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By Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Title: Poems  
Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis
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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Excerpt: THERE are men and classes of men that stand above the common herd: the soldier, the sailor and the shepherd not infrequently; the artist rarely; rarely still, the clergyman; the physician almost as a rule. He is the flower (such as it is) of our civilization; and when that stage of man is done with, and only remembered to be marveled at in history, he will be thought to have shared as little as any in the defects of the period, and most notably exhibited the virtues of the race. Generosity he has, such as is possible to those who practice an art, never to those who drive a trade; discretion, tested by a hundred secrets; tact, tried in a thousand embarrassments; and what are more important, Herculean cheerfulness and courage. So it is that he brings air and cheer into the sickroom, and often enough, though not so often as he wishes, brings healing. Gratitude is but a lame sentiment; thanks, when they are expressed, are often more embarrassing than welcome; and yet I must set forth mine to a few out of many doctors who have brought me comfort and jlp: to Dr. Willey of San Francisco, whose kind...

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: UNDERWOODS -- BOOK I. IN ENGLISH -- MiM -- I. ENVOY Go, little book -- ii. A SONG OF THE ROAD The ganger walked, it -- in. THE CANOE SPEAKS On the great streams, n -- iv. It is the season, 14 -- v. THE HOUSE BEAUTIFUL A naked house, a naked moor 15 -- vi. A VISIT FROM THE SEA Far from the loud sea -- beaches, 16 -- vu. TOAGARDENER Friend, in my mountain-side demesne 17 -- viii. To MINNIE A picture-frame for you to fill, 18 -- ix. To K. DE M. A lover of the moorland bare, 18 -- x. To N. V. DE G. S. The unfathomable sea, 19 -- xi. To WILL. H. Low Youth now flees, 20 -- xii. To MRS. WILL. H. Low Even in the bluest noonday -- of July --, 21 -- xni. To H. F. BROWN I sit and wait, 22 -- xiv. To ANDREW LANG Dear Andrew, 23 -- xv. ET TU IN ARCADIA VIXISTI In ancient tales, O friend'- 34 -- xvi. To W. E. HENLEY The year runs through her -- phases .- vj -- xvn. HENRY JAMES Who comes to-night ?, 28


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