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Volume 4

By Burton Egbert Stevenson

Contents of Volumes 1 through 4 of our Etext editions:



The Human Seasons John Keats


"Only a Baby Small" Matthias Barr
Only Harriet Prescott Spofford
Infant Joy William Blake
Baby George Macdonald
To a New-Born Baby Girl Grace Hazard Conkling
To Little Renee William Aspenwall Bradley
A Rhyme of One Frederick Locker-Lampson
To a New-Born Child Cosmo Monkhouse
Baby May William Cox Bennett
Alice Herbert Bashford
Songs for Fragoletta Richard Le Gallienne
Choosing a Name Mary Lamb
Weighing the Baby Ethel Lynn Beers
Etude Realiste Algernon Charles Swinburne
Little Feet Elizabeth Akers
The Babie Jeremiah Eames Rankin
Little Hands Laurence Binyon
Bartholomew Norman Gale
The Storm-Child May Byron
"On Parent Knees" William Jones
"Philip, My King" Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
The King of the Cradle Joseph Ashby-Sterry
The Firstborn John Arthur Goodchild
No Baby in the House Clara Dolliver
Our Wee White Rose Gerald Massey
Into the World and Out Sarah M. P. Piatt
"Baby Sleeps" Samuel Hinds
Baby Bell Thomas Bailey Aldrich


Mother Goose's Melodies Unknown
Jack and Jill Unknown
The Queen of Hearts Unknown
Little Bo-Peep Unknown
Mary's Lamb Sarah Josepha Hale
The Star Jane Taylor
"Sing a Song of Sixpence" Unknown
Simple Simon Unknown
A Pleasant Ship Unknown
"I Had a Little Husband" Unknown
"When I Was a Bachelor" Unknown
"Johnny Shall Have a New
Bonnet" Unknown
The City Mouse and the
Garden Mouse Christina Rossetti
Robin Redbreast Unknown
Solomon Grundy Unknown
"Merry Are the Bells" Unknown
"When Good King Arthur
Ruled This Land" Unknown
The Bells of London Unknown
"The Owl and the Eel and
the Warming Pan" Laura E. Richards
The Cow Ann Taylor
The Lamb William Blake
Little Raindrops Unknown
"Moon, So Round and Yellow" Matthias Barr
The House That Jack Built Unknown
Old Mother Hubbard Unknown
The Death and Burial of
Cock Robin Unknown
Baby-Land George Cooper
The First Tooth William Brighty Rands
Baby's Breakfast Emilie Poulsson
The Moon Eliza Lee Follen
Baby at Play Unknown
The Difference Laura E. Richards
Foot Soldiers John Banister Tabb
Tom Thumb's Alphabet Unknown
Grammar in Rhyme Unknown
Days of the Month Unknown
The Garden Year Sara Coleridge
Riddles Unknown
Proverbs Unknown
Kind Hearts Unknown
Weather Wisdom Unknown
Old Superstitions Unknown


Wynken, Blynken, and Nod Eugene Field
The Sugar-Plum Tree Eugene Field
When the Sleepy Man Comes Charles G. D. Roberts
Auld Daddy Darkness James Ferguson
Willie Winkle William Miller
The Sandman Margaret Thomson Janvier
The Dustman Frederick Edward Weatherly
Sephestia's Lullaby Robert Greene
"Golden Slumbers Kiss Your
Eyes" Thomas Dekker
"Sleep, Baby, Sleep" George Wither
Mother's Song Unknown
A Lullaby Richard Rowlands
A Cradle Hymn Isaac Watts
Cradle Song William Blake
Lullaby Carolina Nairne
Lullaby of an Infant Chief Walter Scott
Good-Night Jane Taylor
"Lullaby, O Lullaby" William Cox Bennett
Lullaby Alfred Tennyson
The Cottager to Her Infant Dorothy Wordsworth
Trot, Trot! Mary F. Butts
Holy Innocents Christina Georgina Rossetti
Lullaby Josiah Gilbert Holland
Cradle Song Josiah Gilbert Holland
An Irish Lullaby Alfred Perceval Graves
Cradle Song Josephine Preston Peabody
Mother-Song from "Prince
Lucifer" Alfred Austin
Kentucky Babe Richard Henry Buck
Minnie and Winnie Alfred Tennyson
Bed-Time Song Emilie Poulsson
Tucking the Baby In Curtis May
"Jenny Wi' the Airn Teeth" Alexander Anderson
Cuddle Doon Alexander Anderson
Bedtime Francis Robert St. Clair Erskine


