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A SONG OF DEGREES, by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It is said adonai your hidden word
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


AD ASTRA: 120, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text                
First Line: And over all the bearing of the host
Last Line: That is the sure presentment of his race.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


ALGABAL, by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Rhine-rentier
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


BATTLE OF BRITAIN, by CECIL DAY LEWIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What did we earth-bound make of it? A tangle
Last Line: Their luck, skill, nerve. And they were young like you.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blake, Nicolas
Subject(s): Film (photography); Great Britain - History; World War Ii; English History; Second World War


BEACHY HEAD, by CHARLOTTE SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On thy stupendous summit, rock sublime!
Last Line: Had to some better region fled for ever.
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Charlotte Turner
Subject(s): English Channel; Great Britain - History; Sussex, England; English History


BOARDING: 4. INDEPENDENCE, by REETIKA VAZIRANI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I am ten, the british quit
Last Line: Foggy weather, shakespeare. We made a trade
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; Independence; Libraries & Librarians; India; English History


CANAAN, by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They march at god's
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


CHARTIST SONG, by THOMAS COOPER    Poem Text                
First Line: The time shall come when wrong shall end
Last Line: Till goodness shall hold high jubilee!
Alternate Author Name(s): Chartist, The
Subject(s): Chartism; Great Britain - History; English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 1. NEW GRANGE, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: The golden hill where long-forgotten kings
Last Line: Above the cromlech of the vanished gods.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 10. OLD MAGIC, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: As light swings wide the mighty eastern door
Last Line: And vanish up the flaming slopes of morn.
Subject(s): Druids; Great Britain - History; Magic; Druidism; English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 11. THE BLIND NUN, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: A nun green-girdled in a forest tower
Last Line: Across her blindness shone the face of god.
Subject(s): Blindness; Great Britain - History; Nuns; Visually Handicapped; English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 12. SAINT BRIDE'S EVE, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: At twilight on a lonely cattle trail
Last Line: Her shadow falls, and wild hearts know its peace.
Subject(s): Brigid Of Ireland, Saint (453-523); Great Britain - History; Bridget, Saint; Brigit Of Kildare, Saint; English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 13. DUNDAGIL, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: On lonely headlands at a magic cry
Last Line: Beneath the splendor of the dragon star.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; Snowdon (mountain), Wales; English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 14. SAINT ILLTYD, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: When fierce caer leon's wars were trumpeted
Last Line: Fair as the star of morning shone the grail.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 15. ARAN MOR, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: Foam-girdled shores a lost enchantment keep
Last Line: On cross and ruined cairn a rose of light.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 16. THE BLESSING OF SAINT COLUMCILLE, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: Torqued warriors turned their galley's crimson prow
Last Line: The old gods listened, lonely in the dew.
Subject(s): Columba, Saint (521-597); Great Britain - History; Colum, Saint; Columcille, Saint; English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 17. SAINT BRENDAN, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: In simple days before the gods were old
Last Line: Upon the burnished edges of the air.
Subject(s): Brendan, Saint (484-578); Great Britain - History; Brendan Of Clonfert; Brandan, Saint; Brandon, Saint; Brennainn, Saint; Brendan The Voyager; English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 18. THE BATTLE OF THE BOOK, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: Beneath bronze chariot wheels the torn earth steamed
Last Line: Led by the lone white warrior of the skies.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 19. SAINT ORAN, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: Saint oran told them while the west grew dim
Last Line: Of that wild fruit of flame whose taste is peace.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; Oran, Saint; English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 20. SAINT COLUMBA, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: The murmuring tide foams slowly up the sands
Last Line: The well-loved outline of his irish shore.
Subject(s): Columba, Saint (521-597); Great Britain - History; Colum, Saint; Columcille, Saint; English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 21. CLONARD, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: By lost clonard the river meads still hold
Last Line: In morning meadows when the world was young.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 22. THE BURNING OF BAMBOROUGH, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: With thundering wheels the golden war-wains run
Last Line: Far ringing harps on bamborough's starry height.
Subject(s): Aidan, Saint (d. 651); Bamborough, England; Great Britain - History; English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 23. CAEDMON, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: From feast and song the simple cowherd crept
Last Line: And a new speech was given to the earth.
Subject(s): Caedmon (7th Century); Great Britain - History; English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 24. SAINT HILDA, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: In hollow pastures misted with the spume
Last Line: High in her garth above the lonely sea.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; Hilda, Saint (614-680); English History; Hild, Saint; Whitby, Abbess Of


