The Rebel By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Rebel WITH none to heed or mark The prisoner in his cell, In a dungeon, lone and dark, He tuned his wild farewell. The…

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The Dream By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Dream ‘TWAS summer eve; the changeful beams still play’d On the fir-bark and through the beechen shade; Still with soft crimson glow’d each floating…

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Sonnet Vi By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Sonnet Vi WHERE the red wine-cup floweth, there art thou! Where luxury curtains out the evening sky;– Triumphant Mirth sits flush’d upon thy brow, And…

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A Voice From The Factories By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

A Voice From The Factories WHEN fallen man from Paradise was driven, Forth to a world of labour, death, and care; Still, of his native…

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Weep Not For Him That Dieth By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Weep Not For Him That Dieth I. WEEP not for him that dieth– For he sleeps, and is at rest; And the couch whereon he…

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The Lady Of La Garaye – Prologue By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Lady Of La Garaye – Prologue RUINS! A charm is in the word: It makes us smile, it makes us sigh, ‘Tis like the…

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The Child Of Earth By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Child Of Earth I. FAINTER her slow step falls from day to day, Death’s hand is heavy on her darkening brow; Yet doth she…

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On The Purple And White Carnation By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

On The Purple And White Carnation ‘TWAS a bright May morn, and each opening flower Lay sunning itself in Flora’s bower; Young Love, who was…

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The Visionary Portrait By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Visionary Portrait I. As by his lonely hearth he sate, The shadow of a welcome dream Pass’d o’er his heart,–disconsolate His home did seem;…

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The Greek Girl’s Lament For Her Lover By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Greek Girl’s Lament For Her Lover IMRA! thy form is vanished From the proud and patriot band; Imra! thy voice is silent, ‘Mongst the…

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Sonnet Xvi By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Sonnet Xvi WHITE Rose of Bourbon’s branch, so early faded! When thou wert carried to thy silent rest, And every brow with heavy gloom was…

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I Cannot Love Thee! By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

I Cannot Love Thee! I CANNOT love thee, tho’ thy soul Be one which all good thoughts control; Altho’ thy eyes be starry bright, And…

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The Poplar Field By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Poplar Field ‘The poplars are fell’d: farewell to the shade, And the whispering sound of the cool colonnade; The winds play no longer and…

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The Creole Girl; Or, The Physician’s Story By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Creole Girl; Or, The Physician’s Story I. SHE came to England from the island clime Which lies beyond the far Atlantic wave; She died…

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Sonnet V By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Sonnet V BECAUSE I know that there is that in me Of which thou shouldst be proud, and not ashamed,– Because I feel one made…

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A Destiny By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

A Destiny I. THERE was a lady, who had early wed One whom she saw and lov’d in her bright youth, When life was yet…

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When Poor In All But Hope And Love By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

When Poor In All But Hope And Love WHEN, poor in all but hope and love, I clasped thee to my faithful heart; For wealth…

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The Lady Of La Garaye – Part Iii By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Lady Of La Garaye – Part Iii NEVER again! When first that sentence fell From lips so loth the bitter truth to tell, Death…

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The Chapel Royal St. James’s, On The 10th February, 1840 By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Chapel Royal St. James’s, On The 10th February, 1840 I. ONCE more the people meet, With glad expectant faces: once again The fair young…

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On Seeing Anthony, The Eldest Child Of Lord And Lady Ashley By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

On Seeing Anthony, The Eldest Child Of Lord And Lady Ashley I. IT was a fair and gentle child Stood leaning by his mother’s knee;…

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The Undying One’ – Canto I By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Undying One’ – Canto I MOONLIGHT is o’er the dim and heaving sea,– Moonlight is on the mountain’s frowning brow, And by their silvery…

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The Forsaken By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Forsaken I. IT is the music of her native land,– The airs she used to love in happier days; The lute is struck by…

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Sonnet Xv By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Sonnet Xv TO MISS AUGUSTA COWELL. [To whom I owe the popularity of some of my favourite ballads.] WHEN thy light fingers touch th’ obedient…

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Escape From The Snares Of Love By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Escape From The Snares Of Love YOUNG LOVE has chains of metal rare, Heavy as gold-yet light as air: It chanced he caught a heart…

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The Poet’s Choice By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Poet’s Choice I. ‘Twas in youth, that hour of dreaming; Round me, visions fair were beaming, Golden fancies, brightly gleaming, Such as start to…

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The Cold Change By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Cold Change In the cold change which time hath wrought on love (The snowy winter of his summer prime), Should a chance sigh or…

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Sonnet Ix By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Sonnet Ix TO THE COUNTESS HELÉNE ZAVADOWSKY. WHEN our young Queen put on her rightful crown In Gothic Westminster’s long-hallow’d walls, The eye upon no…

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We Have Been Friends Together By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

We Have Been Friends Together WE have been friends together, In sunshine and in shade; Since first beneath the chestnut-trees In infancy we played. But…

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The Lady Of La Garaye – Part Iv By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Lady Of La Garaye – Part Iv SILENT old gateway! whose two columns stand Like simple monuments on either hand; No trellised iron-work, with…

