The Home Book of Verse, Volume 1 by Burton Egbert Stevenson

This etext was prepared by Dennis Schreiner, The Home Book of Verse, Volume 1 by Burton Egbert Stevenson Contents of Volume I of the two volume set This includes contents of Volumes 1 through 4 of our Etext editions. PART I POEMS OF YOUTH AND AGE The Human Seasons John Keats THE BABY “Only
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This etext was prepared by Dennis Schreiner,

The Home Book of Verse, Volume 1

by Burton Egbert Stevenson

Contents of Volume I of the two volume set This includes contents of Volumes 1 through 4 of our Etext editions.



The Human Seasons John Keats


“Only a Baby Small” Matthias Barr Only Harriet Prescott Spofford Infant Joy William Blake
Baby George Macdonald
To a New-Born Baby Girl Grace Hazard Conkling To Little Renee William Aspenwall Bradley A Rhyme of One Frederick Locker-Lampson To a New-Born Child Cosmo Monkhouse
Baby May William Cox Bennett Alice Herbert Bashford
Songs for Fragoletta Richard Le Gallienne Choosing a Name Mary Lamb
Weighing the Baby Ethel Lynn Beers Etude Realiste Algernon Charles Swinburne Little Feet Elizabeth Akers
The Babie Jeremiah Eames Rankin Little Hands Laurence Binyon
Bartholomew Norman Gale
The Storm-Child May Byron
“On Parent Knees” William Jones “Philip, My King” Dinah Maria Mulock Craik The King of the Cradle Joseph Ashby-Sterry The Firstborn John Arthur Goodchild No Baby in the House Clara Dolliver
Our Wee White Rose Gerald Massey Into the World and Out Sarah M. P. Piatt “Baby Sleeps” Samuel Hinds
Baby Bell Thomas Bailey Aldrich


Mother Goose’s Melodies Unknown
Jack and Jill Unknown
The Queen of Hearts Unknown
Little Bo-Peep Unknown
Mary’s Lamb Sarah Josepha Hale The Star Jane Taylor
“Sing a Song of Sixpence” Unknown
Simple Simon Unknown
A Pleasant Ship Unknown
“I Had a Little Husband” Unknown
“When I Was a Bachelor” Unknown
“Johnny Shall Have a New
Bonnet” Unknown
The City Mouse and the
Garden Mouse Christina Rossetti Robin Redbreast Unknown
Solomon Grundy Unknown
“Merry Are the Bells” Unknown
“When Good King Arthur
Ruled This Land” Unknown
The Bells of London Unknown
“The Owl and the Eel and
the Warming Pan” Laura E. Richards The Cow Ann Taylor
The Lamb William Blake
Little Raindrops Unknown
“Moon, So Round and Yellow” Matthias Barr The House That Jack Built Unknown
Old Mother Hubbard Unknown
The Death and Burial of
Cock Robin Unknown
Baby-Land George Cooper
The First Tooth William Brighty Rands Baby’s Breakfast Emilie Poulsson
The Moon Eliza Lee Follen Baby at Play Unknown
The Difference Laura E. Richards Foot Soldiers John Banister Tabb
Tom Thumb’s Alphabet Unknown
Grammar in Rhyme Unknown
Days of the Month Unknown
The Garden Year Sara Coleridge Riddles Unknown
Proverbs Unknown
Kind Hearts Unknown
Weather Wisdom Unknown
Old Superstitions Unknown


Wynken, Blynken, and Nod Eugene Field The Sugar-Plum Tree Eugene Field
When the Sleepy Man Comes Charles G. D. Roberts Auld Daddy Darkness James Ferguson
Willie Winkle William Miller The Sandman Margaret Thomson Janvier The Dustman Frederick Edward Weatherly Sephestia’s Lullaby Robert Greene
“Golden Slumbers Kiss Your
Eyes” Thomas Dekker
“Sleep, Baby, Sleep” George Wither Mother’s Song Unknown
A Lullaby Richard Rowlands A Cradle Hymn Isaac Watts
Cradle Song William Blake
Lullaby Carolina Nairne
Lullaby of an Infant Chief Walter Scott Good-Night Jane Taylor
“Lullaby, O Lullaby” William Cox Bennett Lullaby Alfred Tennyson
The Cottager to Her Infant Dorothy Wordsworth Trot, Trot! Mary F. Butts
Holy Innocents Christina Georgina Rossetti Lullaby Josiah Gilbert Holland Cradle Song Josiah Gilbert Holland An Irish Lullaby Alfred Perceval Graves Cradle Song Josephine Preston Peabody Mother-Song from “Prince
Lucifer” Alfred Austin
Kentucky Babe Richard Henry Buck Minnie and Winnie Alfred Tennyson
Bed-Time Song Emilie Poulsson Tucking the Baby In Curtis May
“Jenny Wi’ the Airn Teeth” Alexander Anderson Cuddle Doon Alexander Anderson
Bedtime Francis Robert St. Clair Erskine


Happy Thought Robert Louis Stevenson Whole Duty of Children Robert Louis Stevenson Politeness Elizabeth Turner
Rules of Behavior Unknown
Little Fred Unknown
The Lovable Child Emilie Poulsson Good and Bad Children Robert Louis Stevenson Rebecca’s After-Thought Elizabeth Turner Kindness to Animals Unknown
A Rule for Birds’ Nesters Unknown
“Sing on, Blithe Bird” William Motherwell “I Like Little Pussy” Jane Taylor
Little Things Julia Fletcher Carney The Little Gentleman Unknown
The Crust of Bread Unknown
“How Doth the Little Busy
Bee” Isaac Watts
The Brown Thrush Lucy Larcom
The Sluggard Isaac Watts
The Violet Jane Taylor
Dirty Jim Jane Taylor
The Pin Ann Taylor
Jane and Eliza Ann Taylor
Meddlesome Matty Ann Taylor
Contented John Jane Taylor
Friends Abbie Farwell Brown Anger Charles and Mary Lamb
“There Was a Little Girl” H. W. Longfellow The Reformation of Godfrey
Gore William Brighty Rands The Best Firm Walter G. Doty
A Little Page’s Song William Alexander Percy How the Little Kite Learned
to Fly Unknown
The Butterfly and the Bee William Lisle Bowles The Butterfly Adelaide O’Keefe
Morning Jane Taylor
Buttercups and Daisies Mary Howitt The Ant and the Cricket Unknown
After Wings Sarah M. B. Piatt Deeds of Kindness Epes Sargent
The Lion and the Mouse Jeffreys Taylor The Boy and the Wolf John Hookham Frere The Story of Augustus, Who
Would Not Have Any Soup Heinrich Hoffman The Story of Little
Suck-A-Thumb Heinrich Hoffman Written in a Little Lady’s
Little Album Frederick William Faber My Lady Wind Unknown
To a Child William Wordsworth A Farewell Charles Kingsley


Reeds of Innocence William Blake The Wonderful World William Brighty Rands The World’s Music Gabriel Setoun
A Boy’s Song James Hogg
Going Down Hill On a Bicycle Henry Charles Beeching Playgrounds Laurence Alma-Tadema “Who Has Seen the Wind?” Christina Georgina Rossetti The Wind’s Song Gabriel Setoun
The Piper on the Hill Dora Sigerson Shorter The Wind and the Moon George Macdonald Child’s Song in Spring Edith Nesbit
Baby Seed Song Edith Nesbit
Little Dandelion Helen Barron Bostwick Little White Lily George Macdonald
Wishing William Allingham In the Garden Ernest Crosby
The Gladness of Nature William Cullen Bryant Glad Day W. Graham Robertson
The Tiger William Blake
Answer to a Child’s Question Samuel Taylor Coleridge How the Leaves Came Down Susan Coolidge A Legend of the Northland Phoebe Cary
The Cricket’s Story Emma Huntington Nason The Singing-Lesson Jean Ingelow
Chanticleer Katherine Tynan “What Does Little Birdie
Say?” Alfred Tennyson
Nurse’s Song William Blake
Jack Frost Gabriel Setoun
October’s Party George Cooper The Shepherd William Blake
Nikolina Celia Thaxter
Little Gustava Celia Thaxter Prince Tatters Laura E. Richards
The Little Black Boy William Blake The Blind Boy Colley Cibber
Bunches of Grapes Walter de la Mare My Shadow Robert Louis Stevenson The Land of Counterpane Robert Louis Stevenson The Land of Story-Books Robert Louis Stevenson The Gardener Robert Louis Stevenson Foreign Lands Robert Louis Stevenson My Bed is a Boat Robert Louis Stevenson The Peddler’s Caravan William Brighty Rands Mr. Coggs Edward Verrall Lucas
The Building of the Nest Margaret Sangster “There was a Jolly Miller” Isaac Bickerstaff One and One Mary Mapes Dodge
A Nursery Song Laura E. Richards A Mortifying Mistake Anna Maria Pratt The Raggedy Man James Whitcomb Riley The Man in the Moon James Whitcomb Riley Little Orphant Annie James Whitcomb Riley Our Hired Girl James Whitcomb Riley See’n Things Eugene Field
The Duel Eugene Field
Holy Thursday William Blake
A Story for a Child Bayard Taylor The Spider and the Fly Mary Howitt
The Captain’s Daughter James Thomas Fields The Nightingale and the
Glow-Worm William Cowper
Sir Lark and King Sun: A
Parable George Macdonald The Courtship, Merry
Marriage, and Picnic
Dinner of Cock Robin
and Jenny Wren Unknown
The Babes in the Wood Unknown
God’s Judgment on a
Wicked Bishop Robert Southey The Pied Piper of Hamelin Robert Browning


