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John Greenleaf Whittier
Narrative and Legendary Poems

From Volume I., The Works of Whittier: NarratIve and Legendary Poems


The Standard Library Edition of Mr. Whittier's writings comprises his poetical and prose works as re-arranged and thoroughly revised by himself or with his cooperation. Mr. Whittier has supplied such additional information regarding the subject and occasion of certain poems as may be stated in brief head-notes, and this edition has been much enriched by the poet's personal comment. So far as practicable the dates of publication of the various articles have been given, and since these were originally published soon after composition, the dates of their first appearance have been taken as determining the time at which they were written. At the request of the Publishers, Mr. Whittier has allowed his early poems, discarded from previous collections, to be placed, in the general order of their appearance, in an appendix to the final volume of poems. By this means the present edition is made so complete and retrospective that students of the poet's career will always find the most abundant material for their purpose. The Publishers congratulate themselves and the public that the careful attention which Mr. Whittier has been able to give to this revision of his works has resulted in so comprehensive and well-adjusted a collection.

The Vaudois Teacher
The Female Martyr
Extract from "A New England Legend"
The Demon of the Study
The Fountain
The Norsemen
Funeral Tree of the Sokokis
St. John
The Cypress-Tree of Ceylon
The Exiles
The Knight of St. John
Cassandra Southwick
The New Wife and the Old
The Bridal of Pennacook
___I. The Merrimac
___II. The Bashaba
___III. The Daughter
___IV. The Wedding
___V. The New Home
___VI. At Pennacook
___VII. The Departure
___VIII. Song of Indian Women
Barclay of Ury
The Angels of Buena Vista
The Legend of St. Mark
The Well of Loch Maree
The Chapel of the Hermits
The Hermit of the Thebaid
The Garrison of Cape Ann
The Gift of Tritemius
Skipper Ireson's Ride
The Sycamores
The Pipes at Lucknow
Telling the Bees
The Swan Song of Parson Avery
The Double-Headed Snake of Newbury
Mable Martin: A Harvest Idyl
___I. The River Valley
___II. The Husking
___III. The Witch's Daughter
___IV. The Champion
___V. In the Shadow
___VI. The Betrothal
The Prophecy of Samuel Sewall
The Red River Voyageur
The Preacher
The Truce of Piscataqua
My Playmate
Cobbler Keezar's Vision
Amy Wentworth
The Countess
Among the Hills
The Dole of Jarl Thorkell
The Two Rabbins
Maud Muller
Mary Garvin
The Ranger
Nauhaught, the Deacon
The Sisters
The Robin
The Pennsylvania Pilgrim
___The Pennsylvania Pilgrim
King Volmer and Elsie
The Three Bells
John Underhill
Conductor Bradley
The Witch of Wenham
King Solomon and the Ants
In The "Old South"
The Henchman
The Dead Feast of the Kol-Folk
The Khan's Devil
The King's Missive
Rabbi Ishmael
The Rock-Tomb of Bradore
The Bay of Seven Islands
The Wishing Bridge
How the Women Went from Dover
Saint Gregory's Guest
Birchbrook Mill
The Two Elizabeths
The Homestead
How the Robin Came
Banished from Massachusetts
The Brown Dwarf of Rugen

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