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Page (37) The Englishman in Italy. (17) Artemis prologizes

171 Piano di Sorrento

104 (70) “Childe Roland to the Dark (16) In a Gondola

116

Tower came.” (See Edgar's (40) Home-Thoughts, from abroad

song in 'Lear') (Oh, to be in England) 127 | (115) Caliban upon Setebos; or, (41) Home-Thoughts, from the Sea

Natural Theology in the (Nobly, nobly)

128
Island

188 (2) Romance from “Paracelsus.” (113) Rabbi ben Ezra

201 “Over the sea our galleys (122) Apparent Failure

212 wentto Tomarourwork (124) Eurydice to Orpheus. A Pic-We cried” (IV. 451-523) 129

ture by Frederick Leighton, Song from the Same.

A.R.A. (“But give them "Heap cassia, sandal-buds,

me, the mouth, the eyes, &c.” 16 lines (IV.191-206) 132

the brow !” 1 stanza of 8, Song from the Same.

aab ccb dd)

215 “Thus the Mayne glideth.” (117) Prospice

216 28 lines (V. 419-447) 133 (52') Michelagnolo. From Christ. (79 Romance from “Pippa passes,

mas Eve and Easter Day.' “A king lived long ago.'

“Shall I be judged by only 3 sections (in Act II.) 135

these?” 12 lines

217 Song from the Same.

(104') Adapted from “One Word “The year 's at the Spring.”

more. To E. B. B. London, 8 lines (in the Proem) 137

September, 1855." [The (81) Memorabilia

138

original poem less the first (96) Popularity

139

2 lines, less sections 10, 11, (35) Pictor Ignotus (Florence, 15–)143 12, and less 3 lines in § 14, (78) The Patriot. An old Story 146

• Karshook, Cleon, Norbert (79) Master Hugues of Saxe-Gotha 148

and the fifty.'

Not as
Grammarian's Funeral,

Lippo, Roland, or Andrea,'
shortly after the Revival of

“Take and keep my fifty Learning in Europe

156

poems finished.' Also, 'Pray (112) Abt Vogler, after he has been

you, look on these my men extemporising upon the

and women,' is alterd into Musical Instrument of his

‘Pray you, take and keep Invention

163

my men and women.'] 218 1872. A Selection from the Works of Robert Browning. With a Me

moir of the Author and Explanatory Notes. For the Use of Schools and Private Tuition. Edited by F. H. Ahn, Ph. Dr.

Leipzig, Ernst Fleischer, 1872. 1872. SELECTIONS FROM THE POETICAL WORKS | OF | Robert

BROWNING. | London: | Smith, Elder & Co., 15, Waterloo

Place. | 1872. p. i-xii, 1-348. 8vo. [First Series.] i The Tauchnitz Selection of 1872, calld “The Poetical Works of Robert Brown. ing,” vols. 1197, 1198 of the “Collection of British Authors," contains : vol. i, p. 1-6 half-title, Portrait, title and contents ; (52) A Soul's Tragedy, p. 7-43 ; (51) Luria, p. 45-108 ; (53) Christmas - Eve and Easter - Day (Florence, 1850'), p. 109-188; Men and Women (‘London and Florence, 184–185—") only the 12 under that title in the '68 edition (102) Transcendentalism, (76) A Contemporary, (17) Artemis, (64) Karshish, (4) Agricola, (35) Pictor Ignotus, (60) Fra Lippo, (82) Andrea del Sarto, (32) Bishop's

Tomb, (80) Blougram, (94) Cleon, (19) Rudel, (104) One Word More, -altering Karshook to Karshish in § 14,—p. 189-292. 1s. 6d.

vol. ii. half-title, Title and Contents, p. 1-5; (88) In a Balcony (* Bagni di Lucca, 1853 '), p. 7-38 ; Dramatis Personce ( London, 1864'); Dramatic Romances, p. 199. 320.-(14) French Camp, (78) Patriot, (12) Last Duchess, (13) Count Gismond, (31) Boy and Angel (complete), (68) Instans Tyrannus, (65) Mesmerism, (50) Glove, (49) Time's Revenges, (36) Italian in England, (37) Englishman in Italy, (16) Gon, dola, (18) Waring, (95) Twins, (72) Light Woman, (77) Last Ride, (22) Pied Piper, (33) Flight of the Duchess (all : a, b), (99) Grammarian's Funeral, (97) Heretic's Tragedy.-18. 6d. Both cheap Selection from Browning's Works and a cheap double-column Edition of them are sadly wanted in England.

