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SURREY, LORD.
England, 1516-1547.

Give Place, ye Lovers
Means to attain

Happy Life, The
SWAIN, CHARLES.
England, b. 1803.

A Violet in her Hair
“I stand on Zion's mount

Smile and never heed me
SWINBURNE, ALGERNON CHARLES.
England, b. 1843.

Disappointed Lover, The.
Kissing her Hair.

- When the hounds of spring"
SYLVESTER, JOSHUA.
England, 1563-1618.

Contentment

"Were I as base as is the lowly plain”
TANNAHILL, ROBERT.
Scotland, 1774-1910.

Flower o' Dumblane, The

“The midges dance 'aboon the burn", .
TAPPAN, W, B.
Beverly, Mass., 1794.

“There is an hour of peaceful rest
TAYLOR, BAYARD.
Kennett Square, Pa., b. 1825.

Arab to the Palm, The
Bedouin Love-Song
Lute-Player, The
Possession

Rose, The
TAYLOR, JANE.
England, 1783- 1824.

Philosopher's Scales, The

Toad's Journal, The .
TAYLOR, JEFFERYS.
England, 1793 - 1953.

Milkmaid, The
TAYLOR, JEREMY.
England, 1613-1667.

Heaven
TENNENT, WILLIAM H.

Ode to Peace
TENNYSON, ALFRED.
England, b. 180).

Bugle, The
"Come into the garden, Maud”.
Dead Friend, The
Death of Arthur
Death of the Old Year, The
Fortune. - Enid's Song
Enoch Arden at the Window
Godiva
Hero to Leander
" Home they bronghi her warrior dead"
In Memoriam, Selections from .
Locksley Hall
Luliaby
May Queen, The
Miller's Daughter, The
New Year's Eve
Retrospection
Sleeping Beauty, The
Song of the Brook

Spring
TENNYSON, CHARLES.
England

Ocean, The
TERRY, ROSE.
America.

Rêve du Midi
THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE.
England, U-1963.

Age of Wisdom, The
Church Gate, At the
End of the Piay, The
Little Billee
Mahogany Tree, The

Mr. Molony's Account of the Ball

Sorrows of Werther
41

White Squall, The
135
THAXTER, MRS. CELIA.
Isles of Silocus.

Tacking Ship off Shore.
46
283 THOM, WILLIAM.

Scotland.

The Mitherless Bairn
THOMSON, JAMES.

Scotland, 1700-1748.
205

Angling .
107

Connubial Life
155

Domestic Birds
305

Hymn on the Seasons
Plea for the Animals

Rule Britannia
567 Songsters, The
115

Stag Hunt, The
Summer Morning.

Winter Scenes
50 THORNBURY, GEORGE WALTER.
299 England, b. 1998.

Jester's Sermon, The
THURLOW, LORD.
269 England, 1781 - 1829.

Beauty

Bird, Toa
359 | TICKELL, THOMAS.

71 England, b. 1666.
108 To a Lady before Marriage
127
364

TILTON, THEODORE.
New York City, b. 1835.

Baby Bye

Great Bell Roland, The
673
TOPLADY, AUGUSTUS MONTAGUE.
England, 1740-1788.

* Rock of ages, cleft for me
671

TRENCH, RICHARD CHENEVIX.
England, b. 1807.

Harmosan.
TROWBRIDGE, JOHN TOWNSEND.
Ogden, N. Y., b. 1827.

Vagabonds, The
373 | TUCKERMAN, HENRY THEODORE.

Bostoli, Mass., b. 1813.

Newport Beach
331 | TUPPER, MARTIN FARQUHAR.
69

England, b. 1810.
37 Cruelty to Animals, Of
407
610 TWISS, HORACE
591

England, 1786-1849.

Friends far away.
166

TYCHBORN, CHIDIOCK.
146

England.
199 Lines written by one in the Tower, being
182

Young and Condemned to die
161
7

UHLAND, LUDWIG.
239

Germany, 1787-189.
50

Landlady's Daughter, The .
UPTON, JAMES.
223

England, 1070 - 1749.
116

Lass of Richmond Hill, The
327
304 VAUGHAN, HENRY.

1621 - 1605

They are all gone"
326 VERY, JONES.

Salem, Mass., b. 1813.

Latter Rain, The
Nature

Spirit Land, The
VICENTE, GIL.
Portugal, 1482-1537.

The Nightingale (Translation)
45
253 VILLEGAS, ESTEVAN MANUEL DE.
766 Spain.

The Mother Nightingale (Translation)

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VISSCHER, MARIA TESSELSCHADE.
Holland, 1594 - 1049.

