William Thackeray, The Selector; consisting of an original selection of English Poetry &c. From works of the most approved authors. (Margate: Printed for and by The Selector, Marine Parade, 1831)
Information about the collection: No preface or other introductory material; the names of the authors are printed after the title of the poem; the ordering appears to be random (i.e. it is not done by chronology or subject) and the collection seems to be a good example of a miscellany, as it attempts to transmit a feeling for poetry of a particular age or moment.
Table of Contents:
The Stag. By Miss L.E. Landon
The Flowworm. By John Bowrung, Esq.
Recollections of my Youth. By John Luscombe, Esq.
Sonnet. By Edward Moxan, Esq.
Love's Reproach. A Rustic Plaint. By James Kenney, Esq.
My Home. By Miss Annette Turner
The Village Maid. By Mrs. Cornwell Baron Wilson
The Lullaby. On a Female Convict to her Child, the Night previous to Execution. By Henry Kirke White
Aetna. A Sketch. By Alaric A. Watts
Song. By Henry Brandreth, jun. Esq.
The Halt on the March. By John Malcolm, Esq.
The Choice. By Miss L.E. Landon
Lines written on a placing a Lily of the Valley in the dead hand of a Lovely Child while lying in her Coffin. By the Rev. Dr. Booker
Sonnet, written at Benares in the East Indies. By David Lester Richardson, Esq.
The Fugitive. By Mrs. Henry Rolls
Hope. By Montague Seymour
The Three Damsels. A Tale of Halloween. By David Lindsay, Esq.
Sonnet to an Early Violet. By Richard Howitt, Esq.
Death's Progress. By Mrs. Cornwell Baron Wilson
Description of a Summer's Eve. By Henry Kirke White
To the Last Star of Morning. By the Rev. Dr. Booker
The Dying Warrior. By the Rev. Thomas Dale
The Spider swinging in the Wind. By John Bowring, Esq.
Ten Years Ago. By Alaric A. Watts
Stanzas on Woman. By Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.
Lines written in a Storm. By Montague Seymour
Othman. By Miss L.E. Landon
A true Tale of Shipwreck. By H.F. Chorley, Esq.
The Warrior's Farewell
The Fisher Girl. A Sea-side Sketch. By Bernard Barton, Esq.
The Shepherd Boy. By Henry Kirke White
To an Infant sleeping on its Mother's Breast during a Storm. By Rev. Dr. Booker
The Wreck. By Miss Pardoe
The Maniac Boy. By R. Montgomery Esq.
Lines suggested by the Sight of a Beautiful Statue of a dead Child. By Z.M. Watts
Ella. By Montague Seymour
Chamouni. A Sketch on the Spot. By Alaric A. Watts
The Violet. By Miss L.E. Landon
Natural Bridge in the State of Virginia
The Stolen Interview
The Blind Harper
To the Clouds. A Sonnet written by Moonlight
The Enchanted Castle. From a celebrated Picture by Claude Lorraine. By Rev. George Croly
Sonnets. By Henry Kirke White
The Monument. By Rev. George Croly
Love and Duty. A Rural Sketch. By Mrs. Cornwell Baron Wilson
Song. By James Kenney, Esq.
Ruth. By T. Hood, Esq.
Rose Malcolm. By Mrs. Balmanno
The Mamelukes. By John Bowring, Esq. Ll.D.
The Attacked Escort. A Spanish Scene
The Past. By Bernard Barton, Esq.
The Flowret of Love. By H. Brandreth, jun. Esq.
The Might of Song. By Mary Howitt
The Change. By Miss L.E. Landon
An Epicedium. By Alaric A. Watts
Edgar. By Montague Seymour
The Killing of a Boar. Otway
The Days of Other Years. By John Malcolm, Esq.
The Mother's Grave
The Absent Ship
The Hermit of the Dale. By Henry Kirke White
Laugh and get Fat!
To the Moon. By Rev. Geroge Woodley
The Convent Bell. By John Luscombe, Esq.
The Village Girl. By Mrs. Cornwell Baron Wilson
The Tear of Gratitude
The Wandering Star
Human Life. By Bernard Barton, Esq.
Marian Lee. By Mary Howitt
The Wanderer's Legacy. By Mrs. Godwin
Lines to a Young Lady on her Marriage. By Mrs. Egerton
My Father's Grave. By James Bird, Esq.
Maximilian and his Daughter. By Miss Emma Roberts