Abbildungen der Seite
PDF
EPUB

OOPYRIGHT BY

D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,

1857, 1866, 1882.

Printed in the United States of America

PREFACE.

This collection was first published in 1857, and has now for the second time been carefully revised and enlarged. Some two hundred poems, mostly modern, are now for the first time included in its pages; and, while a number that were included in the previous editions have been omitted, it is not believed that any one which can justly be described as of the very highest quality will be missed.

The public approbation of the work having been evinced, not only in the popular favor with which it has been received, but in the numerous other collections which have been more or less modelled upon it, the original purpose and arrangement have been carefully preserved in preparing it in the present more comprehensive form.

This purpose is, to comprise within the bounds of a single volume whatever is truly beautiful and admirable among the minor poems of the English language. In executing this design, it has been the constant endeavor of the editor to exercise a catholic as well as a severe taste, and to judge every piece upon its artistic merits solely, without regard to the name, nationality, or epoch of its author. An especial effort has also been made to give every poem entire and unmutilated, as well as in the most authentic version which could be procured; though the earliest edition of an author has sometimes been preferred to a later one, in which the alterations have not always seemed to be improvements. The

arrangement of the book may be thought somewhat peculiar, but it is hoped that it will be found convenient for the reader, and not altogether devoid

INS

318110

of æsthetic congruity. The editor also flatters himself that, in classifying so many immortal productions of genius according to their own ideas and motives, rather than according to their chronology, the nativity or sex of their authors, or any other merely external order, he has exhibited the incomparable richness of our language in this department of literature quite as successfully as if he had followed the methods more frequently adopted in such compilations.

That every reader should find in these pages every one of his favorite poems, is perhaps too much to expect; but it is believed that, of those on which the unanimous verdict of the intelligent has set the seal of indisputable greatness, none of any epoch, whether of English, Scottish, Irish, or American origin, will be found wanting. With these remarks, this new edition of the work is submitted to the public, in the confident hope that, like its predecessors, it may be admitted as the familiar friend of many households, and become a daily companion both of young and old.

November, 1882.

INDEX OF TITLES.

POEMS OF NATURE.

PAGE

13

Afar in the Desert

Pringle Afternoon in February.

Longfellow Airs of Spring...

Carew Angler, The

Chalkhin. Angler's Trysting-Tree, The. Stoddart. Angler's Wish, The.

Walton.. Angling, Verses in Praise of Wotton. April,

Keble Arab to the Palm, The.. B. Taylor Arethusa

Shelley Autumn

Hood.. Autumn

Keats Autumn -- A Dirge

Shelley Autumn Flowers..

Mrs. Southey Autumn's Sighing.

Read. Belfry Pigeon, The

Willis Birch Tree, The

Lowell Birds of Killingworth, The. Longfellowo. Black Cock, The.

Baillie Blood Horse, The.

Cornwall. Blossoms, To.

Herrick Blow, Blow, thou Winter Wind.. Shakespeare. Bobolink, The...

Hill Bramble Flower, The.

Elliott. Brier, The

Landor, Broom Flower, The.

Mary Howitt. Bugle Song.

Tennyson Chambered Nautilus, The. 0. W. Holmes Chiquita ....

Bret Harte.. Chorus of Flowers.

Hunt. Cloud, The

Shelley. Come to these Scenes of Peace.. Bowles. Coral Grove, The.

Percival. Cornfields

Mary Houilt. ('ricket, Toa.

W. C. Bennett. Cricket, The.

Vincent Bourne. Cuckoo, The..

Locker.. Cuckoo, The.

Logan Cuckoo, The.

Wordsworth Cuckoo and Nightingale, The... Chaucer.. Daffodils, To.

Wordsworth. Daffodils

Herrick. Dandelion, The..

Lowell.. Death of the Flowers..

Bryant. Description of Spring.

Surrey Dirge for the Year.

Shelley. Donbting Heart, A.

A. A. Procter. Drifting

Read... Drinking

Anacreon Drop of Dew, A.

