Author index to Robert Merry's Museum

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The Museum featured works by almost every nineteenth-century writer for children, from Jacob Abbott to Sophie May; it also excerpted works for adults, among them Herman Melville. Especially during 1857-1867, the magazine printed pieces written by its subscribers: some adults, many not.

Alphabetized by author's real name (where known); use control-F to search for pseudonym. Except for Melville, ONLY SIGNED PIECES ARE LISTED HERE. Author's birth/death dates appear after the name; pseudonyms are listed just before titles, which are in alphabetical order. Number after each title is the year the piece was printed. Authors who were subscribers are marked with an asterisk (*). For page numbers, see "By title". Some works are transcribed at this site.

KEY: /i = illustrated piece; /p = piece is a poem; /s = piece is a song, with music

B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U-V W X-Y

A. A., "Squirrel at Home, The" 50

Jacob Abbott (1803-1897) "Pistols and Bravery" 61

Mrs. Abbott, "Courtship of the Stork-Calif" 57

Rev. E. E. Adams, "Our Baby's Smile" /p/i 60

Rev. William Adams, "Declamation" 72

Agriculturist, "'Farmer I Will Be, A'" /p/i 63

Aikin, "Canut's Reproof" 55

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) "Back Windows" /i 69; "Becky's Christmas Dream" /i 70; "Curious Call, A" /i 69; "Dan's Dinner" 69; "Fairy Bird, The" /i 72; "Little Boats, The" /i 69; "Little Gentleman, A" /i 69; "Madam Cluck, and Her Family" 69; "Marine Merry-Making, A" /i 69; "Milly's Messenger" /i 69; "My Doves" /p/i 68; "My Fourth of July" /i 69; "My Little Friend" 68; "Nautilus, The" /p 70; "Old-Fashioned Girl, An" 69; "Our Little Ghost" /p/i 68; "Our Little Newsboy" /i 68; "Ripple" /i 70; "Song for a Christmas Tree, A" /p/i 67; "Sunshiny Sam" /i 68; "Tessa's Surprises" /i 68; "Tilly's Christmas" /i 68; "Visit to the School- Ship, A" /i 69; "Will's Wonder-Book" 68

James Edward Alexander (1803-1885) [from L'Acadie] "Servants in America" 50

*Almira, "Voice Among the Leaves" /i 48

American Messenger, "'All the Same a Hundred Years Hence'" /i 67; "Power of Silence, The" 53

Andersen, "Top and Ball" 47

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) "Tales from Denmark: The Swan" /i 47; "Tales from Denmark: The Swans" 47

*Anna, "Grateful Dog, The" 56; "Little Alice" 53

*Annette, "Kind Echoes" 60

Annie, "Happy New Year to the Children, A" /p 66

Annie Armstrong, "Disobedience" 50; "Lonely Grave, The" /i 49; "'Love Your Enemies'" 49

Timothy Shay Arthur (1809-1885) as T. S. Arthur, "What Shall I Do?" 45

Arthur's Magazine, "Good are Beautiful, The" 56; "'Try Company', The" 62

George Francklin Atkinson [from Pictures from the North] "St. Petersburg Anecdote, A" 51

Attractions of Language, "Power of Thought" 45

Auburn Daily Advertiser, "To Ann" /p 48

John James Audubon (1785-1851) [from Mr. Audubon's Notes on the Rattlesnake] "Squirrel and Rattlesnake, The" 44

Berthold Auerbach (1812-1882); and Eliza Buckminster Lee, [from The Little Barefoot] "Children Knock, The" /i 67

Augusta, "Joyful Spring, The" /i 55

Aunt Ann, "Cruelty to Animals" /i 59; "First Discoverers of the Northwest Passage" 57; "Horned Owl, The" 59

*Aunt Lizzie, "Our Pet Kitten" /p 62; "True Story for Boys, A" 54

Aunt Louise, "Where is Bennie?" /p 68; "Wishes" /p 68

Aunt Lovicy, "Life" 64; "Twilight Vision, The" /i 65

*Aunt Martha, "About Birds" /i 61; "Lines to a Friend" /p 63; "My Oxalis" /p 64; "Ruby--A True Story" /i 61; "Winter's Going" /p 63

Aunt Mattie, "Aunt Minerva" /p 60; "Harry Hatchet's Dog" 57

Aunt Milly, "Song of the Spring, A" /p 69

Aunt Minnie, "Little Pets" /i 54

Aunt Patsey, "Museum Alphabet, The" /p 60

Aunt Sophie, "Leaf Blown from Fairy-Land, A" 72

Aunt Upton, "Clouds, The--A Dialogue" 48; "Stars, The--A Dialogue" 48

Helen V. Austin, "First Falsehood, The" /i 61


B., "Little Dog Toby and the White Pitcher" /i 56

B., "May Offering, The" /p 46

A. J. B., "Little Lesson, Learned from a Rain-Drop" 64

B. B., "Bierstadt, a Living Artist" 72; "Childhood of Famous Men, The" 72

C. B., "Walnut, The" 71

C. L. B., "Little Shoes, The" 63

C. P. B., "Christmas Tree, The" /p/i 59

H. C. S. B., "History of a Gold Dollar" 57

I. B. B., "Panther Story, A" 57

J. B. B., "Bear Story, A, 59

L. A. B., "Kite, The" /p 68

M. B., "Five Sisters of York, The" 72; "Green Vault" 70

M. L. B., "Timotheus" 71

N. B., "Little Sue" /p 64

Nellie M. B., "Departed Friends" /p 64

P. B., "Song for May Morning" /p 46

P. A. B., "Herr Winter" /i 59

S. P. B., "Uncle Paul's Secret" 72

W. C. B., "Charlie White and the Pea-nuts" 53

Y. B., "First Slide, The" 65

Backwoods, "About Sluggards" /p 66

Charlotte Alice Baker (1833-1909) as Alice Baker, C. Alice Baker, C. A. Baker, "Doctor's Little Girl, The" 70; "Pictures from French History" 69; "Pilgrim Fathers, The" 71; "Story of a Royal Bengal Tiger, and How He Proved His Claim to the Title" 68

*Julia Perkins Pratt Ballard (1828-1894) as Kruna; "After the Holidays" 65; "Alice Wilson's Motto" /i 61; "Aunt Emily's Tea-Set" 65; "Aunt Friendly and Her Little Musicians" 62; "Aunt Martha's Hospitality" 63; "Birthday Party" /i 63; "Boys' 'Fourth-of-July', The" /p/i 65; "Bride of the Spirit-Island, The" /p 67; "Brightest Side, The" /i 61; "Broken Sled, The" /i 67; "Candy-Drawer, The" /i 67; "Fourth of July, 1866" /p/i 66; "Games for All" /i 65; "Harry's Twilight Thoughts" /p/i 66; "I am the Family Cat" /p/i 65; "Jessie and Her Fawn" /p/i 63; "Julia's First Fish" /i 64; "Katie's Christmas Gifts" /p/i 67; "Kitty's Walk for Flowers" /i 65; "Lake, The" /i/p 65; "Learning to Read" /i 63; "Little Allie Winters" /i 66; "Little Boy and Jack Frost, The" /p 63; "Little Boy to His Only Sister, A" /p/i 60; "Lost Will, The" /p/i 66; "Love and Memory" /i 64; "Lucy and Daisy" /p/i 65; "Nellie at the Window" /p/i 65; "Nestlings, The" /i/p 60; "Never Forgotten" /p 65; "New-Year's Surprise, The" /i 64; "Orphan Queen, The" /p/i 66; "'Poor Little Trill'" /i 64; "Popping Corn" /p/i 67; "Prize, The" /p/i 65; "Rose, and Her 'Cabinet' of Shells" /i 67; "Shadows" /p/i 66; "Silvertone and Slate" /i 66; "Soldier Boy, The" /p 65; "Soldier's Return, The" /i 65; "'Suffer the Little Children'" /i/p 64; "Summer Car-Riding" /p 67; "Two Burials, The" /p 67; "Watch for the Dove" /p/i 66; "Watch" /p 67; "What Does B, C, D Spell?" /i 66; "What the 'Little Throne' Said" /i 65

Anna Laetitia Barbauld (1743-1825) as Mrs. Barbauld, "How to Get Rich" 61; "Lines Placed Over a Chimney Piece" /p 44; "Written on a Boy's Marble" /p 44

Charles Barnard (1838-1920) "Fog-Bell, The" 72

Kate D. W. Barnes, as Kate Cameron, "Land Without a Storm, A" /s, 62; "Up and Doing" /p 70; "We Should Hear the Angels Singing" /p 71

Barrett, poem, 45

John Barrow (1808-1898) [from A Visit to Iceland] Icelanders, 60

Bart., "Mercy" /p 60; "Tongue, The" /p 60

George Bradford Bartlett (1832-1896) "Little Brown House, The" /p 69

Charlotte Fiske Bates (1838-1916) "Child's Question, The" /p 71

Mrs. Lydia Baxter (1809-1874) "Happy Song, The" /s, 63; "We are Coming, Blessed Saviour" /s, 64; "Young Pilgrims" /p/i 65

Charles Bayard, "Voyage of the Salt Mackerel" 72

Mary Bedford, "Song of the Wild Flower, The" /p 69

*Mattie Bell, "Children's Stories" /p 63; "Gentle Words" /p/i 58; "Hope" /p 61; "I Love Them All" /p 59; "In Search of the Golden Fleece" /p 61; "Little Four-Toes" 59; "Little Rover" /p/i 58; "Of What is the Alphabet Composed" /p 58; poem, 58; poem, 60; "Read, and You Will Know" /p 63; "Rhymes for the Months" /p 59; "Sleigh- Riding" /p 60; "Snow Flakes" /p 59; "Song" /p 59; "Spark of Fire, The" /p 59; "Spring" /p 58; "Story for Robin, A" /p/i 63; "Sunny Hours" /p 60; "Winter" /i/p 59

Fannie Benedict, "First Snow" /p 70; "How a Good Dinner was Lost" /i 71

Berkeley, "New Year's Morning" /i 67

Katherine Bertha, "Nestlings, The" /p 69

Peggy Betsey, "Adventures in New York" /i 48; "Another Letter from New York" 49; "Persian Story, A" 48; "Peter and His lady-Bugs" 50; "Two Sides of a Picture" 49

