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Athenæum.--"It is a rare thing to meet with a poetry book for children so exactly

adapted to their capacity and likings as that of Miss Woods. The selection of pieces

shows excellent taste and judgment. The little folks for whom they were compiled cannot

fail to readily apprehend and heartily enjoy them, while they are at the same time favour.

ably influenced by the healthy tone of feeling pervading them, and the sound instruction

which is all the more likely to have effect through being gently instilled rather than forcibly

obtruded. It is much to be desired that the success of the work may be such as to induce

the compiler to carry out her intention of publishing selections on a similar plan for the

middle and upper divisions of high schools.

Journal of Education.—"Four-fifths of the poems are, in our judgment, thoroughly

fitted for boys and girls from the ages of seven to ten. Moreover, the collection is not in

the least hackneyed, and we have to thank Miss Woods for introducing us to a number of

perfect little gems which we had never met with before. Not only has Miss Woods en.

joyed the advantage of applying to her pieces the touchstone

of school experience, but she
has ranged far afield and gathered from the rich store that lies buried in the rubbish of

journals and magazines, and trusted to her own poetic instinct to discover the gold amongst

the dross. More than half the poems are anonymous, or by comparatively unknown



Spectator.-"One notable feature of this selection is its originality. Miss Woods does
not follow the common track of compilers. Some of the most popular of English poems-
poems that generally take their place in books of this class as it were by natural right-
are not to be found here.

On the other hand there are lyrics from poets whose
names are probably unknown to the general reader, and will certainly be unknown to the
children for whom this volume is designed.

In her selection from the writings of
living poets-some well known, and others familiar only to voracious readers of verse-
Miss Woods displays excellent judgment. The book is intended, as the title-page shows,
for schools, but the dainty little volume will prove an excellent companion during the
vacation season to any reader who loves good poetry.”

Atheneum.—"Encouraged by the success of her First Poetry Book, Miss Woods has
compiled A Second Poetry Book, as to which, in the main, the praise given to the former
work applies. Lest any readers should regret the absence of some favourite pieces, the
preface states that these are reserved for another volume. The present compilation is
intended for girls from eleven to fourteen or fifteen, and the very sensible lines laid down
in the preface are well adhered to. Some originality is shown in the selection, a number
of poems by living writers being included which are not to be found in other anthologies."

Journal of Education.—"There is a great variety in the selections, and we notice some
admirable poems of their kind, which will be new to the general reader, as well as to
teachers, to whom we heartily commend the book. Teachers of upper grade schools,
as well as of elementary ones, will do well to procure this series."

Academy.--"It is just a year ago since we welcomed the First Poetry Book, which
Miss Woods, of Clifton, had compiled for the lower forms of high schools for girls. We
are not surprised that its success has induced her to publish a similar volume for middle
forms, and also to promise yet a third in the future. As before, we found a sound judg.
ment and a catholic taste, the number of selections from American authors other than
Longfellow being unusually large."

Spectator.—"Miss Woods takes the widest range in her anthology, and gathers some

of her flowers in fields but slightly known. Delightful from its variety and fresh-

A lover of poetry must be well read in English who will not find in it poems with

which he is unacquainted, and he will find little indeed that he can afford to pass by with


Saturday Review.-"Carefully and wisely prepared. We are not sure whether

it will not be more prized when school-days are over for ever than even in the 'Upper
Forms' of the compiler's modest design."
Atheneum.—"Contains a great deal of fine poetry carefully selected."

