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. Wilcox 106 Adieu to all that is Perishable in Love .. Against Distrust of our Maker. . John Fletcher 104 Albert the Good .

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. ... . Tennyson 164 Angelo, Michael, Last Poems of . . . 234 Angels' Song, The . .

. . . . . 37 Another Life Spring .

Hood 197 Apparent Shortening of our Years.

Campbell 98 Aspirations of Youth . . James Montgomery 70 At South Kensington on the Prince Consort's Birthday

M. R. C. 266 Babe in the House, The . . . . Tupper Bacon's, Lord, Sixtieth Birthday . . Ben Jonson 194 Baillie, To Miss Agnes, on her Birthday Joanna Baillie 204 Barbauld, Mrs., Death of

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230 Bark of Life, The . . .

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135 Birthday, The . . .

240 Birthday Epigram .

Hook Birthday Epigram. .

Sir W. Jones 46 Birthday Epigram on late-acquired Wealth Cowper 195 Birthday Gift of a King of France · : · 131 Birthday Gift, The . . . . Landon 67 Birthday of a Conqueror . . . . Dryden 132 Birthday of Christ . . . . . Tennyson 17 Birthday of Love, The .

Cartwright 77 Birthday of the Soul in Love .

Bulwer Lytton 108 Birthday of the World

Hood 139 Birthday Poem to Maria Brontë by her Husband." Birthday Reflections . . . . . Moore 228 Birthday Thought, A

ui Birthday Verses . . . . .

Hood 120 Birthday Verses to Miss Logan .

Burns 80 Birthnight in Later Life . .

210 Bishop, To Mrs., on her Birthday . Samuel Bishop 116 Blount, To Martha, on her Birthday . . Pope 78 Boundary of Middle Life, The . . . Burns 147 Burning Babe, The ..

Southwell Burns's Sonnet on his Thirty-fourth Birthday . . 146

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are of various degrees of literary merit, although none have been admitted that are not marked by refinement of feeling or of thought.

Thus the favour of the public is hoped for on a double basis. The poetry of human life here commends itself to all cultivated minds, whether they do or do not keep or enjoy actual birthdays; and the Book of Birthdays, as a collection of anniversary. poetry never before brought together in a volume, must be acknowledged to be at once curious and of some permanent value.

M. B.

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106 Adieu to all that is Perishable in Love Campbell 179 Against Distrust of our Maker. . John Fletcher 104 Albert the Good . . . . . Tennyson 164 Angelo, Michael, Last Poems of

234 Angels' Song, The . . . . . : ; 37 Another Life Spring · · · · · Hood Apparent Shortening of our Years .

Campbell 98 Aspirations of Youth . . James Montgomery 70 At South Kensington on the Prince Consort's Birthday

M. R. Č. 266 Babe in the House, The . . . . Tupper 45 Bacon's, Lord, Sixtieth Birthday . . Ben Jonson 194 Baillie, To Miss Agnes, on her Birthday Joanna Baillie 204 Barbauld, Mrs., Death of . Bark of Life, The . . . . . Kazineski 135 Birthday, The . . . . . . i 24 Birthday Epigram . Birthday Epigram.

Sir W. Jones Birthday Epigram on late-acquired Wealth Cowper 195 Birthday Gift of a King of France . . . . 131 Birthday Gift, The . . . . . Landon 67 Birthday of a Conqueror . . . . Dryden 132 Birthday of Christ . .

· Tennyson 17 Birthday of Love, The . . . Cartwright 77 Birthday of the Soul in Love . . Bulwer Lytton 108 Birthday of the World

Hood 139 Birthday Poem to Maria Brontë by her Husband . . 117 Birthday Reflections . . . . . Moore 228 Birthday Thought, A . ·

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'mi Birthday Verses.

. . Hood 120 Birthday Verses to Miss Logan. .. • Burns 80 Birthnight in Later Life ..

210 Bishop, To Mrs., on her Birthday Samuel Bishop 116 Blount, To Martha, on her Birthday . . Pope Boundary of Middle Life, The . . . Burns 147 Burning Babe, The

Southwell Burns's Sonnet on his Thirty-fourth Birthday . 146

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PAGE Butler, Samuel, Death of .

