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and authority of his widely honored name, and comes before the reading public with an indorsement second to none in the world of letters.

The Publishers desire to return their cordial thanks for the courtesy freely extended to them, by which many copyrighted American poems have been allowed to appear in this collection. In regard to a large number of them, permission has been accorded by the authors themselves; other poems, having been gathered as waifs and strays, have been necessarily used without especial authority, and where due credit is not given, or where the authorship may have been erroneously ascribed, future editions will afford opportunity for the correction, which will be gladly made. Particular acknowledgments are offered to Messrs. D. Appleton & Co. for extracts from Gen. James Grant Wilson's handsome edition of the works of Fitz-Greene Halleck, and from the poems of William Cullen Bryant; to Messrs. Harper & Brothers for a few poems of Charles G. Halpine; to Messrs. J. B. Lippincott & Co. for quotations from the writings of T. Buchanan Read ; to Messrs. Charles Scribner & Co. for an extract from Dr. J. G. Holland’s “Bitter-Sweet”; and more especially to the house of Messrs. Fields, Osgood, & Co., - whose good taste, liberality, and intelligent enterprise have given them an unequalled list of American poetical writers, comprising many of the most eminent poets of the land, — for their courtesy in the liberal extracts granted from the writings of Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, Florence Percy, John Godfrey Saxe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Edmund Clarence Stedman, Bayard Taylor, John Townsend Trowbridge, and John Greenleaf Whittier.

With these brief explanations and acknowledgments, the “Library of Poetry and Song” is placed before the public, with the hope that it will be deemed worthy of its title.

ADVERTISEMENT TO THE TWENTIETH EDITION.
(REVISED.)

THE Publishers take this opportunity of expressing their gratification at the very flattering reception given to the “Library of Poetry and Song,” the best evidence of which is the fact of the 20th edition having been called for in little more than six months from the publication of the first. It has seemed to supply a real public need.

The present edition has been revised and improved in various ways, and the observations of the numerous critics of the work have been diligently consulted, with a view to make it perfect in all its details, and the recognized standard work

of the kind. Many new poems have also been added. -É

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

STEEL ENGRA VING : —
Portrait of William CULLEN BRYANT . - - - - - - . Frontispiece

JPOOD ENGRA VINGS : — PAGR

NATURE's TEACHING - - - - - - - - - - - - 21

LovE-LETTERs 1N FLow ERs - - - - - - - - - - . 67

The BANKs of The LEE - - - - - - - - - - - 126

MARINE WIEw . - - - - - - - - - - - - . 153

The Poach Eit's GAME . - - - - - - - - - - - 198

THE BLIND MiltoN AND HIs DAUGHTERs - - - - - - - . 265

SUNRise IN THE MoUNTAINs. - - - - - - - - - - 311

The Nightixg ALE . - - - - - - - - - - - . 349

AUTUMN DAYS - - - - - - - - - - - - - 370

HoNEST ToIL . - - - - - - - - - - - - . 421

THE EQUINox - - - - - - - - - - - - - 473
CoAst Scex E . - - - - - - - - - - - - . 477
Fishek's Rock - - - - - - - - - - - - - 529
A SUMMER. Eve NING . - - - - - - - - - - - . 593
HARVEst TIME - - - - - - - - - - - - - 617
THE CONVENT . - - - - - - - - - - - - . 684

FACSI.]/ILE OF THE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF

RALPH WALDo EMERsox - - - - - - - - - - - xxii

HENRY WADsworth LoNGFELLow . - - - - - - - - ... xxxii

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT . - - - - - - - - - - 2

Joh N. HowARD PAYNE - - - - - - - - - - - . 30

Thom As Hood - - - - - - - - - - - - - 222

LEigh HUNT . - - - - - - - - - - - - . 256

Josiah Gilbert Holla ND . - - - - - - - - - . 256

ALFRED TENNYsoN . - - - - - - - - - - - . 296

GEong E. H. Bok ER - - - - - - - - - - - - 374

T. Breita NAN READ . - - - - - - - - - - - . 412

John GREENLEAF Whitti ER. - - - - - - - - - - 414

Oliver WENDELL Holy Es - - - - - - - - - - . 428

BAYARD TAYLOR . - - - - - - - - - - - - 468

Eliza BETH BARRETT BrowNING - - - - - - - - - . 492

N. P. WILLIS - - - - - - - - - - - - - 524

GEORGE P. MoRRIs . - - - - - . . . - - - - . 524

Fitz-GREENE HALLEck . - - - - - - - - - - - 56.4

W. GILMoRE SIMMs . - - - - - - - - - - - . 564

EDGAR ALLAN Por: - - - - - - - - 62S

HARRIET BEECHER Stowe. - - - - - - - - - - . 676

LYDIA HUNTLEY Sigou RNEY . - - - - - - - - - - 676

Joh N QUINCY ADAMs. - - - - - - - - - - - . 700

JAMEs Russell, Lowell - - - - - - - - - - - 724

John G. SAxE . - - - - - - - - - - - - . 724

JULIA WARD Howe - - - - - - - - - - - - 776

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