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A Child's Garden of Verses by Stevenson

_A Child's Garden of Verses_

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

_Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith_

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS, _New York_

Copyright, 1905, By CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

Printed in the United States of America

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without the permission of Charles Scribner's Sons

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Reset March 1955

[Illustration]

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._

THE ORIGINAL

TITLE PAGE

FOR

A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES

BY

JESSIE WILLCOX SMITH

[Illustration]

A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES ROBERT LOVIS STEVENSON WITH ILLVSTRATIONS BY JESSIE WILLCOX SMITH

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS NEW YORK MCMV

CONTENTS

TO ALISON CUNNINGHAM vii

BED IN SUMMER 3

A THOUGHT 4

AT THE SEA-SIDE 5

YOUNG NIGHT-THOUGHT 6

WHOLE DUTY OF CHILDREN 7

RAIN 7

PIRATE STORY 8

FOREIGN LANDS 9

WINDY NIGHTS 10

TRAVEL 11


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