Poems of Sentiment and Imagination

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POEMS


OF


SENTIMENT AND IMAGINATION,


WITH


Dramatic and Descriptive Pieces.


BY


FRANCES A. AND METTA V. FULLER.




NEW YORK:

A. S. BARNES & CO., PUBLISHERS,

NO. 51 JOHN STREET.

1851.



Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1850, by

A. S. BARNES & CO.,

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.






STEREOTYPED BY BANER AND PALMER,
201 William Street, corner of Frankfort, N. Y.


TO OUR DEAR MOTHER,

THIS,

Our First Volume,

IS

GRATEFULLY AND AFFECTIONATELY

Inscribed.


AUTHORS' PREFACE.

 

 

In ushering to the world of letters this book of thoughts and feelings, germed in the seclusion of a dreamy youth, the authors, it may be conceived, had not the fear of criticism in their minds, else, perhaps, polish and elaboration might have insured more finished compositions. Many of the poems now collected have before appeared through various literary mediums, and to alter or remodel is a distasteful as well as difficult task. It is easy even now to perceive the crudeness which it will require years of thought and experience to mould into a pure and elevated style; but for this work, it is asked of friends and critics, that, viewing it as the first fruit-offering of young hearts, they "with all its faults will love it still."


CONTENTS.


 
POEMS BY FRANCES A. FULLER.
PAGE.
THE VOLUNTEER, 11
THE POST-BOY'S SONG, 15
THE DESERTED CITY, 17
FOREST SPIRITS; OR, THE WOODS OF THE WEST, 20
ELOISE, 24
DREAMINGS OF LIFE, 29
KATE, 35
THE OLD MAN'S FAVORITE, 36
QUEEN MARY'S LOVER, 38
A REVERIE, 40
THE POET'S HARP OF SORROWS, 42
DARKNESS, 44
BEAUTY, 45
ONE OF OUR POETS, 47
A DUET, 48
THE MIDNIGHT BANNER, 52
THE COUNTRY ROAD, 54
SONG OF THE EAGLE, 55
AUTUMN, 57
THE DYING POET, 59
JUDAS' REMORSE, 61
THOUGHTS OF THEE, 63
THE GRAVE OF L. E. L., 65
FOREBODING, 66
MY LOVE, 68
HEART-BREATHINGS, 69
THE DEAD LOVER, 70
TO ——, 72
LOVE, 73
NIGHT WHISPERS, 75
SMILES, 77
TO A BEAUTIFUL COQUETTE, 78
SNOWDROPS, 79
BIRTHDAY OF AUTUMN, 81
THE HEART'S REQUIEM, 83
"MY SOUL IS DARK," 85
A LETTER, 86
A SCRAP FROM MY PORTFOLIO, 88
TO ONE WHO BADE ME "GO WIN A NAME," 89
MADELINE, 90
TO EDITH MAY, 91
THE RIVER'S SECRET, 93
RESOLUTION, 95
TALE OF THE FOREST, 96
INDIAN SUMMER, 97
THE TALISMAN, 99
THE TWENTY-FOUR HOURS, 101
VISION OF THE POOR, 112
CROZAT'S DAUGHTER, 117
KEATS, 128
AZLEA, 133
 

 
POEMS BY METTA VICTORIA FULLER.
 
THE POET LOVERS, 169
LELLA, 196
ANGELS, 198
FRAGMENT, 200
INA, 201
THE SILENT SHIP, 202
THERE IS A DREAM I CHERISH, 204
LINES TO A POETESS, 207
MIDNIGHT, 209
THE SPIRIT OF MY SONG, 211
THE DREAMER, 212
LINES, 216
TO WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT, 218
A SUMMER STORM, 220
STARLIGHT, 222
PLEADINGS, 224
THE POET'S DECLARATION, 225
THE DEAD MOTHER, 228
HUMILITY, 229
DEATH AT MIDNIGHT, 231
ENDURANCE, 235
THE WINDS, 238
A ROMANCE, 249
THE SETTING SUN, 248
TO ——, 249
THE POET'S COMPLAINT, 254
FRAGMENT, 258
THE FIELD OF LILIES, 261



This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.