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THE GREAT PEACE-MAKER.

LONDON:

ROBSON AND SONS, PRINTERS, PANCRAS ROAD, N.W. THE

GREAT PEACE-MAKER:

A SUB-MARINE DIALOGUE.

BY

R. H. HORNE,

AUTHOR OF ORION,''COSMO DE' MEDICI,' GREGORY VII.,

THE DEATH OF
MARLOWE,'' JUDAS ISCARIOT, PROMETHEUS THE FIREBRINGER,' ETC.

With a Preface

BY THE AUTHOR OF OUR LIVING POETS,' ETC.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR PRIVATE DISTRIBUTION.

1871.

280.n.34

349

PREFACE.

THE 'Sub-Marine Dialogue' now for the first time printed in a separate form appeared anonymously in Household Words for the 14th of June, 1851; and was one of a great number of good things contributed to that Journal by Mr. Horne-whose prose productions were frequently attributed to the late Mr. Charles Dickens.

The Great Peace-Maker has never been included in any volume of poems from the same hand, and has not been publicly claimed by the poet : at the time of its appearance, however, there was no doubt in literary circles as to the authorship; and indeed to those of the present decade who know Mr. Horne's works the authorship is equally obvious. There is probably but one of our living poets who would dream of attempting to treat dramatically

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