Letitia Elizabeth Landon
The Troubadour. Canto 2 by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

The Troubadour. Canto 2 by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

THE first, the very first; oh! none Can feel again as they have done; In love, in war, in pride, in all The planets of life's coronal, However beautiful or bright,-- What can ...

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The Troubadour. Canto 3 by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

The Troubadour. Canto 3 by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

LAND of the olive and the vine, The saint and soldier, sword and shrine! How glorious to young RAYMOND'S eye Swell'd thy bold heights, spread thy clear sky, When first he ...

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The Troubadour. Canto 4 by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

The Troubadour. Canto 4 by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

IT was a wild and untrain'd bower, Enough to screen from April shower, Or shelter from June's hotter hour, Tapestried with starry jessamines, The summer's gold and silver ...

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The Zenana by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

The Zenana by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

WHAT is there that the world hath not Gathered in yon enchanted spot? Where, pale, and with a languid eye, The fair Sultana listlessly Leans on her silken couch, and dreams ...

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Nymph And Zephyr: A Statuary Group. By Westmacott by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Nymph And Zephyr: A Statuary Group. By Westmacott by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

AND the summer sun shone in the sky,And the rose's whole life was in its sigh,When her eyelids were kiss'd by a morning beam,And the Nymph rose up from her moonlit dream;For she ...

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She Sat Alone Beside Her Hearth by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

She Sat Alone Beside Her Hearth by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

SHE sat alone beside her hearth— For many nights alone;She slept not on the pleasant couchWhere fragrant herbs were strewn.At first she bound her raven hairWith feather and with ...

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Secrets by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Secrets by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

LIFE has dark secrets; and the hearts are few That treasure not some sorrow from the world-- A sorrow silent, gloomy, and unknown, Yet colouring the future from the past. We see ...

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The Fairy Of The Fountains by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

The Fairy Of The Fountains by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

WHY did she love her mother's so? It hath wrought her wondrous wo.Once she saw an armed knightIn the pale sepulchral light; When the sullen starbeams throwEvil spells on earth ...

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Long Years Have Past Since Last I Stood by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Long Years Have Past Since Last I Stood by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

LONG years have past since last I stood Alone amid this mountain scene,Unlike the future which I dreamed,How like my future it has been!A cold grey sky o'erhung with clouds,With ...

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Thoughts Of Christmas-Day In India by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Thoughts Of Christmas-Day In India by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

IT is Christmas, and the sunshine Lies golden on the fields,And flowers of white and purpleYonder fragrant creeper yields.Like the plumes of some bold warrior,The cocoa-tree on ...

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Children by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Children by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

A word will fill the little heartWith pleasure and with pride;It is a harsh, a cruel thing,That such can be denied.And yet how many weary hoursThose joyous creatures know;How much ...

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Fountain’s Abbey by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Fountain’s Abbey by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

NEVER more, when the day is o'er, Will the lonely vespers sound;No bells are ringing—no monks are singing,When the moonlight falls around.A few pale flowers, which in other ...

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A Legend Of Tintagel Castle by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

A Legend Of Tintagel Castle by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

ALONE in the forest, Sir Lancelot rode O'er the neck of his courser the reins lightly flowedAnd beside hung his helmet, for bare was his browTo meet the soft breeze that was ...

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Girl At Her Devotions. By Newton by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Girl At Her Devotions. By Newton by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

SHE was just risen from her bended knee,But yet peace seem'd not with her piety;For there was paleness upon her young cheek,And thoughts upon the lips which never speak,But wring ...

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Scenes In London I – Piccadilly by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Scenes In London I – Piccadilly by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

THE sun is on the crowded street, It kindles those old towers;Where England's noblest memories meet,Of old historic hours.Vast, shadowy, dark, and indistinct,Tradition's giant ...

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Amelioration And The Future, Man’s Noble Tasks by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Amelioration And The Future, Man’s Noble Tasks by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Fall, fall, ye mighty temples to the ground:Not in your sculptured riseIs the real exerciseOf human nature's brightest power found.'Tis in the lofty hope, the daily toil,'Tis in ...

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The Power Of Words by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

The Power Of Words by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

'Tis a strange mystery, the power of words! Life is in them, and death. A word can send The crimson colour hurrying to the cheek. Hurrying with many meanings; or can turn The ...

