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The poets laureate.

Author: Kenneth Hopkins
Publisher: New York, Library Publishers [1955]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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History of the laureateship, biographies and criticisms of the laureates, and selections from their work.
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Hopkins
OCLC Number: 1634732
Notes: "Selections from the works of the poets laureate": pages [193]-280.
Description: 295 pages 23 cm
Contents: I. The Poets Laureate --
Preface --
Before the laureateship: Jonson and Davenant --
The first laureate: John Dryden --
Thomas Shadwell --
Nahum Tate --
Nicholas Rowe --
Laurence Eusden --
Colley Cibber --
William Whitehead --
Thomas Warton --
Henry James Pye --
Robert Southey --
William Wordsworth --
Alfred, Lord Tennyson --
Alfred Austin --
Robert Bridges --
John Masefield --
II. Selections from the works of the Poets Laureate --
Note --
Ben Jonson: To King James ; To King Charles: for a 100 pounds he sent me in my sicknesse --
Song --
Song --
Sir William Davenant: Song ; Song --
John Dryden: from Astraea redux: a poem on the happy restoration and return of his Sacred Majesty Charles II ; To the memory of Mr. Oldham ; A song of the river Thames --
Thomas Shadwell: Ode on the anniversary of the Queen's birth ; Song ; Song --
Nahum Tate: An ode upon the New Year 1693 ; The banquet ; On snow fall'n in autumn, and dissolved by the sun ; Sliding on skates in very hard frost ; The hurricane ; The round --
Nicholas Rowe: Song for the King's birthday, 28th of May, 1716 ; from Tamerlane ; Prologue to The non-juror: a comedy ; Song --
Laurence Eusden: Ode for the King's birthday, 1723 ; An ode for the New Year as it was sung before Her Majesty ; from A letter to Mr. Addison ; Colley Cibber: An ode for His Majesty's birthday, Oct. 30, 1731 ; Song ; Song ; Song ; Mr. Colley Cibber's epitaph on Mr. Pope --
William Whitehead: On the birth of the young prince ; In a hermitage ; Song for Ranelagh ; On the birthday of a young lady four years old --
Thomas Warton: Ode on His Majesty's birthday, June 4, 1787 ; Ode to sleep ; Sonnet to the river Lodon ; Sonnet written at Stonehenge ; Sonnet written in a blank leaf of Dugdale's Monasticon ; The progress of discontent --
Henry James Pye: Ode for His Majesty's birthday 1807 ; from Alfred, an epic poem ; On Mrs. Boscawen's villa at Richmond which formerly belonged to James Thomson, author of "The seasons" ; from Faringdon Hill --
Robert Southey: from An ode for St. George's Day ; Lines written upon the death of the Princess Charlotte ; Sonnet ; Sonnet to a goose ; from The curse of Kehama (i) ; from The curse of Kehama (ii) --
William Wordsworth: Lines inscribed in a copy of his poems sent to the Queen for the Royal Library at Windsor ; On the death of His Majesty ; Suggested at noon on Loughrigg Fell ; To sleep ; Inscription for a monument in Crosthwaite Church, in the Vale of Keswick ; Composed by the sea-side, near Calais, August 1802 --
Alfred, Lord Tennyson: A welcome to Alexandra March 7, 1863 ; A dedication ; The charge of the heavy brigade at Balaclava October 25, 1854 ; Song ; Song --
Alfred Austin: from Victoria ; A meeting ; Love's unity ; An autumn picture ; Written in mid-channel --
Robert Bridges: Noel: Christmas Eve, 1913 ; from Ode on the tercentenary commemoration of Shakespeare ; Sonnet from The growth of love ; Fortunatus nimium --
John Masefield: On the passing of King George V ; At the passing of a beloved monarch, our Sovereign Lord King George VI of blessed memory ; A prayer for a beginning reign ; The chief centurions ; Dust to Dust --
Bibliography --
Index.

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History of the laureateship, biographies and criticisms of the laureates, and selections from their work.

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