Edward Bickersteth (1786-1850) as Bickersteth, "Bible, The" /i 47

Emer Birdsey, "Coal of Fire, A" /i 69; "Little Freedman, The" 69; "Wiry Will; or, The Snow-Man" /i 69

*Black-Eyed Teddie, "Rule for Making Enigmas" 58

*Black-Eyes, "Christmas Sketch, A" 57

Blackwood, "Confession, The" /p 46

Blair, advice, 49

Laman Blanchard, "Bird-Catcher, The" /p/i 56

*Blue-Eyed Lora, "Enigma" 65; "Our Soldiers" /p 64; "Veteran's Farewell, The" /p 65

*Blue-Eyed Minna, also Blue-Eyed-Minnie, "Counsel from the Stars" /p 56; "Eve" /p 57; "Fire" 60; "Flowers" /p 56; "Memories of Childhood" /p 57; "Nameless Old Woman, The" 60; "Pictures from Old Marblehead" 60; poem, 57; poem, 59; "Stars, The" /p 55; "To My Father" /p 58; "Two Graves, The" /p 60

Bonaparte, aphorism, 56

H. Bonar, "Pilgrim's Song, A" /p 60

Rev. Dr. Bonar, "Little While, A" /p 58

*H. Rose Bond, "Our Garret" /p 57; "Winter" /p 57

Boston Cultivator, "Counsels to Youth" 63

Boston Traveller, "Anecdote of Daniel Webster" 53; "Return of Reason" 49

Helen Louisa Bostwick (1826-1907) "'Little Dandelion'" /p 62

Rev. Francis Bottome (1823-1894) as Rev. F. Bottome, "Song for the New Year" /p/i 63

Caroline Bowles, "Blessing on a Child" /p 43

John G. Brainard (1796-1828) as J.G. Brainard, "Epithalamium" /p 45

Fredrika Bremer (1801-1865) as Miss Bremer, "Hopes and Fears" 52

Sarah P. Brigham, "Bumps and Bruises" 70; "Giant in the Path, The" 71; "My Story" /i 72; "Thief in the Pantry, A" /i 72

Browne, "Briers and Berries" /p 41

Browne, philosophical filler, 45

Sir Thomas Browne, Nature, 54

Henry Howard Brownell (1820-1872) as H. H. Brownell, "Long Ago" /p 47

William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) as W.C. Bryant, William C. Bryant, "Hours, The" /p 52; "Robert of Lincoln" /p/i 56

Buck's Anecdotes, "Relaxation" 45

*Buckeye Boy, "Emigration" /p 58; "Go Ahead" /p 59; "Our Museum" /p 57; "'Practice at the Bar'" 58; "'There is a Silver Lining to Every Cloud'" /p 58; "Week in the Country, A" /i 59

Buckland, "Wonders of Geology" /i 48

Bulfinch, F.V., "Golden Spike!, The" /p 69

Bulwer, aphorism, 53; aphorism, 55

George Washington Bungay (1818-1892) as G.W. Bungay, George W. Bungay, "Bootblacks" /i 67; "Frog and the Snake, The" 66; "How to Be Beautiful" 66; "Otsquago Creek" /p 67; "Ragged Boy, The" /p 67; "Red, White, and Blue" /p 62

M. F. Burlingame, "Castles in the Air" /p 70; "Clara's Sorrow" /i 70; "Duck" 71; "Young Doctors, The" 70

Miss Jeannie Burns, "Snow Flakes" /p/i 67

Robert Burns (1786-1857) "John Anderson, My John" /p/i 55

Bus., poem, 57

Butler, "Owl, The" /p/i 47

Christian Byrde, "Brave Maiden of Nancy, The" /i 72


B. C. J. C., "Song of Harmony, The" /i 71

B. K. C., "Boy's Bargain, A" 71

C. C., "Victory at Last" /p 65

C. A. C., "Honesty is the Best Policy" 56; "Who was the Coward?" /i 56

C. W. C., "My Mother" /p 61; /p 67

E. G. C., "Merry Christmas" /i 71; "Stitching and Teaching" /i 71

G. C. (and Francis C. Woodworth) "Horned Frog, The" /i 59

G. W. C., "Adventures of a Mouse, The, 54

H. R. C., "Lesson in Entemology" 56

J. F. C., "Story of a Street Urchin, The" 72

L. J. C., "How to Write a Letter" 69; "Lesson in Declamation, The" 71

O. E. C., "Soldier's Daughter, The" /i/p 61

T. T. C., "Nocturne" /s, 63

Cabinet of Natural History, and American Field Sports, "Bear and Panther, The" 44

Susie Caldwell, "To My Baby Brother" /i/p 66

Capt. Jesse's Travels, "Anecdotes of Storks" 43

Capt. Reid's Adventures in Southern Mexico, "Monkey-Bridge, A" 51

Carey, "Origin of the Red Rose" /p 48

Carrington's Commissionaire, "Nice Girls" /i 60

*Kitty Carroll, "About Furs" 71; "About Words" 71; "About Writing Materials" 70; "Another Chapter on Names" 69; "April, and the Other Months" 71; "Curious Plants" 71; "Curious Things About Flowers" 70; "Embroidery" 72; "Forks and Pins" 70; "Furs and Feathers" 71; "Legends and Facts About Precious Stones" 71; "More About Your Name" 69; "Scraps from English History" 71; "Shoes and Stockings" 70; "Something About Your Name" 69; "Where Did the Roses Come From?" 70; "Writing Composition" 69

Mrs. Carter, as Elsie Gorham, "Homesick" 72

Alice Cary (1820-1871) "Declamation" /p 71; "Song for Our Soldiers" /p/i 64

Phoebe Cary (1827-1871) "Drawing Water" /p 61; "That Calf!" /p/i 71

Chambers's Journal, "Philosophical Showman, The" /i 45; "Sports of the Fireside" 49

*Laura Chapman(b. 1822) as Laura, "Letter from a Correspondent" 42

F. Cheseboro, "How Charley Ran Away" /i 71; "How Johnny Became a Newsboy" /i 69; "Nut, A" /i 72; "Prince's Fortunes and Misfortunes" /i 70; "Squanko" /i 70

Chicago Journal, "Spring Fashions for 1858--In-Doors and Out" 58

Mrs. Lydia Maria Francis Child (1802-1880) as Mrs. Child, "Little Bird! Little Bird!" /s, 47; "Little Bird! Little Bird!" /p 72; "To a Little Girl, Walking in the Wood" /p 47; [from Mrs. Child's Letters from New York] "Warm-hearted Boy, A" 51

Children's Friend, "Bad Mark, A" 57

Shirley Clair, "My Little Girl" 71

Clara, "Happy Christmas, The" 53

Clarke, Dr. Adam (1760?-1832) "Christians Mingling with the World" 64

Alexander Clark, "To a Comet" /p 56

Benjamin Clarke (1813-1890) "Lion the Fire Dog" /i 71

Rebecca Sophia Clarke (1833-1906) as Sophie May, "All-Fools' Day" 63; "Barbara Blythe" 61; "Brother Towler" /i 62; "Caroline Thorpe" /i 63; "Children's 'Old Times'" /i 64; "Cooking a Ghost" /i 67; "Elva Seeking Her Fortune" 65; "Fairy of the Forest, The" 64; "Good Old Times" /i 61; "Ida's Birthday" 64; "Iron Egg, The" /i 65; "Joggo at School" /i 63; "Little Captain, The" /i 64; "Little Hatchet" /i 61; "Nervous Henrietta" 62; "Old Lady Satterlee" /i 63; "Out On the Ocean" /i 64; "Two May Queens, The" /i 63; "White Rabbit, The" /i 63; "Wild Oats" 66

Vina Clifford, "Reconciliation, The" 66

*Clio, "Sonnet--Spring" /p 59

Caroline W. Cobb, "Charcoal Burners, The" /i 71

William Cobbett (1763-1835) as Wm. Cobbett, "Will and the Way, The" 52

Miss R. Coe, as Leila Lee, "Great Truths in Little Words" 63

R. Coe, Jr., "Our Little Boy" /p 48

C. C. Coffin, "How to Do It" 64

*William Hoyt Coleman (1840-after 1920) as W.H.C., Willie H. Coleman, "Puzzle" 55; "Charter Oak, The" /i 56; "Cold Snap of January 10th, The" 59; "Dog's Tail, A" 59; "Dr. Kane's Boat--The Faith" 59; "Retrospectum; The Chat in By-Gone Days" 58; "Willie H. Coleman's Letter" /i 56

Coleridge, "History" 45; filler, 55

Minna Columbine, "Our Baby" /p 56

*Sara Conant, also as S.C., "Commodore's Sailing Orders, The" /i 72; "Holiday Luck" /i 72; "Nellie Clinton's Maying" 72; "Nino" /i 72; "What Ben and the Twins Did for Chicago" 71

Conscience, "Warning Bell, The" /p 58

George Cooper, "Little Home-Body" /p 71; "Sailing the Boats" /p 71

Cora, "Song of Autumn" /p 49

*Coralie, "Katie" /p 63

Cosmopolite, "Miss Pappoo" 44

Courier, "Massachusetts" 48

Cousin Ada, "Fairy Cobbler, The" /i 64

Cousin Carrie, "Lizzie's Patchwork" /i 59

Cousin Dora, "Jessie's Pennies" /i 69

Cousin Hannah, "Annette and the Watch" /i 60; "Chestnutting" /i 57; "Hardy Jones' Talisman" /i 60; "Harry Hatchet's Dog" /i 57; "Indian's Captive, The" /i 59; "May-Day" /i 57; "Uncle Hiram's Library" 57

Cousin Isaac, "'Merry' Family, The" /p 69

*Cousin Jennie, "Summer Rain" /p 67; "Sunshine" /p 66

Cousin John, "Village Gossip" /i 55

Cousin Lottie, "Cougar, The" /i 61

Cousin M., "Friendly Talk with the Young Folks, A" 57

Cousin Mary, "George Stephenson, the Engineer" /i 68; "Palissy, the Potter" 68

Cousin Will, "Word to the Merry Family, A" 60

Cousin Zaydee, "Indians Cooking Venison" /i 61; "Short Chapter on Birds" /i 59

Cowley, filler, 51

Rev. George William Cox (1827-1902) as Rev. George W. Cox, "Mythology" 67

Mrs. Louisa T. Cragin as Ellis Gray, "Grandmother's Childhood" /p 72; "Robin's Last Call" /p 72' "Silver and Gold" /p/i 72

