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A Child's Garden of Verses by Stevenson

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[Illustration: A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES]

[Illustration: ROBERT LOVIS STEVENSON]

EDINBVRGH. VAILIMA 1850 1894

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A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES

BY ROBERT LOVIS STEVENSON

ILLVSTRATED--BY CHARLES ROBINSON.

NEW YORK: CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

LONDON: IOHN LANE.

1895

_Copyright 1895, by Charles Scribner's Sons_

_All rights reserved_

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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

_Bed in Summer_ _Page_ 3

_A Thought_ 5

_At the Seaside_ 6

_Young Night Thought_ 7

_Whole Duty of Children_ 9

_Rain_ 10

_Pirate Story_ 11

_Foreign Lands_ 13

_Windy Nights_ 15

_Travel_ 17

_Singing_ 20


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