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DR. CORNWELL'S EDUCATIONAL SERIES,

EASY POETRY:

A FIRST BOOK

OF

SELECTED POEMS FOR SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES.

LONDON: SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, & CO., STATIONERS' HALL COURT; HAMILTON, ADAMS, AND CO., PATERNOSTER ROW ; WIITTAKER AND CO., AVE MARIA LANE.

EDINBURGH: OLIVER AND BOYD.

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PREFACE.

In a COLLECTION of Poetry little more is required than taste and judgment in the selection of pieces which are suited to the persons for whose use it is intended.

In this little book the aim has been to form a

collection of such Poems as will be interesting to children; and which, while cultivating the imagination, and so forming a correct taste, shall at the same time instil into their minds only pure and noble sentiments and right principles.

With the poems of each Poet not now living is given the date of his birth and death; and a few Notes are scattered here and there explanatory of

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such words as a child might not always find in his dictionary.

The book is, of course, intended as a Reading Book in class or otherwise, as well as a Magazine from which youngsters may be supplied with short and simple poems best fitted to be committed to MEMORY.

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