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PREFACE.

In this little volume the compiler has endeavored to unite a collection, which, by combining poetic talent and high moral sentiment with the social and intellectual, should form an elegant and appropriate present for all seasons and occasions. Many of the selections are among the brightest gems which adorn the English language, and will live as long as the spirit of poetry and a love of the beautiful find a dwelling-place in the human heart. It is submitted to the public with the hope that upon examination it will be found to be, what the compiler has labored to make it, an acceptable gift.

J. M. F.

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