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Letitia Elizabeth Landon was an English poet. Born 14th August 1802 at 25 Hans Place, Chelsea, she lived through the most productive period of her life nearby, at No.22. A precocious child with a natural gift for poetry, she was driven by the financial needs of her family to become a professional writer and thus a target for malicious gossip (although her three children by William Jerdan were successfully hidden from the public). In 1838, she married George Maclean, governor of Cape Coast Castle on the Gold Coast, whence she travelled, only to die a few months later (15th October) of a fatal heart condition. Behind her post-Romantic style of sentimentality lie preoccupations with art, decay and loss that give her poetry its characteristic intensity and in this vein she attempted to reinterpret some of the great male texts from a woman’s perspective. Her originality rapidly led to her being one of the most read authors of her day and her influence, commencing with Tennyson in England and Poe in America, was long-lasting. However, Victorian attitudes led to her poetry being misrepresented and she became excluded from the canon of English literature, where she belongs.

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The Power of Words
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Secrets
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A Child Screening A Dove From A Hawk. By Stewardson
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Experience Too Late
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Opinions
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Amelioration and the Future, Man's Noble Tasks
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The Poet's Lot
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Gentleness Pictured
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Hope
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Memory
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Vanity
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Much Change in a Little Time
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Gossipping
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Doubt
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Music of Laughter
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Parting
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Dangers Faced
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A First Disappointment
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Affection
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Love's Timidity
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Self-Blindness
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Juliet After The Masquerade. By Thompson
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Song - I wrote my name upon the sand; 338 ViewsRate it
Resolves
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Alteration
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Small Miseries
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Unavailing Regret
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A Comparison
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Macao
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"The Scroll"
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A Suttee
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Kate Kearney
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The Michaelmas Daisy
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Revenge
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The Princess Victoria - And art thou a Princess?
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Infanticide in Madagascar
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The Bayadere. An Indian Tale (1)
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Anxiety
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The Thessalian Fountain
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A Legend of Teignmouth
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The Troubadour. Canto 2 B (The battle)
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Confidence
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The Improvisatrice - I (Florence)
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The Chinese Pagoda
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The Hindoo Girl’s Song
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The Cootub Minar, Delhi
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Fowey Harbour, and Polruan Castle, &c.
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The Water Palace, Mandoo
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The Fairy of the Fountains - Part I
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The Carclaze Tin-mine, Cornwall
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To Olinthus Gregory, On Hearing Of The Death Of His Eldest Son, Who Was Drowned As He Was Returning By Water To His Father’s House At Woolrich
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Long Years Have Past Since Last I Stood
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Scenes In London I - Piccadilly
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The Upper Lake of Killarney
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The Troubadour. Canto 3 B (Death)
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A Legend Of Tintagel Castle
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The Troubadour. Canto 4 B (Adeline)
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Girl At Her Devotions. By Newton
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Hannibal's Oath
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Sir Thomas Lawrence
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Tomb of Mohomed Shah
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The Mind's Unrest 131 ViewsRate it
Hebe
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She Sat Alone Beside Her Hearth
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Futtypore Sicri - The Favourite Residence of the Emperor Ackbar
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Hindoo and Mahommedan Buildings
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Cupid And Swallows Flying From Winter. By Dagley
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The Troubadour. Canto 1 C Ballad
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Hurdwar * A Place of Hindoo Pilgrimage
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Scenes In London II - Oxford Street
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The Troubadour. Canto 3 G (Elvira)
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The Departed
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The Wishing Gate
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The Troubadour. Canto 4 E (Reunion)
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Shuhur, Jeypore
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The Enchanted Island. By Danby
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The Fairy of the Fountains - Part II - continued
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Langdale Pikes
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The Troubadour. Canto 4 C (Home)
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The Visionary and the True
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The Troubadour. Canto 3 D (Captivity)
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John Kemble
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Iole
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The Pirate’s Song off the Tiger Island
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The Jumma Musjid. - The Principal Mosque at Agra
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The Minster
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The Soldier's Grave
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Love's Followers
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Liverpool
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Fountain’s Abbey - 'Never more, when the day is o'er
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The Zenana - 3
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The Troubadour. Canto 3 C (The Aged Man)
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Success Alone Seen
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The City of Delhi
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Lord and Lady Derby
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Dear Gifts
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Howth Light-House
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The Rush-Bearing At Ambleside
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Io Triumphe
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The Village Bells
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Corfu
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The Banner of Five Byzants
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Lines on Curran's Picture
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The Troubadour. Canto 3 E (Escape)
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Ivy Bridge, Devonshire
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The Troubadour. Canto 4 D (The Contest)
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The River of the Water of Life
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The Past
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The Sultana's Remonstrance
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Ornaments
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The Legacy
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The Dancing Girl
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The Coronation
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The Zenana - 11
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Coniston Water
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To Olinthus Gregory, L.L.D.,F.R.A.S., &c.
