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Books for Study and Reading .... i 
By Lyman Abbott 

On Books and Reading 17 

The Guide to Daily Reading .... 79 
By Asa Don Dickinson 

General Index of Authors 163 

General Index of Titles 197 

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There are three services which books may 
render in the home: they may be ornaments, 
tools, or friends. 

I was told a few years ago the following story 
which is worth retelling as an illustration of the 
use of books as ornaments. A millionaire who 
had one house in the city, one in the mountains, 
and one in the South, wished to build a fourth 
house on the seashore. A house ought to have a 
library. Therefore this new house was to have 
a library. When the house was finished he 
found the library shelves had been made so 
shallow that they would not take books of an 
ordinary size. His architect proposed to change 
the bookshelves. The millionaire did not wish 
the change made, but told his architect to buy 
fine bindings of classical books and glue them 
into the shelves. The architect on making in- 
quiries discovered that the bindings would cost 
more than slightly shop-worn editions of the 
books themselves. So the books were bought, 
cut in two from top to bottom about in the mid- 

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die, one half thrown away, and the other half so 
placed upon the shelves that the handsome 
backs presented the same appearance they would 
have presented if the entire book had been there. 
Then the glass doors were locked, the key to 
the glass doors lost, and sofas and chairs and 
tables put against them. Thus the millionaire has 
his library furnished with handsome bindings 
and these I may add are quite adequate for all 
the use which he wishes to make of them. 

This is a rather extreme case of the use of 
books as ornaments, but it illustrates in a bizarre 
way what is a not uncommon use. There is 
this to be said for that illiterate millionaire: 
well-bound books are excellent ornaments. No 
decoration with wall paper or fresco can make a 
parlor as attractive as it can be made with low 
bookshelves filled with works of standard au- 
thors and leaving room above for statuary, or 
pictures, or the inexpensive decorations of flow- 
ers picked from one's own garden. I am in- 
clined to think that the most attractive parlor I 
have ever visited is that of a bookish friend 
whose walls are thus furnished with what not 
only delights the eye, but silently invites the 
mind to an inspiring companionship. 

More important practically than their use as 
ornaments is the use of books as tools. Every 
professional man needs his special tools — the 

Books for Study and Reading 3 

lawyer his law books, the doctor his medical 
books, the minister his theological treatises and 
his Biblical helps. I can always tell when I 
go into a clergyman's study by looking at his 
books whether he is living in the Twentieth 
Century or in the Eighteenth. Tools do not 
make the man, but they make his work and so 
show what the man is. 

Every hom.e ought to have some books that 
are tools and the children should be taught how 
to use them. There should be at least an atlas, 
a dictionary, and an encyclopaedia. If in the 
evening when the family talk about the war in 
the Balkans the father gets out the atlas and the 
children look to see where Roumania and Bul- 
garia and Greece and Constantinople and the 
Dardanelles are on the map, they will learn 
more of real geography in half an hour than 
they will learn in a week of school study con- 
cerning countries in which they have no interest. 
When there is reading aloud in the family circle, 
if every unfamiliar word is looked up in a dic- 
tionary, which should always lie easily accessible 
upon the table, they will get unconsciously a 
widening of their vocabulary and a knowledge 
of the use of English which will be an invaluable 
supplement to the work of their teacher of 
English in the school. As to cyclopa^dias they 
are of all sizes from the little six-volumed cy- 

4 Books for Study and Reading 

clopaedia in the Everyman's Library to the 
twenty-nine volumed Encyclopaedia Britannica, 
and from the general cyclopaedia with more or 
less full information on every conceivable topic 
to the more distinctive family cyclopaedia which 
covers the life of the household. Where there 
are children in the family the cyclopaedia which 
covers the field they are most apt to be inter- 
ested in — is the best one to begin with. After 
» they have learned to go to it for information 
which they w^nt, they will desire a more gen- 
eral cyclopsedia because their wants have in- 
creased and broadened. 

So much for books as ornaments and as tools. 
Certainly not less important, if comparisons can 
be made I am inclined to say more important, 
is their usefulness as friends. 

In Smith College this distinction is marked by 
the College authorities in an interesting and 
valuable manner. In the library building there 
is a room for study. It is furnished with a num- 
ber of plain oak or walnut tables and with chairs 
which do not invite to repose. There are librar- 
ians present to get from the stacks the special 
books which the student needs. The room is 
barren of ornament. Each student is hard at 
work examining, comparing, collating. She is to 
be called on to-morrow in class to tell what she 
has learned, or next week to hand in a thesis. 

Books for Study and Reading 5 

the product of her study. All eyes are intent 
upon the allotted task; no one looks up to see 
you when you enter. In the same building is 
another room which I will call The Lounge, 
though I think it bears a different name. The 
books are upon shelves around the wall and all 
are within easy reach. Many of them are fine 
editions. A wood fire is burning in the great 
fireplace. The room is furnished with sofas and 
easy chairs. No one is at work. No one is 
talking. No! but they are listening — listening 
to authors whose voices have long since been 
silent in death. 

In every home there ought to be books that 
are friends. In every day, at least in every week, 
there ought to be some time which can be spent 
in cultivating their friendship. This is reading, 
and reading is very different from study. 

The student has been at work all the morning 
with his tools. He has been studying a question 
of Constitutional Law: What are the powers of 
the President of the United States? He has 
examined the Constitution; then Willoughby ot 
Watson on the Constitution; then he turns to 
the Federalist; then perhaps to the Constitu- 
tional debates, or to the histories, such as Von 
Hoist's Constitutional History of the United 
States, or to treatises, such as Bryce's American 
Commonwealth. He compares the different 

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opinions, weighs them, deliberates, endeavors to 
reach a decision. Wearied with his morning 
pursuit of truth through a maze of conflicting 
theories, he puts his tools by and goes to dinner. 
In the evening he sits down in the same library 
for an hour with his friends. He selects his 
friend according to his mood. Macaulay carries 
him back across the centuries and he lives for 
an hour with The Puritans or with Dr. Samuel 
Johnson. Carlyle carries him unharmed for an 
hour through the exciting scenes of the French 
Revolution; or he chuckles over the caustic 
humor of Thackeray's semi-caricatures of Eng- 
lish snobs. With Jonathan Swift as a guide he 
travels with Gulliver into no-man's land and 
visits Lilliput or Brobdingnag; or Oliver Gold- 
smith enables him to forget the strenuous life of 
America by taking him to "The Deserted Vil- 
lage." He joins Charles Lamb's friends, listens 
to the prose-poet's reveries on Dream Children, 
then closes his eyes and falls into a reverie of his 
own childhood days; or he spends an hour with 
Tennyson, charmed by his always musical but 
not often virile verse, or with Browning, inspired 
by his always virile but often rugged verse, or 
with Milton or Dante, and forgets this world 
altogether, with its problems and perplexities, 
conveyed to another realm by these spiritual 
guides; or he turns to the autobiography of one 

Books for Study and Reading 7 

of the great men of the past, telling of his 
achievements, revealing his doubts and difficult- 
ies, his self-conflicts and self-victories, and so 
inspiring the reader to make his own life sub- 
lime. Or one of the great scientists may inter- 
pret to him the wonders of nature and thrill him 
with the achievements of man in solving some 
of the riddles of the universe and winning suc- 
cessive mastery over its splendid forces. 

It is true that no dead thing is equal to a living 
person. The one afternoon I spent in John G. 
Whittier's home, the one dinner I took with 
Professor Tyndall in his London home, the one 
half hour which Herbert Spencer gave to me at 
his Club, mean more to me than any equal time 
spent in reading the writings of either one of 
them. These occasions of personal fellowship 
abide in the memory as long as life lasts. This 
I say with emphasis that what I say next may 
not be misunderstood — that there is one respect 
in which the book is the best of possible friends. 
You do not need to decide beforehand what 
friend you will invite to spend the evening with 
you. When supper is over and you sit down by 
the evening lamp for your hour of companion- 
ship, you give your invitation according to your 
inclination at the time. And if you have made a 
mistake, and the friend you have invited is not 
the one you want to talk to, you can "shut him 

8 Books for Study and Reading 

up" and not hurt his feelings. Remarkable Is 
the friend who speaks only when you want to 
listen and can keep silence when you want sil- 
ence. Who is there who has not been sometimes 
bored by a good friend who went on talking 
when you wanted to reflect on what he had al- 
ready said? Who is there who has not had his 
patience well nigh exhausted at times by a friend 
whose enthusiasm for his theme appeared to be 
quite inexhaustible? A book never bores you 
because you can always lay it down before it 
becomes a bore. 

Most families can do with a few books that 
are tools. In these days in which there is a 
library in almost every village, the family that 
has an atlas, a dictionary, and a cyclopaedia can 
look to the public library for such other tools 
as are necessary. And we can depend on the 
library or the book club for books that are mere 
acquaintances — the current book about current 
events, the books that are read to-day and for- 
gotten to-morrow, leaving only a residuum in 
our memory, the book that, once read, we never 
expect to read again. In my own home this cur- 
rent literature is either borrowed and returned 
or, if purchased, as soon as it has been used is 
passed along to neighbors or to the village li- 
brary. Its room is better than its company on 
my over-crowded book shelves. 

Books for Study and Reading 9 

But books that are friends ought to abide in 
the home. The very form of the book grows 
familiar; a different edition, even a different 
copy, does not quite serve the same friendly pur- 
pose. If the reader is wise he talks to his friend 
as well as listens to him and adds in pencil notes, 
in the margin or on the back pages of the book, 
his own reflections. I take up these books 
marked with the indications of my conversation 
with my friend and in these pencilled memor- 
anda find an added value. Sometimes the mark 
emphasizes an agreement between my friend and 
me, sometimes it emphasizes a disagreement, and 
sometimes it indicates the progress in thought I 
have made since last we met. A wisely marked 
book is sometimes doubled in value by the mark- 

Before I bring this essay to a close, already 
lengthened beyond my predetermined limits, I 
venture to add four rules which may be of value 
at least toi the casual reader. 

For reading, select the book which suits your 
inclination. In study it is wise to make your 
will command your mind and go on with your 
task however unattractive it may prove to you. 
You may be a Hamiltonian, and Jefferson's 
views of the Constitution may repel you, or even 
bore you. No matter. Go on. Scholarship 
requires persistence in study of matter that re- 

10 Books for Study and Reading 

pels or even bores the student. You may be a 
devout believer and Herbert Spencer repellent. 
Nevertheless, if you are studying you may need 
to master Herbert Spencer. But if you are 
reading, read what interests you. If Scott does 
not interest you and Dickens does, drop Scott 
and read Dickens. You need not be any one's 
enemy; but you need not be a friend with every- 
body. This is as true of books as of persons. 
For friendship some agreement in temperament 
is quite essential. 

Henry Ward Beecher's application of this 
principle struck me as interesting and unique. 
He did a great deal of his reading on the train 
in his lecture tours. His invariable companion 
was a black bag and the black bag always con- 
tained some books. As I am writing from recol- 
lection of a conversation with him some sixty 
years ago my statement may lack in accuracy of 
detail, but not, I think, in essential veracity. 
He selected in the beginning of the year some 
four departments of reading, such as Poetry, 
History, Philosophy, Fiction, and in each depart- 
ment a specific course, such as Greek Poetry, 
Macaulay's History, Spencer's Philosophy, Scott's 
Novels. Then he read according to his mood, 
but generally in the selected course: if poetry, 
the Greek poets; if history, Macaulay; if philo- 
sophy, Spencer; if fiction, Scott. This gay? at 

Books for Study and Reading ii 

once liberty to his mood and unity to his read- 

One may read either for acquisition or for 
inspiration. A gentleman who has acquired a 
national reputation as a popular lecturer and 
preacher, formed the habit, when in college, of 
always subjecting himself to a recitation in all 
his serious reading. After finishing a chapter 
he would close the book and see how much of 
what he had read he could recall. One conse- 
quence is the development of a quite marvelous 
memory, the results of which are seen in fre- 
quent and felicitous references in his public 
speaking to literature both ancient and modern. 

He who reads for inspiration pursues a differ- 
ent course. If as he reads, a thought expressed 
by his author starts a train of thought in his 
own mind, he lays down his book and follows his 
thought wherever it may lead him. He en- 
deavors to remember, not the thought which the 
author has recorded, but the unrecorded thought 
;which the author has stimulated in his own mind. 
Reading is to him not an acquisition but a fer- 
ment. I imagine from my acquaintance with 
Phillips Brooks and with his writings that this 
was his method. 

I have a friend who says that he prefers to 
select his authors for himself, not to have them 
selected for him. But he has money with which 

12 Books for Study and Reading 

to buy the books he wants, a room In which to 
put them, and the broad culture which enables 
him to make a wise selection. Most of us lack 
one at least of these qualifications: the money, 
the space, or the knowledge. For most of us a 
library for the home, selected as this Pocket 
Library has been, has three great advantages: 
the cost is not prohibitive; the space can easily 
be made in our home for the books; and the 
selection is more wisely made than any we could 
make for ourselves. For myself I should be 
very glad to have the editors of this series come 
into my library, which is fairly large but sadly 
needs weeding out, give me a literary appraisal 
of my books, and tell me what volumes in their 
respective departments they think I could best 
dispense with to make room for their betters, 
and what their betters would be. 

To these considerations, in favor of such at 
home library as this, may be added the fact that 
the books are of such a size that one can easily 
put a volume in his pocket when he is going on 
a train or in a trolley car. For busy men and 
women often the only time for reading is the 
time which too many of us are apt to waste 
In doing nothing. 

Perhaps the highest use of good books is their 
use as friends. Such a wisely selected group of 
friends as this library furnishes Is an invaluable 

Books for Study and Reading 13 

addition to any home which receives it and 
knows how to make wise use of it. I am glad 
to have the privilege of introducing it and hope 
that this introduction may add to the number of 
homes in which it will find a welcome. 



If everybody could read all of the books that 
have ever been published and still have time left 
over to lead a normal life devoted to other in- 
terests, there would be little need for univer- 
sities, pocket or otherwise. But as matters 
stand there are so many books being published 
that if a man set out to keep up with the ones 
that are coming off the presses now, disregarding 
the past completely, he would have to read some 
twenty-odd volumes a day without stopping for 
Sundays. If he disregarded the present and 
turned to the past, he would be faced with quite 
as bewildering an array. The big signposts — 
names like Shelley and Keats and Dickens and 
Thackeray — are by themselves no great help, for 
Shelley wrote a good deal of rather bad poetry 
and so did Keats, and Dickens wrote much that 
is not so good as the rest and so did Thackeray. 

If you have ever tried to select the ten vol- 
umes that you would take with you if you were 
going to be wrecked on a desert island (and if 
you have not, do it now) you know already 


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something of the difficulties which pile up in 
front of the editors of a set of volumes like the 
Pocket University. The books that you M^ould 
take this year are not the ones that you v^^ould 
have taken last year nor the ones that you would 
take next year, nor the year after, nor five years 
from now in either direction, backward or for- 
ward; and they would not be the same if you 
were to be there ten years that they would if 
you were to be there only ten months. "It would 
take me so long to choose," says one very pert 
reader, "that I should miss the boat and not get 

This very immensity of the field of literature 
which makes it necessary for the untrained 
reader to turn for guidance to scholars like Dr. 
Van Dyke is one of its main delights, for it is 
not possible ever to exhaust it or, with proper 
direction, ever to become bored. It is a field so 
rich and vast that while one travels along from 
delight to delight he goes also with the chance of 
finding something gloriously new— something that 
opens up a whole new world, and though it hap- 
pens a thousand times it is as wonderful the 
thousandth time as it was the first. Keats has de- 
scribed the sensation, and this, by the way, is one 
of the most blessed uses of poets — to set down 
in vi^inged words the things the rest of us think 
and feel but cannot say. The book that did it 

On Books and Reading 19 

for him (or one of the books, for Keats was a 
great reader and it must have happened to him 
several times) was a translation of Homer made 
by an Elizabethan poet, George Chapman, who 
was enough of a person in his day for Shakes- 
peare to speak of him as a rival. Chapman 
died nearly two hundred years before Keats was 
born, so that the book, even in this translation, 
was old when Keats got it, but when the perfect 
reader and the perfect book come together the 
limits of time and space vanish. "The old is 
new and the new is old . . . beauty is be- 
yond the touch of time." 
Says Keats: 

"Then I felt like some watcher of the skies 
When a new planet swims into his ken; 
Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes 

He stared at the Pacific — and all his men 
Look'd at each other with a wild surmise — 

Silent, upon a peak in Darien." 

This brings us to another parenthetical obser- 
vation about poetry, or, for that matter, about 
literature. Its object is not to instruct, though 
it may do so. If Keats had been writing his 
sonnet as an exercise in history, his mark, we are 
afraid, would have been below passing, for he 
gives Cortez credit for doing what Balboa did. 
But the feeling is the same, regardless of the 

20 On Books and Reading 

name, and the sonnet is none the less great be- 
cause of its blemish. 

Diilerent books bring this feeling of discovery 
and exaltation to difierent readers. Words- 
worth, for instance, did it for John Stuart Mill. 
"At the age of twent>-one,"' we quote from John 
Macy's account, "precociously far advanced in 
his study of economics and philosophy, he found 
himself dejected and with no clear outlook upon 
life. He had often heard of the uplifting power 
of poetry, and read the whole of Byron, but 
Byron did him no good. He took up Words- 
worth's poem 'from curiosity, with no expecta- 
tion of mental relief. I found myself at once 
better and happier as I came under their in- 
fluence.' The reading of Wordsworth was the 
immediate occasion, though not the sole cause, 
of a complete change in his way of thinking, and 
his new way of thinking led him into life-long 
associations with other great men." 

Wordsworth did in a measure the same thing 
for the late Walter Hines Page, bringing to 
him, among other friends. Sir Edward Grey. 
*'I could never mention a book that I liked that 
]\Ir. Page had not read and liked too," Sir Ed- 
ward Grey once remarked to Mr. Page's biog- 
rapher, Burton J. Hendrick, and Mr. Hendrick 
speaks especially of the enthusiasm of both men 
for Wordsworth's poetry. Keats is another 

On Books and Reading 21 

poet of whom Mr. Page spoke with gratitude. 
"Golf and poets are fine medicine," he wrote in 
a letter to his son during the blackest days of 
the war. "I read Keats the other day with en- 
tire forgetfulness of the guns." 

Not always is it a poet who lifts the reader to 
a peak in Darien, and most of us are not Keats 
nor John Stuart Mill nor Walter Hines Page 
after we get there. But that does not make our 
own experiences with books any the less pro- 
found or any the less important. One member 
in the Fellowship of Keats or in the Fellowship 
of Wordsworth is in as good standing as an- 
other, and if the Fellowship belongs to Long- 
fellow or Burns it does not matter. The sense 
of brotherhood is much the same. 

It seems strange to those who read to think 
that thousands have never felt the intense de- 
light which they have in reading and in sharing 
the books that they have enjoyed. Out of the 
82,700,000 in the United States, ten years of age 
and over, there are 4,900,000 who can neither 
read nor write, to whom all books are as noth- 
ing. (We often wonder what they do with 
their time.) Out of the 77,800,000 left there 
are — we cannot be sure how many thousand — 
to whom the world of books is as deep a blank- 
ness as the world of music is to some others. 
"I ain't cultured up in music," said such a one 

2Z On Books and Reading 

after she had spent an evening listening to a 
Josef Hoffman concert. "If he's struck a tune yet 
I ain't heard it." Thousands — no, the millions 
— that are left are the book-lovers, all of them 
"cultured up" in varying degrees, not one of 
them "cultured all the way up." It w^ould take 
several life times for any one to be that. For cul- 
ture, like mercy and truth and justice, is infinite. 

It takes a certain amount of training for most 
people to appreciate books just as it takes a cer- 
tain amount of training for most of them to ap- 
preciate music. One has to hear an opera three 
times before one knows it and one has to handle 
good books, say the classics, (odious term smell- 
ing of dust and chalk and the school room, but 
there is none to take its place) for a while to 
get the feel of them before one is at home with 
them. This feeling of familiarity or at-home- 
ness is essential to the proper enjoyment of a 
book. Literature interprets life, but it has to 
interpret it in terms that the reader can under- 
stand. In other words, it has to touch the 
reader's own experience. 

Dr. C. Alphonso Smith in his preface to his 
autobiography of O. Henry gives an interesting 
example of the way it works out. Keats prob- 
ably would have meant nothing to this man, but 
the great short story writer did as much for him 
as Keats has done for some others. 

On Books and Reading 23 

"Travelling a few years ago through a Middle 
Western State, during an intolerable drought," 
writes Dr. Smith, "I fell into conversation 
with a man the burden of whose speech was, 
'I've made my pile and now I'm going away to 
live.' He was plainly an unlettered man but 
by no means ignorant. He talked interestingly, 
because genuinely, until he put the usual ques- 
tion: 'What line of goods do you carry?' When 
I had to admit my unappealing profession his 
manner of speech became at once formal and 
distant. 'Professor,' he said, after a painful 
pause, 'Emerson is a very elegant writer, don't 
you think so?' I agreed, and also agreed, after 
another longer and more painful pause, that 
Prescott was a very elegant writer. These two 
names plus 'elegant' seemed to exhaust his avail- 
able supply of literary allusion. 'Did you ever 
read O. Henry?' I asked. At the mention of 
the name his manner changed instantly and his 
eyes moistened. Leaning far over he said: 
'Professor, that literature, that's literature, 
that's REAL literature.^ He was himself again 
now. The mask of affectation had fallen away, 
and the appreciation and knowledge of O. 
Henry's work that he displayed, the affection 
for the man that he expressed, the grateful in- 
debtedness that he was proud to acknowledge 
for a kindlier and more intelligent sympathy 

24 On Books and Reading 

with his fellowmen showed plainly that O. 
Henry was the only writer who had ever re- 
vealed the man's better nature to himself." 

The reason that little boys love the Nick 
Carter stories (and this is not as far a jump 
from great poetry and great prose as it seems, 
as you will discover if you read to the end of 
the paragraph) is because they can see them- 
selves in their hero, and the reason they hate so 
many of the books they are told to read is be- 
cause they are too remote from what they know 
about life and from what they hope life is going 
to be like when they get out where they can see 
more of it. In one of his most engaging boaks 
"A Plea for Old Cap Collier" (and the work of 
Old Cap Collier, if you have never heard of it, 
belongs on the shelf with "Tombstone Dick," 
"Redtop Rube," "The Desperate Dozen," "Ari- 
zona Joe," and "Old Grizzly Adams, the Bear 
Tamer") Irvin S. Cobb makes a plea for the 
dime novel or the nickul library. If I had a 
boy (we paraphrase Mr. Cobb) about twelve or 
fourteen years old, I would give him the best of 
the collected works of Nick Carter and Cap 
Collier and Nick Carter, Jr., and Frank Reade, 
and I would buy a certain paper-backed volume 
dealing with the life of the James boys — not 
Henry and William, but Jesse and Frank — and 
I would confer the whole lot af them upon that 

On Books and Reading 25 

offspring of mine and I would say to him: 
"'Here, my son, is something for you; a rare 
and precious gift. Read these volumes openly. 
Never mind the crude style in which most of 
them are written. . . . Read them for the 
thrills that are in them. Read them, remember- 
ing that if this country had not had a pioneer 
breed of Buckskin Sams and Deadwood Dicks 
we should have had no native school of dime nov- 
elists. R-ead them for their brisk and stirring 
movement; for the spirit of outdoor adventure 
and life which crowds them; for their swift but 
logical processions of sequences; for the phases 
of pioneer Americanism they rawly but graphic- 
ally portray, and for their moral values. Read 
them along with your Coopers and your Ivan- 
hoe and your Mayne Reids. Read them through, 
and perhaps some day, if fortune is kinder to 
you than ever it was to your father, with a back- 
ground behind you and a vision before you, you 
may be inspired to sit down and write a dime 
novel of your own almost good enough to be 
worthy of mention in the same breath with the 
two greatest adventure stories — dollar-sized 
dime novels is what they really are — that ever 
were written; written, both of them, by sure- 
enough writing men, who, I'm sure, must have 
based their moods and their modes upon the 
memories of the dime novels which they, they 

26 On Books and Reading 

in their turn, read when they v/ere boys of 
your age. 

" *I refer, my son, to a book called Huckle- 
berry Finn, and to a book called Treasure 
Island.' " 

We have heard it said, and always, curiously 
enough, by those who have spent their own lives 
among good books and are therefore in no posi- 
tion to judge, that it is better to read bad books 
than to read no books at all because it gets one 
into the habit of reading — which is about as 
sensible as to say that a bad marriage is better 
than no marriage at all because it gets one into 
the habit of marrying. Mr. Cobb's plea does 
not contradict this. Most of it is devoted to 
proving that the old-fashioned dime novel 
(please note "old-fashioned") was an excellent 
book of its kind for the purpose it served. 

To get the best out of books one should be- 
gin to read early, but it is just as well to keep 
in mind this other fact, which is no less true, 
that "no matter where you are going you have 
to start from where you are." 

Some of the books by which a reader de- 
velops, and an intelligent reader is always de- 
veloping, he outgrows. Other books are eternal 
in their interest. "I know there are persons," 
says John Macy, "who pretend that the senti- 
mentality of Dickens destroys their interest in 

On Books and Reading 27 

him. I once took a course with an over-refined, 
imperfectly educated college professor of litera- 
ture who advised me that in time I should out- 
grow my liking for Dickens. It was only his 
way of recommending to me a kind of fiction I 
had not learned to like. In time I did learn to 
like it but I did not outgrow Dickens." 

But, nevertheless, certain people do outgrow 
certain books. Macy did not out grow Dickens 
but his teacher did. Every book ought to pre- 
pare the way for another book, and if the first 
one loses its usefulness it makes no difference. 
A man is not reproached for going back on the 
friends that helped him — if the friends were 
books, and it is true that there are some books, 
like Cooper's novels, to give one of the most 
frequently cited instances, which should be read 
before one becomes too critical. Mark Twain 
in an amusing essay has pointed out the defects 
which make Cooper a youngster's rather than 
an adult's author. 

"He saw nearly all things," according to 
Mark, in a moment of exasperation caused by 
the unconsidered academic praise which had been 
heaped upon the author of the Leather stocking 
TaleSj "as through a glass eye, darkly. . . . 
In the Deerslayer tale Cooper has a stream 
which is fifty feet wide where it flows out of a 
lake; it presently narrows to twenty as it 

28 On Books and Reading 

meanders along for no given reason, and yet 
when a stream acts like that it ought to be re- 
quired to explain itself. Fourteen pages later 
the width of the brook's outlet from the lake has 
suddenly shrunk thirty feet and become 'the nar- 
rowest part of the stream.' This shrinkage is 
not accounted for. The stream has a bend in 
it, a sure indication that it has alluvial banks 
and cuts them; yet these bends are only thirty 
and fifty feet long. If Cooper had been a nice 
*nd punctilious observer he would have noticed 
that the bends were oftener nine hundred feet 
long than short of it. 

"Cooper made the exit of that stream fifty 
feet wide, in the first place, for no particular 
reason; in the second place, he narrowed it to 
less than twenty to accommodate some Indians. 
He bends a 'sapling' to the form of an arch 
over this narrow passage, and conceals six In- 
dians in its foliage. They are 'layin* for a set- 
tler's scow or ark which is coming up the stream 
on its way to the lake ; it is being hauled against 
the stifE current by a rope whose stationary end 
is anchored in the lake; its rate of progress can- 
not be more than a mile an hour. Cooper de- 
scribes the ark, but pretty obscurely. In the 
matter of dimensions 'it was little more than a 
modern canal boat.' Let .us guess then, that it 
was about one hundred and forty feet long. It 

On Books and Reading 29 

was 'of greater breadth than common.' Let us 
guess then, that it was about sixteen feet wide. 
This leviathan had been prowling down bends 
which were but a third as long as itself and 
scraping between banks where it had only two 
feet of space to spare on each side. We cannot 
too much admire this miracle." 

This is an extreme example, and Mark 
Twain's professional pride as an ex-river-boat 
man as well as his pride as an author was 
touched. Most readers would have been so in- 
terested in the Indians that they would have 
paid no attention to the stream. The story's 
the thing. And the usual experience with the 
books that make up the best of the world's lit- 
erature is that which Mr. Benet describes in a 
poem called "Books et Veritas": 

"When I was a sprig and my standards were low 
Uncritical, unautocratic, 
I used to exult in Jack London and Poe, 
Which I read in bed, bathroom, and attic. 
Alas, that's the truth of my terrible youth. 
Such the books I thought away above par. 
Gee, I thought they were great, in my juvenile 

state. . . . 
And I still am convinced that they are." 

Every book leads, if you let it have its way, 
to another book. "The best guide to books is a 

30 On Books and Reading 

book itself," says Dr. Maurice Francis Egan 
in his "Confessions of a Booklover." "It clasps 
hands with a thousand other books." If you 
doubt it, take, for example, the first selection 
from Macaulay In Volume II, "The Task of the 
Modern Historian," an essay so short that it 
covers scarcely nineteen pages; and yet if you 
were to follow every trail indicated in it you 
would find almost a life time of reading spread 
out before you. It was written a hundred years 
ago when Macaulay himself was the m'odern 
historian, but it switches us at once to our mod- 
ern historians, Philip Guedalla, Lytton Strachey, 
Albert Beveridge, H. G. Wells, Hendrick Van 
Loon, and others. Philip Guedalla links him- 
self with that other brilliant member of his own 
race, Benjamin D'Israeli, who made himself so 
conspicuous a figure in English politics in the 
nineteenth century, Lytton Strachey connects 
with all other biographers of Queen Victoria 
and with all other "Eminent Victorians," Bev- 
erldge's "Life of Marshall" sends one back to 
early American history, to memoirs of Bu<rr and 
Jefferson, Adams and Hamilton, Wells carries 
one along for a while through other books of his 
own and then tosses him off into philosophy, 
or, if one stops with the "Outline of History" 
or with "The Story of Mankind" by Van Loon 
he will find in the books to which these two vol- 

On Books and Reading 31 

umes point the way enough reading to keep him 
busy for something like four score years or 

The paths which a book opens depend, of 
course, upon the reader. To a scholarly per- 
son Macaulay might link himself with the mem- 
bers of his own generation rather than ours, to 
an historian he might connect with Hume and 
Gibbon, and to the general reader he will do 
whatever the reader is ready to have him do. 

The first historian Macaulay mentions is not 
a modern but an ancient, the father of them all, 
the author of the first outline of history that 
was ever written, Herodotus. Herodotus may 
lead simply to the other outlines — the trails in 
bookland cross and recross, and for every thou- 
sand paths leading away from a good book there 
are a thousand more leading back to it — or h^e 
may unlock the door to the literature of Greece 
or to that of Egypt, old Egypt or modern, which- 
ever the reader prefers. The book that sent 
this particular reader to Herodotus was a mod- 
ern novel, "The Spartan," by Caroline Dale 
Snedeker, which tells the story of Aristodemos, 
the only survivor of the three hundred who were 
with Leonidas at Thermopylae. Mrs. Snedeker's 
story was inspired by the three or four short 
paragraphs in which Herodotus gives an ac- 
count of the conflict at Thermopylae and of the 

32 On Books and Reading 

later conflict at Plataea when the Spartan re- 
deemed the disgrace which had fallen upon him 
because his people thought that he had deserted. 
This took us — but there is no use going on, for 
there is no stopping place. This is enough to 
indicate that the key to all literature and all his- 
tory may lie in the life and work of a single 
man. The Pocket University consists of twenty- 
two volumes. With each one of them "clasping 
hands with a thousand other books" it contains 
22,000 volumes. This means that it gives you 
22,000 chances of finding a gate that will lead 
you into an enchanted land. 

Since books contain a record of all man's 
thoughts since he first learned to set them down 
it would seem at first as if a terrific lot of think- 
ing had been done, but this is not true. Out of 
the millions of books there are only a few thou- 
sand that are important; and the object of 
schools and universities and reading guides and 
book reviews is to sift the important ones from 
the others and classify them so that busy people 
can get at them with as little waste of time as 
possible. One can feel fairly secure with Ma- 
caulay as a guide or with the author of any 
other great book or with any person of taste and 
wide experience in reading. Such are the men 
who made the selections for the Pocket Univer- 
sity, all of them men whose many, many years 

On Books and Reading 33 

spent among the books that make up our litera- 
ture (for it is literature as distinct from science 
and other branches of writing with which we 
are concerned), with special years spent upon 
some special group of books that has made them 
experts in judging what is good and what is 

It is a wonderful profession, that of book 
guide, if we are to believe Mr. Mifflin, Chris- 
topher Morley's prince of booksellers, proprietor 
of "The Haunted Bookshop." "Certainly," he 
says, "running a second-hand bookstore (this is 
the vantage point from which he works) is a 
pretty humble calling, but I've mixed a grain of 
glory with it, in my own imagination at any rate. 
You see, books contain the thoughts and dreams 
of men, their hopes and strivings and all their 
immortal parts. It's in books that most of us 
learn how splendidly worth while life is. . . . 
Books are the immortality of the race, the 
father and mother of most that is worth while 
cherishing in our hearts. To spread good books 
about, to sow them on fertile minds, to propa- 
gate understanding and a carefulness of life and 
beauty, isn't that a high enough mission for a 
man? . . . 

"Long ago I fell back on books as the only 
permanent consolers. They are the one stain- 
less and unimpeachable achievement of the human 

34 On Books and Reading 

race. It saddens me to think that I shall have 
to die with thousands of books unread that 
would have given me an unblemished happiness. 
I will tell you a secret. I have never read Kinp 
Lear J and have purposely refrained from doing 
so. If I were ever very ill I would only need 
to say to myself 'You can't die yet, you haven't 
read Lear.' That would bring me around. I 
know it would." 

"Living in a bookshop (we select again at 
random from 'The Haunted Bookshop') is like 
living in a warehouse of explosives. Those 
shelves are ranked with the most furious com- 
bustibles in the world — the brains of men. I 
can spend a rainy afternoon reading, and my 
mind works itself up to such a passion and anx- 
iety over mortal problems as almost unmans me. 
It is terribly nerveracking. Surround a man 
with Carlyle, Emerson, Thoreau, Chesterton, 
Shaw, Nietszche, and George Ade — would you 
wonder at his getting excited? What would 
happen to a cat if she had to live in a room 
tapestried with catnip? She would go crazy!'- 

But Mr. Mifflin is no dogmatist when it comes 
to classifying good books. "There is no such 
thing, abstractly, as a 'good book,' " in his 
opinion. "A book is good only when it meets 
some human hunger or refutes some human 
error. A book that is good for me would very 

On Books and Reading 35 

likely be punk for you." If your mind needs 
phosphorus Mr. Mifflin recommends one thing, 
if it needs a whiff of "strong air, blue and cleans- 
ing, from hilltops and primrose valleys" he rec- 
ommends something else, and if it needs a tonic 
of iron and wine he has something else still to 
recommend. ". . . There is no man," this is 
a firm conviction of Mr. MifHin's, "so grateful 
as the man to whom you have given just the 
book his soul needed. ..." 

We know a young lady — this is apropos of 
"good" books wherein we are no more of a 
dogmatist than Mr. Mifflin — ^who says that the 
way she tells whether a poem she has read 
once and thinks is great is really great or not 
is to read it over the second time, and if her 
knees tingle as much then as they did at first 
she is sure. It is an infallible test. Here is an- 
other. Hugo Alfven, the Swedish composer, 
says that to him "reading Selma Lagerlof is like 
sitting in the dusk of a Spanish cathedral . . . 
afterward one does not know whether what he 
has seen is dream or reality, but certainly he has 
been on holy ground." If a book or a poem or 
a story or anything else that is written gives you 
this feeling, never mind what anybody else says 
about it, it is good, and it is not necessary to 
have a "guide" to tell you so. 

The number of books that one has is not im- 

36 On Books and Reading 

portant. One of the most frightful libraries we 
know is a big one, and one of the most charming 
consisted of a single book. The book (we shall 
take the second library first) belonged to a lit- 
tle German girl who worked out West in a 
Quarryman's Hotel. O. Henry tells the story 
in "A Chaparral Prince," and this is the way he 
describes the little girl the night after her li- 
brary was taken away from her: 

The day's work was over. "Heavy odours 
of stewed meat, hot grease, and cheap coffee 
hung like a depressing fog about the house. 

"Lena lit the stump of a candle and sat 
limply upon her wooden chair. She was eleven 
years old, thin and ill-nourished. Her back and 
limbs were sore and aching. But the ache in 
her heart made the biggest trouble. The last 
straw had been added to the burden upon her 
small shoulders. They had taken away Grimm. 
Always, at night, however tired she might be, 
she had turned to Grimm for comfort and hope. 
Each time had Grimm whispered to her that the 
prince or the fairy would come and deliver her 
out of the wicked enchantment. Every night 
she had taken fresh courage and strength from 

"To whatever tale she read she found an 
analogy in her own condition. The woodcutter's 
lost child, the unhappy goose girl, the persecuted 

On Books and Reading 37 

step-daughter, the little maiden imprisoned in 
the witch's hut — all these were but transparent 
disguises for Lena, the overworked kitchen-maid 
of the Quarryman's Hotel. And always when 
the extremity was direst came the good fairy 
or the gallant prince to the rescue. 

