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Nicholson & Lee, eds. The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. 1917.

Alphabetic Index of Authors

Lascelles Abercrombie. b. 1881. Emblems of Love
William Alexander, Archbishop of Armagh. 1824–1911. Sonnets
Anonymous. Amergin
Quia Amore Langueo
At the Feet of Isis
A Ballade of the Centre
Matthew Arnold. 1822–1888. Progress
From ‘The Buried Life
From ‘Lines Written in Kensington Gardens
From ‘Empedocles on Aetna
Sir Edwin Arnold. 1832–1904. From ‘The Light of Asia
Philip James Bailey. 1816–1902. Knowledge
From ‘The Mystic
From ‘Festus
Elsa Barker. He who knows Love
The Slumberer
The Mystic Rose
George Barlow. 1847–1913. The Immortal and the Mortal
Jane Barlow. b. 1857. Beyond all Shores and Seas
One and All
Clifford Bax. b. 1886. The Meaning of Man
Henry Charles Beeching. The Tree of Life
Arthur Christopher Benson. b. 1862. Prayer
Robert Hugh Benson. 1871–1914. The Teresian Contemplative
From ‘Christian Evidences
John Stuart Blackie. 1809–1895. All things are full of God
William Blake. 1757–1827. The Everlasting Gospel
The Divine Image
Broken Love
The Crystal Cabinet
Auguries of Innocence
To Thomas Butts
From ‘Milton
From ‘Jerusalem
Francis William Bourdillon. b. 1852. The Chantry of the Cherubim
Fred. G. Bowles. Resurrection
An Insurgent of Art
Emily Brontë. 1819–1848. The Visionary
Last Lines
Robert Browning. 1812–1889. From ‘Easter Day
Thomas Edward Brown. 1830–1897. Pain
My Garden
Land, Ho!
Elizabeth Barrett Browning. 1806–1861. Chorus of Eden Spirits
From ‘The Soul’s Travelling
Human Life’s Mystery
From ‘Aurora Leigh
Robert Browning. 1812–1889. From ‘Pauline
From ‘Paracelsus
From ‘Saul
Abt Vogler
Rabbi Ben Ezra
Robert Buchanan. 1841–1901. The Tree of Life
From ‘The City of Dream
From ‘The City of Dream
Alice Mary Buckton. The Great Response
Before the Dawn
Anna Bunston (Mrs. De Bary). A Basque Peasant returning from Church
A Great Mystery
O Sovereign Lord, Thou Lover of Men’s Souls!’
Under a Wiltshire Apple Tree
John Byrom. 1691–1763. A Poetical Version of a Letter from Facob Behmen
Bliss Carman. b. 1861. Veni Creator
A Creature Catechism
On Love
Henry Bernard Carpenter. 1840–1900. From ‘Liber Amoris
Edward Carpenter. b. 1844. By the Shore
Love’s Vision
Over the Great City
So Thin a Veil
The World-Spirit
Edward Caswall. 1814–1878. The Order of Pure Intuition
Madison Julius Cawein. 1865–1914. Sibylline
The Watcher on the Tower
Nora Chesson. 1871–1906. Hertha
Gilbert Keith Chesterton. b. 1874. The Holy of Holies
Wilfred Rowland Mary Childe. b. 1890. Foreword
Turris Eburnea
Amy K. Clarke. Vision of Him
Ellen Mary Clerke. 1840–1906. The Building and Pinnacle of the Temple
Samuel Taylor Coleridge. 1772–1834. From ‘Religious Musings
From ‘Dejection: an Ode
Mary Elizabeth Coleridge. 1861–1907. He came unto His own, and His own received Him not
Good Friday in my Heart
After St. Augustine
Henry Constable. ?1562–?1613. To the Blessed Sacrament
James H. Cousins. The Quest
William Cowper. 1731–1800. From ‘The Task
Dinah Maria (Mulock) Craik. 1826–1887. The Human Temple
Christopher Pearse Cranch. 1813–1892. So far, so near
From ‘Ormuzd and Abriman
Richard Crashaw. ?1613–1649. The Recommendation
To the Name above every Name, the Name of Jesus
A Hymn to the Name and Honor of the Admirable Sainte Teresa
The Flaming Heart
A Song
Arthur Shearly Cripps. b. 1869. Missa Viatoris
An Easter Hymn
The Black Christ
From ‘The Death of St. Francis
Aleister Crowley. The Quest
The Neophyte
The Rose and the Cross
Victor James Daley. 1858–1905. The Voice of the Soul
William James Dawson. b. 1854. Inspirations
Margaret Deland. b. 1857. Life
Aubrey Thomas De Vere. 1814–1902. Implicit Faith
Ella Dietz. Emanation
The King’s Daughter
Richard Watson Dixon. 1833–1900. Rapture: An Ode
Digby Mackworth Dolben. 1848–1867. Strange, all-absorbing Love
Flowers for the Altar
John Donne. 1573–1631. Sonnet
From ‘The Crosse
Resurrection, imperfect
Goodfriday, 1613. Riding Westward
A Hymne to Christ, at the Authors last going into Germany
Edward Dowden. 1843–1913. By the Window
A New Hymn for Solitude
The Secret of the Universe
The Initiation
Love’s Lord
Augusta Theodosia Drane. 1823–1894. Forgotten among the Lilies
