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OF VERSE

• AMERICAN AND ENGLISH

1580-1912

With an Appendix Containing a Few Well-known Poems

in Other Languages

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THE NEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY
602250 A

ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

R 1932 L

COPYRIGHT, 1912,

BY
HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY

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PART VI

POEMS OF SENTIMENT AND REFLECTION

The Noble Nature ................Ben Jonson............... 2728

THE PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE

Sweet and Sour ...... .........Edmund Spenser

.. 2729

On the Life of Man....

...Henry King

ing ........ .. 2729

All is Vanity.....

...... Philip Rosseter ............ 2730

Times Go by Turns

.... Robert Southwell........... 2730

“Say not, the Struggle Naught Avail-

eth”..................

........ Arthur Hugh Clough ....... 2731

Kyrielle ..

.......John Payne ...............

“Let Me Enjoy”

....... Thomas Hardy ............ 2733

Song. “Because the rose must fade". Richard Watson Gild

Where Runs the River.......... Francis William Bourdillon . 2734

Self-Dependence ................

....Matthew Arnold ........... 2735

Hope and Fear....................Algernon Charles Swinburne. 2736

On His Blindness ..

...John Milton ...

Ozymandias of Egypt......... ....Percy Bysshe Shelley .... 2736

S, A Turkish Legend ..... .......... Thomas Bailey Aldrich ... .. 2737

Even This Shall Pass Away

.... Theodore Tilton .......... .. 2737

Sesostris .........

.......Lloyd Mifflin .............

.. 2739

Aty Three Sonnets on Oblivion ......... George Sterling ....... .. 2739

The Magic Mirror..............

....Henry Mills Alden .... .. 2741

Ebb and Flow ...................

... George William Curtis. .. 2741

The King of Dreams ..............ch

.....Clinton Scollard ...... .. 2742 V

Masquerade . .

...Olive Custance . ........... 2742

The Higher Pantheism ....... ....Alfred Tennyson ...... 2742

While the Days go By ... ... Henry Abbey ......... 2743

The Wayfarer ..........

...Helen Huntington ...... 2744

Bookra ................

...Charles Dudley Warner..

.. 2744

Into the Twilight .....

....William Butler Yeats ...... 2745

.... Lizette Woodworth Reese ....

Vers la Vie ............... ...... Arthur Upson............. 2746

.... Bryan Waller Procter ...... 2746

Pre-Existence .....................Paul Hamilton Hayne...... 2747

Envoy from "Songs from Vaga-

bondia”.

..........Bliss Carman ............. 2748

The Petrified Fern ................Mary Bolles Branch ....... 2749

The Question Whither ............. George Meredith ........... 2750

The Good Great Man ............. Samuel Taylor Coleridge .... 2750

Human Frailty'. ..................William Cowper ........... 2751

Stanzas, “Where forlorn sunsets flare

and fade" .....

.... William Ernest Henley ..... 2752

The Seekers ...::::.............

.........John Masefield ............ 2753

The Beleaguered City ..... .....Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 2753

A Doubting Heart ........ ......Adelaide Anne Procter ..... 2755

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THE CONDUCT OF LIFE

Integer Vitæ ......

.... Thomas Campion.......... 2780

The Chambered Nautilus ..........Oliver Wendell Holmes . .... 2781

A Psalm of Life .........

..Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 2782

Excelsior ...

.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 2783

The Village Blacksmith .....

.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 2784

Four Things ......................Henry Van Dyke .......... 2786

Labor and Love..

.Edmund Gosse ...

· 2786

What is Good . ..........

.John Boyle O'Reilly .......

Faith ............................Frances Anne Kemble ...... 2787

A Charge ...

Herbert Trench .......

To-day .............

... Thomas Carlyle .....

“My Days Among the Dead are

Passed”..

Robert Southey .......

Opportunity ..

...John James Ingalls ........ 2789

Opportunity ...

...Walter Malone ........ 2790

Opportunity .

.Edward Rowland Sill ...... 2791

The Arrow and the Song .... ... Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 2791

Calumny ....

.Frances Sargent Osgood..... 2792

The Effect of Example ....... ......John Keble ................ 27

Little and Great ...........

...Charles Mackay ........... 2793

The Sin of Omission ........ .....Margaret Sangster ......... 2794

The Flower................

. Alfred Tennyson .... 2795

Stanzas .....

.. Emily Brontë .

2796

The Lesson of the Water-mill ... Sarah Doudney ..

2797

George Herbert ...

2798

Be True . ................ ...Horatius Bonar ........ 2799

To-day .......:::::::::

. Lydia Avery Coonley Ward . 2799

The Valley of Vain Verses .. .Henry Van Dyke ......... 2800

A Thanksgiving ........... ...William Dean Howells ..... 2 800

The Lac

Poverty ......

Alice Meynell .............. 2801

The Lady Poverty ..

... Jacob Fischer ..

2801

The Prayer of Beaten Men ... ....William Hervey Woods ..... 2802

The Last Word

... Matthew Arnold ............ 2802

Io Victis ...

..William Wetmore Story . ... 2803

“They Went Forth to Battle but

Thcy Always Fell” ..

.Shaemas O Sheel .......... 2804

The Masters.......

......Laurence Hope ............ 2835

The Kings . .........

..Louise Imogen Guiney ...... 2807

Failures ...

...Arthur Upson ............. 2808

The Men of Old..

... Richard Monckton Milnes ... 2808

Don Quixote.

... Austin Dobson ............

. 2810

A Prayer ...........

...John Drinkwater .......... 2811

Battle Cry .............

...John G. Neihardt .......... 2812

Rabia .

...James Freeman Clarke ... 2813

The Joyful Wisdom ..... ..Coventry Patmore ........ 2813

Ode to Duty ....:::::::::

...William Wordsworth ...... 2815

Chant Royal of High Virtue. . ...A. T. Quiller-Couch......... 2317

The Splendid Spur ................A.T. Q

...A.T. Quiller-Couch. ....... 2819

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2H UNL ............... 2055

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