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Tam O' SHANTER..

.Robert Burns 120

JOCK OF HAZELDEAN.

.Sir Walter Scott 129

THE GLOVE AND THE LIONS.

...Leigh Hunt 130

THE GLOVE....

.Robert Browning 132

THE COURTIN'.

.James Russell Lowell 138

THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN.

.Robert Browning 142

THE WELL OF ST. KEYNE..

.Robert Southey 152

THE DEACON'S MASTERPIECE......

....Oliver Wendell Holmes 154

HOW THE OLD HORSE WON THE BET....

Oliver Wendell Holmes 158

THE BALLAD OF THE OYSTERMAN..Oliver Wendell Holmes 165

THE YARN OF THE NANCY BELL. William Schwenck Gilbert 166

THE EVE OF St. John..

.Sir Walter Scott 170

ARNOLD VON WINKELRIED.

.James Montgomery 178

THE DEFENSE OF THE ALAMO...

.Joaquin Miller 181

THE BATTLE FLAG AT SHENANDOAH. ..Joaquin Miller 183

THE SONG OF THE CAMP...

..Bayard Taylor 185

MARCO BOZZARIS..

.Fitz-Greene Halleck 187

LITTLE GIFFEN.

.Francis Orray Ticknor 191

MUSIC IN CAMP..

John Randolph Thompson 192

AGINCOURT

Michael Drayton 195

THE BATTLE OF BLENHEIM.

.Robert Southey 199

INCIDENT OF THE FRENCH Camp.... .Robert Browning 202

THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE.. . Alfred Tennyson 204

THE BATTLE OF NASEBY..... Thomas Babington Macaulay 206

THE BURIAL OF Sir John MOORE... ...Charles Wolfe 209

The SOLDIER'S DREAM...

Thomas Campbell 211

DESTRUCTION OF SENNACHERIB.

..Lord Byron 212

THE REVENGE.

Alfred Tennyson 213

HERVÉ RIEL.

.Robert Browning 220

THE DEFENSE OF LUCKNOW

. . Alfred Tennyson 226

THE PIPES AT LUCKNOW. .John Greenleaf Whittier 232

FIGHT

...Percy MacKaye 235

ARNOLD AT STILLWATER.

Thomas Dunn English 249

KEENAN'S CHARGE..

.George Parsons Lathrop 254

GREENCASTLE JENNY..

..Helen Gray Cone 258

VIVE LA FRANCE!....... .Charlotte Holmes Crawford 260

THE HELL-GATE OF SOISSONS.. .Herbert Kaufman 262

One Hundred Narrative

Poems

1

ROBIN HOOD AND LITTLE JOHN1

When Robin Hood was about twenty years old,

With a hey down, down, and a down,
He happend to meet Little John,
A jolly brisk blade, right fit for the trade,

For he was a lusty young man.

Tho he was calld Little, his limbs they were large,

And his stature was seven foot high; Wherever he came, they quak'd at his name,

For soon he would make them to fly.

How they came acquainted, I'll tell you in brief,

If you will but listen a while;
For this very jest, amongst all the rest,

I think it may cause you to smile.

Bold Robin Hood said to his jolly bowmen,

“Pray tarry you here in this grove; And see that you all observe well my call,

While thorough the forest I rove.

1. Robin Hood. The famous outlaw whose deeds have been the theme of many tales. He is the hero of a number of ballads, of which this is a good example. Robin Hood is traditionally said to have lived in the reign of Richard I of England, 1189-1199. The Robin Hood Ballads were in circulation a good while before 1377. For an example of Robin Hood's appearance, in later literature see Ivanhoe, where he goes by, the name of Locksley.

This ballad and the following, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the Kittredge-Sargent edition of English and Scottish Popular Ballads.

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