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O judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts, / And men have lost their reason.
The Death of Julius Cæsar (ll. 32–3).
Every Day in the Year
A Poetical Epitome of the World’s History
Edited by James L. Ford and Mary K. Ford
These 718 annotated selections illustrate the great happenings and major authors of every age.
Bibliographic Record    Preface
NEW YORK: DODD, MEAD & Co., 1902
January 1
 The Proclamation by John Greenleaf Whittier
 Boston Hymn by Ralph Waldo Emerson
 Twenty-eight and Twenty-nine by William Mackworth Praed
 The Last of the New Year’s Callers by Henry Cuyler Bunner
January 2
 The Battle of Murfreesboro by Kinahan Cornwallis
January 3
 Rachel by Matthew Arnold
January 4
 To Charles Dickens by Thomas Hood
January 5
 St. Simeon Stylites by Enrico Nencione
 Released by John Boyle O’Reilly
January 6
 Epiphany by Reginald Heber
January 7
 Holy Cross Day by Robert Browning
 St. Distaff’s Day by Robert Herrick
January 8
 Verlaine by Bliss Carman
 The Battle of New Orleans by Thomas Dunn English
 Jackson at New Orleans by Wallace Rice
 The Battle of New Orleans by Wallace Rice
January 9
 Death of Louis Napoleon by Christopher Pearse Cranch
January 10
 Laud by William Wordsworth
January 11
 Bayard Taylor by Craven Langstroth Betts
January 12
 To William H. Seward by John Greenleaf Whittier
January 13
 Spenser by Craven Langstroth Betts
January 14
 Cardinal Manning from London Punch
 In Memory of Lewis Carroll from London Punch
 Death of a Firstborn by Christina Georgina Rossetti
January 15
 Everett by Thomas William Parsons
 A Thought by John Hall Ingham
January 16
 Burial of Sir John Moore by Charles Wolfe
January 17
 Colonel Burnaby by Andrew Lang
 St. Anthony’s Sermon to the Fishes, Anonymous
January 18
 To Austin Dobson by Richard Watson Gilder
January 19
 To Mr. Congreve by Elizabeth Tollet
January 20
 St. Agnes’ Eve by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
January 21
 Execution of Louis XVI by William Makepeace Thackeray
January 22
 God Save the King! by Theodosia Garrison
 The Akond of Swat by Edward Lear
 A Threnody by George Thomas Lanigan
 On Lord Bacon’s Birthday by Ben Jonson
 On My Thirty-seventh Birthday by Lord Byron
January 23
 A Welcome to the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
 On the Death of Canon Kingsley by Paul Hamilton Hayne
 Epitaph for William Pitt by Lord Byron
 Phillips Brooks by Harriet Prescott Spofford
 Phillips Brooks by John Hall Ingham
January 24
 After the Lecture on Spion Kop by Joseph I. C. Clarke
 Sidney Godolphin by Clinton Scollard
January 25
 Robin Burns by Gerald Massey
January 26
 Gordon by Bertram Tennyson
 Epitaph on General Gordon by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
January 27
 Threnody by Ralph Waldo Emerson
 Unter den Linden by Harry Thurston Peck
January 28
 Drake’s Drum by Henry Newbolt
 Epigram on Francis Drake by Cowley, translated by Ben Jonson
January 29
 On the Death of George the Third by Horace Smith
January 30
 Execution of Charles I. by Andrew Marvell
 Upon the Death of King Charles I. by James Graham, Marquess of Montrose
 On the Funeral of Charles the First by William Lisle Bowles
January 31
 Three Portraits of Prince Charles by Andrew Lang
 Charles H. Spurgeon, London Punch
 Laus Deo! by John Greenleaf Whittier
February 1
 Arthur Henry Hallam by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
February 2
 Candlemas by Robert Herrick
 The Kearsarge by James Jeffrey Roche
February 3
 Before the Convent of Yuste, 1556 by From the German of Count Platen
February 4
 Thomas Carlyle, London Punch
 Carlyle by Paul Hamilton Hayne
February 5
 Death of Cato by Joseph Addison
 The Ballad of Paco Town by Clinton Scollard
February 6
 A Man’s Name by Richard Realf
February 7
 To Charles Dickens by John Forster
 Pio Nono by Julia Ward Howe
February 8
 Adieux a Mary Stuart by Algernon Charles Swinburne
 The Battle of Eylau by Isaac McLellan
February 9
 How We Burned the “Philadelphia” by Barrett Eastman
 The Murder of Darnley by William E. Aytoun
February 10
