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A CHIPPEWA LEGEND, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The old chief, feeling now well-nigh his end
Last Line: Ugly and fierce, to hide among the woods.
Subject(s): Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


A CONTRAST, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy love thou sentest oft to me
Last Line: And offering grace, though still denied.
Subject(s): Love


A FABLE FOR CRITICS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Phoebus, sitting one day in a laurel-tree's shade
Last Line: I, too, snatched my notes and forthwith disappeared.
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers


A FAMILIAR EPISTLE TO A FRIEND, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Alike I hate to be your debtor
Last Line: Is it the subject's fault, or mine?


A FOREBODING, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What were the whole void world, if thou wert dead
Last Line: That the dumb turf I tread on seems to sing.


A GLANCE BEHIND THE CURTAIN, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We see but half the causes of our deeds
Last Line: An arm of tougher sinew than the sword.
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


A LEGEND OF BRITTANY: PART 1, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair as a summer dream was margaret
Last Line: To lengthen to the last a sunny mood.


A LEGEND OF BRITTANY: PART 2, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As one who, from the sunshine and the green
Last Line: From souls upspringing to celestial hall.


A MISCONCEPTION, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: B, taught by pope to do his good by stealth
Last Line: Does himself all the good he can by stealing.
Subject(s): Politics & Government; Venality


A MOOD, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I go to the ridge in the forest
Last Line: Wreck of a broken life?


A NEW YEAR'S GREETING, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The century numbers fourscore years
Last Line: Down to their mates blow!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A PARABLE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Worn and footsore was the prophet
Last Line: "she had plucked and brought to me."


A PARABLE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Said christ our lord, 'I will go and see'
Last Line: "the images ye have made of me!"


A PARABLE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: An ass munched thistles, while a nightingale
Last Line: "nor mete we listeners by their length of ear."


A PRAYER, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God! Do not let my loved one die
Last Line: Her soul and mine shall closer be.
Subject(s): Prayer


A REQUIEM, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ay, pale and silent maiden
Last Line: Is present in my heart.


A WELCOME TO LOWELL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Take our hands, james russell lowell
Last Line: I speak for comrades dead!
Subject(s): Diplomacy And Diplomats; Lowell, James Russell (1819-1891); Poetry & Poets


A WINTER-EVENING HYMN TO MY FIRE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty on my hearth-stone blazing!
Last Line: And I bow down in silence, shadowy hosts!
Subject(s): Fireplaces


A YOUTHFUL EXPERIMENT IN ENGLISH HEXAMETERS: IMPRESSIONS OF HOMER, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sometimes come pauses of calm, when the rapt bard, holding his heart back
Last Line: Swaying the listener's fantasy hither and thither like driftweed.
Subject(s): Homer (10th Century B.c.); Poetry & Poets; Iliad; Odyssey


ABOVE AND BELOW, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O dwellers in the valley-land
Last Line: And following that is finding him.


ABSENCE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleep is death's image, -- poets tell us so
Last Line: Then vanishes, to multiply my loss.
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


AFTER THE BURIAL, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes, faith is a goodly anchor
Last Line: And argues your wisdom down.
Subject(s): Faith; Grief; Belief; Creed; Sorrow; Sadness


AGASSIZ, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The electric nerve, whose instantaneous thrill
Last Line: Than ours whose sense familiar wont makes numb.
Subject(s): Agassiz, Louis (1807-1873); Friendship; Science; Scientists


AGRO-DOLCE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One kiss from all others prevents me
Last Line: The sunshine and shade of my day.
Subject(s): Kisses


AL FRESCO, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dandelions and buttercups
Last Line: Their dwelling here for memory's sake.
Subject(s): Nature


ALADDIN, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I was a beggarly boy
Last Line: For I own no more castles in spain!


ALL-SAINTS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One feast, of holy days the crest
Last Line: And sweetness of the farther shore.
Subject(s): All Saints' Day; Allhallowmas; Allhallows


ALLEGRA, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I would more natures were like thine
Last Line: In gazing on the brilliancy.


AMBROSE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Never, surely, was holier man
Last Line: As he fell on his knees beneath the tree.


AN AUTOGRAPH, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O'er the wet sands an insect crept
Last Line: Shall 'scape oblivion's broom so long?
Subject(s): Autographs; Fossils; Thought; Thinking


AN EMBER PICTURE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How strange are the freaks of memory
Last Line: For is it not all a dream?
Subject(s): Friendship; Memory


AN EPISTLE TO GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Curtis whose wit, with fancy arm in arm
Last Line: My moorings to the past snap one by one.
Subject(s): Curtis, George William (1824-1892); Friendship


AN INCIDENT IN A RAILROAD CAR, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He spoke of burns: men rude and rough
Last Line: Who live and speak for aye.
Subject(s): Burns, Robert (1759-1796); Poetry & Poets


AN INCIDENT OF THE FIRE AT HAMBURG, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The tower of old saint nicholas soared upward to the skies
Last Line: "pealed forth the grand old german hymn, -- ""all good souls, praise the lord!"
Subject(s): Fire; Hamburg, Germany


AN INDIAN SUMMER REVERIE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What visionary tints the year puts on
Last Line: And without her the impoverished seasons roll.
Subject(s): Indian Summer


AN INTERVIEW WITH MILES STANDISH, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I sat one evening in my room
Last Line: And he will print my ditty.
Subject(s): Plymouth, Massachusetts; Standish, Miles (1584-1656)


AN INVITATION, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nine years have slipt like hour-glass sand
Last Line: The orange lifts its golden moons.


AN ODE FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY, 1876, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Entranced I saw a vision in the cloud
Last Line: Shall not be unbeloved of thee.
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Independence Day


AN ORIENTAL APOLOGUE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Somewhere in india, upon a time
Last Line: Forever for the people's good should spin.
Subject(s): India


ANTI-APIS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Praisest law, friend? We, too, love it
Last Line: Lo! The skulking wild fox scratches in a little heap of dust.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


AT THE BURNS CENTENNIAL, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A hundred years! They're quickly fled
Last Line: Makes man of prince and peasant!
Subject(s): Burns, Robert (1759-1796); Poetry & Poets


AT THE COMMENCEMENT DINNER, ACKNOWLEDGING TOAST TO THE SMITH PROFESSOR, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I rise, mr. Chairman, as both of us know
Last Line: Which is that of my founder — the late mr. Smith.
Subject(s): Smith College


AUF WIEDERSEHEN! SUMMER, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The little gate was reached at last
Last Line: "she said, -- ""auf wiedersehen!"
Subject(s): Absence; Summer; Separation; Isolation


