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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.  1904.
Volume I. Of Home: of Friendship
General Introduction
    The Purpose of Poetry by Bliss Carman (1861–1929)
Introductory Essay
    Young People and the Poets by William Darnall MacClintock (1858–1936)
Poems of Home
  I. About Children
    The Baby by Kalidasa (c. 4th Century)
    Birth by Annie R. Stillman (Grace Raymond) (b. 1855)
    The Baby by George MacDonald (1824–1905)
    Weighing the Baby by Ethelinda Elliott Beers (Ethel Lynn) (1827–1879)
    Laus Infantium by William Canton (1845–1926)
    Étude Réaliste by Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909)
    The Babie by Jeremiah Eames Rankin (1828–1903)
    The Angel’s Whisper by Samuel Lover (1797–1868)
    Lullaby by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
    The Happy Hour by Mary Frances Butts (1890–1937)
    Cradle Song—Anonymous
    Cradle Song by Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819–1881)
    Japanese Lullaby by Eugene Field (1850–1895)
    Philip, My King by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826–1887)
    Baby May by William Cox Bennett (1820–1895)
    Little Feet by Elizabeth Akers Allen (1832–1911)
    Baby Louise by Margaret Winship Eytinge (“Madge Elliot”) (b. 1833)
    Silent Baby by Ellen Bartlett Currier
    The Household Sovereign by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
    On the Picture of an Infant by Leonidas of Alexandria
    The Mother’s Sacrifice by Seba Smith (1792–1868)
    Mother and Child by William Gilmore Simms (1806–1870)
    Children by Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
    Polly by William Brighty Rands (1823–1882)
    To my Infant Son by Thomas Hood (1799–1845)
    Letty’s Globe by Charles Tennyson Turner (1808–1879)
    Willie Winkie by William Miller (1810–1872)
    To J. H. by Leigh Hunt (1784–1859)
    Seven Times Four by Jean Ingelow (1820–1897)
    The Mother’s Hope by Laman Blanchard (1803–1845)
    Bedtime by Francis, Earl of Rosslyn (1833–1890)
    To Hartley Coleridge by William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
    My little Girl” by Samuel Minturn Peck (1854–1938)
    Little Goldenhair by Mrs. F. Burge Smith (1826–1900)
    The Unfinished Prayer—Anonymous
    Cuddle Doon by Alexander Anderson (1845–1909)
    The Witch in the Glass by Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt (1836–1919)
    Small and Early by Tudor Jenks (1857–1922)
    Seven Times One by Jean Ingelow (1820–1897)
    The Lost Heir by Thomas Hood (1799–1845)
    The Gambols of Children by George Darley (1795–1846)
    The Child in the Garden by Henry van Dyke (1852–1933)
    A Portrait by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)
    To a Child During Sickness by Leigh Hunt (1784–1859)
    Baby Bell by Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836–1907)
    Our Wee White Rose by Gerald Massey (1828–1907)
    Baby’s Shoes by William Cox Bennett (1820–1895)
    Baby Zulma’s Christmas Carol by Augustus Julian Requier (1825–1887)
    On the Death of an Infant by Dirk Smits (1702–1752)
    She came and went” by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
    Three years she grew” by William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
    We are seven” by William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
    Boyhood by Washington Allston (1779–1843)
    Pictures of Memory by Alice Cary (1820–1871)
    The Mitherless Bairn by William Thom (1799–1848)
    My Mother’s Picture by William Cowper (1731–1800)
    I remember, I remember” by Thomas Hood (1799–1845)
    The Barefoot Boy by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)
    Rain on the Roof by Coates Kinney (1826–1904)
    Whittling by John Pierpont (1785–1866)
    The Old Oaken Bucket by Samuel Woodworth (1784–1842)
    The Old Arm-Chair by Eliza Cook (1818–1889)
    Woodman, spare that tree” by George Pope Morris (1802–1864)
    A Parable by Mathilde Blind (1841–1896)
  II. For Children
    The Piper by William Blake (1757–1827)
    Choosing a Name by Mary Lamb (1764–1847)
    What does little birdie say?” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
    A Cradle Hymn by Isaac Watts (1674–1748)
    Go Sleep, ma Honey by Edward D. Barker
    No Baby in the House by Clara G. Dolliver
    A Dutch Lullaby by Eugene Field (1850–1895)
    Half-Waking by William Allingham (1824–1889)
    Twinkle, Twinkle—Anonymous
    Pretty Cow by Jane Taylor (1783–1824)
    The Three Little Kittens by Eliza Lee Follen (1787–1860)
    The Land of Counterpane by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)
    How doth the little busy bee” by Isaac Watts (1674–1748)
    Try Again—Anonymous
    Good Night and Good Morning by Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton (1809–1885)
    The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt (1799–1888)
