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DR. CORNWELL'S EDUCATIONAL SERIES.

EASY POETRY:

A FIRST BOOK

OF

SELECTED POEMS FOR SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES.

LONDON: SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, & CO., STATIONERS' HALL COURT; HAMILTON, ADAMS, AND CO., PATERNOSTER ROW ; WAITTAKER AND CO., AVE MARIA LANE.

EDINBURGH: OLIVER AND BOYD.

Entered at Stationers' Hall.

J. AND WRIDER, PRINTBRS, LONDON.

PRE FACE.

IN a COLLECTION of Poetry little more is required than taste and judgment in the selection of pieces which are suited to the persons for whose use it is intended.

In this little book the aim has been to form a

collection of such Poems as will be interesting to children; and which, while cultivating the imagination, and so forming a correct taste, shall at the same time instil into their minds only pure and noble sentiments and right principles.

With the poems of each Poet not now living is given the date of his birth and death; and a few Notes are scattered here and there explanatory of such words as a child might not always find in his dictionary

The book is, of course, intended as a Reading Book in class or otherwise, as well as a Magazine from which youngsters may be supplied with short and simple poems best fitted to be committed to MEMORY.

CONTENTS.

MONTHS, THB
SPRING MORNING, THE
EMPLOYMENT
LITTLE WILLIE AND THE APPLE
WELCOME, LITTLE ROBIN.
COMMON THINGS
MY LITTLE BROTHER
SNAKE AND THE KITTENS, THE
VILLAGE GREEN, THE
EVENING PRAYER
WORM, THE
GLEANER, THE
JACK AND JANE.
TRUTHFUL BOY, TAB.
LITTLE THINGS.
Rose, THE .
SQUIRREL, TAB
VIOLBT, THE
LUCY GRAY
FAITHPUL FRIEND, THE
SPRING
HABB AND TORTOISE, THE
CHILD'S DESIRE, THE
CHAMELEON, THE
TRAVELLER'S RETURN, THE
SNAIL, TAB
SUMMER EVENING
BIRD's Nest, TAB
HOLIDAY, THE
LITTLE BOY's Good NIGHT, THE
FORETHOUGHT
SWALLOW, A
FABLE, A
SIGNS OP RAIN
IVY IN TIE DUNGEON, THB

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