The Children's Garland from the Best Poets

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Coventry Patmore
Macmillan, 1866 - Children's poetry - 344 pages
 

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Contents

Song
12
Lucy Gray or Solitude
13
Rain in Summer
15
Epitaph on a Hare
18
Abou Ben Adhem and the Angel
19
La Belle Dame sans Mercy
20
Winter
22
The Inchcape Rock
23
Written in March
25
Lord Randal
26
John Barleycorn
27
MaryAnns Child
30
The Useful Plough
31
A Wrens Nest
32
A fine Day xxv Casabianca a True Story
35
Signs of Rain
37
How they brought the Good News from Ghent to
38
The Rainbow xxix The Raven and the
41
Ode to the Cuckoo
43
Robin Hood and AllinaDale
44
Violets
48
The Palmer
49
The Forsaken Merman
50
xxxy The Sands o
55
The Loss of the Royal George
56
A Sea Dirge
57
The Ancient Mariner
58
Song of Ariel
67
Hows my
68
The Spanish Armada
70
The Tar for all Weathers
74
The Fisherman XLIV The Sailor
76
The Wreck of the Hesperus
78
A Canadian Boat Song
81
Rosabelle
82
The Ballad of the Boat
84
Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk
86
Home Thoughts from Abroad LI The Dream of Eugene Aram
88
The Beleaguered City LIII Jaffar
96
Colin and Lucy
98
The Redbreast Chasing the Butterfly
99
The Children in the Wood
100
Robin Redbreast
104
The
107
HartLeap Well
108
The Summer Shower
115
The Mouses Petition
116
The Grasshopper
117
The Shepherds Home
118
The Lord of Burleigh
119
The Mountain and the Squirrel
122
Evening
123
The Parrot
124
Song
125
The Blind
126
False Friendslike LXXI Goody Blake and Harry Gill
127
The Jovial Beggar
131
Bishop Hatto
133
The Old Courtier
136
John Gilpin
138
The Milkmaid
147
Sir Sidney Smith
149
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
150
The Tiger
158
King John and the Abbot of Canterbury LXXXI The Fairies
163
The Suffolk Miracle
165
The Nightingale
169
On a favourite Cat drowned in a Tub of Goldfishc
170
The Fox at the Point of Death
171
The Old Mans Comforts and how he gained them
173
The Charge of the Light Brigade
174
Ye Mariners of England
176
The Raven
191
The
196
The Seven Sisters or the Solitude of Binnorie
197
The Wild Huntsman
200
To Daffodils
207
The Homes of England
208
Mary the Maid of the
210
The Witches Meeting
214
Adelgitha
215
The Council of Horses
216
St Romuald
218
Lady Alice
220
The Outlandish Knight
221
Spring
223
Sweet Williams Ghost
224
The Fountain
226
Fair Rosamund
228
The Hitchen MayDay Song
233
The Spanish Ladys Love
234
Little White Lily
238
Minstrels Song in Ella
239
An Elegy on the Death of a Mad
241
Nongtongpaw
242
Poor Dog Tray
243
The Faithful Bird
244
Lord Ullins Daughter
246
The Sea CXXV Fidelity
248
The Fox and the
251
The Dog and the WaterLily
252
An Epitaph on a Robin Redbreast CXXIX Baucis and Philemon
254
Lullaby for Titania
257
Lord Thomas and Fair Ellinor
258
Queen
261
Young Lochinvar
262
Incident characteristic of a Favourite Dog CXXXV King Lear and his Three Daughters
265
The Butterfly and the Snail
271
The Dæmon Lover
273
The Nightingale and the Glowworm
276
The Lady turned ServingMan
277
Pairing Time Anticipated
281
To a Water Fowl
283
Robin Hood and the Bishop of Hereford
284
Sir John Sucklings Campaign CXLIV The Nuns Lament for Philip Sparrow
289
To a Butterfly
291
The Dragon of Wantley
292
The Ungrateful Cupid
295
The King of the Crocodiles
296
The Lion and the
301
The Snail
302
The Colubriad
303
The Priest and the MulberryTree
304
The Pride of Youth
305
Sir Lancelot du Lake
306
The Three Fishers
311
Alice Fell or Poverty
312
The First Swallow
314
The Graves of a Household
315
The Thrushs Nest
316
The Last of the Flock
317
The Romance of the Swans Nest
320
Song
320
Timothy
324
The Sleeping Beauty
325
Choral Song of Illyrian Peasants
327
The Destruction of Sennacherib
328
The Widow Bird CLXVIII Dora
329
A Witch Spoken by a Countryman
335
Nursery Rhymes
336
The Age of Children Happiest
339
The Noble Nature
340
The Rainbow
341

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Page 159 - TIGER! Tiger! burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare seize the fire?
Page 4 - I COME from haunts of coot and hern, I make a sudden sally, And sparkle out among the fern, To bicker down a valley. By thirty hills I hurry down, Or slip between the ridges, By twenty thorps, a little town, And half a hundred bridges.
Page 67 - O sweeter than the marriage-feast, Tis sweeter far to me, To walk together to the kirk With a goodly company!— To walk together to the kirk, And all together pray, While each to his great Father bends, Old men, and babes, and loving friends, And youths and maidens gay!
Page 195 - thing of evil - prophet still, if bird or devil! By that Heaven that bends above us - by that God we both adore Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn, It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore Clasp a rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore.
Page 196 - And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming, And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor; And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted— nevermore!
Page 261 - Her waggon spokes made of long spinners' legs, The cover of the wings of grasshoppers, The traces of the smallest spider's web, The collars of the moonshine's watery beams...
Page 326 - And there lay the rider distorted and pale, With the dew on his brow, and the rust on his mail, And the tents were all silent, the banners alone, The lances uplifted, the trumpet unblown.
Page 19 - ABOU BEN ADHEM (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold: Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room he said, "What writest thou?" The vision raised its head, And, with a look made of all sweet accord, Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord.
Page 20 - The names of those who love the Lord." "And is mine one?" said Abou. "Nay, not so,
Page 61 - And every tongue, through utter drought, Was withered at the root; "We could not speak, no more than if We had been choked with soot. "Ah! well-a-day! what evil looks Had I from old and young! Instead of the cross, the Albatross About my neck was hung.

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