 To Charles Lamb by Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton
February 11
 Corydon, a Pastoral by John Cunningham
February 12
 Abraham Lincoln by Joel Benton
February 13
 The Widow of Glencoe by William E. Aytoun
 Only a Woman’s Hair by James Ashcroft Noble
 Saint Valentine’s Eve by Ernest McGaffey
 William the Third by William Wordsworth
February 14
 Grandmother’s Valentine by Minnia Irving
 A Valentine by Frank Dempster Sherman
 Valentine Verses by Thomas Nelson Page
 Mother and Poet by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
 Song: “Shake off your heavy trance” by Francis Beaumont
 Sherman by Richard Watson Gilder
February 15
 The Fifteenth of February by Charles Edward Russell
 The Spirit of the Maine by Tudor Jenks
 Off Havana by John Hall Ingham
 The Fighting Race by Joseph I. C. Clarke
February 16
 Elisha Kent Kane by George H. Boker
February 17
 Heine’s Grave by Matthew Arnold
February 18
 At Luther’s Grave, Wittenberg by Richard Watson Gilder
 The Dead Czar by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
February 19
 Lines on the Prince of Wales, Anonymous
February 20
 The Constitution’s Last Fight by James Jeffrey Roche
 Andrew Hofer by Julius Mosen
February 21
 Epitaph: David Halliday, Anonymous
February 22
 George Washington by John Hall Ingham
 The Twenty-second of February by William Cullen Bryant
 Edgar W. Nye by Marion F. Ham
February 23
 Keats by Erasmus H. Brodie
 Keats by Craven Langstroth Betts
 The Grave of Keats by Oscar Wilde
 An Elegy on the Death of John Keats by Percy Bysshe Shelley
February 24
 Ode to France by James Russell Lowell
 Derwentwater’s Farewell, Old Ballad
February 25
 Wallenstein’s Death by Owen Meredith
February 26
 The Loss of the “Birkenhead” by Sir Francis Hastings Doyle
February 27
 Longfellow by Craven Langstroth Betts
February 28
 Anne Clough by Edmund Gosse
February 29
 Rossini by John Todhunter
March 1
 Robinson of Leyden by Oliver Wendell Holmes
March 2
 Ulric Dahlgren by Kate Brownlee Sherwood
March 3
 On the Freeing of the Serfs by Edna Dean Proctor
 Epigram on Waller by Thomas Middleton
March 4
 To Alexander H. Stephens by Paul Hamilton Hayne
March 5
 Lines on the Death of Gen. Joseph Reed by Philip Freneau
 The Boston Massacre by John Boyle O’Reilly
March 6
 The Defence of the Alamo by Joaquin Miller
 Louisa May Alcott by Louise Chandler Moulton
 Michael Angelo Buonarotti by Christopher Pearse Cranch
March 7
 Ichabod by John Greenleaf Whittier
 On the Death of Captain Nicholas Biddle by Philip Freneau
March 8
 Judas the Second by Francis Saltus Saltus
 The Battle of Alexandria by James Montgomery
March 9
 Wilhelm I., Emperor of Germany by Henry Cuyler Bunner
 The Murder of Riccio by William E. Aytoun
 The Death of Cardinal Mazarin by Lydia Huntley Sigourney
March 10
 A Welcome to Alexandra by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
 On the Monument Erected to Mazzini at Genoa by Algernon Charles Swinburne
March 11
 Tasso by Craven Langstroth Betts
March 12
 The Bells of San Blas by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
March 13
 Ballade to Banville by Edmund Gosse
 Alexander II. by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
 For a Portrait of Felice Orsini, Anonymous
March 14
 Benjamin Harrison by Charles Edward Russell
 Ivry by Thomas Babington Macaulay
March 15
 The Death of Julius Cæsar by William Shakespeare
 An International Episode by Caroline Duer
March 16
 Destiny by Emma Lazarus
 On the Death of Burbage by Thomas Middleton
March 17
 St. Patrick Was a Gentleman by Henry Bennett
 Wanted—Saint Patrick by Fitz-James O’Brien
 The Dead Cannoneer by James Ryder Randall
 The Band in the Pines by John Esten Cooke
 The Men of Monomoy by Joe Cone
March 18
 On Laurence Sterne, Anonymous
March 19
 The Race of the “Oregon” by John James Meehan
 Battle-Song of the Oregon by Wallace Rice
March 20
 To Louis Kossuth, Anonymous
 John Mitchel by John Boyle O’Reilly
March 21
 Epitaph on Sir Isaac Newton by Alexander Pope
 Cranmer by William Wordsworth
 On the Death of Southey by Walter Savage Landor
 The Death of the Duke d’Enghien by Henry Kirke White
