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The Poems

Samuel Rogers

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, MDCCCXLII

Physical Description

304 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

General Note

Frontispiece portrait of the author by Sir Thomas Lawrence PRA, engraved by William Finden


The Pleasures of memory -- Human life -- An Epistle to a friend -- Jacqueline -- Ode to superstition -- Written to be spoken in a theatre -- On … Asleep -- From a Greek epigram -- From Euripedes -- From an Italian sonnet -- A character -- Captivity -- Farewell -- The sailor -- To an old oak -- To two sisters -- On a tear -- To a voice that had been lost -- The boy of Egremond -- Written in a sick chamber -- To … on the death of her sister -- To a friend on his marriage -- To the youngest daughter of a lady -- The Alps at day-break -- Written at midnight -- To … -- To the torso -- A wish -- To the gnat -- An epitaph on a Robin-Redbreast -- An Italian song -- To the butterfly -- Written in the Highlands of Scotland -- Inscription in the Crimea -- Inscription for a temple -- Written in 1834 -- Inscription for Stratfield Saye -- Reflections -- Written at Dropmore -- Written in July 1834 -- Written in Westminster Abbey -- The voyage of Columbus


Further information about the publication of Samuel Rogers's Italy and The Poems, and their illustrations, particulary by Turner, can be found here: J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours (Tate website).

Copy Note

The front pastedown carries a book sellers ticket lettered `Wareing Webb, Stationer and Printer, Castle Street, Liverpool'

Binding Note

Original cream cloth covers, printed in gold on upper cover, spine and lower cover. Spine lettered 'Roger's Poems'


Poems - English - 19th century
Steel engravings - England - 19th century
Illustrated books - England - 1830


J.M.W. Turner RA, draughtsman
Thomas Stothard RA, draughtsman
John Flaxman RA, draughtsman
William Finden, engraver
Edward Goodall, engraver
Henry Le Keux, engraver
Robert Wallis, engraver
Daniel Allen, engraver
Francis Engleheart, engraver
James Henry Watt, engraver
Edward Moxon, publisher
Bradbury and Evans (London), printer