The Song of the Shirtand
The Bridge of Sighs,that he shows his true creative ability. In these poems Hood displays great compassion for the poor and unfortunate, a feeling that was probably influenced by his own suffering from ill-health and poverty. His other noted poems include
The Dream of Eugene Aramand
The Plea of the Midsummer Fairies.
See his letters ed. by P. F. Morgan (1973); study by L. N. Jeffrey (1972).
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