Marvel. Evening

Tennyson. Evening, Ode to..

Collins.

PAGE 59 Evening Star, The

Campbell..

99 107 Evening Wind, The.

Bryant

96 3 | Evening in the Alps

Montgomery

98 13 Fancy

Keats

104 Fidelity.

Wordsworth

81 14 Flowers.

Longfellow

36 14 | Fly, The.

Oldys 5 Folding the Flocks.

Beaumont and Fletcher 96 56 Forsaken Garden, A

Swinburne.

91 24 Fringed Gentian, The

Bryant

82 92 i Garden, The..

Marvell

45 86 Garden,

Cowley.

46 87 Glory of Motion, The.

Tyrwhitt

61 83 Grasshopper, The..

Lovelace...

53 93 Grasshopper, The..

Anacreon (Cowley).

53 52 Grasshopper, The.

Anacreon (Cowper)..

54 51 Grasshopper and Cricket. Hunt..

54 21 Grasshopper and Cricket. Keats.

54 21 Grasshopper, Chirping of. W. Harte 61 Greenwood, The.

Bowles.

44 30 Grongar Hill..

Dyer.

94 105 Gulf Weed.

Fenner.

69 15 Hampton Beach

Whittier

72 33 Harvest.

Hutchinson

79 33 Harvest Moon, The

H. K. White.

100 32 Holly-Tree, The

R. Southey

105 96 Humble-Bee, The

Emerson.

55 72 Hunter of the Prairies, The.. Bryant

85 60 Hunter's Song, The.

Cornwall.

86 35 Husbandman, 'The..

Sterling

82 63 Hymn in the Vale of Chamouni. S. T. Coleridge. 110 44 Hymn to Pan

Keats

50 71 Hymn to the Flowers

H. Smith.

37 83 Hymn to the Spirit of Nature. Shelley..

109 102 Influence of Natural Objects... Wordsworth 102 Inscription in a Hermitage. Warton.

48 16 Invocation to Rain in Summer.. W. C. Bennett

62 16 Ivy Green, The

Dickens.

93 16 July.

Clare

43 17 Lark, The

Hogg.

12 Last Rose of Summer, The. T. Moore..

86 30 Latter Rain

Very

92 33 Lion and Giraffe, The.

Pringle

58 84 Lion's Ride, The..

Freiligrath.. 3 Little Beach-Bird, The..

Dana

70 108 Little Streams

Mary Horvitt.

25 103 March

Wordsworth

5 73 May

Perciral..

7 64 Meadows

Herrick

81 6 Midges Dance aboon the Burn.. Tannahill.. 97 Midnight Wind, The..

Motherwell. 97 Midsummer.

Trowbridge.

43

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

105

94

PAGE

PAGE
Moonrise

E. Jones
99 Song for September, A.. Parsons.

80

Morning..

Shakespeare.

10 Song for the Seasons, A

Cornwall.

108

Morning in London.

Wordsworth

9 Song - On May Morning Milton

6

Mountain Daisy, A

Burns

28 Song - Phæbus, arise

Drummond

7

My Heart 's in the Highlands B Burns

85 Song to May

Thurlow

Nature.....

Very.

31 Song - The Lark

H. Coleridge

12

Night is nigh Gone

A. Montgomery..

9 Song - Pack Clouds away. Heywood..

12

Night.

Shelley..

99 Song of the Brook...

Tennyson.

26

Night.

J. Blanco White. 101 Song of Spring

Your

31

Nightingale, Address to the... Barnfield

38 Song - The Greenwood Tree Shakespeare.

Nightingale, To the..

Milton

38 Song - The Owl.

Tennyson

101

Nightingale, The

S. T. Coleridge.

40 Second Song -- To the Same Tennyson.

101

Nightingale's Departure, The... C. Smith.

42 Sonnet - Autumn Moon.. Thurlow

100

Nightingale, Ode to the

Keats..

39 Sonnet - To a Bird that haunted

Night Song

Claudius.

