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of æsthetic congruity. The editor also flatters himself that, in classifying so many immortal productions of genius according to their own ideas and motives, rather than according to their chronology, the nativity or sex of their authors, or any other merely external order, he has exhibited the incomparable richness of our language in this department of literature quite as successfully as if he had followed the methods more frequently adopted in such compilations.

That every reader should find in these pages every one of his favorite poems, is perhaps too much to expect; but it is believed that, of those on which the unanimous verdict of the intelligent has set the seal of indisputable greatness, none of any epoch, whether of English, Scottish, Irish, or American origin, will be found wanting. With these remarks, this new edition of the work is submitted to the public, in the confident hope that, like its predecessors, it may be admitted as the familiar friend of many households, and become a daily companion both of young and old.

November, 1882.

INDEX OF TITLES.

POEMS OF NATURE.

Afar in the Desert

Pringle Afternoon in February.

Longfellow. Airs of Spring

Carew Angler, The

Chalkhill. Angler's Trysting-Tree, The.. Stoddart. Angler's Wish, The.

Walton.. Angling, Verses in Praise of... Wotton.. April

Keble Arab to the Palm, The.

B. Taylor Arethusa

Shelley Autumn

Hood. Autumn

Keats Autumn -- A Dirge

Shelley Autumn Flowers..

Mrs. Southey Autumn's Sighing.

Read. Belfry Pigeon, The

Wis Birch Tree, The

Lowell Birds of Killingworth, The. Longfellow. Black Cock, The..

Baillie Blood Horse, The.

Cornucall.
Blossoms, To..

Herrick
Blow, Blow, thou Winter Wind.. Shakespeare.
Bobolink, The..

lill Bramble Flower, The.

Elliott, Brier. The

Landor, Broom Flower, The.

Mary Howitt. Bugle Song.

Tennyson Chambered Nautilus, The. 0. W. Holmes Chiquita ...

Bret Harte. Chorus of Flowers...

Hunt.. Cloud, The

Shelley Come to these Scenes of Peace.. Boules. Coral Grove, The..

Percivau Cornfields

Mary Howilt. Cricket, To a.

W. C. Bennett.. Cricket, The.

Vincent Bourne. Cuckoo, The.

Locker.. Cuckoo, The.

Logan Cuckoo, The

Wordsworth Cuckoo and Nightingale, The. Chaucer. Daffodils, To..

Wordsworth.. Daffodils

Herrick. Dandelion, The.

Lowel. Death of the Flowers..

Bryant. Description of Spring

Surrey Dirge for the Year.

Shelley. Doubting Heart, A.

A. A. Procter, Drifting

Read.. Drinking

Anacreon Drop of Dew, A.

Marvell Evening

Tennyson. Evening, Ode to..

Collins..

PAGE

PAGE 59 Evening Star, The

Campbel..

99 107 Evening Wind, The..

Bryant

96 3 Evening in the Alps

Montgomery

98 13 Fancy

Keats.

104 13 Fidelity

Wordsworth

81 14 Flowers.

Longfellow.

36 14 Fly, The..

Oldys..

55 5 Folding the Flocks.

Beaumont and Fletcher 96 56 Forsaken Garden, A

Swinburne.

91 24 Fringed Gentian, The.

Bryant

82 92 Garden, The..

Marvell

45 86 Garden, The

Covoley:

46 87 Glory of Motion, The.

Tyrwhitt

61 83 Grasshopper, The..

Lovelace. 93 Grasshopper, The.

Anacreon (Cowley).. 52 Grasshopper, The.

Anacreon (Cowper)..

54 51 Grasshopper and Cricket. Hunt..

54 21 Grasshopper and Cricket. Keats.

54 21 Grasshopper, Chirping of. W. Harte

54 61 Greenwood, The.

Bowles.

44 30 Grongar Hill.

Dyer.

94 105 Gulf-Weed.

Fenner.

