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A BALLAD, SHEWING HOW AN OLD WOMAN RODE DOUBLE AND WHO RODE BEFORE HER, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The raven croak'd as she sat at her meal
Last Line: Started and screamed with fear.
Variant Title(s): The Old Woman Of Berkeley
Subject(s): Devil; Exorcism; Old Age; Prayer; Sin; Singing & Singers; Women; Satan; Mephistopheles; Lucifer; Beelzebub


A PORTRAIT IN DELIA'S PARLOR, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I would I were that portly gentleman
Last Line: With gold-laced hat and golden-headed cane.
Variant Title(s): Sonnets Of Abel Shufflebottom: 4. .. Feelings Respecting A Portrait...
Subject(s): Desire; Envy; Love; Man-woman Relationships; Paintings And Painters; Poetry & Poets; Sonnet (As Literary Form); Male-female Relations


A REBUKE TO ROBERT SOUTHEY, by A LADY [PSEUD.]    Poem Text            
First Line: "yes, southey, yes, I to the house of prayer"
Last Line: "to meet, with kindred man, the parent god"
Alternate Author Name(s): A Lady
Subject(s): "churches;public Worship;southey, Robert (1774-1843);" Cathedrals;church Attendance


A SUB-MARINE CITY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Their golden summits in the noonday light
Last Line: Accordant to the melancholy waves.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


ALAODIN'S PARADISE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And oh! What odours the voluptuous vale
Last Line: Of man, for once, partook a common joy.
Subject(s): Heaven; Islam; Paradise


AN EASTERN EVENING, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Evening comes on: arising from the stream
Last Line: Like thunder far away.
Subject(s): Evening; Sunset; Twilight


AUTUMN, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nay william, nay, not so; the changeful year
Last Line: God, always, everywhere, and all in all.
Subject(s): Autumn; Comfort; Death; God; Nature - Religious Aspects; Presence; Seasons; Fall; Dead, The


BALLAD OF YOUNG MAN THAT WOULD READ UNLAWFUL BOOKS & HOW HE WAS PUNISH, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cornelius agrippa went out one day
Last Line: How in a conjurer's books they read.
Subject(s): Books; Devil; Magic; Punishment; Reading; Satan; Mephistopheles; Lucifer; Beelzebub


BISHOP BRUNO, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bishop bruno awoke in the dead midnight
Last Line: Bishop bruno fell dead in the palace hall.
Subject(s): Danube (River)


BISHOP HATTO [AND THE RATS], by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The summer and autumn had been so wet
Last Line: For they were sent to do judgment on him!
Variant Title(s): God's Judgment On A Wicked Bishop;the Legend Of Bishop Hatto;god's Judgment On A Bishop
Subject(s): Hatto I, Archbishop Of Mentz (850-913); Legends, German; Rats; Tragedy


CHILDHOOD OF JOAN OF ARC, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here in solitude / my soul was nurst
Last Line: The voice of kindness bid me welcome home.
Subject(s): Joan Of Arc (1412-1431)


CHIMALPOA; A MONODRAMA - FOUNDED ON AN EVENT IN THE MEXICAN HISTORY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Subjects! Friends! Children! I may call you my children
Last Line: Perform your office!
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Death; Duty; History; Mexico; Public Worship; Sacrifices; Dead, The; Historians; Church Attendance


COOL REFLECTIONS DURING A MIDSUMMER WALK, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O spare me -- spare me, phoebus! If, indeed
Last Line: Nymph of the stream, now take a grateful prayer.
Subject(s): Beauty; Happiness; Mythology - Classical; Nature - Religious Aspects; Paganism & Pagans; Prayer; Summer; Joy; Delight


DEDICATORY SONNET TO HIS WIFE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With way-worn feet, a pilgrim woe-begone
Last Line: And I have twined the myrtle for thy brow.
Subject(s): Life; Love - Marital; Pilgrimages & Pilgrims; Sonnet (As Literary Form); Travel; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Journeys; Trips


DONICA, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: High on a rock, whose castled shade
Last Line: The livid corpse fell dead.
Subject(s): Arlinkow, Finland; Russia; Soviet Union; Russians


EBB TIDE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Slowly thy flowing tide
Last Line: Then hasten to old age!
Subject(s): Aging; Avon (River), England; Rivers; Tides


ELEGY ON A QUID OF TOBACCO, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It lay before me on the close-grazed grass
Last Line: Thou didst thy duty, man can do no more.
Subject(s): Duty; Pleasure; Snuff (Tobacco); Substance Abuse; Temptation; Addictive Behavior


ELEGY: THE POET INVOKES THE SPIRITS OF THE ELEMENTS, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye sylphs, who banquet on my delia's blush
Last Line: And burst my feeble body's frail control.
Variant Title(s): Love Elegies Of Abel Shufflebottom: 2
Subject(s): Beauty; Desire; Love; Obsessions; Poetry & Poets; Singing & Singers; Women


EPITAPH, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This to a mother's sacred memory
Last Line: Whom death hath sunder'd did not meet again!
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Mothers


EPITAPH ON A WELL-KNOWN POET (ROBERT SOUTHEY), by THOMAS MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath these poppies buried deep
Last Line: Than did his quartos upon us!
Alternate Author Name(s): Little, Thomas
Subject(s): Southey, Robert (1774-1843)


EVENING, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thus having said, the pious sufferer sate
Last Line: Falling on vernal herbs which thirst for rain.
Subject(s): Evening; Sunset; Twilight


FIRST LANDING OF THE PILGRIMS, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Days pass, winds veer, and favoring skies
Last Line: Where, on the fatal shoals, the wreck lies whelmed below.
Subject(s): Cape Cod; Pilgrim Fathers


FUNERAL SONG FOR THE PRINCESS CHARLOTTE OF WALES, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In its summer pride arrayed
Last Line: Lays a garland on thy herse.
Subject(s): Blessings; Charlotte Augusta, Princess (D. 1817); Epitaphs; Funerals; Grief; Henry V, King Of England (1387-1422); Honor; Wales; Burials; Sorrow; Sadness; Welshmen; Welshwomen


GOOSEBERRY-PIE; A PINDARIC ODE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gooseberry-pie is best
Last Line: Praise my pindaric ode?
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Odes (As Poetic Form); Pies; Pindar (522-440 B.c.)


