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The stuffed owl : an anthology of bad verse /

selected and arranged by D.B. Wyndham Lewis and Charles Lee ; introduction by Billy Collins.

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Names: Lewis, D. B. Wyndham | Lee, Charles,
Published: New York : New York Review Books, 2003.
Series: New York Review Books classics.
Topics: Bathetic poetry, English. | Bathetic poetry, Scottish. | Bathetic poetry, American. | Poetry.
Genres: Bathetic poetry. | Bathetic poetry.
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Preface -- Proem -- Hors-d'oeuvre 1 -- Hors-d'oeuvre 2 -- An archangel's toilet ; Yoickes! Gone away! / Abraham Cowley (1618-67) -- The body : a fancy ; No doubt ; From "Nature's dessert" ; A posset for nature's breakfast / Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1624-74) -- The return of Charles II ; The English fleet goes out ; The faculty at work ; To account rendered / John Dryden (1631-1700) -- The wonder ; Short curse / John Banks (ft. 1677-96) -- On his mistress drowned / Thomas Sprat (1635-1713) -- Heavy going ; The blue pencil / John Sheffield, Duke of Buckinghamshire (1648-1721) -- Ode upon the New Year / Nahum Tate (1652-1715) -- The chase of the metaphor ; From the Psalms ; From the Book of Job ; The crystal palaces ; Possibilities / Sir Richard Blackmore (d. 1729) -- Rosamond's song ; King Henry's song / Joseph Addison (1672-1719)) -- Mr. Gunston is shown round heaven ; A polyglot in paradise ; Mr. Mead, Mr. Bates, and Mr. Gouge ; Mrs. Warner arrives above ; On the landing of William III / Isaac Watts (1674-1748) -- From the New Year's ode, 1731 ; From the birthday ode, 1732 ; From another, 1743 / Colley Cibber (1671-1757).
Salute to property ; Ode to Miss Margaret Pulteney ; To the right Hon. Robert Walpole, Esq. / Ambrose Philips (1674-1749) -- Nature queries / John, Lord Hervey (1696-1743) -- Rustic interior ; Advice to the stout ; The gastric muse ; On washing ; On feather beds / John Armstrong (1709-79) -- A submarine jaunt ; Seascape ; A runcible thought ; "Sting her up!" -- From the "Ode to the King" ; From "Ocean, an ode" -- To a solemn musick -- Final pæan ; Ye nations, tremble! Parliament has met ; With a yo, ho, ho ; La pudeur Française / Edward Young (1683-1765) -- Pastoral ; The insensible Hottentot ; The house beautiful ; Leeds for pleasure / John Dyer (1700-58) -- Home industries first ; Goats and botanists ; The chase of Jessy / William Shenstone (1714-63) -- Le spleen / Joseph Warton (1722-1800) -- Bryan and Pereene ; Crescendo ; The shame of France ; Advice to slave-owners ; Call to the muse / James Grainer (1721-67) -- Of George, and property / Thomas Warton, the Younger (1728-90) -- Il latte / Edward Jerningham (1727-1812) -- Hops and props ; The nail in the grass / Christopher Smart (1722-71).
Entry of the villagers ; Cause and effect ; A sombre moment / Oliver Goldsmith (1728-74) -- Females, sacred and profane / John Duncombe (1729-86) -- Eliza at the battle ; Fine figure of a nymph ; "Ae fond kiss, and then-- " ; The maiden truffle ; The birth of KNO₃ / Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) -- Mr. Baker is well ; Miss Hoyland is coy ; Mr. Smith is dead / Thomas Chatterton (1752-70) -- A business man's lair ; The Baileys ; A bright morning ; Invitation to the waltz / George Crabbe (1754-1832) -- Verses on the death of Sir James Hunter Blair / Robert Burns (1759-96) -- Elegy written after reading the "Sorrows of Werter" ; The rush to the lakes ; Some terrify lions ; The poet is piqued ; The tiff / Robert Merry ("Della Crusca") (1755-98) -- Off duty ; The well-aimed tear / Hannah Cowley ("Anna Matilda") (1743-1809) -- Moods ; Notice to tourists / Della Cruscans (fl. 1785-92) -- The temple of chastity ; The vest of Myrtle / Mary Robinson ("Perdita") (1758-1800) -- Virtue protests ; Ratiocinative ; The affectionate heart / Joseph Cottle (1770-1853).
