Series 4
Poetry
Box 7, BV3-4

Index
Box Folder Content
7 1 Indexes and poem lists
Individual poems: A-G
7 2 Abide with me…
7 2 Acrostic
7 2 The Age of Legs (1879)
7 2 The Anarchists (December 1887)
7 2 The Ancient Gunner and Sparrow (1885) ("To my brother George, who went on a gunning expedition in his 74th year")
7 2 The Angel's Flower Mission
- - The Arrest of Jefferson Davis; or the Termination of the Sectional War (February 1885) [clipping] [See Civilization-The Millionaire's Daughter clipping]
7 2 Baltimore's Birth-Day-Air [clipping]
7 2 Beauty, Love and Reason
7 2 Blind Boy's Lament
7 2 Bombardment of Fort M'Henry, September 13-14, 1814 ("Written at the request of the Committee of Arrangements of the Armistead Monument Association, and delivered on the 12th of September, 1982") [clipping]
7 2 The Buried Miners (1886)
7 2 The Centennial 4th of July
7 2 A Century and a Half Ago (Baltimore, 1880)
- - The Children [See Man-Worship]
7 2 Civilization-The millionaire's daughter, manuscript and clipping
- - Civilizing the Soudan (Baltimore, April 1885) [clipping] [See Civilization-The Millionaire's Daughter clipping]
7 2 Clifton and the University
7 2 Croakers
7 2 Cuba (1873)
7 2 The Dead Wife-A Metrical transcript of a letter from a friend
7 2 The Deserted Cottage-A war sketch
7 2 Dirge of the Locust (1884)
7 2 Drifting Away
7 2 Duett Baton & Marie
7 2 Dynamite
- - The Earthquake-A new theory (Baltimore, September 1886) [clipping] [See Second Love-To Allie]
7 2 The Earthquake-Old Joe's dilemma
7 2 The Engraver
7 2 Epigrams [includes Epitaph on a Cobbler, The City Council Deadlock, The Belknap Scandal, On the American New Building, Walking Women in Beer Saloons, Confusion in the Bee-hive, Irish Punning, and The Emma Mine Scandal]
7 2 The Fall of Khartoum on the Night of January 27th, 1885
- - The Fireman's Call (1854) [See The Widow]
7 2 The Flies of 1889 (Baltimore, August [1889])
7 2 The Flood of June
7 2 Gone Away (1869)
Poems: H-O
7 3 The Happy Days of Old
7 3 Harp of Columbia
- - The Heart's Dearest Treasure (1824) [See Resquiescat in Pace]
7 3 Hell Gate
7 3 Home (1824)
- - Hon. Jefferson Davis (Baltimore, September 1886) [clipping] [See Second Love-To Allie]
- - I Wonder [See To Be Admired verso]
7 3 The Inauguration of Grover Cleveland as President of the United States in 1885, and Consequent Triumph of the Democratic Party after a Lapse of 24 Years (Baltimore, March 6, 1885)
7 3 The Java Earthquake of 1884
- - Katy-did [See To Charles Grobe, on his Opus 1,000]
7 3 Kennesaw [Battle in June 1864]
7 3 Kissing
7 3 Liberty Enlightening the World ("Written as an appeal to the people of the United States to contribute towards the fund for the construction of a pedestal for the statue presented by the people of France to be placed in the harbor of the city of New York, 1885.")
7 3 Little by Little
7 3 The Lone Fisherman
7 3 Lost-An Acrostic
7 3 The Lost Ocean Steamer-Telling the story of the gallant Hearndon
- - Lost to Us (1885) (written during visit to graves of his mother and sister) [clipping] [See Baltimore's Birth-Day-Air]
7 3 The Love Spell
7 3 Lovely Estelle-ballad (To Miss E. Desara Bell)
7 3 The Magic Belt-A German legend (published in Shadows on the Wall)
7 3 Man-Worship
7 3 Memories that Cling to the Heart
7 3 Morning Glories ("On receiving a bouquet of frost-bitten morning glories from a little girl.")