A Carol Unknown
“God Rest You Merry
Gentlemen” Unknown
‘O Little Town of Bethlehem” Phillips Brooks A Christmas Hymn Alfred Domett
“While Shepherds Watched
their Flocks by Night” Nahum Tate Christmas Carols Edmund Hamilton Sears The Angels William Drummond
The Burning Babe Robert Southwell Tryste Noel Louise Imogen Guiney Christmas Carol Unknown
“Brightest and Best of the
Sons of the Morning” Reginald Heber Christmas Bells Henry Wadsworth Longfellow A Christmas Carol Gilbert Keith Chesterton The House of Christmas Gilbert Keith Chesterton The Feast of the Snow Gilbert Keith Chesterton Mary’s Baby Shaemas OSheel
Gates and Doors Joyce Kilmer
The Three Kings Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Lullaby in Bethlehem Henry Howarth Bashford A Child’s Song of Christmas Marjorie L. C. Pickthall Jest ‘Fore Christmas Eugene Field
A Visit from St. Nicholas Clement Clarke Moore Ceremonies for Christmas Robert Herrick On the Morning of Christ’s
Nativity John Milton


The Fairy Book Norman Gale
Fairy Songs William Shakespeare Queen Mab Ben Jonson
The Elf and the Dormouse Oliver Herford “Oh! Where Do Fairies Hide
Their Heads?” Thomas Haynes Bayly Fairy Song Leigh Hunt
Dream Song Richard Middleton Fairy Song John Keats
Queen Mab Thomas Hood
The Fairies of the
Caldon-Low Mary Howitt
The Fairies William Allingham The Fairy Thrall Mary C. G. Byron
Farewell to the Fairies Richard Corbet The Fairy Folk Robert Bird
The Fairy Book Abbie Farwell Brown The Visitor Patrick R. Chalmers
The Little Elf John Kendrick Bangs The Satyrs and the Moon Herbert S. Gorman


The Children Charles Monroe Dickinson The Children’s Hour Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Laus Infantium William Canton
The Desire Katherine Tynan A Child’s Laughter Algernon Charles Swinburne Seven Years Old Algernon Charles Swinburne Creep Afore Ye Gang James Ballantine Castles in the Air James Ballantine Under My Window Thomas Westwood
Little Bell Thomas Westwood The Barefoot Boy John Greenleaf Whittier The Heritage James Russell Lowell Letty’s Globe Charles Tennyson Turner Dove’s Nest Joseph Russell Taylor The Oracle Arthur Davison Ficke To a Little Girl Helen Parry Eden
To a Little Girl Gustav Kobbe A Parental Ode to My Son Thomas Hood
A New Poet William Canton
To Laura W-, Two Years Old Nathaniel Parker Willis To Rose Sara Teasdale
To Charlotte Pulteney Ambrose Philips The Picture of Little T. C.
in a Prospect of Flowers Andrew Marvell To Hartley Coleridge William Wordsworth To a Child of Quality Matthew Prior
Ex Ore Infantium Francis Thompson Obituary Thomas William Parsons The Child’s Heritage John G. Neihardt A Girl of Pompeii Edward Sandford Martin On the Picture of a “Child
Tired of Play” Nathaniel Parker Willis The Reverie of Poor Susan William Wordsworth Children’s Song Ford Madox Hueffer The Mitherless Bairn William Thom
The Cry of the Children Elizabeth Barrett Browning The Shadow-Child Harriet Monroe
Mother Wept Joseph Skipsey
Duty Ralph Waldo Emerson Lucy Gray William Wordsworth
In the Children’s Hospital Alfred Tennyson “If I Were Dead” Coventry Patmore
The Toys Coventry Patmore A Song of Twilight Unknown
Little Boy Blue Eugene Field
The Discoverer Edmund Clarence Stedman A Chrysalis Mary Emily Bradley
Mater Dolorosa William Barnes The Little Ghost Katherine Tynan
Motherhood Josephine Daskam Bacon The Mother’s Prayer Dora Sigerson Shorter Da Leetla Boy Thomas Augustin Daly On the Moor Gale Young Rice
Epitaph of Dionysia Unknown
For Charlie’s Sake John Williamson Palmer “Are the Children at Home?” Margaret Sangster The Morning-Glory Maria White Lowell She Came and Went James Russell Lowell The First Snow-fall James Russell Lowell “We Are Seven” William Wordsworth My Child John Pierpont
The Child’s Wish Granted George Parsons Lathrop Challenge Kenton Foster Murray
Tired Mothers May Riley Smith My Daughter Louise Homer Greene
“I Am Lonely” George Eliot
Sonnets from “Mimma Bella” Eugene Lee-Hamilton Rose-Marie of the Angels Adelaide Crapsey


Maidenhood Henry Wadsworth Longfellow To the Virgins, to Make
Much of Time Robert Herrick To Mistress Margaret Hussey John Skelton On Her Coming To London Edmund Waller
“O, Saw Ye Bonny Lesley” Robert Burns To a Young Lady William Cowper
Ruth Thomas Hood
The Solitary Reaper William Wordsworth The Three Cottage Girls William Wordsworth Blackmwore Maidens William Barnes
A Portrait Elizabeth Barrett Browning To a Child of Fancy Lewis Morris
Daisy Francis Thompson
To Petronilla, Who Has
Put Up Her Hair Henry Howarth Bashford The Gipsy Girl Henry Alford
Fanny Anne Reeve Aldrich Somebody’s Child Louise Chandler Moulton Emilia Sarah N. Cleghorn
To a Greek Girl Austin Dobson “Chamber Scene” Nathaniel Parker Willis “Ah, Be Not False” Richard Watson Gilder A Life-Lesson James Whitcomb Riley


The Breaking Margaret Steele Anderson The Flight of Youth Richard Henry Stoddard “Days of My Youth” St. George Tucker Ave Atque Vale Rosamund Marriott Watson To Youth Walter Savage Landor
Stanzas Written on the Road
Between Florence and Pisa George Gordon Byron Stanzas for Music George Gordon Byron “When As a Lad” Isabel Ecclestone Mackay “Around the Child” Walter Savage Landor Aladdin James Russell Lowell
The Quest Ellen Mackey Hutchinson Cortissoz My Birth-Day Thomas Moore
Sonnet on His having Arrived
to the Age of Twenty-Three John Milton On This Day I Complete My
Thirty-Sixth Year George Gordon Byron Growing Gray Austin Dobson
The One White Hair Walter Savage Landor Ballade of Middle Age Andrew Lang
Middle Age Rudolph Chambers Lehmann To Critics Walter Learned
The Rainbow William Wordsworth Leavetaking William Watson
Equinoctial Adeline D. T. Whitney “Before the Beginning of
Years” Algernon Charles Swinburne Man Henry Vaughan
The Pulley George Herbert
Ode on the Intimations of
Immortality from Recollections
of Early Childhood William Wordsworth


Woman Eaton Stannard Barrett Woman From the Sanskrit of Calidasa Simplex Munditiis Ben Jonson
Delight in Disorder Robert Herrick A Praise of His Lady John Heywood
On a Certain Lady at Court Alexander Pope Perfect Woman William Wordsworth
The Solitary-Hearted Hartley Coleridge Of Those Who Walk Alone Richard Burton “She Walks in Beauty” George Gordon Byron Preludes from “The Angel in
The House” Coventry Patmore A Health Edward Coote Pinkney
Our Sister Horatio Nelson Powers From Life Brian Hooker
The Rose of the World William Butler Yeats Dawn of Womanhood Harold Monro
The Shepherdess Alice Meynell A Portrait Brian Hooker
The Wife Theodosia Garrison “Trusty, Dusky, Vivid, True” Robert Louis Stevenson The Shrine Digby Mackworth Dolben The Voice Norman Gale
Mother Theresa Helburn
Ad Matrem Julian Fane
C.L.M John Masefield


