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John Suckling, Fragmenta Aurea (1658)

By Molly G. Yarn The Rasmussen Hines Collection holds a copy of the third edition of Sir John Suckling’s works, Fragmenta Aurea (1658), with a complex and interesting #herbook provenance. The first dated inscription in this copy is that...

“The Sonnets of Luis de Camões” (1803) by Viscount Strangford | Stephen Basdeo

Stephen Basdeo is a historian and lecturer based in Leeds, United Kingdom. He researches the life and work of Victorian novelists and journalists George W.M. Reynolds and Pierce Egan the Younger and has also published extensively on late eighteenth and...

Desânimo [“Dejection”] | Álvares de Azevedo and Luiz Guerra

Luiz Guerra is a Brazilian historian, researcher of medievalisms, and free-lance translator. His previous works include the first Portuguese edition of The Inheritance of Rome, by Chris Wickham. One of Luiz’s current freelance translation projects is...

Já da Morte [“Already has Death”] | Álvares de Azevedo

By Stephen Basdeo, a historian and writer based in Leeds, United Kingdom. Manuel Antônio Álvares de Azevedo (1831–52), referred to usually as Álvares de Azevedo, was Brazil’s most famous Romantic poet. Yet because his works have never been...

Robin Hood’s Grave: A Poem (1827) | “J.A.”

The following poem, written by “J.A.” and titled “Robin Hood’s Grave” appeared in the Newcastle Magazine in November 1827. It has been transcribed by Stephen Basdeo.[1] “Alas! My own sworn brother— Woe is me, my captain true; ...

Poetry news: Reliquiae

I’m absolutely delighted to have a new poem, The Pleiades, in the latest issue of Reliquae, from the Corbel Stone Press. It’s one of my favourite poetry publications – beautifully produced and full of wonderful writing, much of it in translation...
From: Mathew Lyons on 12 Nov 2021

Poetry news

Really pleased to have a poem in the latest issue of Drawn to the Light.
From: Mathew Lyons on 11 Oct 2021

John Beaumont’s Boudicca (1647) | Stephen Basdeo

By Stephen Basdeo, a historian and writer based in Leeds, UK. This post is adapted from recent research conducted into early modern cultural portrayals of British imperialism. Introduction British popular culture’s relationship with imperialism...

The Morning of Life (1822) | Victor Hugo

The mist of the morning is torn by the peaks, Old towers gleam white in the ray, And already the glory so joyously seeks The lark that’s saluting the day. Then smile away, man, at the heavens so fair, Though, were you swept hence in the...

The peacock “at home”

Author: Dorset, Catherine Ann Turner, 1750?-1817? Title: The peacock “at home” : a sequel to The butterfly’s ball / written by a lady, and illustrated with elegant engravings. Edition: New ed., with new plates. Published: London : J. Harris,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 Sep 2021

Sunset (1840) | G. W. M. Reynolds

The following short poem appeared in G.W.M. Reynolds’s novel Robert Macaire. Away, away, the god of day Depart to another sphere: The mists arise, but the darkling skies Like a jewell’d vest appear. Like a jewell’d vest, the arch...

Angel or Demon (1835) | Victor Hugo

Angel or demon! thou,—whether of light The minister, or darkness—still dost sway This age of ours; thine eagle’s soaring flight Bears us, all breathless, after it away. The eye that from thy presence fain would stray, Shuns thee in...

Battle Song of the Conspirators (1853) | James Bronterre O’Brien

The following poem was written by the radical James Bronterre O’Brien and published in place of the frontispiece in the bound volume of George Julian Harney’s short-lived magazine the Vanguard. Battle Song of the Conspirators for Equality ...

The Black Dog of Newgate (1596) | Luke Hutton

During the sixteenth century a new genre of popular literature arrived in England. Adapted from literature that was flourishing in Spain, a stream of cheaply printed books and pamphlets shined a light on the seedy underworld in England’s urban spaces....

Song to Freedom (1835) | Charles Cole

While the Spirit within me awakens to song,[1] The strain, lovely Freedom! to thee shall belong ; Where’er thou art fetter’d, where’er thou art free, While I waken the lyre, it shall murmur of thee. Though rude be the strain, and harsh...

Delight in Freedom (1835) | Charles Cole

The following poem was written by Charles Cole and originally appeared in A Poetical Address to his Grace the Duke of Wellington (1835). It has been transcribed by Stephen Basdeo. Albeit untaught to wake the lyre, Long as I feel the sacred fire...

To the Man Who Betrayed a Woman to her Foes (1832) | Victor Hugo

The following poem was written by Victor Hugo in 1832 and related the misfortunes of the Duchess of Berri. It was published in Hugo’s Songs of Twilight (1836) collection, translated by G.W.M. Reynolds. Of the poem Reynolds said The Political notions...

Poland (1833) | Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo‘s poem ‘Poland‘ was originally written in 1833 and published in Les Chants des Crepuscules. It was later translated into English by George W.M. Reynolds in Songs of Twilight (1836), which has recently been published as a single volume,...

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