7 3 Mrs. Clara E. Tyler, Philadelphia
7 3 The Muster Drum of Freedom
- - My "Baby Wife" [See Dirge of the Locust]
7 3 Names
7 3 The Nation is Safe ("To State Senator Joseph S. Allston, of St. Mary's Co., Maryland, after the exiting Presidential election of 1884.")
7 3 The Nation's Shame (Baltimore, October 12, 1883) [See Our Nation's Glory]
7 3 Nothing to Do ("To a brother poet who complained of having nothing to do")
7 3 Notice
Poems: O-R
- - Ode for the Fourth of July, 1857 [See To Gabriel Ravel]
7 4 Ode-On the opening of the Confederate Home, June 27, 1888 (Baltimore, 22nd, 1888)
7 4 Ode to the Mechanic Arts [includes Song of the Bell, Song of the Forge, and Song of the Telegraph]
7 4 Old Age and Youth
7 4 The Old Borderman-A brief lyrical history of Ossawattomie Brown
7 4 Old Joe's Lament on Christmas Eve
7 4 Old Sol (1878)
7 4 On the Death of Daniel Webster (1861)
7 4 The Oriole ("The celebration of the Oriole Association took place in October of the year 1881. The nation was then mourning the death of President Garfield, who died September the 19th, the same year. Notwithstanding the gloom which pervaded the population, the pageant was a grand affair in every feature.")
7 4 Our Club-A convivial song in the olden style
7 4 Our Nation's Glory (Baltimore, October 1883) [clipping]
7 4 Our Navy
7 4 The Oyster-dredger's Story
7 4 Passing Away
- - The Pet Plant-A fable [See The Love Spell verso]
7 4 The Pleiades-Seven sisters of Locust Level, Virginia
- - Played Out [See Hell Gate]
7 4 Poe Interviewed in Dream-land-A parody [of "The Raven"] [2 versions] (Harford County, Maryland, 1884)
- - Power and Beauty [See The Lone Fisherman]
7 4 Prayer
7 4 Preaching of Flowers (1853, recalled 1982)
7 4 Respect for Old Age [two copies]
7 4 Resquiescat in Pace ("Suggested on witnessing the 'Memorial Ceremonies' in a Southern city after the close of the war")
Poems: S-T
7 5 A Sabbath Morning in the Country
7 5 Santa Claus Letter to Children
7 5 Second Love-To Allie [clipping]
7 5 She Got the Right One
7 5 The Shenandoah Flood
7 5 The Skeptic Rebuked
7 5 The Soldier's Burial
7 5 Song [Come, brothers send the bottle round...]
7 5 Song [In a lone shady spot where the Santee River flows...]
7 5 Song [The moonbeams sparkle on the lake...]
7 5 Song-Dreams of My Youthful Days
7 5 Song-You Remember
7 5 Song of a King-Crab
7 5 Song of the American Girl (Baltimore, November 1889) ("About fifty years ago I published a song with the above title. I now give them a new one.")
7 5 The Song of the Grays-Air
7 5 Song of the Quadruple
7 5 The Soul's Rest
7 5 The Speculative Mourners [funeral for General Ulysses Grant] (1885)
7 5 Stanzas-Alone
7 5 The Star of Bethlehem
7 5 Striking (1886) [clipping] [See also Second Love-To Allie]
7 5 The Sunday Law
7 5 Swearing Off (1886)
7 5 Then spake the heav'n born one…
7 5 Thoughts on the New Year-Life's morning, noon and night
7 5 To - Written for Mr. Welsh (November 1865)
7 5 To a Brother Southern Poet-James Hungerford
- - To a Lady Friend-On the death of her three lovely daughters [See The Pleiades]
7 5 To Be Admired
- - To C-M-on his being Wedded to Miss Mary Bell [See To Charles Grobe, on his Opus 1,000]
7 5 To Charles Grobe, on his Opus 1,000 [popular piano composer]
7 5 To Estella (1835)
7 5 To Gabriel Ravel
7 5 To Minnie
7 5 To Miss-On reaching her 20th birthday
7 5 To Mrs. Ella Maude Moore (May 1889)
7 5 To My Grandson (1884)
7 5 To Stella-An Acrostic
- - To T-S- [See The Oriole]
7 5 To Tom, the Blind Negro Pianist
7 5 The Tramp's Reverie
Poems: U-W
7 6 The Union
7 6 The Unknown Sea (Baltimore, July 1885)
- - Virginia in the Union (1869) [See Gone Away]
- - What the Old Man Has to Do [See Old Sol]
7 6 When Absent From Thee-Song (1882)
7 6 Whispers and Sighs-Ballad
7 6 The White Elephant
7 6 The Widow
7 6xz The Wind and the Telegraph Wire
- - Wit, Reason and Folly [See To Stella-An Acrostic]
7 6 The World's Charity
7 7 Fragments, etc.
