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O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

O Druimin donn dilish

O Johnny Bull, My Jo, John

O Maytime Woods, by Madison Cawein

O Mother Dear, Jerusalem by Anonymous

O Pioneers!, by Willa Cather

O Wild November Wind by Frances Fuller Victor

Oak and the Snail, by Mrs. Alfred Gatty

Oats for the Woman, by Fannie Hurst

Obermann by M. Arnold

Obiter by George Neilson

Oblong Box by Edgar Allan Poe

Obookiah, Henry by Faye Huntington

Observers, by G. L. Vandenburg

Occasion by Francis Clement Kelley

Occurrence at Owl Creek by Ambrose Bierce

Ocean by Leonid Andreyev

Ocean's Nursling by P. B. Shelley

October, by Madison Cawein

Odalie by Alice Dunbar

Odd Trick by P. G. Wodehouse

Oddsfish!, by Robert Hugh Benson

Ode by Grenville Mellen

Ode for Commonwealth Day, 1st January, by George Essex Evans

Ode on Lyric Poetry by Dr. Akenside

Ode on the Approach of Summer, by a Gentleman

Ode on the Death of Mr. Thomson by Mr. Collins

Ode on the Fifth of December by Mr. Christopher Smart

Ode to Arthur Onslow, Esq.

Ode to Evening by Mr. Collins

Ode to Evening by Mr. Joseph Warton

Ode to Fancy by Mr. Joseph Warton

Ode to St. Cecilia by Dryden

Ode to the Northeast Wind by Charles Kingsley

Ode to the Queen by W. R. V.

Odyssey by Homer

Odyssey of Homer by S. H. Butcher and A. Lang

Oedipus at Colonos by Mrs. Guy E. Lloyd

Oeyvind and Marit by Björnsterne Björnsen

Off the Chain, by H. G. Wells

Off with Your Gray Suits, Boys! by Lieut. Falligant, Savannah, Ga.

Officer’s Funeral, shrill trumpet calling

Officer's of Dixie by A Growler

Offshore Wind, by Bartimeus

Ogier the Dane by Thomas Bulfinch

O'Grady's Goat by Will S. Hays

Ogress of Silver Land, by Bret Harte

Oh, he’s nothing but a soldier

Oh, Money! Money!, by Eleanor Hodgman Porter

Oh, No! He’ll not Need Them Again!

Oh, This is not My Home by Charles P. Ilsley

Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad, by M. R. James

Ohio Statesmen by William Dean Howells

Oil of Dog, by Ambrose Bierce

Old Actor's Story by George B. Sims

Old Aeson, by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Old Age and Youth by Thomas Haynes Bayly

Old Amable by Guy de Maupassant

Old and Young by James Furbish

Old Biddy and the Rebels by George A. Birmingham

Old Bill by Henry C. Wallace

Old Brown Coat, by Lord Dunsany

Old Brown Hand

Old Brown House by Unknown

Old Byway, by Madison Cawein

Old Cane Mill by Nellie Gregg Tomlinson

Old Chisholm Trail, Old Ben Bolt

Old Christmas, by Washington Irving

Old Colonial Mutiny by Louis Becke

Old Creole Days, by George Washington Cable

Old English Harvest Customs

Old Esther Dudley

Old Farm, by Madison Cawein

Old Fashioned Angling by Captain R. Bird Thompson

Old Fashioned Telegraphs by Edward Eggleston

Old Fashioned Thanksgiving by Rose Terry Cooke

Old Fashioned Threshing in Green's Coolly, Wisconsin by Hamlin Garland

Old Fires and Profitable Ghosts, by A. T. Quiller-Couch

Old Fisherman by Luh Fang-Wen

Old Flag Forever by Frank L. Stanton

Old Folks' Party, by Edward Bellamy

Old Fool by Frances Fuller Victor

Old Gentleman’s Teetotum, of the Mendip hills

Old Godfrey's Relic by Paul H. Hayne

Old Governess by Harriet Martineau

Old Gray Homestead, by Frances Parkinson Keyes

Old Gray Mule, I am an old man

Old Griffin

Old Gum by Florence Bullivant

Old Gwilym by Anonymous

Old Hag's Long Leather Bag by Laure Claire Foucher

Old Hildebrand, by Brothers Grimm

Old Homes, by Madison Cawein

Old Homestead, by Ann S. Stephens

Old Hopgiant, translated by Frederick H. Martens

Old Indian Face by Charles M. Skinner

Old Indian Legends, by Zitkala-Sa

Old Johnny Appleseed by Elizabeth Harrison

Old Judas by Guy de Maupassant

Old Kitchen Floor, blessed old kitchen

Old Maid, by Honore de Balzac

Old Man Above and the Grizzlies, by Katharine Berry Judson

Old Man and His Grandson, by Brothers Grimm

Old Man and the Fairies by Anonymous

Old Man and the Lynx, by George Bird Grinnell

Old Man Doctors, by George Bird Grinnell

Old Man Dreams by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Old Man In the Model Church by John H. Yates

