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***COLLEGE LIBRARY

SHILOCATID
JULY i 40

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1858,

SAMUEL HUESTON,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the

Southern District of New York,

JOHN A. GRAY,

STEREOTYPER AND PRINTER,

95 & 97 CLIFF STREET.

TO

Stephen CV.

Taylor, LL.D.,

PRESIDENT OF MADISON UNIVERSITY,

WHO HAS PASSED A LIFE, 'LOOKING NATURE IN THE FACE, AND INTERPRETING HER EXPRESSION, THIS LITTLE

VOLUME IS AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED.

Preface.

A LITTLE Preface to a little Book is ą, jewel: so these random sketches are not portionless.

Some body has declared that'water runneth by the Mill, the Miller wots not of;' and, for proof thereof, lo! here a little, caught in the hollow of one's hand. Not enough, indeed, to turn a wheel, but to quench, may-be, a rose's or a robin's thirst; to baptize an infant love of Nature; to sparkle in dews, on opening leaves of Thought.

Hark! says the mother, as she soothes the restless child. Now, Nature is the mother, and 1-the child.

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