March 22
 Death of Goethe by Matthew Arnold
 On the Death of Decatur by William Crafts
March 23
 Occupation of Naples by the Austrians by Thomas Moore
March 24
 The Loss of the Eurydice by Edmund Gosse
March 25
 The Annunciation by Father John Banister Tabb
 On the Union by Ben Jonson
March 26
 Beethoven by Richard Watson Gilder
 Cecil Rhodes by Rudyard Kipling
 On Sir John Vanbrugh—Poet and Architect by Abel Evans
March 27
 Bois Ton Sang, Beaumanoir by Frances Sargent Osgood
March 28
 Anton Seidl by John Hall Ingham
 In Memoriam Prince Leopold by Henry Halloran
March 29
 Battle of Towton by William Shakespeare
March 30
 Guns of Peace by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
March 31
 Haworth Churchyard by Matthew Arnold
 Charlotte Brontë by Charlotte Becker
 Donne by Hartley Coleridge
 Epitaph on Prince Frederick, Anonymous
April 1
 The First of April by Mortimer Collins
 Madcap April by Tudor Jenks
 The Loss of the Emigrants by John Boyle O’Reilly
April 2
 Battle of the Baltic by Thomas Campbell
 Mirabeau Dying by William Ross Wallace
April 3
 Death of Prince Arthur by William Shakespeare
April 4
 Peter Cooper by Joaquin Miller
April 5
 The Lost Leader by Robert Browning
 The Sixty-second Birthday of Swinburne by Charles Edward Russell
April 6
 The Massacre at Scio by William Cullen Bryant
 Fitz James O’Brien by Andrew E. Watrous
 Albert Sidney Johnston by Kate Brownlee Sherwood
 General Albert Sidney Johnston by Mary Jervey
April 7
 Wordsworth by Lord Byron
 The Battle of Charleston Harbor by Paul Hamilton Hayne
April 8
 On Captain Barney’s Victory over the Ship General Monk by Philip Freneau
 Easter Even by Christina Georgina Rossetti
April 9
 Easter Morning by Edmund Spenser
 Dante Gabriel Rossetti by Edmund Gosse
 Peace by Phoebe Cary
 The Conquered Banner by Abram Joseph Ryan
 Stack Arms!” by Joseph Blynth Alston
 In the Land Where We Were Dreaming by Daniel B. Lucas
April 10
 Chartist Song by Thomas Cooper
April 11
 The Protestants’ Joy, Old Ballad
 Death of Cardinal Beaufort by William Shakespeare
 Abdication of Napoleon by William Makepeace Thackeray
April 12
 Sumter by Edmund Clarence Stedman
April 13
 Men of the North and West by Richard Henry Stoddard
April 14
 Battle of Barnet by William Shakespeare
April 15
 The Réveille by Francis Bret Harte
 Father Damien by Father John Banister Tabb
 How We Became a Nation by Harriet Prescott Spofford
 O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman
 Abraham Lincoln by Richard Henry Stoddard
 Abraham Lincoln by Tom Taylor
April 16
 Charles Edward at Versailles by William E. Aytoun
April 17
 On the Late Massacre in Piedmont by John Milton
 The Death of the Duke of Buckingham by Alexander Pope
 Character of Zimri by John Dryden
 On the Death of Benjamin Franklin by Philip Freneau
April 18
 Sir Sidney Smith by Thomas Dibdin
April 19
 At His Grave by Alfred Austin
 Through Baltimore by Bayard Taylor
 Apocalypse by Richard Realf
 Hymn by Ralph Waldo Emerson
 The Minute Men of Northboro’ by Wallace Rice
 Byron by Craven Langstroth Betts
April 20
 Spain’s Hour of Doom by Albert Rowland Haven
 To Spain—A Last Word by Edith M. Thomas
 The Sudbury Fight by Wallace Rice
April 21
 The Fight at San Jacinto by John Williamson Palmer
April 22
 Incident of the French Camp by Robert Browning
April 23
 An Epitaph on the Admirable Dramatic Poet, W. Shakespeare by John Milton
 On the Portrait of Shakespeare by Ben Jonson
 Cervantes by William Cullen Bryant
 Wordsworth by Craven Langstroth Betts
April 24
 The “Varuna” by George H. Boker
April 25
 Cowper’s Grave by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
 Tasso by Lord Byron
April 26
 Farewell to Salvini by Henry Cuyler Bunner
April 27
 To Toussaint l’Ouverture by William Wordsworth
 Grant at Rest by John James Meehan
April 28
 The Launching of Cortez’ Ships by Kinahan Cornwallis
April 29
 The Battle of Limerick by William Makepeace Thackeray
April 30
 Epicede by Algernon Charles Swinburne
 The Death of Livingstone by Roden Noel
 For the Picture by J. M. W. Turner
May 1
 Manila Bay by H. E. W., Jr.
