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requested, both in excluding and adding matter, according to his judgment of what was needed.” In so far, therefore, it has the sanction and authority of his widely honored name, and comes before the reading public with an indorsement second to none in the world of letters.

The Publishers desire to return their cordial thanks for the courtesy freely extended to them, by which many copyrighted American poems have been allowed to appear in this collection. In regard to a large number of them, permission has been accorded by the authors themselves; other poems, having been gathered as waifs and strays, have been necessarily used without especial authority, and where due credit is not given, or where the authorship may have been erroneously ascribed, future editions will afford opportunity for the correction which will be gladly made. Particular acknowledgments are offered to Messrs. D. Appleton & Co. for extracts from Gen. James Grant Wilson's handsome edition of the works of Fitz-Greene Halleck, and from the poems of William Cullen Bryant ; to Messrs. Harper & Brothers for a few poems of Charles G. Halpine ; to Messrs. J. B. Lippincott & Co. for quotations from the writings of T. Buchanan Read ; to Messrs. Charles Scribner & Co. for an extract from Dr. J. G. Holland's “ BitterSweet"; and more especially to the house of Messrs. Fields, Osgood, & Co., — whose good taste, liberality, and intelligent enterprise have given them an unequalled list of American poetical writers, comprising many of the most eminent poets of the land, - for their courtesy in the liberal extracts granted from their copyright editions of the writings of Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, Florence Percy, John Godfrey Saxe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Edmund Clarence Stedman, Bayard Taylor, John Townsend Trowbridge, and John Greenleaf Whittier.

The Publishers take pleasure in believing that many readers will find in this volume inducements to seek complete editions of favorite American poets, in order to become better acquainted with those authors whose writings have made this compilation so complete in the poetical literature of our own land.

With these brief explanations and acknowledgments, the “Library of Poetry and Song” is placed before the public, in the hope that it will be deemed worthy of its title.

CONTENTS.

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INDEX OF AUTHORS
INTRODUCTION
POEMS OF CHILDHOOD.

INFANCY

YOUTH.
POEMS OF THE AFFECTIONS.

FRIENDSHIP
COMPLIMENT AND ADMIRATION
LOVE
MARRIAGE
HOME
FILIAL AND FRATERNAL LOVE
PARTING
ABSENCE
DISAPPOINTMENT AND ESTRANGEMENT .

BEREAVEMENT AND DEATH
POEMS OF SORROW AND ADVERSITY .
POEMS OF RELIGION
POEMS OF NATURE .
POEMS OF PEACE AND WAR.
POEMS OF TEMPERANCE AND LABOR.
POEMS OF PATRIOTISM AND FREEDOM
POEMS OF THE SEA .
POEMS OF ADVENTURE AND RURAL SPORTS
DESCRIPTIVE POEMS .
POEMS OF SENTIMENT AND REFLECTION.
POEMS OF FANCY
POEMS OF TRAGEDY
PERSONAL POEMS
Humorous POEMS
INDEX OF FIRST LINES

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STEEL ENGRAVING :

Portrait of William CULLEN BRYANT . . .
WOOD ENGRAVINGS:-

NATURE'S TEACHING . . . . . . .
LOVE-LETTERS IN FLOWERS . . . . . .
THE BANKS OF THE LEE . . . . . .
MARINE VIEW . . . . . . . . .
The Poacher's GAME . . .

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THE BLIND MILTON AND HIS I
SUNRISE IN THE MOUNTAINS .
The NIGHTINGALE . . . . . . . .
AUTUMN DAYS . . . . . . . .
HONEST TOI . ..
THE EQUINOX . . . .

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Coast SCENE . . . . . . . . .
Fisher's Rock . . . . . . . .
A SUMMER EVENING . . . . . . . .
HARVEST TIME . . . . . . . .

THE CONVENT . . . . . . . . .
FACSIMILE OF THE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF
RALPH WALDO EMERSON

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WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT . . . . . .
John HOWARD PAYNE . .
Thomas HooD

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LEIGH HUNT . . . . . . . . .
Josian GILBERT HOLLAND
ALFRED TENNYSON .
GEORGE H. BOKER .
T. BUCHANAN READ .
John GREENLEAF WHITTIER . . . . . .
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES . . . . . .
BAYARD TAYLOR . . . .
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
N. P. Willis . .
GEORGE P. MORRIS.
Fitz-GREENE HALLECK ..
W. Gilmore SIMMS.
EDGAR ALLAN POE . .
HARRIET BEECHER STOWE.
LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY.
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS . . . . . . . .
JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL . . . . . .
John G. SAXE . . . . . . . . .
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INDEX OF AUTHORS.

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ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY.

| ARNOLD, EDWIN. Quincy, MSS., 1767 - 1848

Page England, 1831. The Wants of Man . . . . . 567

Almond Blossom . . . . . . 361 ADAMS, SARAH F.