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 25. THE FOREST SAINT, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: When wolves were conquered by a hermit's bell
Last Line: And houseled odin's warrior christ's armed knight.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 26. OWINI'S VISION, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: A thane beneath a snowy hawthorn hedge
Last Line: Within the silver circle of their wings.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 28. JOHN SCOTUS ERIGENA, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: To wolfish knights with hound and hooded hawk
Last Line: The last great echoes of far greece are borne.
Subject(s): Erigena, John Scotus (810-877); Great Britain - History; Scot, John The (81-877); Eriugena, John Scotus (81-877); English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 29. THE STAG OF CHEDDAR, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: The king rode close behind the royal stag
Last Line: Should rule the abbey of the holy thorn.
Subject(s): Dunstan, Saint (924-988); Edmund I, King Of England (921-946); Great Britain - History; English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 3. A DRUID TOWN, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: A sunless maze of tangled lanes enfold
Last Line: The golden caer upon the ninth wave's foam.
Subject(s): Druids; Great Britain - History; Druidism; English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 30. QUEEN MARGARET'S MISSAL, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: The king stood bowed within the cloister crypt
Last Line: Love and the light-illumined word abide.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; Malcolm Iii Macduncan, King Of Scotland; Margaret Of Scotland, Saint (1046-1093); English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 31. THE BRINDLED HARE, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: By grange and castle when the fields were cool
Last Line: Bearing against his breast the wounded hare.
Subject(s): Animals; Anselm Of Canterbury, Saint (1033-1109); Great Britain - History; Rabbits; English History; Hares


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 32. SAINT HUGH, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: On mountain slopes, whose rocky summits glow
Last Line: Sunward to meet the mystery of god.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 33. A ROMAN ROAD, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: A road shines through the forest of the years
Last Line: The ruined roadway still endures and waits.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; Great Britain - Roman Conquest; Roads; English History; Paths; Trails


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 4. CAER SIDI, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: Alone, unarmed, the dragon king must go
Last Line: High in his mighty grasp the star-rimmed bowl.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 5. ARTHUR, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: Behind storm-fretted bastions gray and bare
Last Line: The strange gods calling through their mystic horn.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 6. TALIESIN, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: On lonely shores where dreams are drifted sand
Last Line: Up toward the dragon city of the sun.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; Taliesin; English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 7. YNISWITRIN, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: Dim watered vale whose clear streams seek the sea
Last Line: Of new songs that shall fill those fallen choirs.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 8. THE HOLY THORN, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: Long centuries past by lonely barrows grew
Last Line: At wintry christ-tide flowers the holy thorn.
Subject(s): Glastonbury Thorn; Great Britain - History; English History


CHRIST IN BRITAIN: 9. THE FOREST, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: In lonely thickets where the wood is deep
Last Line: The light of dawn on his uplifted face.
Subject(s): Druids; Great Britain - History; Druidism; English History


CHURCHILL'S FUNERAL, by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Endless london / mourns for that knowledge
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


CONCERNING INHERITANCE, by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It is with civic matters as with some questions
Last Line: Its aegis anciently a divine shield / over the city
Subject(s): Great Britain History; Inheritance & Succession; English History


CYCLE, by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Natural strange beatitudes
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


DARK-LAND (1), by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Are these last things reduced
Last Line: Sheol if not shiloh
Subject(s): Great Britain History; Anglican Church; Jews; English History


DARK-LAND (2), by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wherein wesley stood
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


DARK-LAND (3), by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Aspiring grantham
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


DE ANIMA, by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Salutation: it is as though
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


DUTCHESS OF MONMOUTH'S LAMENTATION FOR THE LOSS OF HER DUKE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "loyal hearts of london city, come, I pray, and sing my ditty"
Last Line: "then from her eyes, with fresh supplies, down trickles many a brinish tear"
Subject(s): "cooper, Anthony (1621-1683);great Britain - History;love - Loss Of;scott, James. Duke Of Monmouth (1649-85);" "shaftesbury, 1st Earl Of;english History;


