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Abide with Me
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Wilcox 106 Adieu to all that is Perishable in Love Campbell 179 Against Distrust of our Maker

John Fletcher 104 Albert the Good .

Tennyson 164 Angelo, Michael, Last Poems of

234 Angels' Song, The

37 Another Life Spring Apparent Shortening of our Years

Campbell 98 Aspirations of Youth

James Montgomery 70 At South Kensington on the Prince Consort's Birthday

M. R. C. 266 Babe in the House, The

Tupper 45 Bacon's, Lord, Sixtieth Birthday

Ben Jonson 194 Baillie, To Miss Agnes, on her Birthday Joanna Baillie 204 Barbauld, Mrs., Death of

230 Bark of Life, The Birthday, The

240 Birthday Epigram

Hook

49 Birthday Epigram

46 Birthday Epigram on late-acquired Wealth Cowper 195 Birthday Gift of a King of France

131 Birthday Gift, The

Landon

67 Birthday of a Conqueror

Dryden 132 Birthday of Christ

Tennyson 17 Birthday of Love, The

Cartwright 77 Birthday of the Soul in Love .

Bulwer Lytton 108 Birthday of the World Birthday Poem to Maria Brontë by her Husband .

117 Birthday Reflections

Moore 228 Birthday Thought, A

86 Birthday Verses Birthday Verses to Miss Logan

Burns 80 Birthnight in Later Life Bishop, To Mrs., on her Birthday Samuel Bishop 116 Blount, To Martha, on her Birthday

Pope 78 Boundary of Middle Life, The Burning Babe, The

Southwell

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are of various degrees of literary merit, although none have been admitted that are not marked by refinement of feeling or of thought.

Thus the favour of the public is hoped for on a double basis.

The poetry of human life here commends itself to all cultivated minds, whether they do or do not keep or enjoy actual birthdays; and the Book of Birthdays, as a collection of anniversary poetry never before brought together in a volume, must be acknowledged to be at once curious and of some permanent value.

M. B.

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Wilcox 106 Adieu to all that is Perishable in Love Campbell 179 Against Distrust of our Maker

John Fletcher 104 Albert the Good .

Tennyson 164 Angelo, Michael, Last Poems of

234 Angels' Song, The

37 Another Life Spring Apparent Shortening of our Years

Campbell 98 Aspirations of Youth

James Montgomery 70 At South Kensington on the Prince Consort's Birthday

M. R. C. 166 Babe in the House, The

Tupper 45 Bacon's, Lord, Sixtieth Birthday

Ben Jonson 194 Baillie, To Miss Agnes, on her Birthday Joanna Baillie 204 Barbauld, Mrs., Death of

230 Bark of Life, The

Kazineski 115 Birthday, The

240 Birthday Epigram

Hook

49 Birthday Epigram

Sir W. Jones

46 Birthday Epigram on late-acquired Wealth Cowper 195 Birthday Gift of a King of France

131 Birthday Gift, The Birthday of a Conqueror

Dryden 132 Birthday of Christ

Tennyson 17 Birthday of Love, The

Cartwright 77 Birthday of the Soul in Love . Bulwer Lytton 108 Birthday of the World Birthday Poem to Maria Brontë by her Husband . 117 Birthday Reflections

Moore 228 Birthday Thought, A

86 Birthday Verses

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Burns 80 Birthnight in Later Life Bishop, To Mrs., on her Birthday Samuel Bishop 116 Blount, To Martha, on her Birthday

Pope

78 Boundary of Middle Life, The

Burns 147 Burning Babe, The

Southwell

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PAGE Butler, Samuel, Death of

2II Byron's Birthdays

144 Change

Young 86 Change in the Spirit of our Birthdays

Moore Characters of Youth

Young 97 Chatterton

Wordsworth 59 Chaucer's Death-bed Verses Childhood.

Alexander Smith Children's Birthdays

Lamb Christmas in Scotland

Scott

33 Christmas Carol for Children Christmas Morning

Heber

4 Christ's Nativity, On the Morning of

Milton 7 Churchyard, Thomas, at Eighty Coleridge, Hartley, To

Wordsworth

57 Commencement of Later Life.

178 Commencement of the Voyage .

Béranger

44 Counsel for Middle Life

Bishop Mant

94 Cradle Song

49 Dangers of the Voyage before us

Cowper 102 Desolated Home

Jean Ingelow 198 Devotion to Truth in Manhood Sir William Jones 156 Dirge

Mrs. Hemans 153 Disraeli, Isaac, On a Studious oid Age

178 Division of Time in Middle Life

Sir William Jones Dream of Home .

Moore Dream of the Future, A

Campbell 161 Dryden on Life

143 Early Death

Ben Jonson 64 Early Tears Earth is full of Love, The

24 Edgeworth, Maria, Death of, at Eighty-four

233 Eldon, Lord Chancellor, to his Wife

181 Emblems

James Montgomery 87 End of Life Welcome to the Poor, The Burns 198 Epigram on an Eightieth Birthday

Pope 227 Eplgram on Life

Dr. Doddridge 101 Epigram on Sir Kenelm Digby's Last Birthday

132 Epithalamion, The

Spenser

109 Faith in Later Life Fame, Folly of Trusting in

Ann Killigrew 190 Family Union

136 Farewell Life Favourite Song of Charles II.

Shirley 133 Fireside Comforts

Burns 3 Following Departed Friends

Mrs. Hemans 184

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Folly of Regretting Youth
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Crabbe 155 Friendship

Dr. Johnson 136 Future, The

Goethe 105 George the Third, Birthdays of

224 Goethe, Death of, at Eighty-four

233 Goldsmith's Wish to Die at Home.

154 Good Shepherd, The

213 Good Wishes

Browne 194 Great-Grandfather

Mackay 237 Happy Youth

Lover

70 Hatton, Lord Chancellor, the Lover of Queen Elizabeth at Fifty

179 Hobbes, Ode to, at Ninety-two

Cowley 236 Holly Bough

Mackay 23 Home and Friends

137 Home Joys

32 How to Live

Bryant 142 Hymn for the Opening Year

Small 43 Hymn of the Angels at the Birth of Christ Montgomery 13 Hymn on the Nativity of my Saviour

Ben Jonson Impromptu on Mrs. Riddle's Birthday

Burns 137 Impromptu to Mrs. Thrale on her Thirty-fifth Birthday

Dr. Johnson 138 I'm Growing Old

Saxe 175 In Praise of Age.

Kennedy 176 Jean Paul Richter's Birthdays Johnson's, Dr., Birthdays

208 Joy

Athelwold

3 Jubilee for Jubilee

225 Incarnation of Christ

Milman 14 Infancy and Childhood

Cowper

56 Lament of Tasso

196 Le Brun, Elizabeth, Death of, at Eighty-seven

233 Life

Mrs. Barbauld 230 Light of the World, The . Lines for a Birthday Gift

P. Fletcher

85 Lines on my Thirty-ninth Birthday Godfrey Saxe 152 Lines suggested by a Picture of the Adoration of the Magians

French 17 Lot of Thousands, The

Mrs. Hunter 113 Love

76 Love and Death

Mrs.

Browning 161 Love at Fifty

Ben Jonson 198 Love, Honour, and Renown in Age

Peacham 176

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