"So, here in the ogre's castle, enslaved by a 
wicked spell, Lena had leaned upon Grimm and 
waited, longing for the powers of goodness to 
prevail. But on the day before Mrs. Maloney 
had found the book in her room and had car- 
ried it away, declaring sharply that it would not 
do for servants to read at night: they lost sleep 
and did not work briskly the next day. Can 
anyone only eleven years old, living away from 
one's mama, and never having any time to play, 
live entirely deprived of Grimm? Just try it 
once and you will see what a diifHcult thing it is." 

Leona decided that it was too difficult for her 
— but that has nothing to do with the other li- 
brary, the frightful one. It is described in 
"Vera" by "Elizabeth." Wemyss, who owned 
it, had brought his second wife, Lucy, back to 
his home where he had lived with his first wife, 
Vera. They were in the room which contained 
the library. 

"The other end was filled with bookshelves 
from floor to ceiling, and the books, in neat rows 
and uniform editions, were packed so tightly in 

38 On Books and Reading 

the shelves that no one but an unusually deter- 
mined reader would have the energy to wrench 
one out. Reading was evidently not encouraged, 
for not only were the books shut in behind glass 
doors, but the doors were kept locked and the 
key hung on Wemyss's watch chain " a for- 
bidding library, owned, one does not need to 
know any more about him than this, by a for- 
bidding and unlikable man. 

Lucy, on the contrary, "was accustomed to 
the most careless familiarity in intercourse with 
books, to books loose everywhere, books over- 
flowing out of their shelves, books in every room, 
instantly accessible books, friendly books, books 
used to being read aloud, with their hospitable 
pages falling open at a touch. 

"She was one of those who don't like the feel 
of prize books in their hands, and all of 
Wemyss's books might have been presented as 
prizes to deserving school boys. They were 
handsome; their edges — she couldn't see them, 
but she was sure — were marbled. The)^ 
wouldn't open easily, and one's thumbs would 
have to do a lot of tiring holding while one's 
eyes tried to peep at the words tucked away 
toward the central creases. These were books 
with which one took no liberties. She couldn't 
imagine idly turning their pages in some lazy 
position out on the grass. Besides, their pageS 

On Books and Reading 39 

wouldn't be idly turned ; they would be, she was 
sure, obstinate with expensiveness, stifE with the 
leather and gold of their covers." 

This is how the second wife felt about 
Wemyss's library, of which he himself was so 
very proud. The first wife was dead but the 
books in her room bore expressive testimony to 
the way it had affected her — Hardy and Char- 
lotte Bronte, dozens of Baedeker's and other 
guide books and piles of time tables. ''These 
books suggested such a tiredness, such a — yes, 
such a wish for escape. . . . There was 
more Hardy, — all of the poems this time in one 
volume. There was Pater — The Child in the 
House and Emerald Uthwart — . . . that 
peculiar dwelling on death in them, that quee2*> 
fascinated inability to get away from it, that 
beautiful but sick wistfulness. . , . There 
was a book called In the Strange South Seas; 
and another about some island in the Pacific; 
and another about life in the desert; and one 
or two others, more of the flamboyant guide- 
book order, describing remote, glowing places. 

The most interesting libraries we know are 
those which have grown naturally out of the 
personalities of their owners and have developed 
as those personalities have developed. One such 
is that of an artist who, in addition to the back- 

40 On Books and Reading 

ground of general literature (always there is the 
background of general literature) has a collec- 
lection of lovely illustrated books, Arthur Rack- 
ham's, Kay Neilson's, Cecil Alden's, Jessie Wil- 
cox Smith's, and many others. This library has 
had to grow slowly because the artist, like most 
of us, has to spend part of her money for shoes 
and bread, and because the kinds of books she 
wants are expensive. But every volume in it 
speaks eloquently of the precious fact that it 
has been used. Another library is that of a 
young man who collects first editions of writers 
of the sea — McFee, Masefield, and Conrad. 
This is the expression of a highly refined taste 
of the sort which can come only after one has 
read widely — else one could not know these 
books for the rare and priceless items they are. 
No less interesting is the library of a cultivated 
young Spaniard who has been in this country 
only four or five years. The Modern Business 
Library, three or four shelves of books devoted 
to hydraulics and other allied subjects of special 
use to engineers — the young man is himself an 
engineer — are his foundation, but in addition to 
these, his dray-horse books, he has several shelves 
of others, books which he reads for pleasure, 
Renan's "Life of Jesus," The Oxford Book of 
English Verse, the Oxford Book of Spanish 
Verse, and the Oxford Book of French Verse, 

On Books and Reading 41 

Professor James Harvey Robinson's "The 
Mind in the Making" and "The Humanizing of 
Knowledge," Havelock Ellis's "The Dance of 
Life," Christopher Morley's "Where the Blue 
Begins," Edna St. Vincent Milky's "Second 
April," Spinoza's "Ethics" with an introduction 
by George Santayana, and many other volumes, 
all indicating an elert and eager and honest de- 
sire for good books and a keen appreciation of 
what is best in them. 

Nearly all authors have widely varied and 
constantly growing libraries. William McFee 
used to carry part of his with him every time 
he set out to sea, even when the only place he 
had to keep the books was on a shelf above his 
desk. "Never have we met in any walk of life 
a man of such wide and diversified reading," 
says Harry E. Maule in a biographical sketch 
of Mr. McFee. "And of all the book-shelves 
above the desks of chief engineers sailing the 
seven seas we venture that none of them has 
seen so formidable an array of titles as come and 
go on the voyages of Chief Engineer McFee. 
The latest technical works on marine engineer- 
ing you are bound to find. Sandwiched in be- 
tween a treatise on steam turbines and the re- 
port of the proceedings of the Institute of 
Mechanical Engineers, you will find not only a 
startling selection of the new books, and per- 

42 On Books and Reading 

haps some copies of the Saturday Evening Post, 
but a list of classics which would stagger the 
most voracious book hound. The interesting 
part is that they change every trip. Each time 
he sails he buys a new collection for reading at 
sea. And, mind you, he has been doing this for 
ten or fifteen years. One of his letters written 
in 1 91 2 speaks of Sallust, Florus Paterculus, 
Livy, Gibbon, Shakespeare, Horace, Balzac, 
Tolstoy, Whitman, Goetlie, and Emerson. This 
array was fodder for one Mediterranean voy- 

As for the volume that has influenced him 
most, it is the one that many another author 
would acknowledge if he were equally frank. 

"Upon what," asked a salesman one day pick- 
ing up a copy of "Command" which lay on a 
settee near the author, "is this based? It looks 
like a good book." 

"Largely," answered Mr. McFee with a 
twinkle in his eye, "upon Webster's Un- 

Even with an author like Ellen Glasgow, 
whose life, compared with that of McFee, has 
been somewhat restricted (she was born into the 
aristocracy of Virginia and has always lived 
there) this same catholicity of taste in reading 
is shown. In her library, 'Little Women* 
stands side by side with 'The Journal of Marie 

On Books and Reading 43 

Bashkirtseff'; 'Cyrano de Bergerac' rests quite 
comfortably between volumes of Ibsen and 
Euripides, with 'Alice in Wonderland' near 
b5^ Long rows of the famous Russians — ^Tols- 
toy and Turgenev and the rest — are not one 
whit disturbed by their neighbor, 'The Three 
Musketeers,' nor by the close proximity of those 
great Victorians Miss Glasgow so deeply ad- 
mires. Thackeray and Dickens are there, 
George Eliot and the Brontes, with Jane Austen, 
Fielding, Balzac, and Walter Scott — the classics 
on which Miss Glasgow was brought up, and 
from which she derived the most valuable part 
of her education. For she is not a college-bred 
V7omen, and at school she confesses, 'I never 
learned my lessons if I could possibly help it.* 
But — it was the Waverley Novels that taught 
her to read." 

A broad interest in books usually means a 
broad interest in life. So it is with Miss Glas- 
gow. Born an aristocrat, she nevertheless has 
intense sympathy for the cause of democracy. 
"It makes no diiference to me if a man has 
stepped out of the gutter," she says, "so long as 
he has stepped out!" Wherever there is life 
and movement, wherever there is growth "evolv- 
ing upward" there is the field of Miss Glasgow's 
artistic achievement, and her books "are," ac- 
cording to Frederick Tabor Cooper, "in the best 

44 On Books and Reading 

sense of the term, novels of mianners, which will 
be read by later generations with a curious in- 
terest because they will preserve a record of 
social conditions that are changing and passing 
away, more slowly yet quite as relentlessly as 
the dissolving vapours of a summer sunset." 

Books cannot be separated from life. They 
record it or interpret it, whether the author is 
conscious of it or not. 

"The thing I like about books and plays i^ 
that anything can happen. Anything!" Selina 
Peake exclaims to her father in Edna Ferber's 
novel, "So Big." "You never know." 

"No different from life," answered the father 
who had seen a good deal of the satin as well 
as the seamy side of it. "YouVe no idea the 
things that happen to you if you just relax and 
take them as they come. ... I want you 
to realize that this whole thing is just one 
grand adventure. A fine show. The trick is to 
play in it and look at it at the same time." 

"What whole thing?" Selina asked, a little 

"Living. All mixed up. The more kinds of 
people you see, and the more things you do, and 
the more things that happen to you, the richer 
you are. Even if they are not pleasant things. 
That's living. Remember, no matter what hap- 
pens, good or bad, it's just so much" — he used 

On Books and Reading 45 

the gambler's term, unconsciously — "just so 
much velvet." 

Miss Ferber's life has been like that — rich to 
the point of luxury in contacts and experience. 
She knows so many different kinds of people 
and so many different kinds of background that 
she appreciates the values in them all, and 
whether she is writing about the North shore of 
Chicago or a harness factory or a Dutch farm- 
ing district or a New York studio or the green 
room of a theatre her story rings true. She is 
a woman to whom surface means little because 
she knows what is under it. One of her best 
stories, "The Gay Old Dog," in Volume XXII 
of the Pocket University illustrates this. It is 
the story of Jo Hertz, a Chicago Loop-hound "a 
plump and lonely bachelor of fifty. A plethoric, 
roving-eyed and kindly man, clutching vainly at 
the garments of a youth that had long slipped 
past him. Jo Hertz, in one of those pinch-waist 
belted suits and a trench coat and a little green 
hat, walking up Michigan Avenue of a bright 
winter's afternoon, trying to take the curb with 
a jaunty youthfulness against which every one of 
his fat-encased muscles rebelled, was a sight for 
mirth or pity, depending on one's vision. 

"The gay-dog business v/as a late phase in the 
life of Jo Hertz. He had been quite a different 
sort of canine. The staid and harassed brother 

46 On Books and Reading 

of three unwed and selfish sisters is an under 
dog. The tale of how Joe Hertz came to be a 
Loop-hound should not be compressed within 
the limits of a short story." No one else could 
have compressed it within such limits (at least 
no one ever did) except Miss Ferber. She has. 
But It is reading, not writing, with which we 
are concerned at present. For the proper en- 
joyment of it, absolute intellectual honesty seems 
to us one of the two essential bits of equipment. 
No one should be ashamed of the books that he 
likes whatever they may be. At that same 
Hoffman concert there were present a number 
of guests who knew no more about music than 
the woman who expressed herself so frankly, 
but they clapped when they heard their neigh- 
bors clapping, and at the end of the perform- 
ance they were as enfhusiastic as any one in 
their exclamations of "Wonderful!" "Magnifi- 
cent!" "Superb!" and so on, fancying that they 
showed themselves cultured, without realizing 
that the woman, far as she was from culture, 
was still much nearer it than they. There is 
hope for her because she is genuine; none for 
them because they are not. The man who hon- 
estly likes Nick Carter mays find himself liking 
"Treasure Island" and all of the rest of Steven- 
son, may find that Stevenson swings him into 
Conrad, and that Conrad takes him to Henry 

On Books and Reading 47 

James. It is a far cry, but it happens over and^ 
over again. 

An. honest mind is one that is cleared insofar 
as it is possible, of prejudice. Most of us have 
a deep and abiding prejudice against the books 
we have been told we ought to read, and most 
of us who stumbled over 

"Arma virumque cano, Tro'ja qui primus ah oris 
I tali am" 

were later vyears later when we found courage 
enough to pick it up again) surprised to iind 
that it was a dashing tale of love and adventure 
with a hero who makes our modern heroes, these 
strong, silent men of the open spaces, and these 
dark, handsome sheiks of the limitless deserts 
seem somehow weak and effeminate. A book 
did not have to be written in Latin to antago- 
nize us. Dickens, as long as he remained en- 
tombed in a gilt-splashed set of green books with 
several pages of obituary in the history of litera- 
ture was little better than Virgil. It was not 
until after some one told us about the wretched 
conditions under which he had lived as a child 
and his adventures in pulling away from them 
and we learned that the story of "David Copper- 
field" was his own story and we read it that he 
came to life. 

It is a mistake to expect too much of a book. 

48 On Books and Reading 

Mill took up Byron's poems expecting spiritual 
refreshment and did not get it. He picked up 
Wordsworth expecting nothing and got a whole 
new outlook on life. If he had picked up Byron 
in the Wordsworth frame of mind he probably 
would have got little more from him, but if he 
had picked up Wordsworth with the thought, 
"Go to, now, I will be uplifted," it is very cer- 
tain that he would not have got so much. Peo- 
ple who make friends — book friends or any 
other — only for what they can get out of them 
are always disappointed. 

Besides honesty the other essential bit of 
equipment is friendliness. "Whoso touches this 
book," said Walt Whitman, speaking of his 
own "Leaves of Grass," "touches a man." 
"Whoso touches any book," he might have said, 
"touches a man." They all — all books, we mean 
— were written out of a friendly impulse, even 
those that are most cynical and brutal. The 
fact that a book is written means that the author 
has had an experience, imaginative or otherwise, 
which he believes is worth sharing with the rest 
of mankind. He wrote partly (perhaps) to 
relieve his own feelings, but he had in mind all 
the while a sympathetic listener, the listener 
whom authors used to address in the good old 
courtly days as "Gentle Reader." Misunder- 
stood as he may have thought himself — the 

On Books and Reading 49 

author, we mean — he yet had an idea that some 
where out in the world there was someone whc 
would sympathize, who would understand just 
what he wanted to do, who could appreciate 
him for just what he was. For that person he 
wrote; for that person he will always write — 
which leads us to remark that this is why the 
quality of the books we have depends so largely 
upon the quality of the readers that are waiting 
for them. 

The men and women who have written books 
have all been men and women of flesh and blood 
living in a world pretty much like the one we 
are in now, up against pretty much the same 
problems, "fed with the same food, hurt with 
the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, 
healed by the same means, warmed and cooled 
by the same winter and summer" that we are. 
This fact was kept in mind when the illustra- 
tions were selected for this edition of the Pocket 
University. They were chosen after many days 
of rummaging through dusty print shops in out 
of the way streets in New York City, and many 
of them have been infrequently reproduced be- 
fore. Instead of the usual Longfellow, the ben- 
evolent and bearded gentleman who wrote beau- 
tiful moral poems for children, there is a picture 
of the poet as a young man, when he seemed to 
think life had a good deal more to recommend 

50 On Books and Reading 

it besides the fact that it was real or that it 
was earnest, a picture so unfamiliar that not one 
of the dozen or so people to whom we showed 
the print before we sent it to the engraver rec- 
ognized it. Bryant is likewise pictured as a 
young man, and Milton, instead of the blind 
Puritan poet dictating "Paradise Lost" to his 
daughters is Milton, the radiant boy, "trailing 
clouds of glory." Instead of Whistler's sad 
and dyspeptic Carlyle, melancholy with a world 
of sorrows, we have the keen-eyed young Carlyle 
who thundered against his generation: 

"To the latest Gospel of this world is, Know 
thy work and do it. 'Know thyself:' Long 
enough has that poor 'self of thine tormented 
thee ; thou wilt never get to 'know it,' I believe I 
Think it not thy business, this of knowing thy- 
self: thou art an unknowable individual: know 
what thou canst work at; and work at it, like 
a Hercules!" Irving is given v/ith his tortoise 
shell spectacles (Yes, they wore them then), 
jolly old Balzac is in his bathrobe, Ellen Terry 
is pictured in character. So, too, Henry Irving, 
that other great actor of Shakespearean roles 
whose work on the stage was contemporaneous 
with hers. O. Henry is shown in his study, and 
so, likewise, is Ellis Parker Butler. Walt Whit- 
man, characteristically untidy, with pins stuck 
through the cuff of his coat, is represented by 

On Books and Reading 51 

one of his less familiar portraits. The Duke 
of Wellington, 

"England's greatest son 
He that gain'd a hundred fights 
Nor ever lost an English gun" 

is given in full regalia. Young Shelley, young 
Byron, and young Keats, three poets who never 
had to fear or dread "the strange and ignomini- 
ous end of old dead folk" are all shovi^n in char- 
acteristic portraits. The fine picture of Joseph 
Conrad was taken during his visit to America 
in the spring of 1923. The sketch of Don Mar- 
quis, a humorist who is beginning to be taken 
seriously, was made by Joseph Cummings Chase. 
The Riley portrait was done by Sargeant. Not 
a single picture among the eighty odd which 
the set contains but was chosen because it was 
associated with and helped to interpret some 
piece of literary work of enduring merit. 

None of these people at the time they were 
doing their best work were considered GREAT 
OF LITERATURE. No one found that out 
until afterward. Thackeray, whose name is 
first in Volume One, was at the time he wrote 
the "Book of Snobs" a young man — compara- 
tively young, he was thirty-four — in the employ 
of a weekly paper in London. The paper, which 

52 On Books and Reading 

was called Punchj was only five years old, and, 
knowing the previous history of comic journals 
ther^ was not a man connected with it who had 
any idea that he was helping build up one of 
the most famous institutions in the history of 
periodical literature. Thackeray's sketches, the 
Snob Papers, ran for a year and then were 
gathered into book form under the title of "The 
Book of Snobs." It might just as well have been 
called "The Book of Etiquette," for it is the 
finest and mose delightful book of etiquette that 
has ever been written, and is, happily enough, 
quite as up to date now as it was eighty years 
ago when it first appeared. We do not mean 
to speak disparagingly of those authors who 
have recently taken upon themselves the burden 
of improving our national manners. They have 
done adequately and well what they set out to 
do, which is all one can ask of any author, but 
if you are not sure whether you know the dif- 
ference between literature and writing, read 
several pages from any one of the modern books 
of etiquette and then read one of the Snob 
Papers from your Pocket University. 

It will surprise you after you have read the 
selections here from "The Book of Snobs," to 
know that Punch, comic journal though it was, 
nevertheless sponsored the first public appear- 
ance of one of Thomas Hood's most serious 

On Books and Reading 53 

poems, "The Song of the Shirt," which is re- 
printed in another volume of the Pocket Uni- 
versity. It happened like this. Not long before 
Christmas in 1843 a half-starved woman who 
had been left destitute with two half-starved 
children by the accidental death of her husband 
was arrested for pawning some of her master's 
belongings to get money for herself. In the in- 
vestigation it came to light that for the muni- 
ficent sum of seven shillings a week (a dollar 
and sixty-eight cents) she was sewing her life 
away to take care of her little family. Great 
indignation was aroused (the master taking the 
attitude that the woman was well provided 
for) and the leading newspapers throughout the 
United Kingdom carried editorial comment. 
Hood wrote his poem, three papers rejected it, 
and then he gave it to the editors of Punch 
who at first saw nothing but that they must re- 
ject it too. But it was for the Christmas issue, 
the poem was timely, they printed it, and it 
spread in the traditional manner — like wild fire. 
^It was reprinted and parodied and translated 
and set to music and sung, and at the time of 
Hood's death, at his own request, he asked to 
have the most significant achievement of his life 
carved on his tombstone — simply this: "He sang 
the Song of the Shirt." 

Thackeray and Hood were on the staff of 

54 On Books and Reading 

Punch at the same time. If you are interested 
in Hood or in the way he and Thackeray felt 
toward each other, turn, after you have read 
"The Song of the Shirt" to Thackeray's appreci- 
ation of his friend in the "Roundabout Papers," 
"On a Joke I Once Heard from the Late 
Thomas Hood," in which the jester's mask is 
torn aside and the deep sense of sadness and pity 
which ran through all of his life and all that 
he wrote is shown. "It is only for a livelihood 
that I am a lively Hood," as he once said him- 

It is not possible within the range of twenty- 
two small volumes to give copious selections 
from any author, and therein, as we have sug- 
gested before, is this most like a real university. 
After a university has done all it can exercises 
are held and diplomas are granted and the ex- 
ercises are called "commencement." When you 
have read all that is here given of Thackeray 
and are ready for "Vanity Fair" or "The Vir- 
ginians," (especially interesting to American 
readers) or "Pendennis" or "The Newcomes'* 
you have "commenced" with Thackeray. Dis- 
miss your guide and go ahead. The whole ob- 
ject of a university is to give intellectual guid- 
ance and the object of the guide is to get the 
student to the place where he can get along 
without him. 

On Books and Reading 55 

But maybe you do not like Thackeray. All 
right. Try Ruskin, and read "that graphic 
description, so carefully modulated in tone, of 
the Cathedral of St. Mark whose only fault is 
that it comes too near to being prose poetry." 
"Between that grim cathedral of England [he 
had been describing a cathedral in an English 
country town] and this [St. Mark's] what an 
interval! There is a type of it in the very birds 
that haunt them; for, instead of the restless 
crowd, hoarse-voiced and sable-winged, drifting 
on the bleak upper air, the St. Mark's porches 
are full of doves, that nestle among the marble 
foliage, and mingle the soft iridescence of their 
living plumes, changing at every motion, with 
the tints, hardly less lovely, that have stood un- 
changed for seven hundred years." You will 
notice in all of Ruskin a vastly different sentence 
rhythm, a vastly different turn of thought from 
that which you found in Thackeray — ^Thackeray, 
primarily a satirist, Ruskin, as can be seen from 
the eight short selections included in our sched- 
ule, first an artist and then a priest. His style 
is very elaborate and to us may at times seem 
affected just as Carlyle's with his over use of 
capital letters and "thou's" may, but it is 
largely the fault of our own generation. Beauty 
is there just the same — beauty all the more 
charming because of the quaint garments it wears., 

S6 On Books and Reading 

No subject outside the domain of religion or 
politics has animated so much discussion as that 
which involves art and morals. Can a work of 
art be a work of art if it is merely beautiful 
and not useful? Can a wicked man be a great 
artist? Is the artist less responsible toward so- 
ciety than other men or more responsible? It 
is one of those eternal problems which no 
one has ever answered to anyone's satisfaction 
but his own. Ruskin's essay, "Art and Morals" 
is one of the most thoughtful contributions that 
has ever been made to the subject, but even so, 
like all other similar contributions, it is to be 
read, not piously as by a disciple silting at the 
feet of a master, but thoughtfully as it was 
written, and then, at the end, if the reader is in 
a worshipful frame of mind there is no objec- 
tion to his having a seat and worshiping. 

But perhaps Ruskin pleases you less than 
Thackeray. Try another volume, let us say 
one that contains Booth Tarkington. There are 
two of them. Mr. Tarkington has been called 
the Dean of American Literature and critics 
have gathered around him to say many compli- 
mentary things, but if you read him because he 
is the dean or because he writes great trilogies 
of novels about life in the Middle West or be- 
cause the critics say nice things about him, you 
make a mistake. When Mr. Tarkington was 

On Books and Reading 57 

at Princeton he was considered the best of good 
fellows, a merry companion, a delightful friend, 
and that is the only way to consider him now. 

The two selections here were not made at 
random. "Beauty and the Jacobin," as Mr. 
Tarkington admits, marked a turning point in 
his career. Before this time he had always set 
his characters up like men on a chess board and 
moved them around to suit himself, but in this 
play the characters take matters into their own 
hands and do as they please. If you already 
know his other work you may notice that Eloise 
d'Anville, the "Beauty" is the spiritual mother 
of one of Mr. Tarkington's most savage por- 
traits, Cora Madison, in "The Flirt." The link 
that joins "The Flirt" to his later work is Hed- 
rick Madison, Cora's small brother who is to 
Penrod what Eloise is to Cora. There is room 
in the University for only one of the Penrod sto- 
ries (and Penrod is a lively youngster to find in 
any university) but in that one the reader is in- 
troduced to that incomparable pair, Penrod and 
Sam, and their two black henchmen, Herman 
and Verman. 

From Mark Twain, to mention more or less 
at random another of the famous names included 
in our University, only two selections are given, 
but one of them is "The Jumping Frog of 
Calaveras County" the other is Colonel Sel- 

58 On Books and Reading 

lers, and even those who do not care for Mark 
Twain (there are, and one of them is Dr. Mau- 
rice Francis Egan whose taste is almost impec- 
cable) think the frog and the Colonel have right 
justly earned the high places which they hold as 
famous Americans. Mark Twain opens the 
way to another pleasant diversion in the way of 
reading to anyone who will get his "Personal 
Recollections of Joan of Arc" and compare his 
Joan with Shakespeare's (She is in "Henry VI," 
Part I) and after that with Bernard Shaw's in 
"Saint' Joan." Shakespeare's was written by an 
Englishman at a time when English feeling 
against France was so bitter that the Maic? 
could not be presented except as an unattractive 
character, Shaw's was written by another Eng- 
lishman so many years later that prejudice had 
died and any presentation was possible, and 
Mark Twain's was written by an American 
humorist to whom the girl made so strong an 
appeal that he wrote his story of the Maid, "the 
most innocent, the most lovely, the most adora- 
able the ages have produced," and published it 
anonymously lest the reputation which he had 
built up in his other work should make people 
think he was simply trying to be funny again. 

No group of selections could lay claim to any 
sort of completeness which omitted that most in- 
fluential figure in modern English fiction the 

On Books and Reading 59 

Pole, Joseph Conrad. When on his way to 
Australia some years ago in the good ship 
Torrens he gave the first eight chapters of his 
first novel, "Almayer's Folly" to a young Cam- 
bridge student to read (the incident is described 
in the fragment from his autobiography which 
is included in Volume XVII) and the Cam- 
bridge student handed them back and Conrad 
asked him if he thought the story was worth 
finishing and he answered "Distinctly" he in 
one word, according to Hugh Walpole, changed 
the whole course of modern English fiction. 
"Almayer's Folly" by itself did not do it, of 
course, but only with the help of the novels 
that came later, "The Nigger of the Narcissus," 
"Lord Jim," "The Shadow Line," "Nostromo," 
and the short stories like "Falk" and "Typhoon" 
and that greatest of them all, "Youth" which 
one critic says is worth all of the children that 
have been born in the state of Iowa since the 
Civil War. 

The story which is reprinted here, "The La- 
goon," marks the end of the first or the Ma- 
layan phase of Conrad's writing, the period 
which includes "Almayer's Folly" and "An Out- 
cast of the Islands." Printed first in the Corn- 
hill MagazinCj "The Lagoon" marks also his 
first appearance in a serial. 

Quite aside from what he has taught us about 

6p On Books and Reading 

the possibilities of prose romance, Conrad, along 
with several other foreigners who have been us- 
ing it as a medium of artistic expression, has 
shown that in the English language we have 
one of the most beautiful and forcible that the 
world has ever known, not even excepting an- 
cient Greek. "The truth of the matter is," said 
Conrad in the new preface to "A personal 
Record" in the Concord edition of his works, 
"that my faculty to write in English is as natural 
as any other aptitude with which I might have 
been born. I have a strange and overpowering 
feeling that it had always been an inherent part 
of myself." 

The title of "greatest living master of English 
style" is sometimes claimed for Kipling instead 
of Conrad because his field is larger. He is 
one of those poets, of whom we have all too few, 
who speaks not to a lonely and sympathetic fig- 
ure here and there, but to a whole nation — al- 
most to a whole world. More than once with 
a ringing verse he has brought the United King- 
dom, to a man, to its feet — a marvellous sight, 
a sight to take one's breath away — a vast mul- 
titude standing with bared heads listening while 
a prophet shouts denunciation and inspiration at 
them. "He is," says Brander Matthews, "the 
master balladist of our time; he has recaptured 
the spirit of the old unknown bards who sang 

On Books and Reading 6i 

their stories into being. He has the singing 
simplicity, the straightforward directness of the 
folk singers and also a dexterity of craftsman- 
ship, a command of rhyme and rhythm un- 
achieved by any of the more modern masters." 

Great as he is as a poet Kipling is no less 
great as a story teller. Of this phase we need 
not speak. Two of his finest tales, "Without 
Benefit of Clergy" and "The Man Who Would 
Be King" are reprinted here. 
* We might run on thus, for many pages, com- 
menting on the various aspects of the Pocket 
University, but as Dr. Egan has suggested, the 
best guide to books is a book itself, and the way 
to read the Pocket University is to read it, either 
with the help of Asa Don Dickinson's excellent 
daily guide, if you have a methodical mind, or 
in whatever other way, haphazard or otherwise, 
that gives you the most pleasure, but before 
you do that you may find it profitable to read 
what two great booklovers, Mr. John Macy, 
and Mr. Richard Le Gallienne have to say 
about the way to read to get the best. 

"We take it for granted," says John Macy, 
"that we know why we read. We may ask one 
further question: How shall we read? Our 
answer is that we should read with as much of 
ourselves as a book warrants, with the part ef 

62 On Books and Reading 

ourselves that a book demands. Mrs. Brown- 
ing says: 

We get no good 
By being ungenerous, even to a book, 
And calculating profits — so much help 
By so much reading. It is rather when 
We gloriously forget ourselves, and plunge 
Soul-forward, headlong, into a book's profound, 
Impassioned for its beauty, and salt of truth — 
'Tis then we get the right good from a book. 

"We sometimes know exactly what we wish to 
get from a book, especially if it is a volume of 
information on a definite subject But the great 
book is full of treasures that one does not de- 
liberately seek, and which indeed one may miss 
altogether on the first journey through. It is 
almost nonsensical to say: Read Macaulay for 
clearness, Carlyle for power, Thackeray for 
ease. Literary excellence is not separated and 
bottled up in any such drug-shop array. If 
MafCaulay is a master of clearness it is because 
he is much else besides. Unless we read a man 
for all there is in him, we get very little; we 
meet, not a living human being, not a vital 
book, but something dead, dismembered, disor- 
ganized. We do not read Thackeray for ease; 
we read him for Thackeray and enjoy his ease 
by the way. 

On Books and Reading 63 

"We must read a book for all there is in it of 
we shall get little or nothing. To be masters of 
books we must have learned to let books master 
us. This is true of books that we are required 
to read, such as text-books, and of those we 
read voluntarily and at leisure. The law of 
reading is to give a book its due and a little 
more. The art of reading is to know how to 
apply this law. For there is an art of reading, 
for each of us to learn for himself, a private way 
of making the acquaintance of books. 

"Macaulay, whose mind was never hurried or 
confused, learned to read very rapidly, to ab- 
sorb a page at a glance. A distinguished pro- 
fessor, who has spent his life in the most 
minutely technical scholarship, surprised us one 
day by commending to his classes the fine art of 
'skipping.' Many good books, including some 
most meritorious 'three-decker' novels, have 
their profitless pages, and it is useful to know 
by a kind of practised instinct where to, pause 
and reread and where to run lightly and rapidly 
over the page. It is a useful accomplishment 
not only in the reading of fiction, but in the busi- 
ness of life, to the man of affairs who must get 
the gist of a mass of written matter, and to the 
student of any special subject. 

"Usually, of course, a book that is worth 
reading at all is worth reading carefully. Thor- 

64 On Books and Reading 

oughness of reading Is the first thing to preach 
and to practise, and it Is perhaps dangerous to 
suggest to a beginner that any book should be 
skimmed. The suggestion will serve its pur- 
pose if it indicates that there are ways to read, 
that practice in reading is like practice in any- 
thing else; the more one does, and the more in- 
telligently one does it, the farther and more 
easily one can go. In the best reading — that 
is, the most thoughtful reading of the most 
thoughtful books — attention is necessary. It is 
even necessary that w^e should read some works, 
some passages, so often and with such close ap- 
plication that we commit them to memory. It 
is said that the habit of learning pieces by heart 
is not so prevalent as it used to be. I hope 
that this is not so. What! have you no poems 
by heart, no great songs, no verses from the 
Bible, no speeches from Shakespeare? Then 
you have not begun to read, you have not 
learned how to read. 

"We have said enough, perhaps, of the theo- 
ries of reading. The one lesson that seems 
most obvious is that we must come close to lit- 

And, now, Mr. LeGallienne: 

"One is sometimes asked by young people 
panting after the waterbrooks of knowledge: 

On Books and Reading 65 

'How shall I get the best out of books?' Here 
indeed is one of those questions which can be 
answered only in general terms, with possible il- 
lustrations from one's own personal experience. 
Misgivings, too, as to one's fitness to answer it 
may well arise, as wistfully looking round one's 
own bookshelves, one asks oneself: 'Have I 
myself got the best out of this wonderful world 
of books?' It is almost like asking oneself: 
*Have I got the best out of life?' 

"As we make the survey, it will surely happen 
that our eyes fall on many writers whom the 
stress of life, or spiritual indolence, has pre- 
vented us frcm using as all the while they have 
been eager to be used; friends we might have 
made yet never have made, neglectd coun- 
i^ellors we would so often have done well to con- 
sult, guides that could have saved us many 
a wrong turning in the difficult way. There, 
in unvisited corners of our shelves, what neg- 
lected fountains of refreshments, gardens in 
which we have never walked, hills we have 
never climbed! 

" 'Well,' we say with a sigh, 'a man cannot 
read everything; it is life that has interrupted 
our studies, and probably the fact is that we 
have accumulated more books than we really 
need.' The young reader's appetite is largely 
in his eyes, and it is very natural for one who is 

66 On Books and Reading 

born with a taste for books to gather them 
about him at first indiscriminately, on the hear- 
say recommendation of fame, before he really 
knows what his own individual tastes are, or 
are going to be, and in that wistful survey I 
have imagined, our eyes will fall, too, with some 
amusement, on not a few volumes to which we 
never have had any really personal relation, and 
which, whatever their distinction or their value 
for others, were never meant for us. The way 
to do with such books is to hand them over to 
some one who has a use for them. On our 
shelves they are like so much good thrown 
away, invitations to entertainments for which 
we have no taste. In all vital libraries, such a 
process of progressive perfection is continually 
going on, and to realize what we do not want 
in books, or cannot use, must, obviously, be a 
first principle in our getting the best out of 

"Yes, we read too many books, and too many 
that, as they do not really interest us, bring us 
neither benefit nor diversion. Even from the 
point of view of reading for pleasure, we man- 
age our reading badly. We listlessly allow our- 
selves to be bullied by publisher's advertise- 
ments into reading the latest fatuity in fiction, 
without, in one case out of twenty, finding any 
of that pleasure we are ostensibly seeking. In- 

On Books and Reading (^y 

stead, indeed, we are bored and enervated, 
where we might have been refreshed, either by 
romance or laughter. Such reading resembles 
the idle absorption of innocuous but interesting 
beverages, which cheer as little as they inebriate, 
and yet at the same time make frivolous de- 
mands on the digestive functions. No one but 
a publisher could call such reading "light." Ac- 
tually it is weariness to the flesh and heaviness 
to the spirit. 

"If, therefore, our idea of the best in books is 
the recreation they can so well bring; if we go 
to books as to a playground to forget our cares 
and to blow off the cobwebs of business, let us 
make sure that we find what we seek. It is 
there, sure enough. The playgrounds of liter- 
ature are indeed wide, and alive with bracing 
excitement, nor is there any limit to the variety 
of the games. But let us be sure, when we set 
out to be amused, that we really are amused, 
that our humorists do really make us laugh, 
and that our story-tellers have stories to tell 
and know how to tell them. Beware of imita- 
tions, and, when in doubt, try Shakespeare, 
and Dumas — even Ouida. As a rule, avoid 
the 'spring lists,' or 'summer reading.' 'Sum- 
mer reading' is usually very hot work. 

"Hackneyed as it is, there is no better general 
advice on reading than Shakespeare's 

68 On Books and Reading 

No profit is where is no pleasure taken, 
In brief, sir, study what you most affect. 

"Not only in regard to books whose purpose, 
frankly, is recreation, but also in regard to the 
graver uses of books, this counsel no less holds. 
No reading does us any good that is not a pleas- 
ure to us. Her paths are paths of pleasantness. 
Yet, of course, this does not mean that all prof- 
itable reading is easy reading. Some of the 
books that give us the finest pleasure need the 
closest application for their enjoyment. There 
is always a certain spiritual and mental effort 
necessary to be made before we tackle the great 
books. One might compare \t to the effort of 
getting up CO see the sun rise. It is no little 
tug to leave one's warm bed — but once we are 
out in the crystalline morning air, wasn't it 
worth it? Perhaps our finest pleasure always 
demands some such austerity of preparation. 
That is the secret of the truest epicureanism. 
Books like Dante's 'Divine Comedy,' or Plato's 
dialogues, will not give themselves to a loung- 
ing reader. They demand a braced, attentive 
spirit. But when the first effort has been made, 
how exhilarating are the altitudes in which we 
find ourselves; what a glow of pure joy is the 
rew^ard which we are almost sure to win by our 
mental mountaineering. 