HENRY THE HERMIT, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was a little island where he dwelt
Last Line: The lamp that stream'd a long unsteady light.
Subject(s): Aging; Bells; Death; Hermits; Islands; Solitude; Dead, The; Loneliness


HISTORY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou chronicle of crimes! I read no
Last Line: As sidney in his hall of bliss may love.
Subject(s): Greece; History; Muses; Mythology - Classical; Story-telling; Greeks; Historians


HOSPITALITY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lay low yon impious trappings on the ground
Last Line: And deems of other bosoms by her own.
Subject(s): Hospitality; Native Americans; Nature - Religious Aspects; Pioneers; U.s. - Colonial Period; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


HYMN TO THE PENATES, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet one song more! One high and solemn strain
Last Line: Lives the pure song of liberty and truth.
Subject(s): Comfort; Creative Ability; Mythology - Classical; Story-telling; Teaching & Teachers; Inspiration; Creativity


INSCRIPTION FOR A CAVERN THAT OVERLOOKS THE RIVER AVON, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Enter this cavern, stranger! The ascent
Last Line: That man creates the evil he endures.
Subject(s): Caves; Evil; Humanity; Introspection; Solitude; Strangers; Caverns; Loneliness


INSCRIPTION FOR A COLUMN AT NEWBURY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Art thou a patriot, traveller? On this field
Last Line: And quell each angry and injurious thought.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; Honor; Travel; English History; Journeys; Trips


INSCRIPTION FOR A MONUMENT AT OLD SARUM, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Reader, if thou canst boast the noble name
Last Line: An individual's rights, how happy all!
Subject(s): England; History; Law & Lawyers; Legislation; Patriotism; English; Historians


INSCRIPTION FOR A MONUMENT AT TAUNTON, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They perish'd here whom jefferies doom'd to death
Last Line: La hogue, the purple ocean dash'd the dead!
Subject(s): Death; Injustice; Innocence; Jeffries, Richard (1848-1887); Persecution; Revolutions; Dead, The


INSCRIPTION FOR A MONUMENT AT TORDESILLAS, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spaniard! If thou art one who bows the knee
Last Line: Thoughts valueless and cold compared with these.
Subject(s): Martyrs; Spain; Spain - History


INSCRIPTION FOR A MONUMENT IN THE NEW FOREST, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the place where william's kingly power
Last Line: Pray for the wicked rulers of mankind.
Subject(s): Canada; Courts & Courtiers; Evil; Forests; King, William Lyon Mackenzie (1874-1950); Prayer; Canadians; Woods


INSCRIPTION FOR A MONUMENT IN THE VALE OF EWIAS, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here was it, stranger, that the patron saint
Last Line: Of david and the deeds of other days.
Subject(s): Cambria, Wales; Hermits; Saints; Wales; Welshmen; Welshwomen


INSCRIPTION FOR A MONUMENT OPPOSITE BALLIOL GATEWAY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here latimer and ridley in the flames
Last Line: And let the future expiate the past.
Subject(s): Innocence; Latimer, Hugh (1485-1555); Oxford University; Ridley, Nicholas (1503-1555); Truth


INSCRIPTION FOR A TABLET AT GODSTOW NUNNERY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here, stranger, rest thee! From the neighbouring towers
Last Line: Young man, and learn to reverence womankind!
Subject(s): Graves; Honor; Nuns; Oxford, England; Rest; Strangers; Women; Tombs; Tombstones


INSCRIPTION FOR A TABLET AT PENSHURST, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Are days of old familiar to thy mind
Last Line: Lives and shall live, immortalized in song.
Subject(s): History; Honor; Immortality; Penshurst, England; Presence; Singing & Singers; Historians


INSCRIPTION FOR A TABLET AT SILBURY-HILL, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This mound in some remote and dateless day
Last Line: Lives in the eternal register of heaven.
Subject(s): Advice; Future Life; God; Graves; Morality; Strangers; Travel; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Tombs; Tombstones; Ethics; Journeys; Trips


INSCRIPTION FOR A TABLET ON THE BANKS OF A STREAM, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stranger! Awhile upon this mossy bank
Last Line: Of innocence, and thou shalt find her there.
Subject(s): Comfort; Graves; Happiness; Innocence; Rivers; Tombs; Tombstones; Joy; Delight


INSCRIPTION FOR THE APARTMENT [OR PRISON] IN CHEPSTOW CASTLE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For thirty years, secluded from mankind / here marten lingered
Last Line: When christ shall come, and all things be fulfill'd!
Subject(s): Marten, Henry; Prisons & Prisoners; Regicide


INSCRIPTION FOR THE BANKS OF THE HAMPSHIRE AVON, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A little while, o traveller! Linger here
Last Line: Flow to the ocean of eternity.
Subject(s): Avon (River), England; Future Life; Life; Rivers; Travel; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Journeys; Trips


INSCRIPTION FOR THE CENOTAPH AT ERMENONVILLE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stranger! The man of nature lies not here
Last Line: From hence returning purified of heart.
Subject(s): Introspection; Rousseau, Jean Jacques (1712-1778); Strangers; Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet De


INSCRIPTION: EPITAPH ON KING JOHN, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: John rests below. A man more infamous
Last Line: For they must bear the burthen of thy crime.
Subject(s): Epitaphs; John, King Of England (1167-1216); Lackland, John


INSCRIPTION: IN A FOREST, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stranger! Whose steps have reached this solitude
Last Line: The weeds and mosses from this letter'd stone.
Subject(s): Advice; Forests; Holidays; Solitude; Strangers; Trees; Woods; Loneliness


INSCRIPTION: UNDER AN OAK, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here, traveller! Pause awhile. This ancient oak
Last Line: Of all that softens or ennobles man.
Subject(s): Birds; Hearts; Nature; Oak Trees; Rest; Travel; Journeys; Trips


INSCRIPTIONS FOR THE CALEDONIAN CANAL, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Athwart the island here, from sea to sea
Last Line: Opening a passage through the wilds subdued.
Subject(s): Canals; Earth; Islands; Sea; Travel; World; Ocean; Journeys; Trips


JASPAR, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Jaspar was poor, and vice and want
Last Line: Upon the maniac's soul.
Subject(s): Guilt; Murder; Poverty; Sin; Story-telling


JOAN OF ARC: BOOK 1, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There was high feasting held at vaucouleur
Last Line: "his wrath, and they shall perish who oppress."
Subject(s): Faith; Joan Of Arc (1412-1431); Missions & Missionaries; Pilgrimages & Pilgrims; Religion; Belief; Creed; Theology


JOAN OF ARC: BOOK 10, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thus to the martyrs in their country's cause
Last Line: Give to the arms of freedom such success.
Variant Title(s): The Crowning Of The King
Subject(s): Coronations; Creative Ability; England; Faith; France; Freedom; God; Heroism; Joan Of Arc (1412-1431); Missions & Missionaries; Victory; War; Inspiration; Creativity; English; Belief; Creed; Liberty; Heroes; Heroines


JOAN OF ARC: BOOK 2, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And now, beneath the horizon westering slow
Last Line: And they betook them to their homely rest.
Subject(s): France; Heroism; Joan Of Arc (1412-1431); Missions & Missionaries; Travel; War; Heroes; Heroines; Journeys; Trips


