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When the shadows are long


POEMS THAT EVERY
CHILD SHOULD KNOW

A SELECTION OF THE BEST POEMS
OF ALL TIMES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

EDITED BY

MARY E. BURT


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NEW YORK
GROSSET & DUNLAP
PUBLISHERS


Copyright, 1904, by
Doubleday, Page & Company


All rights reserved,
including that of translation into foreign languages,
including the Scandinavian


 (not individually listed)
 
  1. CONTENTS
  2. PART I
  3. 1.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    3
  4. Henry W. Longfellow
  5. 2.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    4
  6. Jeremiah Eames Rankin
  7. 3.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    4
  8. Isaac Watts
  9. 4.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    5
  10. Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
  11. 5.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    5
  12. Samuel T. Coleridge
  13. 6.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    6
  14. Anonymous
  15. 7.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    6
  16. Robert Browning
  17. 8.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    7
  18. An Old Song
  19. 9.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    7
  20. Rudyard Kipling
  21. 10.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    8
  22. Rudyard Kipling
  23. 11.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    9
  24. Robert Louis Stevenson
  25. 12.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    10
  26. George Macdonald
  27. 13.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    12
  28. Susan Coolidge
  29. 14.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    13
  30. William Miller
  31. 15.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    15
  32. Edward Lear
  33. 16.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    16
  34. Eugene Field
  35. 17.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    18
  36. Eugene Field
  37. 18.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    19
  38. Anonymous
  39. 19.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    20
  40. Isaac Watts
  41. 20.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    20
  42. Anonymous
  43. 21.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    21
  44. Samuel T. Coleridge
  45. 22.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    21
  46. Charles Kingsley
  47. 23.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    22
  48. Felicia Hemans
  49. 24.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    23
  50. James T. Fields
  51. 25.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    25
  52. Henry W. Longfellow
  53. 26.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    27
  54. Alfred Tennyson
  55. 27.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    27
  56. Jane Taylor
  57. 28.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    28
  58. William Wordsworth
  59. 29.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    29
  60. Clement Clarke Moore
  61. 30.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    31
  62. Francis Scott Key
  63. 31.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    33
  64. Lewis Carroll
  65. 32.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    34
  66. William Cowper
  67.  

    PART II

  68. 33.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    39
  69. Hannah Flagg Gould
  70. 34.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    40
  71. Alfred Tennyson
  72. 35.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    41
  73. William Makepeace Thackeray
  74. 36.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    42
  75. William Lisle Bowles
  76. 37.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    43
  77. Robert Browning
  78. 38.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    44
  79. William Cullen Bryant
  80. 39.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    47
  81. Albert Gorton Greene
  82. 40.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    48
  83. Charles Mackay
  84. 41.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    50
  85. John Keats
  86. 42.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    50
  87. James Hogg
  88. 43.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    51
  89. Mary Howitt
  90. 44.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    53
  91. Thomas Campbell
  92. 45.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    53
  93. Oliver Wendel Holmes
  94. 46.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    54
  95. James Whitcomb Riley
  96. 47.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    57
  97. Walt Whitman
  98. 48.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    58
  99. William Shakespeare
  100. 49.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    59
  101. Charles Dickens
  102. 50.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    60
  103. Ben Jonson
  104. 51.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    60
  105. Mary E. Burt
  106. 52.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    63
  107. John Pierpont
  108. 53.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    64
  109. Bayard Taylor
  110. 54.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    66
  111. Alfred Tennyson
  112. 55.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    67
  113. John G. Whittier
  114. 56.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    68
  115. Thomas Buchanan Read
  116. 57.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    71
  117. Celia Thaxter
  118. 58.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    72
  119. Alfred Tennyson
  120. 59.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    75
  121. Alfred Tennyson
  122. 60.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    79
  123. Henry W. Longfellow
  124. 61.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    82
  125. William Wordsworth
  126. 62.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    83
  127. Robert Burns
  128. 63.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    85
  129. Epes Sargent
  130. 64.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    86
  131. Alfred Tennyson
  132. 65.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    89
  133. Leigh Hunt
  134. 66.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    90
  135. J. T. Trowbridge
  136. 67.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    92
  137. Robert Burns
  138. 68.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    94
  139. Robert Burns
  140. 69.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    96
  141. John G. Whittier
  142.  

