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LONDON:
SIMPKIN, MARSHALL & CO.; MOFFATT, PA
JOHN KEMPSTER & CO., 9 & 10, ST. BRIDE'S AVENUE, FLEET ST., E.C.;

GEORGE PHILIP AND SON, 32, FLEET STREET.
THE SCHOLASTIC COMPANIES : LONDON, BIRMINGHAM, AND BRISTOL.
LIVERPOOL: GEORGE GILL & CO., 91 & 33, RENSHAW STREET;

PHILIP, SON AND NEPHEW.
MANCHESTER: JOHN HEYWOOD; T. GREENWELL.

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THE object of the Compiler has been to

y select such pieces as give scope for the CULTIVATION OF INTELLIGENCE in children, and also supply the teacher with suitable words for giving lessons on WORD MEANINGS.

Some account of proper names has been given, where it was thought necessary. To Historical pieces short explanatory Notes have been added.

The Compiler acknowledges, with thanks, the kindness of Messrs. Longmans, Green & Co.; Martin F. Tupper, Esq. ; Messrs. G. Routledge and Sons ; Messrs. Macmillan & Co.; Edward Capern, Esq.; Messrs. Wm. Blackwood & Sons; Wm. Wordsworth, Esq.; &c., &c., in allowing the use of copyright Poems.

T. W. M. Liverpool, 1876.

The young reader of Poetry should be cautioned against following the rhythm and not the sense, -regulating emphasis and cadence rather by the ear than the judgment.

The following may serve to illustrate what is

meant :

“ Every lady in every land

Hath twenty nails ; upon each hand
Five ; and twenty on hands and feet.
Ail this is true without deceit.”

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