 Dewey in Manila Bay by R. V. Risley
 Kitchen May-day Song, Old Ballad
 Lines on a Late Hospicious Ewent by William Makepeace Thackeray
 Hooker ’s Across by George H. Boker
May 2
 Keenan’s Charge (Part II) by George Parsons Lathrop
 The Brier-wood Pipe by Charles Dawson Shanly
May 3
 Stanzas to the Memory of Thomas Hood by Bartholomew Simmons
 Battle of St. Albans by William Shakespeare
May 4
 Battle of Tewksbury by William Shakespeare
May 5
 Death of Napoleon by Isaac McLellan
 Lines Written on Hearing the News of the Death of Napoleon by Percy Bysshe Shelley
 Popular Recollections of Bonaparte by Father Prout (Francis Mahony)
 Napoleon by Richard Watson Gilder
May 6
 An Uninscribed Monument on One of the Battlefields of the Wilderness by Herman Melville
 Thoreau’s Flute by Louisa May Alcott
May 7
 To Robert Browning by Walter Savage Landor
May 8
 Relief of Orleans by William Shakespeare
May 9
 The Death of Schiller by William Cullen Bryant
May 10
 The Surprise at Ticonderoga by Mary A. P. Stansbury
 Under the Shade of the Trees by Margaret J. Preston
 Death of Stonewall Jackson by Harry L. Flash
 The Dying Words of Stonewall Jackson by Sidney Lanier
 Stonewall Jackson by Herman Melville
 Stonewall Jackson’s Way by John Williamson Palmer
May 11
 Fontenoy by Thomas Osborne Davis
 Lord Chatham by William Cowper
 One Country—One Sacrifice by Richard Watson Gilder
 To Dr. John Brown by Algernon Charles Swinburne
 On the Death of Mr. Perceval by Thomas Moore
May 12
 Obsequies of Stuart by John R. Thompson
May 13
 To King Charles and Queen Mary, for the Loss of Their First-born by Ben Jonson
May 14
 Henry IV by Francis Saltus Saltus
May 15
 Daniel O’Connell by John Boyle O’Reilly
 Miss Nightingale by Alexander Smith
May 16
 Mary Queen of Scots by William Wordsworth
 Mrs. Hemans by B. Hallock
 Battle of Albuera by Lord Byron
May 17
 On the Death of General Worth by George W. Cutter
May 18
 A Ballad of Sir John Franklin by George H. Boker
May 19
 William E. Gladstone, London Punch
 Lament of Anne Boleyn on the Eve of Her Execution by Anne Boleyn
May 20
 I Am! Yet What I Am by John Clare
May 21
 The Execution of Montrose by William E. Aytoun
May 22
 The Death of King Bomba, Anonymous
 Victor Hugo by Algernon Charles Swinburne
May 23
 I Remember, I Remember by Thomas Hood
 Death of Savonarola by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
May 24
 Second Review of the Grand Army by Francis Bret Harte
 To the Queen by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
May 25
 Emerson by Craven Langstroth Betts
May 26
 The Prisoner of Chillon by Lord Byron
 The Voice of the Oregon by H. J. D. Browne
May 27
 The Black Regiment by George H. Boker
May 28
 Thomas Moore by Richard Henry Stoddard
May 29
 Charles the Second by William Wordsworth
 A Little Dead Prince by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
 A Short Hymn upon the Birth of Prince Charles by Henry Wotton
May 30
 The Blue and the Gray by Francis Miles Finch
 The Reason Why, Anonymous
 The Rear Guard by Irene Fowler Brown
 Memorial Day by Cy Warman
 Decoration Day by Eugene Fitch Ware (“Ironquill”)
 A Scot to Jeanne d’Arc by Andrew Lang
May 31
 A Ballad of the Conemaugh Flood by Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley
 Hervé Riel by Robert Browning
June 1
 The “Shannon” and the “Chesapeake” by Thomas Tracy Bouvé
 Louis Napoleon by Oscar Wilde
 Destiny by Emma Lazarus
June 2
 The Royal Victory over the Dutch, Old Ballad
June 3
 Hobson and His Men by Robert Loveman
 Eight Volunteers by Lansing C. Bailey
 The Men of the Merrimac by Clinton Scollard
 Sinking the Merrimac by Joe Cone
June 4
 Grattan by Aubrey T. De Vere
June 5
 Sacheverel by William Wordsworth
June 6
 The Rhymed Will of Hunnis by William Hunnis
 Blaine of Maine by Eugene Fitch Ware (“Ironquill”)
June 7
 J. B. by Henry Cuyler Bunner
June 8
 Mahomet by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
 In the Round Tower at Jhansi by Christina Georgina Rossetti
 To Andrew Jackson by George H. Boker
June 9
 Saint Columba by Lionel Johnson
 Dickens in Camp by Francis Bret Harte
June 10
 Bethel by Augustine Joseph Hickey Duganne
June 11
 Sir John Franklin by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
 Lady Franklin by Elizabeth Whittier
 On Sir Kenelm Digby, Anonymous
June 12
 Bryant Dead! by Paul Hamilton Hayne
 Rugby Chapel by Matthew Arnold
 The Kidnapping of Sims by John Pierpont
June 13
 On the Lord General Fairfax by John Milton
 On the Death of Lord Hastings by John Dryden
June 14
 Naseby by Thomas Babington Macaulay
 The American Flag by Joseph Rodman Drake
 Betsy’s Battle Flag by Minna Irving
June 15
 Eve of Quatre Bras by Lord Byron
 Frederick III by Ina D. Coolbrith
June 16
 Lead, Kindly Light by John Henry, Cardinal Newman
 The Death of Marlborough by George Walter Thornbury