On Books and Reading 69 

"But such books are not for moments when 
we are unwilling or unable to make that neces- 
sary effort. We cannot always be in the mood 
for the great books, and often we are too tired 
physically, or too low down on the depressed 
levels of daily life, even to lift our eyes toward 
the hills. To attempt the great books — or any 
books at all — in such moods and moments, is a 
mistake. We may thus contract a prejudice 
against some writer who, approached in more 
fortunate moments, would prove the very man 
we were looking for. 

"To know when to read is hardly less impor- 
tant than to know what to read. Of course, 
every one must decide the matter for himself; 
but one general counsel may be ventured: Read 
only what you want to read, and only when 
you want to read it. 

"Some readers find the early morning, whe*i 
they have all the world to themselves, their 
best time for reading, and, if you are a good 
sleeper, and do not find early rising more weary- 
ing than refreshing, there is certainly no other 
time of the day when the mind is so eagerly re- 
ceptive, has so keen an edge of appetite, and 
absorbs a book in so fine an intoxication. For 
your true book-lover there is no other exhilara- 
tion so exquisite as that with which one reads an 
inspiring book in the solemn freshness of early 

70 On Books and Reading 

morning. One's nerves seem peculiarly strung 
for exquisite impressions in the first dewy hours 
of the day, there is a virginal sensitiveness and 
purity about all our senses, and the mere delight 
of the eye in the printed page is keener than at 
any other time. 'The Muses love the morning, 
and that is a fit time for study,' said Erasmus 
to his friend Christianus of Lubeck; and, cer- 
tainly, if early rising agrees with one, there is 
no better time for getting the very best out of 
a book. Moreover, morning reading has a way 
of casting a spell of peace over the whole day. 
It has a sweet, solemnizing effect on our 
thoughts — a sort of mental matins — and through 
the day's business it accompanies us as with 
hidden music. 

"There are others who prefer to do thetr 
reading at night, and I presume that most 
readers of this are so circumstanced as to have 
no time to spare for reading during the day. 
Personally, I think that one of the best places 
to read in is bed. Paradoxical as it may 
sound, one is not so apt to fall asleep over his 
book in bed as in the post-prandial armchair. 
While one's body rests itself, one's mind, re- 
mains alert, and, when the time for sleep comes 
at last, it passes into unconsciousness, tran- 
quilized and sweetened with thought and pleas- 
antly weary with healthy exercise. One awak* 

On Books and Reading 71 

ens, too, next morning, with, so to say, a very 
pleasant taste of meditation in the mouth. Eras- 
mus, again, has a counsel for the bedtime 
reader, expressed with much felicity. *A little 
before you sleep,' he says, 'read something that 
is exquisite, and worth remembering; and con- 
template upon it till you fall asleep; and, when 
you awake in the morning, call yourself to an 
account for it.' 

"In an old Atlantic Monthly, from which, if 
I remember aright, he never rescued it, Oliver 
Wendell Holmes has a delightful paper on the 
delights of reading in bed, entitled 'Pillow- 
Smoothing Authors.' 

"Then, though I suppose we shall have the 
oculists against us, the cars are good places to 
read in — if you have the power of detachment, 
and are able to switch off your ears from other 
people's conversation. It is a good plan to have 
a book with you in all places and at all times. 
Most likely you will carry it many a day and 
never give it a single look, but, even so, a book in 
the hand is always a companionable reminder of 
that happier world of fancy, which, alas! most 
of us can only visit by playing truant from the 
real world. As some men wear boutonnieres, 
so a reader carries a book, and sometimes, when 
he is feeling the need of beauty, or the solace 
of a friend, he opens it, and finds both. Proba- 

72 On Books and Reading 

bly he will count among the most fruitful mo- 
ments of his reading the snatched glimpses of 
beauty and wisdom he has caught in the morning 
car. The covers of his book have often proved 
like some secret door, through which, surrepti- 
tiously opened, he has looked for a moment into 
his own particular fairy land. Never mind the 
oculist, therefore, but, whenever you feel like 
it, read in the car. 

"One or two technical considerations may be 
dealt with in this place. How to remember 
what one reads is one of them. Some people 
are blest with such good memories that they 
never forget anything that they have once read. 
Literary history has recorded many miraculous 
memories. Still, it is quite possible to remem- 
ber too much, and thus turn one's mind into a 
lumber-room of useless information. A good 
reader forgets even more than he remembers. 
Probably we remember all that is really neces- 
sary for us, and, except in so far as our reading 
is technical and directed toward some exact 
science or profession, accuracy of memory is 
not important. As the Sabbath was made for 
man, so books were made for the reader, and, 
when a reader has assimilated from any given 
book his own proper nourishment and pleasure, 
the rest of the book is so much oyster shell. 
The end of true reading is the development of 

On Books and Reading 73 

individuality. Like a certain water insect, the 
reader instinctively selects from the outspread 
world of books the building materials for the 
house of his soul. He chooses here and rejects 
there, and remembers or forgets according to 
the formative desire of his nature. Yet it 
often happens that he forgets much that he 
needs to remember, and thus the question of 
methodical aids to memory arises. 

"One's first thought, of course, is of the com- 
monplace book. Well, have you ever kept one, 
or, to be more accurate, tried to keep one? 
Personally, I believe in the commonplace book 
so long as we don't expect too much from it. 
Its two dangers are (i) that one is apt to make 
far too many and too minute entries, and (2) 
that one is apt to leave all the remembering to 
the commonplace book, with a consequent re- 
laxation of one's own attention. On the other 
hand, the mere discipline of a commonplace 
book is a good thing, and if — as I think is the 
best way — ^we copy out the passages at full 
length, they are thus the more securely fixed 
in the memory. A commonplace book kept with 
moderation is really useful, and may be delight- 
ful. But the entries should be made at full 
length. Otherwise, the thing becomes a mere 
index, an index which encourages us to forget. 
. "Another familiar way of assisting one's mem- 

74 Oil Books and Reading 

ory in reading is to mark one's own striking 
passages. This method is chiefly worth while 
for the sake of one's second and subsequent 
readings; though it all depends when one makes 
the markings — at what time of his life, I mean. 
Markings made at the age of twenty years are 
of little use at thirty — except negatively. In 
fact, I have usually found that all I care to read 
again of a book read at twenty is just the pas- 
sages I did not mark. This consideration, how- 
ever, does not depreciate the value of one's com- 
paratively contemporary markings. At the 
same time, marking, like indexings, is apt, unless 
guarded against, to relax the momory. One is 
apt to mark a passage in lieu of remembering it. 
Still, for a second reading, as I say — a second 
reading not too long after the first — marking is 
a useful method, particularly if one regards his 
first reading of a book as a prospecting of the 
ground rather than a taking possession. One's 
first reading is a sort of flying visit, during 
which he notes the places he would like to visit 
again and really come to know. A brief index 
of one's markings at the end of a volume is a 
method of memory that commended itself to 
the booklovers of former days — to Leigh Hunt, 
for instance. 

"Yet none of these external methods, useful 
as they may prove, can compare with a habit 

IN order to render The Pocket 
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in the twenty-two volumes com- 
prising the set', a series of eighty- 
eight illustrations. The following 
six illustrations will serve to give 
you an idea of the expense we 
have gone to in order to obtain 
reproductions of many famous sub- 
jects of literature. 

This little Reading Guide, which 
follows the illustrations, affords 
you an opportunity to have at 
your command the best literature 
of its kind; 1,380 masterpieces, 
each for less than the price you 
pay for 3^our daily newspaper. 

Photo Brown Bros. 


On Books and Reading 75 

of thorough attention. We read far too hur- 
riedly, too much in the spirit of the 'quick 
lunch.' No doubt we do so a great deal from 
the misleading idea that there is so very much 
to read. Actually, there is very little to read, 
- — if we wish for real reading — and there is 
time to read it all twice over. We — ^Americans 
— bolt our books as we do our food, and so get 
far too little good out of them. We treat our 
mental digestions as brutally as we treat our 
stomachs. Meditation is the digestion of the 
mind, but we allow ourselves no time for medi- 
tation. We gorge our eyes with the printed 
page, but all too little of what we take in with 
our eyes ever reaches our minds or our spirits. 
We assimilate what we can from all this hurry 
of superfluous food, and the rest goes to waste, 
and, as a natural consequence, contributes only 
to the wear and tear of our mental organism. 

"Books should be real things. They were so 
once, when a man would give a fat field in ex- 
change for a small manuscript; and they are 
no less real to-day — some of them. Each age 
contributes one or two real books to the eternal 
library — and always the old books remain, magic 
springs of healing and refreshment. If no one 
should write a book for a thousand years, there 
are quite enough books to keep us going. Real 
books there are in plenty. Perhaps there are 

76 On Books and Reading 

more real books than there are real readers. 
Books are the strong tincture of experience. 
They are to be taken carefully, drop by drop, 
not carelessly gulped down by the bottleful. 
Therefore, if you would get the best out of 
books, spend a quarter of an hour in reading, 
and three quarters of an hour in thinking over 
what you have read." 





The elaborate, systematic "course of reading" 
is a bore. After thirty years spent among books 
and bookish people I have never yet met any- 
one who would admit that he had ploughed 
through such a course from beginning to end. 
Of course a few faithful souls, with abundant 
leisure, have done this, just as there are men 
who have walked from New York City to San 
Francisco. Good exercise, doubtless! But most 
of us have not time for feats of such question- 
able utility. 

Yet I myself and most of the booklovers vvhom 
I know have started at one time or another to 
pursue a course of reading, and we have never 
regretted our attempts. Why? Because this is 
an excellent way to discover the comparatively 
small number of authors who have a message 
that we need to hear. When such an one is dis- 
covered, one may with a good conscience let 
the systematic course go by the board until one 
has absorbed all that is useful from the store of 
good things offered by the valuable new ac- 


8o Guide to Daily Reading 

Each one has his idiosyncrasies. If I may be 
permitted to allude to a personal failing, let me 
confess that I have never read "Paradise Lost" 
nor "Pilgrim's Progress." I have hopefully 
dipped into them repeatedly, but — / dont like 
them. Some day I hope to, but until my mind is 
ready for these two great world-books, I do not 
intend to waste time by driving through them 
with set teeth. There are too many other good 
books that I do enjoy reading. "In brief, Sir, 
study what you most affect." 

The "Guide to Daily Reading" which follows 
makes no claim to be systematic. The aim has 
been simply to introduce the reader to a goodly 
company of authors — to provide a daily flower 
of thought for the buttonhole, to-day a glorious 
rose of poetic fancy, to-morrow a pert little 
pansy ot quaint humor. 

Yet nearly all the selections are doubly signifi- 
cant and interesting if read upon the days to 
which they are especially assigned. For ex- 
ample, on New Year's Day it is suggested that 
one set one's house in order by reading Frank- 
lin's "Rules of Conduct," Longfellow's "Psalm 
of Life," Bryant's "Thanatopsis," and Lowell's 
"To the Future"; on January 19th, Poe's Birth- 
day, one is directed to an excellent sketch of 
Poe and to. typical examples of his best work, 
"The Raven" and "The Cask of Amontillado"; 

Guide to Daily Reading 8i 

and on October 31st, Hallowe'en, one is re- 
minded of Burns's "Tarn O'Shanter." 

The references are explicit in each case, so 
that it is a matter of only a few seconds to find 
each one. For example, the reference to the 
"Cask of Amontillado" is 4-Pt.1 :67-77 ; which 
means that this tale will be found in Part I 
of volume 4, at page 67. Excepting volumes 
10-15 (Poetry) and volume 18 (Drama), two 
volumes are bound in one in this set, so it 
should be remembered that generally there are 
two pages numbered 67 in each book. 

The daily selections can in most cases be read 
in from fifteen minutes to half an hour, and Dr. 
Eliot, President Emeritus of Harvard, has said 
that fifteen minutes a day devoted to good liter- 
ature will give every man the essentials of a 
liberal education. If time can be found between 
breakfast and the work-hours for these few min- 
utes of reading, one will receive more benefit 
than if it is done during the somnolent period, 
which follows the day's work and dinner. It is 
a mistake, however, to read before breakfast. 
Eyes and stomach are too closely related to per- 
mit of this. 

Happy is he who can read these books in com- 
pany with a sympathetic companion. His en- 
joyment of the treasure they contain will be 

82 Guide to Daily Reading 

One final hint — when reading for something 
besides pastime, get in the habit of referring 
when necessary to dictionary, encyclopaedia, and 
atlas. If on the subway or a railway train, jot 
down a memorandum of the query on the flyleaf, 
and look up the answer at the first opportunity. 

Asa Don Dickinson, 

Guide to Daily Reading 83 

There is no business^ no avocation whatever^ which will 
not permit a man, who has the inclination, to give a little 
time, every day, to study. 

— Daniel Wyttenbach. 

January ist to 7th 
1st. I. Franklin's Rules of Conduct, 6-Pt.II:86- 


Longfellow's Psalm of Life, 14:247-248 
Bryant's Thanatopsis, 15:18-20 
Lowell's To the Future, 13:164-167 

Arnold's Self-Dependence, 14:273-274 
Adams's Cold Wave of 32 B. C, 9-Pt.I:i46 
Thomas's Frost To-night, 12:343 

ToMMASo Salvini, b. I Ja. 1829; d. i Ja. 

Tommaso Salvini, i7-II:8o-io8 

Extracts from Thackeray's Book of Snobs, 

Ruskin's Venice, i-Pt.II:73-88 
St. Mark's, i-Pt.II:9i-ioo 

Shakespeare's Blow, Blow, Thou Winter 

Wind, 12:256-257 
Messinger's A Winter Wish, 12:259-261 
IIL Emerson's The Snow-Storm, 14:03-94 
IV. Thackeray's Nil Nisi Bonum, i-Pt.I:i30- 

ytn. L Adams's Ballad of the Thoughtless Waiter, 
IL Us Poets, 9-Pt.I:i48 
in. Spenser's Amoretti, 13:177 

















84 Guide to Daily Reading 

No book that will not improve by repeated readings 
deserves to be read at all. 

— ^Thomas Carlyle, 

January 8th to 14TH 

8th. I. Trowbridge's Fred Trover's Little Iron- 
clad, 7-Pt.II:82-io5 

9th. I. Kipling's The Man Who Would Be King, 

loth. I. Carlyle's Boswell's Life of Johnson, 2-Pt.I: 

nth. Alexander Hamilton, b. 11 Ja. 1757 

I. Alexander Hamilton, i6-Pt.1 71-91 

I2th. L Macaulay's Dr. Samuel Johnson, His 
Biographer, 2-Pt.n:30-39 
n. The Puritans, 2-Pt.n:23-29 

13th. Edmund Spenser, d, 16 Ja, 1599 

I. Prothalamion, 13:13-20 

14th. I. Hawthorne's Dr. Heidegger's Experiment, 

Guide to Daily Reading 85 

The novel, in its best form, I regard as one of the most 
powerful engines of civilization ever invented. 

— Sir John Herschel. 

January 15TH to 21ST 

15th. Edward Everett, J. 15 Ja. 1865 

I. Lincoln to Everett, 5-Pt.I:i20 

II. Irving's Westminster Abbey, 3-Pt.II:75« 


i6th. George V. Hobart, b. 16 Ja. 1867 

I. John Henry at the Races, 9-Pt. 11:95-101 

II. Poe's The Black Cat, 4-Pt.I:i27-i43 

17th. Benjamin Franklin, b. 17 Ja. 1706 

I. Poor Richard's Almanac, 6-Pt.II:i33-i49 

II. Maxims, 7-Pt.I:ii 

III. The Whistle, 6-Pt.II: 156-159 

iSth. Daniel Webster, b. 18 Ja. 1782 

I. Adams and Jefferson, 6-Pt.I:3-6o 

19th. Edgar Allan Poe, b. 19 Ja. 1809 

I. Cask of Amontillado, 4-Pt. 1:67-77 

II. The Raven, 10:285-292 

III. Edgar Allan Poe, 17-Pt. 1:28-3 7 

20th. N. P. Willis, b. 20 Ja. 1806 

I. Miss Albina McLush, 7-Pt.I:25-29 
Richard Le Gallienne, b. 20 Ja. 1866 

II. May Is Building Her House, 12:328 

SISt. James Stuart, Earl of Murray, killed 21 

Ja. 1570 

I. The Bonny Earl of Murray, 10:21-22 

II. Lincoln's The Dred Scott Decision, 5-PS' 


III. Fragment on Slavery, 5-Pt.I:ii-i2 

86 Guide to Daily Reading 

He that revels in a well-chosen library has innumerable 
dishesy and all of admirable flavour. His taste is rendered 
so acute as easily to distinguish the nicest shade of differ- 

— ^William Godwin. 

January 22nd to 28th 

22nd. Lord Byron, b. 22 Ja. 1788 

I. Macaulay's Lord Byron the Man, 2-Pt.II: 

IL On This Day I Complete My Thirty- 
Sixth Year, 12:275-277 
IIL The Isles of Greece, 14:75-79 

Lamb's Dream Children, 5-Pt.II:34-40 
On Some of the Old Actors, 5-Pt.II:52-7o 

Spenser's Epithalamion, 13:20-37 
Robert Burns, b. 25 Ja. 1759 
The Cotter's Saturday Night, 1 1 :40-48 
Robert Burns, 17-Pt. 1:43-64 
Halleck's Burns, 15:67-73 



25 th. 











Thomas Lovell Beddoes, d. 26 Ja. 1849 

Wolfram's Dirge, 15L4.2-43 

How Many Times Do I Love Thee, Dear? 

Dream-Pedlary, 12:227-228 
Franklin's Philosophical Experiments, 


John McCrae, Died in France 28 Ja. 1918 
In Flanders Fields, 15:214 

28th. Ruggles and Fate, 22-Pt.II: 115 

Guide to Daily Reading 87 

We enter our studies, and enjoy a society which we 
alone can bring together. We raise no jealousy by con- 
versing with one in preference to another; we give no offence 
to the most illustrious by questioning him as long as we will, 
and leaving him as abruptly. . . . 

— Walter Savage Landor. 

January 29TH to February 4th 

29th. Adelaide Ristori, b. 30 Ja. 1822 

I. Adelaide Ristori, ly-Pt.IIiiog-i 19 

II. Thackeray's On Being Found Out, l-Pt. 


30th. Walter Savage Landor, b. 30 Ja. 1775 

I, Rose Aylmer, 15:119 

II, The Maid's Lament, 15:119-120 

III, Mother, I Cannot Mind My Wheel, 12:273 

IV, On His Seventy-fifth Birthday, 13:278 

V, Ruskin's The Two Boyhoods, i-Pt.II :3-23 

31st. I. Carlyle's Essay on Biography, 2-Pt. 

F. 1st. I. Morris's February, 14:102-103 

II. Belloc's South Country, 12:331] 

III. Early Morning, 13:294 

2nd. W. R. Benet, b. 2 F. 1886 

I. Tricksters, 13:288 

II. Hodgson's Eve, 11:324 

III. The Gipsy Girl, 14:299 

3rd. Sidney Lanier, h. 3 F. 1842 

I. The Marshes of Glynn, 14:55-61 

II. A Ballad of Trees and the Master, 12:316- 


III. The Stirrup-Cup, 13:283 

4th. Thomas Carlyle, d, 4 F. 1881 

I. Mirabeau, 2-Pt.I:79-86 

II. Ghosts, 2-Pt.I:i34-i37 

III. Labor, 2-Pt. 1:138-145 

88 Guide to Dail}'^ Reading 

Borrow therefore, of those golden morning hours, and, 
bestow them on your book. 

— Earl of Bedford. 

February 5th to iith 

5th. I. De Quincey's On the Knocking at the 
Gate In Macbeth, 4-Pt.II: 100-107 

6th. Sir Henry Irving, b. 6Y. 1838 

I. Sir Henry Irving, 17-11:39-47 

7th. Charles Dickens, ^. 7 F. 1812 

I, The Trial for Murder, 2i-Pt.I:i-i9 

8th. John Ruskin, ^. 8 F. 1819 

I. The Slave Ship, i-Pt.II:27-29 

II. Art and Morals, i-Pt.II:i03-i32 

III. Peace, i-Pt.II:i35-i37 

9th. George Ade, b. 9 F. 1866 

I. The Fable of the Preacher, 9-Pt. 11:67-71 

II. The Fable of the Caddy, 9-Pt. 11:93-94 

III. The Fable of the Two Mandolin Players, 

9-Pt. 11:131-136 

loth. Sir John Suckling, baptized 10 F. 1609 

I. Encouragements to a Lover, 12:122 

II. Constancy, 12:122-123 

E. W. TowNSEND, b. 10 F. 1855 

III. Chimmie Meets the Duchess, 9-Pt.X 


Ilth. I. Brooke's Dust, 12:341 

II. 1914 — ^V — ^The Soldier, 15:228 

III. Guiterraan's In the Hospital, 15:203 

Guide to Daily Reading 89 

The scholar, only, knows how dear these silent, yet 
eloquent, companions of pure thoughts and innocent hours 
become in the season of adversity. When all that is worldly 
turns to dross around us, these only retain their steady 

— ^Washington Irving. 

February I2th to i8th 

Abraham Lincoln, b. 12 F. 1809 
Lincoln, i6-Pt.I:93-i4i 

living's The Stout Gentleman, 3-Pt.II: 

W. T. Sherman, d. 14 F. 1891 
I. General William Tecumseh Sherman, 

15th. Charles Bertrand Lewis ("M. Quad") 

b. 15 F. 1842 
L The Patent Gas Regulator, 9-Pt.n:3-7 
IL Two Cases of Grip, 8-Pt. 1:50-53 

i6th. Joseph Hergesheimer, b. 15 F. 1880 

I. A Sprig of Lemon Verbena, 22-Pt.n:i-47 

17th. Josephine Dodge Daskam, b. 17 F. 1876 

L The Woman Who Was Not Athletic, 

9-Pt.II 78-80 
IL The Woman Who Used Her Theory, 

9-Pt. II:8o-8i 
III. The Woman Who Helped Her Sister, 


1 8th. I. De Quincey's The Affliction of Childhoods 
4-Pt.II 13-30 






90 Guide to Daily Reading 

What a place to he in is an old library ! It seems as 
thotcgh all the souls of all the writers were re-posing here., 

— Charles Lamb. 

February 19TH to 25TH 
Conrad's The Lagoon, 22-Pt.1: 17-37 

Joseph Jefferson, h. 20 F. 1829 
Joseph Jefferson, 17-Pt. 11:3-22 

John Henry Newman, h. ^\Y. 1801 
The Pillar of the Cloud, 12:323 
Sensitiveness, 15:183-184 
in. Flowers Without Fruit, 15:184 
IV. Lincoln's Address at Cooper Institute, 

22nd. George Washington, h. 22 F. 1732 

I. Washington, i6-Pt. 1:3-42 

23rd. I. Mrs. Freeman's The Wind in the Rose- 
bush, 20-Pt.II:i2-38 

24th. Samuel Lover, h. 24 F. 1797 

I. The Gridiron, i9-Pt.II:59-70 

25th. I. Lamb's Superannuated Man, 5-Pt.II: 
n. Old China, 5-Pt.II:9i-ioo 







Guide to Daily Reading 91 

A little peaceftd home 

Bounds all my wants and wishes; add to this 

My book and friend, and this is happiness. 

— Francesco Di Rioja. 

February 26th to March 4th 

26th. Sam Walter Foss, d. 26 F. 19 11 

I. The Prayer of Cyrus Brown, 9-Pt.II:8 

II. The Meeting of the Clabberhuses, 8-Pt.I: 


III. A Modern Martyrdom, 9-Pt.II:84-86 

IV. The Ideal Husband to His Wife, 9-Pt.I: 


27th. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, b. 27 

F. 1807 

I. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 17-Pt.I: 


II. Wreck of the Hesperus, 10:156-160 

III. My Lost Youth, 12:263-266 

28th. Ellen Terry, b. 27 F. 1848 

I. Ellen Terry, 1 7-Pt. 11:48-60 

Mr. 1st. I. Morris's March, 14:103-104 

W. D. Howells, b. I Mr. 1837 
n. Mrs. Johnson, 8-Pt.II: 107-128 

2nd. I. Franklin's Settling Down, 6-Pt.II:76-85 

II. Public Affairs, 6-Pt.II:io2-io7 

3rd. . Edmund Waller, b. 9 Mr. 1606 

I. On a Girdle, 12:132 

II. De la Mare's The Listeners, 11:326 

4th. Inauguration Day 

I. Lincoln's First Inaugural Address 5-Pt.I: 


92 Guide to Daily Reading 

A little library, growing larger every year, is an honor' 
able part of a mans history. It is a man's duty to have 
hooks. A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessar- 
ies of life. 

— Henry Ward Beecher. 

March 5th to iith 

5th. Frank Norris, b. 5 Mr. 1870 

L The Passing of Cock-Eye Blacklock, 
22-Pt. 11:64 

6th. Elizabeth Barrett Browning, b, 6 

Mr. 1806 

I. Mother and Poet, 11:297-302 

II. A Musical Instrument, 12:282-283 

III. The Cry of the Children, 12:296-302 

7th. I. Thackeray's On a Lazy Idle Boy, i-Pt.I: 

8th. Henry Ward Beecher, d. 8 Mr. 1887 

I. Deacon Marble, 7-Pt. 1:13-15 

II. The Deacon's Trout, 7-Pt.I:i5-i6 

III. Noble and the Empty Hole, 7-PtJ:i7-i8 

Anna Letitia Barbauld, d. 9 Mr. 1825 

Life, 14:260-261 

Dunsany's Night at an Inn, 18:1 

Ruskin's The Mountain Gloom, i-Pt.II: 

Charles Sumner, d. 11 Mr. 1874 

I. Longfellow's Charles Sumner, 15:111-112 
Giles Fletcher, buried 11 Mr. 1611 

II. Wooing Song, 12:101-102 

III. Carlyle's Reward, 2-Pt.I:i46-i6o 






Guide to Daily Reading 93 

Boohs that can he held in the hand, and carried to the 
fireside are the best after all. 

— Samuel Johnson. 

March i2th to i8th 

I2th. I. Cozzens's A Family Horse, 9-Pt.I:3-l4 
II. Living in the Country, 7-Pt.I:82-95 

13th. I. Macaulay's Task of the Modern Historian, 
2-Pt.II 13-22 

14th. Henry IV. defeated the " Leaguers" at Ivry, 

14 Mr. 1590 
I. Macaulay's Ivry, 10:194-199 

15th. JoHANN LuDwiG Paul Heyse, b. 15 Mr. 


I. L'Arrabiata, 20-Pt.I:i30-i57 

i6th, Wallace Irwin, ^. i^ Mr. 1876 

I. The Servant Problemb, 7-Pt.I:i32 

17th. I. Hawthorne's The Great Stone Face, 3-Pt. 


18th. I. Roche'sThe V-A-S-E, 7-Pt.II:6o-6i 

II. Roche's A Boston Lullaby, 8-Pt.II:78 

III. A Boston Lullaby (Anon.) 7-Pt.II:io5 

IV. Burgess's The Bohemians of Boston, 7-Pt. 


94 Guide to Daily Reading 

The first time I read an excellent book, it is to me just 
as if I had gained a new friend; when I read over a book I 
have perused before, it resembles the meeting with an old 

— Oliver Goldsmith. 

March 19TH to 25TH 

19th. Thomas Bailey Aldrich, d. 19 Mr. 1907 

I. A Rivermouth Romance, 7-Pt.II:i29-i40 

20th. Charles Godfrey Leland, d. 20 Mr. 1903 

I. Ballad, 7-Pt.II 15 1-52 

II. Hans Breitmann's Party, 7-Pt. 1:96-97 

III. De Quincey's Levana, 4-Pt.II: 145-157 

2 St. Robert Southey, d. 21 Mr. 1843 

I. The Inchcape Rock, 10:153-156 

II. My Daj'^s Among the Dead Are Past, 14: 


III. Lincoln's Springfield Speech, 5-Pt.I:23-36 
22nd. I. Lamb's Two Races of Men, 5-Pt.n:3-ii 
23 rd. John Davidson, disappeared 23 Mr. 1909 

I. Butterflies, 12:345 

II. Doyle's Dancing Men, 22-Pt.I:63-ioo 

24th. Henry Wadsv^^orth Longfellow, d. 24 

Mr. 1882 

I. The Building of the Ship, 11:89-102 

II. The Skeleton in Armor, 10:124-130 

III. Resignation, 15:131-133 

IV. The Arrow and the Song, 12:283-284 

25th. I. Franklin's George Whitefield, 6-Pt.II: 

II. The Franklin Stove, 6-Pt.II:ii5-ii6 
m. Civic Pride, 6-Pt.II:i 17-124 
IV. Advice to a Young Tradesman, 6-Pt.II: 


Guide to Daily Reading 95 

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were writ" 
ten for our learnings, 

— St. Paul. 

March 26th to April ist 

26th. A. E. HousMAN, h. 26 Mr. 1859 

I. A ShropsHire Lad-XIII, 12:340 

II. Ferber's Gay Old Dog, 22-Pt.II:8i-ii4 

27th. I. Thackeray's Thorns in the Cushion, i-Pt. 

28th. FocH, made Commander Allied Armies^ 28 

Mr. 1918 
I. Burr's Fall In, 15: 211 
II. Coates's Place de la Concorde, 15:226 

29th. BoNNivARD, Prisoner of Chillon, liberated 

29 Mr. 1536 
I. Byron's Prisoner of Chillon, 11:191-204 

30th. De Wolf Hopper, h. 30 Mr. 1858 

I. Casey at the Bat, 9-Pt. 1:95-98 

II. Butler's Just Like a Cat, 8-Pt.I:i52 

31st. Andrew Marvell, ^.31 Mr. 1621 

I. The Garden, 14:20-22 

II. Bermudas, 15:162-163 
John Donne, ^.31 Mr. 163 1 

III. The Dream, 12:137-138 
TV. The Will, 15:156-158 

V. Death, 13:195-196 

VI. A Burnt Ship, 13:272 

Ap. 1st. Agnes Repplier, h. i Ap. 1858 

I. A Plea for Humor, 8-Pt.II:3-25 

96 Guide to Daily Reading 

Dreams, books are each a world; and books, we know. 
Are a substantial world, both 'pure and good: 
Round these, with tendrils, strong as flesh and blood, 
Our pastime and our happiness will grow. 

— ^William Wordsworth. 

April 2nd to 8th 

2nd. I. Jefferson, i6-Pt. 1:43-70 

Nelson's Victory Over the Danish Fleeti 
2 Ap. 1801 
II. The Battle of the Baltic, 10:189-192 

3rd. Washington Irving, b. 3 Ap. 1783 

I. Wouter Van Twiller, 7-Pt.I:3-l0 

II. The Voyage, 3-Pt.II:6i-7i 

4th. I. Browning's Home-Thoughts, from Abroad, 

II. Macaulay's Byron the Poet, 2-Pt.II:94- 

5th. Frank R. Stockton, b. 5 Ap. 1834 

I. Pomona's Novel, 7-Pt.II:62-8i 

II. A Piece of Red Calico, 8-Pt.I:i05-ii2 

6th. Commander Robert E. Peary reached the 

North Pole, 6 Ap. 1909 
I. At the North Pole, i6-Pt.II:i25-i46 

7th. William Wordsworth, b. 7 Ap. 1770 

I. Landor's To Wordsworth, 14:148-150 

II. To the Cuckoo, 12:38-40 

III. Daffodils, 12:41-42 

IV. Tintern Abbey, 14:47-52 

Guide to Daily Reading 97 

V. Lucy Gray, 10:255-258 

VI. Arnold's Memorial Verses, 15:77-79 

8th. Phineas Fletcher, baptized, 8 Ap. 1582 

I. A Hymn, 12:317 

Robert Haven Schauffler, h. 8 Ap.1879 

II. Earth's Easter (1915), 15:224 

III. Hagedorn's Song Is So C)ld, 12:337 





98 Guide to Daily Reading 

But words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling 
like dew, upon a thought, produces that which makes 
thousands, perhaps millions, think. 

— ^LoRD Byron. 

April qth to 15TH 

Tennyson's Early Spring, 14:94-96 
Poe's Ligeia, 4-Pt. 1:37-63 

De Quincey's The Vision of Sudden 
Death, 4-Pt.II:i 19-145 

nth. l^APOLEO'S abdicated at F'ontainebleau, 11 

Ap. 1814 

I. Byron's Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte, 


I2th. I. Franklin's Autobiography, 6-Pt.II:3-35 

13th. I. Burns's To a Mountain Daisy, 14:109-111 

II. Lamb's Imperfect Sympathies, 5-Pt.II: 


14th. Lincoln shot by John Wilkes Booth, 14 

Ap. 1865 

I. Markham's, Lincoln, the Man of the 

People, 14:296 

II. Flecker's Dying Patriot, 12:347 

III. Ballad of Camden Town, 10:295 

15th. Abraham Lincoln, d. 15 Ap. 1865 

I. Farewell at Springfield, 5-Pt.I:7o 

II. Speech to i66th Ohio Regiment, 5-Pt.I: 


III. Letters to Mrs. Lincoln, 5-Pt.I:ii3-ii4 

IV. To Grant, 5-Pt.I:i2i 

V. Whitman's O Captain! My Captain! 

Titanic Sunk, 15 Ap. 1912 

VI. Van Dyke's Heroes of the Titanic, 10:305 

Guide to Daily Reading 99 

Many times the reading of a book has made the fortune 
of a man — has decided his way of life, 

— Ralph Waldo Emerson, 

April i6th to 22Nd 

i6th. I. Herbert's Easter, 15:152-153 

II. Franklin's Motion for Prayers, 6-Pt.II: 


III. Necessary Hints, 6-Pt.II:i6o-i6i 

17th. Benjamin Franklin, d. ly Ap. 1790 

I. Franklin's Autobiography, 6-Pt. 11:35-75 
Dr. Charles H. Parkhurst, b. 17 Ap. 


II. A Remarkable Dream, 8-Pt.I:79-8o 

i8th. Richard Harding Davis, b. 18 Ap. 1864 

I. Mr. Travers's First Hunt, 22-Pt.I:i35 

II. A Slave to Duty, 8-Pt.I:66-67 

19th. Battles of Lexington and Concord, 19 Ap. 


I. Emerson's Concord Hymn, 12:218-219 
Siege of'Ratisbon, 19-23 Ap. 1809 

IL Browning's Incident of the French Camp, 

20th. I. Campbell's Ye Mariners of England, 10: 


II. Lincoln's Response to Serenade, 5-Pt.I: 

William H. Davies, b. 20 Ap. 1870 

III. Davies's Catharine, 11:327 

2ist. Charlotte Bronte, b. 21 Ap. 1816 

I. Charlotte Bronte, 17-Pt. 1:121-132 

II. Thackeray's De Juventute, i-Pt.I:65-87 

loo Guide to Daily Reading 

22nd. I. Riley's The Elf-Chlld, 8-Pt.I:34-36 

II. A Liz-Town Humorist, 8-Pt.I:48-49 

III. Carlyle's The Watch Tower, 2-Pt. 1:129- 

United States Day Celebrated in 
France 22 Ap. 1917 

IV. Van Dyke's The Name of France, 15:224 

Guide to Daily Reading loi 

Knowing I loved my books, he furnished me, 
From my own library, with volumes that 
I -prize above my dukedom. 

— William Shakespeare. 

April 23 rd to 29TH 

23rd. William Shakespeare, b. 23 (?) Ap. 
1564; cf. 23 Ap. 1616 

I. When Daisies Pied, 12:18-19 

II. Under the Greenwood Tree, 12:21 

III. Hark, Hark, The Lark, 12:97 

IV. Milton's Epitaph on Shakespeare, 15:44 

V. Stratford-on-Avon, 3-Pt.II:95-i25 

24th. James T. Fields, d. 24 Ap. 1881 

I. The Owl-Critic, 7-Pt. 1:41-44 

II. The Alarmed Skipper, 7-Pt.I:75-76 
Lord Dunsany, luounded 25 Ap. 19 16 

III. Songs from an Evil Wood, 15:221 

25th. Oliver Cromwell, b. 25 Ap. 1599 

I. Marvell's Upon Cromwell's Return from 

Ireland, 13:54-59 

II. Milton's to the Lord General Cromwell 

John Keble, b. 25 Ap. 1792 

III. Morning, 15:173-175 

IV. Evening, 15:175-177 

26th. Charles Farrar Brov/ne (Artemui 

Ward) b. 26 Ap. 1834 

I. One of Mr. Ward's Business Letters, 8-Pt. 


II. On Forts, 8-Pt.II:69-7i 

III. Among the Spirits, 8-Pt.I:8i-85 

27th. U, S. Grant, b. 27 Ap. 1822 

I. General Ulysses Simpson Grant, i6-Pt.II: 

I02 Guide to Daily Reading 

28th. 28 Ap. 1864 

"Tell Tad the Goats are Well." 
I. Lincoln's Telegram to Mrs. Lincoln, 5-Pt. 

