Decadent Verse: An Anthology of Late Victorian Poetry, 1872-1900

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Caroline Blyth
Anthem Press, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 894 pages
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This collection of poetry brings to life many of the important patterns of development in the verse of the late-Victorian period, and offers a fuller reflection of 'decadence' than those anthologies confined to the 1890s. 'Major' writers such as Tennyson, Browning, Hardy and Hopkins are presented alongside less well-known poets, fifty of whom are female, and other traditional figures such as Stevenson, William Morris and Christina Rossetti are given a fresh look. The book also contains a comparative chronology of prose 1872-1900 and of movements in the visual arts. Accompanied by an acclaimed critical commentary, the volume enables readers to discover poetry in the wider context of the literary, aesthetic and intellectual forces of the late-Victorian world as a whole.

 

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Contents

Comparative Prose I 8721900
49
Frederick Tennyson 1 8071 898
62
Ode on the Opening ofthe Colonial and Indian Exhibition by the Queen
68
Prgfatory Sonnet to the Nineteenth Century
76
To B FitzGerald
88
The Dead Prophet
99
rPraterllue atque Vale
111
To Ulysses
118
Robert Bridges 18441930
530
Bros 5 30
531
Lucy Knox 18451884
532
Egoisme A Deux
535
Revolution s36 323 Am I to LoseYou?
536
Love and Language
537
Eugene LeeHamilton 18451907
538
What the Sonnet Is
539

