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NO apology is necessary for ushering into the world a Volume containing in so small a compass so much poetical excellence: To the Lovers of Poetry it is particularly dedicated, and the Compilers feel happy in the idea, that they will ever find it a truly agreeable companion. Although many of the productions it contains have frequently appeared before in poetical collections, yet they have so often been accompanied by Poems so evidently different

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in point of merit, and so uncongenial in sentiment added to the bulk to which the volumes have been generally extended, -as to render them entirely unsuita

, ble for the purpose for which this is designed. Every care has been taken to

. avoid selecting such poems as contain any allusions to sentiments not strictly according with delicacy and propriety, and, taking into view the size of the volume, it is presumed, there has never before been one published which contains só many poems of indisputable merit.

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