Happy Thought Robert Louis Stevenson
Whole Duty of Children Robert Louis Stevenson
Politeness Elizabeth Turner
Rules of Behavior Unknown
Little Fred Unknown
The Lovable Child Emilie Poulsson
Good and Bad Children Robert Louis Stevenson
Rebecca's After-Thought Elizabeth Turner
Kindness to Animals Unknown
A Rule for Birds' Nesters Unknown
"Sing on, Blithe Bird" William Motherwell
"I Like Little Pussy" Jane Taylor
Little Things Julia Fletcher Carney
The Little Gentleman Unknown
The Crust of Bread Unknown
"How Doth the Little Busy
Bee" Isaac Watts
The Brown Thrush Lucy Larcom
The Sluggard Isaac Watts
The Violet Jane Taylor
Dirty Jim Jane Taylor
The Pin Ann Taylor
Jane and Eliza Ann Taylor
Meddlesome Matty Ann Taylor
Contented John Jane Taylor
Friends Abbie Farwell Brown
Anger Charles and Mary Lamb
"There Was a Little Girl" H. W. Longfellow
The Reformation of Godfrey
Gore William Brighty Rands
The Best Firm Walter G. Doty
A Little Page's Song William Alexander Percy
How the Little Kite Learned
to Fly Unknown
The Butterfly and the Bee William Lisle Bowles
The Butterfly Adelaide O'Keefe
Morning Jane Taylor
Buttercups and Daisies Mary Howitt
The Ant and the Cricket Unknown
After Wings Sarah M. B. Piatt
Deeds of Kindness Epes Sargent
The Lion and the Mouse Jeffreys Taylor
The Boy and the Wolf John Hookham Frere
The Story of Augustus, Who
Would Not Have Any Soup Heinrich Hoffman
The Story of Little
Suck-A-Thumb Heinrich Hoffman
Written in a Little Lady's
Little Album Frederick William Faber
My Lady Wind Unknown
To a Child William Wordsworth
A Farewell Charles Kingsley