69 15 Hampton Beach

Whittier

72 33 Harvest..

Hutchinson

79 33 Harvest Moon, The

H. K. White.

100 82 Holly-Tree, The

R. Southey.

105 96 Humble-Bee, The

Emerson

55 72 Hunter of the Prairies, The.. Bryant 60 Hunter's Song. The..

Cornwall.

86 35 Husbandman, 'The.

Sterling 63 Hymn in the Vale of Chamouni. 8. T. Coleridge. 110 Hymn to Pan

Keats

50 71 Hymn to the Flowers

H. Smith,

37 83 Hymn to the Spirit of Nature. Shelley.

109 102 Influence of Natural Objects. Wordsworth

109 102 Inscription in a Hermitage. Warton

48 16 Invocation to Rain in Summer.. W. C. Bennett

62 16 Ivy Green, The

Dickens.

93 16 July

Clare

43 17 Lark. The

Hogg.

12 30 Last Rose of Summer, The. T. Moore..

86 30 Latter Rain.

Very.

92 33 Lion and Giraffe, The..

Pringle

58 84 Lion's Ride, The.

Freiligrath..

57 3 Little Beach-Bird, The.

Dana

70 108 Little Streams

Mary Howitt.

25 103

Wordsworth 73 May

Percival.

7 64 Meadows

Herrick

81 6 Midges Dance aboon the Burn.. Tannahill.. 97 Midnight Wind, The..

Motherwell

105 97 Midsummer..

Trowbridge..

43

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64

PAGE

PAGE Moonrise

E. Jones

99
Song for September, A.,

Parsons..

80 Morning

Shakespeare..
10 Song for the Seasons, A

Cornwall..

108 Morning in London.

Wordsworth
9 Song - On May Morning Milton

6 Mountain Daisy, A

Burns
Song -- - Phæbus, arise

Drummond

7 My Heart 's in the Highlands Burns

85 Song to May

Thurlowo..

8 Nature..

Very..
31 Song - The Lark

H. Coleridge

12 Night is nigh Gone

A. Montgomery.
Song -- Pack Clouds away. Heywood..

12 Night..

Shelley..
Song of the Brook.

Tennyson.

26 Night

J. Blanco White
101 Song of Spring

Youl

31 Nightingale, Address to the. Barnfield

Song - The Greenwood Tree Shakespeare

44 Nightingale, To the...

Milton
Song The Owl.

Tennyson

101 Nightingale. The

S. T. Coleridge..
40 Second Song - To the Same Tennyson.

101 Nightingale's Departure, The... C. Smith.

42 Sonnet - Autumn Moon

Thurlow .

100 Nightingale, Ode to the

Keats.

89 Sonnet - To a Bird that haunted Night Song:

Claudius..
100 the Waters of Lake Laaken... Thurlow.

107 North Wind.

Mulock-Craik
106 Sonnet--- Die down, O dismal day! David Gray...

108 November,

H. Coleridge

94
Spice-Tree, The.

Sterling.

56 Oasis of Sidi Khaled.

Blunt..
58 Spring

Anacreon

6 Owl..

Anonymous.
102 Spring

Beaumont and Fletcher 7
Pan..
Beaumont and Fletcher 51 Spring

Tennyson.
Peel Castle

Wordsworth

70 Still Day in Autumn, A. S. H. Whitman. Philomena.

M. Arnold
40 Storm Song..

B. Taylor..
Primroses, with Morning Dew .. lerrick.

29 Stormy Petrel. The.

Cornuall

67 Question

Shelley..
27 Summer Longings

McCarthy:

8 Rain on the Roof

Kinney
62 Summer Months.

Motherwell

9 Redbreast, To the

Drummond.
107 Tacking Ship.

Mitchell.

66 Retirement

Cotton.
49 Tiger, The..

