Table of Dates
UNCOLLECTED POEMS, TO 1885The Light-Keeper
"The roadside lined with ragweed, the sharp hills"
"The whole day thro', in contempt and pity"
"I sit up here at midnight"
Epistle to Charles Baxter
To Charles Baxter
"O dull, cold northern sky"
Ne Sit Ancillae Tibi Amor Pudori
"A little before me, and hark!"
St. Martin's Summer
"My brain swims empty and light"
The Cruel Mistress
Song at Dawn
"I am a hunchback, yellow faced -"
"Last night we had a thunderstorm in style"
To Charles Baxter [in Lallan]
To the Same (On the death of their common friend, Mr. John Adam...)
"I saw red evening through the rain"
"I who all the winter through"
Alcaics to H. F. Brown
Lines for H. F. Brown
To Mrs. MacMorland
"Since years ago for evermore"
Rhymes to W. E. Henley
"Dear Henley, with a pig's snout on"
"My letters fail, I learn with grief, to please"
"We dwell in these melodious days"
Tales of Arabia
"Flower god, god of the spring, beautiful, bountiful"
"Now bare to the beholder's eye"
Translations from Martial
De M. Antonio
MORAL EMBLEMS (1882)Moral Emblems I
I. "See how the children in the print"
II. "Reader, your soul upraise to see"
III. A Peak in Darien
IV. "See in the print, how moved by whim"
V. "Mark, printed on the opposing page"
Moral Emblems II
I. "With storms a-weather, rocks a-lee"
II. "The careful angler chose his nook"
III. "The Abbot for a walk went out"
IV. "The frozen peaks he once explored"
V. "Industrious pirate! see him sweep"
FROM MORAL TALES Robin and Ben: or, the Pirate and the Apothecary
A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSESTo Alison Cunningham
Bed in Summer
At the Seaside
Young Night Thought
Whole Duty of Children
A Good Play
Where Go the Boats?
The Land of Counterpane
The Land of Nod
A Good Boy
Escape at Bedtime
Good and Bad Children
The Sun's Travels
My Bed is a Boat
Time to Rise
From a Railway Carriage
Farewell to the Farm
The Child Alone
The Unseen Playmate
My Ship and I
Picture Books in Winter
The Land of Story-Books
Armies in the Fire
The Little Land
Night and Day
The Dumb Soldier
To Willie and Henrietta
To My Mother
To My Name-Child
To Any Reader
FROM UNDERWOODS (1887)Book One
III. The Canoe Speaks
V. The House Beautiful
VI. To a Gardener
IX. To K. de M.
X. To N. V. de G. S.
XII. To Mrs. Will H. Low
XIII. To H. F. Brown
XV. Et Tu in Arcadia Vixisti
XVI. To W. E. Henley
XVIII. The Mirror Speaks
XXVI. The Sick Child
XXX. A Portrait
XXXV. Skerryvore: The Parallel
XXXVIII. "My body which my dungeon is"
Book Two - In Scots
I. The Maker to Posterity
II. Ille Terrarum
III. "When aince Aprile has fairly come"
IV. A Mile an' a Bittock
V. A Lowden Sabbath Morn
VI. The Spaewife
VII. The Blast - 1875
VIII. The Counterblast - 1886
IX. The Counterblast Ironical
X. Their Laureate to an Academy Class Dinner Club
XI. Embro Hie Kirk
XII. The Scotsman's Return from Abroad
XIII. "Late in the nicht in bed I lay"
XIV. My Conscience!
XV. To Doctor John Brown
XVI. "It's an owercome sooth for age an' youth"
FROM BALLADS (1890)The Song of Rahero
Christmas at Sea
UNCOLLECTED POEMS, 1885-1894The Song of the Sword of Alan
The Bour-Tree Den
To Katharine de Mattos
The Fine Pacific Islands
To Henry James
"As with heaped bees at hiving time"
"Fixed is the doom; and to the last of years"
To My Wife
FROM SONGS OF TRAVEL (1895)I. The Vagabond
II. Youth and Love
IV. "In dreams, unhappy, I behold you stand"
V. "She rested by the Broken Brook"
VI. "The infinite shining heavens"
VIII. "To you, let snow and roses"
IX. "Let Beauty awake in the morn from beautiful dreams"
XI. "I will make you brooches and toys for your delight"
XII. We Have Loved of Yore
XIV. Mater Triumphans
XV. "Bright is the ring of words"
XVI. "In the highlands, in the country places"
XVII. To the Tune of Wandering Willie
XXI. To Sidney Colvin
XXII. "The morning drum-call on my eager ear"
XXIII. "I have trod the upward and the downward slope"
XXVI. If This Were Faith
XXVIII. To the Muse
XXXV. To My Old Familiars
XXXVI. "The tropics vanish, and meseems that I"
XXXVII. To S. C.
XXXIX. The Woodman
XL. Tropic Rain
XLIII. The Last Sight
XLIV. "Sing me a song of a lad that is gone"
XLV. To S. R. Crockett
Appendix: Note on Scots Language, from Underwoods
Index of Titles
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