 The Lay of the Brave Cameron by John Stuart Blackie
June 17
 Warren’s Address by John Pierpont
 Addison by Elisabeth J. Eames
June 18
 Defeat of Napoleon by Lord Byron
 Elegy on William Cobbett by Ebenezer Elliott
June 19
 Maximilian by John Godfrey Saxe
 The Alabama by Maurice Bell
June 20
 The Sack of Baltimore by Thomas Osborne Davis
 The Nameless One by James Clarence Mangan
 The Young Queen by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
June 21
 The Summer Solstice by Edith Thomas
 Trial of Queen Katherine by William Shakespeare
June 22
 The Battle of Morat by William Wetmore Story
 Recessional by Rudyard Kipling
June 23
 The Cradle Tomb in Westminster Abbey by Susan Coolidge
June 24
 Bannockburn by Robert Burns
 M. Carnot’s Death by John Hall Ingham
 The Death of Hampden by Pakenham Beatty
 Saint John the Baptist by William Drummond
 The Forced Recruit by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
June 25
 The Martyrdom of the Archbishop of Paris by John Mason Neale
 Miles Keogh’s Horse by John Hay
June 26
 The Vigil, London Punch
 Mercedes by Thomas William Parsons
June 27
 The Battle of Pultowa by Robert Southey
June 28
 Mollie Pitcher by Kate Brownlee Sherwood
 To John Boyle O’Reilly by James Berry Bensel
 Raglan by Edwin Arnold
June 29
 St. Peter’s Day by John Keble
 On the Death of Mrs. Browning by Sydney Dobell
 To E. B. B. by James Thomson
June 30
 Acquittal of the Bishops by William Wordsworth
July 1
 The Boyne Water, Old Ballad
 The Charge at Santiago by William Hamilton Hayne
July 2
 Three Hundred Thousand More, Anonymous
 Sir Nicholas at Marston Moor by Winthrop Mackworth Praed
 Santiago by Thomas A. Janvier
 The Fleet at Santiago by Charles E. Russell
 The Brooklyn at Santiago by Wallace Rice
 The Men behind the Guns by John Jerome Rooney
 Spain’s Last Armada by Wallace Rice
July 3
 High Tide at Gettysburg by Will Henry Thompson
 To the Spirit of Abraham Lincoln by Richard Watson Gilder
July 4
 Before Vicksburg by George H. Boker
 England and America by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
July 5
 The Field of Wagram by Edmond Rostand
July 6
 Edward VI by William Wordsworth
 Cœur de Lion at the Bier of His Father by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
July 7
 On the Death of Richard Brinsley Sheridan by Lord Byron
 Lines on the Death of Sheridan by Thomas Moore
July 8
 Shelley by Craven Langstroth Betts
 The Grave of Shelley by Oscar Wilde
July 9
 The Song of Braddock’s Men, Old Ballad
 The Patriot’s Password by James Montgomery
July 10
 The Tower of Flame by Richard Watson Gilder
July 11
 First News from Villafranca by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
July 12
 Death of Jack Cade by William Shakespeare
 Caesar by Francis Saltus Saltus
July 13
 Charlotte Corday, Anonymous
July 14
 The Column of July by George Gordon McCrae
 La Tricoteuse by George Walter Thornbury
July 15
 Napoleon’s Farewell by Lord Byron
 Character of the Duke of Monmouth by John Dryden
July 16
 From “The Fight of Faith” by Anne Askew
 On the Death of M. D’Ossoli and His Wife, Margaret Fuller by Walter Savage Landor
 The Burial of Béranger by Alfred Watts
July 17
 Leconte de Lisle by Edmund Gosse
July 18
 Dean Stanley by Paul Hamilton Hayne
 Thackeray’s Birthday by Robert Cameron Rogers
July 19
 Petrarch’s Tomb by Lord Byron
July 20
 The Dead Singer by John Boyle O’Reilly
 Logan at Peach Tree Creek by Hamlin Garland
July 21
 On the Death of Burns by William Roscoe
 At the Grave of Burns by William Wordsworth
 Manassas by Catherine Warfield
 Battle of Shrewsbury by William Shakespeare
July 22
 Napoleon II., Duke of Reichstadt by Francis Saltus Saltus
July 23
 Vanquished by Francis F. Browne
July 24
 Thomas à Kempis by Richard Rogers Bowker
July 25
 Coleridge’s Epitaph on Himself by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
July 26
 Parsifal—at Baireuth by Irving Browne
July 27
 The Burial March of Dundee by William E. Aytoun
July 28
 The Death of Robespierre by Henry Howard Brownell
July 29
 How Cyrus Laid the Cable by John Godfrey Saxe
July 30
 The Siege of Derry by Cecil Frances Alexander
 Stanzas on the Death of Thomas Gray, Anonymous
July 31
 Sir Walter Raleigh to a Caged Linnet by Eugene Lee Hamilton
August 1
 Casabianca by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
August 2
 Wha’ll Be King but Charlie? by Lady Nairne
August 3
 Nilsson by Sidney Lanier
August 4
 On the Coronation of Queen Victoria by Jedediah Vincent Huntington
 Hans Christian Andersen by Edmund Gosse
August 5
 Farragut by William Tuckey Meredith
 Sheridan by Richard Watson Gilder
August 6
 To Ben Jonson by Robert Herrick
 The Dream of Eugene Aram by Thomas Hood
August 7
 Leonidas by George Croly
 The Death of Queen Caroline by Thomas Noon Talfourd
August 8
 The Armada by Thomas Babington Macaulay