    PART III

  143. 70.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    103
  144. Sir Walter Scott
  145. 71.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    105
  146. Thomas Campbell
  147. 72.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    107
  148. Alfred Tennyson
  149. 73.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    110
  150. Sidney Lanier
  151. 74.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    111
  152. George Macdonald
  153. 75.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    114
  154. Catherine C. Liddell
  155. 76.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    115
  156. Charles Tennyson Turner
  157. 77.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    116
  158. William Blake
  159. 78.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    117
  160. J. G. Holland
  161. 79.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    117
  162. Robert Southey
  163. 80.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    120
  164. William Wordsworth
  165. 81.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    122
  166. Oliver Wendell Holmes
  167. 82.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    124
  168. Alfred Tennyson
  169. 83.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    125
  170. Rudyard Kipling
  171. 84.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    126
  172. Sir Walter Scott
  173. 85.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    128
  174. Fitz-Greene Halleck
  175. 86.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    131
  176. Isaac McClellan
  177. 87.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    133
  178. William Collins
  179. 88.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    133
  180. Henry Holcomb Bennett
  181. 89.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    134
  182. Thomas Campbell
  183. 90.
    My Old Kentucky Home
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    136
  184. Stephen Collins Foster
  185. 91.
    Old Folks at Home
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    137
  186. Stephen Collins Foster
  187. 92.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    138
  188. Henry W. Longfellow
  189. 93.
    Bannockburn
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    142
  190. Robert Burns
  191.  

    PART IV

  192. 94.
    The Inchcape Rock
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    145
  193. Robert Southey
  194. 95.
    The Finding of the Lyre
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    148
  195. James Russell Lowell
  196. 96.
    A Chrysalis
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    149
  197. Mary Emily Bradley
  198. 97.
    For a' That
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    151
  199. Robert Burns
  200. 98.
    The New Arrival
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    152
  201. George W. Cable
  202. 99.
    The Brook
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    153
  203. Alfred Tennyson
  204. 100.
    The Ballad of the Clampherdown
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    154
  205. Rudyard Kipling
  206. 101.
    The Destruction of Sennacherib
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    158
  207. Lord Byron
  208. 102.
    I Remember, I Remember
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    159
  209. Thomas Hood
  210. 103.
    Driving Home the Cows
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    160
  211. Kate Putnam Osgood
  212. 104.
    Krinken
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    162
  213. Eugene Field
  214. 105.
    Stevenson's Birthday
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    164
  215. Katherine Miller
  216. 106.
    A Modest Wit
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    165
  217. Selleck Osborne
  218. 107.
    The Legend of Bishop Hatto
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    166
  219. Robert Southey
  220. 108.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    160
  221. Joaquin Miller
  222. 109.
    The Shepherd of King Admetus
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    171
  223. James Russell Lowell
  224. 110.
    How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    173
  225. Robert Browning
  226. 111.
    The Burial of Sir John Moore at Corunna
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    176
  227. C. Wolfe
  228. 112.
    The Eve of Waterloo
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    177
  229. Lord Byron
  230. 113.
    Ivry
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    179
  231. Thomas B. Macaulay
  232. 114.
    The Glove and the Lions
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    184
  233. Leigh Hunt
  234. 115.
    The Well of St. Keyne
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    186
  235. Robert Southey
  236. 116.
    The Nautilus and the Ammonite
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    188
  237. Anonymous
  238. 117.
    The Solitude of Alexander Selkirk
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    190
  239. William Cowper
  240. 118.
    The Homes of England
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    192
  241. Felicia Hemans
  242. 119.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    193
  243. Thomas B. Macaulay
  244. 120.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    211
  245. William Cullen Bryant
  246.  

