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G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS
NEW YORK

LONDON 27 WEST TWENTY-THIRD ST. 27 KING WILLIAM ST., STRAND

The Knickerbocker Press

1891

POEMS

FOR

THE KING'S DAUGHTERS

SELECTED AND ARRANGED BY

FLORENCE POHLMAN LEE

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY

MARGARET BOTTOME

PRESIDENT OF THE ORDER OF THE KING'S DAUGHTERS

“Poems are the family jewels of the language."-

WASHINGTON IRVING.

G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS
NEW YORK

LONDON
27 WEST TWENTY-THIRD ST. 27 KING WILLIAM ST., STRAND

The Knickerbocker Press

1891

COPYRIGHTED, 1891

BY
FLORENCE POHLMAN LEE

The knickerbocker Press, Aew York
Electrotyped, Printed, and Bound by

G, P. Putnam's Sons

+ Russell .3-33

INTRODUCTION.

In common with the majority of people, I presume, I have always had pleasure in special selections of poems and hymns. Poetry and music are so near akin that the one naturally awakens the other, and stirs the emotions to their highest conditions. A sentiment expressed in poetic phrase fixes itself on the memory, and often effects an impression which ordinary language could not.

In the words of the quaint George Herbert,

A verse may catch him who a sermon flies,
And turn delight into a sacrifice.”

So to make a good selection of poems is of better service often than to publish a volume of sermons. And in this “Our Sister" is laying the Order of The King's Daughters under obligation by her excellent work, under its very pleasing title, “Sunshine in Life." One of the questions often asked of us is, how to make the meeting of the Circles interesting and profitable; and in part this book will answer that purpose. As by our Constitution, the first, and chief thing, emphasized as the duty of every member of the Order is, “the deep

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