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“Delicate l to ALFRED TENNYSON. In Poetry-illustrious and consummate : In Friendship--Noble and sincere."

[Foreworelx] “In the present selection from my poetry, there is an attempt to escape from the embarrassment of appearing to pronounce upon what myself may consider the best of it. I adopt another principle; and by simply stringing together certain pieces on the thread of an imagined personality, I present them in succession, rather as the natural development of a particular experience than because I account then, the mot noteworthy portion of my work. Such an attempt was made in the volume of selections from the poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (see p. 61, note ?, above] : to which—in outward uniformity, at least-myown would venture to become a companion.

“A few years ago, had such an opportunity presented itself, I might have been tempted to say a word in reply to the objections my poetry was used to encounterTime has kindly co-operated with my disinclination to write the poetry and the criticism besides. The readers I am at last privileged to expect, meet me fully half-way; and if, from the fitting standpoint, they must still“ censure me in their wisdom,” they have previously “ awakened their senses that they may the better judge." Nor do I apprehend any more charges of being wilfully obscure, unconscientiously careless, or perversely harsh. Having hitherto done my utmost in the art to which my

life is a devotion, I cannot engage to increase the effort; but I conceive that there may be helpful light, as well as reassuring warmth, in the attention and sympathy I gratefully acknowledge.

R. B.” London, May 14, 1872." [This book is, in the main, a reproduction of the Selections of 1865.] CONTENTS.

Page (67) My Star

(21) Through the Metidja to Abd(119) A Face

el-Kader

65 (12) My last Duchess

3 (14) Incident of the French Camp 67 (7') Song from “Pippa Passes' (38) The Lost Leader

69 ("Give her but a least ex- (16) In a Gondola

71 cuse"). 5 (56) A Lovers' Quarrel

80 (20) Cristina

(44) Earth's Immortalities

87 (13) Count Gismond

(77) The last Ride together

88 (124) Eurydice to Orpheus 14 (65) Mesmerism

93 (50) The Glove 15 (62) By the Fireside

99 (45) Song ('Nay but you') 22 (63) Any Wife to any Husband 110 (66) A Serenade at the Villa 23 (86) In a Year

116 (118) Youth and Art

26 (107') Song from ‘James Lee' (“Oh, (12) The Flight of the Duchess 30

good gigantic smile othé (7') Song from ‘Pippa Pa.. 28' (“The

brown old earth.” § VII.) 119 year's at the Spring.' I, i.) 60 (59) A Woman's last Word 120 (34) “How they brought the good (46) Meeting at Night

122 News from Ghent to Aix" 61 (47) Parting at Morning

122 (2') Song from Paracelsus ( Heap (90) Women and Roses

. 123 cassia, sandal-buds & stripes') 64 (103) Misconceptions

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Page (69) A Pretty Woman

126 (76) How it strikes a Contemporary 227 172) A light Woman 130 (91) Protus

231 174) Love in a Life

133 (79) Master Hugues of Saxe-Gotha 234 (75) Life in a Love 134 (112) Abt Vogler

241 (26) The Laboratory

135 (98) Two in the Campagna 247 (108) Gold Hair 138 (89) “De Gustibus,

250 (73) The Statue and the Bust 145 (93) The Guardian-Angel

252 (55) Love among the Ruins 156 (57) Evelyn Hope

255 (49) Time's Revenges 160 (81) Memorabilia

258 (18) Waring

163
(122) Apparent Failure

259 (40) Home Thoughts, from Abroad 172 (117) Prospice

262 (36) The Italian in England 173

(70)

Childe Roland to the Dark (37) The Englishman in Italy 179

Tower came

263 (58) Up at a Villa—Down in the (99) A Grammarian's Funeral 272 City 188 (94) Cleon

277 (35) Pictor Ignotus 193 (68) Instans Tyrannus

289 (60) Fra Lippo Lippi 196 (64) An Epistle (Karshish)

