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A Child's Garden of Verses 6   By: (1850-1894)

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[Illustration: "Where the golden apples grow."]

[Illustration]

A CHILD'S

GARDEN OF

VERSES

BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON: ILLUSTRATED BY MILLICENT SOWERBY

PHILADELPHIA

DAVID McKAY, PUBLISHER 604 8 So. Washington Square

TO ALISON CUNNINGHAM

FROM HER BOY

For the long nights you lay awake And watched for my unworthy sake: For your most comfortable hand That led me through the uneven land: For all the story books you read: For all the pains you comforted: For all you pitied, all you bore, In sad and happy days of yore: My second Mother, my first Wife, The angel of my infant life From the sick child, now well and old, Take, nurse, the little book you hold!

And grant it, Heaven, that all who read May find as dear a nurse at need, And every child who lists my rhyme, In the bright, fireside, nursery clime, May hear it in as kind a voice As made my childish days rejoice!

R. L. S.

CONTENTS

PAGE.

A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES 1

THE CHILD ALONE 71

GARDEN DAYS 93

ENVOYS 113

A CHILD'S GARDEN

PAGE.

I. BED IN SUMMER 3

II. A THOUGHT 4

III. AT THE SEASIDE 5

IV. YOUNG NIGHT THOUGHT 6

V. WHOLE DUTY OF CHILDREN 7

VI. RAIN 8

VII. PIRATE STORY 9

VIII. FOREIGN LANDS 11

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 22

XVI. THE LAND OF COUNTERPANE 23

XVII. THE LAND OF NOD 25

XVIII. MY SHADOW 27

XIX. SYSTEM 29

XX. A GOOD BOY 30

XXI. ESCAPE AT BEDTIME 32

XXII. MARCHING SONG 34

XXIII. THE COW 36

XXIV. HAPPY THOUGHT 37

XXV. THE WIND 38

XXVI. KEEPSAKE MILL 40

XXVII. GOOD AND BAD CHILDREN 42

XXVIII. FOREIGN CHILDREN 44

XXIX. THE SUN'S TRAVELS 46

XXX. THE LAMPLIGHTER 47

XXXI. MY BED IS A BOAT 49

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