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Kate Kearney by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Kate Kearney by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

WHY doth the maiden turn away From voice so sweet, and words so dear?Why doth the maiden turn awayWhen love and flattery woo her ear?And rarely that enchanted twainWhisper in ...

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A Suttee by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

A Suttee by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

GATHER her raven hair in one rich cluster,Let the white champac light it, as a starGives to the dusky night a sudden lustre,Shining afar.Shed fragrant oils upon her fragrant ...

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Hebe by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Hebe by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

YOUTH! thou art a lovely time, With thy wild and dreaming eyes;Looking onwards to their prime,Coloured by their April skies,Yet I do not wish for thee,Pass, oh! quickly pass from ...

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Juliet After The Masquerade. By Thompson by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Juliet After The Masquerade. By Thompson by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

SHE left the festival, for it seem'd dimNow that her eye no longer dwelt on him,And sought her chamber,--gazed, (then turn'd away),Upon a mirror that before her lay,Half fearing, ...

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Cafes In Damascus by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Cafes In Damascus by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

LANGUIDLY the night-wind bloweth From the gardens round,Where the clear Barrada flowethWith a lulling sound.Not the lute-note's sweet shiverCan such music find,As is on a ...

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Scenes In London Iii – The Savoyard In Grosvenor Square by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Scenes In London Iii – The Savoyard In Grosvenor Square by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

HE stands within the silent square, That square of state, of gloom;A heavy weight is on the air,Which hangs as o'er a tomb.It is a tomb which wealth and rankHave built themselves ...

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Fairies On The Sea Shore. By Howard by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Fairies On The Sea Shore. By Howard by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

FIRST FAIRY.MY home and haunt are in every leaf,Whose life is a summer day, bright and brief,--I live in the depths of the tulip's bower,I wear a wreath of the cistus flower,I ...

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Portrait Of A Lady. By Sir Thomas Lawrence by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Portrait Of A Lady. By Sir Thomas Lawrence by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

LADY , thy lofty brow is fair,Beauty's sign and seal are there;And thy lip is like the roseClosing round the bee's repose;And thine eye is like a star,But blue as the sapphires' ...

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The Funeral by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

The Funeral by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

MARK you not yon sad procession; 'Mid the ruin'd abbey's gloom,Hastening to the worm's possession,To the dark and silent tomb!See the velvet pall hangs overPoor mortality's ...

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Alexander And Phillip by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Alexander And Phillip by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

HE stood by the river's sideA conqueror and a king,None match'd his step of prideAmid the armed ring.And a heavy echo rose from the ground,As a thousand warriors gather'd ...

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Scenes In London Ii – Oxford Street by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Scenes In London Ii – Oxford Street by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

LIFE in its many shapes was there, The busy and the gay;Faces that seemed too young and fairTo ever know decay.Wealth, with its waste, its pomp, and pride,Led forth its glittering ...

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A Child Screening A Dove From A Hawk. By Stewardson by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

A Child Screening A Dove From A Hawk. By Stewardson by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

AY, screen thy favourite dove, fair child,Ay, screen it if you may,--Yet I misdoubt thy trembling handWill scare the hawk away.That dove will die, that child will weep,--Is this ...

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Cupid And Swallows Flying From Winter. By Dagley by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Cupid And Swallows Flying From Winter. By Dagley by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

'We fly from the cold.'AWAY , away, o'er land and sea,This is now no home for me;My light wings may never bearNorthern cloud or winter air.Murky shades are gathering fast,Sleet ...

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Furness Abbey by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Furness Abbey by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

I WISH for the days of the olden time, When the hours were told by the abbey chime,When the glorious stars looked down through the midnigh dim,Like approving saints on the choir's ...

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The Sultana’s Remonstrance by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

The Sultana’s Remonstrance by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

IT suits thee well to weep,As thou lookest on the fair land,Whose sceptre thou hast heldWith less than woman's hand.On yon bright city gaze,With its white and marble halls,The ...

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On An Engraving Of Hindoo Temples by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

On An Engraving Of Hindoo Temples by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

LITTLE the present careth for the past, Too little—'tis not well!For careless ones we dwellBeneath the mighty shadow it has cast.Its blessings are around our daily path,We share ...

