The Works of Lord Byron (ed. Coleridge, Prothero)/Poetry/Volume 7

Poetical Works

OF

LORD BYRON.


First Edition . . February, 1904.
Second Edition . . October, 1905.


Works of Lord Byron Poetry Volume 7 frontispiece.jpg

Ada Byron
(Countess of Lovelace)


The Works

OF

LORD BYRON.


A NEW, REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION,

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS.



Poetry. Vol. VII.

EDITED BY

ERNEST HARTLEY COLERIDGE, M.A.,

HON. F.R.S.L.



LONDON:

JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

NEW YORK: CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS.

1905.


CONTENTS OF VOL. VII.

PAGE
Preface to Vol. VII. of the Poems v

Jeux d'Esprit and Minor Poems, 1798–1824.
Epigram on an Old Lady who had some Curious Notions respecting the Soul. First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, i. 28 1
Epitaph on John Adams, of Southwell. First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, i. 106 1
A Version of Ossian's Address to the Sun. First published, Atlantic Monthly, December, 1898 2
Lines to Mr. Hodgson. Written on board the Lisbon Packet. First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, i. 230-232 4
[To Dives. A Fragment.] First published, Lord Byron's Works, 1833, xvii. 241 7
Farewell Petition to J. C. H., Esqre. First published, Murray's Magazine, 1887, vol. i. pp. 290, 291 7
Translation of the Nurse's Dole in the Medea of Euripides. First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, i. 227 10
My Epitaph. First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, i. 240 10
Substitute for an Epitaph. First published, Lord Byron's Works, 1832, ix. 4 11
Epitaph for Joseph Blacket, late Poet and Shoemaker. First published, Lord Byron's Works, 1832, ix. 10 11
On Moore's Last Operatic Farce, or Farcical Opera. First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, i. 295 (note) 12
[R. C. Dallas.] First published, Life, Writings, Opinions, etc., 1825, ii. 192 12
An Ode to the Framers of the Frame Bill. First published, Morning Chronicle, March 2, 1812 13
To the Honble. Mrs. George Lamb. First published, The Two Duchesses, by Vere Foster, 1898, p. 374 15
[La Revanche.] MS. M. 15
To Thomas Moore. Written the Evening before his Visit to Mr. Leigh Hunt in Horsemonger Lane Gaol, May 19, 1813. First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, i. 401 16
On Lord Thurlow's Poems. First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, i. 396 17
To Lord Thurlow. First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, i. 397 19
The Devil's Drive. First published (stanzas 1–5, 8, 10–12, 17, 18), Letters and Journals, 1830, i. 471–474; and (stanzas 6, 7, 9, 13–16, 19–27) from a MS. in the possession of the Earl of Ilchester 21
Windsor Poetics. First published, Poetical Works, Paris, 1819, vi. 125 35
[Another Version.] On a Royal Visit to the Vaults. From an autograph MS. in the possession of the Hon. Mrs. Norbury, now for the first time printed 36
Ich Dien. From an autograph MS. in the possession of Mr. A. H. Hallam Murray, now for the first time printed 36
Condolatory Address, To Sarah Countess of Jersey. First published, The Champion, July 31, 1814 37
Fragment of an Epistle to Thomas Moore. First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, i. 561, 562 (note) 39
Answer to ——'s Professions of Affection. MS. 40
On Napoleon's Escape from Elba. First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, i. 611 41
Endorsement to the Deed of Separation, in the April of 1816. First published, Poetical Works, 1831, vi. 454 41
[To George Anson Byron (?).] First published, Nicnac, March 25, 1823 41
Song for the Luddites. First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, ii. 58 42
To Thomas Moore ("What are you doing now?"). First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, ii. 58, 59 43
To Mr. Murray ("To hook the Reader," etc.). First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, ii. 91 44
Versicles. First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, ii. 87 45
Quem Deus vult perdere prius dementat. First published, Letters, 1900, iv. 93 45
To Thomas Moore ("My boat is on the shore"). First published, The Traveller, January 8, 1821 46
Epistle from Mr. Murray to Dr. Polidori. First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, ii. 139–141 47
Epistle to Mr. Murray. First published (stanzas 1, 2, 4, 7–9), Letters and Journals, 1830, ii. 156, 157; and (stanzas 3, 5, 6, 10, 11) Letters, 1900, iv. 191–193 51
On the Birth of John William Rizzo Hoppner. First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, ii. 134 54
[E Nihilo Nihil; or, An Epigram Bewitched.] MS. M. 55
To Mr. Murray. First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, ii. 171 56
Ballad. To the Tune of "Sally in our Alley." MS. M. 58
Another Simple Ballat. MS. M. 61
Epigram. From the French of Rulhiéres. First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, ii. 235 62
Epilogue. First published, Paradies, etc., collected ... by Walter Hamilton, 1888, p. 105 63
On my Wedding-Day. First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, ii. 294 64
Epitaph for William Pitt. First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, ii. 295 64
Epigram ("In digging up your bones, Tom Paine"). First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, ii. 295 65
Epitaph ("Posterity will ne'er survey"). First published, Lord Byron's Works, 1833, xvii. 246 65
Epigram ("The world is a bundle of hay"). First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, ii. 494 65
My Boy Hobbie O. First published, Murray's Magazine, March, 1887, vol. i. pp. 292, 293 66
Lines, Addressed by Lord Byron to Mr. Hobhouse on his Election for Westminster. First published, Miscellaneous Poems, 1824 69
A Volume of Nonsense. First published, Letters, 1900, v. 83 70
Stanzas. First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, ii. 377 70
To Penelope. First published, Medwin's Conversations, 1824, p. 106 71
The Charity Ball. First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, ii. 540 71
Epigram, On the Braziers' Address, etc. First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, ii. 442 72
On my Thirty-third Birthday. First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, ii. 414 73
Martial, Lib. I. Epig. I. First published, Lord Byron's Works, 1833, xvii. 245 74
Bowles and Campbell. First published, The Liberal, 1823, No. II. p. 398 74
Elegy. First published, Medwin's Conversations, 1824, p. 121 75
John Keats. First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, ii. 506 76
From the French ("Ægle, beauty and poet," etc.). First published, The Liberal, 1823, No. II. p. 396 76
To Mr. Murray ("For Orford," etc.). First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, ii. 517 76
[Napoleon's Snuff-box.] First published, Conversations of Lord Byron, 1824, p. 235 77
The New Vicar of Bray. First published, Works (Galignani), 1831, p. 116 78
Lucietta. A Fragment. MS. M. 81
Epigrams. First published, The Liberal, No. I. October 18, 1822, p. 164 81
The Conquest. First published, Lord Byron's Works, 1833, xvii. 246 82
Impromptu ("Beneath Blessington's eyes"). First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, ii. 635 82
Journal in Cephalonia. First published, Letters, 1901, vi. 238 83
Song to the Suliotes. MS. M. 83
[Love and Death.] First published, Murray's Magazine, February, 1887, vol. i. pp. 145, 146 84
Last Words on Greece. First published, Murray's Magazine, February, 1887, vol. i. p. 146 85
On this Day I complete my Thirty-sixth Year. First published, Morning Chronicle, October 29, 1824 86
 
