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BROTHERTON, ALICE WILLIAMS. Beyond the Veil. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr and Co., 1886. 16mo, pp. 14

IBID. The Sailing of King Olaf and Other Poems. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr and Co., 1887. 16mo, pp. 145.

IBID. What the Wind told to the Tree-Tops. Illustrated. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1888. . 8vo, pp. 54.

BOLTON, SARAH KNOWLES. From Heart and Nature, by Sarah Knowles Bolton, and Charles Knowles Bolton. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell and Co., 1887. 16mo, pp. 82 and 61.

IBID. Miscellaneous poems.

CRASHAW, RICHARD. Poems of Richard Crashaw selected and arranged, with notes, by J. R. Tutin, Printed for Private Circulation. Hull, England: J. R. Tutin, 1887. 12mo, pp. 12 and 85.

SCOLLARD, CLINTON. Pictures in Song. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1884. 16mo, pp. 9 and 137.

IBID. With Reed and Lyre. Boston: D. Lothrop Co., 1886. 16mo, pp. 173.

IBID. Old and New World Lyrics. New York: Frederick A. Stokes and Brother, 1888. 16mo, pp.

8 and 174.

oirs of the Poets by the Rev. Charles Rogers. Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, Hay, and Mitchell, 1885. . 8vo.

O'REILLY, JOHN BOYLE. Songs, Legends and Ballads. Fifth edition. Boston: The Pilot Publishing Co., 1882, 12mo, pp. 8 and 318.

IBID.. The Statues in the Block, and Other Poems. Third edition. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1884. 16mo, pp. 110.

IBID. In Bohemia. Boston: The Pilot Publishing Co., 1886. 12mo, pp. 97.

IBID, Miscellaneous Poems.

AURINGER, O. C. Scythe and Sword: Poems. Boston: D. Lothrop Company, 1887.

16mo, pp. 6 and 81.

INGELOW, JEAN. The Story of Doom and Other Poems. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1867. Ibmo, pp. 6 and 288.

Ibid. The Monitions of the Unseen, and Poems of Love and Childhood. Author's edition. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1871. 16mo, pp. 162.

IBID. Complete Poems. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1878. 16mo, pp. 313 and 332 and 145.

Ibid. Poems of the Old Days and the New. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1885.

16mo, pp. 229. STARR, ELIZA ALLEN. Songs of a Life-Time. Chicago: Published by the Author, 1887. 12mo, pp. 21 and 400.

WILLIAMS, FRANCIS H. The Princess Elizabeth. A Lyric Drama. Philadelphia: Claxton, Remsen and Haffelfinger, 1880. 12mo, pp. 212.

IBID. Theodora: A Christmas Pastoral. Phila. delphia: J. B. Lippincott and Co., 1882. 12mo, Pp. 30.

ABBEY, HENRY. The Poems of Henry Abbey. New, enlarged edition. Kingston, New York: Henry Abbey, 1885. 12mo, pp. 5 and 256.

JEFFREY, RosA VERTNER. Poems, by Rosa Vert. ner Johnson. Boston: Ticknor and Fields. Lexington: Hitchcock and Searles, 1857. 12mo, pp. 7 and 334.

IBID. Daisy Dare and Baby Power: Poems, with eight illustrations, designed by D. Vertner Johnson, Esq. Philadelphia: Claxton, Remsen and Haffelfinger, 1871. 12mo, pp. 57.

IBID. The Crimson Hand and Other Poems. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott and Co., 1881. 12 mo, pp. 200.

MORGAN, MARY. Poems and Translations, by Mary Morgan, (Gowan Lea), Montreal: J. Theo. Robinson, 1887. 16mo, pp. 77 and 195.

BUSHNELL, William H. Miscellaneous poems.

ROBERTS, CHARLES G. D. Orion and Other Poems. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott and Co., 1880, 16mo, pp. 114.

Ibid. In Divers Tones. Boston: D. Lothrop and Co., 1886. 16mo, pp. 8 and 134.

Poe, EDGAR ALLAN. Poems and Essays, Memorial edition. New York: W. J. Widdleton. I 2mo.

WHITE, HENRY KIRKE. The Poetical Works and Remains of Henry Kirke White, with Life by Robert Southey. Boston: Houghton, Miffin and Co., 12mo.

