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INSTEAD of an excuse, the Publishers have to offer a congratulation to the Public upon being enabled, by the lapse of copyrights, to add most of the Poetical Works of Byror:to their cheap, but elegant series of our most esteemed poets. This volume contains all Lord Byron's Poems of which the copyright is free, with the exception of Don Juan, from which extraordinary work, as it is their wish that their books should be welcomed in every family circle, they have only presented carefully-selected beautiful passages, with which English readers are so well acquainted, that they would naturally look for them.

CONTENTS.

HOURS OF IDLENESS :-

Preface

Page 1

On the Death of a Young Lady--"Hush'd are the winds".. 3

To E- Let folly smile”

3

To D -“ In thee I fondly hoped

Epitaph on a Friend—“Oh, friend! for ever

A Fragment—" When to their airy hall "

On leaving Newstead Abbey-" Through thy battlements
Answer to Lines written in “ Letters to an Italian Nun and

an English Gentleman,” &c.—“Dear simple girl”.

Adrian's Address to his Soul when Dying—Ah! gentle 7

Translation from Catullus—“Equal to Jove"

7

Translation of the Epitaph on Virgil and Tibullus- -“ He who

sublime”

Imitation of Tibullus—“ Cruel Cerinthus"

8

Translation from Catullus—“ Ye Cupids"

Imitated from Catullus. To Ellen-" Oh ! might I kiss” 9

Translation from Horace" The man of firm and noble soul”

From Anacreon-" I wish to tune

9

_"'Twas now the hour'

10

the Prometheus Vinctus, &c.—- Great Jove"

10

To Emma,“ Since now the hour"

11

M. S. G.-" Whene'er I view those lips

12

Caroline- “ Think'st thou I saw

13

-“When I hear you express

_“Oh! when shall the grave

14

Stanzas to a Lady, with the Poems of Camoens--" This

votive pledge”.

15

The First Kiss of Love" Away with your fictions”.

15

On a Change of Masters at a Great Public School" Where

are those honours

16

To the Duke of Dorset—"Dorset! whose early steps

17

Fragment, written shortly after the Marriage of Miss Cha-

worth—“ Hills of Annesley”

19

Granta. A Medley—“Oh! could Le Sage's

19

On a Distant View of the Village and School of Harrow-on-

the-Hill—“ Ye scenes of my childhood

22

To M-Oh! did those eyes

23

Woman—" Woman! experience might

23

M. S. G. -" When I dream that you love me

24

Mary, on receiving her Picture—. This faint”

24

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HOURS OF IDLENESS-continued.

To Lesbia—“ Lesbia! since far from you

Page 25

Lines addressed to a Young Lady, alarmed by a bullet hiss-

ing near her—" Doubtless, sweet girl”

26

Love's last Adieu—“The roses of love"

27

Damætas-" In law an infant'

28

To Marion—“Marion! why that pensive brow

28

To a Lady who presented to the Author a Lock of Hair

braided with his own-" These locks"

30

Oscar of Alva. A Tale—“ How sweetly shines”,

31

The Episode of Nisus and Euryalus—“Nisus, the guardian 38

Translation from the Medea of Euripides-—" When fierce”. 46

Thoughts suggested by a College Examination—“ High in
the midst

47

To a beautiful Quaker—“Sweet girl! though only once 49

The Cornelian-“ No specious splendour

50

An Occasional Prologue to "The Wheel of Fortune

“ Since the refinement

50

On the Death of Mr. Fox, with the Author's Reply—“Oh

factious viper”

51

The Tear—". When Friendship or Love”

52

Reply to some Verses of J. M. B. Pigot, Esq., on the Cruelty
of his Mistress—“Why, Pigot, complain”

53

To the sighing Strephon“ Your pardon, my friend” 54

To Eliza-" Eliza, what fools are the Mussulman sect

55

Lachin y Gair—" Away, ye gay landscapes

55

To Romance—“Parent of golden dreams”

56

Answer to some elegant Verses sent by a Friend to the

Author—" Candour compels me

58

Elegy on Newstead Abbey—“ Newstead ! fast-falling" 59

Childish Recollections—When slow disease"

63

Answer to a beautiful Poem, entitled “The Common Lot"

-“ Montgomery! true, the common lot”

71

Lines addressed to the Rev. J. T. Becher, on his advising

the Author to mix more with Society—“ Dear Becher,

you tell me

72

The Death of Calmar and Orla--"Dear are the days” 73

To Edward Noel Long, Esq.-“ Dear Long, in this

76

To a Lady—“Oh! had my fate"

78

“ I would I were a careless child”

79

“ When I roved a young Highlander

80

To George, Earl Delawar—" Oh ! yes, I will own

81

To the Earl of Clare—“ Friend of my youth”

82

Lines written beneath an Elm in the Churchyard of Harrow

-“ Spot of my youth”.

84

Lines inscribed upon a Cup formed from a Skull—“Start
not-nor deem

85

On revisiting Harrow_" Here once engaged

86

ENGLISH BARDS AND SCOTCH REVIEWERS

87

Postscript to the Second Edition

114

Lines written in an Album at Malta—" As o'er the cold" 115

To Florence" Oh Lady! when I left

115

Stanzas composed during a Thunder-storm-“Chill and mirk” 116

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