Stepping Westward William Wordsworth A Farewell to Arms George Peele
The World Francis Bacon
“When That I Was and a
Little Tiny Boy” William Shakespeare Of the Last Verses in the
Book Edmund Waller
A Lament Chidiock Tichborne To-morrow John Collins
Late Wisdom George Crabbe
Youth and Age Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Old Man’s Comforts Robert Southey To Age Walter Savage Lander
Late Leaves Walter Savage Lander Years Walter Savage Lander
The River of Life Thomas Campbell “Long Time a Child” Hartley Coleridge The World I am Passing
Through Lydia Maria Child Terminus Ralph Waldo Emerson
Rabbi Ben Ezra Robert Browning Human Life Audrey Thomas de Vere Young and Old Charles Kingsley
The Isle of the Long Ago Benjamin Franklin Taylor Growing Old Matthew Arnold
Past John Galsworthy
Twilight A. Mary F. Robinson Youth and Age George Arnold
Forty Years On Edward Ernest Bowen Dregs Ernest Dowson
The Paradox of Time Austin Dobson Age William Winter
Omnia Sonmia Rosamund Marriott Watson The Year’s End Timothy Cole
An Old Man’s Song Richard Le Gallienne Songs of Seven Jean Ingelow
Auspex James Russell Lowell


The Retreat Henry Vaughan
A Superscription Dante Gabriel Rossetti The Child in the Garden Henry Van Dyke Castles in the Air Thomas Love Peacock Sometimes Thomas S. Jones, Jr
The Little Ghosts Thomas S. Jones, Jr My Other Me Grace Denio Litchfield A Shadow Boat Arlo Bates
A Lad That is Gone Robert Louis Stevenson Carcassonne John R. Thompson
Childhood John Banister Tabb The Wastrel Reginald Wright Kauffman Troia Fuit Reginald Wright Kauffman Temple Garlands A. Mary F. Robinson Time Long Past Percy Bysshe Shelley “I Remember, I Remember” Thomas Hood
My Lost Youth Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “Voice of the Western Wind” Edmund Clarence Stedman “Langsyne, When Life Was
Bonnie” Alexander Anderson The Shoogy-Shoo Winthrop Packard
Babylon Viola Taylor
The Road of Remembrance Lizette Woodworth Reese The Triumph of Forgotten
Things Edith M. Thomas
In the Twilight James Russell Lowell An Immorality Ezra Pound
Three Seasons Christina Georgina Rossetti The Old Familiar Faces Charles Lamb
The Light of Other Days Thomas Moore “Tears, Idle Tears” Alfred Tennyson
The Pet Name Elizabeth Barrett Browning Threescore and Ten Richard Henry Stoddard Rain on the Roof Coates Kinney
Alone by the Hearth George Arnold The Old Man Dreams Oliver Wendell Holmes The Garret William Makepeace Thackeray Auld Lang Syne Robert Burns
Rock Me to Sleep Elizabeth Akers The Bucket Samuel Woodworth
The Grape-Vine Swing William Gilmore Simms The Old Swimmin’-Hole James Whitcomb Riley Forty Years Ago Unknown
Ben Bolt Thomas Dunn English “Break, Break, Break” Alfred Tennyson



Eros Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Now What is Love” Walter Raleigh Wooing Song, “Love is the
Blossom where there blows” Giles Fletcher Rosalind’s Madrigal, “Love
in My bosom” Thomas Lodge
Song, “Love is a sickness
full of woes” Samuel Daniel Love’s Perjuries William Shakespeare Venus’ Runaway Ben Jonson
What is Love John Fletcher
Love’s Emblems John Fletcher The Power of Love John Fletcher
Advice to a Lover Unknown
Love’s Horoscope Richard Crashaw “Ah, how Sweet it is to
Love” John Dryden
Song, “Love still has
something of the sea” Charles Sedley The Vine James Thomson
Song, “Fain would I change
that Note” Unknown
Cupid Stung Thomas Moore
Cupid Drowned Leigh Hunt
Song, “Oh! say not woman’s
love is bought” Isaac Pocock “In the Days of Old” Thomas Love Peacock Song, “How delicious is the
winning” Thomas Campbell
Stanzas, “Could love for
ever” George Gordon Byron “They Speak o’ Wiles” William Thom
“Love will Find Out the Way” Unknown A Woman’s Shortcomings Elizabeth Barrett Browning “Love hath a Language” Helen Selina Sheridan Song, “O, let the solid
ground” Alfred Tennyson
Amaturus William Johnson-Cory The Surface and the Depths Lewis Morris A Ballad of Dreamland Algernon Charles Swinburne Endymion Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Fate Susan Marr Spalding
“Give all to Love” Ralph Waldo Emerson “O, Love is not a Summer
Mood” Richard Watson Gilder “When will Love Come” Pakenham Beatty “Awake, My Heart” Robert Bridges
The Secret George Edward Woodberry The Rose of Stars George Edward Woodberry Song of Eros from “Agathon” George Edward Woodberry Love is Strong Richard Burton
“Love once was like an April
Dawn” Robert Underwood Johnson The Garden of Shadow Ernest Dowson
The Call Reginald Wright Kauffman The Highway Louise Driscoll
Song, “Take it, love” Richard Le Gallienne “Never Give all the Heart” William Butler Yeats Song, “I came to the door of
the house of love” Alfred Noyes “Child, Child” Sara Teasdale
Wisdom Ford Madox Hueffer Epilogue from “Emblems of
Love” Lascelles Abercrombie On Hampstead Heath Wilfrid Wilson Gibson Once on a Time Kendall Banning


First Song from
“Astrophel and Stella” Philip Sidney Silvia William Shakespeare
Cupid and Campaspe John Lyly
Apollo’s Song from “Midas” John Lyly “Fair is my Love for April’s
in her Face” Robert Greene
Samela Robert Greene
Damelus’ Song of His
Diaphenia Henry Constable Madrigal, “My Love in her
attire doth show her wit” Unknown On Chloris Walking in
the Snow William Strode
“There is a Lady Sweet
and Kind” Unknown
Cherry-Ripe Thomas Campion
Amarillis Thomas Campion
Elizabeth of Bohemia Henry Wotton Her Triumph Ben Jonson
Of Phillis William Drummond A Welcome William Browne
The Complete Lover William Browne Rubies and Pearls Robert Herrick
Upon Julia’s Clothes Robert Herrick To Cynthia on Concealment
of her Beauty Francis Kynaston Song, “Ask me no more where
Jove bestows” Thomas Carew
A Devout Lover Thomas Randolph On a Girdle Edmund Waller
Castara William Habington To Amarantha that She would
Dishevel her Hair Richard Lovelace Chloe Divine Thomas D’Urfey
My Peggy Allan Ramsay
Song, “O ruddier than the
cherry” John Gay
“Tell me, my Heart, if this
be Love” George Lyttleton The Fair Thief Charles Wyndham
Amoret Mark Akenside
Song, “The shape alone let
others Prize” Mark Akenside Kate of Aberdeen John Cunningham
Song, “Who has robbed the
ocean cave” John Shaw
Chloe Robert Burns
“O Mally’s Meek, Mally’s
Sweet” Robert Burns
The Lover’s Choice Thomas Bedingfield Rondeau Redouble John Payne
“My Love She’s but a
Lassie yet” James Hogg
Jessie, the Flower
o’ Dunblane Robert Tannahill Margaret and Dora Thomas Campbell
Dagonet’s Canzonet Ernest Rhys Stanzas for Music, “There be
none of Beauty’s daughters” George Gordon Byron “Flowers I would Bring” Aubrey Thomas de Vere “It is not Beauty I Demand” George Darley Song, “She is not fair to
outward view” Hartley Coleridge Song, “A violet in her
lovely hair” Charles Swain
Eileen Aroon Gerald Griffin Annie Laurie Unknown
To Helen Edgar Allan Poe
“A Voice by the Cedar Tree” Alfred Tennyson Song, “Nay, but you, who do
not love her” Robert Browning The Henchman John Green1eaf Whittier Lovely Mary Donnelly William Allingham Love in the Valley George Meredith
Marian George Meredith
Praise of My Lady William Morris Madonna Mia Algernon Charles Swinburne “Meet we no Angels, Pansie” Thomas Ashe
To Daphne Walter Besant
“Girl of the Red Mouth” Martin MacDermott The Daughter of Mendoza Mirabeau Bonaparte Lamar “If She be made of White
and Red” Herbert P. Horne The Lover’s Song Edward Rowland Sill “When First I Saw Her” George Edward Woodberry My April Lady Henry Van Dyke
The Milkmaid Austin Dobson
Song, “This peach is pink
with such a pink” Norman Gale In February Henry Simpson
“Love, I Marvel What You
Are” Trumbull Stickney
Ballade of My Lady’s Beauty Joyce Kilmer Ursula Robert Underwood Johnson Villanelle of His Lady’s
Treasures Ernest Dowson
Song, “Love, by that
loosened hair” Bliss Carman
Song, “O, like a queen’s her
happy tread” William Watson Any Lover, Any Lass Richard Middleton Songs Ascending Witter Bynner
Song, “‘Oh! Love,’ they
said, ‘is King of Kings'” Rupert Brooke Song, “How do I love you” Irene Rutherford McLeod To . . . . In Church Alan Seeger
After Two Years Richard Aldington Praise Seumas O’Sullivan