Reeds of Innocence William Blake
The Wonderful World William Brighty Rands
The World's Music Gabriel Setoun
A Boy's Song James Hogg
Going Down Hill On a Bicycle Henry Charles Beeching
Playgrounds Laurence Alma-Tadema
"Who Has Seen the Wind?" Christina Georgina Rossetti
The Wind's Song Gabriel Setoun
The Piper on the Hill Dora Sigerson Shorter
The Wind and the Moon George Macdonald
Child's Song in Spring Edith Nesbit
Baby Seed Song Edith Nesbit
Little Dandelion Helen Barron Bostwick
Little White Lily George Macdonald
Wishing William Allingham
In the Garden Ernest Crosby
The Gladness of Nature William Cullen Bryant
Glad Day W. Graham Robertson
The Tiger William Blake
Answer to a Child's Question Samuel Taylor Coleridge
How the Leaves Came Down Susan Coolidge
A Legend of the Northland Phoebe Cary
The Cricket's Story Emma Huntington Nason
The Singing-Lesson Jean Ingelow
Chanticleer Katherine Tynan
"What Does Little Birdie
Say?" Alfred Tennyson
Nurse's Song William Blake
Jack Frost Gabriel Setoun
October's Party George Cooper
The Shepherd William Blake
Nikolina Celia Thaxter
Little Gustava Celia Thaxter
Prince Tatters Laura E. Richards
The Little Black Boy William Blake
The Blind Boy Colley Cibber
Bunches of Grapes Walter de la Mare
My Shadow Robert Louis Stevenson
The Land of Counterpane Robert Louis Stevenson
The Land of Story-Books Robert Louis Stevenson
The Gardener Robert Louis Stevenson
Foreign Lands Robert Louis Stevenson
My Bed is a Boat Robert Louis Stevenson
The Peddler's Caravan William Brighty Rands
Mr. Coggs Edward Verrall Lucas
The Building of the Nest Margaret Sangster
"There was a Jolly Miller" Isaac Bickerstaff
One and One Mary Mapes Dodge
A Nursery Song Laura E. Richards
A Mortifying Mistake Anna Maria Pratt
The Raggedy Man James Whitcomb Riley
The Man in the Moon James Whitcomb Riley
Little Orphant Annie James Whitcomb Riley
Our Hired Girl James Whitcomb Riley
See'n Things Eugene Field
The Duel Eugene Field
Holy Thursday William Blake
A Story for a Child Bayard Taylor
The Spider and the Fly Mary Howitt
The Captain's Daughter James Thomas Fields
The Nightingale and the
Glow-Worm William Cowper
Sir Lark and King Sun: A
Parable George Macdonald
The Courtship, Merry
Marriage, and Picnic
Dinner of Cock Robin
and Jenny Wren Unknown
The Babes in the Wood Unknown
God's Judgment on a
Wicked Bishop Robert Southey
The Pied Piper of Hamelin Robert Browning


A Carol Unknown
"God Rest You Merry
Gentlemen" Unknown
'O Little Town of Bethlehem" Phillips Brooks
A Christmas Hymn Alfred Domett
"While Shepherds Watched
their Flocks by Night" Nahum Tate
Christmas Carols Edmund Hamilton Sears
The Angels William Drummond
The Burning Babe Robert Southwell
Tryste Noel Louise Imogen Guiney
Christmas Carol Unknown
"Brightest and Best of the
Sons of the Morning" Reginald Heber
Christmas Bells Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A Christmas Carol Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The House of Christmas Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The Feast of the Snow Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Mary's Baby Shaemas OSheel
Gates and Doors Joyce Kilmer
The Three Kings Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Lullaby in Bethlehem Henry Howarth Bashford
A Child's Song of Christmas Marjorie L. C. Pickthall
Jest 'Fore Christmas Eugene Field
A Visit from St. Nicholas Clement Clarke Moore
Ceremonies for Christmas Robert Herrick
On the Morning of Christ's
Nativity John Milton


The Fairy Book Norman Gale
Fairy Songs William Shakespeare
Queen Mab Ben Jonson
The Elf and the Dormouse Oliver Herford
"Oh! Where Do Fairies Hide
Their Heads?" Thomas Haynes Bayly
Fairy Song Leigh Hunt
Dream Song Richard Middleton
Fairy Song John Keats
Queen Mab Thomas Hood
The Fairies of the
Caldon-Low Mary Howitt
The Fairies William Allingham
The Fairy Thrall Mary C. G. Byron
Farewell to the Fairies Richard Corbet
The Fairy Folk Robert Bird
The Fairy Book Abbie Farwell Brown
The Visitor Patrick R. Chalmers
The Little Elf John Kendrick Bangs
The Satyrs and the Moon Herbert S. Gorman


