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fancy and imagination, - fancy, “which is given to quicken and beguile the temporal part of our nature imagination to incite and support the eternal.”

Blessings be with them—and eternal praise,

Who gave us nobler loves and nobler cares

The Poets, who on earth have made us heirs
Of truth and pure delight, by heavenly lays."

I have scattered the poetry in this volume as a sower sowing seed. I aim at no classification, and am, indeed, anxious to avoid a historical arrangement of poetry, or anything that could resemble it; though, in making a selection which is to feed the fancy and imagination of the young, and which must include great names and great works, I have been compelled incidentally to travel over the same path as the historian of literature.

Once again I have to express my gratitude to the numerous authors and publishers whose generosity has enabled me to prepare a book enriched by the work of living poets, and possessed, therefore, of an added interest and charm.

My thanks are due to Mr. Tennyson, Mr. Browning, Mr. Keble, Mr. Barnes, Archbishop Trench, Barry Cornwall, and to many other authors and proprietors of copyright pieces; and also to Messrs. Longmans, Murray, Blackwood, Parker, Macmillan, Chapman, and many other publishers.

FRANCES MARTIN.

MARCH 12TH, 1866.

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XXXIII.—The Boy of Egremond S. Rogers

56

XXXIV.—The Sea-fight

Barry Cornwall

57

XXXV. -Vision of Belshazzar

Byron

59

XXXVI.-The Wreck.

F. Hemans

61

XXXVII. - The Cloud

P. B. Shelley

XXXVII. -A Parental Ode to my Son, T. Hood .

XXXIX. - Incident of the French Camp R. Browning

XL.—The Forsaken Merman M. Arnold

69

XLI. --Song.

E. Waller

73

XLII.-Evening Voluntary

W. Wordsworth 74

XLIII.—Hymn of the City

W. C. Bryant 76

XLIV.—To a Virtuouş Young Lady. 7. Milton

77

XLV.-Divine Ejaculations

7. Quarles

78

XLVI. - The Bells

E. A. Poe

79

XLVII.–King Richard 11., act ii.;

scene i.

W. Shakespeare 83

XLVIII.—King Richard 11., act‘ii.;

scene i.

W. Shakespeare 85

XLIX.-King Richard Ii., act iii.,

scene iv.

W. Shakespeare 89

L. —Morning Thoughts

H. Vaughan 93

LI.—The Muse

G. Wither

94

LII.—Ode to Duty

W. Wordsworth

95

LIII.--Song of the Silent Land .

H. W. Longfellow 97

LIV.-Address of Comus

7. Milton

98

LV.-Ruth

T. Hood

99

LVI.-Sleep.

E. B. Browning 100

LVII.—The Sabbath .

E.L.Bulwer Lytton 102

LVIII.—To a Skylark

P. B. Shelley

· 103

LIX.-The Plain of Marathon Byron .

107

LX.—Gathering Song of Donald

the Black

W. Scott

108

LXI.-To Cyriack Skinner

7. Milton

109

LXII.—King Richard's Despair W. Shakespeare 11ο

LXIII.—The Kingdom of God R. C. Trench,

LXIV.—The Midnight Ocean 7. Wilson

II2

LXV.—Composed upon Westminster

Bridge

W. Wordsworth 113

LXVI.—The Pied Piper of Hamelin. R. Browning

114

LXVII.-To the Violet .

7. R. Lowell.

LXVIII. - The Light of Stars

H. W. Long fellow 124

LXIX.—Trust in Providence

B. Barton

125

LXX. - To the Cuckoo

W. Wordsworth 126

LXXI.-Young Lochinvar

W. Scott

127

LXXII.— An Indian at the Burial-place

of his Fathers .

W. C. Bryant · 129

LXXIII.—Sir Nicholas at Marston Moor W. M. Praed. 131

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LXXIV. -Sonnet

W. Wordsworth

LXXV.-King Richard Ii., act iii.,

scene iii.

W. Shakespeare

LXXVI.—King Richard II., act iv.,

scene i.

W. Shakespeare

LXXVII.-Prospice.

R. Browning

LXXVIII. -Song

7. Milton

LXXIX.---Lament of Mary Queen of

Scots.

R. Burns.

LXXX.-A Poet's Epitaph.

