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the order in which they are intended to be learnt. Thus, grave and gay, sacred and secular, are purposely mixed up together, in a manner which might otherwise seem objectionable. Thus, again, the easier poems are designedly placed at the beginning of the volume.

5. The common practice of interweaving numerous editorial notices, whether biographical, critical, grammatical, or explanatory, has been dispensed with, in order that the volume may be kept within its present dimensions, and sold at a comparatively low price.

The Editor wishes to express his obligation to those owners of copyright, by whose kindness he is able to insert so many modern poems. More particularly he would mention Lord Macaulay, the Rev. J. Keble, Messrs. Longman and Co., Messrs. W. Blackwood and Sons, Messrs. E. Moxon and Co., Messrs. Black, and Mr. Murray.

HAMMERSMITH:

Midsummer, 1859.

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1. The Inchcape Rock 2. The First Grief 3. Alexander Selkirk 4. The Destruction of Sennacherib 5. St. Philip Neri and the Youth 6. The Queen of the May 7. We are Seven 8. The Homes of England 9. The Aged Minstrel 10. The Battle of Blenheim 11. The Schoolboy and the Orchard 12. The Heavenly Canaan 13. The Chameleon 14. The Use of Flowers 15. The Soldier's Dream 16. The Storm 17. The Meeting of the Waters 18. The Common Lot 19. Father William 20. Early Piety 21. Charity

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1 Mrs. Heinans 3 Cowper

5 Lord Byron

7 Dr. Byrom

8 Tennyson

9 Wordsworth 10 Mrs. Hemans 13 Sir W. Scott 14 Southey

15 Cowper

18 Dr. Watts

19 Merrick

20 Howitt

22 Campbell

23 Mrs. Hemans 24 T. Moore

25 J. Montgomery 26 Southey

27 Bishop Heber. 28 Prior

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