“Forget not Yet” Thomas Wyatt
Fawnia Robert Greene
The Passionate Shepherd to
His Love Christopher Marlowe The Nymph’s Reply to the
Passionate Shepherd Walter Raleigh “Wrong not, Sweet Empress
of My Heart” Walter Raleigh To His Coy Love Michael Drayton
Her Sacred Bower Thomas Campion To Lesbia Thomas Campion
“Love me or Not” Thomas Campion “There is None, O None but
You” Thomas Campion
Of Corinna’s Singing Thomas Campion “Were my Heart as some
Men’s are” Thomas Campion
“Kind are her Answers” Thomas Campion To Celia Ben Jonson
Song, “O, do not wanton
with those eyes” Ben Jonson
Song, “Go and catch a
falling star” John Donne
The Message John Donne
Song, “Ladies, though to
your conquering eyes” George Etherege To a Lady Asking Him how
Long He would Love Her” George Etherege To Aenone Robert Herrick
To Anthea, who may Command
him Anything Robert Herrick The Bracelet: To Julia Robert Herrick To the Western Wind Robert Herrick
To my Inconstant Mistress Thomas Carew Persuasions to Enjoy Thomas Carew
Mediocrity in Love Rejected Thomas Carew The Message Thomas Heywood
“How Can the Heart forget
Her” Francis Davison
To Roses in the Bosom of
Castara William Habington To Flavia Edmund Waller
“Love not Me for Comely
Grace” Unknown
“When, Dearest, I but Think
of Thee” Suckling or Felltham A Doubt of Martyrdom John Suckling
To Chloe William Cartwright I’ll Never Love Thee More James Graham
To Althea, from Prison Richard Lovelace Why I Love Her Alexander Brome
To his Coy Mistress Andrew Marvell A Deposition from Beauty Thomas Stanley “Love in thy Youth, Fair
Maid” Unknown
To Celia Charles Cotton
To Celia Charles Sedley
A Song, “My dear mistress
Has a Heart” John Wilmot
Love and Life John Wilmot
Constancy John Wilmot
Song, “Too late, alas, I
must Confess” John Wilmot
Song, “Come, Celia, let’s
agree at last” John Sheffield The Enchantment Thomas Otway
Song, “Only tell her that I
love” John Cutts
“False though She be” William Congreve To Silvia Anne Finch
“Why, Lovely Charmer” Unknown
Against Indifference Charles Webbe A Song to Amoret Henry Vaughan
The Lass of Richmond Hill James Upton Song, “Let my voice ring out
and over the earth” James Thomson Gifts James Thomson
Amynta Gilbert Elliot
“O Nancy! wilt Thou go
with Me” Thomas Percy
Cavalier’s Song Robert Cunninghame-Graham “My Heart is a Lute” Anne Barnard
Song, “Had I a heart for
falsehood framed” Richard Brinsley Sheridan Meeting George Crabbe
“O Were my Love you Lilac
Fair” Robert Burns
“Bonnie Wee Thing” Robert Burns Rose Aylmer Walter Savage Landor “Take back the Virgin Page” Thomas Moore “Believe me, if all Those
Endearing Young Charms” Thomas Moore The Nun Leigh Hunt
Only of Thee and Me Louis Untermeyer To – Percy Bysshe Shelley
From the Arabic Percy Bysshe Shelley The Wandering Knight’s Song John Gibson Lockhart Song, “Love’s on the
highroad” Dana Burnett
The Secret Love A. E.
The Flower of Beauty George Darley My Share of the World Alice Furlong
Song, “A lake and a fairy
boat” Thomas Hood
“Smile and Never Heed Me” Charles Swain Are They not all Ministering
Spirits Robert Stephen Hawker Maiden Eyes Gerald Griffin
Hallowed Places Alice Freeman Palmer The Lady’s “Yes” Elizabeth Barrett Browning Song, “It is the miller’s
daughter” Alfred Tennyson Lilian Alfred Tennyson
Bugle Song, from “The
Princess” Alfred Tennyson Ronsard to His Mistress William Makepeace Thackeray “When You are Old” William Butler Yeats Song, “You’ll love me yet,
and I can tarry” Robert Browning Love in a Life Robert Browning
Life in a Love Robert Browning The Welcome Thomas Osborne Davis Urania Matthew Arnold
Three Shadows Dante Gabriel Rossetti Since we Parted Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton A Match Algernon Charles Swinburne A Ballad of Life Algernon Charles Swinburne A Leave-Taking Algernon Charles Swinburne A Lyric Algernon Charles Swinburne Maureen John Todhunter
A Love Symphony Arthur O’Shaughnessy Love on the Mountain Thomas Boyd
Kate Temple’s Song Mortimer Collins My Queen Unknown
“Darling, Tell me Yes” John Godfrey Saxe “Do I Love Thee” John Godfrey Saxe “O World, be Nobler” Laurence Binyon “In the Dark, in the Dew” Mary Newmarch Prescott Nanny Francis Davis
A Trifle Henry Timrod
Romance Robert Louis Stevenson “Or Ever the Knightly Years
were Gone” William Ernest Henley Rus in Urbe Clement Scott
My Road Oliver Opdyke
A White Rose John Boyle O’Reilly “Some Day of Days” Nora Perry
The Telephone Robert Frost
Where Love is Amelia Josephine Burr That Day You Came Lizette Woodworth Reese Amantium Irae Ernest Dowson
In a Rose Garden John Bennett “God Bless You, Dear,
To-day” John Bennett
To-day Benjamin R. C. Low To Arcady Charles Buxton Going
Wild Wishes Ethel M. Hewitt “Because of You” Sophia Almon Hensley Then Rose Terry Cooke
The Missive Edmund Gosse
Plymouth Harbor Mrs. Ernest Radford The Serf’s Secret William Vaughn Moody “O, Inexpressible as Sweet” George Edward Woodberry The Cyclamen Arlo Bates
The West-Country Lover Alice Brown “Be Ye in Love with
April-Tide” Clinton Scollard Unity Alfred Noyes
The Queen William Winter
A Lover’s Envy Henry Van Dyke Star Song Robert Underwood Johnson “My Heart Shall be Thy
Garden” Alice Meynell
At Night Alice Meynell
Song, “Song is so old” Hermann Hagedorn “All Last Night” Lascelles Abercrombie The Last Word Frederic Lawrence Knowles “Heart of my Heart” Unknown
My Laddie Amelie Rives
The Shaded Pool Norman Gale
Good-Night S. Weir Mitchell The Mystic Witter Bynner
“I Am the Wind” Zoe Akins
“I Love my Life, But not Too
Well” Harriet Monroe
“This is my Love for You” Grace Fallow Norton


Lips and Eyes Thomas Middleton The Kiss Ben Jonson
“Take, O Take Those
Lips Away” John Fletcher
A Stolen Kiss George Wither
Song, “My Love bound me
with a kiss” Unknown
To Electra Robert Herrick
“Come, Chloe, and Give Me
Sweet Kisses” Charles Hanbury Williams A Riddle William Cowper
To a Kiss John Wolcot
Song, “Often I have heard
it said” Walter Savage Landor The First Kiss of Love George Gordon Byron “Jenny Kissed Me” Leigh Hunt
“I Fear Thy Kisses, Gentle
Maiden” Percy Bysshe Shelley Love’s Philosophy Percy Bysshe Shelley Song, “The moth’s kiss,
first” Robert Browning
Summum Bonum Robert Browning The First Kiss Theodore Watts-Dunton To My Love John Godfrey Saxe
To Lesbia John Godfrey Saxe Make Believe Alice Cary
Kissing’s No Sin Unknown
To Anne William Maxwell
Song, “There is many a love
in the land, my love” Joaquin Miller Phyllis and Corydon Arthur Colton