IL The Last Address in Public, April 11, 
1865, 5-Pt.I:io2-io6 

29th. E. R. Sill, h. 29 Ap. 1841 

L Five Lives, 7-Pt. 1:39-40 

IL Eve's Daughter, 9-Pt.I:i02 

IIL Opportunity, 11:106 

IV. The Fool's Prayer, 11:263-264 

Guide to Daily Reading 103 

/ own that I am disposed to say grace upon twenty other 
occasions in the course of the day besides my dinner. . . 
Why have we none for books ? 

— Charles Lamb. 

April 30TH to May 6th 

30th. I. Peck's Bessie Brown, M. D., 8-Pt.Ii:8i-82 

II. A Kiss in the Rain, 9-Pt.II:83 

III. Poe's Fall of the House of Usher, 4-Pt.I: 

3-34 Morris's May, 14:104-105 

Battle of Manila Bay, i My. 1898 

II. Ware's Manila, 8-Pt. I:i73 

III. Graves's It's a Queer Time, 15:219 

2nd. I. Lowell's To the Dandelion, 14:116-118 

II. Lamb's Farewell toj Tobacco, 5-Pt:.II: 


III. She Is Going, 5-Pt.II:i54 

3rd. I. Browning's Two in the Campagna, 14: 
II. Franklin's Letters, 6-Pt.II:i 67- 178 

4th, Richard Hovey, h. 4 My. 1864 

I. The Sea Gypsy, 12:334 

II. Braithwaite's Sic Vita, 12:343 

III. Sandy Star, 12:346 

5th. Christopher Morley, h. 5 My. 1890 

L Rhubarb, 22-Pt. 11:56 

6th. Abbe Vogler, d. 6 My. 1814 

I. Browning's Abt Vogler, 14:177-183 

I04 Guide to Daily Reading 

Where a hook raises your spirit, and inspires you with 
noble and courageous feelings, seek for no other rule to 
judge the event by: it is good and made by a good workman. 

— Jean de la Bruyere. 

May 7TH to 13TH 

7th. Robert Browning, b. 7 My. 1812 

I. Lander's To Robert Browning, 14:151-152 

II. A King Lived Long Ago, 11:9-11 
in. Evelyn Hope, 15:121-123 

IV. How They Brought the Good News, 10: 


V. A Woman's Last Word, 14:189-191 

8th. I. Shakespeare's Sonnets, 13:184-195 

II. Peabody's Fortune and Men's Eyes, 18:89 

9th. J. M. Barrie, b. 9 My. i860 

I. The Courting of T'Nowhead's Bell, 20-Pt. 
1: 1-29 

loth. Henry M. Stanley, d. 10 My. 1904 

I. In Darkest Africa, i6-Pt. 11:97-124 

nth. I. Wordsworth's The Green Linnet, 14:106- 
George Edward Woodberry, b. 12 My. 


II. At Gibraltar, 13:290 

I2th. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, b. 12 My. 1828 

I. The Blessed Damozel, 10:58-63 

II. The Sonnet, 13:176-177 

III. The House of Life, 13:257-264 

13th. Alphonse Daudet, b. it, My. 1840 

I. The Siege of Berlin, 21-Pt. 1:129-138 

Guide to Daily Reading 105 

Learn to be good readers — which is 'perhaps a more 
difficult thing than you imagine. Learn to be discrimina- 
tive in your reading; to read faithfully, and with your best 
attention, all kinds of things zvhich you have a real interest 

— ^Thomas Carlyle. 

May 14TH TO 20TH 

14th. "Mother's Day" (2d Sunday in May) 

I. Branch's Songs for My Mother, 14:300 

II. Emerson's Each and All, 14:262-263 

III. Carlyle's Battle of Dunbar, 2-Pt.I:iii-i28 

Thackeray's On Letts's Diary, i-Pt.I:ii5- 

HoNORE DE Balzac, b. 20 My. 1799 
A Passion in the Desert, 21-Pt. 11:107-129 

Thackeray's On a Joke I Once Heard, 

Browning's May and Death, 15:123-124 
Galsworthy's The Little Man, 18:227 

Battle of La Hogue 19 My. 1692 (N. S. 29 

My. 1692) 
Browning's Herve Riel, 10:162-168 
Nathaniel Hawthorne, d. 19 My. 1864 
The Great Carbuncle, 20-Pt. 11:3 9-61 

Gerstenberg's Overtones, 18:139 













io6 Guide to Daily Reading 

At this day, as much company as I have kept, and as 
much as I love it, I love reading better. 

— Alexander Pope. 

May 2 1 ST TO 27TH 

2ist. Alexander Pope, h. 21 My. 1688 

I. On a Certain Lady at Court, 13:272-273 

II. The Dying Christian to His Soul, 15:169 

III. The Universal Prayer, 15:166-168 
James Graham, Marquis of Montrose, 

d. 21 My. 1650 

IV. The Execution of Montrose, 10:270-277 

22nd. Arthur Conan Doyle, b. 22 My. 1859 

I. The Dancing Men, 22-Pt.I:63 

23rd. _ Thomas Hood, b. 23 My. 1799 
Flowers, 12:53-54 

I Remember, I Remember, 12:269-270 
The Song of the Shirt, 12:292-295 
The Bridge of Sighs, 15:124-128 
The Dream of Eugene Aram, 11:265-273 

Richard Mansfield, b. 24 My. 1857 
Richard Mansfield, i7-Pt.II:6i-79 

Ralph Waldo Emerson, b. 25 My. 1803 

The Rhodora, 14:115 

The Titmouse, 12:66-69 

The Problem, 14:268-271 

Lincoln's The Whigs and the Mexican 

War, 5-Pt.I:3-6 
Notes for a Law Lecture, 5-Pt.I:7-io 

Bret Harte's Melons, 7-Pt.II:4i-50 
The Society upon the Stanislaus, 7-Pt.II: 

Lady DufFerin's Lament of the Irish 

Emigrant, 15:128-130 
Hawthorne's Wakefield, 3-Pt.I:85-99 




















Guide to Daily Reading 107 

All the best experience of humanity, folded, saved, 
freighted to us here! Some of these tiny ships we call Old 
and New Testaments, Homer, Mschylus, Plato, Juvenal, 
etc. Precious Minims! 

—Walt Whitman. 

May 28th to June 3rd 

28th. Thomas Moore, b. 28 My. 1779 

I. As Slow Our Ship, 12:232-233 

II. Believe Me, If All Those Endearing 

Young Charms, 12:157-158 

III. The Lake of the Dismal Swamp, 11:83-85 

IV. Oft in the Stilly Night, 12:271-272 

V. Fly to the Desert, 12:155-157 

VI. Canadian Boat Song, 12:233-234 

29th. I. De Quincey's Pleasures of Opium, 4-Pt. 

30th. Memorial Day 

I. Hale's the Man Without a Country, 21- 

31st. Walt Whitman, ^.31 My. 18 19 

I. Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking, 14: 

Je. 1st. Henry Francis Lyte, h. 1 Je. 1793 

I. Abide With Me, 1 5 : 1 80- 1 8 1 
John Drinkwater, b. i Je. 1882 

II. Birthright, 15:199 

Christopher Marlowe, killed in a street 
brawl, I Je. 1593 

III. Cabell's Porcelain Cups, 22-Pt.I:38-62 

io8 Guide to Daily Reading 

2nd. J. G. Saxe, h. 2 Je. 1816 

I. Early Rising, 9-Pt. 171-72 

II. The Coquette, 7-Pt. 11:29-30 

III. The Stammering Wife, 7-Pt. 1:98-99 

IV. My Familiar, 9-Pt.I:i5-i6 
Thomas Hardy, b. 2 Je. 1840 

V. Hardy's The Oxen, 15:201 

3rd. I. Hood's It Was Not in the Winter, 12:167- 
II. Lamb's Letters, 5-PtTI:i 17-145 

Guide to Daily Reading 109 

We ought to regard books as we do sweetvieats, not 
wholly to aim at the pleasaniest, but chiefly to respect thf 
zvholesomest; not forbidding either, but approving the latter 

— Plutarch. 

June 4TH to ioth 

4th. I. Thackeray's Dennis Haggarty's Wife, 

5th. O. Henry, d. 5 Je. 19 10 

I. The Furnished Room, 22-Pt.r.i40 

6th. Robert Falcon Scott, b. 6 Je. iJ 

I. Captain Scott's Last Struggle, i6-Pt.II: 

7th. Edwin Booth, d. 7 Je. 1893 

I. Edwin Booth, i7-Pt.II:23-38 

8th. I. Lamb's Letters, 5-Pt.II:io3-ii6 

9th. Charles Dickens, d. 9 Je. 1870 

L Charles Dickens, I7-Pt.l:99-I20 

loth. Edward Everett Hale, d. 10 Je. 1909 

I. My Double and How He Undid Me, 8-Pt, 

I lo Guide to Daily Reading 

// an author he worthy of anything, he is worth bottom- 
ing. It may be all very well to skim milk, for the cream lies 
on the top; but who could skim Lord Byron ? 

— George Searle Phillips. 

June iith to i/th 

nth. I. Wells's Tragedy of a Theatre Hat, 9-Pt. 

II. One Week, 9-Pt.II:i5i 
HI. The Poster Girl, 8-Pt.II -.92-93 
IV. A Memory, 9-Pt.I:ii6-ii7 

I2th. Charles Kingsley, h. 12 Je. 1819 

I. Oh! That We Two Were Maying, 12:175^ 


II. The Last Buccaneer, 14:240-242 

III. The Sands of Dee, 10:261-262 

IV. The Three Fishers, 10:262-263 

V. Lorraine, 11:306-308 

13th. William Butler Yeats, b. 13 Je. 1865 

I. Ballad of Father Gilligan, 10:314 

II. Fiddler of Dooney, 14:310 

14th. Flag Day 

I. Whittier's Barbara Frietchie, 10:210-213 

II. Key's Star-Spangled Banner, 12:213-215 

III. Drake's American Flag, 12:215-217 

IV. Holmes's Old Ironsides, 12:217-218 

15th. I. Leacock's My Financial Career, 9-Pt.II: 
II. Hawthorne's Gray Champion, 3-Pt.I: 

l6th. I. Lanigan*s The Villager and the Snake, 

Guide to Daily Reading iii 

II. The Amateur Orlando, 9-Pt. 1:26-30 

III. The Ahkoond of Swat, 8-Pt.I:37-38 

17th. Joseph Addison, d. 17 Je. 1719 

I. The Voice of the Heavens, 15:165-166 

II. Poe's MS. Found in a Bottle, 4-Pt.I: 


III. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, 


IV. Ship of State and Pilot, S-Pt. 1:94-95 

112 Guide to Daily Reading 

Sitting last zvinter among my books, and walled around 
with all the comfort and -protection which they and my 
fireside could aford me — to wit, a table of higher piled 
books at -my back, my writing desk on one side of me, some 
shelves on the other, and the feeling of the warm fire at 
my feet — / began to consider how I loved the authors of 
those books. 

— Leigh Hunt, 

June i8th to 24TH 

l8th. I. Hawthorne's Ethan Brand, 3-Pt.1 155-82 

19th. Richard Monckton Milnes, d. Aug. 11, 


I. The Brook-Side, 12:177-178 

II. The Men of Old, 14:133-135 

III. Lincoln's Speech in Independence Hall, 

5-Pt. 1:71-73 

IV. To the Workingmen of Manchester, 5-Pt. 


20th. I. Longfellow's Hymn to the Night, 12:46-47 

II. The Light of the Stars, 12:48-49 

III. Daybreak, 12:49-50 

IV. Seaweed, 14:88-89 

V. The Village Blacksmith, 14:165-166 

2ist. Henry Guy Carleton, b. 21 Je. 1856 

I. The Thompson Street Poker Club, 7-Pt. 


II. Munkittrick's Patriotic Tourist, 9-Pt.II: 


III. What's in a Name? 9-Pt.II: 103-104 

IV. 'Tis Ever Thus, 9-Pt.II:i52 

22nd. Alan Seeger, b. 22 Je. 1888 

I. I Have a Rendezvous with Death, 15:215 

II. O. Henry's Gift of the Magi, 22-Pt.II:48 

Guide to Daily Reading 113 

23rd. I. Longfellow's The Day Is Done, 12:240-242 

II. The Beleaguered City, 14:249-251 

III. The Bridge, 12:279-282 

IV. Whittier's Ichabod, 14:154-156 

V. Maud Muller, 11:219-224 

24th. Ambrose Bierce, b. 24 Je. 1842 

I. The Dog and the Bees, 7-Pt.II:io 

II. The Man and the Goose, 9-Pt.I:85 
Battle of Bannockburn, 24 Je. 13 14 

III. Burns's Bannockburn, 12:198-199 

IV. My Heart's in the Highlands, 12:36-37 

V. The Banks of Doon, 12:146-147 

114 Guide to Daily Reading 

Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first 
guoter of it. Many will read the hjok before one thinks of 
quoting a passage. As soon as he has done thisy that line 
will be quoted east and west. 

— Ralph Waldo Emerson. 

June 25TH to July ist 

25th, I. Goodman's Eugenically Speaking, 18:193 

26th. I. Burns's Elegy, 15:61-64 

II. Mary Morison, 12:147-148 

III. Oh! Saw Ye Bonnie Lesley? 12:148-149 

IV. O,. My Luve's Like a Red, Red Rose, I2*. 


V. Ae Fond Kiss, 12:150-151 

27th. Helen Keller, b. 27 Je. 1880 

I. Helen Keller, I7-Pt.l:i67-I7i 

II. Garrison's A Love Song, 12:338 

28th. I. Lincoln's Letter to Bryant, 5-Pt.r.I22-l23 

II. Burns's of A' the Airts, 12:151 

III. Highland Mary, 12:152-153 

IV. A Farewell, 12:199-200 

V. It Was A' for Our Rightfu' King, 12:200- 


29th. I. The Pit and the Pendulum, 2i-Pt.I:i39- 


30th. I. Burns's John Anderson My Jo, 12:245-246 

II. Thou Lingering Star, 12:270-271 

III. Lines Written on a Banknote, 13:273-274 

IV. Byron's Darkness, 11:102-105 

V. Oh! Snatch'd Away in Beauty's Bloom, 


Jl. 1st. Harriet Beecher Stowe, d. i Jl. 1896 

I. The Minister's Wooing, 8-Pt.II:97-io6 

Guide to Daily Reading 115 

A library is not worth anything without a catalogue; 
it is a Polyphemus without an eye in his head — and you 
must confront the difficulties whatever they may be, of 
making a proper catalogue. 

— Thomas Carlyle. 

July 2nd to 8th 

2nd. Richard Henry Stoddard, b. 2 JI. 1825 

I. There Are Gains for All Our Losses, 1 2 1267 

II. The Sky, 13:281 

III. Byron's Ode on Venice, 13:115-121 

IV. Stanzas for Music, 12:162-163 

V. When We Two Parted, 12:163-164 

3rd. Charlotte Perkins (Stetson) Oilman, 
b. 3 Jl. i860 

I. Similar Cases, 9-Pt. 1:53-57 

II. Byron's She Walks in Beauty, 12:164-165 

III. Destruction of Sennacherib, 11:183-184 

IV. Sonnet on Chillon, 13:222 

4th. Nathaniel Hawthorne, b. 4 Jl. 1804 

I. Nathaniel Hawthorne, 17-Pt. 1:74-98 
Declaration of Independence, 4 Jl. 1776 

II. Emerson's Ode, 13:167-169 

5th. I. Emerson's Waldeinsamkeit, 14:39-41 

II. The World-Soul, 12:59-63 

III. To the Humblebee, 12:64-66 

IV. The Forerunners, 14:265-267 

V. Brahma, 14:271 

6th. I. Macdonald's Earl o' Quarterdeck, 10:300 

7th. I. Markham's Man with the Hoe, 14:294 

8th. Shelley drowned, 8 Jl. 1822 

I. Memorabilia, 14:151 

II. Hawthorne's The Minister's Black Veil, 


Ii6 Guide to Daily Reading 

For my part I have ever gained the most profit, and the 
most pleasure also, from the books which have made me 
think the most. 

— ^Julius C. Hare. 

July qth to 15TH 

9th. I. Browning's The Statue and the Bust, li: 

II. The Lost Leader, 12:289-290 

III, The Patriot, 11:290-291 

loth. Albert Bigelow Paine, b. 10 Jl. 1861 

L Mis' Smith, 8-Pt.II:77 

F. P. Dunne ("Mr. Dooley"), b. 10 JL^ 

II. Home Life of Geniuses, 9-Pt.II:56-62 

III. The City as a Summer Resort, 9-Pt.II: 


Ilth. I. Burdette's Vacation of Mustapha, 8-Pt. 


II. The Legend of Mimir, 8-Pt. 1:68-69 

III. The Artless Prattle of Childhood, 7-Pt.II: 


IV. Rheumatism Movement Cure, 8-Pt.II:37^ 


I2th. B. P. Shillaber, b. 12 Jl. 1814 

I. Fancy Diseases, 7-Pt. 1:32 
IL Bailed Out, 7-Pt.I:33 
III. Masson's My Subway Guard Friend, 9- 

13th. I. Mukerji's Judgment of Indra, 18:257 

14th. The Bastille Destroyed, 14 Jl. 1789 

I. Carlyle's The Flight to Varennes from 
"The French Revolution," 2-Pt.I:87- 


Guide to Daily Reading 117 

15th. Battle of Chateau Thierry, 15 Jl. 1918 

I. Grenfell's Into Battle, 15:217 

II. Keats*s La Belle Dame Sans Merci, 


III. Ode to a Nightingale, 13:132-135 

IV. Ode, 13:135-137 

V. Ode to Psyche, 13:139-141 

VI. Fancy, 13:143-146 

ii8 Guide to Daily Reading 

Books are the food of youtky the delight of old age; the 
ornament of prosperity; the refuge and comfort of ad' 
versity; a delight at home, and no hindrance abroad; com' 
panions at night, in travelling, in the country. 

— Cicero. 

July i6th to 22Nd 

i6th. RoALD Amundsen, h. i6 Jl. 1872 

I. Amundsen, i6-Pt.II:i47-i5i 

II. Masefield's Sea Fever, 12:334 

17th. I. Keats's Robin Hood, 14:146-148 

II. Sonnets, 13:223-227 

III. Shelley's Hymn of Pan, 12:44-45 

IV. Lines Written Among the Euganean 

Hills, 14:61-73 

V. Stanzas Written in Dejection, I4^:73-75 

i8th. William Makepeace Thackeray, ^.18 

Jl. 1811 

I. De Finibus, i-Pt. 1:143-157 

II. Ballads, i-Pt.I:i6i-i64 

19th. I. Derby's Illustrated Newspapers, 7-Pt.II: 

II. Tushmaker's Toothpuller, 

III. Burdette's Romance of the Carpet, 9-Pt. 


20th. Jean Incelow, d. 20 Jl. 1897 

I. High Tide on the Coast of Lincolnshire, 


II. Shelley's The Cloud, 14:90-93 

III. Hymn to Intellectual Beauty, 13:121-124 

IV. To a Skylark, 13:124-129 

V. Arefhusa, 11:140-143 

Guide to Daily Reading 119 

2ist. Robert Burns, d. 21 Jl. 1796 

I. Wordsworth's Thoughts, 15:65-67 

II. Shelley's Love's Philosophy, 12:160 

III. I Fear Thy Kisses, 12:161 

IV. To , 12:161-162 

V. To , 12:162 

22ncl. I. Shelley's Ozymandias of Egypt, 13:222- 

II. Song, 12:225-226 

III. When the Lamp Is Shattered, 12:274-275 

IV. Tennyson's The Gardener's Daughter, 


V. The Deserted House, 15:23-24 

I20 Guide to Daily Reading 

Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics^ 
subtile; natural philosophy, deep; morals, grave; logic and 
rhetoric, able to contend. 


July 23 rd to 29TH 

23rd. U. S. Grant, d. 23 Jl. 1885 

I. Lincoln to Grant, 5-Pt.I:i2l 

II. Tennyson's Ulysses, 14:175-177 

III. Ask Me No More, 12:180 

IV. The Splendor Falls, 12:181 

V. Come into the Garden, Maud, 12:182-184 

VI. Sir Galahad, 14:184-186 

24th. John Newton, b. 24 Jl. 1725 

I. The Quiet Heart, 15:170 

II. Tennyson's The Miller's Daughter, 11:31- 


III. The Oak, 14:41 

IV. Sir Launcelot and Queen Guinevere, 10: 


V. Song, 12:54-55 

25th. I. Tennyson's The Throstle, 12:55-56 

II. A Small, Sweet Idyl, 14:79-80 

III. Merlin and the Gleam, 11:122-127 

IV. The Lotos-Eaters, 14:135-143 

V. Mariana, 14:162-164 

26th. I. Stevenson's Markheim, 20-Pt.1: 103-129 

27th. Thomas Campbell, b. 27 Jl. 1777 

I. The Soldier's Dream, 10:186-187 

II. Lord Ullin's Daughter, 10:259-261 

III. How Delicious Is the Winning, 12:165-166 

IV. To the Evening Star, 12:47 

Guide to Daily Reading 121 

28th. Abraham Cowley, d. 28 Jl. 1667 

I. A Supplication, 13:59-60 

II. On the Death of Mr. William Hervey, 

John Graham of Claverhouse Vis- 
count Dundee, d. 28 Jl. 1689 

III. Scott's Bonny Dundee, 10:183-186 

39th. Don Marquis, b. 29 Jl. 1878 

I. Chant Royal of the Dejected Dipsoman- 

iac, 9-Pt.I:i43 
Booth Tarkington, b. 29 Jl. 1869 

II. Overwhelming Saturday, 22-Pt.I:ioi 

122 Guide to Daily Reading 

Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; Wis" 
dom is humble that he knows no more. Books are noi 
seldom talismans and spells. 


July 30TH to August 5th 

30th. Joyce Kilmer, killed in action, 30 JI. 1918 

I. A Ballad of Three, 10:310 

II. Trees, 12:329 

III. Noyes's The May-Tree, 12:327 

31st. I. Tennyson's Song of the Brook, 14:99-101 

II. O That 't Were Possible, 12:185-188 

III. Morte d' Arthur, 11:204-215 

IV. Sweet and Low, 12:249-250 

V. Will, 14:259-260 

Ag. ist I. Tennyson's Rizpah, 10:279-285 

II. In the Children's Hospital, 11:310-315 

III. Break, Break, Break, 12:320 

IV. In the Valley of Cauteretz, 12:321 

V. Wages, 12:321-322 

VI. Crossing the Bar, 12:324 

VII. Flower in the Crannied Wall, 13:280 

2nd. I. Browning's Love Among the Ruins, 11: 

II. My Star, 12:58-59 

III. From Pippa Passes, 12:59 

rV. The Boy and the Angel, 11:133-137 

V. Epilogue, 15:143-144 

3rd. H. C. Bunner, b. 3 Ag. 1855 

I. Behold the Deeds! 7-Pt. 11:123-125 

II. The Love Letters of Smith, 8-Pt.I:89-i04 

Guide to Daily Reading 123 

4th. Percy Bysshe Shelley, b. 4 Ag. 1792 

I. The Sensitive Plant, 1 1 :54-68 

II. To Night, 12:43-44 

III. The Indian Serenade, 12:159-160 

5th. Guy De Maupassant, b. 5 Ag. 1850 

I. The Piece of String, 2 i-Pt. 11:96-106 

II. The Necklace, 2i-Pt.I:94-io6 


124 Guide to Daily Reading j 

Plato is never sulUn. Cervantes is never •petulant. De» 
mosthenes never comes unseasonably. Dante never stays 
too long, 

— ^LoRD Macaulav. 

August 6th to i2TH 

6th. Alfred Tennyson, b. 6 Ag. 1809 

I. Alfred Tennyson, i7-Pt.I:38-42 

II. Dora, 11:11-17 

III. The Lady of Shalott, 10:73-79 

7th. Joseph Rodman Drake, b. 7 Ag. 1795 

I. HaUeck*s Joseph Rodman Drake, 15:104- 

II. Browning's Prospice, 15:145-146 

III. Pied Piper, 11:163-173 

IV. Meeting at Night, 12:189-190 

V. Parting at Morning, 12:190 

8th. Sara Tea&dale, b. 8 Ag. 1884 

I. Teasdale's Blue Squills, 12:327 

II. The Return, 12:338 

III. Browning's Misconceptions, 12:190191 

IV. Rabbi Ben Ezra, 14:191-199 


'9th. John Dryden, b. 9 Ag. 1631 

I. Alexander's Feast, 13:63-70 

II. Ah, How Sweet It Is to Love! 12:140-141 

III. Herbert's The Elixir, 15:150-151 

IV. Discipline, 15:151-152 

V. The Pulley, 15:153-154 


loth. Witter Bynner, b. 10 Ag. x88i 

"^ I. Sentence, 13:295 

II. Browning's Saul, 14:199-221 

Guide to Daily Reading 125 

III. Herrick's To Blossoms, 12:33-34 

IV. To Daffodils, 12:34 

V. To Violets, 12:3 s 

nth. I. Herrick's to Meadows, 12:35-36 

II. Lacrimae, 15:41-42 

III. The Primrose, 12:124 

IV. Litany, 15:158-160 

V. Lowell's Madonna of the Evening Flow- 

ers, 11:319 

I2th. James Russell Lowell, d. 12 Ag. 1891 

I. Rhoecus, 11:127-133 

II. The Courtin', 11:230-233 

III. The Yankee Recruit, 7-Pt.I:52-6o 

126 Guide to Daily Reading 

Give us a house furnished with hooks rather than with 
furniture. Both if you can, but books at any rate ! 

— Henry Ward Beecher. 

August 13TH to 19TH 

13th. Battle of Blenheim, 13 Ag. 1704 

I. Southey's After Blenheim, 10:192-194 

II. De Quincey's Going Down with Victory, 


14th. John Fletcher, d. 14 Ag. 1785 

I. Love's Emblems, 12:29-30 

II. Hear, Ye Ladies, 12:132-133 

III. Melancholy, 12:278-279 

IV. Lodge's Rosalind's Madrigal, 12:83-84 

V. Rosalind's Description, 12:84-86 

15th. Thomas De Quincey, b. 15 Ag. 1785 

I. The Pains of Opium, 4-Pt.II:73-ioo 

i6th. Baroness Nairne (Carolina Oliphant), h. 

16 Ag. 1766 

I. The Laird o' Cockpen, 11:251-252 

II. The Land o' the Leal, 12:311-312 

III. Gather's Grandmither, Think Not I For- 

get, 14:313 

17th. I. Ali Baba and the Forty Robbers, 19-Pt. 

i8th. I. Longfellow's Rain in Summer, 14:96-99 

II. Herrick's Corinna's Going a-Maying, 12: 


III. Shelley's Ode to the West Wind, 13:129- 


19th. Battle of Otterburn, 19 Ag. 1388 

I. The Battle of Otterburn, 10:171-176 

Guide to Daily Reading 127 

Books make up no small part of human happiness. 
— Frederick The Great (in youth). 

My latest passion will be for literature. 

--Frederick The Great (in old age). 

August 2oth to 26th 

20th. Marco Bozzaris, fell 20 Ag. 1823 

I. Halleck's Marco Bozzaris, 11:187-191 

II. Lowell's Vision of Sir Launfal, 1 1 :io7-i2i 

2ist. Mary Mapes Dodge, d. 21 Ag. 1905 

I. Miss Malony on the Chinese Question, 


II. Lowell's Letter from a Candidate, 7-Pt.II : 


-^2nd. Royal Standard Raised at Nottingham, 23 

Ag. 1642 

I. Browning's Cavalier Tunes, 12:205-208 

II. Milton's II Penseroso, 14:14-19 

III. Lycidas, 15:52-58 

23rd. Edgar Lee Masters, h. 23 Ag. 1869 

I. Isaiah Beethoven, 14:308 

II. Hardy's She Hears the Storm, 14:312 

III. Wheelock's The Unknown Beloved, 10:309 

24th. Robert Herrick, baptized 24 Ag. 1591 

I. To Dianeme, 12:123 

II. Upon Julia's Clothes, 12:124 

III. To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time, 


IV. Delight in Disorder, 12:125-126 

V. To Anthea, 12:126-127 

VI. To Daisies, 12:127 
VIL The Night-Piece, 12:128 

128 Guide to Daily Reading 

2Sth. Bret Harte, b. 25 Ag. 1839 

I. Plain Language from Truthful James» li: 


II. The Outcasts of Poker Flat, 20-Pt.1 :3o-46 

III. Ramon, 1 1 :285-288 

IV. Her Letter, 8-Pt.I:i 13-115 

26th. I. Holley's An Unmarried Female, 8-Pt.II: 

, Guide to Daily Reading 129 

Wit are as liable to he corrupted by books as by comr 

— Henry Fielding. 

August 27TH to September 2nd 

27th. I. Scott's Coronach, 15:33-34 

II. Lochinvar, 10:36-39 

III. A Weary Lot Is Thine, 1040-41 

IV. County Guy, 12:154-155 

V. Hail to the Chief, 12:203-204 

28th. Leo Tolstoi, h. Ag. 1828 

I. The Prisoner in the Caucasus, 19-Pt.I: 

tgtn, Oliver Wendell Holmes, b. 29 Ag. 1809; 

I. The Ballad of the Oysterman, 7-Pt.I:io5- 


II. My Aunt, 7-Pt.I:23r24 

III. Foreign Correspondence, 7-Pt.I:77-8o 

IV. The Chambered Nautilus, 14:108-109 
The Royal George lost 29 Ag. 1782 

V. Cowper's On the Loss of the Royal George, 


30th. I. Scott's Brignall Banks, 10*41-43 

II. Hunting Song, 12:230-231 

III. Soldier Rest, 12:277-278 

IV. Proud Maisie, 10:258 

V. Harp of the North, 12:286-287 

31st. ThIophile Gautier, ^.31 Ag. 1811 

I. The Mummy's Foot, i9-Pt.I:90-io8 

S. 1st. Simeon Ford, ^.31 Ag. 1855 

L At a Turkish Bath, 9-Pt. II74-77 

130 Guide to Daily Reading 

II. The Discomforts of Travel, 9-Pt.II:i23- 


III. Boyhood in a New England Hotel, 9-Pt. 


^nd. Austin Dobson, d. 2 S. 1921 

I. Ballad of Prose and Rhyme, 12:335 

II. Carman's Vagabond Song, 12:330 

III. Colum's Old Woman of the Roads, 14:3 1 r 

IV. Peabody's House and the Road, 12:344 

V. Daly's Inscription for a Fireplace, 13 :294 

Guide to Daily Reading 131 

Old wood best to burn; old wine to drink; old friends to 
trust; and old authors to read. 

— ^Alonzo of Aragon. 

September 3rd to 9TH 

3rd. Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenieff, d. 3 S. 


I. The Song of Triumphant Love, 19-Pt.I: 


II. Wordsworth's Sonnet Composed Upon 

Westminster Bridge, Sept. 3, 1802, 13: 

4th. Sir Richard Grenville, d. 4 (?) S. 1591 

I. Tennyson's The Revenge, 10:222-229 

II. Wordsworth's To the Skylark, 12:40-41 

III. On a Picture of Peele Castle, 14:44-47 

5th. I. Some Messages Received by Teachers in 
Brooklyn Public Schools, 7-Pt. II:i44- 

II. Carlyle's Labor, 2-Pt. 1:138-145 

6th. I. Wordsworth's Resolution and Indepen- 
dence, 11:48-54 

II. Yarrow Unvisited, 14:53-55 

III. Intimations of Immortality, 13 :89-96 

IV. Ode to Duty, 13:96-98 

V. The Small Celandine, 14:112-113 

7th. I. Milton's Echo, 12:25-26 

II. Sabrina, 12:26-27 

III. The Spirit's Epilogue, 12:27-29 

IV. On Time, 13:52-53^ 

V. At a Solemn Music, 13:53-54 

8th. I. Wordsworth's Lucy, 15:114-118 

II. Hart-Leap Well, 10:134-142 
Siegfried Sassoon, b. 8 S. 1886 

III. Dreamers, 15:223 

132 Guide to Daily Reading 

9th. Sir Humphrey Gilbert, ^rown^^f 9 S. 1583 

I. Longfellow's Sir Humphrey Gilbert, 10: 

Battle of Flodden Field, 9 S. 15 13 

II. Elliot's A Lament for Flodden, 10:251-252 

III. Wordsworth's Stepping Westward, 14: 

2V. She Was A Phantom of Delight, 14:159- 

V. Scorn Not the Sonnet, 13 :i75-i76 

Guide to Daily Reading 133 

To desire to have many booksy and never use them, is 
like a child that will have a candle burning by him all the 
while he is sleeping, 

— Henry Peacham. 

September ioth to i6th 

loth. I. Wordsworth's Nuns Fret Not, 13 :i75 

II. Lines, 14:253-255 

III. We Are Seven, 10:252-255 

nth. James Thomson, b. 11 S. 1700 

I. Rule Britannia, 12:208-209 

II. Collins's On the Death of Thomson, 15 :S9* 


III. Lowell's A Winter Ride, 12:331 

IV. MacKaye's The Automobile, 13:290 

I2th. Charles Dudley Warner, b. 12 S. 1829 

I. Plumbers, 8-Pt.I:i 50-151 

II. My Summer in a Garden, 7-Pt.I:6i-74 

III. How I Killed a Bear, 9-Pt.I:59-70 

13th. General Ambrose Everett Burn&ide, 
d. 13 S. 1881 

I. Lincoln's Letter to Burnside, 5-Pt.I:ii8 

II. Collins's Ode Written in 1745, 15:34 

III. The Passions, 13:81-85 

IV. Ode to Evening, 13:85-88 

V. Dirge in Cymbeline, 15:112-113 

14th. Duke of Wellington, d. 14 S. 1852 

I. Tennyson's Ode on the Death of the Duke 

of Wellington, 13:151-161 
Dante, d. 14 S. 1321 

II. Longfellow's Dante and Divina Comedia, 

13 :239-244 

III. Parsons's On a Bust of Dante, 14:152-154 

134 Guide to Daily Reading 

ISth. I. Wordsworth's The Solitary Reaper, 14: 

II. Jonson's Hymn to Diana, 12:14 

III. Pindaric Ode, 13:37-42 

IV. Epitaph, 15:46-47 

V. On Elizabeth L. H., 15:47 

l6th. Alfred Noyes, b. 16 S. 1880 

I. Old Grey Squirrel, 14:306 
John Gay, baptized 16 S. 1685 

II. Black-Eyed Susan, 10:32-34 
Charles Battell Loomis, b. 16 S. 1861 

III. OU-G-H, 7-Pt.I:i43 . 

Guide to Daily Reading 135 

It does not matter how many^ but how goody books you 

— Seneca. 

September 17TH to 23RD 

17th. I. Turner*s The Harvest Moon, 13:249 

II. Letty's Globe, 13 \2^^-2^6 

III. Mary, A Reminiscence, 13:246-247 

IV. Her First-born, 13:247-248 

V. The Lattice at Sunrise, 13:248 

i8th. Dr. Samuel Johnson, b. 18 S. 1709 

I. Macaulay's Dr. Samuel Johnson, 2-Pt.II: 

19th. Hartley Coleridge, b. 19 S. 1796 

I. Song, 12:166-167 

II. Sonnets, 13:227-230 

III. S. T. Coleridge's Frost at Midnight, 14; 


IV. Love, 10:44-47 

V. France: An Ode, 13 :99-i03 

20th. William Haines Lytle, d. 20 S. 1863 

I. Antony to Cleopatra, 14:238-240 

II. Hood's The Death Bed, 15:131 

III. Autumn, 13:148-150 

IV. Ruth, 14:157-158 

V. Fair Ines, 12:168-169 

2ist. Sir Walter Scott, d. 21 S. 1832 

I. Sir Walter Scott, i7-Pt.I:65-73 

II. The Maid of Neidpath, 10:39-40 

III. Pibroch of Donald Dhu, 12:201-203 

rV. Wandering Willie's Tale, 20-Pt.II:75-l03 

22nd. I. Wordsworth's My] Heart Leaps Up, 13: 

II. Laodamia, 11:143-150 

III. There Was a Boy, 14:156-157 

136 Guide to Daily Reading 

asrd. Battle of Monterey, 23 S. 1846 

I. Hoffman's Monterey, 10:206-207 

II. Lovelace's The Grasshopper, 12:30 

III. To Lucasta, 12:129-130 

IV. To Althea, 12:130-131 

V. To Lucasta, on Going to the Wars, 12 :i98 

Guide to Daily Reading 137 

The words of the good are like a staff in a slippery place, 

— Hindu Saying. 

September 24TH to 30TrH 
24th. I. Noyes's Creation, 15:204 

25th. Felicia Dorothea Hemans, b. 25 S. 1793 

I. Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers, 10:151- 


II. Poe's Annabel Lee, 10:56-57 

III. To Helen, 12:176 

IV. The Bells, 12:234-238 

V. For Annie, 12:305-308 

26th. I. Holmes's Latter-Day Warnings, 7-Pt.I*. 