AUSPEX, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My heart, I cannot still it
Last Line: The poet and his song.
Subject(s): Birds; Old Age


BANKSIDE; HOME OF EDMUND QUINCY, DEDHAM, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I christened you in happier days, before
Last Line: Nor public office a tramps' boosing-ken.
Subject(s): Death; Friendship; Houses; Quincy, Edmund (1808-1877); Dead, The


BEAVER BROOK, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hushed with broad sunlight lies the hill
Last Line: And labor meet delight half-way.
Subject(s): Brooks; Waverly, Massachusetts; Streams; Creeks


BIBLIOLATRES, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bowing thyself in dust before a book
Last Line: Still at the prophets' feet the nations sit.
Subject(s): Books; Religion; Reading; Theology


BIRTHDAY VERSES; WRITTEN IN A CHILD'S ALBUM, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas sung of old in hut and hall
Last Line: Into the inexorable sea.
Subject(s): Birthdays


BON VOYAGE!, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ship, blest to bear such freight across the blue
Last Line: And tempt the nautilus his cruise to dare!
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


CHANGED PERSPECTIVE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Full oft the pathway to her door
Last Line: T is so much longer coming back!


COLUMBUS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The cordage creaks and rattles in the wind
Last Line: Is more than time enough to find a world.
Subject(s): Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Courage; Explorers; Valor; Bravery; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers


COMMEMORATION ODE READ AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Weak-winged is song
Last Line: But ask whatever else, and we will dare!
Variant Title(s): Ode Recited At The Harvard Commemoration, July 21, 1865
Subject(s): American Civil War; Courage; Harvard University; Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Peace; Presidents, United States; United States - History; Valor; Bravery


CREDIDIMUS JOVEM REGNARE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O days endeared to every muse
Last Line: Make door and lock to match the key?
Subject(s): God


DARA, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When persia's sceptre trembled in a hand
Last Line: Two added provinces blest dara's sway.
Subject(s): Iran; Persia


DAS EWIG-WEIBLICHE (THE ETERNAL FEMININE), by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How was I worthy so divine a loss
Last Line: And not a shadow stain heaven's crystal floor.
Subject(s): Consolation


DEATH OF QUEEN MERCEDES, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hers all that earth could promise or bestow
Last Line: Knowing what life is, what our humankind?


E.G. DE R., by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why should I seek her spell to decompose
Last Line: All these are good, but better far is she.
Subject(s): Friendship


ELEANOR MAKES MACAROONS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Light of triumph in her eyes
Last Line: Eleanor's dear macaroons!
Subject(s): Macaroons


ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF DR. CHANNING, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I do not come to weep above thy pall
Last Line: For us weep rather thou in calm divine!
Subject(s): Channing, William Ellery (1780-1842); Religion; Theology


ENDYMION; A MYSTICAL COMMENT ON TITIAN'S 'SACRED AND PROFANE LOVE', by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My day began not till the twilight fell
Last Line: My heaven's queen, — queen, too, of my earth and hell!
Subject(s): Love; Titian (1490-1576); Vecelli, Tiziano; Vecellio, Tiziano


ESTRANGEMENT, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The path from me to you that led
Last Line: Where murmuring bees your name repeat.
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


EURYDICE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Heaven's cup held down to me I drain
Last Line: To find but one word, -- nevermore.
Subject(s): Eurydice (Nymph)


EXTREME UNCTION, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Go! Leave me, priest; my soul would be
Last Line: The image of the god is gone.


FACT OR FANCY?, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In town I hear, scarce wakened yet
Last Line: Unbodied, like the cuckoo's song.
Subject(s): Birds; Cuckoos; Time


FANCY'S CASUISTRY, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How struggles with the tempest's swells
Last Line: Unspotted raiment.


FITZ ADAM'S STORY, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The next whose fortune 'twas a tale to tell
Last Line: "you 'll find him if you go to trenton falls."


FOR AN AUTOGRAPH, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though old the thought and oft exprest
Last Line: And scrawl, as I do here, a name.
Subject(s): Autographs; Life; Religion; Theology


FOURTH OF JULY ODE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our fathers fought for liberty
Last Line: But ourselves must set us free.
Subject(s): American Revolution; Fourth Of July; Independence Day


FRANCISCUS DE VERULAMIO SIC COGITAVIT', by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL                Poet's Biography
First Line: That's a rather bold speech, my lord


FREEDOM (1), by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Are we, then, wholly fallen? Can it be
Last Line: To europe, entering her blood-red eclipse.
Subject(s): Freedom; Patriotism; Liberty


FREEDOM (2), by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Men! Whose boast it is that ye
Last Line: In the right with two or three.
Variant Title(s): Sung At The Anti-slavery Picnic In Dedham;stanzas On Freedom
Subject(s): Freedom; Slavery; Liberty; Serfs


GODMINSTER CHIMES; IN AID CHIME OF BELLS FOR CHRIST CHURCH, CAMBRIDGE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Godminster? Is it fancy's play
Last Line: And hear my son in heaven!
Subject(s): Bells; Cambridge, Massachusetts


GOLD EGG: A DREAM-FANTASY, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I swam with undulation soft
Last Line: Because you seek within you?
Subject(s): Beauty


HEBE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw the twinkle of white feet
Last Line: To pour for thee the cup of honor.
Subject(s): Hebe (Goddess Of Youth And Spring)


HUNGER AND COLD, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sisters two, all praise to you
Last Line: Hunger and cold!


IN A COPY OF OMAR KHAYYAM, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These pearls of thought in persian gulfs were bred
Last Line: Groping, you may like omar grasp a pearl.
Subject(s): Omar Khayyam (1048-1122); Writing & Writers


IN AN ALBUM, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The misspelt scrawl, upon the wall
Last Line: "in vain, ""this lowell, who was he?"
Subject(s): Books; Reading


IN ARCADIA, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I, walking the familiar street
Last Line: "find your old beauty in your lover's."
Variant Title(s): Arcadia Rediviva
Subject(s): Arcadians; Arcadia


IN THE HALF-WAY HOUSE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At twenty we fancied the blest middle ages
Last Line: And still climb the dream-tree for — ashes and dust!
Subject(s): Time


IN THE TWILIGHT, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Men say the sullen instrument
Last Line: Long ago!
Subject(s): Nostalgia


INSCRIPTION FOR A BELL AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I call as fly the irrevocable hours
Last Line: Even as men choose, they either give or take.
Subject(s): Cornell University


INSCRIPTION FOR A MEMORIAL WINDOW TO SIR WALTER RALEIGH, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The new world's sons, from england's breasts we drew
Last Line: This window we inscribe with raleigh's name.
Subject(s): Raleigh, Sir Walter (1552-1618)


INSCRIPTION PROPOSED FOR A SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' MONUMENT IN BOSTON, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To those who died for her on land and sea
Last Line: In lives like theirs, at duty's summons spent.
Subject(s): Boston; Monuments


INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In vain we call old notions fudge
Last Line: And stealing will continue stealing.
Variant Title(s): Stealing
Subject(s): Copyright


INVITA MINERVA, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The bardling came where by a river grew
Last Line: "makes mortal breath than time and fate more strong."


