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BOOK OF POETRY
SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES.
WILLIAM DAVIS, B.A.,
“ The Complete Book of Arithmetical Examples ;" “ The Complete Eng-
LONDON : LONGMANS & CO.
In this “ BOOK OF POETRY FOR SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES," the extracts are arranged in the chronological order of the poets.
Brief notes are given of the life and principal works of each writer; and it is hoped that these notes will be as useful to others as they have been to the Editor, in forming the groundwork of short lessons on Poets and Poetry
Many of the “Gems" given at the end of the volume (or at least portions of them) are household words with all well-read people ; and in giving them a place here, the Editor trusts he may be, in some degree, instrumental in familiarizing the young of both sexes, not only with these household words, but with their sources, and, in most instances, with the passages of which they form a part.
The Character of the Earl of Shaftesbury
The Character of Villiers.
Ode on Solitude
The Dying Christian to his Soul
Man should study himself, and not pry into God. 27
A Lesson of Thankfulness
The Universal Prayer
A Hymn on the Seasons
Rule, Britannia .
Elegy written in a Country Churchyard
Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College
* These verses are ascribed to Milton, but on doubtful authority.