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W. Shakespeare,

A Morning Song W. Shakespeare, England's Danger
T. Heywood, A Greeting

W. Shakespeare, The Triumph of
G. Wither, The Consolations of Poetry Bolingbroke
E, Spenser, Fairyland

W. Shakespeare, Prince Henry
C. Marlowe, The Shepherd to his Unknown, Sir Patrick Spens

J. Milton, Lycidas
Sir W. Raleigh, The Nymph's Reply A. Marvell, Ode upon Cromwell's
G. Wither, The Manly Heart

Return from Ireland
T. Carew, True Beauty

W. Shakespeare, England Arming for
R. Herrick, The Country Life

R. Barnefield, True Friends and False R. Lovelace, To Lucasta, on Going
W. Shakespeare, Advice to a Young to the Wars

W. Shakespeare, St. Crispin's Day
J. Milton, The Assembling of the W. Shakespeare, King Henry's Prayer
Hosts of Hell

M. Drayton, The Battle of Agincourt
Unknown, Brave Lord Willoughby W. Shakespeare, A Cry of Hounds
J. Shirley, Death the Leveller

G. Fletcher, Evening Song
B. Jonson, To Master William Shake- R. Herrick, A Night-Piece; to Julia

W. Shakespeare, Silvia
Lord Brooke, On the Death of Sir Marquis of Montrose, My dear and
Philip Sidney

only Love
E. Spenser, To the Countess of Pem. Sir Á. Wotton, Elizabeth of Bohemia

W. Shakespeare, Winter
B. Jonson, Epitaph on the Same G. Wither, A Christmas Carol
F. Beaumont, On the Tombs of J. Milton, Il Penseroso
Westminster Abbey

Unknown, Fair Helen

J. Milton, L'Allegro

Unknown, Forsaken

B. Jonson, Hymn to Diana

B. Jonson, Truth

E. Spenser, Sunrise

J. Milton, The Spirit's Song

G. Fletcher, Morning Song

W. Shakespeare, A Dirge

R. Herrick, May-day

Sir W. Raleigh, Last Lines

W. Shakespeare, The Forester's Song R. Herrick, The White Island


T. Gray, The Progress of Poesy T. Gray, Ode on a Distant Prospect

J. Dryden, Alexander's Feast

of Eton College

A. Pope, The Triumph of Dulness S. Johnson, The English Theatre

S. Johnson, The Fortune of War W. Cowper, On the Loss of the Royal

A. Pope, To Lord Bolingbroke


J. Dryden, The Duke of Buckingham Miss Elliot, The Flowers of the Forest

A. Pope, The Death of the Same W. Collins, Ode

0. Goldsmith, The Village Clergy. S. T. Coleridge, The Knight's Tomb


R. Burns, Address of Bruce to his

T. Gray, Elegy Written in a Country Troops before Bannockburn


Allan Ramsay, The Soldier's Farewell

A. Pope, Epitaph on Sir Isaac New. James Thomson, Rule Britannia


W. Wordsworth, The Good Lord

S. Johnson, On the Death of Robert Clifford


S. T. Coleridge, Kubla Khan

A. Pope, Atticus

R. Burns, John Anderson

A. Pope, His own Character

S. T. Coleridge, The Quarrel

0. Goldsmith, My Friends

S. T. Coleridge, The Reconciliation

T. Gray, The Bard

R. Burns, My Love

T. Chatterton, The Minstrel's Rounde. W. Blake, The Piper

M. Bruce, The Cuckoo

W. Cowper, Boadicea

W. Wordsworth, A Perfect Woman

T. Gray, The Triumphs of Owen S. T. Coleridge, Genevieve

A. Pope, Belinda

T. Campbell, Glenara

M. Prior, Miss Mary

R. Burns, A Bard's Epitaph

R. Graham, The Lover's Plea

W. Wordsworth, 'On the Loss of

Unknown, Lizzie Lindsay


0. Goldsmith, The Village School- T. Campbell, The Last Man


Mrs. Barbauld, Life and Death


Lord Byron, Comrades

T. Campbell, The Battle of the Baltic
P. B. Shelley, The Spirit of Delight Sir W. Scott, Flodden Field
W. Wordsworth, The Reape