IRENE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hers is a spirit deep, and crystal-clear
Last Line: Earth's noblest thing, a woman perfected.


JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL, by WILLIAM STANLEY BRAITHWAITE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Steept in the muses' youthful, sultry maze
Last Line: Where rosaline met ancient britomart.
Subject(s): Diplomacy & Diplomats; Lowell, James Russell (1819-1891); Poetry & Poets


JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL, by RALPH WALDO EMERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As I left my door
Last Line: And parry & deal the thunderstroke.
Subject(s): Diplomacy & Diplomats; Lowell, James Russell (1819-1891); Poetry & Poets


JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL, by OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou shouldst have sung the swan-song for the choir
Last Line: And grateful memory guard thy leafy shrine!
Subject(s): Diplomacy & Diplomats; Lowell, James Russell (1819-1891); Poetry & Poets


JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From purest wells of english undefiled
Last Line: And mine of battle overthrew them all.
Subject(s): Diplomacy And Diplomats; Lowell, James Russell (1819-1891); Poetry & Poets


JEFFRIES WYMAN; DIED SEPTEMBER 4, 1874, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wisest man could ask no more of fate
Last Line: Fans the soul's nobler faith until it burn.
Subject(s): Friendship; Wyman, Jeffries (1814-1874)


JOSEPH WINLOCK; DIED JUNE 11, 1875, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shy soul and stalwart, man of patient will
Last Line: Unprescient, through god's mercy, of his own!
Subject(s): Friendship; Winlock, Joseph (1826-1875)


KOSSUTH, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A race of nobles may die out
Last Line: "sounds on, outliving chains and death."
Subject(s): Courage; Kossuth, Louis (1802-1894); Valor; Bravery


L'ENVOI, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whether my heart hath wiser grown or not
Last Line: In spirit and the love of holy things.


L'ENVOI; TO THE MUSE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whither? Albeit I follow fast
Last Line: "transcends the singer's deepest skill!"


LINES; SUGGESTED BY GRAVES TWO ENGLISH SOLDIERS ON CONCORD, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The same good blood that now-refills
Last Line: Your graves send courage forth, and might.
Subject(s): American Revolution; Concord, Massachusetts


LONGING, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of all the myriad moods of mind
Last Line: Howe'er we fail in action.
Subject(s): Longing


LOVE'S CLOCK; A PASTORAL, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O dryad feet
Last Line: "and love's watch loses?"
Subject(s): Love


MAHMOOD THE IMAGE-BREAKER, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Old events have modern meanings; only that survives
Last Line: Fifty times the brahmins' offer deluged all the floor.


MASACCIO (IN THE BRANCACCI CHAPEL), by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He came to florence long ago
Last Line: Shall silently be drained to you!
Subject(s): Masaccio (1401-1428); Paintings & Painters; Tommaso Di Giovanni Di Simone Guidi


MEMORLAE POSITUM; R. G. S., by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath the trees
Last Line: And die as thine have done!
Subject(s): American Civil War; United States - History


MIDNIGHT, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon shines white and silent
Last Line: Of immortality!


MONNA LISA, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She gave me all that woman can
Last Line: Makes it seem sweeter to be hers!
Subject(s): Mona Lisa


MY LOVE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not as all other women are
Last Line: Sweet homes wherein to live and die.
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Marriage; White, Maria; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


MY PORTRAIT GALLERY, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oft round my hall of portraiture I gaze
Last Line: Woven of that light that rose on easter morning.
Subject(s): Portraits


NEW YEAR'S EVE, 1850, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the midnight of the century, - hark
Last Line: Yet by one sun is every orbit bent.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NIGHTWATCHES, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While the slow clock, as they were miser's gold
Last Line: Half of that world I ever cared to please!
Subject(s): Time


ODE READ AT 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF FIGHT AT CONCORD BRIDGE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who cometh over the hills
Last Line: And makes us deserve to be free!
Subject(s): American Revolution; Concord, Massachusetts


ODE TO FRANCE (FEBRUARY, 1848), by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As, flake by flake, the beetling avalanches
Last Line: Of brotherhood and right.
Subject(s): France; French Revolution (1848); February Revolution


ODE TO HAPPINESS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spirit, that rarely comest now
Last Line: "but won by silent fortitude."
Subject(s): Happiness; Joy; Delight


ODE: 1, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the old days of awe and keen-eyed wonder
Last Line: To cheer and guide the mariner at night.


ODE: 2, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: But now the poet is an empty rhymer
Last Line: To hear a mortal like an angel sing.


ODE: 3, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Among the toil-worn poor my soul is seeking
Last Line: Shatters the blueness of a sky serene.


ODE; FOR THE CELEBRATION OF ... COCHITUATE WATER INTO BOSTON, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My name is water: I have sped
Last Line: That never will make slaves of you.
Subject(s): Boston; Water


ON A PORTRAIT OF DANTE BY GIOTTO, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Can this be thou who, lean and pale
Last Line: Like thine, scarred veteran of a lifelong war!
Subject(s): Dante Alighieri (1265-1321); Giotto Di Bondone (1276-1337); Portraits


ON AN AUTUMN SKETCH OF H.G. WILD, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thanks to the artist, ever on my wall
Last Line: Even with a cloud whose light were yet to lose!
Subject(s): Friendship; Portraits


ON BOARD THE '76; WRITTEN FOR BRYANT'S SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our ship lay tumbling in an angry sea
Last Line: Himself our bravest crown.
Subject(s): Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878); Poetry & Poets; Sea; Ocean


ON BURNING SOME OLD LETTERS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With what odorous woods and spices
Last Line: Love, and teach men what it meant.
Subject(s): Letters


ON PLANTING A TREE AT INVERARA, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who does his duty is a question
Last Line: So may the statelier of argyll!
Subject(s): Friendship; Trees


