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for the glorious assurance that

" Of such is the Kingdom of God."

It is the work of Sir Francis Chantrey and was
set in the Cathedral in 1817. The Rev. William
Robinson, who died in 1812, was Prebendary of
the Cathedral and Rector of Swinnerton. John
Keble, W. Lisle Bowles, Mrs. Hemans. and others
have been moved to write verses upon it.
Two snowdrops are in the right hand of the
younger child, who was burnt to death ; it is



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told that it was in trying to reach some snow-
drops on the mantle-shelf that her frock caught
fire.

This poem is reproduced from Jean Ingelow's
Poetical Works by permission of Messrs. Long-
mans, Green & Co.

197 198 Mrs. Alexander (nee Humphreys) was born in

Co. Tyrone. She was a direct descendant of
Jeremy Taylor, and published several volumes of
verse including Hymns for Little Children. 1848.
Two of her best known hymns are The roseate hues
of early dawn and There is a green hill far away.

198 199, W. B. Rands is the author of the Lilliput Levee.
200 The Flowers and Praise and Love are included by

permission of Mr. John Lane.

199 201 William Johnson, who assumed the name of Cory

in 1872, was one of the most brilliant and versa-
tile Eton masters of last century. This poem
is reproduced from his lonica by permission of
Messrs. George Allen & Unwin, Ltd. A book,
Extracts from the Letters and Journals of William
Cory, for subscribers only, was printed at the
Oxford University Press in 1897.

200, 202- These poems are included by permission of the
201 204 publishers, George Bell & Sons, Ltd.

203 206 Brought up in the little village of Ballyshannqn

in Co. Donegal, Allingham is at his best in
describing little things, momentary happenings,
and detached scenes.

The two poems by William Allingham are in-
cluded by permission of Messrs. Longmans,
Green & Co.

207 George Macdonald was essentially more a poet
than a novelist. The second stanza of the lyric
The Grace of Grace reveals the depth of his
reverence for children :

Had I the grace to win the grace

Of childhood, loving, shy, apart,
The child should find a nearer place.
And teach me resting on my heart.

204 208 This poem from Sydney Dobell's Poetical Works is

included by kind permission of Mr. John Murray.
207 209 Palgrave has written much of children in Idyls
and Songs, 1848-1854, and Lyrical Poems (1871).
Reference must be made to the lines Margaret
Wilson, in which is told very simply and tenderly
the story of a little heroine who saved the three
smaller children of whom she had charge from
a passing train at the cost of her life. With
the present poem, On the Love of Children, may
be compared the sonnet by Elizabeth Rachel



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Chapman on the same theme in A Little Child's
Wreath. I quote four lines :
Pure, He could feel their splendid guilelessness ;
Kingly, He recognised their royalty ;
Longsnffering, He was one with them, nor less
Grandly magnanimous than they was He.

208 210 From 'London Bridge,' in Visions of England

(1881). It is fitting to have a tribute and such a
tribute to Sir Thomas More in this volume. The
lines beginning ' Hence among those he stands '
sound a trumpet-note that has in it an almost
Miltonic ring.

Sir T. More has left a few poems behind him,
written in his youth. Among these are metrical
stanzas, after the manner of the time, explanatory
of some tapestry in his father's house depicting
nine stages of man's life. The first of these
represented childhood in the figure of a boy
whipping a top. More's lines are :

I am called Chyldhod, in play is all my mynde,
To cast a coyte, a eockstele, and a ball ;
A toppe can I set, and dryve in its kynde ;
But would to God these hatefull bookes all
Were in a fyre brent to pouder small !
Than myght I lede my lyfe alwayes in play,
Which lyfe God sende me to myne endying day.

209 211 Adelaide Anne Procter, daughter of Bryan

Waller Procter, published her first verses in
Household Words, of which Dickens was editor,
under the name of ' Mary Berwick.' She refused
to send them in her own name, lest Dickens
should be tempted to take them, not for their
merit, but on account of his friendship for her
father and herself.

210 212 Richard Wilton graduated at S. Catharine's

College, Cambridge, and became Rector of
Londesborongh. His poems deserve to be better
known.

211 213 Few poets in our own day have written more of

childhood than the Manx poet and quondam
Master of the Crypt School, Gloucester, T. E.
Brown. The tenderness and dainty beauty of
these poems need no pointing out.