JOAN OF ARC: BOOK 3, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair dawn'd the morning, and the early sun
Last Line: "we ratify thy mission. Go in peace."
Subject(s): Duty; Faith; France; Heroism; Joan Of Arc (1412-1431); Missions & Missionaries; Religion; Belief; Creed; Heroes; Heroines; Theology


JOAN OF ARC: BOOK 4, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The feast was spread, the sparkling bowl went round
Last Line: "we march to rescue orleans from the foe."
Subject(s): Duty; France; Heroism; Joan Of Arc (1412-1431); Love; Man-woman Relationships; Missions & Missionaries; Obedience; War; Heroes; Heroines; Male-female Relations


JOAN OF ARC: BOOK 5, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Scarce had the earliest ray from chinon's towers
Last Line: So saying, conrade from the tent went forth.
Variant Title(s): The Maid Of Orleans Girding For Battle
Subject(s): France; Heroism; History; Joan Of Arc (1412-1431); Missions & Missionaries; Orleans, France; War; Heroes; Heroines; Historians


JOAN OF ARC: BOOK 6, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The night was calm, and many a moving cloud
Last Line: Renewing the remembrance of the storm.
Subject(s): France; Heroism; History; Joan Of Arc (1412-1431); Missions & Missionaries; Orleans, France; Victory; War; Heroes; Heroines; Historians


JOAN OF ARC: BOOK 7, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Strong were the english forts, by daily toil
Last Line: Betaking them, for now the night drew on.
Subject(s): England; Faith; France; Heroism; History; Joan Of Arc (1412-1431); Missions & Missionaries; Religion; Victory; War; English; Belief; Creed; Heroes; Heroines; Historians; Theology


JOAN OF ARC: BOOK 8, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now was the noon of night; and all was still
Last Line: The shattered fragments of the midnight wreck.
Subject(s): England; Faith; France; Heroism; Joan Of Arc (1412-1431); Missions & Missionaries; Religion; Victory; War; English; Belief; Creed; Heroes; Heroines; Theology


JOAN OF ARC: BOOK 9, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far through the shadowy sky the ascending flames
Last Line: "the thunder—she shall blast her despot foes."
Subject(s): Death; England; Faith; France; Funerals; God; Heroism; Joan Of Arc (1412-1431); Missions & Missionaries; Victory; War; Dead, The; English; Belief; Creed; Burials; Heroes; Heroines


KING CHARLEMAGNE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas strange that he loved her, for youth was gone by
Last Line: Of the spell that possess'd charlemagne.
Subject(s): Beauty; Charlemagne (742-814); Curses; Festivals; Love; Man-woman Relationships; Story-telling; Women; Fairs; Pageants; Male-female Relations


KING HENRY V AND THE HERMIT OF DREUX, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He past unquestioned through the camp
Last Line: Upon his dying day.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; Henry V, King Of England (1387-1422); Hermits; Punishment; Repentance; Sickness; Soldiers; War; English History; Penitence; Illness


LINES WRITTEN IN THE 16TH CENTURY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For aye be hynce ye vayne delyghts
Last Line: Forlettying erthlie loste.
Subject(s): England; Mexico; Poetry & Poets; Religion; English; Theology


LINES WRITTEN IN THE 16TH CENTURY PARODIED IN THE 18TH CENTURY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hither frolics and delights
Last Line: Let angels have the rest.
Subject(s): England; Parties; Poetry & Poets; English


LISTENING TO STORMS, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis pleasant, by the cheerful hearth, to hear
Last Line: And thinks upon the suffering mariner!
Subject(s): Storms


LORD WILLIAM, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No eye beheld when william plunged
Last Line: Heard william's drowning scream.
Subject(s): Boats; Drowning; Ghosts; Murder; Secrets; Supernatural; Vengeance


LUCRETIA; A MONODRAMA, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Welcome, my father! Good valerius
Last Line: (stabs herself.)
Subject(s): Honor; Rape; Rome, Italy; Sacrifices; Suicide; Women


MARY, THE MAID OF THE INN, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who is yonder poor maniac, whose wildly fixed eyes
Last Line: Of poor mary the maid of the inn.
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Hotels; Love - Loss Of; Man-woman Relationships; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses; Male-female Relations


METRICAL LETTER; WRITTEN FROM LONDON, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Margaret! My cousin, -- nay you must not smile
Last Line: To find in heaven the things I loved on earth.
Subject(s): Courtship; Cousins; Desire; Freedom; Hope; Letters; Liberty; Optimism


MUSINGS ON THE WIG OF A SCARE-CROW, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Alas for this world's changes and the lot
Last Line: And muse on fortune's mutability.
Subject(s): Change; Fate; History; Life Change Events; Morality; Scarecrows; Wigs; Destiny; Historians; Ethics; Toupees; Hairpieces


ODE TO A PIG WHILE HIS NOSE WAS BEING ROASTED, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hark! Hark! That pig - that pig! The hideous note
Last Line: To think that for your master's good you die?
Variant Title(s): Ode To A Pig, Who Nose Was Being Bored
Subject(s): Death; Heaven; Mankind; Nature; Pain; Pigs; Sacrifices; Selflessness; Dead, The; Paradise; Human Race; Suffering; Misery; Boars; Hogs


ODE, WRITTEN DURING THE NEGOTIATIONS WITH BONAPARTE, IN JANUARY, 1814, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who counsels peace at this momentous hour
Last Line: Take vengeance for thyself, and for mankind!
Subject(s): Great Britain - Relations With France; Napoleon I (1769-1821)


OLD CHRISTOVAL'S ADVICE; AND THE REASON HE GAVE IT, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If thy debtor be poor, old christoval cried
Last Line: And remember'd what I might have been.
Subject(s): Advice; Christianity; Debt; Humility; Morality; Ethics


ON A LANDSCAPE OF GASPAR POUSSIN, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Poussin! How pleasantly thy pictured scenes
Last Line: Beats hard and heavy through his dungeon bars.
Subject(s): Comfort; Imagination; Paintings And Painters; Poussin, Gaspar (1613-1675); Fancy


ON MY OWN MINIATURE PICTURE, TAKEN AT TWO YEARS OF AGE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And I was once like this! That glowing cheek
Last Line: Spirit of spenser! Was the wanderer wrong?
Subject(s): Life Change Events; Maturity; Nations; Portraits; Self; Youth


ON THE DEATH OF A FAVOURITE OLD SPANIEL, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And they have drowned thee then at last! Poor phillis
Last Line: Of their own charity, may envy thee!
Subject(s): Aging; Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs; Drowning; Future Life; Grief; Loss; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Sorrow; Sadness


ON THE DEATH OF QUEEN CHARLOTTE 1818, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Death has gone up into our palaces
Last Line: May best deserve our love.
Subject(s): Charlotte Augusta, Princess (D. 1817); Courts & Courtiers; Death; Epitaphs; George Iii, King Of England (1738-1820); Grief; Marriage; Silence; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