The Nightingale (Translation)
WALLER, EDMUND.
England, 1605 - 1087.

Girdle, Ona

Go, lovely Rose ! .
WALLER, JOHN FRANCIS.
Ireland, b. 1810.

Spinning-Wheel Song, The
WALSH, WILLIAM.
England, 1653-1707.

Rivalry in Love
WALTON, IZAAK. (See JOHN CHALKHILL.)
England, 1593 - 183.

Angler's Wish, The .
WARTON, THOMAS.
England, 1728-1790.

Retirement
WASTELL, SIMON.
England, d. 1623.

Man's Mortality
WATSON, JAMES W.
America.

Beautiful Snow
WATTS, ISAAC.
England, 16745 1749.

"Before Jehovah's awful throne
“From all that dwell”
Insignificant Existence
"O God! our help in ages past
Summer Evening, A.
“The heavens declare thy glory, Lord ! »
“There is a land of pure delight"

“Unveil thy bosom, faithful tomb”.
WAUGH, EDWIN.
England.

The dule 's i' this bonnet o' mine
WEIR, HARRISON.
England.

English Robin, The
WELBY, AMELIA B.
America, b, Bai.

The Old Maid
WESLEY, CHARLES.
England, 1708-17%.
“And let this feeble body fail”

Jesus, lover of my soul
“Now to the haven of thy breast"
“On Jordan's stormy banks "

Wrestling Jacob
WESTWOOD, THOMAS.
England.
Little Bell .

window"
WHITCHER, FRANCES MIRIAM.
Whitesboro, N. Y., b. 1802.

Widow Bedott to Elder Sniffles
WHITE, BLANCO.
England, 1773-1840.

Night
WHITE, HENRY KIRKE.
England, 1763-1816.

Early Primrose, To the

Harvest Moon, To the .
WHITTIER, JOHN GREENLEAF.
Haverhill, MASS., D. 1807.

Absent Sailor, To her
Angel of Patience, The
Barbara Frieichie
Barclay of Ury
Barefoot Boy, The
Benedicite (Snow Bound)
Burns
Farewell

, The
Hampton Beach
Ichabod
Indian Summer.
Laus Deo!

Maud Muller

Meeting, The
348

New England in Winter
Palm-Tree, The

Poet's Reward, The .
50

Pumpkin, The
45

Reformer, The
WILDE, RICHARD HENRY.
Ireland, 1789 - 1847.

Life
WILLIS, NATHANIEL PARKER.

Portland, Me., 1807 - 1867,
59

Belfry Pigeon, The
Leper, The
Parrhasius.

Women, Two
520

WILSON, JOHN (K’it North).
Scotland, 1785 - 1854.

Evening Cloud, The.
325

To a Sleeping Child
WINSLOW, HARRIET.

America, b. 1524.
186

“Why thus longing ?"
WITHER, GEORGE.

England, 1585 -107.
251

"I loved a lass, a fair one"
“Lord ! when those glorious lights, I see

Shepherd's Resolution, The .
284 WOLCOTT, DR. (Peter P'indar).
294 England, 1738 - 1319.
593

King Canute and his Nobles
271

Pilgrims and the Peas, The .

Razor-Seller, The
282 WOLFE, CHARLES.
265

Ireland, 1719-1223,
175 Burial of Sir John Moore
WOODWORTH, SAMUEL.

Scituate, Mass., 1785-1812.
79

Old Oaken Bucket, The
WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM.
England, 1770-1850.

Cuckoo, To the.
344

Dafiodils
Daisy, To the

Education of Nature, The
620

England
Helvellyn

Highland Girl of Inversnaid, To ihe
285

Inner Vision, The
272

Intimations of Immortality
272

Lost Love, The
265

March
270

Music
Old Matthew
Pet Lamb, The

Rainbow, The .
631

Reaper, The
“ She was a phantom of delight"
Simon Lee, the old Huntsman
Skylark, To the
Sleeplessness.
Two April Mornings, The
We are Seven

Westminster Bridge.
302

Worldliness
Yarrow Unvisited

Varrow Visited
WOTTON, SIR HENRY.
England, 1569 - 103).

A Happy Lite
“You meaner beauties"

Verses in Praise of Angling
153
179 WYATT, SIR THOMAS.

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England, 1593 - 1542.
377

An Earvest Suit
26 The Deceived Lover sueth only for Liberty .
31
703

XAVIER, ST. FRANCIS.

France, 1506 - 1552.
142

"My God, I love thee" (Translation).
473
713 . YOUL, EDWARD.

