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Victorian Songs

"'Let some one sing to us, lightlier move
The minutes fledged with music'."

TENNYSON




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Victorian Songs

Lyrics of the Affections
and Nature

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Collected and Illustrated
by Edmund H Garrett
with an Introduction by
Edmund Gosse

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Little Brown and Company
Boston 1895




_Copyright, 1895._
BY EDMUND H. GARRETT.


University Press:
John Wilson and Son, Cambridge, U.S.A.




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CONTENTS

Where are the songs I used to know?

Christina Rossetti.


AD, HAMILTON (1830). Page
Remember or Forget 3
Oh, Let Me Dream 6
Love, the Pilgrim 7

ALLINGHAM, WILLIAM (1824-1889).
Lovely Mary Donnelly 9
Song 13
Serenade 14
Across the Sea 16

ARNOLD, SIR EDWIN (1832).
Serenade 18
A Love Song of Henri Quatre 20

ASHE, THOMAS (1836-1889).
No and Yes 22
At Altenahr 23
Marit 24

AUSTIN, ALFRED (1835).
A Night in June 26

BEDDOES, THOMAS LOVELL (1803-1849).
Dream-Pedlary 30
Song from the Ship 33
Song 34
Song 35
Song, by Two Voices 36
Song 38

BENNETT, WILLIAM COX (1820).
Cradle Song 39
My Roses blossom the Whole Year Round 41
Cradle Song 42

BOURDILLON, F. W. (1852).
Love's Meinie 43
The Night has a Thousand Eyes 44
A Lost Voice 45

BUCHANAN, ROBERT (1841).
Serenade 46
Song 48

COLLINS, MORTIMER (1827-1876).
To F. C. 49
A Game of Chess 50
Multum in Parvo 52
Violets at Home 53
My Thrush 54

CRAIK, DINAH MARIA MULOCK (1826-1887).
Too Late 56
A Silly Song 58

DARLEY, GEORGE (1795-1846).
May Day 60
I 've been Roaming 62
Sylvia's Song 63
Serenade 64

DE TABLEY, LORD (1835).
A Winter Sketch 66
The Second Madrigal 69

DE VERE, AUBREY (1788-1846).
Song 70
Song 72
Song 74

DICKENS, CHARLES (1812-1870).
The Ivy Green 75

DOBSON, AUSTIN (1840).
The Ladies of St. James's 77
The Milkmaid 81

DOMETT, ALFRED (1811-1887).
A Glee for Winter 84
A Kiss 86

DUFFERIN, LADY (1807-1867).
Song 88
Lament of the Irish Emigrant 90

FIELD, MICHAEL.
Winds To-day are Large and Free 94
Let us Wreathe the Mighty Cup 96
Where Winds abound 97

GALE, NORMAN (1862).
A Song 98
Song 99

GOSSE, EDMUND (1849).
Song for the Lute 101

HOOD, THOMAS (1798-1845).
Ballad 102
Song 104
I Remember, I Remember 106
Ballad 108
Song 110

HOUGHTON, LORD (RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES) (1809-1885).
The Brookside 111
The Venetian Serenade 113
From Love and Nature 115

INGELOW, JEAN (1830).
The Long White Seam 116
Love 118
Sweet is Childhood 120

KINGSLEY, CHARLES (1819-1875).
Airly Beacon 121
The Sands of Dee 122
Three Fishers went Sailing 124
A Farewell 126

LANDOR, WALTER SAVAGE (1775-1864).
Rose Aylmer 127
Rubies 128
The Fault is not Mine 129
Under the Lindens 130
Sixteen 131
Ianthe 132
One Lovely Name 133
Forsaken 133

LOCKER-LAMPSON, FREDERICK (1821-1895).
A Garden Lyric 134
The Cuckoo 137
Gertrude's Necklace 139

LOVER, SAMUEL (1797-1868).
The Angel's Whisper 141
What will you do, Love? 143

MACKAY, CHARLES (1814-1889).
I Love my Love 145
O Ye Tears! 147

MAHONEY, FRANCIS (1805-1866).
The Bells of Shandon 149

MASSEY, GERALD (1828).
Song 153

O'SHAUGHNESSY, ARTHUR (1844-1881).
A Love Symphony 156
I made Another Garden 158

PROCTER, ADELAIDE ANNE (1825-1864).
The Lost Chord 160
Sent to Heaven 162

PROCTER, B. W. (BARRY CORNWALL) (1787-1874).
The Poet's Song to his Wife 165
A Petition to Time 167
A Bacchanalian Song 168
She was not Fair nor Full of Grace 170
The Sea-King 172
A Serenade 174
King Death 176
Sit Down, Sad Soul 178
A Drinking Song 180
Peace! What do Tears Avail? 182
The Sea 184

ROSSETTI, CHRISTINA G. (1830-1895).
Song 186
Song 188
Song 189
Three Seasons 190

ROSSETTI, DANTE GABRIEL (1828-1882).
A Little While 191
Sudden Light 193
Three Shadows 194

SCOTT, WILLIAM BELL (1812-1890).
Parting and Meeting Again 196

SKIPSEY, JOSEPH (1832).
A Merry Bee 198
The Songstress 199
The Violet and the Rose 200

STERRY, J.



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