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JOHN BOLTON ROGERSON
(1809-59)

A member of the ‘Sun Inn’ group of writers.

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PREFACE


PORTIONS of this book were written several years ago, when I had more leisure than has of late been at my command.  Some of the articles have already appeared in the Monthly Magazine and other periodicals, and I may be thought to have undertaken a superfluous task in collecting them.  Though it is the fashion to ape humility, there are few persons without a due share of vanity, and SELF is always at home.  Were its instrumentality in calling into existence the present publication to be acknowledged, such an admission would, perhaps, as readily obtain credence as the common assertion of being influenced by the urgent solicitation of partial friends.  There are some things in the book that it is scarcely necessary to inform the reader were written in the days of adolescence, but they have been retained as reminiscences of those periods of existence in which we are apt to pourtray feelings which exist only in the imagination.


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CONTENTS

THE CONDEMNED

VISIONS

TO MY FIRST-BORN

THE VIOLET AND THE ROSE

EARLY RECOLLECTIONS

THE DESTRUCTION OF SODOM


NATIVE LAND

THE MINSTREL'S FAREWELL TO HIS LOVE

THE LEG

TO THE EVENING STAR

THE WORLD OF FLOWERS


THE OFFERING

ON THE DEATH OF AN AGED RELATIVE

EVENING

A RAINY DAY

TO A STREAM


ALBERT AND GERALDINE

LOVE-DOUBTS

TO MARIAN


LINES WRITTEN IN ILLUSTRATION OF A DESIGN
BY THE LATE HENRY LIVERSEGE


THE SELF

REPININGS

THE POET'S LOVE

THE SIRE'S FAREWELL

DREAMS OF A CONVICT


THE LAST ADIEU

MY NOSE

THE LITTLE SPRITE

FORTUNE'S FROWNS

PAST AND FUTURE

EXTRACTS FROM THE DIARY OF
A SUICIDE


THE LADY OF MY HEART

SERENADE


LOVER'S TOKENS

A FIDDLER'S DREAM

I SIT BESIDE HER IN THE HALL

THE RUINED MAN

THE RESTORATION OF CHARLES THE SECOND

ON THE DEATH OF A YOUNG LADY

CANZONET

MEDITATIONS OF AN OLD HAT

OH, WELL I LOVE MY GENTLE MAID

REMINISCENCES

THE FAREWELL

LINES ON A TOMB, THE INSCRIPTION OF WHICH
WAS EFFACED BY TIME


WOMAN'S LOVE

VIOLETS

THE FATHER ON THE LOSS OF A TWIN-CHILD


THE HAUNTED STREAM ―― A GERMAN LEGEND

MARGARET

NIGHT THOUGHTS

I LOVE THEE

THE SECRET BRIDAL

TO A POET'S CHILD

DREAMS OF THE DEAD

WHEN THE STARS ARE BRIGHTLY SHINING

THE WILL

TO ――――, ON HER MARRIAGE

THE SIBYL ――― A PICTURE


LINES ON THE PORTRAIT OF A CELEBRATED
FEMALE VOCALIST


AGNES LEE

BEAUTY'S MORN AND NOON

A DAUGHTER TO HER DEAD SIRE

OH, THINK'ST THOUGH I REMEMBER NOT

TO THE BELLS

FAIRS

THE CAPTIVE KNIGHT

TO AN INFANT

THE DREAM

THE BETROTHED


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