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Nature and Song..... .........M. K. Davis... COVER It Never Comes Again.........R. H. Stoddard...39

Alone

.E. A. Poe............40

Nature and Books......... .M. K. Davis..... FLY The Baby,..

..G. McDonald.......41

LEAF At the King's Gate. .Anonymous..

Preface.

.M. K. Davis.......... V Keys ........

.B. Chandler..........41

Contents .....

........ vii Maidenhood........... .H.W. Longfellow 42

List of Illustrations........

.xviii The City of the Living. .E. A. Allen........... 43

List of Portraits .......

xxiv Beyond the Gate..... ...K. M. Rice........... 43

List of Autograph Fac-

Rest

.........A. J. Ryan...........44

Similes........

xxvi The World Goes Up and the

Good News, or Bad ?...... ..G. Weatherly 29 World Goes Down............C. Kingsley.........44

Sunlight and Sbade... .G. Weatherly... ...29 Song, “When the dimpled

Under My Window........ .T. Westwood 30 water slippeth' ..........J. Ingelow..........44

Little Bell...........

.T. Westwood....... 30 Sonnet: “Come, Sleep, O

Babie Bell's Coming... .T. B. Aldrich....... 31 Sleep, the certain knot” ....Sir Philip Sidney...45

Companionship with Chil.

A Dream......

A. A. Procter......45

dren......

.......N. Hawthorne..... 31 Driving Home the Cows........K.P. Osgood .......46

The Gambols of Children......G. Darley ........... 32 The World's Indifference...... W. M. Thackeray 46

Mother Nature ...... .C. Young..... 33 Waiting

Anonymous ..47

The Merry Heart......... .H. H. Milman..... 33 The Lady's Dream........ .T. Hood......... .48

The Romance of the Swan's

Auld Robin Gray... .Lady Ann Lindsay 49

Nest ......

...... .E. B. Browning... 33 Ode to Adversity

.T.Gray...............50

Sonnet: “Care-charmer Sleep,

Rock Me to Sleep.. E. A. Allen..........51

son of the sable Night”......S. Daniel............ 35 Oft in the Stilly Night... ..T. Moore.. ..........51

Some Murmur When Their

Affliction........

.Louise DeLa Rame 51

Sky is Clear....................

......R. C. Trench......... 35 Weariness.....

H. W. Longfellow 52

Sonnet; “Life, joy and

Song, from “The Prin-

splendor with the year

... A. Tennyson. .......53

awake”.....

......Anonymous ........ 35 Enoch's Return

..A. Tennyson........53

Selections from “The Prin.

Complaint............ .J. G. Holland.......55

cess

A. Tennyson.........36 To The "Eve" of Powers......H. T. Tuckerman..55

The House of Clay......... . Anonymous.........36 Ode to An Indian Gold

A Ballad upon a Wedding... Sir John Suckling 37 Coin .....

......J. Leyden............55

On the Threshold......... .Anonymous ..38 Break, Break, Break............A. Tennyson.........56

Invocation to Sleep........ ..Beaumont and The Old Familiar Faces........C. Lamb............57

Fletcher 39 The Barefoot Boy................J. G. Whittier.....67

A Question ...... ..........M. Arnold..........39 Sleeping and Watching.......E. B. Browning.....59

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The Moneyless Man.............H. T. Stanton.......60 Dirge for a Young Girl.........J.T. Fields. ... .....94

Songs of Seven....... ...J. Ingelow..........61 Song: “If I had thought

The Return of Rip Van

thou could'st have died ”... C. Wolfe............ 94

Winkle.........

.W. Irving............67 To Mary in Heaven........ R. Burns.............96

A Song of Long Ago ..........J. W. Riley..........71 A Farewell..........

.M. E. Cook... .95

Down on The Suwannee

The Three Fishers..... ..C. Kingsley... .....97

River........... ......... S. C. Foster........71 Sonnet: “What doth it serve

Beautiful Snow....... ..... Anonymous.........71 to see sun's burning". .W. Drummond.....97

“Oh, that this too, too solid

The Sack of Baltimore....... .T. Davis........ 97

flesh would melt" .W. Shakspere......72 The Dead Mariper... .G. D. Prentice.....98

Song: from “As You Like

The Picket Guard........ .E. L. Meers........99

... W. Shakspere......73 My Child...

..J. Pierpont...... ..100

“ On This Day I Complete

Selections from “In Memo-

My Thirty-sixth Year”.. Lord Byron........73 riam"..

.......A. Tennyson......101

Lines Written by One in the

“Softly

away

her

Tower, Being Young and

Breath".