POEMS ON THE SLAVE TRADE: 1, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hold your mad hands! For ever on your plain
Last Line: And calls, to share the prey, his kindred demon war.
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Slavery; Anti-slavery; Serfs


POEMS ON THE SLAVE TRADE: 2, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why dost thou beat thy breast and rend thine hair
Last Line: And bless with liberty and death the slave!
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Slavery; Anti-slavery; Serfs


POEMS ON THE SLAVE TRADE: 3, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh he is worn with toil! The big drops run
Last Line: A sable brother writhes in silent woe.
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Slavery; Anti-slavery; Serfs


POEMS ON THE SLAVE TRADE: 4, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis night the mercenary tyrants sleep
Last Line: And weeps for him who will return no more.
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Slavery; Anti-slavery; Serfs


POEMS ON THE SLAVE TRADE: 5, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Did then the bold slave rear at last the sword
Last Line: But sweetens with revenge, the draught of death.
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Slavery; Anti-slavery; Serfs


POEMS ON THE SLAVE TRADE: 6, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: High in the air exposed the slave is hung
Last Line: "against the deep damnation of your deed."
Variant Title(s): "high In The Air Exposed The Slave Is Hung"";
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Freedom; Slavery; Anti-slavery; Liberty; Serfs


POET PROVES THE EXISTENCE OF A SOUL FROM HIS LOVE FOR DELIA, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some have denied a soul! They never loved
Last Line: But sure with delia I exist a soul!
Variant Title(s): Sonnets Of Abel Shufflebottom: 3
Subject(s): Love; Man-woman Relationships; Sonnet (As Literary Form); Soul; Male-female Relations


QUEEN OF THE VALLEY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou art beautiful, queen of the valley
Last Line: Queen of the valley.
Subject(s): Beauty; Courts & Courtiers


REMEMBRANCE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Man hath a weary pilgrimage
Last Line: The days that are no more.
Subject(s): Aging; Memory; Youth


ROMANCE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What wildly-beauteous form
Last Line: Although by all unheard the melodies expire.
Subject(s): Creative Ability; Knowledge; Love; Pain; Travel; War; Inspiration; Creativity; Suffering; Misery; Journeys; Trips


ROSAMUND DE CLIFFORD TO KING HENRY III, AFTER SHE HAD TAKEN THE VEIL, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Henry, 'its past! Each painful effort o'er
Last Line: That even death was weak to end our love.
Subject(s): Clifford, Rosamund (D.1176); Farewell; Henry Iii, King Of England (1207-1272); Love; Nuns; Redemption; Regret; Salvation; Parting


RUDIGER, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bright on the mountain's heathy slope
Last Line: Adown the dark profound.
Subject(s): Birds; Boats; Curses; Love - Loss Of; Marriage; Soldiers; Swans; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


SAPPHO; A MONODRAMA, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the spot: -- 'tis here tradition says
Last Line: [she throws herself from the precipice.
Subject(s): Lesbos (Island), Greece; Mythology - Classical; Sappho (610-580 B.c.); Suicide


SNUFF, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A delicate pinch! Oh how it tingles up
Last Line: And jokes that must be laugh'd at shall proceed.
Subject(s): Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers; Noses; Pleasure; Snuff (Tobacco); Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers


SONG OF THE ARAUCANS DURING A THUNDER STORM, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The storm cloud grows deeper above
Last Line: Waft thither the song of your praise.
Subject(s): Chile; Messengers; Reunions; Singing & Singers; Spiritual Life; Storms


SONG OF THE CHICKASAH WIDOW, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas the voice of my husband that came on the gale
Last Line: And I shall have joy in revenge.
Subject(s): Marriage; Native Americans; Revenge; Vengeance; Widows & Widowers; Women; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


SONNET TO A PAINTER ATTEMPTING DELIA'S PORTRAIT, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rash painter! Canst thou give the orb of day
Last Line: Fairer than venus, daughter of the sea.
Variant Title(s): Sonnets Of Abel Shufflebottom: 2
Subject(s): Beauty; Disdain; Mythology - Classical; Paintings And Painters; Sonnet (As Literary Form); Venus (Goddess); Women; Scorn


SONNET TO ARISTE: 1, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ariste! Soon to sojourn with the crowd
Last Line: Who only names to praise, who only speaks to please.
Subject(s): Comfort; Farewell; Love; Man-woman Relationships; Sonnet (As Literary Form); Parting; Male-female Relations


SONNET TO ARISTE: 2, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Be his to court the muse, whose humble breast
Last Line: The warbling lute to sound the soul of love?
Subject(s): Courtship; Love; Muses; Sonnet (As Literary Form); Soul


SONNET TO ARISTE: 3, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let ancient stories sound the painter's art
Last Line: The charms that blossom on ariste's cheek!
Subject(s): Ancestry & Ancestors; Art & Artists; Creative Ability; Mythology - Classical; Sonnet (As Literary Form); Venus (Goddess); Inspiration; Creativity


SONNET TO ARISTE: 4, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I praise thee not, ariste, that thine eye
Last Line: The fading orbit smiles serenely bright.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Creative Ability; Praise; Sonnet (As Literary Form); Soul; Inspiration; Creativity


SONNET TO DUNNINGTON CASTLE: 1, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou ruin'd relique of the ancient pile
Last Line: As fancy paints the pomp that once adorn'd thy wall.
Subject(s): Bards; Castles; Chaucer, Geoffrey (1342-1400); Honor; Sonnet (As Literary Form)


SONNET TO DUNNINGTON CASTLE: 2, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As slow and solemn yonder deepening knell
Last Line: Heeds how the faithless bauble melts away.
Subject(s): Death; Faith; Mortality; Sonnet (As Literary Form); Youth; Dead, The; Belief; Creed


SONNET TO REFLECTION, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hence, busy torturer, wherefore should mine eye
Last Line: In darkness glimmering to disclose a tomb.
Subject(s): Hope; Memory; Regret; Self-pity; Sonnet (As Literary Form); Optimism


SONNET TO THE FIRE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My friendly fire, thou blazest clear and bright
Last Line: And o'er my ashes muse, as I will muse o'er thine.
Subject(s): Creative Ability; Fire; Legacies; Muses; Sonnet (As Literary Form); Inspiration; Creativity


SONNET TO THE NIGHTINGALE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sad songstress of the night, no more I hear
Last Line: No more responsive to the lay of love.
Subject(s): Birds; Grief; Love; Nightingales; Silence; Sorrow; Sadness


SONNET: 1, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Go, valentine, and tell that lovely maid
Last Line: And heave the sigh of memory and of love.
Subject(s): Desire; Grief; Longing; Love; Memory; Messengers; Sonnet (As Literary Form); Sorrow; Sadness