E. Elliott

LXXXI.-Faith

7. H. Newman

LXXXII.-Anticipation

R. Baxter

LXXXIII.- Weak is the Will of Man W. Wordsworth

LXXXIV. -Retribution

R. C. Trench

LXXXV.-A Funeral Hymn

A. Watts.

LXXXVI.— Julius Cæsar, act i., scene i. W. Shakespeare

LXXXVII.—God save the Queen

Anonymous

LXXXVIII. -Rule, Britannia

7. Thomson .

LXXXIX. - -Ye Mariners of England . T. Campbell

xc.—The Shamrock

T. Moore

XCI. -Yankee Doodle

Shickburg

XCII.-Lord Randal

Old Ballad .

XCIII.--Sonnet

W. Wordsworth

XCIV.-Address to Sabrina

7. Milton

XCV.—Reply of Sabrina

7. Milton

Acknowledgment

7. Milton

XCVI.-As you Like it, act i., sc. iii. W. Shakespeare
XCVII.—As you Like it, act ii., sc. i. W. Shakespeare

XCVIII.-As you Like it, act ii., sc. iii. W. Shakespeare

xcix.—Battle of the Baltic .

T. Campbell

C.-She Walks in Beauty Byron.

CI.-A West Highlander

Anon.

CII.—Cowper's Grave .

E. B. Browning

CIII.--Virtue

G. Herbert

CIV.–Song of Hesperus

Ben Funson

CV.-To Daffodils

R. Herrick.

CVI.-The Small Celandine

W. Wordsworth

CVII. -The little Black Boy

W. Blake

CVIII.-Ode to a Nightingale 7. Keats

cix.-The Illuminated City

F. Hemans

cx.-A Contrast.

7. R. Lowell.

CXI.-To a Mouse

R. Burns

CXII.-Abou Ben Adhem and the

Angel

Leigh Hunt .

CXIII.--Bernardo and Alphonso . 7. G. Lockhart

CXIV.-The Daffodils

W. Wordsworth

cxv.-Address to Light

7. Milton

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CXVI.-Clarence's Dream, Richard

III., act i., scene v. . W. Shakespeare 196

CXVII.-Stars

B. Cornwall

cxvIII.—La Belle Dame sans Mercy. 7. Keats

199

CXIX.- Life and Death

A. A. Procter . 201

CXX.- -Ambition

7. H. Newman

CXXI.— The Children's Heaven G. Macdonald . • 203

CXXII.-On the late Massacre in

Piedmont

7. Milton

CXXIII.—To the Daisy

W. Wordsworth 205

CXXIV.—To a deceased Sister

7. Moultrie

206

CXXV.—The Brook

A. Tennyson. · 207

CXXVI.— The South Sea Isles

7. Wilson

214

CXXVII.-A Serenade

T. Hood

215

CXXVIII.-- The Cumberland.

H. W. Longfellow 216

CXXIX.-Kindred Hearts

F. Hemans 217

cxxx.-Work without Hope S. T. Coleridge 219

CXXXI.—The Prodigal

C. Patmore 219

CXXXII.—Evening in Paradise

7. Milton

220

CXXXIII.—Some Murmur when their

Sky is Clear

R. C. Trench 220

CXXXIV.—The Evening brings us Home Anon.

221

CXXXV.—To a Skylark .

W. Wordsworth 222

CXXXVI.- It's Hame, and it's Hame A. Cunningham 222

CXXXVII.-Blessed are they that

Mourn'

W. C. Bryant 223

cXXXVIII.-It Fortifies my Soul to Know A. H. Clough

224

CXXXIX.-L'Allegro

7. Milton

225

CXL.-Coronach

W. Scott.

229

CXLI.—The Eve of Waterloo

Byron .

230

CXLII.-Hymn to Adversity

T. Gray

233

CXLIII.—The Wonders of the Lane E. Elliott

234

CXLIV.--Christian Patriotism

W. Cowper

237

CXLV.-Holy Thursday

W. Blake

· 239

CXLVI.-The Milkmaid o' the Farm W. Barnes

240

CXLVII.—The Sun rises Bright in

France

A. Cunningham . 241

CXLVIII.- The Exile of Erin

T. Campbell 242

ÇXLIX.—The Passions.

W. Collins

243

CL.—Sir Humphrey Gilbert. H. W. Longfellow 247

CLI. -Autumn.

T. Hood .

248

CLII.—On the Grasshopper and

Cricket

7. Keats

250

CLIII.—The Ladder of St. Augustine H. W. Long fellow 251

CLIV.—To a Child in Sickness Leigh Hunt

252

CLV.-Adam and Eve's Morning

Hymn

7. Milton

254

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