...B. W. Procter. ..103

Condemned to Die..............C. Tychborn........73 Parting and Death............. ..H. W. Longfel-

Juliet Taking the Opiate....... W. Shakspere......74

low...... ...104

The Mitherless Bairn...... .W. Thorn...... .75 The Phantom........

.B. Taylor...........104

Desolation of Balclutha........J. Macpherson......75 Sonnet: “Sweet Spring, thou

The Song of the Shirt..... ..T. Hood

..77 turn’st with all thy”. .W. Drummond...105

Life......

...T. Hood........... .78 Death of Gabriel....... .H. W. Longfel-

Parting

..Anonymous....

low....... .106

Barbara's Song...

.W. Shakspere......78 There Is No Death.... .Bulwer Lytton.... 107

Secret Sorrows....

George Eliot.........78 The Bridge of Sighs........ .T. Hood............ 108

Saturn and Thea........ ..J. Keats...............79 Olden Memories....... .C. Cist...............109

Io Victis..........

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.W. W. Story........80 The Death of the Babe

Annabel Lee.........

.E. A. Poe....... .....81 Christabel......... ...G. Massey .........110

Florence Vane......... .P. P. Cooke..........81 Mourning.

.W. Sbakspere.....110

“ Homo they brought her

Death of Ophelia....... .W. Shakspere... .111

warrior dead".

.A. Tennyson ..82 “Oh! snatched

The Old Arm Chair.... .E. Cook......... ..82 beauty's bloom”.

.Lord Byron........111

Lucy

.W. Wordsworth...83 Grandmother's Sermon..... .Anonymous.......111

Longing for Denth......

.P. Massinger. ..83 Found Dead.......... .H. Jackson.........112

Somebody's Darling...... .M. R. Lacoste......83 “I have been a happy man N. Hawthorne....112

Vanished Blessings..

.G. Wither...........83 Death at the Goal.

.B. Miller............113

The Blind Old Milton.... E. L. Howell....... 85 Remembrance.......

.A. M. F. Robin-
Migration
E. M. Thomas......85

118

Dirge.......

.F. D. Hemans......85 “Sweet by-and-by”. .E. J. Hall..........115

The High Tide on the Coast

Loss........

..J. Ruskin....... 116

of Lincolnshire........... .J. Ingelow...........87 The Georgia Volunteer.. ..Anonymous. .116

The Death Bed......... .T. Hood..............88 In Watches of the Night....... W. Winter.........116

Lines.........

.W. D. Gallagher..90 Spoken After Sorrow....

.J. C. Marsh........

.116

The Voice of the Waves .... .C. Dickens...........90 In Time to Come....... .Anonymous.. 117

The Disappointed......... ..E. W. Wilcox......91 “When shall we three meet

The Apples are Ripe in the

again ?"

....Anonymous....... 117

Orchard...... ......... W. Winter..........91 The Long Ago........... ...Lord Houghton...117

Misshapen Lives...... .George Eliot

..91 Sea Ventures.....................

..Anonymous.. 118

The Sands of Dee......... .....C. Kingsley .........93 Annie's Dream.... ... A. Tennyson...... 118

Beyond the Veil........... ...H. Vaughan.........94 The First Snowfall ...............J. R. Lowell......119

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THE. AFFECTIONS.

On the River.......... .........J. A. Blaikie......122 Better Moments....................N. P. Willis......123

The Mother's Vigil...... .....F. J. Fargus......123 A Mother's Love..................F. Johnson .........124

Etude Realiste......... ......C. A. Swinburne..123 Little Children............ ......... A. Boies........125

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Sundered Friends......... ..N. Perry........ .125 "Is She Biding?”.

.S. M. Peck.........150

The Bridge of Snow....... .Anonymous........125 She Walks in Beauty.. .....Lord Byron ....150

A Mother's Love.............. .T. Burbidge........126 My Own Shall Come... ..Anonymous .......161

“ He that loves a rosy cheek” T. Carew......... ..127 Through the Meadow............ W. D. Howells....151

Woman, the Home-Maker..... T. Campbel........127 Cupid Defied.............. .... W. Shakspere.....151

What It Is to Love......... .C. Swain............127 Yesterday....

.M. M. Forrester..153

To a Child Embracing His

Why Not?....

.R. H. Stoddard ...153

Mother..........

......... T. Hood........

....128 The Interpreter ........ ...E. M. Thomas.....153

A Woman's Forgiveness........ Sir W. Scott...... 129 To the Evening Star.............J. Leyden.......... 154

Rosalind's Madrigal ...... .T. Lodge............129 My Only Jo and Dcarie 0......R. Gall..............154

The Flower o' Dumblane......R. Tannahill.. 129 Sonnet: “The forward violet

The Gift..........