Poetry Group 1
7 8 Father, Son and Holy Ghost [1]
7 8 Christmas Carol [1]
7 8 God [2-3]
7 8 The Creation of Man [4-6]
7 8 The Pilgrim's Rest [6-7]
7 8 The Death and Resurrection of Jairus' Daughter [7-8]
Poetry Group 2
7 9 An Enigma [1]
7 9 The Lone Oak Tree (circa 1880) [2-3]
7 9 Education [3-4]
7 9 Time and Eternity [4-5]
7 9 The Forty-niner [5-6]
Poetry Group 3 [Probably two separate poetry collections. The numbers in brackets denote Hewitt's original numbering system]
7 10 The Pennsylvania Farmer and the Tramp [1]
7 10 The Festive Mosquito [2]
7 10 Baltimore Awakened [2]
7 10 The Philosophy of Angling-A fable [4]
7 10 Delmonico and Rothschild [5]
7 10 The City of Poles [6]
7 10 The Tramp and the Princess [7]
7 10 Lager Beer ("The sales of lager beer in the United States during the year 1881 aggrigated 15,885,749 barrels, or 570,000,000 gallons. Druid Lake, Baltimore, which has an area of 53 acres, and is 2,300 feet long, by 900 broad at its widest part, 65 feet deep when deepest, contains-when full-429,000,000 gallons.") [8]
7 10 The Drum ("Suggested on learning that the French Minister of War had ordered that the use of the drum should be discontinued in the army of France.") [7-8]
7 10 The Lost Ship [steamship City of Vera Cruz, 1880] [9]
7 10 Reading the Live Coals [10]
7 10 The Old Banner ("On seeing the 'Star-spangled banner' of 1814 displayed in the Susqui-Centennial procession in Baltimore, 13th of October 1880.") [11]
7 10 Baltimore [12-14]
7 10 A Thousand Years from Now ("Written to be placed in the deposit-box in the corner-stone of the Baltimore Post Office, 1882,--but crowded out.") [9]
7 10 Cremation [10]
7 10 Candy Pulling in Olden Times [10-11]
7 10 A Musical Courtship [12]
7 10 A Fishy Love Affair[13]
7 10 Joe Larkins' Faith [13-14]
7 10 That Dog as is a Dog [15]
7 10 The Meeting of the Waters [16]
7 10 The Virtuoso's First Love ("There is a story of a young Russian virtuoso of extraordinary merit as a pianist. He is a remarkably handsome young man, graceful in manners and vast favorite with the fairer portion of his audiences. Many a noble lady has signed in vain for a glance from his dark brown eyes, flashing with the divine fire of inspiration, but cold and souless when appealed to by beauty and love. At one of his recitals, while playing, he at once became aware of the steady gaze of a pair of violet blue eyes, and-from that moment he was an ardent lover. The poem tells the sequil of the story.") [15-18]
7 10 Passing on: Written in Greenmont Cemetery, Baltimore [18-19]
7 10 The Lay of a Backward Spring [20]
7 10 The Drum-head Adieu [17-18]
7 10 A Midnight Serenade [19]
7 10 The Great Used-up's Appeal to the Mayor [20]
7 10 A Street-car Lyric [21]
7 10 To His Royal Highness, Albert, Prince of Wales, Baron Renfrew, Future King of Great Britain, and eldest son of Victoria, on the occasion of his visit to Richmond, Virginia in 186- [22-23]
7 10 Alice and her Mother [24]
7 10 The Outcast ("Suggested by a recent occurrence in a Philadelphia Court of Justice.") [21]
7 10 On the Death of my Infant Son, Percy [22]
7 10 On the Death of Pres. Garfield, September 19, 1881 [23-24]
7 11 Victoria [25]
7 11 The Aged Bard to his Lyre [26]
7 11 Four-score [27]
7 11 The Unknown Sea [28]
7 11 Seven Ages in Song [25]
