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In matters of taste and genius we should not limit our children; we should rather rejoice that their larger souls perceive a beauty where ours find none. We must not say, “ The trees of the forest may be beautiful, but I first learned beauty from my stately poplars, and they must satisfy my children." Nor should we reject the flora of a new world, because rumor says that Eden also has its weeds.

It is not necessary to make known to teachers the want of a collection like the one now offered. The best book of the sort has been for some time out of print, and was intended exclusively for older pupils. While this collection has many pieces which must delight persons of any age, it has some for the youngest readers, and is as well adapted to the family circle as to the school. It gives to children all they could cull from many volumes, and, if inwoven with their earliest recollections, will be remembered with delight in future years.

NOTE TO THE SECOND EDITION. A new edition of the Poetry for Home and School being called for, it was desirable to reduce its contents sufficiently to form with the Second Part a volume of convenient size. For this reason, the Robin Hood Ballads, and some other pieces of limited interest, have been omitted.

The Second Part, being designed for pupils and readers of more mature minds, contains poems of a more imaginative cast than those in the former collection.

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The Children in the Wood, ................ 40

The Use of Flowers, ......... Mary Howitt. . . . 45

To my Little Cousin with her First Bon-

net, ................ Mrs. Southey.. ..

The Young Letter-writer, ....... Miss Lamb.....

On Another's Sorrow, :.... . . Blake.......

The Pebble and the Acorn,... . . H. F. Gould...

Night, . ...........

Blake.....

Childhood, ..............

I. Scott. ..... 53

Ranger's Grave, ......

.. Mrs. Southey. . .

Christmas Times, ....

... Howard. .....

The Pet Lamb, . ....

.. Wordsworth. ..

The Little Black Boy,.... . . Blake. .....

The Spartan Boy, ..... 1. Miss Lamb.....
My Birthday, ......

i. Miss Lamb.. ...
The Ride, i.. ..... ....

: . Miss Lamb.....

Gentle River, .......iiiii. Percy's Reliques.

Nose and Eyes, ...... ii Cowper. ....:

Traditionary Ballad, ..... :Mary Howitt. ...

To the Lady-bird, ...... : : Mrs. Southey.. ..

The Rook and the Sparrow, .. i i Miss Lamb.. ...

To a Redbreast, . ....... :: Langhorne. . ...

Mariner's Hymn,........ i. Mrs. Southey....

The Two Estates, . ......... Mary Howitt. ...

The Town and Country Child, . ii Cunningham.. .

The Two Boys,......... . . Miss Lamb. ..

A Song to Creating Wisdom,. i. i. Watts. :::..

The Coffee Slips, . ...... .: Miss Lamb....

The Battle of Blenheim,. ... . . Southey. ::.. 85

The Inchcape Rock, . ... . . Southey.....

To my Birdie, ....... i. Mrs. Southey. . .
The Grasshopper, ...cccdici. Cowley.......
The Castle by the Sea, ...iiii. Longfellow. ..

Casabianca,' ............. Mrs. Hemans. . . :

Lamentation for the Death of Celin, .. Lockhart. ....

Flowers; : .............. Leigh Hunt. ...

Glenara. iiii.ii...... Campbell. . i...

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To the Grasshopper and Cricket, .... Leigh Hunt. ... 100

Lord Ullen's Daughter, ....... • Campbell. .... 101

To the Fringed Gentian, ..... .. Bryant...... 103

My Doves, .........

Miss Barrett. .. 104

Troubadour Song,.....

Mrs. Hemans. . . 106

Human Frailty, .....

Cowper. .....

The Universal Prayer, .

Pope. ......

Sir Patrick Spence, ...

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Lucy, ..........

Wordsworth. ...

To a Mouse, ........ .. Burns...... 114

To a Mountain Daisy,...... Burns...... 116

The Graves of a Household, ... .. Mrs. Hemans. . . 118

The Solitary Reaper, ...... . Wordsworth. ... 119

The Adopted Child, . .......

Mrs. Hemans. . • 120

Psalm CXLVIII.,........... Sandys. ..... 122

Peace of Mind, ............ Old Eng. Poetry. . 123

An Elegy written in a Country Church-

yard, ................. Gray. ...... 125

Ye Mariners of England, ....... Campbell..... 130

On Mungo Park's finding a Tuft of

Green Moss in the African Desert, . . Edin. Ch. Herald.

Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers, .... Mrs. Hemans. . .

A Child's First Impression of a Star, . . Willis. ......

To a Child during Sickness, ...... Leigh Hunt. . ..

The Dirge in Cymbeline, ....... Collins. ..... 138

The Passage, ............. .........

That each Thing is Hurt of itself, . .. Old Eng. Poetry. . 140

Tha King of the Crocodiles, .... • Southey. ..... 141

Burial of Sir John Moore, ....... Wolfe. ..... 144

The Traveller's Return, ........ Southey...... 145

Adoration of the Deity in the Midst of

his Works, . ............

T. Moore. .... 146

Charade, . .............. Praed. ..... 147

Winter, ............... Burns. ..... 148

Launching into Eternity,........ Watts. , ..... 149

On a Leaf from the Tomb of Virgil, . . Mrs. Hemans. . . 149

The May Queen, ........... Tennyson. .... 150

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New Year's Eve, ........... Tennyson. ... 153

She was a Phantom of Delight, .... Wordsworth. .. 156

The Lost Pleiad, ........... Mrs. Hemans. . . 157

Coronach, .............. Sir W. Scott... 158

The Pauper's Death-bed, . ...... Mrs. Southey. . .

An Invitation to praise God, ...... Watts. .....

To the Evening Wind, ........ Bryant. .....

The Erl King, ............ Goethe. .....

Lament of Mary Queen of Scots, ... Burns. .....

A varice, ..............

George Herbert. . 166

The Trumpet, .....

Mrs. Hemans. . . 167

Farewell to the Muse, . .

Sir W. Scott. ..

True Ricbes, .......

Watts. .....

The Moss Rose, ............

. . . . ... . ..

A Monarch's Death-bed, .

. Mrs. Hemans. . .

On Time, .........

... ....... 173

Virtue, . .....

. . . . . . . . . . George Herbert. . 174

To a Skylark,.....

Wordsworth. .. 174

To the Bramble-flower, ..... Eliott. ..... 175

Lines written in a Highland Glen, .. · Wilson. .....

The Evening Rainbow, ...... Southey......

Book of the World, ........ Drummond. ..

The Skylark, .......

Hogg. ....

To Daffodils, ........

Herrick. . ....

The Hermit, ........

Beattie......

Song of the Silent Land, .

Longfellow. . . . 182

Ode,. .........

Collins...... 183

To our Eldest Heir, ......... Mrs. H. Coleridg. 183

The Husbandman, ...... Sterling. .... 184

Hellvellyn, ............

Sir W. Scolt. .. 185

The Reaper and the Flowers, .... Longfellow. . . . 187

The Flowers of the Forest, ...... Mrs. Cockburn. . 188

The Tragedy of the Lac de Gaube, ... Milnes. .....

Autumn Musings, ........... Burns. .....

On the Shortness of Human Life, ... Wastell. . .... 193

Sensibility, .............. Burns. ..... 194

To Blossoms, ............. Herrick...... 195

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