What the Soul Desires
Agnes Mary Frances Duclaux (Robinson-Darmesteter). b. 1857. Rhythm
The Idea
Antiphon to the Holy Spirit
John Charles Earle. Onward and Upward
Lo, I am with you always
Found of them that sought Him not
Bodily Extension
Edwin J. Ellis. Preface to ‘Fate in Arcadia
The Wanderer
Ralph Waldo Emerson. 1803–1882. The Problem
Ode to Beauty
Frederick William Faber. 1814–1863. From ‘The Eternal Word
Michael Field. Midsummer Night’s Dream
Where the Blessed Feet Have Trod
Darrell Figgis. Slaibh Mor
Phineas Fletcher. 1580–1650. The Divine Lover
Christina Catherine Fraser-Tytler (Mrs. Edward Liddell). b. 1848. In Summer Fields
Harold E. Goad. Spring’s Sacrament
Eva Gore-Booth. The Quest
Edmund Gosse. b. 1849. The Tide of Love
Old and New
John Gray. b. 1893. The Tree of Knowledge
On the Holy Trinity
Dora Greenwell. 1821–1882. The Blade of Grass
Alfred Gurney. The New World
Harriet Eleanor Hamilton-King. b. 1840. The Bride Reluctant
From ‘The Disciples
Christopher Harvey. 1597–1663. The Nativity
Frances Ridley Havergal. 1836–1879. From ‘The Thoughts of God
Robert Stephen Hawker. 1803–1875. Aishah Shechinah
From ‘The Quest of the Sangraal
William Ernest Henley. 1849–1903. I am the Reaper
George Herbert. 1593–1633. Easter Song
Clasping of Hands
The Pulley
The Elixer
The Collar
Robert Herrick. 1591–1674. Eternitie
Emily Henrietta Hickey. b. 1845. The Greatest of these is Charity
Katherine Tynan Hinkson. b. 1861. The Beloved
The Flying Wheel
Horace Holley. The Stricken King
Edmond Gore Alexander Holmes. 1850–1906. The Creed of My Heart
La Vie Profonde
The God Within
Paul Hookham. A Meditation
Gerard Manley Hopkins. 1844–1889. The Habit of Perfection
God’s Grandeur
Mary Mother of Divine Grace, compared to the Air we breathe
Gertrude M. Hort. The Paradox
Laurence Housman. b. 1865. The Continuing City
The Mystery of the Incarnation
Love, the Tempter
A Prayer for the Healing of the Wounds of Christ
Jean Ingelow. 1830–1897. From ‘Scholar and Carpenter
Archibald Lampman. 1861–1899. The Clearer Self
Peccavi, Domine
Richard Le Gallienne. b. 1866. The Second Crucifixion
Ruth Temple Lindsay. The Hunters
Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall. 1835–1911. From ‘Sîva
George Mac Donald. 1824–1905. A Prayer for the Past
De Profundis
Lost and Found
James Clarence Mangan. 1803–1849. S. Patrick’s Hymn before Tara
Andrew Marvell. 1621–1678. On a Drop of Dew
The Coronet
John Masefield. The Ballad of Sir Bors
The Seekers
From ‘The Everlasting Mercy
Eugene Mason. b. 1862. Apparition
George Meredith. 1828–1909. Outer and Inner
Alice Meynell. b. 1847. To a Daisy
Via, et Veritas, et Vita
The Unknown God
In Portugal, 1912
Christ in the Universe
Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton. 1809–1885. The Sayings of Rabia
From ‘Ghazeles
Susan Mitchell. The Living Chalice
Love’s Mendicant
Harold Monro. b. 1879. God
Sir Lewis Morris. 1833–1907. A Heathen Hymn
A New Orphic Hymn
John Spencer Muirhead. Quiet
Frederick William Henry Myers. 1843–1901. Sunrise
A Cosmic Outlook
From ‘Saint Paul
A Last Appeal
Sarojini Nayadu. The Soul’s Prayer
In Salutation to the Eternal Peace
To a Buddha seated on a Lotus
Sir Henry Newbolt. b. 1862. The Final Mystery
John Henry, Cardinal Newman. 1801–1890. Melchizedek
From ‘The Dream of Gerontius
The Pillar of the Cloud
Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel. 1834–1894. From ‘Pan
From ‘De Profundis
Alfred Noyes. b. 1880. The Loom of Years
Art, the Herald
The Paradox
The Two Worlds
Arthur William Edgar O’Shaughnessy. 1844–1881. The Lover
En Soph
Henry Nutcombe Oxenham. 1819–1888. The Child-Christ on the Cross
John Oxenham. Everymaid
Francis Turner Palgrave. 1825–1897. The City of God
Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore. 1823–1896. Life of Life
Vesica Piscis
Sponsa Dei
To the Body
Joseph Mary Plunkett. 1887–1916. I saw the Sun at Midnight, rising red
I see His Blood upon the Rose
Edgar Allan Poe. 1809–1849. The Goddess’s Song from ‘Al Aaraaf
Alexander Pope. 1688–1744. From ‘An Essay on Man
May Probyn. The Beloved
Francis Quarles. 1592–1644. Christ and Our Selves
My beloved is mine, and I am his; He feedeth among the lilies
James Rhoades. b. 1841. O Soul of Mine!
