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Bernardo and Alphonso,

J. G. Lockhart.

144

Marco Bozzaris,

Fitz-Greene Halleck.

147

Ivry,

Macaulay.

152

How they Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix,

Robert Browning. 157

The King of Denmark's Ride,

Caroline E. Norton. 160

The Wreck of the Hesperus,

H. W. Longfellow. 162

Lord Ullin's Daughter,

Thonias Campbell. 166

Lochinvar,

Sir Walter Scott. 169

Lament of the Irish Emigrant,

Lady Dufferin.

172

John Anderson,

Robert Burns.

175

Auld Robin Gray,

Lady Anne Lindsay. 176

A Place in thy Memory,

Gerald Griffin.

Love's Farewell,

Michael Drayton. 180

The Wanderer,

Austin Dobson. 180

Love Not,

Caroline Norton. 181

To Mary in Heaven,

Robert Burns. 182

Farewell to Nancy,

Robert Burns. 183

Farewell,

Byron. 185

The Dying Lover, .

R. H. Stoddard. 185

A Farewell,

Charles Kingsley. 186

Lucy,

Wm. Wordsworth. 186

Annabel Lee,

Edgar A. Poe. 187

Adieu,

Thomas Carlyle. 189

Evelyn Hope,

Robe t Browning. 190

Changes,

Robert Bulwer Lytton.

What is he Buzzing in my Ears ? Robert Browning. 195

Ye Banks and Braes,

Robert Burns.

The Old, Old Song,

Charles Kingsley. 198

Aux Italiens,

Robert Bulwer Lytton. 199

A Woman's Question,

Adelaide A. Procter. 205

She was only a Woman

Theodore Marzials. 207

One Word is too often profaned,

P. B Shelley. 207

Believe me, if all those endearing,

Thomas Moore. 208

Auf Wiedersehen,

J. R. Lowell. 209

When Stars are in the quiet Sky, Edward Bulwer Lytton.

The Chess-Board,

Robert Bulwer Lytton.

To Beatrice, the Squire's Daughter, May Kendall.

T. Haynes Bailey. 214

The Age of Wisdom,

W. M. Thackeray.

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PREFACE.

So many and such excellent collections of favorite poems have already been made that this volume contains but few poems that are not in some other collection. A new collection is, to a certain extent, but a turn of the kaleidoscope, a rearranging of the poems that live, not because they are collected, but which are collected because they live. So far, then, as it concerns the poems of the past, this volume is largely collected from collections. Time tries and sifts, and its verdict is clear and pronounced on the many poems to be found in all anthologies. Concerning the poems of to-day, an attempt has been made to include a few which seem to have a present and deserved popularity. To keep such a volume within the bounds of easy handling and reading is certainly to exclude a great deal of popular verse. The principle of selection cannot be easily defined, but it has been, perhaps, an attempt to include those poems which the majority of intelligent people would care for most, which touch some popular chord, which are most likely to be cut out for the scrapbook.

The thanks of the editor are due to The Century

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