217 222 Christina Rossetti afterwards added two stanzas
to this poem. They are omitted here. For
permission to include this poem I am indebted
to the Society for Promoting Christian Know-
ledge.

223 ' Lewis Carroll's ' Diary for July 4th, 1862, has
the following entry : ' I made an expedition up
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we had tea on the bank there, and did not reach
Christ Church till half-past eight.' A later entry
adds : ' On which occasion I told them the fairy-
tale of " Alice's Adventures Underground,"
which I undertook to write out for Alice.'
' Alice ' herself is Secunda in the poem. Henry
George Liddell was Dean of Christ Church from
1855 to 1891.

219 225 Reprinted from the Earl of Rosslyn's Sonnets,

with acknowledgments to Messrs. W. Blackwood
& Sons.

Swinburne, in his Studies in Prose and Poetry,
says of this sonnet : ' There are loftier sonnets
in the language, there is no lovelier sonnet in the
world than the late Lord Rosslyn's Bedtime.
"It gives a very echo to the seat where love is
throned " the painless and stainless love of
little children. Landor might and would . . .
have given a place to this divine sonnet and its
coequal companion In a truly blessed immortality,
Mr. Tennyson-Turner's on Letty's Globe, in his
list of exceptions to the common rule or the
conventional axiom which denies that any work
of man's can ever be absolutely perfect.'

220 226 Eric Noel the Hon. Roden Noel's youngest son

died at the age of five, and is the subject of
his most pathetic and one of his best books of
poems A Little Child's Monument (1881). This
poem is included by permission of Messrs. Kegan
Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd.

221 227 From the Prologue to The Earthly Paradise, by

kind permission of Messrs. Longmans, Green & Co.
228 The same idea is expressed by Victor Hugo in
the lines :

A chaque pas qu'il fait, 1'enfant derriere lui
Laisse plusieurs petits fantomes de lui-meme.
On se souvient de tous, on les pleure, on les

aime,
Et ce seraient des morts s'il n'e"tait vivant, lui.

222- 229- It is regretted that, owing to difficulties of copy-
224 232 right, Swinburne is so inadequately represented
in this anthology. His genius touched infancy
and childhood with peculiar delicacy and rever-
ence. The extracts here included are reproduced
by permission of Mr. William Heinemann.

224 233 My uncle, William Threlkeld Edwards, of Pem-

broke College, Cambridge, was drowned at the
age of twenty-one whilst bathing in the Cam.
His poems were published after his death in
Papers of an Undergraduate.

225 234 Reprinted, with acknowledgments to Messrs.



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Chatto & Windus, from the St. Martin's Library

Edition of the Poetical Works of Bret Harte,

including Some Later Verses.
226 235 This poem is reproduced by permission of Messrs.

Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd.
229 238 From Aspromonte.

230- 239, These poems are reprinted by permission of Mr.
231 240 John Murray.
231 241 This extract is reprinted by permission of Messrs.

Chatto & Windus.
235 244 Written for The Magic Meare, a Masque, by

Louis N. Parker and G. Stuart Ogilvie.
233- 249, These poems are reprinted from Edward Car-

240 250 penter's Towards Democracy by permission of

Messrs. George Allen & TJnwin, Ltd.

241 252 The same theme forms the subject of the sonnet

beginning ' A man that sees by chance his
pictures made ' in The Growth of Lore. For the
use of this poem and of He like One of These,
and Millicent, I have to acknowledge the gener-
osity of Dr. Bridges and the permission of his
publisher, Mr. John Murray.

242 254 These lines by Sarah Chauncey Woolsey better

known as ' Susan Coolidge ' appeared in Scrib-
ner's Magazine in 1872. They were copied and
hung near the Cradle Tomb in King Henry VII. "s
Chapel, Westminster, at the instance of Lady
Augusta Stanley. The baby is Sophia, fourth
daughter of James I., ' a royal rosebud plucked
by premature fate and snatched away from her
parents that she might flourish again in the
Rosary of Christ."

(SOPHIA ROSFLA REGIA PR.EPROPERO FATO
DECERPTA, ET JACOHO MAGN^E BRITANNIA,
FRANCIS ET HIHERNLE REGI ANTIQUE REGINJC
PARENTIHUS EREPTA, UT IN CHiUSTI ROSARIO
REFI.ORESCAT, HIC SITA EST. Jl'NII XXIII.
REGNI R. I. mi. MDCVI.)