ON RECEIVING A COPY OF MR. AUSTIN DOBSON'S 'OLD WORLD IDYLLS', by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL                Poet's Biography
First Line: At length arrived, your book I take


ON THE CAPTURE OF CERTAIN FUGITIVE SLAVES NEAR WASHINGTON, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Look on who will in apathy, and stifle they who can
Last Line: Erelong the great avenger takes the work from out his hands.
Subject(s): Freedom; Slavery; Liberty; Serfs


ON THE DEATH OF A FRIEND'S CHILD, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Death never came so nigh to me before
Last Line: Doth waken thy beloved with a kiss.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Religion; Death - Babies; Theology


ON THE DEATH OF CHARLES T. TORREY, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Woe worth the hour when it is crime
Last Line: His mercy to the oppressor's heart.
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Torrey, Charles Turner (1813-1846); Antislavery Movement - United States


PALINODE; AUTUMN, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Still thirteen years: 'tis autumn now
Last Line: "floats down, -- ""auf wiedersehen!"
Subject(s): Absence; Autumn; Seasons; Separation; Isolation; Fall


PAOLO TO FRANCESCA, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I was with thee in heaven: I cannot tell
Last Line: For, given thy nearness, nothing is denied.


PEACE ON EARTH, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What means this glory round our feet
Last Line: "to-day the prince of peace is born!"
Variant Title(s): A Christmas Carol For The Sunday-school Children Of Church Of The Disciples
Subject(s): Christmas Carols; Peace


PESSIOPTIMISM, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye little think what toil it was to build
Last Line: And wade the drain-drenched shoals of daily print.


PHOEBE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ere pales in heaven the morning star
Last Line: Drawn from the very source of life.
Subject(s): Phoebe (Bird)


PICTURES FROM APPLEDORE: 1, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A heap of bare and splintery crags
Last Line: In the blackness where they wallow about.
Subject(s): Isles Of Shoals, New Hampshire


PICTURES FROM APPLEDORE: 2, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All this you would scarcely comprehend
Last Line: Perpetual movement with perpetual rest!
Subject(s): Isles Of Shoals, New Hampshire


PICTURES FROM APPLEDORE: 3, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Away northeast is boone island light
Last Line: With a deep, hoarse pant against appledore.
Subject(s): Isles Of Shoals, New Hampshire


PICTURES FROM APPLEDORE: 4, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Eastward as far as the eye can see
Last Line: To the pitiless breakers of appledore.
Subject(s): Isles Of Shoals, New Hampshire


PICTURES FROM APPLEDORE: 5, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How looks appledore in a storm?
Last Line: And such in a storm is appledore.
Subject(s): Isles Of Shoals, New Hampshire; Storms


PICTURES FROM APPLEDORE: 6, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis the sight of a lifetime to behold
Last Line: Round the lonely reefs of appledore.
Subject(s): Isles Of Shoals, New Hampshire


PRISON OF CERVANTES, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Seat of all woes! Though nature's firm decree
Last Line: By avon ceased 'neath the same april's skies?
Subject(s): Cervantes, Miguel De (1547-1616); Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel De


PROMETHEUS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One after one the stars have risen and set
Last Line: And patience, which at last shall overcome.
Subject(s): Caucasus (Mountains); Prometheus; Russia; Caucasia (Mountains); Soviet Union; Russians


REMEMBERED MUSIC; A FRAGMENT, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thick-rushing, like an ocean vast
Last Line: To listen when the next would be.
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


RHOECUS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God sends his teachers unto every age
Last Line: But from that eve he was alone on earth.
Variant Title(s): Divine Teachers
Subject(s): Mysticism


ROSALINE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou look'd'st on me all yesternight
Last Line: Would it might be so, rosaline!


SAYINGS: 1, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In life's small things be resolute and great
Last Line: "I find thee worthy; do this deed for me""?"


SAYINGS: 2, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A camel-driver, angry with his drudge
Last Line: "dooms not his work, but ours, the crooked mind."


SAYINGS: 3, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Swiftly the politic goes: is it dark? -- he borrows a lantern
Last Line: Slowly the stateman and sure, guiding his steps by the stars.


SAYINGS: 4, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where lies the capital, pilgrim, seat of who governs the faithful?
Last Line: "thither my footsteps are bent: it is where saadi is lodged."
Subject(s): Sadi (1213-1292); Saadi


SCHERZO, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the down is on the chin
Last Line: "time to say good-bye; it snows."
Subject(s): Old Age


SCIENCE AND POETRY, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He who first stretched his nerves of subtile wire
Last Line: Or from my cambridge whisper to cathay.


SEA-WEED, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not always unimpeded can I pray
Last Line: Abides its time to come in search of me.
Subject(s): Patience; Seaweed


SELF-STUDY, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A presence both by night and day
Last Line: "nor strive its secret to unwind."


SERENADE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From the close-shut windows gleams no spark
Last Line: Alone, alone, ah woe! Alone!
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


SHE CAME AND WENT, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As a twig trembles, which a bird
Last Line: Only to think she came and went.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Death - Babies


SI DESCENDERO IN INFERNUM, ADES, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O, wandering dim on the extremest edge
Last Line: Where the calm sun his unfledged planets broods.


SIXTY-EIGHTH BIRTHDAY, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As life runs on, the road grows strange
Last Line: Neath every one a friend.
Subject(s): Aging


SONG (3), by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O moonlight deep and tender
Last Line: A blissful dream of me!


SONG: TO M.L., by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A lily thou wast when I saw thee first
Last Line: To plant fruitful hopes of the flower of day.


SONNET TO FANNY ALEXANDER, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Unconscious as the sunshine, simply sweet
Last Line: Fair pictures of an angel drawing nigh!
Subject(s): Friendship


SONNET: 1 (TO A.C.L.), by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through suffering and sorrow thou hast passed
Last Line: How many simple ways there are to bless.


SONNET: 10, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I cannot think that thou shouldst pass away
Last Line: And ask meek, calm-browed deeds, with it agreeing.
Subject(s): Home


SONNET: 11, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There never yet was flower fair in vain
Last Line: From man's great soul one great thought hide away.


SONNET: 12. SUB PONDERE CRESCIT, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The hope of truth grows stronger, day by day
Last Line: Of inward strife for truth and liberty.
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


SONNET: 13, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beloved, in the noisy city here
Last Line: And melted, like two rays of light in one!


