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ON ROSES.

LONDON PRINTED BY SPOTTIS WOOD E AND Co.

NEW-STREET SQUARE

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LONGMAN, GREEN, LONGMAN, ROBERTS, & GREEN.

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WHEN I penned the first edition of this little work, I must confess that I was not very sanguine as to its favourable reception; but, to my agreeable surprise, I found myself a successful author, and have now an eighth edition called for by a generous public. I have, therefore, in the following pages, endeavoured to evince my gratitude by making my book not an empty echo to its title, but a true guide; consequently, many varieties of roses described in former editions, on account only of their novelty or other characteristics rather than for their beauty, are now omitted, and those only that are really beautiful and strictly worthy the attention of the Rose Amateur are dilated upon: I have, in fact, profited by time and experience. A multitude of new roses have been introduced since the publication of the first edition; and various modes of culture have suggested them

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