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27. To the Small Celandine . . . . Wordsworth 51

28. Excelsior .

Dxcelsior . .

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Longfellow 53

29. Ye Mariners of England . . • · Campbell 65

30. Dora . . . . .

. Tennyson 56

31. Ode to the Cuckoo . .

. . Logan 61

32. John Anderson . . . . . . . Burns 62

33. After Blenheim . .

. . Southey 63

34. Signs of Rain . .

Jenner 65

35. The Old Courtier .

Old Ballad 66

36. The Winchester Ode . . . . Sir Roundell Palmer 68

37. Hellvellyn ..

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. . Scott 72

38. Fidelity . . .

. . Wordsworth 73

39. Epitaph on a Hare . . . . . . Cowper 75

40. The Soldier's Dream ...

· Campbell 77

41. The Lord of Burleigh .

. . Tennyson 77

42. For a'that and a'that. ..

. Burns 81

43. Faithless Sally Brown .

. . Hood 82

44. Chevy Chase . . .

Old Ballad 84

45. Trelawny . . . .

Old Ballad 93

46. A Song for the Times .

. . Neale 94

47. Lochinvar . . . .

. Scott 95

48. The Faithful Bird . .

. Cowper 97

49. We are Seven .

Wordsworth 98

50. Poor Dog Tray . .

. Campbell 100

51. Lament of Mary, Queen of Scots, on the

approach of Spring . . . . . Burns 101

52. Tom Bowling . . . . . . .

Dibdin 102

53. The Prisoner of Chillon . . . . . Byron 104

54. Loss of the Royal George . . . . . Cowper 116

55. Little Things . . . . . . . Faber 117

56. Young Romilly; or Bolton Priory .. . Wordsworth 117

57. The Battle of Hohenlinden.

. Campbell 120

58. The Soldier's Return . ..

.. . Burns 121

59. A Plain Direction . . .

. . Hood 123

60. A Wren's Nest . .. .. .. . Wordsworth 126

61. The Rose . .. .. .. .. .. .. . Cowper 129

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62. Battle of the Baltic . . . . . . Campbell 130

63. Bannockburn; Robert Bruce's Address to

his Army . . . . . . . Burns 132

64. Ode on a distant prospect of Clapham Academy Hood 133

65. The Pet Lamb. .

. Wordsworth 137

66. Pairing-time anticipated . . . . . Cowper 139

67. Auld Robin Gray . . . . Lady A. Lindsay 141

68. The Daffodils . . . . . . Wordsworth 142

69. Alexander Selkirk . . . . . . Cowper 143

70. The Kitten and Falling Leaves . . . Wordsworth 144

71. Within King's College Chapel, Cambridge Wordsworth 146

72. The Nightingale and the Glow-worm . . Cowper 146

73. Incident; characteristic of a favorite dog Wordsworth 147

74. There's Nae Luck about the House . . . Mickle 148

75. A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea . A. Cunningham 150

76. The Affliction of Margaret . . . Wordsworth 151

77. GOD's Acre . . . . . . Longfellow 153

78. She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways . Wordsworth 154

79. The Sailor. i . .

. . Rogers 155

80. The Homes of England.

Mrs. Hemans 156

81. Address to a Child during a Boisterous

Winter's Evening By a Female Friend of Wordsworth's 157

82. The Sailor's Mother . . . . Wordsworth 159

83. We Scatter Seeds . . . . . . Keble 160

84. The Poplar Field . .

. . Cowper 161

85. Contentment. . . . . Ancient Songs 161

86. I Remember .

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87. What is that, Mother? . . . . . Doane 164

88. The Miller of the Dee . . . . . Mackay 165

89. The Blind Boy . . . . . . . Cibber 166

90. My Good Right Hand . . . .Mackay 167

91. God Save the Queen . . . Probably Henry Carey 167

ERRATA.
Page 7, for Selina, read Selima.
Page 23, for Casibianca, read Casabianca.

THE YOUNG ENGLISHMAN'S FIRST

POETRY BOOK.

1.-RULE BRITANNIA.
WHEN Britain first at Heaven's command,

Arose from out the azure main,
This was the charter of her land,

And guardian angels sung the strain:
Rule Britannia! Britannia rules the waves!

Britons never shall be slaves.
The nations not so blest as thee,

Must in their turns to tyrants fall,
Whilst thou shalt flourish great and free,

The dread and envy of them all.
Still more majestic shalt thou rise,

More dreadful from each foreign stroke;
As the loud blast that tears the skies

Serves but to root thy native oak.
Thee haughty tyrants ne'er shall tame; .

All their attempts to bend thee down
Will but arouse thy generous flame,

And work their woe and thy renown.
To thee belongs the rural reign ;

Thy cities shall with commerce shine;
All thine shall be the subject main,

And every shore it circles thine!

The Muses still, with Freedom found,

Shall to thy happy coast repair;
Blest Isle, with matchless beauty crowned,

And manly hearts to guard the fair:-
Rule Britannia! Britannia rules the waves!
Britons never shall be slaves.

Thomson.

2.—THE DOG AND THE WATER-LILY,

The noon was shady, and soft airs

Swept Ouse's silent tide,
When, 'scaped from literary cares,

I wander'd on his side.
My spaniel, prettiest of his race,

And high in pedigree,
(Two nymphs adorn’d with every grace

That spaniel found for me,)
Now wanton'd lost in flags and reeds,

Now starting into sight,
Pursued the swallow o'er the meads

With scarce a slower flight.
It was the time when Ouse display'd

His lilies newly blown;
Their beauties I intent survey'd,

And one I wish'd my own.
With cane extended far I sought,

To steer it close to land;
But still the prize, though nearly caught,

Escaped my eager hand.
Beau mark'd my unsuccessful pains

With fix'd considerate face,
And puzzling set his puppy brains

To comprehend the case.

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