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Milking Time..................................WILL. WALLACE HARNEY 16

Karulus to the Roman Populace................ SHAKESPEARE...........

Marc Antony to the People on Cæsar's Death.. SHAKESPEARE ........

Ky-Mother-Wants-Me..........................M. B. C. S...............

Mourner-a-la-Mode, The........................J. G. SAXE..............

Menagerie, The..
The......................

.......J. HONEYWELL..........

Mother Hubbard and her Dog...........................................

Mud Pies.......

....... GEORGE COOPER ........

Mosquitoes........

................................... . 153

Monkey to the Polyp.................................................

Milestone, The......

GEORGE COOPER....

My Heroine....

....... MRS. CRAIK.............

Nobody................

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NO ...............................

.......Hood....................

Nonsense Verses...........

....... EDWARD LEAR..........

Nebuchadnezzar ..........

Old Man Dreams, The............. .......0. W. HOLMES.........

Order of Nature, The.
ure, The.........

....... ALEXANDER POPE ......

O, Why Should the Spirit of Mortal be Proud ?. WILLIAM KNOX.........

Outward Bound

.. ....HENRY ASTEN..........

Only Going to the Gate............ ....... ETHEL LYNN............

One by One....................................ADELAIDE A. PROCTER..

Our Minister's Sermon..............................

Pennie Ye Mean to Gie, The....... ...........H. H....................

Pilot. The............. .............. ... THOMAS HAYNES BAYLY 12

Polonius to Laertes............................. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. 23

Phillip, My King ............................... MRS. CRAIK............. 63

Petrified Fern, The............................. MARY BOLLES BRANCH.. 79

Puzzled Census Taker.

....J. G. SAXE.....

Pat's Philosophy...............................R. H. STODDARD........

Pomp and I......

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Richelieu and France.

..SIR E. BULWER LYTTON.

Rome and Carthage ............................ VICTO

....... VICTOR HUGO...........

Roger and Dolly................................BLACKWOOD ............

Romeo and Juliet..........

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Roast Pig ....................

........C. LAMB...............

Requital, The.................... ...............................

Song of the Camp, A.......... ........BAYARD TAYLOR .......

Sparrow's May Day, The ......... ........ALPRED NELSON........

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Speech of Cassias, Instigating Brutus to join

the Conspiracy against Cæsar...............SHAKESPEARE ....

Snow Flakes............... ...........M. M. D......

Song of the Wood Thrush...................... INNIS CARLETON........

Schnitzerl's Philosofede........................C. G. LELAND...........

Sally Simpkin's Lament........................HOOD.................. . 109

September Gale, The...........................0. W. HOLMES........
Sick Child, The.............. .............PUNCH....

... 114

Serenade, A............ .............. ....PUNCH..................

Seven Times Ten.............. ............. Hugh HOWARD.........

Stammering Wife, The....... .............J. G. SAXE..............

Speech of Sergeant Buztuz in the Case of Bar.

dell against Pickwick.. ...........CHARLES DICKENS ......

Spring Surprises .......

.... 159

Solemn Book Agent............

Speech of the Hon. Perverse Peabody on the

- Acquisition of Cuba.........

170

Schneider's Ride..... .........................OOFTY Goort..........

Stubborn Boot, The................... ..................................

Storm, The...

..............ADELAIDE A. PROCTOR.. 188

True King, The.............................. ..LEIGH HUNT............ 17
Tiger, The..................................... WILLIAM BLARE........
Tonjours Amour ....

..............E. C. STEDMAN .........
Trenches, The..................................GEORGE COOPER ........
Twins, The.....................................H. S. LEIGH............
Two Bumblebees.

...........GEORGE COOPER ......
Tragic Story, A...................... ....... CHAMISSO..............
Voiceless, The .................................0. W. HOLMES.........
Victor Galbraith............ .......... .... LONGFELLOW............
Voice of God, The..............................W. DOWNING EVANS....
Vat Yon Please....................................... ..............
Woman of Three Cows......................JAMES CLARENCE MANGIN
Wat Tyler's Address to the King............... ROBERT SOUTHEY.......
William Tell Among the Mountains............J. S. KNOWLES..........
Wreck of the Hesperus, The....................LONGFELLOW...........
William Tell in Wait for Gesler ... ............SCAILLER...............
Wind's Mischief, The........... ...........CLARA DOTY BATES.....
Whistle, The...................................ROBERT STORY..........
What is a Bachelor Like ..................... ...................
Word with You, A......... .............. Anon................

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THE IDIOT BOY.

ΑΝΟΝ.
It had pleased God to form poor Ned

A thing of idiot mind,
Yet to the poor unreasoning boy

God had not been unkind.

Old Sarah loved her helpless child,

Whom helplessness made dear,
And life was everything to him

Who knew no hope nor fear.

She knew his wants--she understood

Each half articulate call,
For he was everything to her,

And she to him was all.

And so for many a year they lived,

Nor knew a wish beside;
But age at length on Sarah came,

And she fell sick and died.

He tried in vain to waken her,

He called her o'er and o'er;
They told him she was dead the words

To him no import bure.
They closed her eyes and shrouded her,

Whilst he stood wond'ring by,
And when they bore her to the grave

He followed silently.

They laid her in the narrow bouse,

And sung the funeral stave, . And when the mournful train dispersed

He loitered by the grave.

The rabble boys that used to jeer

Whene'er they saw poor Ned, Now stood and watched him at the grave,

And not a word was said.

They came, and went, and came again,

And night at last drew on;
Yet still he lingered at the place

Till every one had gone;
And when he found himself alone

He quick removed the clay,
And raised the coffin in his arms,

And bore it swift away.

Straight went he to his mother's cot,

And laid it on the floor,
And with the eagerness of joy

He barred the cottage door.

At once he placed his mother's corpse

Upright within her chair, And then he heaped the hearth and blew

The kindling fire with care.

She now was in her 'wonted chair;

It was her wonted place;
And bright the fire blazed and flashed,

Reflected from her face.

Then bending down, he'd feel her hands,

Anon her face behoid;
Why, mother, do you look so pale,

And why are you so cold?

And when the neighbors, on next morn,

Had forced the cottage door,
Old Sarah's corpse was in the chair

And Ned's was on the floor).

It had pleased God from this poor boy

His only friend to call;
Yet God was not unkind to him,

For death restored him all.

THE OLD MAN DREAMS.

0. W. HOLMES.
0, for one hour of youthful joy!

Give back my twentieth spring!
I'd rather laugh a bright-haired boy

Than reign a gray-beard king!

Off with the wrinkled spoils of age!

Away with learning's crown! Tear out life's wisdom written page,

And dash its trophies down!

One moment let my life-blood stream

From boyhood's fount of flame! Give me one giddy, reeling dream

Of life all love and fame!

My listening angel heard the prayer,

And, calmly smiling, said, “If I but touch thy silvered hair

Thy hasty wish hath sped.

“But is there nothing in thy track

- To bid thee fondly stay, While the swift seasons hurry back

To find the wished for day ?"

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