T. Campbell, Hohenlinden
Sir W. Scott, The Gathering Song of Lord Byron, Waterloo
Black Donald

C. Wolfe, The Burialof Sir John Moore
T. Moore, Before the Battle

J. Keats, On first looking into Chap-
Sir W. Scott, The Red Harlaw

man's Homer
Lord Byron, The Assault

R. Southey, The Scholar

P. B. Shelley, The Invitation

Sir W. Scott, Bonny Dundee
Sir W. Scott, Hunting Song

P. B. Shelley, The Golden Age
Lord Byron, The Sea

Lord Byron, The Isles of Greece
Leigh Hunt, The River Nile

P. B. Shelley, Arethusa
P. B. Shelley, The Cloud

J. Keats, Ode to a Grecian Urn
Lord Byron, Sunset

W. Wordsworth, London
Sir W. Scott, A Serenade

Lord Byron, Venice
Lord Byron, The Corsair's Life

P. B. Shelley, The Same
Allan Cunningham, A Song of the Sea Sir W. Scott, Edinburgh
Sir W. Scott, Rosabelle

Lord Byron, The Coliseum
P. B. Shelley, The

Lord Byron, The Land of the Sun
W. Wordsworth, Tite Cuckoo

W. Wordsworth, Merry England
J. Keats, The Nightingale

Sir W. Scott, Lochinvar
Sir W. Scott, The Rising of the Clans P. B. Shelley, The Fugitives
T. Campbell, Lochiel's Warning Sir W. Scott, Jock o' Hazeldean
Lord Byron, The Song of Saul before Sir W. Scott, The Outlaw
his Last Battle

J. Keats, Robin Hood
Lord Byron, The Destruction of Sir W. Scott, Coronach

W. Wordsworth, To Sir Walter Scott
T. Campbell, The Mariners of Eng- Lord Byron, Ode to Napoleon


Lord Tennyson, Ode on the Death of C. S. Calverley, The Picture Gallerie
the Duke of Wellington

at Munich
Lord Macaulay, The Armada

R. W. Emerson, The Master Builder
R. Browning, Home Thoughts from E. A. Poe, Helen
the Sea

C. Kingsley, The Swan-Neck
Sir F. Doyle, The Red Thread of T. Hood, Fair Ines

Sir F. Doyle, How Lord Nairn was
Lord Macaulay, The Triumph of Arms Saved
M. Arnold, The Triumph of the Lyre W. E. Aytoun, Culloden
W. Morris, The Song of Orpheus to Lord Macaulay, Epitaph on a Jacobite
the Argonauts

H. W. Longfellow, The Burial of the
T. Hood, Ruth

W. S. Landor, Rose Aylmer

R. Browning, How they Brought the
H, W. Longfellow, Children of Nature Good News from Ghent to Aix
M. Arnold, Memorial Verses

C. Kingsley, The Old Buccaneer
Mrs. Browning, The Poets of Ancient Sir F. Boyle, The Return of the Guards

E. FitzGerald, The End of All
R. Browning, Home Thoughts from R. Browning, Spring

C. Kingsley, The Tide-River
M. Arnold, The Sweet of the Year M. Arnold, Old Favourites
C. Kingsley, Ode to the North-East W. M. Praed, The Vicar

T. Hood, The Girl I left behind me
H. W. Longfellow, The Skeleton in Leigh Hunt, Jenny

W. M. Praed, School and School.
Lord Macaulay, The Last Buccaneer Fellows
C. Kingsley, The Knight's Leap C. Kingsley, Youth and Age
W. E. Aytoun, Killiecrankie

W. M. Thackeray, The Garret
Lord Macaulay, The Charge of the T. Hood, Night and Morning

H. W. Long fellow, A Day of Suns
H. W. Longfellow, The Belfry of A. H. Clough, The Meeting

C. Kingsley, A Farewell

Please name the card or book required.
Macmillan's Recitation Cards & Books

Standard I.-I. Grasmere (C. G. Rossetti); 2. The Fountain (F. H.
Doyl:); 3. The Sands of Dee (Kingsley); 4. The Sailor Boy (Tennyson);
5. Earl Haldan's Daughter (Kingsley); 6. A Green Cornfield (C. G. Rossetti)
and The City Child (Tennyson); 43. Little White Lily (G. Mac Donald); 44.
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod (E. Field); 45. Sweet and Low, and Minnie and
Winnie (Tennyson); 46. The Worm (T. Gisborne) and A Wish (Mrs. Craik);
47. The Harper (T. Campbell); 48. Robin Redbreast (W. Allingham).