From ‘Out of the Silence
Sir James Rennell Rodd. b. 1858. From ‘In Excelsis
Richard Rolle of Hampole. 1290?–1349. Love is Life
Dante Gabriel Rossetti. 1828–1882. The Sea-Limits
The Monochord
Christina Georgina Rossetti. 1830–1894. Hymn, after Gabriele Rossetti
After Communion
George William Russell (A.E.). b. 1867. Star Teachers
The City
George Santayana. b. 1863. O World, thou choosest not
O Martyred Spirit
William Bell Scott. 1812–1890. Pebbles in the Stream
From ‘The Year of the World
William Sharp. 1856–1902. The Valley of Silence
The White Peace
The Rose of Flame
The Mystic’s Prayer
Percy Bysshe Shelley. 1792–1822. Hymn to Intellectual Beauty
From ‘Adonais
R. A. Eric Shepherd. Intimations
Dora Sigerson Shorter. b. 1866. I am the World
Robert Southwell. ?1561–1595. I dye alive
Of the Blessed Sacrament of the Aulter
James Stephens. b. 1882. The Seeker
The Fullness of Time
The Breath of Life
Algernon Charles Swinburne. 1837–1909. A Nympholept
Joshua Sylvester. 1563–1618. The Father
John Addington Symonds. 1840–1893. The Vanishing Point
The Prism of Life
Adventante Deo
An Invocation
Arthur Symons. b. 1865. The Ecstasy
Indian Meditation
The Turning Dervish
John Bannister Tabb. 1845–1909. The Life-tide
An Interpreter
Christ and the Pagan
All in All
Rachel Annand Taylor. b. 1876. The Immortal Hour
The Night Obscure of the Soul
The Question
Alfred, Lord Tennyson. 1809–1892. St. Agnes’ Eve
Sir Galahad
The Higher Pantheism
Flower in the crannied wall
From ‘In Memoriam
From ‘The Holy Grail
The Human Cry
From ‘The Ancient Sage
Edith Matilda Thomas. b. 1854. Patmos
Spirit to Spirit
Francis Thompson. 1859–1907. The Hound of Heaven
From ‘The Mistress of Vision
Orient Ode
Assumpta Mariam
The Veteran of Heaven
Desiderium Indesideratum
The Kingdom of God
Thomas Traherne. ?1636–1674. Wonder
The Vision
The Rapture
My Spirit
The Anticipation
An Hymn upon St. Bartholomew’s Day
Richard Chenevix Trench, Archbishop of Dublin. 1807–1886. If there had anywhere
Herbert Trench. b. 1865. Lindisfarne
I Seek Thee in the Heart Alone
Evelyn Underhill (Mrs. Stuart Moore). b. 1875. Immanence
Uxbridge Road
Regnum Caelorum Vim Patitur
Corpus Christi
Henry Vaughan. 1621–1695. The Search
The Retreate
The Morning Watch
Rules and Lessons
The World
The Knot
The Dwelling-place
C. M. Verschoyle. Crucifixion on the Mountain
The Deliverer
Samuel Waddington. b. 1844. A Persian Apologue
Arthur Edward Waite. b. 1860. At the End of Things
A Ladder of Life
How I came to the Sea
Of Consummation
The Morality of the Lost Word
Clarence A. Walworth. Musa Extatica
Frederick William Orde Ward. b. 1843. The Beatific Vision
David Atwood Wasson. 1823–1887. The Mystic
Isaac Watts. 1674–1748. The Incomprehensible
Charles Weekes. b. 1867. That
Walt Whitman. 1819–1892. From the ‘Song of the Open Road
From ‘Passage to India
Chanting the Square Deific
All is Truth
Grand is the Seen
Oscar Wilde. 1856–1900. E Tenebris
From ‘Panthea
From ‘Humanitad
Sarah Williams. 1841–1868. Deep-sea Soundings
Walter Leslie Wilmshurst. b. 1866. Anima Naturae
Nox Nivosa
The Mystery of Light
William Wordsworth. 1770–1850. From ‘The Excursion
From ‘On the Power of Sound
Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood
From ‘Lines composed a few miles above Tintern Abbey
From ‘The Prelude
William Butler Yeats. b. 1865. The Rose of Battle
To the Secret Rose