BLAKE, WILLIAM. The Poems, with specimens of the Prose Writings of William Blake, with a Prefatory Notice, Biographical and Critical by Joseph Skepsey. London: Walter Scott, 1885. 18mo.

SHELLEY, PERCY BYSSHE. The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. The text carefully revised by William Michel Rossetti, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, and Co., 12mo.

GOODALE, DORA READ. Apple Blossoms. Poems of Two Children. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1886 (1878). 18mo.

COWLEY, ABRAHAM. The British Poets, including Translations. Abraham Cowley. Chiswick: C. Whittingham, 1822. 16mo.


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When he was about fourteen he began to make verses while he was at work in the fields with no

companions but the steady-going horses at the Trowbridge was a farmer's boy, and when he plow, and in the evening he wrote them down. was fourteen years old his father told him that he Some of his friends accused him of copying them could turn a furrow as well as any man.

He was

out of books, but he silenced his detractors by born in a log cabin, which his father had built composing an acrostic on the name of one of them; eight miles west of the present city of Rochester, it did not seem probable that he could have found N. Y., and his boyhood was spent in farm labor, that in Byron or Pope. At last he got into print. varied during the winter by attendance at the dis- He had written some verses on "The Tomb of trict school. The site of the city was occupied by Napoleon,” and either his father or the schoolmaster one house and a saw-mill, and crossing the Genesee sent them to the Rochester Republican, in which they River on the ice, his father had come from the east- appeared. But the glory of the event was tarnished ern part of the state to wrest a living from the by two untoward circumstances: his school-fellows wilde:ness beyond. The cabin was “rolled” to- refused to believe that he had not" cribbed "them, gether: not a nail was used in it, and wooden pegs and his hypersensitive mind detected an attempt to took their place. The floor was of split chestnut extenuate the achievement in the fact that they logs, and the boards of the sleigh box, laid across were ascribed to “A lad of sixteen.” Why should poles under the roof, formed a loft. Such was the his age be mentioned ? His wounded feelings rebirthplace of the future poet, humbler even than volted against the imputation that they were not the cabin by the Doon in which Robert Burns was good enough for a full-fledged poet, and that inborn. Though primitive, it was not squalid or dulgence was asked for on account of the youth of mean, however; it was pervaded by that simple the writer. But from this moment, despite the dignity and refinement which the freedom and chagrin caused by the reflections upon him, he hopefulness of American life allow. His father loved to think that a literary career might be possible was a man of humor and imagination, and his for him. He still milked the cows, foddered the mother (both parents were natives of New England) cattle and sheep, rode the horses to water and was a woman of education and a sensitive tempera- shoveled paths through the snow, but between ment. Still it is not to be denied that the conditions whiles he was poring over his beloved books and were not those which would be chosen as a prepara- scribbling rhymes. The rainbow vista lost none of tion for that literary career which opened rainbow its allurements as he drew nearer to it and found vistas to the boy while yet very tender and green. that its arches and vistas were open to him.

His lessons in school did not interest him, The farm-work became more and more distasteful though he found them easy, but he was possessed to him, however, and when his father died he at with a desire to learn French and Latin, and with once availed himself of an opportunity that was great difficulty he acquired a knowledge of those offered him to attend a classical school at Lockport, languages sufficient to enable him to read works where he began the study of Greek and improved written in them. The pronunciation was another his French and Latin. In Lockport, too, he rething. "The grammar gave me no limits as to ceived the first money that he ever earned by his that, and I did not know anybody who had the pen. The Niagara Courier offered

a copy of slightest acquaintance with the language. But I Griswold's “ Poets of America" for the bestsimplified the matter by pronouncing all words written “ New Year's Address of the Courier to precisely as they were spelled.” We can well be- its Patrons," and Trowbridge “ took" the prize. lieve him when he tells us that the result was some- That is to say his verses were declared to be the times incredible. “I couldn't believe," he adds, best, and were issued and distributed. “I shall “that any people really spoke in that way.” All never forget how well it looked to me with a rising the books he could find he read, and no pleasure sun for a heading, over the large numerals, 1845!" with him equaled that of reading.

he says of his poem in a chapter of autobiography, Copyright, 1889, by Charles Welis Moulton. All rights reserved.


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