Standard II.—7. A Farm Walk (C. G. Rossetti) ; 8. The Death of the
Old Year (Tennyson); 9. The Mango Tree (Kingsley); 10. The Goose
(Tennyson); 11. Child's Talk in April (C. G. Rossetti); 12. The May Queen

Tennyson) and May (C. G. Rossetti); 49. The Fountain (J. R. Lowel; and
The Use of Flowers (Mary Howitt); 50. Baby (G. Mac Donald), The Bee
and the Flower (Tennyson), and Boats sail on the Rivers (C. G. Rossetti); 51.
The Coming of Spring (Mary Howitt); 52. The Orphan Children (Anon.);
53. The Fairy Shoemaker (W. Allingham) and The Wind (C. G. Rossetti);
54. Running after the Rainbow (Mrs. Craik) and The Owl (Tennyson)

Standard III.-13. Brother Bruin and Golden Glories (C. G. Rossetti); 14.
A New Forest Ballad (Kingsley); 15. Twilight Calm (C. G. Rossetti) ; 16.
The Fusiliers' Dog (F. H. Doyle) ; 17. Johnny (C. G. Rossetti); 18. The
Captain (Tennyson); 55. Spring (Thomas Nash) A Storm Song (Bayard
Taylor) and The Song of the Western Men (R. S. Hawker) ; 56. Creeping
Jenny (Emily H. Hickey); 57. The Little Mushroom-Girl (Mrs. Craik),
Willie's Robin (Mrs. Craik), and A Farewell (Charles Kingsley).

Standard IV.-19. The Victim (Tennyson); 20. Balaclava (F. H. Doyle);
21. The May Queen (Tennyson); 22. A Bird's-Eye View (C. G. Rossetti);
23. The old Cavalier (F. H Doyle) and Young and Old (Kingsley) ;
24. A Year's Windfalls (C. G. Rossetti); 58. The Honour of Bristol (Anon.);
59. In the Children's Hospital (Tennyson), The Three Fishers (Charles
Kingsley), and Ring Out, Wild Bells (Tennyson); 60. The Pipes of Lucknow
(Whittier) and A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea (A. Cunningham).

Standard V.-25. The Sleeping Beauty (Tennyson); 26. The Forsaken
Merman (M. Arnold); 27. The Mother and Daughter (F. H. Doyle); 28.
A Royal Princess (C. G. Rossetti); 29. Excalibur (Tennyson); 30. The
Revenge (Tennyson); 61. Ye Mariners of England (Campbell), The Loss of
“The Royal George(Cowper), and Rule Britannia (Thomson) ; 62. A
Welcome (Charles Kingsley) and The Song of Night (Felicia Hemans); 63.
The Church of Brou (Matthew Arnold).

Standard VI.-VII.—(Selections from Tennyson.) 31. Recollections of the
Arabian Nights; 32. The Tournament; 33. The Voyage of Maeldune and
The Deserted House ; 34. The Passing of Arthur; 35. Dora; 36. The Lady
of Shalott; 37. Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington; 38. The
Brook; 39. The Dying Swan and Songs from The Princess; 40. Sir Galahad
and Mariana; 41. The Lotos Eaters ; 42. The Defence of Lucknow and The
Charge of the Light Brigade; 64. The Charge of the Heavy Brigade,

Pilgrim (J. Bunyan), True Greatness (Lady E. Carew), and Edwin and Paul.
inus (Unknown); 65. The High Tide on the coast of Lincolnshire (Jean In-
gelow) and The Omnipotent (Scott); 66. A Dream of Fair Women ( Tennyson).
Nos. 1-42 in Thumb Case, 3/6; Nos. 43-66 in Thumb Case, 2/6

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