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THE

GOLDEN TREASURY

OF THE BEST SONGS AND LYRICAL POEMS

IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

SELECTED AND ARRANGED BY

FRANCIS TURNER PALGRAVE

WITH ADDITIONAL POEMS

AND WITH NOTES BY

C. B. WHEELER

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

HUMPHREY MILFORD
LONDON, EDINBURGH, GLASGOW
NEW YORK, TORONTO, MELBOURNE & BOMBAY

Born, Great Yarmouth, September 28, 1824

Died, South Kensington, October 24, 1897 The Golden Treasury of the best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English language' was first published in 1861.

918 P16!

1924

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[“He sat in the meadow and plucked with glad heart the spoil of the flowers, gathering them one by one.”

TO ALFRED TENNYSON
POET LAUREATE

THIs book in its progress has recalled often to my memory a man with whose friendship we were once honoured, to whom no region of English Literature was unfamiliar, and who, whilst rich in all the noble gifts of Nature, was most eminently distinguished by the noblest and the rarest,-just judgement and high-hearted patriotism. It would have been hence a peculiar pleasure and pride to dedicate what I have endeavoured to make a true national Anthology of three centuries to Henry Hallam. But he is beyond the reach of any human tokens of love and reverence ; and I desire therefore to place before it a name united with his by associations which, whilst Poetry retains her hold on the minds of Englishmen, are not likely to be forgotten. Your encouragement, given while traversing the wild scenery of Treryn Dinas, led me to begin the work; and it has been completed under your advice and assistance. For the favour now asked V

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