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LIBRARY

COPYRIGHT, 1990,

By L. P. MILLER & Co.

In preparing ECHOES OF LIFE the poetical literature of the present century has been ransacked and studied from every point of view in order to secure a more unique and brilliant combination of poetical productions than has ever been brought under the notice of the public.

Every variety of feeling and sentiment, from the keen pungency of satire and humor to the most touching pathos and heroic patriotism has been fully represented in the most soul-stirring words and exquisite rythms.

Many of the pieces, though old and familiar, have fascinated the world by the magnificence of genius displayed in their entrancing harmonies; others though less widely known are attractive and valuable additions to our bouquet of poetry and song, whilst a few choice beauties have been added, which have not before been published. In fact the whole field of poetical literature has been levied upon to produce a work which would not only suit the most varied audiences and diverse tastes, but educate the mind, ennoble the ideas, cultivate the sensibilities, and refine the taste of its readers.

From the Old World we have some of the Godlike creations of the immortal Shakespeare, whose works like the stream of inspiration touch the shores of all time; the passionate grandeur and lurid glow of Byron's genius; the exquisite pathos and delicate sensibilities of Shelley; the tender and impassioned beauty of Moore; the canny analysis of character and vivid descriptions of Burns; the far-reaching thought and refined rythm of Tennyson and a host of others who have made the world wiser and happier by their glorious thoughts.

From the New World we have the choice productions of Longfellow, Holmes, Emerson, Whittier, Bryant, Halleck, and other giants in literature who have made our republic famous in the world of letters by their pen portraits and life stories told in song.

Even far-off Australia has given a few gems to our collection, such as “Ostler Joe,” “The Sick Stockman,” “The Patriot's Bride," and others.

Among the women of genius whose poems enrich our pages we have the names of George Eliot, Jean Ingelow, E. B. Browning, Letitia E. Landon, Julia Ward Howe, Adelaide Anne Procter, F. C. Alexander and many other of the large brained women of the nineteenth

century.

There is also a sprinkling of prose from some of the master minds of the world.

In conclusion we feel justified in saying that this collection contains more instruction, culture and entertainment than any other volume of the same size and price, and as most of the poems are symbolic of the life and destinies of human beings it should be a welcome

guest in every household.

THE PUBLISHERS.

PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.

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Through the courtesy of Messrs. Houghton, Mifflin & Co. of Boston, Mass., who have the copyrights and publish the works of Longfellow, Holmes, Whittier, Lowell, Bayard Taylor, Saxe, Bret Harte, Aldrich, Hawthorne, Trowbridge, Emerson, Stedman, Mrs. Stowe, Alice and Phæbe Cary, Miss Phelps, and others, we are able to add to this collection many of the gems of above named writers. The complete works of any of these writers can be obtained from Messrs. Houghton, Mifflin & Co. also indebted to Harper Bros. for selections from Will Carleton's works.

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POEMS OF LIFE -INFANCY.
Page. Early Days....

. Roberi Burrs 42

Maidenhood...

The New-Born Babe..........Marian Longfellow 19

.H. W. Longfellow 43

The Baby....

George MacDonald 20 Youth, That Pursuest...Richard Monckton Milnes 43

Cradle Song

Josiah Gilbert Holland 20

MANHOOD.

Little Feet

. Anonymous 21

Interpretation of the Term “Gentleman ”. Ruskin 43

To My Infant Son...

Thomas Hood 21

Ode to Manhood.....

44

Benny

Annie C. Ketchum

Nature's Gentleman..

Eliza Cook 44

A Thought over a Cradle..... ....N. P. Willis 23

Not All Alone...

.Alaric A. Watts 45

The Bald Headed Tyrant.

23

Middle Age

James Hedderwick 46

Charley's Opinion of the Baby.. Anonymous 24

Man-Woman..

... Lord Byron 46

The Lost Doll

..C. Kingsley 24

Man.

.Edward Young 47

Harry Ashland, One of My Lovers. ...Anonymous 24

Man--Woman..

Lydia H. Sigourney 4;

Papa's Letter

25

Man and Woman...

Anonymous 43

Good Night and Good Morning...

Woman.

.A.C. 49

Richard Monckton Milnes 26

Lucy.....

