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Selected Poetry of ANONYMOUS (1100-1945)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2004, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  1. Adam Lay Ibounden
  2. Adieu Vain World I've Seen Enough of Thee
  3. Al Nist by the Rose
  4. Alysoun
  5. As I Walked Out in the Streets of Laredo
  6. As I was so be Yee
  7. At Liberty I Sit and See
  8. Ay Me, Ay Me, I Sigh the Scythe A-field
  9. Barbara Allan
  10. Beauty Sat Bathing by a Spring
  11. The Bells of Hell
  12. Beowulf
  13. Blow, Northerne Wind
  14. Bonnie James Campbell
  15. A book and a jug and a dame
  16. The Braes of Yarrow
  17. Cleanness
  18. Clerk Saunders
  19. Corallina
  20. Cuckoo Song
  21. The Douglas Tragedy
  22. Down in the Valley
  23. Edom o' Gordon
  24. Edward
  25. England
  26. Erthe Toc of Erthe, Erthe wyth Woh
  27. Eternal Time, that Wastest Without Waste
  28. Fifth Villain
  29. The Fight at Montgomery's
  30. A flea and a fly in a flue
  31. The Football Match
  32. For Christmas Day, Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
  33. For Christmas Day in the Morning
  34. Foweles in the Frith
  35. Frankie and Johnnie
  36. Get Up and Bar the Door
  37. God Rest you Merry, Gentlemen
  38. God Save The King
  39. He that Doth Wend Her
  40. The Hearse Song
  41. Her I was and Her I Drank
  42. Hind Horn
  43. The History of Sixteen Wonderful Old Women
  44. I Don't Want to Die
  45. I Have a Gentil Cook
  46. I Saw Three Ships
  47. I Sing of a Maiden
  48. Ich am of Irlaunde
  49. If I Ever Marry, I'll Marry A Maid
  50. If Man him Bethocte
  51. In the Garden of Eden lay Adam
  52. In Women is Rest, Peas, and Pacience
  53. A Jest of Robin Hood
  54. Knees up, Mother Brown
  55. A lady while dining at Crewe
  56. The Laily Worm and the Mackerel of the Sea
  57. The Leather Bottel
  58. Lenten is Come with Loue to Toune
  59. Lord Randall
  60. Lully, Lulley
  61. Mademoiselle from Armentières
  62. Madrigal (My Love in her Attire)
  63. Maiden in the Mor Lay
  64. Make we Mery bothe More and Lasse
  65. Mary Hamilton
  66. The Masque of B-ll--l
  67. May no Man Slepe in youre Halle
  68. Midnight Special
  69. My Friend Judge not me
  70. My Lefe ys Faren in a Lond
  71. Nou Goth Sonne under Wode
  72. O Death, O Death, Rock Me Asleep
  73. Occidit Miserum Crambe Repetita Pupillum
  74. An old maid in the land of Aloha
  75. The Old Man's Wish
  76. A pansy who lived in Khartoum
  77. Patience
  78. The Rabbit
  79. The Red River Valley
  80. Roll Me Over
  81. Say Me, Viit in the Brom
  82. She'll be Comin' Round the Mountain
  83. Sighs
  84. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  85. Sir Patrick Spence
  86. Soldiers who wish to be a hero
  87. A Sonnet upon the Pitiful Burning of the Globe Playhouse in London
  88. Spende, and Gode schal Sende
  89. Spring
  90. St. Stephen and Herod
  91. Stay with Me, God
  92. Summe Men Sayon that Y am Blac
  93. Swarte Smekyd Smethes
  94. A Taking Girl
  95. There is a Tavern in the Town
  96. There once was a young man of Ghent
  97. There was a young bard of Japan
  98. There was a young lady of Riga
  99. There was a young man from Darjeeling
  100. There was a young plumber of Leigh
  101. They say that I was in my youth
  102. Thirti Dayes hath Nouembir
  103. The Three Ravens
  104. Thys Boke ys On
  105. The Time When I First Fell in Love
  106. Times is Hard
  107. Tom Tyler and his Wife (I am a poor tiler in simple array)
  108. Trifles
  109. The Twa Corbies
  110. The Twa Sisters o' Binnorie
  111. The Two Sisters
  112. Ubi sunt qui ante nos fuerunt?
  113. The Vicar Of Bray
  114. Waly, Waly
  115. Western Wind, When will thou Blow?
  116. Whanne Ich Thenche Thinges Thre
  117. When Aurelia First I Courted
  118. When Christ Was Born of Mary Fre
  119. The Wife of Usher's Well
  120. Will He No Come Back Again?

Biographical information

Given name:
Family name: ANONYMOUS
Birth date: 1100
Death date: 1945