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which have the rank of classics in the lyric art. We have done it because they are so generally known and so easily accessible, especially in Palgrave's “Golden Treasury,” — the best of all anthologies. But we could not deny ourselves a few of these, nor a few of Shakspere's sonnets, where we craved a double score. We trust that our selection has the merits of freshness and genuine feeling and true poetry in the main. If personal considerations have included some not equal to these standards, the indulgence of the reader for them is herewith desired. Our deliberate gleanings, though near and far, have yielded us few poems in comparison with our happy memories of much-loved things. The little we have trenched on previous anthologies is justified by the lover's right of eminent domain.

While giving authors' names in full in the table of contents, we have with the separate poems sometimes used other forms when they have a more familiar sound. Our gratitude is due, and is hereby expressed, for the kindness of many authors and publishers in allowing us the use of their poems and their publications : to Charles Scribner's Sons for the poems of Eugene Field and Mrs. Mary Mapes Dodge; to Roberts Brothers for Emily Dickinson's and many others; and especially to Houghton, Mifflin, & Co., on whose editions of various poets, both American and English, we have drawn with no illiberal hand.

BROOKLYN, May 5, 1891.

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BROOKE, STOPFORD

At Last
BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT

Fulness of Love
The Ways of Love
Far and yet Near
First, second, third

Love for Love's Sake
BROWNING, ROBERT

Summum Bonum
The Moth's Kiss first
Life in a Love
Love in a Life
A Pearl A Girl
My Star
In Three Days
Her Perfect Praise .
Garden Fancies. The Flower's Name
To E. B. B..

Speculative.
BUONARROTTI, MICHAEL ANGELO

In Love's own Time
Love's Justification

Ideal Love
CALTHROP, SAMUEL ROBERT

Where Baby Joy comes from
CHADWICK, JOHN WHITE

Starlight
Fate
A Wedding Song

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