George III enters paradise / Robert Southey (1774-1843) -- Lovers' exchange ; Domestic chat ; "What with this and that--" ; Aphrodite Adiposa / James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784-1859) -- The evening stroll ; The evening sin ; Britannia rejecta / Henry Kirke White (1785-1806) -- The tear ; The prisoner scolds ; Cæsar sings / George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824) -- Odd case of Mr. Gill ; (Oxford Street?) ; The aged, aged man ; Asked and answered ; The old huntsman ; Baffled ; The course prescribed ; A mother's quest ; Insensibility ; The stuffed owl ; Decadence ; or The umbrella ; A worm's life not everything ; An experiment that failed / William Wordsworth (1770-1850) -- To some ladies / John Keats (1795-1821) -- The female friend ; The first-rate wife ; The unfortunate gentleman ; From "The rose-covered grave" ; Catastrophe ; The poet questions the ant ; And so home / Cornelius Whur (1782-1853) -- A contretemps ; Proximities ; The once-over / Robert Pollock (1798-1827) -- Get-together song ; Efficiency / Ralph Waldo Emerson 91803-82) -- Oh no! We never mention her ; Something to love ; I'm saddest when I sing ; The soldier's tear ; I'd be a butterfly / Thomas Haynes Bayly (1797-1839) -- Insect affection / Elizabeth Oakes Smith (1806-93) -- Marine vignette ; A request ; Fore and aft ; On the revolution / Robert Montgomery (1807-55).
The Earl and the girl ; A challenge ; Only a thought / Charles Mackay *1814-89) -- Prone ; Bridal ballad ; Eulalie / Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49) -- Miss Adair ; Miss Lee ; A call ; From "The vigil of Aiden" / Thomas Holley Chivers (fl. 1840) -- Snoblesse oblige / Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1809-61) -- Excelsior / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82) -- Lord Stanhope's steamer ; On the cork packet, 1837 ; Great Western days ; The death of Huskisson ; Roses all the way ; The railway boom, 1845 ; A lesson for the proud ; Vision of the world, regenerated by the Gospel and the power of steam / T. Baker (fl. 1837-57) -- Trombone solo ; Live and let live ; Becalmed in the tropics ; A thought ; From "The old arm-chair" ; Entry of the Marines ; A thought / Eliza Cook (1818-89) -- Incident in Italy ; The passing of Arthur ; Pæan / Samuel Carter (fl. 1848-51) -- Portrait of a Victorian author ; The marriage market ; The poor relation ; or, Pious hope frustrated ; The art of giving (1850) / Martin Farquhar Tupper (1810-89).
The Beelah viaduct ; Haloes, not hats ; Mentem mortalia tangunt / John Close (1816-91) -- A timely hint / Sydney Thompson Dobell (1824-74) -- Check to song ; Financial note ; The count and the lady ; Sordid scene / Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, Earl of Lytton ("Owen Meredith") (1831-91) -- A divine mission / George Eveleigh (fl. 1863) -- Disaster at sea ; A state occasion ; The good young squire ; A graceful divine ; A lisp in numbers / Edward Edwin Foot (fl. 1867) -- From "Ashtaroth," a drama ; The fight in the cave ; A warning / Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833-70) -- Steam : the seamy side ; Byron : a critical survey ; A noble structure ; Hic finis rapto ; The poet is scornful ; A call (1876) ; Anti-Bacchics / Julia Moore (1847-1920) -- Ode sung at the opening of the International Exhibition ; The Lord of Burleigh ; Ocean-spoil alive, O! ; Riflemen form ; Iphigenia in extremis / Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-92) -- Postprandial -- Subject index -- Index of authors.
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