“Hark, Hark, the Lark” William Shakespeare “Sleep, Angry Beauty” Thomas Campion
Matin Song Nathaniel Field The Night-Piece: To Julia Robert Herrick Morning William D’Avenant
Matin Song Thomas Heywood
The Rose Richard Lovelace Song, “See, see, she wakes!
Sabina wakes” William Congreve Mary Morison Robert Burns
Wake, Lady Joanna Baillie
The Sleeping Beauty Samuel Rogers “The Young May Moon” Thomas Moore
“Row Gently Here” Thomas Moore Morning Serenade Madison Cawein
Serenade Aubrey Thomas De Vere Lines to an Indian Air Percy Bysshe Shelley Good-Night Percy Bysshe Shelley Serenade George Darley
Serenade Thomas Hood
Serenade Edward Coote Pinkney Serenade Henry Timrod
Serenade Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “Come into the Garden, Maud” Alfred Tennyson At Her Window Frederick Locker-Lampson Bedouin Song Bayard Taylor
Night and Love Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton Nocturne Thomas Bailey Aldrich Palabras Carinosas Thomas Bailey Aldrich Serenade Oscar Wilde
The Little Red Lark Alfred Perceval Graves Serenade Richard Middleton


A Lover’s Lullaby George Gascoigne Phillida and Corydon Nicholas Breton “Crabbed Age and Youth” William Shakespeare “It Was a Lover and His
Lass” William Shakespeare “I Loved a Lass” George Wither
To Chloris Charles Sedley
Song, “The merchant, to
secure his Treasure” Matthew Prior Pious Selinda William Congreve
Fair Hebe John West
A Maiden’s Ideal of a
Husband Henry Carey
“Phillada Flouts Me” Unknown
“When Molly Smiles” Unknown
Contentions Unknown
“I Asked My Fair, One Happy
Day” Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Exchange Samuel Taylor Coleridge “Comin’ Through the Rye” Robert Burns
“Green Grow the Rashes, O” Robert Burns Defiance Walter Savage Landor
Of Clementina Walter Savage Landor “The Time I’ve Lost in
Wooing” Thomas Moore
Dear Fanny Thomas Moore
A Certain Young Lady Washington Irving “Where Be You Going, You
Devon Maid” John Keats
Love in a Cottage Nathaniel Parker Willis Song of the Milkmaid from
“Queen Mary” Alfred Tennyson “Wouldn’t You Like to Know” John Godfrey Saxe “Sing Heigh-ho” Charles Kingsley
The Golden Fish George Arnold The Courtin’ James Russell Lowell L’Eau Dormante Thomas Bailey Aldrich A Primrose Dame Gleeson White
If James Jeffrey Roche Don’t James Jeffrey Roche
An Irish Love-Song Robert Underwood Johnson Growing Old Walter Learned
Time’s Revenge Walter Learned In Explanation Walter Learned
Omnia Vincit Alfred Cochrane A Pastoral Norman Gale
A Rose Arlo Bates
“Wooed and Married and A'” Alexander Ross “Owre the Moor Amang the
Heather” Jean Glover
Marriage and the Care O’t Robert Lochore The Women Folk James Hogg
“Love is Like a Dizziness” James Hogg “Behave Yoursel’ before
Folk” Alexander Rodger
Rory O’More; or, Good Omens Samuel Lover Ask and Have Samuel Lover
Kitty of Coleraine Charles Dawson Shanly The Plaidie Charles Sibley
Kitty Neil John Francis Waller “The Dule’s i’ this Bonnet
o’ Mine” Edwin Waugh
The Ould Plaid Shawl Francis A. Fahy Little Mary Cassidy Francis A. Fahy
The Road Patrick R. Chalmers Twickenham Ferry Theophile Marzials


Song, “I prithee send me
back my Heart” John Suckling A Ballad Upon a Wedding John Suckling
To Chloe Jealous Matthew Prior Jack and Joan Thomas Campion
Phillis and Corydon Richard Greene Sally in Our Alley Henry Carey
The Country Wedding Unknown
“O Merry may the Maid be” John Clerk The Lass o’ Gowrie Carolina Nairne
The Constant Swain and
Virtuous Maid Unknown
When the Kye Comes Hame James Hogg The Low-Backed Car Samuel Lover
The Pretty Girl of Loch Dan Samuel Ferguson Muckle-Mouth Meg Robert Browning
Muckle-Mou’d Meg James Ballantine Glenlogie Unknown
Lochinvar Walter Scott
Jock of Hazeldean Walter Scott Candor Henry Cuyler Bunner
“Do you Remember” Thomas Haynes Bayly Because Edward Fitzgerald
Love and Age Thomas Love Peacock To Helen Winthrop Mackworth Praed At the Church Gate William Makepeace Thackeray Mabel, in New Hampshire James Thomas Fields Toujours Amour Edmund Clarence Stedman The Doorstep Edmund Clarence Stedman The White Flag John Hay
A Song of the Four Seasons Austin Dobson The Love-Knot Nora Perry
Riding Down Nora Perry
“Forgettin'” Moira O’Neill
“Across the Fields to Anne” Richard Burton Pamela in Town Ellen Mackay Hutchinson Cortissoz Yes? Henry Cuyler Bunner
The Prime of Life Walter Learned Thoughts on the Commandments George Augustus Baker


“Sigh no More, Ladies” William Shakespeare A Renunciation Edward Vere
A Song, “Ye happy swains,
whose hearts are free” George Etherege To His Forsaken Mistress Robert Ayton
To an Inconstant Robert Ayton Advice to a Girl Thomas Campion
Song, “Follow a shadow, it
still flies you” Ben Jonson
True Beauty Francis Beaumont The Indifferent Francis Beaumont
The Lover’s Resolution George Wither His Further Resolution Unknown
Song, “Shall I tell you whom
I love” William Browne
To Dianeme Robert Herrick
Ingrateful Beauty Threatened Thomas Carew Disdain Returned Thomas Carew
“Love Who Will, for I’ll
Love None” William Browne
Valerius on Women Thomas Heywood Dispraise of Love, and
Lovers’ Follies Francis Davison The Constant Lover John Suckling
Song, “Why so pale and wan,
fond Lover” John Suckling
Wishes to His Supposed
Mistress Richard Crashaw
Song, “Love in fantastic
Triumph sate” Aphra Behn
Les Amours Charles Cotton
Rivals William Walsh
I Lately Vowed, but ‘Twas
in Haste John Oldmixon
The Touchstone Samuel Bishop Air, “I ne’er could any
luster see” Richard Brinsley Sheridan “I Took a Hansom on Today” William Ernest Henley Da Capo Henry Cuyler Bunner
Song Against Women Willard Huntington Wright Song of Thyrsis Philip Freneau
The Test Walter Savage Landor “The Fault is not Mine” Walter Savage Landor The Snake Thomas Moore
“When I Loved You” Thomas Moore A Temple to Friendship Thomas Moore
The Glove and the Lions Leigh Hunt To Woman George Gordon Byron
Love’s Spite Aubrey Thomas de Vere Lady Clara Vere de Vere Alfred Tennyson Shadows Richard Monckton Milnes Sorrows of Werther William Makepeace Thackeray The Age of Wisdom William Makepeace Thackeray Andrea del Sarto Robert Browning
My Last Duchess Robert Browning Adam, Lilith, and Eve Robert Browning The Lost Mistress Robert Browning
Friend and Lover Mary Ainge de Vere Lost Love Andrew Lang
Vobiscum est Iope Thomas Campion Four Winds Sara Teasdale
To Marion Wilfrid Scawen Blunt Crowned Amy Lowell
Hebe James Russell Lowell “Justine, You Love me Not” John Godfrey Saxe Snowdrop William Wetmore Story When the Sultan Goes to
Ispahan Thomas Bailey Aldrich The Shadow Dance Louise Chandler Moulton “Along the Field as we
Came by” Alfred Edward Housman “When I was One-and-Twenty” Alfred Edward Housman “Grieve Not, Ladies” Anna Hempstead Branch Suburb Harold Monro
The Betrothed Rudyard Kipling


