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Subject - History

Poetry is a fossil rock-print of a fin and a wing, with an illegible oath between. - Carl Sandburg


  1. Absalom and Achitophel by John Dryden

    Charles II's illegitimate son plots to overthrow his father

  2. Concord Hymn by Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Sung at the Completion of the Concord Monument, April 19, 1836

  3. Monterey by Charles Fenno Hoffman

    Zachary Taylor's forces attack during the Mexican-American War

  4. A History of England by Rudyard Kipling

    22 poems written for C.R.L. Fletcher's "A History of England"

  5. The Dying Words of Stonewall Jackson by Sidney Lanier
  6. Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    the inspired telling of one of America most memorable historic events

    Listen my children and you shall hear
    Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere

  7. Lays of Ancient Rome by Thomas Babbington Macaulay

    stories of the Roman Empire, with notes by the author

  8. Cromwell's Return by Andrew Marvell
  9. Blake's Victory by Andrew Marvell
  10. On the Painting of the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo
  11. Admiral's All by Henry Newbolt
  12. The Fighting Téméraire by Henry Newbolt
  13. How Cyrus Laid the Cable by John Godfrey Saxe
  14. The Indian's Welcome to the Pilgrim Fathers by Lydia H. Sigourney
  15. Salem by Edmund Clarence Stedman
  16. Barbara Frietchie by John Greenleaf Whittier
  17. When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd by Walt Whitman
  18. London, 1802 by William Wordsworth

    on the state of England in the early 19th century

The subject indexes are a wonderful way to browse Poets' Corner, leading you to works you might not find any other way. I hope also that they can help the site to seem less overwhelming than it might at first. If you have suggestions or comments about the Subject Indicies please contact Jon Lachelt.

The quotes from Carl Sandburg on the heading of some of the subject pages are from his book of poems, Good Morning America.

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