ARNOLD, MATTHEW. England, d. 1848.

England, b. 1822. ** Nearer, niy God, to thee" . . . 278 Philomela . . . . . . . . 349 ADDISON, JOSEPH.

ASKEWE, ANNE. England, 1672 - 1719.

England, 1529 - 1546. Cato's Soliloquy ..

. . . 624

Fight of Faith, The . . . . . 264 Sempronius's Speech for War.

AYTON, SIR ROBERT. "The Lord my pasture shall prepare

283

Scotland, 1570 - 1638. “When all thy mercies, O my God!" . • 279

Woman's Inconstancy .

. . 171 AKEXSIDE, MARK.

AYTOUN, WILLIAM EDMONDSTOUNE. England, 1721 - 1770.

Scotland, 1813-1865. Imagination . . . . . . . 3°

Buried Flower, The

231 Virtuoso, The . . . . . . . 737

Execution of Montrose, TV

677 Heart of the Bruce, The

391 AKERS, MRS. ELIZABETH. See FLORENCE PERCY.

BAILLIE, JOANNA.

Scotland, 1762 - 1851. ALDRICH, JAMES.

Heath-Cock, The America, 1810-1856.

“Up! Quit thy bower" . .

.

. . 68 Death-Bed, A . . . .

bowe . .

" 188

BARBAULD, ANNA LÆTITIA. ALDRICH, THOMAS BAILEY.

England. 1743 - 1825. Portsmouth, N. H., b. 1836.

*** Life! I know not what thou art " . . 177 When the Sultan goes to Ispahan . . . 107 “Praise to God, immortal praise " . . 278

Summer Evening's Meditation, A. . . 315 ALGER, WILLIAM ROUNSEVILLE. Freetown, Mass., b. 1823.

BARHAM, RICHARD HARRIS (Thomas Parting Lovers, The (Translation)

147

Ingoldsby, Esq.'').
To Heaven approached a Sufi Saint (Translation) 262

England, 1789 - 1845.
City Bells. .

. 541 ALLINGHAM, WILLIAM.

Inebriate, The .

767 Ireland.

Jackdaw of Rheims, The Dirty Old Man, The 206

752 Knight and the Lady, The

• 755 Faines, The

667

Legend of a Shirt, A Lovely Mary Donnelly. . .

. 748 Look at the clock” .

751 ALLISON, RICHARD.

Misadventures at Margate

. 749 England, roth century.

BARNARD, LADY ANNE. * There is a garden in her face " . . . 39

Scotland, 1750 - 1825.

Auld Robin Gray.
ALLSTON, WASHINGTON.
Ceorgetown, S. C., 1779-1843.

BARNES, WILLIAM.
America to Great Britain

444 England. Boyhood . . . . .

.

In the stillness o' the night”. . . . 51 Rosalie . . . . .

. . 227

BARNFIELD, RICHARD. ALTENBURG, MICHAEL.

England, 1574 - 1606. Germany, 1983 - 1640

Address to the Nightingale . . . . 349 Battle-Song of Gustavus Adolphus, The (Trans

BARTON, BERNARD. lation). · · · · · · · 396 England, 1784 - 1849.

Bruce and the Spider ANACREON.

. . 439

Caractacus Greece, d. 476 B. C

. .

. . 459 Grasshopper, The.

Sea, The . . . . . . . . 471

355 Spring . . .

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309 BAXTER. RICHARD.

England, 1615 - 1691. ANDROS, R. S. S.

Valediction, The . . .

259 America, d. 1859 Perseverance.

346 BAYLY, THOMAS HAYNES.

England, 1797 - 1839. ANGELO, MICHAEL.

Mistletoe Bough, The . . . . . 205 Italy, 1474-1563. "If it be true that any beauteous thing"

BEATTIE, JAMES. "The might of one fair face sublimes my love" 43

Scotland, 1735-1803.
Hermit, The

571 ANSTER, JOHN.

Law . . . . . . Ireland, b. 1793.

Minstrel, The · · · · Fairy Child, The

· · .

537 . . . . . 668 Morning . . . . . . . . 298

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England, 1586-1616, and 1576-1625.

Medford, Mass., 1795-1845.
Folding the Flocks

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340i "Day, in melting purple dying". . . 156
From Philaster

· · · 583 BROWN, FRANCES.
“Hence, all ye vain

. . . 224

Ireland, 1818 - 1864.
Invocation to Sleep .

. . . 575 *** O the pleasant days of old !” . . 465
BEDDOES, THOMAS LOVELL.

BROWNE, WILLIAM.
England, 1809 - 1849.
Dirge .

England, 1590-1645.
. .
. . . 186

My Choice .
BENNETT, WILLIAM COX.

