Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Complete List of Lord Byron's Poetry, 1807-1824

I should, first of all, apologise for how bare this post will appear. When I couldn't find any complete list of Byron's poetry online I decided to produce the list on my blog, and I had considered decorating it with beautiful photos of his Lordship, but decided against it upon realising that it would be far easier for anybody wishing to copy the list to do so without Byron's face in the way. However, I will leave something very pretty at the end of this very  long list...

Now I stress that this is the complete list as far as the Poetical Works of Lord Byron: Complete In One Volume (Nanu Public Domain Reprints) is concerned. It does not include poems published posthumously; I am working on a list of poems taken from his letters and journals that never printed for public consumption during his lifetime, and these will be collated in another list as soon as possible. Should I (or you!) discover any poems missing from the list I will return to add them accordingly. Over time I shall endeavour to include details regarding date and place of composition for each individual poem, but for now I have just included the publication years for volumes and collections. Please note that this is done in order of publication, and not of composition, to present the poems in the order in which the general public would have enjoyed them.

On that note, I shall thank Byron for his 275 poetic contributions, and leave you with the list!

Amy x


  1. 'On the Death of a Young Lady, cousin to the author, and very dear to him'
  2. 'To E--'
  3. 'To D--'
  4. 'Epitaph on a Friend'
  5. 'A Fragment'
  6. 'On Leaving Newstead Abbey'
  7. Lines written in 'Letters of an Italian Nun and an English Gentleman; by J. J, Rousseau: founded on Facts'
  8. 'Answer to the foregoing, addressed to Miss--'
  9. Adrian's Address to his Soul when Dying'
  10. Translations from Catullus, Ad Lesbiam
  11. Translations of the 'Epitaph of Virgil and Tibulus, by Domitius Marsus
  12. Imitation of Tibullus, 'Sulpicia ad Cerinthum'
  13. Translation from Catullus, 'Lugete Veneres, Cupidinesque,' &c.
  14. Imitaded from Catuluss, 'To Ellen'
  15. Translation from Horace, 'Justum et tenacem,' &.c
  16. From Anacreon ['I wish to tune my quivering lyre']
  17. From Anacreon ['Twas now the hour when Night had driven']
  18. From the Prometheus Vinctus of Aeschylus
  19. 'To Emma'
  20. 'To M. S. G.' ['Whene'er I view those lips of thine']
  21. 'To Caroline' ['Think'st thou I saw thy beauteous eyes'
  22. 'To Caroline' ['When I hear you express an affection so warm']
  23. 'To Caroline' [Oh! When shall the grave hide forever my sorrows?']
  24. 'Stanzas to a Lady, with the Poems of Cameons'
  25. 'The First Kiss of Love'
  26. 'On a Change of Masters at a great Public School'
  27. 'To the Duke of Dorset'
  28. 'Fragment, written shortly after the Marriage of Miss Chaworth'
  29. 'Granta: A Medley'
  30. 'On a Distant View of the Village and School of Harrow on the Hill'
  31. 'To M--'
  32. 'To Woman'
  33. 'To M. S. G.' ['When I dream that you love me, you'll surely forgive']
  34. 'To Mary, on receiving her Picture'
  35. 'To Lesbia'
  36. 'Lines addressed to a Young Lady, who was alarmed at the Sound of a Bullet hissing near her'
  37. 'Love's Last Adieu'
  38. 'Damaetas'
  39. 'To Marion'
  40. 'To a Lady, who presented to the Author a Lock of Hair, braided with his own, and appointed a night in December to meet him in the Garden'
  41. 'Oscar of Alva: A Tale'
  42. 'The Episode of Nisus and Euryalus'
  43. Translation from the Medea of Euripides
  44. 'Thoughts Suggested by a College Examination'
  45. 'To a beautiful Quaker'
  46. 'The Cornelian'
  47. 'An Occasional Prologue to 'The Wheel of Fortune''
  48. 'On the Death of Mr Fox'
  49. 'The Tear'
  50. 'Reply to some Verses of J. M. B. Pigot, Esq.. on the Cruelty of his Mistress'
  51. 'To the Sighing Strephon'
  52. 'To Eliza'
  53. 'Lachin y Gar'
  54. 'To Romance'
  55. 'Answer to some Verses sent by a Friend to the Author, complaining that one of his Descriptions was rather too warmly drawn'
  56. 'Elegy on Newstead Abbey'
  57. 'Childish Recollections'
  58. 'Answer to a beautiful Poem, entitled 'The Common Lot''
  59. 'To a Lady who presented the Author with the Velvet Band which bound her Tresses'
  60. 'Remembrance'
  61. 'Lines addressed to the Rev. J. T, Becher, on his advising the Author to mix more with Society'
  62. 'The Death of Calmar and Orla: An Imitation of Macpherson's Ossian'
  63. 'L'Amitie est l'Amour sans Ailes'
  64. 'The Prayer of Nature'
  65. 'To Edward Noel Long, Esq.'
  66. 'Oh! Had my fate been join'd with thine!'
  67. 'I would I were a careless Child'
  68. 'When I roved a young Highlander'
  69. 'To George, Earl Delawarr'
  70. 'To the Earl of Clare'
  71. 'Lines Written beneath an Elm in the Churchyard of Harrow'