G. L. Cranmer, "Plain Gold Ring, The" 63

Miss Fanny Crosby (1820-1915) "Our Fathers Long Ago" /s, 64; "Flag of the Free, The" /s, 66

Cruikshank's Comic Almanac for 1846, "Blighted Potato, The" /p 46

George Washington Cutter (1801?-1865) as Geo. W. Cutter, "Song of Steam, The" /p 49

William C. Cutter (1801-1867) as Hiram H., Hiram Hatchet, Uncle Hiram, "Butterfly, The" /i/p 56; "Cats-paw" /i 56; "Charley and His Boat" /i/p 56; "Cold Water" /p/i 66; "Cold Water" /p/i 56; "Enigma" /p 55; "Enormous Trees" /i 58; (and Susannah Newbould) "Faith" /p/i 56; "First View of the Sea, The" /i 52; "Friend Hatchet's Enigma" /p 54; "Kite-Flying" /p/i 56; "Language of Flowers, The" /i/p 57; "Mike Smiley" 57; "Music and Love" /s, 59; "Nest Builders, The" /p/i 57; "Old Village Church, The" /i/p 56; poem, 56; "Skating--Woman's Rights" /i/p 57; "Smoke and the Kite, The" 58; (and S.C.S.) "Spider Drowned Out, A" /i 58; "Steam Music" 56; "Summit House, The" /i 56; "Telegraph--Its Secret, The" /p 56; "Water Song" /i/p 56; "Will and a Way, A" /p/i 56


D., "Answer, An" /p 65

L. M. D., "Davy Boys' Fishing-Pond, The" /i 70

T. E. D., "Song of the Rose, The" /p 70

Dorothy Dale, "My Spanish Hens" 72

*Henry Augustus Danker (1843?-1864) "Birds of New York" 61-62; "Chickadee, The" 60; "Jays, The" /i 61

Mary Greenleaf Darling (b. 1848) as Mary G. Darling, "Battles at Home" 70; "Bennie" /i 72; [from In the World] "Boat Race, The" /i 71; "How Tommy Coale Became a Character" 71; "In the Barn" /p 71; "Little Wings" /p/i 72; "Myra's Thanksgiving" 72; "What That Coast Cost" 71

Edward W. Davison, "Hunter's Escape, The" 61

Mrs. S. E. Dawes, "Dialogue, A" 71

H. C. Deakin, "Bird's Nest, The" /p/i 54

Deck and Port, "Rat Story" 50

*Delia, "Dick Allen's Victory" 66

Rev. C. W. Denison, "Oh! I'll Be a Good Child" /i/s, 59

Mary Andrews Dennison (182--1922) as Mrs. Mary A. Dennison, "Little Nell" 61; "Our Common Schools Forever!" /p 62

Sarah Des Brisay, "Jack the Fly-Killer" 71

C. Deslys, "Sugar Poodle, The" 71

Dewdrop, "At Evening Prayer" /p/i 65

Dickens' Household Words, "Communication of Ideas Among Cattle" 53

Francis Dickins, "Answer to Riddle on Page 216" /p 54

Bishop George Washington Doane (1799-1859) "Stand Like an Anvil" /i 62

*Mary Mapes Dodge (1831-1905) as M. E. D., Mary D., "Daughter's Gift, The" 62; "Indian Friend, The" 64; "Learning to Smoke" /i 63; "Little Willie's Lesson" 66; "Merry-Opticon, The" /i 66; "Noble Institution" /p 66; "Regulators, The" /i 64; "Tom and the Bantams" /i 63; "Two Rides, The" /i 63; "Willie's Day" /p 64

Ann Jane Dunn Douglas, as Mrs. George Cupples, "John Stocks and 'The Bison'" /i 70

Marian Douglas, "Ant-Hills" /p 71; "Heart's Ease" /s/i 71; "Snow Man, The" /p 71

*Down East Girl, "Summer" /p 63

Dr. Hawks' Narrative of Japan Expedition, "Elephantine Wrestlers of Japan" 57

Driven to Sea, "Norrie Seton's Adventure on the Island of Juan Fernandez" /i 70

*Elfie Dryad, "Old Mill, The" /p/i 62

Dryden, aphorism, 52; [from Virgil] 47

Dudley, "Author's Children, The" 66

John Dyer (1700?-1758) "Grongar Hill" /p 45


E., "'Mamma Knows Best'" /p 63

E., "Saratoga Springs" 59

E., "Willie's 'To-Morrow'" /i 66

A. M. E., "Christmas" /p/i 60

B. E. E., "My Picture" /p 72

C. H. E., "In Peril" 72

E. E., "My Mother's Stories" 70

F. F. E., "Birds" /i 71; "Iceland and Its Inhabitants" /i 72

J. E., "Cold in the Well, The" 65; "Jealous Gose, The" 65; "Jewish Eel, A" 65; "School-Girls' Christmas-Eve, The" /i 66; "Seafaring Cats" 65

K. E., "Elsie's Ear-Rings" 69

*Charles M. Eames (1845-1887) as C. M. E., Sigma, "Life and Services of John O--" 64; "Reminiscences of My Pets" 65; "Trip to St. Louis, A" 64; "Western 'Thanksgiving' Night, A" /i 65

Eastern Tales, "Hassan the Wise" 52

Matilda C. Edwards, "Whippoorwill" /p 72

T. S. Ekells, "'Let Me Die in Their Presence'" 59

*Ella, "Observations from My Window" 59

*Ellen, "Grandma's House" /i 51

*Ellian, "Anna Hathaway's Tales" 60-62; "Maiden's Dream, The" /p/i 62; Mirth, /p 61; "'Sunny Side', The" /p 61

Ebenezer Elliot, "Rub or Rust" /p 52

Laura Elmer also L. E., "About Eggs" /i 61; "About Farmers' Ways" /i 61; "About Horses" /i 58; "About Nests" /i 63; "About Old Times" /i 61; "About the Goat" /i 62; "About the Horse" /i/p 60; "About the Stag" /i 61; "Alfred's Bad Habit Cured" /i 63; "Antelope, or Gazelle, The" /i 61; "Arthur" /p/i 62; "Aunt Anna's Diamonds" 57; "Bermuda Little Girl, The" /i 59; "Bessie, the Teacher" /p/i 61; "Brother and Sister" /p/i 62; "Canary and the Blue-Bird, The" /p 59; "Cherry Bird, The" /p 59; "Chickens" /i/p 58; "Compliments of the Season" /p 61; "Devoted Brother and Sister, The" /i 60; "Eugene at Home" /p 65; "Foolish Mouse, The" /p 59; "Gathering Apples" /i 63; "Gazelle, The" /i 59; "Good Charlotte" /i 59; "Good Little Arthur" /i 59; "Good Little Emma" /i/p 58; "Great Horned Owl, The" /i 61; "Happy Family, A" /i 60; "Hare and the Rabbit, The" /i 61; "June" /p 58; "June" 60; "Kindness" /p/i 64; "Lesson at the Bee-Hive, A" /i/p 60; "Lesson for Hetty, A" /i 63; "Little Flora" /p/i 58; "Little Learners" /i/p 62; "Lost Child, The" /i 59; "Lost in the Woods" /i/p 60; "May Day" /i 58; "May Song, A" /p/i 62; "'Merry' Greeting" /p 63; "My Little Dog" /p/i 62; "'Ned, the Learned Seal'" 62; "Nelly and Charley" /i 58; "Noisy Trio, The" /p/i 62; "Old '57 and Young '58" /i 58; "Old English Village Pastor, The" /i 58; "'Our War-Worn, Fulgent Flag'" /p/i 63; "Patience and Goodness Rewarded" /i 62; "Pop Corn" /p 58; "Sailor Boy, The" /i 58; "Satchel Full of Uneasiness, A" /i 58; "Spinning and Spinning-Wheels" /i 58; "Spring Carol, A" /p 60; "Stork and the Ibis, The" /i 59; "Story of a Boy Who had Plenty of This World's Goods" 59; "Story of the Sea, A" /i 59; "Summer Story, A" /i 58; "Telegraph Cable, The--A Dialogue" 58; "Theda's Pussy" /i/p 58; "What Henry Said to His Canary Bird" /p/i 61; "Wonderful Goat, The" /i 58; "Work and Play" /p/i 58; "Wounded" /p/i 67

Elvira, "Printing" /i 67

Emma Catherine Embury (1806-1863) as Mrs. Emma C. Embury, "Thoughtless Word, The" /p 56

Emerson, "Air" 47, 54

Emilie, "Cruelty to Insect" /i 56

English Journal, "Pet Oyster" 41

English Magazine, "Bridal Gift, The" 45; "Habits Which Concern Others" 41

English paper, "Effects of Prohibition" 41

English Periodical, "Two Friends, The" 42

Eoinein, "Child's Fancy, A" /s, 71

Ethel, "Dedicated Son, The" /i 66; "Ned's New-Year's Resolution" /i 67

Euripides, aphorism, 47

*Evening Star, "Midnight Thoughts" /p 66; "Snow" /p 66

Evening Transcript, "Little Thorns" 57

Everett, "Child's Oration, The" /p 49

*Everette, Caddie, "Little Nellie" /p 65

Juliana Horatia Ewing (1841-1885) as J. H. Ewing, "Old-Fashioned Fairy Tale, An" /i 72


F., "Civilized Indians, The" /i 49; "Fairy's Home, The" /p 45; "Flower Girl, The" /p 45; "Humming-Bird's Nest, The" /p 45; "Story of a Mermaid" /p 45; "To My Child" /p 45

*C. B. F., "Puzzles" 42

D. F., "Singing Mouse, A" /i 64

H. A. F., "Nicolo's Little Friend" 72

I. E. C. F., "Do It" /p 72

M. F., "Welcome Draught, The" 71

*Fairie Jane, "Old Clock By the Wall, The" /p 60

Edgar Fawcett (1847-1904), "'Always as Now'" /p 70; "Blighted Flowers" /p 70; "Carry's Troubles" /p 70; "Cleopatra" /p/i 70; "Elves, The" /p 70; "Fairies" /p 72; "My Little One" /p 69

