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BIRTHDAY BOOK

FOR YOUNG FOLKS.

Twelve original month poems by leading American Poets. Selected

day-verses from all the poets.

EDITED BY
AMANDA B. HARRIS.

ILLUSTRATED.

BOSTON:
D. LOTHROP & COMPANY,

· FRANKLIN STREET.

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To the Boys and Girls :

Here are pleasant lines for your special Birthdays; and for each day, which, just the same, begins a new year for you.

There is not a word of sadness nor discouragement in them. It is for you to go forward bravely, happily and hopefully — making the world a better and more cheerful place just for your being in it.

If you will only have it so, these messages will help you to do it; and to make your own lives noble, useful and pure; to love nature and all simple things; to show kindness to others, and to dumb creatures ; to be wise and good and unselfish ; to keep from wrong doing; to be sweet and sincere girls, growing up to the best womanhood; to be true and honorable boys, growing up to worthy manhood.

May all these good wishes of many poets come true to you.

A. B. H.

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