  1. English Bards and Scotch Reviewers: A Satire

  1. Hints from Horace: Being an Allusion in English Verse, to the Epistle 'Ad Pisones, De Arte Poetica'

  1. The Curse of Minerva

  1. 'To Iolanthe'
  2. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

THE WALTZ [1813][written 1812]
  1. The Waltz: An Apostrophic Hymn

  1. The Giaour

  1. The Bride of Abydos: A Turkish Tale

THE CORSAIR [1814] [written 1813]
  1. The Corsair

LARA [1814]
  1. Lara

  1. 'Ode to Napoleon Bonaparte'

  1. 'She Walks in Beauty'
  2. 'The Harp the Monarch Minstrel Swept'
  3. 'If that High World'
  4. 'The Wild Gazelle'
  5. 'Oh! Weep for Those!'
  6. 'On Jordan's Banks'
  7. 'Jephtha's Daughter'
  8. 'Oh! Snatched Away in Beauty's Bloom'
  9. 'My Soul is Dark'
  10. 'I Saw Thee Weep'
  11. 'Thy Days are Done'
  12. 'Song of Saul before his last Battle'
  13. 'Saul'
  14. 'All is Vanity, saith the Preacher'
  15. 'When Coldness Wraps This Suffering Clay'
  16. 'Vision of Belshazzar'
  17. 'Sun of the Sleepless!'
  18. 'Were my Bosom as False as thou Deem'st it to be'
  19. 'Herod's Lament for Mariamne'
  20. 'On the Day of Destruction of Jerusalem by Titus'
  21. 'By the Rivers of Babylon we sat down and Wept'
  22. 'The Destruction of Sennacherib'
  23. 'A Spirit pass'd before me'

THE SIEGE OF CORINTH [1816] [begun 1815]
  1. The Siege of Corinth

  1. 'Fare thee Well'
  2. 'A Sketch'
  3. 'Stanzas to Augusta' ['When all around grew drear and dark']
  4. 'Stanzas to Augusta' ['Though the Day of my Destiny's over']
  5. 'Epistle to Augusta'
  6. 'Lines on Hearing that Lady Byron was Ill'

  1. 'Monody on the Death of the Right Hon. R. B. Sheridan'

THE DREAM [1816]
  1. 'The Dream'

  1. The Prisoner of Chillon
  2. 'Sonnet to Chillon'

  1. The Parisina

  1. 'The Lament of Tasso

MANFRED [1817] [written 1816-1817]
  1. Manfred

BEPPO [1818] [written 1817]
  1. Beppo: A Venetian Story

MAZEPPA [1819] [written 1818]
  1. Mazeppa

  1. 'Ode on Venice'

  1. Dedication
  2. The Prophecy of Dante

  1. The Morgante Maggiore of Pulci

  1. 'Francesca of Rimini'

  1. Sardanapalus: A Tragedy

  1. The Two Foscari: An Historical Tragedy

CAIN [1821]
  1. Cain: A Mystery

  1. Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice; An Historical Tragedy

  1. The Vision of Judgement

WERNER [1822]
  1. Werner: Or, the Inheritance: A Tragedy

HEAVEN AND EARTH [1822] [written 1821]
  1. Heaven and Earth: A Mystery

THE AGE OF BRONZE [April 1823]
  1. The Age of Bronze: Or, Carmen Seculare et Annus Haud Mirabilis