She was born at Greenwich in 1C06 and died in
infancy. Her sister Mary, born in 1005, who
died aged three, lies buried close beside her.
Near by repose the bones of the two little princes
murdered in the Tower.

243- 255- Possibly these poems of William Canton's will
246 259 come as a delightful surprise to many. Their
simplicity, truth, variety and tenderness are
worthy of such a friend of children as the author
of The Invisible Playmate and A Child's Hook of
Saints. The Comrades, from which they are
taken, deserves to be better known.



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247, 260, John Bannister Tabb an American by birth
248 261 was cabin-boy in a blockade ship during the
American Civil War. He subsequently became
a priest. In his later years he was blind. His
work is chiefly religious, and consists mainly of
short lyrics. Felicity of phrase, personification,
and a happy mingling of the familiar with the
majestic are features of his verse, but there is
much more. He depicts himself in The Old
Pastor :

How long, O Lord, to wait
Beside thy open gate ?
My sheep with many a lamb
Have entered, and I am
Alone, and it is late.

Messrs. Burns, Gates & Washbourne, Ltd., have
kindly given permission for the use of these two
poems.

248 262 From The Pageant of Life by kind permission of

the author's literary executor, Mr. Henry J.
Glaisher.

249 263 Acknowledgments for the use of this poem are

due to Mr. William Heinemann.
264 This hitherto unpublished sonnet was given to

me by Mr. Edinond Holmes for this anthology.
252- 266- The Child's Garden of Verses was published when
256 270 Stevenson was thirty-five. The idea of writing
it, his mother has recorded, was first suggested
to his mind by Mrs. Sale Barker's rhymes in
Kate Greenaway's Birthday Book for Children.
Stevenson had a power of recovering not only
the thoughts and ideas but the feelings of his
childhood that is almost unique. Sir Graham
Balfour in his Life quotes Baudelaire's definition
of genius, ' Le ge'nie n'est quo 1'enfance retrouve'e
volpnte.' The Child's Garden struck a new
note in English child-poetry and revealed new
possibilities.

In a letter, dated Nice, Feb. 1883, to his nurse
Alison Cunningham, telling her that he was
dedicating the book to her as ' the only person
who will understand it,' Stevenson wrote of it
as ' this little book, which is all about my child-
hood.' But, personal as the Child's Garden is,
not only his own mother but a vast company of
mothers and fathers as they walk in it

may chance to hear once more

The little feet upon the floor.

For permission to include these five poems my

acknowledgments are due to Messrs. Longmans,

Green & Co. and Messrs. Charles Scribner's Sons.



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256 271 Included by kind permission of the Oxford

University Press.

257 272 From A Vision of Souls and Other Poems.
258-273, These two poems are included by permission of
260 274 Mr. John Lane.

264 275, These two poems are included by permission of
276 Mr. John Lane.

265 277 Dedicated to ' A. M. P.', whose identity I have

been unable to trace.

267- 278- Acknowledgment is made to Messrs. Burns,
273 281 Gates & Washbourne, Ltd., for permission to
reprint these poems.

Francis Thompson holds a high place in the
poetry of childhood. As with Wordsworth, a
deep reverence for childhood formed part of the
permanent background of his mind, and children
and their ways furnish him with some of his most
striking imagery the ' freak Of heavenly hide-
and-seek ' in Any Saint for instance.
Thompson is great in the wealth and splendour
of his imagination, in the subtlety of his thought,
and in his mastery of language. The story of
his almost starving in the streets of London can
be read in Mr. Wilfrid Meynell's delicately beauti-
ful biographical note in the volume of Selected
Poems. One incident of those dark London days
and nights is told by himself :

I waited the inevitable last.

Then there came past

A child ; like thee, a spring-flower ; but a flower
Fallen from the budded coronal of Spring,
And through the city-streets blown withering.
She passed, O brave, sad, lovingest, tender

thing !
And of her own scant pittance did she give,

That I might eat and live :
Then fled, a swift and trackless fugitive.