292 (82) Andrea del Sarto 209 (115) Caliban upon Setebos

303 (32) The Bishop orders his Tomb (48 a, b) Saul

313 at Saint Praxed's Church 218 (113) Rabbi ben Ezra

335 (61) A Toccata of Galuppi's 223 (123) Epilogue (3 Speakers) 344

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1880.1 SELECTIONS FROM | THE POETICAL WORKS | OF ROBERT BROWN

ING Second Series London Smith, Elder, & Co., 15
Waterloo Place | 1880 |

1 1877. [Selections in Osgood's U. S. A. “Vest-Pocket Series of Standard and

Popular Authors.' 16mo.]
Favorite Poems. By Robert Browning. Illustrated. Boston: James

R. Osgood and Company, Late Ticknor & Fields, and Fields, Osgood,
& Co. 1877, p. i-viii, 9-96, with 7 poor woodcuts, paged.

CONTENTS.

Page

Page (2') "Over the sea our Galleys (57) Evelyn Hope ...

71 went” (from Paracelsus, IV.) 11 (46) Meeting at Night

74 (11) Boot and Saddle 15 (47) Parting at Morning

77 (13) Count Gismond 16 (117) Prospice

78 (38) The Lost Leader 25 (127) Hervé Riel

80 39 The Lost Mistress

28 (107') Among the Rocks (“O good (22) The Pied Piper of Hamelin 30

gigantic smile:" from James (14) Incident of the French Camp 48

Lee's Wife, & VII)

89 (50) The Glove 53 (100) One Way of Love

90 (34) “How they brought the Good (101) Another Way of Love

94 News from Ghent to Aix" 63 (103) Misconceptions

96 The “ Lyrics of Life. Illustrated. With Portrait. 75 cents : Paper, 50 cents, advertized at the end of this vol. among Browning's Works,” is not in the British Museum. It is a short set of Selections, I assume. The other books in the list, all 16mo, 11 dollars a volume, are, Poems and Dramas, 2 vols. Sordello ; Strafford ; Christmas Eve and Easter-Day, 1 vol. Dramatis Personæ, 1 vol. Men and Women, 1 vol. _The Ring and the Book, 2 vols. Balaustion's Adventure, 1 vol. Fifine at the Fair ; Prince Hohenstiel Schwangau ; Hervé Riel, 1 vol. ReilCotton Night-Cap Country, 1 vol. Aristophanes' Apology, 1 vol. The Inn Album, 1 vol. Pacchiarotto, 1 vol. Coinplete Works, 13 vols. Cloth, $19. 50. The List quotes undated opinions on Br.'s works from the London Examiner, Bp. Gilbert Haven, James Russell Lowell, London Athenæum, Westminster Review, New York Graphic, and Boston Advertiser.

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CONTENTS.

Page

Page

(134') A Wall. Prologue to Pac- (107') James Lee's Wife

117

chiarotto. 6 verses of 4: (71) Respectability

135

alternates. 0 the old (110) Dis Aliter Visum

137

wall here! How I could (116) Confessions ...

145

"

1 (130') The Householder (“Savage I

(154) Apparitions? (“Such a starved

was sitting in my house,

bank of moss." 3 verses of

late, lone"). 4 stanzas of 8 :

4: alternates)

3

abab, cdcd. Epil. to Fifine 147

(142) Natural Magic

(160) Tray

149

(143) Magical Nature

(9) Cavalier Tunes, I

151

(29) Garden Fancies I

6 (10)

II

152

(30) Garden Fancies II

8 (11)

III

153

(85) In three Days

12 (83) Before

155

(39) The lost Mistress

14 (84) After

158

(100) One way of Love

16 (127) Hervé Riel

159

(19) Rudel to the Lady of Tripoli 17 (88) In a Balcony

166

(145) Numpholeptos

19 (87) Old Pictures in Florence 198

(146) Appearances

25 (80) Bishop Blougram's Apology 211

(109) The worst of it

26 (121) Mr. Sludge, “ The Medium” 245

(111) Too late

31 (31) The Boy and the Angel 297

(144) Bifurcation

37 (114) A Death in the Desert 301

(120) A Likeness

39 (141) Fears and Scruples

324

(106) May and Death

42 (17) Artemis Prologizes

327

(148) A Forgiveness

44 (157) Pheidippides

332

(149) Cenciaja

59 (77) The Patriot

340

(3) Porphyria's Lover

70 (139) Pisgah-Sights. 1

345

(150) Filippo Baldinuccion the (140) Pisgah-Sights. 2

347

Privilege of Burial

73 (153) Pisgah-Sights. 3 (“Good to

(15) Soliloquy of the Spanish

forgive,” the Proem to 'La

Cloister (G-s-r)