The Children Charles Monroe Dickinson
The Children's Hour Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Laus Infantium William Canton
The Desire Katherine Tynan
A Child's Laughter Algernon Charles Swinburne
Seven Years Old Algernon Charles Swinburne
Creep Afore Ye Gang James Ballantine
Castles in the Air James Ballantine
Under My Window Thomas Westwood
Little Bell Thomas Westwood
The Barefoot Boy John Greenleaf Whittier
The Heritage James Russell Lowell
Letty's Globe Charles Tennyson Turner
Dove's Nest Joseph Russell Taylor
The Oracle Arthur Davison Ficke
To a Little Girl Helen Parry Eden
To a Little Girl Gustav Kobbe
A Parental Ode to My Son Thomas Hood
A New Poet William Canton
To Laura W-, Two Years Old Nathaniel Parker Willis
To Rose Sara Teasdale
To Charlotte Pulteney Ambrose Philips
The Picture of Little T. C.
in a Prospect of Flowers Andrew Marvell
To Hartley Coleridge William Wordsworth
To a Child of Quality Matthew Prior
Ex Ore Infantium Francis Thompson
Obituary Thomas William Parsons
The Child's Heritage John G. Neihardt
A Girl of Pompeii Edward Sandford Martin
On the Picture of a "Child
Tired of Play" Nathaniel Parker Willis
The Reverie of Poor Susan William Wordsworth
Children's Song Ford Madox Hueffer
The Mitherless Bairn William Thom
The Cry of the Children Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The Shadow-Child Harriet Monroe
Mother Wept Joseph Skipsey
Duty Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lucy Gray William Wordsworth
In the Children's Hospital Alfred Tennyson
"If I Were Dead" Coventry Patmore
The Toys Coventry Patmore
A Song of Twilight Unknown
Little Boy Blue Eugene Field
The Discoverer Edmund Clarence Stedman
A Chrysalis Mary Emily Bradley
Mater Dolorosa William Barnes
The Little Ghost Katherine Tynan
Motherhood Josephine Daskam Bacon
The Mother's Prayer Dora Sigerson Shorter
Da Leetla Boy Thomas Augustin Daly
On the Moor Gale Young Rice
Epitaph of Dionysia Unknown
For Charlie's Sake John Williamson Palmer
"Are the Children at Home?" Margaret Sangster
The Morning-Glory Maria White Lowell
She Came and Went James Russell Lowell
The First Snow-fall James Russell Lowell
"We Are Seven" William Wordsworth
My Child John Pierpont
The Child's Wish Granted George Parsons Lathrop
Challenge Kenton Foster Murray
Tired Mothers May Riley Smith
My Daughter Louise Homer Greene
"I Am Lonely" George Eliot
Sonnets from "Mimma Bella" Eugene Lee-Hamilton
Rose-Marie of the Angels Adelaide Crapsey


Maidenhood Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
To the Virgins, to Make
Much of Time Robert Herrick
To Mistress Margaret Hussey John Skelton
On Her Coming To London Edmund Waller
"O, Saw Ye Bonny Lesley" Robert Burns
To a Young Lady William Cowper
Ruth Thomas Hood
The Solitary Reaper William Wordsworth
The Three Cottage Girls William Wordsworth
Blackmwore Maidens William Barnes
A Portrait Elizabeth Barrett Browning
To a Child of Fancy Lewis Morris
Daisy Francis Thompson
To Petronilla, Who Has
Put Up Her Hair Henry Howarth Bashford
The Gipsy Girl Henry Alford
Fanny Anne Reeve Aldrich
Somebody's Child Louise Chandler Moulton
Emilia Sarah N. Cleghorn
To a Greek Girl Austin Dobson
"Chamber Scene" Nathaniel Parker Willis
"Ah, Be Not False" Richard Watson Gilder
A Life-Lesson James Whitcomb Riley


