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THE HOME BOOK

OF VERSE
AMERICAN AND ENGLISH

1580-1912

With an Appendix Containing a Few Well-known Poems

in Other Languages

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COPYRICET, 1972,

HENRY HOLT UD COMPLY

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For the use of the copyrighted material included in this volumé, per-
mission has been secured either from the auchor or from his authorized
publisher, and special arrangements have also been made with the au-
thorized publishers of the older American poets whose works, in whole
or in part, have lapsed from copyright. All rights in these poems are
reserved by the holders of the copyright, or the authorized publishers,
as named below:

D. Appleton & Company: The poems by William Cullen Bryant and
Henry Newbolt.

The Bobbs-Merrill Company: The poems by James Whitcomb Riley,
as follows: "The Raggedy Man” and “The Man in the Moon," from
“Rhymes of Childhood,” copyright 1890; “Little Orphant Annie” and
“A Life Lesson” from “Afterwhiles," copyright 1887.

Edmund D. Brooks: The poems by Arthur Upson.

The Century Company: The poems by Richard Watson Gilder, Robert
Underwood Johnson and Aubrey de Vere; “Nebuchadnezzah," by
Irwin Russell; “The Secret,” by G. E. Woodberry; "High Tide at Gettys-
burg," by Will Henry Thompson; “Farragut,” by William Tuckey
Meredith.

Henry T. Coates & Company: “The Picket Guard,” by Ethel Lynn
Beers, and “Monterey” by Charles Fenno Hoffman.

Dana Estes & Company: The poems by Samuel Minturn Peck and
Mrs. Laura E. Richards; “July” by Susan H. Swett.

Dodd, Mead & Company: The poems by Austin Dobson; “My Cat-
bird,” by William Henry Venable; “The Poster Girl," by Carolyn
Wells.

Duffield & Co: The poems by Eugene Lee-Hamilton, William Sharp,
and Helen Hay Whitney.

The Grafton Press: The poems by John S. McGroarty.

Harper & Brothers: The poems by Guy Wetmore Carryl, Charles
Graham Halpine, Ada Foster Murray, and Justin Huntly McCarthy,
the latter from his novel, “If I were King," copyright 1901, by Robert
Howard Russell; “An Omar for Ladies,” by Josephine Daskam Bacon;
“Driving Home the Cows,” by Kate Putnam Osgood.

Henry Holt & Company: The poems by Arthur Colton, Francis Miles
Finch, Charles Leonard Moore, and Herbert Trench.

Houghton, Mifflin & Company: The poems by Thomas Bailey Aldrich,
John Burroughs, Alice Cary, Phoebe Cary, John Vance Cheney, Chris-
topher Pearse Cranch, Ralph Waldo Emerson, James Thomas Fields,
Richard Watson Gilder, Louise Imogen Guiney, Bret Harte, John Hay,
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Lucy Larcom, Emma Lazarus, Henry Wads-
worth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, William Vaughn Moody,
Thomas William Parsons, Nora Perry, Lizette Woodworth Reese,
John Godfrey Saxe, Edward Rowland Sill, Harriet Prescott Spofford,
Ernest Clarence Stedman, William Wetmore Story, Harriet Beecher
Stowe, Bayard Taylor, Celia Thaxter, Edith M. Thomas, Maurice
Thompson, Henry David Thoreau, John Townsend Trowbridge, Eliza-
beth Stuart Phelps Ward, John Greenleaf Whittier.

The Howard University Print: “The Babie,” by Jeremiah Eames
Rankin.

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P. J. Kenedy: The poems by Abram J. Ryan. Mitchell Kennerley: “Memories,” by Arthur Stringer, from “Irish Poems," the sonnets from “Thysia;" the poems by Gerald Gould, and John G. Neihardt.

John Lane Company: The poems by T. A. Daly, John Davidson, Ernest Dowson, A. E. Housman, Laurence Hope, Alice Meynell, Henry Newbolt, and Francis Thompson.

J. B. Lippincott Company: The poems by George Henry Boker, Harrison S. Morris, Thomas Buchanan Read and Mary Ashley Townsend. :

Little, Brown & Company: The poems by Richard Burton, Susan Coolidge, Emily Dickinson, Helen Hunt Jackson, Louise Chandler Moulton,

Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Company: The poems by Charles Follen Adams, Mary Emily Bradley, Alfred Domett, Paul Hamilton Hayne, William Morris, Horatio Nelson Powers, David Atwood Wasson.

The Macmillan Company: The poems by Matthew Arnold, Alfred Austin, Ella Higginson, Charles Kingsley, and John Addington Symonds; the limericks by Carolyn Wells.

New Amsterdam Book Co: “Hoch der Kaiser,” by Rodney Blake.

L. C. Page & Company: The poems by Bliss Carman and Charles G. D. Roberts.

G. P. Putnam's Sons: The poems by William Henry Drummond and Norman Gale; “The Rosary," by Robert Cameron Rogers.

Charles Scribner's Sons: The poems by George W. Cable, Mary Mapes Dodge, Eugene Field, Josiah Gilbert Holland, Sidney Lanier, George Meredith, A. T. Quiller-Couch, Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Warren Stoddard, Benjamin F. Taylor, Henry Van Dyke; “Motherhood," by Josephine Daskam Bacon.