7 11 The Bewitched Fiddle [26-27]
7 11 The White and the Black Bears: A fable [27-28]
7 11 "Man wants but little here below, Nor wants that little long" [28]
7 11 The Child's Longing for Sunshine [29]
7 11 The Three Birds [30]
7 11 Poets and Fiction Writers-To a young authoress [30-31]
7 11 The Old and the New Year [1882 and 1883] [32]
7 11 Two Soldiers with but one Leg Apiece [29]
7 11 Meadow Music [30]
7 11 The Prince Imperial of France to his Mother, Eugenie [31]
7 11 The Mermaid and the Mud Machine [32]
7 11 News Items [clipping] [32]
7 11 Proclamation of the Bell (" 'Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto the inhabitants thereof.' Inscription on the bell of Independence Hall, Philadelphia.") [33]
7 11 Home Comforts-New Year's Eve [34]
7 11 Thomas Moore ("Ode,--spoken on the centennial anniversary of the Irish bard's birthday at the Academy of Music, Baltimore") [35-37]
7 11 The Song of the Frost King [38-39]
7 11 The Princess and the Artist [40]
7 11 To Mrs. F.-Written for a friend [37]
7 11 What Is It? ("Mr. Stevens, of Pennsylvania, said he arose for information. He hoped the Committee-on Public Buildings-would inform him what that monster was that had just been erected in the old hall? -evidently referring to the plaster cast of the Statue of Freedom. Congressional Debates of 1871) [38]
7 11 She Kissed Alexis ("Crown Prince of Russia, who visited the United States in the year 1867.") [39]
7 11 Sold [40]
7 11 The Love Compact-An effort at triple rhyming [41]
7 11 Independence Day [41]
7 11 Labor [42]
7 11 The Grave of Franklin ("The grave of Dr. Benjamin Franklin is in the grave yard of Christ's Church, on the corner of Fifth and Arch Streets, Philadelphia. A section of iron railing in a brick wall on Arch Street permits the visitor to look upon the plain slab which-in accordance with Franklin's wishes-covers all that remains of the patriot, philosopher and statesman. His wife rests beside him.") [43]
7 11 Gone Away-The young mother's lament [44]
7 11 Frost on the Window (The first impression of a little Southern girl) [45]
7 11 The Wildflower and the Raindrop-A fable [46-47]
7 11 The City of the Undying [47]
7 11 The Seven Ages of Woman [42]
7 11 To a Horned Lizard [43]
7 11 Impromptu-On seeing the United States flag flying over the House of Representatives, union down, at a time of great political excitement [44]
7 11 Alaska Love Song [45]
7 11 Little Patti [46]
7 11 The Bohemian [47]
7 11 The Electoral Tribunal [48]
7 12 Night-to Alethia [49]
7 12 West Point-A retrospect [51]
7 12 The Youthful Queen of May [51-52]
7 12 The Sun Will Shine [52]
7 12 A Haunch of Beef [49]
7 12 "There's Beauty Everywhere" [49]
7 12 The Carpet Bagger-During the honeymoon [50]
7 12 Woman's Rights [51]
7 12 A Home for Everyone [52]
7 12 The Mother-in-Law (written for a married Benedict) [53]
7 12 The Champion Skeleton (Founded on a German legend) [53-55]
7 12 Stanzas-To a friend W. M. M. [55]
7 12 Sue of West River [56]
7 12 The Mountain Echo at Pen-Mar on 4th July 1883 [54]
7 12 The Petticoat South [55]
7 12 A Cluster of Beauties [56]
7 12 The Flood (" 'At Tennessee Landing there were thirty persons, men, women and children, in the second story of a house, and not a square foot of land in sight.' Account of the Mississippi flood, March 1882) [57-58]