„ ^ 34-35 

II. Contentment, 7-Pt.I:35-38 

III. An Aphorism, 8-Pt.II^4-52 

IV. Music-Pounding, 7-Pt.I:8o-8i 

27t!i. I. Holmes's The Height of the Ridkuloos, 

II. The Last Leaf, 14:167-168 

III. The One-Hoss Shay, 1 1 :236-24i 

28th. I. Morley's Haunting Beauty of Strychnine, 

II. Guiterman's Strictly Germ-Proof, 7-Pt.I: 


III. Burgess's Lazy Roof, 9-Pt.I:i49 
rV. My Feet, 9-Pt.I:i49 

29th. Emile Zola, d. 29 S. 1902 

I. The Death of Olivier Becaille, 2l-Pt.I: 

138 Guide to Daily Reading 

30th. I. Lowell's Without and Within, 8-Pt.II:72- 


II. She Came and Went, 15:134 

III. The Sower, 14:144-145 

IV. Sonnets, 13:251-253 

V. What Rabbi Jehosha Said, 14:282-283 

Guide to Daily Reading 139 

// you are reading a piece of thoroughly good literaturey 
Baron Rothschild may possibly be as well occupied as you 
— /i^ is certainly not better occupied. 

— P. G. Hamerton. 

October ist to 7th 

1st. Louis Untermyer, h. i O. 1885 

I. Only of Thee and Me, 12:339 

II. Morris's October, 14:105-10(5 

III. Bunner's Candor, 8-Pt.I:ii-i2 

2nd. French Fleet destroyed off Boston, Octo- 

ber, 1746 

I. Longfellow's Ballad of the French Flee^ 


II. Mrs. Browning's Sleep, 15:21-23 

III. The Romance of the Swan's Nest, 10:79* 


IV. A Dead Rose, 12:191-192 

V. A Man's Requirements, 12:192-194 

3rd. William Morris, d. 3 O. 1896 

I. Summer Dawn, 12:172 

II. The Nymph's Song to Hylas, 12:173-174 

III. The Voice of Toil, 12:290-292 

IV. The Shameful Death, 10:277-279 

4th. Henry Carey, d. 4 O. 1743 

I. Sally in Our Alley, 12:142-144 

II. Van Dyke's The Proud Lady, 10:296 

5th. I. Poe's Ulalume, 11:302-306 

II. Arnold's The Last Word, 15:43 

III. A Nameless Epitaph, 15:48 

IV. Thyrsis, 15:86-97 

V. Requiescat, 15:120-121 

140 Guide to Daily Reading" 

6th. George Henry Boker, b. 6 O. 1823 

I. The Black Regiment, 10:207-210 

II. Lamb's Letter to Wordsworth, 5-Pt.II: 


III. Letter to Wordsworth, 5-Pt.II: 136-143 

IV. Letter to Wordsworth, 5-Pt.II: 143-145 

7th. Sir Philip Sidney, d. 7 0. 1586 

I. The Bargain, 12:87 

II. Astrophel and Stella, 13 :i78-i8o 

III. To Sir Philip Sidney's Soul, 13:181 
Edgar Allan Poe, d. 7 O. 1849 

IV. The Murders in the Rue Morgue, 19-Pt. 


Guide to Daily Reading 141 


A littU before you go to sleep read something that is ex* 
quisiu and zvofth remembering; and contemplate upon ii 
till you fall asleep, 

— ^Erasmus. 

October 8th to 14TH 

8th. John Hay, b. 8 O. 1838 

I. Little Breeches, 7-Pt.I:45-47 

Edmund Clarence Stedman, b. 8 0. 1833 

II. The Diamond Wedding, 7-Pt. 1:107-114 

9th. S. W. GiLLiLAN, L 9 0. 1869 

I. Finnigin to Flannigan, 9-Pt.I:92-93 

II. Dunne*s On Expert Testimony, 9-Pt.II: 


III. Work and Sport, 9-Pt.II:87-92 

IV. Avarice and Generosity, 9-Pt.II: 144-146 

loth. William H. Seward, d. 10 0. 1872 

I. Lincoln's Letter to Seward, 5-Pt.I:iil-il2 

II. Walker's Medicine Show, 18:213 

nth. I. Keats's To Autumn,i3 :I42-I43 

II. Carew's Epitaph, 15:48 

III. Disdain Returned, 12:133-134 

IV. Song, 12:134 

V. To His Inconstant Mistress, 12:135 

I2th. Robert E. Lee, d. 12 O. 1870 

I. Robert E. Lee, i6-Pt.II:62-73 

Dinah Mulock Craik, d, 12 O. 1887 ^ 
IL Douglas, Douglas, Tender and True, 

13th, Sir Henry Irting, d. 13 0. 1905 

I. Sir Henry Irving, i7-Pt.II:39-47 

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14th. Josh Billings (H. W. Shaw), d. 14 O. 

I. Natral and Unnatral Aristokrats, 7-Pt.i. 


II. To Correspondents, 9-Pt. 1:73-74 

III. Russell's Origin of the Banjo, 9-Pt.1 79-82 

Guide to Daily Reading 143' 

^ And when a man is at home and happy with a hook, 
sitting by his fireside, he must be a churl if he does not 
communicate that, happiness. Let him read now and then to 
^is wife and children, 

— H. Friswell. 

October 15TH to 2ist 

I5t I. Tennyson's Tears, Idle Tears, 12:272-273 

II. Shakespeare's Over Hill, Over Dale, 12:19 

III. Poe's The Assignation, 4-Pt.I:8i-ioi 

Nye's How to Hunt the Fox, 8-Pt.I:70-78 
A Fatal Thirst, 7-Pt. 11:148-150 
On Cyclones, 9-Pt. 1:83-85 

William Vaughn Moody, d. 17 O. 1910I 
Gloucester Moors, 11:320 

Thomas Love Peacock, b. 18 O. 1785 

Three Men of Gotham, 12:257-258 

Shakespeare's Silvia, 12:91-92 

O Mistress Mine, 12:92 

Take, O Take Those Lips Away, 12:93 

Love, 12:93-94 

Leigh Hunt, b. 19 O. 1784 
Jenny Kissed Me, 12:158 
Abou Ben Adhem, 11:121-122 
CoRNWALLis surrendered at Yorktozony 19 
O. 1781 
III. Tennyson's England and America in 1782, 

20th. I. Shakespeare's The Fairy Life, 12:20 

II. When Icicles Hang by the Wall, 12:22 

III. Fear No More the Heat o' the Sun, 15:37 

IV. A Sea Dirge, 15:38 















144"^ Guide to Daily Reading 

2ist. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, b, 21 0. 1772 

I. Youth and Age, 14:264-265 

II. Kubla Khan, 14:80-82 

III. Thompson's Arab Love Song, 12:339 

Guide to Daily Reading 145 

/ wist all tJuir sport in tfu Park is but a shadow to thai 
pleasure I find in Plaio. Alas I good folk^ they never felt 
what true pleasure meant, 

— Roger Ascham. 

October 22nd to 28th 

22nd. I. Shakespeare's Crabbed Age and Youth, 
On A Day, Alack the Day, 12:95 
Come Away, Come Away, Death, 12:96 
Rittenhouse's Ghostly Galley, 13:296 
O'Hara'sAtropos, 15:199 

Townsend's Chimmie Fadden Makes 

Friends, 9-Pt.I:i05-i09 
Thompkins's Sham, 18:169 

Tarkington's Beauty and the Jacobin, 

Thomas Babington Macaulay, h. 25 O. 

Country Gentlemen, 2-Pt.II:iio-ii9 
Polite Literature, 2-Pt.II:i 19-132 
Battle of Balaclava, 25 O. 1854 
Tennyson's Charge of the Light Brigade, 

Tennyson's Charge of the Heavy Brigade, 


Vaughan's Friends Departed, 15:10-11 

Peace, 15:160-161 

The Retreat, 15:161-162 

The World, 14:245-247 

27th. Theodore Roosevelt, b. 27 O. 1858 

I. Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, i6-Pt.II: 
28th. L Zola*s Attack, on the Mill, 20-Pt.1 47-102 




23 rd. 












146 Guide to Daily Reading 

/ never think of the name of Gutenberg without feelings 
of veneration and homage. 

— G. S. Phillips. 

October 29TH to November 4TH 

29tli. John Keats, h. 29 O. 1795 

I, Ode on a Grecian Urn, 13:137-139 

II. The Eve of St. Agnes, 11:68-83 

30th. Adelaide Anne Procter, h. 30 0. 1825 

I. A Doubting Heart, 12:312-313 

II. Marlowe's Passionate Shepherd, 12:97-98 

III. Raleigh's Her Reply, 12:98-99 

IV. The Pilgrimage, 12:314-316 

31st. Hallowe'en 

I. Burns's Tarn O'Shanter, 11:253-260 

N. ist. I. Bryant's The Death of the Flowers, 14'. 

II. The Battle-Field, 15:26-28 

III. The Evening Wind, 12:50-52 
rV. To a Waterfowl, 13:147-148 

2nd. I. Arnold's Rugby Chapel, 15:97-104 

II. Campion's Cherry-Ripe, 12:103 

III. Follow Your Saint, 12:103-104 

IV. Vobiscum est lope, 12:105 

3rd. William Cullen Bryant, b. 3 N. 1794 

I. The Mosquito, 8-Pt.II:58-6i 

II. To the Fringed Gentian, 14:114-115 

III. Song of Marion's Men, 10:199-201 

IV. Forest Hymn, 14:34-38 

4th. Eugene Field, d. 4 N. 1895 

I. Baked Beans and Culture, 9-Pt. 1:86-89 

IL The Little Peach, 8-Pt.I:86 

III. Dibdin's Ghost, 9-Pt. 11:44-46 

IV. Dutch Lulliby, 12:250-251 

Guide to Daily Reading 147 

To divert myself from a troublesome Fancy 'tis but to 
'un to my books . . . they always receive me with the 
fame kindness. 

— Montaigne. 

November 5th to iith 

5th. I. Lowell's What Mr. Robinson Thinks, 7-Pt. 

II. Field's The Truth About Horace, 9-Pt.I: 


III. The Cyclopeedy, 9-Pt. 1:127-134 

6th. HoLMAN F. Day, b. 6 N. 1865 

I. Tale of the Kennebec Mariner, 9-Pt.II: 


II. Grampy Sings a Song, 9-Pt. 11:64-66 

III. Cure for Homesickness, 9-Pt.IT.i29-i30 

IV. The Night After Christmas (Anonymous), 


7th. I. Gibson's The Fear, 15:216 

II. Back, 15:216 

III. The Return, 15:217 

8th. John Milton, d. 8 N. 1674 

I. Sonnets, 13:198-205 

II. L' Allegro, 14:9-14 

III. On Milton by Dryden, 13:272 

9th. I. Lincoln's Letter to Astor, Roosevelt, and 
Sands, 9 N. 1863, 5-Pt.I:ii9 

II. Arnold's Saint Brandan, 11:137-140 

III. Longing, 12:188-189 

IV. Sonnets, 13:253-256 

loth. Henry van Dyke, b. 10 N. 1852 

I. Salute to the Trees, 14:290 

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II. The Standard Bearer, 10:307 
Vachel Lindsay, b. 10 N. 1879 

III. Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight, 14: 


nth. Armistice Day, 11 N. 1918 

I. Wharton's The Young Dead, 15:213 

II. Meynell's Dead Harvest, 14:292 

III. Tennyson's Locksley Hall, i4;a23-238 

, Guide to Daily Reading 149 

We haae knoztm Book-love to be independent of the author 
and lurk in a few charmed words traced upon the title-page 
by a once familiar hand. 

— ^Anonymous. 

November i2TH to i8th 

I2th. Richard Baxter, b. 12 N. 1615 

I. A Hymn of Trust, 15:164-165 

II. Arnold's The Future, 14:275-278 

III. Palladium, 14:278-279 

rV. The Forsaken Merman, 11:291-296 

13th. Robert Louis Stevenson, b. 13 N. 1850 

I. Robert Louis Stevenson, I7-Pt.l:i33-I46 

II. Foreign Lands, 12:248-249 

III. Requiem, 15:142 

14th. Booker T. Washington, d. 14 N. 19 15 

I. Booker T. Washington, I7-Pt.l:i72-I90 

15th. William Cowper, b. 15 N. 173 1 

I. To Mary, 12:243-245 

II. Boadicea, 10:181-182 

III. Verses, 14:221-223 

IV. Diverting History of John Gilpin, 1 1 :24I - 


J6th. I. Cone's Ride to the Lady, 10:311 

II. Hewlett*s Soldier, Soldier, 15:212 

17th. Lucknow rdieve^f by Campbell, 17 N. 1857 

I. Robert Lowell's The Relief of Lucknow, 


II. Roberts s The Maid, 10:305 

l8th. I. Joseph Conrad, i7-Pt.I:i47-i66 

150 Guide to Daily Reading 

Read not to contradict and confute^ nor to believe and 
take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse , but to weigh 
and consider, 

— Lord Bacon. 

November 19TH to 25TH 

19th. I. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, 5-Pt.1: 107- 

20th. Thomas Chatterton, b. 20 N. 1752 

L Minstrel's Song, 15:40-41 

Charles Graham Halpine, b. 20 N. 1829 
IL Irish Astronomy, 8-Pt.II 79-80 
IIL Davis's The First Piano in a Mining- 
Camp, 9-Pt.I:34-44 
IV. Dunne's On Gold-Seeking, 9-Pt.I:99-l02 

2ist. Voltaire, b. 21 N. 1694 

I. Jeannot and Colin, 22-Pt.I:i-i6 

Bryan Waller Procter (Barry Corn- 
wall), b. 21 N. 1787 
IL The Sea, 12:72-73 

III. The Poet's Song to His Wife, 12:242-243 

IV. A Petition to Time, 12:252 

22nd. , St. Cecilia's Day, Nov. 22nd. 

I. Dryden's Song for St. Cecilia's Day, 13 :6i- 


II. May I Join the Choir Invisible, 15:185- 

Jack London, d. 22 N. 1916 

III. Jan the Unrepentant, 22-Pt.II:i36 

23rd. I. Carryl's The Walloping Window-Blind, 
II. Marble's The Hoosier and the Salt-pile, 

Guide to Daily Reading 151 

24th. I. Arnold's Growing Old, 14:281-282 

II. Lyly's Spring's Welcome, 12:15 

III. Cupid and Campaspe, 12:86 

IV. Lindsajris Auld Robin Gray, 10:3032 

25th. I. Irving's The Devil and Tom Walker, 3-Pt. 

152 Guide to Daily Reading 

Montaigne with his sheepskin blistered^ 
And Howell the worse for wear^ 
And the worm-drilled Jesuit* s HoracCy 

And the little old cropped Moliere — 
And the Burton I bought for afioriny 

And the Rabelais foxea and fiead — 
For the others I never have openedy 

But those are the ones I read. 

— Austin Dobson. 

November 26th to December 2nd 

26th. Coventry Patmore, d. 26 N. 1896 

I. To the Unknown Eros, 13:169-171 

II. The Toys, 15:140-141 

III. Lamb's The Old Familiar Faces, 15:73-74 

IV. Hester, 15:75-76 

27th. I. Wordsworth's Influence of Natural Ob- 
jects, 14:251-253 
Ridgeley Torrence, h, 27 N. 1875 

II. Torrence's Evensong, 12:346 

III. Burt's Resurgam, 13 :292 

28th. William Blake, h. 28 N. 1757 

I. The Tiger, 12 ^^-43 

II. Piping Down the Valleys, 12:246 

III. The Golden Door, 15:172 
Washington Irving, d. 28 N. 1859 

IV. Rip Van Winkle, 19-Pt. 11:71-95 

29th. Louisa May Alcott, b. 29 N. 1832 

I. Street Scenes in Washington, 8-Pt.II:74- 

John G. Neihardt, married 29 N. 1908 

II. Envoi, 15 :200 

III. Thos. Waller's Go, Lovely Rose, 12:136- 

rV. Dargan's There's Rosemary, 13 :287 

Guide to Daily Reading 153 

30th. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark 

Twain), b. 30 N. 1835 

I. Colonel Mulberry Sellers, 7-Pt.II:3i-40 

II. The Notorious Jumping Frog, 7-Pt.I:i22- 


D. 1st. I. Keats^s In a Drear-Nighted December, 

II. Gray's Progress of Poesy, 13:76-80 

III. Doyle's Private of the Buffs, 1 1 :284-285 

2nd. I. Lowell's The First Snow-Fall, 15:135-136 

II. Daniel's Love is a Sickness 12:108 

in. Delia, 13:181-182 

IV. Darley's Song, 12:170-171 

T54 Guide to Daily Reading 

When evening has arrived, I return home, and go into 
my study. . . . For hours together, the miseries of life 
no longer annoy me; I forget every vexation; I do not fear 
poverty; for I have altogether transferred myself to those 
with whom I hold converse. 

— Machiavelli. 

December 3rd to 9TH 

3rd. George B. McClellan, b. 3 D. 1826 

I. Lincoln's Letter to McClellan, S-Pt.I: 
Battle of Hohenlinden, 3 D, 1800 
IL Campbell's Hohenlinden, 10:188-189 

Robert Louis Stevenson, d. 3 D. 1894 
in. Providence and the Guitar, i9-Pt.II:96* 

4th. I. Sudermann's The Gooseherd, 20-Pt.II: 

5th. Christina Georgina Rossetti, b. 5 D. 

I. One Certainty, 13:265 
n. Up-Hill, 12:322-323 
in. Hayne's In Harbor, 15:142-143 

IV. Between the Sunken Sun and the New 

Moon, 13:265-266 

V. Goldsmith's When Lovely Woman Stoops 

to Folly, 13:273 

6th. R, H. Barham, b. 6 D. 1788 

I. The Jackdaw of Rheims, 11:173-179 

7th. Cale Young Rice b. 7 D. 1872 

I. Chant of the Colorado, 14:291 
Allan Cunningham, b. 7 D. 1784 

II. A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea, 12:7:^-74 

Guide to Daily Reading 155 

III. Hame, Hame, Hame, 12:309-310 

IV. Bailey's After the Funeral, 8-Pt.I:42-44 

V. What He Wanted It For, 9-Pt.I:9o-9i 

8th. I. A Visit to Brigham Young, 9-Pt.I:47-52 

9th. Stephen Phillips, d. 9 D. 1915 

I. Harold before Senlac, 14:31^ 

156 Guide to Daily Reading 

This habit of reading, I make bold to UU yoUy is your 
pass to the greatest, the purest^ and the most perfect pleas- 
ures that God has prepared for his creatures. . . . It 
lasts when all other 'insures fade. 

— ^Trollope. 

December ioth to i6th 

loth. Emily Dickinson, b. 10 D. 1830 

I. Our Share of Night to Bear, 13 1282 

II. Heart, We Will Forget Him, 13:282 

III. Ruskin's Mountain Glory, i-Pt.II 159-69 

nth. I. Webster's Reply to Hayne, 6-Pt.I:63-io5 

I2th. I. Herford's Gold, 9-Pt.II:9 

II. Child's Natural History, 9-Pt.II:37-39 

III. Metaphysics, 9-Pt.n:i28 

rV. The End of the World, 9-Pt.r.l20-i22 

13th. William Drummond, b. 13 D. 1585 

I. Invocation, 12:24-25 

II. "I Know That All Beneath the Moon 

Decays," 13:196-197 

III. For the Baptist, 13:197 

IV. To His Lute, 13:198 

V. Browne's The Siren's Song, 12:23 

VI. A Welcome, 12:111-112 

VII. My Choice, 12:112-113 

14th. Charles Wolfe, b. 14 D. 1791 

I. The Burial of Sir John Moore, 15:31-33 

II. Qough's In a Lecture-Room, 14:272 

III. Qua CursumVentus, 12:317-318 
rV. Davis's Souls, 14:317 

15th. I. Mrs. Browning's Sonnets from the Porttt- 
gttese, 13:232-239 

Guide to Daily Reading 157 

l6th. George Santa yana, b. i6 D. 1863 

I. "As in the Midst of Battle There Is 
Room/' 13:287 

II. MacMillan's Shadowed Star, 18:273 

158 Guide to Daily Reading 

When there is no recreation or business for thee abroady 
thou may' St have a company of honest old fellows in their 
leathern jackets in thy study which will find thee excellent 
divertissement at home. 

— Thomas Fuller. 

December 17TH to 23RD 

17th. John Greenleaf Whittier, b. 17 D. 

I. Amy Wentworth, 10:53-56 

II. The Barefoot Boy, 14:169-172 

III. My Psalm, 15 :i89-i9i 

IV. The Eternal Goodness, 15:192-196 

V. Telling the Bees, 11:308-310 

i8th. Philip Freneau, d. 18 D. 1832 

I. The Wild Honeysuckle, 14:113-114 
L. G. C. A. Chatrian, Z*. 18 D. 1826 

II. The Comet, 20-Pt.II:i04-ii4 

19th. Bayard Taylor, d. 19 D. 1878 

I. Palabras Grandiosas, 9-Pt.I:58 

II. Bedouin Love-Song, 12:174-175 

III. The Song of the Camp, 11:288-290 

IV. W. B. Scott's Glenkindie, 10:48-51 

20th. I. Ford's The Society Reporter's Christmas, 
II. The Dying Gag, 9-Pt.II:i 19-122 

2ist. Giovanni Boccaccio, d. 21 D. 1375 

I. The Falcon, 20-Pt.II:i-ii 

22nd. Edwin Arlington Robinson, b. 22 D. 


I. Miniver Cheevy, 7-Pt.I:i47 

II. Vickery's Mountain, 14:303 

III. Richard Cory, 14:309 

Guide to Daily Reading 159 

23rd. Michael Drayton, d. 23 D. 163 1 

I. Idea, 13:182 

II. Agincourt, 10:176-181 

III. Stevenson's The Whaups, 12:70 

IV. Youth and Love, 12:231 

x6o Guide to Daily Reading 

Life being very short, and the quiet hours of it few^ we 
ought to waste none of them in reading valueless books; and 
valuable books should^ in a civilized country, be within the 
reach of every one. 

— John Ruskin. 

December 24TH to 31ST 

24t4i. Christmas Eve 

I. Gulney's Tryste Noel, 15:202 

II. Rossetti's My Sister's Sleep, 15:137-139 
Matthew Arnold, b. 24 D. 1822 

III. Dover Beach, 14:279-280 

IV. Philomela, 12:56-57 

asth. I. Milton's Ode on The Morning of Christ's 
Nativity, 13:42-43 

II. Thackeray's The Mahogany Tree, 12 :252- 


III. Thackeray's The End of the Play, 14:283- 


IV. Domett's A Christmas Hymn, 15:178-179 

a6th. Thomas Gray, ^. 26 D. 1716 

I. Elegy, 15:12-17 

II. Ode to Adversity, 13:70-72 

III. Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College 


37th. Charles Lamb, d. 27 D. 1834 

I. Landor's To the Sister of Elia, 15:76-77 

II. A Dissertation upon Roast Pig, 5-Pt.II: 


III. Detached Thoughts on Books and Read- 

ing, 5-Pt.II:7o-79 
28th. I. Hawthome'sThe Birthmark, 3-Pt.I:23-5 1 

Guide to Daily Reading i6l 

29th. John Vance Cheney, b. 29 D. 1848 

I. Cheney's Happiest Heart, 14:318 

II. Emerson's Terminus, 14:267-268 

III. Clough's Say Not the Struggle Nought 

Availeth, 14:272-273 
rV. James Aldrich's A Death-Bed, 15 •136-137 

30th. RuDYARD Kipling, b. 30 D. 1865 

I. Without Benefit of Clergy, i9-Pt.I:54-89 

31st. I. Shelley's The World's Great Age Begins 
Anew, 12:284-286 

II. Burns's Auld Lang Syne, 12:261-262 
in. Lowell's To the Past, 13:161-163 

IV. Lamb's New Year's Eve, 5-Pt.II:ii-2l 



Adams, Franklin P. 

The Cold Wave of 32 B. C 9-Pt. I 146 

The Ballad of the Thoughtless Waiter . . . 9-Pt. I 147 

Us Poets 9-Pt. I 148 

Addison, Joseph 

The Voice of the Heavens IS 165 

Ade, George 

The Fable of the Preacher 9-Pt.II 67 

The Fable of the Caddy 9-Pt.II 93 

The Fable of the Two Mandolin Players . . . 9-Pt.II 131 

Alcott, Louisa May 

Street Scenes in Washington ..*... 8-Pt.II 74 

Aldrich, Thomas Bailey 

A Rivermouth Romance 7-Pt.II 129 

Aldrich, James 

A Death-Bed IS 136 

Allingham, William 

The Fairies ...» 10 83 

Amundsen, Roald 

Autobiography l6-Pt.II 147 

Arabian Nights 

AH Baba and the Forty Robbers .... 19-Pt.ll i 

Arnold, Matthew 

The Last Word IS 43 

A Nameless Epitaph IS 48 

Philomela 12 56 

Memorial Verses 15 77 

Thyrsis IS 86 

Rugby Chapel IS97 

Requiescat IS I20 

Saint Brandan il 137 

Longing 12 188 

Sonnets 13 253 

Self-Dependencse 14 273 

The Future 14 275 

Palladium 14 278 

Dover Beach 14 279 

Growing Old 14 281 

The Forsaken Merman il 291 

Note. There is an Index of First Lines In the six volumes of 
Poetry, at the end of VoL 15. 


164 Authors' Index 


Aytoun, William Edmondstoune 

The Execution of Montrose 10 270 

Bailey, J. M. 

After the Funeral 8-Pt. I 42 

What He Wanted It For ...... 9-Pt. I 90 

Ballard, Harlan Hogb 

In the Catacombs 9-Pt. I 77 

Balzac. Honopre De 

A Passion in the Desert . . . . . , . 2I-Pt.II 107 
Barbauld, Anna Letitia 

Lfe 14 260 

Bar HAM, Richard Harris 

The Jackdaw of Rheims II 173 

Barnes, William 

The Mother's Dream 15 139 

Barnfielu, Richard 

To the Nightingale 12 16 

Barrie, James Matthew 

The Courting of T'Nowhead's Bell .... 20-Pt. I i 

Basse, William 

Eiegy on Shakespeare 15 45 

Batf.s, Katharine Lee 

Wings 14 289 

" Baxter, Billy," see Kount? William J., Jr. 
Baxter, Richard 

A Hymn Of Trust 15 164 

Beaumont, Francis 

On the Tomhs in Westminster ^S 45 

Beaumont, Jo'seph 

Home 14 256 

Beddoes, Thomas Lovell 

Wolfram's Dirge 15 42 

How Many Times Do I Love Thee, Dear? . 12 158 

Dream-Pedlary 12 227 

Beecher, Henry Ward 

Deacon Marble . . . , 7-Pt. I 13 

The Deacon's Trout . 7-Pt. I 15 

Noble and the Empty Hole 7-Pt. I 17 

Behn, Aphra 

Song 12 141 

Belloc, Hilaire 

The Early Morning 13 294 

The South Cour^try 12 331 

Benet, William Rose 

Tricksters 13 288 

BlERCE, Ambrose 

The Dog and the Bees 7-Pt.II 10 

The Man and the Goose 9-Pt. I 85 

"BiLUNos, Josh" see Shaw, Hehry W. 
Blmce, William 

The Tiger . 12 4* 

Authors' Index 



Blake, William — Continiud 

Son; 12 145 

The Golden Door . • IS 172 

Piping Down the Valleys . . 12 246 

To tile Muses. .......... 12 287 

Boccaccio, Giovanni 

The Falcon 20-Pt.II I 

BoKER, George Henry 

The Black Regiment ......... 10 207 


God's Way , 15 182 

Blkjth, Edwin 

Autx>bioc:rahy , . 17-Pt.ll 23 

Braithwaite, William Stanley 

Sandy Star , 12 346 

Sic Vita 12 343 

Branch, Anna Hempstead 

Songfi for My Mother . , 14 3CO 

Breton, Nicholas 

Phillida and Corydon , . 12 106 

Bronte Charlotte 

Autobiography 17-Pt. I 121 

Bronte Emily 

My Lady's Grave 12 319 

Brooke, Rupert 

Dust 12 341 

1914 — V — The Soldier , 15 228 

Browne. Charles E. ("Artemus Ward'*) 

A visit to Brigham Young 9-Pt. I 47 

Anvong the Spirits 8-Pt. I 81 

One of Mr. Ward's Business Letters . . . 8-Pt.lI 68 

On "Forts" . . S-Pt.H 69 

Browne, William 

The Siren's Song 12 23 

A Welcome . 12 III 

My Choice 12 II2 

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett 

Sleep 15 21 

The Romance of the Swan's Nest ..... lo 79 

A Dead Rose 12 191 

A Man's Requirements ....... 12 192 

Sonnets from the Portuguese . « . . . 13 232 

A Musical Instrument 12 282 

The Cry of the Children 12 296 

Mother and Poet. . II 297 

Browning, Robert 

A King Lived Long Ago . II 9 

Love Among the Ruins .....•«• II 28 

Home-Thoughts, from Abroad . . • • . I* S7 

My Star 12 58 

From Pippa Passes ......... 12 59 

Evelyn Hope « • 15 III 

'l66 Authors' Index 


Browning, Robert — Continued 

May and Death 15 123 

How They Brought the Good News from Ghent 

to Aix 10 13a 

The Boy and the Angel II 133 

Epilogue IS 143 

Prospice IS 145 

Memorabilia 14 15 1 

The Pied Piper of Hamelin II 163 

Abt Vogler ,. 14 177 

Two in the Campagna .'-...... 14 187 

Herve Riel lO 162 

A Woman's Last Word 14 189 

Meeting at Night 12 190 

Misconceptions 12 190 

Rabbi Ben Ezra 14 191 

Saul 14 199 

Cavalier Tunes 12 205 

Incident of the French Camp ...... lO 213 

The Statue and the Bust li 273 

The Lost Leader . 12 289 

The Patriot II 290 

Bryant, William Cullen 

Thanatopsis IS 18 

The Battle-Field 15 26 

A Forest Hymn .......... 14 34 

The Evening Wind 1250 

The Mosquito 8-Pt.II 58 

To the Fringed Gentian 14 114 

The Death of the Flowers ....>... 14 Il8 

To a Waterfowl 13 147 

Song of Marion's Men lO 199 

BuNNER, Henry Coyler 

Candor 8-Pt. I 11 

The Love-Letters of Smith 8-Pt. I 89 

Behold the Deeds! 7-Pt.n 123 

BuRDETTE, Robert Jones 

The Vacation of Mustapha 8-Pt. I 3 

The Romance of the Carpet 9-Pt. I 31 

The Legend of Mimir 8-Pt. I 68 

Rheumatism Movement Cure 8-Pt.II 37 

The Artless Prattle of Childhood 7-Pt.II 106 

Burgess, Gelett 

The Bohemians of Boston ....... 7-Pt.II 141 

The Lazy Roof 9-Pt.I 149 

My Feet 9-Pt. I 149 

Burns, Robert ?" ' > ^-.i*. 'i 

My Heart's in the Highlands 12 36 

The Cotter's Saturday Night li 40 

Autobiography 17-Pt. I 43 

r^Iegy on Captain Matthew Henderson ... 15 61 

To a Mountain Daisy ........ 14 109 

Authors' Index 




Burns, Robert — Continued ^ • . „ 

The Banks of Doon .....«,. 12 146 

Mary Morison .......,,, 12 147 

O, Saw Ye Bonnie Le^y? 12 148 

O My Luve's Like a Red, Red Rose .... 12 149 

Ae Fond Kiss .,,,, 12 150 

OfA'theAirts 12 151 

Highland Mary ......... 12 152 

Bannockburn •..., 12 198 

A Farewell •*... 12 199 

It Was A' for our Rightfti' King , , , . , 12 200 

[ohn Anderson My Jo.... 12 245 

am O'Shanter II 253 

Auld Lang Syne , 12 261 

Thou Lingering Star 12 270 

Lines Written on a Banknote ...... 13 273 

Burr, Amelia Josephine 

'Fall In! 15 211 

Burt, Maxwell Struthers 

Resurgam 13 292 

Butler, Ellis Parker 

Just Like a Cat 8-Pt. I 152 

Bynner, Witter 

Sentence .......*•*. 13 295 

Byron, Lord 

The Isles of Greece 14 75 

Darkness II 102 

Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte -...,. 13 103 

Oh! Snatch'd Away in Beauty's Bloom ... 15 113 

Ode on Venice 13 115 

Stanzas for Music 12 162 

When We Two Parted 12 163 

She Walks in Beauty . 12 164 

The Destruction of Sennacherib II 183 

The Prisoner of Chillon ....... II 191 

Sonnet on Chillon 13 222 

On This Day I Complete My Thirty-Sixth year . 12 275 

Cabell, James Branch 

Porcelain Cups , . . . 22-Pt. I 38 

Campbell, Thomas 

To the Evening Star 12 47 

How Delicious Is the Winning ..... 12 165 

Ye Mariners of England ...*... 10 150 

The Soldier's Dream lO 186 

Hohenlinden lo 188 

The Battle of the Baltic 10 1819 

Lord UUin's Daughter lO 259 

Campion, Thomas 

Cherry-Ripe • • . • . 12 I03 

Follow Your Saint ..#•..■.. 12 103 

Vobiscum est lope ••«•••••• 12 105 

1 68 Authors' Index 


Carew, Thomas 

Epitaph on the Lady Mary Villiers .... 1 5 48 

Disdain Returned 12133 

Song 12 154 

To His Inconstant Mistress , 12 135 

Carey, Henry 

Sally in Our Alley 12 142 

Cahleton. Henry Guy 

The Thompson Street Poker Club .... 7-Pt.II 116 

Carlyle, Thomas 

Essay on Biography , , 2-Pt. I 3 

Bos well's Life of Johnson „ . 2-Pt. I 32 

The French Revolution 

Mirabeau 2-Pt. I 79 

1 he P'light to Varennes ^ 2-Pt. I 87 

Cromwell's Letters- and Speeches 

Battle of Dunbar . 2-Pt. I in 

Sartor Resartus 

The Watch-Tower . 2-Pt. I 129 

Ghosts 2-Pt. 1 134 

Past and Present 

Labor 2-Pt. I 158 

Reward 2-Pt. I 146 

Carman, Bliss 

A Vagabond Song 12 330 

Carryl, Charles E. 

The Walloping Window- Blind 9-Pt.II 35 

Cather, Willa Sibert 

Grandmither, Think Not I Forget » « . . 14 3^3 

Chatfjan, Alexandre, and Emile Erckmann 

The Comet 20-Pt.n 104 

Chatterton, Thomas 

Minstrel's Song « . I5 40 

Cheney, John Vance 

The Happiest Heart 14 318 

Clembi»8, Samuel L. ("Mark Twain") 

Colonel Mulberry Sellers 7-Pt.II 3 1 

The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras 
County 7-Pt. I I32 

Clough, Arthur Hugh 

In a Lecture-Room 14 272 

Say Not the Struggle Nought Availeth ... 14 272 

Qiia Cursum Vcntus ...,..,. 12 317 

C0ATE8, Fix>rence Earlk 

Place de la Concorde « 15 226 

Coleribgb, Samuel Taylor 

Frost at Midnight . 14 22 

I>ovc . 10 44 

Kubla Khan 14 80 

France: An Ode 13 99 

Dejection: An Ode • 13 103 

Youth and Age ...» 14 264 


1 , 

Authors' Index 


Coleridge, Hartley 

Song • . . • 12 166 

Sonnets 13 227 

C0LUN3, William 

Ode Written in 1745 IS 34 

On the Death of Thomson IS S9 

The Passions 13 8x 

Ode to Evening 13 8s 

Dirge in Cymbeline 15 1 12 

CoLUM Padriac 

An Old Woman of the Roads 14 3x1 

Cone, Helen Gjiay 

The Ride to the Lady 10 311 

Conrad, Joseph 

The Lagoon 22-Pt. I 17 

Autobiography 17-Pt. I 147 

Constable, Henry 

To Sir Philip Sidney's Soul 13181 

Cowley, Abraham 

A Supplication 13 59 

On the Death of Mr. William Hervey. ... 15 80 

Cowper, William 

On the Loss of the Royal George lO 148 

To Mary Unwin 13 205 

Boadicea 10 l8l 

Verses , . . . 14 221 

The Diverting History of John Gilpin ... 11 241 

To Mary 12 243 

CotzENs, Frederick S. 

A Family Horse 8-Pt. I 3 

Living in the Country 7-Pt. I 82 

Craik, Dinah Maria Mulock 

Douglas, Douglas, Tender and True ... 12 310 

Crashaw, Richard 

Wishes to His Supposed Mistress 12 117 

Cross, M. E. 

