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THE GOLDEN TREASURY

SELECTED FROM THE BEST SONGS AND LYRICAL
POEMS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

AND ARRANGED WITH NOTES

BY

FRANCIS T. PALGRAVE
LATE PROFESSOR OF POETRY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

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GINN AND COMPANY
BOSTON • NEW YORK • CHICAGO • LONDON
ATLANTA · DALLAS · COLUMBUS - SAN FRANCISCO

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HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

FROM THE LIBRARY OF
PROF. GEORGE F. SWAIN

OCT. 20, 1933

COPYRIGHT, 1912, BY W. P. TRENT AND JOHN ERSKINE

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

624.3

The Athenæum Press GINN AND COMPANY · PROPRIETORS · BOSTON.U.S.A.

EDITORIAL NOTE

This edition of the " Golden Treasury” is intended for high-school students and for the general reader. We have tried to let the poems speak for themselves, adding only such notes of information as one class of our readers or another might find helpful. For the most part we have avoided æsthetic criticism; where all is so excellent, the reader cannot go wrong if he makes his own choices and discoveries. In preparing the notes we have consulted the available annotations, and wish to acknowledge much serviceable guidance, especially írom the elaborate commentary by Mr. J. H. Fowler and Mr. W. Bell, published by the Macmillan Company, and from the edition by Mr. Herbert Bates, published by Longmans, Green, and Co. In the omission of all metrical and of most etymological questions, we have wished to make clear to teachers and students what seem to us the more important steps in the approach to poetry.

W. P. T.
J. E.

CONTENTS

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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DEDICATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvii
PALGRAVE'S PREFACE . . . . . . .
Book I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Book II . . . . . . . .
Book III . . . . . ..
Book IV . . . . . . . .
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES . . . .
NOTES · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 395
INDEX OF WRITERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 445
INDEX OF FIRST LINES . . . . . . . . . . . . 457

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