100 the Waters of Lake Laaken... Thurlow.

107

North Wind

Mulock-Craik
106 Sonnet-Die down, O dismal day! Darid Gray.

108
November

H. Coleridge
Spice-Tree, The..

Sterling..

Oasis of Sidi Khaled.

Blunt.:

58 Spring

Anacreon

Owl..

Anonymous

102 Spring

Beaumont and Fletcher 7

Pan..
Beaumont and Fletcher 51 Spring

Tennyson.

4
Peel Castle

Wordsworth
70 Still Day in Autumn, A.

S. H. Whitman

82
Philomena.

M. Arnold

40
Storm Song

B. Taylor

68
Primroses, with Morning Dew .. Herrick..

29 Stormy Petrel. The

Cornuall

67

Question

Shelley.

Summer Longings

McCarthy.

8

Rain on the Roof.

kinney

62 Summer Months.

Motherwell.

9

Redbreast, To the

Drummond.

107 Tacking Ship.

Mitchell.

66

Retirement

Cotton.

49 Tiger, The..

Blake

57

Return of Spring

Ronsard.

3 Trailing Arbutus

Mrs. R. T. Cooke.

31

Rêve du Midi.

Mrs. R. T. Cooke.

50 Twilight..

Longfellow..

68

Revisiting the Banks of the Wye. Wordsworth

78 Violet, The.

Story

34

Rhodora, The.

Emerson.

31 Violets

Herrick.

Robin Redbreast..

Alingham.

80 Voice of the Grass

Roberts

42

Rose, The

E. Waller.

34 Wandering Wind, The.

Hemans.

64

Sabbath Morning

Leyden

9 Waterfowl, To a

Bryant

42

Sand-Piper, The

Thaxter
71 Water ! The Water.

Motherwell.

Sea, At.

Trowbridge.

68 West Wind, Ode to the

Shelley...

65

Sea, The.

Cornwall

66 Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea... Cunningham

67

Seaweed.

Longfellow..

69 When the Hounds of Spring Surinburne.

4

Seneca Lake, To..

Percival

74 Willow Song.

Hemans.

52

Sensitive Plant, The..

Shelley.

87 Windy Night, The.

Read..

104

Skylark, The

Shelley..

10 Woods in Winter.

Longfellor

106

Sleep..

Martin
103 Yarrow Unvisited..

Wordsurorth

74
Small Celandine, The.

Wordsworth
28 Yarrow Visited.

Wordsworth

75

Snow-Storm, The...

Emerson,

107

1

Yarrow Revisited.

Wordsworth

76

Adopted Child, The.

Hemans .

Among the Beautiful Pictures... Alice Cary.
Angel's Whisper, The.

Lorer

Annie in the Graveyard.

Gilman

Baby May

W. C. Bennett.

Baby's Shoes

W. C. Bennett

Ballad of the Tempest, A Field8..
Boyhood..

Alston.

Casa Wappy

Moir

Child and the Watcher, The. Mrs. Browning
Child Asleep.

Surrille
Child Praying, A.

Willmott

Children

Landor

Children in the Wood.

Anonymous

Children's Hour, The.

Longfellow.

Choosing a Name.

M. Lamb,

Christening, The..

C. Lamb...

Cradle Song, A

1. Watts.

Cuddle Doon..

A. Anderson

Danše

Simonides

Dead Doll, The.

Vande gift

Fairy Child, The..

Anster

For Charlie's Sake..

Palmer

Gambols of Children..

Darley

Gipsy's Malison, The

C. Lamb.

Her Eyes are Wild.

Wordsworth

I Remember, I Remember Hood..

Introduction..

Blake.

Mulock Craik

Pied Piper of Hamelin, The.. R. Browning..

Reconciliation, The.

Tennyson.

Saturday Afternoon.

Willis.

Schoolmistress, The

Shenstone

She Came and Went.

Lorell

Shepherd Boy, The.

Landon

Three Sons, The..

Moultrie

116

120

158

132

118

141

144

113

« ZurückWeiter »