Blake

57 Return of Spring

Ronsard
3 Trailing Arbutus

Mrs. R. T. Cooke

31 Rêve du Midi.

Mrs. R. T. ('ooke.
50 Twilight.

Longfellow

68 Revisiting the Banks of the Wye. Wordsworth

78 Violet, The

Story,

34 Rhodora, The..

Emerson ..
31 Violets

Herrick,

29 Robin Redbreast..

Alingham.
Voice of the Grass

Roberts

42 Rose, The

E. Waller
Wandering Wind, The.

Nemans

64 Sabbath Morning.

Leyden.
Waterfowl, To a....

Bryant
Sand-Piper, The.

Tharter
Water ! The Water.

Motheruell.
Sea, At..

Trowbridge.
West Wind, Ode to the

Shelley..
Sea, The

Cornwall

Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea... Cunningham Seaweed.

Longfellow..

When the Hounds of Spring Swinburne.
Seneca Lake, To.

Percival
Willow Song.

Hemans..

52 Sensitive Plant, The.

Shelley..
Windy Night, The..

Read..

104 Skylark, The...

Shelley..
10 Woods in Winter

Longfellono.

106 Sleep.

Martin
103 Yarrow Unvisited.

Wordsworth

74 Small Celandine, The.

Wordsworth
28 Yarrow Visited.

Wordsworth

775 Snow-Storm, The.

Emerson.
107 Yarrow Revisited.

Wordsworth

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POEMS OF CHILDHOOD.

.

- Adopted Child, The..

Hemans Among the Beautiful Pictures... Alice Cary. Angel's Whisper, The.

Lorer Annie in the Graveyard.

Gilman Baby May

W. C. Bennett. Bubr's Shoes

W. C. Bennett. Ballad of the Tempest, A

Fields.. Boyhood,

Allston.
Casa Wappy

Moir.
Child and the Watcher, The. Mrs. Browning.
Child Asleep..

Surrille
Child Praying, A..

Wilmott Children

Landor Children in the Wood

Anonymous. Children's Hour, The.

Longfdlow. Choosing a Name.

M. Lamb.. Christening, The..

C. Lainb... Cradle Song, A.

1. Watts.. Cuddle Doon...

A. Anderson Danäe

Simonides. Dead Doll, The..

Vandegrit Fairy Child, The..

Anster. For Charlie's Sake.

Palmer Gambols of Children..

Darley. Gipsy's Malison, The.

C. Lanıb. Her Eyes are Wild.

Wordsworth I Remember, I Remember Hood.. Introduction...

Blake.

142
151
116
116
113
150
146
141
156
117
118
148
120
138
144
114
114
160
115
141
116
120
158
132
118
141
144
113

Lady Ann Bothwell's Lament... Anonymous
Little Bell

Westwood
Little Black Boy, The..

Blake
Little Boy Blue.

Anonymous
Little Red Riding Hood.

Landon.
Little Vagabond, The.

Blake
Loss and Gain.

Perry
Lucy

Wordsworth
Lucy Gray.

Wordsworth
Lullaby...

Tennyson
Morning Glory, The.

Mrs. Louell
Mother's Heart, The.

Norton..
Mother's Hope, The.

Blanchard
Mother's Love, The.

Burbinige
My Child..

Pierpont
On a Distant Prospect of Eton.. T. Gray
On the Death of an Infant Smits
On the Picture of an Intant. Leonidas
Open Window, The..

Longfellow
Pet Lamb, The

Wordsworth
Philip, my King

Mulock-Craik
Pied Piper of Hamelin, The. R. Brmining..
Reconciliation, The.

Tennyson..
Saturday Afternoon..

Wulis.
Schoolmistress, The

Shenstone
She Came and Went.

Lonell
Shepherd Boy. The.

Landon
Three Sons, The..

Moultrie

140 147 147 126 127 133 158 148 143 114 150 123 122 124 157 137 149 120 149 121 117 128 160 132 133 150 126 151

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And doth not a Meeting like this Moore.
Auld Lang Syne .

