British War Poetry in the Age of Romanticism 1793-1815

An electronic edition of Bennett's collection of 350 poems highlighting the complex attitudes to the wars of the period. Includes Bennett's original introduction & a new bibliography of poems not included in the original edition.

1813.2 - "The Soldier's Adieu"

September, 2004

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1813.2
The Soldier's Adieu
“Junius”
The European Magazine, LXII (February, 1813), p. 141

Farewell to those fields where in childhood I wander'd,
    And fresh as the morning I stray'd unconfin'd;
Farewell to that brook whose stream gently meander'd
    Through the sweet-smiling valley I'm leaving behind.

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1813.13 - "Bonaparte's Bridge, to The Tune of This is the House That Jack Built"

September, 2004

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1813.13
Bonaparte's Bridge,
to The Tune of This is the House That Jack Built

John Ashton
English Caricature and Satire on Napoleon, I, II (London 1884), pp. 162-163

This is the bridge that was blown into air,
These are the Miners who had the care
Of mining the Bridge that was blown into air.[1]

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1813.10 - "Written the Night of the Illuminations For the Battle of Vittoria"

September, 2004

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1813.10
Written the Night of the Illuminations
For the Battle of Vittoria
[1]
“C. E.”
The Morning Chronicle (August 14, 1813)

"Hark! the loud peal, the thund'ring gun,
"Another glorious field is won,
"Another wreath crowns WELLINGTON,
                 "And Freedom's sacred cause.

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