SONNET: 10, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How darkly o'er yon far-off mountain frowns
Last Line: Sigh for the crimes and miseries of mankind!
Subject(s): Grief; Humanity; Mountains; Sonnet (As Literary Form); Storms; Sorrow; Sadness; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


SONNET: 11. OUTWARD BOUND, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stately yon vessel sails adown the tide
Last Line: Go gallant ship, and be thy fortune fair!
Subject(s): Blessings; Prayer; Sailing & Sailors; Sea Voyages; Sonnet (As Literary Form)


SONNET: 12. THE SPEEDY FRIEND, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beware a speedy friend, the arabian said
Last Line: Is swept, still lingering on the boughs the last.
Subject(s): Advice; Arabs; Friendship; Sonnet (As Literary Form)


SONNET: 13, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A wrinkled crabbed man they picture thee
Last Line: Or taste the old october brown and bright.
Variant Title(s): Winter
Subject(s): Christmas; Old Age; Sonnet (As Literary Form); Winter; Nativity, The


SONNET: 2, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Think, valentine, as speeding on thy way
Last Line: Who loathes the lingering road, yet has no home of rest!
Subject(s): Grief; Holidays; Life; Love; Memory; Sonnet (As Literary Form); Travel; Valentine's Day; Sorrow; Sadness; Journeys; Trips


SONNET: 3, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not to thee, bedford! Mournful is the tale
Last Line: With rarely-sprinkled leaves, casting a trembling shade.
Subject(s): Aging; Blessings; Friendship; Sonnet (As Literary Form)


SONNET: 4, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What though no sculptured monument proclaim
Last Line: Sad sounding as the cold breeze rustles by.
Subject(s): Death; Fate; Graves; Grief; Longing; Love - Loss Of; Sonnet (As Literary Form); Dead, The; Destiny; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


SONNET: 5, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hard by the road, where on that little mound
Last Line: Whilst the proud levite scowls and passes by.
Subject(s): Children; Death; Graves; Pain; Roads; Sonnet (As Literary Form); Childhood; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Suffering; Misery; Paths; Trails


SONNET: 6. TO A BROOK NEAR THE VILLAGE OF CORSTON, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As thus I bend me o'er thy babbling stream
Last Line: As thy soft sounds half heard, borne on the inconstant breeze.
Subject(s): Aging; Brooks; Memory; Nature - Religious Aspects; Sonnet (As Literary Form); Time; Streams; Creeks


SONNET: 7. TO THE EVENING RAINBOW, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mild arch of promise! On the evening sky
Last Line: Anticipates the realm where sorrows cease.
Subject(s): Hope; Rainbows; Sonnet (As Literary Form); Optimism


SONNET: 8, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With many a weary step, at length I gain
Last Line: And pleasant is the way that lies before.
Subject(s): Climbing; Home; Life; Mountains; Sonnet (As Literary Form); Travel; Weariness; Hills; Downs (Great Britain); Journeys; Trips; Fatigue


SONNET: 9, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair is the rising morn when o'er the sky
Last Line: Pour out the feelings of my burthened heart.
Subject(s): Creative Ability; Dawn; Happiness; Morning; Poetry & Poets; Sonnet (As Literary Form); Inspiration; Creativity; Sunrise; Joy; Delight


SONNETS OF ABEL SHUFFLEBOTTOM: 1. DELIA AT PLAY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She held a cup and ball of ivory white
Last Line: Who on that dart impales my bosom's gem?
Subject(s): Beauty; Desire; Man-woman Relationships; Play; Sonnet (As Literary Form); Women; Male-female Relations


SONNETS ON EMINENT CHARACTERS: 10. TO ROBERT SOUTHEY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Southey! They melodies steal o'er mine ear
Last Line: The imag'd rainbow on a willowy stream.
Subject(s): Southey, Robert (1774-1843)


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ROBERT SOUTHEY BURKE, by EDGAR LEE MASTERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I spent my money trying to elect you mayor
Last Line: To any man alive.


ST. BARTHOLOMEW'S DAY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The night is come, no fears disturb
Last Line: And ye had joy in heaven.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Death; Despair; France; Freedom; Future Life; Guilt; Saints; Dead, The; Liberty; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


ST. JUAN GUALBERTO, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The work is done, the fabric is complete
Last Line: And still the good man's name adorns the sainted roll.
Subject(s): Catholic Church - Liturgy; Labor & Laborers; Monks; Piety; Work; Workers


ST. MICHAEL'S CHAIR, AND WHO SAT THERE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Merrily, merrily rung the bells
Last Line: "in compliment to me."
Subject(s): Bells; Churches; Death; Freedom; Marriage; Cathedrals; Dead, The; Liberty; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


ST. ROMAULD, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One day, it matters not to know
Last Line: And so we meant to strangle him one night.
Subject(s): Death; Devil; Reason; Religion; Saints; Spain; Travel; Dead, The; Satan; Mephistopheles; Lucifer; Beelzebub; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals; Theology; Journeys; Trips


STANZAS WRITTEN WRITTEN ON THE FIRST OF DECEMBER, 1793, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though now no more the musing ear
Last Line: And bid the flowret bloom.
Subject(s): Love; Muses; Poetry & Poets; Seasons; Winter


STANZAS WRITTEN WRITTEN ON THE FIRST OF JANUARY, 1794, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come melancholy moralizer, come
Last Line: The grave the inn of rest.
Subject(s): Death; Depression, Mental; Happiness; Life; Morality; Mortality; Rest; Dead, The; Mentally Depressed; Mental Distress; Joy; Delight; Ethics


THE ALDERMAN'S FUNERAL, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whom are they ushering from the world, with all
Last Line: Dropping upon his urn their marble tears.
Subject(s): Christianity; Funerals; Generosity; Sin; Strangers; Towns; Wealth; Burials; Riches; Fortunes


THE BATTLE OF BLENHEIM, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: It was a summer evening
Last Line: "but 't was a famous victory."
Variant Title(s): After Blenheim
Subject(s): Blenheim, Battle Of; Churchill, John (1650-1722); Cynicism; Peace; Religion; Spain - War Of Succession (1701-1714); War; Marlborough, 1st Duke Of; Theology


THE BATTLE OF PULTOWA, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In vorska's glittering waves
Last Line: Now, patkul, may thine injured spirit rest!
Subject(s): Charles Xii, King Of Sweden (1682-1718); Poltava, Battle Of (1709); Russia; Pultowa, Battle Of (179); Soviet Union; Russians


THE CATARACT OF LODORE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: How does the water / come down at lodore?
Last Line: And this way the water comes down at lodore.
Subject(s): Lodore, England; Waterfalls


THE CHAPEL BELL, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo I, the man who erst the muse did ask
Last Line: And roman rites retained, though roman faith be flown.
Subject(s): Bells; Churches; Monks; Rome, Italy; Cathedrals