Burns.
Ballad of Bouillabaisse

Thackeray. Cape Cottage at Sunset

Glazier Champagne Rosé

Kenyon Christmas

Wither. Come, Send round the Wine Moore. Early Friendship...

De Vere.
Farewell! But whenever. Moore..
Fill the Bumper Fair.

Moore.
Fire of Drift-Wood, The. Longfellow.
From "In Memoriam."

Tennyson.
Good Time Coming, The. Mackay.
Good Time Going, A.,

Holmes.
How Stands the Glass Around.. Anonymous.
Jaffar..

Hunt..
Journey Onwards, The.

Moore.

174 Mahogany Tree, The.... Thackeray..
182 Night at Sea..

Landon.
176 Old Familiar Faces, The.

C. Lamb. 169 Passage, The

Uhland.
173 Qua Cursum Ventus.

Clough..
183
Saint Peray

Parsons.
175 Sonnets..

Shakespeare. 163 Sparkling and Bright.

Hoffman.. 1775 Stanzas to Augusta.

Byron.. 173 To Lady Anne Hamilton

W. R. Spencer. 168 To my Companions..

Channing
165 To Thomas Moore.

Byron
180 We have been Friends Together. Mrs. Norton
181 What might be Done..

Mackay..
174

When shall we three meet again. Anonymous 168 Winter Wish, A

Messinger 179 Wreathe the Bowl

Moore.

181 178 170 168 169 177 163 173 170 170 181 175 171 182 163 171 172

POEMS OF LOVE.

Absence

Mrs. Kemble.
281 Doris ; A Pastoral.

Munby.
Address to a Lady

Burns
267 Dream, The....

Byron
Allan Percy.

Mrs. Norton

3:22 Earl о' Quarterdeck, The MacDonald Annabel Lee.

Poe
3:25 Epithalamion.

Spenser
Annie Laurie.

Douglas.
267 Epithalamium

Brainard
Annoyer, The.

Willis
287 Eve of St. Agnes, The.

Keats..
Ask me no more,

Tennyson.
300 Evelyn Hope.

R. Browning
Atalanta's Race..

W. Morris
187 Excuse..

M. Arnold.
At the Church Gate.

Thackeray..
275 Fair Ines

Hood..
Auld Robin Gray.

Laily Barnard. 316 Fairest Thing in Mortal Eyes. Charles of Orleans.
Aux Italiens.

Lytton
3:27 Farewell to Nancy.

Burns.
Awakening of Endymion, The.. Landon.

279 Fate.

Anonymous. Bailiff's Daughter of Islington,

Fireside, The.

('otton The.

Anonymous.
206 First and Last

Anonymous.
Ballad - It was not in the Winter Hood.

278 Florence Vane.

P. P. Cooke, Ballad -- Sigh on, sad heart. Hood

294 Fly not yet.

Moore..
Beauty Clear and Fair.
Beaumont and Fletcher 251 Fly to the Desert

Moore.
Bertha in the Lane..

Mrs. Browning
317 Forsaken Merman, The

M. Arnold
Blest as the Immortal Gods Sappho..

261 Friar of Orders Gray, The. Percy.. Blissful Day, The.

Burns..
344 Girl of Cadiz, The

Byron
Bonnie Leslie.

Burns..
268 Glove, The..

R. Browning.
Bridal of Andalla, The.

Anonymous
221 Golden Wedding, The

David Gray.
Brook-side, The

Milnes

277 Go where Glory Waits Thee Moore, Burial of Love, The..

Bryant

332 Groomsman to his Mistress, The Parsons, Ca' the Yowes to the Knowes Burns

264 Health, A..

Pinckney. Castara

Habington
253 Hebrew Wedding, The.

Milman Changes

Lytton
323 Heliotrope. .

Anonymous Cheat of Cupid, The.