England.

Song of Spring

316
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ANONYMOUS.

Advice
Annie Laurie
Baby Louise (M. E.)
Bachelor's Hall
Burd Helen.
Caliph and Satan, 'The
Cano Carinen Sixpence
Child of Elle, The
Children in the Wood, The .
Civil War.
Deborah Lee
Dreamer, The .
Drummer-Boy's Burial, The
Eggs and the Horses, The
“Fairer than thee
Fair Helen of Kirkconnell
Fetching Water from the Well
Forge, The Song of the
Gluggity Gług
“Go, feel what I have felt"
Good old Plough, The :
Go to thy rest, fair child
Grief for the Dead
Heaven
Homesick for the Country
Hundred Years to come, A
"If women could be fair"
Indian Chieftain, The
Indian Summer
Jovial Beggar, The
* Just as
“Jwohnny, git oot!”
King and the Miller of Mansfield, The
Kissing 's no Sin
Lady Ann Bothwell's Lament
Lament of the Border Widow
Little Puss
" Love me little, love me long'
Loveliness of Love, The

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Meditation on the Frailty of this Life, A 671
Mummy at Belzoni's Exhibition, Answer of the 543
My eyes ! how I love you

74
My Love in her attire

47
My old Kentucky Home

148
My sweet Sweeting

49
New Year's Eve

249
“ Nothing but leaves.

269
Old-School Punishment

26
"Only waiting

266
Origin of the Opal

634
Orphans, The
Perils of the Pave, The

767
Prayer for Life, A

288
Remonstrance with the Snails

357
Robin Hood and Allen-a-Dale

496
Sally of the Cid
Sea Fight, The .

487
Sebastopol taken – in and done for (London

Diogenes)
Shan Van Vocht

455
Shule Aroon
Signs of Rain

313
Skater Belle, Our

518
Skeleton, Toa

622
Sneezing

• 763
Somebody

97
Stormy Petrei, Lines to the

• 354
Summer Days

80
Swell's Soliloquy

• 742
The Caliph and Satan (J. F.C.).

673
The Eggs and the Horses (R. S. S.)

759
“The land, boys, we live in "

444
The Petrihed Fern

620
The Seaside Well.

596
"They 're dear fish to me"

199
Tomb of Cyrus, The
Under the Cross (w.c. R.)

178
Useful Plough, The

420
Vicar of Bray, The

754
Waly, waly, but love be bonny

173
“When shall we all meet again?”

• 225
White Rose, The .
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39
“Why, lovely charmer

47
Wife to her Husband, The

157
Willy drowned in Yarrow .

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So large a collection of poems as this demands of its compiler an extensive familiarity with the poetic literature of our language, both of the early and the later time, and withal so liberal a taste as not to exclude any variety of poetic merit. At the request of the Publishers I undertook to write an Introduction to the present work, and in pursuance of this design I find that I have come into a somewhat closer personal relation with the book. In its progress it has passed entirely under my revision, and, although not absolutely responsible for the compilation or its arrangement, I have, as requested, exercised a free hand both in excluding and in adding matter according to my judgment of what was best adapted to the purposes of the enterprise. Such, however, is the wide range of English verse, and such the abundance of the materials, that a compilation of this kind must be like a bouquet gathered from the fields in June, when hundreds of flowers will be left in unvisited spots, as beautiful as those which have been taken. It may happen, therefore, that many who have learned to delight in some particular poem will turn these pages, as they might those of other collections, without finding their favorite. Nor should it be matter of surprise, considering the multitude of authors from whom the compilation is made, if it be found that some are overlooked, especially the more recent, of equal merit with many whose poems appear in these pages. It may happen, also, that the compiler, in consequence of some particular association, has been sensible of a beauty and a power of awakening emotions and recalling images in certain poems which other readers will fail to perceive. It should be considered, moreover, that in poetry, as in painting, different artists have different modes of presenting their conceptions, each of which may possess its peculiar merit, yet those whose taste is formed by contemplating the productions of one class take little pleasure in any other. Crabb Robinson relates that Wordsworth once admitted to him that he did not much admire contemporary poetry, not because of its want of poetic merit, but because he had been accustomed to poetry of a different sort, and added that but for this he might have read it with pleasure. I quote from memory. It is to be hoped that every reader of this collection, however he may have been trained, will find in the great variety of its contents something conformable to his taste.

I suppose it is not necessary to give a reason for adding another to the collections of this nature, already in print. They abound in every language, for the simple reason that there is a demand for them. German literature, prolific as it is in verse, has many of them, and some of them compiled by distinguished authors. The par

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