Table of Contents

I. The Medieval Era

Anonymous Ballads
Thomas the Rhymer
King Henry
The Wife of Usher’s Well
The Twa Corbies
The Gypsy Countess
Tam Lin

Anonymous Lyrics
Corpus Christi Carol
The Maid of the Moor

Dunbar, William (1460?-?)
Lament for the Makers

II. Renaissance and Restoration

George Peele (1556-1596)
Bethsabe’s Song
The Voice from the Well

Chidiock Tichborne (1558?-1586)
On the Eve of his Execution

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Fairy Songs
Ophelia’s Song
Ariel’s Song
“Fear no more the heat o’ the sun”

Thomas Campion (1567–1619)
A Hymn in Praise of Neptune

Ben Jonson (1573-1637)
Hymn to Diana

John Fletcher (1579–1625)
Aspatia’s Song
Hymn to Pan

Richard Corbet (1582-1635)
The Fairies’ Farewell

Robert Herrick (1591-1674)
The Hag

III. The Augustan Age

Thomas Gray (1716–1771)
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
The Fatal Sisters

William Collins (1721-1759)
Ode to Fear

IV. The Romantic Era

William Blake (1757-1827)
The Sick Rose
A Poison Tree
The Tyger

William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
The Seven Sisters; or, The Solitude of Binnorie
The Faëry Chasm
“The world is too much with us; late and soon”
Lucy Gray; or, Solitude

Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
Proud Maisie

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
Kubla Khan

Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)

Caroline Southey (1787–1854)
To Death

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)
Hymn of Pan
Ozymandias of Egypt

Felicia Hemans (1793-1835)
The Rock of Cader Idris
The Last Song of Sappho

John Keats (1795–1821)
La Belle Dame Sans Merci

Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-1849)
The Phantom-Wooer
Old Adam, The Carrion Crow

V. The Victorian Era

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)
A Musical Instrument

John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)
The Brown Dwarf of Rügen

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
The Raven
Annabel Lee
The Haunted Palace
To Helen

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
The Mermaid
The Merman
The Lady of Shalott
Blow, Bugle, Blow

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)
The Broomstick Train, or The Return of the Witches

Sir Samuel Ferguson (1810-1886)
The Fairy Thorn

Charles Kingsley (1819-1875)
The Sands of Dee

James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)
The Sirens

Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)
The Forsaken Merman

Sydney Dobell (1824–1874)
The Ballad of Keith of Ravelston

William Allingham (1824-1889)
The Fairies
The Ruined Chapel
The Witch-Bride
The Maids of Elfin-Mere
Twilight Voices

George Meredith (1828–1909)
Lucifer in Starlight

Dora Sigerson Shorter (1829-1862)
The Watcher in the Woods

Alexander Smith (1829–1867)

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
“Witchcraft has not a pedigree”
“The bat is dun with wrinkled wings”
“I heard a fly buzz when I died”
“Because I could not stop for Death”
“The only ghost I ever saw”

Christina Rossetti (1830–1894)
Goblin Market

Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)

Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel (1834–1894)
The Water-Nymph and the Boy

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (1840-1922)
The Desolate City

Arthur William Edgar O’Shaughnessy (1844–1881)

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889)
Spring and Fall: To a Young Child
A Vision of the Mermaids

James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916)
Little Orphan Annie

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
Heather Ale

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
The Dole of the King’s Daughter
Santa Decca
In the Forest
The Sphinx

Fiona MacLeod (William Sharp) (1855-1905)
The Hills of Ruel

Lizette Woodworth Reese (1856-1935)
The Singer

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)
A Tragedy
The Inner Room
The Old Huntsman
The Passing

Mary Coleridge (1861-1907)
The Other Side of a Mirror
The Witch
The White Women
Master and Guest

VI. The Modern Era

Edith Wharton (1862-1937)
All Souls

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
The Stolen Child
The Man Who Dreamed of Faeryland
The Song of Wandering Aengus
A Faery Song

Ethna Carbery (Anna MacManus) (1866-1902)
The Curse of Mora
The Well o’ the World’s End
The Love-Talker

Ernest Dowson (1867-1900)
The Three Witches

Charlotte Mew (1869-1928)
The Farmer’s Bride
The Changeling

Walter de la Mare (1873-1956)
Song of the Mad Prince
All That’s Past

Robert Frost (1874-1963)
Ghost House

Harold Monro (1879-1932)
Overheard on a Salt Marsh

Alfred Noyes (1880-1959)
A Song of Sherwood
The Young Friar
The Island Hawk
The Bell
The Elfin Artist
The Loom of Years
The Highwayman

James Joyce (1882-1941)
“I hear an army charging upon the land”
She Weeps Over Rahoon

F.J. Patmore (1883-1892)
The White Owl

Viola Meynell (1885–1956)
The Frozen Ocean

Francis Ledwidge (1887-1917)
The Wife of Llew
The Shadow People

Walter J. Turner (1889–1946)

Conrad Aiken (1889-1973)
The Vampire

Elizabeth Coatsworth (1893-1986)
Wise Sarah and the Elf
On a Night of Snow

Robert Graves (1895-1985)
A Frosty Night
The Troll’s Nosegay
Welsh Incident
The Sirens’ Welcome to Cronos
The White Goddess

Ruth Mather Skidmore (1913-2002)

Leah Bodine Drake (1914-1964)
They Run Again