Therefore I kissed in thee
The heart of childhood, so divine for me.
From the children of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfrid
Meynell ' the family in London into which he
was received ' Thompson learnt anew

The subtle sanctities which dart
From childish lips' unvalued precious brush,

and they were the inspiration of much of his

child poetrv.
268 279 The subject of this poem is a village child, whom

the poet met on the common at Storrington.
270 280 Mr. Wilfrid Meynell, in the Biographical Sketch

already referred to, says of these lines, ' Constant



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to the end, when he died some newly pencilled
lines were found, addressed " To Olivia," a yet
younger sister, recalling the strains of fifteen
years before.' They breathe, indeed, the spirit
of the last line of To my Godchild :

Look for me in the nurseries of Heaven.

275, 283, From The Crescent Moon. Dada = elder brother.

276 284

276 285, For permission to use Mrs. Hinkspn's two poems
286 I am indebted to Messrs. Sidgwick & Jackson,
Ltd.

278 287 Included by kind permission of the Proprietors

of Punch.

279 288 Perhaps the most perfectly simple and tender

portrait of a little girl in our poetry. Mrs.
Meynell has also written, with penetrating
insight, of early childhood in seven essays called,
in a phrase of Francis Thompson's, The Darling
Young.

282 292 From Poems New and Old, published by Mr. John
Murray.

293 Permission to include this poem has been given

by the publisher, Mr. John Lane^

285 296 Compare with this Swinburne's Etude ReaUste, ii.

which ends with the beautiful lines :

No rosebuds yet by dawn impearled

Match, even in loveliest lands,
The sweetest flowers in all the world

A baby's hands.

286 298 Reprinted with acknowledgments to Messrs.

Duckworth & Co.

299 For permission to use this poem I am indebted

to Mr. Martin Seeker, the publisher of Mr. F. M.
Huetfer's Collected Poems.
287,. 300, These two poems are included by permission of

288 301 Messrs. Longmans, Green & Co., publishers of

Mr. de la Mare's Sonus of Childhood.

289 302 For permission to use this poem I am indebted

to the publishers, Messrs. J. M. Dent & Sons,
Ltd.

291 304 Reprinted by permission of the publisher of The
Golden Threshold, Mr. William Heinemann.

293 305 This poem is inscribed ' To the memory of our

sister, Eacy Young.'

294 306 Reprinted by permission of the publisher of

Fires, Mr. Elkin Mathews.

301- 307, These poems are included by permission of
306 308 Messrs. William Blackwood * Sons, publishers

of Mr. Jfoyes' Collected Poems.
309 309 Reprinted by kind permission of Messrs. Burns,

Gates, & Washbourne, Ltd.



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309 310 Reprinted by permission of T. Fisher Unwin,

Ltd.

310 311 From The Everlasting Mercy, by kind permission

of Messrs. Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd.

312 From The Foremost Trail, with acknowledgments

to Messrs. Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd.

312 314 An extract from the poem Music, reproduced by

permission of the publisher of New Poems, Mr.
Elkin Mathews.

315 From Birds of Paradise, by permission of the

publishers, Messrs. Methuen & Co., Ltd.

313 316 From Collected Poems of W. H. Daries (London,

Fifleld), by permission of the publisher.

314 317, From Memories of Childhood, with acknowledg-
318 ments to the publishers, Messrs. Selwyn & Blount.

316 319 From Blue Days and Green Days, with acknow-

ledgments to the publishers, Messrs. Maunsel &
Co., Ltd.

Wizard lear. lear, or lere = lore, scholarship. Cf.
Spenser, Faerie Queene, VI. iv. 4 :

He was invulnerable made by magicke lear.

317 320 From The Littlest One, by permission of Messrs.

Harrap & Co.

321 Reprinted from The Fairy Green by kind per-

mission of the author and Messrs. Methuen & Co.,
Ltd.
318-322- From Bread and Circuses (John Lane). Re-

320 324 printed by kind permission of the Proprietors of

Punch.

321 325 From Nursery Lays of Nursery Days (Blackwell).
325 329 This poem, like the one following (No. 330), ifc

printed in The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse.
It is reprinted here by kind permission of Thomas
C. Lothian Proprietary Ltd., Melbourne, Aus-
tralia. I had looked long for a poem expressing
adequately the idea of Incarnation and found
it at the Antipodes.



