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Prison Amusements, and other Trifles: Principally written during Nine Months of Confinement in the Castle of York

Dedication

Preface

PRISON AMUSEMENTS

Verses to a Robin Redbreast

Moonlight

To Celia

The Captive Nightingale

Ode to the Evening Star

Soliloquy of a Water Wagtail

Address, Spoken at the Theatre, Sheffield

The Pleasures of Imprisonment – Epistle I

The Pleasures of Imprisonment – Epistle II

The Bramin – Canto I

The Bramin – Canto II

TALES AND TRIFLES

The Grumbler’s Petition

Despair

Song

The Retreat

Song (II)

The Mirror

The Kiss

Stella

The Statesman and His Fool

Verses on Thomas Hardy Visiting the Grave of His Wife

Elegy to the Memory of the Late Colonel Bosville

The Feathers of a Linnet

Wild Rose

Sonnet

A Tale, Too True


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