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D. APPLETON & CO. 346 AND 348, BROADWAY.

MDCCCLIV.

HARVARD COLLEGE LISRARY

FROM THE L'ERRY OF
MRS. ELLE LAVEY SOSS

JUMS 23, 1938

LONDON:

R. CLAY, PRINTER, BREAD STREET HILL.

DEAR CHILDREN.

“Have you ever, while walking abroad in the fields,

Explored an old bank for the treasures it yields ? Have you gather'd forget-me-not, sweet-smelling May,

And join'd with them cowslips and butter-cups gay; Have you then added blue-bells and traveller's joy,

Pale primroses, daffodils, violets coy,
Pretty cuckoo-flow’rs, bryony, sweet meadow-grass,

Anemones, woodbine and love's looking-glass;
Have you twined them together with twigs of the briar,

And carried them home for your friends to admire ?" “O yes, often.”_" And so, my dear readers, have I

To gather wild flowers I've ventured to try;

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