7 12 Summer and Winter - To Alethia [59]
7 12 The Snow Storm of February 1882 [60-61]
7 12 Robert E. Lee [62]
7 12 The Chosen Few [63-64]
7 12 The Star and the Cloud-A fable [65]
7 12 To a Coquette [65-66]
7 12 The Lunar Rainbow [67]
7 12 The Pestilence [68]
7 12 At Sea-To Alethia [68-69]
7 12 Lines Written at my Mother's Grave, Burlington, N.J. [69
7 12 Black vs. Blue, To twin sisters-one having black and the other blue eyes [70]
7 12 On the Mountain [71]
7 12 On the Ruins of Fort Loudoun, Winchester, Virginia ("Fort Loudoun was planned and constructed by Washington.") [72]
7 12 The Hung Jury [58]
7 12 Der Dutcher [59]
7 12 The Prima Donna [60]
7 12 King Whiskey [61]
7 12 The Chesapeake Fisherman [62]
7 12 To James Porter, the Kentucky Giant [63]
7 12 A Song on Fools [64]
7 12 Lucubation of a Married Poet [65]
7 12 Rosette [65]
7 12 The Skeleton Dance [66]
7 12 Lines written on the fly leaf of my first published volume of poems, 1842 [67]
7 12 The Gnome-king and the Swineherd-A legend of Zealand [68]
7 12 An Iron Foundry Vision [69]
7 12 Guiteau Immortalized in Song [70]
7 12 Electricity [71]
7 12 Sober Reflections [72]
7 12 Then and Now [73]
7 12 The Chamber of Death [74]
7 13 A Little While [75]
7 13 Where are they? [75]
7 13 Sonnet-To Alethia [76]
7 13 My Will [77]
7 13 Sandie ("Sandie Jamieson, died in February, 1880, aged 85 years") [78]
7 13 Lost-An acrostic [79]
7 13 The Diamond [80]
7 13 Palecheek of Love [81]
7 13 Second Love-To Alethia [82]
7 13 The Lone Widow [83]
7 13 The Old Church-Smithfield, Isle of Wight County, Virginia [84]
7 13 Sunshine-To Ellen [85]
7 13 Winter Song [86]
7 13 The Burial of a Friend [86]
7 13 The Turkish Rally [87]
7 13 To M. H.-On hearing her sing "For then I hand not learned to love" [88]
7 13 Little Nellie [89]
7 13 Lost Hours [90]
7 13 To Fannie [91]
7 13 The Dew-drop and the Diamond [92]
7 13 Too Late [93]
7 13 Lay of the Ice Spirit [94]
7 13 Elegy-Written in Greenmont Cemetery [95]
7 13 The House We Live In-To Stella [96]
7 13 Passing Away [96]
7 13 The Down Hill of Life [97]
7 13 Waiting the Reveille [98]
7 13 Move On ("The policeman's orders in crowded thoro'fares.") [99]
7 13 The Days of Youth [100]
7 14 The Dying Girl's Christmas [101]
7 14 New Year Bells-An ode (1879) [102]
7 14 Jannette [103]
7 14 A Christmas Carol [103]
7 14 The Last Match [103 ½]
7 14 The Empty Cradle [104]
7 14 Freedom [106]
7 14 Tempest Tossed-An ode [108]
7 14 All Alone [109]
7 14 Address to the Military-Spoken by Mr. Proctor at the Front Street Theatre, Balt [110]
7 14 My Native Mountains [111]
7 14 South Carolina [111]
7 14 To Estella-On her eighteenth birthday [112]
7 14 In the Gloaming [113]
7 14 Diving for the Dead [113]
7 14 The Maniac Boy ("Suggested on reading an account of young Lamar-in after times a leading spirit on the floor of Congress-who was said to have gone stark mad after his rescue from the wreck of the steamship Pulaski, burnt on our coast.") [114]
7 14 To the Memory of Ada [115]
7 14 In the Starlight-To Alethia [116]
7 14 St. Cecelia and the Angel ("A tradition concerning St. Cecelia, the distinguished patroness of music, states that it was on account of her excellence in the art that she was visited by an angel;--that he was drawn from his celestial abode by the sweetness of her voice; and that the transcendancy of her instrumental powers caused her to be styled the patroness of music and musicians.") [119]
