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IV NOTE TO THE SECOND EDITION.

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*

PAGS

To th3 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. Hermans. . . 106

Human Frailty, ............ Cowper. ..... 107

The Universal Prayer, ......... Pope. . .... 108

Sir Patrick Spence, .... .......... . ... 110

Lucy, ... o ....... o ... . Wordsworth. . 113

To a Mouse, Burns. .... 114

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

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

The Solitary Reaper, Wordsioorth. . . . 119

The Adopted Child, Mrs. Hemans. . . 120

Psalm CXLVIIL, ........... 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. 132

Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers, .... Mrs. Hemans. . . 134

A Child's First Impression of a Star, . . Willis. . . . . . . 136

To a Child during Sickness, Leigh Hunt. . . • 137

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

The Passage, 139

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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