DOUGLAS.
AND OTHER POEMS

BY
JAMES MIDDLETON SUTHERLAND.

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS.

"Poesy serveth and conferreth to magnanimity, morality, and to delectation."-Bacon.

"Go, little book, from this my solitude !
I cast thee on the waters-go thy ways!
And if, as I believe, thy vein be good,
The world will find thee after many days." SOUTBEY.

DOUGLAS:

BROWN & SON, "TIMES" BUILDINGS, ATHOL-ST.

 

 

CONTENTS.

Advertisment and Preface

OCCASIONAL POEMS:-

page

Douglas: A Descriptive Poem,

1

Summer Longings, .

28

Manxiana .

33

To the Sea,

38

Lines on an Infant Sleeping,

41

The Lost Loved One, .

43

Night, .

46

I would I were, Sweet Maiden Mine !

48

Sir Bedivere.-A Romance,

50

Sweets,

53

Deep, Deep, Deep, .

54

A" Lover's Rhapsody, .

55

The Lover.-A Dramatic Sketch,

56

Spring-An Invocation, .

59

The Farloln Maiden, .

61

To Myrill&,

64

Ah ! Think not because I am Absent from Thee,

65

The Blighted Bud,

66

Heliotrope, .

68

Prologue, .

69

The Old Churchyard: Kirk Braddan,

n

To a Lady, .

73

Stray Cuttings-

Love, .

75

Perfection in Woman,

75

A Lover's Description of His Idol,

76

In Love, .

76

Love-A Madness,

77

A Summer's Night,

77

Woman,

78

Address Poetry,

80

Love, .

83

My Own Sweet Phyllis, Take My Heart, .

84

On the Bridge,

85

Believe Me, Love, They're Right Who Say, .

87

Sweets to the Sweet, .

89

Tbe Departure of Summer,

92

The Douglas Iron Pier,.

94

Childhood,

96

Birthday Verses,

99

Dreams,

101

Mona's Isle.-An Acrostic,

104

Loving-Kindness,

105

A Lover's Vow, .

107

Sunrise, .

108

Summer, .

109

Tbe Angel of Death,

111

The Ideal, .

114

To a Young Lady on Her Birthday,

116

Spring is Coming,

118

Stanzas to * * * .

120

April,

121

Sweet Lady Mine ! This Verse Accept,

123

Shakspere,

125

The Power of Virtue, .

131

The Lake of Como.-Morning,

132

A Description of a Beauty,

134

On the Skates,

135

Mona's Isle,

137

Poet's Farewell to the Muses,

140

Sweet Girl! I Often Think How Blest,

143

Love-Tokens,

145

A Bouquet,

148

Tbe Reveille,

150

The Maiden'g Confession, .

152

The Bachelors Soliloquy, .

154

Sonnet.-Evening, .

156

A Maiden Poet,

157

To My Valentine, .

160

A Persian Lover to His Mistress,

162

To a Lady, With some Flowers

164

On a Similar Occasion,

164

Leander to Hero, .

165

Ellan Vannin,

166

POEMS-IN MEMORIAM:-

Alfred Buckingham Curphey,

167

Eliza Ann Turner;

172

Frederick William Johnson, .

174

John Frederick Sutherland, .

176

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, E.G.,

179

LEGENDS OF ELLAN VANNIN:-

The Enchanted Island,

180

The Mauthe Dhoo,

188

SACRED POEMS:-

Missionary Hymn,

193

Domine Protege Nos.

195

Hymn on the Passion,

197

Hymn for Easter Sunday,

199

Venite, Exultemus Domino,

201

Tutus in Undis,

203

Christian Warfare

205

Belshazzar's Feast

207

There is a Home Above,

211

Eventide, .

213

POEMS FOR CEIRISTMAS AND THE OLD YEAR:-

An Honest Christmas Carol,

215

Christmas Bells, .

218

Christmas Stars, .

220

Christmas Eve, .

222

Christmas, .

224

A Happy Christmas

226

Welcome to Christmas,

228

The Dying Year,

229

EARLIER POEMS:-

Sonnet: Morning, .

231

Evening,

232

Life Compared to a Flower,

233

Spring

235

The Beauties of Nature, .

237

Leaves of Trees,

239

The Sabbath Morn in May,

242

Evening.

243

The Wanderer's Lament, .

245

Spring Morning, .

247

Sie Vita,

249

Woman,

251

To a Lark,

253

Partings,

255

Lovely Mona,

257

Sunrise,

259

Requiescant in Pace,

261

Pleasures, .

264

Serenade, .

266

Summer, .

267

The Maiden to the Sea,

269

The Rest in the (brave,

271

Love,

273

Woman's Love, .

275

Flowers, .

277

Lines to .

279

The Queen of Flowers,

280

The Reveille .

281

I Think, Love, of Thee

282

The Dying Hour,

284

Homeward,

286

[Note only two of the many poems in the collections are given]


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