7 14 Extracts from the unpublished poem of War ("This poem, with copious notes, was written during the Southern struggle. It is in five cantos-the first of which was published in Richmond, and favorably commented on by the English as well as the Southern press. Affairs having been settled at Appomattox-the author concluded to throw the poem on the shelf.") [120]
7 14 Alliance Song-Previous to the battle of Dannenberg, from the German of Korner [translations include Song of Despondency, The Sword Song, Sonnet, Prayer during Battle, and Song of the Black Chasseurs] [121]
Poetry Group 4
7 15 Bethlehem
7 15 The Gathering of the "Bosses"
7 15 The Destruction of Jerico
7 15 The Mount of Olives
7 15 Gethsemene
7 15 The River Jordan
7 15 The Valley of Jehosaphat
7 15 Ruth and Naomi
- - The Iron Vitalizer [See Ruth and Naomi]
7 15 The Valley of the Dead Sea (1883)
7 15 Jerusalem
7 15 To a Young Couple Just About to be Married (April 1883)
7 15 At the Tomb of Absalom
7 15 The Political Cauldron ("Written after paying a night visit to an Iron Foundry, Canton.")
7 15 Youth
Poetry Group 5
7 16 The Tramp (1882) and Addendum
7 16 Acrosti (1881)
7 16 To --- On her Anticipated Marriage (1882)
7 16 Epitaph by a Granddaughter (Mrs. Maria Custin Bell, 1880)
7 16 The Dying Boy (1882)
7 16 On a Visit to -----, after 40 years absence
7 16 Happiness (1882)
7 16 Bethlehem (18820
7 16 Written in Miss Kate Jenkins' Autograph Book (Baltimore, January 1883)
7 16 To Thomas L. Mitchell-In praise of his skill in compounding juleps (Washington, DC, 1879)
7 16 Gratitude
7 16 Epitaph on the gravestone of Mrs. Maria Custine Bell (1882)
7 16 To a Bachelor-For Rose (Baltimore 1883)
7 16 Vaccination (January 1883)
7 16 Acrostic (1882)
7 16 Death of Garfield (1881)
Poetry Group 6
7 17 Goshen [1-3]
7 17 The Pyramids [4-7]
7 17 Curious people [8-9]
7 17 Egypt (variant titles: The Crusaders and Holy Land) [Hewitt notes "This sheet was overlooked, and should have gone before Alexandria"]
7 17 Port Said [included on sheet with Egypt]
7 17 Alexandria [10-15]
7 17 Vesuvius [16-19]
7 17 Rome [19-20]
7 17 Florence [26-28]
7 17 Cities of the Rhine - Cologne [18-24]
7 17 Baden-Baden [25]
7 17 Frankfort [26-27]
7 17 Hamburg [28-31]
7 17 Black Forest [31-32]
7 17 Switzerland [32-34]
7 17 Borne, Lucerne, and Geneva [34-37]
7 17 From Chamonix, to Martigny, a village [38]
7 17 Northern Italy [39-40]
7 17 Milan [41-42]
7 17 Venice [43-52] [parts missing]
7 17 Rustchuk [53-55]
7 17 Turkey - Constantinople [56-61]
7 17 Smyrna [6264]
Notebooks
7 18 "The Voices of the Past--Being a Collection of Songs and Ballads, written and composed during a period of 55 years by John H. Hewitt" [some 152 poems with alphabetical index]
7 19 Notebook, Leander & Brenda, vol. 2
7 20 Notebook of miscellaneous poems, many in rough draft, 77 pp.
7 21 "Sharps and Flats" [Hewitt notes "second book of poetry sold]
7 22 Notebook of poems, numbered consecutively to 163
BV3 - Poems by John H. Hewitt, "poems of my early days, from 15 to 20"
BV4 - "The Historical Poem of War--with notes" [also other poems, newspaper clippings]
Other writers
7 23 Poems
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