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The Sheperd Boy by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

The Sheperd Boy by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

LIKE some vision olden Of far other time,When the age was golden,In the young world's primeIs thy soft pipe ringing,O lonely shepherd boy,What song art thou singing,In thy youth ...

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Revenge by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Revenge by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Ay, gaze upon her rose-wreathed hair, And gaze upon her smile; Seem as you drank the very air Her breath perfumed the while:And wake for her the gifted line, That ...

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The Record by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

The Record by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

HE sleeps, his head upon his sword,His soldier's cloak a shroud;His church-yard is the open field,--Three times it has been plough'd:The first time that the wheat sprung up'Twas ...

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Scenes In London Iv – The City Churchyard by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Scenes In London Iv – The City Churchyard by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

I PRAY thee lay me not to rest Among these mouldering bones;Too heavily the earth is prestBy all these crowded stones.Life is too gay—life is too near—With all its pomp and toil;I ...

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The Reply Of The Fountain by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

The Reply Of The Fountain by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

HOW deep within each human heart, A thousand treasured feelings lie;Things precious, delicate, apart,Too sensitive for human eye.Our purest feelings, and our best,Yet shrinking ...

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The Minster by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

The Minster by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

DIM thro' the sculptured aisles the sunbeam falls More like a dreamOf some imagined beam,Than actual daylight over mortal walls.A strain of music like the rushing wind,But deep ...

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The Sea-Shore by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

The Sea-Shore by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

I SHOULD like to dwell where the deep blue sea Rock'd to and fro as tranquilly,As if it were willing the halcyon's nestShould shelter through summer its beautiful guest.When a ...

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Hannibal’s Oath by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Hannibal’s Oath by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

AND the night was dark and calm,There was not a breath of air,The leaves of the grove were still,As the presence of death were there;Only a moaning soundCame from the distant ...

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Love Nursed By Solitude. By W. I. Thomson, Edinburgh by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Love Nursed By Solitude. By W. I. Thomson, Edinburgh by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

AY, surely it is here that Love should come,And find, (if he may find on earth), a home;Here cast off all the sorrow and the shameThat cling like shadows to his very name.Young ...

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The African Prince by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

The African Prince by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

IT was a king in Africa, He had an only son;And none of Europe's crowned kingsCould have a dearer one.With good cane arrows five feet long,And with a shining bow,When but a boy, ...

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The Troubadour. Canto 1 by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

The Troubadour. Canto 1 by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

CALL to mind your loveliest dream,--When your sleep is lull'd by a mountain stream,When your pillow is made of the violet,And over your head the branches are metOf a lime-tree ...

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The Crusader by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

The Crusader by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

He is come from the land of the sword and shrine,From the sainted battles of Palestine;The snow plumes wave o'er his victor crest,Like a glory, the red cross hangs at his ...

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The Ruined Cottage by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

The Ruined Cottage by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

None will dwell in that cottage; for, they sayOppression reft it from an honest man,And that a curse clings to it. Hence the vineTrails its green weight of leaves upon the ...

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The Pilgrim by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

The Pilgrim by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Vain folly of another age,This wandering over earth,To find the peace by some dark sinBanish'd our household hearth.On Lebanon the dark green pinesWave over sacred ground,And ...

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To Olinthus Gregory, On Hearing Of The Death Of His Eldest Son, Who Was Drowned As He Was Returning By Water To His Father’s House At Woolrich by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

To Olinthus Gregory, On Hearing Of The Death Of His Eldest Son, Who Was Drowned As He Was Returning By Water To His Father’s House At Woolrich by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

IS there a spot where Pity's foot, Although unsandalled, fears to tread,A silence where her voice is mute,Where tears, and only tears, are shed?It is the desolated homeWhere Hope ...

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The Orphan by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

The Orphan by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Alone, alone! - no other faceWears kindred smile, kindred line;And yet they say my mother's eyes.They say my father's brow, is mine;And either had rejected to seeThe other's ...

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Sir Walter Scott by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Sir Walter Scott by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

DEAD!—it was like a thunderbolt To hear that he was dead;Though for long weeks the words of fearCame from his dying bed;Yet hope denied, and would deny—We did not think that he ...

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