THE BLUES: A LITERARY ECLOGUE [1823] [written 1821]
  1. The Blues: A Literary Eclogue

THE DEFORMED TRANSFORMED [1824] [begun 1821]
  1. The Deformed Transformed: A Drama

THE ISLAND [1824] [written 1823]
  1. The Island; Or, Christian and his Comrades

  1. 'The Adieu, Written under the Impression that the Author would soon die'
  2. 'To a Vain Lady'
  3. 'To Anne'
  4. 'To the Same' ['Oh, say not, sweet Anne, that the fates have decreed']
  5. 'To the Author of a Sonnet beginning, 'Said is my Verse, you say, and yet no Tear''
  6. 'On finding a Fan'
  7. 'Farewell to the Muse'
  8. 'To an Oak at Newstead'
  9. 'On Revisiting Harrow'
  10. 'Epitaph to John Adams of Southwell, a Carrier, who died of Drunkenness'
  11. 'To my Son'
  12. 'Farewell! If ever fondest Prayer'
  13. 'Bright be the Place of thy Soul'
  14. 'When We Two Parted'
  15. 'To a Youthful Friend'
  16. 'Lines Inscribed Upon a Cup formed from a Skull'
  17. 'Well, thou art Happy!'
  18. 'Inscription on the Monument of a Newfoundland Dog'
  19. 'To a Lady, on being asked my Reason for quitting England in the Spring'
  20. 'Remind me not, Remind me not'
  21. 'There was a Time, I need not Name'
  22. 'And wilt thou weep when I am low?'
  23. 'Fill the Goblet Again: a song'
  24. 'Stanzas to a Lady, on Leaving England'
  25. 'Lines to Mr Hodgson: Written on Board the Lisbon Packet'
  26. 'Lines Written in an Album at Malta'
  27. 'To Florence'
  28. 'Stanzas Composed during a Thunder-storm'
  29. 'Stanzas written on passing the Ambracian Gulf'
  30. 'The Spell is Broke, the Charm is Flown!'
  31. 'Written after swimming from Sestos to Abydos'
  32. 'Lines in the Travellers' Book at Orchomenus'
  33. 'Maid of Athens, ere we part'
  34. 'Translations of the Nurse's Dole in the Medea of Euripides'
  35. 'My Epitaph'
  36. 'Substitute for an Epitaph'
  37. 'Lines written beneath a Picture'
  38. 'Translation of the famous Greek War Song'
  39. 'Translation of the Romaic Song'
  40. 'On Parting'
  41. 'Epitaph for Joseph Blackett, Late Poet and Shoemaker'
  42. 'Farewell to Malta'
  43. 'To Dives: A Fragment'
  44. 'On Moore's Last Operatic Farce, or Farcial Opera'
  45. 'Epistle to a Friend, in answer to some Lines exhorting the Author to be Cheerful, and to 'banish care''
  46. 'To Thyrza'
  47. 'Stanzas' ['Away, away, ye Notes of Wo']
  48. 'Stanzas' ['One Struggle more, and I am free']
  49. 'Euthanasia'
  50. 'And thou art dead, as young and fair'
  51. 'Stanzas' ['If sometimes in the Haunts of Men']
  52. 'On a Cornelian Heart which was broken'
  53. 'Lines from the French'
  54. 'Lines to a Lady Weeping'
  55. 'The Chain I Gave'
  56. 'Lines written on a Blank Leaf of 'The Pleasures of Memory''
  57. 'Address, Spoken at the Opening of Drury Lane Theatre, October 10, 1812'
  58. 'Parenthetical Address, by Dr Plagiary'
  59. 'Verses fund in a Summer-house at Hales Owen'
  60. 'Remember Thee! Remember Thee!'
  61. 'To Time'
  62. 'Translation of a Romaic Love Song'
  63. 'Stanzas' ['Thou art not false']
  64. 'On Being Asked what was the 'Origin of Love''
  65. 'Stanzas' ['Remember him...']
  66. 'On Lord Thurlow's Poems'
  67. 'To Lord Thurlow'
  68. 'To Thomas Moore, Written the Evening before his Visit to Mr Leigh Hunt, in Horsemonger-Lane Jail'
  69. 'Impromptu, in reply to a Friend'
