William Bell Scott

(1811-1890 / Scotland)

William Bell Scott Poems

1. A Birthday 4/22/2010
2. A Garland, For Advancing Years 4/22/2010
3. A Genius? 4/22/2010
4. A Ghost 4/22/2010
5. A Last Walk, In Illness 4/22/2010
6. A Lowland Witch Ballad 4/22/2010
7. A-Dieu 4/22/2010
8. Age 4/22/2010
9. An Aftermath 4/22/2010
10. An Anniversary, The 31st 4/22/2010
11. An Autumn Evening 4/22/2010
12. Ancient Forms 4/22/2010
13. Apple Gathering 4/22/2010
14. Art For Art’s Sake 4/22/2010
15. At Sea 4/22/2010
16. Aubade 4/22/2010
17. Bagatelle 4/22/2010
18. Before Marriage 4/22/2010
19. Birthday, Æt. 70 4/22/2010
20. Byron 4/22/2010
21. Cardinal Newman 4/22/2010
22. Chatterton 4/22/2010
23. Christianity And Paganism 4/22/2010
24. Content 4/22/2010
25. Continuity Of Life 4/22/2010
26. Cupid Among The Maidens 4/22/2010
27. Dante 4/22/2010
28. Dante And Beatrice 4/22/2010
29. Dante In Exile 4/22/2010
30. Elijah 4/22/2010
31. Elijah 4/22/2010
32. End Of Harvest 4/22/2010
33. Epilogue 4/22/2010
34. Experience 4/22/2010
35. Glenkindie 4/22/2010
36. Help 4/22/2010
37. Hero-Worship 4/22/2010
38. Hortus Paradisi 4/22/2010
39. Infancy 4/22/2010
40. Left Alone 4/22/2010

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Love And Death

‘Open the door! Thou canst not understand
My mission, thou spoilt child of many a god,
Thou who dost claim the heart for thy abode;
Open the door, lest I put forth my hand
And touch thee too, or give such dire command
To thy vile brother, Hatred,—now I hear
The quills of thy unquiet wings with fear
Quiver against thy flanks: no more withstand.’

‘Oh Death, why comest thou so soon so far?
Why comest thou before the appointed hour?
I shall not make way for a fate so dire.’
‘Poor child, I pass despite thy bolt and bar,
The torch lit here to grace the bridal ...

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A Birthday

(THE HUSBAND SPEAKS.)

Is this indeed All-Hallow's day,
When fairies hold their annual play?
As out of school like bees they fly,
I hear the village children cry
Upon the faery folk, brown, red,
Pink, green and blue, to go to bed.
All the faeries that were seen

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