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A Book of Verse for Children


    • Date Published: February 2015
    • availability: Available
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107487246

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    • First published in 1914, this book contains a selection of English poetry originally intended to supply 'pieces for recitation and general reading' in kindergartens and junior schools. The poems chosen come from celebrated authors such as Burns and Tennyson, as well as some lesser-known poets. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of children's literature and literary education in Britain.

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      • Date Published: February 2015
      • format: Paperback
      • isbn: 9781107487246
      • length: 130 pages
      • dimensions: 175 x 126 x 10 mm
      • weight: 0.13kg
      • availability: Available
    • Table of Contents

      Part I:
      1. 'A child's grace' R. Herrick
      2. 'The Selkirk grace R. Burns
      3. 'Baby' G. Macdonald
      4. 'My little brother' M. L. Duncan
      5. 'Bed in summer' R. L. Stevenson
      6. 'Oh! Look at the moon' E. L. Follen
      7. 'The old kitchen clock' Mrs Hawkshawe
      8. 'Cradle song' Lord Tennyson
      9. 'Dutch lullaby' Eugene Field
      10. 'Sweet and low' Lord Tennyson
      11. 'Letty's globe' C. Tennyson-Turner
      12. 'In a garden' A. C. Swinburne
      13. 'Norse lullaby' Eugene Field
      14. 'The land of nod' R. L. Stevenson
      15. 'Lullaby of an infant chief' Sir W. Scott
      16. 'The days are cold' D. Wordsworth
      17. 'A sleeping child' A. H. Clough
      18. 'Bed-time' T. Hood
      19. 'The land of story books' R. L. Stevenson
      20. 'Babyland' G. Cooper
      21. 'Wishing' W. Allingham
      22. 'The pedlar's caravan' W. B. Rands
      23. 'A lobster quadrille' Lewis Carroll
      24. 'The cherry tree' R. L. Stevenson
      25. 'Seven times one' J. Ingelow
      26. 'Valentine's day' G. Kingsley
      27. 'The fairies' W. Allingham
      28. 'My treasures' R. L. Stevenson
      Part II:
      1. 'A charm' R. Herrick
      2. 'A riddle' G. Macdonald
      3. 'The curfew' H. W. Longfellow
      4. 'The moon' Lord Houghton
      5. 'The lamb' W. Blake
      6. 'The world' W. B. Rands
      7. 'The daisy's song' J. Keats
      8. 'Little Garaine' Sir Gilbert Parker
      9. 'Written in March' W. Wordsworth
      10. 'Buttercups and daisies' M. Howitt
      11. 'To a bee' R. Southey
      12. 'The lady-bird' Mrs Montgomery
      13. Song from The Water Babies C. Kingsley
      14. 'The blackbird' Lord Tennyson
      15. 'The owl' Lord Tennyson
      16. 'The land of dreams' W. Blake
      17. 'On Saturday morning early' R. C. Lehman
      18. 'Song' W. Watson
      19. 'The witches' steeds' W. H. Ogilvie
      20. 'Daffy-Down-Dilly' A. B. Warner
      21. 'Heigho, my dearie' Eugene Field
      22. 'Three men of Gotham' T. L. Peacock
      23. 'March' L. Larcom
      24. 'Hie away' Sir W. Scott
      25. 'The water! The water!' W. Motherwell
      26. 'The rivulet' L. Larcom
      27. 'The ant' I. Watts
      28. 'Little ships in the air' E. A. Rand
      29. 'The flowers' W. B. Rands
      30. 'Answer to a child's question' S. T. Coleridge
      31. 'Over the hills and far away' Eugene Field
      32. 'What way does the wind come?' D. Wordsworth
      33. 'A tragic story' W. M. Thackeray
      34. 'The wind and the moon' G. Macdonald
      35. 'The wind in a frolic' W. Howitt
      Part III:
      1. 'A ceremony for Candlemas Day' R. Herrick
      2. 'The year's at the spring' R. Browning
      3. 'The morning' A. Cunningham
      4. 'The fountain' J. R. Lowell
      5. 'The shepherd' W. Blake
      6. 'The first sight of spring' J. Clare
      7. 'Green fields of England' A. H. Clough
      8. 'The tree' B. Björnson
      9. 'May' Leigh Hunt
      10. 'Impromptu' W. Wordsworth
      11. 'The procession of the flowers' S. Dobell
      12. 'The housekeeper' C. Lamb
      13. 'The sea' Barry Cornwell
      14. 'Up, up! Ye dames and lasses gay!' S. T. Coleridge
      15. 'Fairy language' W. Shakespeare
      16. 'Fairy song' J. Keats
      17. 'The fairy queen' Anonymous
      18. 'When green leaves come again' T. H. Bayly
      19. 'Fairies' recall' F. D. Hemans
      20. 'Flowers' H. W. Longfellow
      21. 'A field flower' J. Montgomery
      22. 'The foolish harebell' G. Macdonald
      23. 'Lillies' Leigh Hunt
      24. 'The rose' W. Cowper
      25. 'The violet' J. Taylor
      26. 'The little thirsty lily' G. Macdonald
      27. 'The arrow and the song' H. W. Longfellow
      28. 'The dog and the water-lily' W. Cowper
      29. 'Eldorado' E. A. Poe
      30. 'Lilian' Lord Tennyson
      31. 'The mermaid' Lord Tennyson
      32. 'The merman' Lord Tennyson
      33. 'I had a dove' J. Keats
      34. 'Long ago' Eugene Field
      35. 'If I had but two little wings' S. T. Coleridge
      36. 'The water-nymph and the boy' R. Noel
      37. 'The night bird' C. Kingsley
      38. 'Let me rest' E. Elliot
      39. 'Hiawatha's childhood' H. W. Longfellow.

    • Compiled by

      Alys Rodgers

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