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FIRST POETRY BOOK.

SELECTED AND ARRANGED

BY

CUNNINGHAM GEIKIE, D.D.

LONDON:
W. TEGG AND CO., 12, PANCRAS LANE,

CHEAPSIDE.

2005:5. 33

YA NOVEL

PREFACE

This collection of Simple Poems has been selected with the object of providing for the wants and capacities of the younger scholars in public and private Schools.

Great care has been taken to exclude anything of inferior worth, though this has not been held as a ground for withholding pieces whose very simplicity of thought und language are, themselves, merits.

The Compiler has been indebted to many sources, both English and American, and has been able to include some admirable pieces hitherto unknown in this country.

FIRST POETRY BOOK.

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Child's First Grief, The ... Father's Return Home ...... 101

llemans 191 l'idelity............. S. Butler 194
Children in the Wood, The Flax Flower, The ............ 49
Old Ballad

Flowers, Love of ............

Cow, The.........Jane Taylor 8

C. P. Craig 52

Cowboy's Song, The .........

Fly, The ...........

Anna M. Wells 197 Frost, The ...........

Cradle Song, A .........Blake 192 Gilpin, John ......... Cowper 35

Cradle Song, A.........Gaelic 10 Good-bye to Summer.........
Cradle Song, A ............... 107

W. Allingham 157
Creator's Works, The ...... Good Deed, A ... Shakspeare 189

Wallace 140 Good-for-Nothing, My ......

Cripple Boy, The ............ 155

E. H. Miller 84

Crossing the Ford ............ 74 Good Night ..................... 25
Cuckoo, To the ......... Logan 207 Good-Night Song, A.........
Cumnor Hall ......... Mickle 179 | Grass, Voice of the............
Daisy, The .........M. S. C. 47

Sarah Roberts 12

Destruction of Sennacherib, Harvest Home .................. 90

The ........................Byron 188 Hay-Making..................... 205

Duck, The ..................... 81 He never smiled again......

Echoing Green, The...Blake 184

Nemans 123

Edwin and Angelina......... Helvellyn......... Sir W. Scott 190

Goldsmith 217 Home ............................... 176

England and Her Queen ... 94 How glad shall I be, &c. ... 91
Epitaph on a Hare... Cowper 167 Hurrah for the Sea! ......... 143
Evening ............ T. Miller 8

Hush ! Let him sleep.........
Evening .................. Watts 32 Hymn, Little Child's Morn-
Faint Flowers, Tho .........

ing ...........
Mary Lathbury 73 | Idle, The, Girl ... Mrs. Child 13
Fairies of the Caldon Low, Idleness and Mischief,

The ............Mary Howitt 152 Against ............... Watts 31

Farm House, The Old ...... 69 India, From......Dr. Bennett 121

Father William ......Southey 151 Instinct .............. Gisborne 22

Father's Return ................. Ladybird, To the ............

Rev. W. Denman 33

Blackwood's Magazine 65

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Lamb, The ............ Blake 174 Old Cottago Clock, The......

Laughing Song, A ... Blake 163

Molloy 95

Life Compared to a River... 110 | Old English Song, An ......

Little Bird! Little Bird! ...

T. Heywood 204

Mrs. Child 159 Old Winter's Arrival ......... 116

Little Blue Shoes, The ...... On a Spaniel called “ Beau"

Dr. Bennett 102

Cowper 170

Little by Little .............. 64 Orphan Children, The ...... 185

Little Girl, The, to her Dolly 31 | Over in the Meadow .........
Loss of the “Birkenhead”

0. A. Wadsworth 103
Sir F. II. Doyle 177 | Owl and the Pussy Cat, The
Lucy Grey, or Solitude ......

E. Lear 99
Wordsworth 118 | Pet Lamb, The.. Wordsworth 164
March ............ Wordsworth 33 Petrel, The Stormy .........
Mariner's Song, The .........

Barry Cornwall 120
A Cunningham 125 Piper, Tho ............... Blake 10

May Song, A .................. Playing at Shop ............... 76

May-Day, Song for............ 93 Pleasures ............... Burns 201

Merrily goes the Mill......... 129 Quail Call, The ...............
Miller of the Deo, The

J. S. Stallybrass 29
C. Mackay 57 Reading Pussy a Lesson ... 86

Morning ........................ 17

| Reasons for Mirth ............

Morning Call ..................

Miss Mitford 158

Morning Song ......... Watts 7 Robert of Lincoln ... Bryant 202

Morning Song ................... Rose, The ............ Watts 150

A. Cunningham 20 Seasons, The Four............ 144

My Father's at the Helm ... 148 September.......Mary Howitt 50
Nellie's Wish ......E. S. Hill 77 | Sheep and Lambs.............. 132
Night, The Stormy ........ 26 Shepherd, The, and his
Noble Nature, The............ 112 Dog Rover ...................
“ Northern Star,” The ...... 169 Shepherd's Dog, The ......... 160
Nurse's Song .................. 106 Shower, The .................... 98
Qld Arm Chair, The ......... Skylark, The.........M. S. C. 53

E. Cook 131 | Sleiyling Song ......... Root 117

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