George William Featherstonhaugh (1780-1866), "Pigeons in the Western States" 45

Fezza, "Shadows" /p 60

Margaret Field, "How Sweetie's 'Ship Came In'" /i 71

Flaneur, "Reason and Instinct" /i 71

Fletcher, "Glow-Worm, The" /i 49

Florence, "To My Sister" /p 49

Flowers for Children, "Dwarfs" /i 49; "George and His Dog" /p 49

Mrs. Eliza Lee Cabot Follen (1787-1860) as Mrs. Follen, E. L. Follen, "Eberstein" /i 68; "Lucy's Story" /i 70

James Forbes (1749-1819) [from Forbes's Oriental Memoirs] "Chinese Gratitude" 48

*Frank, "'Feed My Lambs'" /p/i 62; "Gushing Fountain, The" /p/i 62; "Sweet Morning" /p/i 62

Josephine Franklin, "Silver and Gold" 62

Hon. Theodore Frelinghuysen (1787-1862) "To Young Men" 67

H. L. Frisbie, "Beautiful Land of Rest" /s, 63

Fritz, "Paul Goldschmeid, the Boy Fiddler" 60; "Tale to Match 'A Dog's Tail', A" /i 60

Fuller, aphorism, 48

May Fullerton, "Generosity Rewarded" 57; "Happiness" 57; "Little Sailor Boy, The" 56; "Lost Puzzle, The" 56


C. G., "Early Impressions" 43; "History of a Flower, The" 55

F. G., "Summer" /p/i 67

H. F. G., "Poor Old Paul" /p 48

Martha G., "Grateful Indian, The" /i 62

Gardiner's Music of Nature, "Vocal Machinery of Birds" 45

Ellen Maria Huntington Gates (1835-1920) as Mrs. M.H. Gates, "Recitation--Your Mission" /p 70; "Rich and Poor" /p 70

Alfred Scott Gatty (1847-1918) "Puff!" /s, 71

Gen. Chris. Herald, "Blind Robert" 53

Genesce Far., "Food of Man, The" 46

Georgiana, "Our Sammy" /p 57

*Georgie, "Venice" /i 57

Gershom, "Names" /i 57

*Cornelius M. Gibbs (1843?-1861), "Homer Hendee" 59; "Schoolmates, The" 60; "Willie Wanton's Revenge" 60

Mary W. Stanley Gibson, "Fred's Visit to the Country" /i 56

Lillian Louise Gilbert, "Autobiography of a Blue Stocking" /i 69

Mary Haines Gilbert, "Little Tim" /i 72; "Wishes" /i 72

Mrs. C. H. Gildersleeve, "Happy Choice, The" /i 61

F. W. Gillett, "Declamation" /p 71

Glenns' Falls Clarion, "Rattlesnakes" 42

Myra E./J. Glover, "Good Night" /p 64; "Life's Mariner" /p 65; "Songs of the Seasons" /p 65

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) as Goethe, "Erl King, The" /p 70

Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1793-1860) as S. G. G., Peter Parley, "About My Dog" 48; "Adventures of Gilbert Go-ahead, The" 51-56; "BETE" /i 53; "Black Beast, Again, The" /i 49; "Good Night" /p 48; Gratitude, 45.1.137; /p 48; "I've Lost My Way" /p 48; Riddle /p 53; "Shadow, The" /p 59; (and E.L. White) "Song of the Yellow Bird" /s, 48; "Source of Light, The" /p 51; "To" /p 51; "Stories of the Alps" /i 49; (and E.L. White) "Who Can Tell Me?--A Song" /s, 48; from [Goodrich's Ancient History] "Destruction of Jerusalem" /i 48; [from Lights and Shadows of American History] "Perils of the Wilderness" /i 48; [from Parley's Cabinet Library] "John Elwes" /i 48; "Lady Hester Stanhope" /i 48; [from Parley's Curiosities of Human Nature] "Benjamin West" /i 48; "Jeffrey Hudson" /i 47; [from Parley's History of South America] "Adventures of a Missionary" 48; [from Parley's Little Leaves] "Catching Bats" /i 45; [from Parley's Picture Book, new ed.] "Come and Get It" /p/i 43; [from Parley's Universal History] "Story of Hercules, The" /i 43; [from Pictorial History of France] "Dress and Other Matters in France, in the Time of Henry IV" 42; [from Second Reader] "Inquisitive Jack and His Aunt Piper" 42

Mrs. C. G. Goodwin, "Sabbath Morning Bells" /s, 63

John R. Goodwin, "Spring" /p 60

*Nina Gordon, "Ruined Villa, The" /p/i 62

Hannah Flagg Gould (1789-1865) as Hannah F. Gould, Miss H. F. Gould, "Crocus's Soliloquy, The" /p 58; "It Snows" /p/i 57; "Name in the Sand, A" /p 47

Theodore A. Gould, "Miss Spring is Coming" /p 49

*Grandpa, "Canaries" /i/p 58; "Little Birds, The" /p 60; "What Little Norman Says" /p 59

Gray, "Elegy" /p 55

Gray's Eton College, "Boys at Play" /p/i 53

Frank T. Guernsey, "Charlie and Joe" 67; "Dragon-Fly, The" 67; "Fire-Fly, The" 67; "Ned" 67


H., "Water-Fowl" /i 60

A. W. H., "Gratias the Caterpillar" /i 57

C. H., "Grandfather's Christmas Story" 55

E. H., "In Memoriam" /p 65

F. G. H., "Snail that Came of a Distinguished Family, The" 64

H. H., "After School" /i/p 59; "April" /i/p 59; "Captive Released, The" /p/i 60; "Chase, The" /i 54.2.333; /p/i 57; "Christmas" /i/p 59; "Discussion, The" /p/i 57; "Dream-Land" /p 59; "First Snow-Shower, The" /p/i 64; "Flowers" /i/p 59; "Found" /i/p 57; "Fourth of July, The" /p/i 56; "Frank Farley" /i 59; "Gramen and Grammar" 65; "Hunter's Cabin, The" /p/i 56; "Isaac Jones, the Fisherman" /i/p 60; "July" /i/p 58.2.5; "Magic Plum-Pudding, The" /i/p 58; "Marbles" /p/i 64; "Meeting of the Season" /i/p 60; "Month of June, The" /p/i 59; "Month of May, The" /i/p 59; "My Aviary" /i 60; "New Song, The" /p 59; "October and I" /i/p 58; "Old Apple- Woman, The" /i/p 63; "Our Willie" /p 64; "Pet Crow, A" /i/p 60; "Pet in a Pet, and How She Got Out of It" /p/i 58; "Sisters, The" /p 59; "Skating--A Convention" /p/i 57; "Skein of Thread, The" /i/p 60; "Snow Spirit, The" /i 59; "Snow" /i/p 58; "Snowball" /p/i 62; "Snow-House, The" /i/p 58; "Teaching Under Difficulties" /p/i 57; "Thanksgiving" /i 59; "Water-Cure, The" /i 60; "Water-Lilies" /p/i 64; "Way to Do It, The" /p 57; "Willie's Chat with His Rabbits" /p/i 62; "Winter" /p/i 60

J. H. H., "Anecdotes" 57; "Uncle Joseph's Story" /i 69

Lizzie H., "Motherless" 64; "Red, White, and Blue" /p/i 64

*M. H., "My Tommy" /i 70

M. D. H., "Little Red Stocking, The" /i 69

M. K. H., "Christmas Dollar, The" /i 60

M. L. H., "'Johnny'" 66

Mrs. H., "Ambition" /p 58

H. Shorbel's History of Quadrupeds, "Elk, The" /p 53

W. H., "Snake-Charmers of India, The" 72

Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909) "Declamation" 71

Lucretia Peabody Hale (1820-1900) "Jedidiah's Noah's Ark" 69

Emily Hall, "Look Beyond" /p 64

Mrs. Hall, "Irish Waiters" 45

Kate Waterman Hamilton (b. 1841) "Rainy-Day Doings" 69

Mrs. J. H. Hanaford, "Band of Hope Stanzas" /p 59

Robert Handy, "Best Policy, The" /i 70; "Cast Upon the Waters" /i 70; "Kindness to Animals" /i 70; "Puss" /i 71

Harper's Weekly, "My Independence-Day" 64

Mary B. Harris, "Knocking About" 71; "Little Lobster Story, The" /i 72; "Puppet" /i 71; "Que" /i 70; "Sixty-Six Dollars" /i 72

S. D. Harris, "Song of the Harvesters" /i/p 54

Harry, "Sugar-Camp, The" 62

Hartford Courant, "Scotch Elder and Noah Webster's Spelling Book, The" 51

Rev. L. Hartsough, "Let Me Go" /s, 66

Hannah Hatchet, also Hannah, Hannah H., "Carl" 57-58; "Elsie's Summer Adventures" /i 57; "Minnie's Wonderful Alphabet" /i 64; "Pilgrim Fathers of New England, The" /i 58; "Young Philosopher, The" 59

Harry Hatchet, "Attempted Revolution" /i 56

Emily Bradley Neal Haven (1827-1863) probably as Cousin Alice, "Jacko" /i 68; "Milestones of English History" 68; "Story of My Chickens, The" /i 68

*May Hawk, "Transplanted" /p 68

Miles Hawthorne , "April Fool" 71

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) "Rill from the Town Pump, A" /i 56

A. Hayes, "Midnight Voices" 70

Addie Hayes, "Mouser and Kitty" 72

Dr. Haynes, "Night" 56

W. S. Hays, "Declamation" /p 71

W. H. Hayward, "Oh! Be True" /s, 64

Heber, "Lilies of the Field" /p 56

Helen, "Picnic, The" /i 64

Felicia Dorothea Hemans (1793-1835) as Mrs. Hemans, "Birds of Passage" /p 47; "Boy's First Grief, The" /p 53; "Child's First Grief, The" /s, 46; "Hour of Prayer, The" /p/i 53; "Thought of Home at Sea, A" /p 46

Herald of Health, "Little Things" 64

Herbert, poem, 45

Caroline Maria Hewins (1846-1926) "Carbon" 72; "Danish Legend, A" /p 72; "Flame" 72; "Legend of Herman, The" /p 69; "More About Flame" 72; "Something About Oxygen" /i 72; "Water and Hydrogen" /i 72

Rev. W. W. Hicks, "Christmas-Tree of the Mountain, The" /i 66; "Story of Ike Cottle" 67

