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If Thou Hast Lost a Friend (1853) | Charles Swain

Charles Swain’s poem ‘If thou hast lost a friend’ appeared in the London Journal in 1853 and has been transcribed by Stephen Basdeo.[1] If thou has lost a friend, By hard or hasty word, Go—call him to thy heart again Let Pride...

The Sea (1845) | G. W. M. Reynolds

The following poem, titled ‘The Sea’,[1] was written by G.W.M. Reynolds and first appeared in the London Journal in 1845. It has been transcribed by Stephen Basdeo. I. The deep, the fathomless, th’eternal sea, Speaks with a thousand...

Innocent Florence Nightingale Tweet Provokes Social Media Anger | Stephen Basdeo

Stephen Basdeo is a writer and historian based in Leeds, UK. A Glance at My Book Collection My old, and somewhat tatty collection of bound volumes of the London Journal. One of my favourite things to do is to collect old books, and among my second-hand...

Ode to England (1855) | J. M.

The following poem titled ‘Ode to England’ was written in 1855 and published in the London Journal (8 September issue). It has been transcribed by Stephen Basdeo. Of all nations of the earth Fair England, thou my place of birth, Art dearest,...

A Lay from the Trenches: A Poem of the Crimean War (1855) | P. J. Questel

‘A Lay from the Trenches’ was a poem, written in 1855, by a soldier serving in the Crimean War. It was first published in the London Journal and has been transcribed by Stephen Basdeo.[1] We have the vigour yet, That nerv’d our sires of yore:...

Afar from Home: A Poem of the Gold Rush | W. D.

This poem was written by a person known only as “W.D.” and published in the London Journal in 1860, which was then edited by Pierce Egan the Younger (1814–80).[1] The poem might refer to the Gold Rushes of the mid-1800s, when explorers seeking to...

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