The Breaking Margaret Steele Anderson
The Flight of Youth Richard Henry Stoddard
"Days of My Youth" St. George Tucker
Ave Atque Vale Rosamund Marriott Watson
To Youth Walter Savage Landor
Stanzas Written on the Road
Between Florence and Pisa George Gordon Byron
Stanzas for Music George Gordon Byron
"When As a Lad" Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
"Around the Child" Walter Savage Landor
Aladdin James Russell Lowell
The Quest Ellen Mackey Hutchinson Cortissoz
My Birth-Day Thomas Moore
Sonnet on His having Arrived
to the Age of Twenty-Three John Milton
On This Day I Complete My
Thirty-Sixth Year George Gordon Byron
Growing Gray Austin Dobson
The One White Hair Walter Savage Landor
Ballade of Middle Age Andrew Lang
Middle Age Rudolph Chambers Lehmann
To Critics Walter Learned
The Rainbow William Wordsworth
Leavetaking William Watson
Equinoctial Adeline D. T. Whitney
"Before the Beginning of
Years" Algernon Charles Swinburne
Man Henry Vaughan
The Pulley George Herbert
Ode on the Intimations of
Immortality from Recollections
of Early Childhood William Wordsworth


Woman Eaton Stannard Barrett
Woman From the Sanskrit of Calidasa
Simplex Munditiis Ben Jonson
Delight in Disorder Robert Herrick
A Praise of His Lady John Heywood
On a Certain Lady at Court Alexander Pope
Perfect Woman William Wordsworth
The Solitary-Hearted Hartley Coleridge
Of Those Who Walk Alone Richard Burton
"She Walks in Beauty" George Gordon Byron
Preludes from "The Angel in
The House" Coventry Patmore
A Health Edward Coote Pinkney
Our Sister Horatio Nelson Powers
From Life Brian Hooker
The Rose of the World William Butler Yeats
Dawn of Womanhood Harold Monro
The Shepherdess Alice Meynell
A Portrait Brian Hooker
The Wife Theodosia Garrison
"Trusty, Dusky, Vivid, True" Robert Louis Stevenson
The Shrine Digby Mackworth Dolben
The Voice Norman Gale
Mother Theresa Helburn
Ad Matrem Julian Fane
C.L.M John Masefield


Stepping Westward William Wordsworth
A Farewell to Arms George Peele
The World Francis Bacon
"When That I Was and a
Little Tiny Boy" William Shakespeare
Of the Last Verses in the
Book Edmund Waller
A Lament Chidiock Tichborne
To-morrow John Collins
Late Wisdom George Crabbe
Youth and Age Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Old Man's Comforts Robert Southey
To Age Walter Savage Lander
Late Leaves Walter Savage Lander
Years Walter Savage Lander
The River of Life Thomas Campbell
"Long Time a Child" Hartley Coleridge
The World I am Passing
Through Lydia Maria Child
Terminus Ralph Waldo Emerson
Rabbi Ben Ezra Robert Browning
Human Life Audrey Thomas de Vere
Young and Old Charles Kingsley
The Isle of the Long Ago Benjamin Franklin Taylor
Growing Old Matthew Arnold
Past John Galsworthy
Twilight A. Mary F. Robinson
Youth and Age George Arnold
Forty Years On Edward Ernest Bowen
Dregs Ernest Dowson
The Paradox of Time Austin Dobson
Age William Winter
Omnia Sonmia Rosamund Marriott Watson
The Year's End Timothy Cole
An Old Man's Song Richard Le Gallienne
Songs of Seven Jean Ingelow
Auspex James Russell Lowell


The Retreat Henry Vaughan
A Superscription Dante Gabriel Rossetti
The Child in the Garden Henry Van Dyke
Castles in the Air Thomas Love Peacock
Sometimes Thomas S. Jones, Jr
The Little Ghosts Thomas S. Jones, Jr
My Other Me Grace Denio Litchfield
A Shadow Boat Arlo Bates
A Lad That is Gone Robert Louis Stevenson
Carcassonne John R. Thompson
Childhood John Banister Tabb
The Wastrel Reginald Wright Kauffman
Troia Fuit Reginald Wright Kauffman
Temple Garlands A. Mary F. Robinson
Time Long Past Percy Bysshe Shelley
"I Remember, I Remember" Thomas Hood

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