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The illustrations form a feature of unusual interest. Author-portraits possess an acknowledged educational value; the other pictures have been carefully selected not only to add to the attractiveness of the book, but also to interpret in some measure the spirit of the poems. An appeal to the eye will often bring home to the young reader some fresh significance which otherwise would escape his attention.

For friendly advice and assistance the Editor is indebted to Miss Katharine Shute, of the Boston Normal School; to Dr. Dudley Miles of the Evander Childs High School, New York; to Mr. Archibald Rutledge, of Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania; to Mr. Edward B. Richards, of the University of the State of New York, Albany; and to Mr. Wilbur W. Hatfield, of the Chicago Normal School.

A. B. DE MILLE.

SIMMONS COLLEGE,

BOSTON

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The following firms and individuals have courteously given permission for the use of copyrighted material: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: selections from the works

of Emerson, Longfellow, Whittier, Lowell, Holmes, Poe, Bret Harte, John Hay, Bayard Taylor. Also the following poems: The Garden by Moonlight, Amy Lowell; The Wild Ride and Sanctuary, Louise Imogen Guiney; The Fool's Prayer, Edward Rowland Sill; On a Greek Vase, Frank

Dempster Sherman; Dusk, Clinton Scollard Charles Scribner's Sons, New York: The Song of the Chattahoo

chee and The Marshes of Glynn, Sidney Lanier; The Road to Arcady, Henry Cuyler Bunner; An Angler's Wish and A Mile with Me, Henry Van Dyke; Little Boy Blue, Eugene

Field; I Have a Rendezvous with Death, Alan Seeger. D. Appleton and Company, New York: Selections from the

works of William Cullen Bryant; On the Death of Joseph Rodman Drake and Marco Bozzaris, Fitz-Greene Halleck;

The American Flag, Joseph Rodman Drake. Small, Maynard and Company, Boston: Clover, John Banister

Tabb; Love in the Winds, Richard Hovey. Doubleday, Page and Company, Garden City, N. Y.: selections

from the works of Walt Whitman. J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia: Dirge for a Soldier,

George Henry Boker. Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Old Swimmin'

Hole and Wind of the Sea, James Whitcomb Riley. Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, Boston: selections from the poems

of Paul Hamilton Hayne. Johnson Publishing Company, Richmond, Va.: At Magnolia

Cemetery and The Past, Henry Timrod.

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Harr Wagner Publishing Company, San Francisco: Columbus

and Westward Ho!, Joaquin Miller. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, and the Author: A Farmer Remem

bers Lincoln, Witter Bynner. Henry Holt and Company, New York: The T'uft of Flowers and

The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost; Three Pieces on the

Smoke of Autumn, Carl Sandburg. E. P. Dutton and Company, New York: Unseen Spirits, from

Poems, Nathaniel Parker Willis. Princeton University Press, Princeton, N. J.: selections from the

works of Philip Freneau. The Youth's Companion, Boston: The Flag Goes By, Henry

Holcomb Bennett. The Atlantic Monthly, Boston: The Blue and the Gray, Francis

Miles Finch. E. H. Ware: Quivera Kansas, 1542–1892, Eugene Fitch Ware. Edwin Markham: The Man with the Hoe and A Mendocino

Memory. Katharine Lee Bates: America the Beautiful. Hamlin Garland: Do You Fear the Wind? and In the Grass. Ernest McGaffey: Mark! Professor Benjamin Sledd: The Children, from his copyrighted

volume Watchers of the Hearth. Theodosia (Garrison) Faulks: The Green Inn. Edwin Arlington Robinson: Miniver Cheevy and Flammonde. Nicholas Vachel Lindsay: General Booth Enters Into Heaven. Archibald Rutledge: Spring in the South and Sanctuary. Ina Coolbrith: Helen Hunt Jackson.

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