“The Night has a Thousand
Eyes” Francis William Bourdillon “I Saw my Lady Weep” Unknown
Love’s Young Dream Thomas Moore “Not Ours the Vows” Bernard Barton
The Grave of Love Thomas Love Peacock “We’ll go no More a Roving” George Gordon Byron Song, “Sing the old song,
amid the sounds dispersing” Aubrey Thomas de Vere The Question Percy Bysshe Shelley The Wanderer Austin Dobson
Egyptian Serenade George William Curtis The Water Lady Thomas Hood
“Tripping Down the
Field-path” Charles Swain
Love Not Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton “A Place in Thy Memory” Gerald Griffin Inclusions Elizabeth Barrett Browning Mariana Alfred Tennyson
Ask Me no More Alfred Tennyson A Woman’s Last Word Robert Browning
The Last Ride Together Robert Browning Youth and Art Robert Browning
Two in the Campagna Robert Browning One Way of Love Robert Browning
“Never the Time and the
Place” Robert Browning
Song, “Oh! that we two were
Maying” Charles Kingsley For He Had Great Possessions Richard Middleton Windle-straws Edward Dowden
Jessie Thomas Edward Brown The Chess-board Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton Aux Italiens Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton Song, “I saw the day’s
white rapture” Charles Hanson Towne The Lonely Road Kenneth Rand
Evensong Ridgely Torrence The Nymph’s Song to Hylas William Morris No and Yes Thomas Ashe
Love in Dreams John Addington Symonds “A Little While I fain would
Linger Yet” Paul Hamilton Hayne Song, “I made another
garden, yea” Arthur O’Shaughnessy Song, “Has summer come
without the rose” Arthur O’Shaughnessy After Philip Bourke Marston
After Summer Philip Bourke Marston Rococo Algernon Charles Swinburne Rondel Algernon Charles Swinburne The Oblation Algernon Charles Swinburne The Song of the Bower Dante Gabriel Rossetti Song, “We break the glass,
whose sacred wine” Edward Coote Pinkney Maud Muller John Greenleaf Whittier La Grisette Oliver Wendell Holmes The Dark Man Nora Hopper
Eurydice Francis William Bourdillon A Woman’s Thought Richard Watson Gilder Laus Veneris Louise Chandler Moulton Adonais Will Wallace Harney
Face to Face Frances Cochrane Ashore Laurence Hope
Khristna and His Flute Laurence Hope Impenitentia Ultima Ernest Dowson
Non Sum Quails Eram Bonae
sub Regno Cynarae Ernest Dowson Quid non Speremus, Amantes? Ernest Dowson “So Sweet Love Seemed” Robert Bridges An Old Tune Andrew Lang
Refuge William Winter
Midsummer Ella Wheeler Wilcox Ashes of Roses Elaine Goodale
Sympathy Althea Gyles
The Look Sara Teasdale
“When My Beloved Sleeping
Lies” Irene Rutherford McLeod Love and Life Julie Mathilde Lippman Love’s Prisoner Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer Rosies Agnes I. Hanrahan
At the Comedy Arthur Stringer “Sometime It may Be” Arthur Colton
“I heard a Soldier” Herbert Trench The Last Memory Arthur Symonds
“Down by the Salley Gardens” William Butler Yates Ashes of Life Edna St. Vincent Millay A Farewell Alice Brown


Song, “O mistress mine,
where are you roaming” William Shakespeare “Go, Lovely Rose” Edmund Waller
To the Rose: A Song Robert Herrick Memory William Browne
To Lucasta, Going to the
Wars Richard Lovelace
To Lucasta, Going beyond
the Seas Richard Lovelace Song to a Fair Young Lady,
Going out of the Town in
the Spring John Dryden
Song, “To all you ladies now
at land” Charles Sackville Song, “In vain you tell your
parting lover” Matthew Prior Black-Eyed Susan John Gay
Irish Molly O Unknown
Song, “At setting day and
rising morn” Allan Ramsay
Lochaber no More Allan Ramsey Willie and Helen Hew Ainslie
Absence Richard Jago
“My Mother Bids me Bind
my Hair” Anne Hunter
“Blow High! Blow Low” Charles Dibdin The Siller Croun Susanna Blamire
“My Nannie’s Awa” Robert Burns “Ae Fond Kiss” Robert Burns
“The Day Returns” Robert Burns My Bonnie Mary Robert Burns
A Red, Red Rose Robert Burns
I Love My Jean Robert Burns and John Hamilton The Rover’s Adieu, from
“Rokeby” Walter Scott
“Loudoun’s Bonnie Woods and
Braes” Robert Tannahill
“Fare Thee Well” George Gordon Byron “Maid of Athens, Ere We
Part” George Gordon Byron “When We Two Parted” George Gordon Byron “Go, Forget Me” Charles Wolfe
Last Night George Darley
Adieu Thomas Carlyle
Jeanie Morrison William Motherwell The Sea-lands Orrick Johns
Fair Ines Thomas Hood
A Valediction Elizabeth Barrett Browning Farewell John Addington Symonds “I Do Not Love Thee” Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton The Palm-tree and the Pine Richard Monckton Milnes “O Swallow, Swallow Flying
South” Alfred Tennyson
The Flower’s Name Robert Browning To Marguerite Matthew Arnold
Separation Matthew Arnold
Longing Matthew Arnold
Divided Jean Ingelow
My Playmate John Greenleaf Whittier A Farewell Coventry Patmore
Departure Coventry Patmore A song of Parting H. C. Compton Mackenzie Song, “Fair is the night,
and fair the day” William Morris At Parting Algernon Charles Swinburne “If She But Knew” Arthur O’Shaughnessy Kathleen Mavourneen Louisa Macartney Crawford Robin Adair Caroline Keppel
“If You Were Here” Philip Bourke Marston “Come to Me, Dearest” Joseph Brenan
Song, “‘Tis said that
absence Conquers love” Frederick William Thomas Parting Gerald Massey
The Parting Hour Olive Custance A Song of Autumn Rennell Rodd
The Girl I Left Behind Me Unknown
“When We are Parted” Hamilton Aide Remember or Forget Hamilton Aide
Nancy Dawson Herbert P. Horne My Little Love Charles B. Hawley
For Ever William Caldwell Roscoe Auf Wiedersehen James Russell Lowell “Forever and a Day” Thomas Bailey Aldrich Old Gardens Arthur Upson
Ferry Hinksey Laurence Binyon Wearyin’ fer You Frank L. Stanton
The Lovers of Marchaid Marjorie L. C. Pickthall Song, “She’s somewhere in
the sunlight strong” Richard Le Gallienne The Lover Thinks of His Lady
in the North Shaemas O Sheel Chanson de Rosemonde Richard Hovey
Ad Domnulam Suam Ernest Dawson Marian Drury Bliss Carman
Love’s Rosary Alfred Noyes
When She Comes Home James Whitcomb Riley


Song, “My silks and fine
array” William Blake
The Flight of Love Percy Bysshe Shelley “Farewell! If ever Fondest
Prayer” George Gordon Byron Porphyria’s Lover Robert Browning
Modern Beauty Arthur Symons
La Belle Dame Sans Merci John Keats Tantalus–Texas Joaquin Miller
Enchainment Arthur O’Shaughnessy Auld Robin Gray Anne Barnard
Lost Light Elizabeth Akers A Sigh Harriet Prescott Spofford Hereafter Harriet Prescott Spofford Endymion Oscar Wilde
“Love is a Terrible Thing” Grace Fallow Norton The Ballad of the Angel Theodosia Garrison “Love Came Back at Fall
o’ Dew” Lizette Woodworth Reese I Shall not Care Sara Teasdale
Outgrown Julia C. R. Dorr A Tragedy Edith Nesbit
Left Behind Elizabeth Akers The Forsaken Merman Matthew Arnold
The Portrait Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton The Rose and Thorn Paul Hamilton Hayne To Her–Unspoken Amelia Josephine Burr A Light Woman Robert Browning
From the Turkish George Gordon Byron A Summer Wooing Louise Chandler Moulton Butterflies John Davidson
Unseen Spirits Nathaniel Parker Willis “Grandmither, Think Not I
Forget” Willa Sibert Cather Little Wild Baby Margaret Thomson Janvier A Cradle Song Nicholas Breton
Lady Anne Bothwell’s Lament Unknown A Woman’s Love John Hay
A Tragedy Theophile Marzials “Mother, I Cannot Mind My
Wheel” Walter Savage Landor Airly Beacon Charles Kingsley
A Sea Child Bliss Carman
From the Harbor Hill Gustav Kobbe Allan Water Matthew Gregory Lewis Forsaken Unknown
Bonnie Doon Robert Burns
The Two Lovers Richard Hovey The Vampire Rudyard Kipling
Agatha Alfred Austin
“A Rose Will Fade” Dora Sigerson Shorter Affaire d’Amour Margaret Deland
A Casual Song Roden Noel
The Way of It John Vance Cheney “When Lovely Woman Stoops
to Folly” Oliver Goldsmith Folk-Song Louis Untermeyer
A Very Old Song William Laird “She Was Young and Blithe
and Fair” Harold Monro
The Lass that Died of Love Richard Middleton The Passion-Flower Margaret Fuller
Norah Zoe Akins
Of Joan’s Youth Louise Imogen Guiney There’s Wisdom in Women Rupert Brooke
Goethe and Frederika Henry Sidgwick The Song of the King’s
Minstrel Richard Middleton Annie Shore and Johnnie Doon Patrick Orr Emmy Arthur Symons
The Ballad of Camden Town James Elroy Flecker


