Poems (Botta)

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Poems  (1853) 
by Anne Lynch Botta

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POEMS


BY


ANNE C. LYNCH.


WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY


DURAND, HUNTINGTON, DARLEY, DUGGAN, ROTHERMEL, ETC.


ENGRAVED BY BOBBET AND EDMONDS.


NEW EDITION, ENLARGED.


NEW-YORK:
G. P. PUTNAM AND COMPANY, 10 PARK PLACE
1853.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1848, by

GEORGE P. PUTNAM,

in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern District of New York.

Baker, Godwin & Co., Printers,
Tribune Buildings, N. Y.

CONTENTS.


page.
DEDICATION,—TO MY MOTHER, 9
THE BATTLE OF LIFE, 13
ASPIRATION, 18
A THOUGHT BY THE SEA-SHORE, 19
ON THE DEATH OF MRS. N. P. WILLIS, 21
ON SEEING THE IVORY STATUE OF CHRIST, 24
ON A PICTURE OF HARVEY BIRCH, 25
THOUGHTS IN A LIBRARY, 27
LINES TO ONE WHO WISHED TO READ A POEM I HAD WRITTEN, 29
AN IMITATION, 31
DAY DAWN IN ITALY, 34
FROM DE VIGNY, 38
ON THE DEATH OF AN INFANT, 39
TEACHING THE SCRIPTURES, 41
FAITH, 43
HUNTINGTON’S PICTURE OF WASHINGTON CROSSING THE ALLEGHANY, 44
TO ****, WITH FLOWERS, 46
TO A CHILD, 48
AN APOLOGY FOR SADNESS, 50
A DIRGE FOR O’CONNELL, 51
ON A PICTURE OF THE VIRGIN, 53
LINES TO FREDERIKA BREMER, 54
THE DUMB CREATION, 56
ON A PICTURE, 58
EVENING HYMN, 60
PAUL PREACHING AT ATHENS, 61
BOOKS FOR THE PEOPLE, 64
TO THE MEMORY OF CHANNING, 66
ODE FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY, 69
ODE, 71
SONNET, 72
A FAREWELL TO OLE BULL, 73
TO A POET, PAINTER, AND MUSICIAN, 76
THE BEE, 77
LINES, 78
LINES ON READING SOME VERSES, ENTITLED ‘‘A FAREWELL TO LOVE,” 79
THE WASTED FOUNTAINS, 81
CHRIST BETRAYED, 85
SONNET, 88
HAGAR, 89
LOVE, 92
THE IDEAL, 93
THE IDEAL FOUND, 96
IMAGE WORSHIP, 99
THE IMAGE BROKEN, 102
TO —, 105
THE SUN AND STREAM, 106
ON SEEING MRS. KEAN AS CONSTANCE, IN KING JOHN, 107
THE WOUNDED VULTURE, 110
TO —, 113
MEMORY, 114
HOPE, 116
TO —, 118
TO —, IN OBSCURITY, 119
THE DYING SYCAMORES, 120
LINES ON AN INCIDENT OBSERVED FROM THE DECK OF A STEAMBOAT ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, 122
TO —, 124
TO AN ASTRONOMER, 125
TO —, 126
EROS, 127
BONES IN THE DESERT, 130
THE LAKE AND STAR, 133
TO A SILENT POET, 134
TO THE VENERABLE GENERAL GAINES, 136
TO MRS. KEAN, 137
A REMEMBRANCE, 138
ON A PICTURE OF RUTH, 139
TARPEIA, 141
ON THE DEATH OF A FRIEND, 142
TO —, 145
ON A PICTURE, 146
THE MEDITERRANEAN, 148
TO THE SUN, 152
ON A PICTURE, 155
BYRON AMONG THE RUINS OF GREECE, 156
SCIENCE, 160
TO A FRIEND, ON BEING ASKED FOR SOME VERSES, 164
TO THE CENTURY PLANT, 167
WRITTEN AT TIVOLI FALLS, 169
LA FAYETTE, 172
TO —, 173
THE EARTH TO THE SUN, 175
TO —, 178
BRYANT, 179
DURAND, 180
TO DR. —, 181
TO A POET’S WIFE, 182
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, 183
TO —, 185
CHENEY, 186
TO —, 187
TO — —, 188


LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.


BATTLE OF LIFE,—VIGNETTE TITLE Duggan 1
THE ANGEL OF DEATH H. K. Brown 21
TEACHING THE SCRIPTURES Huntington 41
PORTRAIT OF FREDERIKA BREMER Sodermark 54
TO THE MEMORY OF CHANNING Durand 66
THE WASTED FOUNTAINS Winner 81
THE WOUNDED VULTURE Cushman 110
BONES IN THE DESERT Darley 130
THE SHORES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN Rossiter 148
BYRON AMONG THE RUINS OF GREECE Rothermel 156


This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.