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Songs of the Road  (1911) 
by Arthur Conan Doyle

Songs of the Road is a book of poems by Arthur Conan Doyle, published in March 1911 by Smith, Elder & Co. in 2,000 copies. The remainders of 895 copies were reissued by John Murray in January 1920. An American edition was published by Doubleday, Page & Co. in October 1911 with 971 copies.

When this collection was included in the 1922 John Murray edition of Doyle's collected poems "A Lilt of the Road" was omitted, and the following were added.


SONGS OF THE ROAD

SONGS OF THE ROAD

SONGS OF THE ROAD

BY

A. CONAN DOYLE

AUTHOR OF 'MICAH CLARKE' 'THE WHITE COMPANY' 'RODNEY STONE' 'SIR NIGEL' ETC.

LONDON
SMITH, ELDER & CO., 15 WATERLOO PLACE
1911

[All rights reserved]

TO
J. C. D.
THIS—AND ALL

February 1911

FOREWORD

If it were not for the hillocks
You'd think little of the hills;
The rivers would seem tiny
If it were not for the rills.
If you never saw the brushwood
You would under-rate the trees;
And so you see the purpose
Of such little rhymes as these.

Crowborough
1911

CONTENTS


I. NARRATIVE VERSES AND SONGS
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II. PHILOSOPHIC VERSES
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III. MISCELLANEOUS VERSES
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