Helen of Kirconnell Unknown
Willy Drowned in Yarrow Unknown
Annan Water Unknown
The Lament of the Border
Widow Unknown
Aspatia’s Song from “The
Maid’s Tragedy” John Fletcher A Ballad, “‘Twas when the
seas were roaring” John Gay
The Braes of Yarrow John Logan
The Churchyard on the Sands Lord de Tabley The Minstrel’s Song
from “Aella” Thomas Chatterton Highland Mary Robert Burns
To Mary in Heaven Robert Burns Lucy William Wordsworth
Proud Maisie Walter Scott
Song, “Earl March looked on
His dying child” Thomas Campbell The Maid’s Lament Walter Savage Landor “She is Far from the Land” Thomas Moore “At the Mid Hour of Night” Thomas Moore On a Picture by Poussin John Addington Symonds Threnody Ruth Guthrie Harding
Strong as Death Henry Cuyler Banner “I Shall not Cry Return” Ellen M. H. Gates “Oh! Snatched away in
Beauty’s Bloom” George Gordon Byron To Mary Charles Wolfe
My Heart and I Elizabeth Barrett Browning Rosalind’s Scroll Elizabeth Barrett Browning Lament of the Irish Emigrant Helen Selina Sheridan The King of Denmark’s Ride Caroline E. S. Norton The Watcher James Stephens
The Three Sisters Arthur Davison Ficke Ballad May Kendall
“O that ‘Twere Possible” Alfred Tennyson “Home They Brought Her
Warrior Dead” Alfred Tennyson Evelyn Hope Robert Browning
Remembrance Emily Bronte
Song,”The linnet in the
rocky dells” Emily Bronte
Song of the Old Love Jean Ingelow Requiescat Matthew Arnold
Too Late Dinah Maria Mulock Craik Four Years Dinah Maria Mulock Craik Barbara Alexander Smith
Song, “When I am dead, my
dearest” Christina Georgina Rossetti Sarrazine’s Song to Her
Dead Lover Arthur O’Shaughnessy Love and Death Rosa Mulholland
To One in Paradise Edgar Allan Poe Annabel Lee Edgar Allan Poe
For Annie Edgar Allan Poe
Telling the Bees John Greenleaf Whittier A Tryst Louise Chandler Moulton Love’s Resurrection Day Louise Chandler Moulton Heaven Martha Gilbert Dickinson Janette’s Hair Charles Graham Halpine The Dying Lover Richard Henry Stoddard “When the Grass Shall
Cover Me” Ina Coolbrith
Give Love Today Ethel Talbot
Until Death Elizabeth Akers Florence Vane Phillip Pendleton Cooke “If Spirits Walk” Sophie Jewett
Requiescat Oscar Wilde
Lyric, “You would have
understood me, had you
waited” Ernest Dowson
Romance Andrew Lang
Good-Night Hester A. Benedict Requiescat Rosamund Marriott Watson The Four Winds Charles Henry Luders The King’s Ballad Joyce Kilmer
Heliotrope Harry Thurston Peck “Lydia is Gone this Many
a Year” Lizette Woodworth Reese After Lizette Woodworth Reese Memories Arthur Stringer
To Diane Helen Hay Whitney “Music I Heard” Conrad Aiken
Her Dwelling-place Ada Foster Murray The Wife from Fairyland Richard Le Gallienne In the Fall o’ Year Thomas S. Jones, Jr The Invisible Bride Edwin Markham
Rain on a Grave Thomas Hardy
Patterns Amy Lowell
Dust Rupert Brooke
Ballad, “The roses in my
garden” Maurice Baring
“The Little Rose is Dust,
My Dear” Grace Hazard Conkling Dirge Adelaide Crapsey
The Little Red Ribbon James Whitcomb Riley The Rosary Robert Cameron Rogers


“My True-love Hath My Heart” Philip Sidney Song, “O sweet delight” Thomas Campion The Good-Morrow John Donne
“There’s Gowd in the Breast” James Hogg The Beggar Maid Alfred Tennyson
Refuge A.E.
At Sunset Louis V. Ledoux
“One Morning Oh! so Early” Jean Ingelow Across the Door Padraic Colum
May Margaret Theophile Marzials Rondel, “Kissing her hair,
I sat against her feet” Algernon Charles Swinburne A Spring Journey Alice Freeman Palmer The Brookside Richard Monckton Milnes Song, “For me the jasmine
buds unfold” Florence Earle Coates What My Lover Said Homer Greene
May-Music Rachel Annand Taylor Song, “Flame at the core of
the World” Arthur Upson
A Memory Frederic Lawrence Knowles Love Triumphant Frederic Lawrence Knowles Lines, “Love within the
lover’s breast” George Meredith Love among the Ruins Robert Browning Earl Mertoun’s Song Robert Browning
Meeting at Night Robert Browning Parting at Morning Robert Browning
The Turn of the Road Alice Rollit Coe “My Delight and Thy Delight” Robert Bridges “O, Saw Ye the Lass” Richard Ryan
Love at Sea Algernon Charles Swinburne Mary Beaton’s Song Algernon Charles Swinburne Plighted Dinah Maria Mulock Craik A Woman’s Question Adelaide Anne Procter “Dinna Ask Me” John Dunlop
A Song, “Sing me a sweet,
low song of night” Hildegarde Hawthorne The Reason James Oppenheim
“My Own Cailin Donn” George Sigerson Nocturne Amelia Josephine Burr Surrender Amelia Josephine Burr “By Yon Burn Side” Robert Tannahill A Pastoral, “Flower of the
medlar” Theophile Marzials “When Death to Either shall
Come” Robert Bridges
The Reconciliation Alfred Tennyson Song, “Wait but a little
while” Norman Gale
Content Norman Gale
Che Sara Sara Victor Plarr
“Bid Adieu to Girlish Days” James Joyce To F.C. Mortimer Collins
Spring Passion Joel Elias Spingarn Advice to a Lover S. Charles Jellicoe “Yes” Richard Doddridge Blackmore Love Samuel Taylor Coleridge Nested Habberton Lulham
The Letters Alfred Tennyson Prothalamion Edmund Spenser
Epithalamion Edmund Spenser The Kiss Sara Teasdale
Marriage Wilfrid Wilson Gibson The Newly-wedded Winthrop Mackworth Praed I Saw Two Clouds at Morning John Gardiner Calkins Brainard Holy Matrimony John Keble
The Bride Laurence Hope
A Marriage Charm Nora Hopper
“Like a Laverock in the
Lift” Jean Ingelow
My Owen Ellen Mary Patrick Downing Doris: A Pastoral Arthur Joseph Munby “He’d Nothing but His
Violin” Mary Kyle Dallas Love’s Calendar William Bell Scott Home Dora Greenwell
Two Lovers George Eliot
The Land of Heart’s Desire Emily Huntington Miller My Ain Wife Alexander Laing
The Irish Wife Thomas D’Arcy McGee My Wife’s a Winsome Wee
Thing Robert Burns
Lettice Dinah Maria Mulock Craik “If Thou Wert by My Side,
My Love” Reginald Heber
The Shepherd’s Wife’s Song Robert Greene “Truth doth Truth Deserve” Philip Sidney The Married Lover Coventry Patmore
My Love James Russell Lowell Margaret to Dolcino Charles Kingsley Dolcino to Margaret Charles Kingsley At Last Richard Henry Stoddard The Wife to Her Husband Unknown
A Wife’s Song William Cox Bennett The Sailor’s Wife William Julius Mickle Jerry an’ Me Hiram Rich
“Don’t be Sorrowful,
Darling” Rembrandt Peale
Winifreda Unknown
An Old Man’s Idyl Richard Realf The Poet’s Song to his Wife Bryan Waller Procter John Anderson Robert Burns
To Mary Samuel Bishop
The Golden Wedding David Gray
Moggy and Me James Hogg
“O, Lay Thy Hand in Mine,
Dear” Gerald Massey
The Exequy Henry King