THE COMPLAINTS OF THE POOR, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And wherefore do the poor complain?
Last Line: And these have answer'd thee!
Subject(s): Begging & Beggars; Experience; Pain; Poverty; Reason; Wealth; Suffering; Misery; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals; Riches; Fortunes


THE CONVICTS OF NEW SOUTH WALES: ELINOR, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once more to daily toil, once more to wear
Last Line: And fit the faithful penitent for heaven.
Subject(s): Australia; England; Exiles; New South Wales, Australia; Prisons & Prisoners; Repentance; English; Penitence


THE CONVICTS OF NEW SOUTH WALES: FREDERIC, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where shall I turn me? Whither shall I bend
Last Line: Shall heal my soul, and my last days be peace.
Subject(s): Fear; New South Wales, Australia; Pain; Prayer; Prisons & Prisoners; Salvation; Suffering; Misery


THE CONVICTS OF NEW SOUTH WALES: HUMPHREY AND WILLIAM, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: See'st thou not, william, that the scorching sun
Last Line: And humphrey gets more good from guilt than glory.
Subject(s): Comfort; England; Exiles; New South Wales, Australia; Pleasure; Prisons & Prisoners; Story-telling; English


THE CONVICTS OF NEW SOUTH WALES: JOHN, SAMUEL, AND RICHARD, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis a calm pleasant evening, the light fades away
Last Line: You drink up your grog and be merry together.
Subject(s): Friendship; Judgments; Memory; New South Wales, Australia; Prisons & Prisoners; Soldiers; Story-telling


THE CROSS ROADS, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There was an old man breaking stones
Last Line: And a stone is on her face.
Subject(s): Funerals; Girls; Labor & Laborers; Lunch; Murder; Rest; Soldiers; Story-telling; Travel; Burials; Work; Workers; Journeys; Trips


THE DANCING BEAR; RECOMMENDED TO THE ADVOCATES OF THE SLAVE TRADE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rare music! I would rather hear cat-courtship
Last Line: Hath baffled justice and humanity!
Subject(s): Animals; Bears; Slavery; Serfs


THE DEAD FRIEND, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not to the grave, not to the grave, my soul
Last Line: There will be joy in grief.
Variant Title(s): Communings
Subject(s): Death; Friendship; Dead, The


THE DEATH OF MATTAHIAS, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sons of my age, attend
Last Line: Hope lifts my soul to thee.
Subject(s): Christianity; Clergy; Death; Fathers & Sons; Legacies; Mysticism; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Dead, The


THE DEATH OF MOSES, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Israel, my hour is come
Last Line: And triumphantly fight for the lord.
Subject(s): Christianity; Death; Faith; God; Moses; Dead, The; Belief; Creed


THE DEATH OF ODIN, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Soul of my much-lov'd freya! Yes, I come
Last Line: Then rush'd to seize the seat of endless rest.
Subject(s): Death; Love; Mythology - Celtic; Rome, Italy; War; Dead, The


THE DEATH OF WALLACE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Joy, joy in london now!
Last Line: Go, edward, to thy god!
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; Happiness; London; Scotland - Relations With England; Wallace, Sir William (1270-1305); English History; Joy; Delight


THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The rage of babylon is roused
Last Line: Alas, more dreadful thy remember'd guilt!
Subject(s): Babylon; Christianity; Guilt; Prophecy & Prophets; Punishment; Repentance; Penitence


THE FILBERT, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nay, gather not that filbert, nicholas
Last Line: And stoic independence of mankind.
Subject(s): Animals


THE FUNERAL, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The coffin, as I past across the lane
Last Line: For it pleased god to take her to his mercy.
Subject(s): Birth; Death; Faith; Mothers; Selflessness; Child Birth; Midwifery; Dead, The; Belief; Creed


THE GRANDMOTHER'S TALE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Harry! I'm tired of playing. We'll draw round
Last Line: From guilt, though not without a hope in christ.
Subject(s): England; Grandchildren; Grandparents; Guilt; Murder; Story-telling; English; Grandsons; Granddaughters; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


THE GREENWOOD SHRIFT; GEORGE III AND A DYING WOMAN IN WINDSOR FOREST, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Outstretched beneath the leafy shade
Last Line: Knelt their anointed king.
Subject(s): England; George Iii, King Of England (1738-1820); Religion; Windsor Forest, England; English; Theology


THE HARBOR, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Scattered within the peaceful bay
Last Line: Without a calm delight.
Subject(s): Boston


THE HOLLY TREE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O reader! Hast thou ever stood to see
Last Line: As the green winter of the holly-tree.
Subject(s): Holly; Trees


THE HURON'S ADDRESS TO THE DEAD, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Brother, thou wert strong in youth
Last Line: Rest in the bower of delight!
Subject(s): Brothers; Death; Funerals; Iroquois Indians; Native Americans; U.s. - History; War; Half-brothers; Dead, The; Burials; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


THE IDIOT BOY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It had pleased god to form poor ned
Last Line: For death restored him all.
Subject(s): Mental Retardation


THE IMMORTALITY OF LOVE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! When a mother meets on high
Last Line: An over-payment of delight?
Subject(s): Mothers


THE INCHCAPE ROCK, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No stir in the air, no stir in the sea
Last Line: The devil below was ringing his knell.
Subject(s): Disasters; Sea; Shipwrecks; Ocean


THE KILLCROP, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You squalling imp, lie still! Isn't it enough
Last Line: I'll rocket him. (exit.)
Subject(s): Children; Devil; Luther, Martin (1483-1546); Murder; Superstition; Childhood; Satan; Mephistopheles; Lucifer; Beelzebub


THE KING OF THE CROCODILES, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now, woman, why without your veil?
Last Line: And I will make a meal of thee.
Subject(s): Children - Lost; Courts & Courtiers; Crocodiles; Egypt; Grief; Mothers; Trust; Sorrow; Sadness


THE LAST OF THE FAMILY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What, gregory! You are come, I see, to join us
Last Line: God make us ready, gregory, when it comes.
Subject(s): Aging; Faith; Family Life; Funerals; God; Belief; Creed; Relatives; Burials


THE LIBRARY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My days among the dead are past
Last Line: That will not perish in the dust.
Variant Title(s): Among His Books;the Scholar In His Library;his Books;the Scholar;stanzas Written In His Library
Subject(s): Books; Heaven; Reading; Paradise


THE LOCUST CLOUD, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Onward they came, a dark continuous cloud
Last Line: "sole mover he, and only spring of all."


