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Who was the subject of an advertisement in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “My boy JOHN COFFE ran away.” Advertisements for runaway indentured servants and apprentices as well as enslaved people who liberated themselves by fleeing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Nov 2021

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...

Ode on His Majesty’s recovery

Author: Pratt, Mr. (Samuel Jackson), 1749-1814, author. Title: Ode on His Majesty’s recovery / by the author of Sympathy and humanity. Publication: London : Printed at the Logographic Press; and sold by J. Walter, No. 169, opposite Old Bond-Street,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 Nov 2021

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; ...

The Hampstead congress, or, The happy pair

Title: The Hampstead congress, or, The happy pair. Published: London : Printed: and sold by M. Cooper at the Globe in Pater-Noster-Row, A. Dodd at the Peacock without Temple-Bar, and G. Woodfal near Charing-Cross, 1745. Catalog Record 763 745 H231 Acquired...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 28 Oct 2021

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...

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 ...

Malpasia. A poem

Author: Humphreys, Samuel, 1698?-1738, author. Title: Malpasia. A poem : sacred to the memory of the Right Honourable the Lady Malpas / by Mr. Humphreys. Published: London : Printed for John Watts at the Printing-Office in Wild-Court near Lincoln’s-Inn...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 1 Sep 2021

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....


Six couples, some awkwardly matched, dance with varying skill in a ballroom.   Title: Waltzing [graphic]. Publication: [London] : Published by the proprietor, June 15, 1815. Catalog Record 815.06.16.01+ Acquired March 2020
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 26 Aug 2021

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,...

Ball at the Hotel-de-Ville (1833) | Victor Hugo

‘Lines Written on a Ball at the Hotel-de-Ville‘ was written by Victor Hugo in 1833 and published in Les Chants du Crepuscule (1835). It was then translated by George W.M. Reynolds and published in Songs of Twilight (1836). Songs of Twilight has recently...

Humours of May Fair (1760): or, Scenes of 18th-Century Life | Anonymous

 ‘The Humours of May Fair’ is an interesting poem, written at the middle of the eighteenth century, which depicts the scenes that could be seen at the annual May Day celebrations (so not a celebration held in Mayfair, London, but a fair held in the...

New Edition of Victor Hugo’s Songs of Twilight | Stephen Basdeo and Jessica Elizabeth Thomas

Stephen Basdeo and Jessica Elizabeth Thomas Since the re-branding of this website back in May 2021, its inclusion by Google in its Newsstand app, and this month’s decision by the British Library to officially archive this website’s content...

Napoleon II (1832) | Victor Hugo

The following poem appeared in Victor Hugo’s Chants des Crepuscules (1835) and was translated by G.W.M. Reynolds. It celebrates Napoleon’s son, Napoleon, who died too young and had no contact with father after the emperor was exiled to St Helena....

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