Sonnets from “Amoretti” Edmund Spenser Sonnets from “Astrophel and
Stella” Philip Sidney
Sonnets from “To Delia” Samuel Daniel Sonnets from “Idea” Michael Drayton
Sonnets from “Diana” Henry Constable Sonnets William Shakespeare
“Alexis, Here She Stayed” William Drummond “Were I as Base as is the
Lowly Plain” Joshua Sylvester A Sonnet of the Moon Charles Best
To Mary Unwin William Cowper “Why art Thou Silent” William Wordsworth Sonnets from “The House
of Life” Dante Gabriel Rossetti Sonnets Christina Georgina Rossetti How My Songs of Her Began Philip Bourke Marston At the Last Philip Bourke Marston To One who Would Make a
Confession Wilfrid Scawen Blunt The Pleasures of Love Wilfrid Scawen Blunt “Were but my Spirit Loosed
upon the Air” Louise Chandler Moulton Renouncement Alice Meynell
“My Love for Thee” Richard Watson Gilder Sonnets after the Italian Richard Watson Gilder Stanzas from “Modern Love” George Meredith Love in the Winds Richard Hovey
“Oh, Death Will Find Me” Rupert Brooke The Busy Heart Rupert Brooke
The Hill Rupert Brooke
Sonnets from “Sonnets to
Miranda” William Watson
Sonnets from “Thysia” Morton Luce Sonnets from “Sonnets from
the Portuguese” Elizabeth Barrett Browning One Word More Robert Browning



“The World is too Much With
Us” William Wordsworth


The Book of the World William Drummond Nature Jones Very
Compensation Celia Thaxter
The Last Hour Ethel Clifford Nature Henry David Thoreau
Song of Nature Ralph Waldo Emerson “Great Nature is an
Army Gay” Richard Watson Gilder To Mother Nature Frederic Lawrence Knowles Quiet Work Matthew Arnold
Nature Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “As an Old Mercer” Mahlon Leonard Fisher Good Company Karle Wilson Baker
“Here is the Place where
Loveliness Keeps House” Madison Cawein God’s World Edna St. Vincent Millay Wild Honey Maurice Thompson
Patmos Edith M. Thomas


Song, “Phoebus, arise” William Drummond Hymn of Apollo Percy Bysshe Shelley Prelude to “The New Day” Richard Watson Gilder Dawn on the Headland William Watson
The Miracle of the Dawn Madison Cawein Dawn-angels A. Mary F. Robinson
Music of the Dawn Virginia Bioren Harrison Sunrise on Mansfield
Mountain Alice Brown
Ode to Evening William Collins “It is a Beauteous Evening
Calm and Free” William Wordsworth Gloaming Robert Adger Bowen
Evening Melody Aubrey de Vere In the Cool of the Evening Alfred Noyes Twilight Olive Custance
Twilight at Sea Amelia C. Welby “This is My Hour” Zoe Akins
Song to the Evening Star Thomas Campbell The Evening Cloud John Wilson
Song: To Cynthia Ben Jonson
My Star Robert Browning
Night William Blake
To Night Percy Bysshe Shelly To Night Joseph Blanco White
Night John Addington Symonds Night James Montgomery
He Made the Night Lloyd Mifflin Hymn to the Night Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Night’s Mardi Gras Edward J. Wheeler Dawn and Dark Norman Gale
Dawn George B. Logan, Jr A Wood Song Ralph Hodgson


A Song for the Seasons Bryan Waller Procter A Song of the Seasons Cosmo Monkhouse Turn o’ the Year Katherine Tynan
The Waking Year Emily Dickinson Song, “The year’s at the
spring” Robert Browning
Early Spring Alfred Tennyson Lines Written in Early
Spring William Wordsworth In Early Spring Alice Meynell
Spring Thomas Nashe
A Starling’s Spring Rondel James Cousins “When Daffodils begin to
Peer” William Shakespeare Spring, from “In Memoriam” Alfred Tennyson The Spring Returns Charles Leonard Moore “When the Hounds of Spring” Algernon Charles Swinburne Song, “Again rejoicing
Nature sees” Robert Burns
To Spring William Blake
An Ode on the Spring Thomas Gray Spring Henry Timrod
The Meadows in Spring Edward Fitzgerald The Spring William Barnes
“When Spring Comes Back to
England” Alfred Noyes
New Life Amelia Josephine Burr “Over the Wintry Threshold” Bliss Carman March William Morris
Song in March William Gilmore Simms March Nora Hopper
Written in March William Wordsworth The Passing of March Robert Burns Wilson Home Thoughts, from Abroad Robert Browning Song, “April, April” William Watson
An April Adoration Charles G. D. Roberts Sweet Wild April William Force Stead Spinning in April Josephine Preston Peabody Song: On May Morning John Milton
A May Burden Francis Thompson Corinna’s Going a-Maying Robert Herrick “Sister, Awake” Unknown
May Edward Hovell-Thurlow May Henry Sylvester Cornwell A Spring Lilt Unknown
Summer Longings Denis Florence MacCarthy Midsummer John Townsend Trowbridge A Midsummer Song Richard Watson Gilder June, from “The Vision of
Sir Launfal” James Russell Lowell June Harrison Smith Morris
Harvest Ellen Mackay Hutchinson Cortissoz Scythe Song Andrew Lang
September George Arnold
Indian Summer Emily Dickinson Prevision Ada Foster Murray
A Song of Early Autumn Richard Watson Gilder To Autumn John Keats
Ode to Autumn Thomas Hood
Ode to the West Wind Percy Bysshe Shelley Autumn: a Dirge Percy Bysshe Shelley Autumn Emily Dickinson
“When the Frost is on the
Punkin” James Whitcomb Riley Kore Frederic Manning
Old October Thomas Constable November C. L. Cleaveland
November Mahlon Leonard Fisher Storm Fear Robert Frost
Winter: a Dirge Robert Burns
Old Winter Thomas Noel
The Frost Hannah Flagg Gould The Frosted Pane Charles G. D. Roberts The Frost Spirit John Greenleaf Whittier Snow Elizabeth Akers
To a Snowflake Francis Thompson The Snow-Shower William Cullen Bryant Midwinter John Townsend Trowbridge A Glee for Winter Alfred Domett
The Death of the Old Year Alfred Tennyson Dirge for the Year Percy Bysshe Shelley


Waldeinsamkeit Ralph Waldo Emerson “When in the Woods I Wander
All Alone” Edward Hovell-Thurlow Aspects of the Pines Paul Hamilton Hayne Out in the Fields Unknown
Under the Leaves Albert Laighton “On Wenlock Edge” Alfred Edward Housman “What Do We Plant” Henry Abbey
The Tree Jones Very
The Brave Old Oak Henry Fothergill Chorley “The Girt Woak Tree that’s
in the Dell” William Barnes To the Willow-tree Robert Herrick
Enchantment Madison Cawein
Trees Joyce Kilmer
The Holly-tree Robert Southey The Pine Augusta Webster
“Woodman, Spare that Tree” George Pope Morris The Beech Tree’s Petition Thomas Campbell The Poplar Field William Cowper
The Planting of the
Apple-Tree William Cullen Bryant Of an Orchard Katherine Tynan
An Orchard at Avignon A. Mary F. Robinson The Tide River Charles Kingsley
The Brook’s Song Alfred Tennyson Arethusa Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Cataract of Lodore Robert Southey Song of the Chattahoochee Sidney Lanier “Flow Gently, Sweet Afton” Robert Burns Canadian Boat-Song Thomas Moore
The Marshes of Glynn Sidney Lanier The Trosachs William Wordsworth
Hymn before Sunrise in the
Vale of Chamouni Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Peaks Stephen Crane
Kinchinjunga Cale Young Rice The Hills Julian Grenfell
Hemlock Mountain Sarah N. Cleghorn Sunrise on Rydal Water John Drinkwater The Deserted Pasture Bliss Carman
To Meadows Robert Herrick
The Cloud Percy Bysshe Shelley April Rain Robert Loveman
Summer Invocation William Cox Bennett April Rain Mathilde Blind
To the Rainbow Thomas Campbell


My Garden Thomas Edward Brown The Garden Andrew Marvell
A Garden Andrew Marvell
A Garden Song Austin Dobson
In Green Old Gardens Violet Fane A Benedictine Garden Alice Brown
An Autumn Garden Bliss Carman Unguarded Ada Foster Murray
The Deserted Garden Elizabeth Barrett Browning A Forsaken Garden Algernon Charles Swinburne Green Things Growing Dinah Maria Mulock Craik A Chanted Calendar Sydney Dobell
Flowers Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Flowers Thomas Hood
A Contemplation Upon Flowers Henry King Almond Blossom Edwin Arnold
White Azaleas Harriet McEwen Kimball Buttercups Wilfrid Thorley
The Broom Flower Mary Howitt
The Small Celandine William Wordsworth To the Small Celandine William Wordsworth Four-leaf Clover Ella Higginson
Sweet Clover Wallace Rice