O May I Join the Choir Invisible . . • . 15 185 

Cunningham, Allan 

A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea 12 73 

Hame, Hame, Hame 12 309 

Cunninghame, Graham, Robert 

If Doughty Deeds 12 153 

Daly, Thomas Augustine 

Inscription for a Fireplace ....... 13 294 

Daniel, Samuel 

Ix>ve Is a Sickness •••• 12 Z06 

Delia • . • 13 181 

D.ARGAN, Olive Tilkord 

"There's Rosemary" ........ 13 287 

Darley, George 

Soag .. --•..••••• 12 170 

I JO Authors' Index 


Daskam, Josephine Dodge 

The Woman Who Was Not Athletic .... 9-Pt.II 78 

The Woman Who Used Her Theory . . . 9-Pt.II 80 

The Woman Who Helped Her Sister .... 9-Pt.n 81 
Daudet, Alphonse 

The Siege of Berlin 2I-Pt. I 129 

Davenant, Sir William ^ 

The Lark Now Leaves His Wat'ry Nest ... 12 131 

Davidson, John 

Butterflies. • 12 345 

Dames, William H, 

Catharine II327 

Davis, Fannie Stearns 

Souls l-l 317 

Davis, Richard Harding 

Mr. Travers's First Hunt 22- Pt. I 135 

Davis, Sam 

The First Piano in a Mining-Camp .... 9-Pt. I 34 
Day, Holman F. 

Tale of the Kennebec Mariner 9-Pt. EI 10 

Grampy Sings a Song 9-Pt.II 64 

Cure for Homesickness 9-Pt.II 129 

Dekker, Thomas 

The Happy Heart 12 223 

De La Mare, Walter 

The Listeners II326 

De Quincey, Thomas 

The Affliction of Childhood 4-Pt.II 3 

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater 

The Pleasures of Opium 4-Pt.II 31 

The Pains of Opium 4-Pt.II 73 

On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth . . 4-Pt.II 100 

The English Mail-Coach 

Going down with Victory 4-Pt.II 107 

The Vision of Sudden Death 4-Pt.TI 119 

Levana and Our Ladies of Sorrow .... 4-Pt.II 145 
Derby, G. H. ("Phoenix," "Squibob") 

Illustrated Newspapers 7-Pt.TI 11 

Tushmaker's Toothpuller 7-Pt.n 53 

De Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet 

Jeannot and Colin 22-Pt. I I 

Dickens, Charles 

The Trial for Murder 2i-Pt. I i 

Autobiography 17-Pt. I 99 

Dickinson, Emily 

Our Share of Night to Bear 13 282 

Heart, We Will Forget Him 13 282 

Dob SON, Austin 

The Ballad of Prose and Rhyme 12 335 

Dodge, Mary Mapes 

Miss Malony on the Chinese Question . . . 7-Pt.II 20 

Authors' Index 171 


Domett, Alfred 

A Christmas Hymn 15 178 

Donne, John 

A Burnt Ship 13 272 

The Dream 12 137 

The Will IS 156 

Death 13 195 

"DooLEY, Mr.," see Dunne, F. P. 

Douglas, Jamie [f] 

Waly, Waly, Up the Bank 10 28 

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan 

The Dancing Men 22-Pt. I 63 

Doyle, Sir Francis Hastings 

The Private of the Bluffs II 284 

Drake, Joseph Rodman 

The American Flag 12 215 

Drayton, Michael 

Idea 13 182 

Agincourt 10176 

Drinkwater, John 

Birthright IS 199 

Drummond, William 

invocation 12 24 

1 Know That All Beneath the Moon Decays. . 13 196 

For the Baptist 13 197 

To His Lure 13 198 

Dryden, John ' 

A Song for St. Cecilia's Day, 1687 13 61 

Alexander's Feast 13 63 

Ah, How Sweet It Is to Love! 12 140 

On Milton 13 272 

Dufferin, Lady 

Lament of the Irish Emigrant IS 128 

Dunne, F. P. ("Mr. Dooley") 

On Expert Testimony 9-Pt.II 13 

Home Life of Geniuses 9-Pt.II 56 

Work and Sport 9-Pt.II 87 

On Gold-Seeking 9-Pt. I 99 

The City as a Summer Resort 9-Pt.II 138 

Avarice and Generosity 9-Pt.II 144 

Dunsany, Lord 

A Night At An Inn 18 I 

Songs from an Evil Wood : III and IV. ... 15 221 

Elliot, Jean 

A Lament for Flodden ....•••• 10 251 

Emerson, Ralph Waldo 

Waldeinsamkeit ...••.•••• 1439 

The World-Soul 12 59 

To the Humblebee ...«•.... 12 64 

The Titmouse .*....•«.. ^12 66 

The Snow-Storm ••......• 14 93 

172 Authors' Index 


Emerson, Ralph Waldo — Contmiied 

The Rhodora .......... 14 115 

Ode 13 167 

Concord Hymn 12 218 

Good-by 12 228 

Each and All 14 262 

The Forerunners ......... 14 265 

Terminus 14 267 

The Problem 14 268 

Brahma 14 271 

Erckmann, Emile and Alex, Chatrmw 

The Comet 20-Pt.II 104 

Faber, Frederick William 

The Will of God IS 181 

"Familias, p." 

The Night After Christmas 9-Pt. I 75 

Ferber, Edna 

The Gay Old Dog 22-Pt.II 81 

Ferguson, Samuel 

The Forging of the Anchor 14 82 

Feld, Eugene 

The Tiuth About Horace p-Pt. I 17 

Dibdin's Ghost 9-Pt.II 44 

The Little Peach 8-Pt. I 86 

BaLed Beans and Culture 9-Pt. I 86 

The Cyclopeedy 9-Pt. I 127 

Dutch Lullaby 12 250 

Fields, James 

The Owl-Critic 7-Pt. I 41 

The Alarmed Skipper 7-Pt. I 75 

Flagg, James Montgomery 

Said Opie Read 8-Pt. I 173 

Flecker, James Elroy 

The Ballad of Camden Town ..... lo 29S 

The dying Patriot 13 34 7 

pLETcnER, Giles 

Wooing Song 12 lOI 

Fletcher, John 

Love's Emblems .....*.... 12 29 

Hear, Ye Ladies 12 132 

Melancholy .....* 12 278 

Fletcher, Phineas 

A Hymn 12 317 

Ford, James L. 

The Society Reporter's Christmas .... 8-Pt. I 57 

The Dving Gag 9-Pt.II I19 

Ford, Simeon 

A Gentle Complaint 7-Pt. I 104 

At A Turkish Bath 9-Pt.II 74 

The Discomforts of Travel , 9-Pt.II 123 

Boyhood in ^ New England Hot"' - » . • 9-Pt. I 123 

Authors' Index 173 


Foss, Sam Waltjer 

The Prayer of Cyrus Brown 9-Pt.II 8 

The Meeting of the Ctabbethuses .... 8-Pt. I 39 

A Modern Martyrdom 9-Ft.II 84 

The Ideal Husband to His Wife 9-Pt. 1 103 

Franklin, Benjamin 

Maxims 7-Pt. I 11 

Model of a Letter of Recommendation of a Person 

You Are Unacquainted With 7-Pt. I 11 

Epitaph for Himself » 7-Pt. I 12 

Autobiography — Selections 

EarlvLife 6.Pt.II 3 

Settlinc Down 6-Pt.II 76 

r.afes of Conduct 6-Pt.II 86 

Public Affairs , » . 6-Pt.II 102 

George Whitefield 6-Pt.II 108 

The Franklin Stove 6-Pt.II 115 

Civic Pride . . ., 6-Pt.lI 117 

Philosophical Experinaents ...... 6-Pt.II 125 

Poor Richard's Almanac 6-Pt.II 135 

Selected Essays 

Advice to a Young Tradesman 6-Pt.II 153 

The Whistle 6-Pt.II is6 

Necessary Hints to TBose That Would Be Eicfc 6-Pt.II 160 

Motion for Prayers 6-Pt.II 162 


To Dr. Priestley 6-Pt.II 167 

To Mr. Strahan 6-Pt.II 169 

To General Washington 6-Pt.n 170 

To Dr. Mather ......... 6-Pt.II 172 

1 o the Bishop of St. Asaph's 6-Pt.II 175 

Frkeman, Mrs., see Wojcins, Mary Eleanob, 

(Mrs. Freeman). 
Freneau, Philip 

The Wild Honeysuckk 14 113 

Galsworthy, John 

The Little Man 18 227 

Garrison, Theodosia. 

A Love Song « 12 338 

GAunER, TheophilB 

The Mummy's Foot 19-Pt. I 00 

Gay, John 

Black-eyed Susan lO 32 

Gfrstenberg, Aucb 

Overstones 18 139 

GiRsoN,. Wilfrid Wilson 

The Fear . 15 216 

Back « 15 216 

The Return IS 217 


Ftanigin to Flannican 9rPt. I 92 

174 Authors' Index 


Goldsmith, Oliver j 

When Lovely Woman Stoops to Folly ,, ^ - 13 273 

Goodman, Edward * *sfe *-*« ,-^ 

Eugenically Speaking ....,..,,"' 18 193 
Graham, James 

My Dear and Only Love, I Pray , , , , » 12 144 

Grant, Ulysses Simpson 

Autobiography l6-Pt.II 3 

Graves, Robert 

It's a Queer Time .....«••• 15 219 

Gray, Thomas 

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard . . IS 12 

Ode to Adversity , , 13 70 

Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College . • 13 7a 

The Progress of Poesy 13 7^ 

Greene, Albert Gorton 

Old Grimes 7-Pt. I 19 

Greene, Robert 

Sephestia's Lullaby ••..•••. 12 247 

Grenfell, Julian 

Into Battle 15 217 

Greville, Fulke 

On Sir Philip Sidney 1549 

Guiney, Louise Imogen 

Tryste Noel •.»., 15 202 

Guiterman, Arthur 

Strictly Germ-Proof , 7-Pt. I 141 

In the Hospital •• 15 203 

Habington, William 

To Roses in the Bosom of Castara •••• I2ll6 

Hagedorn, Hermann 

Song Is So Old 12 337 

Hale, Edward Everett 

The Man Without a Country ...... 2I-Pt.II 57 

My Double, and How He Undid me . . . . Pt. I 124 

Halleck, Fitz-Greene 

Burns ,, 15 67 

Joseph Rodman Drake .....••• 15 104 

Marco Bozzaris .....•••. II 187 

Halpine, Charles Graham 

Irish Astronomy 8-Pt.II 79 

Hamilton, Alexander 

Autobiography l6-Pt. I 71 

Hardy, Thomas 

The Oxen IS 201 

She Hears the Storm ••..••.. 14 312 

Harts, Francis Bret 

The Outcasts of Poker Flat 20-Pt. I 30 

Melons 7-Pt.Ii 41 

The Society upon the Stanislaus . . • . . 7-Pt.II 57 
Her Letter 8-Pt. I 113 

Authors' Index 175 

vol PAGE 

Harte, Francis Bret — Continued 

To the Pliocene Skull 8-Pt. I 145 

Plain Language from Truthful James ... II 234 

Ramon IX 285 

Hawthorne, Nathaniel 

Dr. Heidegger's Experiment 3-Pt. I 3 

The Birthmark 3-Pt. I 23 

Ethan Brand 3-Pt. I 55 

The Great Carbuncle 20-Pt.II 39 

Autobiography 17-Pt. I 74 

Wakefield 3-Pt. I 85 

The Minister's Black Veil 2i-Pt. I 107 

The Great Stone Face 3-Pt. I 103 

The Gray Champion 3-Pt. I 139 

Hay, John 

Little Breeches 7-Pt. I 45 

Hayne, Paul Hamilton 

In Harbor IS 142 

Between the Sunken Sun and the New Moon . 13 265 

Hemans, Felicia Dorothea 

The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers in New Eng- 
land . 10 151 

Henry, O. 

The Furnished Room 22-Pt. I 140 

The Gift of the Magi 22-Pt.II 48 

Herbert, George 

The Elixir IS 105 

Discipline IS IS I 

Easter 15 152 

The Pulley IS 153 

Virtue IS 154 

Herford, Oliver 

Gold 9-Pt.lI 9 

Child's Natural History Q-Pt.H 37 

Metaphysics 9-Pt.n 128 

The End of the World 9-Pt. I 120 

Hergesheimer, Joseph 

A Sprig of Lemon Verbena 22-Pt.n i 

Herrick, Robert 

Corinna's Going a-Maylng 12 30 

To Blossoms 12 33 

To Daffodils 12 34 

To Violets 12 35 

To Meadows 12 35 

Lacrimae IS 4' 

To Dianeme 12 123 

Upon Julia's Clothes 12 124 

The Primrose 12 124 

To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time ... 12 125 

Delight in Disorder 12 125 

To Anthea 12 126 

To Daisies 12 127 

176 Authors' Index 


Herrick, , "Robert — Continued 

The Night-Piece , , 12 128 

Litan-y to the Holy Spirit ..,,,., 15 158 

Hewlett, Mauricb 

Soldier, Soldier • • . • IS 212 

Heyse, Johann Ludwig Paui 

L'Ajrabiata 20-Pt. I I30 

Heywood, John 

A Praise of His Lady , , 12 79 

Heywood, Thomas 

Pack, Clouds, Away ..•*.*.* 12 107 

HoBART, George V. 

John Henry at the Races ..*.... 9-Pt.II 95 

Hodgson, Ralph 

Eve II 324 

The Gypsy Girl 14 299 

Hoffman, Charles Fenno 

Monterey 10 2o6 

Hogg, James 

Kiimeny II 151 

HoLLEY, Marietta 

An Unmarried Female ....... 8-Pt.II 26 

Holmes, Oliver Wendell 

My Aunt 7-Pt. I 23 

Latter-Day Warnings 7-Pt. I 34 

Contentment 7-Pt. I 35 

An Aphorism, and a Lecture ...... S-Pt.H 44 

Foreign Correspondence 7-Pt. I 77 

The Chambered Nautilus 14 108 

Music-Pounding 7-Pt. I 80 

The Height of the Ridiculous 8-Pt. I 118 

The Ballad of the Oysterman 7-Pt. I 105 

The Last Leaf 14 167 

Old Ironsides 12 217 

1 he One-Hoss-Shay II 236 

Hood, Thomas 

Flowers , . 12 53 

The Bridge of Sighs . IS 124 

The Death-Bed 15 131 

Autumn 13 148 

Ruth 14 157 

It Was Not in the Winter 12 167 

Fairlnes 12 168 

Sonnets 1 3 230 

The Dream of Eugene AraiB II 265 

I Remember, I Remember 12 269 

The Song of the Shirt . 12 292 

Houghton, Lord (Richard Moncxton Milnes) 

The Men of Old 14 133 

The Brook-Side , 12 177 

HousMAN, Alfred E. 

A Shropshire Lad-XIII 12 340 

Authors' Index 177 

VOt. PAGa 

HovEY Richard 

The Sea Gypsy 12334 

HowELLs, William Dean 

Mrs. Johnson 8-Pt.II 107 

Hunt, Leigh 

Abou Ben Adhem II 12T 

Jenny Kissed Me ......... 12 158 

Ingelow, Jean 

The High-Tide on the Coast of Lincolnshire . 10 263 

Irving, Sir Henry 

Autobiography 17-Pt.ll 39 

Irving, Washington 

The Angler 3-Pt.II S 

Rip Van Winkle 19-Pt.n 71 

Wouter Van Twiller 7-Pt. I 3 

Rural Life in England 3-Pt.II 23 

The Devil and Tom Walker 3-Pt.n 37 

The Voyage S-Pt.H 61 

Westminster Abbey 3-Pt.II 75 

Stratford-on-Avon ^ . ,. 3-Pt.II 95 

The Stout Gentleman 3-Pt.n 129 

Irwin, Wallace 

The Servant Problem 7-Pt. I 13* 

Jefferson, Joseph 

Autobiography 17-Pt.ll 3 

Jefferson, Thomas 

Autobiography l6-Pt. I 43 

Jones, Sir William 

What Constitutes a. State? 13 88 

JoNsoN, Ben 

Hymn to Diana . 12 14 

A Pindaric Ode 13 37 

Epitaph on the Countess of Pembroke ... 15 46 

On Elizabeth L. H. IS 47 

Her Triumph 12 89 

To Ceha 12 90 

Simplex Munditus , . 12 91 

Keats, John 

The Eve of St. Agnes li 68 

La Belle Dame Sans Merd lO 85 

Ode to a Nightingale 13 132 

Ode 13 135 

Ode on a Grecian Urn • • 13 137 

Ode to Psyche • . j . I3 I39 

To Autumn ....*•••... 13 142 

Fancy 13 143 

Robin Hoed . . , 14 146 

Sonnets 13 223 

In a Drear-nighted December • 12 268 

178 Authors' Index 


Keble, John 

Morning 15 173 

Evening 15 175 

Keiley, Jarvis 

The Song of the Jellyfish 9-Pt.II 63 

Keller, Helen 

Autobiography 17-Pt. I 167 

Kelley, Andrew V. ("Parmenas Mix") 

He Came to Pay 7-Pt. I 102 

Key, Francis Scott 

The Star-Spangled Banner 12 213 

Kilmer, Joyce 

A Ballad of Three 10 310 

Trees 12 329 

King Ben 

If I Should Die To-night 9-Pt.II 7 

The Pessimist 9-Pt. I 94 

Kingsley, Charles 

Oh! That We Two Were Maying .... 12 175 

The Last Buccaneer 14 240 

The Sands of Dee 10 261 

The Three Fishers 10 262 

Lorraine II 306 

Kipling, Rudyard 

The Man Who Would Be King 2I-Pt.II I 

Without Benefit of Clergy 19-Pt. I 54 

KouNTZ, William J., Jr. ("Billy Baxter") 

In Society 9-Pt.II 108 

Lamb, Charles 

The Old Familiar Faces IS 73 

Hester IS 75 


The Two Races of Men 5-Pt.II 3 

New Year's Eve 5-Pt.II 11 

Imperfect Sympathies 5-Pt.II 21 

Dream Children: A Reverie 5-Pt.II 34 

A Dissertation upon Roast Pig S-Pt.II 40 

On Some of the Old Actors 5-Pt.II 52 

Detached Thoughts on Books and Reading . s-Pt.II 70 

The Superannuated Man 5-Pt.II 80 

Old China S-Pt.II 91 

To Coleridge 5-Pt.II 103 

To Coleridge 5-Pt.II 105 

To Manning S-Pt.II 112 

To Wordsworth S-Pt.II 114 

To Manning S-Pt.II 117 

To Miss Hutchinson 5-Pt.II 122 

To J. Taylor S-Pt.H 123 

. To J. Taylor S-Pt.II 125 

To Bernard Barton S-Pt.H 127 

Authors' Index 179 


Lamb, Charles — Continued 

To Wordsworth r-Pt.II 129 

To Bernard Barton 5-Pt.II 133 

To Wordsworth 5-Pt.II 136 

To Wordsworth 5-Pt.II 143 


A Farewell to Tobacco 5-Pt.IT 149 

She is Going S-Pt.II 154 

Landor, Walter Savage 

To the Sister of Elia IS 76 

Rose Aylmer 1$ 119 

The Maid's Lament IS 119 

To Robert Browning 14 151 

To Wordsworth 14 148 

Mother, I Cannot Mind My Wheel .... 12 273 

On His Seventy-Fifth Birthday 13 278 

Lanier, Sidney 

Sunrise 14 25 

The Stirrup-Cup ^ 13 283 

The Marshes of Glynn ' 14 SS 

A Ballad of Trees and the Master .... 12 316 
Lanigan, George T. 

The Villager and the Snake 9-Pt. I 19 

The Amateur Orlando 9-Pt. I 26 

The Ahkoond of Swat 8-Pt. I 37 

The Ostrich and the Hen 8-Pt. I 45 

The Grasshopper and the Ant 8-Pt. I 45 

The Philosopher and the Simpleton .... 8-Pt. I 46 

The Shark and the Patriarch 8-Pt. I 46 

The Fox and the Crow 7-Pt.II 122 

Larcom, Lucy 

A Strip of Blue 14 42 

Leacock, Stephen 

My Financial Career 9-Pt. II 19 

Lee, Robert E. 

Autobiography l6-Pt.II 62 

Le Gallienne, Richard 

May Is Building Her House I2 328 

Leland, Charles Godfrey 

Ballad . . » 7-Pt.II 51 

Hans Breitmann's Party 7-Pt. I 96 

Lewis, Charles B. ("M Quad") 

The Patent Gas Regulator 9-Pt.II 3 

Two Cases of Grip 8-Pt. I 50 

Lincoln, Abraham 
Speeches — Selected 

The Whigs and the Mexican War .... 5-Pt. I 3 

Notes for a Law Lecture S-Pt. I 7 

Fragment on Slavery 5-Pt. I II 

The Dred Scott Decision and the Dedaratton 

of Independence S-Pt. I 13 

Springfield Speech S-Pt. I 23 

I So Authors' Index 






Lincoln, Abraham — Continued 

Address at Cooper Institate ...... S-Pt. 

Farewell at Springfield S-Pt- 

Speech in Independence Hall, Philadelphia . S-Pt. 

First Inaugural Address ....«., S-Pt. 

Emancipation Proclamation S-Pt- 

Ship of State and Pilot, May, 1863 . . . 5-Pt. 

Speech to i66th Ohio RegimeDt .... S-Pt. 

Response to Serenade ....... S-Pt. 

Reply to Committee on Electoral Count . . S-Pt. 

The Last Address in Public, April li, i86$ . S-Pt- 

Gettysburg Address S-Pt. 


To McClellan . s-Pt. 

To Seward S-Pt- 

To Mrs. Lincoln S-Pt. 

To the Worlcingmen of Manchester . . . S-Pt- 

To Burnside S-Pt. 

To Astor, Roosevelt, and Saads, Nov. 9, 1863 S-Pt. 

To Edward Everett . 5-Pt. 

To Grant 5-Pt. 

To Wm. Cullen Bryant 5-Pt. 

To Thurlow Weed S-Pt. 

Autobiography l6-Pt. 

Lindsay, Lady Anne 

Auld Robin Gray 10 30 

Lindsay, Vachel 

Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midalsiit ... 14 298 

l^DGE, Thomas 

Rosalind'5 Madrigal 

Rosalind's Description 

Logan, John 

To the Cuckoo 

Thy Braes Were Bonny ...... 

London, Jack 

Jan the Unrepentant 2Z-l?t.lI 

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth 

Autobiography .......... I7-Pt. I 

Hymn to the Night 

The Light of Stars ........ 

Daybreak ,,........ 

Seaweed . 

The Building of the Ship ...... 

Rain in Summer ......... 

Charles Sumner 

The Skeleton in Armor 

Resignation . 

The V31age Blacksmith ....... 

The Wreck of the Hesperus .. ,.,.»* 
Sir Humphrey Gilbert .....,., 

A Ballad of the French Fleet 

Tran». Dante's "Divine Comedy'* . . , 











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Authors' Index : i8r 


Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth — Contmasd 

Nature IJ 444 

The Day is Done . 13 2^0 

A Psalm of Life ... M 247 

The Beleaguered City - . 14 449 

My Lost Youth .......... iz 26% 

The Bridge ...» 12 279 

The Arrow and the Song . . . . . . . 12 zSj 

LooMis, Charlbs Battell 

O-U-G-H 7-Pt. I 143 

Lovelace, Richard 

The Grasshopper ....«...• 12 30 

To Lucasta, Going Beyond the Seas ... Z2 129 

To Akhea from Prison , » 12 130 

To Lucasta, on Going to the Wars .... 12 198 

Lover, Samuel 

The Gridiron 19-Pt.ll 59 

Lowell, Amy 

Madonna of the Evening Flowers II 319 

A Winter Ride .......... 12 331 

Lowell, James Russell 

A Letter: Biglow Papers . . . . . , , 7-Pt.II 2$ 

The Yankee Recruit ......♦• 7-Pt. I 52 

The Vision of Sir Lauafel . 1 1 107 

To the Dandelion 14116 

Without and Within . 8-Pt,lI 72 

Rhoecus II 127 

She Came and Went . 15 134 

The First Snow-Fall . , IJ 135 

The Sower 14 l^ 

To the Past , IJ idt 

To the Future 13 164 

What Mr. Robinson Think* 7-Ft. I 1 15 

The Courtin' II 230 

Sonnets ............. 13 251 

What Rabbi Jehosba Said . 14 282 

Lowell, Robert 

The Relief of Lucknow « I«4 


A Poe-'em of Passion ........ 9-Pt.II 137 

Lyly, John 

Spring's Welcome •••• 12 1$^ 

Oipid and Campaspe ....«••• 12 86 

Lytp. Henry Francis 

Abide With Me . . IS 180 


Antony to Cleopatra ..•.•••• I4 239 
IyttoHj Earl or 

Aux Italiens • • . . • II 224 

Macaulay, Loed I 

Ivxy ••*««■•'•'-•••••• 10 194 

1 83 Authors' Index^ 


Macaulay, Lord — Continued 

Essays — Selections 
The Task of the Modern Historian . • » 2-Pt.II 3 
The Puritans .......... 2-Pt.II 23 

Dr. Samuel Johnson 

His Biographer .....••... 2-Pt.n 30 
His Character and Career • , , • . , 2-Pt.II 39 

Lord Byron 

TheMaa 2-Pt.n 80 

The Poet 2-Pt.n 94 

History of England — Selections 

England Under the Restoration ' 

The Country Gentlemen . •••••. 2-Pt.n no 

Polite Literature .«•••••• 2-Pt.n 119 

MacDonald, George 

The Earl o' Quarterdeck ••••••• lO 300 

MacKaye, Percy 

The Automobile ...••■•••* 13 290 

MacMillan Mary 

The Shadowed Star ..*•••••, 18 273 

McCrae, John 

In Flanders Fields ..••aa*»> 15 214 

McMaster, Guy Humphreys 

Carmen Bellicosum ...•••••• 10 204 

Mahony, Francis 

The Bells of Shandon ••«..<>. 12 238 

Mangan, James Clarence 

My Dark Rosaleen .•••••••• 12 210 

Mansfield, Richard 

Autobiography ...••••••• 17-Pt.n 61 

Marble, Danforth 

The Hoosier and the Salt-Pile ...... S-Pt.H 62 

Markham, Edwin 

Outwitted •••••• 13 294 

The Man with the Hoe ...••<«••. 14 294 

Lincoln, the Man of the People • • • • • 14 296 

Marlowe, Christopher 

The Passionate Shepherd to His Love • • • 12 97 

Marquis, Don 

Chant Royal of the Dejected Dipsomaniac • . ^Pt. I 143 
Marston, Phiup Bourke 

How My Song of Her Began ••••«•. 13 266 

Martin, E. S. 

Infirm ....«'•••••••• 9-Pt. I 115 

Epithalantium .••••••••• 9-Pt.II 116 

Marvell> And&sw 

Bermudas ..••••••••• 15 162 

An Horatian Ode ••••••••• 13 54 

The Garden .••«••••••• 14 20 

Masefield, John 

Sea Fever .,,,,.* ".3 ... . 12 334 

. .xf^Tjaaasi^-'. 

Authors' Index 183 


Masson, Thomas L. 

My Subway Guard Friend ^Pt. I I^JC 

Masters, Edgar Lee 

Isaiah Beethoven 14 3(^8 

Maupassant, Henri Rene Albert Guy db 

The Necklace 3I-Pt. I 94 

The Piece of String 2l-Pt.II 96 

Messinger, Robert Hinckley 

A Winter Wish 12 259 

Meyneli Alice 

A Dead Harvest 14 292 

MiCKLE, W. J. 

The Sailor's Wife 10 34 

MiLNES Richard, Monckton 

The Men of Old. 14 133 

The Brook-Side 12 177 

Milton, John 

L'AIlegro 14 9 

II Penseroso 14 14 

Echo 12 25 

Sabrina 12 26 

The Spirit's Epilogue 12 27 

Ode on the Morning of Christ's Nativity . . 13 42 
An Epitaph on the Admirable Dramatic Poet, 

W. Shakespeare 15 44 

Lycidas 15 52 

On Time 13 52 

At a Solemn Music 13 S3 

Sonnets 13 198 

Mix, Parmenas, see Kelley, Andrew V, 

Montgomerie, Alexander 

The Night Is Near Gone 12 II 

Moody, William Vaughn 

Gloucester Moors H320 

Moore, Thomas 

The Lake of the Dismal Swamp H83 

Fly to the Desert, Fly With Me 12 155 

Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms 12 157 

As Slow Our Ship 12 232 

A Canadian Boat-Song 12 233 

The Harp That Once Through Tara's Halls . 12 288 

Oft, in the Stilly Night 12 271 

At the Mid Hour of Night ...... 12 304 

Morley, Christopher 

The Haunting Beauty of Strychnine .... 9-Pt, I 135 

Rhubarb 22-Pt.II 56 

Secret Laughter 13 295 

Morris, William 

February 14 102 

March 14 103 

May 14 104 

October 14 105 

1 84 Authors* Index 

fflL PAGB 

Morris, William — Continued 

Summer Dawn • 12 172 

The Nymph's Song to Hylas 12 173 

The Voice of Toil 12 290 

The Shameful Death lO 277 


The Judgment of Indra 1 8 257 

MuNDAY, Anthony 

Beauty Sat Bathing 12 88 


The Patriotic Tourist - . . 9-Pt.II 47 

What's in a Name? 9-Pt.II 103 

'Tis Ever Thus . 9-Pt.II 152 

Murphy, Joseph Quinlan 

Casey at the Bat 9-Pt. I 95 

Nairne, Baroness (Carouna Oliphant) 

The Laird o' Cockpen II 251 

The Laird o' the Leal 12 311 

Nash, Thomas 

Spring 12 15 

Neihardt, John G. 

Envoi 15 200 

Newell, Robert Henrv 

The American Traveler 9-Ft.II 105 

Newman, John Henry 

The Pillar of the Cloud {"Lead, Kindly Light") 12 323 

Sensitiveness IS 183 

Flowers Without Fruit IS 184 

Newton, John 

The Quiet Heart IS 170 

NoRRis, Frank 

The Passing of Cock-Eyc Blacklock .... 22-Pt.II 64 

Noyes, Alfred 

Creation IS 204 

The May-Tree 12 327 

Old Grey Squirrel 14 306 

Nye, Bill 

How to Hunt the Fox 8-Pt. I 70 

On Cyclones 9-Pt. I 83 

AFatalThi; r 7-Pt.II I48 

Ogden, Eva L. 

The Sea 9-Pt.II 1S3 

O'Hara, John Myers 

Atropos. .«..•. IS 199 

O'Hara, Theodore 

The Bivouac of the Dead • 1528 

O'Reilly, John Boyle 

Constancy 9-Ptn 48 

Painb, Albert Bigelow 
Mis' Smith , 8-Pt. II 77 

Authors llndex 185 


Palmer, Wm. Fitt 

A Smack in School ► , 7-Pt. I 30 

Parkhurst, Dr. Charles H. 

A Remarkable Dream 8-Pt. I 79 

Parsons, Thomas William 

On a Bust of Dante , 14 152 

Paradaisi Gloria IS igz 

"Partington, Mrs.," see Shillaber, B. P. __ 

Patmore, Coventry 

To the Unknown Eros 13 169 

The Toys 15 140 

Peabody, Josephine Preston 

Fortune and Men's Eyes 18 89 

The House and the Road 12 344 

Peacock, Thomas Love 

Three Men of Gotham 12 257 

Peary, Robert, Edwin 

At the North Pole l6-Pt.II 125 

Peck, Samuel Minturn 

Bessie Brown, M. D 8-Pt.II 8r 

A Kiss in the Rain 9-Pt.II 83 

Peele, George 

A Farewell to Arms 12 197 


The BaliflF's Daughter of Islington .... lO 22 

Phillips, Stephen 

Harold Before Senlac 14 515 


Illustrated Newspapers . 7-Pt.II It 

Tushmaker's Tooth puller » » 7-Pt.II 5} 

PiNKNEY, Edward Coatb 

A Health 12 178 

PoE, Edgar, Allan 

The Murders in the Rue Morgue 19-Pt. I t 

Fall of the House of Ueher 4-Pt. I 3 

Autobiography 17-Pt. I 28 

I igeia 4-Pt. I 37 

Aunabel Lee 10 56 

The Cask of Amontillado 4-Pt, I 67 

The Assignation 4-Pt. I 81 

MS Found in a Bottle 4-Pt. I loj 

The Black Cat 4-Pt. I 127 

The Pit and the Penduhim 21-Pt. I 139 

To Helen 12 176 

The Bells 12 234 

Ulalume II 30a 

For Annie . 12 305 

The Raven lO 285 

Pope, Alexander 

On a Certain Lady at Court 13 27« 

The Universal Prayer 15 166 

Tlie Dying Christian to His S«al 15 169 

1 86 Authors' Index 

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Pratt, Florence, E. 

Courting in Kentucky 9-Pt, I 24 

Proctor, Bryan Waller (Barry Cornwall) 

The Sea 12 72 

The Blood Horse 12 74 

The Poet's Song to His Wife ...... 12 242 

A Petition to Time 12 252 

Sit Down, Sad Soul 12 303 

Proctor, Adelaide Anne 

A Doubting Heart 12 312 

Proudfit, David Law 

Prehistoric Smith 9-Pt. I 20 

Pushkin, Alexander Sergeivitch 

The Snowstorm 2l-Pt.II 130 

"Quad, M" see Lewis, Charles B. 
Quarles, Francis 

Love Triumphant IS 155 

Raleigh, Sir Walter 

Her Reply 13 98 

The Pilgrimage 12 314 

Repplier, Agnes 

A Plea for Humor 8-Pt.II 3 

Rice, Cale Young 

The Chant of the Colorado 14 291 

Riddle, Albert 

A Poem of Everyday Life 9-Pt.II 148 

Riley, James Whitcomb 

The Elf-Child 8-Pt. I 34 

A Liz-Town Humorist 8-Pt. I 48 

RiSTORi, Adelaide 

Autobiography 17-Pt.ll 109 

Rittenhouse, JTessie B, 

The Ghostly Galley 13 296 

Roberts, Theodore Goodridge 

The Maid 10 305 

Robertson, Harrison 

Kentucky Philosophy 9-Pt.II 72 

Robinson, Edward Arlington 

Richard Cory 14 309 

Vickery's Mountain ....•••.* 14 303 

Miniver Cheevy , . , 7-Pt. I 147 

Roche, Jambs JbfrrEy 

TheV-A-S-E 7-Pt.II 60 

A Boston Lullaby 8-Pt.II 78 

Rogers, Samuel 

Ginevra ...•••• II 215 

A Wish 12 224 

RoMAiNB, Harry 

Tlie UoattaicaUe 8-Pt. I 44 

Authors' Index 187 


Roosevelt, Theodore 

Autobiography l6-Pt.II 74 

Rose, Wm. Russell 

The Conscientious Curate and the Beauteous 

Ballet Girl 8-Pt. I 54 

RossETTi, Dante Gabriel 

The Blessed damozel lO 58 

My Sister's Sleep 15 137 

The Sonnet 13 176 

The House of Life 13 257 

RossETTi, Christina Georgina 

One Certainty 13 265 

Up-hill 12 322 

Buskin, John 

The Two Boyhoods I-Pt.II 3 

The Slave Ship i-Pt.II 27 

The Mountain Gloom i-Pt.II 33 

The Mountain Glory l-Pt.II 59 

Venice i-Pt.II 73 

St. Mark's l-Pt.II 91 

Art and Morals ' i-Pt.II 193 

Peace l-Pt.II 135 

Russell, Irwin 

The Origin of the Banjo 9-Pt, I 79 

Sa' ' !ni, Tommaso 

A'jtubiography » 17-Pt.ll 80 

Sanderson, James Gardner 

The Conundrum of the Golf Links .... 8-Pt.II 94 

Santayana, George 

• "As in the Midst of Battle There Is Room" . 13 287 

Sassoon, Siegfried 

Dreamers 15 223 

Saxe, John Godfrey 

My Familiar 9-Pt. I 15 

The Coquette — A Portrait 7-Pt.II 29 

Early Rising 9-Pt. I 71 

The Stammering Wife 7-Pt. I 98 

Schauffler, Robert Haven 

Earth's Easter (1915) IS 224 

Scott, Robert Falcon 

Captain Scott's Last Struggle l6-Pt.II 152 

Scott, W. B. 

Glenkindie ID 48 

Scott, Sir Walter 

Coronach IS 33 

Lochinvar lO 36 

The Maid of Neid path 10 39 

A Weary Lot Is Thine lO 40 

Brignall Banks 10 41 

Autobiography 17-Pt. I 65 

Wandering Willie's Tale (from "Redgauntlet") . 20-Pt.II 75 

1 88 Authors' Index 


Scott, Sir Walter — Continued 

County Guy 12 154 

Pibroch of Donald Dhu 12 201 

Hail to the Chief Who in Triumph Advances . 12 203 

Bonny Dundee lO 183 

Hunting Song 12 23O 

Soldier, R°<!t I Thy Warfare, O'er .... 12 277 

Proud Maisie lO 258 

Harp of the North, Farewell 12 286 

Sedley, Sir Charles 

To Chloris 12 138 

Seeger, Alan 

I Have a Rendezvous With Death .... 1 5 215 

Shairp, John Campbell 

A Life Hid With Christ IS 186 

Constancy IS 187 

Shakespeare, William 

When Daisies Pied 12 18 

Over Hill, Over Dale 12 19 

The Fairy Life 12 20 

Under the Greenwood Tree ....*.. 12 21 

When Icicles Hang by the Wall 12 22 

"Fear No More the Heat O' the Sun" ... IS 37 

A Sea Dirge 15 38 

Sylvia 12 91 

Mistress Mine, Where Are You Roaming . . 12 92 

Take, O Take Those Lips Away 12 93 

Love 12 9? 

