ABSTRACT

This critical edition of the poems of Anna Seward (1742-1809) re-establishes one of the most popular and prolific poets of the early Romantic period. Her work influenced Charllotte Smith and Mary Robinson and later both Wordsworth and Coleridge.

Her reputation was so high that Sir Walter Scott edited the posthumous edition of her poems in 1810. Unlike Scott's, this edition reproduces the poems as they were first published in periodicals and collections during Seward's lifetime, allowing scholars to experience them as eighteenth century readers did. It also includes mire than 200 poems that were excluded from the Scott edition.

part |48 pages

Poems Published First in Periodicals

chapter |1 pages

Epitaph on Dr Johnson

chapter |1 pages

To Major Rooke

chapter |5 pages

Epistle to Nathaniel Lister

chapter |2 pages

To Mrs Siddons

chapter |2 pages

Address to the River

chapter |3 pages

Elegy Addressed to Cornet V

chapter |1 pages

On Wit

chapter |2 pages

Sonnet Addressed to W. Dimond, Esq.

chapter |1 pages

Complaint of an Arabian Lover

chapter |2 pages

Songs [Damon by all the Powers above]

chapter |3 pages

The Country Maid

chapter |1 pages

Evander to Emillia

chapter |1 pages

Epitaph on Eliza Jones

chapter |2 pages

Stanzas Written July 22, 1782

chapter |2 pages

Verses on the Sudden Death of Mr Norris

chapter |2 pages

Song [Tell me, Syren of my soul]

chapter |2 pages

Pastoral Ballad

chapter |1 pages

An Admonition

chapter |2 pages

Greville and Julia

chapter |1 pages

Sonnet, Written September 1799

chapter |2 pages

Epitaph on the Late General Simcoe

chapter |1 pages

Epitaph on Elizabeth

chapter |4 pages

Mount Etna

chapter |1 pages

Address to the River Tweed

chapter |2 pages

Address to Woman

chapter |1 pages

The Grave of Youth

chapter |2 pages

To Miss Catherine Mallett

part |3 pages

Poems Published Elsewhere

chapter |3 pages

Rich Auld Willie’s Farewell

part |260 pages

Poems Published First in Walter Scott’s Edition of The Poetical Works of Anna Seward; With Extracts from Her Literary Correspondence (Edinburgh: Ballantyne and Co., 1810)

chapter |5 pages

The Visions, an Elegy

chapter |2 pages

Knowledge

chapter |2 pages

Portrait of Miss Levett

chapter |3 pages

The Hay-Field

chapter |2 pages

Honora, an Elegy

chapter |4 pages

The Anniversary

chapter |2 pages

Ode to Content

chapter |3 pages

Epistle to Miss Honora Sneyd

chapter |1 pages

Elegy Written at the Sea-Side

chapter |3 pages

Epistle to Miss Honora Sneyd, May 1772

chapter |6 pages

Lichfield, an Elegy

chapter |2 pages

Invocation to the Genius of Slumber

chapter |2 pages

Monody on Mrs Richard Vyse

chapter |1 pages

To Mrs Coltman of Hull

chapter |3 pages

Receipt for a Sweet Jar

chapter |2 pages

Ode to William Boothby, Esq.

chapter |3 pages

Ode to Brooke Boothby, Esq.

chapter |2 pages

Song [Florio, by All the Powers Above]

chapter |1 pages

Achilles, a Canzonet

chapter |1 pages

Song [On a mount a cottage stands]

chapter |2 pages

Song of the Fairies to the Sea-Nymphs

chapter |1 pages

Song [The stormy ocean roving,]

chapter |1 pages

Address to Hope

chapter |2 pages

Song [My Celia vow’d, at early dawn,]

