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Diogenes The Wise Man
At Cor-inth, in Greece, there lived a very wise man whose n...

Sir Humphrey Gilbert
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How Napoleon Crossed The Alps
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King Canute On The Seashore
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The Kingdoms
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Doctor Goldsmith
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He Never Smiled Again
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The Barmecide Feast
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The Story Of William Tell
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Mignon
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King John And The Abbot
The 3 Questions. There was once a king of England whose...

Sir Walter Raleigh
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The Bell Of Atri
A-tri is the name of a little town in It-a-ly. It is a very...

Three Men Of Gotham
There is a town in England called Go-tham, and many merry s...

Julius Caesar
Nearly two thousand years ago there lived in Rome a man who...

The Story Of Cincinnatus
There was a man named Cin-cin-na'tus who lived on a little ...

Alexander And Bucephalus
One day King Philip bought a fine horse called Bu-ceph'a-lu...

Other Wise Men Of Gotham
One day, news was brought to Gotham that the king was comin...

Damon And Pythias
A young man whose name was Pyth'i-as had done something whi...

Horatius At The Bridge
Once there was a war between the Roman people and the E-tru...



HE NEVER SMILED AGAIN








The bark that held the prince went down,
The sweeping waves rolled on;
And what was England's glorious crown
To him that wept a son?
He lived, for life may long be borne
Ere sorrow breaks its chain:
Why comes not death to those who mourn?
He never smiled again.

There stood proud forms before his throne,
The stately and the brave;
But who could fill the place of one,--
That one beneath the wave?
Before him passed the young and fair,
In pleasure's reckless train;
But seas dashed o'er his son's bright hair--
He never smiled again.

He sat where festal bowls went round;
He heard the minstrel sing;
He saw the tour-ney's victor crowned
Amid the knightly ring.
A murmur of the restless deep
Was blent with every strain,
A voice of winds that would not sleep--
He never smiled again.

Hearts, in that time, closed o'er the trace
Of vows once fondly poured,
And strangers took the kins-man's place
At many a joyous board;
Graves which true love had bathed with tears
Were left to heaven's bright rain;
Fresh hopes were born for other years--
_He_ never smiled again!




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