Old Man Made Young Again, by Brothers Grimm

Old Man Savarin and Other Stories by Edward William Thomson

Old Man Under the Hill, Chir-u-ra-wee

Old Man's Dreams by Eliza M. Sherman

Old Mary, by Louis Becke

Old Mill at Somerville

Old Mongilet by Guy de Maupassant

Old Mr. Wiley, by Fanny Greye La Spina

Old Muskie the Rogue, by Levi T. Pennington

Old Mustard: A Tale of the Western Pioneers, by E. W. Frentz

Old Oxford Castle

Old Paint, Goodbye, Old Paint

Old Peabody Pew, A Christmas Romance, by Kate Douglas Wiggin

Old Philadelphia School by Edward Eggleston

Old Polka Dot's Daughter by Edgar Wilson Nye

Old Portraits and Modern Sketches, by John Greenleaf Whittier

Old Portraits by Ivan Turgenev

Old Rinkrank by Brothers Grimm

Old Roman of Mariposa by Florence Finch Kelly

Old Rufus by H. S. Caswell

Old Schoolhouse by H. S. Caswell

Old Scout's Lament, Come all of you

Old Soldier, by Charles Dudley Warner

Old Soldier, by Washington Irving

Old Spring, by Madison Cawein

Old Stone House and Other Stories by Anna Katharine Green

Old Stone House, by Anne March

Old Stonewall by C. D. Dasher

Old Sultan, by Brothers Grimm

Old Testament Legends, by M. R. James

Old Texan’s Appeal by Reuben E. Brown

Old Time Christmas by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Old Time Cowboy, Come all you melancholy folks

Old Time Thanksgiving by M. Eloise Talbot

Old Times on the Upper Mississippi by George Byron Merrick

Old Town, by W. B. Yeats

Old Tummus and the Battle of Scarva by Eleanor Alexander

Old Village Choir by Eben Eugene Rexford

Old Water Mill, by Madison Cawein

Old Willow Tree by Carl Ewald

Old Wives' Tale, by Arnold Bennett

Old Woman and Her Pig by Joseph Jacobs

Old Woman and the Fish

Old Woman and the Knight by F. J. H. Darton

Old Woman and the Tramp

Old Woman by Maurice Baring

Old Woman in the Wood, by Brothers Grimm

Old Woman of Beare

Old Woman's Tale, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Olive, by Algernon Blackwood