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 14. GLAD TIDINGS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For ever hallowed be this morning fair
Last Line: And calm with fear of god's divinity.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 1: 26. ALFRED, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Behold a pupil of the monkish gown
Last Line: In sacred converse gifts with alfred shares.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


ENGLAND'S ENEMY, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She stands like one with mazy cares distraught
Last Line: Muses how rome of romans was undone.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; World War I - Great Britain; English History


EZEKIEL'S WHEEL, by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Consider now the valley
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


HUDIBRAS: PART 1, by SAMUEL BUTLER (1612-1680)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sir hudibras his passing worth
Last Line: Already tir'd with other toil.
Subject(s): Cromwell, Oliver (1599-1658); Freedom; Great Britain - History; Presbyterianism; Liberty; English History


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


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


KING STEPHEN; A FRAGMENT OF A TRAGEDY, by JOHN KEATS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If shame can on a soldier's vein-swoll'n front
Last Line: Can make his june december. Here he comes.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


LIBERTY: PART 4. BRITAIN, by JAMES THOMSON (1700-1748)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Struck with the rising scene, thus I amazed
Last Line: "and lay the toil of ages in the dust."
Subject(s): Freedom; Great Britain - History; Liberty; English History


MAGNA CARTA, by PERCY MACKAYE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Magna carta! Magna carta!
Last Line: English brothers, we are waiting!
Alternate Author Name(s): Mackaye, Percy Wallace
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; Magna Carta; World War I; English History; First World War


MELTING OF THE EARL'S PLATE, by GEORGE WALTER THORNBURY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here's the gold cup all bossy with satyrs and saints
Last Line: With the shouts of the multitude bringing the king.
Subject(s): Cavaliers; Great Britain - History; English History


MYSTICISM AND DEMOCRACY (1), by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You see the terrain he has won back from but not won
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


MYSTICISM AND DEMOCRACY (2), by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Do not stand witness; observe only
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


MYSTICISM AND DEMOCRACY (3), by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To the evangelicals: a moving image
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


MYSTICISM AND DEMOCRACY (4), by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ill-conceived, ill ordained, heart's rhetoric
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


MYSTICISM AND DEMOCRACY (5), by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Great gifts foreclosed on; loss and waste offset
Last Line: This is also admitted: introit turba
Subject(s): Great Britain History; Religion; English History


O, THE PLEASANT DAYS OF OLD!, by FRANCES BROWNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O, the pleasant days of old, which so often people praise!
Last Line: Blessed times of old!
Subject(s): Contentment; Great Britain - History; English History


ODE ON THE DEATH OF THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bury the great duke / with an empire's lamentation
Last Line: God accept him, christ receive him!
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Variant Title(s): Let Us Bury The Great Duke
Subject(s): Courage; Freedom; Great Britain - History; Valor; Bravery; Liberty; English History


OF COMING-INTO-BEING AND PASSING-AWAY, by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Rosa sericea: its red spurs / blooded with amber
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


PERKIN WARBECK, by JOHN FORD (1586-1639)    Poem Text                
First Line: Studies have of this nature been of late
Last Line: And often find a welcome to the muses.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; Henry Vii, King Of England (1457-1509); Impostors & Imposture; English History; Fitzroy, Henry, Duke Of Richmond; Tudor, Henry


PISGAH, by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am ashamed and grieve, having seen you then
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


POSTLUDE, by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Rose-douched ammoniac
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


PSALMS OF ASSIZE, by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Why should I strike you with my name
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


RESPUBLICA, by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The srident high
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


RETALIATION, by OLIVER GOLDSMITH    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of old, when scarron his companions invited
Last Line: He shifted his trumpet, and only took snuff.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; Paintings & Painters; English History


RITORNELLI, by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Angel of tones
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


SOBIESKI'S SHIELD, by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The blackberry, white
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


SONNET: 16. TO THE LORD GENERAL CROMWELL, MAY 1652, by JOHN MILTON    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Cromwell, our chief of men, who through a cloud
Last Line: Of hireling wolves, whose gospel is their maw.
Variant Title(s): To The Lord General Cromwell;to Lord General Cromwell, May 1652, On Proposals
Subject(s): Cromwell, Oliver (1599-1658); Great Britain - History; English History


