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Poetical Souvenir.

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It is intended to publish a Second Volume of the POETICAL SOUVENIR early in December 1860.

Books for notice in this Year-Book of Poetry, and contributions for the next volume, must be forwarded by the 1st of August 1860, to the Editors, care of Messrs. Groombridge & Co., 13, Paternoster Row, E.C.

SOUVENIR

OF

Modern Minstrelsy.

A COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL AND SELECT POETRY

BY LIVING WRITERS.

LONDON:
GROOMBRIDGE & CO., PATERNOSTER ROW.

1860.

280. s.110.

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LONDON: PRINTED BY W CLOWES AND SONS , STAMFORD STREET.

PREFACE.

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When the publication of the “Poetical Souvenir first entertained, it was intended only to collect the favourite productions of living Poets, from their published works; but impediments arising from Publishers withholding permission to reprint, the Editors were induced to seek materials from other sources. So generous a response has been made to their application, that it was found impossible to present, in a single volume of suitable size, all the valuable compositions submitted for consideration.

The idea was then suggested of establishing a Poetical Annual, open to all whose writings should be deemed acceptable; and this intention was confirmed by repeated promises of assistance from many valuable and highly-esteemed contributors. It is believed, that there will be found so many original Poems in this volume, of such real beauty and intrinsic merit, that whilst an apology for its appearance would be an injustice, it will sufficiently prove there are many among us possessing

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