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Manchester
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Three Extracts from the Diary of a Week
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Curraghmore. A Seat of the Marquis of Waterford.
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The First Doubt
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The Crusader
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The Troubadour. Canto 4 A (Leila)
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Pile of Fouldrey Castle, Lancashire
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Nymph And Zephyr: A Statuary Group. By Westmacott
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Love's Ending
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The Slave Ship
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Benares
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A Portrait
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Cafes In Damascus
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Linmouth
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The Troubadour. Canto 2 F (Another Venture)
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The Giant's Causeway
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The Altered River
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The World Within
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The Right Honourable Lord Durham
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Prince Ahmed and the Fairy
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The Nizam’s Daughter
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Hindoo Temples at Benares
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Admiral Lord Collingwood
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Mont Blanc
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El Wuish
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The Coquette
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The Zenana
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A Noble Lady
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On An Engraving Of Hindoo Temples
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The Disturbing Spirit
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Church of the Carmelite Friary
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Age and Youth
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The Peri
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The Taj-Mahal, at Agra - The Tomb of Muntaza Zemani
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Skeleton Group in the Ramedwur, Caves of Ellora
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Treryn Castle
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Durham Cathedral
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The Marriage Vow
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Scenes In London III - The Savoyard In Grosvenor Square
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Lady, thy face is very beautiful
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Hall i th' Wood
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Scenes In London IV - The City Churchyard
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The Zenana - 6 The Raki
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The Kylas, Caves of Ellora
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Etty's Rover
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The Sword
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The Zenana - 7
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The Missionary
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Honister Crag, Cumberland
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Immolation of a Hindoo Widow
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The Troubadour. Canto 3 A (Lord Amirald)
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Bridal Flowers
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Sarnat, a Boodh Monument
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Lancaster
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Glengariffe
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The Troubadour. Canto 1 D (Raymond's departure)
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Restormel Castle
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Preston
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The Fairy of the Fountains - Part II
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The Zenana - 8 Kishen Kower
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The Black-Rock Fort and Lighthouse
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Another Dream
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The Wrongs of Love
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Fate
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The Combat. By Etty
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The Troubadour. Canto 2 D Elenore
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Sir Walter Scott
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Presentiment
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Scene in Kattiawar
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The Zenana - 12 Ending
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The Rose
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Weakness Ends With Love
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St. Mawgan Church and Lanhern Nunnery, Cornwall
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Song - There were sweet sounds waked from my harp
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The Pilgrim (And Palmer, grey Palmer, by Galilee's wave.)
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The African (also known as The African Prince)
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The Troubadour. Canto 2 A (Preparation for battle)
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Airey Force
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Portrait Of A Lady. By Sir Thomas Lawrence
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The Vale of Lonsdale, Lancashire
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Sassoor, in the Deccan
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Storrs, Windermere Lake
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The Volcano of Ki-rau-e-a
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The Valley of Rocks - Near Linton, Devonshire
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The Troubadour. Canto 1 B (Eva's origin)
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The Grass-Rope Bridge, at Teree, In the province of Gurwall
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The Assar Mahal - Ruins near Agra
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Introduction (Fisher's Drawing Room Scrap Book, 1835)
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Speke Hall
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What is Success?
