PREFACE.

The Narrative and Lyric Poems contained in this volume are the Second Series prescribed by‘ the Department of Education for examination for Junior and Senior Public School Diplomas, and for the Senior High School Entrance,

and Entrance into the Model Schools. (Circular 58.)

The poems are arranged in the order in which they are named in the prescribed list issued by the Department of Education, and a division is made between those prescribed

for the Junior and those prescribed for the Senior examination.

In the annotations the chief points of difliculty have been

explained. In the case of certain poems, such as Tennyson’s

Enid, for example, some minor changes in words and phrases were made in the later editions of the poet’s works. In the cases Where the later editions are still in copyright, the earlier readings have in all cases been followed, and important

changes are indicated in the notes.