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HOMELY RHYMES, POEMS

AND

REMINISCENCES.

BY

SAMUEL BAMFORD.

REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION.

LONDON: SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, AND CO.

MANCHESTER : A. IRELAND AND CO.

1864

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Contents


The poems marked * did not appear in the last edition (1843).
 

Bamford's Glossary of Lancashire Dialect.
 

  PAGE
INTRODUCTION 1 to 16
Hymn to Spring 17
Dialogue with Fame 20
To a Snowdrop  22
The Wind Unbound 23
Wolsey's Grave  24
The Rosy Beauty  26
A Winter's Day and Night  28
*Homely Rhymes on Bad Times  31
*My Wynder  38
A View from the Tandle Hills 40
Song for the Brave 43
*The Red Rose and the White  45
*The Patriot's Hymn  47
The Pass of Death  49
*Lines on leaving employment at Manchester  52
The Call of Wallace  53
A Head Piece  54
Habakkuk Hyde  55
The Labourer's Orison at Sunrise 57
*Lines written at Farley 59
London, Fare thee well 59
The Warrior's Ode to Death 61
To the Author when Prisoner in Lincoln Castle 62
Lines addressed to H 64
The Song of Slaughter 67
To Jemima  68
The Wild Rider 70
*The Wanderer's Song  77
*The Landowner 78
Tim Bobbin' Grave 80
The Weaver Boy  81
Lament for my Daughter  82
Her Epitaph  83
Lines occasioned by the Death of Lord Byron 83
Song of the Polish Army, &c 85
The Poet's Consolement of his Wife in Adversity 87
Penarfon 89
Autumn and Winter 90
Morisa 92
Brandreth's Soliloquy in Prison 94
Lines on the Anniversary of my Daughter's Decease 96
Hours in the Bowers 98
The Voice of Glendour 100
The Dying Poet to his Dog 101
God Help the Poor 104
A Voice from Spain 106
*Song of Heroes 107
Lines Addressed to my Wife from King's Bench Prison 108
A Scene in the same Prison 109
*The Day Storm of Thunder 110
Bright Eyes 112
Hymn to Hope 113
Winter 115
Lines addressed to my Wife during her recovery from a
long illness
115
*October 118
*Farewell to my Cottage 120
*An Appeal 123
Epitaph on a Boy 125
*Lines on the Death of a late Worthy M.P 126
*Lines on the Death of the late John Horsefield 130
The Witch of Brandwood 132
A Dialogue 134
Epitaph on a Young Man who was Drowned 137
Lines on the Death of Joseph Taylor 138
*The Snow-white Dove 139
*The Bard's Petition 140
*The Stakehill Ball 144
*Lines written at the Blue Ball, Rochdale 145
*O'Connor's Michaelmas Goose 147
*The Devil's Court  150
*The Lost Ones 152
*The Bard and his Pupil 154
*God Save the Queen 159
*The Parting 160
*The Watch and Ward 161
*The Petition of Jammy's Hen 169
*Gowden Haired Hester  170
*The Last Parting 171
*Morning 173
*The "Oldham Local " 176
*The Fray of Stockport 177
*The Union Hymn  179
*The Bard's Reformation  181
*Lines written in the Wolseley Arms Inn, Wolseley Bridge  183
*The Welcome 184
*The Despairing Lover 186
*Lines written in Lancaster Castle 187
*The Bee 188
*SongThe Farewell 189
*Song 190
*The Way of the World 190
*The Dying Dragoon 192
*Lovely Mary 194
*The Lancashire Hymn 195
*Sonnet 198
*The Queen's Triumph 199
*Lines on a Cottage in Hopwood 201
*on a Quack Doctor 205
*The Arrest  205
* Doctor Healey's Address 210
*The Retrospection 211
*Lines on the Liberation of Sir Charles Wolseley 213
*on Another Quack Doctor 215
*SongThe Gonnor 216
*Reflection 218
La Lyonnaise 219
*The Slanderer 228
*Lines to a Plotting Parson 229
The Prediction 230
*Lines to Mr. Sam. Bamford, on his Seventy-sixth Birthday 232

 



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