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OPEN SESAME!

POETRY AND PROSE FOR SCHOOL-DAYS.

EDITED BY

BLANCHE WILDER BELLAMY

AND

MAUD WILDER GOODWIN.

Volume IX.

ARRANGED FOR BOYS AND GIRLS FROM TEN TO

FOURTEEN YEARS OLD.

BOSTON, U.S.A.:

PUBLISHED BY GINN & COMPANY.

1891.

COPYRIGHT, 1890,
BY BLANCHE WILDER BELLAMY AND MAUD WILDER GOODWIN.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

TYPOGRAPHY BY J. S. CUSHING & Co., Boston, U.8.A.

PRESSWORK BY GINN & Co., Boston, U.S.A.

OPEN SESAME

IS DEDICATED TO

D. F. W. D.

M41922

PREFACE.

“ OPEN SESAME” is a collection of poetry and prose to be committed to memory. The second in the series of three volumes is especially arranged and adapted for boys and girls between the ages of ten and fourteen. It aims, like Volume First, at once to stimulate and to feed the memory, making children learn to love and love to learn good literature.

The English classics are widely represented; translations from foreign classics have been freely used ; and, in addition to these, selections have been made from that large body of literature which, from its appeal to the spirit of the time, may be designated “popular classics.”

The hero of the “Arabian Nights” tale found the words “ Open Sesame ” a key which unlocked to him a storehouse of treasure, and the editors hope that the fable may be repeated in fact with each young student of these volumes.

The editors extend their cordial thanks to the following publishers and authors, whose generous co-operation has made the collection possible, and whose contributions appear in this volume :

To Messrs. Scribner & Co., for poems by Sidney Lanier and Josiah G. Holland; to the Lippincott

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