A Bibliography of the Successive Editions and Translations of Lord Byron's Poetical Works 89
 
Notes
 Note (1).—On Genuine and Spurious Issues of English Bards, and Scotch Reviewers 305
 Note (2).—Correspondence between the First Edition as numbered and the Present Issue as numbered 307
 Note (3).—The Annotated Copies of the Fourth Edition of 1811 310
Appendix to Bibliography 314
Contents of Bibliography 317
Summary of Bibliography 319
Index 349
Index to First Lines 449


LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

1. The Countess of Lovelace, from the Portrait by Mrs. Carpenter Frontispiece
2. Mrs. Pigott's House, Southwell To face p. xx
3. Mrs. Birdmere's House, Southwell „  „   2
4. Sir George Sinclair, Bart., after the Portrait by Sir Henry Raeburn „  „  16
5. Annesley Hall „  „  38
6. Diadem Hill (Annesley Park), where Lord Byron parted from Mary Chaworth „  „ 304
7. The Brig o' Balgownie „  „ 318
8. The Prison called Tasso's Cell, in the Hospital of Sant' Anna, at Ferrara „  „ 348
9. The Armenian Convent at Venice, from a Photograph by Mr. Rupert Oswald Smith „  „ 448



MRS. PIGOTT'S HOUSE, SOUTHWELL.