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The Captive Pirate By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Captive Pirate THE captive pirate sate alone, Musing over triumphs gone, Gazing on the clear blue sky From his dungeon window high. Dreamingly he…

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My Heart Is Like A Withered Nut! By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

My Heart Is Like A Withered Nut! MY heart is like a withered nut, Rattling within its hollow shell; You cannot ope my breast, and…

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The Undying One – Canto Ii By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Undying One – Canto Ii ‘YEARS pass’d away in grief–and I, For her dear sake whose heart could feel no more, The sweetness and…

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The Future. By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Future. I WAS a laughing child, and gaily dwelt Where murmuring brooks, and dark blue rivers roll’d, And shadowy trees outspread their silent arms,…

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Sonnet Xix By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Sonnet Xix But since, in all that brief Life’s narrow scope, No day pass’d by without some gentle deed, Let us not ‘mourn like them…

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First Love By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

First Love YES, I know that you once were my lover, But that sort of thing has an end, And though love and its transports…

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The Pilgrim Of Life. By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Pilgrim Of Life. PILGRIM, who toilest up life’s weary steep, To reach the summit still with pleasure crowned; Born but to sigh and smile;…

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The Christening By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Christening (Of my Brother’s infant Son, February 21, 1839.) I. THERE is a sound of laughter light and gay, And hurried welcomes, as of…

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Sonnet Iv By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Sonnet Iv BE frank with me, and I accept my lot; But deal not with me as a grieving child, Who for the loss of…

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Would I Were With Thee! By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Would I Were With Thee! WOULD I were with thee! every day and hour Which now I spend so sadly, far from thee– Would that…

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The Lady Of La Garaye – Part I By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Lady Of La Garaye – Part I ON Dinan’s walls the morning sunlight plays, Gilds the stern fortress with a crown of rays, Shines…

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The Bride By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Bride SHE is standing by her loved one’s side, A young and a fair and a gentle bride, But mournfulness hath crost her face…

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My Native Land! By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

My Native Land! WHERE is the minstrel’s native land? Where the flames of light and feeling glow; Where the flowers are wreathed for beauty’s brow;…

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The Undying One- Canto Iii By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Undying One- Canto Iii ‘THERE is a sound the autumn wind doth make Howling and moaning, listlessly and low: Methinks that to a heart…

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The Faithless Knight By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Faithless Knight THE lady she sate in her bower alone, And she gaz’d from the lattice window high, Where a white steed’s hoofs were…

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Sonnet Xii By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Sonnet Xii I STAND beside the waves,–the mournful waves,– Where thou didst stand in silence and in fear, For thou wert train’d by custom’s haughty…

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Edward By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Edward HEAVY is my trembling heart, mine own love, my dearest, Heavy as the hearts whose love is poured in vain; All the bright day…

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The Picture Of Sappho By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Picture Of Sappho I. THOU! whose impassion’d face The Painter loves to trace, Theme of the Sculptor’s art and Poet’s story– How many a…

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The Child Of The Islands – Winter By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Child Of The Islands – Winter I. ERE the Night cometh! On how many graves Rests, at this hour, their first cold winter’s snow!…

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Sonnet Ii By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Sonnet Ii RAPHAEL. BLESS’D wert thou, whom Death, and not Decay, Bore from the world on swift and shadowy wings, Ere age or weakness dimm’d…

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To The Lady H.O. By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

To The Lady H.O. I. COME o’er the green hills to the sunny sea! The boundless sea that washeth many lands, Where shells unknown to…

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The Lady Of La Garaye – Part Ii By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Lady Of La Garaye – Part Ii A FIRST walk after sickness: the sweet breeze That murmurs welcome in the bending trees, When the…

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The Boatswain’s Song By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Boatswain’s Song A CHEER to keep our hearts up, A cup to drown our tears, And we’ll talk of those who perished, Our mates…

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My Childhood’s Home By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

My Childhood’s Home I HAVE tasted each varied pleasure, And drunk of the cup of delight; I have danced to the gayest measure In the…

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The Undying One – Canto Iv By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Undying One – Canto Iv ‘TIS done–the night has pass’d away; And, basking in the sunny day, The laughing fountain’s waters bear No record…

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The Fallen Leaves By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Fallen Leaves I. WE stand among the fallen leaves, Young children at our play, And laugh to see the yellow things Go rustling on…

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Sonnet Xiii By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Sonnet Xiii THE WEAVER. LITTLE they think, the giddy and the vain, Wandering at pleasure ‘neath the shady trees, While the light glossy silk or…

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Dreams By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Dreams SURELY I heard a voice-surely my name Was breathed in tones familiar to my heart! I listened-and the low wind stealing came, In darkness…

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The Name By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Name THY name was once the magic spell, by which my thoughts were bound, And burning dreams of light and love were wakened by…

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The Child Of The Islands – Conclusion By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Child Of The Islands – Conclusion I. MY lay is ended! closed the circling year, From Spring’s first dawn to Winter’s darkling night; The…

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Sonnet I By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Sonnet I ON SEEING THE BUST OF THE YOUNG PRINCESS DE MONTFORT (In the studio of Bartolini, at Florence). SWEET marble I didst thou merely…

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