    Thread and Song by John Williamson Palmer (1825–1906)
    Let dogs delight to bark and bite” by Isaac Watts (1674–1748)
    The Children’s Church by Karl von Gerock (1815–1890)
    Child’s Evening Hymn by Sabine Baring-Gould (1834–1924)
    It is finished” by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–1894)
    A Little Child’s Hymn by Francis Turner Palgrave (1824–1897)
    Sheep and Lambs by Katharine Tynan Hinkson (1861–1931)
    By cool Siloam’s shady rill” by Reginald Heber (1783–1826)
    The Romance of the Swan’s Nest by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)
    A Good Play by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)
    A Life-Lesson by James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916)
    The Dead Doll by Margaret Thomson Janvier (Margaret Vandegrift) (1845–1913)
    Foreign Children by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)
    The Unseen Playmate by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)
    The Shadows by Frank Dempster Sherman (1860–1916)
    The Dancers by Michael Field (Katherine Harris Bradley) (1846–1914)
    My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)
    Little Bell by Thomas Westwood (1814–1888)
    Wings by Mary Louise Ritter
    Foreign Lands by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)
    Under My Window by Thomas Westwood (1814–1888)
    The Land of Story-books by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)
    Fairy Days by William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)
    The Wind in a Frolic by William Howitt (1792–1879)
    The Wind by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)
    The Man in the Moon by James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916)
    The Fairies of the Caldon Low by Mary Howitt (1799–1888)
    The Elf and the Dormouse by Oliver Herford (1863–1935)
    A Little Dutch Garden by Harriet Whitney Durbin
    The First Rose of Summer by Oliver Herford (1863–1935)
    A Belated Violet by Oliver Herford (1863–1935)
    The Frost by Hannah Flagg Gould (1789–1865)
    A Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore (1779–1863)
    Little Orphant Annie by James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916)
    Old-School Punishment—Anonymous
    In School-Days by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)
    Seein’ Things by Eugene Field (1850–1895)
    A Mortifying Mistake by Anna Maria Pratt
    The Smack in School by William Pitt Palmer (1805–1884)
  III. Fun for Little Folk
    There was a little girl” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
    The Story of Cruel Frederick by Heinrich Hoffmann (1809–1894)
    The Dreadful Story about Harriet and the Matches by Heinrich Hoffmann (1809–1894)
    The Story of Johnny-Head-in-Air by Heinrich Hoffmann (1809–1894)
    The Three Children—Anonymous
    The Owl and the Pussy-cat by Edward Lear (1812–1888)
    Mr. and Mrs. Spikky Sparrow by Edward Lear (1812–1888)
    The Walrus and the Carpenter by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) (1832–1898)
    Good King Arthur—Anonymous
    “Max and Maurice” by Wilhelm Busch (1832–1908)
        Trick First
        Trick Second
        Trick Third
        Last Trick
    The Jumblies by Edward Lear (1812–1888)
    The History Lesson—Anonymous
    Sage Counsel by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (1863–1944)
    Limericks by Edward Lear (1812–1888)
    There was a small boy of Quebec” by Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936)
    There was a young lady of Niger”—Anonymous
  IV. Youth
    The Days Gone by by James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916)
    Seven Times Two by Jean Ingelow (1820–1897)
    A Farewell by Charles Kingsley (1819–1875)
    Riding Down by Nora Perry (1831–1896)
    A Girl of Pompeii by Edward Sanford Martin (1856–1939)
    In the Season by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)
    Sweet stream that winds” by William Cowper (1731–1800)
    To My Grandmother by Frederick Locker-Lampson (1821–1895)
    The School Girl by William Henry Venable (1836–1920)
    Maidenhood by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
    To a Highland Girl by William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
    Ruth by Thomas Hood (1799–1845)
    The Pretty Girl of Loch Dan by Samuel Ferguson (1810–1886)
    Ben Bolt by Thomas Dunn English (1819–1902)
    Honey Dripping from the Comb by James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916)
    Lying in the Grass by Edmund Gosse (1849–1928)
    My Mother’s Bible by George Pope Morris (1802–1864)
    To the Virgins by Robert Herrick (1591–1674)
    Lauriger Horatius by From the Medieval Latin
    The “Old, Old Song” by Charles Kingsley (1819–1875)
    Gaudeamus Igitur by From the Medieval Latin
    To Thaliarchus by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) (65–8 B.C.)
