Poetry

Selected works of Constance Fenimore Woolson were printed (and reprinted) in several volumes of family biography by Woolson’s niece, Clare Benedict. To the uninitiated, they are confusing, thus this note. Five Generations: 1785-1923 is the general title for three volumes published in 1930: Voices Out of the Past (Vol. 1), Constance Fenimore Woolson (Vol. 2), and The Benedicts Abroad (Vol. 3). Benedict then reprinted the second volume of the series, Constance Fenimore Woolson, in 1932 and added selected published and unpublished materials in “Appendix A.” In this bibliography, the four volumes Benedict edited are referred to as: Benedict 1, Benedict 2, Benedict 3, Benedict 4 (1932).

Many of Woolson’s poems, and all that appear in Benedict, are now available in the Chadwick-Healey database LION (Literature On-Line).

“Charles Dickens. Christmas, 1870.” Harper’s Bazar 3 (December 31, 1870):  842.  Reprint. Benedict 3: 272.

“In Memoriam.”  In Memoriam of George S. Benedict.  [n. p.:  n. p.], 1871: 80.  Reprint.  Benedict 3: 649-650.

“Alas.”  In Memoriam of George S. Benedict.  [n. p.:  n. p.], 1871.  Reprint.  Benedict 4(1932): 495.

“Thy Will Be Done.” In Memoriam of George S. Benedict.  [n.p.:  n.p.], 1871.

“The Herald’s Cry.”  Lippincott’s Magazine 9 (January 1872): 98. Reprint. Benedict 1: 75-77.

“Walpurgis Night.”  Old and New 5 (January 1872): 61.  Reprint. Benedict 4 (1932): 427.

“Love Unexpressed.”  Appletons Journal 7 (March 9, 1872): 273.  Reprint. New York Evangelist 61:42 (October 16, 1890): 6; Benedict 2: 83-85; in American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century, edited by John Hollander.  New York: Library of America, 1993: 393-394.

“The Heart of June.” Massachusetts Ploughman and New England Journal of Agriculture.  31:35 (May 25, 1872): 4; The Galaxy 13 (June 1872): 816. Reprint. Benedict 4 (1932): 426; Nineteenth-Century American Women Poets, edited by Paula Bennett.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1998.

“Longing.”  Appletons Journal 7 (June 22, 1872): 686. Reprint. Benedict 1: 284; Benedict 4 (1932): 418.

“Off Thunder Bay.”  Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 45 (July 1872): 168. Reprint. Benedict 1: 198-199; Benedict 4 (1932): 413-414.

“Corn Fields.”  Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 45 (August 1872): 444. Reprint. Benedict 4 (1932): 428.

“Floating.  Otsego Lake, September, 1872.”  The New York Evening Mail, September 14, 1872: 1.

“Lake Erie in September.”  Appletons Journal 8 (October 12, 1872): 413. Reprint. Benedict 1: 190; Benedict 4 (1932): 429; in The Anthology of Western Reserve Literature, edited by David R. Anderson and Gladys Haddad.  Kent, OH:  Kent State University Press, 1992.

“Ideal. (The Artist Speaks.)”  The Atlantic Monthly 30 (October 1872): 461. Reprint. Benedict 3:  651; Benedict 4 (1932): 548-549.

“October’s Song.”  Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 45 (October 1872): 753. Reprint. The Chautauquan 18:1 (October 1893): 122.

“Christmas in the City,” Appletons‘ Journal 8:196 (December 28, 1872): 724.

“The Greatest of All is Charity.”  Harper’s Bazar 6 (February 8, 1873): 90.

“February.”  Appletons Journal 4 (February 8, 1873): 210.

“March.”  Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 46 (March 18, 1873): 508.  Reprint. Benedict 4 (1932):  77-79.

“Commonplace.” Ohio Farmer 22:15 (April 12, 1873): 234;  Lippincott’s Magazine 6 (February 1873): 59-60. Reprint. Benedict 4 (1932):  542-544.

“Two Ways.” Ohio Farmer 22:22 (April 12, 1873): 346; The Atlantic Monthly 31 (June 1873): 669-670. Reprint. Benedict 2: 85-87; Benedict 4 (1932): 85-87.

“Heliotrope.”  Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 47 (July 1873): 274.

“Sail-Rock, Lake Superior.”  Appletons Journal 10 (July 12, 1873): 33-34. Reprint. Benedict 4 (1932): 415-416.

“Kentucky Belle. (Told in An Ohio Farm-House, 1868).”  Appletons Journal 10 (September 6, 1873): 289-290. Reprint. Benedict 1: 239-241; Benedict 4 (1932): 464-467.

“Hero Worship.”  Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 47 (October 1873): 727. Reprint. Benedict 4 (1932): 544-545.

“Cleopatra.”  Appletons Journal 10 (October 4, 1873): 419.

“Memory.”  Appletons Journal 10 (November 8, 1873): 597.

“The Haunting Face.”  Appletons Journal 10 (December 6, 1873): 723. Reprint. Benedict 4 (1932): 547-548.

“Yellow Jessamine.”  Appletons Journal 11 (March 21, 1874): 372.  Reprint. Saturday Evening Post 53:37 (April 11, 1874): 3; Benedict 1: 235; Benedict 4 (1932): 463; in American Anthology, edited by Edmund Stedman.  Boston, MA: Riverside, 1900: 460-461; in The Home Book of Verse, edited by Burton Stevenson.  Boston, MA:  Henry Holt, 1953.