Hildegarde, "Grandma's Piece-Bag" /i 66; "Scenes from My Window" /i 65

James Hogg (1770-1835) "Language of Animals" 43

Holiday Book, "Story of Little Dick and the Giant" 42

Home Ballads, "Little Spinner, The" /p 51

Hood, "Farewell to the Swallows" /p 53

Thomas Hood (1799-1845) "Days of My Youth" /p 45

Anna Hope, "Charles' Self-Denial" 60

Household Traditions, "Bird-foundling, The: A Fairy Tale" 48

Household Words, "King Cotton" 60

Edward Howe, "Adventure in the Bush, An" /i 69; "Night in the Bush, A" /i 69

Mary Howitt (1799-1888) "Chapter of Anecdotes, A" 55; "Childhood" /p 54; "Father is Coming" /p 48; "Poor Man's Cottage, The" /i 53; "Three Wishes, The" 54

Rev. Ralph Hoyt, "Shower" /p 54

H. B./R. Hudson, "Grizzle" /i 70; "Jean" /p 69; "Nan's House" /p 68; "Waiting to See" /p 68

Humboldt, "Serpents in South America" 50

Leigh Hunt (1784-1859) "Preserving a Pleasant Remembrance" /p 48


*Ike, "May" /p/i 58

Illustrated Natural History, "Lion, The" /i 48

Independent, "Practical Joker, The" 54; "Wealth and Its Wings" 55

*Infanta, "Carol Singers, The" /i 51; "Crown of Roses, The" /i 50; "George Washington" 43.2.35; /p 51; "Lines on the Sailing of the Steamer Baltic" /p/i 51; "Scene in New York, A" 50

Truth Inman, "Birthday Gift, The" 61; "Little Eva's Kitten" /i/p 60

Iota, "'Neddie and Me'" 65

Ipswich Express, "Eccentric Old Maid" 43

Washington Irving (1783-1859) "Prairie Dogs, The" 55


J., "'Mice Boards'" 58

E. C. J., "Painting on Porcelain" 69; "Persuadable Pig, The" /i 68; "Silver Spoon, A" 69

J. J., "Going to Meeting in Old Times" /i 48

M. J., "Our Mothers" 65

S. O. J., "Orchard's Grandmother, The" /i 71

Jacapa, "Birthday, The" /p 45; "Harry Clifford's Wood-Ramble" 45; "Lame Lilly" 47

*James, "Curious Incidents of Memory" 48; "Guilt Weighed by Conscience" 48; "Lesson Taught By an Insect, A" 48; "Scene at Sea, A" /i 48; "She Did Her Duty" 48

Jennie Jenkins, "Memory's Pictures" /p 62; "Sing Me a Song" /p/i 61

Jennie, "'Baby's Dead'" /p 57; "Spring" /p 56; "Summer" /p 57; "'Thank God for Rain!'" /p 56

Jessie, "Domestic Cat, The" /i 67; "My Squirrel" /i 57; "Our Dog" 56

Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909) as Sarah O. Sweet, "Spendthrift Doll, The" /p 71

Johnson, "Actions" 49; Nature, 49; "Parents" 49; "Praise" 49

Mrs. M. O. Johnson, also M. O. Johnson, "Aunt Sally's Thanksgiving Pies" 70; "Pond Lilies" 72; ; "Snow-Flake" /p/i 70; "Wise Expedient, A" /i 72

Reverdy Johnson, "Declamation" 72

*Jolly Jingle, "Dreams" /p/i 63; "Harper's Story, The" /i 67; "Kate Ford's Coals" 66; "Little June" /i 67; "'Our Baby'" /p 67; "Spring Song" /p/i 66; "'Too Small'" /i 64

Journal of Commerce, "My Father's Half-Bushel" /p 46

Juvenile Miscellany, "Do as You Would Be Done By" 45; "Dying Boy, The" 45; "Fairy Stories" 46; "Good Resolutions" 49; "Grace Osborne" 45; "How to Be Contented" 49; "Little Lord and the Farmer, The" /p 45; "Little Queen, The" 49; "Misfortunes of a Yellow-Bird" 45; "Newton When a Boy" /i 45; "Play Afternoon" 45; "Polar Regions" 49; "Power of Kindness" 49; "Sea-Shore, The" /i 49; "Simple Truth, The" 45; "Something About Mr. Frost" /i/p 48; "Story of the Desert, A" 45-46; "Try" 45


C. A. K., "Our Surprise Party" /i 60

C. E. K., "Rainy Day, The" 64

D. K., "Russian Soldier's Story, The" /i 71

G. V. K., "Two Travellers, The" 43

S. A. C. K., "My Home by the Rolling River" /p 61

E. O. Kay, "Frank's First Visit to the City" /i 69; "Frank's First Day in Boston" 70

Mrs. M. A. Kidder, "Victory at Last" /s, 65; "Who is My Neighbor?" /s, 65

William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880) as William H.G. Kingston, "Cast Away on a Sand Bank" 71

Knickerbocker, "Old Friend in New Dress, An" /p 48; "Quack, The" 45

Kossuth, "Safety of Silence" 63


L., "Narrow Escape" 72

B. M. L., "To a Sunbeam" /p 59

J. E. L., "Hour a Day, An" 65

J. S. L., "Equestrian Statue of Jackson, at Washington, The" 53; "Jane McCrea" /i 52; "U. S. Mint, The" 53

L. D. L., "Adventure in the Life of Salvator Rosa, An" /i 71

M. A. L., "Blowing Bubbles" /p/i 57; "Death of the Frogs, The" /i/p 60; "True Story, A" /p 67; "Visit to Grandpa, A" 59

N. L., "Abraham Lincoln" /p 65

N. E. L., "Acrostic" /p 67

V. L., "Re-Enlisted" /p 65

La Fontaine, "Earthen Pot and the Iron Pot, The" 46; "Little Fish and the Fisher, The" /p 46

La Presse, "National Sports" 60

Marie Casimir Ladreyt, "Banyan Tree, The" 71; "Baobab, The" /i 72; "Bernardin de Saint Pierre" /i 71; "Canine Sagacity" /i 72; "Japanese at Home, The" /i 72; "Orphan Boy, The" 72

Lady's Almanac, "Liberty" /p/i 63

Lafayette Courier, "Wonderful Project, A" 51

Harry Lake, "First and Last Fight, The" 45

Sarah West Lander (1810-1872) as S.W.L., S.W. Lander, "Crippled Boy, The" /i 71; "Drops of Water" /p/i 69; "Flowers of Spring, The" /p 68; "Harvest-Time" /p 72; "Little Dykeman, The" /i 68; "Pandora's Box" /p 72; "Pigeon's House, The" /p 67; "Praise to God" /p 69; [from Fairy Bells, and What They Tolled Us] "Rose of Vulture Mountain, The" /i 71; "Spring" /p 71; "Trials of a Little King, The" 68

Lucy Larcom (1824-1893) "If I Were a Sunbeam" /p 64

Laurel, "Garden, The" /p/i 63; "Good Dog, A" /p/i 63; "May" /p 63; "My Good Sled" /p/i 63; "My Pets" /p/i 63; "Nettie's Garden" /p/i 63

Mrs. Margaret Oliver Woods Lawrence (1813-1901) as Meta Lander, "Guess What!" 58; "Water-Drop, The" 60

Charlotte Lee, "Snow Flakes" /i/p 65

Eliza Buckminster Lee (1788?-1864) (and Berthold Auerbach) [from The Little Barefoot] "Children Knock, The" /i 67

*Eula Lee, "Boys' Pockets" 66; "Children's Fears" /i 67; "Crossing Sweeper, The" /i 67; "Growler" /p 66; "Handsome is That Handsome Does" /i 64; "Holiday Lessons" /i 67; "Homeless Joe" 66; "Judy's Angel" 65; "Learning Manners" 66; "Maggie's Comfort-Bag" 65; "Only in Fun" /i 65; "Plant that Bore Good Fruit, The" /i 67; "Spellbound" /i 67

*Vera Lee, "Teacher's Mission, The" /i 65

Leighton, filler, 47

*Leila, "Dewdrop, The" /p 58; "Penitent, The" /i 59

*Leslie, "Evening" /p 64; "Praise the Lord" /p 64

Mrs. Mary Lewis, perhaps as Meta, "Kindness to Animals" 56; "Kindness to Animals" /i 58

J. B. Liefde, "Walter's Escape" 70

Lilliput Lectures, "World, The" /p 71

*Lillie Linden, "Allie's Christmas Eve" /p 65

*Rubie Linden, "Nothing More" /p 65

Flora Linwood, "Nature's Teachings" /i/p 60

*Jessie Linwood, "Pray Without Ceasing" /p 61

Liverpool Journal, "Curious Cargo" 49

Liverpool Mercury, "Commentary Upon the Ninth" 50

London Literary Journal, "Cunning Thrush, The" 53

London Magazine, "Lightning" 49

London Times, "Illiterate Robber" 51

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) "Attending Angels" /p 64; poem, 59

J. Loomis, "Appeal of Peter the Hermit" 68; "Declamation" 72

Lottie, "Uncle Zene" /i 65

Lou of Glenburnie, "Miss Myrta's Troubles" /i 62

Louisa, "Visit to the Sea-Side, A" /i 60

Louisianian, "Pet, The" /p 52

Mary Low, "Winter" /p 58

Rev. R. Lowry, "Marching On!" /s, 65

*Lucy, "Acrostic" /p 60; "April Showers" /p 62; "Happiness" /p 65

Lutheran Observer, Franklin, 53

Franc Lynne, "Secret, The" /p 69


M., "Fable of the Cat, The" 59; "Old Soldier, The" 45; "Sleeper, The" /p 54

A. C. M., "Word About Wild Flowers, A" /i 60.2.14-15; "Word to the Children, A" /p/i 60

C. M., "Little Crusader" 70; "Thomas-A-Becket" /i 69

E. M., "Adventures of a Worsted Boy, The" /i 68; "Plea for the Cat, A" /i/p 62

E. L. M., "True Story of Dog Jack, A" /i 67

*Jeannie M., "Ants, and Their Habits" /i 61

L. M., "Blind Girl, The" /p 63; "Love in Nature" /p 63

Leila M., "Kindness" 60

M. M., "Joseph and His Coat" 60

M. M., "Wax Doll, The" 55

M. E. M., "'Don't Tell Mother'" 64

Michael M., "Melancholy Story, A" 49

W. M., "New Kite, The" /p/i 62; "Story for Fannie, A" /p/i 62; "Three Rivulets, The" /i 62

Mackenzie, "Generosity of a Sailor" 46

Charles Mackey, "Jack Horner--New Version" /p 57

Thomas Maclellan, "Our Charlie" /p 48

*Madge, "Early in the Morning" /i 65; "Knife and Picture, The" /i 65; "Lame Sheep, The" /i 65; "Little Bessie" /i 65; "Little Builders" /p/i 65; "Morning Bouquet, The" /p/i 62; "Musings" /p 62; "Song of the Watch" /p/i 66; "Stormy Night, The" /p 62; "Unella" /i 65