Small, Maynard & Company: The poems by Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman, Richard Hovey, Clinton Scollard, John B. Tabb and Walt Whitman.

F. A. Stokes Company: The poems by Gelett Burgess, Alfred Noyes, and Samuel Minturn Peck.

Whitaker & Ray-Wiggin Company: The poems by Joaquin Miller, from his copyrighted and complete poetical works.

Express personal permission has been received by the editor from the following authors for the use of such of their poems as appear in this collection, all rights to which are reserved by them:

Henry Abbey, Elizabeth Akers, Henry Mills Alden, Margaret Steele Anderson.

Josephine Daskam Bacon, Arlo Bates, Katherine Lee Bates, Henry Holcomb Bennett, John Bennett, Charles G. Blanden, Augustus Wight Bomberger, Robert Adger Bowen, Anna Hempstead Branch, Mary Bolles Branch, Albert Fletcher Bridges, Alice Brown, Gelett Burgess, Richard Burton, Samuel H, M. Byers.

Charles E. Carryl, William Herbert Carruth, Madison Cawein, Robert W. Chambers, John Vance Cheney, Joseph I. C. Clarke, Florence Earle Coates, Zitella Cocke, Robert Collyer, Ellen Mackay Hutchinson Cortissoz.

T. A. Daly, Margaret Deland, Charles M. Dickinson, Austin Dobson, Julia C. R. Dorr, Arthur Conan Doyle.

Elaine Goodale Eastman.
A. Hugh Fisher, Sam Walter Foss.

Hamlin Garland, Theodosia Garrison, Helena de Kay Gilder (for Richard Watson Gilder), Joseph B. Gilder, Strickland W. Gillilan, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, J. Scott Glasgow, Charles Buxton Going, Dora Read Goodale, Homer Greene, Sarah P. McLean Greene.

Virginia Bioren Harrison, Jerome A. Hart, Hildegarde Hawthorne, Frederick Henry Hedge, Ella Higginson, Katherine Tynan Hinkson, William Dean Howells, Helen Huntington.

Wallace Irwin.

Copyright Notice

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Margaret Janvier, Robert Underwood Johnson, Amanda T. Jones, Thomas S. Jones, Jr.

Reginald Wright Kauffman, Joyce Kilmer, Harriet McEwen Kimball, D. C. Knowles (for Frederic Lawrence Knowles), George M. W. Kobbé (for Gustave Kobbé).

Andrew Lang, Walter Learned, Richard Le Gallienne, Grace Denio Litchfield, Robert Loveman.

John S. McGroarty, Isabel E. Mackay, Frederick Manning, Edwin Markham, Josephine Peabody Marks, Edward Sandford Martin, Caroline Atwater Mason, Alice Meynell, Lloyd Mifflin, Emily Huntington Miller, Ada Foster Murray, Kenton Foster Murray.

John G. Neihardt, Henry Newbolt, Alfred Noyes.
James Oppenheim, Shaemas O Sheel.

Albert Bigelow Paine, Harry Thurston Peck, Samuel Minturn Peck, Sarah M. B. Piatt, Harriet Waters Preston, Edna Dean Proctor.

Lizette Woodworth Reese, Wallace Rice, Laura. E. Richards, Harrison Robertson, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Robert Cameron Rogers, John Jerome Rooney.

Margaret E. Sangster, Joseph Sargent (for the poems by Guy Wetmore Carryl), Edmund H. Sears, David Banks Sickels, Harriet Prescott Spofford, William Force Stead, Laura Stedman (for Edmund Clarence Stedman), George Sterling.

Joseph Russell Taylor, William Roscoe Thayer, Edith M. Thomas, Rose Hartwick Thorpe, Amélie Rives Troubetzkoy, John Townsend Trowbridge.

Henry Van Dyke, William Henry Venable.

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley Ward, William Hayes Ward, Carolyn Wells, Carl Werner, Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Francis Howard Williams, William Winter, George Edward Woodberry, William Hervey Woods.

The compiler is indebted to the editors of the following magazines for permission to use the poems mentioned:

The Atlantic: “Aller Seelen,” Mabel Earle; “Emilia,” Ellen Angus French; “The Valley of Vain Verses,” Henry Van Dyke; “To Daisies,” Francis Thompson. The Catholic Standard and Times: The poems by T. A. Daly.

The Century: “The Year's End,” Timothy Cole; “Kinchinjunga," Cale Young Rice; “Nested,” Habberton Lulham;“To Her-Unspoken,” Amelia Josephine Burr; “A Lover's Envy,” Henry Van Dyke; “Her Pathway,” Cornelia Kane Rathbone; “Love is a Terrible Thing,” Grace Fallow Norton.

Harper's Magazine: “Wise,” Lizette Woodworth Reese; “Wild Wishes,” Ethel M. Hewitt.

Life: “Finnigin to Flannigan,” S. W. Gillilan.
Lippincott's: “To Each His Own,” Margaret Root Garvin.

Scribner's Magazine: “Comrades," George Edward Woodberry; Constancy," Minor Watson; “Turn of the Road,” Alice Rollett Coe; “Where Love Is,” Amelia Josephine Burr.

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