“Delores.”  Appletons Journal 12 (July 11, 1874): 33-34. Reprint. Benedict 1: 236-238; Benedict 4 (1932):  459-462.

“At the Smithy. (Pickens County, South Carolina, 1874.)”  Appletons Journal 12 (September 5, 1874): 289-290.

“The Florida Beach.”  The Galaxy 18 (October 1874): 482-483. Reprint. Benedict 1: 232; Benedict 4 (1932): 458-459; in American Poetry:  The Nineteenth Century, edited by John Hollander.  New York: Library of America, 1993. Vol. 2: 394-395; in Constance Fenimore Woolson:  Selected Stories and Travel Narratives, edited by Victoria Brehm and Sharon Dean. Knoxville, TN:  University of Tennessee Press, 2004.

“Indian Summer.”  Appletons Journal 12 (October 17, 1874): 500. Reprint. Benedict 4 (1932): 430.

“Pine-Barrens.”  Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 50 (December 1874): 66. Reprint. Benedict 1:  230; Benedict 4 (1932): 457-458.

“Matanzas River.”  Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 50 (December 1874): 24.

“The Legend of Maria Sanchez Creek.”  Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 50 (January 1875): 171.

“A Fire in the Forest.”  Appletons Journal 4 (December 4, 1875): 705-706.

“On a Homely Woman, Dead.”  Harper’s Bazar 9 (April 1, 1876): 210. Reprint. Benedict 3: 630.

“Tom.”  Appletons Journal 15 (May 20, 1876): 656.  Reprint. Saturday Evening Post 55:49 (July 1, 1876): 8; Zion‘s Herald 66:51 (December 19, 1888): 406; Benedict 2: 79-81; Benedict 4 (1932):  79-81.

“To George Eliot.”  The New Century for Woman No. 2 (May 20, 1876): 1. Reprint. Nineteenth-Century American Women Poets, edited by Paula Bennett.  Oxford:  Blackwell, 1998.

“Forgotten.” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 53 (July 1876): 216. Reprint. The Independent 28:1453 (October 5, 1876): 27.

“To Jean Ingelow.”  The New Century for Woman No. 9 (July 8, 1876): 67.

“Four-Leaved Clover.”  Harper’s Bazar 9 (July 8, 1876): 433. Reprint. Benedict 3: 133-134; Benedict 4:(1932): 499.

“‘Only the Brakesman.’”  Appletons Journal 1 n.s. (July 1876): 47-48.

“On the Border.”  Appletons Journal 1 n.s. (September 18, 1876): 282.

“Morris Island.”  Appletons Journal 1 n.s. (December 1876): 537. Reprint. Benedict 3: 225-226.

“Two Women. 1862.”  Appletons Journal 2 n.s. (January 1877): 60-67; 2 n.s. (February 1877): 140-147. Reprint.  New York: Appleton and Company, 1877, 1885, 1890, 1893; Alexandria, VA:  Chadwick-Healey, 1996; She Wields a Pen:  American Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century, edited by Janet Gray.  Iowa City, IA:  University of Iowa Press, 1997.

“Mizpah. Genesis 31.49.”  Appletons Journal 2 n.s. (June 1877): 539. Reprint. Benedict 2: 83; Benedict 4 (1932): 83.

“‘I Too!’”  Appletons Journal 3 n.s. (September 1877): 270.

“To Certain Biographers.”  Appletons Journal 5 n.s. (September 1878): 376.

“An Intercepted Letter.”  Harper’s Bazar 11 (September 7, 1878): 578.

“Mentone.”  Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 68 (January 1884): 216. Reprint.  New York Evangelist 55:4(January 24, 1884): 6; Benedict 2: 178; Benedict 4 (1932): 178; in Constance Fenimore Woolson:  Selected Stories and Travel Narratives, edited by Victoria Brehm and Sharon Dean.  Knoxville, TN:  University of Tennessee Press, 2004.

“Gettysburg 1876.”  Holograph in American War Ballads and Lyrics. New York: Putnam, 1889. Reprint.  Benedict 3:  224-225.

“In March.”  Current Literature 4:3 (March 1890): 224.

“Contrast.  Six O’Clock Broadway.”  Benedict 4 (1932):  496.

“We Shall Meet Them Again.”  Benedict 4 (1932): 546-547.

“Plum’s Picture.”  Benedict 3: 650.

“Clara ‘Bright, Illustrious.’”  Benedict 3: 630.

“Charles Dickens. Christmas 1870.”  Benedict 3: 272.

“The God of February.” Miss Woolson’s Poetry Book,  Constance Fenimore Woolson Papers, Container 3, Folder 41.  Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

“In the December Twilight.”  Miss Woolson’s Poetry Book, Constance Fenimore Woolson Papers, Container 3, Folder 41. Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

“Detroit River.”  Benedict 4 (1932): 417. Reprint. In Constance Fenimore Woolson:  Selected Stories and Travel Narratives, edited by Victoria Brehm and Sharon Dean.  Knoxville, TN:  University of Tennessee Press, 2004.

“Mackinac–Revisited.”  Benedict 4 (1932):  419.

“Gentleman Waife. (The Animal Kingdom.)”  Benedict 4 (1932): 497-498.

“Haj you Chorgotten?” Holograph ms. Clare Benedict Collection, Folder 82. Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio

“Martins on the Telegraph Wire.”  Benedict 2: 81-82.

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