Horace Mann (1796-1859) "Declamation" 70; "Declamation" 72; filler from Thoughts, 67; filler on abstinence from Thoughts, 67

Margaret, "Old Times and New" /i 58

*Marian, "Spring" /p 64

Marion, "Snow-Storm, The" /i 51

Marsden, "Good Sermon, A" /p 49

Martin's Holiday Book, "Limby Lumpy" 42

Martin's Treasury of Knowledge, "Selfish Boy, The" 42

Mary Ann, "Christmas with the Birds" /i 57

Augustus Mason (1822-1882), "Treasures" /p 54

Mrs. Caroline Atherton Mason (1823-1890), /p "Captain Richard C. Derby" /p 65

Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873) [from The Physical Geography of the Sea] "Why There is No Rain in Peru" 56

McB., "Surprise Party, The" /i 70

Mrs. Julia E. Loomis McConaughy (b. 1834) as J. E. McConaughy, J. E. McC., "Baby's Wrongs" 64; "Blessings of Work" 63; "Breathing Spaces" 72; "Canvas-Back, The" /i 65; "Chicken-Thief, The" 67; "Fastidious Jenny" 64; "Forger, Bruce, The" /i 64; "Frank's Morning Lesson" /i 64; "Going to Seek Their Fortune" /i 66; "Hart and the Water-Brooks, The" /i 65; "Harvest-Mouse and Her Cradle" 66; "Hawthorn Blossoms" 66; "Home-Life in the Animal World" /i 64; "How the Little Home was Brightened" /i 66; "Jessie's Victory" /i 63; "Land of the Amazon, The" /i 66; "Little Emma's Present" /p 66; "Little Lace Bird's Nest, The" 64; "Lula's Palm Leaf Fan" 70; "Mother Knows Best" /i 64; "Mrs. Robert White and Her Family" /i 64; "Old Smoker, The" /i 66; "Only Persevere" /i 64; "Sea Breezes" 64; "Storm Bird, The" /i 64; "Take Care of Your Dresses" 72; "Trip Down the Nile, A" /i 66; "Truant Antelopes, The" /i 65

Mrs. N. McConaughy, "Dreaming and Doing" /i 63; "Katy's New Home" /i 63; "Sure Cure" /i 64; "Will Ellsworth's Dinner" /i 63

*Meema, "Insurrection of June, at Paris, The" 48; "Nelly's Trials" 49; "Old Man and the Flowers, The" 49; "White Dress, The" 48

Meeta, "Newburgh" 48

*Melnotte, "Hettie Vincent's Favorites" /i 61

Herman Melville (1819-1891), "Typee" 47

William Merry, "April" /p/i 62; "Winter" /p/i 63

L. S. Metcalf, "Night on a Mountain, A" /i 70; "'Up in a Balloon'" 69

Harriet Mann Miller (1831-1918) as Olive Thorne, "African Nine Feet High, An" /i 72; "Houses a Mile High" 71; "Nurseries for Little Fishes" 72

Charles Miner (1780-1865) [from History of Wyoming] "Remarkable Memory" 53

*Minnie, "Birds at Home" 50; "Birth-day Party, The" /i 52; "Country Life" 53; "'Growler' Again" 52; "Light of the House" /p/i 60; "Mother's Plan is Best" /i 51; "My Bird-cage" 52; "My Sister Nelly's Doll" 53; "Naughty Billy" 51; "Obituary" /p 63; "Pet Robin, The" 59; "Skating Party, The" /i 51; "Voyagers, The" /i 51

Robert Hope Moncrieff as Ascott R. Hope, "Story of a Coward, The" 72; "Torn Curtain, The" 72

Charles Louis Montesquieu (1689-1755) aphorism, 52; aphorism, 52

Montgomery, "Elephant, The" /i/p 60; "Humility" /p 45; "Humility" /p 51; "Seasons, The" /p 51

James Montgomery (1771-1854) "Common Lot, The" /p 50; "Poetic Conversation with Birds" /p 50; "Questions and Answers" /p 50; "Soliloquy of a Water-Wagtail" /p 50

Annie Moore, "Neglected Pet, The" 69; "Rat-Panic at Number Eighty-Eight, The" /i 69; "Spring Time" /s, 72

Beverly Moore, "Vacation" /p/i 72

Clement Moore (1779-1863), "Visit from St. Nicholas, A" /p 53

Sarah L. Moore, "Darning Stockings" /p 72

Thomas Moore (1779-1852) as Moore, T. Moore, "Song" /p 48; [from Moore's Rural] "Trying to Be a Man" 67; "What Fairylike Music" /p/i 54

Hannah More (1745-1833) aphorism, 51; "Turn the Carpet" /p 43

Morellet, aphorism, 53

Morning Star, "Help Your Mother" 64

R. Morris, "Childhood's Home" /p 49

Morrison, filler, 51

Emma Mortimer, "Naming Our Baby" /p 72

Anna M. L. Moseley also Anna Moseley, Anna M. Moseley, "Discontented Hans" /i 71; ; "Haunted House, The" 72; "How Rene Paid the Pew Rent" 71; "Love is Better Than Hate" /i 72; "Neither Shoes Nor Stockings" 71; "St. Agnes" 72

Mr. Spence's Address, January, 1848, "Practical Value of Science" 49

Mt. Vernon Watchman, "Anecdote" 43

Rev. William Henry Harrison Murray, "Declamation" 70

*Myrta, "'I am Weary'" /p 60; "Prayer" /p/i 61


G. H. N., "Freedom for All--Birds" 56

W. G. N., "Talk About Demosthenes, A" 70

New Orleans Picayune, "Absence of Mind" 42; "Honesty" 50

National Intelligencer, "Good Recommendation, A" 55

Naturalist, "Philosopher Puzzled, The" 44

J. Neal, "Anecdotes of Children" 48

C. H. Nearpass, "Seasons, The" /p 61

Nebraska, "Fish Story, A" 59

New York Observer, "Dove, The" /p 46

New York paper, "Wonderful Sagacity" 43

New York Paper aphorism, 43

*Susanna Newbould (1821-1882) as Aunt Sue, "About a Colt and a Hen" 69; "Acorn Labyrinth, The" 67; "Blessed is He that Considereth the Poor" /p 57; "Clover Labyrinth, The" 68; "Corner Grocery, The" /i 59; "Deaf, Dumb, and Blind" 62; (with William Cutter) "Faith" /p/i 56; "Generosity Rewarded" /i 56; "Govern Your Temper" 60; "Handsome is That Handsome Does" /i 55; "Haunted House, The" /i 61; "Hieroglyphical Rebuses" 60; "Honest Simplicity" /p 55; "How Aunt Betsey's Eyes Were Opened" 59; "Influenza" /p 55; "Kindness" /p 57; "King, A" /p/i 69; "New Game, A" /i 61; "Object for Sewing, An" /p/i 68; "Pukkwana" /i 58

Rev. Dr. Newton, "Hot Coals" 65; "Two Bears, The" /i 64

Laura D. Nichols, also L.D. Nichols, "By-and-By" /p 70; "Grandma's Room" 72; "My Boy" /p 71; "Patch-Work Quilt, The" /p 71; "School" /i/p 70; "Song for the Children, A" /p 68

Nonanona, "Farewell Address of a Young Hawaiian Editor" 51

Charles Nordhoff (1830-1901) Nordhoff's "Whaling and Fishing" "Hippopotamus Hunting" /i 57

Anna North, "Kate's Lesson" 71

Mrs. Harriet P. H. Nowell, as May Mannering, "Maplewood Phantom Tales" 64

Nursery Songs of Scotland, "Give as You Would Take" /p 62


M. R. O., "Rough" /i 71

Robert Strong Oakley (1812-1862) as R. S. O., "Bird Battle, The" /i/p 58

*William Forrest Oakley (1837-1864) as Wilforley, "Summer Trip Eastward, A" 61

Ocull, "Eyebrows" /p 67

Oh-wah-i-ee, "Timothy Fennel's Reflections" /i 57

The Old Major, "'All the Boys Do It'" 63; "Black-Handled Knife, The" /p 59; "Books and Children" /i 60; "Dog Whose Friend Bit Him, The" /p/i 57; "Don't Be Too Confident" 63; "Hops and Beans" 59; "'I Don't Know Any Good of Him'" 59; "Mother-Mouse, A" /i 64; "My Tooth" /p 64; "New Use for Looking-Glasses, A" 65; "Old Razor, The" 62; "Old Jowler" /p 62; "Old Bill" /i 61; "Quarrelsome Cocks, The" /p 60; "Rash Boy, The" /i/p 60; "Robin in His Father's Boots" /p/i 62; "Rose in the Vale, The" /p 57; "Smith's Potatoes" /p 60; "Snake's Eggs, The" /p 60; "Soft Pillows" 57; "Spelling the Dictionary" 57; "Sticks with Two Ends" 58; "Tim Broadax" /i 57; "Walk, The" /p 59

Old Maple Tree, "To the Merry Cousins" 60

*Adelbert Older (1841?-1864) "By the Lake" /p 59; "Defense of May, A" /p 59; "Doubt and Faith" /p 60; "Down By the River" /p/i 63; "Fishing--A Holiday Rhyme" /p 62; "June" /i/p 60; "Lesson of the Flowers, The" /i/p 61; "Lillie" /p 58; "May" /p 60; "My Sister" /p 57; "Orphan's Wish, The" /p 57; "Rain" /p 59; "Rose and the Zephyr, The" /p/i 61; "Stern Teacher, The" /i 62; "Summer" /p 65; "Twilight" /p 62; "Waterfall, The" /i/p 60

