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Felicia Hemans:
Selected Poems, Letters, Reception Materials
Edited by Susan J. Wolfson

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INTRODUCTION: Felicia Dorothea Browne Hemans, 1793-1835 xiii
TEXTS, FORMATS, EDITORIAL PRINCIPLES, ABBREVIATIONS xxxi
CHRONOLOGY xxxiii
WORKS 1
From The Domestic Affections and Other Poems (1812) 3
The Statue of the Dying Gladiator 3
The Domestic Affections 4
Epitaph on Mr. W---, a Celebrated Mineralogist (ca. 1814-16) 16
The Restoration of the Works of Art to Italy: A Poem (1816) 18
Modern Greece, A Poem (1817) 34
Tales, and Historic Scenes, in Verse (1819) 70
The Widow of Crescentius 70
The Abencerrage 90
The Last Banquet of Antony and Cleopatra 135
Alaric in Italy 139
The Wife of Asdrubal 145
Heliodorus in the Temple 148
Night-Scene in Genoa 151
The Troubadour, and Richard Coeur de Lion 157
The Death of Conradin 163
Patriotic Effusions of the Italian Poets (1821) 171
From The Siege of Valencia; A Dramatic Poem . . . With Other Poems (1823) 173
Elysium 173
The Siege of Valencia: A Dramatic Poem 176
Appendix 1: MS Songs 254
Appendix 2: MS, Scene 6 255
Songs of the Cid 256
England's Dead 265
From The Forest Sanctuary; anal Other Poems (1825) 268
The Forest Sanctuary 268
Lays of Many Lands 322
The Suliote Mother 322
Miscellaneous Pieces 324
The Treasures of the Deep 324
Bring Flowers 326
From New Monthly Magazine, 1826 327
The Sound of the Sea 327
From Records of Woman: With Other Poems (1828) 329
Records of Woman 330
Arabella Stuart 331
The Bride of the Greek Isle 340 The Switzer's Wife 347 Properzia Rossi 351
Gertrude, or Fidelity till Death 356 Imelda 358 Edith, a Tale of the Woods 362
The Indian City 368
The Peasant Girl of the Rhone 374 Indian Woman's Death-Song 377
Joan of Arc, in Rheims 380
Pauline 383
Juana 387
The American Forest-Girl 389
Costanza 391
Madeline, a Domestic Tale 395
The Queen of Prussia's Tomb 398
The Memorial Pillar 401
The Grave of a Poetess 403
Miscellaneous Pieces 405
The Homes of England 405
The Sicilian Captive 407
The Lady of the Castle 410
Tasso and his Sister 412
To Wordsworth 415
The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers in New England 416
The Palm-Tree 418
The Illuminated City 419
The Spells of Home 421
The Graves of a Household 422
The Image in Lava 423
A Parting Song 425
From The Forest Sanctuary: With Other Poem; (1829) 426
Miscellaneous Pieces 426
The Traveller at the Source of the Nile 426
Casabianca 428
Our Daily Paths 430
The Lost Pleiad 432
The Dying Improvisatore 433
From the Annuals (1826-30) 435
Forget Me Not 436
Evening Prayer at a Girls' School 436
The Cliffs of Dover 438
Night-Blowing Flowers 439
The Keepsake 440
The Broken Chain 440
The Amulet 441
Woman and Fame 441
The Literary Souvenir 443
The Mirror in the Deserted Hall 443
From Songs of the Affections, with Other Poems, (1830) 444
Songs 444
A Spirit's Return 444
The Two Homes 452
The Land of Dreams 453
Woman on the Field of Battle 455
Supplement: To the Memory of Lord Charles Murray 457
The Deserted House 458
Miscellaneous Poems 460
Corinne at the Capitol 460
The Diver 462
Late Poems (1831-34) 46,5
The Last Song of Sappho 465
To My Own Portrait 467
The Lyre and Flower 469
From Records of the Autumn of 1834 470
Design and Performance 470
From Blackwood's Edinburgb Magazine 1835 471
Sabbath Sonnet 471
LETTERS 473
To her aunt, 19 December 1808 475
To Matthew Nicholson, 17 July 1811 476
Felicity Browne to Matthew Nicholson, 7 February 1812 477
To Matthew Nicholson, 12 March 1812 479
