion of the death, by drowning, Of the Prince.] THOU wert forcibly seized […]

PHOEBUS AND HERMES

DELOS’ stately ruler, and Maia’s son, the adroit one, Warmly were striving, for both sought the great prize to obtain. […]

FORTUNE OF WAR

NOUGHT more accursed in war I know Than getting off scot-free; Inured to danger, on we go In constant victory; […]

THE GERMAN PARNASSUS

in the wares before you spread, Types of all things may be read. ‘NEATH the shadow Of these bushes, On […]

III. THE PARIAH’S THANKS

MIGHTY Brama, now I’ll bless thee! ‘Tis from thee that worlds proceed! As my ruler I confess thee, For of […]

FAITHFUL ECKART

“OH, would we were further! Oh, would we were home, The phantoms of night tow’rd us hastily come, The band […]

THE WEDDING

A FEAST was in a village spread, It was a wedding-day, they said. The parlour of the inn I found, […]

NIGHT THOUGHTS

OH, unhappy stars! your fate I mourn, Ye by whom the sea-toss’d sailor’s lighted, Who with radiant beams the heav’ns […]

WITH A GOLDEN NECKLACE

THIS page a chain to bring thee burns, That, train’d to suppleness of old, On thy fair neck to nestle, […]

AFTER-SENSATIONS

WHEN the vine again is blowing, Then the wine moves in the cask; When the rose again is glowing, Wherefore […]

ROLLICKING HANS

HALLO there! A glass! Ha! the draught’s truly sweet! If for drink go my shoes, I shall still have my […]

RULES FOR MONARCHS

IF men are never their thoughts to employ, Take care to provide them a life full of joy; But if […]

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