THE LOVER'S ROCK, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The maiden through the favouring night
Last Line: Says for manuel's soul a prayer.
Subject(s): Christianity; Death; Escapes; Granada, Spain; Love; Moors (Land); Dead, The; Fugitives


THE MARCH TO MOSCOW, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The emperor nap he would set off
Last Line: As there was on the road from moscow.
Subject(s): Moscow; Napoleon I (1769-1821); Russia; Russia - Napoleonic War; Soviet Union; Russians


THE MARINER, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O god! Have mercy in this dreadful hour
Last Line: O god! Have mercy on the mariner!
Variant Title(s): Sonnet: 14. During A Tempest
Subject(s): God; Mercy; Prayer; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Sonnet (As Literary Form); Storms; Ocean


THE MISER'S MANSION, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou mouldering mansion, whose embattled side
Last Line: And angels hymn'd the rich man's soul to heaven.
Subject(s): Future Life; Generosity; Hospitality; Misers; Wealth; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Riches; Fortunes


THE MORNING MIST, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Look, william, how the morning mists
Last Line: Shall beam eternal day.
Subject(s): Immortality; Light; Mist; Morality; Morning; Vision; Ethics


THE OAK OF OUR FATHERS, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Alas for the oak of our fathers, that stood
Last Line: In its beauty, the glory and pride of the wood!
Subject(s): Death; Ivy; Lament; Oak Trees; Parasites; Dead, The


THE OLD CHICKASAH TO HIS GRANDSON, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now go to the battle, my boy
Last Line: Till the steps of thy coming I see.
Subject(s): Duty; Grandchildren; Grandparents; Native Americans; War; Grandsons; Granddaughters; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


THE OLD MAN'S COMFORTS AND HOW HE GAINED THEM, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You are old, father william,' the young man cried
Last Line: And he hath not forgotten my age.
Variant Title(s): Father William
Subject(s): Clergy; Comfort; Faith; God; Men; Old Age; Prayer; Youth; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Belief; Creed


THE OLD MANSION, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Old friend! Why, you seem bent on parish duty
Last Line: The same old bounty and old welcome there.
Subject(s): Facades; Hospitality; Strangers; Travel; Appearances; Journeys; Trips


THE PAUPER'S FUNERAL, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What! And not one to heave the pious sigh?
Last Line: I pause—and ponder on the days to come.
Subject(s): Alienation (Social Psychology); Graves; Grief; Honor; Poverty; Self; Tears; Estrangement; Outcasts; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


THE PERUVIAN'S DIRGE OVER THE BODY OF HIS FATHER, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rest in peace, my father, rest
Last Line: Where the strangers never shall come!
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; Funerals; Future Life; Lament; Peru; Prayer; Burials; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


THE PIG; A COLLOQUIAL POEM, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Jacob! I do not like to see thy nose
Last Line: Of beans it came, and thoughts of bacon rise.
Subject(s): Pigs; Boars; Hogs


THE PIOUS PAINTER; THE STORY AS RELATED IN FABLIAUX OF LE GRAND, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There once was a painter in catholic days
Last Line: And I must give the devil his due.
Subject(s): Catholic Church - Liturgy; Devil; Paintings And Painters; Prisoners Of War; Temptation; Satan; Mephistopheles; Lucifer; Beelzebub


THE POET EXPATIATES ON THE BEAUTY OF DELIA'S HAIR, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The comb between whose ivory teeth she strains
Last Line: The ringlets rob for faery fiddle-strings.
Variant Title(s): Love Elegies Of Abel Shufflebottom: 3
Subject(s): Beauty; Cupid; Hair; Love; Man-woman Relationships; Obsessions; Women; Eros; Male-female Relations


THE POET PERPLEXT, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Brain! You must work! Begin, or we shall lose
Last Line: So gentle brain! I thank you and conclude.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Reason; Writer's Block; Writing & Writers; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


THE POET RELATES HOW HE OBTAINED DELIA'S POCKET-HANDKERCHIEF, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis mine! What accents can my joy declare?
Last Line: And I will kiss thee o'er and o'er again.
Variant Title(s): Delia's Pocket-handkerchief;love Elegies Of Abel Shufflebottom: 1
Subject(s): Desire; Food & Eating; Lust; Man-woman Relationships; Obsessions; Story-telling; Male-female Relations


THE POET RELATES HOW HE STOLE A LOCK OF DELIA'S HAIR, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! Be the day accurst that gave me birth!
Last Line: "you stupid puppy—you have spoil'd my wig!"
Variant Title(s): Love Elegies Of Abel Shufflebottom: 4
Subject(s): Anger; Crime & Criminals; Despair; Hair; Man-woman Relationships; Obsessions; Wigs; Male-female Relations; Toupees; Hairpieces


THE RACE OF BANQUO, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fly, son of banquo! Fleance, fly
Last Line: Pour we now the dirge of death!
Subject(s): Ancestry & Ancestors; Death; Legacies; Prophecy & Prophets; Singing & Singers; Dead, The


THE RACE OF ODIN, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Loud was the hostile clang of arms
Last Line: "she falls—and lo, the world again is free!"
Subject(s): Freedom; Mythology - Celtic; War; Liberty


THE RETROSPECT, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As on I journey through the vale of years
Last Line: Onward in faith—and leave the rest to heaven.
Subject(s): Faith; Life; Maturity; Memory; Travel; Wisdom; Belief; Creed; Journeys; Trips


THE ROSE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nay, edith! Spare the rose; it lives, it lives
Last Line: And fill with eden odours all the air.
Subject(s): Fire; Flowers; God; Grace; Innocence; Prayer; Punishment; Roses; Salvation


THE RUINED COTTAGE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ay, charles! I knew that this would fix thine eye
Last Line: I trust in god they will not pass away.
Subject(s): Boys; Children; Home; Life Change Events; Memory; Men; Nostalgia; Widows & Widowers; Childhood


THE SAILOR WHO SERVED IN THE SLAVE-TRADE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He stopt, -- it surely was a groan
Last Line: O god, deliver me!
Subject(s): Forgiveness; Murder; Prayer; Regret; Sailing & Sailors; Shame; Slavery; Violence; Clemency; Serfs


THE SAILOR'S MOTHER, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sir, for the love of god, some small relief
Last Line: It only leads me to that rest the sooner.
Subject(s): Grief; Mothers; Sailing & Sailors; Travel; Weariness; Sorrow; Sadness; Journeys; Trips; Fatigue


THE SOLDIER'S FUNERAL, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is the funeral march. I did not think
Last Line: A mere machine of murder.
Subject(s): Fate; Funerals; God; Mortality; Murder; Religion; Soldiers; Destiny; Burials; Theology


THE SOLDIER'S WIFE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Weary way-wanderer, languid and sick at heart
Last Line: Cold are thy famished babes, god help thee, widowed one!


