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Scott, Wordsworth, Shelley, Tennyson, &c. &c.—may well form an excuse for remodelling the school-poetry of the day; for mingling with the amaranthine wreath of the elder poets a few of the gorgeous flowers of modern genius.

In my pleasant task, it has been my earnest intent to fulfil an important duty; the most splendid passages have been rejected, which might tend to sully the mind, or develop the latent seeds of evil passions; and I venture to hope my little manual may excite emulation, form the taste, and foster noble and generous feelings, while it inculcates the pure spirit of morality and piety,

A. B.

INDEX

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Mariana

Tennyson

Page 1
Patriotism

Scott..

4
Age and Youth

Southey

5
The Waterfowl

Bryant..

6
Ye Mariners of England

Campbell ..

8
The Burial of Sir John Moore...... Wolfe

10
Lines written in Richmond Churchyard.. Herbert Knowles . 11
The Cuckoo.......

Logan

14
Wolsey's Advice to Cromwell

Shakspeare

15
The Crucifixion .....

Milman

16
Eve's Lament on her Expulsion

Milton.

18
The Ocean

Byron

19
The Palace of Ice

Cowper.

20
The Daisy

.James Montgomery.. 22
The Garden..

Shelley..

24
How Sleep the Brave

Collins..

25
Insects....

Barbauld.

26
The Reaper and the Flowers

Longfellow

28
The Sabbath

Moir

29
The Homes of England..

Hemans

30
The War-horse

Dryden's Virgil 31
The Lion .....

Young

32
The Winter Night.

Shelley.

33
The Shepherd and the Philosopher ...... Gay

34

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