Songs o’ the South [by William Blocksidge, 1908]

[Editor: This book by William Blocksidge (also known as William Baylebridge) was published in 1908.]

Front cover of Songs o’ the South, by William Blocksidge, 1908

Songs o’ the South

By

William Blocksidge


Contents

Dedication

SONGS —
Alpha and Omega
“Power is Mine!”
Woodland Song
Temptation
Forester’s Song
The New Pan
An Outcast
To a Child
In the Woods
Spanish Battle Song
A Fool to his Folly
Song of the Storm King
The Reaper
Cradle Song
Away, O Folly!
Nocte Intempesta
To a Star
Father Sans
When Spring is Born
Lullaby
The Black Horseman
Retrospection
Twilight
My Love
Youth
The Prayer and the Reply
God’s Greatest Gift

HEART-SONGS —
I. A Prayer
II. Winter in Spring
III. To Love
IV. With a Rose
V. The Sacred Flame
VI. My Amorette
VII. To —— [page 26]
VIII. My Love is a Country Lass
IX. The Love I Bear to Thee
X. To —— [page 28]
XI. Love’s Autumn
XII. On Parting
XIII. The Token
XIV. To-night I Long for Thee
XV. Absence
XVI. True Love
XVII. Maid with Azure Eyes
XVIII. To —— [page 33]
XIX. My Love’s Glances
XX. Dear Heart, with Thee
XXI. Hopeless Love
XXII. At a Deathbed
XXIII. Alone
XXIV. Dirge
XXV. Send, O Cynthia!
XXVI. The Vale of Tears
XXVII. The Dead Love

SONNETS —
Life and Death
By the Sea
On Finding One’s Faith
Moreton Bay
Freedom or Death
On the Power in Nature
On Viewing a Beautiful Picture in the Art Gallery, Sydney
From St. Killian’s Hill
In a Storm
A Rural Wedding
To the Southern Cross
Toil’s Guerdon
Sunrise
Anger
On Fools
The Angler
Morning
Noon
Night
Withered Shame
In the Moonlight
Youthful Folly
Reunion
Sloth’s Avenger
The Music of God’s Law
To Disappointment
To Matrimony
The Life in Death [page 52]
To a Charitable Lady Friend
Thoughts on my Birthday
On Love
To the Memory of Captain N. M. Schmidt
St. Helena

MISCELLANEOUS VERSES —
The Thief and the Child
Moonlight on Moreton Bay
Brisbane
Seddon, Farewell!
A Bush Grave
Sunset from Moreton Bay
On the Death of a Rare Old Friend
A Woman’s Love
The Mutability of Love
Doctor Purgem’s Proem to a Metrical Lecture on Morals
In a Graveyard
The Keynote of Australia’s Destiny
The Preacher in the Park
The Spirit of the Woods
A Nation’s Strength

EPIGRAMS —
Bloated Arrogance
Bought and Sold
The Discord of Man’s Life
Verbosity Astray
Peace
Heredity
Scandal
The Vital Pinch
Unknown Influence
Protest to an Author
To a Plausible Arguer
Be Persistent!
The Goal
Unsympathy
The Knight-Errant’s Finest Gold
On Reading
The Life in Death [page 81]
Low Desire, the Opportune Pimp
Man his own Gauge
The Dead Half

METRICAL EXERCISES —
To the Supposed Fair
A Vale I Know
A Love Song
I Love the Roses Red
Gray Eyes



London:
Watts & Co.,
17, Johnson’s Court, Fleet Street, E.C.
1908



Printed by Watts and Co., 17, Johnson’s Court, Fleet Street, London, E.C.



Source:
William Blocksidge, Songs o’ the South, London: Watts, 1908

Editor’s notes:
Pages ii, iv, viii, 22, 56, and 82 are blank pages.

This book includes two poems called “The Life in Death”, printed on pages 52, and 81, as well as three poems called “To ——”, printed on pages 26, 28, and 33; therefore, the relevant page numbers for each of these poems have been included in this list of contents, so that readers may easily differentiate between them.

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