William Wordsworth 48

Paying Her Way..

.Kate Woodland 27

Castara..

William Habington 49

A Little Mother..

.Rose Graham 27

Days of Our Youth....

... Lord Byron 49

The Children's Hour Henry W. Longfellow 27

Ruth...

Thonias Hood 50

Baby's Day. ..

.Mrs. L. C. Whiton 28

Belinda

Alexander Pope 50

May and Her Pussy.

29

Evangeline on the Prairie.....H. W. Longfellow 50

A Baby Show...... Helen Hunt Jackson 29

A Portrait... . Elizabeth Barrett Browning 53

An Unfinished Prayer

30

Beautiful All Golden Youth........E, L. Bulwer 54

A Word for the Mother.

31

Old Folks at Home.

54

Nursery Prayers ....

31

The Mistress..

Coventry Patmore 54

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.

32

Thirty-Five.

Johnson 55

Going to Bed.

32

Advice to Young Men..

.Plutarch 55

Babies and Their Rights.

..M. E. Sangster 34

The Amusements of Youth..........

.Balzac 55

A Description of Two Babies..... Charles Dickens 33

My Life......... .Richard Henry Wilde 56

CHILDHOOD.

Counsel to the Young..

Thackeray 56

34 The Duties and Joys of Woman...

Good Night..

.Elizabeth B. Browning 56

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The Woman of To-day. St. James Gazette 57

The Ode of Youth .

35 The Changefulness of Woman.....

57

The Minstrel Girl

- John G. Whittier 58

Ardor of Youth..

38 The Female Convict

Letitia E. Landon 58

38 The Lost Babies ...

59

a Boy in the Morning..

39 The Maiden Sat at Her Busy Wheel....

What's a Boy Like...

George Cooper 39

Emma C. Embury 60

60

John G. Whittier 39 | Ability and Opportunity..

41

OLD AGE.

Caroline Gilman 41 The Ode of Age...

61

Teaching Public School.....

41 Ilow to Grow Old..

63

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The Usual Way

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The Last Leaf...... ....Oliver Wendell Holmes 63

The Old Man's Dreams...Oliver Wendell Holmes 64

The Old Man's Idyl......

64

Human Life....

Shakespeare 65

Beauty of Old Age.

.Bernard Barton 65

From Childhood to Old Age..

65

Granny's Eyes...

G. Weatherly 66

I'm Growing Old.

· John G. Saxe 66

Give Me Back My Youth Again.....

From German of Goethe 67

The Old Folks....

67

Left Alone at Eighty..

Alice Robbins 68

The Old Arm Chair.

Eliza Cook 69

A Good Old Age... From Mountford's Euthanasia 69

Nature......

.Henry W. Longfellow 70

I Remember, I Remember...... Thomas Hood 70

The Fiftieth Birthday of Agassiz..

Henry W. Longfellow 71

Keep the Heart Young..... ..0. W. Holmes 71

Evening Oftener Pleasanter Than Morning..

Chas. Sprague 72

Fiíty Years' Happiness..... J. R. Eastwood. 72

The Return of Youth ... William Cullen Bryant 73

HOME AND FIRESIDE.

Snow Bound

..John G. Whittier 73

Home, Sweet, Ilome...

C. C. Somerville 75

Home, Sweet, Home John Howard Payne 76

Going Home To Day.

Will Carleton 76

Associations of Home

Walter Conder 77

Ode to Fatherhood..

77

When I Come Home.

Gerald Massey 78

Music in the Home..

79

How to Make Home Happy...

79

Home Voices...

81

Home Affection.....

H. C. Dane 81

The Old Log Cabin...... . Daniel Webster 82

The Old Folks at Home. Stephen Collins Foster 83

The Love of Home

. Charles Dickens 83

Definition of Home.

.F, W. Robertson 84

I Knew By the Smoke that so Gracefully Curled.

Thomas Moore 84

Ode to Motherhood.

The Mother ..

.Charles Swain 87

Our Mother

Rural New Yorker 88

To My Mother.

Henry Kirke White 83

Tired Mother...

.May Riley Smith 88

FRIENDSHIP.

Courtesies to Parents

....S. S. Times 89

A Winter's Evening Hymn to My Fireside.....

James Russell Lowell 90

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