    A Knot of Blue by Samuel Minturn Peck (1854–1938)
    Dollie by Samuel Minturn Peck (1854–1938)
    Beware! by From the German
    Peg of Limavaddy by William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)
    The Girl of All Periods by Coventry Patmore (1823–1896)
    On a Distant Prospect of Eton College by Thomas Gray (1716–1771)
    Spring Song by Bliss Carman (1861–1929)
    Youth and Love by Philip James Bailey (1816–1902)
    The Joys of the Road by Bliss Carman (1861–1929)
    Hope and Fear by Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909)
    The Heritage by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
    To Youth by Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
    My Lost Youth by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
    Youth by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)
    The Flight of Youth by Richard Henry Stoddard (1825–1903)
  V. The Home
    Ode to Solitude by Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
    Home by Leonidas of Alexandria
    The day is done” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
    The Happiest Heart by John Vance Cheney (1848–1922)
    Out of the old house, Nancy” by Will Carleton (1845–1912)
    The Homes of England by Felicia Dorothea Hemans (1793–1835)
    The Auld House by Carolina Oliphant, Lady Nairne (1766–1845)
    The House Beautiful by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)
    If we knew” by May Riley Smith (1842?–1927)
    The Soldier’s Dream by Thomas Campbell (1777–1844)
    The Happy Mother by Alexander Laing (1787–1857)
    Tired Mothers by May Riley Smith (1842?–1927)
    The Song of the Old Mother by William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)
    Rock Me to Sleep by Elizabeth Akers Allen (1832–1911)
    The Children by Charles M. Dickinson (1842–1924)
    Not One to Spare—Anonymous
    Seven Times Six by Jean Ingelow (1820–1897)
    I knew by the smoke that so gracefully curled” by Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
    The Ingle-Side by Hew Ainslie (1792–1878)
    By the Fireside by Lucy Larcom (1826–1893)
    My Ain Fireside by Elizabeth Hamilton (1758–1816)
    A Winter-Evening Hymn to My Fire by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
    The Light’ood Fire by John Henry Boner (1845–1903)
    The Cotter’s Saturday Night by Robert Burns (1759–1796)
    A New England Home in Winter by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)
    Heart-Rest by Sir Henry Taylor (1800–1886)
    The Means to attain Happy Life by Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517–1547)
    Homeward Bound by Gaius Valerius Catullus (c. 84–c. 54 B.C.)
    The Hudson by George Sidney Hellman (1878–1958)
    The Wanderer’s Home by Oliver Goldsmith (1730–1774)
    A Picture by Charles Gamage Eastman (1816–1860)
    In the Cellar by Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819–1881)
    Two Pictures by Annie D. Green (Marian Douglas) (1842–1913)
    A Shepherd’s Life by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    The Country Life by Richard Henry Stoddard (1825–1903)
    The Swiss Peasant by Oliver Goldsmith (1730–1774)
    When the Cows Come Home by Agnes E. Mitchell
    Home Song by Duncan Campbell Scott (1862–1947)
    Labor Song by Denis Florence Mac Carthy (1817–1882)
    The Village Blacksmith by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
    Christmas by George Wither (1588–1667)
    The Auld Folks by Andrew Park (1807–1863)
    A Petition to Time by Bryan Waller Procter (Barry Cornwall) (1787–1874)
    Home, Sweet Home by John Howard Payne (1791–1852)
Poems of Friendship
    Friendship by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)
    Friendship by Edward Young (1681–1765)
    Bill and Joe by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894)
    Early Friendship by Aubrey Thomas de Vere (1814–1902)
    Young Friends by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    Friendship by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    The Memory of the Heart by Daniel Webster (1782–1852)
    A Wayfaring Song by Henry van Dyke (1852–1933)
    Parted Friends by James Montgomery (1771–1854)
    When to the sessions of sweet silent thought” by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    Jaffar by Leigh Hunt (1784–1859)
    The Vale of Avoca by Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
    We have been friends together” by Caroline Elizabeth Sarah (Sheridan) Norton (1808–1877)
    Too late I stayed” by William Robert Spencer (1770–1834)
    We are brethren a’” by Robert Nicoll (1814–1837)
    Wife, Children, and Friends by William Robert Spencer (1770–1834)
    Benedicite by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)
    When in disgrace” by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    Jenny kissed me” by Leigh Hunt (1784–1859)
    Not marble, not the gilded monuments” by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    The Dead Friend by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
    Elegy on Captain Matthew Henderson by Robert Burns (1759–1796)
    And doth not a meeting like this” by Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
    We Love but Few—Anonymous
    The Garret by William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)
    A Temple to Friendship by Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
    Platonic by William B. Terrett
    Friend and Lover by Mary Ainge De Vere (Madeline Bridges)
    The Boys by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894)
    The Cane-Bottomed Chair by William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)
    The Welcome by Faríd-Uddín Attar (c. 1145–c. 1220)
    Quarrel of Brutus and Cassius by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
    Sparkling and Bright by Charles Fenno Hoffman (1806–1884)
    Wreathe the bowl” by Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
    A Winter Wish by Robert Hinckley Messinger (1811–1874)
    The Mahogany-Tree by William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)
    The Ballad of Bouillabaisse by William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)
    The Dead Poet-Friend by Callimachus (c. 310–240 B.C.)
    Mors et Vita by Samuel Waddington (1844–1923)
    To Seek a Friend by William Cowper (1731–1800)
    Advice by William Dunbar (1460?–1520?)
    The Friend by Nicholas Grimald (1519–1562)
    Take the world as it is” by Charles Swain (1801–1874)
    Auld Lang Syne by Robert Burns (1759–1796)



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