A. Webster.........130 thus did I chide”.......... .W. Shakspere.....154

Lullaby..

..A. Tennyson...... 130 Song: “Tell me, where is

"Oh, merry, merry, bethe day!" J. H. Perkins......130 fancy bred?”.

.... W. Shakspore.....154

The Flower's Name.......... .R. Browning ...... 131 Your Coming..

...D. R. Goodale....155

Song: “Where wind and

Qua Cursum Ventus........ ..A. H. Clough.....156

water meeting made" .W. Motherwell...131 The Chess Board............. Owen Meredith...156

The Mother's Hope.......... .L. Blanchard......133 Take, oh, take those lips

Description of Castara........... W. Habington....133 away".

.W. Shakspere ....156

The Angel's Whisper.... S. Lover....... .134 The Doorstep.......

E. C. Stedman....157

My Nell..........

..S. Doudney... .135 Music and Love....... .W. Shakspere.....159

The Minstrel's Call..... ..S.T. Coleridge... 135 From “The Song of the

Love's Burial Place... .S.T. Coleridge...135 Camp”...

B. Taylor...........159

All June I Bound the Rose in

The Lily Pond................. ...G. P. Lathrop....160

Sheaves.......

.. R. Browning.......137 Balcony Scene, from “Romeo

“This is a Spray the Bird

and Juliet”.. .......... W. Shakspere..... 161

Clung to"

..R. Browning.......137 Treu und Fest.....

.Anonymous .161

On Her Birthday........ ..Anonymous .......137 The Blue-Eyed Lassie...........R. Burns............161

The Iniuence of Woman......

..Beaumont & Flet A Madrigal......

.P. H. Hayne......163

cher..... .137 “0, had my love ne'er smiled

Sonnet to a friend........ .W. Shakspere.....137

on me".

.R. B. Sheridan....163

Beauty Robtruut...... .G. Meredith.......138 Serenade..

.Sir W. Scott ......163

Sonnet to Love.......... .W. Shakspcre.....139 Love.........

..H. B. Stowe........163

Love's Sweet Memories..... .S. J. Clarke........139 When Stars are in the Quiet

A Holiday Idyl......... . Anonymous ...

Skies.........

.Bulwer-Lytton... 164

To *

..... P. B. Shelley......140 The Sweet Neglect...... .B. Johnson.........164

From the Dedication to "The

Do you remember how we

Revolt of Islam”..........

......P. B. Shelley.. .140

used to pace".

.T. Westwood.......165

Boyhood.......

W. Allston.........140 Jeanie Morrison..... .W. Motherwell.. 165

My Letter.....

Anonymous.

.......141 Come into the Garden, Maud..A. Tennyson......166

The Land of Love.......... ..J. B. A. Karr .....142 Who is Love........

....J. Miller.............167

Home Happiness..... C. Swain ............143 Song: “She is not fair to

Love is a Sickness............. .S. Daniel............143 outward view".

.H. Coleridge ......167

Ballad : "I'll never love thee Marquis of Mon “Don't be sorrowful, darling"..R. Peale........

more".

.144 A Woman's Question............A. A. Procter.....168

My Saint......

..Anonymous .......

.144 The Coquette.......

.C. Swain............168

Lochaber No More........... .A. Ramsay.. 144 How Do I Love Thee....... ... E. B. Browning ..169

When the Kye Come Hame...J. Hogg.. .145 Love's Impress ......

E. Hinxman.......169

Her Letter ........

.B, Harte............146 To Celia........

.B. Johnson.........169

From "The Day is Done”.

.......H. W. Longfel Othello's Defense..... .W. Shakspere.....171

148 Lochinvar ....

Sir Walter Scott. 171

Love's Ghost......

.P. B. Marston.....148 A Glimpse of Love...... .T. B. Read.........172

Concealed Love........... ... W. Sbakspere.....149 Absence.....

.T. Campbell.. ..172

Go Sit by the Summer Sea.....J. Shirley .149 Ruth .....

.T. Hood............172

Song: "Soft pity never leaves

Song: “Why so pale and

thc gentle breast" .R. B. Sheridan....150 wan, fond lover" .............. Sir J. Suckling...173

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Send Back My Heart............Sir J. Suckling...173 At the Church Gate........

......... W. M. Thacker-

Love, from “The Maiden

ay....................186

Queen”. ..........J. Dryden......... 173 Triumph of Charis...............B. Jonson...... ...187

Bright, O Bright Fedalma l......George Eliot .....175 Song: “ Withdraw not thoso

A Health.