  70. 'Sonnet, to Geneva'
  71. 'Sonnet, to the Same'
  72. 'From the Portuguese'
  73. 'Another Version'
  74. 'The Devil's Drive: An Unfinished Rhapsody'
  75. 'Windsor Poetics'
  76. 'Stanzas for Music' ['I speak not, I trace not']
  77. 'Address intended to be recited at the Caledonian Meeting'
  78. 'Fragment of an Epistle to Thomas Moore'
  79. 'Condolatory Address to Sarah, Countess of Jersey, on the Prince Regent's reutnring her Pictures to Mrs Mee'
  80. 'To Belshazzar'
  81. 'Elegiac Stanzas on the Death of Sir Peter Parker, Bart'
  82. 'Stanzas for Music' ['There's not a Joy the World can give']
  83. 'Stanzas for Music' ['There be none of Beauty's Daughters']
  84. 'On Napoleon's Escape from Elba'
  85. 'Ode from the French' ['We do not curse thee, Waterloo']
  86. 'From the French' ['Must thou go,my glorious Chief?']
  87. 'On the Star of 'The Legion of Honor' from the French'
  88. 'Napoleon's Farewell, from the French'
  89. 'Endorsement to the Deed of Separation,in the April of 1816'
  90. 'Darkness'
  91. 'Churchill's Grave'
  92. 'Prometheus'
  93. 'A Fragment' ['Could I remount the river of my years']
  94. 'Sonnet to Lake Leman'
  95. 'Romance muy Dolorosodel Sitio y Toma de Alhama'
  96. 'A very mournful Ballad on the Siege and Conquest of Alhama'
  97. 'Sonetto di Vittorelli. Per Monaca'
  98. 'Translation from Vittorelli, On a Nun'
  99. 'Stanzas for Music' ['They say that Hope is Happiness']
  100. 'To Thomas Moore' ['My Bark is on the Shore']
  101. 'On the Bust of Helen by Canova'
  102. 'Song for the Luddites'
  103. 'To Thomas Moore' ['What are you doing now?]
  104. 'So we'll go no more a roving'
  105. 'Versicles'
  106. 'To Mr Murray' ['To hook the Reader']
  107. 'Epistle from Mr Murray to Dr Polidori'
  108. 'Epistle to Mr Murray' ['My dear Mr Murray / You're in a damn'd hurry']
  109. 'To Mr Murray' ['Strahan, Tonson, Lintot of the Times']
  110. 'On the Birth of John William Rizzo Hoppner'
  111. 'Stanzas to the Po'
  112. 'Sonnet to George the Fourth, on the Repeal of Lord Edward Fitzgerald's Forfeiture'
  113. 'Epigram from the French of Rulhieres'
  114. 'Stanzas' ['Could love forever']
  115. 'On my Wedding day'
  116. 'Epitaph for William Pitt'
  117. 'Epigram' ['In digging up your Bones, Tom Paine']
  118. 'Stanzas' ['When a Man hath no Freedom to fight for at home']
  119. 'Epigram' ['The World is a Bundle of Hay']
  120. 'The Charity Ball'
  121. 'Epigram on my Wedding Day'
  122. 'On my Thirty-third Birth Day'
  123. 'Epigram on the Braziers' Company'
  124. 'Martial, Lib. I.Epist. I.'
  125. 'Bowles and Campbell'
  126. 'Epigrams on Lord Castlereagh'
  127. 'Epitaph on Lord Castlereagh'
  128. 'John Keats'
  129. 'The Conquest: A Fragment'
  130. 'To Mr Murray' ['For Oxford and for Waldegrave'
  131. 'The Irish Avatar'
  132. 'Stanzas Written on the Road between Florence and Pisa'
  133. 'Stanzas to a Hindoo Air'
  134. 'Impromptu' ['Beneath Blessington's Eyes']
  135. 'To the Countess of Blessington'
  136. 'On this Day I complete my Thirty-Sixth Year'

DON JUAN [1819-1824]
  1. Don Juan
  2. 'Dedication'

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron by Richard Westall, 1813
Lord Byron in Albanian Dress by Thomas Phillips, 1813

Byron by G. H. Harlow, 1815
Lord Byron by William Edward West, 1822