INDEX OF AUTHORS

PAGE

Adcock, Marion St. John (Mrs. Sidney H. Webb) . . 317

A. E., see Russell 284

Alexander, Cecil Frances (Annie French Hector) 1823-

1895) 197

Alford, Henry (1810-1871) 172

Allingham, William (1824-1889) 202

Allsopp, Henry 324

Arnold, Matthew (1822-1888) 190

Barlow, George (1847-1913) 248

Barnes, William (1801-1886) 127

Beaumont, Sir John (1583-1627) 15

Beeching, Henry Charles (1859-1919) 264

Belloc, Hilaire 286

Binyon, Lawrence 285

Blake, William (1757-1827) 61

Bloomfleld, Robert (1766-1823) 70

Brereton, John le Gay 325

Bridges, Robert 240

Bronte, Emily (1818-1848) 176

Brown, Thomas Edward (1830-1887) 211

Browne, William, of Tavistock (1591-1643) .... 18

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett (1809-1861) .... 141

Browning, Robert (1812-1889) 173

Buchanan, Robert (1841-1901) 231

Burns, Robert (1759-1796) 68

Byrom, John (1691-1763) 52

Campbell, Thomas (1777-1844) 110

Canton, William 243

Carew, Thomas (? 1595-1639) 23

Carpenter, Edward 238

' Carroll, Lewis,' sen Dodgson 217

Chalmers, Patrick R 316

Chesterton, Frances 322

Chesterton, Gilbert Keith 289

Gibber, Colley (1671-1757) 50

Clare, John ('1793-1864) 120

Coleridge, Hartley (1796-1849) 121

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834) 98

354



INDEX OF AUTHORS 355

PAGE

Coleridge, Sara (1802-1850) 134

' Coolidgc, Susan.' see Woolsey 242

Corbet, Bit-hard (1582-1635) 14

Cory, see Johnson-Cory 199

Cowper, William (1731-1800) 57

Crabbe, George (1754-1832) 60

Crashaw, Richard (1615-1649) 31

Davies, William Henry 312

Dawson, William James 257

Dekker, Thomas (1570-1641) 11

Dobell, Sydney (1824-1874) 204

Dobson, Austin 226

Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge (' Lewis Carroll ') (1832-