Crabbed Age and Youth 12 94 

On a Day, Alack the Day 12 95 

Come Away, Come Away, Death 12 96 

Hark, Hark, the Lark 12 97 

Sonnets 13 184 

Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind 12 256 

Shaw, Henry W. ("Josh Billings") 

Natral and Unnatral Aristokrats .... 7-Pt. I 48 

To Correspondents 9-Pt. I 73 

Shelley, Percy Bysshe 

To Night 12 43 

Hymn of Pan 12 44 

The Sensitive Plant Ii 54 

Lines Written Among the Euganean Hills . . 14 61 

Stanzas Written in Dejection near Naples . . 14 73 

The Cloud 14 90 

Hymn to Intellectual Beauty 13 I2I 

To a Skylark 13 124 

Ode to the West Wind 13 129 

Arethusa II 140 

The Indian Serenade ........ 12 159 

Love's Philosophy 12 160 

1 Fear Thy Kisses, Gentle Maiden .... 12 161 
To 12 161 

Authors' Index 



Shelley, Percy Bysshe — Continued 

To ,.. 12 162 

Ozymandias of Egypt 13 222 

Song 12 22s 

A Lament 12 266 

When the Lamp Is Shattered 12 274 

The World's Great Age Begins Anew .... 12 284 

Sherman, Frank Dempster 

A Rhyme for Priscilla 1 26 

Sherman, William Tecumseh 

Autobiography i6-Pt.II 32 

Shillaber, B. P, ("Mrs. Partington") 

Fancy Diseases 7-Pt. I 32 

Bailed Out 7-Pt. I 33 

Shirley, James 

Death the Leveller IJ 9 

Sidney, Sir Philip 

The Bargain 12 87 

Astrophel and Stella 13 178 

Sill, Edward Rowland 

Five Lives 7-Pt. I 39 

Opportunity II 106 

Eve's Daughter 9-Pt. I I02 

The Fool's Prayer II 263 

Skeleton, John 

To Mistress Margaret Hussey I? 108 

Smith, Harry B. 

My Angeline 9-Pt.II 24 

Smith, Seba 

My First Visit To Portland 8-Pt.II 53 

Smith, Sol 

A Bully Boat and a Brag Captain .... 7-Pt.II 3 

SouTHEY, Robert 

The Inchcape Rock 10 153 

After Blenheim 10 192 

My Days Among the Dead Are Past .... 14 261 

Southwell, Robert 

A Child My Choice 15 149 

Spenser, Edmund 

Prothalamion 13 13 

Epithalamion 13 20 

Amoretti 13 177 

'^quibob, see Derby, G. H. 

Stanley, Henry Morton 

In Darkest Africa l6-Pt.II 97 

Start, Alaric Bertrand 

The Jim-Jam King of the Jou-Jous .... 9-Pt. I 1 18 

Stedman, Edmund Clarence 

The Diamond Wedding 7-Pt. I 107 

Stephens, James 
Check 14 293 

IQO Authors' Index 


Stetson, Charlotte Perkins 

Similar Cases 9-Pt. I 53 

Stevenson, Robert Louis 

The Whaups 12 70 

Providence and the Guitar 19-Pt.II 96 

Markheim 20-Pt. I 103 

Requiem 15 142 

Autobiography 17-Pt. I 133 

Youth and Love 12 231 

Foreign Lands 12 248 

Still, John 

Good Ale 12 258 

Stockton, Frank R. 

Pomona's Novel 7-Pt.II 62 

A Piece of Red Calico 8-Pt. I 105 

Stoddard, Richard Henry 

There Are Gains for All Our Losses .... 12 267 

The Sky 13 281 

Stowe, Harriet Beecher 

The Minister's Wooing 8-Pt. II 97 

Street, Julian 

Said Opie Read 8-Pt. I 173 

Suckling, Sir John 

Encouragements to a Lover 12 122 

Constancy 12 122 

Sudermann, Hermann 

The Gooseherd 20-Pt. II 62 

Sylvester, Joshua 

Were I as Base as Is the Lowly Plain ... 13 183 

Tannahill, Robert 

The Midges Dance Aboon the Burn .... 12 52 

Tarkington, Booth 

Beauty and the Jacobin 18 19 

The Overwhelming Saturday 22-Pt. I lOI 

Taylor, Bayard 

Palabras Grandiosas 9-Pt. I 58 

Bedouin Love-Song 12 174 

The Song of the Camp II 288 

Taylor, Bert Leston 

Post-Impressionism 7-Pt, I 145 

Taylor, Tom 

Abraham Lincoln IS 107 

Teasdale, Sara 

Blue Squills 12 327 

The Return 12 338 

Tennyson, Lord 

Dora II II 

The Gardener's Daughter 11 17 

The Deserted House i IS 2$ 

Poem to In Memoriam 1 5 24 

The Miller's Daughter II 3I 

Authors' Index 191 


Tennyson, Lord — Continued 

Autobiography 17-Pt. I 38 

The Oak 14 41 

Sir Launcelot and Queen Guinevere .... 10 51 

Song 12 S4 

The Throstle 12 55 

The Lady of Shalott 10 73 

A Small, Sweet Idyl 14 79 

Early Spring 14 94 

Song of the Brook 14 99 

Merlin and the Gleam 11 122 

The Lotus-Eaters 14 135 

Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington . 13 151 

Mariana 14 162 

Ulysses 14 175 

Ask Me No More 12 180 

The Splendor Falls on Castle Walls .... 12 181 

Come into the Garden, Maud 12 182 

Sir Galahad 14 184 

O That't Were Possible 12 185 

Morte'd Arthur 11 204 

England and America in 1782 12 209 

Locksley Hall 14 223 

The Charge of the Light Brigade ..... 10 217 

The Charge of the Heavy Brigade .... 10 219 

The Revenge 10 222 

Sweet and Low 12 249 

Will 14 259 

Tears, Idle Tears 12 272 

Flower in the Crannied Wall 13 280 

Rizpah 10 279 

The Children's Hospital 11 310 

Break, Break, Break 12 320 

In the Valley of Cauteretz 12 321 

Wages 12 321 

Crossing the Bar 12 324 

Terry, Ellen 

Autobiography 17-Pt.ll 48 

Thackeray, William Makepeace 
The Book of Snobs — Selections 

The Snob Playfully Dealt With .... I-Pt. I 3 

On Some Military Snobs I-Pt. I ID 

On Clerical Snobs I-Pt. I 15 

On University Snobs I-Pt. I 19 

On Literary Snobs i-Pt. I 24 

Concluding Observations on Snobs .... I-Pt. I 29 
Roundabout Papers — Selections 

On a Lazy Idle Boy i-Pt. I 41 

Thorns in the Cushion I-Pt. I 5 1 

De Juventute I-Pt. I 65 

On a Joke I Once Heard from the Late Thomas 

Hood I-Pt. I 87 

192 Authors' Index 


Thackeray, William Makepeace — Continued 

On Being Found Out i-Pt. I 104 

On Letts's Diary I-Pt. I 115 

Nil Nisi Bonum I-Pt. I 130 

De Finibus I-Pt. I 143 

Ballads — Selections 

Fairy Days I-Pt. I 161 

"Ah, Bleak and Barren Was the Moor" . . i-Pt. I 163 

Sorrows of Werther I-Pt. I 164 

Commanders of the Faithful I-Pt. I 165 

When Moonlike Ore the Hazure Seas . , i-Pt. I 165 

Pocahontas I Pc. I 166 

To Mary i-Pt. I 168 

Dennis Haggarty's Wife 21-Pt. I 20 

At the Church Gate 12171 

The Mahogany Tree 12 252 

The Age of Wisdom 12 255 

The End of the Play 14 28? 

Thaxter, Celia 

The Sandpiper 12 70 

Thomas, Edith M. 

",Frost To-night " 12 343 

Thompson, Francis 

Arab Love Song 12 339 

Thomson, James 

Rule, Britannia 12 208 

Thornbury, George Walter 

The Three Troopers 10 215 

Timrod, Henry 

Magnolia Cemetery 15 34 

Tolstoy, Lyev Nikolaevitch 

The Prisoner in the Caucasus 19-Pt. I 141 

ToMKiNs, Frank G. 

Sham 18 169 

Torrence, Ridgely 

Evensong 12 346 

Tov/NE, Charles Hanson 

The City 1.3 289 

Townsend, E. W. 

Chimmie Fadden Makes Friends 9-Pt. I 105 

Chimmie Meets the Duchess 9-Pt. I 109 

Trowbridge, John Townsend 

Fred Trover's Little Iron-Clad 7-Pt.n 82 

Turgenieff, Ivan Sergeyevitch 

The Song of Triumphant Love 19-Pt. I 109 

Turner, Charles Tennyson 

Sonnets ^ 13245 

"Twain, Mark," see Clemens, Samuel L. 

Untermeyer, Louis 
Only of Thee and Me 12 339 

Authors' Index 193 


Van Dyke, Henry 

Heroes of the Titanic lO 305 

The Name of France IS 224 

The Proud Lady lO 296 

Salute to the Trees 14 290 

The Standard-bearer lO 307 

Vaughan, Henry 

Friends Departed 15 10 

Peace 15 160 

The Retreat 15 161 

The World 14 245 

Very, Jones 

The New World 13 250 

Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet de 

Jeannot and Colin 22-Pt. 1 1 

Walker, Katherine Kent Child 

The Total Depravity of Inanimate Things . . 8-Pt. I 15 

Walker, Stuart 

The Medicine Show 18 213 

Waller, Edmund 

0» a Girdle 12 132 

WAmLER, Thomas 

Gt), Lovely Rose 12 136 

Ward, Artemus, See Browne, Charles F. 

Ware, Eugene F. 

Manila 8-Pt. I 173 

Warner, Charles Dudley 

How 1 killed a Bear 9-Pt. I 59 

My Summer in a Garden 7-Pt. I 61 

Plumbers ' . . 8 Pt. I 150 

Washington, Booker T. 

Autobiography 17-Pt. I 172 

Washington, George 

Autobiography l6-Pt. I 3 

Webster, Daniel 

Adams and Jefferson 6-Pt. I 3 

From the "Reply to Hayne" 6-Pt. I 63 

Webster, John 

The Shrouding of the Duchess of Malfi ... 15 38 

A Dirge IS 39 

Wells, Carolyn 

The Tragedy of a Theatre Hat 9-Pt.n 50 

The Poster Girl S-Pt.H 92 

A Memory 9-Pt. I 116 

One Week 9-Pt.H ISI 

Wesley, Charles 

Refuge IS 170 

West, Paul 

The Cumberbunce 9-Pt.lI 40 

Wharton, Edith 

The Young Dead 15 213 

194 Authors' Index 


WHEELock John Hall 

The Unknown Beloved lO 309 

White, Joseph Blanco 

Night 13 221 

Whitman, Walt 

O Captain! My Captain! IS 105 

Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking . ... 14 120 

Whittier, John Greenleaf 

Amy Wentworth 10 53 

Ichabod 14 154 

The Barefoot Boy 14 169 

My Psalm 15 189 

The Eternal Goodness IS 192 

Maud Muller II 219 

Barbara Frietchie lO 2lo 

Telling the Bees II 308 

Widdemer, Margaret 

The Forgotten Soul XO 308 

Wilkins, Mary Eleanor (Mrs. Freeman) 

The Wind in the Rose- Bush 20-Pt.II 12 

Wilkinson, Florence 

The Heart's Country 12 337 

Willis, Nathaniel Parker 

Miss Albina McLush 7-Pt. I 25 

Wilson Harry Leon 

Ruggles and Fate 22-Pt. II 115 

Wither, George 

The Author's Resolution 12 1 10 

Wolfe, Charles 

The Burial of Sir Johh Moore after Coiunna . IS 31 


At Gibraltar 13 290 

Wordsworth, William 

To the Cuckoo 1238 

To the Skylark 12 40 

Daffodils 12 41 

On a Picture of Peele Castle, in a Storm ... 14 44 

Tintern Abbev 14 47 

Resolution and Independence * il 48 

Yarrow Unvisited 14 53 

Thoughts 15 65 

Ode, Intimations of Immortality .... 13 89 

Ode to Duty 13 96 

The Green Linnet 14 106 

The Small Celandine 14 112 

Lucy IS 114 

Hart-Leap Well lo 134 

Laodamia II 143 

There Was a Boy . 14 is6 

Stepping Westward 14 158 

She VVac a Phantom of Delight 14 159 

The Solitary Reaper 14 160 

Authors' Index 195 


Wordsworth, William — Continued 

Scorn Not the Sonnet 13 175 

Nuns Fret Not at Their Convent's Narrow Room 13 175 

Sonnets 13 206 

Influence of Natural Objects 14 251 

Lines 14 253 

My Heart Leaps Up 13 274 

We Are Seven 10 252 

Lucy Gray 10 255 

WoTTON, Sir Henry 

Upon the Death of Sir Albert Morton's Wife . IS 47 

Elizabeth of Bohemia 12 135 

The Character of a Happy Life 14 258 

Wyatt, Sir Thomas 

And Wilt Thou Leave Me Thus? 12 81 

Forget Not Yet .......... 12 82 

Ybae.ra, Thomas R. 

A Little Swirl of Vers Libre 8-Pt. I 172 

Yeats, William Butler 

The Ballad of Father Gilligaa ...... lO 314 

The Fiddler of Dooney 14 310 

Zola, Emile 

The Death of Olivier BecalUe 21-Pt. I 53 

The Attack on the Mill , 2oP£. I 47 


There is an Index of First Lines in the six 
volumes of Poetry, at the end of Vol. 15. 


A' for our Rightfu' King, It Was iZ 200 


Abide with Me 15 180 

Abou Ben Adhem II 121 

Abraham Lincoln (Taylor) 15 107 

Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight , . . , 14 298 

Abt Vogler 14 177 

Actors, On Some of the Old 5-Pt.II 52 

Adams and Jefferson 6-Pt. I 3 

Adversity, Ode to 13 70 

Advice to a Young Tradesman 6-Pt.II 153 

Ac Fond Kiss 12 150 

Affliction of Childhood 4-Pt.II 3 

After Blenheim . 10 192 

After the Funeral 8-Pt. I 42 

Age of Wisdom 12 255 

Agincourt 10 176 

*'Ah, Bleak and Barren Was the Moor" . . . I-Pt. I 163 

Ah, How Sweet It Is to Love! ...... 12 140 

Ahkoond of Swat 8-Pt. I 37 

Alarmed Skipper 7-Pt. I 75 

Albina McLush, Miss 7-Pt. I 25 

Alexander's Feast .... c .... . 13 63 

AH Baba and the Forty Robbers 19-Pt.ll i 

Allegro, L' 14 9 

Althea, To . . . 12 130 

Amateur Orlando 9-Pt. I 26 

American Flag 12215 

American Traveler 9-Pt. (I lOc; 

Among the Euganean Hills, Lines Written ... 14 61 

Among the Spirits 8-Pt. 1 81 

Amoretti 13 177 

Amusing the Boy 9-Pt. II 49 

Amy Wentworth 10 53 

And Wilt Thou Leave Me Thus? ..... 12 81 

Angler, The 3-Pt.lI 5 

Annabel Lee 10 56 

Annie, For 12 305 

Anthea, To . . 12 126 

Antony to Cleopatra ...<..... 14 238 

Aphorism and a Lecture 8-Pt.II 44 

198 General Index of Titles 


Arab Love Song 12 339 

Arethusa II 140 

Arrabiata, L 20-Pt. I 130 

Arrow and the Song 12 282 

Art and Morals l-Pt.II io3 

Artless Prattle of Childhood 7-Pt.II 106 

As in the Midst of Battle 13 287 

As Slow Our Ship 12 232 

AsJc Me No More 12 180 

Assignation, The 4-Pt. I 81 

Astor, Roosevelt and Sands, To S-Pt- I II9 

Astrophel and Stella 13 178 

At a Solemn Music 13 S3 

At a Turkish Bath 9-Pt.II 74 

At Gibraltar 13 290 

At the Church Gate 12 171 

At the Mid Hour of Night 12 304 

At the North Pole i6-Pt.II 125 

Atropos 15 199 

Attack on the Mill 20-Pt. I 47 

Auld Lang Syne 12 261 

Auld Robin Gray lO 30 

Author's Resolution ..« 12 no 

Automobile, The 13 290 

Autumn 13 148 

Autumn, To 13 142 

Aux Italiens Ii 224 

Avarice and Generosity 9-Pt.II 144 

Back 15 2x5 

Bailed Out y.Pt I ^^ 

Baliff's Daughter of Islington '10 22 

Baked Beans and Culture ^.p,.. j §6 

Ballad (Leland) 7-Pt.II 51 

Ballad of Camden Town, The jq ^q^ 

Ballad of Father Gilligan lO 314 

Ballad of Prose and Rhyme 12 535 

Ballad of the French Fleet jo 202 

Ballad of the Oysterman 7-Pt. I loS 

Ballad of the Thoughtless Waiter 9-Pt. I 147 

Ballad of Three 10310 

Ballad of Trees and the Master 12 316 

Ballads (Thackeray) I-Pt. I 161 

Banks of Doon ••... 12 146 

Bannockburn 12 198 

Baptist, For the .......... 13 197 

Barbara Frietchie lo 2IO 

Barefoot Boy 14 169 

Bargain, The 12 87 

Barton, To Bernard (Lamb) 5-Pt.II 127 and 133 

Battle of Dunbar 2-Pt. I lii 

Battle of Otterburn lO 171 

General Index of Titles 199 


Battle of the Baltic lo 189 

Battle-Field, The 15 26 

Beauty and the Jacobin 18 19 

Beauty Sat Bathing v 12 88 

Bedouin Love-Song 12 174 

Behold the Deeds! 7-Pt.II 123 

Being Found Out, On I-Pt. I 104 

Beleaguered City 14 249 

Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms 12 157 

Belle Dame sans Merci 10 85 

B^lls, The 12 234 

Bells of Shandon 12 238 

Bermudas 15 162 

Bessie Brovrn, M. D 8-Pt.II 8r 

Between the Sunken Sun and the New Moon . . 13 265 

Birthmark, The 3-Pt. I 23 

Birthright . IS 199 

Bivouac of the Dead 1528 

Black Cat 4-Pt. I 127 

Black Regiment 10 207 

Black-eyed Susan 10 32 

Bleak and Barren Was the Moor, Ah ... . I-Pt. I 163 

Blessed Damozel 10 58 

Blood Horse 12 74 

Blossoms, To 12 33 

Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind 12 256 

Blue Squills 12 327 

Boadicea 10 181 

Bohemians of Boston 7-Pt.II 141 

Bonnie George Campbell lO 238 

Bonny Dundee lO 183 

Bojiny Earl of Murray 10 21 

Book of Snobs I-Pt. I 3 

Books and Reading, Detached Thoughts on . . S-Pt.II 70 

Boston Lullaby, A 7-Pt.II 105 

Boston Lullaby, A, {Roche) 8-Pt.II 78 

Boswell's Life of Johnson {Carlyle) 2-Pt. I 32 

Boy and the Angel II133 

Boyhood in a New England Hotel 9-Pt. I 123 

Bozzaris, Marco {Halleck) II 187 

Braes of Yarrow 10 246 

Brahma 14 271 

Break, Break, Break 12 320 

Bridge, The 12 279 

Bridge of Sighs IS 124 

Brignall Banks 10 41 

British Matron 8-Pt.II 89 

Brook, Song of the 14 99 

Brook-Side, The 12 177 

Browning, To Robert 14 151 

Bryant, To William CuUea J-Pt. I 122 

Building of the Ship II 89 

200 General Index of Titles, 


Bully Boat and a Brag Captain 7-Pt.II 3 

Burial of Sir John Moore ........ 15 312 

Burns {Halltck) 15 67 

Burnside, To 1 S-Pt. I I18 

Burnt Ship, A 13 27Z 

Butterflies 12 3J5 

Byron, Lord {Macaulay) 2-Pt.II So 

Canadian Boat-Song 12 233 

Candor 8-Pt. I 11 

Captain Matthew Henderson, Elegy on . . . 15 61 

Captain Scott's Last Struggle i6-Pt. II 152 

Carmen Bellicosum 10 204 

Casey at the Bat 9-Pt. I 95 

Cask of Amontillado ......... 4-Pt. I 07 

Catharine II 327 

Cause for Thanks 7-Pt. I 44 

Cavalier Tunes 12 205 

Celia, To 12 90 

Chambered Nautilus . , 14 108 

Chant of the Colorado 14 291 

Chant Royal of the Dejected Dipsomaniac . . . 9-Pt. I 143 

Character of a Happy Life 14 258 

Charge of the Heavy Brigade lO 219 

Charge of the Light Brigade 10 217 

Charles Sumner 15 iii 

Check 14 293 

Cherry-Ripe ...... o ... . 12 103 

Child My Choice, A 15 149 

Chid's Natural History 9-Pt. II 37 

Children's Hospital, In the II 310 

Chilon, Sonnet on 13 222 

Chimmie Fadden Makes Friends 9-Pt. 1 105 

Chimmie Meets the Duchess . 9-Pt. i 109 

Chinese Question, Miss Malony on the .... 7-Pt.II 20 

Chloris, To 12 138 

Christmas Hymn IS 178 

Church Gate, At the 12 171 

City, The 13 289 

City as a Summer Resort , . 9-Pt.II 138 

Clerical Snobs, On i-Pt. I 15 

Cloud, The 14 90 

Cold Wave of 32 B. C 9-Pt. I 146 

Coleridge, To {Limb) S-Pt.II 103 and 105 

Colonel Mulberry Sellers 7-Pt. II 31 

Come Away, Come Away, Death 12 96 

Come into the Garden, Maud ...... 12 182 

Comet, The 20-Pt.II 104 

Commanders of the Faithful i-Pt. I 165 

Concord Hymn 12 218 

Concluding Observations on Snob.*; i-Pt. I , 29 

Confessions of an English Opium Eater . . . . 4-Pt.II 31 

General Index of Titles 201 


Conscientious Curate and the Beateous Ballet Girl 8-Pt. I 54 

Constancy {O'Reilly) 9-Pt.II 48 

Constancy (Shairp) 15 187 

Constancy (Suckling) 12 122 

Contentment 7-Pt. I 35 

Conundrum of the Golf Links 8-Pt.II 94 

Cooper Institute, Address at . ..... . 5-Pt. I 37 

Coquette, The 7-Pt.II 29 

Corinna's Going a-Maying 12 30 

Coronach IS 33 

Cotter's Sa-turday Night II 40 

Countess of Pembroke, Epitaph on 15 46 

Country Gentleman , 2-Pt.II no 

County Guy 12 154 

Courtin', The . II 230 

Courting in Kentucky 9-Pt. I 24 

Courting of T'Nowhead's Bell 20-Pt. I i 

Crabbed Age and Youth 1 2 94 

Creation 15 204 

Cromwell's Letters and Speeches (Carlyle) . . . 2-Pt. I in 

Crossing the Bar 12 324 

Crowded 7-Pt. I 74 

Cry of the Children 12 296 

Cuckooo Song ..... ...... 12 11 

Cuckoo, To the (Logan) 12 37 

Cuckoo, To the (Wordsivorth) 12 38 

Cumberbunce, The 9-Pt.II 40 

Cupid and Campaspe 12 86 

Cure for Homesickness 9-Pt.II 129 

Cyclones, On 9-Pt. I 83 

Cyclopeedy, The 9-Pt. I 127 

Daffodils 12 41 

Daffodils, To 12 34 

Daisies, To 12127 

Dancing Men 22-Pt. I 63 

Dandelion, To the 14 I16 

Dante, On a Bust of 14 152 

Dante's Divine Comedy, Longfellow's translation 13 240 

Darkest Africa, In l6-Pt.II 97 

Darkness II 102 

Day Is Done ........... 12 240 

Daybreak 12 49 

De Finibus I'-Pt, I 143 

De Juventute I-Pt. I 65 

Deacon Marble 7-Pt. I 13 

Deacon's Trout, The 7-Pt. I IS 

Dead Harvest 14 292 

Dead Rose, A , . 12 191 

Death 13 195 

Death of Mr. William Hervey l| 80 

Death of Olivier Becaille 2l-Pt. I 53 

202 General Index of Titles 


Death of Sir Albert Morton's Wife, Upon the . . 1 5 47 

Death of the Duke of Wellington, Ode on the . . 13 151 

Death of the Flowers 14 n8 

Death of Thomson 15 59 

Death the Leveller 15 9 

Death-Bed {Aldrich) ......... 15 136 

Death-Bed {Hood) 15 131 

Dejection: an Ode 13 103 

Delia 13 181 

Delight In Disorder 12 125 

Dennis Haggerty's Wife 2I-Pt. I 20 

Depravity of Inanimate Things, Total .... 8-Pt. I 15 

Deserted House 15 23 

Destruction of Sennacherib II 183 

Detached Thoughts on Books and Reading . . 5-Pt.II 70 

Devil and 1 om Walker 3-Pt.II 3^ 

Diamond Wedding 7-Pt. 1 107 

Dianeme, To , . . 12 123 

Dibdin's Ghost ........... 9-Pt.II 44 

Dirge, A IS 39 

Dirge in Cymbeline IS II2 

Discipline IS 151 

Discomforts of Travel 9-Pt.II 123 

Disdain Returned 12 133 

Dissertation upon Roast Pig S-Pt.II 40 

Distant Prospect of Eton College, Ode on a . . 13 72 

Diverting History of John Gilpin II 241 

Divine Comedy — Longfellow's translation ... 13 240 

Dr. Heidegger's Experiment 3-Pt- I 3 

Dr. Samuel Johnson . 2-Pt.II 30 

Dog and Bees 7-Pt,II 10 

Dora II II 

Doubting Heart 12 312 

Douglas, Douglas, Tender and True 12 310 

Douglas Tragedy, The 10 242 

Dover Beach 14 279 

Drake, Joseph Rodman (Halleck) ..... 15 104 

Dream, The 12 137 

Dream of Eugene Aram 11 265 

Dream-Children S-Pt.n 34 

Dream-Pedlary 12 227 

Dreamers IS 223 

Drear-nighted December, In a 12 268 

Dred Scott Decision and the Declaration of Indepen- 
dence S-Pt. I 13 

Duchess of Malfi, Shrouding of the IS 38 

Duke of Wellington, Ode on the Death of the . . 13 151 

Dust 12 341 

Dutch Lullaby 12 250 

Duty, Ode to 13 96 

Dying Christian to His Soul ....... 15169 

Dying Gag 9-Pt.II 1 19 

General Index of Titles 203 


Dying Patriot, The .,•• 12 347 

Each and All 14 262 

Earl o'Quarterdeck .<...••...« 10 300 

Early Morning 13 294 

Early Rising 9-Pt. I 71 

Early Spring 1494 

Earth's Easter 15 224 

Easter 15 152 

Echo 12 25 

Elegy on Captain Matthew Henderson .... 15 61 

Elegy on Shakespeare . IS 45 

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard ... 1 5 12 

Elf-Chiid The 8-Pt. I 34 

Elixir, The IS 150 

Elizabeth of Bohemia ......... 12 13s 

Emancipation Proclamation S-Pt. I 90 

Encouragements to a Lover ....... 121 2j 

End of the Play 14 283 

End of the World 9-Pt. I 120 

England and America la 1782 ...... 12 209 

England under the Restoration ...... 2-Pt.II no 

English M ail-Coach 4-Pt.II 107 

Envoi . . .^ 15 200 

Epilogue {Browning} 15 143 

Epitaph, An .......... . 7-Pt.II 128 

Epitaph for Himself (Fran^/jn) 7-Pt. I 12 

Epitaph on the i'idmirable Dramatic Poet, W. 

Shakespeare 15 44 

Epitaph on the Countess of Pembroke .... IS 46 

Epitaph on the Lady Mary Villiers IS 48 

Epithalamion (Spenser) ........ 13 20 

Epithalamium (Martin) 9-Pt.II 116 

Essays (Lamb) 5-Pt.II 3 

Essays (Macaiday) . . . , 2-Pt.II 3 

Eternal Goodness IS 192 

Ethan Brand 3-Pt. I S5 

Eton College, Ode on a Distant Prospect of . . 13 72 

Euganean Hills, Lines Written Among the ... 14 6x 

Eugene Aram, Dream of 11 265 

Eugenically Speaking , . 18 193 

Eve , II 324 

Eve of St. Agnes ., II 68 

Eve's Daughter ..,.,..,... 9-Pt. I loa 

Evelyn Hope ........... IS 121 

Evening IS 175 

Evening, Ode to .,,,,..., , 13 85 

Evening Star, To the 12 47 

Evening Wind ...,.,.,... 12 50 

Evensong ...j... 12 346 

Everett, To Edward S-Pt. I 120 

Everyday Life, Poem of 9-Pt.II 148 

204 General Index of Titles 


Execution of Montrose ..•••*.. lO 270 

Expert Testimony, On .....•••» 9-Pt.Il 13 

Fable of the Caddy 9-Pt.II 93 

Fable of the Preacher 9-Pt.II 67 

Fable of the Two Mandolin Players 9-Pt.II 131 

Fair Helen of Kirconnell 10 233 

Fair Ines 12 168 

Fair Warning 9-Pt.II 155 

Fairies, The 10 83 

Fairy Days , I-Pt. I 161 

Fairy Life 12 20 

Falcon, The 20-Pt.II i 

Fall in! 15 211 

Fall of the House of Usher 4-Pt. I 3 

Family Horse 9-Pt. I 3 

Fancy 13 143 

Fancy Diseases 7-Pt. I 32 

Farewell, A 12 199 

Farewell at Springfield S-Pt. I 70 

Farewell to Arms 12 197 

Farewell to Tobacco 5-Pt.n 149 

Fatal Thirst 7-Pt.n 148 

Father Gilligan, Ballad of 10 314 

Father Used to Make 9-Pt.II 71 

Fear, The IS 216 

"Fear No More the Heat o' the Sun'* .... IS 37 

February 14 lOZ 

Fiddler of Dooney 14 310 

Field's Little Joke 8-Pt. I 120 

Finnigin to Flannigan . 9-Pt. I 92 

First Inaugural Address (Lincoln) S-Pt. I 74 

First Piano in a Mining Camp .,.,,, 9-Pt. I 34 

First Snow-Fall IS 135 

Five Lives 7-Pt. I 39 

Flight to Varennes 2-Pt. I 87 

Flower in the Crannied Wall 13280 

Flowers 12 53 

Flowers Without Fruit IS 184 

Fly to the Desert 12 155 

Follow Your Sai«t . . * 12 103 

Fool's Prayer 11 263 

For Annie 12 305 

For the Baptist 13 I97 

Foreign Correspondence ........ 7-Pt.I 77 

Foreign Lands 12 248 

Forerunners, The 14 265 

Forest Hymn 14 34 

Forget Not Yet ^ . . . . 12 82 

Forging of the Anchor 1 4 82 

Forgotten Soul 10 308 

Forsaken Merman ....*•.... ii 291 

General Index of Titles 205 


•Torts," On 8-Pt.II 69 

Fortune and Men's Eyes 18 89 

Fox and the Crow 7-Pt.II 122 

Fragment on Slavery S'P^- ^ H 

France: an Ode 13 99 

"France," Name of IS 224 

Fred Trover's Little Iron-Clad 7-Pt.II 32 

French Fleet, Ballad of the 10 202 

French Revolution 2-Pt. I 79 

Frenchman's Version 8-Pt. I 13 

Friends Departed IS 10 

Fringed Gentian, To the 14 114 

From Pippa Passes 12 59 

Frost at Midnight 14 22 

Frost To-night 12 343 

burnished Room 22-Pt. I 140 

Future, The i 14 275 

Future, To the 13 164 

Garden, The 14 20 

Gardener's Daughter II 17 

Gay Goshawk. 10 n 

Gay Old Dog 22-Pt.II 8r 

Gentle Complaint 7-Pt. I 104 

Gettysburg Address 5-Pt- I 107 

Ghostly Galley 13 296 

Ghosts 2-Pt. I 134 

Gibraltar, At 13 290 

Gift of the Magi 22-Pt.II 48 

Gilbert, Sir Humphrey lo 160 

Ginevra II 2IS 

Girdle, On a 12 132 

Glenkindie lO 48 

Gloucester Moors 11 320 

Go. Lovely Rose 12 136 

God's Way IS 182 

Going down with Victory 4-Pt.II 107 

Gold . 9-Pt.II 9 

Gold-Seeking, On 9-Pt, I 99 

Golden Door IS 172 

Good Ale 12 258 

Good Reason 8-Pt. I 87 

Good-By 12 228 

Gooseherd, The 20-Pt.II 62 

Grampy Sings a Song 9-Pt.II 64 

Grandmither, Think Not I Forget 14 313 

Grant, To S-Pt. I 121 

Grasshopper, The 12 30 

Grasshopper and the Ant 8-Pt. I 45 

Gray Champion 3-Pt. I 139 

Great American Traveler 8-Pt. I 8 

Great Carbuncle 20-Pt.II 39 

2o6 General Index of Titles 


Great Stone Face 3-Pt. I 103 

Grecian Urn, Ode on a 13 137 

Green Linnet, The 14 106 

Gridiron 19-Pt.ll 59 

Growing Old 14 281 

Gypsy Girl 14 299 

Hail to the Chief 12 203 

Hame, Hame, Hame, 12 309 

Hans Breitmann's Party 7-Pt. I 96 

Happiest Heart 14 318 

Happy Heart 12 223 

Happy Life, Character of 2 14 258 

Hark, Hark, the Lark 12 97 

Harold Before Senlac 14 315 

Harp of the North. Farewell 12 286 

Harp That Once Through Tata's Halls .... 12 288 

Hart-Leap Weil 10 134 

Haunting Beauty of Strychnine 9-Pt. I 135 

He Came to Pay 7-Pt. I 102 

He Rose to the Occasion 7-Pt. I 99 

Health, A 12 178 

Hear, Ye Ladies 12 132 

Heart, We Will Forget Him 13 282 

Heart's Country 12 337 

Height of the Ridiculous 8-Pt. I 118 

Heiress 8-Pt. I 67 

Helen of Kirconnell, Fair ........ 10 233 

Helen, To 12 176 

Henderson, Elegy on Captain Matthew .... 15 61 

Her Courtship 9-Pt.II 147 

Her Hands 14 300 

Her Letter 8-Pt. I 113 

Her Reply 12 98 

Her Triumph 12 89 

Her Words 14 302 

Heroes of the Titanic 10 305 

Herve Riel 10 162 

Hervey, Mr. William, On the Death of ... . 15 80 

Hester IS 75 

High-Tide on the Coast of Lincolnshire .... 10 263 

Highland Mary 12 152 

Hind Horn 10 25 

Hints to Those That Would be Rich, Necessary . 6-Pt.II 160 

His Dream 9-Pt.II 154 

His Idea 8-Pt. I 148 

His Last Request 8-Pt. I 122 

History of England 2-Pt.II no 

Hohenlinden 10 188 

Home 14 256 

Home Life of Geniuses 9-Pt.I' 56 

Home Thoughts from Abroad I.r 57 

General Index of Titles 207 


Hood, On a Joke I Once Heard from the Late Thomas i-Pt. I 87 

Hoosier and the Salt-Pile 8-Pt.H 6a 

Horace, Truth about 9-Pt. I 17 

Horatian Ode 13 54 

Hospital, In the IS 203 

House and the Road 12 34.4 

House of Life 13 257 

House That Jack Built 7-Pt.n 113 

How Delicious Is the Winning 12 165 

How I Killed a Bear 9-Pt. I 59 

How Many Times Do I Love Thee, Dear? ... 12 158 

How My Song of Her Began 13 266 

How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix 10 130 

How to Hunt the Fox 8-Pt. I 70 

Humblebee, To the 12 64 

Hunting Song 12 230 

Hussey, To Mistress Margaret 12 108 

Hutchinson, To Miss {Lamb) S-Pt.II 122 

Hymn _ 12 317 

Hymn of Pan 12 44 

Hymn of Trust, A 15 164 

Hymn to Diana 12 14 

Hymn to Intellectual Beauty 13 121 

Hymn to the Night 12 46 

I Fear Thy Kisses 12 161 

I Have a Rendezvous IS 215 

I Know That All Beneath the Moon Decays . . 13 196 

I Remember, I Remember ....... 12 269 

IcJiabod 14 154 

Idea 13 182 

Ideal Husband to His Wife 9-Pt. I 103 

Identified 7-Pt. I 21 

If Doughty Deeds I3 153 

If I Should Die To-night 9-Pt.II 7 

II Penseroso 14 14 

Illustrated Newspapers ........ 7-Pt.II 11 

Immortality, Intimations of 13 89 

Imperfect Sympathies S-Pt.II 21 

In a Drear-nighted December 12 268 

In a Lecture-Room 14 272 

In Darkest Africa l6-Pt.II 97 

In Flanders Fields 15 214 

In Harbor IS 142 

In Memoriam, Proem to 15 24 

In Society 9-Pt.II 108 

In the Catacombs .......... 9-Pt. I 77 

In the Children's Hospital ....... 1 1 3 lO 

In the Hospital IS 203 

In the Valley of Cauteretz _ 12 321 

Inaugural Address, First {Lincoln) ..... S-Pt. I 74 

Inchcape Rock lO 153 

2o8 General Index of Titles 


Incident of the French Camp lO 213 

Independence Hall Speech S-Pt. I 7f 

Indian Serenade 12 159 

Infirm 9-Pt. I 115 

Influence of Natural Objects 14 251 

Inscription for a Fireplace 13 294 

Intellectual Beauty, Hymn to 13 121 

Intimations of Immortality, Ode 13 89 

Into Battle IS 217 

Invitation, The 15 163 

Invocation 12 24 

Irish Astronomy 8-Pt.II 79 

Isaiah Beethoven 14 308 

Isles of Greece 14 75 

It was A' for Our Rightfu' King 12 200 

It Was Not in the Winter 12 167 

It's a Queer Time IS 219 

Ivey 10 194 

Jackdaw of Rheirns Ii 173 

Jan the Unrepentant 22-Pt.II 136 

Jeannot and Colin 22-Pt. I I 

Jefferson, Adams and 6-Pt. I 3 

Jellyfish, Song of the 9-Pt.II 63 

Jennv Kissed Me 12 158 

Jim-Jam King of the Jou-Jous 9-Pt. I 118 

John Anderson My Jo 12 245 

John Gilpin, Diverting History of 11 241 

John Henry at the Races 9-Pt.II 95 

Johnson, Boswell's Life of (C(Z/'/3'/^) 2-Pt. I 32 

Johnson, Dr. Samuel {Macaiilay) 2-Pt.II 30 

Joke I Once Heard from the Late Thomas Hood, On a i-Pt. I 87 

Joseph Rodman Drake 15 104 

Judgment of Indra 18 257 

Julia's Clothes. Upon 12 124 

Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, The Notorious 7-Pt. I 122 

Just Like a Cat 8-Pt. I 152 

Kemp Owyne 10 70 

Kennebec Mariner, Tale of the 9-Pt. II 10 

Kentucky Philosophy 9-Pt.II 72 

Kilmeny 11131 

King Lived Long Ago, A il 9 

Kiss in the Rain 9-Pt.II 83 

Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth, On the . . . 4-Pt.II 100 