SONNET: 14. ON READING WORDSWORTH'S SONNETS .., by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As the broad ocean endlessly upheaveth
Last Line: And feel god flow forever through his breast.
Subject(s): Capital Punishment; Poetry & Poets; Wordsworth, William (1770-1850); Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty


SONNET: 15. THE SAME CONTINUED, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once hardly in a cycle blossometh
Last Line: At the next beating of the infinite heart.
Subject(s): Capital Punishment; Poetry & Poets; Wordsworth, William (1770-1850); Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty


SONNET: 16. THE SAME CONTINUED, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The love of all things springs from love of me
Last Line: An old man faithless in humanity.
Subject(s): Capital Punishment; Poetry & Poets; Wordsworth, William (1770-1850); Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty


SONNET: 17. THE SAME CONTINUED, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A poet cannot strive for despotism
Last Line: But widens to the boundless perfectness.
Subject(s): Capital Punishment; Poetry & Poets; Wordsworth, William (1770-1850); Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty


SONNET: 18. THE SAME CONTINUED, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Therefore think not the past is wise alone
Last Line: Save in the forethought of the eternal one.
Variant Title(s): Wisdom Of The Eternal One
Subject(s): Capital Punishment; Poetry & Poets; Wordsworth, William (1770-1850); Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty


SONNET: 19. THE SAME CONTINUED, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far 'yond this narrow parapet of time
Last Line: Undimmed by clouds of weak mortality.
Subject(s): Capital Punishment; Poetry & Poets; Wordsworth, William (1770-1850); Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty


SONNET: 2, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What were I, love, if I were stripped of the
Last Line: Slips through the wheel of some old ruined mill.


SONNET: 2. IN ABSENCE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These rugged, wintry days I scarce could bear
Last Line: That comes with steady sun when april dies.
Subject(s): Absence; Spring; Separation; Isolation


SONNET: 20 (TO M.O.S.), by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mary, since first I knew thee, to this hour
Last Line: If we but keep it spotless as it came.


SONNET: 21, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our love is not a fading, earthly flower
Last Line: The wind-flung leaves of heaven's palace-gate.


SONNET: 21, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our love is not a fading, earthly flower
Last Line: The wind-flung leaves of heaven's palace-gate.


SONNET: 23. WENDELL PHILLIPS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He stood upon the world's broad threshold; wide
Last Line: Through all the wide-spread veins of endless good.
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Phillips, Wendell (1811-1884); Antislavery Movement - United States


SONNET: 24. THE STREET, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They pass me by like shadows, crowds on crowds
Last Line: A dead soul's epitaph in every face!
Subject(s): Streets; Avenues


SONNET: 25, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I grieve not that ripe knowledge takes away
Last Line: The presence of some wondrous heavenliness.


SONNET: 26. TO J. R. GIDDINGS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Giddings, far rougher names than thine have grown
Last Line: With a base dread that clings to them forever.
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Giddings, Joshua Reed (1795-1864); Antislavery Movement - United States


SONNET: 27, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I thought our love at full, but I did err
Last Line: To print on farthest stars her pitying kiss.
Subject(s): Home; Love - Marital; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


SONNET: 3, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I would not have this perfect love of ours
Last Line: All earthly things, making them pure and good.


SONNET: 4, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For this true nobleness I seek in vain
Last Line: And thou wilt nevermore be sad and lone.
Variant Title(s): True Nobleness


SONNET: 5. TO THE SPIRIT OF KEATS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Great soul, thou sittest with me in my room
Last Line: After the moon-led pulse of ocean stops.
Subject(s): Keats, John (1795-1821); Poetry & Poets


SONNET: 6, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Great truths are portions of the soul of man
Last Line: Too long to have god's holy cause denied.


SONNET: 7, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I ask not for those thoughts, that sudden leap
Last Line: Hearing the leaves and loving god's dear power.


SONNET: 8. TO M. W., ON HER BIRTHDAY, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Maiden, when such a soul as thine is born
Last Line: Through time, and part it from eternity.
Variant Title(s): Sonnet To - , On Her Birth-day;to Irene On Her Birthday
Subject(s): Birthdays; Transcendentalism


SONNET: 9, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My love, I have no fear that thou shouldst die
Last Line: That they who love are but one step from heaven.
Subject(s): Home; Love - Marital; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


SONNET; ON BEING ASKED FOR AN AUTOGRAPH IN VENICE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Amid these fragments of heroic days
Last Line: Notches his cockney initials on the sphinx.
Subject(s): Autographs


SONNET; SCOTTISH BORDER, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As sinks the sun behind you alien hills
Last Line: And in the charles the western splendor dies.
Subject(s): Scotland


STUDIES FOR TWO HEADS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some sort of heart I know is hers
Last Line: The ideal hath its higher duties.


SUMMER STORM, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Untremulous in the river clear
Last Line: Silent and few, are drifting over me.
Subject(s): Nature; Storms; Summer


SUN-WORSHIP, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If I were the rose at your window
Last Line: They'd know where the sunshine grew.
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


TELEPATHY, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And how could you dream of meeting?
Last Line: The fire in my feet than your nay?
Subject(s): Extrasensory Perception; E. S. P.; Clairvoyance; Telepathy; Mind Reading


TEMPORA MUTANTUR, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The world turns mild; democracy, they say
Last Line: To point a moral for our youth to come.
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


TENDER AND TRUE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: True love is but a humble, low-born thing
Last Line: Yearning to be but understood and loved.
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


THE BEGGAR, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A beggar through the world am I
Last Line: O, give, to strengthen me.


THE BIGLOW PAPERS. 2D SER.: 10. HOSEA BIGLOW TO ATLANTIC .., by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear sir, -- your letter come to han'
Last Line: A nation saved, a race delivered!


THE BIGLOW PAPERS. 2D SER.: 11. MR. HOSEA BIGLOW'S SPEECH, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I don't much s'pose, hows'ever I should plen it
Last Line: "[tumult'ous applause and cries of ""go on!"" ""don't stop!""]"


THE BIGLOW PAPERS. 2D SER.: 7. LATEST VIEWS OF MR. BIGLOW, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ef I a song or two could make
Last Line: An' risen up earth's greatest nation!


THE BIGLOW PAPERS. 2D SER: 6. SUNTHIN' IN THE PASTORAL LINE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once git a smell o' musk into a draw
Last Line: An' give me sech a startle thet I woke.


THE BIGLOW PAPERS. 2D SERIES. THE COURTIN', by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God makes sech nights, all white an' still
Last Line: In meetin' come nex' sunday.
Subject(s): Courtship; Women


THE BIGLOW PAPERS. 2D SERIES: 1. B. SAWIN TO HOSEA BIGLOW, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's some consid'ble of a spell sence I hain't writ no letters
Last Line: Birdofredum sawin.


