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Group Title: A boy hero : a story founded on fact
Title: A boy hero
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 Material Information
Title: A boy hero a story founded on fact
Physical Description: 22, 2 p. : ill. ; 13 x 19 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Broom, W. W ( Walter William )
Miles, H. J. A ( Illustrator )
Wells Gardner, Darton & Co ( Publisher )
Strangeways & Sons ( Publisher )
Publisher: Wells, Gardner, Darton & Co.
Place of Publication: London
Manufacturer: Strangeways and Sons
Publication Date: [1886?]
 Subjects
Subject: Heroes -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Sacrifice -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Friendship -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Courage -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Children -- Death -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1886
Genre: poetry   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: England -- London
 Notes
Statement of Responsibility: by W.W.B. ; illustrated by H.J.A. Miles.
General Note: Date of publication from inscription.
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00054253
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 002221745
notis - ALG1974
oclc - 65335415

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Of ar ler brabhe as ;nn tbat in at tiffe nohfl fell.







,i tu:15 not in Ion1-p:nst ages, nor in rountry far anoay;
Iitt the sceinI' tu;i r istol itift, anb it uas f; e ntflj r ba, ;
iinb tilh hrro of I11m storTn Ias a boy but sir ecars olb,
iett 1tlini hi s in:iLi is tuortig io be rtriifft up in golb.
Johnic .n1 :1bnt Blillic fp)i'II5 it onut Gnuplnaying in tg strt:f:
'iOlillic th:is 1i uo air.is the oubnDeir, untb tJis faa ton s pall anb st eet.
|Citt' 'Jil [lie! I v ttn 11 lilie I Tc niR U 11a stranger passing by
| < riirb :;ib smileb ;it little 01lilIt, Wiflj bis Wibc bine toonbrilng e e.
lo 1) hnni Luir tu.iIs sti0ong aub rosa, urlty-ljairtb a nb Ia)el-rhb,
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oungIy youn ntbtr coulb ht :Ingry at is little ftougttiass freahs.


Willie's oaop, set, he has fahmn, running laugg~ing on before;
iftle t illie fries to rnaft him fill be scarRe can follow more:
ten 14 tears rome, det h foll-ois Wtoh his liffite toarg feet,
jfollots to the fielbs ant hebrbes far beqgont fit Ibusg steet.
@4efn he sits besibe fte pa:itflu: trying in his thilbisl tooa,
NrTeeping sabWy for his mother, aslhinq oame again to go.
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So a little Bi le toie i, baanter, but tfig miss fte iomnictuarVe t;.h,
ntnb tfe noirni ihs foiluoig alober, an t fe ninf oomes terear ant black.
'@ j am so firtb, iohlnnie!' little lillic s.t rtries;
'nb ~ntm llrt ain u[iin11 1 ohlnnii !' ir; rs a re notu in VLohnniiic's rels;
)t s tIB e ast e ittle f etff llaot anb It2's full of 5:tb rIemorse:
'6dt up, 6t1illc,' fi is 5.1i1ng.', ('d up; V luill h your hoise.'
Ofien upon his hack t fook fim, staigering ion beiineth is Isate,
tfiaqrpiuin just a little bi5t:llncr on ite barh anb fireibless roaht;
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Soreig pin I e niro tu i as io rnnie holu to get to Pristol totun
'lon'f he frighteneb., ilillie,' saib 4e; 'tet oill stop aut fere fo-night.
n I'll finib our toua birrcttl i tuli theIr cotams te morning light.'
'i ,I gitr thep s:itf a little; thein saib Iohniiie, cet us look.
1'r:ps buithin the ficib behinb us fot ran finb a: seltertB nobh.'
,o0 into the file tifl rflnblllrrc b, ;lni a slhftertb nook the founb,
'llere' t': little tirrb fellotus 1:ii tflye botun upon ft lrouinb.
Uut te. sobbein a:itlfh uas chilli, aun ther shibrretrl ing f terei
ifittle 'lildri, oalb ;nb hunpgr, sobbing for his ithier's care.
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et j ie c nDwr nrot bf;r ftat Zlillic s5ontr hit (I inig btith tfe calb;
lin bi brs ib lfob all unconscious, just in simple cfilbisfr uiise,
1lebter tbiniiiing e is sharil in a mightier ;urifice,
Wohlinie tool Is lifitt jathtk, aitib it boaun to makt a bib,
$nh his other clot ing simpl pir b little dilillif sprreab.
Ehen bimaXif lay boun uiinobereb (s:bc his little sochs ans sbirf),
Sinking, 'jJ am st5ong1, bnt Tillice's berg small ant 5sh:m't li Ihurt.'
t~litir a start ftre came ta ?oinnnit sunbtr ftaougt of On n I11ho carts
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littl their silpl-linsp'h 'Our ,filer,' listingg all 4tir care on 6ob.
S'hen l oicre more tIhc lay enifolbcb in e:irh other's irms sor fast,
nib the iiiqhf-boinbi bleak iib crul fre :tlien tuith its chillini biat.
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Se those fathers h:1tf-bistrarteb, frientbs :iub nlighbours piessi n unear,
. ento rrip nooA; :nr corner hotou tith ager Ihste fcl perry :
eer those mothers, broln-hearteb for their bardins, haoiu tPo f gale
llherT oe'er the frienbln lanterns hihl uplifteb (; it teir runs'
'jup, but clierfl, as tr tibe falls, lon'ingn mian yet br'rning more,
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t r k hrjour of hill an b: r;Krss (ol, hof s fit thle morning ligti!)
in tgeir lioplccss sc:irrh fIety iu:riiibr all tlat long anh bic;.bfuli night.