SORREL, by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Very common and widely distributed...It is called sorrow
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


ST. DAVID'S HEAD, by LEWIS MORRIS (1833-1907)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Salt sprays deluge it, wild waves buffet it, hurricanes rave
Last Line: I hold the measure of you all.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; St. David's Head, Wales; English History


STRAFFORD; A TRAGEDY, by ROBERT BROWNING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I say, if he be here
Last Line: Straf. O god, I shall die first -- I shall die first!
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; Wentworth, Thomas. Earl Of Strafford; English History


THE AUTHOR'S EPITAPH, MADE BY HIMSELF, by WALTER RALEIGH    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Even such is time, that takes in trust
Last Line: My god shall raise me up, I trust.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ralegh, Walter
Variant Title(s): Verses Found In His Bible .. At Westminster;the Conclusion;lines Written The Night Before His Execution;to-day A Man, To-morrow None;last Line;his Epitaph;lines Found In His Bible In The Gate-house;even Such Is Time;verses Made The Night Before His Beheading;verses Made The Night Before He Died;lines Said To Have Been Written On The Eve Of His Execution;epitaph;verses Written In His Bible
Subject(s): Ambition; Death; Easter; Faith; Great Britain - History; Heaven; Holidays; New Year; Religion; Time; Transience; Dead, The; The Resurrection; Belief; Creed; English History; Paradise; Theology; Impermanence


THE BARONS BOLD, by WILLIAM JOHNSON FOX    Poem Text                
First Line: The barons bold on runnymede
Last Line: Our wrongs shall all be righted.
Subject(s): Freedom; Great Britain - History; Magna Carta; Liberty; English History


THE BATTLE OF ATBARA, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye sons of great britain, pray list to me
Last Line: And to annihilate barbarity, and to establish what is right.
Subject(s): Death; Great Britain - History; Rifles; War; Dead, The; English History


THE BATTLE OF OMDURMAN, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye sons of great britain! Come join with me
Last Line: And to establish what's right wherever they go.
Subject(s): Death; Fights; Great Britain - History; Military; Victory; War; Dead, The; English History


THE BURIAL OF SIR JOHN MOORE AT [OR AFTER] CORUNNA, by CHARLES WOLFE    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Not a drum was heard, not a funeral note
Last Line: But we left him alone with his glory.
Variant Title(s): After Corunna;the Burial Of Sir John Moore
Subject(s): Corunna, Spain; Courage; Death; Funerals; Great Britain - History; Moore, Sir John (1761-1809); Napoleonic Wars; Pennisular War (1808-1814); Valor; Bravery; Dead, The; Burials; English History


THE CURSE OF THE CHARTER-BREAKERS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In westminster's royal halls
Last Line: Rests the city of our god!
Subject(s): Freedom; Great Britain; Great Britain - History; Magna Carta; Westminster Abbey; Liberty; English History


THE DAY IS COMING, by WILLIAM MORRIS (1834-1896)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come hither lads and hearken
Last Line: And forth the banners go.
Subject(s): Brotherhood; Great Britain - History; Peace; English History


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 DIAMOND JUBILEE; AN ODE. JUNE 20, 1897, by LEWIS MORRIS (1833-1907)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Rejoice, give thanks for all the centuries
Last Line: And bless with heart and voice this fair auspicious day.
Subject(s): Anniversaries; Great Britain - History; Victoria, Queen Of England (1819-1901); English History


THE FINE OLD ENGLISH GENTLEMAN, by CHARLES DICKENS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I'll sing you a new ballad, and I'll warrant it first-rate
Last Line: Hail to the coming time!
Subject(s): England; Great Britain - History; Wealth; English; English History; Riches; Fortunes


THE FORESTERS: NATIONAL SONG, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There is no land like england
Last Line: Cho. -- for the french, etc.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; National Song - England; English History; English National Anthem


THE HISTORY OF BRITAIN: BRUTUS' PRAYER TO DIANA, by GEOFFREY OF MONMOUTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Goddess of shades, and huntress, who at will
Last Line: Shall awe the world, and conquer nations bold.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; Mythology - Classical; English History