 A Ballad to Queen Elizabeth by Austin Dobson
 Execution of Ugo Bassi by Harriet Eleanor Hamilton King
August 9
 Dryden by Craven Langstroth Betts
 Cedar Mountain by Annie Fields
August 10
 The Death of Lyon, Anonymous
August 11
 John Henry Newman by Edmund Gosse
 Thaddeus Stevens by Phoebe Cary
August 12
 Robert Southey by Lord Byron
 William Blake by Edmund Gosse
 Helen Hunt Jackson by Ina D. Coolbrith
August 13
 The Battle of Blenheim by Robert Southey
 Philip My King by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
August 14
 At the Farragut Statue by Robert Bridges
August 15
 Sir Walter Scott by Lord Byron
 The Assumption by Father John Banister Tabb
 Lillian Adelaide Neilson by Clement Scott
 Napoleon by Francis Saltus Saltus
August 16
 The Battle of Bennington by William Cullen Bryant
August 17
 Murder of the Princes in the Tower by William Shakespeare
August 18
 Kilmarnock’s Lament, Old Ballad
August 19
 The Capture of the Guerriere by the Constitution by Philip Freneau
August 20
 Marco Bozzaris by Fitz-Greene Halleck
 When the Great Gray Ships Come in by Guy Wetmore Carryl
August 21
 Farewell to France by Mary Queen of Scots
 Inscription for a Monument at Vimeiro by Robert Southey
 Prince Eugene, Anonymous
August 22
 Dead Men’s Holiday by Louise Chandler Moulton
 To the Memory of Sydney Dobell by John Stuart Blackie
August 23
 The Death of Wallace by Robert Southey
August 24
 Millais’s “Huguenots,” London Spectator
 Twilight on Sumter by Richard Henry Stoddard
August 25
 The Heart of the Bruce by William E. Aytoun
 On the Death of Chatterton by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
 Chatterton by Charles Edward Russell
August 26
 To Celia Thaxter by Annie Field
August 27
 The Maryland Battalion by John Williamson Palmer
 Ode on the Death of Thomson by William Collins
August 28
 Lohengrin by Andrew E. Watrous
August 29
 To O. W. Holmes by Paul Hamilton Hayne
 On the Loss of the Royal George by William Cowper
August 30
 Convention of Cintra by William Wordsworth
 Our Left” by Francis O. Ticknor
 The Death of Cleopatra by Horace
August 31
 The Revenge by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
 Ave Atque Vale by Algernon Charles Swinburne
September 1
 Dirge for a Soldier by George H. Boker
 Before Sedan by Austin Dobson
September 2
 The Sphinx of the Tuileries by John Hay
September 3
 Execution of the Princess de Lamballe by William Makepeace Thackeray
 On the Death of Oliver Cromwell by John Dryden
September 4
 Geronimo by Ernest McGaffey
 Epitaph on the Earl of Leicester by Sir Walter Raleigh
September 5
 On the Taking of Namur by the King of Great Britain by Matthew Prior
September 6
 The Pilgrim Fathers by William Wordsworth
September 7
 Sidney Lanier by William Hamilton Hayne
 Threnody of the Pines by William Hamilton Hayne
September 8
 Eutaw Springs by Philip Freneau
September 9
 Edinburgh after Flodden by William E. Aytoun
 Dreyfus by John Hall Ingham
September 10
 Perry’s Victory, Old Ballad
September 11
 The Battle of Lake Champlain by Philip Freneau
 The Taking of Sebastopol by Thomas William Parsons
September 12
 The Lamentable Ballad of the Bloody Brook by Edward Everett Hale
 At the Grave of Walker by Joaquin Miller
September 13
 On General Wolfe, Anonymous
 On the Death of Mr. Fox by Lord Byron
September 14
 The Warden of the Cinque Ports by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
 Wellington by Lord Beaconsfield
 Faithful unto Death by R. H. Titherington
 The Comfort of the Trees by Richard Watson Gilder
 The Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key
September 15
 Arthur Henry Hallam by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
September 16
 Bishop Patteson by Menella Bute Smedley
September 17
 In Memory of Walter Savage Landor by Algernon Charles Swinburne
September 18
 King Henry V. at Harfleur by William Shakespeare
September 19
 On the Slain at Chickamauga by Herman Melville
 At the President’s Grave by Richard Watson Gilder
 The Bells at Midnight by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
September 20
 Chediock Ticheborne by Chediock Ticheborne
 Alma by Richard Chenevix Trench
 O! Breathe Not His Name by Thomas Moore
 When He Who Adores Thee by Thomas Moore
 She Is Far from the Land by Thomas Moore
September 21
 Sir Walter Scott by Richard Watson Gilder
 Joseph Rodman Drake by Fitz-Greene Halleck
 To Virgil by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
September 22
 Nathan Hale by Francis Miles Finch
 Nathan Hale by Joe Cone
September 23
 Victory of the “Bonhomme Richard” over the “Serapis” by Philip Freneau
 Paul Jones’ Victory, Anonymous
 Death of General Marceau by Lord Byron
September 24
 Monterey by Charles Fenno Hoffman
September 25
 Epitaph on the Countess of Pembroke by Ben Jonson
September 26