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The Bayadere. An Indian Tale (2) Ending
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The Fairy Queen Sleeping. By Stothard
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The Zenana - 2
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The Criminal
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The Zenana - 8 Notes to Kishen Kower
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Dartmouth Church
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Music of Laughter
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Children
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Fairies On The Sea Shore. By Howard
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The Record
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The Troubadour. Canto 2 C (The Ladye Adeline)
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No More
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The Funeral
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The Poor
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The Zenana - 4 and 5
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Boscastle Waterfall and Quarry
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The Ruined Cottage
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The Pilgrim
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The Reply Of The Fountain
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The Troubadour. Canto 2 G The Last Song
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Jahara Baug, Agra - The History of Shah Dara’s Flight and Death
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Love Nursed By Solitude. By W. I. Thomson, Edinburgh
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Love's Happiness
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Views of Life
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The Princess Charlotte
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A Poet's First Essay
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The House in which Roscoe was Born
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Interior of a Moorish Palace
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Alexander And Phillip
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Furness Abbey - In the Vale of Nightshade, Lancashire
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Dartmouth Castle
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The Tomb of Aurungzebe
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The Troubadour. Canto 3 F Moorish Maiden's Tale
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The Country Retreat
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The Zenana - 9 and 10
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The Visionary
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The Orphan
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The Queen of Portugal
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The Gathering of the Chieftains at Beteddein - The Palace of the Prince of the Druses
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The Fairy of the Fountains - Part I - continued
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Lord Melbourne
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The Troubadour. Canto 1 A
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The Tomb of Humaioon, Delhi
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The Soldier's Funeral
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Bells
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The Troubadour. Canto 2 E (Breaking Free)
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Fragment - Is not this grove
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Life's Mask
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The Orphan Ballad Singers
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The Oriental Nosegay. By Pickersgill
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The Palace of the Seven Stories
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Collegiate Church, Manchester
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Thoughts Of Christmas-Day In India
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The Avenger
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The Sea-Shore
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Thubare, a Port on the Arabian Coast
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Faith Ill Requited
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The Shepherd Boy
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Raphael's Death Bed
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The Deaf Schoolmaster
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Life Surveyed
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Music
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Rome
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Sir Thomas Hardy
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The Lily of the Valley
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The Widow’s Mite
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The Palace Called Beautiful
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Six Songs of Love, Constancy, Romance, Inconstancy, Truth, and Marriage
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Song - Are other eyes beguiling, Love?
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New Year's Eve
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The Snowdrop
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Vaucluse
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Scene in Bundelkhund
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Carthage
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The Wind
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Derwent Water
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Ellen. A Fragment
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Ten Years Ago
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Carrick-a-Rede, Ireland
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The Cup of Circe
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Little Red Riding Hood
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St. Knighton's Kieve
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Chapter-House, Furness Abbey
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The Astrologer
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The Caves of Elephanta
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Fishing Boats in the Monsoon
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Dr. Adam Clarke and the Two Priests of Budha
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Bona. The Pirate’s Song
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Mardale Head
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Stanzas - When should lovers breathe their vows?
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The Aisle of Tombs
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Poetic Sketches. Sketch Fifth
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Sir William Stanley
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Humanity Angelic
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The bee, when varying flowers are nigh
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Happy Hours
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Poetic Sketches. Sketch Sixth
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Dirge
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Eskdale, Cumberland
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The Phantom
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The Princess Victoria - A fair young face o’er which is only cast
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A Dutch Interior
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Song - Listen to the tale
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Stanzas On the Death of Miss Campbell
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Apologue
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Caldron Snout.—Westmorland
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The Indian Girl
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The Montmorency Waterfall and Cone
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Beverley Minster
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Borro Boedoor
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The Queen’s Room, Sizergh Hall, Westmorland
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Antioch
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The Forsaken
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The Golden Grave
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Cottage Courtship
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The Hindoo Mother
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Warkworth Hermitage
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The Coleraine Salmon Leap
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Pulo Penang
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Sir Robert Peel
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Expectation
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The Lake of Como
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Poetic Sketches. Sketch the First
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Poetic Sketches. Sketch Fourth
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Lines on the Mausoleum of the Princess Charlotte, at Claremont
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Claverhouse at the Battle of Bothwell Brig
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The Young Destructive
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Hindoo Temples and Palace at Madura
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Robert Blake - General and Admiral of the Parliamentary Forces
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Valetta, Capital of Malta
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The Poet
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Strada Reale.—Corfu
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Belvoir Castle.—Seat of the Duke of Rutland
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Song - Oh, you cannot prove false to me, my love
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Christmas in the Olden Time, 1650
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Rebecca
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The Woodland Brook
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Poetic Sketches. Sketch Third.
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Raphael Sanzio
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Windleshaw Abbey
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Requiem
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Dunold Mill-Hole
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Eucles Announcing the Victory of Marathon
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The Church at Polignac
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The Spanish Page, or, The City's Ransom
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Lancaster Castle
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Doubts
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Ruins about the Taj Mahal
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Fountain’s Abbey - 'Alas, alas! those ancient towers
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The Delectable Mountains
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Site of the Castle of Ulysses - Song of the Sirens
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Poetic Sketches. Sketch Second.
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The Poet’s First Essay
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Town and Harbour of Ithaca
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The Sacred Shrines of Dwarka
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The Hall of Glennaquoich
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The Temple Garden
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Strada St. Ursola.—Malta
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Cemetery of the Smolensko Church
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The Unknown Grave
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A Dream
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