....... .E. C. Pinkney.....175 lips and fingers”... .T. Campbell.......187

The Gold Hunter..... .....J. Miller.............175 Good Morrow...

.T. Heywood.......187

Farewell to Nancy........... .R. Burns............176 To Lucasta.............. .Sir R. Lovelace...187

The Lady's Looking-Glass..... M. Prior............176 Cupid and Campaspe..........J. Lyly............187

Wooing Stuffe....

SirPhilip Sidney.176 Song: “Sigh no more, ladies,

“ Believe me, if all those en-

sigh no more"..

.W. Shakspere.....188

dearing young charms”......T. Moore...........177 To the Lady Anne Hamilton.. W. R. Spencer....188

Love .......

.R. Southey.........177 The Passionate Shepherd to

""Tis like a tale of olden

His Love......... ......C. Marlowe........189

time"..

.G. Massey.......... 177 The Nymph's Reply... ...Sir W. Raleigh...189

" Hollow is the oak beside”.....Bulwer-Lytton....179 Freedom and Love... .T. Campbell......189

“If I desire with pleasant

Love's Philosophy..... .P. B. Shelley ......190

songs”.

.T. Burbidge.......179 Song: “Look out, bright Beaumont & Flet-

Evelyn Hope.....

.R. Browning.. .179

eyes, and bless the air”....... cher...............191

Song of Egla..

M. G. Brooks......180 The Old Couple.............. . Anonymous .......192

Love Letters..

......................R. Brown...........180 The Exchange........... ..S.T. Coleridge...192

Song: From "Supper at the

The Land o' the Leal. ...... Lady Nairn........192

Mill”.....

...........J. Ingelow..........181 Allen-a-Dale ......... ......Sir W. Scott......193

On Woman's Inconstancy...... Sir R. Ayton......182 Genevieve....... .....S. T. Coleridge ...194

Annie Laurie......... ..Douglas of Fing “ Farewell! but whenever you

land ............... 182 welcome the hour". ....T. Moore............194

To Althea, from Prison.........R. Lovelace........182 Morality in Art........ .V. Cousin..........194

Song: “It was a lover and

The Lake of the Dismal

his lass"..

.W. Shakspere ....183 Swamp.....

..T. Moore ...........195

Comin' Through the Rye....... Anonymous....... 183 Proposal...

.B. Taylor ...........196

Song: “Ask me no more"......T. Carew....... 184 Love..

..S.T. Coleridge... 197

Go, Lovely Rose......... ....E. Waller.........184 A Petition to Time........... B. W. Procter.....198

“Filled with Balm the Gale

Sonnet; “In the long, sleep- H. W. Longfel-

Sighs on”.

...T. Moore............184 less watches of the night”... low................198

John Alden and Priscilla......H. W. Longfel Epithalamium......... ....J.G. C. Brainard.,199

low............... 185 John Anderson.....................R. Burns............201

Stanzas: “ As when a lady,

The Gude Wife...................J. Linen............201

walking Flora's bower”......F. Quarles.........185 “Not Ours the Vows”........... B. Barton....... ...202

Hymn on the Morning of

The Cotter's Saturday Night...R. Burns...........216

Christ's Nativity..

.J. Milton..........205 Hymn: “ Abide with me"....H. F. Lyte..... ...221

A Christmas Hymn ........ ........ A. Domett.........209 The Ninety and Nine............E. C. Clephane... 222

Come, Ye Disconsolate..........T. Moore...........209 It's Ain Drap o' Dew............J. Ballantine......223

The Mystic's Christmas.........J. G. Whittier....211 Nearer, My God, to Thee......S. F. Adams......223

“I would not live alway”....... W. A. Muhlen Sonnet on His Blindness........J. Milton...........223

berg ........... .211 Lines Written in His Bible.... Sir W. Raleigh...223

Christmas in the Woods.........H. Weir............212 Address to the Unco Guid......R. Burns............225

The Wonders of All-ruling

The Burial of Moses.......... .C. F. Alexander ..225

Providence.............. ...J. Kents............213 Self-Knowledge..... .T. a Kempis........226

The Bible........

.R. Hall.............213 Evening in Paradise... ..J. Milton...........227

God's Acre.........
.H. W. Longfel Example..

............J. Keble............229
low.......... .214 Song: "The harp at Nature's

Redemption ........ ..........J. Dryden..........214 advent strung”...................J. G. Whittier....228

Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me.....A. M. Toplady...214 Jesus, Lover of My Soul........C. Wesley..........228

The Winged Worshipers.......C. Sprague.........215 From “ Miriam”. ................J. G. Whittier.... 229

The Good Old Times.. .........R. Heber............215 Morning Hymn....................