93

Saisiaz')

350

(97) The Heretic's Tragedy 97 (136) At the “Mermaid”

352

(92) Holy-Cross Day

102 (137) House

359

(130') Amphibian ("The fancy I (138) Shop

362

had to-day, Fancy which (154) A Tale (“What a pretty tale

turned a fear!” (Butterfly]:

you told me”). 18 stanzas

19 alternates, is the Prologue

of 6: ababcc. (Epilogue to

to “Fifine at the Fair”) 108

the Two Poets of Croisic,

(147) St. Martin's Summer 112

p. 193.)

367

II. CHANGED RYMES AND FRESH LINES IN SORDELLO,

Books I-VI, ed. 1863, 1868.

BOOK I.

ed. 1863, vol. iii.

ed. 1840.

ed. 1868, vol. ii.

p. 13.

p. 262.

p. 13

men's flesh is meant . .

the mans flesh went

Ecelin lifts two writhen hands to pray While his lord lifted writhen hands to

At Oliero's convent now : so place

pray,

For Azzo, Lion of the

Lost at Oliero's convent.

Hill-cats, face
With ['68 Our] Azzo, our Guelf-Lion !
No ryme-changed or fresh line in Book II.

i Proem to The Two Pocts of Croisic, p. 85.

BOOK III.

p. 332

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ed. 1840.

ed. 1863, vol. iii. ed. 1868, vol. ii. p. 97 A week since at Verona : and she wants

and they want You doubtless to contrive the marriage. You doubtless to contrive the marriagechants

chant Ere Richard storms Ferrara."

Ere Richard storms Ferrara.”
[New in 1863] Here ['68 Then] was
told

p. 83 The tale from the beginning-how, made

bold
By Salinguerra's absence, Guelfs had

burned
And pillaged till he unawares returned
To take revenge : how Azzo and his friend
Were doing their endeavour, how the end
Of the siege was nigh, and how the Count,

released
From further care, would with his mar.

riage-feast
Inaugurate a new and better rule,
Absorbing thus Romano.

“Shall I school

P. 84

p. 102

p. 337

Romano's lord ! That Chief-her chil

dren too-1868, ii. 88.

My master,” added Naddo, “and suggest
How you may clothe in a poetic vest
p. 333] These doings at Verona ?

p. 88 Mine and Romano's ? Break the first

wall through, Tread o'er the ruins of the Chief, supplant His sons beside, still, vainest were the

vaunt :

P. 108

p. 342

P. 93

p. 113

P. 346

A month since Oliero sunk

A month since at Oliero slunk All Ecelin that was into a Monk; All that was Ecelin into a monk;

p. 97 In "Charlemagne," for instance, dreamed In "Charlemagne,” (his poem, dreamed divine

divine In every point except one restive line In every point except one silly line (Those daughters !) — what significance About the restiff daughters) --what may

lurk In that? My life commenced before that In that ?" "My life commenced before work,

this work, Continues after it, as on I fare

(So I interpret the significance
Of the bard's start aside and look askance
My life continues after : on I fare

may lurk

p. 113-14

p. 347

p. 98

To meditate with us eternai rest?

To meditate with us eternal rest, Strike sail, slip cable ! here the galley 's And partnership in all his life has movred.

found ?'" 'Tis but a sailor's promise, weather-bound 'Strike sail, slip cable, here the bark be

moored.

P. 116

p. 349

p. 100

same

(at home we dizen scholars, chiefs and For, these in evidence, you clearlier claim kings,

A like garb for the rest, -grace all, the But in this magic weather hardly clings The old garb gracefully: Venice, a type As these iny peasants. I ask youth and

strength BROWNING, 2.

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