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NEW YORK:
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,

346 & 348 BROADWAY.
LONDON: 16 LITTLE BRITAIN.

M.DCOC.LIX.

3

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

GIFT OF
EDWIN K. FAIRCHIL

JWY 12, 1924

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1864, by

W. U. BRYANT, In the Clerk's office of the District Court of the Southern District

of New York.

TO THE READER.

[PREFIXED TO THE EDITION OF 1846.)

PERHAPS it would have been well if the author had followed his original intention, which was to leave out of this edition, as unworthy of repubacation, several of the poems which made a part of his previous collections. He asks leave to plead the judgment of a literary friend, whose opinion in such matters he highly values, as his apology for having retained them. With the exception of the first and longest poem in the collection, “The Ages,” they are all arranged according to the order of time in which they were written, as far as it can be ascertained.

New York, 1846.

ADVERTISEMENT.

The present edition has been carefully revised by the author, and some faults of diction and versification corrected. A few poems not in the previous editions have been added.

Nero York, August, 1854.

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