*Olive, "Canning Peaches" /i 67

*Oliver Onley, "Curious Fact, A" 58; "'Home, Sweet Home'" 59; "How the Boston Boys Talk" /p 59; "Our Canary" 59

*Ophie, "Clouds" /p 64

Mrs. Frances Sargent Osgood (1811-1850) "Young Exile's Lament, The" /s, 46

Our Young Men, "Man, The" /p 67

Oxford Democrat, "Needful Courage, The" 65


B. I. C. P., "Greedy Robin" /p 46

E. A. P., "'Go Halves'" 62

E. H. P., "Grandfather's Story" 72

F. W. A. P., "Cousins, The" /i 69; "Robert Garfield" /i 68; "Two Ways of Being Manly" 68

J. P., "What is the Matter with Her Face?" 64

L. A. P., "Visit to a Menagery, A" /i 55

P. P., "To Ellen" /p 48

P. P., "I Love to Weep, I Know Not Why" /p 51

P. P., "Squirrel Tree, The" 55

R. P., "Going to School" /p 56

T. P., "Boat-Ride, The" /i 60; "Professor Frog and His Pupils" /i/p 60; "Song of the Tree-Toad" /p/i 56; "Two Shoemakers, The" 64

John Page, "New York in the Olden Time" 57

William Penn (1644-1718) aphorism, 52

Percy Anecdotes, "Late Hours" 50

A. Perry, "Nick" 71; "Young Savage, A" 70

Timothy Perry, "Adventures Among the Dead Languages" /p 61; "Compositions and Declamations" /p 61; "First Experience" /p 61; "Further Acquisitions" /p 61; "Rhyme for the Season, A" /p/i 61; "What We Did" /p 61

*Pertine, "At Gettysburg" 64; "Gone Before: W.F.O. and H.A.D." /p 65; "Our Little May" 66; "Sentinel, The" /p/i 63; "Violets" /p 64

L. M. Peterselia, "Familiar Talks" 72

Pearl Peveril, "Boy that Made a Water-Wheel, The" /i 66; "Egyptian Pasha" /i 66; "Harry and His Dog" /i 66; "How Harry Made a House for His Dog" 66; "Jack the Teaser" /i 66; "Mint, The" 67; "Road to Ruin, The" /i 66

Philadelphia Ledger, "Be Careful of Small Things" 56

Anna M. Phillips, also Annie Phillips, "Charlie's Monk's Fortune" 69; "Katie and Susie; or, The Useful Dress" 68; "New Knife, The--A Tale for Boys" 66

*Ada Pierce (b. 1848-1915), as Ada, "What the Little Flower Said" /i/p 61

Helen Wall Pierson, "Little Star-Boys, The" 70; "Wooden Spoon, The" /i 69

*Carolus Piper also Carolus, "Letter from Riceboro', Georgia" 47; "Scene in a Country Schoolhouse" 56; "Uncle Simeon" 59; "What Makes the Man" /i 57

Playmate, "Ralph and His Chickens" 55

Plough, Loom, and Anvil, "Making Letter Envelopes" 57

Josephine Pollard (1834-1892) "Chiming the Temperance Songs" /s, 67

Pope, "Pheasant, The" /p 47; poem, 48

Pop-Gun, "Squibs" 57

Portland Advertiser, "Strange Freak of Nature, A" 50

Mary Elizabeth Pratt, "Rhoda" 72

The Presbyterian, "Boy that Would Have His Own Way, The" /i 52

L. M. Prescott, "Was He a Miser?" 70

Mary Newmarch Prescott (1839?-1888) "Bird's Nest, The" /p/i 72; "Christmas Dream, A" /i/p 69; "Dream of Summer, A" /p/i 71; "Faint- Heart" /p 69; "First Frost, The" /p 72; "Golden-Rod, The" /p 71; "Hints of Spring" /p 72; "Out in the Storm" /p 72; "Rainy Weather" /p 69; "Star-Gazing" /p 69; "Two Mornings" /p 72; "Under the Snow" /p 69; "What So Sweet?" /p 72

Providence Journal, "King Snake, The" 48


R., "About Surnames" /i 56

Belle P. R., "Our Soldier's Grave" /p 65

E. R., "Historical Enigma" /p 62

*G. R., "Something About Frogs" /i 56; "Tree Planting" /i 56

R. I. Schoolmaster, "Jessie and Abby--The Difference" /p 59

M. R., "Child's Dream of a Star, A" /i 67

Minnie R., "Baby's Tear, The" /i/p 60; "Little Ida" /p 59; "My Treasure" /p 60; "To a Broken Flower" /p 59

*W. A. R., "Passing Away" /p 65; poem, 66; "To Mamie J.H." /p 66

Ralph Rambler, "Child and the Angel, The" /p/i 57

William Brighty Rands (1823-1882) "Fancy, A" /p 71; [from Lilliput Levee] "Secret of the Sunflower, The" /p 71

Hodges Read, "Child's Prayer" /p/i 56

Reaper, "What 'Please' Will Do" 53

Mrs. Gustavus Remak, "Declamation" /p 72

Rene, "Forgetting Sleep" /i 60

Reveur, "String of Pearls" /i 57

Rio, "To the Birds" /p 64

E. B. Robinson, "Letter" /p 64; "Letter Sent By Santa Claus to Carrie" 63

Herbert F. Robinson, "Bird-Thoughts" /i 68

Rogers, couplet /p 53

Rob Rollins, "Yusuf's Camel" /i 60

Romaine, filler, 51


S., "Always in Season" /p 67; "Snow" /p 56

Carrie S., "Story of Phaeton, The" 56

E. G. S., "Foxy, But True" /i 70

E. J. S., "Joe Limner and the Plaid Shawl" 71

F. A. S., "It is Great to Be Good" /p 67

F. E. S., "About 'Bitters'" /i 70; "Cave of Benton's Ridge, The" /i 70; "Tretty: A Fairy Tale" /i 70

H. E. S., "Three Spinners, The" 56

L. H. S., "Cat and Kittens" /p 49

Lilias S., "Be Comforted" /p/i 65

R. P. S., "All Got Work to Do" /p 66; "Summer Flowers" /p 71

S. C. S., "Letter from the Country" 58; "St. Regis Church Bell" 57; (and William Cutter) "Spider Drowned Out, A" /i 58

S. S. S., "Sincerity" 41

I. W. Sanborn, "'Only a Violet!'" /p 70

Sandersville Telescope, "Queer Mouse-trap, A" 46

Sarah, "Snowball" /i 61

Simon Sassafras, "New Year's Day in New York" 50

Saville, Power and liberty, 60

Mrs. E. W. Sawtelle, perhaps as Tracy Towne, "Grand Mufti, The" 66

Karl Schenck, "Death and Sleep" 59

Schiller, "Friend and Foe" /p 55; "My Belief" /p 55; Riddle /p 55

Scientific American, "Fresh-blown Flowers in Winter" 64

Scotch Reformers' Gazette, "Origin of the Term 'True Blue'" 48

Rose Scott, "Snow-Bird, The" /p 69

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) poem, 51

M. Jennie Secor, "City of Our God, The" /p 61; "Song My Mother Sang, The" /p 61

Catherine Maria Sedgwick (1789-1867) as Miss Sedgwick, "Spring in the City" 45; [from Stories for the Young] "Vision, A" 41

*Frances Adeline Seward; Fanny Seward (1844-1866), as "Pansy" "Cruelty to Animals" 57; "Elves of the Forest Centre, The" 58; "Our Watchie" 56; "Plea for Cats, A" 56; "Something About Monkeys" /i 56

William Shakspeare (1564-1616) poem, 47; poem, 48; poem, 49; poem, 49

Mrs. L. D. Shears, "School-Girl's Confession, The" /p 61

Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber (1814-1890) "First Robin of Spring, The" /p 53

Rebekah B. Shunk, "Childhood of Sir Walter Scott, The" 72

Sibbs, filler, 51

*Sid, "Christmas Gift, A" /i 65

Mrs. Lydia Huntley Sigourney (1791-1865) "Thy Mother, Boy" /p 45

Wirt Sikes (1836-1883) "Joel Jackson's Peril" /i 69; "True Story of Maggie Murphy, The" /i 69

*Silver Bugle, "April Showers" /p 65

Sketches from the Mineral Kingdom, "Price of Diamonds, The" 53

Martha G. Quincy Sleeper, as M. G. Sleeper, "Famous Dogs" 69; "Pet Eagle, The" 69; "Pets and Sports in Tasmania" 68; "Tig" /i 69

*Snow Flake, "Clouds" 67

South, filler, 51

Southern Literary Messenger, "Musings" /p 41

Caroline Southet, "My Garden" /p/i 57

Robert Southey (1774-1843) "Father William" 45

W. R. Spencer, "Good-Bye and How-D'-Ye-Do" /p 63

Springfield Republican, "Case for the Curious, A" 50; "Personal Movements" 50

Lucy St. John, "Chinese in California, The" /i 70

John Newton Stearns (1829-1896) "This World and a Better Hope" /p 61

Stella, "Dragon-Fly, The" /p 69; "Young Italy in Boston" 70

Charles Asbury Stephens (1844-1931) as C. A. Stephens, "Bruin at a Maple-Sugar Party" /i 71; "Haunts of Wild Beasts, The" /i 71; "Strange Combat, A" /i 71

Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) "Eloquence" 48; "Recreations" 47; Simplicity, 49; "Unity" 49

W. B. B. Stevens, "Declamation" /i 72

Stockport paper, "Sagacity of a Cat" 43

Elizabeth Stoddard (1823-1902) as Mrs. R.H. Stoddard, "Baby Song, A" /p 60

Richard Henry Stoddard (1825-1903) "Declamation" /p 72

*Mrs. S. C. Stone as Fleta F., Fleta Forrester, "Gone--All Gone!" /p 58; "Loaf Amid the Rushes, The" 62; "'Nearest Way in the Summer Time, The'" /p 58; "Song of the Exile, The" /p 58; "Spring- Time" /p 57; "Ugliana" 63; "Uncle Frank" /p 59; "Giving a Party to a Tombstone" /i 62

