ar and etymology, and everything that is the enemy of joy. We may cause children to hate Shakespeare or Spenser as Byron hated Horace, by inflicting poets on them, not for their poetry, but for the valuable information in the notes. This danger, at least, it is not difficult to avoid in the Blue Poetry Book.
ANONYMOUS: A RED, RED ROSE 66 ANNAN WATER 178 CHERRY RIPE 176 HELEN OF KIRKCONNEL 115 LAWLANDS OF HOLLAND 106 LYKE-WAKE DIRGE 330 SIR HUGH; OR, THE JEW'S DAUGHTER 326 SIR PATRICK SPENS 259 THE TWA CORBIES 78 THE WIFE OF USHER'S WELL 124 WILLIE DROWNED IN YARROW 163
BARNEFIELD, RICHARD, 1574-1627: THE NIGHTINGALE 206
BLAKE, WILLIAM, 1757-1828: NIGHT 5 NURSE'S SONG 1 THE CHIMNEY-SWEEPER 16 THE LAMB 4
BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT, 1809-1861: TO FLUSH, MY DOG 51
BRYANT, WILLIAM CULLEN, 1794-1878: TO A WATERFOWL 179
BUNYAN, JOHN, 1628-1688: THE PILGRIM 274