A Child’s Garden of Verses

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson  | Date: 1885



To Alison Cunningham

I. Bed in Summer

II. A Thought

III. At the Seaside

IV. Young Night Thought

V. Whole Duty of Children

VI. Rain

VII. Pirate Story

VIII. Foreign Lands

IX. Windy Nights

X. Travel

XI. Singing

XII. Looking Forward

XIII. A Good Play

XIV. Where Go the Boats?

XV. Auntie’s Skirts

XVI. The Land of Counterpane

XVII. The Land of Nod

XVIII. My Shadow

XIX. System

XX. A Good Boy

XXI. Escape at Bedtime

XXII. Marching Song

XXIII. The Cow

XXIV. Happy Thought

XXV. The Wind

XXVI. Keepsake Mill

XXVII. Good and Bad Children

XXVIII. Foreign Children

XXIX. The Sun’s Travels

XXX. The Lamplighter

XXXI. My Bed is a Boat

XXXII. The Moon

XXXIII. The Swing

XXXIV. Time to Rise

XXXV. Looking-Glass River

XXXVI. Fairy Bread

XXXVII. From a Railway Carriage

XXXVIII. Winter-Time

XXXIX. The Hayloft

XL. Farewell to the Farm

XLI. North-west Passage


I. The Unseen Playmate

II. My Ship and I

III. My Kingdom

IV. Picture Books in Winter

V. My Treasures

VI. Block City

VII. The Land of Story Books

VIII. Armies in the Fire

IX. The Little Land


I. Night and Day

II. Nest Eggs

III. The Flowers

IV. The Summer Sun

V. The Dumb Soldier

VI. Autumn Fires

VII. The Gardener

VIII. Historical Associations


I. To Willie and Henrietta

II. To My Mother

III. To Auntie

IV. To Minnie

V. To My Name-Child

VI. To Any Reader


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