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FOREWORD

In this book I have put not only poems that are loved, but some less known which seem to me lovable. My wish is to make it the foundation for an anthology wherein one need not read much to enjoy a little. I shall therefore welcome suggestions born of a sincere desire to assist in the upbuilding of a structure such as is justified by the rich material available.

LEIGH MITCHELL HODGES. Overbrook, Pennsylvania

September 1906.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

The poems by Emerson, Holmes, Longfellow, W. W. Story and Bayard Taylor are reprinted by arrangement with and permission of Houghton, Mifflin & Co., the authorized publishers of their works. For similar courtesy the compiler is gratefully indebted to Joaquin Miller, John Hall Ingham and James Whitcomb Riley; also Charles Scribner's Sons, D. Appleton & Co., E. P. Dutton & Co., The J. B. Lippincott Company and David Nutt of London.

INDEX

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Abou Ben Adhem and the Angel....

119
Annabel Lee.......

87
Apostrophe to the Ocean.

150
ARNOLD, MATTHEW...

148
Arrow and the Song.

45
At Night....

149
At the Door..

87
Auf Wiedersehen.

46
Baby....

158
BARBAULD, ANNA LETITIA..

80
Believe me if all those endearing young charms 118
Blessed Damozel......

24
BOKER, GEORGE HENRY..

62
BOURDILLON, Francis W....

72
Bivouac of the Dead..

98
BRAINARD, John G. C.....

93
Break, Break, Break..

157
Breathes there the Man...

48
BROOKS, PHILLIPS.....

160
BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT. ..27, 134, 167
BROWNING, ROBERT...

.65, 138, 146
BRYANT, William CULLEN..

.105, 124
Burial of Sir John Moore..

183
BURNS, ROBERT.

.79, 102, 122
BYRON, LORD..

35, 64, 68, 92, 141, 150
Chambered Nautilus....

181
CHENEY, JOHN VANCE.

166
Child Musician..

107
Choir Invisible.

112

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