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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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A Child Screening A Dove From A Hawk. By Stewardson
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Secrets
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Amelioration and the Future, Man's Noble Tasks
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Opinions
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The Poet's Lot
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Gentleness Pictured
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Hope
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Vanity
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Memory
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Much Change in a Little Time
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Experience Too Late
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Doubt
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Parting
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Music of Laughter
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Gossipping
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Dangers Faced
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Love's Timidity
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A First Disappointment
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Affection
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Juliet After The Masquerade. By Thompson
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Self-Blindness
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Resolves
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Song - I wrote my name upon the sand; 332 ViewsRate it:
Alteration
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Small Miseries
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A Comparison
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Unavailing Regret
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Macao
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"The Scroll"
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Kate Kearney
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A Suttee
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The Princess Victoria - And art thou a Princess?
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The Michaelmas Daisy
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Revenge
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Infanticide in Madagascar
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The Bayadere. An Indian Tale (1)
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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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The Chinese Pagoda
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The Hindoo Girl’s Song
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Confidence
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The Improvisatrice - I (Florence)
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The Carclaze Tin-mine, Cornwall
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Anxiety
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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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The Water Palace, Mandoo
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The Troubadour. Canto 3 B (Death)
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The Fairy of the Fountains - Part I
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The Cootub Minar, Delhi
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Girl At Her Devotions. By Newton
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Scenes In London I - Piccadilly
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The Upper Lake of Killarney
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A Legend Of Tintagel Castle
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Sir Thomas Lawrence
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Tomb of Mohomed Shah
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The Mind's Unrest 130 ViewsRate it:
The Troubadour. Canto 4 B (Adeline)
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Hannibal's Oath
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Hindoo and Mahommedan Buildings
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Hebe
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Long Years Have Past Since Last I Stood
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She Sat Alone Beside Her Hearth
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Hurdwar * A Place of Hindoo Pilgrimage
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The Troubadour. Canto 1 C Ballad
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The Wishing Gate
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Cupid And Swallows Flying From Winter. By Dagley
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The Departed
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Fowey Harbour, and Polruan Castle, &c.
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Shuhur, Jeypore
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The Troubadour. Canto 3 G (Elvira)
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The Troubadour. Canto 4 E (Reunion)
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The Visionary and the True
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Langdale Pikes
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The Enchanted Island. By Danby
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The Troubadour. Canto 3 D (Captivity)
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The Troubadour. Canto 4 C (Home)
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John Kemble
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The Fairy of the Fountains - Part II - continued
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Iole
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The Jumma Musjid. - The Principal Mosque at Agra
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The Minster
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The Pirate’s Song off the Tiger Island
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Fountain’s Abbey - 'Never more, when the day is o'er
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The Soldier's Grave
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The Zenana - 3
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Scenes In London II - Oxford Street
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The Troubadour. Canto 3 C (The Aged Man)
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Liverpool
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Love's Followers
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The Rush-Bearing At Ambleside
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The City of Delhi
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Dear Gifts
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The Village Bells
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Howth Light-House
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Lines on Curran's Picture
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Io Triumphe
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Corfu
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Ivy Bridge, Devonshire
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The Sultana's Remonstrance
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The Banner of Five Byzants
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Ornaments
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The Troubadour. Canto 3 E (Escape)
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The Past
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Lord and Lady Derby
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The Dancing Girl
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The River of the Water of Life
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The Troubadour. Canto 4 D (The Contest)
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The Coronation
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Manchester
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The Legacy
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The Zenana - 11
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Three Extracts from the Diary of a Week
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To Olinthus Gregory, L.L.D.,F.R.A.S., &c.
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Curraghmore. A Seat of the Marquis of Waterford.
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The Troubadour. Canto 4 A (Leila)
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Pile of Fouldrey Castle, Lancashire
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Love's Ending
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Nymph And Zephyr: A Statuary Group. By Westmacott
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The Crusader
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Benares
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Coniston Water
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A Portrait
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Cafes In Damascus
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The Troubadour. Canto 2 F (Another Venture)
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Linmouth
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The Giant's Causeway
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Prince Ahmed and the Fairy
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The Altered River
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Success Alone Seen
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The World Within
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Hindoo Temples at Benares
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The Right Honourable Lord Durham
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The Slave Ship
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The First Doubt
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The Nizam’s Daughter
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Admiral Lord Collingwood
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The Coquette
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The Zenana
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A Noble Lady
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Church of the Carmelite Friary
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The Peri
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Mont Blanc
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Skeleton Group in the Ramedwur, Caves of Ellora
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Treryn Castle
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The Disturbing Spirit
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On An Engraving Of Hindoo Temples
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The Taj-Mahal, at Agra - The Tomb of Muntaza Zemani
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Durham Cathedral
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El Wuish
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Hall i th' Wood
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Honister Crag, Cumberland
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The Sword
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Lady, thy face is very beautiful
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The Zenana - 6 The Raki
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The Zenana - 7
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Etty's Rover
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The Troubadour. Canto 3 A (Lord Amirald)
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The Missionary
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Scenes In London IV - The City Churchyard
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The Troubadour. Canto 1 D (Raymond's departure)
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Bridal Flowers
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The Marriage Vow
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Age and Youth
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Scenes In London III - The Savoyard In Grosvenor Square
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Preston
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The Zenana - 8 Kishen Kower
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Sarnat, a Boodh Monument
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Another Dream
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The Fairy of the Fountains - Part II
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The Troubadour. Canto 2 D Elenore
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The Wrongs of Love
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The Combat. By Etty
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Fate
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Sir Walter Scott
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The Black-Rock Fort and Lighthouse
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Presentiment
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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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Weakness Ends With Love
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Restormel Castle
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Lancaster
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The Rose
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The African (also known as The African Prince)
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The Zenana - 12 Ending
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St. Mawgan Church and Lanhern Nunnery, Cornwall
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Sassoor, in the Deccan
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The Troubadour. Canto 2 A (Preparation for battle)
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The Vale of Lonsdale, Lancashire
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Airey Force
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Introduction (Fisher's Drawing Room Scrap Book, 1835)
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The Troubadour. Canto 1 B (Eva's origin)
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Storrs, Windermere Lake
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The Volcano of Ki-rau-e-a
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Speke Hall
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The Fairy Queen Sleeping. By Stothard
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Scene in Kattiawar
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The Zenana - 2
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The Assar Mahal - Ruins near Agra
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The Bayadere. An Indian Tale (2) Ending
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The Criminal
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What is Success?