THE BIGLOW PAPERS. 2D SERIES: 2. JONATHAN TO JOHN, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It don't seem hardly right, john
Last Line: "may larn, like you an' me!"
Subject(s): American Civil War; Mason, James Murry (1798-1871); Patriotism; Slidell, John (1793-1871); United States - History; War


THE BIGLOW PAPERS. 2D SERIES: 2. MASON AND SLIDELL, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I love to start out arter night's begun
Last Line: But here they be -- it's


THE BIGLOW PAPERS. 2D SERIES: 3. B. SAWIN TO HOSEA BIGLOW, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I hed it on my min' las' time, when I to write ye started
Last Line: B., markiss o' big boosy.


THE BIGLOW PAPERS. 2D SERIES: 4. A MESSAGE OF JEFF DAVIS ..., by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I sent you a messige, my friens, t' other day
Last Line: Consists in triumphantly gittin' away.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Confederate States Of America; Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889); United States - History; Confederacy


THE BIGLOW PAPERS. 2D SERIES: 5. SPEECH OF PRESERVED DOE ..., by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I thank ye, my friens, for the warmth o' your greetin'
Last Line: For I've spoke till I'm dry ez a real graven image.


THE BIGLOW PAPERS. 2D SERIES: REV. H. WILBUR'S FESTINA LENTE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once on a time there was a pool
Last Line: Absorbs the evil in its nature.


THE BIGLOW PAPERS: 1. MR. HOSEA BIGLOW SPEAKS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thrash away, you'll hev to rattle
Last Line: Ef there's thousands o' my mind.
Variant Title(s): The Biglow Papers: Letter From Mr. Ezekiel Biglow;to A Recruiting Sergeant
Subject(s): Slavery; Serfs


THE BIGLOW PAPERS: 2. ... A LETTER FROM MR. B. SAWIN, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This kind o' sogerin' aint a mite like our october trainin'
Last Line: Birdofredom sawin.


THE BIGLOW PAPERS: 3. WHAT MR. ROBINSON THINKS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Guvener b. Is a sensible man
Last Line: Gee!
Subject(s): Elections; Politics & Government; United States; Voting; Voters; Suffrage; America


THE BIGLOW PAPERS: 4. REMARKS OF INCREASE D. O'PHACE, ESQ., by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No? Hez he? He haint, though? Wut? Voted agin him?
Last Line: Good mornin', my friends, I'm your most humble servant.


THE BIGLOW PAPERS: 5. THE DEBATE IN THE SENNIT, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here we stan' on the constitution, by thunder!
Last Line: Thet slavery's airth s grettest boon,' sez he.
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; United States - Congress - Senate; Antislavery Movement - United States


THE BIGLOW PAPERS: 6. THE PIOUS EDITOR'S CREED, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I du believe in freedom's cause
Last Line: To feed ez they hev fed me.
Variant Title(s): The Candidate's Creed
Subject(s): Newspapers; Journalism; Journalists


THE BIGLOW PAPERS: 7. THE CANDIDATE'S LETTER, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear sir, - you wish to know my notions
Last Line: An' leaves me frontin' south by north.


THE BIGLOW PAPERS: 8. A SECOND LETTER FROM B. SAWIN, ESW., by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I spose you wonder ware I be; I can't tell, fer the soul o' me
Last Line: Birdofredum sawin.


THE BIGLOW PAPERS: 9. A THIRD LETTER FROM B. SAWIN, ESQ., by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I spose you recollect thet I explained my gennle views
Last Line: Birdofredum sawin.


THE BIGLOW PAPERS: INTRODUCTION. LEAVING THE MATTER OPEN; A TALE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two brothers once, an ill-matched pair
Last Line: Heard something clicking wondrous clear.


THE BIGLOW PAPERS: INTRODUCTION. THE TWO GUNNERS; A FABLE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two fellers, isrel named and joe
Last Line: An' made his dinner very well on 't.


THE BIRCH-TREE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rippling through thy branches goes the sunshine
Last Line: My heart is floated down into the land of quiet.
Subject(s): Birch Trees


THE BLACK PREACHER; A BRETON LEGEND, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At carnac in brittany, close on the bay
Last Line: Of the preacher, the tenth verse of chapter nine.
Subject(s): Clergy; France; Legends; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops


THE BOSS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Skilled to pull wires, he baffles nature's hope
Last Line: Who sure intended him to stretch a rope.


THE BRAKES, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What countless years and wealth of brain were spent
Last Line: Wit's feathered heels in the stern stocks of fact.


THE BROKEN TRYST, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Walking alone where we walked together
Last Line: Might I whirl away with them!


THE CAPTIVE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was past the hour of trysting
Last Line: Found a corpse upon the turf.


THE CATHEDRAL, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far through the memory shines a happy day
Last Line: Missed in the commonplace of miracle.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Religion; Theology


THE CHANGELING, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I had a little daughter
Last Line: Transfigures its golden hair.


THE DANCING BEAR, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far over elf-land poets stretch their sway
Last Line: Atlantic welter reached it from his grave.
Subject(s): Animals; Bears


THE DARKENED MIND, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The fire is burning clear and blithely
Last Line: As the hum outliving the hushed bell.


THE DEAD HOUSE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here once my step was quickened
Last Line: That looks over woodland and corn.
Subject(s): Home; Memory


THE DISCOVERY, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I watched a moorland torrent run
Last Line: Shall charm and startle to the close.


THE EYE'S TREASURY, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gold of the reddening sunset, backward thrown
Last Line: Dear touch of nature, tremulously bright!


THE FALCON, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I know a falcon swift and peerless
Last Line: And marks them with his vengeful eye.
Variant Title(s): The Falconer
Subject(s): Falcons


THE FATHERLAND, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where is the true man's fatherland?
Last Line: His is a world-wide fatherland!
Subject(s): Brotherhood; Patriotism


THE FINDING OF THE LYRE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There lay upon the ocean's shore
Last Line: In thee what songs should waken!
Subject(s): Musical Instruments


THE FIRST SNOWFALL, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The snow had begun in the gloaming
Last Line: Folded close under deepening snow.
Subject(s): Death; Death - Children; Snow; Dead, The; Death - Babies


THE FLYING DUTCHMAN, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Don't believe in the flying dutchman?
Last Line: With your drawings from casts of a muse.
Subject(s): Legends


THE FOOT-PATH, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It mounts athwart the windy hill
Last Line: Unsought, they whisper it themselves.