1898) 217

Donne, John (1573-1631) 12

Dowden, Edward (1843-1913) 236

Drennan, John Swanwick (1809-1893) 171

Drummond, William, of Hawthornden (1585-1649) . 15

Dryden, John (1631-1700) 39

Eden, Helen Parry . 318

Edwardes, Richard (1523-1566) 3

Edwards, William Threlkeld (1838-1859) 224

Eliot, George (Mary Ann Cross) (1819-1885) ... 177

Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882) 137

Freeman, John 314

Fyleman, Rose 317

Gibson, Wilfrid Wilson . 294

Glenconner, Lady 289

Gosse, Edmund 249

Gray, Thomas (1716-1771) 55

Greene, Robert (? 1560-1592) 5

Greenwell, Dora (1821-1882) 188

Hamilton-King, Harriet Eleanor (1840-1920) ... 229

Hardy, Thomas 228

Harte, Bret (1839-1902) 225

Hawker, Robert Stephen (1804-1875) 139

Hemans, Felicia Dorothea (1793-1835) 119

Herbert, George (1593-1632) 22

Herrick, Robert (1591-1674) 20

Hinkson, Katharine Tynan 276

Hogg, James (1770-1835) 71

Holmes, Edmond Gore Alexand3r 249

Hood, Thomas (1798-1845) 125

Houghton, Richard Monckton Mimes, Lord (1809-1885) 161

Howitt, Mary (1799-1888) 126

Hueffer, Ford Madox 286

Punt, Leigh (1784-1859) Ill



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PAGE

Ingelow, Jean (1820-1897) 185

Jonson, Ben (1574-1637) 13

Johnson-Cory, William (1823-1892) 199

Keble, John (1792-1860) 115

Kingsley, Charles (1819-1875) 180

Kipling, Rudyard 284

Lamb, Charles (1775-1835) . . 104

La-nb, Mary (1765-1847) 69

La, dor, Walter Savage (1775-1864) 106

Les ie, Shane 309

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882) .... 149

Lowell, James Russell (1819-1891) 180

Lysaght, Sidney Royse 311

Macaulay, Thomas Babington, Lord (1800-1859) . . 127

Macdonald, George (1824-1905) 203

Macnaghten, Hugh 323

Mare, Walter de la 287

Marvell, Andrew (1621-1678) 35

Minefield, John 310

Matheson, Annie 256

Meynell, Alice 279

Middleton. Richard (1882-1911) 309

Miller, William (1810-1872) 172

Milton, John (1608-1674) 29

Montgomery, Robert (1807-1855) 154

Morris, William (1834-1896) 221

Myers, Frederick W. H. (1843-1901) 237

Naidu, Sarojini 291

Neilson, Shaw ( - ) 326

Newbolt, Sir Henry 282

Nightingale, Madeleine 321

Noel, the Hon. Roden Berkeley Wriothesley( 1834- 1894) 220

Norris, John (1657-1711) 47

Noyes, Alfred 301

Palgrave, Francis Turner (1824-1897) 207

Patmore, Coventry (1823-1896) 200

Peacock, Thomas Love (1785-1866) 112

Philips, Ambrose (1671-1749) 49

Piatt, Sarah Morgan Bryan (1836-1912) 221

Praed, Winthrop Mackworth (1802-1839) .... 135

Prior, Matthew (1664-1721) 48

Procter, Adelaide Anne (1825-1864) 209

Procter, Bryan Waller (' Barry Cornwall ') (1790-1874) 114

Rands, William Brighty (1823-1880) 198

Rhoades, James 233



INDEX OF AUTHORS 357

PAGE

Rogers, Samuel (1763-1855) 68

Rossetti, Christina Georgina (1830-1894) 215

Rosslyn, Francis Robert St. Clair Erskine, Earl of

(1833-1890) 219

Rowlands, Richard (1565-1630) 10

Russell, George William (' A. E.') 284

Scott, Sir Walter (1771-1832) 97

Seaman, Sir Owen 278

Sedley, Sir Charles (1639-1701) 46

Shakespeare, William (1564-1616) 7, 328

Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822) 118

Sidney, Sir Philip (1554-1586) 4

Skelton, John (? 1460-1529) 2

Smith, Cicely Fox 310

Southey, Robert (1774-1843) 102

Southwell, Robert (1561-1595) 6

Spenser, Edmund (1553-1599) 3

Stephen, James Kenneth (1859-1892) 265

Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850-1894) 252

Strode, William (1600-1645) 24

Swinburne, Algernon Charles (1837-1909) .... 222

Symonds, John Addington (1840-1893) 230

Tabb, John Bannister (1845-1909) 247

Tagore, Sir Rabindranath 275

Tennyson, Alfred, Lord (1809-1892) 162

Tennyson-Turner. Charles (1808-1879) 159

Thompson, Francis (1859-1907) 267

Traherne, Thomas (? 1636-1674) 41

Vaughan, Henry (1621-1695) 37

Vere, Sir Aubrey de (1788-1846) 114

Vere, Aubrey Thomas de (1814-1902) 176

Wade, Thomas (1805-1875) , . 140

Waller, Edmund (1605-1687) 28

Watson, Rosamund Marriott (1863-1911) .... 232

Watts. Isaac (1674-1748) 51

Wesley, Charles (1708-1788) 54

Whitehead, William (1715-1785) 54

Whitman, Walt (1819-1892) 182

Whittier, John Greenleaf (1807-1892) 155

Wilson, John (' Christopher North ') (1785-1854) . 113

Wilton, Richard (1827-1903) 210

Wither, George (1588-1667) 16

Woods, Margaret L 258

Woolsey, Sarah Chauncey (' Susan Coolidge ') (1845-

1905) 242

Wordsworth, William (1770-1850) 72

Young, Geoffrey Winthrop 293



INDEX OF FIRST LINES

PAGE

A child's a plaything for an hour 69

A dreary place would this earth be 155

A little child, a limber elf 98

A little maiden met me in the lane 213

A little rudely-sculptured bed 242

A little way, more soft and sweet 223

A lover breeze to the roses pleaded '. 316

A million buda are born that never blow 216

A simple child 74

Above the pines the moon was slowly drifting . . . 225

Against the oaken pew he leant 310

Ah, Chloris ! could I now but sit 46

Ah, Jeane, my maid, I stood to you 133

Ah me, my babe, my blossom, ah, my child . . . 170

Ah ! sad wer we as we did peace 130

Ah, see what a wonderful smile again ! 305

Ah ! well it is, since she is gone 124

Alas ! the little child is dead 260

All hearts are light around the hall 127

All holy influences dwell within 114

All in the golden afternoon 217

All round the house is the jet-bjack night .... 253

And, them before, the fry of children young ... 4


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