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17. blind and stifled : ‘hard to find and choked with weeds. 41: "handfast in : bound up
395 From Poems and Ballads, Third Series (1889), where it appears without the preliminary inscription.
38. save haply one : I would conjecture that Swinburne means Blake, whose Songs of Innocence (1789) and Songs of Experience (1794) contain some wonderful lines about children, which might well have found a place in the Golden Treasury. Palgrave's omission of Blake is as remarkable as his inclusion of John Collins and Rogers.
69. pass on pass reach : ‘attain to summit after summit.'
396 ARTHUR WILLIAM EDGAR O'SHAUGHNESSY (1844–81) was engaged at the British Museum, first in the literary, and afterwards in the natural history department. He wrote four volumes of poems, of which Music and Moonlight, from which the following “ Ode' is taken, appeared in 1874.
1. We: the poets.
22. the old ... the new : i.e. the Past and the Future.
397 WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY (1849–1903), poet, editor, and critic, collaborated with Stevenson in writing three plays, and published several volumes of verse. These splendid lines, written in 1875, when he had lain for months in Edinburgh Infirmary, were printed in his first work, A Book of Verses (1888). In a later edition they are headed · I.M. (in memoriam) R. T. HamiltonBruce (1846–99).'
INDEX OF WRITERS
WITH DATES OF BIRTH AND DEATH, FIRST LINES
OF THE POEMS, AND TITLES
A wanderer is man from his birth (The Future) 423
Come hither, Evan Cameron (The Execution of
The World's a bubble, and the Life of Man (Life) 39
Since I noo mwore do zee your feäce (The Wife
BEAUMONT, FRANCIS (1584-1616)
Mortality, behold and fear (On the Tombs in West-
How do I love thee ! Let me count the ways
Escape me ? (Life in a Love)
This is a spray the Bird clung to (Misconceptions) :
Whither, midst falling dew (To a Waterfowl)
Duncan Gray cam here to woo (Duncan Gray)
And thou art dead, as young and fair (Elegy on
A Chieftain to the Highlands bound (Lord Ulin's
He that loves a rosy cheek (The True Beauty) 75
Of all the girls that are so smart (Sally in our
O say what is that thing call'd Light (The Blind
As ships, becalmed at eve, that lay (Qua cursum
All thoughts, all passions, all delights (Love) 171
In the downhill of life, when I find I'm declining
How sleep the Brave who sink to rest (Ode written
Diaphénia like the daffadowndilly (Diaphenia) 10