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The Poems of Robert Louis Stevenson, With an Introduction by William P. Trent

By Trent, William P.

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Title: The Poems of Robert Louis Stevenson, With an Introduction by William P. Trent  
Author: Trent, William P.
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Children's literature, Children's fiction
Collections: Children's Literature Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Introduction: IT is quite plain from passages in his recently published correspondence that, while Stevenson took not a little interest in his verses and had a poet's proper ambitions, he did not conceive himself to be an adept in the poetic art. In this regard his rare critical faculty did not betray him. He was par excellence a writer of prose romances, and, unlike many other famous authors, had few illusions about his work in the higher category. He did not, like his great predecessor, Scott, begin with poetry and descend to prose; but he was just as willing to disclaim all serious aspirations for the laurel crown as Scott was to resign to Byron the hallowed bays which the latter had twitted him with unworthily receiving from Milton, Dryden, Pope alike forgot. Yet the world has not been willing to remember Scott in one only, and it is quite likely that it will pursue the same course with regard to Stevenson. Perhaps it may even go so far as to forget the younger writer's fiction, save that Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the central conception of which is too powerful to be easily forgotten, and to remember him rather as the author of A Child's Garden of Verses and of sundry excellent poems, letters, and...

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Table of Contents: PAGE -- A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES i -- I. Bed in Summer 3 -- II. ft Thought 4 -- III. At the Sea-side, 5 -- IV. Young Night Thought, 6 -- V. Whole Duty of Children, 7 -- VI. Rain 8 -- VII. Pirate Story 9 -- VIII. Foreign Lands u -- IX. Windy Nights 13 -- X. Travel 14 -- XI. Singing 17 -- XII. Looking Forward 18 -- XIII. A Good Play, 19 -- XIV. Where go the Boats, 20 -- XV. Auntie's Skirts 21 -- XVI. The Land of Counterpane/, 22 -- XVII. The Land of Nod 23 -- XVIII. My Shadow 24 -- XIX. System 26 -- XX. A Good Boy, 27 -- XXL Escape at Bedtime 29 -- XXII. Marching Song 31 -- XXIII. The Cow 32


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