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I DESIRE here to express my thanks to all those Authors and Publishers who by
their courtesy have put it in my power to offer the present volume to the public. As I have drawn more largely from “ The Earthly Paradise" by Mr. William MORRIS, “ The Human Tragedy” by Mr. ALFRED Austin, “Festus” by Mr. BAILEY, and the Poems of the Rev. Dr. PLUMPTRE and Mr. WHITTIER, than from other sources, to those gentlemen I am under particular obligations.
Amongst others, the following Publishers have kindly given me leave to quote
Reverberations.” Permission to use the lines of Ennis Harne has been kindly
In compiling this book, the arrangement of the verses has been made with the
I beg to offer my apologies to those authors from whose verses I have omitted lines. This, however, has only been done when absolutely necessary for the purposes of the work, and in each case the lines omitted have been indicated by asterisks.
In conclusion, I hope that the words I have chosen for each birthday may
A. A. L.
THINK, listener, that I had the luck to stand
Awhile ago within a flowery land,
Moreover, since that land, as ye should know,
And to us all more fraught with joy than woe;
Alas! thou wilt not pure and stainless go.
God grant it so!
S. E. G.