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THE POETICAL ALBUM;

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See I have culled the flowers that promised best,
And where not sure-perplexed, but pleased-1 guessed
At such as seemed the fairest.

BYRON

SECOND SERIES,

LONDON:
HURST, CHANCE, AND CO.

st. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD.

1829.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY SAMUEL MANNING AND CO.,

LONDON-HOUSE YARD, ST. PAUL's.

TO

MRS. HEMANS,

THIS VOLUME,

CONTAINING SEVERAL OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PRODUCTIONS

OF HER OWN DISTINGUISHED PEN,

Is Inscribed,

AS A MARK OF ESTEEM FOR HER CHARACTER, AND ADMIRATION

OF HER GENIUS,

BY HER OBLIGED FRIEND,

THE EDITOR.

PREFACE.

The present Volume, which is intended to complete the POETICAL ALBUM, will not, it is hoped, be found inferior, in the interest and variety of its contents, to its predecessor; the success of which has been greater than could have been anticipated, considering how many books of the same class have made their appearance during the last few years.

In collecting into one focus a large body of Poetry, extracted, for the most part, from sources of a temporary or fugitive character, the Editor desires to assume no other merit than that of having diligently examined a great number of works, and extracted from them such productions as seemed best calculated to exhibit the description of poetical talent by which they are distinguished, or as appeared worthy of being circulated in a more permanent form than that of a Newspaper or a Magazine. In pursuance of this object, however,

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