The Old Soldier's Story: Poems and Prose Sketches
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The Old Soldier's Story: Poems and Prose Sketches

By James Whitcomb Riley
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  • CONTENTS
  • THE OLD SOLDIER'S STORY AS TOLD BEFORE THE NEW ENGLAND SOCIETY IN NEW YORK CITY
    • SOMEP'N COMMON-LIKE
    • MONSIEUR LE SECRETAIRE [JOHN CLARK RIDPATH]
    • A PHANTOM
    • IN THE CORRIDOR
    • LOUELLA WAINIE
    • THE TEXT
    • WILLIAM BROWN
    • WHY
    • THE TOUCH OF LOVING HANDS IMITATED
    • A TEST
    • A SONG FOR CHRISTMAS
    • SUN AND RAIN
    • WITH HER FACE
    • MY NIGHT
    • THE HOUR BEFORE THE DAWN
    • GOOD-BY, OLD YEAR
    • FALSE AND TRUE
    • A BALLAD FROM APRIL
    • BRUDDER SIMS
    • DEFORMED
    • FAITH
    • THE LOST THRILL
    • AT DUSK
    • ANOTHER RIDE FROM GHENT TO AIX
    • IN THE HEART OF JUNE
    • DREAMS
    • BECAUSE
    • TO THE CRICKET
    • THE OLD-FASHIONED BIBLE
    • UNCOMFORTED
    • WHAT THEY SAID
    • AFTER THE FROST
    • CHARLES H. PHILLIPS OBIT NOVEMBER 5TH, 1881
    • WHEN IT RAINS
    • AN ASSASSIN
    • BEST OF ALL
    • BIN A-FISHIN'
    • UNCLE DAN'L IN TOWN OVER SUNDAY
    • SOLDIERS HERE TO-DAY
    • SHADOW AND SHINE
    • THAT NIGHT
    • AUGUST
    • THE GUIDE IMITATED
    • SUTTER'S CLAIM IMITATED
    • HER LIGHT GUITAR
    • WHILE CIGARETTES TO ASHES TURN
    • TWO SONNETS TO THE JUNE-BUG
    • AUTOGRAPHIC For an Album
    • AN IMPROMPTU ON ROLLER SKATES
    • WRITTEN IN BUNNER'S "AIRS FROM ARCADY"
    • IN THE AFTERNOON
    • AT MADAME MANICURE'S
    • A CALLER FROM BOONE BENJ. F. JOHNSON VISITS THE EDITOR
    • LORD BACON WRITTEN AS A JOKE AND ASCRIBED TO A VERY PRACTICAL BUSINESS MAN, AMOS J. WALKER
    • MY FIRST WOMERN
    • AS WE READ BURNS
    • TO JAMES NEWTON MATTHEWS IN ANSWER TO A LETTER ON THE ANATOMY OF THE SONNET
    • SONG
    • WHEN WE THREE MEET
    • JOSH BILLINGS DEAD IN CALIFORNIA, OCTOBER 15, 1885
    • WHICH ANE
    • THE EARTHQUAKE CHARLESTON, SEPTEMBER 1, 1886
    • A FALL-CRICK VIEW OF THE EARTHQUAKE
    • LEWIS D. HAYES OBIT DECEMBER 28, 1886
    • IN DAYS TO COME
    • LUTHER A. TODD OBIT JULY 27, 1887, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
    • WHEN THE HEARSE COMES BACK
    • OUR OLD FRIEND NEVERFAIL
    • DAN O'SULLIVAN
    • JOHN BOYLE O'REILLY SEPULTURE—BOSTON, AUGUST 13, 1890
    • MEREDITH NICHOLSON
    • GOD'S MERCY
    • CHRISTMAS GREETING
    • TO RUDYARD KIPLING
    • THE GUDEWIFE
    • TENNYSON ENGLAND, OCTOBER 5, 1892
    • ROSAMOND C. BAILEY
    • MRS. BENJAMIN HARRISON WASHINGTON, OCTOBER 25, 1892
    • GEORGE A. CARR GREENFIELD, JULY 21, 1914
    • TO ELIZABETH OBIT JULY 8, 1893
    • TO ALMON KEEFER INSCRIBED IN "TALES OF THE OCEAN"
    • TO—"THE J. W. R. LITERARY CLUB"
    • LITTLE MAID-O'-DREAMS
    • TO THE BOY WITH A COUNTRY DAN WALLINGFORD
    • CLAUDE MATTHEWS GOVERNOR OF INDIANA
    • TO LESLEY
    • THE JUDKINS PAPERS
    • TO THE QUIET OBSERVER ERASMUS WILSON, AFTER HIS LONG SILENCE
    • AMERICA'S THANKSGIVING 900
    • WILLIAM PINKNEY FISHBACK
    • JOHN CLARK RIDPATH
    • NEW YEAR'S NURSERY JINGLE
    • TO THE MOTHER
    • TO MY SISTER A BELATED OFFERING FOR HER BIRTHDAY
    • A MOTTO
    • TO A POET ON HIS MARRIAGE MADISON CAWEIN
    • ART AND POETRY TO HOMER C. DAVENPORT
    • HER SMILE OF CHEER AND VOICE OF SONG ANNA HARRIS RANDALL
    • OLD INDIANY FRAGMENT INTENDED FOR A DINNER OF THE INDIANA SOCIETY OF CHICAGO
    • ABE MARTIN
    • O. HENRY WRITTEN IN THE CHARACTER OF "SHERRARD PLUMMER"
    • "MONA MACHREE"
    • WILLIAM McKINLEY CANTON, OHIO, SEPTEMBER 30, 1907
    • BENJAMIN HARRISON ON THE UNVEILING OF HIS MONUMENT AT INDIANAPOLIS OCTOBER 27, 1908
    • LEE O. HARRIS CHRISTMAS DAY—1909
    • THE HIGHEST GOOD WRITTEN FOR A HIGH-SCHOOL ANNUAL
    • MY CONSCIENCE
    • MY BOY
    • THE OBJECT LESSON
      • THE END
    • THE END
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