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THE

FIRESIDE ENCYCLOPÆDIA

OF

POETRY

COMPRISING

THE BEST POEMS OF THE MOST FAMOUS WRITERS,

ENGLISH AND AMERICAN.

COMPILED AND EDITED

BY

HENRY T. COATES.

PORTER & COATES,

PHILADELPHIA.

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TO MY

AL MA MA TER,

HAVERFORD COLLEGE,

IN REMEMBRANCE OF

THE WARM FRIENDSHIPS FORMED THERE,

THE MANY JOYOUS DAYS SPENT THERE,

AND,

ABOVE ALL, THE LITERARY ASPIRATIONS WHICH SHE KINDLED AND FOSTERED, WHICH HAVE SHED A GLADDENED LIGHT OVER THE YEARS

SINCE I LEFT HER HALLOWED PRECINCTS,

THIS VOLUME IS

AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED.

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