chapter |1 pages

Song, from Metastatio

chapter |1 pages

Song of a Northern Lover

chapter |3 pages

Ode to Euphrosyne

chapter |2 pages

Prologue. Written for Mr Penn

chapter |2 pages

Prologue to the Circassian

chapter |3 pages

Blindness, a Poem

chapter |3 pages

Elegy on the Death of Mr Joseph Sykes

chapter |3 pages

Charity

chapter |2 pages

Ode on the Pythagorean System

chapter |2 pages

Invocation of the Comic Muse

chapter |3 pages

Amusements of Winter

chapter |2 pages

Bermuda

chapter |3 pages

Ode to the Sun

chapter |2 pages

Verses to Captain Eliott

chapter |5 pages

On the Future Existence of Brutes

chapter |3 pages

Ode to Poetic Fancy

chapter |8 pages

Epistle to Cornelia

chapter |3 pages

Epistle to Mr Romney

chapter |1 pages

With a Lock of the Author’s Hair

chapter |4 pages

Epistle to William Hayley, Esq.

chapter |8 pages

To the Memory of Lady Millar

chapter |2 pages

Address to the Sun

chapter |2 pages

Verses to the Rev. William Mason

chapter |1 pages

On Lady Miller

chapter |1 pages

On Miss Anne Lawley

chapter |2 pages

On Mrs Bennet

chapter |1 pages

On Eliza Whateley

chapter |1 pages

On Elizabeth

chapter |1 pages

On the Hon. Henrietta Bagot

chapter |1 pages

On Miss Wingfield

chapter |2 pages

The Red-Breast and Sparrow

chapter |2 pages

Epistle to Colonel St George

chapter |1 pages

Ode on Time

chapter |2 pages

Song of Roxana

chapter |2 pages

The Song of Zillia

chapter |3 pages

Eastern Ode

chapter |1 pages

Daphne’s Coyness Accounted for

chapter |4 pages

Colebrook Dale

chapter |3 pages

To the Rev. John Granville

chapter |2 pages

Epistle to George Romney, Esq.

chapter |1 pages

Idyllium

chapter |1 pages

To Mrs Smith

chapter |12 pages

Alpine Scenery

chapter |4 pages

Crugal’s Ghost, Appearing to Connal

chapter |1 pages

The Ghost of Cuchullin

chapter |2 pages

Epistle to Mr Newton

chapter |1 pages

To Mr John Salt

chapter |1 pages

On Major Andre

chapter |3 pages

Harold’s Complaint

chapter |3 pages

The Lake

chapter |2 pages

Written after Having Visited Miss More

chapter |2 pages

Translation of Gray’s Apostrophe

chapter |2 pages

Paraphrase of Gray’s Alcaick Ode

chapter |2 pages

To Sir Nigel Gresley

chapter |1 pages

To Sherive, Esq.

chapter |2 pages

Sonnet to the Rev. Richard Polwhele

chapter |2 pages

The First Psalm Put into Verse

chapter |2 pages

137th Psalm Paraphrased

chapter |2 pages

Charles Simpson, Esq. Barrister

chapter |1 pages

To Ch. Clarke, Esq.

chapter |2 pages

A Warning Exhortation

chapter |2 pages

To Humphry Repton, Esq.

chapter |1 pages

Inscriptions

chapter |1 pages

To Miss Catherine Wingfield

chapter |1 pages

To Miss Remmington

chapter |1 pages

To Miss Fern of Lichfield

chapter |2 pages

To Miss Ponsonby

chapter |1 pages

To the Young Unmarried Lady

chapter |1 pages

To the Dowager Lady Blakiston

chapter |1 pages

To Miss Godfrey

chapter |1 pages

Speech of the Nymph of that Brook

chapter |3 pages

The Terrestrial Year: Proem

chapter |4 pages

The Terrestrial Year

chapter |2 pages

To Miss Honora Smith of Lichfield

chapter |2 pages

A Marine View Moralized

chapter |2 pages

To Clarissa

chapter |4 pages

Consolation

chapter |2 pages

To Robert Harper, Esq.

chapter |1 pages

To Mrs Skerett

chapter |1 pages

Impromptu

chapter |3 pages

Elegy, Written as from a French Lady

chapter |1 pages

To Miss Mansel

chapter |2 pages

Address to the Young Roscius

chapter |1 pages

To Little Catherine Harper

chapter |2 pages

To F. N. C. Mundy, Esq.

chapter |3 pages

To Remembrance