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William Cullen Bryant
Poems



POEMS BY WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT
SIXTH EDITION
NEW-YORK: HARPER & BROTHERS, CLIFF-ST. 1840.

ADVERTISEMENT TO THE FIFTH EDITION

The present edition, by the advice of the publishers, is somewhat enlarged. A few corrections have also been made in the text of the poems which were published in the other editions.

PREFACE

Most of the following poems have been already printed. The longest, entitled "The Ages," was published in 1821, in a thin volume, along with about half a dozen others now included in this collection. With a few exceptions, the remainder have since appeared in different publications, mostly of the periodical kind. The favour with which the public have regarded them, and of which their republication in various compilations seemed to the author a proof, has induced him to collect them into a volume. In preparing them for the press, he has made such corrections as occurred to him on subjecting them to a careful revision. Sensible as he is that no author had ever more cause of gratitude to his countrymen for the indulgent estimate placed by them on his literary attempts, he yet cannot let this volume go forth to the public without a feeling of apprehension that it may contain things which did not deserve admission, and that the entire collection may not be thought worthy of the generous and partial judgment which has been passed upon some of the separate poems.

New-York, January, 1832.

The Ages
To the Past
Thanatopsis
The Lapse of Time
To the Evening Wind
Forest Hymn
The Old Man's Funeral
The Rivulet
The Prairies
Earth
To the Apennines
The Knight's Epitaph
Seventy-Six
The Living Lost
The Strange Lady
The Hunter's Vision
Catterskill Falls
The Hunter of the Prairies
The Damsel of Peru
A Song of Pitcairn's Island
Rizpah
The Indian Girl's Lament
The Arctic Lover
The Massacre at Scio
Version of a Fragment of Simonides
The Greek Partisan
Romero
Monument Mountain
The Murdered Traveller
Song of the Greek Amazon
The African Chief
Song
An Indian Story
The Hunter's Serenade
Song of Marion's Men
Song
Love and Folly (From la Fontaine)
Fatima and Raduan (from the Spanish)
The Death of Aliatar (from the Spanish)
The Alcayde of Molina (from the Spanish)
From the Spanish of Villegas
The Life of the Blessed
Mary Magdalen
The Siesta
From the Spanish
The Count of Greiers
Song (from the Spanish of Iglesias)
Sonnet (from the Portuguese of Semedo)
Love in the Age of Chivalry
The Love of God
The Hurricane
Earth
Spring in Town
Summer Wind
Autumn Woods
A Winter Piece
"Oh fairest of the rural maids!"
The Disinterred Warrior
The Greek Boy
"Upon the Mountain's Distant Head"
William Tell
To the River Arve
Inscription for the Entrance to a Wood
"When the firmament quivers with daylight's young beam"
A Scene on the Banks of the Hudson
The West Wind
To a Musquito
"I broke the spell that held me long"
The Conjunction of Jupiter and Venus
June
The Two Graves
The New Moon
The Gladness of Nature
To the Fringed Gentian
"Innocent child and snow-white flower!"
Midsummer
October
November
A Meditation on Rhode Island Coal
An Indian at the Burial-Place of His Fathers
Sonnet - To Cole, the Painter Departing for Europe
Green River
To a Cloud
After a Tempest
The Burial Place
The Yellow Violet
"I cannot forget with what fervid devotion"
Lines on Revisiting the Country
Mutation
Hymn to the North Star
The Twenty-Second of December
Ode for an Agricultural Celebration
A Walk at Sunset
Hymn of the Waldenses
Song of the Stars
Hymn of the City
No Man Knowth His Sepulchre
'Blessed Are They That Mourn'
The Skies
The Journey of Life
Sonnet - To ---
The Death of the Flowers
Hymn to Death
Earth's Children Cleave to Earth
To a Waterfowl
The Battle-Field
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