Anacreon
286 Here's a Health

Burns.. Chronicle, The..

Cowley...
283 Hermit. The.

Goldsmith Come away, Death,

Shakespeare.
257 Highland Mary

Burns.
Come into the Garden, Maud.... Tennyson .

273 If I Desire with Pleasant Songs, Burbidge ('oming through the Rye. Anonymous.

288 If thou wert by my Side, my Love Heber. Crabbed Age and Youth. Shakespeare.

284 I Give thee Eternity

Drayton.. Courtin', The..

Lowell
291 In a Year

R. Browning. Day-dream, The

Tennyson
292 Indifference..

M. Arnold. Deceitfulness of Love,

Anonymous
286 Irish Melody, An.

J. F. Waller. Discourse with Cupid.

Jonson..
249 Jeanie Morrison.

Motherwell. Diedain Returned.

Carevo
234 Jenny Kissed Me

Hunt... Divided.

Ingelow.
298 Jock of Hazeldean,

Sir W. Scott..

236 296 202 334 339 217 3:25 321 268 331 265 238 311 303 323 285 269 320 208 263 210 344 269 282 278 333 315 205 212 326 287 310 215 301 322 271 311 203 238

255

John Anderson.

Burns...

Kulnasatz, my Reindeer. Anonymous

Lady Clare..

Tennyson

Lady Geraldine's Courtship. Mrs. Browning.

Laird o' Cockpen, The.

Lady Nairne.

Laodamia..

Wordsworth

Lass of Ballochmyle.

Burns

Lecture upon the Shadow, A. Domne..

Letters, The.

Tennyson.

Let us Kiss and Part,

Drayton

Lines to an Indian Air

Shelley.

Lochinvar

Sir W, Scott.

Locksley Hall.

Tennyson.

Lord Lovel

Anonymous

Love.

Coleridge

Love in the Valley.

Meredith.

Love is a Sickness.

Daniel

Love Me Little, Love Me Long.. Anonymous

Love Not..

Mrs. Norton.

Love not Me.

Anonymous

Love Song ..

Darley:

Lovely Mary Donnelly.

Allingham.

Lover to the Glow-worms. Marrell

Love's Philosophy

Shelley.

Maid of Athens, ere we Part. Byron...

Maiden's Choice, The.

Anonymous

Maid's Lament, The

Landor

Mariana in the South

Tennyson

Match, A..

Swinburne

Maud Muller..

Whittier

Memorable Dessert, A

Anonymous

Milk-Maid's Song, The.

Marlowe

Milk-Maid's Mother's Answer... Raleigh..

Miller's Daughter, The..

Tennyson

Minstrel's Song..

Chatterton
Misconceptions.

R. Browning
Mrs. Eliz. Wheeler

Ilerrick.

Molly Carew.

Locer..

My Dear and Only Love. Montrose.

My Heid is like to Rend, Willie. Jotherwell.

My Love..

Lowell

My Love has Talked.

Tennyson

My Wife's a Winsome Wee Thing Burns..

Nice Correspondent, A

Locker

Night-Piece.

Herrick
Nocturne

T. B. Aldrich
Not Ours the Vows

Barton..

Nun, The..

Hunt..

Oh, that 'twere possible.

Tennyson

Old Story, The..

Anonymous
One Way of Love.

R. Browning

Orpheus to Beasts

Lovelace

Our Love shall Live.

Spenser

Outlaw, The..

Sir W. Scolt.
Panglory's Wooing Song.

G. Fletcher
Phillida and Corydon.

Breton.

Philomela's Ode

Greene.

Poet's Bridal-Day Song, The... Cunningham

Poet's Song to his Wife.

Cornwall.

Red, Red Rose, A..

Burns..

Remembrance

Brontë.

Riding Down

Perry

Robin Hood and Allen-a-Dale.

Anonymous.

Rory O'More..

Lover.

Rose and the Gauntlet, The. Sterling.