Kubla Khan 14 80 

L'Allegro 14 9 

L'Arrabiata 20-Pt. I 130 

La Belle Dame sans Merci 10 85 

Labor 2-Pt. I 138 

Lacrimae 15 41 

Lady Mary Villiers, Epitaph on the ..... 15 48 

General Index of Titles 209 


Lad:' of Shalott lo 73 

Lagoon, The 22-Pt. I 17 

Laird o'Cockpen Ii 251 

Lake of the Dismal Swamp ll 83 

Lament, A 12 266 

Lament for Flodden 10 251 

Lament of the Irish Emigrant 15 128 

Land o'the Leal 12311 

Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers in New England . 10 151 

Laodamia II 143 

Lark Now Leaves His Wat'ry Nest 12 131 

Last Address in Public (Lincoln) S-Pt. I 102 

Last Buccaneer 14 240 

Last Leaf 14 167 

Last Word, The IS 43 

Latter-Day Warnings 7-Pt. I 34 

Law Lecture, Notes for a S-Pt. I 7 

Lazy Idle Boy, On a i-Pt. I 41 

Lazy Roof 9-Pt. I 149 

*'Lead, Kindly Light," 12 323 

Learned Negro 9-Pt. I 45 

Lecture-Room, in a 14 272 

Legend of Mimir 8-Pt. I 68 

Letter: Biglow Papers 7-Pt.II 25 

Letter of Recommendation of a person You Are Un- 
acquainted with, Model of a 7-Pt. I II 

Letters (Lamb) S-Pt.II 102 

Letters (Lincoln) 5-Pt. I 109 

Letts's Diary, On i-Pt. I 115 

Levana and Our Ladies of Sorrow 4-Pt.II 145 

Life 14 260 

Life Hid with Christ, A IS 186 

Ligeia 4-Pt. I 37 

Light of Stars 12 48 

Lincoln, Abraham (Taylor) 15 107 

Lincoln, the Man of the People 14 296 

Lincoln, To Mrs S-Pt. I 113 

Lines 14 253 

Lines Written Among the Euganean Hills ,. . . 14 61 

Lines Written on a Banknote 13 273 

Listeners, The Ii 326 

Litany to the Holy Spirit 15 158 

Literary Snobs, On I-Pt. I 24 

Little Breeches 7-Pt. I 45 

Little Man, The 18 227 

Little Peach 8-Pt. I 86 

Little Swirl of Vers Libre 8-Pt. I 172 

Living in the Country 7-Pt. I 82 

Liz-Town Humorist 8-Pt. I 48 

Lochinvar lO 36 

Locksley Hall 14 223 

Longing 12 188 

2IO General Index of Titles 


Lord Rryon 2-Pt.n 80 

Lord Randal 10 238 

l^ord Ulliii's Daughter 10 259 

Lorraine *•• II 306 

Loss of the Royal George, On the 10 148 

Lost Leader 12 289 

Lost, Strayed or Stolen . 7-Pt. I lOi 

Lotus-Eaters 14 135 

Love {Coleridge) 10 44 

Love {Shakespeare) 12 93 

Love Among the Ruins II 28 

Love Is a Sickness 12 108 

Love Letters of Smith 8-Pt. I 89 

Love Not Me for Comely Grace 12 lOS 

Love Song {Garrison) 12 338 

Love Triumphant IS ISS 

Love's Emblems 12 29 

Love's Philosophy 12 160 

Lucasta, Going Beyond the Seas, To .... 12 129 

Lucasta, on Going to the Wars, To 12 198 

Lucy IS 114 

Lucy Gray lO 255 

Lute, To His 13 198 

Lycidas 15 52 

Lyke-Wake Dirge JS 35 

Macbeth, On the Knocking at the Gate ia . . . 4-Pt.II 100 

McClellan, To . 5-Pt. I 109 

Madonna of the Evening Flowers ..... 113 19 

Madrigal 12 104 

Magnolia Cemetery IS 34 

Mahogany Tree •. 12 2S2 

Maid, The 10 305 

Maid of Neidpath lO 39 

Maid's Lament 15119 

Man and the Goose . Q-Pt. I 85 

Man Who Would Be King 2I-Pt.II i 

Man with the Hoe . 14 294 

Man Without a Country, 2I-Pt.II 57 

Man's Requirements 12 192 

Manila 8-Pt. I 173 

Manning, To {Lamb) S-Pt.II 112 and 117 

MS. Found in a Bottle . 4-Pt. I 105 

Marco Bozzaris II 187 

March 14 103 

Mariana 14 162 

Marion's Men, Song of 10 199 

Markheim 20-Pt. I 103 

Marshes of Glynn 14 55 

Mary Morison 12 147 

Mary, To {Cozoper) 12 243 

Mary, To I-Pt. I 168 

General Index of Titles 211 


Mather, To Dr. 6-Pt.II 172 

Maud MuUer ri 219 

Maxims (Franklin) .......... 7-Pt- I n 

May 14. 104 

May and Death • . • . 15 123 

May I Join the Choir Invisible, O IS 185 

May Is Building Her House ....... 12 328 

May-Tree, The 12 327 

Meadows, To 12 35 

Medicine Show 18 213 

Meeting at Night 12 189 

Meeting of the Clabberhuses ....... 8-Pt. I 39 

Melancholy 12 278 

Melons 7-Pt,II 41 

Memorabilia {Browning) ...*••.. 14 151 

Memorial Verses .......... IS 77 

Memory, A ,. 9-Pt. 1 116 

Men of Old 14 133 

Merlin and the Gleam 11122 

Messages Received by Teachers, Some .... 7-Pt.II 144 

Metaphysics * 9-PtJI 128 

Midges Dance Aboon the Burn 12 52 

Military Snobs, On Some ........ i-Pt. I 10 

Miller's Daughter II 31 

Milton, On 13 272 

Minister's Black Veil 3i-Pt. I 107 

Minister's Wooing .......... 8-Pt.II 97 

Miniver Cheevy 7-Pt. I 147 

Ministrel's Song .......... 1$ 40 

Mirabeau 2-Pt. I 79 

Mis' Smith S-Pt.II 77 

Misconceptions , 12 190 

Miss Albina McLush 7-Pt. I 25 

Miss Maloney on the Chinese Question .... 7-Pt. II 20 

Mr. Travers's First Hunt 22-Pt. I 135 

Mrs. Johnson 8-Pt.Il 107 

Mistress Margaret Hussey, To 12 108 

Model of a Letter of Recommendation of a Person 

You Are Unacquainted with ....... 7-Pt. 1 ii 

Modern Martyrdom 9-Pt.lI 84 

Monterey 10 206 

Morning 15 173 

Morning of Christ's Nativity, Ode on the ... 13 42 

Morte d'Arthur Ii 204 

Mosquito, The 8-Pt.II 58 

Mother and Poet Ii 297 

Mother, I Cannot Mind My Wheel . . . » . 12 273 

Mother's Dream, The IS 139 

Motion for Prayers 6-Pt.II 162 

Mountain Daisy, To a 14 109 

Mountain Gloom I-Pt.II 33 

Mountain Glory E-Pt,!! 59 

212 General Index of Titles 


Mummy's Foot 19-Pt. I 90 

Murders in the Rue Morgue 19-Pt. I i 

Music by the Choir 7-Pt. I 118 

Music-Pounding 7-Pt. I 80 

Musical Instrument, A 12 282 

My Angeline 9-Pt.II 24 

My Aunt 7-Pt. I 23 

My Choice 12 112 

My Dark P>.osaleen 12 210 

My Days Among the Dead Are Past .... 14 261 

My Dear and Only Love I Pray 12 144 

My Double and How lie Undid Me 8-Pt. I 124 

My Familiar 9-Pt. I 15 

My Feet 9-Pt. I 149 

My Financial Career 9-Pt.II 19 

My First Visit to Portland 8-Pt.II 53 

My Heart Leaps Up 13 274 

My Heart's in the Highlands ....... 12 36 

My Lady's Grave 12 319 

My Lady's Tears 12 99 

My Lost Youth 12 263 

My Luve's Like a Red, Red Rose, O . . . . 12 149 

My Psalm IS 189 

My Sister's Sleep 15 137 

My Star 12 58 

My Subway Guard Frie;id 9-Pt. I 140 

My Summer in a Garden . 7-Pt. I 61 

Name of France, The ......... 15 224 

Nameless Epitaph, A ........ . 15 48 

Napoleon Buonaparte, Ode to 13 109 

Natral and Unnatral Aristokrats 7-Pt. I 48 

Natural Objects, Influence of 14 251 

Nature 13 244 

Necessary Hints to Those That Would Be Rich . 6-Pt.II 160 

Necklace , 2I-Pt. I 94 

New World 13 25c 

New Year's Eve S-Pt.II il 

Night 13 221 

Night After Christmas 9-Pt. I 75 

Night at an Inn 18 i 

Night, Flymn to the 12 46 

Night Is Near Gone 12 11 

Night-Piece, The 12 128 

Night, To 12 43 

Nightingale, Ode to a 13 132 

Nil Nisi Bonum I-Pt. I 130 

1914-V.— The Soldier IS 228 

Noble and the Empty Hole 7-Pt- I I7 

Nomenclature of the National Gaqie .... 9-Pt. I 22 

Nonsense Verses 9-Pt.II 28 

Notes for a Law Lecture ........ S'Pt. I 7 

General Index of Titles 213 


Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County . , 7-Pt. I 122 

Nuns Fret Not 13 175 

Nymph's Song to Hylas 12 173 

O Captain! My CaptainI 15 loj 

O May I Join the Choir Invisible „ . . . . 15 185 

O Mistress Mine, Where Are You Roaming f . . 12 92 

O My Luve's Like a Red, Red Rose 12 149 

O, Saw Ye Bonnie Lesley? 12 148 

O That 't Were Possible 12 185 

Oak, The 14 41 

October 14 105 

Ode {Emerson) 13 167 

Ode {Keats) . 13 135 

Ode, Intimations of Immortality 13 89 

Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College ... 13 72 

Ode on a Grecian Urn 13 137 

Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington . . 13 151 

Ode on the Morning of Christ's Nativity . . , 13 42 

Ode on Venice , 13115 

Ode to a Nightingale 13 132 

Ode to Adversity 13 70 

Ode to Duty 13 96 

Ode to Evening 13 85 

Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte 13 109 

Ode to Psyche 13 139 

Ode to the West Wind 13 129 

Ode Written in 1745 IS 34 

OfA'theAirts 12 151 

"OfF at Buffalo" 8-Pt. I 143 

Oft, in the Stilly Night 12 271 

Oh! Snatch'd Away in Beauty's Bloom .... 15 I13 

Oh! That We Two Were Maying 12 175 

Old China 5-Pt.II 91 

Old Familiar Faces -. 1$ 73 

Old Grey Squirrel 14 306 

Old Grimes 7-Pt. I 19 

Old Ironsides 12 217 

Old Woman of the Roads 14 311 

Olivier Becaille, Death of . . 2i:-Pt. I 53 

On a Bust of Dante 14 152 

On a Certain Lady at Court 13 272 

On a Day Alack the Day 12 95 

On a Girdle . 12 132 

On a Joke I once Heard from the Late Thomas Hood l-Pt. I 87 

On a Lazy Idle Boy I-Pt. I 41 

On a Picture of Peele Castle , 14 44 

On Being Found Out l-Pt. I 104 

On Clerical Snobs I-Pt. I IS 

On Cyclones 9-Pt. I 83 

On Fiizabeth L. H 1 5 47 

On Expert Testimony 9-Pt.II 13 

214 General Index of Titles 


On "Forts" 8-Pt.II 69 

On Gold-Seeking 9-Pt. I 99 

On His Seventy-fifth Birthday (Landor) ... 13 278 

On Letts's Diary i-Pt. I n-5 

On Literary Snobs I-Pt. I 24 

On Milton 13 272 

On Sir Philip Sidney 15 49 

On Some Military Snobs I-Pt. I 10 

On Some of the Old Actors S-Pt.II 52 

On the Contrary 9-Pt. 1 70 

On the Death of Mr. William Hervey .... 15 80 

On the Death of Thomson IS 59 

On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth . . . 4-Pt.II 100 

On the hoss oi the Royal George 10 148 

On the Tombs in Westminster 15 45 

On This Day I Complete My Thirty-sixth Year . 12 27? 

On Time 13 52 

On University Snobs i-Pt. I 19 

One Better 7-Pt. I 22 

One Certainty 13 265 

One-Hoss-Shay . Ii 236 

One of Mr. Ward's Business Letters 8-Pt.II 6S' 

One Week 9-Pt. II 151 

Only of Thee and Me 12 339 

Opium, Pains of 4-Pt.Il 73 

Opium, Pleasures of 4-Pt.II 31 

Opportunity Ii 106 

Origin of the Banjo q-Pt. I 79 

Ostrich and the Hen 8-Pt. I 45 

Octerburn, Battle of 10 171 

0-U-G-H 7-Pt. I 143 

Our Share of Night to Bear 13 282 

Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking .... 14 120 

Out of the Mouths of Babes 9-Pt. I 14 

Outcasts of Poker Flat 20-Pt. I 30 

Outwitted 13 294 

Over Hill, Over Dale 12 19 

Over the Mountains 12114 

Overtones 18 139 

Overwhelming Saturday . 22-Pt. I loi 

Ow!-Critic, The 7-Pt. I 41 

Oxen, The 15 201 

Oysterman, Ballad of the 7-Pt. I ics 

Ozymandias of Egypt 13 222 

Pack, Clouds, Away 12 107 

Pains of Opium 4-Pt.II 73 

Palabras Grandiosas 9-Pt. I 58 

Palladium 14 278 

Paradaisi Gloria 15 192 

Parting at Morning 12 190 

Passing of Cock-Eye BlackJock 22-Pt.II 64 

General Index of Titles 215 


Passion in the Desert, A 2i-Pt.II lo? 

Passionate Shepherd to His Love ..... 12 97 

Passions, The 13 81 

Past and Present 2-Pt. I 138 

Past, To the 13 i6i 

Patent Gas Regulator 9-Pt.lI 3 

Patriot, The 11 290 

Patriotic Tourist 9-Pt.II 47 

Peace I-Pt.II 135 

Peace {Vaughan) IS 160 

Peele Castle, On a Picture of 14 44 

Pembroke, Countess of, Epitaph 15 46 

Penseroso, II 14 14 

Pessimist, The 9-Pt. I 94 

Petition to Time 12 252 

Phillida and Corydon 12 106 

Philomela 12 56 

Philosopher and the Simpleton 8-Pt. I 46 

Pibroch of Donald Dhu ........ 12 201 

Picture of Peele Castle, On a 14 44 

Piece of Red Calico 8-Pt. I 105 

Piece of String 2l-Pt.H 96 

Pied Piper of Hamelin il 163 

Pilgrimage, The 12 314 

Pillar of the Cloud 12 323 

Pindaric Ode 13 37 

Piping Down the Valleys I2 246 

Pippa Passes, From 12 58 

Pit and the Pendulum 2I-Pt. I 139 

Place de la Concorde IS 226 

Plain Language from Truthful Jame» .... il 234 

Plea for Humor 8-Pt.II 3 

Pleasures of Opium 4-Pt.II 31 

Pliocene Skull, To the 8-Pt. I 145 

Plumbers 8-Pt. I 150 

Pocahontas i-Pt. I 166 

Poe-'em of Passion 9-Pt.II 137 

Poem of Everyday Life 9-Pt.II 148 

Poet's Song to His Wife 12 243 

Polite , 7-Pt. I 100 

Polite Literature 2-Pt.II 119 

Pomona's Novel 7-Pt.II 62 

Poor Richard's Almanac 6-Pt.II 133 

Porcelain Cups 22-Pt. I 38 

Portland, My First Visit to 8-Pt.II S3 

Post-Impressionism 7-Pt. I 145 

Poster Girl, The 8-Pt.II 92 

Praise of His Lady 12 79 

Prayer of Cyrus Brown 9-Pt.II 8 

Prehistoric Smith 9-Pt. I 20 

Priestly, To Dr 6-Pt.II 167 

Primrose, The ........... 12 124 

2i6 General Index of Titles 


Prisoner in the Caucasus 19-Pt. I 141 

Prisoner of Chillon II IQI 

Private of the Buffs II 284 

Problem, The 14 268 

Proem to In Mevioriam 15 24 

Progress of Poesy 13 76 

Prose and Rhyme, Ballad of 12 335 

Prospice 15 145 

Prothalamion {Spenser) 13 13 

Proud Lady 10 296 

Proud Maisie 10 258 

Providence and the Guitar 19-Pt.ll 96 

Psalm of Life 14 247 

Psyche, Ode to I3 I39 

Pulley, The 15 153 

Puritans, The 2-Pt.II 23 

Qua Cursum Ventus 12 317 

Quiet Heart 15 170 

Rabbi Ben Ezra 14 191 

Rain in Summer 14 96 

Ramon II 285 

Raven, The 10 285 

Recommendation, Model of a Letter of, of a Person 

You Are Unacquainted With 7-Pt- I H 

Refuge IS 170 

Relief of Lucknow 11 184 

Remarkable Dream 8-Pt. I 79 

Rendition, A 7-Pt. I 31 

Reply to Committee on Electoral Count . . . 5-Pt. I loi 

Reply to Hayne, From the 6-Pt. I 63 

Requiem 15 141 

Requiescat IS 120 

Resignation 15131 

Resolution and Indeperidence II 48 

Response to Serenade S-Pt. I 98 

Resurgam 13 292 

Retreat, The IS 161 

Return, The {Gibson) IS 217 

Return, The (r^a/J^/^f) 12 338 

Revenge, The 10 222 

Reward 2-Pt. I 146 

Rheumatism Movement Cure 8-Pt.II 37 

Rhodora, The 14 liS 

Rhoecus II 127 

Rhubarb 22-Pt.II s(> 

Rhyme for Priscilla 7-Pt.II 126 

Richard Cory 14 309 

Ride to the Lady 10 311 

Rip Van Winkle 19-Pt.II 71 

Rivermouth Romance, A 7-Pt.II 129 

General Index of Titles 217 


Rlzpah 10 279 

Robin Hood 14 146 

Robin Hood's Death 10 234 

Romance of the Carpet 9-Pt. I 31 

Romance of the Swan's Nast 10 79 

Rosalind's Description ........ 12 84 

Rosalind's Madrigal 12 83 

Rose Aylmer IS 119 

Roundabout Papers I-Pt. I 41 

Royal George, On the Loss of the 10 148 

Rugby Chapel IS 97 

Ruggles and Fate 22-Pt.II 115 

Rule, Britannia 12 208 

Rules of Conduct (Franklin) ..;.... 6-Pt.II 86 

Running a Piano 9-Pt.II 17 

Rural Life in England 3-Pt.II 23 

Ruth 14 157 

Sabrina 12 26 

Said Opie Read 8-Pt. I 73 

Sailor's Wife 10 34 

St. Asaph's, To the Bishop of 6-Pt.II 175 

Saint Brandan 11 137 

St. Cecilia's Day, Song for 13 6i 

St. Mark's l-Pt.II 91 

Sally in Our Alley . .-^ 12 142 

Salute to the Trees 14 290 

Sandpiper, The 12 70 

Sands of Dee 10 261 

Sandy Star 12 346 

Sartor Resartus, Selections from 2-Pt. I 129 

Saul 14 199 

Saw Ye Bonnie Lesley? 12 148 

Say Not the Struggle Nought Availeth .... 14 272 

Scorn Not the Sonnet , 13 175 

Scott's Last Struggle 1 6-Pt.II 152 

Sea, The 9-Pt.II 153 

Sea, The (Proctor) 12 72 

Sea Dirge IS 38 

Sea Fever 12 334 

Sea Gypsy . . .......... 12 334 

Seaweed 14 88 

Secret Laughter 13 295 

Self-Dependence . 14 273 

Sellers, Colonel Mulberry 7-Pt.II 31 

Sensitive Plant II 54 

Sensitiveness. »>.... IS 183 

Sentence 13 295 

Sephestia's Lullaby 12 247 

Servant Problem 7-Pt- I 132 

Seward, To 5-Pt- I m 

Shadowed Star # . . 18 273 

2i8 General Index of Titles 


Shakespeare, Elegy on 15 4.5 

Shakespeare, W., Epitaph on....... 15 44 

Sham ...• 18 169 

Shameful Death 10 277 

Shark and the Patriarch 8-Pt. I 46 

She Came and Went 15 134 

She Hears the Storm 14 312 

She is Going S-Pt.II 154 

She Walks in Beauty , . 12 164 

She Was a Phantom of Delight ..,.,, 14 155 

Ship of State and Pilot S-Pt. I 94 

Shropshire Lad, A 12 34c 

Shrouding of the Duchess of Malfi ..... 15 38 

Sic Vita 12 343 

Sidney, On Sir Philip 15 49 

Sidney's Soul, To Sir Philip ....... 13 i8l 

Siege of Berlin ., 2I-Pt. I 129 

Silvia 12 91 

Similar Cases 9-Pt. I 53 

Simplex Munditiis 12 91 

Sir Galahad 14 184 

Sir Humphrey Gilbert 10 160 

Sir Launcelot and Queen Guinevere ..... 10 51 

Sir Patrick Spens lO 144 

Sir Philip Sidney's Soul, To 13 181 

Siren's Song 12 23 

Sister of Elia, To the 15 76 

Sit Down, Sad Soul 12 303 

Skeleton in Armor 10 124 

Sky, The 13 281 

Skylark, To a (Shelley) 13 124 

Skylark, To the {Wordsworth) 12 40 

Slave Ship I-Pt.II 27 

Slave to Duty 8-Pt. I &S 

Slavery, Fragment on S'P^^- I 1 1 

Sleep ,. 15 21 

Smack in School 7-Pt. I 30 

Small Celandine, The 14 112 

Small, Sweet Idyl 14 79 

Snatch 'd Away in Beauty's Bloom, Oh .... IS 1 15 

Snob Playfully Dealt With I-Pt. I 3 

Snow-storm, The .......... 14 93 

Snowstorm, The {Pushkin) , . 21-Pt.ll 130 

Society Reporter's Christmas . 8-Pt. I 57 

Society upon the Stanislaus ....... 7-Pt.II 57 

Soldier IS 228 

Soldier, Rest! 12 277 

Soldier, Soldier 15 212 

Soldier's Dream 10186 

Solitary Reaper, The 14 160 

Some Messages Received by Teachers • . . . 7-Pt.II 144 

Soo£ {Behn) 12 141 

General Index of Titles 219 


Song (Blake) ........... 12 145 

Song (Carew) .••...*»••. 12 134 

Song (Coleridge) ........*• 12 166 

Song (Darley) ........... 12 170 

Song (Shelley) ........... 12 225 

Song (Tennyson) .....«..•• 12 54 

Song for St. Cecilia's Day ........ 13 6i 

Song Is So Old 12 337 

Song of Marion's Men ......... lO 199 

Song of the Brook 14 99 

Song of the Camp ,. n 88 

Song of the Jellyfish ,. 9-Pt.II 63 

Song of the Shirt .......... 12 292 

Song of Triumphant Love . ....... 19-Pt. I 109 

Songs for My Mother ......... 14 300 

Songs from an Evil Wood ........ 15 221 

Sonnet, The (Rossetti) ......... 131 76 

Sonnet on Chillon .,.,...,., 13 222 

Sonnet, Scorn Not the ......... 13 175 

Sonnets (Arnold) .......... 13 253 

Sonnets (Coleridge) 13 227 

Sonnets (Hood) ....<'• 13 230 

Sonnets (Keats) ........... 13 223 

Sonnets (Lowell) 13 251 

Sonnets (Milton) .......... 13 198 

Sonnets (Shakespeare) 131 84 

Sonnets (Turner) .......... 13 245 

Sonnets (Wordsworth) 13 206 

Sonnets from the Portuguese ....... 13 232 

Sorrows of Werther (Thackeray) I-Pt I 164 

Souls 14 3x7 

South Country 12 331 

Sower, The 14 144 

Speeches (Lincoln) S-Pt. I 3 

Spirit's Epilogue 12 27 

Splendor Falls on Castle Walls 12 181 

Sprig of Lemon Verbena ........ 22-Pt.II i 

Spring ..." 12 IS 

Spring's Welcome 12 IS 

Springfield Speech S-Pt. I 23 

Stammering Wife 7-Pt. I 98 

Standard-bearer, The ......... lO 307 

Stanzas for Music , 12 162 

Stanzas Written in Dejection Near Naples ... 14 73 

Star-Spangled Banner 12 213 

Statue and the Bust II 273 

Stepping Westward ......... 14 158 

Stirrup>-Cup 13 283 

Stout Gentleman S-Pt.II 129 

Strahan, To Mr 6-Pt.II 169 

Stratford-on-Avon ......•••. 3-Pt.II 95 

Street Scenes in Washington ••••... 8-Pt.II 74 

220 General Index of Titles , 


Strictly Germ-Proof ^ ..,.,,* , 7-Pt. I 141 

Strip of Blue. ..,,.««•«,. 14 42 

Summer Dawn ..,,,,,,,,, 12 172 

Sumner, Charles .......... 15111 

Sunrise ............. 14 25 

Superannuated Man. , 5-Pt.II 8a 

Supplication ........... 13 59 

Susan Simpson ........... 7-Pt.II 19 

Sweet and Low 12 249 

Take, O Take Those Away ...... 12 93 

Tale of the Kennebec Mariner ...... 9-Pt.II 10 

Tarn O'Shanter II 253 

Task, of the Modem Historian 2-Pt.II 3 

Taylor, To J. (Lamb) ....... 5-Pt.II 123 and 125 

Tears, Idle Tears .......... 12 272 

Telling the Bees Ii 308 

Terminus. ...........o 14 267 

Thanatopsis 15 18 

That 't Were Possible, O 12 185 

There Are Gains for AH Our Losses ..... 12 267 

There Was a Boy .......... 14 156 

"There's Rosemary" 13 287 

Thomas the Rhymer ......... 10 67 

Thompson Street Poker Club 7-Pt.II 116 

Thomson, On the Death of....... 15 59 

Thorns in the Cushion ......... I-Pt. I 51 

Thou Lingering Star 12 27Q 

Thoughtless Waiter, Ballad of the 9 14? 

Thoughts 15 65 

Three Fishers lo 262 

Three Men of Gotham *. 12 257 

Three Troopers . lO 215 

Throstle, The 12 55 

Thy Braes Were Bonny 10 249 

Thyrsis 15 86 

Tiger, The 12 42 

Tintern Abbey 14 47 

'Tis Ever Thus 9-Pt.II 152 

Titanic, Heroes of the 10 305 

Titmouse, The , 12 66 

To (Shelley 12 161 

To (Shelley) 12 162 

To a Mountain Daisy ...«...•. 14 109 

To a Skylark 13 124 

To a Waterfowl 13 147 

To Althea from Prison . . 12 130 

To Anthea .,,.;.,,,,.. 12 126 

To Autumn ...»&,. 13 3^ 

To Blossoms .a** 12 33 

To Celia ..->.■; 12 90 

ToChloris .'.-...., 12 138 

General Index of Titles 221 


To Correspondents 9-Pt. I 73 

To Daffodils 12 34 

To Daisies 12 127 

To Dianeme . 12 123 

To Helen 12 176 

To His Inconstant Mistress ....... 12 135 

To His Lute 13 198 

To Lucasta, Going Beyond the Seas 12 129 

To Lucasta, on Going to the Wars 12 198 

To Mary ; . . . , 12 234 

To Mciry (Cowper) 12 243 

To Mary Unwin 13 205 

To Meadows 12 35 

To Mistress Margaret Hussey 12 108 

To Night 12 43 

To i66th Ohio Regiment 5-?t. I 96 

To Robert Browning 14 151 

To Roses in the Bosom of Castar-j 12 116 

To Sir Philip Sidney's Soul 13 iSi 

To the Cuckoo (Logan) 12 37 

To the Cuckoo {Wordsworth) 12 38 

''^o the Dandelion 14 116 

To the Evening Star 12 47 

To the Fringed Genlaan 14114 

To the Future 13 164 

To the Humblebee 12 64 

To the Muses 12 287 

To the Nightingale 12 16 

To the Past 13 l6l 

To the Pliocene Skull 8-Pt. I 145 

To the Sister of Elia 15 76 

To the Skylark {IFordsmorth) 12 40 

To the Unknown Eros 13 169 

To the Virgins to Make Much of Time .... 12 125 

To the West Wind, Ode 13 129 

To Violets 12 35 

To Wordsworth (Landor) 14 148 

Total Depravity of Inanimate Things .... 8-Pt. I 15 

To>s, The IS 140 

Tragedy of a Theatre Hat 9-Pt.II 50 

Trees 12 329 

Trees and the Master, Ballad of 12 316 

Trees, Salute to the 14 290 

Trial for Murder , 21-Pt. I i 

Tricksters 13 288 

Triumphant Love, Song of 19-Pt. I 109 

Trout, the Cat and the Fox, The 8-Pt. 1 1 83 

Trout's Appeal 7-Pt.II 147 

Truth about Horace 9-Pt. I 17 

Truthful James, Plam Language from .... 11 234 

Tryste Noel ....„ 15 202 

Turkish Bath, At a . 9-Pt. II 74 

222 General Index of Titles 

vot. PAoa 

Tushmaker's Toothpuller *....... 7-Pt.II 53 

Twa Corbies, The .... .».., 10 245 

Two Boyhoods i-Pt.II 3 

Two Cases of Grip .... 8-Pt. I 50 

Two Fishers 9-Pt.II 102 

Two in the Campagna 14 187 

Two Races of Mea S-Pt.II 3 

Ulalume II 302 

Ulysses 14 175 

Unattainable, The 8-Pt. I 44 

Under the Greenwood Tree ....... 12 21 

Universal Prayer IS 166 

University Snobs, On I-Pt. I 19 

Unknown Beloved, The 10 309 

Unknown Eros, To the 13 169 

Unmarried Fennale 8-Pt.II 26 

Unwin, To Mary 13 205 

Up-Hill 12 322 

Upon Julia's Clothes 121 24 

Upon the Death of Sir Albert Morton's Wife . . 15 47 

Us Poets 9-Pt. I 148 

Vacation of Mustapha 8-Pt. I 3 

Vagabond Song ........... 12 330 

Valley of Cauteretz, In the 12321 

V-A-S-E,The 7-Pt.II 60 

Venice I-Pt.II 73 

Venice, Ode on 13 115 

Vers, Libre, Little Swirl of 8-Pt. I 172 

Verses {Cozvper} 14 221 

Vickery's Mountain 14 303 

Village Blacksmith 14 165 

Villager and the Snake 9-Pt. I 19 

Villiers, Lady Mary, Epitaph on the 15 48 

Violets, To 12 35 

Virtue 15 154 

Vision of Sir Launfal ......... 11 107 

Vision of Sudden Beath 4-Pt.II 119 

Visit to Brigham Young 9-Pt. I 47 

Vobiscum Est lope 12 105 

Voice of the Heavens ....•.*.. iS 165 

Voice of Toil 12 290 

Voyage, The 3-Pt.II 61 

Wages . . 12 32t 

WakefieJC^, . « . 3-Pt. I 85 

Waldeinsamkeit ....••.... 14 39 

Walloping Window-Blind 9-Pt.II 35 

Waly, Waly, Up the Bank 10 28 

Wandering Willie's Tale 20-Pt.II 75 

Wanted— a Driak 9-Pt.II ISO 

General Index of Titles 223 


Warm Welcome 8-Pt. I ii6\ 

Washington, To General 6-Pt.II 170' 

Watch-Tower, The 2-Pt. I 129 

Waterfowl, To a 13 147, 

We Are Seven 10 252 

Weary Lot Is Thine 10 40 

Wedding Journey 7-Pt. I 76 

Weed, To Thurlow S-Pt. I 124 

Weep You No IJore, Sad Fountains .*.... 12 100 

Welcome, A 12 III 

Wellington, Ode on the Death of the Duke of . . 13 151 

Were I as Base as Is the Lowly Plain .... 13 1831 

Werther, Sorrows of {Thackeray) I-Pt. I 164 

West Wind, Ode to the 13 129 

Westminster Abbey ^ 3-Pt.II 75 ; 

Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea 12 73 1 

What Constitutes a State? 13 88! 

What He Wanted It For 9-Pt. I 90 j 

What Mr. Robinson Thinks 7-Pt. I liS] 

What Rabbi Jehosha Said 14 282! 

What's in a Name? 9-Pt.II 103' 

Whaups, The 12 70I 

When Daisies Fied 12 18, 

When Icicles Hang by the Wall 12 22! 

When Lovely Woman Stoops to Folly .... 13 273; 

When Moonlike Ore the Hazure Seas .... I-Pt. I 165! 

When the Lamp Is Shattered 12 274! 

When We Two Parted 12 163 j 

Whigs and the Mexican War S-Pt. I 3 

Whistle, The 6-Pt.II 156! 

Whitefield, George . 6-Pt.II 108 j 

Wife of Usher's Well, The 10 240 

Wild Honeysuckle 14 I13 

Will 14 2S9 

Will, The (Down^) IS IS6 

Will of God 15 181 1 

Wilt Thou Leave Me Thus, And 12 81? 

Wind in the Rose-Bush 20-Pt.II 12' 

Wings 14 289 

Winter Ride 12 33H 

Winter Wish 12 259 

Wish, A 12 224! 

Wishes to His Supposed Mistress 12 ii7( 

Without and Within 8-Pt.II 72 

Without Benefit of Clergy 19-Pt. I 54 

Written in 1745, Ode IS 34 

Wolfram's Dirge 15 42' 

Woman Who Helped Her Sister 9-Pt.II 81 

Woman Who Used Her Theory 9-Pt.II 80 

Woman Who Was Not Athletic 9-Pt.II 78 

Woman's Last Word 14 189 

Wooing Song 12 lOS 

224 General Index of Titles 


Wordsworth, To {Lamb) .... j-Pt.II 114, 129, 136, 143 

Wordsworth, To {Landor) 14 148 

Work and Sport 9-Pt.II 87 

Woricingmcn of Manchester, To the S-Pt. I 115 

World, The 14 245 

World-Soul, The 12 59 

World's Great Age Begins Anew 12 284 

Wouter Van Twiller 7-Pt. I 3 

Wreck of the Hesperus 10 156 

Yankee Recruit » . . , 7-Pt. I 52 

Yarrow Unvisited 14 S3 

Ye Mariners of England , 10 150 

Young Beichan lO 17 

Young Dead, The 15 213 

Youth and Age 14 264 

Youth and Love « . l' 231 

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