 John George Nicolay by Richard Watson Gilder
September 27
 The Reduction of Harfleur by William Shakespeare
 The Song of the Railroad by Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton
September 28
 Marathon by Lord Byron
September 29
 Michael the Archangel by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
September 30
 On the Death of The Rev. George Whitefield by Phillis Wheatley
October 1
 October by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
October 2
 To the Memory of Channing by Anne Charlotte Lynch
 Richard III by Francis Saltus Saltus
October 3
 The Battle of Moncontour by Thomas Babington Macaulay
October 4
 In Memory of Barry Cornwall by Algernon Charles Swinburne
October 5
 In Memoriam—J. O. by Andrew E. Watrous
October 6
 Under the Pine by Paul Hamilton Hayne
 Parnell by Lionel Johnson
 Crossing the Bar by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
October 7
 To Edgar A. Poe by Sarah Helen Whitman
 Lament for Sir Philip Sidney by Mathew Roydon
 Oliver Wendell Holmes by William Hamilton Hayne
October 8
 Rienzi’s Address to the Romans by Mary Russell Mitford
October 9
 Chicago by John Boyle O’Reilly
 The Siege of Savannah by Rivington’s Gazette, 1779
October 10
 Reopening of the Drury Lane Theatre by Lord Byron
 The Baby’s Debut by Horace and James Smith
 The Battle of Maciejowice by Thomas Campbell
October 11
 Sir Thomas Wyatt by Sir Antonio Sentleger
October 12
 The Wexford Massacre by Michael Joseph Barry
 The Wanderer by Eugene Field
 Columbus by Joaquin Miller
 Columbus by Lydia Huntley Sigourney
 Tennyson by Thomas Henry Huxley
 Gone Forward” by Margaret J. Preston
October 13
 The Defeat of Burgoyne by Rev. Wheeler Case
October 14
 Jena by Francis Saltus Saltus
 Saxon Grit by Robert Collyer
October 15
 A Ballad of the French Fleet by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
 Lines upon Himself by Robert Herrick
October 16
 John Brown by Eugene Fitch Ware (“Ironquill”)
 Execution of Marie Antoinette by William Makepeace Thackeray
 Latimer and Ridley by William Wordsworth
October 17
 The Field of the Grounded Arms by Fitz-Greene Halleck
October 18
 St. Luke the Painter by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
 Fall of Wolsey by William Shakespeare
 The Wasp’s Frolic by From “Naval Songster,” 1815
October 19
 Yorktown Centennial Lyric by Paul Hamilton Hayne
 The Kinship of the Celt by Joseph I. C. Clarke
 Swift by Hartley Coleridge
October 20
 Burton by Algernon Charles Swinburne
October 21
 Trafalgar Day by E. Nesbit
October 22
 Theophile Gautier by Algernon Charles Swinburne
October 23
 A Dinner at the House of Dugal Stewart by Robert Burns
October 24
 Montefiore by Ambrose Bierce
 Webster by Epes Sargent
October 25
 The Ballad of Agincourt by Michael Drayton
 The “United States” and “Macedonian,” Old Ballad
 The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
 Chaucer by Craven Langstroth Betts
October 26
 On William Hogarth—In Chiswick Churchyard, Anonymous
 Lady Penelope Clifton by Francis Beaumont
October 27
 The Two Angels by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
 On a Portrait of Servetus by Richard Watson Gilder
October 28
 Alfred by William Wordsworth
October 29
 Death of Sir Walter Raleigh by Sir Walter Raleigh
October 30
 De Long by Andrew E. Watrous
 Henry George by Bliss Carman
 Of Henry George by Richard Watson Gilder
 John A. Andrew by Louise Chandler Moulton
 Nikolson’s Nek by Charles Edward Russell
October 31
 Hallow E’en by Nora Hopper Chesson
 All Souls’ Day by Rosamund Marriott Watson
November 1
 All-Saints’ Day by James Russell Lowell
 When I beneath the Cold, Red Earth Am Sleeping by William Motherwell
November 2
 To Jenny Lind by Edmund Gosse
November 3
 To Bryant on His Birthday by George H. Boker
November 4
 Eugene Field by Marion F. Ham
 Churchill’s Grave by Lord Byron
November 5
 Inkerman by Richard Chenevix Trench
 Death of the Princess Charlotte by Lord Byron
 Gunpowder Plot by William Wordsworth
November 6
 The Old Admiral by Edmund Clarence Stedman
November 7
 The Man of Ross by Alexander Pope
 The Gospel of Peace by James Jeffrey Roche
November 8
 Madame Roland, Anonymous
 Francis Parkman by Oliver Wendell Holmes
November 9
 Boston by John Boyle O’Reilly
November 10
 The Fishermen of Wexford by John Boyle O’Reilly
November 11
 St. Martin’s Day by Browne Willis
November 12
 Epitaph on Sir Thomas Fairfax by George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham
November 13
 Stevenson’s Birthday by Katherine Miller
November 14
 The Traveller at the Source of the Nile by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
 Nell Gwynn by Algernon Charles Swinburne
November 15
 The Comedian’s Last Night by Edmund Clarence Stedman
 Song of the Battle of Morgarten by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
