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Copyright, 1885,
B
Y ROBERTS BROTHERS.
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TRADE MARK.



University Press:
J
OHN WILSON AND SON, CAMBRIDGE.
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Ed.―I have numbered stanzas in some of the longer poems, or inserted other reference points, to ease problems in following long passages of text on the screen.



 

TO JEAN INGELOW.


WHEN youth was high, and life was new,
And days sped musical and fleet,
She stood amid the morning dew,
And sang her earliest measures sweet,—
Sang as the lark sings, speeding fair
To touch and taste the purer air,
To gain a nearer view of Heaven;
'Twas then she sang "The Songs of Seven."

Now, farther on in womanhood,
With trainčd voice and ripened art,
She gently stands where once she stood,
And sings from out her deeper heart.
Sing on, dear Singer! sing again;
And we will listen to the strain,
Till soaring earth greets bending Heaven,
And seven fold songs grow seventy-seven.


SUSAN COOLIDGE.




 

CONTENTS.
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PAGE

ROSAMUND

 1.

ECHO AND THE FERRY

 36.

PRELUDES TO A PENNY READING

 43.

KISMET

 65.

DORA

 69.

SPERANZA

 72.

THE BEGINNING

 82.

IN THE NURSERY

 87.

THE BELL-BIRD

 89.

LOSS AND WASTE

 128.

ON A PICTURE

 129.

THE SLEEP OF SIGISMUND

 130.

MAID-MARTYR

 167.

VINE-ARBOUR

 189.

LOVERS AT THE LAKE SIDE

 192.

THE WHITE MOON

 197.

AN ARROW-SLIT

 198.

WENDOVER

 199.

THE LOVER PLEADS

 200.

SONG IN THREE PARTS

 202.

'IF I FORGET THEE—'

 207.

NATURE, FOR NATURE'S SAKE

 216.

PERDITA

 223.

 


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