Ruth.

Hood...

Seaman's Happy Return, The... Anonymous.

Serenade.

llood.

Serenade,

Pinckney..

Shall I Tell

Browne.

She is a Maid of Artless Grace.. Gil Vicente.

She is far from the Land

Moore.

Shepherd's Resolution, The. Wither

Songs: - A weary lot..

Sir W. Scott.

Ask me no more.

Carew

Day in melting purple.. Brooks.

PAGE

PAGE

344 Songs :-Gather ye rose-buds... Herrick..

333

261

How delicious

Campbell

282

236

How should I your true-

226

love know?

Shakespeare.

25

214

I bade thee stay.

S. 11. Whitman.. 293

329

I went to her

O'Shaughnessy. 295

266

Love me, if I live Cornwall..

272

247

o lady, thy lover is

241

dead

Mac Donald

326

256

She is not fair,

H. Coleridge

250

262

Sing the old song

De Vere

279

238

The heath this night. Sir W. Scott

264

303

To thy lover.

Crashaw.

204

Why so pale.

Suckling

285

224 Song of Autumn, A..

Roda

293

240 Sonnets: - I know that all. Drummond

245

248

If it be true.

Michel Angelo... 245

250

The doubt which ye

832

misdcem...

Spenser

332

258

The might of one fair

278

face.

Michel Angelo..

262

270

To one excusing his

252

poverty.

Blount.

247

263

To one who would

262

make a confession.. Blunt.

247

284

To Vittoria Colonna.. Michel Angelo

245

293 Sonnets..

Shakespeare..

242

302 Sonnets.

Sidney

244

251 Sonnets from the Portuguese Mrs. Browning

246

314

Spanish Lady's Love, The Anonymous

209

288

Speak, Love,

Beaumont and Fletcher 251

258 Spinning-Wheel Song. The J. F. Waller...

236

259 Stanzas -- Oh, talk not to me Byron

292

277 Stanzas for Music

Byron

264

324 Summer Days....

Anonymous

274

294 Summer Reminiscence, A Shepherd..

274

232 Sweet William's Farewell, Gay..

215

289 Sylvia

Darley..

279

239

Syr Cauline.

Anonymous..

195

312

Shakespeare and J.

Take, oh take those lips away.

276

Fletcher..

252

339 Tell me, my heart....

Lyttelton..

249

342 The bloom hath fled thy cheek.. Motherwell.

310

292 The Dule's i' this Bonnet o'mine Waugh

21

254 Then

Mrs. Cooke

319

284 There's nae luck about the house Adam...

265

339 Thou hast Vowed by thy Faith.. Cunningham

267

To

Shelley.

808 To Althea--From Prison. Lovelace

255

To Celia

Philostratus

294 To Lucasta.

Lorelace

254

309 To Lucasta

Lovelace

255

242 To Mary in Heaven..

Burns...

327

239 Tomb, The

Stanley

257

253 Too Late

Mulock-Craik

243

Triumph of Charis, The.

Jonson.

248

256 Truth's Integrity..

Anonymous

206

313 Waly. Waly

Anonymous.

311

313 Wanderer, The

Dobson.

287

266

Watching

Judson..

342

310 We Parted in Silence

Cranford.

300

Welcome, The.

Daris

272

204 Welcome, Welcome.

Broune.

261

Were I but his Own Wife. Downing

22

313 West Point

Strong.

295

275 When the Grass shall Cover me. Anonymous.

324

216 When thou art near me

Lady Scott.

258

277 When we Two Parted..

Byron

300

277

White Rose, The.

Congreve and Somer.

250

ville.

248

276 Widow Machree

Lover.

290

326 Winifreda

Anonymous.

Wish, A.

Rogers..

310

303 You Meaner Beauties

Wotton

252

256 Young Beichan and Susie Pie.. Anonymous

2000

282 Zara's Ear-rings

Anonymous

225

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