It i .morning: thic bnebr founb tfem I go, a labourer on bis bay,,
Tame upon them as still fzlheb in e;Trl otfer's arms then lay.
iTinge are brenfhiiin, b refri breathing, all unconscious, i Cal as stout:
olile ofhinniietl prettL Mlille ts, ft life has not quite fltan.
ny tfen tahe t1hem to a cotI f:ir, atnh fljYg cljafe eta frozen limnb;
little VTillic fiis hretn otrert, fthere is better hope for (imin.
tr the minotfiers st;inb there boaftcing, anh their tears are falffnli fast:









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i'ittlr &liillie's In'iTbs tfrmbHe; L'~s, tflp. t's ope for Ijnm at ;ist!
Lee, tFi luiutin milk he );L sitoaIlatuf ; set, e siglij a lit sii f ;
bheii ih siuuifils as an jis another npltft5 jis l.iargt lrue eie.
Jiit e lifteh hero, oannit-ah:4 they rdjafe Iiis tlimmb in chain;
gtberr sjalnl is merry lanrifter ecrho ftronglj te Ijous :1i.qin
Saint anbt fainter comes jis b hr:iltinri; marbite-tuXite tmat ayen birob:
'lMbo btill hare to speak of xomforf to tlhosre srirdhn lu:atrcers nob) ?
'@ i1n) ohrniet! uI my !(onunie aspah fto me onet little iorb,'
aobbeb th motIetr, hubt M hnofu not ibthrler |olhnnie e"er WIeartb.
9et, at once, .is ou : hill, iit Isionis :Ieilibs pj t boie,
ulst ant bnrrbr 12'e boljisptpertb faintlgv: ift Wtuis 'iillit'-flteln Ihe bietb.

















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.0lo o0t pufs s toiie upon it ILftercb (uth f fe fault in golb:-
'lreath this stone ai little troa-foilini-e arr, of Tiistol-lies.
1)ho tf sae hirs little ypla;inaIc nibe is Xife a sacifiRce.'


dCilbron, thii hil. a te, u hje In jtn iui f a oi.Ithe cr rouanh t li nmighti throae,
t Wluo l labt 'ikis lifa for othuts till cl&ainm o1iinn'ic for fisi olun.
hinh hto f4ull of ststan tu sbtrt fxoonber till tft gra.ioLns. tifbinius l ht
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