THE FORLORN, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The night is dark, the stinging sleet
Last Line: To die in maiden innocence.


THE FOUNTAIN, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Into the sunshine, full of the light
Last Line: Fresh, changeful, constant, upward, like thee!
Subject(s): Fountains


THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis a woodland enchanted!
Last Line: That still lingers in me?


THE GHOST-SEER, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye who, passing graves by night
Last Line: Vindicate its ancient claim.
Subject(s): Ghosts; Supernatural


THE GREEN MOUNTAINS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye mountains, that far off lift up your heads
Last Line: O brother-heart, with thee my spirit warms!
Variant Title(s): Sonnet: 9
Subject(s): Green Mountains, Vermont


THE GROWTH OF THE LEGEND; A FRAGMENT, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A legend that grew in the forest's hush
Last Line: While the border-tale's told and the canteen flits round.


THE HERITAGE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The rich man's son inherits lands
Last Line: Well worth a life to hold in fee.
Variant Title(s): The Poor And The Rich
Subject(s): Poverty; Wealth; Youth; Riches; Fortunes


THE LANDLORD, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What boot your houses and your lands
Last Line: The titles of the wise and brave.
Subject(s): Landlords & Tenants


THE LESSON, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I sat and watched the walls of night
Last Line: God but a bigger kind of me?


THE MAPLE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The maple puts her corals on in may
Last Line: That age shall bear, silent, yet unresigned!
Subject(s): Holidays; Maple Trees; Trees


THE MINER, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Down mid the tangled roots of things
Last Line: To be twice present in my hope!
Subject(s): Mines & Miners


THE MOON, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My soul was like the sea
Last Line: Moves its great deeps through life and death.
Subject(s): Moon; Soul


THE NEST, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When oaken woods with buds are pink
Last Line: Of that fair garden 'neath the palms.
Subject(s): Birds


THE NIGHTINGALE IN THE STUDY, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come forth!' my catbird calls to me
Last Line: "to nature's self her better glory."
Subject(s): Birds; Nightingales


THE NOMADES, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What nature makes in any mood
Last Line: Picks presents for the christening-day.


THE OAK, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What gnarled stretch, what depth of shade, is his!
Last Line: Among my boughs disdain to perch and sing.
Subject(s): Oak Trees


THE OPTIMIST, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Turbid from london's noise and smoke
Last Line: Since I am happy, all is good.
Subject(s): Country Life


THE ORIGIN OF DIDACTIC POETRY, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When wise minerva still was young
Last Line: "your morals in your living."
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE PARTING OF THE WAYS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who hath not been a poet? Who hath not
Last Line: "the hag's unreal florimel or mine?"


THE PETITION, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, tell me less or tell me more
Last Line: Oh, tell me more or tell me less!


THE PIONEER, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What man would live coffined with brick
Last Line: But widens still the irretrievable space.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


THE PREGNANT COMMENT, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Opening one day a book of mine
Last Line: Her precious comment, poet deep.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE PRESENT CRISIS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When a deed is done for freedom, through the broad earth's aching breast
Last Line: Blood-rusted key.
Subject(s): Freedom; Justice; Religion; United States; Liberty; Theology; America


THE PROTEST, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I could not bear to see those eyes
Last Line: For (is it?) me!


THE RECALL, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come back before the birds are flown
Last Line: To birds and me the need to sing!


THE ROSE: A BALLAD, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In his tower sat the poet
Last Line: Down upon the poet's cheek.
Subject(s): Flowers; Poetry & Poets; Roses


THE SEARCH (1), by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I went to seek for christ
Last Line: His throne is with the outcast and the weak.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Religion; Theology


THE SECRET, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have a fancy: how shall I bring it
Last Line: Known, since the world was, by scarce two or three.
Subject(s): Secrets


THE SHEPHERD OF KING ADMETUS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There came a youth upon the earth
Last Line: Their firstborn brother as a god.
Subject(s): Apollo; Mythology - Classical


THE SHEPHERD OF KING ADMETUS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There came a youth upon the earth
Last Line: Their firstborn brother as a god.
Subject(s): Apollo; Mythology - Classical


THE SINGING LEAVES; A BALLAD, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What fairings will ye that I bring?
Last Line: He held of his lute in fee.


THE SIRENS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea is lonely, the sea is dreary
Last Line: "here is rest and peace for thee!"
Subject(s): Sea; Sirens (Mythology); Ocean


THE SOWER, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw a sower walking slow
Last Line: "the happy days when I was young."
Subject(s): Nostalgia


THE TOKEN, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is a mere wild rosebud
Last Line: Hints faintly at a life before.


THE UNHAPPY LOT OF MR. KNOTT, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My worthy friend, a. Gordon knott
Last Line: Miss knott missed not her lover.


THE UNITED STATES, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Seven years long was the bow / of battle bent, and the heightening
Last Line: Shout for the joy of her face.
Subject(s): United States; America


THE VIOLET, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Violet! Sweet violet!
Last Line: Which made thee all that nature meant thee!
Subject(s): Flowers; Violets


THE VISION OF SIR LAUNFAL, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Over his keys the musing organist
Last Line: But is lord of the earldom as much as he.
Subject(s): Religion; Service; Theology


THE VOYAGE TO VINLAND: 1. BIORN'S BECKONERS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now biorn, the sun of heriulf, had ill days
Last Line: "ourselves a dream, and dreamlike all we did."
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Vinland


THE VOYAGE TO VINLAND: 2. THORWALD'S LAY, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So biorn went comfortless but for his thought
Last Line: The first rune in the saga of the west.
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Vinland


THE VOYAGE TO VINLAND: 3. GUDRIDA'S PROPHECY, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Four weeks they sailed, a speck in sky-shut seas
Last Line: Mighty of bone.
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Vinland


THE WASHERS OF THE SHROUD; OCTOBER, 1861, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Along a river-side, I know not where
Last Line: While waking I recalled my wandering brain.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Potomac River; Rivers; United States - History


THE WIND HARP, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I treasure in secret some long, fine hair
Last Line: Down the long steps that lead to silence and died.
Subject(s): Harps; Musical Instruments; Lyres


THEN FILL THE CUP, FILL HIGH! FILL HIGH!, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL                Poet's Biography


THRENODIA, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gone, gone from us! And shall we see
Last Line: O blest word -- evermore!


