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NEW-YORK:

Published by
WILLIAM DURELL, NO. 106, MAIDEN-LANE.

P. HEARD, PRINTER.

1802.

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TO

MRS.
MRS. MONTAGU,

THESE LITTLE POEMS,

NOW REVISED AND CORRECTED

FOR THE LAST TIME,

ARE,

WITH EVERY SENTIMENT OF

ESTEEM AND GRATITUDE,

MOST RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED

BY

THE AUTHOR.

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JANUARY, 1777. Having lately seen in print some poems ascribed to me, which I never wrote, and some of my own inaccurately copied, I thought it would not be improper to publish, in this little volume, all the verses of which I am willing to be considered as the author. Many others I did indeed write in the early part of my life; but they were in general so incorrect, that I would not rescue them from oblivion, even if a wish could do it.

Some of the few now offered to the Public would perhaps have been suppressed, if in making this collection I had implicitly followed my own judgment. But in so small a matter who would refuse to submit his opinion to that of a friend ?

It is of no consequence to the reader to know the date of any of these little poems. But some private reasons determine the author to add, that most of them were written many years ago, and that the greater part of the Minstrel, which is his latest attempt in this way, was composed in the year one thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight.

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