THE SPANISH ARMADA, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Clear shone the morn, the gale was fair
Last Line: Shall bear good tidings home.
Subject(s): Ambition; England; Failure; Spanish Armada; English


THE SPIRIT; FOUNDED ON FACT, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now which is the road across the common
Last Line: "tis only old gaffer's grey mare!"
Subject(s): Animals; Facades; Fear; Ghosts; Horses; Night; Spiritual Life; Supernatural; Appearances; Bedtime


THE SURGEON'S WARNING, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The doctor whisper'd to the nurse
Last Line: Was never to mortal known.
Subject(s): Funerals; Future Life; Guilt; Physicians; Soul; Surgery; Burials; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Doctors


THE TRAVELLER'S RETURN, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet to the morning traveller
Last Line: That welcomes his return.
Subject(s): Homecoming; Love; Reunions; Travel; Journeys; Trips


THE TRIUMPH OF WOMAN, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Glad as the weary traveller, tempest-tost
Last Line: And freed the nation best beloved of god.
Subject(s): Bible; Christianity; Sex Role; Victory; Women


THE VICTORY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hark! How the church-bells' thundering harmony
Last Line: Who art the widow's friend, her comforter!
Subject(s): Comfort; Death; England; Sacrifices; War; Widows & Widowers; Dead, The; English


THE WEDDING, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I pray you, wherefore are the village bells
Last Line: To give sad meaning to the village bells!
Subject(s): Bells; Idleness; Marriage; Poverty; Strangers; Travel; Villages; Laziness; Sloth; Indolence; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Journeys; Trips


THE WELL OF ST. KEYNE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A well there is in the west country
Last Line: "for she took a bottle to church."
Subject(s): Wells; Women


THE WIDOW; SAPPHICS, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cold was the night wind, drifting fast the snow fell
Last Line: God had released her.
Subject(s): Begging & Beggars; Cold; Death; God; Salvation; Widows & Widowers; Dead, The


THE WITCH, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Father! Here, father! I have found a horse-shoe
Last Line: She may recover; so drive t'other nail in!
Subject(s): Christianity; Curses; Fathers & Sons; Horseshoes; Witchcraft & Witches


TO A BEE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou wert out betimes, thou busy busy bee
Last Line: Woe then for thee, thou busy busy bee!
Subject(s): Bees; Insects; Labor & Laborers; Nature - Religious Aspects; Teaching & Teachers; Beekeeping; Bugs; Work; Workers


TO A FRIEND, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And wouldst thou seek the low abode
Last Line: Of hermit happiness.
Subject(s): Comfort; Friendship; Life; Peace; Self-reliance; Solitude; Travel; Loneliness; Journeys; Trips


TO A FRIEND EXPRESSING A WISH TO TRAVEL, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dost thou, then, listening to the traveller's tale
Last Line: Remember with a sigh the joys of home?
Subject(s): Adventure And Adventurers; Comfort; Happiness; Home; Pain; Solitude; Travel; Joy; Delight; Suffering; Misery; Loneliness; Journeys; Trips


TO A FRIEND INQUIRING IF WOULD LIVE OVER MY YOUTH AGAIN, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Do I regret the past?
Last Line: Again to wake in light.
Subject(s): Future Life; God; Past; Regret; Youth; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


TO A FRIEND SETTLED IN THE COUNTRY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Richard, the lot which fate to thee has given
Last Line: Sweet solace to the wearied soul can yield.
Subject(s): Cities; Comfort; Country Life; Fate; Soldiers; Urban Life; Destiny


TO A GOOSE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If thou didst feed on western plains of yore
Last Line: Seasoned with sage and onions, and port wine.
Variant Title(s): Sonnet To A Goose
Subject(s): Geese


TO A SPIDER, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spider! Thou need'st not run in fear about
Last Line: I spin my brains.
Subject(s): Insects; Poetry & Poets; Spiders; Bugs


TO CONTEMPLATION, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Faint gleams the evening radiance through the sky
Last Line: And the calmed spirit loves the joy of grief.
Subject(s): Contentment; Gifts & Giving; Grief; Happiness; Introspection; Life; Memory; Nature - Religious Aspects; Sorrow; Sadness; Joy; Delight


TO EDITH SOUTHEY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Edith! I brought thee late a humble gift
Last Line: Robert southey.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Love - Marital; Maturity; Poetry & Poets; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


TO HORROR, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dark horror, hear my call!
Last Line: I will behold and smile by mercy's side.
Subject(s): Colonialism; England; Injustice; Missions & Missionaries; Racism; Slavery; Terror; Vengeance; English; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry; Serfs


TO HYMEN, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God of the torch, whose soul-illuming flame
Last Line: Nor knows the dread of death.
Subject(s): Creative Ability; Faith; Friendship; God; Humanity; Life; Love; Maturity; Inspiration; Creativity; Belief; Creed


TO LYCON, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On yon wild waste of ruin thron'd, what form
Last Line: So let me live unknown, so let me die forgot.
Subject(s): Grief; Hope; Pain; Pilgrimages & Pilgrims; Travel; Sorrow; Sadness; Optimism; Suffering; Misery; Journeys; Trips


TO MARY WOLSTONECRAFT, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lily cheek, the 'purple light of love'
Last Line: To offer, nor unworthy thy regard.
Subject(s): Godwin, Mary Wollenstonecraft (1759-79); Joan Of Arc (1412-1431); Poetry & Poets; Strength; Victory; Women's Rights; Wollenstone, Mary (1759-79); Feminism


TO RECOVERY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Recovery, where art thou?
Last Line: Watches the dawn of day.
Subject(s): Blessings; Depression, Mental; Healing; Hope; Prayer; Waiting; Mentally Depressed; Mental Distress; Cures; Optimism


TO ROBERT SOUTHEY, by MARIA GOWEN BROOKS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! Laurel'd bard, how can I part
Last Line: Or life's warm quivering pulse is mine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Del Occidente, Maria; Brooks, Maria A.
Subject(s): Southey, Robert (1774-1843)


TO THE BURNIE BEE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Blithe son of summer, furl thy filmy wing
Last Line: Fit for the spring that waits beyond the tomb.
Subject(s): Future Life; Insects; Ladybirds; Nature - Religious Aspects; Spring; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Bugs; Ladybugs


TO THE GENIUS OF AFRICA, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou who from the mountain's height
Last Line: There, genius, thou hast breathed the gales of death.
Subject(s): Africa; Genius; Revolutions; Slavery; U.s. - Race Relations; Serfs


TO URBAN, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo! Where the livid lightning flies
Last Line: To slumber in the tomb.
Subject(s): Death; Friendship; Health; Life; Maturity; Passion; Dead, The


WRITTEN ON A SUNDAY MORNING, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Go thou and seek the house of prayer!
Last Line: And ponders on the world to come.
Subject(s): Churches; God; Nature - Religious Aspects; Presence; Religion; Cathedrals; Theology


YOUTH AND AGE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With cheerful step the traveller
Last Line: The fears of wary age!
Subject(s): Life; Mist; Old Age; Pain; Pleasure; Travel; Youth; Suffering; Misery; Journeys; Trips