By an Eiolutionist
127
Far Far Away
128
Beautful City
129
On One Who Aflfected an Efleminate Manner
130
The Church Warden and the Curate with glossary
131
june Bracken and Heather
134
The Making ofMan
136
Poets and Critics
139
God and the Universe
140
Crossing the Bar
141
Mary CowdenClarke ne้ Novello 18091898
142
Alfred Domett 18111887
143
Invisible Sights
146
Edward Lear 18121888
147
The Quangle Wangles Hat
148
The Dong with a Luminous Nose
150
Thejunihlies
152
There was an Old Man at a Station
154
There was an Old Man ofThames Ditton
155
Second Series 1880
161
Wanting is what?
167
Fancies and Facts 1889
168
Bad Dreams II
169
Bad Dreams III
171
63
172
Inapprehensiveness I74 65 The Lady and the Painter
174
from Uncollected Poems
175
Linesfor thejubilee Window I75 67 To Edward FitzGerald
176
Suggestionfor a Telegraphic Birthday Greeting I77 70 Conclusion fa Sonnet on Keelys Discovery I77 Shirley Brooks 1 8 1 61 874
177
George Eliot 18191880
178
John Ruskin 18191900
181
Jean Ingelow 18201897
182
Perdita
185
An Ancient Chess King
187
The Long White Seam
188
Frederick LockerLampson formerly Locker 18211895
189
Matthew Arnold 1 8221 888
190
William Cory formerly Johnson 18231892
192
Sapphos Cursing
193
Coventry Patmore 1 8231 896
194
Preludes II The Foreign Land
195
The Scorched Fly
196
The Year
197
William Allingham 1 8241 889
198
I will not be a critic where I love
199
A Poets Epitaph
200
Pere La Chaise
201
George MacDonald 18241905
202
The Shortest and Sweetest ycsongs
207
Mortimer Collins 18271876
208
Couplets
209
Any Husband to Many a Wye
210
George Meredith 1 8281909
214
Lucyer in Starlight
228
Dawn on the Nightjourney
237
E110 Thoughts ofDeath
243
T Thomas E Edward Brown 18301897
261
Sunset at Chagford
267
James Clerk Maxwell 1 8311 879
273
Isa Craig Knox 18311903
276
The Building ofthe City
277
Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton Earl of Lytton Owen Meredith 18311 891
279
In winter when the fields are white
282
The Hunting cfthe Snark
284
jabberwocley
301
Joseph Skipsey 1 8321908
302
James Thomson B V 18341882
303
66
322
In the Room
334
Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel 1 8341 894
340
A Vision cfthe Desert
342
William Morris 1 8341 896
348
Tr The Aeneids ofVirgil Books I and VI
350
House 1 5 5
353
The Story ofSigurd the Volsung
356
Atalantas Race
358
ii Allfor the Cause
378
iii The March ofthe lVorleers
379
A Garden by the Sea
381
Tapestry Frees
382
The Flowering Orchard 333
383
For the Briar Rose
384
Verses for Pictures
385
The Roots ofthe Mountains
386
Love Fulfilled
388
Loves CleaningTide
389
Mine and Thine from a Flemish poem cfthefourteenth century
390
John Byrne Leicester Warren Lord de Tabley 18351895
391
Circe
393
Sir Alfred Comyns Lyall 1 835191 I
394
Badminton
395
Loves Blindness
404
F Frances Ridley Havergal 18361879
405
A Workers Prayer
406
Consecration Hymn
407
Thomas Ashe 18361889
408
To Til0 Bereaved
410
A Vision cfWomanhood
412
W William S Schwenk Gilbert 18361911
413
H Henry Cholmondeley Pennell 1836?
415
Ballad ofthe Lords cf Old Time
416
Nephelidia
417
The Higher Pantheism in a Nutshell
418
Hope and Fear
419
A Midsummer Holiday
420
To Catullus
421
A Sequence ofSonnets on the Death ofRobert Browning
422
Julia Augusta Webster 1 8371 894
424
The Lovers
425
Where Home lVas
426
The Flood ofIs in Brittany
427
An Uncompleted SonnetSequence I IX X XI
429
Sarah Sadie Williams 1 83781 868
431
President Lincoln
432
Charlotte Elliot Florenz 1 8391 880
433
Walter Pater 1 8391 894
435
John Todhunter 1 839191 6
436
John Addington Syrnonds 18401893
437
The Will
438
A Dream ofBurial in Mid Ocean
439
Love in Dreams
440
Xilliam Cosmo Monkhouse 18401901
441
Under the Oak
444
A Ballad
445
Any Soul to Any Body
452
Henry Austin Dobson 18401921
453
The Poet and the Critics
454
On the Hurry ofthis Time
455
In After Days
456
Harriet Eleanor Hamilton King 18401920
457
lVorkingGirls in London
459
W Wilfrid S Scawen Blunt 18401922
461
On the Shortness ofTime
462
from The Love Lyrics of Proteus 255 Song Love Me a Little
463
At a Funeral
464
Gambling at Monaco
466
Across Country
467
Mathilde Blind 1 8411 896
470
The Forest Pool
471
On Lifes long round by chance I found
472
Manchester by Night
473
Scarabceus Sisyphus
474
The Message
476
Autumn Tints
483
A Winter Landscape
484
Struck out of dim fluctuant forces and shock of electrical vapour 435
485
Robert Buchanan T Maitland 18411901
486
Margaret Veley 1 8431 887
487
Ajapanese Fan
489
A Town Garden
494
Edward Dowden 18431893
496
Seeking God The Inner Lyle
497
At Christies
498
The Siren
499
Arthur O Shaughnessy 1 8441 8 8 I
501
Gerard Manley Hopkins 18441889
503
The Silierjubilee
513
Hope holds to Christ the minds own mirror out
514
The Lantern Out yfDoors
515
The Caged Skylark
516
Harry Ploughman 5 17
517
Epithalamion
518
What shall I do for the land that bred me
520
Felix Randal
521
Thee God I come from to thee go
522
Repeat that repeat
523
To R B
524
The Haunted Homes ofEngland
525
The Last Chance
526
Caroline nee Fitzroy Lady Lindsay 18441912
527
Ofa BirdCage
528
Edward Carpenter 18441929
529
