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Author of “ The Champions of Freedom," .&c.

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Southern District of New York, ss.

Be it remembered, that on the fourth day of October, in the

forty-second rear of the Independenca or he United States of (L.S.) America, Mattivas Iran i Al rahrm Asteri, of the said Dis

trict, hava deposited in this office the title of a book the right whereas they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to

wit; " The

Woo Sedes, Songs, and other Metrical Edusiyaya, Suma"

, to the Act of the Congress of the United States, enti"An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of euch copies, during the time therein mentioned :" and also to an Act entitled “ An Act, Supplementary to an Act, entitled An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.”

Clerk of the Southern District of New-York.

Baldwin, Asten & Co. Printers.

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The compilers and publishers of the present work have been actuated by two motives, which they wish to be particularly and distinctly understood by its patrons.

First-A desire to rescue from oblivion the fugitive productions of a native poet ;-productions, which, in their opinion, would have secured an English author both fame and opulence; but which, on this side the . Atlantic, have been suffered to

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And waste their sweetness on the desert air." SecondlyA desire to relieve their unfortunate author from those pecuniary embarrassments which have been created principally by the benevolence of his disposition; embarrassments which are the more painful to the sufferer, inasmuch as they tend to oppose the genuine ebullitions of a heart governed by honour, integrity, and every virtuous principle.

These motives, we most solemnly avow, are purely disinterested; unless self-interest can be predicated on love of country, or private friendship. Diffident of his own merits, and discouraged by the total failure of

WOR 19 FEB '36

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