Gerald Massey: My Lyrical Life, Part 1

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Contents

 

PAGE

"A FEW OPINIONS"

i

"BY THE SAME AUTHOR"

vii

DEDICATION

xv

EXPLANATORY

xvii

A GREETING

xxxiii

PREFATORY POEM

1

BABE CHRISTABEL

5

COUSIN WINNIE

17

HESPER

22

APOLOGUES : 

THE YOUTH AND THE ANGEL

25

SUNBEAM AND ROSE

26

LOVE-LONGING

27

THE NEST

28

HUNT THE SQUIRREL

29

THE GLOW-WORM

31

THE SUNKEN CITY

32

HOW IT SEEMS

33

THE WILD-FLOWER

34

THE BIRD OF MORN

35

A BIRD OF NIGHT

36

THE LADY OF LIGHT

37

LITTLE PEARL

39

THE MAIDEN MARRIAGE

41

THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF

42

AN APOLOGUE

44

IN MEMORIAM

45

CARMINA NUPTIALIA :

WEDDED LOVE

56

THE WEDDING

57

SERENADE

59

ARGUING IN A CIRCLE

61

AN APRIL WEDDING

61

LEAVE-TAKING

62

AS THEY PASSED

62

EVO

63

A WAYSIDE WHISPER

64

THE WELCOME HOME

66

THE BONNY BRIDELAND FLOWER

68

A LOVER'S SONG

69

THE MARRIED LIFE

70

VIA CRUCIS VIA LUCIS

71

ANCIENT EGYPT

81

EGYPTIAN ELYSIUM

83

THE KRONIAN GODS

85

PROTOPLASM

86

A POET'S LOVE-LETTER

92

A LETTER IN BLACK

103

WIDOW MARGARET

109

PICTURES IN THE FIRE

115

SONGS :

OLD FRIENDS

122

SYLVIA MAY

123

IN A DREAM

124

THAT MERRY, MERRY MAY (set to music)

124

A LOVER'S FANCY

125

NO JEWELLED BEAUTY IS MY LOVE (set to music)

126

THE TWO ROSES

127

SWEET-AND-TWENTY

128

THE WEDDING-RING

129

LOVE'S WESTWARD HO !

130

MY LOVE

131

LULLABY

132

AUTUMN SONG

133

SYRINX

134

O LAY THY HAND IN MINE, DEAR

135

LONG, LONG AGO

136

A SOLDIER'S WIFE

137

ROBIN'S SONG (set to music)

138

THE ONLY ONE 

139

A MAIDEN'S SONG

140

LOVE

140

NOW AND THEN

141

EMIGRANT SONG

142

THE SAILOR'S ORPHAN CHILD

143

ON DECK TOGETHER

143

A PEARL DIVER

144

PARTING

145

"FOR EVER"

145

SHAKSPEARE

146

"ALL READY AND ALL ONE "

146

ENGLAND

147

THE OLD LAND

148

SEA-SONG

150

OUR NATIVE LAND

151

A NATIONAL ANTHEM

153

HAVELOCK'S MARCH:

155

    The Revolt; The Avengers; Cawnpore;  
    The Relief of Lucknow; Death of Havelock  

ONLY A DREAM

187

AN ORPHAN FAMILY'S CHRISTMAS

201

    I.  II.  III.  IV.  V.  VI.  VII.  VIII.  IX.  X.  XI.  XII.  
    XIII.  XIV.  XV.  XVI.  XVII.  

THE BRIDEGROOM OF BEAUTY

222

POEMS FOR CHRISTIE :

A WINTER'S TALE FOR THE LITTLE ONES

232

FOR CHRISTIE'S SAKE

241

CHRISTIE'S PORTRAIT

245

THE TWO HEAVENS

247

SLEEP-WALKING

247

CHRISTIE'S POOR OLD GRAN

249

NEWS OF CHRISTIE

251

LITTLE WILLIE

252

WHEN CHRISTIE COMES AGAIN

253

CHILDREN AT PLAY

257

LITTLE LILYBELL

258

OUR WHITE DOVE

260

POOR ELLEN

263

THE NABOB'S DOUBLE

265

THE DIAKKA

267

"THEY SANG A NEW SONG"

268

FLOWER AND FRUIT

269

PEGASUS IN HARNESS

270

LOVE AND DEATH

270

ORPHANS

270

ONE OF SHAKSPEARE'S WOMEN

271

IMPERFECTION

271

SO IT GOES

271

GROWING OLD

272

A GREEK REPLY

272

MAN AND HIS TWO MASTERS

272

WOMANKIND

272

A VERY EARLY RISER

273

A PECULIAR PERSON

273

DELIA BACON

273

A PAINTED SPRAY OF APPLE-BLOSSOM

273

AN ANGEL IN THE HOUSE

274

SOULS OF ANIMALS

274

TRUE POETS

274

HYMNS:

THE LIFE BEYOND

277

THE DIVINE LIKENESS

279

THE HIDDEN LIFE

279

JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN

280

POOR MAN'S SUNDAY

282

AT EVENTIDE

283

GONE BEFORE

284

A CRY IN THE NIGHT

285

HIS BANNER OVER ME

286

REST

287

AT LAST

287

HYMN OF THE PRESENT

288

FAITH AND FACT

289

THE HAUNTED HURST, A TALE OF ETERNITY 293

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