211 Byron's Birthdays . .

144 Change . . .

Young Change in the Spirit of our Birthdays . . Moore 98 Characters of Youth · · · ... Tounge 97 Chattertoni : . .. . Wordsworth Chaucer's Death-bed Verses

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. . Childhood. .: . . . .

* . . Alexander Smith 2 Children's Birthdays . . . . Lamb I Christmas in Scotland . . .

. . Scott Christmas Carol for Children . . . . . 21 Christmas Morning . . . . . Heber 4 Christ's Nativity, on the Morning of

Milton 7 Churchyard, Thomas, at Eighty . . ,; 2 Coleridge, Hartley, To . . . Wordsworth 57 Commencement of Later Life. ·

· 170 Commencement of the Voyage . . . Béranger Counsel for Middle Life . . . Bishop Mant Cradle Song . . . . . . . . Dangers of the Voyage before us.. .. Cowper 102 Desolated Home

Jean Ingelow 198 Devotion to Truth in Manhood . Sir William Jones 156 Dirge .

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Division of Time in Middle Life Sir William Jones
Dream of Home . . . . . . Moore 36
Dream of the Future, A . . . . Campbell 161
Dryden on Life . . .
Early Death . . . . . . Ben 7onson
Early Tears : imm
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24 Edgeworth, Maria, Death of, at Eighty-four . . . Eldon, Lord Chancellor, to his Wife

181 Emblems . . . . James Montgomery 87 End of Life Welcome to the Poor, The . Burns 198 Epigram on an Eightieth Birthday . . . Pope 227 Epigram on Life .

. Dr. Doddridge 101 Epigram on Sir Kenelm Digby's Last Birthday . . 132 Epithalamion, The . . . . . Spenser 109 Faith in Later Life

. . Heber 192 Fame, Folly of Trusting in . . Ann Killigrew 190 Family Union . . . . . . : : 136 Farewell Life. . Favourite Song of Charles II. . . Shirley 133 Fireside Comforts . . Following Departed Friends . . . Mrs. Hemans 184

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PAGE Folly of Regretting Youth . . . . :,: Forty-six . . . .

Crabbe 155

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Fohnson 136 Future, The

: .. . . . Goethe 105 George the Third, Birthdays of . .

224 Goethe, Death of, at Eighty-four .

. . 233 Goldsmith's Wish to Die at Home.

. . 154 Good Shepherd, The .

213 Good Wishes . . . . . . Browne 194 Great-Grandfather . . . . Mackay 237 Happy Youth Hatton, Lord Chancellor, the Lover of Queen Elizabeth

at Fifty . . . . . . . .,. 179 Hobbes, Ode to, at Ninety-two . . Cowley 236 Holly Bough . . . . . Mackay 23 Home and Friends . . . . . . . 137 Home Joys . . . . . ,::

. 32 How to Live.

vi · · · Bryant 142 Hymn for the Opening Year .

. Small 43 Hymn of the Angels at the Birth of Christ Montgomery Hymn on the Nativity of my Saviour . Ben Jonson 6 Impromptu on Mrs. Riddle's Birthday . . Burns 137 Impromptu to Mrs. Thrale on her Thirty-fifth Birthday

Dr. Johnson 138 I'm Growing old . . . . . . Saxe 175 In Praise of Age.

. . . . . . Kennedy 176 Jean Paul Richter's Birthdays. . . . . 92 Johnson's, Dr., Birthdays . . . . . . 208 Joy :

. . . . Athelwold Jubilee for Jubilee . . . . . .:· 225 Incarnation of Christ . . . . Milman 14 Infancy and Childhood . . . . Cowper 56 Lament of Tasso .. Le Brun, Elizabeth, Death of, at Eighty-seven . Life .

212 Lines for a Birthday Gift . . . P. Fletcher 85 Lines on my Thirty-ninth Birthday. Godfrey Saxe 152 Lines suggested by a Picture of the Adoration of the Magians . .

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. . French Lot of Thom Lot of Thousands, The . . . Mrs. Hunter 113 Love . . .

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. . 76 Love and Death . . .

Mrs. Browning 161 Love at Fifty . .

Ben Jonson 198 Love, Honour, and Renown in Age • Peacham 196

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