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The Troubadour. Canto 2 C (The Ladye Adeline)
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Dartmouth Church
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Children
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The Zenana - 8 Notes to Kishen Kower
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The Grass-Rope Bridge, at Teree, In the province of Gurwall
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The Valley of Rocks - Near Linton, Devonshire
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The Record
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Music of Laughter
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The Funeral
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The Zenana - 4 and 5
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Fairies On The Sea Shore. By Howard
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The Pilgrim
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The Reply Of The Fountain
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No More
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Portrait Of A Lady. By Sir Thomas Lawrence
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The Troubadour. Canto 2 G The Last Song
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Boscastle Waterfall and Quarry
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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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The House in which Roscoe was Born
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The Ruined Cottage
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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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Furness Abbey - In the Vale of Nightshade, Lancashire
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Interior of a Moorish Palace
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The Troubadour. Canto 3 F Moorish Maiden's Tale
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Alexander And Phillip
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The Queen of Portugal
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Dartmouth Castle
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The Tomb of Aurungzebe
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The Visionary
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The Country Retreat
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The Poor
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The Fairy of the Fountains - Part I - continued
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The Gathering of the Chieftains at Beteddein - The Palace of the Prince of the Druses
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The Orphan
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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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The Tomb of Humaioon, Delhi
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The Orphan Ballad Singers
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Fragment - Is not this grove
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The Oriental Nosegay. By Pickersgill
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The Troubadour. Canto 1 A
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The Palace of the Seven Stories
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Thoughts Of Christmas-Day In India
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Life's Mask
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The Avenger
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Collegiate Church, Manchester
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Thubare, a Port on the Arabian Coast
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Faith Ill Requited
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The Sea-Shore
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Raphael's Death Bed
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The Shepherd Boy
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Life Surveyed
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The Deaf Schoolmaster
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Lord Melbourne
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Music
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Immolation of a Hindoo Widow
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The Palace Called Beautiful
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The Widow’s Mite
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New Year's Eve
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Vaucluse
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Six Songs of Love, Constancy, Romance, Inconstancy, Truth, and Marriage
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The Lily of the Valley
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Song - Are other eyes beguiling, Love?
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Scene in Bundelkhund
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Ellen. A Fragment
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Carrick-a-Rede, Ireland
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Sir Thomas Hardy
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Derwent Water
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Ten Years Ago
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The Astrologer
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The Wind
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The Caves of Elephanta
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Dr. Adam Clarke and the Two Priests of Budha
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Chapter-House, Furness Abbey
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Carthage
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Poetic Sketches. Sketch Fifth
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Rome
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St. Knighton's Kieve
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Mardale Head
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The Snowdrop
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The Aisle of Tombs
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Humanity Angelic
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The bee, when varying flowers are nigh
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The Cup of Circe
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Stanzas - When should lovers breathe their vows?
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Happy Hours
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Poetic Sketches. Sketch Sixth
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Dirge
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Caldron Snout.—Westmorland
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Borro Boedoor
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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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Bona. The Pirate’s Song
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Sir William Stanley
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Stanzas On the Death of Miss Campbell
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The Forsaken
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The Golden Grave
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Cottage Courtship
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Warkworth Hermitage
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The Montmorency Waterfall and Cone
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Beverley Minster
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The Queen’s Room, Sizergh Hall, Westmorland
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The Coleraine Salmon Leap
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Expectation
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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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Apologue
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Little Red Riding Hood
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Fishing Boats in the Monsoon
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Hindoo Temples and Palace at Madura
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Sir Robert Peel
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Robert Blake - General and Admiral of the Parliamentary Forces
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The Lake of Como
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Song - Listen to the tale
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The Poet
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Strada Reale.—Corfu
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Antioch
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Belvoir Castle.—Seat of the Duke of Rutland
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The Hindoo Mother
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Song - Oh, you cannot prove false to me, my love
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The Young Destructive
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Christmas in the Olden Time, 1650
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Pulo Penang
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Poetic Sketches. Sketch Third.
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Claverhouse at the Battle of Bothwell Brig
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Raphael Sanzio
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Windleshaw Abbey
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Requiem
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The Indian Girl
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Eskdale, Cumberland
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Eucles Announcing the Victory of Marathon
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The Church at Polignac
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Poetic Sketches. Sketch the First
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Lancaster Castle
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Fountain’s Abbey - 'Alas, alas! those ancient towers
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Rebecca
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The Woodland Brook
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The Spanish Page, or, The City's Ransom
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Doubts
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The Poet’s First Essay
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Dunold Mill-Hole
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Ruins about the Taj Mahal
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The Delectable Mountains
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The Sacred Shrines of Dwarka
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Site of the Castle of Ulysses - Song of the Sirens
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Valetta, Capital of Malta
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Poetic Sketches. Sketch Second.
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The Hall of Glennaquoich
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Town and Harbour of Ithaca
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The Temple Garden
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Cemetery of the Smolensko Church
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The Unknown Grave
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Strada St. Ursola.—Malta
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