** Welcome, welcome, do I sing"'.'.
Ireland.
Baby May. .

BROWNELL, HENRY P. HOWARD.
Baby's Shoes

161 America, 1824
Invocation to Rain in Summer . . . 607

Lawyer's Invocation to Spring, The . . 758
Worn Wedding-Ring, The . .

Let us alone"

. . . 738
BLAKE, WILLIAM.

BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT.
England, 1757 1828.

England, 1809-1861.
Garden of Love, The

. . . 607 Amy's Cruelty

Bertha in the Lane
BLANCHARD, LAMAN.

. 139

Court Lady, A
England, 1803 - 1845.

. 453

De Profundis.
Mother's Hope, The .

218

Deserted Garden, The .
BLOOMFIELD, ROBERT.

Italy . . . .
England, 1760-1823.

Lady's Yes, The

03
Farmer's Boy, The . .

Lord Walter's Wife .
Lambs at Play

. 131
.

340
Mother and Poet.

. 192
Moonlight in Summer

314
Parting Lovers.

. 146
Soldier's Return, The ..

374

Pet Name, The .
BOKER, GEORGE HENRY.

Portrait, A.
Philadelphia, Pa., b. 1824.

Romance of the Swan's Nest, The'...
Black Regiment, The

• 449

Sleep. . .
Countess Laura .

680

Sonnets from the Portuguese
Dirge for a Soldier . .

385

View across the Roman Campagna, A . . 334
Prince Adeb . . . . .

BROWNING, ROBERT.
BOLTON, SARAH T.

England, b. 1812.
Ohio.
Left on the Battle-Field. . .

Evelyn Hope
. .

. . .
. 382

. . . . 203

Flower's Name, The .
BONAR, HORATIUS.

How they brought the Good News from Ghent *
Scotland, b. 1810.

to Aix
"Beyond the smiling and the weeping". . 181

. . . .
In a Year

'.'.'.166
Is this all ? . .

. 276

Incident of the French Camp .
BOURNE, VINCENT.

Meeting. . ... .
England, 1695 - 1747.

Pied Piper of Hamelin, The .
“Busy, curious, thirsty fly" . . . . 612 “The Moth's kiss, first!" .
BOWDLER, JOHN, JR.

BRYANT, JOHN HOWARD.
“Children of God, who, faint and slow" 283 Cumınington, Mass., b. 1807.

Little Cloud, The .

· 450
BOWKER, R. R.

Valley Brook, The
“ Toll, then, no more !". . . . . 541

BRYANT, WILLIAM CULLEN.
BOWLES, CAROLINE (Mrs. Southey).

Cummington, Mass., b. 1794.
England, 1787-1851.

America ,

· 444
Pauper's Death-Bed, The

. . : 252

Battle-Field, The.'
Greenwood Shrift, The

“Blessed are they that mourn".

610
Crowded Street, The .

572
England, 1762 - 1850.

Death of the Flowers, The

370
7. Come to these scenes of peace” . . 326

Evening Wind, The .

299
Greenwood, The

. . . . . . 325 Fatima and Raduan.
Rhive, On the

332

Forest Hymn, A
BOWRING, SIR JOHN.

Fringed Gentian, To the .

365
England, b. 1792.

Hurricane, The ..

530
** From the recesses of a lowly spirit". . . 278 Hymn of the Sea, A.
The Nightingale (Portuguese Translation). 348 Mother's Hymn, The
The Nightingale (Dutch Translation) . 348

My Autumn Walk
Planting of the Apple-T

361
BRAINARD, JOHN G. C.

Robert of Lincoln .

345
New London, Conn., 1796 - 1828.
“I saw two clouds at morni

Sella's Fairy Slippers.

Siesta, The .
BRETON, NICHOLAS.

Snow-Shower. The
England, 1555 - 1624.

Song of Marion's Me
"I would I were an excellent divine”

Thanatopsis.

621
Phillis the Fair
· · · · · · 38

“Thou hast put all things under his feet” . 275
BRISTOL, LORD.

To a Waterfowl .

353
England, 1612 - 1676,
"See, O see !”..

226 BUCHANAN, ROBERT.

Scotland, b. 1835.
BROOKS, CHARLES T.

Green Gnome, The.

• 688
Salem, Mass., b. 1813.

Little Milliner, The

105
Alpine Heights (Translation) .

Little Ned
Fisher, The

. . .
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. .

247

.
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Metempsychosis .
Good Night.

. . . . . 725
Hermann and Thus

BURBIDGE, THOMAS.
Men and Boys

England, 1816.
Nobleman and the Pensioner, The (Translation)

A Mother's Love
Nurse's Watch.

BURNS, ROBERT.

399 Scotland, 1759-1796.
Winter Song . . . . . . 317 !

Ae fond Kiss before we part

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