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August - the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and the full palette of nature is on glorious display. Our poets, Wordsworth, Swinburne, Alford, Riley, and Hardy, describe and reveal their thoughts on the month and notable dates within it.


August - An Introduction
Hymn for the First of August, by John Pierpoint
Stanzas for the First of August, by James Monroe Whitfield
Sonnet XLII to GWC, August 1st 1846, by Christopher Pearse Cranch
To Ms Jane forster, On Her Birthday, August 4th 1724, by Henry Baker
August 1865, by Carolyn Clive
August 1914, by Isaac Rosenberg
Composed Near Calais, August 7th 1802, by William Wordsworth
Grant at Rest, August 8th 1885, by James Whitcomb Riley
August Moonrise, by Sara Teasdale
Calais, August 1802, by William Wordsworth
I H B Died, August 11th 1898, by William Winter
Summer Is Ended, by Christina Rossetti
Tis the last Rose of Summer, by Thomas Moore
At Sundown, by Daniel Sheehan
The Summer Rain, by Henry David Thoreau
From Piccadilly in August by John Freeman
A Summer Evening Churchyard, by Percy Bsysshe Shelley
Memorials of a Tour in Scotland, August 1803, by William Wordsworth
August 19th 1830, by Henry Alford
August, by James Whitcomb Riley
An August Evening, 1865, by Carolyn Clive
August the 22nd 1830, by Henry Alford
The Winds Tidings in August 1870, by Augusta Davies Webster
Sonnet LIII, August, by Christopher Pearse Cranch
Moonlight, Summer Moonlight, by Emily Jane Bronte
Lines Written in August, by Thomas Babbington Macaulay
August, by Algernon Charles Swinburne

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