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GEMS

FROM THE VICTORIAN

ANTHOLOGY

EDITED BY THE RIGHT HON.

SIR MOUNTSTUART E. GRANT DUFF
LATE GOVERNOR OF THE MADRAS PRESIDENCY

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OTHER VOLUMES OF THIS SERIES.

TENNYSON'S "IN MEMORIAM," with Analysis and Notes by CHARLES MANSFORD, B.A., late VicePrincipal Westminster Training College.

Cloth, 25. net. Leather, 2s. 6d. net.

THE MESSAGE OF MAN: A Book of Ethical
Scriptures gathered from many
ranged by STANTON COIT, Ph.D.
piece after G. F. WATTS, R.A.

Cloth, 25, net. Leather, 2s. 6d. net.

sources, and ar-
With a frontis-

BROWNING'S "A DEATH IN THE DESERT."
With Introduction and Notes by the Rev. G. O.
POPE, M.A., D.D., Balliol College, Oxford.

HINTS TO RECITERS, by the late CLIFFORD HAR-
RISON, with Introduction and Frontispiece Portrait.

LONDON

SWAN SONNENSCHEIN & CO., LIMITED

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PREFACE

THE publishers have asked me to put together, under the title of Gems from the Victorian Anthology, some poems and extracts from poems which appeared in a collection they printed for me in 1902. In compiling a work of nearly six hundred octavo pages, a good many considerations had to be attended to, over and above the personal likings of the compiler, such as the opinion of those he considered to be good judges, the desirability of representing various poetical schools, and so forth.

In this little book I have attended to none of these considerations, but have selected simply poems and parts of poems which I particularly liked, in the belief that they will give pleasure to persons of similar tastes, bad or good,

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