To William Stanley Roscoe, 22 October 1813 479
To John Murray, 26 February 1817 480
To John Murray, November 1817 481
To James Simpson, 22 October 1819 482
To B. P Wagner, November 1819 484
To Harriett Browne, October 1820 484
To William Jerdan, 11 June 1821 485
To ?, 1822 486
To Fanny Luxmoore, mid-July 1822 487
To William Jacob, 1 May 1823 488
To William Jerdan, 8 May 1823 489
To Miss?, 15 May 1823 490
To William Jerdan, 19 May 1823 491
To Maria Jane Jewsbury, mid-1826 491
To an old friend, January 1827 493
To William Blackwood, 13 June 1827 494
To William Blackwood, 3 November 1827 495
To William Blackwood, 14 February 1828 495
To Rev. Samuel Butler, 19 February 1828 496
To William Blackwood, 1 March 1828 497
To Mary Russell Mitford, 23 March 1828 498
To William Henry Atherton, 9 May 1828 499
To William Blackwood, 29 July 1828 500
To Mary Russell Mitford, 10 November 1828 501
To a friend, early 1829 502
To William Blackwood, ca. January 1830 502
To ?, 22 June 1830 503
To John Lodge, 24 June 1830 504
To Rose Lawrence, ca. 24 June 1830 505
To ?H. F Chorley, 24 June 1830 505
To a male friend from Coniston, 25 June 1830 506
TO "Mr.----," 2 July 1830 507
To Thomas Cadell, 5 July ? 1830 508
To ?Harriett Hughes, early July 1830 508
To ?H. F Chorley's sister, mid July 1830 509
TO John Lodge, 20 July 1830 510
To Rose Lawrence, late July 1830 511
To a new friend in Dublin, Fall 1830 511
To a new friend in Dublin, early 1831 512
To ?, after 12 February 1831 513
To John Lodge, July 1831 513
To Clara Graves, July 1831 514
To William Blackwood, 18 September 1831 515
William Blackwood to FH, 26 September 1831 515
To ?Harriett Hughes, May 1832 516
To ?H. F Chorley, August 1832 516
To Rev. Samuel Butler, 7 November 1833 517
To Wordsworth, before April 1834 517
To?, 28 June 1834 518
To a friend, ?28 June 1834 518
To a friend, early July 1834 519
To Archdeacon Samuel Butler, 26 July 1834 519
To Robert Peel, 10 February 1835 520
To Rose Lawrence, 13 February 1835 521
RECEPTION 523
Lifetime 525
Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1808-11 526
British Critic, 1816 529
Monthly Review, 1819 529
Edinburgh Monthly Review, 1820 530
British Review, 1820 532
Hannah More, 1820 532
Quarterly Review, 1820 533
Byron to John Murray, 1816-20 535
British Critic, 1823 537
British Review, 1823 540
Monthly Review, 1823 541
Joanna Baillie, 1824-27 542
Walter Scott, 1823-29 545
William Blackwood to Hemans, 1828-30 546
Noctes Ambrosianae, Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1828 548
Francis Jeffrey, Edinburgh Review, 1829 549
The Wordsworths, 1830-37 556
Maria Jane Jewsbury, The Three Histories, 1830 560
"Felicia Hemans," Atbenaum, 1831 562
Andrews Norton to Hemans, 26 June 1831 569
Grants to Hemans, 1835 569
Death 571
L.E.L., Stanzas on the Death of Mrs. Hemans 571
Elizabeth Barrett, StanzasAddressed tO Miss Landon 574
Joanna Baillie to Andrews Norton 576
William Wordsworth, Extempore Effusion 576
Nineteenth-Century Retrospects 580
L.E.L., "On the Character of Mrs. Hemans's Writings," New Monthly, 1835 580
Felicia Hemans, 1838 582
Henry F Chorley, "Personal Recollections," Athenrum, 1835 584
Memorials of Mrs. Hemans, 1836 586
Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 1842 590
George Gilfillan, "Mrs. Hemans," Tait's Edinburgh Magazine, 1847 591
Jane Williams, The Literary Women of England, 1861 599
William Michael Rossetti, "Prefatory Notice," 1878 603
BIBLIOGRAPHY 611
INDEX OF TITLES 621
GENERAL INDEX 623

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