The poetical works of Thomas Campbell

The poetical works of Thomas Campbell  (1837) 
by Thomas Campbell


THE


POETICAL WORKS


OF


THOMAS CAMPBELL.





LONDON:
EDWARD MOXON, DOVER STREET

M DCCC XXXVII.



LONDON:

BRADBURY AND EVANS, PRINTERS,

WHITEFRIARS.



CONTENTS.

page
Pleasures of Hope.—Part I 1
————————————Part II. 23
Theodric: a Domestic Tale 39
Song of Hybrias the Cretan 58
Fragment, from the Greek of Alcman 58
Martial Elegy, from the Greek of Tyrtæus 59
Specimens of Translation from Medea 60
Speech of the Chorus, in the same Tragedy 61
O'Connor's Child; or, "The flower of love lies bleeding" 66
Lochiel's Warning 77
Battle of the Baltic 81
Ye Mariners of England, a Naval Ode 85
Hohenlinden 87
Glenara 89
Exile of Erin 90
Lord Ullin's Daughter 92
Ode to the Memory of Burns 95
Lines written on Visiting a Scene in Argyleshire 98
The Soldier's Dream 100
To the Rainbow 102
The Last Man 104
A Dream 107
Valedictory Stanzas to J. P. Kemble, Esq., composed for a Public Meeting, held June, 1817 110
Gertrude of Wyoming.—Part I. 114
——————————————Part II. 126
——————————————Part III. 136
Lines written at the Request of the Highland Society in London, when met to commemorate the 21st of March, the day of Victory in Egypt 150
Stanzas to the Memory of the Spanish Patriots latest killed in resisting the Regency and the Duke of Angouleme 152
Song of the Greeks 154
Ode to Winter 156
Lines spoken by Mrs. Bartley at Drury-Lane Theatre on the first opening of the House, after the death of the Princess Charlotte, 1817 158
Lines on the Grave of a Suicide 160
Reullura 161
The Turkish Lady 168
The Brave Roland 170
The Spectre-boat.—A Ballad 172
Song.—"Oh, how hard it is to find" 173
The Lover to his Mistress on her Birth-day 174
Adelgitha 175
Lines on receiving a Seal with the Campbell Crest from K. M——, before her Marriage 176
Gilderoy 178
Stanzas on the Threatened Invasion, 1803 180
The Ritter Bann 181
Song.—"Men of England" 188
Song.—"Drink ye to her that each loves best" 189
The Harper 190
The Wounded Hussar 191
Love and Madness.—An Elegy 192
Hallowed Ground 195
Song.—"Withdraw not yet those lips and fingers" 198
Caroline—Part I. 199
——————————Part II.—To the Evening Star 201
The Beech Tree's Petition 203
Field Flowers 205
Song.—To the Evening Star 206
Stanzas to Painting 207
The Maid's Remonstrance 209
Absence 210
Lines inscribed on the Monument lately finished by Mr. Chantrey, which has been erected by the widow of Admiral Sir G. Campbell, K.C.B., to the memory of her husband 211
Stanzas on the Battle of Navarino 212
Lines on Revisiting a Scottish River 213
The "Name Unknown;" in imitation of Klopstock 215
Lines on the Camp Hill, near Hastings 216
Farewell to Love 218
Lines on Poland 219
Margaret and Dora 224
A Thought suggested by the New Year 225
Song.—"How delicious is the winning" 226
The Power of Russia 227
Lines on leaving a Scene in Bavaria 231
The Death-boat of Heligoland 237
Song.—"When love came first to Earth" 239
Song.—"Earl March looked on his dying child" 240
Song.—"When Napoleon was flying" 240
Lines to Julia M——, sent with a copy of the Author's Poems 241
Drinking Song of Munich 242
Lines on the Departure of Emigrants for New South Wales 243
Lines on Revisiting Cathcart 247
The Cherubs.—Suggested by an apologue in the works of Franklin 248
Senex's Soliloquy on his Youthful Idol 251
To Sir Francis Burdett, on his Speech delivered in Parliament, August 7, 1832, respecting the Foreign Policy of Great Britain 252
Ode to the Germans 254
Lines on a Picture of a Girl in the Attitude of Prayer, by the Artist Gruse, in the possession of Lady Stepney 256
Lines on the View from St. Leonard's 258
The Dead Eagle.—Written at Oran 263
Song.—"To love in my heart" 267
Lines written in a Blank Leaf of La Perouse's Voyages 268
Notes 271



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ANALYSIS—PART I.


The Poem opens with a comparison between the beauty of remote objects in a landscape, and those ideal scenes of felicity which the imagination delights to contemplate—the influence of anticipation upon the other passions is next delineated—an allusion is made to the well-known fiction in Pagan tradition, that, when all the guardian deities of mankind abandoned the world, Hope alone was left behind—the consolations of this passion in situations of danger and distress—the seaman on his watch-— the soldier marching into battle—allusion to the interesting adventures of Byron.

The inspiration of Hope, as it actuates the efforts of genius, whether in the department of science, or of taste—domestic felicity, bow intimately connected with views of future happiness—picture of a mother watching her infant when asleep—pictures of the prisoner, the maniac, and the wanderer.

From the consolations of individual misery a transition is made to prospects of political improvement in the future state of society—the wide field that is yet open for the progress of humanising arts among uncivilised nations—from these views of amelioration of society, and the extension of liberty and truth over despotic and barbarous countries, by a melancholy contrast of ideas, we are led to reflect upon the hard fate of a brave people recently conspicuous in their struggles for independence—description of the capture of Warsaw, of the last contest of the oppressors and the oppressed, and the massacre of the Polish patriots at the bridge of Prague—apostrophe to the self-interested enemies of human improvement—the wrongs of Africa—the barbarous policy of Europeans in India—prophecy in the Hindoo mythology of the expected descent of the Deity to redress the miseries of their race, and to take vengeance on the violators of justice and mercy.


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