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William Lisle Bowles was an English poet and critic In 1783 he won the chancellors prize for Latin verse In 1789 he published in a small quarto volume Fourteen Sonnets which were received with extraordinary favour not only by the general public but by such men as Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Wordsworth The Sonnets even in form were a revival a return to an older and purer poetic style and by their grace of expression melodious versification tender tone of feeling and vivid appreciation of the life and beauty of nature stood out in strong contrast to the elaborated commonplaces which at that time formed the bulk of English poetry

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List of poems by William Lisle Bowles 147 total

X. On Dover Cliffs.
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XIII. O Time! Who Know'st a Lenient Hand to Lay...
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XIV. On a Distant View of England.
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XI. Written at Ostend
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V. To the River Tweed.
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Monody On Henry Headley
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Approach Of Summer
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On Entering Switzerland
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A Garden-Seat At Home
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On Accidentally Meeting A Lady Now No More
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On Resigning A Scholarship Of Trinity College, Oxford
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Picture Of A Young Lady
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On Hearing
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XII. Written at a Convent.
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On An Unfortunate And Beautiful Woman
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In Youth
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The Missionary - Canto First
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VI. Evening, as slow thy placid shades descend...
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Sonnet I. Written at Tinemouth, Northumberland, after a Tempestuous Voyage.
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Avenue In Savernake Forest
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Hour-Glass And Bible
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The Right Honourable Edmund Burke
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The Philanthropic Society
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Sonnet III. O Thou, whose stern command and precepts pure...
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In Age
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A Rustic Seat Near The Sea
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IX. O Poverty! though from thy haggard eye...
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Evening
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II. Written at Bamborough Castle.
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On William Sommers Of Bremhill
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Associations
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The Missionary - Canto Fourth
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The Spirit Of Discovery By Sea - Book The First
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Elegiac Stanzas
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Lacock Nunnery
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The Grave Of Howard
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Art And Nature
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Battle Of Corruna
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Greenwich Hospital
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Sun-Dial, In The Churchyard Of Bremhill
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The Last Song Of Camoens
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Sonnet: At Ostend, July 22nd 1787
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At Dover
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Distant View Of England From The Sea
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The Missionary - Canto Third
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Pole-Vellum, Cornwall
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St. Michael's Mount
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The Visionary Boy
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The Winds
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The Spirit Of Discovery By Sea - Book The Third
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Picture Of An Old Man
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Elegy Written At Hotwells, Bristol
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On The Busts Of Milton, In Youth And Age, At Stourhead
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Summer Evening At Home
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I. Written at Tinemouth, Northumberland, after a Tempestuous Voyage.
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Sonnet: O Poverty! Though From Thy Haggard Eye
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Southampton Castle
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Water-Party On The Beaulieu River, In The New Forest
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The Dying Slave
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The Sylph Of Summer
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The Missionary - Canto Second
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At Tynemouth Priory
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Hope
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IX. O Poverty! though from thy haggard eye...
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Music
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Monody, Written At Matlock
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Hope, An Allegorical Sketch
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Netley Abbey
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The Spirit Of Navigation
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The Spirit Of Discovery By Sea - Book The Fifth
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The Spirit Of Discovery By Sea - Book The Fourth
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At Oxford
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Cadland, Southampton River
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Dover Cliffs
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In Horto Rev. J. Still,
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On A Beautiful Spring,
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Stanzas For Music
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Retrospection
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Fairy Sketch
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III. O Thou, whose stern command and precepts pure...
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Dirge OF Nelson
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In Memoriam
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On a Beautiful Landscape
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Sonnet: July 18th 1787
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Epitaph On H. Walmsley, Esq.,
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Song Of The American Indian
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Languid, And Sad, And Slow, From Day To Day
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Sonnet V. To the River Tweed.
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The Convent
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On Mr. Howard's Account Of Lazarettos
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Influence Of Time on Grief
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Sonnet II. Written at Bamborough Castle.
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Inscription
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Winter Evening At Home
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On the Funeral of Charles the First
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Sonnet: Languid, And Sad, And Slow, From Day To Day
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To Sir Walter Scott
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At Malvern
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On A Landscape Bt Rubens
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The Tweed Visited
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IV. To the River Wenbeck
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IV. To the River Wenbeck
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The Spirit Of Discovery By Sea - Book The Second
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VIII. To the River Itchin, near Winton.
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On Leaving A Village In Scotland
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Woodspring Abbey
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Bereavement
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Sonnet VI. Evening, as slow thy placid shades descend...
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The Missionary - Canto Seventh
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The Missionary - Canto Sixth
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Time and Grief
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Abba Thule's Lament For His Son Prince Le Boo
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Oxford Revisited
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The Harp, And Despair, Of Cowper
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The Missionary - Canto Fifth
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To a Friend
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Monody On The Death Of Dr. Warton
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Sketch From Bowden Hill After Sickness
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Sketches In The Exhibition
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The Harp Of Hoel
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Coombe-Ellen
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The River Wainsbeck
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Death Of Captain Cooke,
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VII. At a Village in Scotland....
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The River Cherwell
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Pictures From Theocritus
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Sonnet: At Dover Cliffs, July 20th 1787
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The Battle Of The Nile
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The Bells Of Ostend
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Hymn To Woden
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On The Death Of Rev. William Benwell, M.A.
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The Rhine
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Absence
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The Missionary - Canto Eighth
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Translation Of A Latin Poem
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Age 31 Views
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Bamborough Castle
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A Cenotaph,
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On Leaving A Place Of Residence
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Southampton Water
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Wardour Castle
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In Age
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On Landing At Ostend
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On Leaving Winchester School
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A Picturesque Cottage And Grounds Belonging To J. Lemon, Esq.
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A Cenotaph, - To The Memory Of Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac, Who Died At Cape St Nichola Mole, 1797.
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After A Tempestuous Voyage. (At Tynemouth Priory)
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