Agnes Strickland (1796-1874) "Wolsey Bridge; or, The Boy Bachelor" 54

*Stumbler, "Western Sketch, A" 62

Sunday School Advocate, "I Wish and I Will" 55

Abel Sunnyside, "Adam's Ale" /p/i 65

Charles Swain (1801-1874) "Two Ways to Live on Earth" /p 63


A. T., "Summer" /p/i 66

D. M. T., "Idle Words" 67

H. T., "Welcome Spring" /s, 71

L. T., "Sovereigns of France, The" /p 72

T. T., "Bob and 'Chitabob'" /i 70

W. G. T., "Charley and Henry" 64

Bayard Taylor (1825-1878) "Dromedary-Riding" 55; "Voyage of a Dream, The" /p 56

Jane Taylor (1783-1824) "Beasts, Birds, and Fishes" /p 49; "Boy by the Name of Jack" /p 49; "Egotism" /p 48; "Hand-Post, The" /p 47; "Pleasures of Taste, The" 49; "Sore Tongue, The" /i 52; "Yellow Leaf, The" /s, 46

Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667) filler, 47

Temperance Journal, "Railroads vs. Drunkards" 51

Sir William Temple, aphorism, 55

Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892) "Declamation" /p 72; "Mill, The" /p 56

Celia Laighton Thaxter (1835-1894) "Birds' Orchestra, The" /p 72; "Hylas, The" /p 68; "Kingbird, The" /p 68; "Yellowbird" /p 68

Ella Cheever Thayer, "Who Was to Blame?" 71

Rev. William Makepeace Thayer (1820-1898) "Boyhood of General Grant" 66; "Help Yourselves" 70; "I Didn't Think" /i 66; "Key to Character" /i 67; "Nothing But Salt" 72

Edwart Pett Thompson [from Life in Russia] "Russian Wedding, A" 49

Thomson, "Butterfly, The" /p 47.2.28

Elizabeth A. Thurston, "Stories of Retribution" 69

*Tiny Wild Rose, "Dame Nature's House-Cleaning" 65; "My Sister Lizzie" /p 65

Rev. John Todd, D. D., "Old Shag" /i 65

Treasury of Knowledge, "Life and Character of Alexander the Great, The" 42

Catharine Maria Trowbridge (b. 1818) also C.M. Trowbridge, "Arthur's Friend" /i 65; "Frank's Conundrum" /i 66; "Nellie's New Dress" /i 62; "Two Rules, The, and How They Worked" 59; "Walk, The" /i 61

Troy Whig, "Affection of Animals Towards Each Other, The" 51

Charlotte Maria Tucker (1821-1893) as A. L. O. E., "Bear, The, 71; "Iron Ring, The" /i 71

Thomas Tusser (1524?-1580) "Comparison" /p 43

Daniel Tyerman (1773-1828) and Bennett, George [from Journal of Voyages and Travels] "Ingenious Cricket, The" 44


L. B. U., "Colors" 70; "Monkeys" /i 70; "Parrots" 70

*Uncle Joe, "Elder and the maple, The" 57; "'Old Lige'" /i 61

Uncle John, "Story for the Girls and Boys, A" 58; "Who Stole the Bird's Nest?" 65

*Uncle Miles, "Summer Ramble, A" /i 70

Uncle Ned, "My First Watch" 67

*Uncle Tim, "Aunt Freelove's Work-Bag" 63; "Battle Between the Boys and the Birds" 59; "Can Birds Talk?" /i 63; "Captain Tommy" /i 64; "Catching Rats Vs. Study" /p 66; "'Counting Out'" /i 58; "Cross Sticks Over the Lost Book" /i/p 67; "Demon of Fire, The" /p 67; "Fish and Flowers" /p/i 65; "Haunted Bell, The" /i 64; "King Cold on a Frolic" /p 60; "Little Old Man in the Corner, The" /i 62; "My Grandmother" /i 67; "Old Mountain Mill Fifty Years Ago, The" /p 61; "Snow-Storm on the Prairies, A" 65; "Shaker School, The" /i 60; "Song for Jennie Jenkins" /p 62; "Song of Bob Lincoln, The" /p 58; "Story of Black Tom, The" /i 59; "Village School, The" /p/i 62

Uncle Will, "Peep Into My Kaleidoscope" /i 61

Uncle William, "About Writing Compositions" 62; "Lines for an Album" /p 63; "Sleigh Riders, The" /p/i 65; "Sleigh-Riding" /i 64

Mrs. L. S. Upham, "Rhymes for the Children" /p/i 67

F. H. V., "Story of Glaucus, The" 68

L. F. V., "What the Boys Think of What Mr. Beecher Says About the Boys" 58

W. G. V., "Natural Playgrounds" /i 71

George Jones Varney (1836-1901) "Boy and the Frogs, The" /p 71

Elise Vogel, as Elise Polko, "Violet, The" 71


A. E. W., "New School Globe, A" 58

A. C. W., "Language of Flowers, The" /p 59

D. E. W., "My Little Fairy" 62

H. H. W., "Golden-Eyed Pansy" 68

I. M. W., "Robin Hood" /p 58

M. R. W., "Blue Hills" /p 69; "Ice-Bells" /p 69; "Little Blue Curls" /p 71; "Mrs. Pike's Prisoners" /i 70; "Our Winter Garden" /p 70; "Rustic Mirror, The" /i/p 71; "Spring Song" /p 69; "To the Cardinal Flowr" /p 70; "Way to Walk, The" /p 70; "What a Dying Bookworm said to His Friends, the Young Bookworms" 69; "Witch-Hazel" /i 69; "With Heart Aglow" /p 72

S. W., "Winter" /i/p 57

W. W., "Window-Blind, The" /p 59

William Ross Wallace (1819-1881) "Letter to My Daughter Margaretta" /p 60

Wil Wander, also as W. Wander, "Barn Swallows" /i 70; "Evidence of the Senses" 71

Capt. Mad. Wandermore, "Adventures of Terry Trip, The" /i 61

George Washington (1732-1799) aphorism, 53

Watchtower, "Clock that is a Clock, A" 56

Mary F. Waterbury, "Daffy" /p 72

Charles Wilkins Webber (1819-1856) as C. W. Webber, "Young Birds and Children" 56

Daniel Webster (1782-1852) "Love of Home" 53

Weekly Post, "Application of a Curious Physiological Discovery" 53

The Well-Spring, "Fanny and Her Dead Chickens" /i 58; "Merry Haymakers" /i 64; "Squirrel in the Oak" /i 61; "Which is the Culprit?" /i 61

Mrs. Anna Maria Wells (b. 1794) "Little Captives, The" /p 68; "What the Flowers Say" /p 68; "Temptation" /p 68

E. L. White, "Filial Affection" /s, 47; "Morning Light" /s, 48; (and Samuel Goodrich) "Song of the Yellow Bird" /s, 48; (and Samuel Goodrich) "Who Can Tell Me?--A Song" /s, 48; "Youthful Example" /s, 47

Mary R. Whittlesey, "Let Him Live" /p 72; "Secret, The" /p/i 72

D. E. Wildwood, "Allie's Dream" 61

*Daisy Wildwood, "Golden Rule, The" /i 61; "On Gardening" /i 64

*Willie Wildwood, "Cousin Alice" 57

William L. Williams also W. L. Williams, "Last Good-Night, The" 63; "Little Cripple, The" 65; "Muffling the School-Bell" 62

Wilson, filler, 51

Prof. Wilson, "Fill Your Own Place" 67

*Ralph Wilson, "Dr. Livingstone" 59; "Signers of the Declaration of Independence" 59

*Samuel Wilson, Jr. (b. 1843?), also S. Wilson, Jr., S.W., Jr., "Blue and Gold" /p 63; "Boy-Heroes" /p 63; filler about English history, 63; "In Search of the Golden Fleech" /p 61; "Little Ballad-Singer, The" /i/p 60; "My-Thology" /p 64; "Never Give Up" /p 59; "Newspapers" 59; "Objects Lessons--A New Plan" 63; "Ode to the Evening Wind" /p 63; poem, 63; "Pun" 63; "Similar Ideas of Different Authors" /p 60; "Skating with the Girls" /p/i 63; "Things Not Generally Known" 63; "To the Boy Who will Be President of the United States A.D. 1900" /p 63; "Tom Brown's School-Days at Rugby" /i 63

William Wirt (1772-1834) [from Letters from William Wirt to His Daughter] "Courtesies of Life" 53

*Willy Wisp, "Camping Out at Rivermouth" 70; "Dody's Danger" /i 70; "Door-Bell Rung by a 'Spirit', A" /i 70; "How to Remember" /i 70; "Mrs. Partington in a Drug Store" 70; "Picked-Up Dinners" 71

Rev. J. G. Wood, "African Elephant, The" /i 72; "Camels" 72; "Giraffe, The, or Camelopard" /i 71; "Porcupine, The" /i 71; "Seals" 72

D. Austin Woodworth, "Word with My Patrons, A" 57

Francis Channing Woodworth (1812-1859) also as Frank Woodworth, Uncle Frank, "Ancient Babylon" /i 57; "Beavers of Lake Superior, The" /i 58; "Bright Side and the Dark Side, The" 58; "First False Step, The" 59; "Gazelles and Gazelle-Hunters" /i 57; "Green Bay Fly, The" 57; "Herons and the Herrings" /i/p 58; (and G.C.) "Horned Frog, The" /i 59; "Lake Superior in Winter" /i 57; "Night of Three Tales, The" 56; "Putting Off Things" /i 58; "Something About Cotton" /i 59; "Song of the Snow-Bird, The" /i/s, 58; "Sparrow and the Foundling, The" /i 57; "Theft of My Carpet- Bag" /i 57; "What I Don't Like" 57

Worcester Cataract, "Rhyming Grammar" /p 46

World of Music, "Musical Ear of the Camel" 48

Sir Frederick Charles Lascelles Wraxall (1828-1865) as Sir Lascelles Wraxall, "Saved by a Fiddle" /i 72

Rev. Arthur Wright, "Flying House, The" 70

Mrs. George Washington Wyllys, "Harry's Fortune" /i 67


X., "Faithful Friends" /i 71

X. X., "Sweet Story of Silverhair, The" 71

K. Y., "Summer and Winter" /p 59

M. Y., "Revenge" 72

Young Ladies' Friend, "Dialogue on Politeness" 42

Youth's Casket, "Truman Lane" /i 52

Youth's Companion, "Hunting Deer in the Highlands" 55

Youth's Dayspring, "Lost Found, The" 55

Youth's Temperance Banner, "Future President, The" /i 67



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