J. Milton .......... 230

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Nearer Home.................

.P. Carey ............230 “ Hail the High, the Holy

The Statue in Clay. .R. H. Stoddard...231 One"

........J. Montgomery...245

Up Hill....

C. G. Rossetti .. ..231 Habit...

...J. Taylor ...... .245

Trust........

Anonymous........232 At the Last..

... V. Hugo............246

The Dying Christian to His

Virtue

.G. Herbert. 246

Soul ......... ..........A. Pope ............233 God.........

.Derzhavin.......... 246

The Landing of the Pilgrim

Sometime......

.M. R. Smith .......247

Fathers......

.F. D. Hemans....233 Ode to the Creation..... .A. Marvell.........248

The Sleep........

.E. B. Browning ...233 Light.

.E. Elliott............249

Abou Ben Adhem...... .L. Hunt .234 Alone.....

.A. J. Ryan .........249

The Temple of Nature ..... .D. Vedder..........234 Only a Little Way.... Anonymous .......250

Time and Eternity.

.R. Heber. .236 The Pauper's Death-Bed.......C. A. B. Southey..250

Invocation to Light......... ..J. Milton

.G. Herbert..........251

Whatever Is, Is Best.. .Anonymous ..237 The Star of Bethlehem....... ...H. K. White......251

Love ........

...... .S. P. Jones.........237 The Elixir........

.G. Herbert........251

From "Rifts in the Cloud”... .. W. Carleton....... 238 The Spilt Pearls..

.R. O. Trench......252

The Hermit..........

.T. Parnell.......... 239 Man's Medley.....

...G. Herbert.........253

No Sects in Heaven......... Anonymous.... .243 Habit........

.Sir T. Browne.....254

Missionary Hymn........ .R. Heber............ 244 Benevolence...

.....J. Beattie...........254

Prayer .....

...J. Montgomery...245

...........236 Life....

The Armada........... ..... T. B. Macaulay...257 The Patriot's Pass Word. ....J. Montgomery...276

The Peri's Offering.. .T. Moore............258 The Harp that Once Through

Belshazzar .....

.B. W. Procter....259 Tara's Halls ................ .T. Moore.............277

Bruce's Address..

..R. Burns............260 The Bivouac of the Dead.......T. O' Hara.........277

Patriotism......

..Sir W. Scott......261 “Yes, 'tis not Helm nor Fea-

Lochiel's Warning...... ..T. Campbell.......262 ther"...

..T. Moore............278

The Burial of Sir John Moore..C. Wolfe....... .263 The Death of Marmion......... Sir W. Scott......278

Marco Bozzaris..

.F. G. Halleck.....264 From "Marmion”... .... Sir W. Scott......279

Ode to the Brave.... ..W. Collins.........265 Conquest of Jerusalem by the

An Ode .....

.Sir W. Jones......265 Crusaders......

.. E. Gibbon .........279

America........

.S. F. Smith ........266 Twilight on the Battlefield..... Sir W. Scott.......281

The Traitor, from

“ Lalla

Destruction of Sennacherib... Lord Byron........281

Rookh".

.T. Moore...........267 Ivry........

T. B. Macaulay...283

The Bard.

.T. Gray........ .267 Song of the Greek Poet..... ..Lord Byron....... 285

The American Flag..... ...J. R. Drake.........269 How they Brought the Good

The Star-Spangled Banner.....F. S. Key..........270 News from Ghent to Aix....R. Browning......286

Maryland......

.J. R. Randall...... 271 The Fall of Wolsey.......... ...W. Shakspere....288

Music in Camp.......

...J. R. Thompson..271 Fear........

.W. Shakspere....289

Monterey....

.C. F. Hoffman.....272 The Shipwreck......... .Lord Byron........290

From "The Sword of Cas-

The Dream of Clarence......... W. Shakspere....290

truccio Castrucani”...... .E. B. Browning...273 Henry V. to his Soldiers........ W. Shakspere....291

Arlington .........

.J. R. Randall......273 A Spanish Bull-fight......... .Lord Byron........292

Vindication

..R. Emmet..........274 The Ingratitude of Republics.. W. Shakspere.. ..293

Cavalry Song......... .E. C. Stedman....275 The Prisoner of Chillon......... Lord Byron........294

Battle Hymn of the Republic Mrs. J. W. Howe.275 Ensign Epps............ ..J. B. O'Reilly.....295

"As by the shore at break of” T. Moore ..........275 Charge of the Light Brigade A. Tennyson......295

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