LYRICS

—ON—

FREEDOM, LOVE AND DEATH*


BY THE LATE


GEORGE FREDERICK CAMERON


EDITED BY HIS BROTHER



CHARLES J. CAMERON, M.A.

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, KINGSTON

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Printed at the Daily News Office, Kingston, 1887.


 

Contents.

PREFACE
HIS LIFE

DEDICATION


LYRICS ON FREEDOM
I. 
CUBA
    Proem
    She is Not Mine
    My Political Faith
    Justice
    Forward!
    But Words
    Defeated Oft
    Columbia vs. Freedom
    Nay, Strike Again
    The Cuban Dead
    ’Tis Done!
    Take Heart!
    Ave Atque Vale
II. 
RUSSIA
    Alexis Romanoff
    The “Divine Right”
    Columbia—Russia!
    What Means This Pageantry?
    Our Poets
    The Czar
    To The Czar
    The Czar
III. 
FRANCE
    The Sky is Dim
    The Future
    In After Days
IV. 
COLUMBIA
    Columbia
    Our Hero Dead
    Bunker Hill
V. 
ERIN

LRYICS ON LOVE
    Thou Goest Thy Way
    Love’s Decease
    Beneath The Roses
    Forgive Thee
    Remember Thee
    The Defeat of Love
    To Adelle
    Epimetheus
    Thou Hast Done It—Not I
    I Thought that Time
    June
    Relics
    Amoris Finis
    Forgetting
    Farewell!
    In Dreams
    To Miss Iasigi
    Bon Voyage
    The Beacon Hill Coquette
    I Saw Your Beauty
    My Southern Nights
    I Cannot Kiss This Stranger
    The Dreams that Have Faded
    Apart
    Aperotos
    To Isabel
    Lurline
    Thou Art Like Earth
    Song
    Love. To——
    A Welcome
    Then—and Now
    We Met, We Parted. To——
    Is It My Fate? To——
    True Love and Tried
    By The Fountain
    Shall This, Too, Fail Me?
    Consistency
    My Life
    What New Found Pain is This
    Cursed be the Bigotry
    Would I Drink It?
    The Common Fate
    My Love-compelling Love
    Thou Art My Friend?
    “Away from Me.”
    Is There a God?
    Is The God?
    To a Coquette
    Passion
    Why Fruitlessly Mourn We?
    Bring a Fitting Shroud!
    ’Tis Strange, You Think
    Nay, I May Never Love Again!
    My Marriage Morning
    A Question
    True Love
    First Love
    All I Ask
    Standing on Tiptoe

ADELPHI

LYRICS IN PLEASANT PLACES AND OTHER PLACES
    Wisdom—A Sonnet
    Downs and Ups
    Anticipation
    Past and Future
    The Best Philosophy
    With a Faith
    At the Cross-roads
    On Life’s Sea
    All Heart Sick
    The Roses and Thorns of Life
    The Mayflower
    Edgar Allan Poe
    Quid Refert?
    When Every Hope
    On——
    On McDonald Clarke
    To——
    A Face
    John Milton
    Three Sonnets. On Leaving Nova Scotia, 1874
    True Greatness
    To John Rhode. A Postal
    Tybee
    Insulæ Fortunatæ
    To My Brother Charley
    The Golden Text
    The “Week” vs. Wendell Phillips
    Man, Boast Not of Thy Friends
    Discontent
    To Wendell Phillips
    My Faith
    I Am Young
    The Poet’s Reason
    To the West Wind
    To Louise
    Sic Transit
    What They Meant
    The Way of the World
    O Lady Fair and Debonair
    Bunker Hill, 1885
    Hopes and Fears
    Oh, Never May the Shadow of the Past. To——
    As Some Swift Star. To——
    “Our Boys”
    Ere the Moon that Wanes
    They Say I Sing Too Sad a Strain
    To John Carruthers, Esq., Glenvale
    Lord Byron
    With All My Singing
    To Charley
    To My Daughter Jessie
    The Days of Long Ago
    Because!
    The Land of Dreams

YSOLTE

LYRICS ON DEATH
 
    An Answer
    Rest
    Shelley
    Dead!
    Untimely
    On the Death of a Child
    In Memoriam
    Death
    A Year After. A Sonnet
    In Memoriam
    From the Sea

SACRED
    Lord God Almighty
    He is Risen

HIS LAST LYRICS
    Beyond the Utmost Doubts and Deeps
    To God the Auditor of all Accounts
    What Matters it?
    My Fate.—His Last Poem

L’ENVOI. TO THE POETS OF THE PAST AND FUTURE
    The Past
    The Future

 


 

* Click here to read “Charles J. Cameron’s Emendations and Annotations to Lyrics on Freedom, Love and Death by George Frederick Cameron” by D.M.R. Bentley. [back]