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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


AMATORY SONNETS OF ABEL SHUFFLEBOTTOM, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography


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


AT CORUNA, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: When from these shores the british army first
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


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


BABYLON, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: The many-colored domes


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


BROUGH BELLS, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: On stanemore's side, one summer eve


CALM SEA, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Bright shine the golden summits in the light
Subject(s): Sea


CARMEN TRIUMPHALE, SELS., by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: In happy hour doth he receive


CATS (WITH APOLOGIES TO ROBERT SOUTHEY), by UNKNOWN               
First Line: Hear the warbling of the cats


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


COCK AND HEN STORY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Once on a time three pilgrims true


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


CURSE OF KEHAMA, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: I charm thy life
Variant Title(s): Malic
Subject(s): Mothers


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


DEVIL, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: From his brimstone bed at the break of day
Last Line: And there was a hole where the tail came through


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


EMMETT'S EPITAPH, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Let no man write my epitaph; let my grave
Last Line: Yea, in all ages by the wise and good %to be remember'd, mourn'd, and honor'd still
Variant Title(s): On The Speech Of Robert Emmet; Written Immediately After Reading The Speech Of Robert Emmet On His Trial ..
Subject(s): Emmet, Robert (1778-1803); Treason And Traitors


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


FOREST IN WINTER, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet are the harmonies of spring


FREEDOM OF THE WILL, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Idly, rajah, dost thou reason thus


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.)


GRAVE OF ORPHEUS, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Then on his ear what sounds


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


HOMEWARD BOUND, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: She comes, majestic with her swelling sails
Subject(s): Sea


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


IMITATED FROM THE PERSIAN, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord! Who art merciful as well as just
Last Line: My sins, and my contrition
Subject(s): Prayer


IMPULSE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: And happy they who thus in faith obey


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


LINES WRITTEN UPON THE DEATH OF THE PRINCESS CHARLOTTE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis not the public loss which hath imprest


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


LLEWELLYN AND HIS DOG, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: The spearmen heard the bugle sound


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


LOVE ELEGIES OF ABEL SHUFFLEBOTTOM, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography


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


MADOC, SELS., by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Though in blue ocean seen


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


MOMENTS THERE ARE IN LIFE-ALAS, HOW FEW!, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography


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


NATURE'S QUESTION AND FAITH'S ANSWER, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Alas! The setting sun


ODE FOR ST. GEORGE'S DAY, SELS., by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: But thou, o england! To that sainted name


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 WAR WITH AMERICA, SELS., by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): War Of 1812


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 A PICTURE BY J.M. WRIGHT, ESQ, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: The sky-lark hath perceived his prison-door
Subject(s): Animals; Birds; Larks


ON DONNE'S POEM TO A FLEA, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Be proud as spaniards! Leap for pride ye fleas
Subject(s): Animals; Poetry And Poets


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


ONCE I HAD FRIENDS, THOUGH BY ALL FORSAKEN, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography


PILGRIMAGE TO WATERLOO, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Ill had we done if we had hurried by
Subject(s): Waterloo


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


PRELUDE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell us a story, old robin gray!
Last Line: A tale of a cock and a hen


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


RECOLLECTIONS OF A DAY'S JOURNEY IN SPAIN, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Not less delighted do I call to mind
Subject(s): Travel


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


RODERICK, THE LAST OF THE GOTHS, SELS., by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography


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


ROPRECHT THE ROBBER IS TAKEN AT LAST, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography


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


SEA, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: How beautiful beneath the bright blue sky


SELDOM HATH MY TONGUE PRONOUNCED THAT NAME, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography


SELF-PLEASING SOULS THAT PLAY WITH BEAUTY'S BAIT, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Love


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, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou lingerest, spring! Still wintry is


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)


SOURCE OF THE GANGES, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: None hath seen its secret fountain


SOUTHEY LOOKS OUT OF THE WINDOW AT GRETA HALL, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas at that sober hour when the light of day is receding


SOUTHEY'S CATS WRITE THEIR MASTER, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear master: let our boldness not offend


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 TO W.R. TURNER, ON HIS VIEW OF LACO MAGGIORE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Turner, thy pencil brings to mind a day
Subject(s): Italy


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


THALABA THE DESTROYER, SELS., by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Troy


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


VISION OF JUDGMENT: PART 6. THE ABSOLVERS, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Ho! He exclaimed, king george of england standeth in judgment
Last Line: Evil they sow, and sorrow they will reap for their harvest
Subject(s): George Iii, King Of England (1738-1820)


VISION OF JUDGMENT: PART 8. GEORGE III ENTERS PARADISE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Lift up your heads, ye gates; and ye everlasting portals
Last Line: While of the georgian age they thought, and the glory of england
Subject(s): George Iii, King Of England (1738-1820)


VOYAGE OF THALABA AND THE DAMSEL, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Then did the damsel speak again


WASHINGTON HATH LEFT / HIS AWFUL MEMORY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography


WAT TYLER'S ADDRESS TO THE KING, by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: King of england %petitioning for pity is most weak
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


WAT TYLER, SELS., by ROBERT SOUTHEY                Poet's Biography


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