Olive, by the London Reading Book

Oliver Goldsmith by Campbell

Oliver Goldsmith, by Washington Irving

Oliver Pillsbury by Hon. J. W. Patterson

Oliver Wendell Holmes, by William Dean Howells

Olive's Tea Party by Mrs. Molesworth

Ominous Baby by Stephen Crane

Omnibus by Quiller-Couch

Omniscience and Omnipresence of the Deity by the Spectator

On A Favorite Cat Drowned in a Tub of Goldfishes by Thomas Gray

On A Mexican Ranche by G. A. Henty

On A Moraine by Charles D. Stewart

On A Spaniel Called "Beau" Killing a Young Bird by William Cowper

On A Torn Away World, by Roy Rockwood

On Being Found Out by William Makepeace Thackeray

On Broadway by Edgar Wilson Nye

On Cheerfulness by Addison

On Conducting by Richard Wagner

On Cruelty to Inferior Animals by Jenyns

On Envy by Dr. Johnson

On Germany by Madame de Staël

On Girls by Mark Twain

On Greenhow Hill by Rudyard Kipling

On Heroes and Hero Worship by Thomas Carlyle

On Horseback by E. Paxton Hood

On Music by Usher

On Punning by Theodore Hook

On returning to a Country Life by Tao Tsien

On Study by Bacon

On Symbols by George Neilson

On the Art of Reading, by Arthur Quiller-Couch

On the Art of Writing, by Arthur Quiller-Couch

On the Attainment of Knowledge by Dr. Watts

On the Brighton Road, by Richard Middleton

On the City Wall by Rudyard Kipling

On the Day of the Crucifixion by Leonid Andreyev

On the Death of Dickens by Edwin Watts Chubb

On the Decay of the Art of Lying by Mark Twain

On the Divide by Willa Cather

On the Farm in Winter by Anonymous

On the Fever Ship by Richard Harding Davis

On the Grasshopper and Cricket by John Keats

On the Grave of the Good, Great Man, by Mrs. Follen

On the Lake near the Western Mountains by Ch'ang Kien

On the Makaloa Mat by Jack London

On the Nature of Things by Titus Corus Lucretius

On the Northern Ice, by Elia W. Peattie

On the Pampas, by G. A. Henty

On the Rhine by M. Arnold

On the River by Guy de Maupassant

On the Rocks by Henry Seton Merriman

On the Sands by Frances Fuller Victor

On the Shores of Tennessee by E. L. Beers

On the Solander Whaling Ground, by Frank Bullen

On the Stage and Off by Jerome K. Jerome

On the Strength of a Likeness by Rudyard Kipling

On the Track by George Alfred Henty

On to Freedom by Duganne

On to Glory, Sons of freedom

On White Island by Celia Thaxter

Onatoga's Sacrifice by John Dimitry

Once A Hero, by Harold Brighouse

Once Aboard the Lugger, by A. T. Quiller-Couch

Once There Was A King by Rabindranath Tagore

One Black Spot, by Samuel Warren

One Crowded Hour by Arthur Conan Doyle

One Girl's Influence by Unknown

One Hoss Shay by O. W. Holmes

One Hundred Buck Per Stiff by J. Lloyd Conrich

One Man in a Million by Robert W. Chambers

One Man's Fortunes by Paul Laurence Dunbar

One of Ours by Willa Cather

One of the Elect, by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

One of the Thirty Pieces by William Henry Bishop

One Out of Ten, by J. Anthony Ferlaine

One Shot, by James Benjamin Blish

One, Two, Three! by Henry Cuyler Bunner

One Way to be Brave by Mrs. Alice Wellington Rollins

One who loved Nature, by Madison Cawein

One Wreath of Rue by Cynthia Westover Alden

One Young Man, Edited by Sir John Ernest Hodder-Williams

Oni on his Travels, by William Elliot Griffis

Onlooker, Volume 1, Part 2, by Various

Only a Cowboy, Away out in old Texas

Only a Soldier by Major Lamar Fontaine

Only an Incident, by Grace Denio Litchfield

Only an Irish Boy, by Horatio Alger, Jr.

Only Sixteen, the Watchword

Only the Mare by Alfred E. T. Watson

Only This Once by Unknown

Only White (Albino) "Zoo" in Existence by Alfred Arkas

Open Boat and Other Stories by Stephen Crane

Open Code by Burton Kline

Open Door by John de Liefde

Open Door by Mrs. Margaret Oliphant

Open Water, by Arthur Stringer

Open Window by Charles Caldwell Dobie

Operation Earthworm, by Joe Archibald

Operation in Money by Albert Webster

Opium Eater, by John Greenleaf Whittier

Optimism by Watson

Optimism of Byron, by G. K. Chesterton

Optimist by Logan Pearsall Smith

Oracle by Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson

Orange Fairy Book, by Various

Orange Yellow Diamond, by J. S. Fletcher

Orator of the Sioux, Shah-Co-Pee, by Mary Eastman

Orator Who Stammered by Demosthenes

Orchard's Grandmother by S. O. J.