TO -, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We, too, have autumns, when our leaves
Last Line: The victory's in believing.
Subject(s): Faith; Belief; Creed


TO A FRIEND WHO GAVE ME A GROUP OF WEEDS AND GRASSES, AFTER DURER, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: True as the sun's own work, but more refined
Last Line: Or grown in nature's mysteries an adept?
Subject(s): Durer, Albrecht (1471-1528); Friendship; Gifts & Giving


TO A LADY PLAYING ON THE CITHERN, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So dreamy-soft the notes, so far away
Last Line: Or music is it such enchantment sings?
Subject(s): Cithern (Musical Instrument)


TO A PINE TREE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far up on katahdin thou towerest
Last Line: From thy bleak throne to heaven.
Subject(s): Katahdin (Mountain), Maine


TO C.F. BRADFORD ON THE GIFT OF A MEERSCHAUM PIPE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The pipe came safe, and welcome too
Last Line: Who sent my favorite pipe to me.
Subject(s): Friendship; Gifts & Giving; Smoking; Tobacco; Pipes; Cigars; Cigarettes


TO CHARLES ELIOT NORTON, AGRO DOLCE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wind is roistering out of doors
Last Line: I growl, as, half moody, I toast my toes.
Subject(s): Norton, Charles Eliot (1827-1908)


TO HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW; ON HIS BIRTHDAY, 27 FEB. 1867, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I need not praise the sweetness of his song
Last Line: Whose choicest verse is harsher-toned than he.
Subject(s): Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882)


TO JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL (1), by OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is your month, the month of perfect days
Last Line: "we have ""five hundred"" -- not ""as good as he."
Subject(s): Diplomacy & Diplomats; Lowell, James Russell (1819-1891); Poetry & Poets


TO JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL (2), by OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A health to him whose double wreath displays
Last Line: In life's fair field beyond the seven-barred gate!
Subject(s): Diplomacy & Diplomats; Lowell, James Russell (1819-1891); Poetry & Poets


TO JOHN G. PALFREY, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There are who triumph in a losing cause
Last Line: Crucified truth, when thou shalt rise anew.
Subject(s): Palfrey, John Gorham (1796-1881)


TO LAMARTINE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I did not praise thee when the crowd
Last Line: Thy aim was higher, -- thou hast climbed a cross!
Subject(s): Lamartine, Alphonse (1790-1869)


TO MISS D.T.; ON HER GIVING ME A DRAWING OF LITTLE STREET ARABS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As, cleansed of tiber's and oblivion's slime
Last Line: And beauty's best in unregarded things.
Subject(s): Friendship; Gifts & Giving


TO MR JOHN BARTLETT, WHO HAD SENT ME A SEVEN-POUND TROUT, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fit for an abbot of theleme
Last Line: The wrong side of the balances.
Subject(s): Trout


TO O.W. HOLMES ON HIS SEVENTY-FIFTH BIRTHDAY, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear wendell, why need count the years
Last Line: Deathless at least in epitaph?
Subject(s): Friendship; Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894)


TO PERDITA, SINGING, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy voice is like a fountain
Last Line: Into a waving silver flower.
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Songs


TO THE DANDELION, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear common flower, that grow'st beside the way
Last Line: On all these living pages of god's book.
Subject(s): Dandelions; Flowers; Weeds


TO THE FUTURE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O land of promise! From what pisgah's height
Last Line: With words of unshorn truth, with love that never wearies.
Subject(s): Future


TO THE MEMORY OF HOOD, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Another star 'neath time's horizon dropped
Last Line: "go, ask it of the poor."
Subject(s): Hood, Thomas (1799-1845); Poetry & Poets


TO THE PAST, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wondrous and awful are thy silent halls
Last Line: That made the old time splendid.
Subject(s): Past


TO WHITTIER, ON HIS SEVENTY-FIFTH BIRTHDAY, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: New england's poet, rich in love as years
Last Line: Far heard across the new world and the old.
Subject(s): Whittier, John Greenleaf (1807-1892)


TRIAL, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whether the idle prisoner through his grate
Last Line: Wherefrom we pour her sacrificial wine.


TWO SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF BLONDEL, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twere no hard task, perchance, to win
Last Line: And blondel were royal himself, if he knew it!
Subject(s): American Civil War; Blondel De Nesle; United States - History


UNDER THE OCTOBER MAPLES, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What mean these banners spread
Last Line: More insubstantial too!
Subject(s): Maple Trees


UNDER THE OLD ELM; READ AT CAMBRIDGE ON 100TH ANNIVERSAY ..., by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Words pass as the wind, but where great deeds were done
Last Line: Virginia, fitly named from england's manly queen!
Subject(s): American Revolution; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Presidents, United States; Washington, George (1732-1799)


UNDER THE WILLOWS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Frank-hearted hostess of the field and wood
Last Line: All life washed clean in this high tide of june.
Subject(s): Willow Trees


VILLA FRANCA, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wait a little; do we not wait?
Last Line: But only god endures forever!
Subject(s): Napoleon Iii (1808-1873)


WHAT RABBI JEHOSHA SAID, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rabbi jehosha used to say
Last Line: Said all the host of heaven could say.
Subject(s): Heaven; Jews; Paradise; Judaism


WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In a small chamber, friendless and unseen
Last Line: Ye earn the crown, and wear it not in vain.
Variant Title(s): To William Lloyd Garrison
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Garrison, William Lloyd (1805-1879); Politics & Government; Antislavery Movement - United States


WINTER'S EVENING HYMN TO MY FIRE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou of home the guardian lar
Last Line: And open its shy midnight rose!
Subject(s): Fireplaces; Home


WITH A COPY OF AUCASSIN AND NICOLETE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Leaves fit to have been poor juliet's cradle-rhyme
Last Line: Dear friend, I plucked this herb of grace for you.
Subject(s): Friendship; Gifts & Giving


WITH A PAIR OF GLOVES LOST IN A WAGER, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We wagered, she for sunshine, I for rain
Last Line: Who made the sunshine we together shared?


WITH A PRESSED FLOWER, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This little blossom from afar
Last Line: Or here our granite rocks among.
Subject(s): Flowers


WITH A SEASHELL, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shell, whose lips, than mine more cold
Last Line: "tell you what you guessed before!"
Subject(s): Shells; Conchology


WITH AN ARMCHAIR, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: About the oak that framed this chair of old
Last Line: That, seas between us, she is still his guest.
Subject(s): Chairs; Friendship


WITHOUT AND WITHIN, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My coachman, in the moonlight there
Last Line: And just another bored without.
Subject(s): Cynicism; Social Classes; Caste


YUSSOUF, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A stranger came one night to yussouf's tent
Last Line: "thou art avenged, my first-born, sleep in peace!"
Subject(s): Hospitality; Life