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ROUTLEDGE'S READINGS. .

SELECTED AND ARRANGED BY

EDMUND ROUTLEDGE.

OTIT

SERIOUS AND SENTIMENTAL.

LONDON:
GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS,

THE BROADWAY, LUDGATE.
NEW YORK : 416, BROOME STREET.

362

270. g. 1

Also, Uniform with this Volume, ROUTLEDGE'S READINGS-SERIOUS.

With a Portrait of Mr. J. C. M. BELLEW.

ROUTLEDGE'S READINGS-DRAMATIC.

With Portrait of Mr. PHELPS as Sir Pertinax MacSyco. phant.

DORA.

BY ALFRED TENNYSON,

WITH farmer Allan at the farm abode
William and Dora. William was his son,
And she his niece. He often look'd at them,
And often thought, “ I'll make them man and wife.”
Now Dora felt her uncle's will in all,
And yearn'd towards William; but the youth, because
He had been always with her in the house,
Thought not of Dora.

Then there came a day
When Allan call'd his son, and said, “My son:
I married late, but I would wish to see
My grandchild on my knees before I die:
And I have set my heart upon a match.
Now therefore look to Dora; she is well
To look to; thrifty too beyond her age.
She is my brother's daughter : he and I
Had once hard words, and parted, and he died
In foreign lands; but for his sake I bred
His daughter Dora : take her for your wife;
For I have wished this marriage, night and day,
For many years." But William answer'd short;
I cannot marry Dora ; by my life,

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