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POETRY AND PROSE FOR SCHOOL-DAYS.

EDITED BY

BLANCHE WILDER BELLAMY

AND

MAUD WILDER GOODWIN.

Volume III.

ARRANGED FOR STUDENTS OVER FOURTEEN

YEARS OLD.

BOSTON, U.S.A.:

PUBLISHED BY GINN & COMPANY.

1897.

T65.1684
votte
Educ T 158.97.2.11

Friarvard University
Dept. of Education Library

TRANSFERRED TO
MARYARD COLLEGE LICRARY

1932

COPYRIGHT, 1890,
BY BLANCHE WILDER BELLAMY AND MAUD WILDER GOODWIN.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

TYPOGRAPHY BY J. S. CUSHING & Co., Boston, U.S.A.

PRESSWORK BY GINN & Co., Boston, U.S.A.

OPEN SESAME

IS DEDICATED TO

D. F. W. D.

PREFACE.

The third volume of “OPEN SESAME: Poetry and Prose for School-days” completes the series, and represents many phases of literature, dramatic and narrative, epic and lyric, political and domestic.

Among the selections are many of the recognized masterpieces of the language ; - Wordsworth's “Intimations of Immortality,” called by Emerson “the highwater mark which the intellect of the age has reached” ; “The Hymn before Sunrise in the Vale of Chamouni, which Coleridge admired so much as to appropriate and Anglicize it from the work of a German girl, and “Kubla Khan,” his own dream; Blanco White's “Sonnet to Night,” dear to Wordsworth’s heart, and called by Coleridge the greatest sonnet in the English language; many specimens of Shakespeare and Milton, and fragments from Spenser, “the poet's poet.”

Other selections have a secondary interest, like the “ Lost Leader,” of Browning, which, rumor says, hints at Wordsworth as a traitor to the Liberal cause; or the humorous-pathetic words of Jane Welsh Carlyle, which give a picture of genius at home, behind the doors of Craigenputtock; while boys will be interested to find the work of others young like themselves,

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