THE HISTORY OF INSPIDS; A LAMPOON, by JOHN WILMOT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Chast, pious, prudent, charles the second
Last Line: Prove wretched, king'd by storks and loggs.
Alternate Author Name(s): Rochester, 2d Earl Of
Subject(s): Charles Ii, King Of England (1630-1685); Great Britain - History; English History


THE JACOBITE ON TOWER HILL, by GEORGE WALTER THORNBURY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He tripped up the steps with a bow and a smile
Last Line: With the life of the bravest of any that bled.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; Jacobites; Patriotism; English History


THE OLD CAVALIER, by FRANCIS HASTINGS CHARLES DOYLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For our martyr'd charles I pawn'd my plate
Last Line: "with my son on worcester plain."
Subject(s): Cavaliers; Charles I, King Of England (1600-1649); Great Britain - History; English History


THE PEOPLE'S PETITION, by WATHEN MARK WILKS CALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O lords! O rulers of the nation!
Last Line: Give us our daily bread!
Subject(s): Freedom; Great Britain - History; Liberty; English History


THE RED CROSS OF ENGLAND: ENTRY OF THE MARINES, by ELIZA COOK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Old england! Thy name shall yet warrant thy fame
Last Line: Neath the red cross of england—the flag of the brave.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; Marines - Great Britain; Sailing & Sailors; War; Waterloo; English History; Seamen; Sails; Battle Of Waterloo


THE RED KING, by CHARLES KINGSLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The king was drinking in malwood hall
Last Line: Shall england never bide again.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; New Forest, England; Tirel, Sir Walter; William Ii, King Of England (1056-1100); English History; Tyrell, Sir Walter


THE THREE TROOPERS DURING THE PROTECTORATE, by GEORGE WALTER THORNBURY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Into the devil tavern
Last Line: "god send this crum-well-down!"
Subject(s): Cromwell, Oliver (1599-1658); Great Britain - History; English History


THE TRAITOR, by JAMES SHIRLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Didst bid him come
Last Line: There is no stay in proud mortality. [exeunt.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


THE TRIUMPH OF PEACE, by JAMES SHIRLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Most grave opinion!
Last Line: Yet with your smiles shall be restored again.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; Masques; Peace; English History


THE WHITE SHIP, by DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: By none but me can the tale be told
Last Line: (the sea hath no king but god alone.)
Alternate Author Name(s): Rossetti, Gabriel Charles Dante
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; Henry I, King Of England (1068-1135); Sea Pilots; English History


THREE PORTRAITS OF PRINCE CHARLES, by ANDREW LANG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Beautiful face of a child
Last Line: O'er the last of the stuart line.
Subject(s): Charles Edward Stuart (1720-1788); Great Britain - History; Bonnie Prince Charlie; Young Pretender; Young Chevalier; English History


TO JOHN CONSTABLE: IN ABSENTIA, by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Anxious griefs, grievous anxieties, are not to be
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


TO THE HIGH COURT OF PARLIAMENT (1), by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where's probity in this
Last Line: Into the lens of oblivion
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


TO THE HIGH COURT OF PARLIAMENT (2), by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Keep what in repair?
Last Line: The voice of amos / past its own enduring
Subject(s): Great Britain History; Amos (bible); English History


TO THE HIGH COURT OF PARLIAMENT (3), by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who could outbalance poised
Last Line: Densely reflective, long-drawn, procession of waters?
Subject(s): Great Britain History; Religion; Marvell, Andrew (1621-1678); English History


TO THE NIEUPORT SCOUT, by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How swiftly they cease to be
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


TO WILLIAM COBBETT: IN ABSENTIA, by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I say it is not faithless
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


TO WILLIAM LAW: IN ABSENTIA, by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To fall asleep in the flesh
Last Line: Light to the unmoved miraculous / pool of siloam
Subject(s): Great Britain History; Religion; Law, William (1686-1761); English History


WHETHER THE VIRTUES ARE EMOTIONS, by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Overnight-overnight
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


WINDSOR FOREST, by ALEXANDER POPE    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy forests, windsor! And thy green retreats
Last Line: First in these fields I sung the sylvan strains.
Subject(s): Cowley, Abraham (1618-1667); Denham, Sir John (1615-1669); Freedom; Great Britain - History; Howard, Henry, Earl Of Surrey (1517-47); Landscape; Windsor Forest, England; Liberty; English History