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Collins, William French   
2 poems available by this author


CONDITIONALLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Ethel asked me for a verse
Last Line: Grant the rhymester something, too!
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TOWN AND COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: You'd admire my city sweetheart
Last Line: All the while!
Subject(s): Flirtation; Love



Collins (1721-1759), William    Poet's Biography
27 poems available by this author


A SONG. IMITATED FROM THE MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Lo here, beneath this hallow'd shade
Last Line: And lull her with his sweetest lay.


AN EPISTLE: ADDRESSED TO SIR THOMAS HAMNER (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: While born to bring the muse's happier days
Last Line: A fond alliance with the poet's name.
Subject(s): Corneille, Pierre (1606-1684); Dramatists; Fletcher, John (1579-1625); Homer (10th Century B.c.); Jonson, Ben (1572-1637); Lucan (Marcus Annaeus Lucanus); Plays & Playwrights ; Poetry & Poets; Racine, Jean (1639-1699); Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); V


AN EPISTLE: ADDRESSED TO SIR THOMAS HAMNER (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: No second growth the western isle could bear
Last Line: A fond alliance with the poet's name.
Subject(s): Dramatists; Plays & Playwrights ; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Dramatists


AN EPISTLE: ADDRESSED TO SIR THOMAS HAMNER (2) (VARIANT TEXT)    Poem Text    
First Line: While, own'd by you, with smiles the muse surveys
Last Line: A fond alliance with the poet's name.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


DIRGE FOR FIDELE    Poem Text    
First Line: To fair fidele's grassy tomb
Last Line: And mourned, till pity's self be dead.
Variant Title(s): Dirge In Cymbeline;fidele ['s Dirge];a Song From Shakespeare's Cymbelyne [cymbeline]
Subject(s): Dramatists; Plays & Playwrights ; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Dramatists


ODE OCCASIONED BY THE DEATH OF MR. THOMSON    Poem Text    
First Line: In yonder grave a druid lies
Last Line: In yonder grave your druid lies!
Variant Title(s): On The Death Of Thomson;ode On The Death Of Mr. Thomason
Subject(s): Thomson, James (1700-1748)


ODE ON THE POETICAL CHARACTER    Poem Text    
First Line: As once, if not with light regard / I read aright that gifted bard
Last Line: Or curtained close such scene from every future view.
Subject(s): Churchyards; Poetry & Poets


ODE ON THE POPULAR SUPERSTITIONS OF THE HIGHLANDS OF SCOTLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Home, thou return'st from thames, whose naiads long
Last Line: Friend.
Subject(s): Highlands Of Scotland; Home, John (1722-1808); Poetry & Poets


ODE TO EVENING    Poem Text    
First Line: If aught of oaten stop, or pastoral song
Last Line: And hymn thy favorite name!
Variant Title(s): To Evening;evening
Subject(s): Evening; Sunset; Twilight


ODE TO FEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou, to whom the world unknown / with all its shadowy shapes is shown
Last Line: And I, o fear, will dwell with thee!
Subject(s): Fear


ODE TO LIBERTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Who shall awake the spartan fife
Last Line: Thou, lady, thou shalt rule the west!
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


ODE TO MERCY    Poem Text    
First Line: O thou, who sit'st a smiling bride
Last Line: Thou, thou shalt rule our queen, and share our monarch's throne!
Subject(s): Mercy


ODE TO PEACE    Poem Text    
First Line: O thou, who bad'st thy turtles bear
Last Line: With him for ever wed!
Subject(s): Peace


ODE TO PITY    Poem Text    
First Line: O thou, the friend of man assigned
Last Line: To hear a british shell!
Subject(s): Pity


ODE TO SIMPLICITY    Poem Text    
First Line: O thou by nature taught
Last Line: And all thy sons, o nature, learn my tale
Subject(s): Simplicity


ODE WRITTEN IN [THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR] 1746    Poem Text    
First Line: How sleep the brave, who sink to rest
Last Line: To dwell a weeping hermit there!
Variant Title(s): The Sleep Of The Brave;how Sleep The Brave
Subject(s): England; Freedom; Heroism; Holidays; Memorial Day; Peace; Soldiers; English; Liberty; Heroes; Heroines; Declaration Day


ODE, TO A LADY ON THE DEATH OF COLONEL ROSS [AT] FONTENOY    Poem Text    
First Line: While, lost to all his former mirth
Last Line: And bid her shepherds weep.
Subject(s): Death; Fontenoy, Battle Of (1745); Dead, The


PERSIAN [ORIENTAL] ECLOGUES: 1. SELIM; OR, SHEPHERD'S MORAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Ye persian maids, attend your poet's lays
Last Line: The shepherds lov'd, and selim bless'd his song.


PERSIAN [ORIENTAL] ECLOGUES: 2. HASSAN; OR, THE CAMEL-DRIVER    Poem Text    
First Line: In silent horror o'er the desert-waste
Last Line: When back to schiraz' walls he bent his way.
Subject(s): Iran; Persia


PERSIAN [ORIENTAL] ECLOGUES: 3: ABRA; OR GEORGIAN SULTANA    Poem Text    
First Line: In georgia's land, where tefflis' towr's are seen
Last Line: And ev'ry georgian maid, like abra, lov'd!


PERSIAN [ORIENTAL] ECLOGUES: 4. AGIB AND SECANDER    Poem Text    
First Line: In fair circassia, where, to love inclin'd
Last Line: Wide o'er the moon-light hills, renew'd their flight.


SONG; THE SENTIMENTS BORROWED FROM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text    
First Line: Young damon of the vale is dead
Last Line: And o'er her lov'd-one died.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: When phoebe form'd a wanton smile
Last Line: The fabled queen of love.
Subject(s): Love


THE MANNERS, AN ODE    Poem Text    
First Line: Farewell, for clearer ken design'd
Last Line: To rove thy scene-full world with thee!


THE PASSIONS: AN ODE FOR MUSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: When music, heavenly maid, was young
Last Line: Confirm the tales her sons relate!
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


TO MISS AURELIA C---R; ON HER WEEPING AT HER SISTER'S WEDDING    Poem Text    
First Line: Cease, fair aurelia, cease to mourn
Last Line: "you'll find your sister in his arms."
Subject(s): Marriage; Sisters; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


VERSES WRITTEN ON A PAPER    Poem Text    
First Line: Ye curious hands, that hid from vulgar eyes
Last Line: And grief with raven note usurp the night.
Subject(s): Cakes



Collins (1875-), William   
1 poems available by this author


MOLLY MAGUIRE AT MONMOUTH    Poem Text    
First Line: On the bloody field of monmouth
Last Line: Stands beside her smoking gun.
Subject(s): Monmouth, Battle Of (1778); Patriotism