    PART V

  247. 121.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    217
  248. James Russell Lowell
  249. 122.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    218
  250. Henry W. Longfellow
  251. 123.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    219
  252. Sidney Lanier
  253. 124.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    220
  254. Sir Henry Wotton
  255. 125.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    220
  256. John Howard Payne
  257. 126.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    222
  258. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  259. 127.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    222
  260. George Pope Morris
  261. 128.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    223
  262. Henry Francis Lyte
  263. 129.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    224
  264. John Henry Newman
  265. 130.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    225
  266. Thomas Moore
  267. 131.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    226
  268. William Douglas
  269. 132.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    227
  270. Henry W. Longfellow
  271. 133.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    228
  272. Samuel Francis Smith
  273. 134.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    229
  274. Felicia Hemans
  275. 135.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    231
  276. Alfred Tennyson
  277. 136.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    233
  278. Edith M. Thomas
  279. 137.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    234
  280. Leigh Hunt
  281. 138.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    234
  282. Thomas Moore
  283. 139.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    235
  284. John Lyly
  285. 140.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    236
  286. Anonymous
  287. 141.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    240
  288. Henry W. Longfellow
  289. 142.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    246
  290. Alfred Tennyson
  291. 143.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    253
  292. Alfred Tennyson
  293. 144.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    256
  294. Hannah Flagg Gould
  295.  

    PART VI

  296. 145.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    259
  297. Felicia Hemans
  298. 146.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    260
  299. Matthew Arnold
  300. 147.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    265
  301. Robert Burns
  302. 148.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    266
  303. Thomas Moore
  304. 149.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    267
  305. John Burroughs
  306. 150.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    268
  307. Percy Bysshe Shelley
  308. 151.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    271
  309. Charles Kingsley
  310. 152.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    272
  311. Samuel Rogers
  312. 153.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    272
  313. William Wordsworth
  314. 154.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    273
  315. Alexander Pope
  316. 155.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    274
  317. Robert Burns
  318. 156.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    275
  319. Edith M. Thomas
  320. 157.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    275
  321. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  322. 158.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    277
  323. Jean Ingelow
  324. 159.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    283
  325. Sir Walter Raleigh
  326. 160.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    285
  327. Rudyard Kipling
  328. 161.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    286
  329. Edward Dyer
  330. 162.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    287
  331. Thomas Moore
  332. 163.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    288
  333. Samuel Woodworth
  334. 164.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    289
  335. Edgar Allan Poe
  336. 165.
    Arnold von Winkleried
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    296
  337. James Montgomery
  338. 166.
    Life, I Know Not What Thou Art
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    299
  339. A. L. Barbauld
  340. 167.
    Mercy
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    300
  341. William Shakespeare
  342. 168.
    Polonius' Advice
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    301
  343. William Shakespeare
  344. 169.
    A Fragment from "Julius Caesar"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    301
  345. William Shakespeare
  346. 170.
    The Skylark
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    302
  347. Thomas Hogg
  348. 171.
    The Choir Invisible
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    33
  349. George Eliot
  350. 172.
    The World Is Too Much With Us
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    304
  351. William Wordsworth
  352. 173.
    On His Blindness
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    304
  353. John Milton
  354. 174.
    She Was a Phantom of Delight
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    305
  355. William Wordsworth
  356. 175.
    Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    306
  357. Thomas Gray
  358. 176.
    Rabbi Ben Ezra
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    312
  359. Robert Browning
  360. 177.
    Prospice
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    320
  361. Robert Browning
  362. 178.
    Recessional
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    321
  363. Rudyard Kipling
  364. 179.
    Ozymandias of Egypt
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    322
  365. Percy Bysshe Shelley
  366. 180.
    Mortality
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    323
  367. William Knox
  368. 181.
    On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    326
  369. John Keats
  370. 182.
    Hervé Riel
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    326
  371. Robert Browning
  372. 183.
    The Problem
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    333
  373. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  374. 184.
    To America
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    335
  375. Alfred Austin
  376. 185.
    The English Flag
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    337
  377. Rudyard Kipling
  378. 186.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    342
  379. Edwin Markham
  380. 187.
    Song of Myself
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    344
  381. Walt Whitman
  382. Index
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    350