November 16
 James McCosh by Robert Bridges
November 17
 The Defence of Lucknow by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
November 18
 Burial of the Duke of Wellington by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
November 19
 Emma Lazarus by Richard Watson Gilder
 The Dead Player by John James Meehan
 To the King on His Birthday by Ben Jonson
November 20
 St. Paul at Melita by John Henry, Cardinal Newman
 Hawke by Henry Newbolt
 Chatterton at Bristol by Charles Edward Russell
November 21
 On the Death of James Hogg by William Wordsworth
November 22
 Alexander’s Feast; Or, the Power of Music by John Dryden
November 23
 To Philip Massinger, “A Stranger” by Charles Edward Russell
 Richard Hakluyt’s Men by Wallace Rice
November 24
 The Battle in the Clouds by William Dean Howells
 The Battle of Lookout Mountain by Kinahan Cornwallis
November 25
 On the Birthday of Catherine of Braganza by Mrs. Knight
 Queen Henrietta Maria by Oscar Wilde
 Gaetano Donizetti by Francis Saltus Saltus
November 26
 He Never Smiled Again by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
November 27
 Philip Van Artevelde by Sir Henry Taylor
 Horace by Alexander Pope
November 28
 Eleanor of Castile, Anonymous
November 29
 At Chappaqua by Joel Benton
November 30
 Jefferson Davis by Harry Thurston Peck
 When the Assault Was Intended to the City by John Milton
 Shot through the Heart” by Ina Marie Porter
December 1
 A Poet’s Epitaph by Ebenezer Elliott
December 2
 The Last Cæsar, 1851–1870 by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
 To Louis Napoleon by George H. Boker
 Austerlitz by Francis Saltus Saltus
December 3
 A Grave in Samoa by John Macfarlane
 To Robert Louis Stevenson by Herman Knickerbocker Viele
 Hohenlinden by Thomas Campbell
December 4
 On Washington’s Farewell Address by St. John Honeywood
December 5
 Killing of Macbeth by William Shakespeare
 Mozart’s Requiem by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
December 6
 Kitty Clive by Charles Churchill
December 7
 Epitaph on Algernon Sidney by Robert Southey
December 8
 To Christina of Sweden by William Cowper, trans.
December 9
 Milton by Ernest Myers
 Milton by Craven Langstroth Betts
 Milton’s Sonnets by John Milton
December 10
 The Retreat from Moscow by George Walter Thornbury
 The French Army in Russia by William Wordsworth
December 11
 Mario by Francis Saltus Saltus
 Charles XII. of Sweden by Samuel Johnson
December 12
 Robert Browning by Walter Savage Landor
 The Twelfth of December by Richard Watson Gilder
December 13
 The Battle of Fredericksburg by Kinahan Cornwallis
 The Martyrdom of St. Lucy by John Mason Neale
 On Dr. Johnson by John Wolcot
 On the Death of Dr. Johnson by William Cowper
December 14
 To the Princess Alice by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
 The Prince Consort by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
 Washington by Lord Byron
 On the Death of Washington by Theodore Dwight
 Agassiz by James Thomas Fields
December 15
 The Return of Napoleon from St. Helena by Lydia Huntley Sigourney
December 16
 To the Authoress of “Our Village” by Charles Kingsley
 Beethoven by John Hall Ingham
December 17
 Bolivar by Barry Cornwall
December 18
 To Samuel Rogers, Esq. by Lord Byron
December 19
 To Bayard Taylor beyond Us by Paul Hamilton Hayne
December 20
 The Little Church round the Corner by A. E. Lancaster
December 21
 A Nocturnal upon St. Lucie’s Day by John Donne
 The Winter Solstice by Edith Thomas
 The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers in New England by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
December 22
 Oh May I Join the Choir Invisible by George Eliot
 George Eliot by James Ashcroft Noble
 Shan Van Vocht, Anonymous
December 23
 Savannah by Alethea S. Burroughs
December 24
 Adsum by Richard Henry Stoddard
 A Christmas Hymn by Alfred Domett
 A Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore
 Christmas Eve, London “Public Opinion”
December 25
 The Eve of Mary by Nora Hopper Chesson
 A Christmas Song by Tudor Jenks
 The Mahogany Tree by William Makepeace Thackeray
 A Hymn on the Nativity of My Saviour by Ben Jonson
 The End of the Play by William Makepeace Thackeray
 Christmas Night of ’62 by W. Gordon McCabe
December 26
 The Battle of Trenton, Anonymous
December 27
 Charles Lamb by Pakenham Beatty
 To the Sister of “Elia” by Walter Savage Landor
December 28
 The Death of Queen Mary, Old Ballad
December 29
 To Carmen Sylva by Emma Lazarus
December 30
 Blücher on the Rhine by August Kopisch
 On His Marriage to Mary Godwin by Percy Bysshe Shelley
 Wicliffe by William Wordsworth
December 31
 Montgomery at Quebec by Clinton Scollard
 New Year’s Eve by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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