On Leonardos Head ofMedusa s40 330 To My Wheeled Bed s40 331 Henry I to the Sea s41 332 Ipsissimus
541
Alexander Anderson Surfaceman 1 8451 909
544
The San Man
545
Move Upward
547
Song ofthe Engine
549
The Violet
552
Emily H Henrietta Hickey 18451924
554
A Sea Story
556
William Canton 18451926
557
Kaiser and Co or Hoch der Kaiser
561
Michael Field Katherine Harris Bradley 18461914 and Edith Emma Cooper 18621913 563 343 Cyclamens
563
A Portrait
564
Thanatos thy praise I sing
565
A girl
566
Renewal
567
but that I know by experience
568
James Logie Robertson 18461922
570
353 The Discovery yr America
572
Alice Meynell nee Thompson 18471922
573
Builders ofRuins
574
Renouncement
576
The Lady Poverty
577
After a Parting
578
Laura Ormiston Chant 18481923
579
W lVilliam E Ernest Henley 18491903
581
Shop 1 57
582
Suicide 533
583
Discharged 534
584
Henry Bellyse Baildon 18491907
585
W Xilliam H Hurrell Mallock 18491923
588
A Trio ofIliolets
593
Edmund Gosse 18491928
595
Philip Bourke Marston 18501887
597
Flower Fairies
598
Griefs Aspects
599
Robert Louis formerly Lewis Balfour Stevenson 18501894
600
The LightKeeper
601
My house I say But hark to the sunny doves
603
So live so love so use that fragile hour
604
The Land ofNod
605
Elizabeth Rachel Chapman 1850? post 1897
606
The Revd Canon Hardwick Drummond Rawnsley 1851 1920
607
F Francis B Burdett MoneyCoutts 18521923
608
Moon and Candlelight
609
The Fork ofthe Road
610
A City Rhyme
611
Annie Matheson 18531924
612
Oscar Fingal OFlahertie Wills Wilde 1 8541900 6 14
614
Symphony in Yellow 6 1 5
615
The Harlots House
616
The Ballad ofReading Gaol
617
Requiescat
635
Prayer oflVomen
636
Juliana Mary Louisa May Probyn 18561909
637
Louisa Bradley Woods 1 8561945
638
Eliza Keary 18571882
639
Old Age
642
John Davidson 18571909
643
Serenade
645
A Ballad ofEuthanasia
646
Insomnia
649
A Ballad ofan Artists W92
650
Holiday at Hampton Court
654
Matinees I a II
655
The Last Ballad
656
The Last Rose
666
Jane Barlow 18571917
667
A Mary E Robinson Mme Darmesteter Mme DuclauX 18571944
668
The Idea
669
A Pastoral of Parnassus
671
The Booleworm
672
Rispetti
673
Poet and Botanist
675
The Nebular Theory
676
The Lady Doctor
677
Moonlight and Gas
679
The Two Artists
680
The Pantheists Song ycImmortality
681
Dollie Caroline Mrs Ernest Radford nee Maitland 18581920
682
From the Suburbs
683
Edith Nesbit Mrs Bland Mrs Tucker 18581924
685
Inspiration
686
Among His Booles
687
The Forest Pool
689
The Metropolitan Underground Railway
690
My Bookcase
691
Heaven and Earth
693
Clasped Hands
694
Loves Resurrection
695
Dream ofthe Pine
696
J James K Kenneth Stephen 18591892
697
Steamlaunches on the Thames
698
The Philosopher and the philanthropist
699
The laws of God the laws of man
700
Yonder see the morning blink
701
XQIX My dreams are ofa field afar
702
Memorat Memoria
707
To the Dead Cardinal ofIVestminster
708
The End ryIt
713
Daisy
714
Ignatius Conan Doyle 18591930
715
Ernest Rhys 18591946
717
The Night Ride 71 8
718
Rosamund Marriott Watson Graham R Tomson 1860191 1
719
A Ballad ofthe lVere W011
721
Of the Earth Earthy
722
In the Rain
723
Old Pauline
724
Hicjacet
726
Amy Levy 1 8611 889
727
London Poets
729
To Death
730
Captivity
731
Run to Death A True Incident ofPreRevolutionary French History
732
from Moods and Thoughts 487 The Old House
734
To Vernon Lee
735
A Ballad ofReligion and Marriage
736
jerusalem
737
493 Epitaph
738
Master and Guest
739
Doubt
740
Marriage
741
Gone
742
True to myself am I and false to all
743
Katharine Tynan Hinkson 1 861193 1
744
Fra Angelico at Fiesole
745
Owen Seaman 18611936
749
The Philanthropist and the_ellyFish
756
The Conscientious Ghost
765
Stephen Phillips 18641915
771
Paradise Walle
777
Cease Cease Reproachful Eyesl
778
The Ballad cfFather OHart
779
from The Rose 1893
780
A Dream ofDeath
781
The Lover Mournsfor the Loss ofLove 733
783
Rudyard Kipling 1 8651 93 6
784
Danny Deever
785
Arthur Symons 1 8651 945
786
And yet there was a hunger in your eyes 737
787
The StreetSinger 737
788
Moulin Rouge 739
790
Maquillage
791
Dora Sigerson later Shorter 18661918
792
With a Rose
793
John Gray 1 8661934
795
Mishka
805
You would have understood me had you waited
811
By the Statue cfKing Charles at Charing Cross
818
Robert Laurence Binyon 18691943
821
The Evening Takes Me From Your Side
823
In the Strand
824
The Harbour
825
The Modern Traveller
826
The Marmozet
827
Nora Hopper Mrs Chesson 18711906
829
Evo Women
830
Theodore Wratislaw 1 871193 3
831
Orchids
832
Epoq 5otii78
833
Aubrey Beardsley 1 8721 89 8
834
Lady Olive Eleanor Custance Mrs Lord Alfred Douglas 18741944
835
Cicely Fox Smith 18821954
836
Sarah Robertson Matheson 1894
840
An August Midnight
853
68
863
Index of Titles
873
The Wreck ofthe Deutschland 594
879
115
880
Index of Poets
893
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Caroline Blyth teaches English at Royal Holloway, University of London, and is Visiting Fellow at St Edmund's College, Cambridge, where she was formerly Fellow and Director of Studies in English.

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