Order of Chivalry, from the Old French

Order of Nature by Pope

Origin of a Name by Charles M. Skinner

Origin of Jack the Giant Killer by Carlyle

Origin of Sabai Grass (Ischaemum Angustifolium), A Santhal Pargana Tale

Origin of the I-Kun-Uh'-Kah-Tsi, by George Bird Grinnell

Origin of the Medicine Lodge, by George Bird Grinnell

Origin of the Medicine Pipe, by George Bird Grinnell

Origin of the Raven and the Macaw, by Katharine Berry Judson

Origin of the Raven and the Macaw, Zuni Creation Myth

Origin of the Welsh by Anonymous

Origin of the Worm Pipe, by George Bird Grinnell

Origin of Tobacco, A Santhal Pargana Tale

Original Belle, by E. P. Roe

Original Dragon, A Legend of the Celestial Empire

Original, Peter Rabbit Books by Beatrix Potter

Oriental Romance, by Madison Cawein

Oró Mhór, a Mhóirín by P. J. McCall

Orphan by Guy de Maupassant

Orpheus and Eurydice by V. C. Turnbull

Orpheus in Mayfair and Other Stories and Sketches by Maurice Baring

Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton

Osgood's Predicament by Elizabeth D. B. Stoddard

Osito by F. L. Stealey

Ossian by James Macpherson

Ostrich and her Young  by W. H. G. Kingston

Othello's History by Shakespeare

Other Kingdom by E. M. Forster

Other People's Children, by Kate Douglas

Other Side of the Hedge by E. M. Forster

Other Two by Edith Wharton

Other Wise Men of Gotham by James Baldwin

Other Woman by Richard Harding Davis

Otters and the Wolf, Re-told by Ellen C. Babbitt

Otto of the Silver Hand, by Howard Pyle

Ounce of Cure, by Alan Edward Nourse

Ouphe of the Wood by Jean Ingelow

Our Ada Elizabeth by John Strange Winter

Our Archery Club by Frank Stockton

Our Bird Friends by Margaret Coulson Walker

Our Braves in Virginia

Our Casualty And Other Stories by George A. Birmingham

Our Country Neighbors by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Our Country’s Call by H. Walther

Our Father who Art in Heaven by the American Sunday-School Union

Our First Burglar, by Ellis Parker Butler

Our First Whale by Frank T. Bullen

Our Flag by Margaret E. Sangster

Our Flag; or, the Origin of the Stars and Bars by Harry McCarthy

Our Holidays, Historical Stories by Various

Our Homestead by Phoebe Gary

Our Hundred Days in Europe by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Our Joyful Feast by George Wither

Our Lady of the Hills, by W. B. Yeats

Our Lady's Child, by Brothers Grimm

Our Letters by Guy de Maupassant

Our Life is Twofold by Frances Fuller Victor

Our Mr. Wrenn, by Sinclair Lewis

Our nig, by Harriet E. Wilson

Our Own by Margaret E. Sangster

Our Own Country by James Brooks

Our Pirate Hoard, by Thomas A. Janvier

Our President by Charles Dudley Warner

Our Presidents—A Memory Rhyme by Isabel Ambler Gilman

Our Tommy by Anonymous

Our Wild Animals in California by Ella M. Sexton

Out in the Snow by Louise Chandler Moulton

Out of Doors, by Richard Jefferies

Out of School by P. G. Wodehouse

Out of Sympathy by Florence Finch Kelly

Out of the Jaws of Death: A Pimpernel Story by Baroness Orczy

Out of the Mouth of Babes by Florence Finch Kelly

Out of the Night by Rex Beach

Out of the Sea by Arthur Christopher Benson

Out of the Season, from Temple Bar

Out of this World Convention, by Forrest James Ackerman

Out with Gun and Camera, by Ralph Bonehill

Outbreak of Peace, by Horace Brown Fyfe

Outcasts of Poker Flat by Bret Harte

Outdoor Girls at Rainbow Lake by Laura Lee Hope

Outdoor Girls at Wild Rose Lodge by Laura Lee Hope

Outdoor Girls in Army Service, by Laura Lee Hope

Outdoor Girls of Deepdale , by Laura Lee Hope

Outlaw of Loch Lene by Jeremiah Joseph Callanan

Outlaws, by Selma Lagerlof

Over Refinement by August Strindberg

Over the Garden Wall by Louise Hamilton Mabie

Over the Hill from the Poor-House by Will Carleton

Over the Pass, by Frederick Palmer

Over the Ravine by Boris Pilniak

Over the River by Miss Maria E. Jones

Over the River by Virginia Norfolk

Over the Teacups by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Overseas, by Madison Cawein

Overworked Boys by Unknown

Owain's Adventure at the Fountain by Lady Charlotte Guest

Owl, A Small Boy's Composition by Avon

Owl and the Eagle, from the, Anthropological Institute

Owl and the Pussy-Cat

Owl and the Raven by Lenore Elizabeth Mulets

Owl, by Brothers Grimm

Owl Girl by Lenore Elizabeth Mulets

Owl Tree by Charles M. Skinner

Owlet, by Madison Cawein

Owls, Render the Farmer Important Service by Anonymous

Oxley, the Privateersman by Louis Becke


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